Our definitive gamer gift list for 2023 unwraps the joy of Xbox with handpicked stocking fillers delivered in time for Xmas

As the holiday season descends upon us like a gentle snowfall, the quest for the perfect gamer gifts begins.

For those unprepared, navigating through the myriad of options can feel like a blizzard of stress, especially when choosing the right gift for your recipient.

But fear not! If it's an Xbox gamer gift you are looking for, we've got you covered. We've strapped on our virtual snowshoes and carved a path through the avalanche of choices to bring you the coolest, quirkiest, and downright awesome Xbox gamer gifts for this festive season.

Note: Prices on Amazon may be subject to fluctuation, so be sure to check prices before making your purchase. Any items currently on sale will be clearly indicated for your festive shopping convenience.

Xbox Gamer Gifts: Our favorite picks

Xbox Gamer Gifts: Under $10

ABXY Button Coasters | $8.49 at Amazonwrong wrong wrong

ABXY Button Coasters | $8.49 at Amazon

Don't lay your hot winter cocoa mug down on your bare desk like an uncultured heathen, use these ABXY button coasters instead! You can even switch them up for a wrong wrong wrong Nintendo layout. 

Finger Chopsticks for Gamers | $8.90 at Amazon

Finger Chopsticks for Gamers | $8.90 at Amazon

Ok, stick with me here: games and snacks go together like milk and cookies or copy and paste. What can potentially ruin this symbiotic relationship? Grease in your precious devices. Nobody wants an oily Xbox controller. Not only are these guaranteed to get a few laughs, but they're also practical and will be used completely unironically. 

Xbox Gamer Gifts: Under $25

SteelSeries KontrolFreek No-Slip Thumb Grips: $12.99 at Amazon

SteelSeries KontrolFreek No-Slip Thumb Grips: $12.99 at Amazon

These thumbsticks can be applied to any Xbox controller, providing better control, grip, and accuracy. Customize your experience by mixing and matching these interchangeable thumbsticks — the 'git gud' gamer gift.

Evolution of the Controller poster |was $15.99 now $12.99 at Amazon

Evolution of the Controller poster | was $15.99 now $12.99 at Amazon

Not specifically Xbox, but many Xbox gamers will have owned other consoles in their gaming lifetime and may even play on multiple platforms. This poster takes us through history from the Atari joystick to the doomed Xbox Kinect and beyond.

MEGA HALO Toys Vehicle Building Set Ghost of Requiem | was $16.99 now $14.89 at Amazon

MEGA HALO Toys Vehicle Building Set Ghost of Requiem | was $16.99 now $14.89 at Amazon

Buildable Banished Ghost vehicle with cockpit and lightning bold stand legs for dynamic 'display' and 4 poseable action figures include 2 UNSC Marines, Gek L'Har and a Grunt Storm.

Xbox Logo Heat Changing Mug | $12.99 at Amazon

Xbox Logo Heat Changing Mug | $12.99 at Amazon

The iconic black and green of Xbox on a mug. This cool cup changes from black to green when in contact with heat, officially licensed by Xbox for tea, coffee or a cheeky mulled wine. Perfect for grabbing mid-game drinks when waiting for your friends to ready up. 

Xbox Socks | $12.95 at Amazon

Xbox Socks | $12.95 at Amazon

Giving socks as a Christmas gift is predictable but comforting and a tradition as old as time. Shake up the formula by gifting these funky Xbox-branded socks, officially licensed for gaming athletes!

PDP Universal Gaming Media Remote Control | was  $22.99 now $17.99 at Amazon 

PDP Universal Gaming Media Remote Control | was  $22.99 now $17.99 at Amazon 

The PDP Universal Gaming Media Remote Control is a must-have accessory for Xbox gamers. With just the touch of a few buttons, gamers can watch TV, stream media, or listen to music on their Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S more easily.

Xbox Controller Chip Clips | $17.99 at Amazon

Xbox Controller Chip Clips | $17.99 at Amazon

If you have a modicum of self-control and don't just eat the entire bag of snacks in one gaming session, then keep your chips fresh with these cute 'chip clips' shaped like your favorite console controller.

LEGO Minecraft The Bee Cottage |was $24.99 now $19.99 at Best Buy

LEGO Minecraft The Bee Cottage | was $24.99 now $19.99 at Best Buy

What's cuter than Minecraft Lego? A Minecraft Lego bumblebee, of course. This is no normal bumblebee, though. It opens to reveal a tiny house for your honey bear minifig, baby zombie, and tiny bees. There is so much cool Minecraft LEGO that it deserves its own list; perhaps if our Zachary Boddy is reading this, they might already be planning that.

Minecraft plushies | from $18 at Amazon

Minecraft plushies | from $18 at Amazon

Bees, pigs, goats, oh my! Cute and snuggly plush figures for Minecraft fans, young and old, choose between the Fox, Bee, Creeper, Mountain Goat, and Pig.

Master Chief Cable Guy | $24.99 at Best Buy👀Alternative:

Master Chief Cable Guy | $24.99 at Best Buy

Cable Guys are cute but functional accessories specifically for holding controllers, TV remotes, and mobile phones. Whether you are a Halo enthusiast or not, this miniature Master Chief is badass and will add instant cool points to any gaming set-up.

👀Alternative: Banjo Kazooie on Amazon

100 Video Games Bucket List Scratch Poster | $24.77 at Amazon

100 Video Games Bucket List Scratch Poster | $24.77 at Amazon

You've probably seen the scratch-off world maps for avid travelers. Well, this is the gaming equivalent. Not only can you scratch off games as a visible achievement, but it will also inspire any player in a gaming rut to try something new. 

Xbox Series S Skins & Wraps | from $19.95 at Dbrand

Xbox Series S Skins & Wraps | from $19.95 at Dbrand

We've yet to see any special edition Xbox Series S consoles available for public consumption, and the little powerhouse was left out of Microsoft's official wrap range, but thankfully, you can get a number of different designs from Dbrand to funk up your console. 

Xbox Lounge Pants |

Xbox Lounge Pants | $24.45 at Walmart

Nobody wants to settle in for a long gaming session in jeans, so instead, opt for these comfy lounge pants branded to the hilt in our favorite team green sigil. Made of 100% cotton and available in S to XXL, these are a perfect uniform for some holiday chill time.

Xbox Gamer Gifts: Under $50

Xbox Logo Light | $28.99 at Walmart

Xbox Logo Light | $28.99 at Walmart

The one and only home button, as a lamp. The white sphere with black X is powered either by USB (included) or 3 AAA batteries and can either stand alone or be wall mounted.

Pop! Yourself Funko Pop Figure | from $30 at Funko

Pop! Yourself Funko Pop Figure | from $30 at Funko

Looking for a gamer in their natural habitat? Just follow the inevitable trail of Funko Pop figures from their favorite games. If you do have a Funko lover in mind, it's almost impossible to know what they already have in their collection, but you can make your own! Make Funko of your recipient, or to be extra creepy, a tiny version of yourself for them to keep forever. We won't judge. 

Banjo Kazooie 4.5 inch vinyl figure | $29.99 at Amazon

Banjo Kazooie 4.5 inch vinyl figure | $29.99 at Amazon

One for the Banjo believers who want to see the franchise return, this vinyl figurine may be the closest they get to their dream.

Govee LED Strip lights | was $39.99 now $32.99 at Amazon

Govee LED Strip lights | was $39.99 now $32.99 at Amazon

Anything from the Govee range makes a great gaming gift, as they are a simple and effective way of jazzing up your gaming setup. You'll see many imitations of these strip lights popping up on cheaper discount sites, but I'd always recommend sticking with a reliable and thoroughly safety-tested brand like Govee. You can even get cheaper LED strip lights within the Govee range itself, but these work with the Govee Home app and other smart home products like Alexa and Google Home. 

Sita Navas Art Prints | from $29 on RetroNerdStudio

Sita Navas Art Prints | from $29 on RetroNerdStudio

Sita Navas creates some incredible Maya-styled art pieces featuring everything from Halo to Dark Souls. Their designs are renowned on Reddit and can be found via RetroNerdStudio. This particular print depicts Master Chief and Arbiter, but I implore you to check out all of their pieces for some really unique gift ideas. It's a gamer gift with a difference.

Venom Twin Charging Dock with 2 x Rechargeable Battery Packs | $27.85 at Amazon

Venom Twin Charging Dock with 2 x Rechargeable Battery Packs | $27.85 at Amazon

Rechargeable batteries or battery packs are a must with Xbox controllers, as you burn through power fast, and rechargeable solutions are more cost-effective. While there are play and charge kits and basic rechargeable battery packs on the market, we think this duo charging unit from Venom looks the business and would make a smart gift. No wires to mess with, and it comes in black or white, depending on your console.

Halo Master Chief Mega Plush | $34.99 at Best Buy

12 inches of Master Chief, in plush form of course!

Halo Master Chief Mega Plush | $34.99 at Best Buy

12 inches of Master Chief, in plush form of course! Cuddle with the legendary Spartan soldier while playing your favorite Xbox games. This is not your ordinary plush toy. It is a mega-sized, super soft, and squishy version of the iconic hero from the Halo franchise. You can hug it, squeeze it, or use it as a pillow.

Xbox Series X Mini Fridge |was $88now $39.97 at Walmart

Xbox Series X Mini Fridge | was $88 now $39.97 at Walmart

Microsoft embraced the meme in late 2021 by creating this amazing Xbox Series X replica mini fridge, complete with enough space inside for eight 12oz cans, a shelf for snacks, a USB port for charging peripherals, and a 12V jack for use in a vehicle. The iconic Xbox power button even lights up!

Xbox Series X console wraps | from $44.99 at Microsoft Store

Xbox Series X console wraps | from $44.99 at Microsoft Store

Customize the look and style of the Xbox Series X without actually buying a new one with these well-made polymer finish wraps. Crafted by Microsoft, they will not restrict airflow and fasten with high-quality velcro. Choose from Mineral and Arctic Camo or Starfield designs. Currently only available for Xbox Series X.

Xbox Wireless Controller | was $64.99 now $59.99 at Amazon

Xbox Wireless Controller | was $64.99 now $59.99 at Amazon

You can never have too many Xbox controllers, and fingers crossed, we will see some deals on them closer to the big day. This year saw the release of the Gold Shadow, Vapour Storm, Astral Purple, Stellar Shift, Velocity Green, and Remix. If you want a recent color for your giftee, you'll want to choose one of these colors.

PowerA Advantage Wired Controller with Lumectra | was $44.99 now $34.99 at Amazon

PowerA Advantage Wired Controller with Lumectra | was $44.99 now $34.99 at Amazon

The Spectra Infinity got a swanky new update this year in the PowerA Advantage with Lumectra lighting. It's a beautiful controller which I reviewed personally and unlike its predecessor comes in Black or White to match your console. PowerA is one of my favorite controller brands in the sub-$50 price range and a perfect gift for a younger gamer. 

PDP REALMz Wired Controller for Xbox (Sonic Superstars) | $49.99 at Amazon 

The only thing better than a retro-inspired transparent Xbox controller is one featuring everyone's favorite hedgehog. This Sonic controller from PDP is compatible with Xbox and PC,

PDP REALMz Wired Controller for Xbox (Sonic Superstars) | $49.99 at Amazon

The only thing better than a retro-inspired transparent Xbox controller is one featuring everyone's favorite hedgehog. This Sonic controller from PDP is compatible with Xbox and PC, has impulse triggers, programmable back buttons and LED lighting as well as adjustable settings within the PDP control hub app. And the best part? The pattern on the casing looks just like a festive holiday sweater. 

Ukonic Xbox Controller 39-Inch Area Rug $49.99 at Amazon 

Get the highest gamer score in pure style with these huge Xbox rugs. Would look great in any gaming space (and also good for a gaming teenager who rolls his chair around the bedroom floor, just saying).

Xbox logo is $59.99

Ukonic Xbox Controller 39-Inch Area Rug | $49.99 at Amazon

Get the highest gamer score in pure style with these huge Xbox rugs. Would look great in any gaming space (and also good for a gaming teenager who rolls his chair around the bedroom floor, just saying).

Xbox logo is $59.99

Game Traveler System Case for Xbox Series X | $49.99 at Best Buy

An extremely niche gift but one that would perfectly suit a traveling gamer who won't be without their Xbox console. This hard-wearing case can safely transport the Xbox Series X and two controllers, with built in mesh pockets for the power cord and HDMI cables. There's also an Xbox Series S edition, and a backpack both also at Best Buy.

$39.99 for Xbox Series S version
$39.99 for Xbox Series S Backpack

Game Traveler System Case for Xbox Series X | $49.99 at Best Buy

An extremely niche gift but one that would perfectly suit a traveling gamer who won't be without their Xbox console. This hard-wearing case can safely transport the Xbox Series X and two controllers, with built in mesh pockets for the power cord and HDMI cables. There's also an Xbox Series S edition, and a backpack both also at Best Buy.

$39.99 for Xbox Series S version
$39.99 for Xbox Series S Backpack

Xbox Gamer Gifts: Under $100

Turtle Beach Atom Game Controller | $79.99 at Walmart

Turtle Beach Atom Game Controller |  $79.99 at Walmart

There's an array of great controllers to turn your phone into a handheld Xbox with the power of the cloud, but since this is MY guide, I'm recommending MY favorite of all of them — the Turtle Beach Atom. The beauty of this is you need not know the size of your recipient's phone as this fits most of them with ease and works via Bluetooth. It's a cool gift that can be used for any mobile game, not just Game Pass.

NERF LMTD Halo Needler Dart-Firing Blaster | $113.96 now $97.99 at Amazon

NERF LMTD Halo Needler Dart-Firing Blaster | was $113.96 now $97.99 at Amazon

This awesome toy lets you fire ten darts in a row and features light and sound effects that make you feel like you're in the game. And don't worry about your wife's complaints that you're too old for this. Just tell her that this is a collector's item and those sharp details clearly aren't meant for children. And then, show her how the needles light up and pop out when you hit your target. She'll be so impressed that she'll forget to scold you as you run around the house yelling "PEW PEW" and diving behind the couch.

Xbox Design Lab Controller | from $69.99 at Microsoft

Xbox Design Lab Controller | from $69.99 at Microsoft

Like I said, you can never have too many controllers, and a truly original one of your own making for that special someone is a thoughtful gift. The Xbox Design Lab lets you customize the base Xbox wireless controller and the Elite 2 with your chosen color, metallic finishes, and even a laser-engraving message (their Gamertag is a good choice). These take up to 14 days to be delivered, though, so time is of the essence.

Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed | was $179.99now $89.99 at Amazon

Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed | was $179.99 now $89.99 at Amazon

A keyboard for Xbox? Yes, many games come with keyboard and mouse support now, giving more control. This fantastic 65% wireless gaming keyboard from Razer is incredibly sturdy and compact, with stellar reliability, up to 200 hours of battery life, and quiet linear switches. It's a great choice for PC gaming, and it's awesome for Xbox use, too. 

Xbox Gamer Gifts: Under $200

WD_BLACK C50 Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S — 1TB | $149.99 at Best Buy

WD_BLACK C50 Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S — 1TB | $149.99 at Best Buy

The WD_Black 1TB C50 Storage Expansion Card is a must-have accessory for Xbox gamers. It adds 1TB of extra space to your Xbox Series X|S console simply by plugging it in and is one of the only ways to download and play more current-gen Xbox games.