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Coming up with gift ideas for gamers can be tough, so we’re here to help. Looking to please the passionate player on your list with one of this year’s hot holiday games? Or maybe you want to splurge on one of the popular new gaming consoles? You’re bound to find something on our list (even a fully functional miniature retro arcade cabinet!). These best gifts for gamers will surely make it a Christmas they’ll never forget.

For fans of epic, action-packed stories

Gears Tactics for Xbox Series X

Tactical turn-based combat gets the Gears treatment in this explosive strategy game featuring beefy soldiers engaged in desperate battles against subterranean monsters.

For fans of epic, action-packed stories

Assassin's Creed Valhalla for Xbox One

With its breathtaking and historically accurate world, memorable characters and stunning combat, this action adventure is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser for older players. (It’s also available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.)

For fans of epic, action-packed stories

Cyberpunk 2077 for PlayStation 4

This gorgeous, action-packed, open-world game tackles fascinating questions about the future of technology, including the possibility of immortality. (It’s also available for Xbox One.)

For fans of epic, action-packed stories

Godfall for PlayStation 5

Game genres collide in this looter/slasher/melee action role-playing game for PlayStation 5. Players get to take on the roles of nearly-immortal warriors as they battle through the world of Aperion, alone or with friends.

For fans of epic, action-packed stories

Ghost of Tsushima for PlayStation 4

The Japanese island of Tsushima has been overrun by Mongol invaders and only you, a noble samurai seeking redemption, can take the land back for the people in this beautiful, historical open-world action/adventure game.

For fans of epic, action-packed stories

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Launch Edition for PlayStation 5

Swing through the Manhattan skyline as young Spider-Man-in-training Miles Morales. Your superhero fan will get to stop crimes, learn new bioelectric abilities and unlock stylish Spidey suits. (It’s also available for PlayStation 4.)

For the Xbox enthusiast

Xbox Series X

Microsoft’s monolithic new Xbox Series X console delivers incredible graphics, amazing backwards compatibility, and perks such as super fast load times and the ability to quickly jump between games. (Watch us unbox the Xbox Series X!)

For the Xbox enthusiast

Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series S is a cost-effective alternative to Xbox Series X. It’s slightly less powerful than its big brother and lacks an optical drive, but still plays all Xbox Series X games. This one is a wise option for tighter budgets. (Find out more about the Xbox Series S.)

For the Xbox enthusiast

Xbox One Gen 9 Play N Charge Kit

Your Xbox gamer can stay in the game longer with this rechargeable battery pack for Xbox One controllers with USB-C ports. Just pop in the battery and plug into the console to begin charging.

For the Xbox enthusiast

Xbox One S 1TB Console

With its massive library of games, incredible graphics and thriving online community, the Xbox One family of systems remains a great option sure to please any console gamer.

For the Xbox enthusiast

Xbox One Wireless Controller

A new wireless controller makes a reliable gift for any Xbox gamer, whether they need an extra controller for friends or simply to replace one that’s been worn out through years of play.

Turtle Beach Headset for Xbox One

For the Xbox enthusiast

Turtle Beach Stealth Wireless Gaming Headset

When it comes to competitive team gaming, communication is key. Give your Xbox gamer the gift of crystal-clear voice chat with this professional-grade gaming headset from the audio experts at Turtle Beach.

PlayStation 5 console

For the diehard PlayStation gamer

PlayStation 5

Sony’s new PlayStation 5 gaming console is a graphics powerhouse that comes with a much improved controller, spacious 3D audio, a streamlined user experience, and a game (Astro’s Playroom) pre-loaded. (Get everything you need to know about the PS5.)

PlayStation 5 headset

For the diehard PlayStation gamer

PlayStation 5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset

PlayStation 5 players can take full advantage of the console’s advanced 3D audio features with this lightweight and incredibly comfortable wireless gaming headset, featuring dual hidden microphones, easy-access controls and a 3.5-mm jack.

PlayStation gift card

For the diehard PlayStation gamer

$50 PlayStation Store Gift Card

Not sure which games and add-ons your gamer has already? Give them the gift of choice with a gift card that can be used on anything in the PlayStation Store, from games to movies.

PlayStation 5 Charging Station

For the diehard PlayStation gamer

PlayStation 5 DualSense charging station

Make sure your PlayStation 5 gamer never runs out of energy again with this compact charging station capable of recharging two PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers at a time.

PlayStation 5 controller

For the diehard PlayStation gamer

PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller

Help your PlayStation gamer personalize their play experience with a stylish new controller. This one is available in rose gold, red camouflage, titanium blue and other colours.

For the diehard PlayStation gamer

PlayStation VR Marvel’s Iron Man VR Bundle

Dive into the virtual world of Marvel with Sony’s PlayStation VR bundle, which includes a VR headset, two PlayStation Move controllers, a PlayStation Camera and Marvel’s Iron Man VR Blue-Ray Disc.

For the sporty gamer

NHL 21 for PlayStation 4

Virtual hockey has never felt more intense. Spectacular motion-captured animations will blow your sports lover’s mind as they step into the skates of some of the NHL‘s very best players. (It’s also available for Xbox One.)

For the sporty gamer

NBA 2K21 for Xbox One

2K‘s latest basketball game delivers an amazingly accurate simulation of the NBA, complete with stunning graphics and brilliant online community features. (It’s also available for PlayStation 5, Switch, and PlayStation 4.)

For the sporty gamer

FIFA 21 for Nintendo Switch

The beautiful game has never been better represented than in this year’s edition of FIFA. Your soccer lover will take to the field, manage teams, play against friends and more.

For the sporty gamer

Madden NFL 21 for Xbox One

Few sports franchises are as reliably entertaining as Madden. This year’s edition includes new team-building features, an enhanced franchise mode and plenty of original moves and plays. (It’s also available for PlayStation 4.)

For the sporty gamer

Ring Fit Adventure for Nintendo Switch

Ring Fit Adventure busts the common belief that video gaming can’t be both fun and healthy. Your gamer will need to perform vigorous real-world physical exercises to defeat baddies and progress the story.

For the competitive player

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War for PlayStation 5

Send your online gamer back to the tension of the Cold War era in Activision’s latest blockbuster first-person shooter game, featuring new modes and community features. (It’s also available for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.)

For the competitive player

Gaming Chair

Long gaming sessions at a desk can be backbreaking. Help your PC gamer take a load off with this well-padded gaming chair that features a hidden footrest.

For the competitive player

Star Wars: Squadrons for Xbox One

The Star Wars fan in your family will be blown away by this space-based aerial combat adventure, which puts players in the flight suits of both Rebel and Imperial pilots. (It’s also available for PlayStation 4.)

For the competitive player

Razer Huntsman Elite Opto Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

This mechanical backlit gaming keyboard from renowned gaming brand Razer is a serious PC gamer’s dream. It features customizable lighting, easy-to-combine macros, optical actuation and more.

For the competitive player

Razer DeathAdder Elite Gaming Mouse

A mouse is an extension of a serious gamer’s hand. This Razer-made gaming mouse takes that responsibility seriously, delivering amazing precision, customizable scrolling and a bit of fun gamer style to boot.

For the competitive player

Flashfire 4-in-1 Force Racing Wheel Set

Good racing games can be made even better with a great steering wheel. This affordable wheel and pedal set offers adjustable sensitivity and 270 degrees of motion, providing an incredibly realistic driving experience.

For Nintendo fans

Portable Dock Stand for Nintendo Switch

If your Switch gamer needs a new docking stand, you can’t do better than this portable and durable docking station, which features HDMI out, USB ports and custom cooling vents.

For Nintendo fans

Nintendo Switch Premium Vault Case Pikachu Edition

Pokémon-obsessed kids will love the colourful, iconic imagery of this stylish, hard-shelled Nintendo Switch case. (And you’ll appreciate the protection it affords the expensive hardware within!)

For Nintendo fans

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition

Your gamer will adore this special edition of Nintendo’s hit hybrid console, which features artwork from the phenomenally popular Animal Crossing: New Horizons. (Note: The game is sold separately).

For Nintendo fans

Nintendo Switch Pokémon Pikachu Controller

Give your Switch gamer an edge in games like Super Smash Bros. with this finely tuned Switch controller, designed in the style of a classic GameCube gamepad.

For Nintendo fans

Nintendo Switch Lite

Available in several colours, the Nintendo Switch Lite ditches TV connectivity (and a bit of weight) to make it more affordable and easier to tote around. This one is great for gamers on the go.

For Nintendo fans

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Switch Joy-Cons are great, but there’s nothing like a good, full-sized gamepad when settling in for a long Zelda or Mario session in front of the TV.

For kids (and kids at heart)

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time for PlayStation 4

Crash—and Coco!—return for another kid-friendly adventure sure to please fans new and old. Your young gamers will come for the dimension-shifting hijinks and stay for the challenging bosses. (Shopping for kids? Check out these top 50 toys.)

For kids (and kids at heart)

Sackboy: A Big Adventure for PlayStation 5

Sackboy is back for another warm-hearted and fantastical adventure, but this time he’s in a fully three-dimensional world bursting with creativity, wily challenges, and big surprises. (It’s also available for PlayStation 4.)

For kids (and kids at heart)

Super Mario 3D All-Stars for Nintendo Switch

A trio of the mustachioed plumber’s all-time greatest games—Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario 64—remastered in high-definition and bundled together for a new generation of gamers.

For kids (and kids at heart)

Mega Mushroom Plush Stuffed Toy

Help your gamer drift off to dreams of epic ground pounds, ferocious fire flowers and impossibly high scores with this soft and adorable plush mushroom. (If your little one is more into electronic toys, check out these great gifts.)

For kids (and kids at heart)

Just Dance 2021 for PlayStation 5

The latest edition of Ubisoft’s global smash dancing game comes with 40 new pop songs, including kid-friendly tracks that will turn your living room into a dance party for the whole family. (It’s also available for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.)

For kids (and kids at heart)

Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch

Journey alone or with a friend to the distant planet of PNF-404, where you’ll meet—and command!—strange, sentient plant-like beings in a sweet and light-hearted adventure filled with strategy and puzzles.

For the gamer who has everything

Sega Genesis Mini Console

They sure don’t make ’em like they used to… or do they? This mini console replicates the classic Sega Genesis experience on modern TVs. It comes pre-loaded with dozens of old-school games including Golden Axe, Vectorman and more.

For the gamer who has everything

The Quarter Arcades Pac-Man Cabinet

This quarter-scale, beautifully detailed, fully-functional replica of the original Pac-Man arcade cabinet from the ’80s is a true collector’s item. It’s guaranteed to delight fans of the iconic pellet chomper!

Chun Li lamp

For the gamer who has everything

Pixel Pals Street Fighter Chun-Li

Pixel Pals has transformed Chun-Li—a decades-old, beloved Street Fighter character—into a stylized lamp. A perfect (and affordable!) accessory for any retro gamer’s desk or nightstand.

For the gamer who has everything

Amiibo Daruk (Goron Champion): Breath of the Wild

If your gamer loves The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, they’ll go wild for this Amiibo of Daruk, the Goron Champion, which unlock extras in a variety of Switch games.

For the gamer who has everything

LG 34-inch LED LCD IPS Screen Gaming Monitor

This extra-wide 34-inch LED gaming monitor gives players a more lifelike view of the action in everything from racing games to first-person shooters. (Just make sure your gamer has enough space for it!)

For the hardcore PC gamer

Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Joystick

If your gamer needs to fly, they definitely need this professional LG joystick. It has 12 programmable buttons, an eight-way hat switch and an exceptionally comfortable handgrip for epic flights.

For the hardcore PC gamer

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme Desktop

You’ll earn eternal gratitude from the serious PC gamer in your house when you give them this PC tower purpose-built for gaming, powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU and 16GB of speedy RAM. It’s worth the hefty price tag!

Microsoft Flight Simulator

For the hardcore PC gamer

Microsoft Flight Simulator for Windows 10

Give your PC gamer a breathtaking feel for flight with the latest edition of Microsoft Flight Simulator, an extraordinarily detailed simulation set in the painstakingly replicated cockpits of real planes.

For the hardcore PC gamer

Asus Gaming Laptop

This deluxe laptop from Asus’ Republic of Gamers combines beautiful design with a GeForce RTX 2070 capable of running the latest games with the settings maxed. It’s an unforgettable gift for your PC gamer.

For the hardcore PC gamer

SnowRunner for PC

Sports cars are undeniably speedy, but getting behind the wheel of a massive tractor-trailer or dump truck in extreme weather conditions is a true thrill ride for any racing game fan.

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