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Last-minute gifts for PC gamers under $50

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Our holiday gift guide (opens in new tab) is full of great ideas for PC gamers, but we know how holiday shopping can go: sometimes you wait until the last minute and you need a short list of quick ideas that won't break the budget. If you forgot to get someone a gift or are just now starting your frantic shopping, don't worry, we have your back.

We've put together a list of some great keyboards, mice, accessories, and other sub-$50 products that make great gifts. All of these are available from Amazon, so the two-day shipping option gives you a few days to wrap them up.

Razer DeathAdder Elite Mouse | $39.99 ($30.00 off) (opens in new tab)
The DeathAdder Elite is one of Razer's most popular gaming mice, and our pick for the best gaming mouse (opens in new tab). It has customizable RGB lighting, a 16,000 DPI optical sensor, and mechanical switches. Buy at Amazon (opens in new tab)

CORSAIR K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard | $46.99 ($3.00 off) (opens in new tab)
This keyboard is a good option for under $50, for those who can do without mechanical keys. It's membrane, but it still has customizable three-zone RGB lighting and six programmable macro keys. Buy at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Logitech G502 Mouse | $49.89 ($35.10 off) (opens in new tab)
Logitech's G502 gaming mouse has customizable RGB lighting, adjustable weight/balance, 11 programmable buttons, and an ergonomic design. Great for anyone who likes a bigger, heavier mouse. Buy at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Destiny Ghost Vinyl | $9.99 (opens in new tab)
This 8-inch vinyl figure is a replica of the helpful Ghost from Destiny 2. Other variations are also available, including Lambda (opens in new tab), Last City (opens in new tab), and Sundance (opens in new tab). Buy at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Logitech G305 Wireless Mouse | $49.99 ($10 off) (opens in new tab)
If wireless connectivity is a must-have, the Logitech G305 pairs Logitech's high-end hero sensor with a compact, easily portable body. It can last 250 hours on a single AA battery. Great for travel. Buy at Amazon (opens in new tab)

HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset | $49.99 (opens in new tab)
The HyperX Cloud Stinger is one of the best sub-$50 headsets around, with 50mm directional drivers, a swivel-to-mute microphone, and compatibility with both PC and consoles. Buy at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Overwatch Reinhardt Funko | $14.75 ($1.24 off) (opens in new tab)
This is a 6-inch replica of Reinhardt, one of the main tank heroes in Overwatch. He will be your shield—albeit a tiny one. One of the least offensive Funko Pop designs. Buy at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Patriot 128GB Supersonic Rage 2 Flash Drive | $31.99 (opens in new tab)
Patriot's super-fast USB 3.0 flash drive is great for when your friend/relative inevitably has to re-install Windows. Buy at Amazon (opens in new tab)

CORSAIR MM800 RGB Mouse Pad | $39.99 ($20.00 off) (opens in new tab)
This mousepad has 15-zone customizable RGB lighting and a USB pass-through port for your mouse. Buy at Amazon (opens in new tab)

ARCTIC Mini USB Fan | $8.75 (opens in new tab)
Artic's tiny fan plugs into any USB port, and can provide a bit of breeze during long gaming sessions. Buy at Amazon (opens in new tab)

PC Gamer magazine subscription | $24 (opens in new tab)
At the risk of assuming someone in your life doesn't already have a subscription to PC Gamer, we humbly suggest that a magazine subscription is a very fun gift. An entire issue shows up at their house every month! It's really more like 13 gifts, not just one. Amazing!

Steam Gift Card - $50 | $50 (opens in new tab)
If you're not sure what the PC gamer in your life actually wants, a Steam gift card is always a safe bet. Buy at Amazon (opens in new tab)

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Corbin is a tech journalist, software developer, and longtime PC Gamer freelance writer, currently based in North Carolina. He now focuses on the world of Android as a full-time writer at XDA-Developers. He plays a lot of Planet Coaster and Fallout and hosts a podcast all about forgotten stories from tech history.