Gaming gear to get the kids this holiday season

Prove to the kids that you can totally still hang with these gaming gifts. Christmas morning will be extra special for them this year when they find one (or more) of these gaming accessories under the tree. Not only are they fun and cute as a button, but they’re also guaranteed to work beautifully, allowing your mini-mes a level of immersion worthy of esports pros. 

We’ve gathered everything in this holiday gifting guide from the usual stuff like gaming mice and gaming keyboards to things you wouldn’t even think of like adorable keycaps and comfy gaming chair head pillows. And, they’re affordable as well, which makes some of them terrific stocking stuffers too, rounding out your holiday presents this year quite nicely.

Logitech G435 Lightspeed Gaming Headset against a white background

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1. Logitech G435 Lightspeed Gaming Headset

Perfect for the kids

Weight: 165g | Interface: Wireless | Range: Up to 10 meters (33ft)

Comfortable, especially for the kids
Don’t expect audiophile sound

Kids love playing on smartphones and tablets just as much as they do on consoles and PCs, which makes this gaming headset from Logitech a terrific and versatile option for them. The Logitech G435 wireless headset offers both Lightspeed wireless and Bluetooth connectivity so they can pretty much connect it to any gaming device. Plus, it’s perfect for kids with a form factor that’s lightweight, optimized for smaller heads, and three fun colorways. It’s also a carbon-neutral product, which we’re sure is a relief for parents concerned about their family’s carbon footprint this holiday season.

Logitech G Pro Keyboard League of Legends Edition against a white background

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2. Logitech G Pro Keyboard League of Legends Edition

Not just for League of Legends fans

Form factor: TKL | RGB lighting: Yes | Interface: USB

Great tactile feedback
Eye-catching, space-saving design
Not cheap

Let your young PC gamers take their PC gaming to the next level with this made-for-pros gaming keyboard from Logitech. Whether or not they love playing League of Legends, this special edition Logitech G Pro mechanical keyboard is a tournament-grade peripheral complete with satisfying tactile feedback, Lightsync RGB, and three levels of feet adjustments for their ultimate comfort. Of course, if they do love MOBA titles, they’ll also appreciate the 12 programmable F-keys. And, anybody can appreciate its compact TKL form factor, just the ticket for smaller desk setups. Plus, it’s just really cool and funky looking.

3. Razer Orochi V2

Small mouse for small hands

DPI: Up to 18,000 | Interface: Bluetooth, 2.4GHz USB receiver | Buttons: 6

Battery and connectivity options
Fast 18,000 DPI sensor
Awkward without grip tape

The Razer Orochi V2 proves that great things can come in small packages ideal for kids’ smaller hands. This gaming mouse is among our top small gaming mice picks, but it’s got regular-sized gaming mouse performance with up to 18,000 DPI and up to 950 hours of battery life. It’s even more versatile than most of them. The kids won’t have to pick between USB wireless connectivity or Bluetooth as it has both. Neither do they need to with the power source as it takes both AA and AAA batteries. Customize its design on the Razer website to truly make it the perfect gift for your kid.

The Kapco Pokemon Resin Artisan Keycaps on a blue keyboard

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4. The Kapco Pokemon Resin Artisan Keycaps

Gotta catch ’em all

Material: Resin | Coloring: Anodizing | Keycap profile: Cherry Keycap Profile

Adorable, unique design
Vibrant colors
Takes a month to ship

Have Pokemon lovers in the family? Then spruce up their gaming keyboard with one (or all) of these Pokemon artisan keycaps from The Kapco. These impossibly adorable mini accessories in the shape of their favorite Pokemon’s back – cute tail and all – are the perfect stocking stuffers, and just the ticket to perk up a traditional boring mechanical keyboard. They’re made of resin and are anodized so those colors will last. And, they’ll fit most keyboards with a traditional Cherry keycap profile. Every keycap also comes inside a Pokeball, which should be a thrill for them to find inside their stocking.

eXtremeRate Pink Sakura Petals Nintendo Switch backplate and controller housing against a white background

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5. eXtremeRate Pink Sakura Petals Nintendo Switch backplate and controller housing

Spruce up their Nintendo Switch

Installation difficulty: High | Installation time: 4 hours or more | Build: Durable non-toxic ABS plastic

Looks great
Solid build
Parents need to install it themselves

If you’ve got a mobile console gamer in your life, they’ll appreciate a brand new skin for their Nintendo Switch this Christmas. The spring vibes on this eXtremeRate Pink Sakura Petals backplate and controller housing might just be the perfect gaming companion that should get them through spring, especially when they’ve got that new Happy Home Paradise DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Logitech Pop Keys and Logitech Pop Mouse on a mint desk

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6. Logitech Pop Keys and Logitech Pop Mouse

Pick their favorite colors

Keyboard: Mechanical switches | Connectivity: Logi Bolt USB Receiver, Bluetooth | Compatibility: Chrome OS, MacOS, Windows, iOS, ipadOS, Android

Three attractive colorways to choose from
Multi-device connectivity
They’ll want it in all colors

The younger gamers in your family who play less demanding, kid-friendly titles won’t need a super-fast gaming keyboard and gaming mouse. But, they’ll certainly appreciate the vibrant colorways that Logitech’s new Pop series peripherals come in. Not only do they have a fun, attractive design, but Logitech Pop Keys are very responsive and comfortable to use. Meanwhile, the Pop Mouse is very quiet to help keep the noise down when they’re gaming. For that extra bit of fun, both peripherals have emoji shortcut keys because we all know they’re essentially the main mode of communication for kids.

razer kraken kitty edition on a gaming laptop against an orange background

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7. Razer Kraken Kitty USB Gaming Headset

Gamers are cat-lovers too

Mic Setup: Retractable Boom Mic | Weight: 408g | RGB lighting: Razer Chroma lighting

Great sound quality
Very comfortable
Could use a mute button

Animal-loving gamers might appreciate an animal-themed setup, and this popular gaming headset from Razer is a good place to start. That’s especially because the Razer Kraken is a terrific entry- to mid-level gaming headset that delivers good sound quality and great comfort as well as Stream Reactive Lighting. Of course, those RGB-lit kitty ears are a clever addition, making an otherwise-normal looking headset into one of the most unique and eye-catching you’ll ever find. It also comes in a pink color if your kid prefers that over black. For a cleaner and neater setup, get them the wireless Razer Kraken BT Kitty Edition, which is lighter and cheaper.

The Key Dot Co Star Magic Girl Edition Switches on a white surface

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8. The Key Dot Co Star Magic Girl Edition Switches

Switch things up

Switch type: Tactile, MX-style | Number of switches: 25 switches per pack | Spring Weight: 67g

Two colorways to choose from
Great tactile feedback
You’ll need to buy several packs for a full keyboard

We adore these tactile switches from The Key Dot Co, and so will the gamers in the family that prefer colors to solid black. Each switch in this colorway comes with a mint-colored top housing and a yellow-colored bottom housing, as well as a pink stem – just the ticket for pastel fans. And, it delivers a very satisfying bounce when pressed. For each purchase, you’re only getting a set of 25 switches. So, depending on the gaming keyboard your kid has, you’ll want to buy three or more sets.

DXRacer Air Gaming Chair against a white background

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9. DXRacer Air Gaming Chair

Keeping those gaming sessions fresh and sweat-free

Recommended Weight: Up to 250lbs | Chair Cover Material: Highly Resilent Mesh | Features: Adjustable headset, adjustable lumbar support

Really affordable
Easy to setup
Materials not premium

Although certainly adult-approved, DXRacer’s Air line of gaming chairs is just the gaming chair your kids will love. The DXRacer AIR D7100 and D7200 chairs, in particular, are very affordable and come in different attractive colors including pink and gray for the D7100 and yellow, red and blue for the D7200. As far as gaming chairs go, they’re also very easy to set up – so much so that we’re confident the older kids can do it without your supervision – and they don’t take up too much space. They’re also incredibly modular if the kids want to save up and expand later with a cup holder, a footrest, and even a multi-functional mouse for all their other devices.

Razer Sneki Snek Head Pillow on a gaming chair against a black background

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10. Razer Sneki Snek Head Pillow

Great for comfort and conservation

Exterior: 100% polyester | Interior: 100% polyester filling | Fit: Universal fit

Every Sneki Snek sold saves 10 trees
Affodable and comfortable
Memory foam filing would have been nice

Speaking of staying sustainable this holiday season, give your little gamers the proper support during their gaming sessions while also supporting conservation. Part of the Razer Sneki Snek conservation effort with Conservation International, the Razer Sneki Snek Head Pillow will support your kid’s neck and head when gaming and allow you to support this save-one-million-trees initiative. That’s because for every Sneki Snek product you purchase, you’re saving 10 trees, which means the more of them you buy, the more trees you’re saving. It’s a good thing that besides this gaming chair head pillow, Razer’s got other things like hoodies, keycaps, and even comfy winter slippers.

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