So you went through the entire list and it turns out your child or husband gamers has everything already? The Bonus Items list hopefully will give you an idea for something they don't already have. The Bonus Item list consists of things that would be a welcome addition to any gaming setup. These items also transcend the age groups and could be useful for just about anyone.
Recommendations – Best Christmas Gifts Bonus Items
Build Your Gaming Own PC
Building your own PC is infinitely more rewarding than buying a pre-built. It will help teach a deeper understanding of the hardware side of computers and build a connection with your PC that will have you upgrading and repairing rather than throwing away and replacing.
There is no set age group that is more appropriate than any other to try out building a PC for the first time. If your child is smart enough regardless of age they can do this, but you might want to wait till they are old enough to do it themselves instead of relying on you to figure it all out for them.
There are many resources available to help figure out what components are the best bang for the buck. This will force your child to do some research and educate themselves.
The only real downside to this project is that to build a gaming PC that can handle current generation graphics, you will be spending anywhere from 600-2000 dollars. This is an important lesson for your child in itself though. Having them build a computer that is able to run games, but is as low budget as possible will give them a sense of penny pinching.
Altogether if you are willing to drop the money it is going to cost having your child build there own PC its going to give them a sense of confidence and a basic knowledge foundation that could lead to your child finding something they are passionate about. Computers are here to stay, so why not get them a leg up. It is an experience they will never forget and will likely repeat.
Elgato Game Capture HD60, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360, or Nintendo Switch game play, Full HD 1080p 60fps
The Elgato Game Capture card is exactly what it sounds like. It gives the user the ability to record high quality video clips of their game play without adding an addition toll on the system being played on. To further this it is also capable of hooking to two PCs and allowing the entire strain of the recording process to burden the second computer that is not being gamed on.
With the capture card your gamer will be able to make high quality videos of themselves gaming and earn that e-sports fame they so desire. There are many capture cards on the market, but Elgato has a reputation for being on the top. If you can't decide on anything else to get your gamer this Christmas give them the gift of immortalizing there best in game moments.
Headphone Stands / Mounts
Having a set place to put or hang your headphones can be a big deal. Its really annoying when there is no where to put them, they are in the way, and the cord is running across your keyboard. There are a few products designed to deal with this on the market and all would make a great affordable gift for the gamer in your life.
The Anchor - THE ORIGINAL Under-Desk Headphone Stand Mount
The Anchor is a very simple yet effect product that needs little explanation. On the top of the mount there is an adhesive strip, removing the backing to the strip and holding snuggly to the bottom of your desk in the desired location is all it takes. After doing this your desk will now be equipped with hanging space for up to 2 pairs of headphones.
Headphone Stand Headset Holder New Bee Earphone Stand
The New Bee headphone stand, like the Anchor requires little to no explanation. It is just under 9 inches tall, made entirely of aluminum, and compatible with just about any headset. All that is required is to find the desired location and set the stand there. After doing this your desk will be fitted with a sleek looking and very functional headphone stand.
Headphone Stand with USB Charger COZOO Under Desk Headset Holder Mount
The COZOO Headphone Stand is very similar to the Anchor, however it has some tricks up its sleeve; 3 to be exact. Just like the Anchor the COZOO headphone stand is topped with an adhesive strip that holds the mount to the bottom of the desk. After applying the mount to the bottom of the desk, it will then be equipped with the ability to hang up to 2 pairs of headsets. It doesn't stop there though, because the COZOO headphone mount also double as a USB hub featuring 3 USB ports.
Sabrent 7 Port USB 3.0 HUB + 2 Charging Ports with 12V/4A Power Adapter
A USB hub is always a useful thing to have on your desk. Especially if your using a PC where the USB ports are on the back and out of reach. There is only a couple things that matter when talking about USB hubs; 1 – is how many ports does it have? It's important to take count of how many ports you need and then add a couple for extra devices like your cellphone. 2 – Is the USB hub powered? If a USB hub is not powered by it's own independent adapter it is not going to be capable of powering very many devices because it is using your computer as the power source. If the USB hub is powered by it's own adapter there will be no limit to how many devices can be plugged in and still pull full current.
The Sabrent 7 Port USB Hub is a great option when it comes to USB hubs. It sports 7 USB ports plus an addition 2 ports that are specifically for charging devices. The Power adapter delivers up to 4 amps to the hub meaning that even with a full load this thing is still going to charge your phone as if it were a fast charger. Finally its compact, looks great, and has an optional stand so you can decide to stand it up or lay it down.
Desktop Cord holder, Cable Clips 10 Pieces Cable Organizer, Cord Management System
Cable management is a big deal when it comes to keeping a desk looking tidy and organized. Fortunately there are some options out there like the Whellen Cord Holders. These little rubber grommets come in a 10 piece pack including two of each of the following; single cord, double cord, triple cord, holds 4 cables. These pieces stick to surfaces via an adhesive strip on the backside. Altogether they are a very help and useful product that would make a great stocking stuffer for your gamer this Christmas.
www.newegg.com – While Newegg used to be the best place to find deals on computer hardware, these days the site functions best as a review site for computer components. As well as it frequently features specials that may be worth looking into.
www.amazon.com – Amazon is the reason Newegg's prices are no longer the lowest in the market. Often the parts you decide on will be found cheaper on Amazon then any other place.
www.PCMag.com – PC mag has countless articles on building your own PC.
www.Microcenter.com – Micro center often has specials and deals of the day that may be helpful to your PC build.