Gamers are some of the toughest people to buy gifts for, especially when you’re not exactly well versed in the gaming world, but with the help of New England Gamer’s Holiday Gift Guide for PC Gamers you’ll be able to give your gamer exactly what they want this holiday season.
The holiday season is great time, it allows us all to get the things we want but couldn’t afford to buy ourselves and gamers are no different. But the difficulty here is figuring out exactly what would benefit your specific gamer. There are some things you’re going to have to know. What is their main gaming machine? Is it the Xbox 360 or Xbox One? How about the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4? Are they a PC gamer? Once you’ve figured this out your job just became a whole lot easier.
Now anyone can go ahead and just buy a gift card to their local Best Buy or GameStop, but gamers also appreciate the thought put behind the gift so let’s get on to our top picks for all the gamers out there.
The PC gamers are different than the Xbox and PlayStation gamers and they are going to want things that range from computer hardware, to peripherals, to some money on Steam.
A larger monitor is one of those gifts that you’ll never know you want until you’ve actually tried it. After dealing with 18”-19” monitors and smaller laptop screens for years, upgrading to a 24” monitor made such a difference. Games become more immersive, things are easier to see, and their old monitor can even be used as a secondary screen which expands your screen real estate.
BenQ is one of the leaders in gaming monitors, they sponsor a few professional gaming teams and there’s a reason for that. BenQ has created some extremely responsive, high quality monitors and the GW2450 is one of them. This 24” monitor boasts a 4ms response time which is essential for gamers. A new monitor is one of the best ways to improve your gamer’s gaming experience.
After a monitor you start to think of what else PC gamers will be using most and you’d be right if you said keyboards and mice. Keyboards and Mice are the few input devices attached to a computer and it’s going to be something they’re going to spend hours every day using. So saying that a good mouse and keyboard are important is an understatement.
Luckily, there are so many brands out there that provide “Gaming” keyboards and mice that you can easily choose any one of these companies and wind up with a great combination of devices. The three main companies that are touted as the best would be Logitech, Razer, and Cooler Master. So looking at keyboards first you can go with any of these:
If you’ve chosen to go with a keyboard it’s likely that you’ll want to go ahead and purchase a mouse to go with it. You can go along with the same brand that you chose above or you can switch things up. Currently I use a Logitech keyboard with a Cooler Master mouse.
Some things people don’t know about computer mice is that each mouse has a lifespan. Each mouse has a particular number of clicks that it is expected to produce until it ceases to function and with standard mice it’s pretty low, but these gaming mice have been produced to have a long lifespan for thousands of hours of use.
You can go with any of these mice for your gamer:
The final accessory any PC gamer would love to receive during the holidays is a nice headset. Headsets are an integral part of gaming, it allows you completely immerse yourself in the audio of the game giving your gamer a connection to the gaming world that they are taking part in. There are quite a few companies that provide some really nice headsets just for gamers. Each of these headsets provide excellent audio quality as well as a good quality microphone for team communication.
Hopefully this has given you some ideas on what equipment your PC gamer is going to want this holiday season. Much like any other gift you will be buying, make sure they don’t already have what you’re buying them and you don’t have to buy all of these things at once, these also make great birthday presents.