Best Gifts Under Rs 8,000 For Your PC and Mobile Gamer Friends This New Year

This holiday season, gift your gamer friends some of the best yet cheap gaming accessories – be it for PC or mobile. We have something in store for our console gamers as well.

Highlights

  • These are some of the gaming accessories that you can gift under Rs 8,000
  • Prices for most of these accessories may see a change across vendors
  • If you plan on gifting games, make sure you know their taste

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to give your loved ones some materialistic joy — especially if they are gamers. If there’s one thing I know about gamers, it’s that they can never have too much of anything when it comes to their most loved hobby. Be it three controllers, two headsets, dedicated microphones, three monitors, or even various gaming subscriptions.

Gaming gifts can be segregated into two categories: Ones with a hefty price tag — like the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, RTX 4090, and whatnot. The other category is a bit light on the wallet but still tends to make the person equally happy — we’ll be focusing on the latter for this article. However, buying gifts with that gaming bling can be tough if you are not a gamer yourself. That’s where we come in. We’ve listed down some gaming accessories that can make a gamer in your life very happy this holiday season.

A gamepad for every need

A gamepad is every gamer’s best friend. Some of the games out there require you to use a controller and not a keyboard and mouse — FIFA 23 (Review) and Forza Horizon 5 to begin with. An ideal controller should have good and textured joysticks for longer hours of usage, a good set of buttons, great ergonomics, and more. Besides all that, it should also have the capacity to hold down gamers’ rage, especially when they concede a goal in the 90th minute on FUT champs.

The Xbox Wireless Controller ticks all the boxes, and the best part is that it can also be connected to your PC/Laptop. This controller can be bought for Rs 5,000 on online portals. If you are looking for cheaper alternatives, PowerA has wired options at a much cheaper price, though the quality of the controller will face some downfall.

A good pair of headsets

No matter what happens, a gamer will always need a good pair of headsets with a microphone beside themselves. Be it for listening to sound cues in the game or cussing at that one noob friend in their squad. Nowadays, getting a decent pair of headphones is possible under the Rs 7,000 price segment. The HyperX Cloud Core 7.1 can be a great option as a gift for your gamer friend. It comes with DTS Headphone X Spatial audio and embodies HyperX’s signature comfort. The Cloud Core 7.1 also comes with a noise-cancelling detachable microphone. This pair of headsets can be grabbed for as low as Rs 5,909 on Amazon and other online stores.

If you are looking for alternatives in the same price bracket, HyperX has the Cloud Stinger 2, which can be a bit lighter on your wallet. Razer Barracuda X can also be considered if you are looking for a wireless option. The Logitech G435 Wireless Gaming headset (Review) can also be considered if a boom microphone is not a necessity.

A gaming mouse for FPS fans

If you know someone who is a hardcore PC gamer, giving them a gaming mouse could be an excellent choice for a gift this new year. A stark difference between your traditional mice and gaming mice is their design approach, topped with excellent ergonomics, and their abilities to hit higher DPI levels. Unlike before, getting a decent gaming mouse on a tight budget is possible. The Logitech G502 X Gaming Mouse is priced at Rs 7,595 and is a great option for gamers getting into the premium peripherals segment.

It features Lightforce hybrid switches for faster speeds and better reliability. It also uses the company’s flagship Hero 25K sensor. If you have a slightly lower budget, the Logitech G402/G502 are also good options, along with options from Razer, the DeathAdder, which falls under Rs 2,000. If you want to consider wireless options, the Logitech G304 and Razer Basilisk can also be given a look.

A gaming keyboard with all the RGB bling

RGB and gaming happen to go hand-in-hand. After all, RGB does boost your in-game fps. But am I right, or am I right? Anyway, a good keyboard can be a great addition to a gaming dungeon, especially if it has all the bling. The Logitech G213 Prodigy Gaming Keyboard comes with an integrated palm rest and adjustable feet for better comfort for long hours. It also has back-lit keyboards with LightSync RGB and five individual lighting zones that can be controlled using proprietary software. Besides that, it has dedicated media controls which is always a plus.

This can be grabbed for around Rs 3,595 at online retailers. The HyperX Alloy Core can also be considered at a slightly higher price if you are looking for alternatives. As for cheaper options in the market, gaming peripherals from Redragon, Redgear, and Ant Esports can also be good options.

A gaming subscription that fits all

The era of buying CDs and games individually is slowly fading away. Gaming subscriptions are taking over, and if you have a gamer friend with a PC, the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription could be a reason for their smile. It’s pretty obvious, but the Game Pass subscription works on both PC and Xbox — a pretty sweet and value-for-money deal. It gives you access to over 100 games from the library and also includes a membership to EA Play. Additionally, with the Game Pass Ultimate subscription, you also get the benefits of Xbox Live Gold.

If your gamer friend only owns a desktop, buying the PC Game Pass subscription will be a much better choice. Similarly, if they only own an Xbox, getting a membership for the console would make more sense — but if they have both, you know what to do. Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten our fellow PlayStation gamers. If your friend owns a PlayStation — getting them a PS Plus membership should be a good option. It’s available in three different tiers – Deluxe, Extra, and Essential.

A dedicated microphone to yell into

A dedicated microphone on a gaming table can help complete the entire setup. If your gamer friend has a broken microphone that holds the ability to disrupt your hearing, getting them a new one will be a good choice. Dedicated microphones can be used not only for your casual gaming sessions, but also for podcasts and streaming — if they are into it. While this comes at a slightly costlier side, there are cheaper alternatives available in the market with some compromises.

The HyperX Duocast is a microphone that’s quite minimal looking but also showcases a bit of RGB flair with a circular ring around it. It can record Hi-Res 24-bit/96kHz audio. It has a Tap-to-Mute sensor and audio gain control adjustment as well. It can be grabbed at Rs 7,323. As for cheaper alternatives, Ant Esports WENTE 220 microphone can also be considered.

A gift for mobile gamers

Mobile gaming has also seen a rise in the recent past. If your friend spends about 7-8 hours in front of a 6-inch display yelling ‘let’s rush into that building’, it’s likely they are a mobile gamer. In this case, getting them a bunch of gaming accessories for their smartphone will bring a smile to their face. If they are into Battle Royale games such as PUBG: New State, Call of Duty: Mobile, and Apex Legends Mobile, you should add gaming triggers to your shopping cart.

The SpinBot BattleMods NinjaX gaming triggers claim to be five times faster than mechanical triggers. It boasts premium micro switches, which are tested for 1 million clicks. It has an extra wide grip that allows the triggers to latch onto any smartphone — with the back cover on. The gaming triggers will cost you Rs 749. Besides this, you can gift them a phone cooler, finger sleeves to beat the sweat or a mobile gamepad.

Barring all this, you can also gift them games from Steam, Epic Games, Amazon, or Flipkart.

These are some of the options you can gift your gamer friend this holiday season. If you have any other good choices besides these, let us know in the comments — maybe I’ll gift them to one of my friends.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the MySmartPrice team.