Game Informer’s Graduation Gift Guide 2024

Students across the country are donning gowns and preparing their cap sleeves. If you’re a gaming or tech fan celebrating a big achievement, you might be looking for a way to congratulate them on their achievement. We’ve assembled a curated selection of tech, toys, tabletop games and more to delight new graduates this year.

Disclaimer: Recommended products are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company, Gamestop.

Razer Blackshark V2 Pro Headset for Consoles

Razer’s continued iteration on the BlackShark headset line has paid off with this excellent product release, joining a previous iteration aimed more at PC players. A huge selling point is the extremely impressive battery life, as is the overall sound quality. That high fidelity is supported by THX Spatial Audio technology, which works wonders in tense gameplay when zeroing in on targets. If you’ve struggled with mic issues at times, that’s another win as the captured sound is crystal clear. The headset is exclusively wireless and there are separate versions for Xbox and PS5, so knowledge should factor into the purchasing decision. Nevertheless, for a good and satisfying gaming audio solution on your console of choice, this is an excellent choice. $200

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iBUYPOWER Slate Mesh Gaming PC

So you’re looking to go big for your grad gift but aren’t quite ready for that new car? We’ve got you covered. IBUYPOWER’s pre-built PCs provide an excellent path to high-end PC gaming for those not interested in fiddling with a piece-by-piece build. Thanks to components like its Intel Core i7-14700KF processor and GeForce RTX 4070 Super graphics card, the spec (as for the price) has no problem handling the most technically demanding of modern games. If your giftee wants to make their own design, a beautiful and customizable ARGB case is an affordable starting point for construction. $1,900 (full PC), case ($99)


For the queen

This amazing storytelling card game is seeing a refresh and re-release under Darrington Press, complete with brand new breathtaking art. Players take out one of 13 lavishly painted art cards to represent the queen, and each player takes on a role as part of her entourage on the long journey. A series of question cards prompts each player to explain and expand on the nature of the queen and their relationship with her, leading to a new emergent narrative each time it is encountered. The game is quick-to-play, creative and compact enough to take anywhere – a perfect fit for the story enthusiasts in your entourage. $25


Lord of the Rings Artisan Keycaps

Does your gift-giving target celebrate Tolkien’s works, enjoy the feel of mechanical keyboards, and spend a lot of time on the computer? Congratulations, we found your gift! These gorgeous personalized keycaps from DROP are handcrafted by Dwarf Factory and made of resin with transparent elements. Each is a small but incredibly detailed call-out to the world of Middle-earth visualized in 3D, featuring Sauron and Morgul at the helm of the Felbeast. For our money, the Eye of Barad-Dur is hard to beat, looking across its domain. Each keycap is an SA R1 profile cap, compatible with the ubiquitous Cherry MX switches and their clones. $65 each


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