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25 best gamer gifts for kids and teens, popular in 2021

You'll win the shopping game with these presents.
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Shopping for a gamer? Whether you have a kid or teen on your list, Shop TODAY has taken the guesswork out of things for you and curated a list of gifts any gamer will love. Happy shopping and game on!

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Gifts for gamers under $15

1. Minecraft Heat Change Mug

This Minecraft mug comes with a surprise. When you add a hot drink, it changes color to reveal a secret underground scene.

2. Jenga: Fortnite Edition

This twist on the classic Jenga game has players battling their way up to the top of the tower, all while trying not to make it crash to the ground.

3. Paladone The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Hard Cover Notebook

Great for big and little kids alike, this 100-page notebook's cover is decorated with the Triforce symbol from the bestselling game "The Legend of Zelda." There's also a map of the game's Hyrule Kingdom on the inside front and back pages and a Triforce on each page of the lined notebook.

4. Pac-Man 2-Pack Novelty Crew Socks

Looking for some stocking stuffers for a teen gamer? Socks are always a great option! This two-pack of crew socks comes in two Pac-Man-inspired patterns and will keep your teen looking cool and feeling warm.

Gifts for gamers under $25

1. Personalized Gamer Kids Room Wooden Sign

Great for kids and teens, this personalized game room sign comes in a fun controller design. Available in six widths, this wooden decor is sturdy and will last your favorite gamer for years to come.

2. "Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made," by Jason Schreier

If your gamer is also a bookworm, they'll be glued to this bestseller by former Kotaku writer Jason Schreier. Inside the pages of this paperback are infamous failures and overwhelming obstacles that went into developing some of the industry's most beloved video games.

3. Sony PlayStation Console Shaped Bifold Wallet

Got a PlayStation player on your hands? A wallet shaped like the popular console is a creative and practical gift for the holidays. The lifelike design has power, eject and reset buttons and a button snap opening that looks like the PlayStation's disc tray.

4. JINGDU Game Card Case

Help keep your gamer's game cartridge collection organized with this storage case that holds cartridges and memory cards. It's ideal for gamers who have a Nintendo Switch or Sony PlayStation Vita.

5. Licensed Pop Culture Backpack for Kids

They'll be repping their love of Pokémon, Dragon Ball Z or Minecraft at school with this printed canvas backpack from Old Navy. There's also tons of storage inside, so they can stash their textbooks and supplies (and maybe their Nintendo Switch and trading cards).

Gifts for gamers under $50

1. 8Bitdo Sn30 Pro Bluetooth Gamepad (G Classic Edition) - Nintendo Switch

Variety is always great when it comes to gamers' controllers, and this Bluetooth ones has a whole lot of power. Perfect for Nintendo Switch and PC or macOS users, the rechargeable controller has clickable joysticks, motion controls and rumble vibration for a satisfying sensory experience.

2. Tamagotchi On

Remember Tamagotchi? Well, they're back and the newest generation of the interactive virtual pet comes in several vibrant color options. While taking care of their new virtual friend, kids can take their My Tama shopping, travel with them, feed them and more. They can also connect to their friends' Tamagotchi On device and play together.

3. Super Mario Bros. Mini Question Block Light

Add a bit of whimsy to your gamer's room with this lamp designed like the iconic question block featured in the original Super Mario Bros. games.

Gifts for gamers under $75

1. Saturday Park Gamer Duvet Cover & Sham Set

Shopping for someone who eats, sleeps and breathes gaming? Help them with the sleeping part with this colorful gaming bedding set. The machine washable duvet cover and sham set is printed with a multitude of game controllers and is available in twin and full/queen sizes.

2. Women's Mario, Spiny & Goomba Reverse Weave Hoodie

Bring your inner gamer to the forefront with this relaxed hoodie adorned with Mario and two iconic baddies stirring up trouble in Mushroom Kingdom, Spiny and Goomba.

3. Lego Minecraft The Skull Arena

With 195 pieces including the dastardly killer bunny, they'll love constructing this challenging battle scene from Minecraft almost as much as they enjoyed playing the game.

4. Gamer in the Fog Duffle Bag

Designed with PlayStation controller icons, this roomy duffle bag is great for the gamer who regularly travels or works out. If they're a fan of matching accessories, this print is also available as a face mask, yoga mat and water bottle.

5. Kids' Toad Reverse Weave Hoodie

Young video game lovers can also dress to impress with this hoodie celebrating Princess Peach's faithful protector.

6. Tetris Print Design Hand & Bath Towel

For the gamer who's getting ready to fly the coop, they should at least be prepared with their own set of towels. Made with microfiber and white cotton terry, this Tetris-inspired hand and bath towels will dry them as quickly as the blocks fall.

Gifts for gamers under $100

1. Hot Wheels Mario Kart Circuit Track Set

If your little gamer is constantly playing Mario Kart, they'll get hours of endless fun with this Hot Wheels race track inspired by the iconic game. The set lets kids recreate stunts from the game and takes the fun of Mario's world offscreen and into real life.

2. SanDisk - 400GB microSDXC UHS-I for Nintendo Switch

Made with the Nintendo Switch in mind, this microSDXC card gives gamers an extra 400GB of space to their system. The speedy card has an up to 90MB/s write speed so you can quickly transfer files and store all your favorite games.

3. Atlantic Rotating Cube Media Storage Tower

Sure, it's technically a gift for your child, but it's really like giving yourself the gift of organization. This multimedia storage cabinet has four tiers of shelves that can display gamers' collectibles, gaming accessories, games and more.

4. Gaming Gift Card

Not sure what games they already have? Whether your gamer prefers Nintendo, Xbox, PlayStation or Steam, they'll be able to choose their next adventure with a gift card to their favorite gaming hot spot.

Gifts for gamers under $200

1. Logitech LIGHTSPEED Wireless DTS Headphone

A headset is an absolute must if your gamer prefers to play on the computer, and this wireless one lets them move around freely. Available in multiple colors, the headset is compatible with PC, Mac and PlayStation 4 and works for up to 29 hours of gaming without having to charge. Memory foam ear cushions offer the ultimate in comfort, and its RGB lighting function lets you choose from countless color options.

2. Gtracing Gaming Chair

Serious gamers need a comfy chair for their game room, and this bestseller definitely fits the bill with its ergonomic design and thick padded back and seat. Other features include an armrest, adjustable seat height, a removable headrest pillow and reclining and rocking options.

3. Nintendo Switch Lite

Smaller and lighter than the Nintendo Switch, this handheld device is ideal for gamers on the go and has a built-in +Control Pad. It's also compatible with both physical and digital Nintendo Switch games.

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