Christmas is around the corner and there is a solid chance you missed out on a black Friday deal if you are reading this. Well, we are here to give you some gift ideas that will make you look like an agent for the big man at the North Pole. For the Xbox fan in your life, you have a wide variety of games and accessories to choose from. Everything listed will be $100 or less so let’s jump right in.
ACCESSORIES For $100 or Less
Customized Xbox Wireless Controller
It is hard to imagine a better way to play a game than with a custom controller with your name on it. The Xbox Design Lab gives you the ability to create the ultimate controller. You can add metallic triggers, D-Pad, and even have a 16-character name engraved on it. There are 23 standard colors to choose from and 10 patterns that can be chosen for an extra fee. The total price before taxes and shipping for a customized wireless Xbox controller with all the available add-ons is $97.95. Now of course, with holidays upcoming and the chance of shipping delays at an all-time high, prepare for this gift not to be opened on Christmas day.
Xbox Wireless Headset
This is a two-bird with one-stone gift, the Xbox Wireless Headset provides an enhanced audio experience for the gamer. And the opportunity to not have their games audio roaring out of the television or sound system. Also, by being 100% wireless there are no pesky cords to maneuver around and no need to adjust where the gamer in your life sits to hear the game. It is also compatible with PCs and mobile devices via Bluetooth. The price is usually $99.99 but on the official Xbox website, you can buy them for a limited time for $89.99.
Seagate Storage Expansion 512 GB
For the Xbox gamer who has a difficult time uninstalling games from their console to make space for new ones. You can pick up the 512GB Seagate Storage Expansion Card. This will offer more space for more games that can utilize the Xbox’s quick resume function on the Xbox Series X. This is available on the official Xbox website for $89.99.
GAMES For $100 or Less
Alan Wake II
This game is perfect for a fan of horror or the supernatural Xbox gamer. Alan Wake II continues the story of the writer dealing with a dark reality and an FBI agent looking into murders in a small town. Somehow some way their journeys are connected, and you will find yourself taking control of both characters in Alan Wake II. It is digital only and is available on the official Xbox website for $59.99.
Street Fighter 6 and Mortal Kombat 1
If the gamer, you are shopping for has ever mentioned EVO or FGC at any point this year when they are talking about gaming. Then Street Fighter 6 and Mortal Kombat 1 would be a perfect gift for the fighting game fan this holiday season. Mortal Kombat 1 is one of the goriest fighting games out there with brutal fatalities. Street Fighter 6 has a more cartoonish style but don’t be mistaken for the combat is just as intense. Mortal Kombat 1 is available wherever console games are sold for $69.99. And Street Fighter 6 is available for $59.99 wherever console games are sold.
Madden, EA FC, 2K, NHL
For sports fans, regardless of which sport they follow, there is an Xbox game for them. If they are big football fans, they can get Madden 24, which costs $69.99. NBA 2k24 is a basketball simulation game that costs $69.99. For soccer fans, EA FC 24, formerly known as the FIFA franchise, is available for $69.99. NHL 24 is available for $69.99 for hockey fans. These titles are released on a yearly basis, so you may be able to find them on sale during this time of year.
Fan of Racing Games
This year saw the release of numerous racing games, ranging from arcade racing to racing simulators. F1 23 is available for $69.99 for Formula 1 fans. The Crew Motorfest, an open-world arcade racer, costs $69.99. Forza Motorsport, one of the most popular Xbox games, is now available for $69.99. So there are several different types of racing games from which to choose.
Game Pass Ultimate
Now it seems as if everything has a subscription service these days, and gaming is no different. Xbox has Game Pass which is a monthly subscription that offers hundreds of high-quality games, online console multiplayer, an app that works on multiple devices, and even discounts on games that are part of the service. For $1 you get access to Game Pass Ultimate for 14 days then it will be $16.99 a month after that.
The games that are available with the service range from big releases such as Forza Motorsport and the space adventure game Starfield to indie titles like Wartales. Ultimate subscribers also have access to EA Play which includes games such as Dead Space and EA FC24. Game Pass Ultimate is one of the best deals for an Xbox gamer. It offers a wide range of games for a low monthly subscription and would make a solid gift this holiday season.
Tips and Tricks For $100 Or Less Gifts
Make sure you know what console the person you are shopping for has, because the Xbox Series S is digital only, and buying physical or disc versions of a game would be pointless. Also, shop around when purchasing games digitally or physically. Check out Best Buy, GameStop, Amazon, Target, and Walmart to see which place offers the better price. And always keep in mind that if you are not sure what game or accessory to buy you cannot go wrong with a gift card.
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