Holidays are coming up, which means that it’s time to think of gifts for friends and family. If you have one that’s interested in PC gaming, it might be difficult to pick out an option, especially if you don’t know what they want. Plus, gamers invest so much in peripherals that it’s tricky to get them something they don’t have.
As such, we’ve compiled this list to help.
Here are some of the best gifts to give a PC gamer.
If you’re thinking of a gift for a gamer, the natural choice would be a game. However, what if you don’t know what kind of titles they like? What if they already have the one you plan to give them? To this end, consider giving them the opportunity to get and play the games they want instead. One way to do this is to buy them an Xbox Game Pass. For $10 (around €8) a month, the user gets access to over 100 great games like Halo and Fallout. A six-month pass or their annual pass make great gifts. You can also buy them Steam and Origin credits, so they can just purchase the games they want on that platform.
It’s no secret that PC gaming can cause a lot of discomforts if you don’t have the right ergonomic gear. For example, a flat keyboard can cause wrist pain, while an ordinary chair can cause back pain. This is why one of the best gaming tools for PC gamers will always be ergonomic equipment. There are many kinds of ergonomic gear that you can give. If you have a bit of money to spare, then an ergonomic chair will surely brighten up their Christmas. If you’re on a budget, an ergonomic mouse might be the thing they need. A monitor mount can also improve the ergonomics of their setup, especially when their screen is not raised to eye level.
RGB cooling fan
PC gamers, especially those who have customized PCs, are always looking for components to improve their setup. And if their PC doesn’t have a cool, RGB cooling fan yet, then you should definitely consider gifting them one. PCs are equipped with modern PCBs, with many gamers now having all the major components, CPU, GPU, and RAM, on one layer. This allows gamers to pack a lot of powerful hardware in one box, improving their gaming performance. However, these components have a tendency to heat up, which is why a cooling fan is necessary. And while an ordinary fan does the job, one that lights up in their favorite color is bound to spark some joy.
Not every PC game is comfortable to control on a keyboard. This is why plenty of gamers prefer a gamepad for those quick runs of Cuphead or a nice, slow game of Devil May Cry. Again, the type of gamepad that you should get highly depends on their setup and the kind of games they play. But if they’re running a Windows OS, a safe one to buy is an Xbox controller. Windows computers are built with software integration for Microsoft products, so an Xbox controller can be used without downloading any third-party software. There are other premium alternatives, too, like the Astro C40 TR for modular control setups (great for FPS players) and the Razer Wolverine Ultimate for that extra RGB flair.
You can give PC gamers a lot of gifts, from ergonomic equipment to online gaming credits. Speak to them and see what things are missing from their gaming setup.