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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to find unique gifts for gamers? This goose mug is a simple and hilarious idea that approaches gaming from a different angle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plenty of gamers love Pokemon. If you need a gift idea for someone who’s “gotta catch ‘em all,” consider these gorgeous Pokemon bookmarks!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pixel Heart Beanie Hat
This stylish beanie features a pixelated heart design. A vintage feel that is sure to suit gamers of all ages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Every gamer knows Pac Man. This lamp is a perfect way to immortalize one of the biggest names to ever emerge from video games.
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.
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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