Illustration by Richard Parry
A collection of our favorite games and gadgets
For better or worse, all of our recent time indoors has turned many of us into gamers and entertainment connoisseurs, whether that means tucking into a crossword puzzle on a regular basis or putting a high-end gaming desktop through its paces. Thankfully, if you’re looking to gift something great this holiday season or treat yourself, we have a few suggestions that should appease that special nerd in your life.
The holidays are right around the corner, but there’s still time to load up on some awesome escapes and fun distractions before they arrive. To help you find the right gift, we’ve pulled together a variety of ideas at varying price points. This includes everything from a god-tier gaming keyboard and LG’s razor-sharp OLED to an annual subscription to The New York Times Crossword. We’ve also included a number of controllers, a classic anime collection, and Samus Aran’s first dedicated outing on the Nintendo Switch. Regardless of who you’re shopping for — or your budget — below is a collection of the very best that nerdery has to offer.