Best gaming gifts in 2024 including figures, gift cards, peripherals & more

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

Ben Williams

Last updated 

4th Apr 2024 12:04


Picking the best gaming gifts for the beloved gamer in your life can be a tricky task, from trying to find out about the latest hardware or what collectible toys & figures would suit their taste.

Thankfully, this thorough but easy-to-navigate buyer's guide will help you find the right gaming gift no matter what type of present you're after - from games themselves to gift cards, figures, headsets, chairs, and more. 

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) $69.99 at Best Buy
Call of Duty Modern Warfare III (Xbox) $67.90 at Amazon 
Marvel's Spider-Man 2 (PS5)

$69.99 at Amazon 

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth $69.99 at Amazon, $69.99 Best Buy 
Helldivers 2  $39.99 at Amazon, $39.99 at Best Buy
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe $59.99 at Best Buy, $49.54 Amazon
Hogwarts Legacy

From $44.99 at Best Buy

Hogwarts Legacy (Switch)

$40.22 Amazon

There've not only been a great selection of still-popular games released in 2023, but 2024's already seen some incredible games out as well - most promiently those like Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth and Helldivers 2. 

The only thing I'd advise is that you double-check with your giftee, or a mutual friend if you want to keep it a surprise, that they don't own your intended gift already.

Gaming toys & figures as gifts

Gaming toys and figures amongst the best gifts for gamers
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Image via TUBBZ | Funko POP! | Amazon | Exquisite Gaming | Dark Horse Deluxe

Item Price & link
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt: Geralt Grandmaster Ursine Figure $59.99 at Amazon
Solid Snake TUBBZ Rubber Duck Figure $16.05 at Amazon
Borderlands 3 Claptrap phone & gaming controller figure $24.99 at Amazon
Master Chief Halo Funko POP! $17.97 at Amazon
Minecraft Offical Licensed Diorama Night Light $18.99 at Amazon 
Gumbo Fortnite Funko POP! $13.17 at Amazon
Pokemon Select - 13" Charizard Deluxe Collector's Statue $54.99 at Amazon 
Mew Pokemon Funko POP! $12.99 at Amazon
Halo Infinite: Master Chief with Grappleshot PVC Statue - by Dark Horse Comics  $49.99 at Amazon 
Scorbunny Pokemon Funko POP!  $11.99 at Best Buy
The Stranger Destiny 2 TUZZ Rubber Duck Figure $13.96 at Amazon

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

My personal favourite is the stunning Geralt of Rivia figure, with the Witcher 3 protagonist sporting the imposing Grandmaster Ursine armour. Sure, the almost-$60 price tag's a hefty sum, but well worth it. 

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 card 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 $10 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 - making it a safer option 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 $89.99 at Best Buy
Turtle Beach Recon 50X 3.5mm Connection Gaming Headset $24.99 at Best Buy
Razer Kraken Wired Gaming Headset $49.95 at Amazon
HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wireless Gaming Headset $69.99 at Best Buy
Logitech G435 Wireless Gaming Headset $49.99 at Best Buy
TuparGO Headphone Stand $9.99 at Amazon
New bee RGB Headphone Stand $14.99 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 $54.99 at Best Buy
ROCCAT Magma Full-size Wired Silent Membrane Gaming Keyboard $34.99 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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Image via Best Buy | Amazon |Microsoft Gaming | Sony Interactive Entertainment | Nintendo Switch Platform Technology Development

Controller Price & link
Xbox Wireless controller $44.99 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 $22.89 at Amazon
CHENGDAO Game Controller (multi-platform) $39.64 at Amazon

No matter what platform they play on, a gamer being given a new controller as a gift is a definite 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 which are some of the best gifts for gamers
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Image via X Rocker | Arozzi | Razer | Best Buy

Gaming Chair Price & link
Insignia Essential PC Gaming Chair - Black $179.99 at Best Buy
Arozzi - Milano Gaming/Office Chair - Black  $249.99 at Best Buy
Razer - Enki Gaming Chair for All-Day Comfort - Black $499.99 at Best Buy 
X Rocker Flash 2.0 BT - Red $86.99 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 $23.99 at Amazon
Razer DeathAdder Essential Gaming Mouse $24.71 at Amazon
Logitech G502 HERO High Performance Wired Gaming Mouse $49.99 at Amazon
Logitech - G502 Lightspeed Wireless Optical Gaming Mouse with RGB $92.99 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 $47.99 at Best Buy
Blue Microphones Snowball Wired Cardioid & Omnidirectional Condenser USB Vocal Microphone $59.99 at Best Buy
Razer Seiren Mini Wired Ultra-compact Condenser Microphone $37.99 at Amazon 
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 $199.99 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.

For more essentials, 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.

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Ben Williams
About the author
Ben Williams
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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