The holiday season is quickly approaching! The winter season is a great time to relax at home with family and enjoy your favorite indoor hobbies. It is also time to start looking for gifts for loved ones, especially if you’re looking for presents that need to be shipped. With how many options are out there to explore, you may have difficulty finding the right gifts. Below is a list of our top 10 best gaming holiday gifts for winter 2021.
10. 2021’s Top Video Games
What better way to spend your time during the winter season than to play some of the best video games released this year? Whether you are a PC, Xbox, or Switch player, there are many great video games out there to share with others.
Below are 10 of some of the best video games released in 2021 that you can consider for gaming holiday gifts:
- Resident Evil Village: Available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation platforms.
- Hitman 3: Available on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation platforms.
- Forza Horizon 5: Available on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
- Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Available on Nintendo Switch.
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Available on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation platforms.
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart: Available on PlayStation 5.
- Deathloop: Available on PC and PlayStation 5.
- Metroid Dread: Available on Nintendo Switch.
- Halo Infinite: Available on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
- Mass Effect Legendary Edition: Available on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
If you’re looking to buy a more expensive gift for someone but don’t want to go all out and spend several thousand on a new PC setup, a new gaming laptop is a great alternative to consider. Laptops are fantastic if you travel or visit others often and want to play games when you are not at home. While you can opt for a cheap laptop that supports basic, low-intensity games, these laptops can handle most games at decent settings. Below is a list of gaming laptop recommendations:
Billions of people worldwide own and use smartphones. While many people only use their phones to talk with others, there is also a growing mobile gaming industry to explore. As phone games continue to release and become more advanced, there is an increased need to upgrade our phones every couple of years to keep up with trends. With the iPhone 13, Samsung Galaxy S21 and Google Pixel 6 all released this year, many people are continuing to seek out new and improved phones. Below are some recommendations for new phones:
7. Video Game Home Decor
There are many types of decorations out there that you can use to show off your interests. Many people are very passionate about showcasing favorite shows and video games by designing a room or house with different decorations. You can even use sticks and LED lights on your PC or consoles to brighten them up. Below are some ideas for home decoration holiday gifts:
- Posters, wall plaques, and paintings
- Laptop or PC stickers and LED lights
- Gaming rugs and blankets
- Figurines, toys, and other collectibles
- Nintendo Switch accessories
6. Gaming Mouse
There are many computer mice out there that are useful for different things. Some are cheap and easy to use, while others have several programmable buttons for advanced macro usage in games. However, finding the right mouse can be a challenge, especially if you are looking for a mouse that comfortably fits in your hand. Below are some recommendations for new gaming mice:
Video calling is a great way to interact with others online. Whether you call a family member or a friend you play games with, having a webcam when talking to others makes conversations much more lively. As well, if you or someone you know is interested in streaming, having a webcam helps complete your setup. It is also one of the more inexpensive gift ideas on this list. Below are some webcams you can consider for holiday gifts:
4. Gaming Headsets
Many of us are familiar with encountering sound problems after a few years of owning a pair of headphones or having trouble with a wireless Bluetooth connection. Whether due to technical difficulties or just wanting an upgrade, having a new headset is an important part of any gamer’s setup. Below is a list of gaming headsets you may consider for holiday gifts:
3. Game Service Subscriptions and Memberships
Rather than buying individual games to gift to others, you can also give gift cards or redemption codes for video game subscription services. Particularly, gaming subscriptions such as Xbox Game Pass, Nintendo Switch Online, and PlayStation Plus are all popular gifts that allow access to exclusive offers and games. Additionally, many of these services provide holiday-exclusive discount codes for their services to make them more affordable. Below is a list of gaming subscriptions and memberships you can consider for holiday gifts:
- Nintendo Switch Online
- Xbox Live Gold
- Xbox Game Pass
- PlayStation Plus
- Prime Gaming
- EA Play
- Humble Choice
2. Gaming Chairs
Whether you’re looking to buy a gift for a PC gamer or someone that plays on consoles, having a comfortable chair makes the experience that much more enjoyable. Even during a quick 30-minute gaming session, relaxing in a high-quality chair is the way to go. More importantly, though, it helps you maintain good posture and prevent aches and pains in your body. Below is a list of some of the best gaming chairs out there:
Within the past couple of years, multiple new and popular next-generation consoles have been released to give everyone improved gaming experiences. One of the most recent releases is the OLED Model for the Nintendo Switch that launched in October. As well, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S were both released around one year ago, making them two of the more recent consoles launched. With the Steam Deck unfortunately delayed until February 2022, these provide an alternative to those eagerly awaiting its release.
Related Gift Guides:
- Top Xbox Series X Holiday Gifts of 2021
- Top Nintendo Switch Holiday Gifts of 2021
- Top PS5 Holiday Gifts of 2021
This was our top 10 best gaming holiday gifts for winter 2021. What are some holiday items that are on your wishlist this season? Let us know what gifts you’re looking out for!