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The holidays are approaching, and it’s time to start planning for the gamers in your life. There are thousands of excellent gifts that can enhance and extend a gamer’s experience, and Newegg stocks most of them. Choosing among those thousands of options can be a daunting proposition, and so we’ve put together a list of the 25 best techie gifts and gadgets for PC gamers.

Some are fun, some are functional, and some are frivolous, but all of them would provide a gamer with something they’ll love to unwrap. Read on to get some ideas for the important gamers in your life.


The list of 25 gifts for gamers

AKRacing Core Series EX Gaming Chair – $329

It’s not cheap, but the AKRacing Core Series EX Gaming Chair checks all the boxes for ergonomics and great looks.

You’ll find an adjustable headrest and lumbar support, a gas lift, breathable fabric that keeps heat at a minimum, and a metal frame that resists corrosion and should withstand the abuse your gamer is likely to mete out.

Cold-cured, high-density foam padding makes for both comfort and long-lasting support.

AKRacing Core Series

The AKRacing Core Series is an EXcellent Gaming Chair

Eureka Corner Desk

It’s shaped like an L and that’s a W

Eureka Ergonomic L-Shaped Corner Desk – $200

An ergonomic gaming chair needs an ergonomic gaming desk to complete the package.

The Eureka Ergonomic L-Shaped Corner Desk fits in perfectly, offering the ability to divide the desk into different zones for customized use, and the extra large 60-inch desktop provides plenty of space for monitors, a keyboard, and a gaming mousepad.

The extra leg room provides plenty of space to stretch out during long gaming sessions.

When it comes to Gaming Desks and Chairs we have tons of options

Razer Firefly V2 – Hard Surface Gaming Mouse Mat with Chroma – $49

Gamers need more space for mousing while gaming, and there’s special breed of mousepad made just for them. Razer leads the way in gaming accessories, and its Firefly V2 Hard Surface Gaming Mouse Mat with Chroma provides plenty of space and a few extras.

Its edges house 19 lighting RGB zones that can sync with Razer Chroma and over 30 partner systems, and the micro-textured surface provides for precise pixel tracking for accurate competitive mousing.

Razer Mousepad

This mousepad is Razer sharp

Corsair K100 RGB

Pirates love the Corsair’s ArrrrrrGB

CORSAIR K100 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – $230

Gamers demand mechanical keyboards to keep up with today’s modern titles, and one of the best is the CORSAIR K100. The keyboard boasts CORSAIR’s AXON Hyper-Processing technology, enabling up to four times the throughput with 4,000Hz polling and 4,000Hz key scaling. The Cherry MX Speed silver keyswitches have incredibly fast response times with an actuation distance of just 1.2mm, and they’re guaranteed for 100 million keystrokes. And of course, there’s dynamic per-key RGB lighting


If the gamer in your life is really into their keyboard, then you could go the customizable route.

The YIBOZY GK61X@ is a Bluetooth platform that allows adding whatever switches best fit a gamer’s style.

There’s some work to be done in getting everything hooked up, but in the end, your gamer will have the perfect keyboard.

YIBOZY GK61XS Keyboard

Customization is Key

Razer Basilisk

Don’t look it in the eye

Razer Basilisk V3 – $70

Once a gamer’s keyboard has been straightened out, it’s time to select the right mouse.

There are many great choices, but one of the best is the Razer Basilisk V3.

It offers 11 programmable buttons including a multi-function trigger to make for more competitive gaming, along with 11 Razer Chroma RGB lighting zones to a true gamer aesthetic.

It’s a wired mouse, which is what most true gamers crave to avoid wireless latency.

There are lots more Gaming Mice and Keyboards where these came from

HyperX Cloud II – $97

Most popular games today are multiplayer, and communicating with teammates is a must.

A good gaming headset is therefore a vital part of a gamer’s kit, and the HyperX Cloud II is among the best.

It includes a USB audio sound card with 7.1 virtual surround sound, and 53mm drivers featuring Neodynium magnets for superior audio.

Echo cancelling is built in via the digitally enhanced microphone.

HyperX Cloud II

The Cloud II is Cirrusly good sound

HyperX QuadCast

I wanna be like Mic

HyperX QuadCast USB Condenser Gaming Microphone – $119

Sometimes a gamer prefers a dedicated gaming microphone over a headset, for the best possible outgoing audio quality.

The HyperX QuadCast USB gaming microphone is an excellent choice, with a convenient gain control adjustment and a tap-to-mute sensor.

The anti-vibration shock mount lets the gamer pound on the keyboard without worrying about affecting voice quality.

Logitech C920x Pro HD Webcam – $93

Sometimes you want to connect visually to other gamers, and a good webcam is a necessity.

One of the best options is Logitech’s C920x Pro HD webcam, which as the name implies provides 1080p video at 30 frames per second (fps).

Stereo audio is provided by dueal microphones, and the C920x automatically adjusting lighting to match the surrounding conditions and provide the best possible image.

XSplit VCam is built in to remove, replace, or blur the background without a green screen.

Logitech C920x Pro

The C920 isn’t a crazy workout program, but it will make you look great

Streaming gamers know the importance of a good Headset or Speakers

Logitech G560 Lightsync

Sync into your gaming experience

Logitech G560 G Lightsync PC Gaming Speaker – $200

Sometimes gamers don’t want to wear a headset to immerse themselves in gaming audio, and a good set of PC speakers is on their list. The Logitech C560 G Lightsync PC gaming speaker is a solid choice, providing 240 watts of peak power with tons of bass thanks to a ported subwoofer. Integrated DTS:X Ultra surround sound renders 3D position audio to put players right in the game, and the LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting solution provides colors and effects driven by many popular games.

Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS HOTAS Controller – $189

There’s nothing more important to a flight simulator than a Hands On Throttle and Stick (HOTAS) controller, and the best around is the Thrustmaster T.1600M FCS. The kit includes both a flight stick with pinpoint accuracy but also a TWCS throttle for additional control. You get 16 action buttons with the flight stick and 14 buttons with the throttle, providing as much control as a pilot could ever need. And Thrustmaster is supported in every flight simulation game imaginable.

Thrustmaster T.16000

Much more appropriate than it sounds

Logitech G920 Wheel

It’s a wheel big deal

Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel – $318

Just as a good HOTAS controller is a necessity for flight simulator buffs, a good steering wheel controller is a must for racing game fans.

Among the best options is the Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel, which incorporates dual-motor force feedback to realistically simulate driving conditions.

The wheel is covered with genuine hand-stitched leather for excellent grip and comfort, and a D-Pad and controller buttons are incorporated in the center for precise control.

SCUF Prestige Custom Performance Controller – $320

Some games are best played with a gamepad, and the best you can buy is the SCUF Prestige.

It includes four paddles mappable to 14 controller functions, along with the usual A, B, X, Y, Left Stick, Right Stick, Entire D-Pad, Menu, View, and Left and Right Bumper buttons and keys.

The SCUF Prestige can be fine-tuned for hair trigger responsiveness, and the textured non-slip surface ensures a confident grip.

SCUF Custom Controller

Are you SCUF enough?

We have Gaming gear for everyone


Games come alive with the VIVE

HTC VIVE Pro 2 Virtual Reality System – $1,399

The highest-resolution virtual reality (VR) system available today is the HTC VIVE Pro 2, with 5K clarity at 4,896 x 2,448.

The wide 120 degree field of view (FOV) better aligns with the human eye, making for a more realistic and comfortable VR environment.

This system includes the VIVE Pro 2 headset, controllers, and positioning equipment for a complete walk-around configuration. If your gamer wants to dive into VR, the this is the right system.

Elgato 4K60 Pro MK.2 Game Capture – $169

If your gamer wants to live stream or record their gaming sessions, then a capture solution is a necessity.

Assuming your gamer uses a desktop PC, the best option is the Elgato 4K60 MK.2 Game Capture PCIe card, which supports up to 2160p at 60Hz with HDR pass-through and recording.

Encoding options include HEVC, H.265 HDR, and AVC/H.264. The Elgato 4K60 Pro MK.2 can capture from a variety of sources including Twitch, YouTube, and external consoles.

Elgato 4K60 Pro

You ought’o get an Elgato

WD_Black 5TB Drive

A hard drive that drives hard!

WD Black 5TB P10 Game Drive Portable External Hard Drive – $125

All those games take up tons of storage space, and for the gamer with a maxed-out rig, external storage is the only way to go.

Western Digital’s Black 5TB P10 Game Drive is the best option for gamers, providing a fast 7200 RPM drive with up to 140 megabytes per second (MB/s) transfer speeds.

The three-year warranty attests to the drive’s durability.

GIGABYTE Vision OC GeForce RTX 3060 – $834

GPUs remain hard to come by thanks to the impact of cryptocurrency miners, but if your gamer is running old-school graphics then there are some options available. It’s not cheap, but one solid option for 1080p gaming is GIGABYTE’s Vision OC GeForce RTX 3060.

It provides 12GB of video RAM and a boost clock up to 1,837 MHz, meaning it will handle modern titles at high graphical detail. One day GPUs will come down in price, but until then, the RTX 3060 is a good choice.


GeForce is strong with this one

acer Nitro XV270

For explosive performance think Nitro

Acer Nitro XV270 Pbmiiprx 27″ – $200

A true gaming monitor matches up well with a fast GPU to provide gaming that’s free of tearing and ghosting.

The Acer Nitro XV270 is a 27-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) monitor with a 0.5ms response time and a 165Hz refresh rate.

It supports AMD FreeSync technology and offers good colors and an adjustable design.

Replacing an old-school 60Hz display with the Acer Nitro XV270 will provide a much more dynamic gaming experience.

A new Gaming PC would make an amazing gift

Philips Hue Bluetooth Smart Lightstrip Plus 2m/6ft Base Kit – $80

What gamer doesn’t want his gaming environment to match his gaming rig? One way to get there is to install an RGB lightstrip to create a visible – and customizable – gaming ambience.

The Philips Hue Bluetooth Smart Lightstrip Plus provides just that, with 16 million available colors and the ability to use the Hue Bluetooth app to control up to 10 lights in a room. There are other lightstrips, but the kit listed here provides everything you need to get started.

Philips Hue Bluetooth Lightstrip

Light up your life

Belkin Power strip

Does not protect from the late 90’s soda “Surge”

Belkin Power Strip Surge Protector – $41

It’s a boring purchase, but sometimes a gamer just needs more outlets to handle a fully-configured gaming rig and environment.

In that case, you can’t go wrong with Belkin, which offers a variety of surge suppressors to expand power availability and protect valuable equipment.

The one listed here supports up to 12 devices in a relatively small form factor.

CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS – $220

One step up from the simple surge suppressor is the uninterruptible power supply (UPS), which not only provides protection against power surges but can keep a gaming rig powered during blackouts long enough to shut down gracefully.

The CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD provides 1,500 VA/1,000 watts of pure sine wave power that can keep a gaming desktop running for more than enough time to finish a level and power down.

CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD

Power to protect so your rig isn’t wrecked

TIJN blue light glasses

My glasses! I can’t see the screen while filtering out harmful blue light without my glasses!

TIJN Blue Light Blocking Glasses – $22

Staring at an LED display all day can cause eye fatigue and strain due to the emission of blue light.

A pair of blue light glasses helps alleviate that strain, and the TINJ Blue Light Block Glasses are a great and affordable option. Available in a number of colors, the glasses are lightweight and abrasion resistant.

The glasses won’t affect the quality of the image, but will help you game longer without your eyes getting so tired.

Ember – Temperature Control Smart Mug – $139

If you’re a gamer who wants to keep their favorite beverage at a precise temperature, then there’s no reason not to go hi-tech.

The Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug is exactly as it sounds, providing a smartphone app that lets a gamer dial in a precise temperature and maintain it for as long as necessary.

There’s no more excuse for cold coffee during long gaming sessions.

Ember Smart Mug

A smarter more attractive mug than mine

TACKLIFE Mini fridge

You could keep six packs of bee- soda!

TACKLIFE F4 Mini Fridge – $28

Sometimes gamers want their beverages to be cold, and they don’t want to run to the kitchen.

That’s where the TACKLIFE F4 minifridge comes in handy. It’s compact but still provides four liters of capacity, enough for a six pack of soft drings.

It can fit on a desk or closely nearby, and can reduce an item’s temperature by 15 degress in 40 miutes.

It’s 100% Freon-free, and so it’s good for the environment, durable, and energy-saving.

Xbox Game Pass for PC 3 Month Membership – $30

What good is all this gear if there are no games to play?

That’s where a gaming subscription comes into play, and one of the best is Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Gamers can access over 100 high-quality PC games on Windows 11, with access to EA Play included at no additional cost.

Forza Horizon 4, Age of Empires IV, and Microsoft Flight Simulator are just a few examples of the titles included with the Game Pass.

XBox Game Pass 3 Month

The gift that keeps on gaming

Get great gifts and more for your holidays, with Newegg

There’s a lot more where that came from

Of course, there are thousands of other gifts you can look into, but hopefully this list of 25 gifts for gamers is a good start. Be sure to check out Newegg’s extensive selection of items that can brighten a gamer’s face on a holiday morning.

Author Mark Coppock

A technology and aspiring science fiction writer from just outside Los Angeles, CA.

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