15 Gifts that Gamers Will Love in 2021


2021 is wrapping up and that means it’s time to start holiday shopping! We know how hard it can be to choose presents, so we have some consoles and accessories for you to choose from. Whether you’re shopping for your partner, roommate, best friend, or family member, these gifts are great choices for all of the gamers on your shopping list.


Oculus Quest 2 - $299

If the gamer in your life wants to jump into virtual reality, now is a perfect time. VR has never been as affordable or accessible as it is right now! The Oculus Quest 2 is an all-in-one, wireless headset, so you don’t need an expensive gaming computer to play VR games.

Nintendo Switch OLED Model - $349

If your gamer doesn’t have a Switch, is looking to upgrade their Switch, or is passionate about handheld gaming, consider getting them the new Nintendo Switch OLED Model! This new model has a 7-inch OLED screen which is perfect for people who love handheld games.

PlayStation 5 - $399/$499

The elusive PlayStation 5 is hard to track due to supply chain issues, but worth the search nonetheless. If your gamer likes digital copies, opt for the PS5 Digital Edition which is $399. However, if your gamer likes collecting physical game discs, make sure to pick up the PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray Disc Drive at $499 instead.

Xbox - $300/$500

Purchasing the new Xbox can be a little confusing for nongamers, but we’re here to help! Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S both launched in 2020. If you’re looking for the highest graphic experience possible with lots of storage then go for Xbox Series X, but if the price is a major factor then we recommend the Xbox Series S instead. If you’re still debating, take this quiz to choose the right console for your gamer!

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Backbone One for iPhone - $99

It’s no secret that mobile games are becoming more popular. With the launch of Netflix’s new catalog of games, your gamer could be interested in taking mobile gaming more seriously. The Backbone One controller works with any USB-C device, including iPad and PC.

Universal Illuminated Charging VR Stand - $29

Does your gamer love VR and neon lights? If so, you have to check out this illuminated charging VR stand with a changeable LED that can switch between red, gold, green, cyan, blue, indigo, lavender, and white lights.

HDMI Switch - $13

Every gamer knows the struggle of trying to change out HDMI inputs when switching between consoles. Anyone with more than one console can definitely benefit from an HDMI switch, which lets you plug in 3 HDMI cables into a hub and switch between source connections at the click of a button, rather than twisting your wrist behind the TV.

Fnatic Streak65 Compact RGB Gaming Mechanical Keyboard - $109

Rated one of PC Magazine’s top keyboards for 2021, “the Fnatic Streak65 has nearly everything that you'd want in a compact keyboard.” If your gamer is a sucker for low-profile switches, 60-percent designs, and RGB lights, this keyboard is sure to delight them.

Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller - $139

Just because the Steam Deck got delayed doesn’t mean your gamer can’t enjoy Steam games (or Xbox, obviously) with a comfortable controller. Give the gift of controller support this holiday season!

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Switch Accessories Bundle - $40

We all have that one gamer in our lives that loves multiplayer Nintendo games. Delight them with this bundle complete with a carrying case, cartridge case, charging dock, joy-con wheels, and so many more accessories.

Retro Video Game Socks - $23

Have a friend who is just itching to talk about their obsession with Tetris? These socks are the perfect conversation starter.

iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit - $69

Have a gamer with a fancy, custom PC? Make sure they never have to search for a tool to repair their machine again with this handy toolkit.

Game Shaped Neon Sign - $30

There’s one thing every Twitch streamer has in common, and that’s their love of neon lights. Lights are awesome, especially lights shaped like controllers. Whether your gamer wants to spice up their Twitch stream background or just make their walls game-themed, this is one light to consider.

ARTCADE Book Of Classic Arcade Game Art - $57

Every classy gamer knows you have to keep an art book on the coffee table to entertain guests. Relive your mis-spent youth with artwork from dozens of coin-ops and interviews from arcade game artists.

The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses - $48

Written by Schell Games CEO Jesse Schell, this book describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design, demonstrating how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in video games. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games and it's the perfect gift for your favorite aspiring game designer.