51 Coolest Gamer Gifts for the Holidays

Best gifts for gamers including gaming keyboards, headsets and video games

First things first: If your favourite gamer has yet to nab a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S and you see one in stock, we suggest buying it quickly as these consoles have been selling out fast. It’ll be the best present they get all year. But if one of the new consoles isn’t available, don’t worry: We still have loads of great gaming gift ideas, from peripherals and accessories to game-themed clothing and toys. This list of the best gifts for gamers is handily categorized so you can quickly find what you need—and make your loved one’s holiday extra special.

In this guide
1. For PlayStation gamers
$ 89.96

5 DualSense Wireless Controller

With adaptive triggers, sophisticated haptic feedback, an immersive onboard speaker and responsive control sticks, the DualSense is undeniably awesome. Your PlayStation 5 gamer can always use one more controller.

$ 39.96

PlayStation 5 Media Remote

Whether you’re listening to Spotify, watching Netflix or popping in a 4K Ultra Blu-ray, the official PS5 media remote makes it a breeze to interact with your favourite non-gaming media.

$ 24.97

PlayStation Network $25 PlayStation Store Gift Card

Sometimes it’s safest to let gamers pick their own present. This $25 gift card opens a world of PlayStation possibilities, from buying games to subscribing to services like PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now.

Want to buy a specific game? Check out our roundup of the hottest PlayStation 5 games of the year.

$ 79.96

PlayStation 5 HD Camera

Designed to work seamlessly with the DualSense controller’s Create button, the official PS5 HD camera lets gamers capture and insert live 1080p video of themselves while broadcasting on popular platforms like Twitch.

$ 629.96

PlayStation 5 Console

Hard to find, but guaranteed to satisfy, Sony’s powerful new gaming console is a dream machine, combining stunning graphics with blistering speed and leading-edge community features. Pro tip: If you see the PS5 in stock, buy immediately.

2. For Nintendo lovers
$ 689.99

Nintendo Switch (OLED Model) with White Joy-Cons

The best games on Switch get kicked up a notch when played on this new deluxe model, which features a vibrant seven-inch OLED screen, enhanced speakers and 64GB of onboard storage. It’s also available with neon red and blue Joy-Cons.

$ 379.96

Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Cons

The Switch is the only console that can be played in traditional TV mode, handheld mode or tabletop mode with the detachable Joy-Cons becoming discrete controllers for two players. It’s the most popular game system on the planet for a reason.

$ 29.96

RDS Nintendo Switch Game Traveler Deluxe Travel Case

Keep your family’s Switch safe while on the move with this durable travel case. It has slots for four games and a built-in stand for tabletop mode, plus it comes with a screen protector and cleaning cloth.

$ 19.96

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Wheel

Perennial party favourite Mario Kart 8 Deluxe only gets better when played with this fantastic little steering wheel. It features rubber grips and handy shoulder buttons for precision control and is also available in green.

$ 39.96

PDP Gaming LVL40 Wired Stereo Headset for Nintendo Switch

This colourful Switch headset lets your favourite gamer add their voice to the fray. It’s the final piece of the puzzle for competitive and team-based multiplayer games on Switch.

Your Nintendo fan will also love our top 18 Nintendo Switch games.

3. For Xbox enthusiasts
$ 49.96

Turtle Beach Recon 70 Arctic Camo Gaming Headset

These lightweight Walmart-exclusive cans mean business. Precision 40mm drivers, noise isolation and a flip-up mic—not to mention a stylish tonal camo print—are bound to help up your favourite gamer’s K/D ratio. They work for multiple platforms including Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5 and PS4.

$ 379.96

Xbox Series S

There’s no more affordable way to get into the current generation of consoles than the Xbox Series S. With support for ray-tracing, lightning-quick load times and a super speedy refresh rate, it’s truly a next-level gaming experience. Also check out the Blu-ray-equipped Xbox Series X.

$ 49.96

3-Month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Maybe the best deal in console gaming, an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription provides unlimited access to a mountain of critically acclaimed games (including Xbox exclusives). Just be prepared to see much less of your loved one.

$ 84.96

Xbox Wireless Controller, Forza Horizon 5 Limited Edition

How do you improve upon Microsoft’s robust and reliable Xbox wireless controller? By giving it a transparent body and an artistic dribble of spray paint in celebration of the Xbox exclusive racer Forza Horizon 5.

$ 19.96

MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip 2.0 for Xbox Wireless Controllers

Xbox owners who also game on the go will appreciate this handy controller clip, which physically attaches an Xbox wireless controller to smartphones for a vastly improved interface in many mobile games.

And for all the games your gamer will love, check out our roundup of the biggest Xbox games of the year.

4. For PC devotees
$ 69.98

Logitech G213 Prodigy USB Gaming Keyboard

This wired gaming board from Logitech doesn’t just look pretty (thanks to the multicolour LED lighting system), it also features hyper-quick response times to reduce input lag, which provides a valuable edge in competitive play.

$ 29.98

Enhance Voltaic Wired Gaming Mouse

A good gaming mouse needn’t break the bank. This Enhance mouse has nearly everything a PC gamer could want, including LED lighting, customizable sensitivity, ergonomic design and a durable braided wire.

$ 79.96

Astro A10 Headset for PC, Mac

The Astro A10 gaming headset is designed to remain comfortable even during marathon sessions and provides exceptional sound quality with support for Windows Sonic and Dolby Atmos.

$ 69.98

Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse

PC players looking for a sleek, lightweight wireless mouse will appreciate this white Logitech option. It has 1ms connectivity so there’s no lag during the gaming experience.

$ 249.98

MSI Optix G24C4 23.6" 1920 x 1080 LED Monitor

Games are only as dazzling as the monitor upon which they’re viewed. That’s why your PC gamer will adore this curved 1080p display with a 1ms response time and support for refresh rates up to 144 Hz.

5. For competitive players
$ 79.99

Logitech G502 Hero High Performance Gaming Mouse

There’s not much you can’t customize in Logitech’s deluxe gaming mouse. Try altering lighting effects, programming buttons, changing optical sensitivity and even adding or removing weights to fine-tune gliding and balance.

$ 216.97

High-Back Racing-Style Ergonomic Gaming Chair

Hours spent fragging strangers online can be murder on your back, butt and wrists. This pro gaming chair addresses these issues with lumbar support, integrated neck rest, flip-up arms and reclining, rocking and swiveling movement.

$ 399.98

LG 32" QHD Gaming Monitor

You can’t shoot what you can’t see. LG’s QHD gaming monitor lets hardcore gamers see more with an expansive 32-inch display, Ultra HD resolution and a black stabilization feature that adds details within shadows.

$ 119.98

SteelSeries Arctis Wired/Wireless Over-Ear Stereo Gaming Headset

Durable in the heat of battle and a delight for the eardrums, these SteelSeries cans have a steel frame, wired and wireless connectivity and a high-quality detachable mic. Bonus: With its detachable mic this headset is stylish enough to use outside of gaming.

$ 49.98

Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick

This well-made and affordable joystick is a must for serious PC players obsessed with air combat games and flight simulators. The twist-handle rudder, rapid-fire trigger and eight-way hat switch ensure air dominance.

6. For kids (and kids at heart)
$ 79.96

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (Switch)

Introduce your kids to a 15-year-old monster-collecting classic via these fully remade versions of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. They’re upgraded to take advantage of Switch graphics and modern Pokémon mechanics.

$ 64.96

Get It Together! (Switch)

Micro-games lasting mere seconds return in the very first WarioWare game for Switch. Players can attack this collection of wacky challenges alone or with a friend, making use of different characters’ unique abilities in each game.

$ 79.96

Mario Party Superstars (Switch)

Mario Party heads back to its roots with a densely packed party game featuring more than 100 classic mini-games plucked from throughout the series, plus fan-favourite game boards remade for modern play.

$ 79.96

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Switch)

The definitive version of the Wii U platformer classic, this Switch port includes an entirely new open-world mode. It lets pairs of players explore Lake Lapcat and work towards goals as a team.

7. For sports fans
$ 89.96

FIFA 22 (PS5)

The Beautiful Game has never looked better than in EA’s latest FIFA, which features brand new motion-capture technology and completely redesigned keeper AI. You can also get it for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and Xbox Series S|X.

$ 79.96

Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Series X|S)

The Horizon series continues to distinguish itself from the main Forza franchise by doubling down on open-world driving antics, including hundreds of unique challenges, dynamic weather effects and even more community features.

$ 281.10

Racing Wheel Overdrive Designed (Xbox Series X|S)

This full-size racing wheel with pedals is the ultimate way to get a virtual racing fix. Clamped securely to a table or desk, it delivers lifelike steering and an enormous turn radius of 270-degrees.

$ 89.96

Madden NFL 22 (PS5)

Smarter teams and players, more dynamic crowds and on-field reactions, plus a redesigned franchise mode, combine to create the freshest Madden experience in years. It’s also available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X.

$ 89.96

NHL 22 (PS5)

Powered by EA’s Frostbite engine, NHL 22 offers the most lifelike simulations of elite players the franchise has ever seen—not just in terms of models and animations, but also skills and on-ice personality. Get it for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X as well.

$ 89.96

NBA 2K22 (Xbox Series X|S)

Whether playing in the NBA or WNBA modes, NBA 2K22 has more strategic offensive and defensive options, bigger and more rewarding season play, and a more robust career mode than any previous game in the series. It’s also available for PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Switch and PlayStation 4.

8. For multiplayer gamers
$ 89.96

Battlefield 2042 (PS5)

Massive near-future battlefields plagued by natural disasters play host to up to 128 players in both classic modes and the brand new Hazard Zone. It’s all-out multiplayer mayhem! Battlefield 2042 is also available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC and PlayStation 4.

$ 89.96

Call of Duty: Vanguard (PS5)

Mixing an action-packed single-player campaign with an explosive multiplayer format, Vanguard takes the series back to World War II with a focus on key conflicts in France, North Africa, Russia and the Pacific theatre. It’s also available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 4.

$ 79.96

Halo Infinite (Xbox Series X|S)

The biggest Halo campaign yet—presented in gorgeous 4K at 120 fps—is complemented by an absolutely enormous array of multiplayer modes, features and community content.

$ 79.96

Back 4 Blood (Xbox Series X|S)

This spiritual follow-up to the hugely popular Left 4 Dead cooperative shooter series pits your favourite gamer and up to three of their friends against an army of parasitic monsters at the end of the world. You can also get it for PlayStation 5, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

9. For action buffs
$ 79.96

Deathloop Standard Edition (PS5)

This innovative and often funny shooter puts players in the boots of Colt, a suave 60s-era assassin. Colt is on a remote island repeating the same day over and over until he can find a way to kill the eight “Visionaries” who created the loop.

$ 79.96

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Xbox Series X|S)

Players step into Star-Lord’s boots to lead the Guardians of the Galaxy on an original, action-packed interstellar adventure. This one’s a bit less intense than many other games on this list, making it a good pick for younger teens and tweens. It’s also available for Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

$ 79.96

Far Cry 6 (PS5)

Players become part of a bloody revolution as they fight to take down the dictator of a tropical island in this fast-paced and frenetic open-world first-person shooter. It’s also available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 4.

$ 79.96

Metroid Dread (Switch)

Picking up after the events of 2002’s Metroid Fusion, this Switch exclusive provides players with a labyrinth of sci-fi rooms to unlock and explore while gradually upgrading weapons and abilities

$ 89.96

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut (PS5)

One of 2020’s very best action games gets the next-gen treatment with this special edition for PS5, which makes the blood-soaked-yet-beautiful Japanese island even more alluring while adding an entirely new region—Iki Island—to explore.

$ 79.96

Lost Judgment (Xbox Series X|S)

Give your gamer the gift of intrigue with this kung fu detective adventure set in hyper-realistic Japanese settings. Players take on the role of a lawyer-turned-detective out to solve a mysterious murder connected to a slew of other cases. It’s also available for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

10. For the gamer who has everything
$ 13.98

Funko POP! Pokémon, Mew Vinyl Figure

A Psychic-type Pokémon that’s powerful and rare, Mew in cute vinyl form will be adored by just about anyone. (Plus, we’ve rounded up even more Funko POP! faves for collectors.)

$ 38.45

Minecraft Girls Mini Mobs Pullover Hoodie

This warm and comfy cotton/polyester hoodie is plastered with more than a dozen popular Minecraft mobs, ranging from creeper to wolf. Boys and girls might also love this zipped hoodie.

$ 18.95

Nintendo Women's Legend of Zelda T-Shirt

What better way for your favourite gamer to show off her Nintendo allegiance than a fitted women’s tee? It has intricate hand-drawn Legend of Zelda art, including a golden glowing Triforce.

$ 47.70

Call of Duty Men's Black Ops Cold War Stars & Stripes Sweatshirt

Help your Call of Duty–obsessed man get dressed for service with this Cold War sweatshirt. Whether he wears it while streaming on Twitch or on weekend walks, it’s the perfect shooter gamer gift.

$ 69.86

Lego Super Mario Adventures with Luigi Starter Course

Recreate iconic Super Mario Bros. scenes in the real world with this starter Lego set. It features special pieces that light up and play sounds from the games when placed near special NFC bricks.

$ 748

Sanyo 65” 4K UHD HDR 10 Roku Smart TV

Big games demand big screens. This 65-inch set from Sanyo takes full advantage of modern gaming console features such as 4K resolution and HDR lighting. And as far as quality TVs go, it won’t break the bank.

Interested in more gift ideas? See all of our holiday gift guides.

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Chad Sapieha has been writing about video games and technology for more than two decades, with thousands of stories appearing in national publications including The Globe and Mail and The National Post, and appearances on CTV News, Global News, and CBC radio. He has also written about parenting in the digital age for Today's Parent, Parenting.com, and Common Sense Media. Chad lives in Southern Ontario with his wife, daughter, and a criminally adorable dog named Ron Swanson.

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