25 Unique Gift Ideas For Gamers Under $50 In 2023

Gifts Under $50 2022

Do you want to find a unique gift for the gamer without breaking the bank? Luckily, there are plenty of thoughtful gift ideas under $50 for just about every type of gamer. Gaming isn’t the cheapest hobby out there, but that doesn’t mean that gifts for gamers have to set your wallet back either. There are plenty of quality, inexpensive gifts out there for gamers that come in at $50 or less.

There are plenty of great gift ideas for gamers under $50 that fall a bit off the beaten path. Sure, sometimes the best gift is simply the gift of gaming itself, but there are plenty of collectibles and accessories that might make equally great presents.

It doesn’t matter what console you have, what franchise you’re a fan of, or even how old you are, there are plenty of unique gift ideas that appeal to just about every type of gamer out there. If you’re still looking after perusing our collection of gift ideas, however, make sure to check out our 100 Best Gift Ideas article or our best Gift Ideas For Gamers (Under $25).

Game Pass Ultimate 3 Month Membership

1. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3-Month Membership

For the Xbox, PC, and/or mobile gamer who wants access to hundreds of great streamable and downloadable titles

See at GameStop

Price: $44.99

For a gamer, the best gift is often the gift of gaming. And for one low monthly price, Game Pass Ultimate gives subscribers access to hundreds of great games to stream and download. Game Pass might just be the future of gaming, and at this price, it’s arguably the best gift in entertainment currently.

Game Pass for PC 3 Month Membership

2. Game Pass For PC 3-Month Membership

For the PC gamer who wants access to hundreds of great downloadable titles

See at GameStop

Price: $29.99

Game Pass for PC is largely the same great deal as Game Pass Ultimate, but only for PC. Again, Game Pass gives subscribers access hundreds of great, current titles at a low monthly price. Seriously, this is one of the best deals currently going in entertainment.

Razer Kishi Mobile Game Controller

3. Kishi Mobile Game Controller

For the Android mobile gamer who wants one of the best controller options out there

See at Amazon

Price: $44.99

The Razer Kishi is easily one of the best-reviewed and most popular controller setups for mobil gamers out there. It’s lightweight, compact, and extremely comfortable. This version only works for Android users, but there are options for iPhone users as well.

Custom Mario Style Name Plate

4. Super Mario-Style Custom Nameplate

For the Super Mario fan who wants to add a unique, custom piece to their room or workspace

See at Etsy

Price: $34.42+

Etsy is always a great place to find a unique gift that you can’t find anywhere else. For Super Mario fans, there are few gifts as cool or unique as this custom nameplate. You might want to order this a little ahead of time to ensure it gets to its intended recipient in time, but it’s definitely worth checking out.

Game and Watch: The Legend of Zelda

5. Game and Watch: The Legend of Zelda

For the retro Legend of Zelda fan who wants a cool game and collectible

See at GameStop

Price: $49.99

As a throwback to the classic Game and Watch systems, Nintendo has released these retro handhelds for both the Super Mario Bros. and Legend of Zelda anniversaries. These releases are limited, so they serve as great collectibles as well as fun retro games.

Loungefly Pokémon Faux Leather Starters Backpack

6. Pokémon Faux Leather Staters Backpack

For the Pokémon fan who wants a stylish backpack that shows off their fandom

See at GameStop

Price: $39.99

It’s not always easy to find gaming merchandise that also looks great, but this line of faux leather bags are all visually appealing. There are a few other options from Loungefly, but they all look great.

Mini Arcade Machine: Ms. Pac-Man

7. Mini Retro Arcade Machine

For the arcade fan who wants to spice up their workspace

See at Amazon

Price: $44.99

These fully functioning miniature arcade machines come in all sorts of cabinets––all featuring different retro arcade titles––each one with a fully functioning game. Whether it be Pac-Man or Galaga, there is a version for just about every arcade fan out there.

Super Mario Bros. Collector's Box

8 . CultureFly Super Mario Bros. Collector’s Box

For Super Mario Bros. fans looking for a unique collectible

See at GameStop

Price: $39.99

CultureFly’s collectible set celebrates the original Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). This collection contains unique pieces like a stand that looks like the original cartridge, a hat and set of pins, a decorative sign, and a plush.

Paladone PS5 Icons Light

9. PlayStation Icons Light

For the PlayStation fan who wants to add a cool piece to their room or workspace

See at Amazon

Price: $31.99

These PlayStation icon lights add a little flair to just about any gaming space or desk. Just add batteries and you’re good to go.

Paladone The Legend of Zelda Triforce Night Light

10. Triforce Light

For the Legend of Zelda fan who wants to add a cool piece to their room or workspace

See at Amazon

Price: $38.61

The Tri Force night light is a cool addition to just about any gaming space, desk area, or room. All you need is some batteries and you have a cool conversation piece for just about any area.

TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection

11. TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection

For the TMNT on every major console

See at GameStop

Price: $39.99

TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection is a carefully crafted collection of retro Ninja Turtles games including the historic Turtles in Time arcade and Super Nintendo titles. A5 $40, it’s easily one of the best deals going this holiday season and a great addition to any gamer’s collection. TMNT: The Cowabunga Collection is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Sifu: Vengeance Edition

12. Sifu

For the PlayStation 4 & 5, PC, and Nintendo Switch gamers who want one of the year’s best and most underrated games

See at GameStop

Price: $49.99

Sifu is a modern throwback to tough arcade games that take time to master. It’s not the easiest game, but it encourages players to get better and better with a highly repayable and addictive fighting gameplay. Sifu is available on the PlayStation 4 & 5, PC, and soon on Nintendo Switch.

Redragon S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo

13. Redragon S101 Wired Gaming Keyboard & Mouse Combo

For the PC gamer who needs to step up their keyboard and mouse set up… and also needs to add a bit more color

See at Amazon

Price: $39.99

Any PC gamer will attest to a quality gaming keyboard and mouse setup, and it helps that these light up! Redragon’s combo comes highly recommended and doesn’t break the bank.

Logitech Blue Snowball Condenser Mic

14. Blue Snowball iCE Mic

For the streamer (or aspiring streamer) who wants a great mic that doesn’t break the bank

See at Amazon

Price: $49.99

Great mics don’t have to cost an arm and a leg and this option from Logitech is popular for that very reason. A unique design isn’t necessarily the first thing you should look for in a mic, but it helps that the Blue mic has both a cool form factor as well as great sound. This mic is great for beginners, but it isn’t one they’re likely to grow out of anytime soon.

Paladone PS4 DualShock Controller Acyrlic LED Light 8-in

15. Sony PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller Acrylic LED Light

For the PlayStation gamer who wants to add a cool piece to their room or workspace

See at GameStop

Price: $29.99

This acrylic light is a great addition to any gaming space or desk area. It’s a fun conversation piece and only needs a an outlet to truly shine.

16. 100 Games to Play Scratch Off Poster

For the ambitious gamer who could also use something decorative on their wall

See at Amazon

Price: $19.99

Everyone has a gaming backlog, this poster simply keeps track of it for you. These posters also come in a variety of different movie versions, so there’s something for just about everyone!

Poké Ball Bookends

17. Poké Ball Bookends

For the Pokémon fan who wants to add a little flair to their bookshelf

See at GameStop

Price: $34.99

These Poké Ball bookends are a great addition for an already nerdy bookshelf. Whether it’s there to keep a manga collection in tact or if it’s holding up all of that classic literature, this is a great gift idea for any veracious reader who also just happens to be a Pokémon fanatic.

Pokémon Eevee Sleeping 18-in Plush

18. Pokémon Sleeping 18-in Plush

For the Pokémon fan whose plush collection is never complete

See at GameStop

Price: $44.99

Pokémon plushies are incredibly popular as collectibles and these sleeping versions are perfect for the bedroom or even the couch. Plus, does it get cuter than this sleeping Eevee? No, we don’t think it does.

Super Mario Monopoly

19. Super Mario Bros Monopoly

For the Super Mario Bros. fan who also happens to be a Monopoly fan

See at GameStop

Price: $33.99

Monopoly has become just as much a collector’s item over the years as it is a fun game for all ages. Combine that with the Super Mario Bros. franchise, and you have double the collector’s item that appeals to two fan bases.

Paladone PlayStation Controller Alarm Clock

20. PlayStation Controller Alarm Clock

For the PlayStation fan who needs a little help getting up on time

See at GameStop

Price: $29.99

Alarm clocks might be a little old school these days, but this PlayStation controller variant makes an argument for a comeback. For PlayStation fans not wanting to use their phones to wake up, this clock is the perfect solution.

Pokémon Pikachu LED Light Up Slipper

21. Pikachu LED Light Up Slippers

For the Pokémon fan who wants to keep their feet warm (and well lit) around home

See at GameStop

Price: $29.99

Slippers are always popular gift options. These slippers take it to the next level, however, featuring LED lights that illuminate Pikachu’s cheeks.

Nintendo Switch Online 12 Month Family Membership

22. 12-Month Nintendo Switch Online Family Membership

For the Nintendo Switch family (or group) of gamers who wants to take their game experience online

See at GameStop

Price: $34.99

Nintendo Switch Online membership give Switch owners access to online gaming as well as exclusive deals, features, and titles like Tetris 99. The family membership is great for a household with multiple Switch consoles, but there is also a single membership for those with one system.

PS5 Media Remote

23. PlayStation 5 Media Remote

For the PlayStation 5 owner who uses their console as an all-in-one media device

See at GameStop

Price: $29.99

These days, gaming consoles are also streaming devices and often Blu-ray players. This media remote works more like a traditional television remote rather than having to control your media content with a PlayStation controller. Let the PlayStation controller charge instead and use this sleek PS5 media remote with buttons for Netflix and Prime Video.

PS5 DualSense Charging Station

24. PS5 DualSense Charging Station

For the PlayStation 5 owner who wants a more elegant solution for their charging needs

See at GameStop

Price: $29.99

Controllers and various chords can add a lot of clutter to any gaming space, but the PS5 DualSense charger is a compact and aesthetically pleasing solution. Know where your controllers are, put them on a stand, and let them charge all at the same time.

Samsung EVO Plus 128GB microSDXC Memory Card

25. Samsung EVO Plus microSDXC Memory Card 128GB

For the Nintendo Switch owner who will need some extra space to download games

See at GameStop

Price: $34.99

The Nintendo Switch an Nintendo Switch Lite consoles do come with roughly 23GB of usable hard drive space, but it doesn’t take long for that to fill up for gamers who like to download their games directly onto their console. This 128GB microSDXC is a great, high-speed option that will pair quite nicely with any Nintendo Switch console.

Gift Cards

BONUS: Gift Cards

Still not sure what to get? Well, there are plenty of gift cards to purchase depending on what you are looking for. Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo, and Steam all have their own marketplaces, which you can use to purchase brand new games and additional content for ongoing popular titles like Fortnite.

Bobby Anhalt

Bobby is the founder of Retro Game Buyer. He adores video games and is passionate about sharing his knowledge, thoughts, and opinions on nostalgic retro titles.

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