Best Gifts for Gamers 2021

Best Gifts for Gamers 2019

Shopping for the gamer on your holiday list seems like it should be easy: they know what systems they want and what kind of games they like. But gaming gear is expensive, so smart shoppers are always on the lookout for the best prices. Plus it can be hard to decipher all the gamer lingo if you aren't sure what you're looking for.

So Groupon Coupons did all the hard work for you, finding the best prices on the hottest game consoles, the most popular video games of 2021, and all the other accessories that a gamer might like to find under the tree on Christmas morning.

Best Gaming Consoles


Gamer Gift Guide, PlayStation 5

This year’s top-of-the-line PlayStation console is the PS5, which supports up to 8K output and brings new realism to games with individually simulated rays of light. If you’re not ready to shell out $499, or if you gave up trying to find it in stock, consider its predecessor, the PlayStation 4 Pro (currently selling for less then $399 on Amazon). It still offers incredible 4K graphics to bring more clarity to games like Call of Duty: Vanguard

$499.99 | Best Buy



Gamer Gift Guide, Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is an innovative system because of its on-the-go capability. To play a PS4 or Xbox game, you've got to be connected to a large TV. But with the Switch, you can play on a TV OR go portable like a 21st-century GameBoy (but with way better graphics). The best deal we found is at Adorama, where you can save a few dollars if you don't mind the version with gray Joy-Con controllers.

$299 | GameStop


Best Video Games 2021

Monster Hunter Rise

Gamer Gift Guide Nintendo Switch, Monster Hunter Rise

Get transported into the colorful world of Kamura Village in this exciting, action-packed RPG. As the newest installment in the Monster Hunter universe, you can become a solo Hunter or team up with up to three other players for cooperative play. Compatible for both Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite. 

$29.99 | Target


PC Gaming Gifts

Asus ROG’s Zephyrus G14

Gamer Gift Guide, Asus ROG’s Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop

Named one of the Best Gaming Laptops of 2021, the Asus ROG’s Zephyrus G14 offers everything an avid gamer could possibly want in a laptop. At only 3.5 pounds, this computer's powerful processor doesn't cause the laptop to be overly bulky or hard to carry. It has an all-day battery life, a stunning 15.6" QHD display with a 165Hz refresh rate and even has the required specs to run virtual reality hardware. 

Now we realize the price tag is very high, but this laptop is at the top of its game. But, if you're looking for an amazing gaming laptop with a much lower price tag, check out the new Dell G5 SE!

$1,849.99 | Best Buy




Xbox Series X

Gamer Gift Guide, Xbox Series X

Microsoft's Xbox Series X is the most powerful gaming console ever made, and it has the price to match ($499, to be exact). If you don't have a 4K UHD TV or have plans to get one in the near future, it is probably not worth it to splash out on the Xbox Series X or Xbox One X, so opt for the the Xbox One S instead or consider buying one refurbished with a store protection plan ($389.99 at Walmart). 

$499.99 | GameStop


Nintendo Switch Lite

Gamer Gift Guide, Nintendo Switch Lite

After years as the most popular gaming system, the Nintendo Switch got an update. The Lite version's scaled back features include a smaller screen and handheld-only mode. If your favorite Switch games are best in docked or tabletop mode, they won't work unless you buy additional Joy-Cons, so a Lite might not actually save much.

$199.99 | Best Buy



Gamer Gift Guide, DEATHLOOP

This next-gen first-person shooter from the same studio that brought us Dishonored is going to wow gamers. Two rival assassins find themselves trapped in a mysterious time loop, dooming them to repeating the same day over and over again with no end in sight. With every new loop, you learn more and more, motivating you to escape this harsh fate. 

$39.99 | GameStop



Razer Barracuda X

Gamer Gift Guide, Best Gaming Headset Razer Barracuda X

What we love about the wireless Razer Barracuda X it's flexible, comfortable feel and the fact that it has a USB-C adapter so you can easily plug it into your PC, Android device, PlayStation or Nintendo Switch. Not to mention it's lightweight and has a strong audio output with a clear microphone. 

$99.99 | Amazon


PS4 Slim

Gamer Gift Guide, PS4 Slim

You will find the absolute cheapest PlayStation 4s on resale sites like eBay, but most of the time those systems will be used or refurbished. It's up to you if that's what you'd like to buy. To get all the warranty, Groupon Coupons recommends buying new. We found a brand-new one with damaged packaging on eBay for $249.69. Kohl's is another place to look for a low price, especially on Black Friday.

$299.99 | GameStop


Super NES Classic

Gamer Gift Guide, Super NES Classic

The hottest thing in gaming doesn't have to be the newest. Gamers are loving the re-released Super Nintendo system for its retro appeal. The system, which is shrunken and now fits in the palm of your hand, comes with 21 pre-loaded games, including classics like Super Mario Kart, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, and two wired controllers for next-level nostalgia.


$134.99 | GameStop (Pre-Owned)



Gamer Gift Guide, GameStop Black Friday Sale

The Black Friday deals have already started at GameStop. Right now, you can save up to 60% off on more than 1,000 video games. Titles like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Madden NFL 22, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are all included in the sale. Check back on Thanksgiving Day for a whole new set of gamer goodies!

Up to 60% Off at GameStop



Gunner Optiks Glasses

Gamer Gift Guide, Gaming Glasses

We've all felt the effects of sitting in front of a computer for too long. It's uncomfortable and slows down reaction time. Plus long periods of staring at screens is known to lead to trouble sleeping, cataracts, and even retina damage. Gunnar Optiks gaming glasses block up to 65% of harmful blue light, reducing fatigue and improving game performance.   

$59.99 | Best Buy


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