Are you looking for the best gifts for gamers that aren’t video games? You’ll find this article packed with 65 different gifts that are sure to earn you some extra XP with your friends (that’s experience points for the uninitiated). There are so many benefits of giving, and finding some rad stuff for your gamer friends will mean a lot.
At Redbubble, you’ll find awesome fan art for all your favorite video games, sci-fi, anime and so much more printed on all kinds of gear, making the personal even more so. This list covers all the bases, from casual to hardcore gamers.
Best Gifts for Gamers
We know purchasing gifts that are personalized to someone’s hobbies is a great gifting strategy, but video games can be difficult since the best gifts for gamers are not actually games. You never know what games someone has already played, so it’s tricky buying games without giving away what you’re purchasing. Our suggestion? Find out what games they like, and then buy something related to the game, like apparel or gaming accessories.
1. Rhys Graphic T-shirt
Borderlands fans will love this Rhys graphic tee that looks like it could be part costume, part awesome shirt. A graphic T-shirt, it’s great for any gender!
2. Video Gaming Chair
You’ll find video gaming chairs in all kinds of price ranges. Of course, the more you spend, the more gadgets that typically come with it. Look for good reviews, ultimate comfort, and maybe even wireless Bluetooth surround sound.
3. Arcade Anime Poster
Gamers love decorating their walls with posters from their favorite gaming universes. This arcade anime poster adds a touch of nostalgia to a space with its old-school arcade games. The hot pinks and sharp contrast would look great behind a computer monitor, or anywhere else, for that matter.
4. Gaming Mouse
When it comes to gaming, especially PC gaming, there are a whole slew of accessories to make gameplay more enjoyable. A gaming mouse comes in a range of prices. Why a mouse? It offers precision movement, which could be the difference between virtual life and death. Many are programmable too, so the gamer can set up the controls how they like.
5. Maneki Plants Throw Blanket
If you want to feel like you’ve stepped into your favorite Ghibli movie or video game, the Maneki Plants throw blanket will help you get there. Throw blankets like this one make a great gamer gift that isn’t a game. Add some plants, and you’ll have a full-blown jungle.
6. Headphones with Microphone
Non-gamers are often surprised by the unique ways gamers stay connected with the community. A pair of headphones with a microphone is a must for most types of gamers (specifically in the realm of PC, XBOX, and Playstation). If you go this route, pay attention to reviews and find high-quality audio for a better experience.
7. Goggles Girl Floor Pillow
The Goggle Girl floor pillow is a unique take on virtual reality. Any gamer would love this pop of color, and just a downright beautiful drawing that takes them back to their favorite anime games and movies. Plus, floor pillows are great for gamers who want to stretch out on the floor for a bit.
8. Gaming Console
Consoles can get pricey, so you better love the person you’re buying it for! Check to make sure they don’t have the console and surprise them with something new. Gamers typically have a favorite gaming console, so chances are you can find one they don’t have.
9. Modern Male Witch Acrylic Block
We don’t get to see a lot of the modern male witch, so it’s fun to celebrate these heathens in their natural habitat — playing games on their many computer screens. You’ll see the rainbow keyboard, headphones, and everything else a gamer loves in a color-popping piece of art. Plus acrylic blocks have a lot of uses, like paperweight, coaster, bookend, or art piece!
If you know gamers, you know they love watching other gamers, and often, sharing their own gameplay. A webcam makes for a great gift. They can record and upload Youtube videos if they so desire, or they can just chat with their virtual friends while they play.
11. On Cloud Nine Clock
You’ll find plenty of fun gifts for anime fans like this On Cloud Nine clock. Gamers are known to while away hours playing their favorite games. A clock can keep one foot in reality some of the time by checking the time and making sure they haven’t missed something important.
Let’s be honest, gamers can get pretty intense! Regular ol’ keyboards will get destroyed quickly from wear and tear — definitely not from being thrown at the wall in frustration. There are, however, keyboards made specifically for gamers. You can find them for most budgets.
13. Submerged Serenity Pullover Hoodie
Lots of gamers love gaming because it takes them to other worlds and realities. This Submerged Serenity hoodie is both magical and haunting at the same time, and a gamer can never have too many hoodies.
Unique Gifts for Gamers
Are you looking for unique gifts for gamers in your life? Unique can mean all kinds of things, and, in this case, it means you’re going to have a hard time choosing which gift you want to buy! They’re all pretty awesome.
14. Astral A-Line Dress
If you didn’t know it already, there are so many gamer girls out there, even though they get forgotten at times. This Astral A-line dress makes the perfect gamer girl gift because it features a powerful woman and lovely lines in the artwork. Plus, A-line dresses are notoriously comfortable for long gameplay.
15. Replica of Favorite Character
We know, the tech is really awesome, but at their core, gamers are big nerds. Finding a replica of their favorite character, prop, or landscape will be a treasured gift. Prices can climb for this gift, but you can also find replica pieces pre-loved or smaller replicas at a lower cost.
16. Star-Shaped Cookie Leggings
If there were an official gaming uniform, you’d best believe leggings would be an option, especially these fun printed leggings with star-shaped cookies on them. They make a useful gift for gamers because they can wear them when they’re lounging around playing.
17. A Vintage Gaming System
Oh, the nostalgia, at least if you predate the 2000s. Original gaming systems are considered classic collectibles and make great gifts for die-hard gamers. Some gamers like to play the original games in all their pixelated glory for fun, even though they might still prefer the high-end graphics and speed of today’s 3D animation.
18. Vault Symbol Borderlands Sweatshirt
Symbols are a great way to attract other diehard fans because, often, they are the only other people who know what it is. Otherwise, it just looks like a cool design. This is a great lightweight sweatshirt for Borderlands lovers.
19. Gaming Birthday Cake
If it’s your favorite gamer’s birthday, you can’t forget a cake. A fun and unique way to celebrate your friendship and their love of gaming is a gaming-inspired birthday cake. Don’t forget a birthday card!
20. Spring In Kyoto Tapestry
This beautiful tapestry would look gorgeous behind a screen setup or as a focal piece of any room. Gamers will love the sweetness of this chibi-style art. Make sure you include a note about the best way to hang it, since the recipient may only be familiar with hanging posters.
21. Gaming Pillow
A gaming pillow is a pillow that goes under your arms while you’re sitting in a chair or on a surface and holding a controller. Gee, do those arms get tired! Now your gaming buddy can rest their arms and play in comfort.
22. Orange Fishes Jigsaw Puzzle
Gamers know what it’s like to play something that’s really hard. Like so hard, they die over and over. But you know what? They don’t give up, which is the same mindset you need to finish putting together a jigsaw puzzle. This Orange Fishes jigsaw puzzle is a funny gift that reminds them to keep going since so many pieces are the same color.
23. Laptop Backpack
A laptop bag is a perfect gift for the gamer on the go. You can find different high-quality bags fit for all sorts of budgets. Find one that fits their laptop, plus some extra gear they might need next time they’re traveling. You can also buy a traditional backpack, most of which come with a laptop pouch, but you’ll want to include a laptop sleeve for additional protection.
24. Goldfish Headphones Metal Print
Pop on the headphones and your gamer friends are ready to disappear from humanity for the next 15 hours. This bright and colorful metal art print makes for an eye-catching and whimsical gift that’s different from the usual canvas prints.
25. Sorry I’m Not Made Of Sugar Laptop Sleeve
Many gamers spend countless hours on their laptops. A gift that keeps on giving is one that keeps their gear safe, like a laptop sleeve. This gorgeous illustration protects their laptop while representing their love of gaming.
Cool Gifts for Gamers
If the gifts above haven’t given you ideas, these cool gifts for gamers are sure to inspire you. Don’t be afraid to step outside of the box when choosing a gift for your favorite gaming friends. That’s what gaming is all about — being transported to other worlds.
26. Window To The Heart Throw Pillow
This Window To The Heart throw pillow makes the perfect gamer gift because it’s surreal, creative, and also comfortable. They can lean against the throw pillow or sit on it while playing their favorite games, especially if they don’t have a gaming chair.
27. Gaming Headphones Stand
Some people have multiple pairs of gaming headphones. A gaming headphones stand allows the user to hang up the headphones, keeping them in better condition longer.
28. Galaxies Shower Curtain
A gamer’s love of games doesn’t have to end at the door to their room; it can also extend into the bathroom with a fun shower curtain. The Galaxies shower curtain will transport your gaming friends into another dimension of the ocean and the sky colliding. Why not add some thoughtfulness to the showering experience? It’s where many of us have some of our deepest insights.
29. Neck Massage Pillow
Let’s be real. Staring at a screen for hours and hours and hours can get trying on the neck and back (and eyes). A neck massage pillow, or heck, even a full massage chair, would be well-loved and used.
30. Early Hours Duvet Cover
A cool gift for gaming fanatics, and art lovers in general, is this Early Hours duvet cover featuring a magical scene at a bus stop in the forest. Your gift recipient will feel like they’ve stepped into a magic portal every time they lay down to sleep. Plus, duvet covers are easier to wash than comforters in case they spill any of their gaming snacks during a difficult boss battle.
31. Bean Bag Chair
Who doesn’t love a bean bag chair? Not only do they remind you of your childhood, they’re super comfortable for gaming. You can even find them in adorable character shapes from your favorite cartoon or video game to make them more unique than the plain vinyl bean bag chair from your childhood bedroom.
32. Hello. Framed Art Print
This spooky blue and black art print would add a creative touch to a gamer’s paradise (ahem, their room). Those who love games also typically live the weird and curious, and there are so many fun ways to arrange their artwork.
33. Refurbished Arcade Game
Go big with a refurbished arcade game. You can find them online or at specialty shops. Not all gamers love online video games. Some love a classic.
34. Last Room On Earth Hardcover Journal
Journaling is a great way to jot down ideas and clear your mind. This Last Room On Earth journal would make a cool gift for the gamer in your life who needs to get some thoughts out of their head.
35. Tickets To Comic Con
Another wild and incredible gift would be tickets to Comic Con, a gamer’s dream. They’ll likely get to meet a lot of their favorite gamers, artists, and even actors of their favorite games and shows.
36. Retro Future Mouse Pad
Step into the 90s with these retro-future colors of pink and turquoise. Gamers will love the bright and colorful vibes, alongside the nod towards the classic computer while protecting their desktop with a mouse pad or desk mat.
37. Character Models
Models never get old, especially when they’re a kit that your favorite gamer can put together themselves and display for all to see.
38. Gaige Potion Bottle Artboard Print
Gamers likely have trouble choosing which art they like considering the gaming community creates some pretty amazing stuff. This Gaige Potion Bottle art print would make a lovely addition to any gaming room. Art board prints are firm and textured, so they can be displayed without hanging them on the wall for added versatility.
Inexpensive Gifts for Gamers
It’s possible to find inexpensive gifts for gamers. You just have to get creative, hunt down that item that you know they’ll love, and go for it.
39. The Dreamer Spiral Notebook
This stunning spiral notebook really showcases what it feels like to be in love with gaming. It takes you to another reality where you can role-play, connect with friends, and dream up anything you want. A spiral notebook is perfect for game notes or for taking notes in class. Get them one for every situation!
40. Adult Onesie
An inexpensive and fun gift for gamers is an adult onesie. You heard that right. You can find blanket onesies, cosplay onesies, and furry onesies. Something big, fluffy, and cozy is great for those long nights in front of the screen.
41. Morning Coffee Mouse Pad
Some of the best anime originals come from SimzArt on Redbubble. Any gamer would love having this mouse pad featuring a cute little witch sipping her coffee and playing on her own computer.
42. Controller-Shaped Neon Wall Sign
Neon lights add a spark to most spaces, especially those already lit by the blue glowing lights of computer and television screens. You can find gamer-themed lights that are so fun and funky.
43. I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Water Bottle
The name of this water bottle could be a subliminal message to its recipient. Lots of gamers love anime, and they definitely need to keep hydrated — with water, not energy drinks. A fun water bottle can make drinking water more appealing.
44. Behind The Scenes Gaming Books
Gaming books are an easy and inexpensive gift that most gamers actually adore. It’s art in its own way, learning about the craft and behind-the-scenes for their favorite games.
45. Magic Girl From Another Galaxy Coasters
Inexpensive and useful gifts are these stunning coasters. Keep the water rings off the desk and save your gamers the hassle of cleaning up after themselves (as much).
46. Blue Light Blocking Gaming Glasses
Blue light has been shown to interfere with a person’s natural circadian rhythm. With some blue light-blocking gaming glasses, you can support your pal’s gaming habits and the quality of their sleep. This trendy gift is really quite practical and the gamer’s eyeballs will thank you.
47. Venus Scarf
Get sultry and stylish with this gloriously moody Venus scarf. Gamers have a tendency to lean toward the dark side, so a scarf will add some cool vibes to their wardrobe. As an added bonus, it’s sure to be a conversation starter with a fellow game fan.
48. Collector’s Lamp
Light fixtures, lamps, and other sources of light can get really neat really fast. Look for some collector’s lamps based on your gamer’s favorite game.
49. Identity. Tote Bag
Tote bags are useful for all sorts of things. Add in the surrealist element of this Identity bag, and you’ve got a conversation starter as a gift. Fill it with your gamer buddy’s favorite action figures, gift cards, or even a house plant.
50. Energy Drinks
You know it, gamers love energy drinks. They love drinking them. They love sharing them. They love being sponsored by them on their gaming channels. Buy all the energy drinks.
51. Reality Zipper Pouch
This is the gift for that gaming friend who loves to go deep. They might be someone who experiences a few bouts of existential dread, and they see the world from many perspectives. They can use a zipper pouch like this one to keep cords and other accessories organized.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Gamers
Need a small stocking stuffer idea for the gamer in your life, or a small gift for an office gift exchange? We’ve got you covered! All of these gifts fit in a stocking and are relatively inexpensive.
52. Kawaii Spider Sticker
Gamers tend to live on the fringe of what people like. In this case, you can fan the flames of most peoples’ fears with an adorable Kawaii spider sticker, a lovely addition to a water bottle, or anywhere else you can put a sticker.
53. Favorite Gaming Plushie
You can find plushies (stuffed animals for the 90s crowd) in just about any character from any game out there. And if you can’t find it, there are companies who will make plushies based on a design you provide.
54. Restless Pin
The gaming community loves a good button to pin on their bags, clothes, and hats. This restless pin perfectly describes how many people feel today — restless.
55. Gaming Keychain
You can find cool techy keychains with USBs on them or just simple, fun keychains that feature the original game cartridges as the artistic element on the keychain.
56. Teeth iPhone Case
For those edgy, anime gamers, this Teeth iPhone case will elevate their phone status immediately. The artwork is simple, sharp, and eye-catching, perfect for protecting an expensive smartphone without sacrificing aesthetics. It comes in multiple iPhone and Samsung models, so you have the perfect phone case for any device.
57. Video Game Figurine
Video game and board game figurines are fun to find. You can look online, in gaming stores, and even retro, vintage-type shops. Figure out what their favorite game is and start the search there.
58. Tangled Tiger Coffee Mug
Gotta keep drinking the coffee to stay awake for all the gameplay. Or rather, to stay awake at work after a late night playing. If they don’t like coffee, the options for a coffee mug are endless, including a pencil holder or an herb garden.
59. Trading Cards
Trading cards are a fond past-time for many of us, especially Pokemon cards. So many games have different types of trading cards these days. Find ones that resonate with your gaming friend’s preferences and add it to a gift bag.
60. Lost In Japan Peach Girl Magnet
Anime magnets are such a fun way to decorate the fridge (or anywhere that’s metal). This Lost in Japan magnet shows a vending machine and so many playful colors to brighten a space.
61. Chocolate Gaming Controller
When in doubt, buy chocolate. Can you believe that you can find chocolate gaming controllers? You can probably find chocolate anything these days.
62. Ether iPad Skin
In the name of protecting those holy devices, an iPad skin adds protection without hindering the screen for any mobile gameplay. This beautiful design can showcase a gamer’s love for all things art — which is what gaming is all about.
63. Screen Protectors
Screen protectors are a great stocking stuffer for those who have invested quite a few dineros into their gaming devices. It’s a simple, clear strip that can save the life of a screen if it hits the ground.
64. Suspicious Cats Pet Bandana
Gamers love irony, and putting these suspicious cats on their sweet pup is sure to bring a smile to their gaming communities’ faces.
If your gamer friends are inspired by fantasy, mythology, and sci-fi games, you can find all sorts of gifts for them. If you didn’t see the perfect gift on this list, check out our gifts for anime lovers and gifts for book lovers for more ideas. Really, the only limit is outer space when it comes to the gaming world.