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Xbox Holiday Buyers Guide


Xbox Buyers Guide

It's the ultimate gift for that Xbox gamer in your life.


The holiday season is upon us, and you're probably wondering what to get that Xbox gamer in your life. Here at Three Dads and a Console, we want to spread some holiday cheer and make it easy on you. We will break down all the latest and greatest gifts we think they would like. No more wondering what little Timmy wants because you'll win the holiday season with our gift guide.


You will notice that we don't have a single game on our list because Xbox Game Pass is the only game you need, and it's on the list. So, if you're looking for that perfect gift, look no further because here they are.



xbox series x

Xbox Series X CAD $649.99


This is for someone who isn't on the naughty list and wants the top-of-the-line Xbox experience. The Xbox Series X is the most powerful Xbox and fastest Xbox ever. 12 teraflops of raw graphics processing power, ray tracing, a custom SSD and 4K gaming. All of what I just said means is the console is fantastic and looks incredible. Instantly jump back into any game when turning on the console with Quick Resume, lightning-fast load times, and gameplay up to 120 FPS. Enjoy thousands of games, and all your old Xbox games will work on this console with the power of backward compatibility.



xbox series S

Xbox Series S - Starter Bundle CAD $379.99


The perfect all-in-one gaming gift is the Xbox Series S. This digital console has 512GB of storage and 3 months of Game Pass Ultimate. Enjoy digital games from all four generations of Xbox; with next-gen speed and performance, those games will look better than ever. Bundle with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate; it will instantly give that gamer in your life access to hundreds of titles like Forza Motorsport, Starfield, Minecraft Legends, and so much more. It truly is the perfect little console that is easy to bring on the road with you.


Xbox Series S


Xbox Series S - 1TB (Black) CAD $449.99


The Xbox Series S just got an upgrade in the form of a larger storage space. If that gamer in your life is looking for more space to store all their games, then the Xbox Series S- 1TB (Black) is the perfect gift for them. It has all the same specs as the Xbox Series S but with more extensive storage. We all know how much space Call of Duty can take up, so this might be the perfect console for them.


Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate CAD $18.99/month


If you want to put a smile on the face of any Xbox gamer, you have to mention Xbox Game Pass. Get this for that Xbox gamer, and you will instantly upgrade their gaming library. It will instantly give that gamer in your life access to hundreds of titles like Forza Motorsport, Starfield, Minecraft Legends, and so much more. They can play their Xbox games anywhere from playing on PC, Tablet, Phone, and Console. offers cloud support, so you don't have to download games and stream them anywhere in the world with the internet. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate comes with EA Play and has games like NHL 23, Madden, and Star Wars. This is the can't go wrong gift for any gamer.


design lab

Xbox Design Lab Starting from CAD $84.99


Let your gamer's creativity flow and allow them to design their very own Xbox controller in the Xbox Design Lab. So many styles and colours to choose from. I made one for my daughter, and it's her go-to controller always. The customization options are endless.


wireless headset


Xbox Wireless Headset CAD $102.99


Gaming isn't complete without the proper headset, and look no further than the Xbox Wireless Headset. Experience high-quality audio with a low-latency, 100% wireless connection to your Xbox console without the need for a dongle or a base station. Supports spatial sound technologies, including Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone:X for realism and audio precision that fully surrounds you.


controller

Xbox Wireless Controller CAD $79.99


If you looking for an extra controller for that special someone and you don't want to personalize it using Xbox Design Lab, then Xbox has many choices to choose from. currently, they have over 14 controller colours to choose from and are always adding more. These controllers also work on PCs.



elite

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 - Core CAD $129.99


Play like a pro with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 – Core in white, featuring adjustable-tension thumbsticks, wrap-around rubberized grip, and shorter hair trigger locks.

Includes just the components you need to unleash your best game, additional components are sold separately. Enjoy limitless customization with exclusive button mapping options in the Xbox Accessories app. Save up to 3 custom profiles on the controller and switch between them on the fly. Stay in the game with up to 40 hours of rechargeable battery life and refined components that are built to last. Use Xbox Wireless, Bluetooth, or the included USB-C cable to play across your Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC.


I have the Halo edition on the Xbox Elite 2, and I have to say it's the best controller I won and helps me get the edge in some of the games I play, like Call of Duty.



Need a laptop this holiday season well, Microsoft has you covered.


Surface Laptop Studio 2

Surface Laptop Studio 2 Starting from CAD $2,699.99


Over twice the computing power makes this device the most powerful Surface yet. Seamlessly transition from a powerful touchscreen laptop to a perfectly angled display for entertainment to a creative canvas for drawing. With Windows 11, Surface Laptop Studio 2 is the ultimate powerhouse all-in-one laptop. Twice the CPU power with 13th Gen IntelFootnote® Core™ processors built on the IntelFootnote® Evo™ platform. Up to 2X more graphics power with cutting-edge NVIDIAFootnote® Laptop GPUs. Multitask like a pro with up to 64GB RAM and blazing-fast SSDs with up to 2TB of storage. Up to 120 Hz refresh rate.

More accurate colours and contrast with HDRFootnote13 and Dolby VisionFootnote® IQ.Footnote11 The best sound on any Surface with quad Omnisonic Speakers and Dolby Atmos Footnote.


Surface Laptop Go 3

Surface Laptop Go 3 Starting from CAD $1,099.99


At under 1.13 kg and with up to 15 hours of battery, Surface Laptop Go 3 features an ultraportable design to help you breeze through work and play from anywhere. Get it all done with the performance you need, and stand apart from the crowd with a sleek design in stylish colours. From streaming the latest releases to running your favourite everyday apps, the Intel® Core™ i5 processor, plus up to 16GB RAM and 256GB storage, means fast, smooth experiences all around. Get up to 15 hours of use on one single charge. With Fast Charging, you can spend less time plugged in and more time tackling everything on your to-do list.


Surface Laptop 5

Surface Laptop 5 Starting from CAD $1,299.99


Multitasking speed powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5/i7 processors built on the Intel® Evo™ platform, with Windows 11 and a vibrant touchscreen. Sleek and beautiful in your choice of size.¹ And battery life for real life to do your thing your way all day. Surface Laptop 5 gives you the perfect balance to do it all. I own one of these, and it is my laptop for travel home, my daughter currently uses it to learn how to use a computer.


Surface Pro 9

Surface Pro 9 Starting from CAD $1,279.99


Surface Pro 9 gives you the tablet flexibility you want and the laptop performance and battery life you need to move through your day — all in one ultra-portable device. Now with powerful new processors and optional high-speed 5G connectivity.  Built on the Intel Evo platform with 12th Gen Intel Core processors. Up to 15.5 hours of battery life. Adjust the angle with a built-in Kickstand. Virtually edge-to-edge 13” PixelSense touchscreen designed for pen (sold separately) and Windows 11.


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