Power surge protectors can only do so much. Back Up batteries will save damage to your electronics and keep things running long enough for you to save and turn things off safely.
Here are four of the best computer back up batteries on the market. Click on each link to see all the specs - it's going to mean something to the person who understands it. If you don't, but want to get this as a gift, if it doesn't need to be a surprise, maybe you can look these over together. If it DOES need to be a surprise (and surprise presents are nice), but don't know what to choose, maybe you can run this list by someone who knows a little about computers/offices/tech who you can send this link to for help picking.
The Cyber Power 1350 for $189.95. CLICK HERE
APC Back-UPS 650 for $75.23 on AMAZON