So you’re looking for a gift for a PC gamer. The most obvious gift that you can get for them is of course a bunch of games. You know that will make them happy. As a casual gamer myself, I know I will. But what if you’re looking for something more? Perhaps a gift that will make the gaming experience even more enjoyable? Or a gift that has more depth, something that a gamer may not come to appreciate immediately but will help with their posture or health in the long run?
Read on for the eight gift ideas that we have handpicked for PC gamers.
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A conservative but effective choice. Games are almost guaranteed to bring a smile to a gamer’s face (and many hours of fun!). Here I have selected a few games that a typical gamer will love, adjust your choice accordingly based on your understanding of your gamer’s personal preference.
Latest installment of the Battlefield franchise–Battlefield 4 will only be available on October 29, 2013 but you can pre-order now and get additional $5 credit.
Critically-acclaimed open-world game with great graphics, loved by many.
A complete pack of Max Payne games.
This is a slightly older game but it still makes a great game. I’m sure your gamer would enjoy it a lot if they haven’t gotten their hands on this one yet.
2. (Bigger) Monitor
When it comes to monitor, bigger is better. A bigger monitor makes a game more immersive and vastly improve the gaming experience. Check out this 23.6-Inch LED-Lit monitor from Samsung with Energy Star rating.
Samsung S24B150BL 23.6-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor
3. Keyboard & Mouse
This gift is geared toward a more hardcore gamer. Not all keyboards and mice are created equally. While you and me might not notice the difference between different mice, having a better-quality mouse and keyboard can help a hardcore gamer get even better at their games. This is especially true for gamers who love first-person-shooter(FPS) games.
Corsair Vengeance K60 Performance FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Corsair Vengeance M65 Performance FPS Gaming Mouse
4. Graphics Card
Also geared toward a hardcore gamer. A gamer’s PC needs to be upgraded every once in awhile to stay fully compatible with newer games with higher requirements. Sure you can run a new game with older graphic cards, but the latency (lag) of the game greatly degrade the experience. Choosing a proper card is tricky though. So why not let them choose it for themselves by getting them a gift card?
5. Gaming Laptop
In terms of graphics technology and overall gaming experience, a laptop will almost never replace a desktop. However, if your gamer is looking for mobility and you’re looking something more exquisite for them, check out these badass gaming laptops from Alienware, a laptop company specializing in computers for gaming.
Alienware ALW14-4681sLV 14-Inch Laptop
Alienware ALW18-2990sLV 18.4-Inch Laptop
For headset I recommend this specific product from Logitech which I have personally tested myself. The sound quality is truly amazing plus it is wireless so you won’t get bothered by the headset’s wire getting in the way while you’re playing a game.
Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound
Suitable for someone you’re very close with, like your family or significant other. PC gamers spend a lot time sitting in front of their computers, an ergonomic and comfortable chair helps to ensure a proper posture and improves the gaming experience.
The following chair provides a proper back and head support with adjustable arm rests and seat height.
High Back Super Mesh Office Chair with Black Italian Leather Seat
8. Wrist Rest
Last on the list but definitely not the least, provide your gamer’s wrists with a place to rest on while they spend hours in the game world slashing monsters ( or playing with ponies).
Belkin Wave Rest Gel-Filled Cushion Wrist Pad
Innovera Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Pad
And there you have it! 8 gift ideas for PC gamers. Did you enjoy this article? Share it with your friends!
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Also if you’re looking for gift for someone who is a cat lover or a dog lover, check out my other posts 6 Gift Ideas for Cat Lovers (And Their Cats) & 6 Gift Ideas for Dog Lovers (And Their Dogs).
Thanks for reading.