These Black Friday gift card deals are the best present for the gamer in your life

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Every Christmas, my family refuses to believe that all I really want is a gift card for the PlayStation store or Nintendo E-Shop. A present needs to be more than an envelope or a voucher code, they tell me. Now don't get me wrong, the presents they end up getting me are lovely, and I'm always grateful to receive them, but I don't think they realize that a wallet top-up so I can get a hold of the games I've missed throughout the year is quite honestly the best Christmas present I could ask for.

With the Black Friday gaming deals hourglass slowly emptying, I've scoured the digital shelves for you. If you're a mother, boyfriend, wife, or sibling, these Black Friday gift cards are the perfect present for your gamer loved one this Christmas. The great news is that after a quick update, all the deals below still appear to be available, and look like they might stay around for Cyber Monday. Trust me, these may not seem like much, but letting your special gamer decide what they'll get with one of these vouchers can be the best gift of all.

Now, there are two ways to go about it - you can grab a Black Friday gift voucher from a retailer that you know sells games and gaming accessories, or you can find wallet top-ups for the platform your gamer plays on. If they play on a Nintendo Switch, a voucher for the Nintendo E-shop is what they'll need. If they have a PS5 or Xbox, those have digital stores too. If they play on PC, things are slightly more open, but you often can't go wrong with a Steam voucher. 

Regardless, the best deals are below, and outside of grabbing a last-minute Black Friday PS5 deal, a Black Friday Xbox deal, or a Black Friday Nintendo Switch deal, these can be some of the best value gaming discounts you'll find. 

Black Friday PlayStation gift cards

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PS Store $50 gift card | $50 $45 at Walmart
Save $5 - 

PS Store $50 gift card | $50 $45 at Walmart
Save $5 - This Black Friday gift card will go toward anything on the PlayStation store, whether it's a game, a DLC, or even a PSVR 2 game. These really do make for excellent Christmas presents.

Buy it if: 

✅ You want to take advantage of PS Plus deals
✅ You're already buying something digital
✅ You're buying a gift

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You don't download your games

Price Check: Amazon: $50 | Best Buy: $50

PlayStation Plus – $110 Wallet Fund | $110 $99 at Walmart
Save $11

PlayStation Plus – $110 Wallet Fund | $110 $99 at Walmart
Save $11 - This deal from Walmart gets you 10% off $110 worth of PlayStation Plus Wallet Funds, which means you get a free $11.

Buy it if: 

✅ You play a lot of games
✅ You want to use (or already use) PlayStation Plus
✅ You want access to PlayStation Plus's huge library

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You're not interested in PlayStation Plus

Price Check: Amazon: $99 | Best Buy: $110

Black Friday Nintendo Gift Cards

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$20 Nintendo eShop Gift Card$20 $18 at WalmartSave $2

$20 Nintendo eShop Gift Card | $20 $18 at Walmart
Save $2 - It's not a huge saving, but a $20 voucher may be all your gamer needs in their wallet to get one of the year's best games. Off the top of my head, Dave the Diver and The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood are two of the best games from 2023 and they're both on the Nintendo eShop for under $20.

Buy it if: 

✅ You only need $20
✅ You or your loved one plays on Nintendo Switch

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You'll need more to afford AAA games

Price Check: Best Buy: $20 | Sams's Club $18.98

Nintendo eShop $50 gift card | $50 $45 at Walmart
Save $5 - 

Nintendo eShop $50 gift card | $50 $45 at Walmart
Save $5 - A Nintendo eShop $50 gift card will get you pretty close to a fully priced Nintendo game. That'll basically bring down the cost of Tears of the Kingdom or Super Mario Wonder for whoever you give this too, regardless of whether or not the game is on sale.

Buy it if: 

✅ You're already going to spend $50 on eShop
✅ You're buying a gift

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You don't download your games

Price Check: Best Buy: $50 | Amazon: $50

Black Friday Xbox gift cards

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3 months | Mystery Starfield Collectable | $44.99 at Best Buy

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3 months | Mystery Starfield Collectable | $44.99 at Best Buy
You're getting a free selection of Starfield stickers and a case to match this Game Pass Ultimate bundle at Best Buy. This doesn't really save you any money on the subscription cost, but who doesn't love a set of stickers?

Buy it if: 

✅ The Game Pass library suits your playstyle
✅ You enjoyed Starfield
✅ You want to top up your membership months

Don't buy it if: 

❌ There's nothing you want to play on Game Pass

Price Check: Amazon: $44.99 (no stickers) | Walmart: OOS

Xbox $50 gift card | $50 $45 at Walmart
Save $5 - 

Xbox $50 gift card | $50 $45 at Walmart
Save $5 - Xbox fans can get their hands on some free cash at Walmart right now. $50 gift cards have been discounted down to just $45. That's a $5 saving of free money toward a new game.

Buy it if: 

✅ You're already buying something on the Xbox store
✅ You're buying a gift

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You don't download games

Price Check: Best Buy: $50

Black Friday Steam Gift Cards

$20 Steam Gift Card$20 at Best Buy

$20 Steam Gift Card | $20 at Best Buy
Annoyingly, I can't seem to find any Steam Wallet gift cards on sale for Black Friday. In my hunt for them, I did see some sketchy-looking ones on Amazon though. Watch out for those scams, folks! Here's a solid selection of values available at Best Buy though.

Buy it if: 

✅ You or your gamer plays on a PC

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You or your gamer plays on a console

Valorant $50 Gift Card$50$45 at AmazonSave $5

Valorant $50 Gift Card | $50 $45 at Amazon
Save $5 - If you know Valorant is a big time sink for that special someone, a $50 voucher could go a long way to helping them add to their in-game cosmetics collection. 

Buy it if: 

✅ You know Valorant is a favorite game
✅ You or your special someone plays on PC

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You play on a console

Black Friday retailer gift cards

If you don't want to go platform specific, you'll find a wider selection of gift card offerings at specific retailers. We've found the best selections down below.

For more Black Friday deals, check out the links below.

Today's best Black Friday deals


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Duncan Robertson
Hardware Editor

Ever since playing Journey at the age of 15, I’ve been desperate to cover video games for a living. After graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Journalism, I contributed to the Scottish Games Network and completed an Editorial Internship over at Expert Reviews. Besides that, I’ve been managing my own YouTube channel and Podcast for the last 7 years. It’s been a long road, but all that experience somehow landed me a dream job covering gaming hardware. I’m a self-confessing PlayStation fanboy, but my experience covering the larger business and developer side of the whole industry has given me a strong knowledge of all platforms. When I’m not testing out every peripheral I can get my hands on, I’m probably either playing tennis or dissecting game design for an upcoming video essay. Now, I better stop myself here before I get talking about my favourite games like HUNT: Showdown, Dishonored, and Towerfall Ascension.
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