The 23 Best Gifts For Gamers, From Portable Consoles to Streaming Essentials

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From VR to consoles, here’s how to impress the gamers on your gifting list

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With game consoles getting more power, and the rise of streaming, there’s never been a better time to be a fan of video games.

If you’re shopping for a gamer (or looking to indulge a little yourself), this guide has everything you need to get the most out of this hobby. We’ve made sure to include accessories for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC gamers, while also recommending the latest VR headset.

If you’re looking for more inspiration, we even spoke to Zack “Drazah” Jordan of the LA Thieves for his recommendations. Zack personally loves gaming gear made by JBL, so if you’re looking for an easy way to upgrade your system, we’ve recommended some options for JBL below. As for the most anticipated games of the year, Zach is most excited about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Year 2. “There will be new maps, guns, modes and many more things coming that will change how the game is currently played, ” he added.

While a release date isn’t confirmed for the game, you can catch up with other Call of Duty titles to get up to speed. Finally, Zach recommends SCUF if you’re looking for something more personalized. SCUF offers personalizable Xbox and PlayStation controllers, letting you personalize everything from the color of the controller skin itself to the joystick.

Our guide also covers gear necessary for game streaming, so if someone in your life wants to take that more seriously, we’ve got you covered.