Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but if you happen to be a gamer then you know that any time of the year is a wonderful time. Whether you are buying new games or focusing on your backlog, all seasons feel like the holiday season. However, since the actual holiday season is almost upon us, we decided to curate a list of gifts you can give to the gamer in your life, this holiday season or any time of the year if you fancy.
Best Gifts/Presents for Gamers for the Holidays (2021)
These are some of the best gifts you can give to a gamer for Christmas or other holidays.
A Good Headset
If your friend or your partner or even your significant other is into video games, then you may have noticed them having a conversation with other people while wearing a headset as they are playing. This is because people from all over the world congregate onto the platform of their choice and chat with others while playing their favorite game. So, it’s important for the person gaming to have a decent pair of headsets that can help them talk in a much clearer voice with no static involved. This not only helps them with making new friends but is a great way for social activity.
If the gamer you know is not that social and spends his/her time playing solo, a good headset still helps because that way they can enjoy crystal clear game audio or perhaps even things like DTS sound or Dolby Atmos all of which helps with immersion. There is a wide range of good headsets available for purchase and a headset is a great gift for any gamer.
Subscription Services – Best Gifts for Gamers
Subscription services are a reality and we are all subscribed to something that we enjoy dearly. Just like Netflix is for movies, there are subscription services available for video games as well. If the gamer you know is on the PlayStation, then you can gift them a year-long subscription of PlayStation Plus which will give them 3-4 free games every month and give them access to online multiplayer. And if they are on Xbox, then you can gift them a year-long subscription of GamePass Ultimate which will net them Xbox Live Gold that unlocks online multiplayer and also 4 free monthly games.
It doesn’t stop there, however, as GamePass Ultimate comes with GamePass which unlocks a library of 100s of games that they can download and play. The catalog updates every 15 days with games joining and leaving the service as it goes. The yearly subscription for their service of choice is a bang for their buck for any gamer and if you happen to gift this to them? Then they can enjoy their games with peace and use that money to get something else they always wanted. It’s a win-win for both!
A VR Headset
Virtual Reality or VR is, for the lack of a better word, a reality. While VR is not ever-present and still has a long way to go, there are a lot of games specifically made for VR and people tend to enjoy them. Even though VR is limited right now, the technology is solid. Xbox sadly doesn’t have a VR headset available yet but for the Playstation guy/girl you know, a PSVR headset is a great choice. On the PC, the Oculus is still going strong. I’d like to reiterate by saying that VR technology is not at its full potential right now but if you happen to gift this to the gamer you know, they’ll come out very happy. Leave the rest to them as they’ll quickly get into what they want and no matter what the technology may allow, the immersion that comes with a virtual reality headset is quite a treat.
New Gen Consoles – Best Gifts for Gamers
It’s been a year since the new-gen consoles came out and the chip shortage is still going strong. Because of that many gamers are left with their old hardware and are eagerly waiting for systems to restock so they can get their new shiny toy. If you happen to find one, and that is a big if, then quickly nab that PS5 or that Xbox Series X or Series S for the gamer in your life and watch them burst in tears and maniacally smile with glee as they set it up.
These new consoles are powerhouses and a huge jump in performance and fidelity compared to last-gen. So, if you happen to find an Xbox Series console or a PlayStation 5 during Black Friday or Christmas then it’s perhaps the best gift you can give to your gamer friend. They won’t deny it and it makes me wish that I had friends who’d gift me that!
A Good Display
Finally, we have a good display. 4K UHD, HDR, 120fps, these words are quite common these days and every gamer wishes to have a screen that can support all of this. A 4K HDR monitor that refreshes at 144Hz or even a sweet 4K resolution television is the ultimate gift you can give to a gamer. Everyone enjoys pretty visuals and with specs like these, their gaming sessions will get elevated to the Exosphere.
Now I know this one is quite an expensive gift but the gamer in your life will be all the more thankful for it and will always adore and respect you for this. At the end of the day, if your budget allows this, then what’s a few extra bucks spent, to see someone you love smile?
The holiday season is a time for celebration and joy and you can truly become Santa Claus for the gamer in your life by gifting them any of these things. Gaming is an expensive hobby and gamers crave it a lot. If any of these things are something you can afford then blindly gift it to the gamer you know and watch them cry in tears of joy. And if not, then don’t worry s there’s a lot more you can gift, from individual games to in-game currencies.
But these have been the 5 best gifts for the gamer you know, this holiday season. For all things gaming, stick with us here at GamerTweak.