Rally the troops and march against the covenant; it’s time to check out the best Halo gifts for the gamers in your life!
Halo remains one of the most influential and exciting games that the Xbox has ever seen.
Ah, the Master Chief, undoubtedly the most famous character in Microsoft gaming history too. Like Mario, Link, Sonic, and Crash Bandicoot, he is one of gamings most pivotal figures.
And now, there’s a list of 20 things with his face on them for you to buy a Halo fan. What more could they, or you want!
So, check out the best Halo gifts available to buy as presents below, and put a smile on someone’s alien-destroying face.
First up on this list of the best Halo gifts is possibly one of the most helpful items on our list too, the Halo Cable Guy.
No, he’s not going to come round to your house to fix your TV so that you get cable tv. It will, however, hold your controller or phone when you’re not using it.
Put it on your table or gaming desk to add a little extra nerdiness to your setup, and keep those cables away from the floor where someone might trip on them too!
What better way to toast success than with a decanter shaped like ‘ol Master Chief’s head and some Halo themed glasses?
When John-117 kicks back after a hard day of splatting aliens, I like to think that he has a little tipple to take off the edge.
With glasses boasting the UNSC symbol on the front, this set makes for an impressive gift whether the recipient is planning on using it or giving it pride of place on a bar or shelf.
Just make sure the recipient is over 21, alright? Unless you’re planning on keeping sweets in that helmet, it’s an adult-only present.
Unlike the Master Chief Whiskey Decanter, the Halo Needler is definitely a toy that kids can use and get their hands on.
For those people that have never played Halo and are wondering what this weird hedgehog-looking pistol is, the Needler is a gun primarily used by some of the alien races in Halo.
Although the needles fire from the top of the weapon and impale their targets in real life, this is just a little toy that won’t blow up your cat or the kitchen sink.
Still, it’ll hurt if it’s thrown at someone’s head, so supervision is probably advised!
Next up on this list of the best Halo gifts is something that has made my stomach rumble ever since I first set eyes on it: Halo: The Official Cookbook.
I mean, just look at that burger on the left hand side for crying out loud. It’s absolutely massive!
The Master Chief needs to keep that calorie intake high if he’s going to save the galaxy, and with these 70 easy-to-follow recipes, there’s a meal fo every battle… or human gathering and family occasion.
Make snacks, starters, and delicious deserts to feed the whole family. All Halo themed and perfect for the gaming fans around the table.
And, the book has photography thats so good you might actually try to eat the pages!
I don’t care how old you are, having an action figure set of the Halo characters is a must-have for any and every room.
Take a force of UNSC troops into your own imaginary adventures, mixing and matching weapons as you plan your battle.
All the action figures can be moved into specific positions. And, with a Battle Rifle, Assault Rifle, and a Rocket Launcher, I wouldn’t want to be a member of the enemy forces!
This is also an officially licensed product too!
You might not be able to save humanity from your bedroom, but this Halo Light-Up Covenant Energy Sword Desktop Lamp will save your eyes when you’re reading in bed at night.
This 1:3 scale LED lamp replica of the iconic Energy Sword definitely isnt as powerful as the legendary weapon we’ve all sought in the game.
Still, at 14″ tall, it’ll certainly ward off shadows when you’re trying to read the book further down this list.
Any geek den or man cave can power this light thanks to the USB cable. And don’t worry, it lights up quick, but there’s no plasma to worry about burning your limbs on.
Next up on our list of the best Halo gifts is an item that we should all be drinking from on a regular basis. This Halo Master Chief Tankard bears the iconic Master Chief on the front and a gun on the handle.
Just when you thought a tankard couldn’t get any more badass, this bad boy shows up to prove us all wrong!
I know the Master Chief is used to killing alien creatures, but you’ll still need to give this resin mug a wash to clean it. John can’t shoot the germs away.
It looks pretty darn good for a hand-painted mug too. It’s that good I don’t think I’d actually use it. Definitely one to go next to my steins from Cologne on the shelf in the dining room.
I’m a huge fan of monopoly in any guise, and this Halo Collector’s Edition Monopoly set is one of the finest we’ve seen here at the Retro Dodo school for gifted gamers (new office working title).
Instead of the dog, the penguin, the iron, and the battleship, players can chose from the Warthog, the Energy Sword, the Master Chief’s Helmet, and lots of other cool pieces.
Ok, go on; I’ll tell you the other pieces too. We’ve got the 343 Guilty Spark, the Arbiter’s Helmet, and the Ghost.
There, now you can pick which piece you want to play as while you wait for delivery!
Build Firebases and Foretresses as you pick up Commendations and AL cards, buying places from the Halo universe while you play!
I know ‘the Mongoose’ isn’t the world’s greatest name for a an ATV, but this iconic vehicle is one of the most beastly vehicles in the game.
This Mongoose Vehicle with Master Chief Figurine only stands at 4″, but it packs a punch in any games room. With a little rocket launcher, this replica vehicle has been created in the exact likeness of the Master Chief’s killer ride.
It might be an officially licensed toy, but you’ll have to make your own side effects.
Ok, so if you’re thinking that you’re going to buy this Halo Infinite-Master Chief Valley Wall Poster as a present for yourself, then double check your spouse will let you put it up before you click the buy button.
Retro Dodo won’t be held accountable for any divorces; I’m just putting that out there.
This slick poster printed on glossy photo paper is ready to be framed and hung in your favourite room.
I think over the fireplace would look quite nice, though no doubt your partner might say it’ll look better in the fire itself.
This officially licensed poster depicts the famous Master Chief Valley scene. Come on, it’s a work of art!
Are you even a Halo fan if you’re not drinking from a Halo Master Chief CosCup?
Numskull should all be a company that you’re familiar with if you’re a long-time Retro Dodo reader. We’ve covered a lot of their products over the years, and they never fail to make us feel like kids in a candy store.
This is an official 343 Industries product too, so you know you’re getting real Halo merchandise!
Keep your beverage hot while you slay aliens and take to the battleground
Another Numskull product, this slick Halo Master Chief Wall Light can either sit on your desk or be mounted to a wall in your bedroom or games room.
It lights up a space nicely too, kind of like a futuristic shop-front where you can buy Halo weaponry.
Stick batteries in for the no cables look or power by a USB cable if you want to save the planet like the eco-Master Chief you are.
Speaking of works of art, this book on The Art Of Halo is full of them.
Halo Infinite is an extraordinary feat of engineering. The level of skill and the sheer amount of work that has gone into making this game is unprecedented, and the team at 343 Industries have allowed Dark Horse free reign to chat to the artists behind the wonderful worlds.
View the weapons used to win battles, see the heroes in all their glory and the villains in the majesty as they try to lead charges to victory.
This book is jam-packed full of incredible artwork and stories behind the pieces themselves. Check out the beautifully designed cover from Sparth, the superbly-talented director of art behind Halo Infinite.
Long story short – this book needs to be in your house.
Next up on our list of the greatest Halo gifts is one of the ugliest Halo Christmas Jumper designs, which means it’s one of our favourites!
Everyone loves an ugly Crimbo jumper, and Numskull do some amazing ones.
This jumper is 100% knitted too, so it’s a premium quality bit of clothing that will last the test of time.
Combining the Master Chief, snow flakes, stars, and a Christmas tree-green colour, it’s definitely going to be the weirdest (and best) jumper at your Christmas party!
The Halo Pelican Inbound Vehicle Building Set takes the next spot on this list of the best Halo gifts, bringing more imaginative fights to dining room tables across the globe.
This massive building set that forms together to make the UNSC’s pride and joy, The Pelican, has moveable wings, a set of landing gear that actually works, a cockpit you can put figurines in, and lots of other neat little secret bits to discover.
Well, you’re building it, so you’ll find them as you go I would imagine.
Speaking of those figurines you can put into the cockpit, the set comes with the pilot of the Pelican, the Master Chief, and a hunter that to make things interesting in those battles.
Guess how many pieces this is too?
2024! Good luck having the patience to do this after along day at work. Maybe take off a month to have a go!
A helmet that you can wear… that lights up? Yes, it’s the Halo Master Chief Light-Up Child’s Helmet, a full helmet that is the exact likeness of the Masterchief’s headgear.
Just press the button on the chin and turn the lights on and off.
I think many of you will probably just put this helmet on and sit reading in at night. The only problem is you will need to have the same sized head a small child if you want to wear it.
Don’t try to squeeze into it or it might stay on forever.
Actually, that might not be a bad thing!
If you’re searching for practical items in our best Halo gifts list, then this Halo Coaster Set should do the trick nicely!
Place your cup or mug on Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST, and Halo Reach themed coaster in-between sips. They look cool, and they keep the halo on your TV and not imprinted into the wood of your table!
The cool thing about these coasters is that they also have the back of the case on the other side too. Mix and match to keep things fresh and funky!
I know some of you might think that this is a boring gift, but I think if you’re going to get a gamer away from a screen, this Halo Jigsaw Puzzle would be the way to do it.
With 1,314 pieces, this wooden jigsaw can be worked on with mates or family members and then framed if you’re that way inclined.
I mean, If I’m putting over 1,300 pieces of wood together, then I’m gonna frame it to prove I did it.
With tonnes of characters from the game and lots of pieces that look exactly the same, you’re going to have to really work those little grey cells to figure this one out.
Our next entry in this list of the best Halo gifts is this epic little Halo Funko POP! Figurine.
There’s nothing more I need to say about this thing apart from that it’s the only Funko you’ll ever need to buy ever again.
It’s only 3 ¾ inches in size, but with a little Cortana in the Master Chief’s hand, it’s kind of a two-for-the-price-of-one affair!
It also comes with a protective case too to keep it nice and clean and in mint condition for years to come.
If the covenant do come to your house, it might be possible to ward them off with this. I’m not promising anything, but it might work?
If you just can’t leave the house without thinking about Halo, then take this Custom Master Chief Halo Figurine Keyring with you.
It’s tiny, it moves, and it’s a perfect blocky replica of the Master Chief himself.
This is definitely a cheap little stocking filler but one of those gifts that will get used and be appreciated every single day.
All that’s left to do now is to spot other Halo fans whenever they get their keys out!
Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 31 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.