Gaming is always one of the top choices for spending leisure times with fun. People all over the world play games, no matter what. Of course, every single good game out there is designed to trigger your brain’s rewarding system through various mechanics, challenges, gameplay, and others. With the advancement of hardware over the past few years, gaming is within the grasp of everyone.
Got a pro gamer friend? Or, a casual gamer? It doesn’t matter what type of gamer your friend is, there are some of the finest gift ideas to surprise your gamer friend. Moreover, there are various occasions for giving gifts to our close ones.
Here’s a short list of the best gift ideas for gamers in 2019. I myself is a gamer, so these gifts would definitely make me happy. Just give them a try!
For any gamer, the biggest pleasure is playing the game. So, what would be better than gifting the latest and greatest titles to your gamer friend?
However, it’s the trickiest one. You have to know your friend well enough to figure out which title he/she would love to play. The world of games is filled with a multitude of genres, sub-genres, and others. Moreover, every single game offers a different experience and different playstyle. So, how do you know what games your friend like?
Well, that’s a tricky one. If your friend loves playing F2P (free to play) games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, CS:GO, Warframe, League of Legends, Brawlhalla or others, then the best gift would be offering an in-game coupon for getting that badass skin or loadout.
Is he/she buying games from online stores like Steam? Then it would be better to check out the Steam profile of your friend. You’ll find out the “already purchased” games to get a clearer idea of what your friend likes.
Gaming in style is something that most of the gamers would love to have. With all the RGB lighting and cool effects, the best gaming gears can easily change the experience of any game. Keyboards, mice, controllers, headphones and even monitors count as a gaming peripheral. Getting one is definitely a best gifts for pc gamers!
There are tons of keyboards in the market. It’s one of the most essential parts of gaming as well. Keyboards and mice are must-have for any computer to even use properly. No wonder they’re also an integral part of gaming.
There are tons of gaming keyboards on the market with great features. Some come with the shiniest RGB lightings where others offer superior key quality, some combine both the features.
Here’s a short list of the best gaming keyboards out there.
- Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
- Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2
- HyperX Alloy Elite
Believe it or not, a suitable gaming mouse can significantly help in playing the game in the right way. Take my case for example. My comfort zone is mice with a bigger grip. But since I was stuck with a miniature mouse to play my favorite FPS titles, I just couldn’t land the shots in the right place. However, things changed since I switched back to my comfortable mouse.
As of your friend, you’ll also need to research what mouse size he/she is comfortable with. If you buy a small one, then it’ll suck. If your gift is a big mouse, it may suck as well.
Well, here’s a short list of the finest mice in the market.
- Logitech MX518
- Razer Deathadder Elite
- Logitech G203 Prodigy
- Corsair Ironclaw RGB
Keypads are great alternatives to gaming keyboards. It’s essentially a partial keyboard with a certain set of configurable/non-configurable keys that offer a more convenient way of enjoying gaming.
Here’s a short list of the best gaming keypads out there. It’s an all-Razer list just because Razer is the finest manufacturer of these products.
- Razer Orbweaver Chrome
- Razer Nostromo
- Razer Tartarus V2
For gaming, quality sound is very, very crucial. The benefit of headsets is, they offer a sharper focus on the audio that big speakers can’t offer. For example, the far footstep may be literally inaudible in traditional speakers. But a quality headset can easily deliver that slight sound to the gamers’ brain. In cases, this slightest improvement can play a pivotal point in changing the direction of the match.
Again, here’s a short list of all the greatest gaming headsets available on the market.
- HyperX Cloud Revolver S
- Logitech G Pro
- Razer Nari Ultimate
- HyperX Cloud
There are a number of games that are most enjoyable with a great gaming controller. As video game gifts you can chose them. For example, NFS or Forza series, Dark Souls series, Darksiders series, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, FIFA, Rocket League, etc.
- Xbox Wireless Controller
- DualShock 4 Wireless Controller
- Nintendo Joy Con (for Nintendo Switch)
Mouse wires are the most troublesome to maintain properly. In fact, the twisting of the wires causes trouble in smooth maneuvering all over the mousepad. Sometimes, I even died in the most hilarious way in the games. Here’s a couple of the best mouse bungees for your friend.
- Razer Mouse Bungee V2
- Cooler Master Storm Skorpion
- BenQ Zowie Mouse Bungee
A suitable monitor can really uplift the gaming experience. With the higher quality image, better contrast, faster response, and refresh rate and higher resolution, monitors can significantly impact the player’s perception of the games. But be careful; the current GPU in the gaming rig has to be able to handle the beefy monitor and all its features.
Here’s a short list of the best monitors for gamers.
- BenQ EX3501R
- BenQ PD3200U
- Samsung CHG70 QLED
- MSI Optix MAG271CR
Well, it’s another way of boosting the gaming performance of your gamer buddy. However, depending on what the gaming rig already has and what upgrade that rig would need, you have to choose wisely.
By far, this is the most important upgrade for any gaming rig. The better
the GPU, the higher frame rate at superior image quality. NVIDIA and AMD are
the current dominators in the GPU market, each of them offering a lineup of the
finest GPUs at a different price point.
For lower end, GTX 1660Ti or RX 570/580 is fine. For top-tier GPU, RTX 2060, 2070, 2080 or RX Vega 56 or Vega 64 are the best.
These days, games require quite a hefty amount of RAM to run smoothly. 16GB is the minimum to ensure that all the games are run without any bottleneck.
For getting RAM, the best brands include G.Skill, Corsair, Kingston, Crucial, etc. There are other specs of RAM like bus speed (3200MHz recommended), CL rating (CL 15 or lower).
The faster and bigger storage, the smoother loading of games. SSDs are the fastest storages on the market. Even the slowest SATA SSD performs 100 times better than the finest HDD!
The best SSD brands include Samsung, Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, etc.
Gift cards are always welcome for any gamer. It gives the opportunity to purchase the most aspired skin or game from our favorite game store. Why not surprise your gaming buddy with a gift card? However, different stores have a different gift card system. Steam, Epic, Origin, UPlay, Blizzard, etc. all have a different gift card system. Make sure to get a gift card(s) from the store that your friend uses the most.
There are plenty of ways to make your friend happy with the perfect gift. If he/she is a close one, then feel free to explore other gifting ideas. This post is only supposed to be a short guide to what gamers would love to have.
Feel free to perform the research on your own to figure out what’s the best gift for your friend. I hope this post was a nice reference for you.