The PC Gamer 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Once again it is that season, the season of buying things for people you know. Things which they will cherish, love, and consider in their hearts forever. Or, like, a cool t-shirt is probably fine too. 

Below you'll find a range of suggestions sorted into practical budget categories of $25 or less, $50 or thereabouts, and $100 or more. We also lead off with some of our favorites, regardless of price, and close with some neat tabletop games and musical recommendations. Pro tip: Jump to the music section, kick off an embedded Bandcamp link, then jump back up so you've got a nice accompaniment to your scrolling.

They're all items we can either personally vouch for because we own them, or gifts we'd be happy to give or receive ourselves. Some are directly related to PC gaming, while others bear a looser connection: Practical, like a super comfy pair of pants to wear while working from home, or tasty, like a collection of holiday ice cream.

Before we get to the gift ideas, one note for those of you looking to buy the special PC gamer in your life a fancy new VR headset, chair, laptop, or even whole PC: our Black Friday PC gaming deals is where you can find our constantly-updated picks on hardware this week.

Without further ado, the gifts! 

Our Absolute Favorites

Our Absolute Favorites

Under $25

Gifts for PC Gamers under $25

Gifts around $50

Gifts for PC gamers around $50

Legendary Items ($100+)

Legendary Gifts at $100 or More

Tabletop Games

Tabletop Games

Music

Our favorite Bandcamp soundtracks

Here it is: Some of the best music we heard this year. Whether it's Joel Corelitz' unstoppable soundtrack for Eastward or the soothing sounds of Japanese Breakfast in Sable, you can't go wrong with these vibes. 


Music

...or maybe you should make your own vibes? Haha... unless...