Holiday gift guide 2018 — the best gifts for gamers

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Finding the right gift for the gamers in your life can be as difficult as defeating a final boss. If you’re still looking, this roundup of awesome gaming gear should provide a little inspiration.

  • When will the next gen consoles arrive? Expect Microsoft and Sony to launch new devices in 2020.
  • Is it worth buying a VR headset for gaming? Absolutely. There are already hundreds of great VR titles available to buy and so many headsets and accessories.
  • What are the best gifts for gamers? Afte reading our roundup, head over to our gaming category for even more ideas.

The world of gaming is as diverse as the millions of people who play every day. Yet there are still many things that any gamer can appreciate. These gifts for gamers should bring a smile to someone’s face.

SCUF Vantage PS4 Controller

SCUF Vantage PS4 Controller - Holiday gift guide 2018 — the best gifts for gamers

SCUF Vantage gives you total control

For PS4 fans, this customizable controller is a dream come true. With removable vibration modules, asymmetric thumbsticks and a changeable faceplate, SCUF will give you an unfair advantage.

Price: $169.99 USD

Razer BlackWidow Elite Tournament-Grade Mechanical Keyboard

Razer BlackWidow Elite Tournament-Grade Mechanical Keyboard - Holiday gift guide 2018 — the best gifts for gamers

Get tournament-ready with the Razer BlackWidow keyboard

Serious PC gamers will love Razer’s BlackWidow keyboard. This tournament-grade peripheral lets you create custom macros, and it has a lifespan of 80 million keystrokes.

Price: $163.75 USD

Jaxx Pixel Gamer Chair

Jaxx Pixel Gamer Chair - Holiday gift guide 2018 — the best gifts for gamers

Stay comfortable in the Jaxx Pixel chair

Made from soft premium vinyl with a strong back support, the Jaxx Pixel chair is perfect for long gaming sessions. It’s filled with tiny polystyrene balls, meaning it feels like a giant beanbag.

Price: $179.99 USD

Linksys WRT32XB Gaming Router

Linksys WRT32XB Gaming Router - Holiday gift guide 2018 — the best gifts for gamers

Lose the lag with this Linksys router

There’s nothing more frustrating than multiplayer lag, but this Linksys router solves all your online problems. Tuned for gaming, it can reduce your peak ping time by up to 65%.

Price: $249.99 USD

8Bitdo N30 Arcade Stick Controller

8Bitdo N30 Arcade Stick Controller - Holiday gift guide 2018 — the best gifts for gamers

The 8Bitdo N30 is a blast from the past

The N30 controller is a blast from the past for Nintendo gamers. Compatible with the Switch and your PC, this arcade-style device is perfect for button bashing.

Price: $49.99 USD

PlayStation Classic Miniature PlayStation Console

PlayStation Classic Miniature PlayStation Console - Holiday gift guide 2018 — the best gifts for gamers

The PlayStation Classic offers retro gameplay

Remember the PS1? This brand new console is a perfect mini replica. The only difference is that there is no disc drive; the PlayStation Classic lets you play 20 pre-loaded titles on any HDMI display.

Price: $99.99 USD, pre-order

Xbox Adaptive Controller

Xbox Adaptive Controller - Holiday gift guide 2018 — the best gifts for gamers

Anyone can use the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Not all gamers find it easy to use a standard joypad. That’s why the good folks at Microsoft created the versatile Adaptive Controller for Xbox. With multiple ways to play, everyone’s included.

Price: $99.99 USD

Atari VCS Retro Video Computer System

Atari VCS Retro Video Computer System - Holiday gift guide 2018 — the best gifts for gamers

Play Pong on the Atari VCS

The VCS console from Atari introduces the classics to a new generation of gamers. Sleek and slender, the VCS lets you play 200 retro games along with new indie titles.

Price: $239 USD, pre-order

Keytendo Video Game Console Key Holder

Keytendo Video Game Console Key Holder - Holiday gift guide 2018 — the best gifts for gamers

Hang your keys on Keytendo

Any gamer would be proud to have this key holder in their hallway. It even comes with special connectors for your keys, matching the controller ports on the original SNES.

Price: $29.99 USD

Razer Phone 2 Gaming Smartphone

Razer Phone 2 Gaming Smartphone - Holiday gift guide 2018 — the best gifts for gamers

The Razer Phone 2 is a mobile beast

If you’re happy to splash the cash, the Razer Phone 2 offers an incredible portable gaming experience. With a 120Hz screen and a 2.8GHz SnapDragon processor, this thing can squeeze the most out of any mobile game.

Price: $799.99 USD

Oculus Go Wireless VR Headset

Oculus Go Wireless VR Headset - Holiday gift guide 2018 — the best gifts for gamers

Go wireless with Oculus Go

The Oculus Go headset is a great way to dive into the world of virtual reality. It gives you access to over 1000 games, plus 360-degree video content and 3D experiences.

Price: $199 USD

The best gaming gear

We have many committed gamers in team Gadget Flow, so we know gaming gear when we see it.

What are your favorite gaming gadgets and accessories? Tell us in the comments!

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Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.

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