Cool Gifts for Gamers That Will Level Up Their Gaming Sessions

Gift shopping can be difficult at times. After all, you couldn’t be too sure if the recipient will love the gift. But when it comes to gamers, a new gaming gadget is usually a safe bet. From a new VR headset to novelty game memorabilia, there’s something for everyone.

Level up your gift-giving abilities this year and find the best gaming gifts in this curated list. Whether they're a fan of nostalgic, old school games or trendy mobile games, there is always an awesome gift for gamers they’ll love. 

My Arcade Retro Machine

Old school game lovers will absolutely adore this gaming gift. This miniature retro arcade machine will not only look cool on a bedside table, but it also guarantees hours and hours of fun and nostalgia. It’s packed with 200 classic games from different categories; sports, puzzle, racing, you name it! The machine features a speaker for in-game audio, a joystick, standard A and B buttons, and a start button. It can be powered by 3 AA batteries or via a MicroUSB cable.

HyperX Wrist Rest

All PC gamers know the struggle of having to keep up with your opponents in an online battle while battling their own wrist fatigue. Hours of gaming can really take a turn on a gamer’s wrists. If the gamer in your life has been complaining about sore arms and wrists, then this memory foam wrist rest will make their life a thousand times better. It’s ergonomic, cooling, and soothing for the wrists. With a sleek and cool design, this accessory will complement their gaming keyboard and mouse perfectly.

Handheld Retro Game Console Phone Case

Chances are, the gamer you’re shopping for has owned a Game Boy at some point in their life. This nostalgia-inducing, Game Boy-inspired case actually has functional buttons and a screen on it for playing video games. Your recipient will be able to play games like Tetris, Pac-Man, and Super Mario Bros. The case will also let you wirelessly charge your phone, and it is powered by a rechargeable battery.

HORI Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro

For those in search of a pair of controllers that offer more substance and better ergonomics than the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons, look no further. The Split Pad Pro slides right where your Joy-Con normally goes, but its wider form factor is much more suitable for larger hands. Unfortunately, the controller doesn't have an internal battery, so it causes a slight battery drain of your console. It also lacks motion controls, vibration, and NFC for scanning amiibos. What it does offer is unrivaled comfort, fewer hand cramps, and improved analog sticks.

Orzly Geek Pack for Nintendo Switch

If you're planning on gifting a Nintendo Switch this year, make sure you get them some accessories so they can make the most out of their new console. This amazing bundle comes with everything a Nintendo fan could want. 

PDP Pixel Pals

We are big fans of gifts that give a nice dose of nostalgia. These awesome light-up displays are inexpensive, impressive, and look great on any desk. You can pick from all your favorite 8-bit characters, including Mario, Luigi, Mega Man, Batman, and even characters from Street Fighter. They're powered by AAA batteries and are officially licensed.

Super Mario Bros. Fridge Magnets

If the Gameboy magnets are a bit overkill for your taste, consider shopping for these less obtrusive Super Mario Bros. ones instead. It's a pack of 80, so you can create your own custom Mario level to hold up your notes, grocery lists, or ticket stubs for easy-keeping on your fridge!

Oculus Go Virtual Reality Headset

Virtual reality is still slightly out of reach for some people because some headsets require an expensive gaming computer or an Android smartphone to run — but not the Oculus Go. It's a standalone virtual reality headset with a built-in display and motion tracking. It has a 3-hour battery, so you can stay immersed in your favorite games, movies, and experiences much longer than you'd be able to with competing mobile headsets like the Gear VR by Samsung.

Hot Wheels Rocket League Stadium Playset

This Hot Wheels set will bring the Rocket League experience to real life. The game features infrared sensor goals to keep score, and it comes with two rechargeable cars that you control using your smartphone or a tablet. The set even includes exclusive Rocket League download content, which you can redeem in the video game.

Sony PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller

This Sony DualShock 4 wireless controller is a great gift for any PlayStation 4 owner who likes action games. In case gold isn't your thing, consider another available color: red, blue, black, or crystal.