PlayStation gift guide - our picks for the top PS5 gifts right now

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1. Gift cards
2. PS5 games
3. PS5 accessories

If you’re looking for the best PlayStation gift then you're in the right place. Whether you’re gifting to someone for Christmas or looking for a birthday treat, if you know shopping for a PlayStation 5 player then we’ve got a PS5 gift idea for you.

Even if someone has the latest PS5 Slim model of the console, there’s always something to bolster their experience or gaming setup; from the best PS5 accessories to the best PS5 games, gift ideas abound, covering all areas of interest, needs, and preferences.

We’ve been covering PS5 accessories and PS5 gifts for years now, so we know a thing or two about what makes a great gift, what makes a difference to a setup, and what can make a big difference to a gaming experience. With that in mind, we’ve split this PS5 gift guide into three sections, covering the go-to suggestions for gifts and presents.

PlayStation gift guide - Gift Cards

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Offering the simplest and easiest way for you to gift, but also something that’s always going to be useful to a PlayStation player, gift cards are simple yet effective picks. They can also be deployed, broadly, in one of two ways, giving the lucky recipient of your gift a little bit of versatility.

PlayStation gift guide - PS5 games

This year has been fantastic for PS5 games - and gaming in general - so if you’re looking for a PS5 gift for the Holidays, there might not be a better choice than one of the below games, with all genres catered for well this year.

From newer adventures like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and Diablo 4 to older classics lovingly remade for new experiences like the Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space remakes, there’s plenty to look at. Furthermore, with challenging action games like Lords of the Fallen and Lies of P as well as annual entries in long-running series like EA Sports FC 24 (formerly FIFA) and Assassin’s Creed Mirage, there’s so much choice to be had from this year alone.

PlayStation gift guide - PS5 Accessories

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The latest in-demand PS5 accessories

A picture of a PlayStation Portal, Pulse Explore earbuds, and Pulse Elite headset

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If you're looking for the very latest in PS5 hardware that's proving hard to find then check in with our PlayStation Portal restock tracker as well as our dedicated page on where to buy PlayStation Pulse Explore earbuds.

If you’re looking for a more substantial PlayStation gift this year, or want a PS5 gift that’ll really make a large impact on someone's experience, then an accessory like a PS5 controller, PS5 headsets, or PS5 SSD could be an absolute winner.

Looking for gift guides for other platforms? Consider checking out our Xbox gift guide and Nintendo Switch gift guide.

Rob Dwiar
Deputy Editor, TechRadar Gaming

Rob is Deputy Editor of TechRadar Gaming, a video games journalist, critic, editor, and writer, and has years of experience gained from multiple publications. Prior to being TechRadar Gaming's Deputy Editor, he was a longstanding member of GamesRadar+, being the Commissioning Editor for Hardware there for years, while also squeezing in a short stint as Gaming Editor at WePC before joining TechRadar Gaming. He is also a freelance writer on tech, gaming hardware, video games, gardens, and landscapes and is crowdfunding a book on video game landscapes that you can back and pre-order now too.