A quick question:
My question recently got a One S for his birthday but doesn't have Live, so I wanted to get him Xbox Live for his birthday present. Looking at the prices in Canada, is it better to buy Gold or buy Game Pass ultimate? It's only a $5 difference if I buy them from the Microsoft website.
Also, can you gift Game Pass Ultimate or is it only possible to buy for one's own account?
Yes, there is an option to gift both GP and Gold.
Are you sure about that pricing? I checked the US store prices and for 3/6/12 month of Gold it's $25/$40/$60 and for GP it's $45/$90/$180. Canada's pricing may be different but when I looked at the prices the options for 2 of the offers were reversed when buying so I it looked like $40 and $45 but it was actually 6 months gold and 1 month GP.
If you are correct about the pricing, I'd go with GP. He/she will have access to a library of games for the length of the sub but will be getting 2 free Xbox 360 games to keep. Also, have him/her redeem the code on last day the GwG games can be claimed before it switches to the new GwG game, so usually on the 15th and last day of the month. I found this gives you a third GwG because you are able to download it earlier than scheduled.