Know a PC gamer in need of gear? You don't have to break the bank to give them something nice, and we've got proof with this gift guide.
Now that the holidays have rolled around, it's time to search for an appropriate gift for anyone you know who happens to enjoy PC gaming, but with an eye for budget-friendly items. You won't find any gifts in this list that are over $100. You can also find "gifts under $50" and "gifts under $100" in our official 2021 gift guide.
There's still something for anyone on your list, and you may even find something you're into. With how affordable these goodies are, you may just have some cash left over for yourself.
Rival 5 Gaming Mouse
How many programmable buttons do you need to be better at video games? We did the math and it turns out the answer is 9. Rival 5 is an ergonomic 9-button mouse with 5 quick action side buttons designed for top speed and utility in fast-paced Battle Royale and more. It has a TrueMove Air optical gaming sensor for pinpoint precision, anti-dust mechanical switches guaranteed for 80 million clicks, super mesh cable, and brilliant PrismSync lighting. Because you can customize it across so many different games, it's the best bang for your buck this season.
Rival 3 Wireless Mouse
Grab the PC gamer in your life a reliable wireless mouse that won't break the bank. This mouse packs 400+ hours of battery into one little package. Connect it via Bluetooth or 2.4 GHz for type types of solid wireless performance. It can also take plenty of punishment. Click, click, and click some more. It'll be there for you as long as you need it.
Featuring high fidelity audio drivers, the Arctis Prime headset is ideal for highly competitive gamers who prioritize winning over everything else. It's also a comfortable headset for pristine audio across multiple gaming platforms. It's an incredible deal for just under $100.
If it's your goal to stay affordable, give them the Arctis 1, which works with all gaming platforms, including PC, PS4, Xbox, and Switch. It has the same sound quality as the regular Arctis line, but for half the price. Its noise-canceling microphone is great for talking in-game and outside of it, and it's great for gaming at home or on the go. You really can't do better for just $50.
Apex 3 TKL
PC gamers have a whole different arsenal of peripherals up their sleeves, and one of the most important tools they often use are keyboards. Plus, they're integral to any PC player's ecosystem, considering you need to use a keyboard to chat and do other important tasks on the PC. The Apex 3 TKL is a full-fledged water-resistant TKL gaming keyboard with SteelSeries' cutting-edge technology in a compact form factor and budget price.
Some of our other favorite gifts for PC gamers include:
AVerMedia Live Gamer Mini Capture Card
Should you know any PC gamers looking to get into recording or streaming their gameplay, this mini AVerMedia capture card is a great choice. For just under $100, it offers full HD 1080p recordings as well as streaming at 60fps. You can plug it in and go without any complicated setup, and it supports multi-streaming, rich overlays, Chroma keying, and more. It's affordable and reliable, and a great option for newbies or experienced streamers.
MECO High Pressure Air Duster Computer Cleaner
Give the PC gamer in your life an easy way to keep their gaming area clean. This high pressure computer cleaner is the next best thing to a can of air. It blows continuous air to knock all those crumbs, pieces of debris, dirt, and whatever else is hiding between your keyboard keys or in your computer itself to keep everything spic and span. It comes with 8 nozzle attachments and two gears to change the speed. Never let your friend deal with a dirty PC gaming station again!
EVEO Screen Cleaner Spray
Gaming with a PC monitor that's blurry and gunky from going without regular cleanings is frustrating. Give your favorite PC gamer an easy way to clean their screen with this special cleaner spray. It comes with a microfiber cloth to get the job done, and it can even be used with additional types of electronics. Just spray it on and clean up and you'll have a clean monitor in no time.
Vankey Soft Memory Foam Mouse Wrist Rest
PC gaming involves plenty of mouse movement. Give your giftee a place to rest their aching wrists between games or during moments of peace with this ergonomic wrist rest. It's soft, smooth, and crafted from Lycra. It's filled with gel to help keep your wrist in a neutral position. It can be of great help for anyone who games or just needs some assistance with their work on the PC.
Gunnar Gaming Glasses
Staring at a PC or screen all day means you're subjecting yourself to harmful blue light. Grab a pair of these Gunnar gaming glasses to block that light and reduce further damage being done to the retina. Whether you gift this to a PC gamer or someone who works from home, know that you'll be reducing eye fatigue and helping them relax their eyes in general as these glasses go a long way to protect wearers from eye strain and other harmful short-term and long-term types of damage. Plus, they're stylish.
Check out the SteelSeries gaming gift guide for our top gear picks this year sorted by price, compatibility, and more.
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