Best gaming gifts for the console lover in your life


WHILE buying the latest games for your console-loving friends is the easiest way to their hearts, often they are up to date with the latest releases.

So it falls to you to buy accessories for them, which, if you’re not into games, can be a tricky task.

There are things to buy other than games

Don’t worry because our team of crack gamers have a long wish list we’re happy to share with you.

Here are the best holiday gifts for gamers, no matter what console they are into.

Best holiday gifts for Xbox fans

Custom controllers

Every gamer needs a good controller, and if you play with friends you’ll want more than one.

The Xbox design lab allows you to design your own controller, and the colour of each part for the same price as a standard one.

Patterns and added extras cost more, but it’s a great way to get your Xbox-loving friend something personal.

  • Xbox design lab controllers from £59.99

OPI nail polish

Did you know that OPI did a collaboration with Xbox to come out with shades to match Xbox controllers.

If the gamer in your life wears nail polish, gift them the shade that matches their controller!

There is a sale on now, so you can get a set of four mini polishes for a bargain price, or full bottles are still available in the range.

  • OPI Xbox collection nail lacquer mini 4-pack for £8.60
  • OPI You had me at Halo nail lacquer for £14.30

Best holiday gifts for Nintendo fans

Lego Super Mario The Mighty Bowser

This is a giant elaborate Lego set that takes around 10 to 15 hours to build and creates your own moving Bowser.

The downside to the model is that we wouldn’t recommend it for children as some parts are quite difficult to build.

This is a great gift someone you’re looking for a fun experience to bond over during the holidays.

  • Lego Super Marios The Mighty Bowser for £150 from Argos
  • Lego Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog – Green Hill Zone Set for £70 from Argos

Irregular Choice

Irregular Choice is known for its wacky clothes, shoes and accessories and it currently has a Pokémon collection available.

The range features earrings, bags, clothes and shoes, all with irregular Pokémon designs for both men and women.

While the shoes are quite pricey, some of the smaller accessories are definitely affordable.

  • Irregular Choice Pokémon collection from £19.99.

Best holiday gifts for PlayStation fans

Coloured console panels

All PS5 consoles come in white, but the panels are designed to be pulled off and changed for a different colour.

The range of official colours includes grey camo, red, blue, pink, purple and black, with the last one probably being the most popular.

However, if your PlayStation fan already has a colourful controller, you might want to buy them the panels to match.

  • PlayStation 5 console covers for £44.99.

PS5 controller charging dock

One of the main weaknesses of the PS5 is that the controller runs out of battery very quickly.

This means that many gamers often have to have one controller on charge at all times to keep playing.

Not only does a charging dock keep your controllers topped up, but it also gives them a handy place to hang out, so they don’t get lost.

  • PlayStation 5 DualSense charging station for £19.99 from Argos.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.