It may only be November, but with potentially only two pay packets left untill Christmas, we know a lot of our readers will be getting ahead of the rush and trying to find the best gamer gifts for Xbox fans. Whether you’re looking for stocking fillers, the main attraction gift for the Xbox gamer in your life, or just looking to treat yourself (it’s self-care right?) we have a bumper list of goodies that we think are the best picks for this holiday season. Get a minced pie and a mulled wine, and strap in for our run-down of fun gifts for those on Santa’s nice list.
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A Holiday tradition
Giving socks as a Christmas gift is predictable, but comforting and a tradition as old as time. Shake up the formula by gifting these funky Xbox-branded socks, officially licensed for gaming athletes!
Overwatch Pachimari Keychain
Overwatch 2 merch cheaper than DLC
This keyring, at 5 bucks, is famously cheaper than it’s equivalent in the Overwatch 2 store. The in-game mascot costs 700 coins in game (equal to $7) — and what better way to fly in the face of overpriced in-game currency and predatory cosmetics than just buying the real thing at a better price?
Official Xbox Console Pin
A piece of history
The first Xbox console was released in 2002 and the shape and design is still iconic today. The original thicc boy has been immortalized in this cute pin. which any collector would love in their stocking. The Xbox Store also has the 360, the One and the Series X|S if you’re looking to collect all the generations in miniature.
Xbox Chip Clips
Keep your chips fresh
If you have a modicum of self control and don’t just eat the entire bag of snacks in one gaming session, then keep your chips fresh with these cute ‘chip clips’ shaped like your favorite console controller.
Insignia Precision Thumbstick Multi-pack for Xbox
These thumbsticks can be applied to any Xbox controller and provide better control, added grip and accuracy. Customize your experience by mixing and matching these interchangeable thumbsticks.
Ok stick with me here, games and snacks go together like milk and cookies, like copy and paste. What can potentially ruin this symbiotic relationship? Grease in your precious devices. Nobody wants an oily Xbox controller. Not only are these guaranteed to get a few laughs, but they’re also practical and will be used completely unironically.
Master Chief Cable Guy
Hold this for me
Cable Guys are cute but functional accessories specifically for holding controllers, tv remotes and mobile phones. Whether you are a Halo enthusiast or not, this miniature Master Chief is badass and will add instant cool points to any gaming set-up.
Xbox Lounge Pants
Game in comfort
Nobody wants to settle in for a long gaming session in jeans, so instead opt for these comfy lounge pants branded to the hilt in our favorite team green sigil. 100% cotton and available in S to XXL, these are a perfect uniform for some holiday chill time.
Xbox Heat changing mug
Pour me another one
The iconic black and green of Xbox, on a mug. This cool cup changes from black to green when in contact with heat, officially licensed by Xbox for tea, coffee or a cheeky mulled wine. Perfect for grabbing mid-game drinks when waiting for your friends to ready up.
Xbox Logo Light
Light up your life
The one and only home button, as a lamp. The white sphere with black X is powered either by USB (included) or 3 AAA batteries and can either stand alone or be wall mounted.
Venom Twin Charging Dock
Rechargable batteries or battery packs are a must with Xbox controllers, as you burn through power fast and rechargable solutions are more cost effective. While there are play and charge kits, and basic rechargable battery packs on the market, we think this duo charging unit from Venom looks the business and would make a smart gift. No wires to mess with and comes in black or white depending on your console.
100 Video Games Bucket List Scratch Poster
A physical achievement list
You’ve probably seen the scratch off world maps for avid travelers, well this is the gaming equivelant. Not only can you scratch off games as a visible acheivement but it will also inspire any player in a gaming rut to try something new.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
The Netflix of Gaming
The essential subscription for any Xbox owner, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is the best value in gaming, period. Giving access to 100s of games across console, PC and the Xbox Cloud with prices starting at $14.99 a month. The codes stack so even if the gamer in mind has a Game Pass subscription, they can always extend it with this thoughtful gift.
Maya-style Halo art by Sita Navas
High-quality fan art pieces
Sita Navas creates some incredible Maya-styled art pieces featuring everything from Halo to Dark Souls. Their designs are renowned on Reddit and can be found via their Etsy store or RetroNerdStudio. This particular print depicts Master Chief and Arbiter but I implore you to check out all of their pieces for some really unique gift ideas.
Age of Empires 25th Anniversary Beer Stein
Building an empire is thirsty work
There are two fantastic quality beer steins on the Xbox Gear Store for Age of Empires, but this 25th Anniversary version is truly festive. Fill with beer, mead or Mountain Dew and celebrate the coming of Age of Empire games to Xbox Game Pass!
Venom Xbox Series X LED Stand
Trip the light fantastic
This accessory is only for the Xbox Series X, but we wanted to include it as frankly it’s just cool. The Series X looks its best when upright, but this stand takes it to the next level with LED lighting. You don’t need to limit yourself to green either, there are 7 options or you can program the light to cycle through the rainbow.
Minecraft Lego [The Nether]
Fun for all ages
Lego is a crowd pleaser, from 8 to 80 who can resist a cute Lego set? Let alone official Minecraft blocks. Everyone knows the most exciting location in Minecraft is the Nether, so any of these sets would be sure to please your gamer recipient.
Paladone Xbox Lava Lamp
I actually spotted this in a local bargain store and posted it on Twitter as a joke—it being sat in direct competition with the Playstation lava lamp. The console war is all around it seems. Some readers actually purchased and posted photos of the lamp in action and it looks pretty nifty next to an Xbox console. Disclaimer: no actual lava included.
HyperX CloudX Headset
We have recommended these headphones more than once on our site, because they remain the best you can get below $50. They fluctuate in price from $40-$60 on Amazon so get ready to pounce for a fantastic gift and entry-level headset.
Official Minecraft Fox Night Light
Tame your own tiny taigas fox
I know, another lamp, but it’s a baby Minecraft fox. Taming a fox in-game takes some breeding skills, but you can simply buy an adorable little critter to curl up and light up a man cave or bedroom. This Paladone lamp is officially licensed by Minecraft and battery-powered.
New Game Pl-ush
Can Ori get any cuter? Yes, by owning him in plush form. This cuddly Ori is a great collector’s item for any fans of the Ori series on Xbox Game Pass.
Numskull Official Xbox Gaming Locker
Tidy your gaming space
This handy storage cabinet fits 10 physical games, two controllers and a headset to keep your gaming space neat and in order. There’s even a tiny accessory draw at the base perfect for those bits and bobs that inevitably get lost down the side of the couch. Halo and Destiny designs are also an option and in stock.
A Visual Compendium of Video Game Controllers
A History in Gaming
Not specifically Xbox, but many Xbox gamers will have owned other consoles in their gaming lifetime, and may even play on multiple platforms. This poster takes us through history from the Atari joystick to the Xbox Series X controller
Fallout The Board Game
If you want to encourage some family time over the holidays that doesn’t revolve around a 4K TV screen, everyone’s favorite post-apocalyptic adventure is now a board game for up to 4 players. Fight enemies in the wasteland using cards based on SPECIAL stats, armor, weapons and character from the Fallout video games.
Xbox Series X Replica Mini Fridge
It originated as a meme, but the Xbox Series X mini fridge is the real deal. You can’t play games on this iteration of the Xbox console, but you can chill your favorite drinks and snacks.
Xbox Core Wireless Controller
Ready Player Two
Xbox controllers have become somewhat of a collectible item, so your recipient will never be disappointed to open a shiny new controller over the holidays. The new core controller comes in various colors and patterns and is compatible with previous generation consoles like the Xbox One, as well as the current gen Xbox Series X|S
Razer Kishi V2
Play on the move
Cloud gaming has taken off in a big way in 2022, and there are more controllers on the market than ever before — but the Razer Kishi is still the best you can get. The V2 is light, comfortable and satisfying to use, and plugs straight in to your smartphone’s USB-C connection. You can even charge your phone while you play your favorite games on the Xbox Cloud.
Nerf Overwatch Reaper Blasters
Currently on sale at Best Buy, sneaking them into my under $100 price point, come the Overwatch Reaper Blasters. For some seriously badass firepower, these will entertain the whole family while your recipient spins around the room yelling “die die die.”
Seagate 2TB Xbox External Portable Hard Drive
Storage in a slick package
Xbox consoles don’t come with enough storage for the size of modern games, so an external hard drive is a must. This Xbox certified one from Seagate glows green to compliment the Xbox Series X and is perfect for building up a vault of games.
The Main Event
Xbox Design Lab Elite Controller
Create your own
For a truly personal and unique gift, look no further than the Xbox Design Lab. You can customize either the standard Xbox controller or an Elite controller with prices starting from $69.99 for the standard model, and $149.99 for the Elite. You can even get a laser-engraved message such as your loved one’s Gamertag put onto their personal design.
Razer Turret keyboard and mouse
How much do you love me?
It’s pricey yes, but if you want a real show-stopping gift, this keyboard really is the business. With more games coming to Xbox with keyboard and mouse support, this is a comfortable change from a controller and perfect for point and click games. It even has a dedicated Xbox Home key to bring up the dashboard. Go on, treat them! (Or treat-yo-self)
Razer Kraken Kitty V2 Pro
They’ll be all ears
The Razer Kraken Kitty headphones now come with bear and bunny ears, if cats are just too mainstream for you. These headphones feature the famous Razer RGB lighting and come in black and green if pink is just too kawaii. There are cheaper versions available sure, but if you want an impressive gift that combines functionality and cosplay these are a winner.
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We’re sure you’ll have found something perfect in our article to cross that special someone off your to-do list, but if you’re still on the hunt for the perfect gift for your gaming enthusiast, we have a bunch of guides on the site for you to read in more detail about the accessories available to compliment the Xbox consoles.