Shopping for a gamer can be complicated. The good news: There’s so much to choose from. The bad news: There’s so much to choose from.
It’s even worse when you consider all the different kinds of gamers out there, from those who pledge allegiance to the PC crowd to Nintendo purists (and everyone in between). It isn’t easy finding just the right gift to add to their setup. But if you nail it, you won’t find anyone more grateful than a gamer.
When shopping for a gamer, first determine your desired price point. As far as budget-friendly options go, you can usually grab a few games for under $100 and call it a day. Accessories like controllers and charging docks are another great mid-range price option. The next step up will be things like gaming consoles or even a gaming laptop, which will run you at least a couple hundred dollars. If you’re looking to go all-out and treat the gamer in your life to a truly epic gift, a brand new PC rig and setup could clock in at a couple grand.
We’re here to help you get some ideas for the gamer in your life and narrow down your choices so you can find the perfect fit. We’ve found some of the best gifts, from the hottest games of the past few years to consoles, accessories, and more. Here are our picks.