Best Christmas gifts for gamers in 2022
December 2 2022
Looking for the best Christmas gifts to give your beloved gamer this coming holiday season? Whether they are fans of VALORANT, Apex Legends, PUBG, or more, we got you covered!
The days have become shorter, and the nights have become longer. You can hear bells have started to jingle, and Mariah Carey has re-emerged from a deep slumber; this is how you know the Christmas and the holiday season has come to your doorstep. It is the most wonderful time of the year, and during this holiday, you can let your loved ones know that you cherish them by gifting something they care about. But the hardest part is choosing what to gift them but worry not, we are here to help you out!
If you want to select the perfect gift for your gamer partner, friend, or family member, this article will guide you through your choices and what makes a gamer happy.
What is the best gift for a gamer?
A wishlist of a gamer is often very hard to predict. As the gaming world is filled with hundreds of thousands of gaming titles across multiple platforms, the choices are vast, and choosing the right one is like finding a needle in a haystack. However, there are a few things that every gamer can appreciate, and understanding your partner/friend/relative’s gaming situation can help you find that perfect gift.
Following are some gifts to consider getting for a gamer this 2022:
Let’s start from the basics. Every gamer loves to explore new games, so a new console they don’t own yet is on every gamer’s wishlist. Some popular gaming consoles include PlayStation 5 (PS5), Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch. However, remember to ensure you don’t get one they already own.
Everyone likes to upgrade their gaming setup, whether they are console gamers, PC, or mobile gamers. So getting them peripherals such as Keyboards (like the SteelSeries Apex ProMice), Headsets (check out the Razer BlackShark V2 or the evergreen HyperX Cloud Alpha), Controllers, or even other fancy little peripherals can go a long way.
3. New Games
The holiday season is usually packed with new game releases, and getting their hands on one of the latest games can really cheer up your gamer, and make their holiday a little more special. Grab the new God of War: Ragnarök game or the new Need for Speed: Unbound game as the ideal holiday gift. If you need inspiration for more titles, here is a list of the biggest games releases for November 2022 that should come in handy for you! However, make sure that you get the game on the right platform.
4. Gift cards
Everybody loves gift cards, and so do gamers. Gift cards can allow them to spend on whatever they like on their respective platforms. The best part is that almost all of the gaming platforms support and feature gift cards. Whether it’s a Steam Gift Card, PlayStation Gift Card, Xbox Gift Card, Nintendo Gift Card, or any other in-game Gift Card, they will love the gift.
Most gamers are pretty nerdy about their favorite games or consoles. Getting something they can physically appreciate, such as action figures, replicas, clothing, other merchandise, and any other collectible items depending on their taste, is sure to bring a smile to their faces. For the pickiest, art books could also be a great choice!
6. Upgrade their gaming station
Whether your friend or significant other is a streamer or a casual gamer, chances are they will have a sweet gaming set-up that could just be made better by an upgrade. Check for a gaming chair such as the Secretlab TITAN Evo 2022, which recently got an amazing collection of gaming skins that would make the perfect gift for any gamer!
The gifting choices do not simply stop there; if your gamer partner/friend/colleague/relative is a fan of more competitive game titles such as VALORANT, League of Legends, CS:GO, PUBG, Apex Legends, Dota 2, Rocket League, there are few more specific gifts you can opt to. Let’s go over them individually.
Best Gifts for VALORANT Players
VALORANT currently has one of the most vivid and widest cosmetic stores among all popular titles. If you are more interested in giving a virtual gift this Christmas (or circumstances make it impossible for a physical one), a weapon skin is definitely going to do it. If you need help understanding VALORANT skins, this guide would be a great place to start! However, VALORANT still does not feature an in-game gifting option as most other games do. The only option you are left with is to gift them Pre-paid VALORANT Points gift cards.
You can get VALORANT Prepaid cards on multiple platforms, both physical and digital. You can get them at the nearest Walmart, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, or digitally through online stores such as Amazon. There are also plenty of other websites that let you buy digital VALORANT gift cards. If you are a gamer yourself, you can get Riot gift cards from our G-Loot store with the catch that you can gain these as a reward by simply playing VALORANT and completing our Daily Missions.
However, when purchasing a Riot gift card, be sure to get the region right, as Riot gift cards are region locked.
And as we mentioned gaming stations’ upgrades before, you can also go all out this holiday by gifting your dearest with the brand new SECRETLAB TITAN EVO 2022 SERIES Valorant Edition Gaming Chair. If that is too much, you can opt for a subtler gift like a new gaming mouse, an actual Gun Buddy from Etsy, or some VALORANT-themed Displates.
Best Gifts for League of Legends Players
League of Legends has over 1300 skins in total, and getting them all is definitely going to cost you a fortune. Still, there are some that stand out, and there are plenty of choices for the favorite champs of your friend. Unlike Riot’s other title, VALORANT, League of Legends does feature an in-game gifting system where players can gift skins, other in-game cosmetics, and the premium currency, Riot Points (RP). However, this requires you to actually play the game and learn how the gifting system and the store in-game work. So if you aren’t a gamer, you can opt for gifting Pre-Paid Riot Points Gift Cards. Just like VALORANT gift cards, you can also find League of Legends gift cards in the nearest physical store including Walmart, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, and even some other convenience stores.
If instead you are a player yourself, you can also gain gift cards as rewards by simply playing League of Legends with G-Loot. You can also go all out and visit the Riot Games Store to get something more physical and expensive. The store includes everything from League of Legends-themed Gaming chairs to apparel and action figures.
Best Gifts for CS:GO Players
CS:GO has one of the biggest community markets in the entire gaming industry, and skins come in all looks, rarities, prices, and other specialties. However, the best skins are going to cost you a lot. And CS:GO skins are more of an investment than an expense since they can be resold on the Steam community market. You can easily buy the desired skin on either Steam or any other skin market and transfer it to your loved one as a gift via a Steam trade. If you are unsure of which skin to gift, you can always opt for a Steam gift card or read our CS:GO skins guide. Apart from that, you can also gift Prime status if you want your friend to play with you.
Best Gifts for Apex Legends Players
Apex Legends also has a ton of in-game cosmetics. Luckily, EA introduced a new gifting system in the game; players can now gift their friends in-game content directly from the game. However, the system isn’t all perfect as it requires you to have been “friends” with the person you are trying to gift for at least 2 weeks. And if that doesn’t work out, you can always opt for Apex Coins Gift Cards as usual. You can get them on most platforms, including Amazon.
Best Gifts for PUBG, Dota 2, and Rocket League Players
PUBG has recently been adding a ton of new content regularly for both PC and mobile platforms, and most of them don’t come for free. So you can gift your loved ones in-game premium currency via PUBG Mobile UC gift cards.
As for Dota 2 players, they also have a ton of content that comes with very expensive price tags on the Steam community market. Just like gifting in CS:GO, you can buy the desired item/cosmetic on the Steam market and send it over in a trade, or simply give them a Steam gift card.
Rocket League does not feature an official gifting or gift card system. Instead, you will have to send the digital gift via an in-game trade or simply get them a gift card on the platform they play the game on. For instance, if they play Rocket League on PlayStation, a PlayStation Store Gift Card will allow them to buy in-game content.
Gift Differently this Christmas 2022, why not a G-Loot subscription?
If you feel like not gifting pixels at all this year, you can opt for all the physical products and peripherals out there. Otherwise, Gift Cards are always the safest bet!
Apart from the gifts mentioned above, there are many other things you can opt for and new and creative ways to gift your beloved this Christmas, like for example, a Coaching session to help them improve their game. Or, if they are fans of games like VALORANT, Apex Legends, CS:GO, and League of Legends you can gift them a G-Loot premium subscription where they can win even more rewards by playing their favorite games while they track their stats and keep improving!
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