Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start shopping for loved ones. If you have a gamer on your list, you will know how difficult they are to buy for because there’s so much choice. To help you out, we’ve pulled together our top picks and split them into three categories.
The first is gaming devices.
If your friend is into computer gaming, there are a few roads you can take with Microsoft. For example, you can buy them a new gaming laptop with Intel Arc graphics from Lenovo, upgrade part of their desktop with some new hardware, or get them an Xbox (the Xbox One still has merit).
If you’re buying for a friend who’s yet to explore the world of Sony, you can buy them a new PlayStation. Naturally, the PS5 will likely be out of your budget. However, the PS4 still has much to offer and has dropped down to a much friendlier price, especially if you’re buying second-hand.
Nintendo has revolutionized handheld gaming devices with the Switch, which can be plugged into a TV as well. Starting at around $300, this is an investment for the closest of friends. However, if you’re looking to save some money, you can buy your friend the Switch Lite, which is the handheld-only version of the console.
Next, we have games.
Elden Ring is arguably the biggest game of the year, in terms of success and game size/depth. On an adventure of the Lands Between, players must traverse dangerous landscapes and battle terrifying foes as they seek the Elden Ring. Priced at around $50, this game is worth every penny.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
If your gamer friend loves Star Wars and Lego, this game is the perfect match for them. Telling the story of the Skywalker Saga, your friend will get to explore the entire galaxy made up of Lego pieces, and there’s even a traversable star destroyer made up of 18 million parts.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild
This is a game for Nintendo Switch gamers. Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes Lynx on a magnificent adventure through the Kingdom of Hyrule. If your friend enjoys the Zelda series, they’ll find this game enthralling because it’s set at the end of the timeline. Five years after release, this game still comes in at around $50, which is a testament to how good it is.
Finally, we have gaming accessories.
Every gamer needs accessories to get the best experience. A quality headset is one of the most popular extras because it allows them to talk to teammates online and saves those around them from hearing every gunshot. Explore this article for the best on the market right now.
If your friend is a computer gamer, they may need a controller to make some games more accessible. Fortunately, there are many different Bluetooth and wired controllers that integrate well with Microsoft Windows.
Buying gifts for a gamer is difficult because there are so many choices. The ideas listed above only provide a small snapshot. The best way to tackle this task is to choose a category and work from there.