Secretlab OMEGA 2020 Gaming Chair
460mm - 555mm
All the best Christmas gifts for that special gamer in your life
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It’s that time of year again when everyone goes into a gift-buying frenzy. That’s right, Christmas is here once more. But, there’s no need for a gifting-induced headache this year – WePC has all the best gifts for gamers right here to help you find the perfect present. So, whether you’re buying a Christmas gift for your gaming-obsessed boyfriend, kitting out your Twitch streamer sibling, or giving your Dad a flashback to the “good old days” with some retro gaming gifts – we’ve got you covered!
We wanted to make sure that all our recommendations were the best they could be, so we actually spoke to real gamers (aka, the WePC team) about what they would most like to find under the tree come December 25th. So, you can rest assured everything in our Best Gifts For Gamers guide comes highly recommended!
Let’s start off with what we all know and love the most – PC gaming. Christmas is the perfect time to upgrade your setup. Whether that means a new mechanical keyboard, a comfy new gaming chair, or a completely new PC build – here’s what we recommend this holiday season!
460mm - 555mm
If you’re looking to splash out on something spectacular for the PC gamer in your life, then you can’t go wrong with the Secretlab Omega Gaming Chair. Trust us when we say there is nothing worse than gaming for hours on a dinky old office chair. Warning though – you may lose this person completely to their favorite game now that they don’t need to take so many breaks!
We’ve recently had the pleasure of reviewing this monitor and we’re big fans! With a 240Hz refresh rate and Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, it means your giftee can enjoy their games with some impressive graphics. If they love beautiful games like Cyberpunk 2077 or Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, they will LOVE this great gaming monitor.
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If you want to help someone get into the world of PC gaming, then a budget prebuilt PC could be the perfect gift! With this gift, you’re giving them the perfect starting point to begin exploring the wonderful world of PC gaming we know and love!
AMD Ryzen 3 3100
XFX RADEON RX 570
Patriot Viper 4 RAM kit - 16GB of DDR4 RAM,
240GB Adata SSD
Thermaltake Smart 500W PSU
ASRock B450M PRO4
Of course, if you’re a PC builder yourself, you’ll probably want to build from scratch rather than relying on a prebuilt. $500 is a perfectly respectable budget to build a first gaming PC with as well! And, it will be more powerful than a $500 prebuilt!
Diving into the world of VR gaming can be expensive, but with the Oculus Rift S coming in at around $400, you’re getting a whole lot of bang for your buck. Of course, you’ll want to make sure your PC build is powerful enough to tackle VR gaming, but once you’re setup, you’ll soon realize why VR is so popular.
One of the most important parts of any game is the audio. Whether that means hearing enemy gunshots so you can target them, feeling the tension with creepy music, or enjoying the voice acting talents of your favorite characters – sound is a huge part of what makes a game great. So, having a high-quality headset is just as important. We recommend the Astro A50 if you’re looking for the best possible experience.
A great gaming keyboard is an essential tool in your arsenal when you’re a PC gamer, and there is no better choice out there than the Corsair K70. OK, I may be a little biased, but I’ve been using this keyboard for over a year now and I am 100% in love with it. Be sure to grab one with Cherry MX Red switches over Blue though – as these are the better switches for gamers.
The Logitech G Pro has been the mouse of choice here at WePC for a while now. But, it seems as though nobody is bringing enough to the table to knock it from that top spot! It’s ultra-lightweight and perfect for long gaming sessions – no matter what games you play!
Sometimes, even the best PC gamers prefer using a controller over a mouse and keyboard. That’s why you need to be equipped with the best controller around. We can’t recommend the Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller enough. And, it even works with PC and PS4 if your special someone likes to dabble in console gaming too.
Xbox One + Xbox Series X
If you haven’t heard of Cyberpunk 2077 yet, then you must have been hiding under a very large rock for the last few years. This game has been hyped up to the max, and after pushback after pushback will finally release on December 10th. Unwrapping the hottest game of the year on Christmas Day? Amazing.
Now, if you’re not a PC gamer yourself, you might wonder why on earth you should spend $50 on a mousepad of all things. But, let me tell you – a good mouse pad can make all the difference in the thick of a game. And, with the snazzy RGB of this one from Razer, you’re going to be very popular with your PC Gamer friend!
No matter how hard you try, some console gamers just won’t be swayed onto Team PC (even though we know how much better is). But, that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve something great this holiday season! Here are our best gifts for console gamers.
Of course, if you can get hold of one of these elusive next-gen consoles, then your console-loving gamer friend will be forever grateful. We recommend keeping an eye on our Twitter page, as we always post as soon as new stock becomes available for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Easily one of the most popular consoles this year has been the Nintendo Switch. This thing was having stock level issues before it was cool. And, now that it’s not a brand new console, you have a huge selection of games to choose from – so make sure to load up that games library.
If you don’t want to splash out fully on a Nintendo Switch, or if your giftee just prefers handheld gaming, then the Nintendo Switch Lite console could be the perfect gift. It does everything the Nintendo Switch does, apart from hook up to your TV. So, you can still enjoy all your favorite games for a lower price.
You’d be surprised just how quickly a console game library can fill up. Especially with monthly memberships like PS Plus and Xbox Live dolling out free games on the regular. Gear up your friend or loved one with this great 4TB hard drive to make sure they can have all the games they want on their console.
Take them back to the good old days with this PlayStation Classic Console that comes pre-loaded with some great games like Final Fantasy VII and Grand Theft Auto. The extensive library means they’ll never get bored of revisiting their favorite games.
The HyperX Cloud Stingers are still one of our favorite budget gaming headsets, and they’re perfect for console gamers to really get the most out of their games. The built-in microphone is nice and clear for when you’re playing in a party too.
Make sure you’re starting them early, and help get your kids (or someone elses!) into PC gaming right. These great gaming gifts for kids will ensure you swiftly become the favorite parent/ aunt/ uncle/ sibling/ cousin etc.
Want to make sure the kids are still getting some activity in while they game? The Ring Fit Adventure from Nintendo is the perfect solution!
Help make their Nintendo Switch the coolest this year with this customized controller. There are a few cool designs to choose from, but we particularly love the Pokemon design.
Xbox One + Xbox Series X
I’m going to take a wild guess and say the gamer kid you’re buying for loves to play Minecraft? Yeah, they all do. That’s why this great game can help keep them occupied for hours!
Another year, another Secret Santa! If you actually pulled out the name of someone with taste who loves gaming as much as we do, then we have the perfect presents for them!
What Secret Santa wouldn’t be complete without a cheesy, novelty mug? You can nab this retro-gaming inspired one for a great price (and with free shipping for Prime members). It even changes design when it heats up. The perfect stocking-filler.
For under $10, you can gift your Secret Santa this Halo stress ball. Perfect for when they die during their next playthrough. And, you never know, this could save them some serious money if they’re one of those people prone to rage quitting!
We hope this guide to the best gifts for gamers helps your holiday shopping this year! Be sure to head over to https://www.reddit.com/r/WePC/ to let us know what gifts you end up buying (and receiving!) this year!