12 awesome Xbox gifts that Amazon can still deliver before Christmas

Xbox One X
Xbox One X (Image credit: Windows Central)

Here we are, Christmas Eve Eve Eve, and you haven't started your gift shopping yet. Panic? Nope, no need! You don't even have to rush to the overpacked mall full of stressed shoppers — Amazon can handle this for you just fine and even have your gifts on the doorstep before family starts to arrive. To help you wrap up your shopping as quickly as possible, here are the best Xbox gifts you can give for Christmas.

Best Xbox One bundles

If your gift receiver doesn't yet have an Xbox, these bundles are your best bet this holiday season.

For more info about which Xbox One is best, check out our Xbox One buyer's guide.

Xbox One X 1TB

While not officially a bundle, all Xbox One X consoles (about $500) sold between December 17 and December 31, 2017, come with a free copy of the smash hit game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

The console itself needs no introduction, offering the most power of any gaming console. Once you experience 4K gaming, you'll have a hard time returning to something with a lower resolution.

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Xbox One S 500GB Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels bundle

Bundled with Forza Horizon 3 and the amazing Hot Wheels expansion, the Xbox One S (about $199) is undoubtedly an awesome console if you don't want to go in for 4K gaming.

Enjoy the standard Forza Horizon 3 storyline full of tense races and hidden classic cars, then jump into the frantic world of Hot Wheels, including all the crazy loops and jumps you remember from your childhood.

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Xbox One S 500GB starter bundle

Getting a new console, in this case the Xbox One S (about $250), for Christmas often means you won't have a huge selection of games to enjoy; it takes awhile to build a library.

However, this starter bundle comes with three months of Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass, which provides games on a rental basis sort of like Netflix. To get a jump start and for a ton of fun this holiday season, check out this bundle.

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Best Xbox One games

What is an Xbox without the games? Here are some of the best we played this year.

For more great games, check out our full list of the best games of 2017.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Game Preview Edition

The incredibly popular PC gaming phenomenon PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (about $30) has now come to Xbox One thanks to the Game Preview program. While it might not be a polished experience at this point in its development cycle, it's providing hours of tense entertainment for more than a million players.

If you like a good shooter that gives you an enormous playground to play how you want, definitely give this one a try.

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Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition

At first glance, Witcher 3 (about $45) looks like just another RPG; only when you begin to pull back the layers do you realize how deep the story goes. This is one of the best games ever made, and it has the awards to show. The Complete Edition comes with both expansion packs that basically triple the game's dark, adult content. If you can 100 percent complete this game before next Christmas, you should probably win an award yourself.

Assassin's Creed: Origins

The latest and greatest title in the Assassin's Creed series takes us back to ancient Egypt to run around in pyramids, tombs, and the wide, dry desert. This map is enormous, stretching all the way from the Mediterranean Sea back to the Giza plateau.

If you're a fan of the open-world style of gaming and love intense combat, Origins (about $50) is definitely something you want to check out.

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Best Xbox accessories

They already have an Xbox One and a huge selection of games, but do they have the accessories needed to deliver the best experience possible? These are the best Xbox accessories you can give this Christmas.

For more great Xbox accessories, check out our list of the absolute best.

Ortz Xbox One Chatpad

Typing on consoles can be a pain due to having to navigate the on-screen keyboard. For quick and easy messages, this Ortz keyboard (about $25) attaches to an Xbox One controller and offers a full QWERTY keyboard.

Anyone who plays games with text chat will immediately fall in love, and there are audio jacks on the bottom so that you can continue to use your headset.

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Xbox One Play and Charge Kit

Wireless Xbox One controllers come with a pair of AA batteries, but it doesn't take long to drain those cells. What then?

Instead of buying batteries in bulk, pick up this rechargeable battery pack (about $20). Just pop it in your controller and you're good to go — plug it in with the included cable whenever juice runs low.

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Xbox One Stereo Headset

Xbox Stereo Headset Box (Image credit: Microsoft)

A good headset is needed for a true Xbox Live experience, and this official set of stereo headphones from Microsoft (about $45) is priced right and has what you're looking for.

The microphone lets you communicate with friends (and foes), and the over-ear, cushioned earcups won't get uncomfortable no matter how long your gaming sessions go. Plug it into your Xbox controller and hear what you've been missing.

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Best Xbox controllers

Xbox consoles come with a controller, but that doesn't mean you can't add to the arsenal. Local co-op requires two controllers, and some people might want a controller styled to their favorite game. Here are the best Xbox controllers you can give this Christmas.

For more great Xbox controllers, check out our pick for the best Xbox One controller.

Xbox Wireless Controller

Xbox wireless controller (Image credit: Microsoft)

This is your standard Xbox Bluetooth controller (about $50) that is compatible with Xbox One and Windows 10. It has about twice the range of previous-generation controllers and comes with a cable for use with Windows 10 devices.

The grips have a textured layer for less slipping, and you can even map out your buttons how you'd like. If it's a controller they want, this is where to start.

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Razer Wildcat

The Razer brand is immediately recognizable in the gaming world, and they've brought their expertise to Xbox One controllers with the Wildcat (about $79).

It has a specially weighted design for a comfortable, natural feel, and four customizable buttons along the bottom can help up your game. It's definitely striking, with the Razer green grips and thumbsticks, as well as the logo on the right side.

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Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership

An Xbox just isn't the same without Xbox Live, so why not give a year's worth (about $60) of the best online console gaming out there?

Get free games every month, stream content from Netflix and Hulu, and keep up with your friends' scores in all your favorite multiplayer games. This is a must-have for all Xbox owners.

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Updated December 19, 2017: We've refreshed this list to ensure you're looking at gifts that can be delivered for Christmas 2017.

Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt brings to Windows Central more than eight years of experience writing about laptops, PCs, accessories, games, and beyond. If it runs Windows or in some way complements the hardware, there’s a good chance he knows about it, has written about it, or is already busy testing it.