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The holiday season is quickly approaching but that also means that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner — making it the perfect time to get your shopping list ready.
If you have a gamer in your life, you should know by now that gaming is more than just a hobby for a lot of people. It can be an outlet for competition or a way to hang out with friends virtually — especially during a pandemic.
Many people have to earn that gamer title by spending copious amounts of time playing their favourite games and setting new records. There’s a lot of different terminologies and expensive equipment that come with having that gamer status.
This gift guide will help you navigate the gaming world and purchase some great gifts for the gamer in your life.
Every gamer needs a light-up keyboard. This wireless keyboard allows you to synchronize lighting with any content and personalize each key or create custom animations over 16 million colours.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $300
This Lenovo Legion 51 gaming laptop is perfect for playing and streaming your favourite games at peak performance. This laptop keeps its cool no matter how long you play your games. It has a Coldfront 2.0 system that will cool and dissipates heat by using polymer-coated fan blades and copper pipe. You can game all night long and not worry about your laptop overheating. The best part? This laptop will be 40 per cent off on Black Friday.
SHOP IT: Lenovo, starting at $1,119
These are the perfect headphones for the gamer in your life that likes to walk away from the computer after a tough game but still talk to their friends... but not too far! They give you total freedom with up to 20 m wireless range and you can keep playing for up to 29 hours of battery life. These light and comfy headphones allow you to customize the lighting for whatever your mood may be.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $170
An ergonomic gaming chair is the key to comfort for any gamer. The design of this chair features a high back, headrest and curved armrests for full-body support. This chair comes in a range of different colours from plain black to green and black and even camo.
SHOP IT: Best Buy, $120 (originally $200)
This laptop is ideal for those who are looking for a budget-friendly laptop that is also thin and light. The new ASUS Chromebook series combines style with effortless mobility, speedy performance and robust security for anyone looking to be productive on the go. An ideal gift for anyone working or studying from home.
SHOP IT: ASUS, $500
This small, lightweight, and multifunctional pocket projector gives you the freedom to take big-screen entertainment anywhere. It has a built-in rechargeable battery that provides up to 5 hours of playtime and doubles as a power bank for recharging devices. This projector can help create the perfect split-screen gaming display for when you’re playing a 4-player race in Mario Kart.
SHOP IT: Best Buy, $400
The new PlayStation 5 console will be released just ahead of the holiday season on November 12th. The PS5 is available for preorder now and the system promises to unleash new gaming possibilities that you’ve never anticipated before. There will be an all-new generation of PlayStation games available with the popular upgraded console. Safe to say that this will be on every gamer’s Christmas list this year.
SHOP IT: Pre-order at Walmart
Stadia is the perfect gift for the gamer who wants to play anywhere, at any time without a console. It is a cloud-based streaming service where games will never require a download or update — making it the most accessible platform ever. You can play virtually on any screen including laptops, desktops and tablets with full Chrome browsers, as well as Pixel smartphones and more. There are more than 60 games in the Stadia library which is an added bonus.
SHOP IT: Google Store, $140
This is the gift of the gaming future! The Odyssey G9 DQHD Monitor will bring your gaming experience to the next level with key elements of gameplay: comfortable curvature, immersive interaction and amazing picture quality. The Odyssey G9 is the first monitor certified to support HDR10+ and the monitor matches the contours of the human eye.
SHOP IT: Samsung, $1,800 (originally $2,000)