The Best Gear and Accessories: Gift Guide For Holiday 2018

Mega Man 11 Controller (Hyperkin):

There’s a blue man in your life, right? And I’m not talking about Kisame from Naruto, or any member of the Blue Man Group. I’m talking about Capcom’s favorite Blue Bomber, Mega Man. With the recent release of Mega Man 11, Hyperkin has released a Mega Man 11 Xbox One Controller that’s not only blue but mimics the style of a ‘90s controller while keeping all those comfortable qualities for the modern day. I think that’s worth a matching set for you and your partner, or, you know, you and a certain elderly relative.

Mega Man Hyperkin

XFX Radeon RX 560 Graphics Card:

It’s not the most powerful card out there, but this mid-range graphics card can play most everything and won’t break your precious holiday piggy bank to do it, whether buying it for yourself or as a gift for someone else. With 4GB GDDR5 (128-bit) on-board memory, 1196MHz clock speed, and AMD CrossFire technology, this guy is the perfect gift, bringing that gaming speed to someone who might not think of it themselves (or does, every day, desperately, while fighting lag).

XFX Radeon RX 560 Graphics Card

TP-Link AC5400X Router:

It might not sound exciting, but let’s be honest, our most important utility isn’t our electric or gas, it’s our internet bill, and we all want the kind of setup that’s going to make the most out of our money. The TP-Link AC5400X Router is exactly the friend you need in these trying internet-speed times. If you’ve got a multi-story house, thick walls, or internet needs that just won’t quit, this sexy behemoth of power has got your back. While it might not seem as shiny as a AAA game, paying for a router that’ll last is worth the money, whether it’s for you or someone you care about.

TP-Link AC5400X Router

SNES-themed 3DS XL:

Are you thinking retro, but you don’t actually want to play the games of your youth? You can get the best of both worlds with this SNES-themed 3DS XL, which both rocks the SNES look and can play the newest Fire Emblem. If someone in your life still hasn’t gotten themselves a 3DS, this could be the perfect holiday treat to say, hey, I need to level up my Pokémon, so help me out, man.

SNES New Nintendo 3SX XL box

Nintendo Switch Battery Charger Case:

If you’ve already got the game systems you’ve need but are looking for some boosts for their power, this Nintendo Switch Battery Charger Case might be exactly what you need. Not only does it let you charge it while you’re playing wherever you are with no hassle, it’s got a built-in adjustable kickstand and functions as a protective case as well. If you’re shopping for kids or someone with clumsy fingers (including yourself—be honest, look at your phone screen), this battery case is a must-have.

Nintendo Switch Battery Pack

Blue Light Shield Gaming Glasses:

Yes, you read that right. Blue Light Shield Gaming Glasses. Do they protect your eyes from high energy blue light that leads to a litany of vision conditions, from dry eyes to macular degeneration? Yes. Would they be an extremely funny thing to unwrap as a gift come holiday mornings? Absolutely. “Excuse me, mother, for I must put my gaming glasses on before I begin this season’s Overwatch placement matches.” All jokes aside, they’ll definitely protect your eyes, and frankly, they’re my favorite thing on this list. Take that as you will.

Gaming Glasses

With that, we have a great assortment of gaming gear and accessories, enough to populate any holiday festival or feast. Enjoy unwrapping those presents!