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Xbox Buying Guide: The Best Gifts For Fans, This Christmas

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Xbox Buying Guide: The Best Gifts For Fans, This Christmas

Struggling to find a gift for an Xbox-loving friend or family member, for this Christmas? We're here to help! Here are eight ideas to suit all sorts of budgets, and to appeal to all manner of tastes.

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Please note that all prices listed and stock numbers were accurate at the time of writing. Please also note that if you buy any of the products via the affiliate links on this page, we may earn a commission.

Xbox Christmas Jumper
Xbox Christmas Jumper

Xbox Christmas Jumper - Amazon link - £32.99

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This incredibly subtle jumper is perfectly coloured to disguise any spilled sprouts and burned spuds around the dinner table, and it's so comfortable in knowing how bad it is, that we can't help but rather admire it. Ready to play? More like ready to stuff our faces with enormous tubs of individually wrapped chocolates. Makers Numskull always release new gaming-themed Christmas jumpers, each year, so if this particular Xbox one isn't quite right (or is out of stock), you can always find another, equally garish alternative. Christmas jumpers, eh? When did that become a thing? And when, please, will it stop, please.

Xbox Mug
Xbox Mug

Xbox Heat-Sensitive Mug - Amazon link - £15.98

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I don't know about you, but since we all started working from home, I go through about 35 mugs of tea a day - and I pour a good third of them down the sink on account of working through their optimum heat range, and said beverages being too cold by the time I lift them to my lips. If only there was some kind of visual guide on my mug, to show me that its contents was still steaming hot? This gift idea changes colour based on the hot brew inside: black is chilly, green is sippin' time. Gotta have a system.

Xbox 3D Lamp
Xbox 3D Lamp

Xbox 3D Lamp - Amazon link - £19.75

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I, for one, enjoy using electric light when it's dark outside and inside - and this lamp might just tickle the fancy of a pal who not only enjoys using electric light, as I do, but also enjoys Xbox branding. Free standing and wall mountable, this illuminated delight offers options - and I think we can all agree that having options is a good thing. Pretend your whole room is a massive Xbox by turning out all the other lights, pulling down the blinds and switching this on. And you don't ever have to spend 40 minutes waiting for an update to download before you can use it - marvellous.

Marcus Fenix POP! Vinyl Toy
Marcus Fenix POP! Vinyl Toy

Gears of War Marcus Fenix Pop! Figure - Amazon link - £12.99

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Pop! Vinyl figures are still a thing in 2020, right? Back when I was allowed out - when we were allowed out - I'd sometimes pop into HMV to check on the latest music charts. But I couldn't find any records at all, for all of these bobble-headed toy things piled up all over the shop. But just look at cute lil Marcus here - he'd almost certainly never chainsaw you in half.

Nerf Halo Blaster
Nerf Halo Blaster

Nerf Halo Motorised Blaster - Amazon link - £49.37

We can't all be Master Chief for real. Indeed, none of us can. He's a fictional supersoldier from a future of the human race which will never, ever happen. We can, however, pick up our Halo-branded foam-bullet guns and shoot each other's eyes out. What a flood of tears, ahahahaha. Which is probably a good thing to do whenever the BBC wheels out Mrs Brown's Boys on Christmas Day. (Please do not shoot your brother, or anyone else, in the eye with a Nerf gun on Christmas day, thanks. Just... turn the TV over, instead.)

Xbox Wallet
Xbox Wallet

Xbox-Branded Wallet - Amazon link - £16.99

While I can certainly appreciate that a cashless society is approaching rapidly, I can often be found with a crisp fiver in my wallet, just in case I need to grab a Meal Deal and don't want to use a flexible friend. This Xbox-styled wallet has a little window for your ID so you can flash it when buying your Hooch for the weekend, and is made of fake leather, so you can be confident no cows were killed... to make this wallet, that is, because cows get slaughtered all the time, obviously. Pair this item with a chunky chain for the proper nu-metal look, ya big Fred Durst, you.

Master Chief Phone/Controller Holder
Master Chief Phone/Controller Holder

Halo Master Chief Mobile Phone Holder - Amazon link - £24.98

When he's not off saving the galaxy, or putting his name to motorised toy guns, John-117 can be found carrying your mobile phone - if you get this, um... item. Okay, not sure why I put this one in this list. Are phone holders totally pointless? I suppose you can prop your little screen up on this to watch a YouTube walkthrough on Halo: Reach. You could do that. Sure. He'll also hold your controller, TBF, for when you can't.

Halo: The Complete Video Collection
Halo: The Complete Video Collection

Halo: The Complete Video Collection - Amazon link - £8.45-£14.99

Did you know there are four Halo "movie releases"? You do now! This collection, on DVD or Blu-ray, collects Nightfall, Fall of Reach, Forward Unto Dawn, and Legends. They're not all movies, are they? Anyway, there's a host of extras to be found in The Complete Video Collection, too, including behind-the-scenes footage, trailers, and documentaries. When I was a kid, we were always allowed to choose a movie, on VHS, for Christmas. The year Jurassic Park came, that was a special one. And maybe you know someone who'll love this, like I loved Jurassic Park.

Featured Image Credit: Xbox, Numskull

Topics: Halo, Gears of War

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