Online gaming's popularity has shot up. Consumer demand for immersive, hands-on indoor entertainment drove a 12 percent increase in the sector between 2019 and 2020. Breakout games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons are driving the unprecedented success of gaming consoles like the Nintendo Switch.

Since there are now more gamers than ever before, many people who don't regularly participate in the culture of gaming are at a loss when it comes to finding suitable presents for their gaming friends. Gaming can be a very specialized hobby, with games and gear that cost a lot of money and are covered in technical jargon.

Fortunately, you can get a fantastic present for your favorite gamer without being up-to-date on the latest trends in graphics cards. Believe us, the simplest of gifts can bring a gamer great joy on the holidays, whether it be a new toy, a book, or the newest edition of Dungeons & Dragons. We've curated a selection of top-tier items that would make fantastic presents for gamers. We're confident that our list has something of interest for everyone, as it includes a wide variety of media types, from games and systems to gadgets and even books.

LED Mini Fridge $30 At Walmart

PC gamers typically play while sitting at their desks, tapping away on keyboards and mouse pads while waiting for the next match to load. An appropriate mini-fridge will encourage them to remain for longer by removing the need to leave the group to get a drink.

This one by Personal Chiller is designed to hold six cans precisely and can be used to keep beverages hot or cold, making it ideal for use throughout the year. They can leave messages for roommates or other visitors on the door's writable surface, which is compatible with dry-erase markers.

mClassic Plug-and-Play 1440p/4K Upscaler, $100 At Walmart

Incredibly, this tiny gadget can improve the visual quality of any gaming console with just a quick plug-and-play setup. When connected to a console, such as a Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo Switch, or PlayStation 4, it instantly and lag-free boosts the console's graphics to 4K resolution and 120 frames per second. Fantastic item for those who want to play classic games on newer TVs.

Pac-Man Color LCD Retro Mini Arcade Game, $47 At Walmart

The small arcade cabinet is proof that the Pac-Man craze is still going strong. This miniature Pac-Man is less than six inches tall, but it plays and looks just like the classic arcade game you remember from the 1980s (or didn't, if you're too young).

QcK Gaming Surface, $23 At Walmart

The keyboard and mouse are sacred to any serious PC gamer. Give them one of the SteelSeries QcK mouse pads, universally regarded as the best in the industry, to round out their gaming rig. It's a sleek mouse that allows for pinpoint accuracy. For long-term use and aesthetic appeal, we recommend medium-sized designs with stitched edges.

Cloud Alpha, $100 At Walmart

The HyperX Cloud Alpha wired headset has become a staple for gamers who spend a lot of time chatting with their friends and teammates online. This headset is the last one a talkative gamer will ever need, as it is compatible with PC, Playstation, Xbox, and more. 

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