Holiday gift buying for the tech geek and PC gamer in your life isn’t always easy. If you know a special someone who prefers PC over console gaming or just loves owning the best new gadgets, this is the gift guide for you. There are as many ways to satisfy your gift-giving needs as there are ways to configure a gaming rig, and the sheer number of games that are exclusive to, or look absolutely amazing on PC is staggering. We’ve separated the wheat from the chaff to bring you only the best in tech and PC gift giving ideas.
Oculus Rift with Touch Controllers Bundle Losing yourself in virtual reality is easier than ever. Surprise the PC gamer in your life with the newly reduced Oculus Rift bundle. It includes the headset and Touch controllers for one low price.
HTC Vive This is the biggest and best of the virtual reality set-ups. If you’re looking for a gift that will really immerse your recipient in all VR has to offer, this is the ideal headset. Thanks to wall-mounted sensors, it allows players to get up and walk around inside the game, putting the “reality” in “virtual reality.”
Dell 27-inch Ultra HD 4K Monitor The age of 4K is truly dawning, with the hardware to run it and experience it finally at a comfortable consumer level. The UHD resolution is gaining rapidly, and will soon outpace 1080p as the base resolution. If you know someone looking for a monitor for the holiday season, this one is awesome.
Holy Stone HS170 Predator Drone Drones are the new hotness, and this one is excellent if you want an option that’s cool, fun, and easy to learn. It comes with a wind-resistant 6-axis set-up with a 30-50m range.
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What good is a great PC if you don’t have the accessories to truly achieve ascension? Surprise the PC gamer in your life with some of these excellent accessories this holiday season. We’ve broken them down by category to make it easier for you to land on something they’ll love.
Corsair K65 Keyboard A great gaming keyboard is sure to be a hit with your PC friends and family. Corsair makes some of the best, and this K65 is a nice, mid-range keyboard with quality build and awesome styling.
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A good gaming mouse can go a long way, but it also makes a big difference when it comes to everyday tasks like browsing the web, too. Here are some that will take your point-and-clicking skills to the next level.
Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Mouse with POWERPLAY This wireless mouse from Logitech has a 1ms response time for lag-free play. On top of that, it features wireless charging to make it a truly unrestrained experience. Plus it looks completely awesome.
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——————– Just because gaming mice are optical doesn’t mean you still shouldn’t be using a mouse pad. Gaming mouse pads are specifically designed to improve and maximize your gaming mouse’s sensitivity and make everyday use a more comfortable experience.
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Mouse and keyboard isn’t for everyone, and some games are all but impossible to play with the tried-and-true WASD control scheme. Fortunately there’s a wide selection of controllers out there from general use to highly-specific.
Xbox One Wireless Controller The classic Xbox One controller is the go-to choice for PC games from Middle-earth: Shadow of War to popular indies like Spelunky and Stardew Valley. It works right out of the box and depending on your gift receiver’s PC set up, will work wirelessly too.
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PC Speakers and Headsets
Modern games not only look fantastic, but they also sound amazing. And voice chat is crucial for squad-based games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. We’ve gathered up some gift ideas so your PC gamer can sound their best and hear their games as they were intended to be heard.
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless Gaming Headset This hardcore headset checks off all the boxes and delivers a solid gaming experience in one slick package. It’s wireless, has 7.1 channel surround sound, and it works with basically any console on top of PC compatibility.
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——————– Want your gift-recipient to flood their PC space with sound? Try giving them one of these speaker sets.
Logitech Z906 5.1ch PC Speakers Turn gaming into an awesome, surround-sound theater experience with this 5.1 channel set-up. Every boom will rattle the room.
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If you have an up and coming streamer or podcaster in your life, you’ll be the hero of the holidays with a good microphone.
Blue Yeti USB Microphone with Assassin’s Creed Origins This is an awesome game and an awesome microphone. Jump start the career of the next Twitch superstar with this super value on a super mic.
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Round out the holiday gift giving season with some of these other accessories for the PC gamer in your life.
WD Blue 500GB SATA SSD That old hard drive clanging around in your friend or family member’s PC is old technology. For the ultimate in storage speed and efficiency, they need a solid state drive. Make their lives better with the gift of an internal SSD with plenty of room for games.
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What use is a gaming PC without the games?
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds This is the hottest PC game going, without question. If you know a PC gamer, and they don’t have this game in their collection, you should remedy that. This fun game makes a great gift, especially if you have it and want to squad up with someone. It’s even more fun to play in duos or squads.
Divinity: Original Sin II This year brought us not only one of the most popular battle royale games of all time, but also one of the greatest RPGs ever made. If you have a hardcore RPG fan in your life, you can’t go wrong with this one.
Total War: Warhammer II For one of the best games this long-running strategy and tactics series has to offer, look no further than Total War’s take on the massively popular Warhammer universe.
Steam Gift Card Not sure what game to get? Give them a Steam Gift Card. If you got a $100 card, and they stuck to Steam’s frequent sales, that $100 could last a ridiculously long time.