Getting the best Xbox gifts at Christmas can be a hard task, especially if you're shopping for the gamer that has all the latest titles. But it doesn't have to be that way, as there are loads of cool Xbox gifts for every type of gamer.
There are tonnes of Xbox 360 accessories which make gaming easier, keep peripherals charged, and even open up areas of the Xbox experience that they've never been able to exploit.
So call off the search and put your feet up, as we've found 12 of the best accessories and cool Xbox gifts, so you don't have to.
1. Kinect, £119.99
Kinect has been a huge success, and there's a good range of games out now, so there'll be something to satisfy anyone. If you've been living on another planet the last couple of years, then let us explain the appeal: Kinect lets you play a range of games using your body to control your character, much like the Wii, but without any actual controllers.
It's an amazingly futuristic way to play games, and you'll be astonished at how accurate it can be. The only possible downside is that it needs quite a big space to work - unless you pick up the Nyko Zoom, that is. This add-on lets Kinect work in a much smaller area, so is great for bedrooms or small living rooms.
2. Calibur11 Xbox 360 Vault - Gears of War, £64.99
These console Vaults from Calibur11 support and raise your Xbox 260 Slim to give it better airflow while in use. This special Gears of War designs features an Omen that lights up in different ways, and the Vault actually glows when you're downed by an enemy in-game, spurring you to get back in the fight.
If you don't fancy something so aggressive on your console, checkout the Base Vaults from Calibur11, which are somewhat more neutral, but still spruce up your console and help its airflow. There's also a Battlefield 3 Vault with a Claymore mine that glows orange.
3. 4Gamers Play and Charge kit, £7.99
Any Xbox 360 owner will know the pain of running out of AA batteries in their controller. Save them the inconvenience of interrupted sessions, and the environmental impact of wasted AA batteries by buying a charging pack. They can even play and charge simultaneously, so there's no need to come out of their room on Christmas Day to watch The Great Escape.
4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Ear Force Foxtrot Headset, £89.99
When it comes to getting to the top of the rankings in online matches, everything matters. You need to be able to see clearly and you need good control, but you also need excellent sound. This headset includes the mic you'll need to talking to team mates, but also brilliant sound quality so you can hear everything going on around you.
Of course, if you're really, really serious getting those killstreaks, you'll want to go one better. For £249.99, you can pick up the COD:MW3 Ear Force Delta Headset, which offers wireless 7.1 surround sound. No one will ever sneak up behind you again.
5. Gioteck AC-1 USB Ammo Clip, £15.85
There's something a bit clever about this charging kit, and we're not talking about its cool metal jacket. Opened, it can charge two controllers when plugged into a USB port. Once you're done, close it up and it folds into a box about the size of an Xbox game case, so it can slot next to your games and stay hidden.
6. Wireless Headset, £29.94
The more active gamer might enjoy the convenience of a wireless headset more than a pair of beefy cans, and this makes the perfect stocking filler. The headset looks like a Bluetooth mobile type sported by city types in Starbucks, but means there will be no tangled cables in the pursuit of Xbox Live domination.
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7. Rock Band 3 Mustang Pro, £99.95
For the wannabe rock star, there's no Xbox gift like the Wireless Mustang Pro. This realistic guitar is geared up for Rock Band 3, so they can feel like Bono even if they sound more like Borat. It boasts actual strings, will play real chords, and doubles as a MIDI Guitar Controller when not in use on Rock Band 3, which will be rare.
8. Roxio Game Capture, £79.99
Are your incredible gaming feats going unrecognised? That amazing near-escape in Need for Speed, that huge killstreak in MW3… no one will ever see them. What you need is the Roxio Game Capture, which takes the video output from your console and captures it on your PC. From there you can edit it into a montage of your best bits, stick it straight onto YouTube - anything you like!
9. Afterglow Xbox 360 Controller, £14.99
Let's start with the downside of this controller: it has to be plugged in to work. But let's focus more on the upside: it's filled with awesome green LEDs. You can have it on all the time, or they can pulse when the pad vibrates. The controller doesn't do anything else, but if being filled with green LEDs isn't enough to convince you it's brilliant, we don't know what will.
10. Venom Xbox 360 Controller Twin Charge Cradle, £11.97
For those gamers who have more than one controller, get them this twin charging cradle. The unit holds two controllers and charges them together, meaning that multiplayer gaming doesn't begin and end with a race to find the last remaining AA batteries hidden in the kitchen drawer.
11. Xbox Live 2100 Points Card, £18.99
If you don't know what to get your Xbox addicted loved one, then play it safe with a gift card. Xbox points can be spent on amazing games from the store, and even movie rentals too. 2100 points gets you two good Xbox Live Arcade games, with some left over for downloadable content.
12. Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership Card, £34.99
Xbox Live is one of the greatest parts of the Xbox experience, but the £40 a year fee puts many people off. Treat your pet gamer to a year's online gameplay, with access to a world of multiplayer action, rentable movies and great extras like Facebook, Twitter and Last.fm from the console.