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The Best Christmas Gifts for Gamers

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The best Christmas gifts for gamers - 10 ideas for every budget

Looking for a Christmas present? We have a few suggestions. (Source: Riot Games)

The days are getting shorter, the car is frozen, and gingerbread is at the supermarket. It's Christmas time! And again, the question arises what you should give to your loved ones this year. We introduce you to the best Christmas gifts for gamers and give you some ideas.

Christmas will be here in several weeks, but the hunt for gifts is already beginning. You want to give your loved ones something they'll be happy about, right? Something that doesn't disappear into the closet after Christmas Day only to reappear years later. We'll give you some ideas and introduce you to the best Christmas gifts for gamers. There is something for every budget.

The Best Christmas Gifts for Gamers: Under €100

Lego Super Mario Starter Set

  • Price: about €50
  • Suitable for: all gaming fans

All gamers know Super Mario. Hey, even many people who have nothing to do with gaming know the Nintendo mascot who has been with us since 1981. And everybody knows Lego, too. Lego Super Mario awakens the child in every gaming fan because you can create your own levels in real life.

The starter set contains 231 pieces, with which you can create exciting levels in no time at all and change them when you get bored. You collect coins, jump on unsuspecting turtles, and climb the flagpole at the end - just like the cult classic does. Mario himself comes to life thanks to the LCD screen and speakers, and if you still can't get enough, you can get the expansion sets as well.

Super Mario Lego

Super Mario meets Lego: With these building blocks, gaming fans will get their money's worth. (Image Credit: LEGO)

Razer Kishi Mobile Controller

  • Price: about €90
  • Suitable for: Mobile gamers

The Razer Kishi turns your smartphone into a true gaming controller. Mobile games are more popular than ever and have become much more complex than Candy Crush and Angry Birds.

Playing Call of Duty: Mobile or GRID with the touch control of your smartphone is... well, let's just say: not ideal. The Razer Kishi controller turns your Android or iOS device into a real gamepad. It includes analog sticks, buttons, and a control pad.

And in the age of cloud gaming with Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud, you can even enjoy full triple-A titles on your smartphone.

Gaming Gift Cards

  • Price: from about €20
  • Suitable for: all gaming fans

Take the easy route with gift cards. You can't go wrong with gift cards - these are the gift vouchers that all gamers love. An annual subscription to Xbox Game Pass? €50 credit for the PlayStation Store? What about €25 Steam credit towards your next favorite game? There are a number of options here that will make any gamer's heartbeat faster and they are guaranteed to go down well.

The Best Christmas Gifts: €100-200

Antlion ModMic Wireless

  • Price: about €130
  • Suitable for: PC and PlayStation gamers

The Antlion ModMic Wireless is a wireless microphone that can be used on the PC and PlayStation console. Thanks to its excellent sound quality, it is suitable for extended multiplayer sessions in the new Call of Duty, but also good for beginner streamers or the next virtual team meeting with colleagues.

The wireless ModMic Wireless can be attached to any standard headphone with a magnet and can even be mounted on a desk or monitor. In combination with a good pair of headphones, the Antlion ModMic Wireless' quality is comparable to most high-quality gaming headsets and is definitely worth the money.

Antlion Mic

The ModMic Wireless turns any headphone into a premium headset. (Image Credit: Antlion)

GTRacing Gaming Chair

  • Price: about €160
  • Suitable for: all gaming fans

Gaming can be quite exhausting on your body. Bad posture is not good for your back and many gamers will feel this in about 10-20 years. Gaming chairs have been growing in popularity for some years now and some chairs can easily cost €500.

But you don't have to pay that much for a good gaming chair. The GTRacing Gaming Chair, which costs around €160, has an excellent price to performance ratio and can be easily adjusted to suit any weight or body size. Even long gaming sessions are no problem thanks to its comfortable backrest and additional cushions to support your spine.

The GTRacing PRO Series GT002-Blue Gaming Chair

Affordable gaming chair meets high demands: The GT002 by GTRacing. (Image Credit: GTRacing)

Nintendo Switch Lite

  • Price: about €200
  • Suitable for: all gaming fans

If you've been a Nintendo fan since childhood and want to enjoy games like Pokémon, Animal Crossing, Mario Kart, or The Legend of Zelda - even on the bus or train - then there's no way around the Nintendo Switch Lite.

The more affordable version of Nintendo's current hybrid console is designed solely for mobile gaming. It has all the advantages of a real home console, but mobile. This is what a handheld should look like in 2020.

Nintendo via YouTube

Razer Ripsaw HD

  • Price: about €170
  • Suitable for: PC, all consoles, streamers

If you are thinking about going into streaming or recording clips from gameplay, you will need a capture card, especially on consoles. The Razer Ripsaw HD shines in all areas and impresses with first-class picture quality thanks to its 4K pass-through and incredibly low latency. It is compatible with all consoles and PC.

Die Razer Ripsaw HD Capture Card

Stream and record gameplay like the pros: The Razer Ripsaw HD makes it possible. (Image Credit: Razer)

The Best Christmas Gifts for Gamers: Over €200

Logitech G903 + Logitech PowerPlay

  • Price: about €280
  • Suitable for: PC gamers

For those at home on the PC, the Logitech G903 combined with the Logitech PowerPlay mouse pad is an unbeatable duo. Take one of the best (wireless) gaming mice on the market and combine it with a mouse pad that automatically recharges it. How genius is that?

Of course, it can be any other mouse, but we decided on the G903 because of its design. The G903 is suitable for both left and right-handed users - a rarity in the field of high-quality gaming mice.

The Logitech G903 mouse is recharged with the PowerPlay mouse pad

A wireless gaming mouse that recharges while you play? Ingenious! (Image Credit: Logitech G)

Garmin Instinct Esports

  • Price: about €300
  • Suitable for: Technology-enthusiastic gamers

Smartwatches are a cool gadget, that much is certain. They offer fitness features, show your smartphone notifications, keep you informed about emails, and - here comes the hammer - tell you the time. Incredible, isn't it?

The Garmin Instinct Esports is the first of its kind as it is directly tailored to the needs of competitive gamers. In addition to the standard features, you would expect from a Smartwatch, an interesting Esports feature awaits you.

It not only shows the game time played but also measures heart rate and stress levels while gaming. Exciting for streamers that use the STR3AMUP! setting that measures heart rate, stress, and energy levels which are transmitted live and easily embedded into the stream or recorded video.

Garmin Smart Watch

The first Smartwatch for gamers and Esports professionals. Very cool. (Image Credit: Garmin Germany GmbH)

Logitech G923 TrueForce

  • Price: about €390
  • Suitable for: racing game fans

Do you like racing games and want to experience them as realistic as possible? Then there is no way around a good steering wheel. Currently, Sim-Racing is booming. The Logitech G923 is not the most expensive and best steering wheel on the market, but in our test, it turned out to be a successful and a future-proof choice in the mid-price segment.

Whether on PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series S|X: With the G923 you can experience racing in your favorite games as if you were sitting in the race car. An excellent choice for getting a start in Sim racing.

G923 Racing Wheel

With the Logitech G923, racing games become a pleasure. (Image Credit: Logitech / Philipp Briel)

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Paul Hayes

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