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Best Gifts for Gamers (2023)

Looking for ideas on what to get a gamer for a holiday or special occasion? Explore our 10 top gift ideas featuring an array of cool gadgets and accessories from trusted brands like Samsung, Apple, Meta, Beats, and more.
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When it comes to finding the perfect gifts for gamers, it can be a challenge. Let's face it: these techies already seem to have every gadget under the sun.

So, how can you level up with the gamer in your life this holiday season? Whether you're shopping for your kids, parents, friends, family, or co-workers—we've got 10 great gaming gifts and accessory ideas for every budget and personality.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

This device would wow any gamer on your list. The massive 6.8" WQHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x display lets them take on the competition in stunning, colorful, larger-than-life detail, while 120Hz technology delivers a smooth experience no matter where the action takes them. Add to that Samsung’s fastest processor ever, the exclusive Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform, and this phone lets them play at full tilt, while allowing for a seamless transition between apps. Thanks to the new chipset and the 5000mAh battery, they also get the long-lasting power every gamer craves.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5

Go big with a gift that unfolds a truly immersive gaming experience. The massive 7.6" screen (the biggest display available on a smartphone to date) lets them play on-the-go in a big way. Plus, thanks to the Multi-Window View—they can multitask with up to three windows open on one screen—making it easy to play, browse, and shop anytime, anywhere. The Z Fold5 also features Samsung's powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform, and despite its massive screen, the improved Flex Hinge makes it the perfect fit for any pocket or purse.

iPhone 15 Pro Max

For the Apple of your eye who also loves to game, this device is a true powerhouse. The A17 Pro chip delivers Apple's best performance yet, with incredibly detailed, immersive environments and characters all featured on a huge 6.7" Super Retina XDR display. Add to the mix ProMotion technology with adaptive refresh rates up to 120Hz and a long-lasting battery with up to 29 hours of video playback—and this phone transforms into a gaming console on the go.

Harman Kardon ONYX Studio 8 Bluetooth Speaker

This speaker's cool, space-like look will please gamers who also appreciate good sound and futuristic design. It offers dual tweeters for stunning stereo performance, powerful bass, a sleek aluminum handle for effortless portability and up to eight hours of battery life. For an immersive gaming experience, they can wirelessly pair two Onyx Studio 8 speakers together for a wider, more detailed stereo sound experience. Can’t decide? Explore more speaker gift ideas here.

Beats Studio Buds + True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds

Revolutionize their gaming adventure with powerful, balanced sound and a comfortable, stay-put fit. These noise-canceling earbuds deliver the perfect soundtrack for taking on any challenge. Your gamer will like the instant one-touch pairing and ‘Find My’ capability (for both Apple and Android users) in case they come to you with the ‘I don’t know where I put them.’ They come with a pocketable charging case, ear tips in four different sizes, and USB-C to USB-C charging cable. Each earbud has up to 9 hours of listening time, and the 5-minute Fast Fuel charging feature adds 1 hour of playback when the battery is low. Can’t decide? Explore more earbud ideas here.

Apple AirPods Pro 2nd Gen with MagSafe Case

For Apple-only purists, these are a great holiday gift idea. They boast amazing sound quality and features like Adaptive EQ, Personalized Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking, ANC, and four silicone ear tip sizes for a more customizable fit and seal. Plus, with Adaptive Transparency, they can adjust the volume and other settings with a simple swipe. They come in a MagSafe Charging Case with Precision Finding, built-in speaker, and a lanyard loop. Can’t decide? Explore more MagSafe Case gift ideas here.

Razer Kishi Controller iOS V2

Perfect for both Android and iPhone (lightning) users, this cool device delivers console-class AAA gameplay right to their smartphone. They'll appreciate the innovative microswitch buttons, analog triggers, and programmable macros that let them play full PC and console games on the fly. They can also browse games, record and share gameplay, and get support for the most popular game streaming apps.

Meta Quest 3 (128 GB)

Got a gamer who's got to go all in? Open up a whole new world of adventure with this mixed reality headset that lets them fully immerse themselves in the moment (or blend physical and virtual worlds). The Quest 3 is the most powerful Quest yet, featuring lightning-fast performance enhanced by stunning detail. Plus, it has a library of 500+ immersive apps.

JEXtream® RG2100 5G Mobile Hotspot

If you have an avid gamer who also loves traveling, camping, or just going off-the-grid—this mobile hotspot is a great gift idea. It provides Wi-Fi 6 Dual Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz technology for the fastest internet available and can provide Wi-Fi for up to 20 devices. It even works internationally, so they never have to worry about their favorite gaming device dying—even when they’re on the move.

The Essentials

Still can't decide what to buy them? You can never go wrong with gaming essentials like adapters, chargers, phone cases, screen protectors, and more. Best of all, these tend to be easy on the wallet and they make perfect stocking stuffers.

Have more people to shop for? Browse our holiday gift guide for the top gift ideas for gamers, tech lovers, and everyone else on your list.

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