Best Gaming Chair Gift Ideas for 2020

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Surprising a loved one with a gaming chair sounds like a great idea, especially if you want to buy them a gift that will last for years. Gaming chairs are more than popular nowadays, and as they are getting more attention among gamers, people also buy them for their office and work needs.

In an era where everyone is working remotely, having a great chair is a must. Also, it is the only way you can ensure a solid posture and get the support you need around your neck and back areas.

If you are shopping for a gaming chair that you will give as a gift to someone, you should take a couple of things into account. These include the following:

  • What type of a gaming chair you need (for gaming, for working and gaming)
  • Which design would they appreciate
  • How many hours are they sitting on their PC or laptop
  • How much you are willing to spend
  • What are the other benefits they will get besides support

Because of this, I am dividing today’s review on the best gaming chair gift ideas in two parts: 

  • the best gaming chair gift ideas for adults, and 
  • the best gaming chair gift ideas for teenagers.

The Best Gaming Chairs (Gift Ideas) For Adults

Any adult would appreciate a gaming chair that has solid posture, offers comfort and can support them during their gaming and/or working endeavors. However, there are two categories in this list, and the main differentiator here is their price. Below, you will find the best gaming chair gift ideas for adults in the premium, and in the budget-friendly sector.

Premium Chairs For Adults

The list below includes some of the most expensive gaming chairs that you can buy, and is meant to make it easy for people with deeper pockets to select their gift.

1.SecretLab Titan/Titan XL

Pros:

  • The Titan XL is great for large people
  • Amazing use of materials
  • Very sturdy with quality components
  • Built-in lumbar support
  • Very comfortable
  • You can get the chair in unique upholstery (including licensed DC, Game of Thrones, and Overwatch versions) as well as a real Nappa-leather version

Cons:

  • Requires spacious desk area
  • Pricey

The Titan and Titan XL gaming chair models by SecretLab made a huge splash when they were revamped earlier in 2019 (as part of the 2020 Series lineup). The manufacturer took an already best selling item and added even more features. The only difference is that the Titan XL is 25% bigger from the Titan, but the quality on both models is the same.

The key feature of the Titan is the quality which is visible on every front. With soft and supple leather, firm cold cure foam and comfortable angles, the construction of this chair is incredibly solid. Buying the Titan gaming chair equates buying a Mercedes-Benz – you know that you are getting quality materials and (even though priced more) they are worth it.

With a weight capacity of up to 390 pounds (and 290 in the Titan), a large seat and plenty of upgrades, this chair is designed for bigger users but also designed to comfortably satisfy all of their needs. If the person you want to buy this gift for is large and bulky, they will finally rest assured knowing that they have the perfect throne for their size.

2.SecretLab Omega 

Pros:

  • Very tough and sturdy
  • One of the densest foam out there 
  • SoftWeave fabric which sets a new industry standard for its softness
  • Reasonable price
  • Premium materials and pillows

Cons:

  • No height adjustment on the head pillow

The SecretLab Omega is another big chair which can accommodate users between 5’3″ and 5’11” and up to 240 pounds. So, it is a tad smaller than the Titan, but a great choice considering the fact that most of the materials used are the same, and the design follows the same principles. In fact, the Omega gaming chair by SecretLab was the second model that got a 2020 facelift.

One of the most popular Omega models is the SoftWeave version, which has a unique material that is soft and durable. Among the other highlights, I can comfortably say that I loved the highly customizable armrests, multi-functional tilt mechanisms and the cold cure foam which was some of the densest foam I’ve ever felt in a gaming chair. 

The Omega can tilt back and will do that without a problem. Tough and sturdy, it is a chair that is built to last and one that many gamers and office people appreciate. While it seems softy on the outside, it is a real fortress on the inside – guaranteed to give you thousands of hours full of comfort.

3.Noblechairs Icon

Pros:

  • A wheel base that is very solid
  • Quality materials and construction
  • Eye catching style with awesome stitching
  • Comfortable backrest

Cons:

  • Premium price tag (which may be pricey for some)

Noblechairs is another great brand in the gaming chair industry, and the Noblechairs Icon is known as another top selling model. Design-wise, this is really a great model – it is sophisticated, classy and perfect for any office. The stitching is one of the things I appreciate most and what gives this chair a unique character.

When I got a chance to sit on it, I found that the ICON really lives up to the expectations. One of the best things about this model is the flat base that means you can cross your legs when you are sitting down, which is a comfortable position for many.

The leather materials are not good for everyone, but on gaming chairs like the Icon, they are certainly worth considering. Believe it or not, this leather is so soft and durable that you can spend 12 hours sitting on it without feeling pain or discomfort. Another thing I love about the Icon are the 4D armrests which go in all directions and have buttons on them for easy maneuvering. 

Overall, the back pillows, comfortable base, great use of leather and nifty features are what makes the Noblechairs Icon a premium chair. If you are willing to spend more to get a nice gaming chair as a gift to a close one, you should definitely consider it.

Budget-friendly Chairs For Adults

Next is the budget-friendly section where I will list two affordable gaming chairs as gift ideas to your close friends or family. You will notice that even though they have an affordable price, these chairs excel in terms of features and make a great gift overall.

1.DXRacer Formula

Pros:

  • Classic styling with comfortable details
  • Great ergonomics
  • Rock-solid materials that will last a long time

Cons:

  • Might feel uncomfortable at first, but only until your body adapts to the chair (a week or two)

If you have chosen gaming chairs before, you probably know that customization is one of the most important features one should consider. With the DXRacer Formula Series, you will have plenty of it. The chair can be adjusted in many ways, and the lumbar cushions are perfect for making sure that your lower back and neck areas are comfy.

The unique mix of rugged features, great styling and ergonomic benefits is what makes the Formula a great gaming chair gift solution. When you add the affordable price to this matrix, the equation is even more interesting, and you will see that only a few chairs can deliver so many great features without a compromise.

2.GTRacing Pro Series

Pros:

  • Reclines up to 170 degrees
  • Great weight capacity of 330lbs
  • Sturdy metal frame
  • Very affordable

Cons:

  • Armrests could use improvements (they are plastic and short)

The GTRacing Pro gaming chair is very easy to assemble, which is the first point I want to highlight. The quality of the materials is also great, and while everything connects together with ease, what you will get is a product that looks good and feels good when you sit on it.

Starting at $169, this is one of the most affordable gaming chairs out there and obviously a great gift for a close friend, colleague or family member. The GTRacing Pro definitely lives up to the hype of being a great gaming chair, the edges of the cushion are designed so that there is a bit of wiggle room – enough so that you can relax and enjoy sitting on the chair.

If you are feeling doubtful about anything, you shouldn’t. Even the casters are solid with the GTRacing Pro, and the class 4 hydraulics means that you can get a smooth ride whenever you are adjusting. The only thing that can be improved are the plastic and relatively short (and uneven) armrests, and the fact that the cushions don’t slide smoothly.

Designed for long hours of gaming, this chair is definitely one of the cheapest gaming chairs that can fit in any gaming room or office setup.

The Best Gaming Chairs (Gift Ideas) For Teenagers

Below, we are listing the best gaming chairs gift ideas for teenagers. There are both options in the premium segment, as well as three budget-friendly chairs that you are going to love. If these five models in total are not enough for you, you can check out our other guide on the best gaming chairs for teenagers.

Premium Chairs For Teenagers

Below, we are listing two premium gaming chair gift ideas for teenagers that are very popular on the market.

1.SecretLab Omega

Pros:

  • Very tough and sturdy
  • One of the densest foam out there 
  • SoftWeave fabric which sets a new industry standard for its softness
  • Reasonable price
  • Premium materials and pillows

Cons:

  • No height adjustment on the head pillow

I already reviewed the SecretLab Omega gaming chair as a gift idea for adults above, but this chair is so universal that it deserves a place in this category, too. Overall, it is a great option if you want a high-end chair for a close friend or relative, and one that is designed very well.

The gaming chair is very tough, built from solid components and a foam that aligns to your body and is soft on the outside but firm on the inside. The reasonable price considering the popularity and high quality materials used in this chair is another big benefit. So, if you are looking to get a chair with premium materials and pillows, this is definitely one that should go to your shortlist.

2.Maxnomic Casual Series

Pros:

  • Height adjustable and backward reclinable
  • Steel frame with high-density cold molded foam
  • Adjustable neck and lumbar pillows
  • Plenty of Sport style options and futuristic designs

Cons:

  • Can be small for someone

Maxnomic is another great brand in the gaming chair industry. The Casual Series is a sporty looking gaming chair that has many nifty touches. This chair can recline backwards and forwards, has padded armrests and finger indents for better comfort and support.

Even though the Casual Series have the smallest chairs, they are good for most teenagers and provide a unique value for money that you wouldn’t get with many other brands. From a support perspective, the chair is adjustable with neck and lumbar pillows, but also with the armrests, backrest (up to 139 degrees) and seat tilt.

Budget-friendly Chairs For Teenagers

Last in this guide are the budget-friendly or affordable gaming chairs for teenagers, where we list three great products with even better prices.

1.OFM Essentials Collection Racing Style Gaming Chair

OFM ESS Collection GAMING CHAIR BLACK, Racing Style

Pros:

  • Smooth mobility and adjustable height
  • Comfortable seat
  • Great packaging
  • Promotes a healthy body position

Cons:

  • The design could use some improvements

The OFM Essentials Collection Racing Style gaming chair can make up a good gift because it is very affordable and looks good. The S-shaped Ergonomic high back support is probably the best feature of this chair, and the materials consiste of sizable and structured thick multi-layered foam, which always adapts to a good shape for the one who sits in it.

Still, it is a chair that has been selling like hotcakes on Amazon and other sites, and people who want a great gaming throne for their kids, relatives and friends have been choosing it because of the good body posture that it promotes, and the extra cutouts that make it look more appealing.

The only improvement OFM Essentials could use with this gaming chair is its design. In modern times like the ones we are living in, we are used to seeing sleak, more minimalistic and vibrant chairs. However, even this design is solid for many, and if it’s your cup of tea, you should definitely go for it.

2.X Rocker V Rocker SE Black Foam Floor Video Gaming Chair 2.1

X Rocker V Rocker SE Black Foam Floor Video Gaming Chair for Adult, Teen, and Kid Gamers -2.1 High Tech Audio and Wireless Capacity - Foldable and Ergonomic Back Support

Pros:

  • Built-in speakers that deliver great sound
  • Easy set up through wires
  • Compatible with most gaming consoles
  • Very affordable

Cons:

  • Short cords
  • Not that wireless as it sounds
  • Not for tall teenagers

This gaming chair for teenagers gives people a great mix of function and entertainment. The obvious ground breaking feature is the sound, delivering a sophisticated audio experience from the built-in speakers. Only a few gaming chairs can do this, which is why you should consider it if your close friend or relative has a certain music taste.

However, besides music, the speakers do well when playing action games. The only drawbacks are the short cords, not-so-wireless features and the fact that the chair has no “legs” (it is a rocker one) which means that it could create problems for tall people.

Final Words

I believe that the list of gaming chair gift ideas above will help you choose the perfect gift for your loved one, family member or friend. You can rest assured that all of these chairs are designed for great comfort, offer solid support and are among the bestselling gaming chairs online.

However, if this list of gaming chair gift ideas does not meet your needs, you can always visit our list of best gaming chairs in 2020, or read the ultimate guide to buying a gaming chair.

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