Gamer Gift Guide: For the Xbox One Owner

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It's that time of year again!

As warm and exciting as the holiday season can be, it couples hand-in-hand with the stress of finding that perfect present your friend, family member, or significant other will love. 

Nestle your uncertainty gently by the fire and leave the gift ideas to us! Here's a guide specifically for those gamers who are mildly obsessed with Microsoft's newest console-- the Xbox One.

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dreamGEAR Xbox One Dual Charging Dock

Rating: 4/5 (129 Customer Reviews)

Price: $23.25

Buy it: Amazon

Take the annoying, endless mess of cords, wires, and batteries every gamer can attest to and throw it out of the window. 

These charging docks don't seem like a big deal, but it will definitely save a lot of headache and money in the long run. This dock come with 2 rechargeable batteries and a really bad ass green LED that changes color when the controller is fully charged. 

Xbox Drink Coasters

Rating: 5/5 (1 Customer Review)

Price: $19.36

Buy it: Etsy

More Xbox-specific than the Xbox One, these drink coasters are an incredible accessory to any gamer's household!

I always consider the best gifts as the ones that can be used the most, and these definitely fit into that category. 

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Microsoft - Media Remote

Rating: 4.4/5 (26 Customer Reviews)

Price: $24.99

Buy it: Best Buy

Living in the 21st century, it's hard to imagine life without remote controls. Since the Xbox One is widely considered an "entertainment system," rather than a "gaming system," the same rule applies. 

This tiny remote is lightweight, back-lit remote is perfect for controlling your entire technological setup, as it also controls volume and your television, something that your Xbox One controller does not. 

Destiny Custom Canvas High Top Shoes

Rating: 4.5/5 (8 Customer Reviews)

Price: $45.00

Buy it: Etsy

How cool are these?! Give this gift to your fellow gamer and let him/her take his love for his Xbox One games on go. 

These shoes are custom made by SpreadShoes, so if Destiny isn't your beneficiary's cup of tea, you can grab some Titanfall or Diablo III designs, or customize it to his/her favorite game!

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Xbox Gamer's Anonymous Hoodie

Rating: 5/5 (3 Customer Reviews)

Price: $41.50

Buy it: Etsy

Winter is coming! No really, it actually is, so this hoodie is a low-key, warm gift for the holidays for either the female or male gamer. 

It's comical and fun, and the Xbox buttons as a phone number seal the deal. 

Turtle Beach - Ear Force XO FOUR 

Rating: 4/5 (161 Customer Reviews)

Price: $80.99

Buy it: Amazon

What is gaming without a headset to have fulfilling and wholesome conversation with your fellow players?

With mesh ear cushions for ultimate comfort, and removable/interchangeable microphones for preference and customizability, there isnt' much else a gamer could want. It even has wireless capabilities, so he/she won't miss out on any conversation when a pantry run is necessary!

This headset received incredible reviews, with only 11 of 161 reviewers rating it a 1 star, and 123 rating 4 or 5 stars. With those kind of testimonials, this gift is definitely a safe present your recipient will love. 

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Elgato - Game Capture HD 60

Rating: 4.4/5 (1,202 Customer Reviews)

Price: $169.00

Buy it: Amazon

Although this gift is on the expensive side, when you find out what this little device can do you'll discover why it's absolutely worth the purchase. 

One incredible aspect of the Game Capture is that you can stream directly from your Xbox One to YouTube or Twitch. The quality also claims to support all the way up to 1080p60 resolution. 

The other notable feature is that you can record hours of game play that you can later instantly upload to Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube by only pressing one button. If you have some money to blow, definitely check this little guy out!

Xbox Achievement Ladies T-shirt 

Rating: 5/5 (292 Customer Reviews)

Price: $16.46

Buy it: Etsy

No reason to leave the ladies out! This T-shirt is not only verified by the community (so many 5 star ratings!), but it's also a cute, funny gift to make any female gamer smile. 

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Mad Catz Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2

Rating: 3.6/5 (5 Customer Reviews)

Price: $199.99

Buy it: Amazon

If you're buying for an Xbox One lover who has a subsequent adoration for fighting games, a fight stick is an absolute necessity. 

While some gamers would rather play his/her fighting game on a controller (they are far and few between), a fight stick actually gives players an upper hand by creating an environment for faster reaction time and easier combos. 

There are only a few for the Xbox One, and this particular model is in the middle of the price range. Killer Instinct, a fighting game for the Xbox One, is a perfect marriage for this present if your recipient doesn't have it already!

COD Advanced Warfare Skin

Rating: No Ratings Yet

Price: $16.99

Buy it: Etsy

Making it your own is arguably the best part of any piece of technology. Whether it be wallpapers, paint, cases, or stickers, we've all done it at least once. 

An Xbox One skin is a great way to make your present customized to your loved one, and this particular skin is perfect for the Call of Duty lover! With the title on its way to releasing on the Xbox One, the timing is spot on!

KontrolFreek - GamerPack Vortex Analog Stick Extenders

Rating: 4/5 (7 Customer Reviews)

Price: $21.99

Buy it: Best Buy

Are you buying for an FPS (first person shooter) gamer? If you are, chances will be in your favor that this gift is a perfect opportunity to show him/her you want them to be the best virtual shot he/she can be. 

At 0.45" length, these analog stick extenders will give an FPS player an edge on the competition by improving speed, accuracy, and maneuverability.

Xbox One Games!

Rating: Various

Price: $59.99

Buy it: Amazon

This goes without saying, but an obvious gift option is to just pick up a game or two for the console. 

At $60 each, you probably won't be going on a shopping spree, but a new game is always a great present, because it offers hours of entertainment. 

View the top game list for some specific options!

Xbox One Text Decal

Rating: 4.5/5 (26 Customer Reviews)

Price: $4.50

Buy it: Etsy

Going back to my sticker argument, this is a great way to express Xbox One love without actually playing on the console. 

This vinyl sticker is extremely inexpensive and the perfect way to customize a laptop or car window. 

Shadow of Mordor Poster, 11x17in

Rating: No Reviews Yet

Price: $10.00

Buy it: Etsy

A poster of his/her favorite Xbox One game seems simple enough, right?

A nice, framed piece of art is a great way to commemorate a great title, and this Etsy store is full of them, assuming Shadow of Mordor isn't his/her thing. 

Xbox One Fanboy Tribute Gamer T-shirt

Rating: 5/5 (292 Customer Reviews)

Price: $14.81

Buy it: Etsy

A perfect union between comical and serious, this shirt is a lighthearted gift to poke fun at your giftee's obsession with Xbox One. 

(Mostly) any serious gamer would be proud to flaunt this shirt around town, but it can also make a great pajama shirt to just lounge around the house in!

Published Oct. 10th 2014

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