Like it or not, the holiday season is here, and we’ve got you ready to go with our Xbox holiday gift guide. If you’re stuck figuring out the best Xbox Christmas gifts this year, let us help you out.
There’s enough to please even the most stubborn Xbox gamers from games, consoles, accessories, and everything in between.
We’ll go through some of the best options available regardless of if you’re shopping for a first-time Xbox Series X|S owner or someone who’s had the console since Microsoft first joined the world of console gaming.
Xbox Series X|S Consoles – What Are The Differences?
Released in 2020, the newest Xbox console is actually the newest two Xbox consoles.
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S offer two different ways to play your favorite Xbox games. The Series X is more like your traditional console. It features a disc drive, allowing players to insert their physical games and play them like they did back in the day. It is also the more powerful of the two consoles.
The Xbox Series S is a smaller, sleeker model without a disc drive. It operates without a disc drive while also lacking the graphical horsepower of the Series X. Having said that, it’s a great way to play Xbox games at an affordable price tag. If you lack the proper high-resolution television, you won’t notice much, if any, the difference in quality.
So which console is the best Xbox Christmas gift? It depends. The Series X is the right choice if you’re shopping for someone who wants to get the most out of their gaming experience. The Series S is the right choice for those looking for a good bang for their buck without breaking the bank.
The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Is Perfect For The Power Gamers On Your Christmas List
Is a gaming controller worth nearly $200? When it comes to the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, the answer is yes.
This is the best Xbox or PC controller you can buy today. The quality of life updates in the Series Two line of controllers is a welcome change, helping to increase the controller’s battery life and rechargeability. It’s comfortable, customizable, and will make you want to never use another controller again.
A Subscription to Game Pass Ultimate is the Perfect Xbox Holiday Gift
You’re going to need some games for that new Xbox. Or maybe you’re unsure what titles to pick up for the Xbox fan on your shopping list. No matter what, you can’t go wrong with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
Even if they’re already subscribed, it’s still a great gift to gift them a few months, or even a year, of access to great games.
We’ve already talked about the best Xbox Game Pass games available right now. Since we published that article, the list has grown thanks to games like Vampire Survivors, Pentiment, and others.
Elden Ring May Be The Best Game of the Year
The latest game developed by FromSoftware, Elden Ring, brings the Souls-like series to the open world.
Elden Ring delivers an incredible experience that balances the world-building, difficulty, and combat FromSoftware is known for. It’s a game that begs you to keep going, continue exploring, and improve.
In our review, we said that “Elden Ring is a masterfully crafted experience, from gameplay to exploration to music, that doesn’t pander to the clichés of modern open world games. This is a rare gem.”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Is One of the Biggest Games This Year For Xbox
While the Xbox may lack big title exclusives this year, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is still the must-have game to own this holiday season.
We also enjoyed playing through the single-player campaign and the multiplayer for Modern Warfare II. Where things really shine, though, is the all-new Warzone 2.0
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The new Warzone brings a breath of fresh air to the Battle Royale. We can’t stop playing the mode and have also noticed our friends getting in on the action. Warzone 2.0 is free to play, but it also works as a great companion alongside Modern Warfare 2. You’ll be able to grind weapons in MW2 multiplayer and set up your loadouts in Warzone.
It Takes Two Is The Perfect Xbox Holiday Gift For Gaming Couples
If you’re shopping for a gaming duo this holiday season, It Takes Two needs to be on your list.
In addition to being a perfect cooperative platformer, the writing, humor, and characters are some of the best I’ve ever seen in a video game.
The ability of It Takes Two to balance silliness, jokes, and serious narrative themes are impressive. Josef Fares and his team at Hazelight Studios have proven themselves to be one of the best in the business.
Who Wouldn’t Want to Own the Energy Sword From Halo?
Do I really need to sell you on this? It’s a 14-inch light-up Energy Sword from the Halo franchise.
This is a must-have if you have any collectible Xbox fans on your holiday gift list. It would look perfect on their desk, television, Xbox console, or even on their nightstand.
I don’t know what else to say; this thing is incredibly cool. It may not be the most practical Mircorosft-related gift, but it’s surely one of the coolest. It honestly may be a better Xbox Christmas gift than any of the Halo games!
Cliff Bleszinski’s Biography Gives A Glimpse Of His Life In The Video Game Industry
Gears of War is a marquee franchise for the Xbox brand. The original Gears of War trilogy are some of the best Xbox games ever made. Even though Epic Games has moved on from the series, it’s still an important part of their DNA.
The franchise creator, Cliff Bleszinski, has released an autobiography that gives “an unvarnished, all-access tour” of the video game business.
Control Freak: My Epic Adventure Making Video Games was released on November 1st, 2022, and currently has a perfect rating on Amazon.
The Halo Cookbook Doubles As A Great Gift for Xbox Fans and Home Cooks
Have you ever wanted to cook some of the food you’ve seen in the Halo universe?
No? Well, you’re clearly lying.
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Halo: The Official Cookbook offers over 70 recipes inspired by the Halo universe. Best of all, they’re recipes with everyday applications. Ranging from sandwiches, fish and chips, churros, and more, these are the types of recipes you’d be perfectly okay eating every day.
You’re in the wrong place if you’re looking for something super wacky, wild, and futuristic.
Best of all, the recipes are for chefs of every skill level, whether they’re perfectly comfortable in the kitchen or burn cereal.
Our Xbox Holiday Gift Guide Cannot Resist The Allure of The Xbox Fridge
There was no way we’d be leaving out the Xbox Series X replica mini fridge.
What else do we need to say about this? Let’s let the official item description do the talking.
The Xbox Series X replica mini fridge can “POWER YOUR DREAMS” and “FEED YOUR HUNGER WITH THE MOST AWESOME FRIDGE EVER.”
I don’t see any lies here.
If you’ve got something else in mind that would make a great addition to our Xbox Holiday Gift Guide, let us know in the comments below!
Make sure you have a safe and happy holiday season. We hope you get everything you asked for to make it a holiday to remember and cherish forever.