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The Best Keyboards to Gift the Gamer in Your Life

These models are guaranteed to light up your loved one’s smile – and light up their gaming setup with some festive RGBs.

The best gift for a gamer is a rank-up win streak, but when you can’t get that, a keyboard is pretty good too! If you’re unsure about what to gift that special gamer in your life, our list of the top holiday keyboards is sure to help. Let’s find out which keyboard is the perfect gift for every type of video game enthusiast.

Wooting 60HE – for the competitive champion

Wooting 60HE keyboard

The Wooting 60HE is the ultimate flex for the loved one who considers gaming to be not simply a hobby but a lifestyle. This keyboard’s keys are incredibly intuitive, and users can set them individually to be more or less pressure-sensitive. The keyboard has a 0.1mm actuation distance and features a unique “tachyon mode”: when activated, the keyboard will eliminate all unnecessary procedures to obtain the lowest latency possible. In addition, Wooting’s switches have a “rapid trigger” feature, in which keys can reactivate rapidly without waiting for that irritating IRL key-activation cooldown time. Wooting tailored every spec of this keyboard with care to deliver the best possible gaming experience.

Founded by a small group of gamers in the Netherlands, Wooting develops and distributes top-of-the-line gaming gear it produces in small batches. The 60HE Syrup batch is currently in transit to the warehouse, and interested customers can pre-order for this December. The company is rapidly growing in popularity and expanding its manufacturing capabilities. The keyboard will, however, set you back an estimated $174.99 (or more if you buy a previous batch secondhand) – but if you have the income to spare, it is well worth the cash and is one of the best on the market.

Dimensions: 11.89 x 4.53 x 1.5 inches

Price: $174.99

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Razer Huntsman V2 Analog – for the stylish MVP

Razer Huntsman V2 Analog

Razer is an established gaming accessory brand for good reason. Customers love its sleek designs and bright, chromatic accents. The Razer Huntsman is a keyboard with bright RGBs and deadly gaming precision. It features a comfortable sloped wrist rest plus a polling rate of up to 8000 Hz. The keyboard has an extremely responsive actuation rate of 1.2mm and optical switches with zero debouncing. Razer’s Doubleshot keycaps ensure the Huntsman’s durability and gentle clicking noise.

The Huntsman V2 is a larger keyboard but is chock-full of use – it comes with multi-function digital dials for media and a numbers pad. Gamers can purchase the regular Huntsman V2 on Amazon for $169.99. It also comes in an analog version with optical switches with customizable actuation rates and 360-degree capability, which is available for $189.99 on

Dimensions: 14.27 x 5.54 x 1.36 inches


  • Regular: $169.99$
  • Analog: $189.99

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SteelSeries x FaZe Clan Apex 9 Mini – for the esports fan

SteelSeries x FaZe Clan Apex 9 Mini

Every gamer has heard of FaZe Clan. FaZe Clan’s influence permeates almost every major esports scene, including Call of Duty, Counter-Strike 2, and VALORANT. The team will compete for the coveted Counter-Strike 2 BLAST Premier World Final trophy on December 13th, and countless fans are cheering them on. If you or a loved one is a FaZe Clan enthusiast, there is no better opportunity to pick up FaZe Clan’s latest limited edition collaboration with SteelSeries: the Apex 9 Mini. The keyboard costs a healthy $139.99 at Best Buy.

Aside from a sleek FaZe Clan-inspired design, the Apex 9 Mini comes in a reduced 60% form size that is compact and affords more mouse space for intense gameplay. Users can choose between gaming and typing modes depending on the task at hand. It is also comparatively quieter than other keyboards. Users can customize the switches’ actuation height between 1.0 and 1.5 mm, and the keycaps are made of high-quality material with swappable OptiPoint switches. The optical switches facilitate a 0.2 ms response time and zero debounce keystrokes.

Dimensions: 4.02 x 11.53 x 1.58 inches

Price: $139.99

Where to buy: Best Buy

HyperX Alloy Origins Core – for the aesthetics enthusiast

HyperX Alloy Origins Core keyboard

HyperX is particularly famous for its headsets, but did you know its keyboards are also fabulous? The Alloy Origins Core’s sleek, tactile design will just click (no pun intended) with your gaming needs. The HyperX Alloy Origins Core’s RGB LEDs are pleasantly bright and color-accurate. Its deck is made of aircraft-grade durable aluminum, and users can customize it to three different heights. This keyboard could survive some SERIOUS 3 A.M. competitive-queue rage. Its switches have an actuation point of 1.8mm. HyperX’s accompanying NGENUITY program also makes it easy to customize lighting and macros.

Dimensions: 14.1 x 5.1 x 1.4 inches

Price: $109.99 (Currently on sale for $79.99)

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Redragon KUMARA K552 – for the gamer on a budget

Redragon KUMARA K552 keyboard

The Redragon KUMARA K552 is not the most expensive keyboard on this list, but it is a quality option even for avid gamers. The keyboard sports customizable RGB lighting and a satisfying clicky keycap sound. It is durable with a solid build and easy to connect to any PC. The keyboard costs $44.99 on the Redragon website. Buyers can expect a fully programmable RGB keyboard with swappable red switches. It is the perfect complement to a budget setup. Not bad at all for under $50!

Dimensions: 13.94 x 4.86 x 1.46 inches

Price: $44.99

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Every keyboard, just like every gamer, is unique. Make sure to consider the giftee’s preferred games, frequency of use and technical needs when choosing one to buy. That way, your chosen keyboard’s recipient will be happy and ready to enjoy the winter weather in the best way possible: gaming. Stay cozy, and enjoy the holiday season!