Christmas Gift Guide 2019: 15 gadget gift ideas for gaming geeks

Get your festive game on with these button-bashing crackers

December is all about spending time with family and friends. Or, rather, spending time defeating them.

Whether it's retro high-score challenges or modern multiplayer melees, Christmas is a crucible for competitive behaviour and, with so many relations under one roof, it’s the perfect opportunity for a round-robin tournament.

Keen to claim the paper crown again this year? From clever controllers to throwback consoles, there’s plenty here to upgrade your gaming efforts – and even more to keep the whole clan entertained.

And, even if the main event escapes you, you’re sure to bag the consolation award for nerdiest merch.