Best Meta Quest 2 holiday gifts

The Meta Quest 2 is the best possible way to introduce someone to VR, but even with the current Quest 2 deal happening during the holidays, it's a bit pricey for a Christmas gift, or they might already have one! In that case, don't fret: we have other Quest 2 gift recommendations for the VR lovers in your life, whether or not they already have the headset. Or, if you're a big VR fan, these could make a great gift for yourself. After a long year, you deserve a treat too, right?

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How to choose the right Meta Quest 2 gifts

We have a number of Quest 2 accessories guides that tell you what a new Quest 2 owner needs; if they haven't had the headset for long, you can buy any of these without worrying. But if they've had the headset for a while, you may want to inspect their Quest 2 yourself and see if it already has modifications, before you buy something the owner already has.

The safest bet, of course, is to get them a Quest gift card or gift them a game, assuming you can figure out which games they already own. But which games would they like? You can check our best Quest 2 games guide for a comprehensive list of the best games in each category, from action and horror to family-friendly and exercise games. But some of our favorites can be nauseating for new VR gamers, so we have a guide on our favorite Quest 2 games that avoid motion sickness well-suited to first-timers.

Of course, the best Quest 2 gift is to buy the headset itself, assuming you can afford it. Just keep in mind that the person will best enjoy it if they have a large space to play, since they can easily hurt themselves swinging their arms into or tripping over furniture. 

Michael L Hicks
Senior Editor, VR/AR and fitness

Michael is Android Central's resident expert on fitness tech and wearables, with an enthusiast's love of VR tech on the side. After years freelancing for Techradar, Wareable, Windows Central, Digital Trends, and other sites on a variety of tech topics, AC has given him the chance to really dive into the topics he's passionate about. He's also a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves D&D, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings.

For wearables, Michael has tested dozens of smartwatches from Garmin, Fitbit, Samsung, Apple, COROS, Polar, Amazfit, and other brands, and will always focus on recommending the best product over the best brand. He's also completed marathons like NYC, SF, Marine Corps, Big Sur, and California International — though he's still trying to break that 4-hour barrier.

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