Gaming is more than a pastime — it has become an important part of most people’s lives. It gives us a vacation from work and worry; it offers a chance to socialize with close friends and interesting strangers (and, occasionally, a politician); it helps us exercise our brains and our reflexes.
So for all the gamers out there — whether you’re seriously dedicated to gaming or just use it for the occasional break — we’ve put together a bunch of gadgets and games suggested by the staff of The Verge. These include Game Boy-inspired AirPod cases, great-sounding and good-looking headsets, game controllers for your phone, and the latest gaming consoles and laptops, among others.
Whether you’re looking for a gift for a gamer, or want to send someone a hint for yourself, we hope this gift guide offers some inspiration.