Whether you’re shopping for Christmas, a birthday or an anniversary, it’s always difficult to come up with some creative gift ideas to suit the gamer in your life. In this guide, you’ll find gift ideas for aspiring streamers as well as things every streamer needs.
Gifts For Streamers: The Best Gifts For Streamers And Gamers
1. Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch is a perfect gift for streamers, allowing them to stream content from an entirely new platform. Games such as the new Animal Crossing have taken Twitch by storm, with thousands of viewers flocking to watch their favorite creators.
2. Steam Gift Card
What do gamers spend their hard earned cash on? That’s right, more video games. For Twitch streamers, buying the latest games is essential to stay ahead of the curve and attract new viewers. A steam gift card can really soften the blow of paying full price for a brand new game.
3. Elgato Stream Deck
The Elgato Stream Deck is a handy little companion which allows streamers to quickly change between their overlays, play sound effects and pretty much hot-key everything they’ll ever need for their stream. This is one of our favorite gift ideas for streamers as they’re widely endorsed throughout the Twitch streaming community for being incredibly useful.
4. Nanoleaf Rhythm Edition Smarter Kit
Subtle RGB lighting is a great way to add depth to any streamer’s webcam background, but these new light panels by Nanoleaf allow you to position the triangular shaped light panels into all sorts of creative designs and radiate a nice, soft glow.
5. Grow Your Dream Stream (E-Book)
If the streamer in your life is just starting out, every now and then they’ll be looking out for new ways to grow their stream. This E-book by popular YouTube stream guru Ashnichrist is an excellent way to get started.
6. SteelSeries Arctis Pro Wireless
SteelSeries’ range topping wireless gaming headset does away with annoying wires whilst retaining excellent sound quality (including surround-sound). It’s so good that it earned a spot in our round-up of the best headsets for streaming.
7. Playstation Controller Icons Light
This USB powered Playstation light comes with three different lighting modes and will fit right in to the webcam background of any Twitch streamer.
8. SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface – XL RGB Prism Cloth
Extended mouse pads are an underrated luxury. They work great as both a soft wrist support and a sleek surface for your mouse to glide across. This mouse pad by SteelSeries is surrounded by customizable RGB lighting, allowing up to two colors simultaneously.
9. Elgato Green Screen
Level up your favorite streamer’s production value by getting them a green screen! Rather than having a static webcam background where viewers can see everything, a green screen allows the streamer to remove their background entirely so that more game play can be shown without unnecessary webcam space taking up all of their digital real estate. Elgato’s collapsible screen is one of the best green screens for streaming on the market as it’s so convenient to use and it doesn’t take up much space.
10. Adobe Premiere Pro
As we’ve mentioned in our Twitch growth guide, video promotion is an essential part of attracting new viewers, whether that be from YouTube, Instagram or Tiktok. Adobe Premiere pro will enable the streamer in your life to create videos and design their own templates to use and distribute their awesome highlights and content to the masses.
11. Razer Base Station Chroma Headset Stand
Gaming peripherals like headsets are prone to picking up dirt and dust when they’re left to rest on the surface of your desk, not to mention they also add to the endless clutter typically seen on a gamer’s desktop. A headset stand is a small yet effective quality of life improvement for your streamer’s setup, they’ll also be able to color code this RGB headset stand with their existing color scheme thanks to Razer Chroma.
12. Pokemon Plush (Snorlax)
Plush toys add some nice finishing touches to a streamer’s webcam backdrop. They’re often used as mascots or relate to the type of games they like to stream, so you don’t have to take our suggestion of going for a Pokemon themed plush, there’s plenty of others available, for example Baby Yoda or Pusheen.
13. Funko Pop! Marvel: Avengers Endgame – Captain America with Broken Shield & Mjoinir
Funko pops are another little mascot idea to sit within a stream setup or as part of a wider collection, they’re a huge hit with gamers and entertainment franchise fans alike.
14. Logitech G920 Dual-Motor Feedback Driving Force Racing Wheel
This popular Logitech racing wheel will add a whole new dimension to playing racing games. Featuring a realistic steering wheel and responsive pedals, they’ll be able to enjoy experiencing their favorite titles like Forza Horizon 4 or the DIRT franchise with more of a challenge.
15. GoXLR Mini Audio Mixer
When it comes to microphone quality, an XLR microphone sounds infinitely better than a gaming headset, so there comes a time when newly established streamers decide to make the switch. However, in order to get the most out of a dedicated microphone, you need to have a good audio mixer to support it. This streaming mixer is specifically designed to cater to the needs of live streamers, featuring studio quality EQ and all of the essential audio channels needed to manage a broadcast.
16. Galaxy Projector
If the streamer in your life likes to broadcast from a dark room, this galaxy projector can add an entirely new dimension to their webcam background, projecting space effects such as stars or a nebula cloud.
17. Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset
As more and more high quality VR games are developed (like the new Half Life: Alyx or Phasmophobia) streamers with a VR headset can take advantage of streaming these new games, as many broadcasters still don’t have a VR headset of their own. They’re incredibly entertaining to watch, especially when they’re playing an immersive horror game!
18. VIEWOW 8″ Ring Light with Tripod Stand
Lighting is an incredibly important yet often overlooked way to improve the video quality of a webcam. Plenty of streamers broadcast with a dark background, meaning they’re left with their computer monitor light to illuminate their face, which means their webcam won’t be picking up as much detail as it possibly could. We’ve decided to include this light from VIEWOW as it’s one of the best ring lights for streaming thanks to its ample power and small size, allowing it to fit on a desk.
19. AstroAI Mini Fridge
Mini fridges have a tendency to hum, so this isn’t something that’s going to live anywhere close to a streaming setup, however a mini fridge is a handy little appliance to store some drinks, ready to crack open some cans without having to throw up a BRB screen and take a break.
20. Elgato Game Capture HD60 S
A capture card is a welcome addition to any streaming setup, allowing broadcasters to stream their gameplay from their Nintendo Switch, PS4 or Xbox One. This HD60 S by Elgato captures gameplay in 1080p quality at 60 frames per second, which is just the right amount for a top quality broadcast.