Need gamer Christmas gifts that won’t bust the budget? Whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts for a gamer girl or best Christmas gifts for gamer guys, in our gaming gift guide we have affordable computer game gifts, nerd stuff, video game lover gifts, PC gamer Christmas gifts, geek gift ideas, great presents for gamers any time of the year (even birthday gifts)! Best gaming gifts 2021 and Christmas on budget tips!
Christmas Gifts For Gamers (Or Geek Gifts Good For Anytime During the Year!)
Gamer gifts can be difficult because video game gifts and gaming platforms and accessories can be expensive. So, what are some good gifts for geeks when money is tight without breaking the budget?
What should I get my gamer for Christmas on a budget?
Cool Gamer Christmas Gifts Ideas:
- Updated gamer controls or consoles
- Latest must-have video game
- Gaming headset
- Gamer glasses
- Gift cards for games
- Gamer pillow cases and bedspread
- Gamer decals
- Gamer desk
- Hints, cheats, and tricks books for their favorite video games
- Comic books based on video game characters
- Board games based on the video game
- Vintage gaming posters
- Cool light strips for game rooms or gaming desks
►If budget isn’t an issue, try the Oculus VR headset!
(Check out our full video gamer Christmas gifts list and unique gifts for gamers below!)
Don’t forget about gift bags! I love this to wrap your Christmas gift ideas for gamers:
(There’s an awesome Christmas stocking for cool game stuff, too!)
Best Gamer Christmas Gifts
What do gamers want for Christmas when you’re shopping on a budget? Buying gamers Christmas gifts can be tough when the holiday budget is already stretched.
(I mean, do inexpensive gifts for gamers even exist??? The answer is YES! You can actually get nice Christmas gifts on a budget!)
If you have kids who love gaming and stuff that goes with games, you’ll be able to find something on our holiday list of gifts for kid gamers — whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts for gamer brother / gamer boyfriend, girl gamers, Christmas gifts, or just cool gamer Christmas gifts for anyone on your holiday presents list or anytime you’re wondering what are good gifts for gamers, you’ll find it here!
(Note: If you have a little more wiggle room in the holiday budget and you’re looking for things to buy for PC gamers, check out our cool recommendation at the bottom of the list for present gaming desks as one of the top gamer Christmas gifts!)
GAMER GIFT GUIDE: GEEKY STUFF & GAMING GIFT IDEAS
To prove that gaming gifts don’t need to be expensive (and you can find fun geek Christmas gifts that don’t cost a lot), we’ll start with a cool gamer gift that you can buy for $10 or less!
(YES! Good gifts for gamers cheap!)
These might be cheap gaming gifts, but there are some cool presents in this first group that make great stocking stuffers or secret Santa gifts for gamers, too.
Here’s how to shop for geeks and answer the question What is the best gift for a gamer?
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If you’re looking for game Christmas gifts on a budget for family, this first one is your category!
GAMER CHRISTMAS GIFTS AROUND $10 (OR LESS)
(This is a fun crossover gift ideas for boardgames and gamers! Also check out: Christmas gifts for board gamers.)
(Perfect if you’re doing a Roblox theme for gaming stuff for Christmas!)
TIP: If you’re looking for Christmas games on a budget, be sure to check out local game stores, thrift stores and even library sales! Many have gently used games that kids will love!
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These gaming Christmas presents fall into around $15…
GAMER CHRISTMAS GIFTS AROUND $15 (OR LESS)
This I Went Outside The Graphics Weren’t That Good hat is a perfect gamer gift.
(Or, for any homeschooler… Because, outside? Shudder.)
(Honestly? This is one of my favorite gaming things for Christmas that I found!)
What gaming gift guide would be complete without nerd glasses? You won’t need eyedrops for gamers anymore because these glasses help filter blue light to ease eye strain and reduce headaches from screen time.
Next we’ll check out the best gifts for gamers that fall around $20.
GAMER CHRISTMAS GIFTS AROUND $20 (OR LESS)
This is another one of my choices for best Christmas gifts for gamers! It’s fun and unique and perfect for a kids’ nightstand or a game room!
Super Mario Brothers Heat Changing Ceramic Mug
This will be a HUGE HIT for any nerdy Christmas gifts list! (It’s the ultimate in geeky things!)
These are cool for retro game gifts or a fun game room addition.
Here are video game gift ideas for around $25…
GAMER CHRISTMAS GIFTS AROUND $25
Our last group is for gaming presents over $25…
GAMER CHRISTMAS GIFTS OVER $25
(High on the list of stuff for geeks and great gamer couple Christmas gifts, too!)
(Is it wrong that I put this on my own list of nerd stuff to buy?)
(Perfect for all those toys for geeks!)
Ultimate Gamer Chair (Bean Bag) (different colors/styles available)
Lastly, looking for awesome Christmas gifts for computer gamers?
If you have a little more room in your budget, this ultimate gaming desk (with lights!) is one of the best gifts for PC gamers.
DIY Gifts For Gamers
If you want to do a DIY gamer gift or funny gaming gifts, you can put together a gaming gift basket!
Ideas for a Gamer Gift Basket
- Eye drops
- Gamer socks
- Favorite snacks and drinks
- Gamer glasses / blue light glasses
- Video games
- New game controller
- Gift cards
Don’t have time to make homemade gamer gift baskets? Grab this pre-made gamer gift box!
Tailor a Christmas present for gamers with whatever your favorite game players like – whether they’re a PC gamer, Xbox gamer, or even a board game gamer!