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Along with Sony's Playstation series and Nintendo's various consoles, Microsoft's Xbox is one of the premier systems available. Between the Xbox's wide range of popular games like the Gears of War series, and accessories like the Xbox Elite Controller, there are multiple quality products for the Xbox.
If you're looking for gift ideas for gamers, an obvious choice would be to pick the latest Halo game or Minecraft. But there's so many other options that make gaming a lot easier and more entertaining. Here are some of the best gifts for Xbox gamers.
Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller by Microsoft
The Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller is really one of a kind. Not only is this controller fit with various features like hair trigger locks and interchangeable paddles, it's highly customizable. The controller comes with an app that allows you to program the controls you want, so you can play to your needs, making it one of the best Xbox One accessories for gamers.
This controller also comes with its standard thumbsticks and an easy-to-grip game pad that are both swappable and easy to modify. The Xbox One Elite Controller is one of the more advanced controllers available, allowing players to finally personalize and customize their gameplay.
Xbox One S 1TB Console – Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle by Microsoft
This incredible bundle currently available on the Microsoft store includes a new Xbox One console with the popular Minecraft game. The console and green controller even resemble Minecraft blocks. For $300, this bundle comes at a bargain, which also includes a one month Xbox Game Pass Trail, and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial. So if you know someone who's obsessed with building worlds one block at a time, this bundle is one of the best gifts for Xbox gamers you can find.
Ear Force Stealth 600 Headset by Turtle Beach
These wireless headphones are easy to use and set up. There are no required adapters or cables; all you need to do is turn it on. And one big feature that often gets overlooked is how these headphones will interfere if you wear glasses. Well, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600's ear cushions are not just comfortable, but they also have a ProSpecs design, which removes any pressure from your glasses. In addition to the Windows Sonic Surround Sound, these headphones also feature a Superhuman Hearing sound setting that'll make even the slightest noise audible.
RISK: Halo Legendary Edition by Hasbro
Risk is an epic game, taking several days to complete sometimes. There's all different kinds of Risk games, but this one has quicker game play, and will entertain even the most casual fan of the Xbox Halo series. One of the best gifts for Xbox gamers includes three maps to play on, with double sided boards. This board game includes popular characters from Halo that most gamers will recognize, including Master Chief. You will be able to decide whether to play as a human, the flood, or the covenant, allowing two to five players to join in.
Xbox One Chatpad by Microsoft
This keyboard is essential for any Xbox Live player. With the Xbox One Chatpad, you'll be able to easily send messages and codes to friends, and other players. The keyboard is also backlit, making it easy to see and type in the dark. In addition to sending out messages, you'll also be able control the volume and the mic with one touch. Included on the Chatpad are buttons that allow you to launch certain apps, control the game's DVR, and take screenshots in the middle of your game so you can share with friends.
Cities: Skylines - Xbox One Edition by Tantalus Media
The SimCity franchise returns with their Cities: Skylines game, which allows you to build cities from the ground up. Now available on Amazon for just $30, this game is an inexpensive option that should please any old school gamer. While former SimCity games were mostly available on PC's, Cities: Skylines is one of the best gifts for Xbox gamers, with similar gameplay to Minecraft. So become the mayor of your own city and sculpt the world's most beautiful buildings.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection by Microsoft
This all-encompassing collection includes four different Halo games. With Halo: CE Anniversary, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4, you'll be able to play through Master Chief's entire story. This is a perfect gift for any Halo fan or Xbox gamer in general, especially for just $30 on Amazon. Also included in this collection is the Halo: Nightfall live action series, consisting of five episodes. All of the games have co-op and multiplayer capabilities, making it perfect for any type of gamer.
Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana by Microsoft
The Harman Kardon Invoke is essentially Microsoft's alternative to Amazon's Alexa and Echo home speakers. This voice-activated speaker delivers 360 degree surround sound with three subwoofers, and three tweeters. In addition to playing music, you'll also be able to make Skype calls, set reminders, and check your schedule. With the Harman Kardon Invoke, you'll be able to sync up the audio from your Xbox to the speaker, so you don't have to deal with any cables, making it one of the most exciting gifts for Xbox gamers. Play some epic music while playing the best Xbox One sports games!
Xbox One X - Project Scorpio Edition by Microsoft
With a high price tag for just under $600, you might wonder why this Xbox is so expensive. Well, it's because the Project Scorpio Edition Xbox One console delivers 4K quality capabilities, the highest resolution available. This console performs at least 40 percent faster than other consoles, and also includes a 4K Blu-Ray player. So you won't have to sit through long loading screens that feel like forever, or have to deal with any lagging gameplay. Also included in this package is a one month Game Pass subscription trial, and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial, which will give you access to hundreds of games. While you're at it, pick up the best free Xbox One games so you're not spending even more money to actually enjoy the thing.
55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV by LG
LG is one of the most respected tech companies in the world. Everything from surround sound speakers to televisions, LG consistently makes quality products. If you've been gaming on a smaller television or one with just not enough clarity that you desire, this television is the best of both worlds. With the LG 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV, you'll be able to watch your favorite shows and play games with a crystal clear 4K picture. This television is one of the best gifts for Xbox gamers, making video games feel more lifelike.