This is a really useful gift guide because if the person your buying this gift for is really into computers, they will for sure appreciate any of these gifts!
Lets start off with the mouse:
I would put a mouse into two categories
A work mouse, that you can use for video/photo editing and just regular internet browsing and then a gaming mouse.
The work mouse:
My favorite mouse by far is the Logitech Master MX. The only downside to this mouse is that it made for people who are right handed. Other than though, it feels great in the hand, is wireless and has a USB doggle in case your computer / laptop does not have bluetooth capabilities. It works with both mac computers and windows.
The Gaming Mouse:
If the person you are trying to buy a mouse for is really into gaming than a gaming would be preferably. The difference is that with a gaming mouse it responds quicker to your movements, you can set pre-determined macros and control the DPI. The mouse I use is the Mad Catz R.A.T 5, it feels really nice in the hand and is adjustable along with not breaking the bank as it is around $55.
Just like mice, there are a lot of different types of keyboards. Generic ones, gaming and work centered ones.
I am going to recommend four.
The first is the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400
Another great all around keyboard is the Apple Keyboard, its sleek, lightweight and comfortable.
A great keyboard that can be used for gaming is the Razer DeathStalker Expert Gaming Keyboard
It features back-lit keys and is only $60. This will cover your basics in terms of a gaming keyboard.
A step up in terms of gaming keyboards would be the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Elite Mechanical Keyboard. It is a back-lit mechanical keyboard that provides super responsive response times. It also has macros which is a help for when playing MMO’s. This one comes in at around $120.
There are many different types of monitors that are sure to impress. I am going to break it down into 4 categories. Cheap, Intermediate, Ultrawide and 4k. These are all great monitors which all serve different purposes.
The two budget monitors I would recommend would be the Acer G22HQL. Its 21.5″ and is full HD. It only comes in at $129 and makes for a great basic monitor.
The next cheap monitor that is fantastic is the Acer G246HL. Its selling points are that it is a brand name (Acer) is 24 inches and is under $124. With full HD 1080P and LED lit display, this makes for one great monitor.
For the category of intermediate, this covers monitors which are 1440p instead of 1080p. Whats the difference? The difference is a sharper, clearer image that is overall just better. The only negative would be that it costs about $100 more.
The near bezels Acer G257HU is a great 1440p monitor for under $300. It is 25.7 inches and has DVI and HDMI inputs with a rapid 4ms response time.
Ultra wide monitors are great because they allow for a lot of screen real estate that can allow for multiple windows to be opened up all at one. I would recommend the ASUS MX299Q which is 29 inches and is practically just like having two monitors next two each other. Another benefit is that you can watch most widescreen movies without having the black bars at the top and bottom.
Currently, 4K monitors are the cream of the crop when it comes to performance monitors. These monitors are going to display gorgeous graphics but at the same time are very expensive. These are aimed more for video/photo editors or people who really enjoy having a sharp image. Dell leads the pack when it comes to 4k monitors. One of the best 4K monitors on the market currently is the Dell Ultra HD 4K Monitor P2715Q. It is 27 inches and has an amazing 4K picture.