Best Xbox Gifts For 2021: Gift Ideas For Xbox Series X And Xbox One Owners

The holiday season is upon us, and if you're looking for the perfect gift for the Xbox gamer in your household, we have plenty of great suggestions.

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With a year of new games and fine-tuning behind it, there's no better time than now to get your hands on an Xbox Series X or its sister console the Xbox Series S. Both consoles offer an approach to gaming that suits certain requirements, but they also share ideas such as being backwards compatibility with several generations of Xbox games, lightning-quick access to games via their solid-state drives, and Xbox Game Pass, an all you can eat digital buffet of gaming that's regularly updated. We've rounded up the best Xbox gift ideas for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One users.

Limited supply has kept the consoles out of the hands of many people since launch, but with the holiday season drawing close, you can expect to see consoles in stock during Black Friday. If you're looking to grab one of the gaming devices, you can check out our guide on where to buy the Xbox Series X|S for more details.

2021 has been a great year for the Xbox gaming library, as its selection of first-party titles has expanded with Psychonauts 2, Forza Horizon 5, The Medium, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Halo Infinite. Plus, there are plenty of third-party games worth checking out on Xbox Series X and Xbox One. We've rounded up some of the notable 2021 Xbox games below:

2021 Xbox games

In addition to the console and games, there's plenty of extra Xbox-branded merchandise that's sure to make fans of the platform happy. Any hardware that worked on the Xbox One will work on the Xbox Series X|S, and you can start playing with a sizable library using a Game Pass subscription, previously-released games, or even the newer titles that have been rolling out for the platform over the last couple of months.

Along with our guides to the best Xbox Series X controllers and the best 4K TVs for next-gen gaming, it's easier than ever to create the ultimate holiday gaming gift package.

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