Stuck on what to buy that console gamer in your life this Christmas? With hundreds of gaming accessories and peripherals on the market these days, the amount of choice can be dazzling.
Well, don’t despair. Let us help sift through the available options and steer you towards the perfect present to enhance your loved one’s festive gaming, and win you that ‘top gift buyer’ trophy.
These are the best gifts for console gamers this Christmas.
This Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel is designed primarily for Xbox Series X and Xbox One owners but will also work on PC for selected titles. With its dual-motor force feedback, it offers a heightened level of gameplay that racing gamers and driving simulator fans will love.
A complete rig for racing gamers, the dual-motor force features will more realistically emulate things like changes in terrain, over-steering, and drifting. On-wheel buttons and paddle shifters let gamers make split-second, precise shifts that will help them gain those vital tenths of a second when they’re chasing that perfect lap time.
It has an adjustable pedal unit that lends the feel of driving a real car to accelerate, pressure-sensitive braking, and manual gear shifting. Pedal faces can be repositioned to suit individual preferences for heel-toe precision, and rubber feet help keep the pedal unit firmly in place.
For anyone who is serious about racing games, this is a great racing wheel and pedal set combo. It has the look and feel of a high-performance race car and makes a great choice of gift for racing nuts and petrol heads.
- Dual-motor force feedback
- Responsive floor pedal unit
- USB connectivity
- Stainless steel paddle shifters
- D-pad controls on steering wheel
- Hand-stitched leather covering on wheel
- Brand: Logitech
- Compatibility: Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC
- Forced Feedback: Yes
- Connection: USB
- Wheel Size: 10.94 inches
- Pedals: Yes
- Paddles: Yes
- Stick Shifter: Yes
- Allows for tight player control
- Force feedback provides immersive racing experience
- Secure mounting
- 900-degree steering
- Price might put off anyone who isn’t a hardcore race fan
Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel
Arguably still one of the best choices of gaming headset for PlayStation owners is this Sony Pulse 3D wireless headset. This model is specifically designed to enable gamers to experience full 3D audio on their PlayStation 5, though it will work very well for PlayStation 4 and PC gamers too.
This comfortable noise-canceling headset provides up to 12 hours of wireless play on a full charge, and it has two built-in microphones that allow players to chat with their friends with crystal clear voice capture. It can also connect with PS VR as well for a complete audio-visual experience and has easy-access controls to enable gamers to adjust their setup as they play.
Offering fully immersive audio that puts players firmly in the center of the action, with sounds coming in from every direction, the Pulse 3D headset is a great gift idea for console gamers. And it’s even designed to mirror the look of the PS5 itself, which might add a bit of extra appeal to people who like things to be matchy-matchy!
- 3D audio for PS5
- Two built-in noise-canceling microphones
- Built-in rechargeable battery
- Up to 12 hours wireless play on a full charge
- Compatible with PS5, PS4 and PC
- Supports PS VR
- Microphone: Yes
- Compatability: PS4, PS5, PC
- What’s Included: Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
- Brand: Sony
- Decent stereo sound
- Good quality microphone
- Works seamlessly with PS5
- Poor battery life
- Build quality feels average
PlayStation Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
Sometimes, a little TLC goes a long way, and it’s the same for game consoles too. Over time, dust can get stuck in the fans, controller buttons can become sticky and unresponsive, and a little tinkering under the hood can help keep things ticking over nicely and keep consoles working better for longer.
This multi-function screwdriver repair kit allows console gamers to do just that. It works for all major game consoles and enables gamers to safely open their controllers and consoles and give their insides a bit of a spring clean. The kit consists of four high-quality S2 steel screwdrivers, which will each suit different consoles and their controllers, plus one steel and one plastic crowbar, as well as cleaning brushes and cloths.
All screwdriver bits are magnetic too, to prevent you from losing loose bits on the carpet, and the whole kit can be safely stored inside a handy EVA bag that’s included with your purchase.
While we do recommend that all potential tinkerers read up on how to safely open their gaming gear before doing so, this is a great little kit to have in the house and a neat budget-priced gift for console owners.
- 4-piece screwdriver set
- 2x safe pry tools for leveraging devices open
- cleaning cloth and cleaning brush
- EVA carry case
- Type: Console repair tool kit
- Color Options: None
- What’s Included: 4-piece screwdriver set, 2 safe pry tools, cleaning brush and cleaning cloth
- Brand: Vastar
- Clean up consoles and controllers easily
- Maintain the quality of your gaming devices for longer
- Great value for money
- Worth reading up on how to use tools safely before attempting to use on your console
Vastar Repair Tool Kit for Xbox One 360 PS3 PS4 PS5 Controller XBOX series X|S
If you can’t see this one at first glance, that’s because it’s camouflaged! Mineral camouflage in fact. But despite its cool camouflage design, this special edition Xbox controller can’t conceal the fact that it makes for an excellent gift for console gamers.
This wireless controller is an official Xbox product, and this edition features textured grips on triggers, bumpers, and the back case, making it a pleasure to hold and use. It shares the same functionality as your regular Xbox wireless controller, offering itself instead as a great new skin for a familiar favorite.
Rechargeable for a maximum of 30 hours of playtime, this wireless controller won’t let you or your giftee down. With custom button mapping, a dedicated share button, plus wireless gaming across Xbox Series XS, Xbox One, and PC, maybe it’s time to consider a bit of camouflage this Christmas.
- Wireless gaming on supported consoles
- Textured grips on triggers, bumpers and back case
- USB port for wired gaming
- Custom camouflage casing design
- Brand: Microsoft
- Platform: Xbox
- Battery: Up to 30 hours on full charge
- Connectivity: Bluetooth
- Headset Support: Yes
- Programmable: Button mapping
- Extra Buttons: No
- Looks and feels great
- Added textured grips
- Multi-device compatibility
- No new or exclusive features here
Xbox Core Wireless Controller – Mineral Camo (Special Edition)
The ultimate peripheral pack for fans of the Nintendo Switch OLED, this offering from Orzly could provide the latest Switch owners with all the extras they could ever wish for this Christmas. Although, it’s worth pointing out that this kit is compatible with the Nintendo Switch OLED only. Do not buy this for owners of the original 2017 Nintendo Switch!
Featuring two racing wheels, two joy-con grips, a multi-angle play stand, a games cartridge holder, in-ear headphones, a charging cable, a duo stylus pen, pro thumb grips, and a kitchen sink (not really), it’s almost easier to list what isn’t included with this kit!
This cornucopia of accessories is the ideal gift for anyone who is passionate about their Nintendo Switch OLED. With so much content in this kit, this really is the gift that will keep on giving, all the way through the new year.
- 2 racing wheels
- 2 joy-con controllers
- Multi-angle play stand
- Games cartridge holder
- In-ear headphones
- Charging cable
- Duo stylus pen
- Pro thumb grips
- Switch OLED carry case
- Screen protection kit
- Type: Console peripherals pack
- Color Options: White
- What’s Included: 2 racing wheels, 2 joy-con grips, multi-angle play stand, games cartridge holder, in-ear headphones, charging cable, duo stylus pen, pro thumb grips
- Brand: Orzly
- Contains just about every kind of gaming peripheral you can think of!
- Money saving; if you’re serious about your Nintendo Switch gaming
- Great bundle to enhance your gameplay experience
- Only compatible with Nintendo Switch OLED version
- You’ll need to find somewhere to store all this stuff!
Orzly Accessories Kit Bundle Compatible with Nintendo Switch OLED
Christmas loves lights and lights love Christmas. So why not provide your beloved console gamer with the means to let their gaming station get in on the action too? This stylish USB-powered LED stand for Xbox Series X features 32 individual lights that provide a stunning backdrop for gaming.
You’ll find seven different RBG color modes to play around with, along with variable brightness settings, so that you can create the perfect atmosphere for whatever you’re playing. It has a simple plug-and-play setup and connects to the rear of the console to be enjoyed immediately. Its unobtrusive design means there’s no obstruction to ports, vents, or other interfaces either.
The LED stand works independently from your Xbox as well, so it can easily be used for mood lighting whenever the console is switched off too. Simple and effective, this Venom LED console stand provides a wonderous cosmetic upgrade to any gaming space.
- Multi-color LED light up stand for Xbox Series X
- 32 individual LED lights
- Seven different colors to illuminate your Xbox console
- Unobtrusive design avoids all other ports, vents and interfaces
- Type: LED light stand
- Color Options: Black
- What’s Included: Multicolor light-up LED stand
- Brand: Venom
- Simple to use and easy to set up
- Can be used independently of console if desired
- Find the perfect atmosphere for every gaming experience
- Requires USB extender if you don’t want to plug-in to console itself
Venom Multi-Colour LED Light-up Console Stand
A budget-priced gift idea for a cosmic Christmas, this Nintendo Switch OLED carry case from Fintie is a safe and stylish transportation vessel for gaming’s most portable console. It has a hard EVA shell to protect from bumps and knocks, and a soft and padded interior to protect the Switch from wear and tear while in transit.
It has a built-in storage sheet that can carry up to 10 Switch game cards and has a mesh pocket for storing charging cables. An elastic strap keeps the Switch safely tied down, so it won’t come loose and knock against other items inside the case. It has a double zipper design and top mounted carry handle, too.
This is a cool-looking, convenient way for Nintendo Switch owners to carry their console with them wherever they go. And its luxurious and padded interior ensures that it gets there safely, ready to be fired up and played. This a great budget-priced gift idea for console gamers this Christmas.
- Hard EVA shell
- Galaxy design on exterior
- Soft interior protection for console
- Elastic strap keeps console in place
- Carry up to 10 switch games
- Mesh pocket for extras like charging cables
- Brand: Fintie
- Weight: 7.8 ounces
- Game Card Storage: Yes
- Accessories Storage: Yes
- Compatibility: Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch OLED
- Great galaxy design
- Secure storage to protect from bumps and knocks
- Portable gaming made even easier!
- Compatible with Switch and Switch OLED, with both joy-cons attached
- You’ll have to leave the dock at home; there’s no room for it here
Fintie Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch OLED
Q: Which Console Is More Powerful, the Xbox Series X or the PlayStation 5?
The Xbox Series X has a more powerful GPU, capable of 12 teraflops of computing power compared to 10.3 teraflops on PS5. The Xbox Series X also has a slightly faster CPU at 3.8GHz than the PS5’s 3.5GHz CPU.
Other than that, though, the systems are a close match when it comes to power.
Q: What Modern-Day Game Console Is the Cheapest to Buy?
The Nintendo Switch Lite is the cheapest of the current generation of game consoles, followed by the Nintendo Switch, then Nintendo Switch OLED.
Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are similarly priced and currently the most expensive.
Q: Which Games Console Has the Best Graphics?
Although this is always open to debate, the Xbox Series X is technically the most powerful home console ever created, powering up to 12 teraflops of graphical performance for hyper-detailed native 4K games at up to 120 frames per second on supported screens.