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The 2021 Gamer Holiday Gift Guide

Win the holidays with next-gen consoles, new headphones, and every kind of tech you need.

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The holidays are creeping up on us — and with that comes the stress of holiday-shopping. From seeing that the gift you want is sold out everywhere to getting stumping finding presents for an impossible-to-buy-for family member, there’s plenty not to love about shopping online. But then there’s StockX: the hassle-free online marketplace that carries millions of hard-to-find or sold-out products. That includes the latest electronics and accessories for the gamer in your life — or for yourself.

With StockX, you can grab the perfect gadgets, gear, and game systems, including popular brands’ latest releases at their real-time market value. Each item on the marketplace is hand-checked to verify that it’s brand new and authentic, so you’ll know that the gift you’re grabbing is the real deal. Below, you’ll find 12 of the best tech-gift recos for gamers, all available on StockX. Get ready to level up your holiday shopping and make this the easiest holiday ever.


The PS5 was one of the most highly anticipated releases last holiday season, and it’s likely to remain a top pick this year for holiday shoppers. Over the last 12 months, the PS5 Blu-Ray edition has been the #1 best-selling product on StockX across all categories (including sneakers). For those who can snag one, the reward is an exceptionally powerful system with a growing library of flagship titles, plus immersive hardware that’s transforming the way games are experienced.

Nintendo Switch OLED - US Only

Given the enormous hype around the new OLED Switch, this’ll be at the top of many wish lists. The biggest improvements become apparent when you take the Switch mobile, thanks to enhanced graphics, upgraded speakers, and a redesigned kickstand. Nostalgic Nintendo fans are lucky in other ways this holiday season, too, because the company is resurrecting the N64 and Sega Genesis controllers next month when the new console releases.

iPhone 13 Pro (Sierra Blue)

The iPhone 13 Pro is here, and it features Apple’s lightning-fast A15 bionic chip, an advanced camera system (with telephoto, wide, and ultra-wide features), improved battery life, and much more. The phone has a 6.1-inch OLED display, making it the first iPhone to feature OLED technology. Besides Sierra Blue, the iPhone 13 Pro also comes in graphite, gold, and silver colors, and you can choose between 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB storage options.

NVIDIA EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB XC Graphics Card

Here’s a vital gift for the gamer who has everything: one of the most powerful graphics cards on the market. This graphics card, released in February 2021, packs a punch and helps bring your gaming experience to the next level. The NVIDIA EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC features a metal backplate, a two-fan cooling system, ray-tracing capabilities, and advanced clock speeds. NVIDIA’s 30 Series cards have been met with immense demand, and this model is no exception.

Microsoft Xbox Series X 1TB Halo Infinite Limited Edition Console Bundle

Product Release on November 15. Paying homage to the 20th anniversary of Halo, the Series X re-released on November 15, with a custom console and controller design — right before the release of the highly anticipated new title Halo Infinite. Perfect for OG and newer Halo fans alike, this fresh, next-gen model just happens to be one of the most powerful gaming consoles on earth.

PS5 Wireless Controller (White)

Released alongside the PS5, the Sony Playstation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller is a must-have for gaming with your friends this holiday season. While the PS5 comes with one controller, you'll definitely want to grab an extra. The Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller, which originally cost $70, is always in stock at StockX.

iPad 9th Gen Wifi

There’s plenty in a small package with Apple’s 9th-generation iPad. This updated version within the iPad lineage features Apple’s latest A13 Bionic chip, adding quicker responsive rates and power to every message, app, and search page browsed on the device. It’s one of Apple’s fastest iPads to date, and its graphics are crisper — 20-percent faster GPUs provide a more immersive experience to the screen. And with an updated battery, anyone can enjoy all the greatness this iPad has to offer without being tethered to a charger. If you’re looking for your first iPad or just need an upgrade, be sure to purchase one on StockX.

Final Mouse Ultralight x Ninja Air58 Cherry Blossom Gaming Mouse

As its name implies, the Finalmouse Ultralight 2 Capetown mouse is, well, very light. Weighing just 47 grams, the gaming mouse also comes with Finalmouse's INFINITYSKIN, a set of synthetic pieces that can be applied to customize the sizing of your Ultralight 2. The mouse’s light weight and customizability make it a must-have for gamers this holiday.

Pokemon Celebrations Elite Trainer Box

The Pokemon Company has been honoring its 25th anniversary all year, and to keep the party going it's released the Pokemon Celebrations special expansion. The 50 card Pokemon Celebrations set is divided into two 25 card subsets, which include a pair of special edition Pikachu cards and some of the most iconic cards from the first 25 years of the trading card game. The box released on October 8th and comes with ten Pokemon Celebrations four-card Booster Packs, as well as five additional Pokemon TCG Booster Packs from previous sets, so you can fully experience the nostalgic joy from the early days of the brand.

Apple AirPods Pro

Originally released for $249 in 2019, Apple AirPods Pro are quickly changing the game. When they first debuted, they were so popular that they were backordered with Apple and other retailers for months. If you grab an AirPods Pro set on StockX — where you’ll often find them below retail price — they’ll come sealed in the original box with everything you’d get in the original retail packaging, including a charging case.

Apple Watch Series 6 GPS 44MM Space Gray Aluminum

The Apple Watch Series 6 is perfect for anyone who’s on the move. With its revolutionary Cellular + GPS model, you can call, text, and get directions without your phone whether you’re at the office, at the gym, or on a hike. The Series 6 includes several upgrades from the Series 5, including new sensor technology that allows you to measure your blood oxygen level, plus take an ECG right from your wrist. The watch can sync and stream music and podcasts wherever you are, and it allows you to make secure payments with Apple Pay. At StockX, you can find the Apple Watch Series 6 GPS 44mm for around $50 below its original retail price.

Apple AirPods Max Headphones

Apple's AirPods Max Headphones are exactly that: Max. The over-ear version of the popular AirPods, these headphones offer all the same noise-canceling technology with plenty of battery life. Whether spending the day on virtual meetings or playing your favorite game well into the night, the headphones maximize comfort without losing any sound or tech qualities.

Oculus Quest 2 Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset (128G)

The future is now, and you can immerse yourself in the metaverse with the Oculus Quest 2 — one of the leading virtual reality headsets on the marketplace today. Released in 2020, the Oculus Quest 2 was a vast improvement from the first iteration of the VR headset, featuring lightning-fast performance, greater pixel density, and a nearly endless stream of video games to enjoy. The VR headset lets you explore the far reaches of space in Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy's Edge, places you inside a survival game in Jurassic World Aftermath, or just lets you enjoy live concerts, movies, and more entertainment. The Oculus Quest 2 comes with the VR headset, plus two controllers that safely fasten to the user’s hands.

Hot Wheel x Tesla Cybertruck RC Car

Following the unprecedented bull run of Tesla's stock during 2020 and 2021, Mattel's Hot Wheels teamed up with Tesla for a limited edition Cybertruck RC Car. The 1:10 collectible went on sale in May, with pre-orders selling out in a near instant. This unique RC car has been a hit with Hot Wheels collectors and RC enthusiasts alike. As of October 2021, the Hot Wheel x Tesla Cybertruck RC Car is the best selling Hot Wheels product ever on StockX (nearly 600 sold).

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