Holiday gifts for the PS5 owner in your life

Know a special someone who's bought a PS5 this year? Here's are the holiday gifts to get them.

What could you possibly buy for someone who’s already living in the future? If a special person you know has picked up a PlayStation 5 already, you might be wondering what gifts to get them this holiday season. The console itself is certainly great, but there are still plenty of extras you can pick up to make your PS5 owner’s 2020 holiday season the best it can possibly be. To help you out, we’ve crafted a list of excellent PS5 holiday gift ideas for your favorite new console owner.

Holiday gifts for the new PS5 owner in your life

Holiday Gifts for the new ps5 owner in your life
 
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A fresh console generation isn’t the cheapest thing to buy accessories for. But if you’ve got a special someone to treat in your life, the PS5 gifts below will certainly put a smile on the face of anyone who’s grabbed the next-gen device this year. Probably a much needed smile too if they’re struggling through Demon’s Souls!

An extra DualSense controller

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Those old DualShock 4 controllers may work for PS4 titles, but they aren’t supported for any new games on the PS5. For local multiplayer experiences like Overcooked: All You Can Eat and Sackboy: A Big Adventure, at least two Dualshocks are required. And given just how pricey to the PS5 is, there’s a good chance your gift target hasn’t grabbed an extra DualSense with it. 

Buy one of these as a PS5 gift and you won’t just make the recipient happy. You’ll also be giving yourself a chance to enjoy the fancy new features like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers when you game together. DualSense controllers are available from Amazon for around $70 here.

A quality headset: HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wireless

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If you hadn’t heard, 3D audio is a big deal on the PS5. It’s one of those features that, no matter how many times we explain it, really has to be experienced to be fully understood. As such, a quality gaming headset is all but essential for the PS5. Plus, if you happen to live with your gift recipient, a headset will stop all those late-night gaming sessions from keeping you awake at night. Provided they can keep their voice down of course.

Our recommendation has to be the HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Wireless. Compatible with both PC, PS4, and PS5, this comfortable headset throws wires out the window so that you can sit wherever you like in the room while playing and even keep conversations going when grabbing a snack from the fridge. And at under $100 it’s one of the most affordable wireless gaming headsets out there, without compromising on quality. Plus, if you pick the white edition, you’ll finally have something that actually matches the PS5 itself! The Cloud Stinger Core Wireless is available from Amazon, here.

An external harddrive for those PS4 games

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The PS5 is in a bit of an odd space when it comes to storage right now. The SSD is lovely for rapid loading times, but it certainly isn’t huge. Unfortunately, until M.2 support is added, it’s not possible to install PS5 games on external storage devices. What you can do, however, is dump all of those old PS4 titles on one. That’ll keep the precious SSD free for the PS5 titles that need it. 

To that end, an external Hard drive is still a brilliant gift for anyone planning to play their PS4 catalogue on their new machine. Grab a 1TB or 2TB hard drive as a PS5 gift and your recipient shouldn’t need to worry about storage space for a good while to come. Well, not unless they’re planning on installing Call of Duty: Warzone of course. Here's an Amazon link to a 1TB hard drive. And here's a link to a 2TB one.

A spray paint set

The PS5 is an absolute unit, and there’s no denying that, to most people at least, it’s pretty ugly too. If you’re looking for a way to help it fit in with your home decor and encourage your gift target to take some breaks from gaming, paint may be the answer. Those massive white face plates on the PS5 are detachable, meaning you can pop them off and color them in any way you please. Use the PS5 as a chance to develop a new skill this year by painting them together with your gift guide. 

A PlayStation Plus Subscription

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Online subscriptions may seem like a bit of a cop out present, but there’s more reason than ever to gift one with the PS5 launch. The big seller here is the PS Plus collection. Anyone with a subscription to the service will get access to a huge collection of stellar PS4 titles when playing on PS5. 

The PS Plus collection boasts 20 titles including God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Persona 5, Uncharted 4, and many, many more (read the full list here). As such, buying a few months of PS Plus subscription is effectively like buying someone 20 brilliant games to blast through. It’s an essential deal for anyone moving over from the Xbox this generation, and a fine offer for PlayStation stalwarts too. 12-month PS Plus subscriptions can be bought on Amazon, or shorter durations are available directly from the PlayStation store.

Games that really show off the PS5

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It’s been an odd launch cycle in that there aren’t all too many titles out there that will really show off the new generation’s power. But if you want some game recommendations that’ll make the best PS5 gifts, these are our picks:

  • Demon’s Souls: Easily the best-looking next-gen game available and a stellar remake as well. Not a title for young audiences or those who aren’t up for a challenge, however. Grab it off Amazon here.
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales: It may be a split-gen release, but Miles Morales makes good use of the super-speedy PS5 SSD as you zip around the city. In addition, it also throws ray-tracing in so that spidey can enjoy his reflection in the skyscrapers he lands on. Grab it off Amazon here (hot tip: if they own a PS4, you can buy the more afforable PS4 version for a free upgrade!).

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And that’s everything in our holiday gift guide for the PS5 owner in your life! If you’ve got any other great ideas, be sure to share them with us in the comments below. You can find more PS5 content on our hub page for the console, or you can click here for more gaming holiday gift guides.

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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