Christmas Gift Ideas for Xbox One Players

The holiday season is approaching, which means that yearly struggle to find that perfect present for the loved ones in your life. If you’re shopping for an Xbox gamer or looking to get an Xbox console, this is our ultimate guide to help you through Christmas 2019. We’ve sifted through console bundles, accessories and digital credit to give some of our top gift ideas for Christmas that will keep those gamers playing.

A New Xbox Console

Give the gift of power to enhance gameplay with an Xbox One Console. If you’re thinking of buying an Xbox console or want to upgrade their current set-up, there are many different types to choose from. With so many bundles available and various versions released by Microsoft, read on for an overview of each console to help you decide which is best.

Xbox One S

The Xbox One S is a refined version of the original Xbox One console. It delivers a great gaming experience and is a great value option for getting on to the latest Xbox platform. The console as HDR graphics, impressive audio and a 4K entertainment resolution and is 40% smaller than the original Xbox One.

Xbox One X

The Xbox One X is the latest edition from Microsoft and is one of the most powerful consoles on the market. With 4K HDR gaming it delivers visuals that knock the stockings off everything else. It boasts 40% more power than other consoles with faster processing providing smoother gameplay and realistic detail. The Xbox console comes with 1TB of space so gamers can enjoy more storage space for even more games.

Both consoles play all the Xbox One games, but are also backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games, so gamers can carry on playing their old library of games. You can browse all Xbox console offers available at GAME here!

Xbox One Games

With so many games available, picking one to go with a new Xbox One console or as a stocking filler can be a difficult decision. Do they already play a type of game? Have they slipped hints about the latest game that they’d love? We’ve hand-picked a few games from various genres which every Xbox player should have.

Gears 5

The world is crumbling, and the corruption of the Coalition robot army is bringing devastation to human cities. The campaign focuses on Kait Diaz as she breaks away from the all-out war to embark on a journey to uncover her connection to the enemy. Players get to explore an open world filled with waves of various monsters in the Locust Horde.

Gears 5 is only available on Xbox and was released in September 2019. The third-person shooter had some great reviews including Meta Critic awarding a 84% metascore. It is the 5th instalment in the mainline series, and beginners can jump into this campaign without a need to play previous games.

The emotional truth of Kait’s story is echoed throughout the game and will not fail to impress Xbox players. They can play the deepest Gears campaign yet, or dive into one of the many multiplayer and single player modes. Gears 5 has a PEGI Rating of 18 so it is a great option for older gamers.

Forza Horizon 4

Get ready for high-speed racing and stunning scenery with Forza Horizon 4. This game encompasses some of the greatest and most versatile cars which players can push to their limits. Set in beautiful England, as players explore the stunning open-world in the car of their choice, the world will change around them reflecting new seasons.

From visiting seaside towns in Summer to drifting on a snowy country lane, players will be put to the test as they must master their skills in various situations and terrains. Experience dynamic season as you explore beautiful scenery, collect over 450 cars and become a Horizon superstar in historic Britain.

The PEGI rating is for people aged 3 and over; Forza Horizon 4 is a great game for everyone, including the growing gamers.


Minecraft is one of the most incredible sandbox games to ever be created. If you don’t know, sandbox is a style of game where players have minimal character limitations so you can roam and change the world as you wish. Build anything you desire in Creative mode with unlimited resources or venture on expeditions to find diamonds and conquer caves in Survival mode. Whether players want to go alone or team up with friends, there is plenty of fun to be had in Minecraft.

It is a PEGI Rated game for children aged 7 and over and will make a perfect Christmas gift. Pick up a copy of Minecraft here..

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

This the first-person shooter game that everyone is talking about. For the annual release of Call of Duty, they’ve decided to go back to basics. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is boots-on-the-ground action with players being thrown into the politics and ever-changing nature of modern war.

The campaign is compelling, emotional and unlike anything players have seen before. There are even more multiplayer modes with some new entries and classics like Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed.

If the gamer in your life is looking for a new shooter game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a must this Christmas. It’s rated PEGI Rating 18 so is great for older gamers.

From action adventure, RPG to first-person shooters, there are plenty of games to choose. Browse all Xbox One games here.

Xbox One Accessories

Accessories are a great stocking filler, and there are so many to purchase. No matter your budget, you’ll be able to find the perfect accessory for the Xbox gamer in your life. To make your search a little easier, we’ve pulled together some recommendations and top features that can improve any gaming experience.

Gaming Headsets

There are so many gaming headsets to choose from that it could be a struggle to figure out which one would be best for you. We recommend thinking about budgets first as this will then make your search a little easier.


Wired headsets tend to be a little cheaper so are easier on the wallet, but they also have fantastic audio capabilities. The Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 70X Headset is a fantastic mid-range headset that packs a punch. The lightweight headset features immersive surround sound from high-quality 40mm speakers to produce some impressive audio.

As well as this, the microphone is highly sensitive making it easy for players to discuss tactics. The mic can be flicked up to mute with ease for gamers that want to go silent. With premium ear cushions, this Turtle Beach gaming headset delivers high-quality audio with maximum comfort for every marathon gaming session.

You can find out more about this headset, right here.


The Turtle Beach Ear Force Recon 200 Headset delivers high-quality game sound crystal-clear chat with a comfortable design. Perfect for players looking to upgrade their headset or if you want to spend a little more money, this headset really is worth it.

The superior 40mm speakers and high-sensitivity flip-to-mute mic makes it easy for gamers to discuss tactics and jump back into the gameplay. The metal reinforced headband, synthetic leather which wraps the memory foam cushions provide durability and hours of comfort. It’s a straight-forward headset that simply wires into the console controller and over-delivers with its impressive audio.

Find out more about the Turtle Beach gaming headset here.


This is a high-end gaming headset so it’s a little more expensive but is worth every penny. The Steelseries Arctis 3 Console Edition has revolutionised comfort and taken performance to another level. It features a Clearcast microphone, which is one of the best microphones in gaming! As well as this, the S1 speaker drivers are engineered to produce a balanced and realistic soundscape with minimal distortion for games, movies, music and more. The headset as fabric Airweave ear cushions which will keep your ears cool and dry so you can stay composed throughout gaming sessions.

If you want to read more about this top gaming headset, click here.

Xbox Controllers

Adding a splash of colour to a gaming set up is incredibly easy. We can’t guarantee that a new Xbox Wireless Controller will make players better, but it’ll give them more control and look stylish whilst playing any games. There are a variety of different controllers that you can shop with various features to help enhance the Xbox One gameplay experience.

Red, blue, camo, Fortnite themed, Gears 5 themed white, black - no matter what their favourite colour or game is, you will be able to find something for them. There is a wide range of themed controllers with designs based on popular games, as well as some brightly coloured controllers to suit every style. Take a look for yourself – browse the full range of Xbox One controllers here.

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

The Elite Wireless Controller for Xbox is more expensive but worth every penny. The controller has enhancements to make gameplay a little easier and give players an advantage over the competition. Features include a rubberized grip for extra comfort and control, 40 hours of rechargeable battery, shorter hair trigger locks making it easier to fire faster and much more.

One of the best features of on this optimised controller is the limitless customizable options. Players can easily change options for buttons to make the controller more suited to how they play. Assigning a button to each action has never been easier! You can check out the controller & all its features here. Any Xbox One player would be lucky to receive this controller in their stocking!

Digital Credit

If you’re unsure what to buy the Xbox One player for Christmas, digital credit allows them to choose exactly what they want. Here are a few digital gift options that you could wrap up for Christmas.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is an incredibly powerful subscription that allows players to access over 100 of the latest and best Xbox games instantly. Available in a 1 or 3-month subscription, gamers can enjoy Xbox exclusives the day they are released, along with a wide variety of Xbox One and Xbox 360 games.

There are new titles added every month meaning fresh new games available with ease. This is the ticket to endless gameplay and is one of the best Christmas presents you can get for an Xbox player. You can pick up the subscription here and it will be sent to you via email – simply pop the code into a Christmas card or print out the email!

Xbox Live Credit

Give the gift of choice with Xbox Live Credit. This a digital code which gets sent to your email, and once redeemed acts as currency for the Xbox store. With Xbox Live Credit, players can purchase a game of their choice, in-game perks and much more. If you’re really stuck on what to get, this gives your gift recipient complete freedom to buy something they really want. From £5, £10 to £50, there are plenty of different options – browse all options here.

Final Words

With our gift guide, we hope that Christmas shopping won’t be a struggle this year. If all else fails, why not get them a GAME voucher which they can use online or in-store.