When you’re trying to shop for an Xbox fan, it helps to not think of it as a video game system, but as a lifestyle. You don’t need to have intimate knowledge of its technical specs and capabilities in order to help someone have a great time using their game console, because at the end of the day, you’re not buying for a machine, you’re buying for the person using it.
The first thing to understand about the Xbox lifestyle is that it’s a very social experience, and any gifts you can give that foster the social aspect would certainly be appreciated. For instance, Microsoft’s Xbox One Chat Headset is much, much more useful for gaming than using the built in microphone on earlier Xbox One models, but it pales in comparison to the high quality headsets available from companies like Turtle Beach or HyperX.
Of course, these social experiences aren’t even possible without access to the Xbox Live service, which is absolutely necessary for playing online with other people, so subscriptions cards for xbox live are a gift that cannot fail, no matter how long or short a subscription you purchase!
And of course, an Xbox is nothing without games to play on it. Popular new titles get released for the system all the time, and at this point, a huge back catalog of games is available for the system! Just keep a listening ear open, and the gamers in your life are sure to mention the games they really want to get their hands on.