70 Coolest Gifts for Gamers That Will Make Their Day (2021 Gift Guide)

  • BY Joe Palinsky
  • January 22, 2021
70 Coolest Gifts for Gamers That Will Make Their Day (2021 Gift Guide)

Being a gamer in the current day and age is fantastic. Technology has come a long way and the cutting-edge graphics delivered through the latest consoles can be seriously impressive. Of course, buying gifts for gamers can still prove challenging.

If you don’t know the first thing about gaming and pop culture, then discovering the best gifts someone who loves video games requires some research.

Whether you’re shopping for birthday, Christmas, or Valentine’s Day gifts for him, there are plenty of geeky gaming gifts to explore! Grab one of these ideas and provide a delightful surprise for the gamer in your life.

Gamer Geek Gifts (27 ideas)

Geek culture has grown to be very popular in recent years. If you need to grab a geeky gift for a gamer, there are all kinds of nerdy options sure to please boyfriends, husbands, and friends alike!

These gifts center around popular gaming franchises like Zelda and Pokemon and run the gamut of practical to humorous to simply adorable.

funny gift for gamers: i paused my game to be here t-shirt

I Paused My Game to Be Here T-shirt


If you need a gamer to hit pause in the middle of a game, you’d better have a good reason! This t-shirt is the perfect humorous gift that is guaranteed to give a chuckle.

Price: $19.20+

gift for gamers: gameboy case for iphone

Gameboy Case for iPhone


What’s better than an iPhone case that looks like a Gameboy? One that actually plays games! If you’re looking for gifts for gamers, this is affordable and downright fun.

Price: $20.59

gamer gifts: playable mini arcade machine

Playable Mini Arcade


With over 200 games preloaded, a portable retro gaming machine is a perfect gaming gift. Great for introducing younger gamers to classic games.

Price: $23.02 

gaming gifts: rupee pillow covers


Rupee Pillow Cover


Anyone who has played an installment of the Legend of Zelda series is familiar with the image of the rupee. This pillow cover brings the shimmering gems right to the bedroom.

Price: $10.00+

video game gift idea: goose meme mug

Goose Mug


Want to find unique gifts for gamers? This goose mug is a simple and hilarious idea that approaches gaming from a different angle.

Price: $18.49+

gifts for gaming boyfriend: player 1 & player 2 keychains

Player 1 & Player 2 Keychains


Are you and your partner both gamers? These matching keychains are a great fit when you need gifts for gaming boyfriend.

Price: $25.00+

gamers gift: personalized hoodie

Personalized PlayStation Gamer Hoodie


For the PlayStation fanatic, this customized hoodie is a comfy solution. Simply select the year the gamer was born for one of the more touching personalized gaming gifts.

Price: $39.99+

gifts for gamers: funny gamer socks

Funny Gamer Socks


When he’s normally got his feet kicked up while gaming after a long day, some socks can be a great gift idea. Consider this pair of funny socks with some gamer-specific humor.

Price: $16.95+

practical gift for gamers: Interactive Squeeze Ball

Interactive Squeeze Ball


An interactive squeeze ball is a truly unique approach to gifts for gamers. The controller and games are designed to reduce stress and encourage relaxation from all those gaming rage.

Price: $79.99

nerdy gifts: ceramic bulbasaur planter

For the gamer with green thumb

Ceramic Bulbasaur Planter


For the gamer with a green thumb, this ceramic Bulbasaur planter is a must. Watch his eyes light up as he cares for a plant growing from his favorite Pokemon.

Price: $29.00+

geeky gifts: pokemon bookmarks

Pokemon Bookmarks


Plenty of gamers love Pokemon. If you need a gift idea for someone who’s “gotta catch ‘em all,” consider these gorgeous Pokemon bookmarks!

Price: $28.00+

gift for gamers: video game collection puzzle

Video Games Collection Puzzle


Sometimes, a gamer needs to take a break from the screen. This video game collection puzzle is a fun way to encourage some other fun activities.

Price: $18.00

cool geek gift: funko pop! pokemon figure

Vinyl figure

Funko Pop! Pokemon


Funko Pop! figures are popular with children and adults of all ages. All you need to do is pick the gamer in your life’s favorite Pokemon.

Price: $6.63+

gift for nerds: dragon ball z stick shift knob


Dragon Ball Z Stick Shift Knob


Did your boyfriend grow up watching Dragon Ball Z? This stick shift knob is a great geeky gift idea to stir up some nostalgia.

Price: $18.99

gifts for gamers: mario question mark block lamp

Mario Question Mark Block Lamp


Light up his life with a lamp cleverly designed to look like the question mark blocks from Mario Bros. A great piece that looks excellent switched on or off.

Price: $67.00+

gift ideas for gamers: playstation controller cufflinks

Men's Jewelry

Playstation Controller Cufflinks


These Playstation cufflinks are perfect for groomsmen gifts or as a wedding present to a man about to tie the knot. A small and thoughtful way to show a gamer some love.

Price: $19.99

gamer gift for him: console controller tie

Men's Accessories

Console Controller Tie


A tie is a classic gift to get for a man. If you need gamer gifts for him, this tie featuring a console pattern is sure to be an efficient option.

Price: $24.30

gamer gift for him: 1UP mushroom tie clip

Men's Accessories

1UP Mushroom Tie Clip


Often, small design elements can go a long way. This tie clip features a small 1UP Mushroom from Mario, a gentle reminder that the one wearing the tie is a hardcore gamer.

Price: $14.00

arcade light switch wall plate

Wall plate

Arcade Light Switch


Many gamers have rooms in their homes dedicated to the activity. This light switch designed to look like arcade controls is a great addition to any home gaming space.

Price: $11.99

cool gift for a gamer: dry erase board fridge magnet

Dry-Erase Whiteboard Fridge Magnets


Transform the fridge into a giant Gameboy with these magnets. A gaming twist on the idea of the refrigerator whiteboard!

Price: $24.99

nerd gifts: custom pop culture mug

Game Custom Mug


Nerds come in all shapes and sizes. Whether he loves video games, Game of Thrones, or Star Wars, a custom mug helps to capture his passion perfectly.

Price: $44.99+

practical gift for gamers: lubricant eyedrops

Practical gift for gamers

Refresh Tears Lubricant Eye Drops


Long hours of gaming can easily result in stress on the eyes. These revitalizing drops are meant to keep the eyes nice and lubricated.

Price: $12.49

Oversized blanket sweatshirt

Oversized Sherpa Blanket Sweatshirt


To really see success while gaming, comfort is key. This giant blanket sweatshirt is an excellent gift to help create a cozy gaming experience.

Price: $39.99

game controller art print - gift for geeks

Wall decor

Game Console Art Print


For the gamer who just moved into a space of his own, a console art print is the way to go. A tasteful piece of decor that will look great on any wall.

Price: $11.19

funny gift for gamers who have everything: funny candle

Funny & practical gift for gamers

Video Game Rage Candle


What are the right gifts for gamers who have everything? A soy candle is a great way to keep his gaming space fresh while encouraging some relaxation. 

Price: $9.95+

snack box gift for gamers

Snack Gift Box


Every gamer needs snacks to fuel the long hours spent playing. A snack gift box is a delicious option that provides an array of amazing snacks.

Price: $29.95

8-bit pixelated heart beanie hat

Pixel Heart Beanie Hat


This stylish beanie features a pixelated heart design. A vintage feel that is sure to suit gamers of all ages.

Price: $39.00

Gaming Accessories and Gift Cards (29 ideas)

When you’re searching for the perfect gifts for gamers, accessories can be a great path to follow.

There are a number of devices and gadgets out there designed to enhance the gaming experience.

From gift cards to carrying cases, check out these gift options that are perfect for gamers of all experience levels.

gaming stuff: RGB extended mouse pad

RGB Extended Gaming Mouse Pad


Gamers who prefer computers understand the struggle of a small mouse pad. This extended gaming pad is perfect for improving the experience.

Price: $19.99

gaming accessories: mouse bungee

Computer mouse accessories

Gaming Mouse Bungee


This gaming mouse bungee is one of the few things every PC gamer needs. The device keeps the mouse cord from wrapping and warping in uncontrollable ways.

Price: $14.99

things every pc gamer needs: wrist rest pads

For gamers who spend long hours on gaming

Wrist Rest Pad


Muscle strain is common for gamers who commit long hours to their games. A wrist rest pad helps to take some of the strain off and provide a bit of comfort.

Price: $11.99

gifts for computer geeks: wooden pc case stand

For computer geeks

PC Case Stand


If storage is a problem for the gamer in your life, consider a custom PC case stand. This helps free up desktop space in a stylish way.

Price: $78.00+

gaming desk - best gift idea for pc gamers

Gaming Desk


The right desk makes all the difference to the experience of a PC gamer. Help him take things to the next level with a well-crafted gaming desk.

Price: $209.99

cool gift for pc gamers: gaming chair

Gaming Chair


The right gaming chair can provide endless hours of comfort. If you’re looking for the absolute best gifts for gamers, a quality chair is sure to make the right impression.

Price: $359.00

gaming accessories: headphone stand with usb chargers

Headphone Stand with USB Charger


Keeping devices charged while gaming is crucial. A headphone stand with USB charger helps to offer efficient storage and some must-needed charging options.

Price: $34.99

logitech wireless charging mouse pad

Logitech Wireless Charging Mouse Pad


A wireless gaming mouse can be a huge asset for PC gamers. This charging pad helps to keep those Logitech controllers ready for the next game.

Price: $119.99

cool gaming gadgets: headset from steelseries

Steelseries Gaming Headset


A headset is a must for gamers who play multiplayer games online. This professional set offers an epic design and fantastic sound quality.

Price: $189.95

gaming stuff: logitech gaming mouse

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse


PC Gamers need a quality mouse in order to meet the demands of modern gaming. This mouse offers a slick design and provides a smooth and enhanced experience all around.

Price: $49.99

gift for pc gamers: Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard

Razer Ornata Chroma Gaming Keyboard


Typing messages to other gaming pals can be impossible with a standard controller. With RGB lightning and a comfy wrist pad, this gaming keyboard helps make the experience much cooler & easier.

Price: $72.99

gifts for computer geeks: blue light shield glasses

Blue Light Shield Glasses


Recent reports suggest the blue light put off by certain screens can be dangerous to the eyes. These blue light glasses filter harmful rays out to keep the eyes protected.

Price: $24.99

gift for pc gamers: CableBox Cable Organizer

CableBox Cable Organizer


One drawback of being a gamer is the unsightly mess of wires that comes from all the hardware. This CableBox keeps every cable in a neat and ordered place.

Price: $29.95

geek gift: nintendo switch

Nintendo Switch


One of the hottest gaming devices on the market, the Nintendo Switch offers hours of fun. Perfect for adults and kids alike, this is a gift that is sure to be remembered.

Price: $299.00

gift for gamer: nintendo switch lite

Nintendo Switch Lite


A simple alternative to the full Nintendo Switch, the Lite is perfect for the traveling gamer. The Switch Lite is an affordable option to the full console.

Price: $197.45+

nintendo switch carry case

Nintendo Switch Carry Case


The Nintendo Switch might be portable, but it needs to be protected during travels. A carry case is an essential accessory that makes for practical gifts for gamers.

Price: $13.99

gaming accessories: nintendo switch controller

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller


The pro controller is meant to take the Switch experience to the next level. With features like HD rumble and built-in amiibo functionality, this option a great gamer gift idea.

Price: $59.00

unique gift idea for gamers: playdate handheld crank game

Playdate: Portable Hand Crank Powered Games


Looking for a unique gift for the gamer you love? Playdate is a portable system that offers endless hours of entertainment to those who enjoy a brand new gaming experience.

Price: $149.00

video games gift: headset & controller stand

Wooden Controller & Head Set Stand


Does your husband always leave his controllers laying about? This beautiful wooden stand offers an ideal place for head sets and controllers alike.

Price: $30.00

ps4 gift: playstation 4 pro


PlayStation 4 Pro


The PS4 is a revolutionary gaming console. If the gamer in your life still has an older gen, now is the time to help him make a life-changing upgrade.

Price: $337.24

ps4 gifts: playstation controller

Playstation 4 DualShock 4 Controller


The DualShock Controller for PS4 truly enhances the experience. Gamers can feel each quake and rumble right in the palm of their hands. 

Price: $39.99+

gift for gamers: microsoft xbox one x

Microsoft Xbox One X


The Xbox has been a classic console for years due to the intelligent nature of its design. An investment in this is one of the best gifts for gamers.

Price: $331.09

xbox one gifts: custom xbox controller

Custom Xbox Controller


Since the Xbox offers a customized experience, it makes sense the controller does the same. If you need custom gamer gift ideas, this controller is a great consideration.

Price: $69.99+

gaming gadget: xbox game drive

Game Drive for Xbox


Nothing is more infuriating than running out of space on a console. This external game drive offers 2TB of extra space to store important gaming data.

Price: $79.99

top nerd gear: oculus quest VR gear

Oculus Quest VR Gaming Headset


Gaming has come a long way over the years. Help the gamer in your life experience the future with this cutting-edge VR gaming headset.

Price: $499.00

best pc games: cyberpunk 2077


Cyberpunk 2077


When you need a cool gift for a gamer, you can always look at his video game wish list. Cyberpunk 2077 is a top pick this year and definitely sure to impress.

Price: $59.99

video game idea: super smash bros. ultimate


Game: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


Considered by many to be the best multiplayer series of all time, Super Smash Bros Ultimate is an excellent gift option. This is a game everyone can enjoy at once and is a perfect fit for parties.

Price: $59.88

video game idea: ring fit adventure


Ring Fit Adventure


A game that makes you want to exercise is a fantastic gift idea. Ring Fit is an adventure game that encourages a healthy workout with fun results for all.

Price: $79.99

gaming stores currency cards

Gift Cards

Gift cards are always a great idea when you need something suitable for a gamer. Select the right console, whether Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, or Switch, and allow the recipient to select whatever he most desires.

Price: Varies

Gaming Merchandise (14 ideas)

Being a gamer is all about showing off your skills to the world.

When you’re at a loss for what gift to get the geek in your life, make life easier on yourself by looking at some gaming merchandise sure to please gamers of all skill levels.

gaming clothing: sonic hoodie

Gaming Clothing


Always blabbering about his favorite game character or series? Combine it with clothing and you will have a simple yet awesome gift idea for your gamer!

Price: Varies

gift for gamers: legend of zelda ocarina

For Legend of Zelda Fans

Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time


For many gamers, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a timeless game. This replica of the infamous ocarina is great for cosplay or as a collectible to display.

Price: $22.99

sega genesis mini

SEGA Genesis Mini


A fantastic walk down memory lane, the SEGA Genesis Mini is an awesome option for retro gamers. Simply plug this device into a TV to play dozens of classic SEGA games.

Price: $59.99

nintendo legend of zelda collectibles: nes canteen cartridge flask

Legend of Zelda NES Cartridge Canteen Flask


The old NES cartridges had a truly unique style. This flash mimics that aesthetic perfectly and provides a nice place to store a refreshing beverage.

Price: $17.99

nerdy gift: super mario warp pipe can & bottle cooler

Warp Pipe Can & Bottle Cooler


Most gamers understand the pain of a drink growing warm during a long gaming session. This bottle cooler tackles that problem in a truly nerdy way.

Price: $14.99

classic gifts for gamers: super mario throw blanket

Super Mario Bros Retro Fleece Throw Blanket


If you need classic gifts for gamers, a fleece throw is the way to go. Featuring a retro design, this is a simple way to stay warm while playing.

Price: $21.86

gift for nerds: pokeball ceramic coffee mug

Pokeball Ceramic Mug


A cup of coffee can be nice after hours of gaming. This Pokeball mug set is a perfect gift to put a geeky twist on things.

Price: $14.99

The Legend of Zelda artbook: gift idea for gamers


The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia


Part of the allure of video games is exploring the in-depth worldbuilding involved. This book takes a closer look at Zelda’s world of Hyrule and its history.

Price: $21.10

gamers gift idea: gameboy heat changing mug

Gameboy Heat Changing Coffee Mug


A little bit of heat and this mug takes on a whole new look. This is a fun and simple gift that’s perfect for the gamer in your life who needs a bit of caffeine.

Price: $9.93

halo master chief action figure: gift for halo fans

Halo Master Chief Action Figure


Halo has long been a popular game franchise. This action figure beautifully recreates one of the more iconic characters from the series.

Price: $49.99

christmas gift for gamers: playstation ugly sweater

PlayStation Console Ugly Sweater


When you need gifts for gamers who have everything, an ugly sweater is perfect. Great for holiday parties or hanging around the house!

Price: $44.99

gamer gifts: puma x tetris sneakers

Puma X Tetris RS 9.8 Sneaker


When a gamer leaves the house, the gaming spirit follows. These Tetris-themed Pumas help to capture that attitude with style.

Price: $100.00

best gift for gamers: pac-man lamp

Pac-Man Lamp


Every gamer knows Pac Man. This lamp is a perfect way to immortalize one of the biggest names to ever emerge from video games.

Price: $41.55

gift for gaming geeks: playstation wallet

PlayStation Wallet


If you need a simple gift for a gamer, this PlayStation wallet is worthwhile. Designed to look like a PS1, any gamer is sure to appreciate this practical gift.

Price: $24.99

When you don’t know much about the world of gaming, it can be tricky to figure out how to go about finding the right gifts for gamers.

Luckily, with our help and a little bit of research and some creativity, it is easier to discover a multitude of fun, clever, and practical ideas for the geek in your life now, right?



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