10 BEST gift ideas for gamers: Our top picks

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The festive season is here and, with the holidays just around the corner, attention has well and truly turned to gifts.

However, when it comes to picking up the perfect present for any gamers out there, it can be difficult to know where to start.

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Fortunately, our list is here to help. We've put together a selection of our 10 best gift ideas for gamers to point you in the right direction.

Whether you're after one of the best monitors for PS5 around, or you're looking for a set of speakers built specifically for gaming, our list has you covered.

Let's dive in...

Best gift ideas for gamers

Gaming monitor - LG 24GN600-B UltraGear 24" Monitor

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For competitive online gaming, something like this LG display with its 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time should give the edge. Not only that, but you get a Full HD resolution as well, making it one of the best 1080p monitors around.

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Headset - Logitech G PRO X

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To complete any gaming setup, this Logitech headset with its wide range of compatibility could be your answer. Great for PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch thanks to 7.1 Surround Sound delivering immersive audio.

Controller - Xbox Elite Series 2

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For console gaming, a controller is a must. With this Xbox device, you get adjustable joysticks, hair-triggers, plus a ton of remappable buttons designed to speed up your reactions and give you more precision, especially when playing FPS titles.

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Gaming TV - Samsung AU8000 43" Smart TV

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For those who like gaming on a bigger screen, this TV offers a 4K resolution and HDR10+ for brighter, sharper images in each and every frame. Plus, you get a 60Hz refresh rate which, as far as TVs go, is pretty impressive.

Charging dock - PlayStation 5 DualSense Charging Station

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Nobody wants their controller to run out of battery during crucial in-game moments. Picking up a charging dock, like this official Sony device, is, in our opinion, the best way to keep all your peripherals ready for action.

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External SSD - WD_BLACK P50 2TB NVMe Game Drive

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One of the best external SSDs for gaming, this compact Western Digital device features a 2TB memory that should be more than capable of storing all your favourite AAA titles.

Gaming mouse - SteelSeries Rival 3

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Having a mouse designed specifically for gaming is key to a PC setup. This SteelSeries device is, in our opinion, one of the best gaming mice around with its true 1-to-1 tracking, 18,000 CPI, plus 400+ hour battery life.

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Speakers - Razer Nommo Chroma

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For those looking to play game audio out loud, this Razer speaker set should deliver immersive audio thanks to their glass fibre 3" drivers, plus you get a slick RGB lighting system as well.

Gaming keyboard - SteelSeries Apex 3

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If you're all about RGB lighting, you can't go wrong with this stunning keyboard from SteelSeries. As well as being visually impressive, it boasts whisper-quiet keys plus an IP32 water-resistance rating in case of any spillages.

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Gaming laptop - ASUS TUF Gaming F17

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We're rounding off with one of the best gaming laptops around. This ASUS machine features a Full HD display complete with a 144Hz refresh rate and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card. With an Intel Core i5 processor to match, there's certainly a lot to like here.

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