Gamers are a tough crowd to please when it comes to gifts. If you don’t know them that well or their taste in games is a mystery to you, it’s easy to miss the mark. This is why we’ve combined the 5 best gifts you can give to any gamer that is bound to make them happy.
Every gamer is well aware of the security concerns of being online. Getting a VPN subscription is one of the most thoughtful and practical things you can do for your friend and a family member who enjoys being online. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) redirect your connection through a secure tunnel and through a safe, remote server, shielding your identity from everyone, including your internet service provider. When you connect to the internet via a VPN, you can browse the web for new games, play online and enjoy your free time without worrying about cyber attacks. On top of that, VPNs make it easy to overcome geographical blocks, so they can access movies or TV shows that are restricted in their country.
Webcam Covers are a great gift option if you don’t want to break the bank but still want to give a thoughtful gift. We’ve all seen our friends use regular stickers to cover their webcams. Their downside is they constantly fall off but also look very childish and unprofessional. But still, they have become essential for most people who are aware of the online privacy risks.
What’s great about giving a webcam cover as a gift is that you can do it for a relatively low price, and you can also personalize it. You can go for something understated for your gamer friend who uses the same computer for work and play. But if you know that the recipient will appreciate something a bit more personalized and fun, you can easily do that as well.
Privacy Screen for Computer or Phone
Many hackers use complicated techniques to get into our accounts and gather personal information. But there are just as many snoopers waiting to get a peek at what you do on your computer or phone in real life. While their intentions may not always be malicious, they are still pretty uncomfortable, annoying, and hard to control. An effective, easy and affordable solution is privacy screens for computers and phones. All you have to do is stick the adhesive part of the plastic to the screen once, and then you are protected from anyone catching a glimpse of your screen from the side. It is a simple gift, but the recipient will get a lot of use out of it.
A Gaming Subscription
Picking a specific game or even a set of games as a gift for an avid gamer is a risky endeavor that could backfire easily. On the other hand, gifting them a video game subscription as a gift is pretty much guaranteed to make them happy. One of the most coveted ones is the Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate which costs $45 a month. The subscription gives you access to hundreds of Xbox games along with discounts on games and the Xbox Live Gold memberships.
Another option would be to give a12 month Sony PlayStation Membership, which will cost you $60. This membership allows you to play online games against others and gives you access to new games every month. Which one of these two would make a better gift largely depends on an individual gamer. Don’t be afraid to ask in advance if you are unsure which one they’d prefer.
Every gamer can appreciate a solid gaming headset, so it is a pretty safe choice for a gift. But don’t forget to make sure that you’re getting a headset that is compatible with multiple consoles. Alternatively, you can also find out beforehand which console the recipient uses and go from there. What’s particularly great about gifting a gaming headset is that you don’t have to break the bank since there are many options across various price points. Also, they are very often on sale, so you can try and score a great deal for your gamer friends! If your friend has a specific style or enjoys fun headphones, take this chance to give them a headset that’s anything but ordinary.