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9 affordable gifts for the PlayStation lover in your life

Ps5 Logo And Dualsense
Ps5 Logo And Dualsense (Image credit: Jennifer Locke / Android Central)

The holidays are here and nothing says I love you like PlayStation merchandise. That's the saying, right? Anyways, you're probably on the lookout for some affordable gifts this holiday season, and PlayStation is always popular. While it's near impossible to get your hands on a PS5 or any official PS5 accessories right now, there are plenty of related products you can get that'll make the recipient just as happy... ok, I'm lying that they'll be just as happy, but the point is these are some cool PlayStation gifts that won't break the bank.

The best affordable gifts

I tried to find a mix of items below $50 for this list so that automatically excluded a lot of new games. Personally, I don't think you can go wrong with a PlayStation Store Gift Card. I know it's basic and boring, but it's incredibly versatile. There are thousands of games, apps, and movies on the PlayStation Store to choose from, and you don't need to go through the daunting process of making that choice. Just give a gift card and you're good to go.

Other gifts to look out for

Cyberpunk car

Source: CD Projekt S.A. (Image credit: Source: CD Projekt S.A.)

If you're willing to shell out $50-$70 then there are a ton of games you can buy for someone. Cyberpunk 2077 just released and is already being called one of the greatest games ever made, the Demon's Souls Remake launched on PS5, and Spider-Man: Miles Morales swung onto the scene with a new heroic adventure. There's no shortage of games to get this holiday season.

What about buying the PS5?

It's incredibly hard to buy a PS5 right now. If you find any in-stock, odds are you'll be waiting well into the new year for it to arrive at your house. The pandemic certainly hasn't helped any, but it's just also a popular console. While it may be hard to pass on, you shouldn't pay extra to buy a PS5 off of scalpers, either. There will come a time when it's easier to find in stores and online. Until then, it's probably best to just wait it out. There will be more stock in 2021.

Jennifer Locke
Jennifer Locke

Jennifer Locke is Android Central's Games Editor and has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things on Twitter @JenLocke95.