Best gaming gifts in 2024 including toys, gift cards & more

Best gaming gifts in 2024 including toys, gift cards & more
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Written by 

Ben Williams

Last updated 

24th Jan 2024 17:29

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Finding the best gaming gifts for the big gamer in your life can be quite a challenge considering all the different platforms, types of games, and iconic characters that exist in the medium.

If you're not familiar with the gaming world and you're the type who likes their presents to be a surprise, picking out something they'd like without needing to ask them first can take hours of searching. 

Whether it's for an upcoming birthday, anniversary, or just a special occasion, check out our picks to help you find the best gaming gift.

Games as gifts

Some of the best games for gaming gifts
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Image via Amazon | Best Buy | Insomniac Games | Sledgehammer Games | Nintendo

Game Price & link
Call of Duty Modern Warfare III (PS5 & PS4) $69.00 at Amazon
Assassin's Creed Mirage (PS4, Xbox) $59.99 at Amazon
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (PS5)

$69.99 at Amazon 

Starfield (Xbox Series X) $62.99 at Amazon 
Call of Duty Modern Warfare III (Xbox) $68.80 at Amazon 
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe $59.99 at Best Buy
Nickelodeon All Star Brawl 2

$29.99 at Best Buy

It's hard to imagine a list of gaming gifts that don't include games themselves. 2023 saw loads of incredible titles being released and 2024 has started off just as strong. Any of the above are great presents for the gamer in your life - just make sure they don't already have them!

Gaming toys & figure gifts

A few of the best toys & figures as gifts for gamers
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Image via TUBBZ | Funko POP! | Amazon

Item Price & link
Solid Snake TUBBZ Rubber Duck Figure $15.10 at Amazon
Master Chief Halo Funko POP! $15.96 at Amazon
Gumbo Fortnite Funko POP! $11.99 at Amazon
Mew Pokemon Funko POP! $12.99 at Amazon
Scorbunny Pokemon Funko POP!  $10.49 at Best Buy
The Stranger Destiny 2 TUZZ Rubber Duck Figure $14.40 at Amazon

The average gamer loves having collectible figures to display and show off their love for their favourite games. Thankfully, TUBBZ and Funko have no shortage of options with plenty of icons not just from gaming, but TV, and film too.

Gift cards

Nintendo, Xbox & Sony gift cards as some of the best gifts for gamers
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Image via Best Buy | Nintendo | Microsoft | Sony

Gift Cards Price & link
Xbox Gift Card  From $15.00 at Best Buy
Game Pass Ultimate Membership From $16.99 at Best Buy
PlayStation Store Gift Card From $30.00 at Best Buy
Nintendo eShop Gift Card From $5 at Best Buy
Nintendo Switch Online Membership Card (Three or 12 months) From $7.99 at Best Buy
Valve Steam Wallet Gift Card From $20.00 at Best Buy

If all that you know about the gamer you're buying for is that they love playing games on Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, or PC, then gift cards are a fantastic choice.

Rather than needing to ask what games they already have, tons of memberships or store credit vouchers can simply allow your giftee gamer to decide what to buy themselves instead (and can be a safer option at times too!)

Gaming headset & stand gifts

A select of headsets and a stand as some of the best gaming gifts
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Image via HyperX | Logitech | TuparGo

Headset or Stand Price & link
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wired Gaming Headset $79.99 at Best Buy
Turtle Beach Recon 50X 3.5mm Connection Gaming Headset $24.99 at Best Buy
Razer Kraken Wired Gaming Headset $79.99 at Best Buy
HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wireless Gaming Headset $79.99 at Best Buy
Logitech G435 Wireless Gaming Headset $49.99 at Best Buy
TuparGO Headphone Stand $9.99 at Amazon

Whether it be to gift your child or significant other with immersive gaming audio or to simply quiet the booming sounds of gameplay throughout your house, a new gaming headset is an essential part of a player's set-up, regardless of their chosen platform. 

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Gaming keyboard gifts

A few gaming keyboards amongst the best gifts for gamers
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Image via ROCCAT | MageGee | KLIM | Best Buy | Amazon

Keyboard Price & link
ROCCAT Pyro Full-Size Wired Mechanical Linear Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB $79.99 at Best Buy
ROCCAT Magma Full-size Wired Silent Membrane Gaming Keyboard $49.99 at Best Buy
ROCCAT Magma Mini 60% Compact Wired Membrane Gaming Keyboard with RGB $41.99 at Best Buy
MageGee Portable 60% Mechanical Gaming Keyboard $29.99 at Amazon
KLIM Chroma Wireless Gaming Keyboard RGB $24.97 at Amazon

A gaming keyboard isn't just a decent gift for when someone plays the odd game on their PC - it also adds style and sweet extra features like RGB lighting to their office's work-from-home and life admin set-up.

The only real thing to consider is whether you think they'll need the smallest size keyboard, known as '60%', or the largest 'full-size' style for their space.

Gaming controller gifts

 

Xbox, PS5, and Nintendo Switch controllers as some of the best gifts for gamers
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Controller Price & link
Xbox Wireless controller $59.99 at Best Buy
PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller $69.99 at Amazon
Pro Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch $69.99 at Best Buy
PDP Wired Controller for Xbox & PC $27.99 at Best Buy
CHENGDAO Game Controller (multi-platform) $39.64 at Amazon

No matter what platform they play on, a gamer being given a new controller is a win. Not only does it provide extra insurance by having a backup controller, but it also means they can bring on a player two for local multiplayer games.

Controllers on major platforms like PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, or even third-party sellers are constantly bringing out fancy designs or 'pro' versions - so gamers being gifted any of the above will welcome them with open arms.

Gaming chair gifts

Several gaming chairs that are amongst the best gifts for gamers
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Image via X Rocker | Simple Deluxe | Best Buy | Amazon

Gaming Chair Price & link
Insignia Essential PC Gaming Chair - Black $139.99 at Best Buy
CorLiving Mad Dog Gaming Chair - Black and Camo $149.99 at Best Buy
X Rocker Extra Large Geo Floor Gaming Bean Bag Cushion - Gray Camo $89.99 at Best Buy
X Rocker Flash 2.0 BT - Black $122.00 at Best Buy

You don't have to spend several hundreds of dollars to give a gamer ergonomic comfort while playing. From brands like Insignia to X Rocker, you'll be able to gift luxury and style to fit any gaming room.

Gaming mouse gifts

A few of the best mouse models as gifts for gamers
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Image via HyperX | Redragon | Logitech

Gaming Mouse Price & link
HyperX Pulsefire Core Wired Optical Gaming Mouse with RGB $29.99 at Best Buy
Redragon Wireless RGB Gaming Mouse $29.99 at Amazon
Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse $23.99 at Amazon
Logitech G502 HERO High Performance Wired Gaming Mouse $49.09 at Amazon
Logitech - G502 Lightspeed Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse with RGB $109.99 at Best Buy

A massive upgrade when compared to your average office mouse, a typical gaming mouse comes with exquisite add-ons with sleek designs which make even office tasks a breeze. Most importantly though, a decent gaming mouse will give an extra edge in any PC game.

Gaming microphone gifts

Several gaming microphones as some of the best gifts for gamers
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Image Blue | Yeticaster | HyperX | Best Buy |

Gaming Microphone Price & link
HyperX SoloCast Wired Cardioid USB Condenser Gaming Microphone $39.99 at Best Buy
Blue Microphones Snowball Wired Cardioid & Omnidirectional Condenser USB Vocal Microphone $69.99 at Best Buy
Razer Seiren Mini Wired Ultra-compact Condenser Microphone $39.99 at Best Buy
Blue Microphones Blue Yeti Professional Multi-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone $69.99 at Best Buy
Blue Microphones Yeticaster Studio Professional Wired Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone Desktop Bundle $183.99 at Best Buy

Designed to provide various levels of pro-grade audio, gaming microphones are amazing gifts either for the gamer who wants to improve team chat or those aiming to perfect their set-up for streaming on sites like Twitch.

With tons of brands like Blue, Razer, and HyperX selling all manner of designs and features, you'll be able to buy the perfect mic no matter the taste of your giftee gamer.

Our hardware and lists homepages have even more recommendations for gaming, like the best 1440p gaming monitors, prebuilt gaming PCs, and Xbox Game Pass games you'll want to check out.

Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.

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