With Christmas fast approaching, it can be stressful to find the perfect gift for those close to you. Are your kids still into toys? What will your spouse want? Your dad never asks for anything, what are you supposed to get him? Luckily for those buying for gamers, the buying options are fairly simple. You can almost guarantee they’ll enjoy anything that contributes to their gaming experience. If you’re not much of a gamer yourself, here are some gadgets for the holiday season.
A New Headset
Does your friend’s headset sound like they’re eating their mic half the time when the two of you are playing a game? Be a pal and buy them a new headset for Christmas! It doesn’t have to be super expensive, a lot of the affordable console-brand headsets can be purchased for around $60. Plus a nice headset can be used for other things besides gaming; use it on your laptop when watching a movie, or for drowning out noise when doing eLearning content. It has strong multi-purpose use!
A Controller Charging Station
All that gaming is sure to drain a controller’s battery. Rather than drop money on batteries each time a controller dies, why not get a charging station? This gift will keep gamers’ controllers fully charged so that they can switch controllers whenever one runs out of juice. Simply drop it on the charging dock and wait. It’s as easy as plugging in your phone!
A Custom Controller
If you’re going to go all out buying someone a charging station, they might as well get a fancy new controller to place on it, right? You can have one custom-made with chosen colors, inscriptions, logos, and textures. Or, if you’re feeling extra generous, you could even get an elite controller, which will cost you a pretty penny but give the user a wide range of customization options, from interchangeable buttons to added triggers and a stronger grip than a standard controller.
A New Console
If your kids have been begging you for a Playstation 5 or an Xbox Series X, then good luck; the consoles have been unavailable for nearly a year now, thanks to the pandemic, shortages, and scalpers buying them all up. That being said, the Xbox Series S is a reasonable option for those looking for a new console. It is slightly less powerful than the Series X, but hundreds of dollars cheaper, too. An older console, such as an Xbox One, Playstation 4, or a Nintendo Switch, are all viable options as well.
While all these gadgets are great accessories, the main thing a gamer wants for Christmas is, shockingly, games! While many newer releases have been delayed lately due to the pandemic, there are still several bangers that have come out this past year, as well as a plethora of award-winning titles from the past. Xbox Gamespass is another great deal for gamers, offering an expansive list of playable titles for only $15 dollars a month.
Tis the Season!
Hopefully this helps you with your decision-making this holiday season. Whether you’re buying a gaming gadget for a child, a partner, or a friend, you can’t go wrong with any of these options. Do they have an old, cheap headset? A new one might be the best gift for them. Have they exhausted all their game options? Grab the hottest game on the shelves! It’ll make their Christmas a cheerful one.