10 BEST gift ideas for racing games: Our top picks

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The festive season is well and truly here and, with the holidays just around the corner, there's probably only one thing on your mind right now - gifts!

When it comes to finding presents for the racing games fan in your life though, it can be tricky to know what to buy, especially if you're not a gamer or particularly fond of racing yourself.

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Fortunately, we've rounded up what we believe are the 10 best gift ideas for racing games to point you in the right direction.

From the best wheels for games like F1 22 and Gran Turismo 7, to amazing wheel bases to complete your setup, we've got you covered right here.

Best gift ideas for racing games

Racing wheel - Logitech G923

Best gift ideas for racing games - Logitech G923 product image of a black wheel next to metal pedals.
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With TRUEFORCE feedback technology, this racing wheel is designed to dial into in-game physics for unprecedented levels of realism. It's compatible with PlayStation, Xbox, and PC as well, so all major consoles are covered. Check out our lists of the best wheels for PS5 and Xbox for more top picks.

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Shifter - Thrustmaster TH8A

Best gift ideas for racing games - Thrustmaster TH8A product image of a silver metal gear shifter.
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This Thrustmaster shifter is built to last as it's made almost entirely from metal. Plus, you can swap between H-pattern and sequential changing with the two interchangeable shift plates to suit an array of different in-game vehicles.

Pedals - Thrustmaster T-LCM

Best gift ideas for racing games - Thrustmaster T-LCM product image of a metal set of three pedals.
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Any wheel needs an accompanying set of sim racing pedals, and this 100% metal magnetic set looks to be a great pick. They're fully adjustable, are built to last, plus can deliver up to 220lbs of pressure for optimal braking power.

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Monitor - BenQ Zowie Full HD XL2411K

Best gift ideas for racing games - BenQ Zowie product image of a grey and red monitor with the specs on the display.
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For a closer-quarters setup, it's well worth considering one of the best monitors for racing games. This particular Full HD BenQ display features a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time to ensure any inputs happen almost instantaneously in-game.

Wheel base - MOZA R9

Best gift ideas for racing games - MOZA R9 product image of a black base with white MOZA branding on the side.
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This 9Nm MOZA wheel base stands out as the ideal product to make the jump to a full Direct Drive experience. It's incredibly compact and is made from aviation-grade aluminium, so should withstand the wear and tear of racing.

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Headset - ASUS ROG Delta S Wireless Headset

Best gift ideas for racing games - ASUS ROG Delta S product image of a black and white wireless headset.
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This wireless headset looks to be an excellent gift to fully immerse any racing fan in all the wheel-to-wheel action. It features 50mm drivers delivering 7.1 Surround Sound to keep you on top of your surroundings to avoid racing incidents.

Racing seat - Playseat Challenge

Best gift ideas for racing games - Playseat Challenge product image of a black racing chair with a wheel stand and pedal mount.
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Adding a racing seat to a setup tends to increase immersion and realism. This Playseat cockpit looks like a particularly good choice as it's foldable, making it easy to store, plus is made from an air mesh fabric for added breathability.

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Racing gloves - Sparco Rush Gloves

Best gift ideas for racing games - Sparco Rush product image of a black and red glove with white branding.
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While they may not improve performance on the track, racing gloves can certainly add realism. This particular set is FIA and SFI-approved, meaning you're getting a more true-to-life, authentic racing experience.

Speakers - Razer Nommo Chroma 2.0

Best gift ideas for racing games - Razer Nommo Chroma 2.0 product image of a pair of black speakers with multi-coloured Chroma lights.
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A PC setup will often require a set of speakers to play game audio out loud. This Razer set looks well worth considering as they feature powerful glass fiber 3" drivers with rear-facing bass ports to deliver powerful lows of the engines.

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Controller - Xbox Elite Series 2

Best gift ideas for racing games - Xbox Elite Series 2 product image of a white and black gamepad.
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While a wheel may be the go-to option for racing, controllers still remain a popular choice. With this in mind, make sure you check out this Xbox gamepad as it comes with adjustable thumbsticks, hair-trigger stops, plus remappable buttons; all of which should speed up and add precision to your racing.

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