December has arrived, and with it the release of Halo Infinite for Xbox and PC. The popular franchise is celebrating its 20th anniversary, which means there are a lot of cool new things hitting shelves for it. There's a good chance the Halo fan in your life already owns or plans to own this game, which our own Mark Serrels reviewed recently, so what else could you give them as a gift?
It's the perfect time for fans to show Master Chief, Cortana and other Halo mainstays a bit of love for the holidays. We've gone through a number of products and boiled down our favorites to help you in your quest. Without further ado, here are our top picks for Halo-themed gifts this year.
Great Halo gifts for fans
This Halo locker will help you keep everything you need for your Xbox tidy and in one place. It will hold up to 10 of your favorite games, has a small drawer for cables and has space on the sides and top for controllers and headphones.
Don Master Chief's armor in this awesome jumpsuit. It has muscle built into the torso and arms as well as full 360-degree graphics, replicating the design from the Halo games. It also comes with a wearable helmet, which a lot of reviews praised for its authenticity. Gloves and boot covers are also available for purchase, but are sold separately.
Monopoly is constantly reinventing itself, but for a Halo fan, this collector's edition is a must-have. Halo Monopoly features tokens of Master Chief's helmet, Arbiter's Helmet, Ghost, Warthog and more. The board features locations and legendary assets from the Halo games, and you collect firebases and fortresses, rather than homes and hotels.
This 10-inch PVC statue of Master Chief is decorated with stunning detail. The figure comes with the MA40 assault rifle, grappleshot, energy sword and base. It's a must-have for Halo fans.
This building set is over 25 inches long when completed and comes in at over 550 pieces. The Covenant weapon replica comes with a buildable stand and features twin scythes, curved hilt and transparent blue bricks. Note that this item has limited availability and has sold out in some stores, so if you want this item for the holidays, act fast.
Let your loved one show off their appreciation for the franchise in this snapback hat commemorating 20 years of Halo. It has a raised rubber design on the front and a green patterned cloth on the curved bill's underside.
This limited edition, high-performance portable game drive features Halo's Master Chief and is compatible with Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. It's a fun way to store your game progress.
These crew socks are soft, durable and feature the UNSC logo. They're a fun, subtle nod to the franchise and fit shoe sizes 8 to 12.
Released Dec. 8, this Halo Infinite Collector's Edition is compatible with Xbox Series X and Xbox One and includes a SteelBook case with full game, a set of five patches, a plasma pistol replica bottle opener, an energy sword illuminated collectible, a set of USNC lanyards, an I.D. wallet, an art print and art book. If your fan hasn't already gotten their copy, this is definitely the gift to beat.
Halo merchandise available for preorder
You can preorder these items now, but they are likely not going to ship until 2022. These items will be so appreciated, though, that we're pretty sure fans won't mind the wait.
This Nerf blaster inspired by the Needler from Halo Infinite is up for grabs, and Nerf brought the works for this one. The blaster features a touch sensor, which will light up the flexible needles when you grip the handle, a fully motorized 10 dart drum, as well as 10 Elite foam darts, a display stand and a card to unlock in-game content for Halo Infinite. This is definitely a must-have for Halo fans, but note that this item is taking preorders and won't be shipped until late 2022.
This book takes you from concept to launch with a ton of artwork. Fans of the franchise will appreciate the stunning details not just of the characters, but also weapons, vehicles and locations that are featured in the game.