Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re reading this, you’re probably still looking for inexpensive presents for your favorite gamer. But don’t worry, we got you covered!
For instance, you can’t go wrong with tech gifts for your favorite gamer. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the seven best inexpensive gifts for this Christmas with a price tag under $15. And yes, we found quite a lot of cool items, even within this limit!
Anker has made a name for themselves thanks to their high-quality cables, batteries, and charging gear. But this isn’t the main reason why we’re recommending Anker’s Wireless Charging Pad.
Supporting the Qi standard, the charging pad will work with pretty much any Samsung flagship handset released since 2015, as well as iPhones after 2017. It’s that simple: you place the phone over it and let it charge!
Also, Anker deserves bonus points for the design: simple, sleek, and with glossy navy blue accents. Definitely a great choice for stuffing a stocking, if you ask us.
Lately, smart bulbs have become pretty affordable so you shouldn’t have an issue finding one with a price tag of under $15. Like this model, from AL Above Lights, for example!
Compatible with Amazon Alexa, as well as Google Assistant, it can display up to 16 million colors, and it doesn’t require a hub for setting up. You just link it with the companion app, and you’re ready to add a bit of color to your room.
If the stockings you’re about to fill belong to a smart home enthusiast, this bulb will surely bring them joy.
You can’t go wrong with a gift that screams ‘nostalgia.’ That’s why the next item on our list is a ridiculously cute controller, perfect for any gamer on the go, who also happens to have a thing for SNES.
Oh, and there’s a catch.
The iNNEXT Retro Controller is compatible with any emulator, as well as Raspberry Pi builds. You just plug it in, without installing any additional driver, and you’re good to go!
Now, this might look like a toy, we know, but we can easily call it a micro-console, perfect for any Pac-Man fan out there.
Using the included cords, you can connect it to a TV and enjoy 12 classic games; including, Bandai’s Pac-Man, a rare Level 256 game, and 10 additional titles. All you need is 4 AA batteries and, d’oh, a TV.
This should be a real hit among those die-hard Pac-Man fans, who grew up playing it in arcades. Just make sure that the stockings are big enough for this retro baby!
Are you looking for a present for a PS4 fan? Say no more, as we have just the right thing: a controller charger.
Having to change the batteries all the time can be pretty annoying, so surprise them with this AmazonBasics station, able to fit two DualShock 4 controllers and fully recharge them in 3 hours.
It comes with an AC adapter and features a red/green LED indicator, perfect for observing when the controllers are good to go. Plus, it can also be used as a stand when the controllers are not in use!
You can’t go wrong with a heat-changing mug. Especially if it’s a Super Mario Bros mug. Perfect for any fan of the classic game.
Inspired by the classic video game, the mug displays the regular Mario level background, but it completely transforms once you pour a hot beverage. New details, like coins or Mario himself, are revealed in all their glory.
Oh, and it’s an officially licensed Nintendo product, so it’s also a collector’s item!
If your gamer loves to read, a book about how video games are made is a great choice.
Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games are Made, written by Jason Schreier, is a national bestseller presenting insights about everything that goes into building some of today’s most popular titles.
The author takes readers on a trip behind the scenes, telling the story of some of the biggest games in recent history and everything it took to bringing them to live. A must-read for any gaming fan!
And there you have it! Seven gift ideas under $15, perfect for a last-minute gift or stocking stuffer.
What are your thoughts on our selection? Which one of these would you like to find in your stocking hanging above the fireplace? Let us know in the comments section below!