Top 4 Gifts Ideas for People Who Own a Xbox One for 2017

Top Gifts for Xbox One OwnersShopping to buy someone a gift for their birthday or during the holidays can be quite stressful. Unless they give you a wish list of things that they want buying that perfect gift can feel like an impossible task.

However, if the person you are shopping for plays video games and you happen to know which gaming system they use this information might provide you with the opportunity to get them the perfect gift.

If the person you are shopping for has an Xbox One there are a multitude of gift options that are available to you. In an effort to help make your shopping easier we have created a list of our top gift ideas for Xbox One owners along with some information and links for each idea so that you can find the perfect one.

Here is Our Countdown of the Top 4 Gifts for Xbox One Owners:

#4 Games

The number four item on our countdown is obvious. Every person who plays video games is always on the lookout for the next great game they want to purchase, but unless they gave you a list to work off of knowing which game to buy might be difficult, which is why we didn’t put this idea at the top of our list.

If you know which game you want to buy you also need to decide if you want to purchase a physical copy or a digital copy of the game. Getting a physical copy means that you are buying the actual video game disc that must be inserted into the Xbox One console in order to play the game. If you purchase a digital copy of the game you will get a code that allows a person to download a digital copy of the game onto their console. Both digital and physical copies of video games allow the player to experience the game in the same way but both physical and digital copies have their own unique pros and cons. Most gamers have a preference for physical or digital copies, but in situations where isn’t a clear preference you might be interested in reading our article titled, Physical Video Game Copies vs. Digital Copies – Which is Better?

If you are looking for ideas about which video game title you want you buy click here to see the top Xbox One games for 2017.

#3 Accessories

Number 3 item on our countdown is a great idea – especially for people who recently purchased or received their Xbox One.

If you just got your Xbox you probably are already thinking about all of the accessories you want to get. Yes, you get everything you need to start playing your Xbox when you purchased your console, but there are many things available to customize your console or make your gaming experience better.

Most accessories will fall into one of the following categories (click on the links to see the available options):

You can click here if you want to learn more about the different types of accessories available for the Xbox One along with things you should consider when buying each one.

#2 Xbox Gift Card

It is a sad thing to give or receive a gift that never gets used. The great part about Xbox Gift Cards is that it is a gift that everyone with an Xbox One console will be able to make use of and that is why it is the number 2 item on our countdown.

You can use Xbox Gift Cards to purchase and download new Xbox games, apps, movies, TV shows, devices, and more. Plus, there aren’t any fees or expiration dates to worry about.

You can buy gift cards that will give you a digital code. You can also get an actual physical gift card. They both should work equally well.

Here is a video that shows how easy it is to redeem your Xbox Gift Card:

No matter what denomination you are looking to give you can find gift cards ranging between $10 and $100 dollars. You can purchase Xbox Gift Cards from Amazon by clicking here.

Please note: One thing you cannot buy with a Xbox Gift Card is a Xbox Live Gold Membership.

That brings us to our #1 idea in our countdown…

#1 Xbox Live Gold Membership

The Xbox Live Gold Membership is the number 1 item on our countdown because it is probably the one thing that mose gamers who own an Xbox would have the hardest time living without.

The Xbox Live Gold Membership is a subscription service the gives members several different benefits. The main benefit is that it allows people to play multiplayer games online with their friends. However, if your friends are not online you can still play online with random people. In other words, you aren’t just limited to playing with your friends. The second thing the Xbox Live Gold Membership gives people each month is access to free games that you can download and play. The third thing members get is exclusive deals and discounts up to 50-75% on games in the Xbox Store.

While the free games and the discounts in the Xbox store are great lets be clear that the #1 reason the vast majority of people buy a Xbox Live Gold Membership is for the online gaming. It should also be noted that some games can ONLY be played online and are useless with a Xbox Live Gold Membership. In addition, if you want to take advantage of the multiplayer features of some games (specifically playing with friends online) a Xbox Live Gold Membership will be required.

Here is a video showing how easy it is to redeem your Xbox Live Gold Membership:

Xbox Live Gold Memberships are available in different time durations. Not surprisingly the memberships with the longer durations offer the best value. Click on the links below to see the current prices:

When considering buying a Xbox Live Gold Membership as a gift you might worry that the person you are shopping for already has a membership. Well, if the person you are buying it for has had their Xbox for any significant amount of time they probably do have a membership already, but don’t let that keep you from buying a membership. If you buy a Xbox Live Gold Membership For someone who is already a member they can simply hold on to the membership and add it to their account when the current one expires. The fact of the matter is that most people who have memberships will continue to buy them year after year. So the gift of a membership is sure to be used eventually.

Please note: As of the time when this was written you can’t use a Xbox Gift Card to purchase a Xbox Live Gold Membership.


Hopefully our countdown helped you pick out the perfect gift for the Xbox owner in your life. However, if you don’t know which game they want the most or which accessory they might need remember that your can’t go wrong with either an Xbox Gift Card or Xbox Live Gold Memberships – with both options being something that you can be certain will be used.

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