If the hardcore gamer on your holiday shopping list wants more than just video games this year, there are plenty of holiday gifts you could give him. There are even many cheap holiday gifts for gamers. Make sure you know what gaming systems and accessories he has and what he needs before you start shopping. Check out some of these cool gifts for gamers this holiday season.
Gifts for Console Gamers
Game console accessories make excellent holiday gifts for the hardcore gamer. If the gamer is into the Wii game console, consider buying him a Wii Fit balance board, an extra Wii remote, nunchuk, component cable, battery packs and charger or Wii Motion Plus accessory. There are also battery packs and chargers for the Wii. For the Xbox 360 gamer, you could get a Kinect accessory, a wireless Xbox 360 controller, a wireless Xbox headset, chat pad or charger. For the PlayStation Portable (PSP) gamer, get a travel case, component cable or memory card for the PSP. If he has a PlayStation 3 (PS3), get a PlayStation 3 Blu-ray remote, an extra PS3 controller, gaming gloves or cooling fan stand.
Gifts for PC Gamers
There are many holiday gifts that work well with all gaming PCs. If you’re looking for a cheap gift, you could buy an optical mouse or a wireless mouse. If you have more money to spend, you could get a customizable gaming mouse with better accuracy and control. A customizable keyboard is another great PC gamer’s accessory which will give him better speed and control in his games. There are also joysticks and gaming controllers designed for gaming PCs. A subscription to a PC magazine that reviews games is another cheap gift that many gamers would be happy to receive. Laptop and notebook accessories such as cooling pads, lap desks, carrying cases and backpacks also make great holiday gifts for gamers.
Gifts for All Gamers
Clothing for gamers make another excellent cheap gift for the holidays. There are T-shirts, hoodies and hats for gamers. There are also gaming chairs with features such as built in speakers, wireless receivers, adjustable headrests, padded armrests and rocking or swivel bases. There’s even a product called Gamer Grub that can be eaten while gaming without getting crumbs everywhere or leaving fingers sticky or greasy. For a really cheap gift, you could whip up some homemade snacks for your gamer friend or family member, such as homemade trail mix, cereal mix or energy bars. Just make sure that whatever you make won’t gum up his mouse, keyboard, joystick or other game controller.
For more ideas, read Best Cheap Christmas Presents for Everyone on Your List.