The Best Xbox Gifts to Give This Holiday 2021

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15 Nov 2021 10:46 pm

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15 Nov 2021 10:46 pm

The holidays have snuck up on us again, and it’s time to hunt down the perfect gifts for your family and friends. If you’re shopping for an Xbox player this holiday season, you’ve come to the right place, because we’ve got a roundup of the must-haves.

The Top 3 Must-Have Xbox Gifts

Though it arrived over a year ago, the Xbox Series X is incredibly difficult to catch in the wild. Probably because it’s the most powerful Xbox ever, and along with Xbox Game Pass, the Xbox player you’re shopping for will basically never run out of games to play.

Xbox Series X

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Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X is the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever. Play thousands of titles from four generations of consoles – all games look and play best on Xbox Series X.

Xbox Series S

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Xbox Series S

The S offers plenty of present-day value considering it only costs $500. It’s limited to 1440p resolution and has small storage space, but it’s tiny and quiet, with snappy load times, and can play games at 120 frames per second if your TV’s up to it.

Game Pass Ultimate

Game Pass Ultimate

Access a library of over 100 high-quality games with this value-filled subscription. Play games with friends on console, PC, phones and tablets for one low monthly price. With games added all the time, there’s always something new to play.

Best Xbox Games Gifts

While many of Xbox’s best games are on Game Pass, a lot of them still need to be bought separately. Here are the one’s I’d beeline towards first.

Halo Infinite

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Halo Infinite

When all hope is lost and fate hangs in the balance, the Chief is ready to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced. Don the armour of humanity’s greatest hero to experience an epic adventure and explore the massive scale of the Halo ring.

Best Xbox Clothing and Collectables Gifts

If you’re not sure what games the Xbox fan in your life already has, you could consider getting them a piece of Xbox clothing or a collectible they can display.

FUNKO POP! Halo Infinite - Master Chief

FUNKO POP! Halo Infinite – Master Chief

This stylised, bulbous headed collectable stands 9.5 cm tall. It’s perfect for any self-respecting, galaxy saving Halo Infinite fan.

Best Extra Controllers

When you own an Xbox Series S or X, life is grand — but with peripherals it can be grander!

Xbox Series X/S Wireless Controller

Xbox Series X/S Wireless Controller

The Wireless Controller for Xbox Series X and S isn’t so much a “next-gen” controller as it is an incremental update on an ol’ faithful. It’s flush with small tweaks that improve specific elements, like recording gameplay, using the D-pad, and grip.

Xbox Series X/S Wireless Controller - Electric Volt

Xbox Series X/S Wireless Controller – Electric Volt

Inspired by the energy and vibrance often found in athletic apparel and sneaker design, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Electric Volt takes it up a notch with a high-energy, yellow resin not yet seen on Xbox hardware.

Xbox Series X/S Wireless Controller - Pulse Red

Xbox Series X/S Wireless Controller – Pulse Red

The Pulse Red features all of the same controller innovations introduced with the launch of Xbox’s next-gen console, such as a USB-C port and a dedicated Share button. That said — and maybe don’t quote us on this — we suspect it goes faster in some way.

Xbox Series X/S Wireless Controller - Shock Blue

Xbox Series X/S Wireless Controller – Shock Blue

Stay on target with a hybrid D-pad and textured grip on the triggers, bumpers, and back case. Seamlessly capture and share content such as screenshots, recordings, and more with the new Share button. Oh, and it’s blue (da ba dee da ba daa…)

Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel

Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel

This is comprehensive equipment for all racing situations, with 2 paddle shifters, 9 action buttons, 1 Manettino, 1 D-Pad and 1 Xbox Guide button.

Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel

Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel

The G920 is engineered with dual-motor force feedback that is designed to realistically simulate the feel of your car and tyres on every turn and type of terrain so you can sense under or oversteer, drifting and more. Excellent build quality, too.

Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick

Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick

Well respected in fighting game circles that can sometimes be octagonal in nature, Mayflash delivers a solid and responsive stick here. Even better, it’s not too weighty and can be easily modded by hardcore folk looking for even better performance.

Adam Mathew is a commerce writer for IGN AU. He replays Christmas NiGHTS every December.

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