A successful video game collection can make up an entire room, but not every gamer has the space to dedicate to their hobby. That’s why stocking stuffer ideas are so great — they provide that essential gaming item that can be tossed into an already-packed closet without taking up too much space. Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffer ideas or some must-have gaming essentials, these five video game accessories are sure to put a smile on any gamer’s face this year!

Gaming Earbuds

Gaming earbuds can be just as important as your video game. A good set of gaming earbuds is an essential piece of every gamer’s collection. Gone are the days when you had to settle for crummy sound quality during gameplay; with quality gaming headsets you can hear every bullet shot, every footstep, and every menu selection loud and clear. Whether you want something functional or flashy, gaming earbuds are a must-have accessory for anyone who spends most of their time playing games.

Wireless Gaming Mouse

Although they still require a USB dongle, wireless gaming mice offer more flexibility than their corded counterparts. A wireless mouse can be used anywhere you can find an available USB port — even if it’s on your desktop. Plus, you won’t have to worry about becoming ensnared by cords when moving around or adjusting your chair. A wireless mouse is great for gamers who like to be on the go or who play games where mobility is important (like first-person shooters). Gamers with multiple PCs can benefit from owning multiple wireless mice; just make sure all of them use different frequencies (many do) so that interference isn’t an issue.

Gaming T-Shirt

Video games are, let’s face it, a very social activity. Whether you’re connecting with friends online or enjoying a co-op experience together on one screen, video games are oftentimes about bringing people together. That’s why we love giving video game-themed clothing as gifts during Christmas! Video game t-shirts and other clothing items can be a great stocking stuffer idea for gamers of all ages! Giving a gamer a new t-shirt is great because they can use it as an outfit for going out to events or just wearing it around town.

Wireless Gaming Headset

The wireless headset option is nice for gamers who are looking for something that will get them closer to being fully immersed. Gone are your worries about tangling cables, and you’ll be able to focus on getting better at your game of choice. Look for a headset that comes with a micro-USB charging cable. You may consider looking for a headset that lets you customize it depending on what type of game you want to play. Be sure to check out our review of other gaming headsets if wireless isn’t your thing. And don’t forget about console headsets too.

Wireless Gaming Controller

With so many high-quality PC titles being ported over to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, it’s only natural that you’d want a good wireless controller for your living room. The DualShock 4 for PS4 or Xbox One controllers are solid choices with decent range, while some PC gamers may want an arcade stick, either wired or wireless. A new mouse can also be a great gift option if your giftee is into competitive gaming on twitch. tv. As far as games go, try out fun party games like Jackbox Party Pack or Towerfall Ascension that work well on consoles too. If they’ve already got everything they need, perhaps go with a digital download of their favorite game or a few pairs of Lizard Skins grips.

Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffer ideas or just gifts for yourself, check out our recommendations for some of 2021’s must-have gaming essentials. Happy shopping!