Christmas is just around the corner and while everyone is sure to have a gamer or two in their lives to buy gifts for this holiday season, with such a wide variety of ways that people play it’s not always easy to find them the perfect gift. That’s why we’ve put together our Christmas gift guide this year with a focus on some of the more unique and useful products out there to give to the gamer who probably has everything else!
This year has brought plenty of top-notch game releases, but there’s something to be said about gifting an underrated or underappreciated title that someone might have otherwise not picked up for themselves.
Our pick for something different out of this year’s titles that also encourages friends to get together online for some holiday gaming is Back 4 Blood, a cooperative shooter that pits up to four players against terrifying zombie Ridden hordes in increasingly intense situations. Grab a few copies at a good price on Amazon and you’ve got gaming sorted for a crowd! Just keep in mind that this one’s rated R18+ so it’s definitely not for anyone who still believes in Santa.
SEAGATE GAMING STORAGE SOLUTIONS
This’ll be the second Christmas since the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles released, meaning it’s been long enough that many of us are finding our console’s in-built storage becoming a problem. That makes the gift of expanded storage a standout idea this holiday season, and Seagate has the biggest range of options to suit anyone – from external HDDs and SSDs for last-gen titles to solutions that’ll bolster a console’s internal storage ready for the coming year’s releases.
If you want our advice, you can’t go past the Apex Pro TKL for a pro-grade keyboard with a slick OLED display and small form factor, or the Rival 5 for an affordable gaming mouse that performs incredibly. Meanwhile, the Arctis 7 wireless headset works with both PlayStation and PC and has all-day comfort with great audio. If all you’re after is a stocking-stuffer, you could even grab a SteelSeries QcK mousepad!
PLAYSTATION GIFT CARDS
When all else fails – grab a gift card. If you’ve got friends or family with a PlayStation console and you’re lost for ideas, you really can’t go wrong with a PlayStation Wallet top-up that’ll give them credit to purchase full games, add-ons and other content on their PS4 or PS5. We’ve reviewed some excellent digital-only titles this year such as Solar Ash, Toem and It Takes Two, so there’s bound to be something on the PlayStation Store for anyone!
XBOX GAME PASS ULTIMATE
What if I told you that you could give the Xbox gamer in your life an entire line-up of hundreds of quality games across multiple generations and platforms in one single gift? Say hello to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, an all-encompassing subscription service that includes an instant library of games on both Xbox and PC, as well as the multiplayer benefits of Xbox Live Gold.
If any of your Christmas lists include the names “Halo Infinite” or “Forza Horizon 5”, they’re both included here alongside a plethora of other great titles. It’s available in 1-month or 3-month blocks, and you can stack multiples if you’re keen to get your loved ones set up for the long haul.
You absolutely cannot go wrong with an extra controller. Whether your loved ones play on console, PC or mobile, both the PlayStation 5 DualSense and Xbox Wireless Controller offer multiplatform compatibility via bluetooth making them an incredibly versatile gift.
If they’ve already got controllers they’ll still have the added benefit of being able to add extra players or simply have a back-up on hand for when their main controller loses charge. There’s no downside! Plus if you’re quick you’ll probably be able to snap up a snazzy design to make it extra special, like the Cosmic Red DualSense or Electric Volt Xbox Wireless Controller.
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