Gamers are a strange bunch. They want a couple of things. Their peace and quiet and video games. Why the former? Well, to play their games, of course. When the holiday season comes, there are often many discounts for you to choose from. All gaming stores like Steam, GOG, Epic Store, and more, have discounts. It is one of the best periods to get a gamer something to enjoy.
If you have a gamer friend, here are some things to consider getting them.
A Video Game
If they can’t stop talking about a certain game and you know they haven’t bought it yet, but you know their Steam or GOG address, then you can give them a game. It is as simple as that and any gamer would be pleased. While you can snag the game for a couple of dollars if it is on a discount, you friend won’t mind. Firstly, they won’t know and even if they do, it’s the thought that counts, in the end.
A Gaming Mouse
While the term gaming has been overused in product marketing, gaming mice are specific, built to withstand the anger and abuse of a gamer who spends hours playing a game. It is worth noting that you don’t have to buy a gaming mouse, specifically, but rather a high quality one. Anything from Steelseries, Logitech, Razer and the like, should suffice. Browse various brands and read reviews.
A Mechanical Keyboard
They used to be common, then became almost as rare as dinosaurs, but made a resurgence. Everybody builds mechanical keyboards nowadays and lots of companies make new switches and reissue old ones.
Make sure to find out whether your friend likes linear, tactile or clicky keys. The last are the loudest and most people don’t prefer them because they make noise. Others find their noise soothing, especially if it has lower frequency clicks.
A Graphics Card
This might sound like an expensive joke but if you have the money, your friend will surely enjoy a graphics card. They are expensive on the higher end of the market, but they are well worth it. Any game is better with a new graphics card, especially a high end one.
Consoles or Console Accessories
Some gamers play on consoles, right? Well, they might need a console if they don’t have one. Console accessories like extra controllers and similar things are also nice to have. Nothing like a party with some console action between friends.
Gamers like video games and gaming accessories, from PC components to console components. Even a mouse pad is a great gift for a gamer which has none or has a small one. Think about it if your gamer friend lacks something which you can provide. Being a great friend is always a nice feeling.