Our PC gaming gift guide for 2020 includes a list of the best Christmas and holiday presents for PC gamers. If you’re struggling to hunt down the best headset, keyboard, mouse, or livestreaming upgrade, here are the perfect gift ideas.
PC Gaming Gift Ideas 2020 | Headsets
ROCCAT Elo 7.1 Air RGB Wireless
The ROCCAT Elo 7.1 Air RGB Wireless is a masterclass in “must-have headset features” and does it all without breaking the bank. This is an awesome PC headset that delivers big on sound and comfort.
EPOS SENNHEISER GSP 670
Go big or go home with the EPOS SENNHEISER GSP 670 headset. Boasting premium stereo or virtual surround sound, this headset also has Bluetooth for connecting to phones and other devices. Take calls while you game without needing to pause!
SteelSeries Arctis 9 Wireless
The SteelSeries Arctis 9 Wireless is the king of comfort, but it also delivers great sound quality. It’s compatible with PC, PS4, and PS5, and has Bluetooth for syncing up to phones. The stealthy mic can be tucked away when not in use.
PC Gaming Gift Ideas 2020 | Keyboards
HyperX Alloy Elite 2
The HyperX Alloy Elite 2 is the brightest RGB keyboard that we’ve tested. It is seriously spectacular and comes with other awesome features like dedicated media controls. We were also very impressed with the typing experience, particularly with the space bar stability.
ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Pro
Looking like it’s from the future, the ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Pro sports a low-height keycap design that really looks unique. This tenkeyless board has a volume knob and media button, which is rare to see. The typing experience is best-in-class in terms of stability.
Razer BlackWidow V3
The new version of the Razer BlackWidow is here for 2020. Rocking Razer’s own mechanical switches, the V3 makes a push for the best clicky and linear typing experiences. What’s more, the Razer BlackWidow V3 Quartz Edition is pink!
The GMMK Compact is a modular keyboard that allows the user to swap out key switches. Customize the board with some Glorious Pandas for one of the best typing experiences around. The small form factor is awesome for gamers who don’t need the number pad or dedicated arrow keys. There are also tenkeyless and full-sized versions.
Razer Huntsman Mini
Razer impressed us with its first 60% keyboard. Nailing the compact design and typing experience its own switches, the Razer Huntsman Mini is small but formidable, and a great gift for any PC gamer.
Razer Wolverine Ultimate Controller
For those who prefer a controller, the Razer Wolverine Ultimate is big on features. With remappable buttons, multi-functions trigger, a quick control panel, and more, this is arguably the ultimate controller for PC and Xbox gaming.
PC Gaming Gift Ideas 2020 | Mice
Glorious Model O Wireless
Well, they did it! They took the incredible Glorious Model O and made it wireless. And they did it without adding too much weight. It’s still incredibly light and offers good bang for your buck, too.
Glorious Model D
For those who prefer a different shape than the Glorious Model 0, the Model D is here to save the day. It’s also available in a glossy material which I personally prefer. It’s lightweight and can be moved around with ease, making it great for fast motions in intense shooters.
ROCCAT Burst Pro
The ROCCAT Burst Pro is another lightweight mouse vying for your attention. This is a great-feeling mouse that is ideal for any battle royale or first-person shooter fan. The large side buttons are easy to find during fast and frantic encounters.
Fnatic DASH XD Mousepad
Available in some absolutely massive sizes, the Fnatic Dash XD mousepad is a joy to use. It offers a surface that allows any mouse to glide around with ease. For any super-competitive gamers out there, this is the mousepad to get.
PC Gaming Gift Ideas 2020 | Livestreaming
HyperX QuadCast S
The HyperX QuadCast S is a fantastic microphone that has a neat party trick: it lights up with customizable RGB. This is great for livestreams who want to add a bit more flair to their setup. For any budding streamers, this is a killer present.
AVerMedia Live Streamer CAM 513
If you can track a webcam down in 2020, the AVerMedia Live Streamer CAM 513 is absolutely the one to buy. With an incredibly wide field-of-view, this webcam is great for streamers who have an awesome-looking background. It also pumps out a great-looking 4K 30 FPS image.
AVerMedia Live Gamer DUO
The ultimate in 4K 60 FPS HDR gameplay capture just got more ultimate with the AVerMedia Live Gamer DUO. As the name suggests, this has two HDMI inputs, allowing both a PC/games console and a camera to be hooked up. This will be the endgame for many livestreamers.
Secretlab SoftWeave Black³ Gaming Chair
The Secretlab SoftWeave Black³ gaming chair opts for a super stealthy look. It’s available in different sizes to suit each user’s height and weight. PC gaming rooms can get very warm, so buying a chair that uses a cool, breathable material like this would be a good choice.
Anda Seat Fnatic Edition Gaming Chair
If you’re getting a gift for a fan of the Fnatic eSports team, then the Anda Seat Fnatic Edition gaming chair is a must-buy. Offering fantastic levels of comfort and that added Fnatic flair, this chair will make any PC gamer happy.
PC Gaming Gift Ideas 2020 | PC part upgrades
NZXT Kraken Z-Series Coolers
NZXT’s Kraken Z-Series coolers not only provide great cooling and quiet operation, they also have a built-in screen on the pump. Upload funny GIFs or show important system stats, the choice is yours. Available in a variety of sizes, a Kraken cooler is always a solid gift choice.
PNY XLR8 CS3030 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 SSD
The PNY XLR8 CS3030 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 SSD might have a long, complicated name, but it’s really quite simple: this is a damn speedy SSD. PC gamers want their games to load fast and this SSD will make that happen. PNY has a great solution here.
NZXT H1 Case
The NZXT H1 small form-factor case makes the PC building experience super simple, as it comes with a built-in power supply and CPU cooler. It’s easy to build in and then it’s tiny on or under the desk. It’s available in black or white.