Christmas is almost upon us, and if you’re anything like we are, you’re probably still scrambling to find an excellent gift idea for someone in your family. Perhaps the only thing you know about them is that they received a PS5 in the last 12 months? It’s something to go on, at least. Here’s a handy guide to all the best PS5 related accessories and merch you can buy this Christmas.
PS5 Gifts For Christmas 2021
1. PlayStation Plus 12 Month Subscription
Being able to play online with your friends is kind of an important part of the gaming landscape these days, so picking up a 12 month subscription of PlayStation Plus is possibly the most useful gift you could pick up. Aside from offering benefits like the ability to play online, along with cloud saves, having a PS Plus subscription also includes exclusive monthly games, and some pretty sweet discounts too.
2. PlayStation Now 12 Month Subscription
Regrettably, PlayStation Now isn’t quite on the same level of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, but if you’re looking to give someone access to a huge library of games for a modest fee, PlayStation Now is a worthy shout. Originally just a cloud streaming service for games, PS Now has been upgraded over the years to include hundreds of games that can also be downloaded, with some huge AAA titles cycling in and out of the service.
3. PlayStation Store Gift Card
A gift for when you’re not quite sure what game, DLC or other digital goodie to buy for someone, a PlayStation Store gift card puts the control on the gift recipient on what they want to purchase. While it’s not the most imaginative gift in the world, the different values of PlayStation Store gift cards allow you to be as generous as you like.
4. Cosmic Red DualSense
The white scheme for the PlayStation 5 and DualSense controller might have drawn some controversy when the console was first revealed, so the announcement of the Cosmic Red DualSense (or Midnight Black if you prefer) meant that at least there were shiny new options. If you want to pick up a controller for your player two, or someone’s angling for an upgrade or change of pace, this is a good gift option.
5. OIVO Fast Charging Controller Station
A great option to both store your controllers and make sure there’s enough juice in there when you finally find the time to start playing, the OIVO Fast Charging Controller Station is exactly what it says on the tin. You put your controllers in the station, they charge fast. Simple, job done. If nothing else, it’d also make a good companion gift with a new controller, if you’re planning some co-op gaming in the immediate future.
6. PlayStation Media Remote
Gaming consoles are more than just that these days, as they can be used as all-in-one media hubs that allow the user to experience the best of gaming, film, TV and music in the press of a few buttons. The PlayStation Media Remote makes that process easier, with the ability to launch apps like Netflix and Disney+ without the PS5 being turned on. If nothing else, it could be a good gift for the technophobes who can’t figure out the PS5 UI.
7. Sony Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
Not just called 3D because of its shape, Sony’s Pulse 3D Wireless Headset is their first party PS5 headset offering, which comes built-in with dual hidden mics, easy to access audio mixers and Tempest 3D AudioTech, which aims to create the most immersive soundscapes possible. With a charge of up to 12 hours, and colour options for both white and black, the Pulse 3D is an excellent choice for a headset.
8. Astro A50
Arguably the megadeath option when it comes to headsets, the Astro A50 Headset is a huge, expensive wireless headset that does everything the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset does, only with more gusto. With top of the line audio and microphone quality, along with access to the Astro Command Centre and a built-in mixamp, the Astro A50 offers the most control you could ever have over your audio experience. If you want a middle ground option, the A40 headset offers a similar quality only without wireless capabilities.
9. Logitech G923 Racing Wheel
An enthusiast’s choice, the Logitech Racing Wheel is the choice for those who have got the cash to splash, but if you’re buying for a dedicated racing game fan who happens to be looking forward to the launch of Gran Turismo 7, this is the gift to buy. The G923 includes a fully-specced racing wheel, along with pedals too, all powered by a next-gen force feedback system designed to truly immerse the player. Best of all, it’s compatible with PC and PlayStation.
10. PS5 HD Camera
So, you’ve heard through the grapevine that someone in your extended family wants to give that ol’ streaming lark a go because they’ve got a new PS5. While it might not be an end goal, best in class option for streaming, the PS5 HD Camera is a solid addition to beginner’s streaming set up, allowing the user to easily include a camera feed in their created content. Combined with a new headset, you might be looking at the next great influencer.
11. Fortnite Minty Legends
There’s no escaping the fact that Fortnite is one of the most popular games on earth, and will likely remain that way for a long time, so if you’re stuck picking up a small gift for your niece, nephew, cousin or little brother, the Minty Legends Pack for Fortnite is a solid shout. The pack includes a host of new cosmetics like skins, wraps and back bling, but crucially comes with 1000 V-Bucks too.
12. Insert Coin Clothing
There’s a host of gaming merch out there for you to enjoy, with some we’ll get to on PlayStation’s own website, but if you want some high-quality nerd apparel, Insert Coin is always a decent option. Their range on PlayStation alone is filled with excellent clothing on its own, so it’s well worth checking out, but if you’re after a specific series, the site also features items from a range of individual franchises.
13. PlayStation Heritage Zip-Up Hoodie
For the PlayStation fan who’s been there since the beginning, and has spent the past 20 years watching an icon of video gaming grow up, this hoodie is a celebration of all that’s come before. Sure, the shiny graphics and load times of the PS5 are impressive, but tell me you don’t see the classic PlayStation logo on the hoodie’s breast and you’re not hit with an instant wave of nostalgia.
14. PlayStation Studios Character Icons T-Shirt
A shirt for the PlayStation fan who loves many franchises, not just the big hitters. This T-shirt, which comes in a few colour variants, features shout-outs to PlayStation exclusive franchise stars from across the brand’s 20 year history. If nothing else, it’s an icebreaker top, as people try to guess which ones are which. So long as you don’t use the shirt to proclaim someone isn’t a real fan for not knowing which guy is the main character from The Order 1886, you’re golden.
15. The Sunhawk Bundle
With Horizon Forbidden West on the, well, horizon, the timing couldn’t be better to build hype for the upcoming game with an excellent Christmas present. The Sunhawk Bundle would be one such option, which includes a dark grey “Feather” t-shirt, a Horizon branded mug, and a copy of Horizon Zero Dawn – The Sunhawk, a graphic novel set after the events of the original game.
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