Xbox Christmas gift ideas for 2017

Amy Theodore 15 December 2017 NEWS


Gift the perfect gift to the gamer in your life with our Xbox Christmas gift ideas.

Whether you have an avid gamer in your life, a casual player, or you’re looking for something the whole family can enjoy, our Xbox Christmas gift ideas have you covered. Get completely set up and ready to game with the Xbox One S 1TB Limited Edition Minecraft Console, which includes a Limited Edition grass block Xbox One S 1TB Console, an iconic green Creeper Xbox Wireless Controller, a full-game download of Minecraft plus the Redstone Pack, a collection of unique skin packs, the Xbox One S Vertical Stand, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

If it's games you’re after, you can’t go past some of the latest releases to Xbox including Quantum Break, Halo Wars 2 and Forza Motorsport 7. If you have a truly avid gamer on your hands, something like the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller or the Thrustmaster TMX PRO Force Feedback Racing Wheel might just be for them. If you’re at a bit of a loss for what to get your gamer friend because they seem to have it all, why not grab them either an Xbox Game Pass subscription, an Xbox Live gift card or Xbox Live Gold Membership and let them pick something they will enjoy.

Check out our full list of Xbox Christmas gift ideas below.

Xbox Game Pass subscription

Not quite sure what to get that gamer in your life this Christmas? The Xbox Game Pass may be just the solution. For only $10.95 a month, the Xbox Game Pass gives you unlimited access to over one hundred great Xbox One and Xbox 360 titles, including fan favourites like Halo, Gears of War and Fable. Play games across multiple genres, from action/adventure and family favourites to shooters, sport, puzzle games and more. Download games directly to your console and play online or offline in full-fidelity, without any streaming or connectivity issues.

Microsoft Store$10.95 per month

Xbox Live gift card

The ideal gift for a friend or even yourself, an Xbox Live gift card is the ticket to a mammoth-sized library of high octane gaming, action-packed movies, TV, apps and more. For that gamer who seems to have it all, with a digital Xbox gift card – which they can use at Microsoft Store online, Windows and on Xbox – they are sure to find something to entertain themselves this festive season.

Harvey Norman$15–$100
Microsoft Store$10–$100
JB Hi-Fi$25–$100
Australia Post$25
Officeworks$25 - $50

Xbox Live Gold Membership

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This is the perfect gift for the gamer who loves online, multiplayer action. With Xbox Live Gold, join the best community of gamers on the most advanced multiplayer network, where dedicated servers maximise performance, speed and reliability while you engage in competitive and cooperative gaming with franchises like Halo, Gears of War and Forza. Available for 1, 3 or 12-month periods, get free games every month, worth up to $700 a year, and save up to 50–75% in the Xbox Store.

Games with Gold titles for Xbox 360 are also playable on Xbox One.

Harvey Norman1–3 and 12 months$79.95
Microsoft Store3 months$29.95
Ozgameshop1–3 and 12 months$50.00
JB Hi-Fi1–3 and 12 months$79.95

Quantum Break


In the aftermath of a split second of destruction that fractures time itself, two people find they have changed and gained extraordinary abilities. One of them travels through time and becomes hell-bent on controlling this power. The other uses these new abilities to attempt to defeat him and fix time before it tears itself irreparably apart.

Both face overwhelming odds and make dramatic choices that will determine the shape of the future. Quantum Break is a unique experience; it's one part hard-hitting video game, one part thrilling live-action show, featuring a stellar cast, including Shawn Ashmore as the hero Jack Joyce, Aidan Gillen as his nemesis Paul Serene and Dominic Monaghan as Jack's genius brother William.

Quantum Break is full of the vivid storytelling, rich characters and dramatic twists Remedy Entertainment are renowned for. Your choices in-game will affect the outcome of this fast-paced fusion between game and show giving the player a completely unique entertainment experience.

Mighty Ape$25.00
Microsoft Store$43.00
JB Hi-Fi$49.00
EB Games$49.95
Quantum Break for Xbox One

Quantum Break for Xbox One from Microsoft Store

Remedy's latest is a time-warping action blockbuster and it comes with a free download of Alan Wake and other additional content.

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Halo Wars 2


Halo Wars 2 delivers real-time strategy at the speed of Halo combat. Following the events of Halo 5, experience an all-new story across 13 action-packed campaign missions. Get ready to lead Spartans, Warthogs and other classic Halo fighting forces in a brutal war against a terrifying new enemy on the biggest Halo battlefield ever.

Build and command powerful armies of vehicles and troops in epic battles, experience new leaders with abilities that change the course of multiplayer battles and add to your arsenal of advanced weaponry with new units.

Play the game with or against friends or matchmaker on Xbox Live in a variety of multiplayer modes supporting up to six players.

Mighty Ape$45.00
Ozgameshop $33.99
Microsoft Store$52.45
JB Hi-Fi$29.00
EB Games$47.00
Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition

Halo Wars 2: Standard Edition from Microsoft Store

Control your army on the battlefield in the new game everyone's talking about. Order now from the Microsoft store.

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Forza Motorsport 7


Experience the danger and beauty of competitive racing with Forza Motorsport 7. Enjoy gorgeous graphics at 60fps and a premiere 4K gaming experience, collect over 700 Forzavista™ cars, including the largest assortment of Ferraris, Porsches and Lamborghinis ever, and master over 30 famous environments, with race conditions that change every time you race.

With camera shake and rattling parts, you can truly immerse yourself in the exhilarating danger that defines motorsport. Experience intense rain, expanding puddles and limited visibility to make this the ultimate test of bravery and skill behind the wheel.

Mighty Ape$58.00
Microsoft Store$69.95
JB Hi-Fi$69.00
EB Games$49.95
The Gamesmen$64.00
Buy Forza Motorsport 7 - Standard Edition
Buy Forza Motorsport 7 - Standard Edition

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Buy Forza Motorsport 7 - Ultimate Edition
Buy Forza Motorsport 7 - Ultimate Edition

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Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller


Take your gaming to the next level with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. With four slots for interchangeable paddles and an app allowing you to assign a wide range of inputs to each paddle, you can configure the controller to what’s best for you.

Stainless steel thumbstick shafts, D-pads and paddles, reinforced rings around each thumbstick and rubberised diamond grip mean every surface and detail is designed to meet the rigorous demands of competitive gaming. Built to last, the paddles give your fingers more control so you can execute devastating moves and experience more efficiency.

The enhanced grip also allows you to hold the controller with less effort, so you can play longer and more comfortably. The soft-touch finish on the top case provides a luxurious feel and non-slip control.

Mighty Ape$175.00
The Gamesmen$199.95
Microsoft Store$199.95
JB Hi-Fi$199.00
EB Games$199.95
Xbox One Elite Controller

Xbox One Elite Controller from Microsoft Store

Are you serious about your gaming? Invest in the top of the line Elite Controller from Microsoft.

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Xbox One S 1TB Limited Edition Minecraft Console + game

The Xbox One S has built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and 4K video streaming, so whether you’re playing, watching or streaming, Xbox One S delivers brilliant graphics with HDR technology.

This limited edition Minecraft bundle is a must-have for avid Minecraft players and collectors and includes a limited edition grass block Xbox One S 1TB Console, an iconic green Creeper Xbox Wireless Controller, a full-game download of Minecraft plus the Redstone Pack, a collection of unique skin packs, the Xbox One S Vertical Stand, a 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial (new customers only) giving you instant access to over 100 great games, and a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Harvey Norman$369.00
Microsoft Store$429.00
The Gamesmen$419.00
JB Hi-Fi$319.00
EB Games$379.00

Thrustmaster TMX PRO Force Feedback Racing Wheel for Xbox One

If you know someone who loves to race, you need to get them one of these this Christmas. Thrustmaster presents the new TMX PRO racing wheel. The TMX PRO Force Feedback is the combined result of many years of experience and advanced technologies. It has a realistic wheel design with rubber-coated wheel grips, an 11”/28cm diameter with an ergonomic design perfectly adapted for all racing games, two large, wheel-mounted sequential paddle shifters, a comprehensive driving gear, 12 action buttons and a directional pad.

The 900° force feedback means you feel every detail of every loss of tire grip, braking, bumps and impacts while racing. With precision and a mixed belt-pulley and gears system, you’ll be driving more smoothly and fluidly. It also has a versatile attachment system that is compatible with a variety of mounts.

JB Hi-Fi$399.00
The Gamesmen$369.95

Xbox One X 1TB Console


With 40% more power than any other console, the Xbox One X gives you a truly immersive 4K gaming experience with its six teraflops of graphical processing power. Xbox One X works with all your Xbox One games and accessories as well as Xbox Live, the most advanced multiplayer network, giving you more ways to play. Blockbuster titles look great, run smoothly and load quickly, even on a 1080p screen, and you can maximise your gaming performance with the speed of a 12GB GDDR5.

Enjoy brilliant graphic details in light, shadow and reflections with high dynamic range and wide colour gamut. Each box comes with an Xbox One X 1TB Console, an Xbox Wireless Controller, an HDMI cable (4K capable), an AC power cable, a one-month game pass subscription trial and 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

Harvey Norman$649.00
Microsoft Store$649.00
The Gamesmen$649
EB Games$649
JB Hi-Fi$649
Purchase the Xbox One X 1TB Console today

Purchase the Xbox One X 1TB Console today from Microsoft Store

Microsoft's Xbox One X boasts 4K/HDR gaming with 40% more power. The first round of pre-orders sold out in no time so if you're hoping to grab one on launch day, make sure you secure it today.

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