the virtual reality gift guide
the virtual reality gift guide

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My family loves virtual reality so our friends are always coming to us for advice on the best and latest virtual reality headset and accessories. This year I decided to do a gift guide dedicated to virtual reality. This guide will include virtual reality headsets from all price ranges and the best accessories for virtual reality. 

Headsets:

Oculus Quest

oculus quest

The Oculus Quest is hands down my favorite portable virtual reality headset right now. What do I mean by portable? By portable I mean you can take this headset with you anywhere and have it setup and ready to play in under 5 minutes. 

This is a wireless headset with room scale tracking and built in headphones. When this headset is charged you can literally pick the headset up and with a few clicks of a button you are playing your favorite game in virtual reality. The controllers are easy to hold and very intuitive. They are perfect for hands of all sizes from my 9 year old to my 6’2” husband. 

The Oculus store has tons of awesome games to choose from. Some of them are even free. You will really get a sense of immersion with this untethered headset. 

Oculus Rift S

oculus rift s

The Oculus Rift S is the newest PC powered Oculus Rift. The new Oculus Insight Tracking allows you to have room scale tracking without the external sensors. This headset is a step up from the Oculus Quest graphics. Just make sure that you read all of the specs to make sure your PC is ready for your Oculus Rift S. Alienware makes fantastic gaming computers that would be perfect for the Oculus Rift S. 

Oculus Go

Oculus Go is my pick for the budget virtual reality headset. It’s definitely not my top pick. But it is the headset to get if you are just wanting to dip your toes into virtual reality. The Oculus Go is another portable headset, but it isn’t quite as powerful as the Oculus Quest. It also only comes with one wireless controller. 

HTC Vive

htc vive

I have to say I have a real love for the HTC Vive. This has been one of the most fun headsets we have owned. There are TONS of games available in the STEAM Store, which aren’t available for the Oculus Rift or Quest. And the immersion on the Vive is fantastic. 

There are new versions available different prices and features to choose from:

HTC Vive Cosmos

HTC Vive Pro

Sony Playstation VR

playstation vr

If you have a Playstation 4 the Playstation VR might be the headset for you. There are quite a few good games to play with the Playstation VR. The quality of the game play is pretty darn good. The only downside is that you are a little more limited to the amount of games available. If you are wanting access to tons of games and experiences this might not be the headset for you.

Accessories

Playstation VR Charging Stand and Display

playstation charging stand

The Playstation Charging Stand and Display is a great way to keep all of your gear organized and in one place. Let’s face it. Virtual reality can turn into a cable and gear nightmare. This will keep your gaming area less chaotic.

Oculus Quest Carrying Case

If you get an Oculus Quest you are going to want to take it out and show it off to all of your friends. Get a good sturdy case to carry it with you and keep your gear safe. 

VR Mask Covers

If you are a germophobe you might want to invest in some vr face mask covers. Actually even if you aren’t a germophobe go ahead and invest in some of these covers. Some of these games will make you a little sweaty. You let a friend borrow your headset only to get it back covered in sweat. Sharing is not caring in this case. 

Check out more of our gift guides:

virtual reality gift guide

I want to hear from you all. Have you ever played in virtual reality? What was your favorite virtual reality experience? 

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33 Comments

  1. Great post! I’m look on amazon for something like this for my brother he wants to get into virtual reality games.

  2. I have never used anything like these gadgets. very informative for newbies. thanks for sharing!

  3. Nice one. I never they come in different varieties. To be frank, I’m really grateful for this and I look to any shop selling this.
    Thanks.
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  4. This is so funny to see that you’re posting about VR systems! I just tried the Oculus Quest yesterday and am pretty convinced that we will be getting one this holiday season. I love that it’s wireless!

  5. These are amazing gift ideas! This is our future and I am so excited about it! Virtual Reality definitely takes things to the next level!

  6. My boyfriend’s son LOVES virtual reality gadgets, although I’ve never used one myself. Maybe he needs an upgrade for Christmas! 🙂

  7. I’ve only tried Vr once since they came out. They’re so dang cool, never knew there were so many options.

  8. These seem like they would be a ton of fun! I’d want one of those set ups that let you walk/run in place properly to go with it.

  9. Great post, I’ve been thinking about gifting to my boyfriend because he’s such a gamer.

  10. I bet my boys would love virtual reality headsets! They look like they are a blast!

  11. I’ve never tried something like this, but I’ve seen them on TV. A gamer would really love something like this. I think I will give this to my sister for her birthday. She’s the only one who still plays PS at our age. HAHA.

  12. I used to play a lot of video games when I was younger. But I never tried VR. This looks so fun and interesting. Maybe once the kids are older and I’m not as tired, I will look into something like that.

  13. This is so helpful. My son just asked me for something like this for his birthday.

  14. I love the idea of the Playstation charging and display stand. More electronics and devices should consider offering storage options.

  15. Aaaww a fabulous gift! Never thought of this! Great post!

  16. Oh wow! These are definitely gifts that I should look into this Christmas!

  17. Cool post. I’ve never experience VR but it looks like it would be super fun.

  18. These are super cool gifts for gamers and those who love VR. It would make Fornite more excited (I don’t know if Fortnite uses VR technology, I heard it is a game that uses a lot of interactions, I am poor at my game knowledge, ahaha)

  19. This sounds like a great gift idea. I am not familiar with VR, and it is interesting to learn how these work.

  20. i havent seen a VR gift guide yet, this is really helpful! sending to my husband, lol
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  21. thanks for your insight. i haven’t yet tried out one of these devises. kinda look similar to the wii console but with a headset… lo

  22. I fangirled upon reading this post! I’m a huge gamer and I have an Oculus Quest for my console! For me, it’s (still) the best VR headset out in the market!
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  23. im looking for a perfect gift for my husband this christmas and i think i found it here. thanks for your complete guide on vrs.

  24. I don’t know much about VR so this post was super helpful!

  25. These are some great ideas. These would be perfect for my brothers they love gadgets like this. Thanks for sharing!

  26. Omg, this is a great gift for my nephews anyway, he did a great job in school. Thanks for the tips!

  27. Sooooo (embarassed to say–wife of a gamer) we have ALL of these and my husband and kids love them.

  28. I love virtual reality. I work at a tech store and have gotten to try many of these out. My favorite is either Oculus or PS VR.

  29. My first time trying this out I freaked out but I was really amazed how these things evolve in time!

  30. This is the world that is changing fastly. Last decade has changed the gift industry tremendously that nobody can think. Excellent List of gifts on VR based.

    Keep posting such blog
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  31. The Oculus Quest is the best VR headset! I think wireless is the future of virtual reality.

  32. lovely suggestion for a gift, great post !

  33. Thanks for your gift suggestion! VR is really amazing technology.

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