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Startselect’s Gaming and Entertainment Gift Guide 2021

It’s that time again. The holidays are drawing closer and you’re frantically looking for the perfect gifts for your friends and family members. Luckily for you, we’re here to help you out with our official Startselect gaming and entertainment holiday gift guide of 2021. We’ll cover the best gifts for gamers, featuring a collection of our favourite games, in-game credits, and gift cards. This is your one-stop destination for the best Christmas present ideas for PlayStation gamers, Xbox gamers and Nintendo gamers, as well as the best presents for other entertainment lovers. On top of that, we’ve got more incredible deals on games and gift cards in our brand new advent calendar. Happy holiday shopping!

Published on: 10-12-2021

Best gift ideas for PlayStation gamers

Looking for the perfect gift for that PlayStation gamer in your family? Look no further! We’ve got you covered with plenty of goodies for PlayStation fans. 

In-game credits for FIFA 22, Apex Legends, GTA V and more

First off, you can happily surprise any PlayStation gamer with some extra in-game credits for their favorite game. Provide them with some Apex Coins or Call of Duty Coins to customize their characters and weapons in their most beloved shooter. Or pick up some FIFA Points and GTA Shark Cards to help them get the most out of FIFA 22 and GTA V. In-game credits are the perfect gift for all those dedicated gamers!

 

Even more gaming benefits with PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now

You also can’t go wrong with a PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now gift card. With these subscriptions, your loved ones get access to online gaming, new free games each month, and hundreds of iconic PlayStation games that can be streamed or downloaded on demand. Perfect no matter what game they enjoy!

 

The best PlayStation titles of 2021 with PlayStation Store credit

If you’d rather let your friend or family member pick their gift, a PlayStation Store gift card is the best solution! Pick up a gift card of your preferred value and let your loved ones download their most desired titles right from the PlayStation Store. With titles like FIFA 22, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Battlefield 2042 and Deathloop, there’s more than enough to choose from this year!

PlayStation Store Card £50
£50.00
PlayStation Store Card £100
£100.00
 

Best gift ideas for Xbox gamers

Xbox gamers also have plenty of gaming gifts to look forward to in 2021! We’ll start off by going over some of the best Xbox titles to give this year.

Halo Infinite, Mass Effect Trilogy and other popular releases of 2021

First on our list is Halo Infinite. The newest installment of this iconic first person shooter franchise was released on December 8 and will be an amazing gift for nearly every Xbox gamer out there. Another game you can’t go wrong with is the Mass Effect Legendary Edition. This compilation features the full Mass Effect trilogy with Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3. Perfect for both long-time fans and new players! Third on our list is Capcom’s critically acclaimed Resident Evil Village, which released earlier this year. This newest Resident Evil installment features plenty of scares for any survival horror fan out there. Last but not least on our list, we recommend Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red’s incredible action RPG features an incredible open world atmosphere that remains worth exploring, even one year after its release, and with upcoming new content in 2022, Cyberpunk 2077 is a must-have for any Xbox gamer you’re shopping for!

Resident Evil Village
£54.99
MASS EFFECT™ LEGENDARY EDITION
£59.99
Halo Infinite
£54.99
Cyberpunk 2077
£49.99
 

Online gaming and access to more than 100 games with Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass

Don’t know which game or genre your friend or family member prefers? No problem, an Xbox Live Gold gift card is always a welcome surprise! With Xbox Live Gold, you can give your loved ones access to free monthly games and all online gaming features of Xbox Live. The Xbox Game Pass is another great subscription service to give during the holidays. Get a Game Pass for 3 or 6 months and you’ll wrap up more than 100 games all in one gift card!

Xbox Game Pass 6 months
£47.99
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3 months
£32.99
Xbox Live Gold 12 months
£49.99
 

Let your loved ones pick their own present with Xbox Gift Cards

Still not sure what to get for that Xbox gamer in your family? An Xbox gift card is always a safe bet. Just select your preferred value and let your loved ones pick their own Christmas gift in the Microsoft Store. The perfect option when you desperately need a last-minute present!

Xbox Gift Card £100
£100.00
Xbox Gift Card £50
£50.00
 

Best gifts for Nintendo gamers

Does your loved one own a Nintendo Switch? Then check out these gift ideas for Nintendo gamers!

Mario Party Superstars, Pokémon remakes and other popular Nintendo games to give

First off, we’ve got another list of amazing titles you should consider as a Christmas gift. Let’s start off this list with Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This Nintendo Switch game already gained massive popularity in 2020 and it continues that trend with the newly released Happy Home Paradise DLC. Whether they are new to the game or simply in need of some extra Animal Crossing content, Nintendo gamers will surely appreciate this gift! Are you looking for a present for a Pokémon fan? Then we highly recommend Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Pokémon Shining Pearl! These games are remakes of the original Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games and will be the perfect gift for both long-time and new Pokémon trainers! Other Nintendo Switch games on our gift idea list are: Metroid Dread, Mario Party Superstars and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. These titles are the hottest releases for fans of the Metroid, Mario or Zelda franchises.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise
£20.98
Mario Party Superstars
£49.99
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond
£49.99
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
£49.99
 

The perfect gift for online gamers with Nintendo Switch Online

Does your friend or family member love some online games of Mario Kart or Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Get them a Nintendo Switch Online subscription with our gift cards! Choose between a regular subscription or a family subscription for even more fun on more devices. Nintendo Switch Online is a must-have for any Switch gamer that loves online gaming!

Nintendo Switch Online 12 months
£17.17
Nintendo Switch Online 12 months | Family subscription
£29.52
 

Let your loved ones decide with a Nintendo eShop Card

Can’t choose between Mario Party Superstars and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD? Let your friend or family member choose for themselves with a Nintendo eShop gift card. All you have to do is decide on your preferred value. The eShop card can then be used on anything in the Nintendo eShop, whether it’s a game, in-game credits or additional content. Can’t go wrong here!

Nintendo eShop Card £100
£100.00
Nintendo eShop Card £50
£50.00
 

Best entertainment gifts

Not looking for any gaming gift ideas? Don’t worry, we’ve also got plenty of gift options for other entertainment lovers. For example, treat your favorite music lover to a Spotify Premium upgrade so they can listen to their favorite artists without ad breaks. Binge watchers are also covered with our Netflix gift cards: the perfect present for lovers of films and Netflix shows. Is your friend or family member always looking for the best new apps? Surprise them with some App Store or Google Play Store credits so they can download anything they want! No matter what kind of entertainment you’re looking for, you’ll find the best Christmas gift in our store!

Spotify Premium Gift Card £30
£30.00
Google Play Gift Code £25
£25.00
Netflix Gift Card £25
£25.00
Apple Gift Card £25 — Email Delivery
£25.00
 

More Christmas deals to look forward to in our advent calendar

Hopefully, you’ve now found the perfect gaming or entertainment gift for your loved ones, but don’t go just yet. We’ve got even more good news! Today also marks the start of our advent calendar, which features brand new deals for games, in-game credits and plenty of other entertainment. Each day, a new deal is revealed through the doors of our advent calendar. Keep an eye out on any gift ideas we’ve mentioned in our gift guide, because we have plenty of amazing offers coming up for all big brands! Let the countdown to Christmas begin!


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