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Christmas Gift Guide 2021

Still searching for the perfect Christmas gift? (Or maybe you just started?). Well, good news– your procrastination has finally paid off!

Right now during the CDKeys Christmas sale is one of the best times of the entire year to shop… and there’s a lot to choose from.

Need a little help sifting through the deals? Below are the top 5 gift ideas for the gamer in your life this holiday season… even if that gamer happens to be you.

The Gift of Christmas Present – What’s Popular Now

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  1. Hogwarts Legacy
  2. EA Sports FC 24
  3. The Last of Us Part I (PC)
  4. Mortal Kombat 1
  5. Resident Evil 4

When in doubt… go for what’s popular. It’s hard to argue with stellar reviews, booming player count, and accolades from The Game Awards. Here are a few of the best of the best from 2023, which are also likely to be at all-time low prices during our Christmas Sale– happening RIGHT NOW through December 27th.

The Gift of Christmas Future – Coming Soon in 2024

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  1. Tekken 8
  2. Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League
  3. Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
  4. Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth
  5. Skull & Bones

All of those games above will be dropping in just the first TWO months of 2024 (in other words: the next two months).

2024 is shaping up to be one of the biggest years ever for gaming; with Alone in the Dark, Dragon’s Dogma 2, Homeworld 3, and Destiny 2: The Final Shape also slated for release sometime in the new year.

Looking for something specific? You can find all the deals on upcoming titles in our Coming Soon section.

The Gift of Choice – Game Pass

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Xbox Game Pass is the way to go if you want a massive selection of old and new titles to play as much (or as little) as your time allows this holiday season. It’s basically Netflix for video games (on both console and PC). Here’s how it works:

You pay one monthly price to unlock an entire catalog of Xbox and/or PC games (depending on the platform you game on). There are hundreds of different titles to play 24/7, for as long as your membership is active— including new releases (like Forza Horizon 5 and Starfield) on the day they launch!

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There are now more tiers of Xbox Game Pass subscriptions than ever, which is a little confusing, but perfect for picking the plan that’s right for you. For a breakdown of all the different Game Pass membership types, including the new Game Pass “Core”, check out the blog post right here.

The Gift of Human Connection – Online Play

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If you can’t physically gather with friends or family this holiday season, you can always gather in the virtual world… that is, as long as you have online multiplayer enabled.

Many of the most popular games these days require monthly subscriptions to unlock their full potential. These exclusive memberships offer a variety of services, including online multiplayer support, access to exclusive gear, or even special downloadable content!

Plus, more and more new releases support cross-play– the ability to game together online between different platforms! Switch and PC, PS5 and Series X, etc… Find your platform of choice below, and then click through to find the deals.

Xbox Game Pass Core

Immerse yourself in a library of over 100 high-quality games. Enjoy the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, EA Play, and play across devices from the cloud when you join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Nintendo Switch Online

Your membership lets you team up with (or take out) friends online in the most popular Nintendo titles.

PlayStation Plus

Enhance your PlayStation experience with access to online multiplayer, monthly games, exclusive discounts and more.

Gift the Boost They Need

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What to buy the gamer who has everything…? If you can’t find something new for them to play– upgrade their current favourite game instead!

Are they a fan of Fortnite? Give the gift of V-Bucks!

Do they love FC24?  Stock up on discounted FC Points!

There’s also GTA V cash or Read Dead Online gold bars on sale right now too…

Find Top-Ups for Just About Every Game You Can Think of Right Here.


Happy Holidays from the CDKeys team!

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