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The Best Gaming Gifts Under $50

You don't have to break the bank when it comes to gifting this year, with plenty of great gifts under $50.


You already know the best gaming gear comes from SteelSeries. But did you know you could buy some seriously affordable equipment there, too? When it comes to fantastic headsets, mice, keyboards, and more, you can look to SteelSeries for great gifts to give that won't break the bank. In fact, there are plenty that are actually under $50 right now. Whether you need to buy a new mouse for someone or you might want to gift yourself a shiny new keyboard, we've got something for you. Keep reading to check out some of the best gifts under $50 here at SteelSeries.

Arctis 3

A look at the Arctis 3 headset aand its accessories

The Arctis 3 is a fantastic and versatile piece of equipment for anyone who spends a lot of time chatting with others (or listening to their favorite games). Plus, it can be used across multiple platforms. It features the familiar (and hard-working) Arctis soundscape that emphasizes critical sounds to give you an audio advantage, paired with a Discord-certified ClearCast noise canceling microphone for clear, natural communication on all platforms. You'll also stay comfortable with the Arctis 3's athletics-inspired performance fabric Airweave ear cushions. It's an awesome choice for less than the price of a fancy dinner out.

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Arctis 1

The Arctis 1 surrounded by its various compatible platforms.

Need to give a headset that can go anywhere and do anything? The Arctis 1 is a great gift that, yes, is also under $50. It includes the same great sound you'd expect from Arctis headsets, with the Discord-certified ClearCast noise canceling microphone you need for everyone to hear you when you speak across all platforms. You can opt for different versions of the Arctis 1 headset, whether you need it for Xbox, PlayStation, or Switch, or PC. Also, you won't have to worry about accidental disconnects or latency with the included cord. It's an all-around excellent choice.

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Tusq In-Ear Mobile Gaming Headset

A close-up look at the Tusq in-ear headsets, left and right.

Want something a little more streamlined than a pair of over-the-ear headphones? The Tusq is an in-ear headset designed with clear audio and great mic quality in mind. It features a dual microphone with aa detachable boom mic with a built-in mic as well. Plus, it boasts an ergonomic design with 3 silicone ear tips. It's lightweight, features dynamic composite sound drivers, and multiplatform compatibility. Plus, it comes with a soft fabric case for use on the go. Give it to the most active gamer you know, and put a smile on their face.

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Apex 3 TKL

The Apex 3 TKL keyboard lit up in all its glory.

You won't find a better keyboard for under $50 than the Apex 3. With customizable 10-zone RGB illumination and IP32 water resistance, it's a whisper quiet keyboard with switches that will last for over 20 million keypresses. It also comes with a premium magnetic wrist rest to provide full palm support and keep users comfortable. All this, and it includes dedicated media controls to adjust volume and other types of media.

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Rival 3 Wireless

A side view of the Rival 3 Wireless mouse.

Any PC gamer can always use a new wireless mouse, and the Rival 3 Wireless is one gift any gamer would love to receive. It'll last all day and night with an industry-leading 400+ hour battery life, and it'll stay connected with ultra-low latency wireless and dual-connectivity via gaming-grade 2.4 GHZ and multi-purpose Bluetooth 5.0. It'll also stay accurate, thanks to its pixel-perfect TrueMove Air optical gaming sensor.

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QcK Prism Cloth XL

The QcK Prism Cloth XL laid out on a desktop.

Give the gift of a big, versatile mouse pad. The QcK Prism Cloth XL comes with gorgeous 2-zone RGB dynamic illumination, and is built from the QcK micro-woven cloth for maximum mouse control. It's optimized for low and high DPI tracking movements, and it can be set up in a matter of minutes. Most importantly, it gives you plenty of real estate to move your mouse around on, and that's something we can all use no matter how much we game.

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KontrolFreek Call of Duty: Vanguard Performance Thumbsticks

The Call of Duty: Vanguard thumbsticks in their packaging.

Give the gift of precision gaming with a pair of KontrolFreek Performance Thumbsticks. This pair of special Call of Duty: Vanguard offer maximum accuracy and an original, ergonomic design inspired by the game's logo. They'll help anyone improve their aim, longevity, and comfort while playing one of the biggest shooters of 2021. Plus, if you pick up a pair of these thumbsticks, you get a free KontrolFreek Aviator Weapon Charm with every package.

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Check out the SteelSeries gaming gift guide for our top gear picks this year sorted by price, compatibility, and more.

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