Looking for the perfect gift for the competitive gamer in your life or maybe a little something for yourself? The InvenGlobal Culture Team has got you covered. We have compiled a list of the 25 best esports themed gifts for under $25.
Desk mounted holder
Rather than tossing your headset to the side after a rage quit in a competitive match, give your headset a home with this desk mounted holder. The stand easily adjusts to the width of your desk and frees up valuable space from your tabletop. $14.99
And that valuable space freed up by the headset stand now allows room for this light-up mousepad! Powered by USB, this mat has 14 kinds of lights allowing the user to customize to their fave color. $16.99
PlayStation trophy cup
You need to stay hydrated during those marathon gaming sessions. What better way to hold your fuel as you trophy hunt than a PlayStation Trophy drinking glass? $15.47
Hearthstone coaster set
We can’t have the condensation from our drink making a mess so pop that glass onto one of these Hearthstone coasters. Set of four non-slip coasters comes packaged inside a nifty-looking gift box to boot! $19.99
Blue-light blocking lenses
Gamers may favor playing in the dark, but that doesn’t mean our eyes should feel strained from doing so. Nab a pair of blue-light blocking lenses to protect your eyes from the reflective light of your monitor and prevent eye fatigue. $22.99
The rise in popularity of mechanical keyboards has spawned crafters to start creating custom keycaps. Switch out the key of your choice to represent your favorite esports titles like League of Legends or StarCraft. $22.50
Hardshell Nintendo Switch cases
We know not all competitive gaming happens on PC, so we’ve got console users covered too. When you’ve got to take your Switch on the go, make sure it’s protected in one of these hardshell cases from Power A, they offer a bunch of Nintendo themed designs like the below Pikachu vs Mewtwo or Super Mario options. $14.99 - $24.99
Rocket League stress ball
If the stress of the competition has got you down use one of these Rocket League stress balls to squeeze out that aggression! $5.49
Video Games and Esports coloring book
Looking for a way to chill out after a loss? How about this esports coloring book? We couldn’t find images of the pages themselves but for under $14 we’d say it’s low risk for some laid-back artistic endeavors! $12.99
Speaking of books, gamers gotta live off more than pizza rolls and hot pockets. Insight Editions offers a robust collection of gaming theming cookbooks like this Overwatch edition which includes recipes inspired by heroes from the game! One Orisa sundae, please. $20.99
Cookbook a little too fussy? Give the gift of snacks! JapanCrate’s subscription snack boxes include hand-picked Japanese snacks delivered to your door monthly. Plans start at just $12/month.
Overwatch merch bundle
A perfect collection of gifts for the Overwatch fan in your life, check out J!NX’s Overwatch Checkpoint Bundle which includes a hat, socks, wallet, and D.Va keychain for just $19.99
These slides by esports lifestyle brand ULT and DC Shoes make the perfect slip-on for when you need to run out and grab your GrubHub order. $15.00
League of Legends merch (on super sale!)
We had to include gear from the most popular esports title, League of Legends. The official Riot Gear shop is currently running an epic deal on t-shirts. $12.50/each
PS5 Beanies (If you couldn't get the console...)
Celebrate the recently released PlayStation 5 and stay warm this winter with an official PlayStation 5 beanie. This knit cap features a faux leather patch of the PS5 controller on one side and the PS5 logo on the back. $19.95
XBOX celebrated their latest console release this year as well with the One X. Cozy up with the latest console while rocking a pair of socks from this XBOX sock set! $24.00
We’re seeing more esports organizations partner with some big-name brands. Cloud9 and PUMA have brought us some super stylish gear this gear including the below tees starting at $12.50
META Threads face masks
Stay protected out there and look cool while doing so with a facemask from esports brand, META Threads. For every facemask purchased from META, they will donate two to COVID-19 frontline workers. Looking for more mask options? Check out our recent write-up on other gaming face masks. $19.95
HALO hand sanitizer
In addition to staying safe with a face mask, keep your hands sanitized with this handy Spartan-approved Master Chief hand-sanitizer holder. $10.00
PUBG Frying Pan, but very tiny
Showcase your love for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds with a miniature version of the iconic melee weapon. PUBG Frying Pan Keychain $10.00
We had to show some love for the TCG fam! Check out this amazing Magic the Gathering keychain set. Shown here as desk standees, these characters can also be removed from their bases and worn as keychains! $12.00/set
The cutest esports mascot to date
What holiday gift list would be complete without a cuddly plush friend? Team Liquid’s mascot Blue, makes a perfect pal for holiday snuggles. $20.00
Whether we’re watching our favorite esports pros on their streams, or checking out the latest professional tournament, it’s likely happening on Twitch. Skip the ads and support your fave channel with a Twitch Giftcard. We’d suggest a minimum amount of $4.99 so the recipient can subscribe to a channel for a month.
Die-hard fan of a specific game? Give the gift of in-game goodies like skins and emotes with a Gift Card for a specific title. Physical and digital versions of cards available with most starting at denominations of $10.
And lastly, want to give a guaranteed success gift? Let them choose with a Steam Gift Card which allows the recipient to access a library of thousands of PC titles.
STEAM gift card
Didn’t see an item that was the right fit? Be sure to check out the official stores for your game or team of choice. Most host their own merchandise shops with gift options in multiple price ranges. We also recommend purchasing goods sooner rather than later as shipments have been running a bit behind schedule due to the pandemic. Happy Holidays!
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