The best gifts for gamers 2023 - get the perfect present

Gifts for gamers header image
(Image credit: Future)

Finding the best gifts for gamers can be tricky, especially if you're not much of a gamer yourself. But there is a plus side. More specifically, you've got lots to choose from. 

Luckily enough for us, the best gaming gifts don't have to be video games or particularly pun-ny mugs. Instead, there's a wealth of accessories, books, toys, and merchandise out there to put a smile on the face of the gamer in your life. So long as you know what the recipient likes to play on (be it a PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, or something else entirely), there's no shortage of options when it comes to gifts for gamers.

To get the ball rolling, we've scooped up some recommendations that span cheap and cheerful novelties to more premium presents. Seeing as that includes gifts for gamers on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, PC, and tabletop, there should be something suitable for almost everyone below. We've been sure to include options for every budget as well, so don't worry about breaking the bank to get a decent present.

Best gifts for gamers overall

Gaming gifts - under $20 / £20

Want to keep costs down without skimping on cool gifts for gamers? The following options sit at the affordable end of the scale, and they range from fun curiosities to genuinely useful gear.

Gifts for gamers - under $50 / £50

Stretch the budget a little and you can start to get your hands on more substantial gifts for gamers. Although they're more expensive, these presents are definitely worth the increased cost.

Gifts for gamers - up to $100 / £100

Happy to push the boat out and get the ultimate gift for gamers? These are the premium options we'd recommend. Cool merch is also highlighted below, including some entries from the best Lego sets.

Want some more present ideas? You can drop in on our guides to the best Star Wars gifts, must-have D&D gifts, or these ultimate Disney gifts.

Benjamin Abbott
Tabletop & Merch Editor

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I have been writing about games in one form or another since 2012 and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.