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9 affordable gifts for the Xbox gamer in your life

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This holiday season is a little different from usual, and with us now spending more time at home, there's no better opportunity for gaming. And while the new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have proven near-impossible to find, there are some unmissable Xbox gaming gifts this year, while also surprisingly affordable. These are the best holiday gifts for Xbox gamers in 2020, all available below $100.

Give the gift of gaming

These gaming gifts all help upgrade your Xbox experience, with many handpicked as the most affordable in their class, without compromising features or quality. Accessories like the PowerA MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip (opens in new tab) for Xbox provide incredible long-term value, as one of the best cloud gaming experiences. The clip easily mounts your smartphone and Xbox One controller into a single unit, making it possible to play your Xbox games throughout the house or anywhere in the world with a stable internet connection. We even named this the best Xbox accessory back in 2019, and it's an ideal stocking stuffer too.

But this holiday is a little different from past years, and the digital gift of an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (opens in new tab) subscription provides value you won't find elsewhere. Microsoft's Xbox gaming subscription continues to gain traction, with a Netflix-style library of over 300 games available across Xbox consoles and Windows 10 PCs. It includes top in-house releases like Halo Infinite and Forza Motorsport on day one, alongside an extensive back-catalog of previous hits. The all-inclusive Ultimate tier now combines Xbox Live Gold for multiplayer too, alongside access to its xCloud game streaming platform on Android devices. There's something available for everyone here, and it's rapidly becoming the must-have for anyone who likes games.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.