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The 10 best gifts for gamers

Gamers are very particular with the kind of gaming setup they want. From the kind of mouse pad they should be using to the specs of their gaming device, they make sure everything they’re using is high caliber. That’s why when you plan to give a gamer a gift for their birthday or the holidays, you need to do a little digging. Ask them what kind of games they play or what particular aspect of gaming do they like the most.

Although if you want it to be a total surprise, you don’t have to worry. We have rounded up some of the most awesome and functional gifts for gamers in one place. Right here, you will find a gaming keyboard, a dual monitor setup, headphones, and a wireless controller perfect for their gaming needs. There are also other items that they will surely love to receive.

At a glance:

  • Swannies Blue Light-Blocking Glasses – $69
  • ECHOGEAR Premium Dual Monitor Stand – $100
  • ROCCAT Vulcan 100 AIMO RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – $113
  • Copper Compression Arthritis Gloves – $24
  • Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager – $50
  • ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless + Base – $285
  • PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch- $39
  • Uniqlo Super Mario 35th Anniversary T-shirt – $8
  • Phillips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box – $230
  • Logitech StreamCam – $170

Swannies Blue Light-Blocking Glasses

Every gamer’s eyes are always glued to a screen, concentrating on their ongoing game. Staring at a screen for a long period of time can cause eyestrain. With that, Swannies Blue Light-Blocking Glasses is the perfect gift to keep their eyes protected. These glasses aid in reducing the effects of screen glare and it’s light. They are ideal for relieving tired and strained eyes after long, consecutive hours of gameplay.

ECHOGEAR Premium Dual Monitor Stand

An important aspect of a good gaming setup is the way the monitors are positioned. With a dual monitor stand, you can assure that the gamer will have much more physical comfort even as they play games for a long period of time. What’s even better is an immersive gaming experience with Echogear’s Premium Dual Monitor Stand. They also have a single monitor stand available. They are also easy to install to provide a hassle-free experience to your receiver.

ROCCAT Vulcan 100 AIMO RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

A mechanical gaming keyboard can do wonders to a gamer’s setup. These keyboards specially designed with gaming in mind can help improve a gamer’s efficacy. With its high sensitivity and rapid response, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable gaming experience. The keyboard is also illuminated with bright LED lights which is visually stunning to anyone who sees it. This stylish and functional gaming keyboard is the perfect gift to give to an avid gamer. 

Copper Compression Arthritis Gloves

Playing games for hours on end not only strains the eyes, but can also cause hand pain. If you’re familiar with carpal tunnel syndrome, anyone who uses the computer for hours could be at risk. This is especially true for gamers who are immersed to the point that time flies by with them barely noticing. The Copper Compression Arthritis Gloves can help reduce hand pain and the risk of getting carpal tunnel syndrome. With this pair of gaming gloves, their hands and wrists can remain healthier.

Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager

We’re all about ensuring that gamers are comfortable despite long gaming sessions. Whether they’re battling for hours or streaming their gameplay nonstop, there’s bound to be some ache after being in the same position for quite some time. That’s why this Naipo Shiatsu back and neck massager is just what they need to relieve and relax their muscles. It can easily be wrapped around their shoulders for a comfortable massage. The massager can also be positioned in a way that it becomes a foot or lower back massager.

ASTRO Gaming A50 Wireless + Base

Gaming is made more immersive with a good pair of gaming headphones with surround sound. The Astro Gaming A50 Wireless Headset with Base that is compatible for the chosen gaming console and PC is a perfect gift to give. With Dolby Audio, the gaming headset delivers a high resolution gaming audio experience. For the Xbox version, it comes with Dolby Atmos which gives off a more accurate and crisp sound quality.

PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch

If your gamer pal has a Nintendo Switch of their own, you can’t go wrong with giving them a new controller. Animal Crossing is a pretty popular Nintendo game and if you’ve seen them play it then this is the ideal gift to give. This Animal Crossing-themed wireless controller can be synched with Bluetooth. The necessary AA batteries are included. PowerA also has other controller designs to choose from.

Uniqlo Super Mario 35th Anniversary T-shirt

Super Mario is a beloved character and is known by gamers and non-gamers alike. If your gamer friend happens to love Super Mario then they will definitely appreciate this Uniqlo shirt. Uniqlo is known for their collaborations with different franchises across the globe and Super Mario is no exception. What’s even better about this shirt is that it’s comfortable enough to wear as a sleep shirt while gaming or even as casual wear. The simple and comfy design of the shirt makes it ideal for any kind of gamer.

Phillips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box

Want to give them an even MORE immersive gaming experience? With the Phillips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box they can let their smart lights work with their game system. Picture this, lighting that matches seamlessly with the game they are playing. This gives it a more realistic feel especially when playing an action-packed game. It adapts incredibly well to any game they desire to play.

Logitech StreamCam

Gameplay streaming has become a phenomenon worldwide. With that in mind, it’s possible that your gamer pal is a streamer. If that’s the case, you can give them this nifty Logitech StreamCam which is perfect for capturing every epic gaming reaction. With smart auto focus and neat exposure features, this streaming camera will have any gamer look their best no matter what angle. This is also a gift that’s hard to forget since they’ll be using it often.

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