Damn it, the holidays are almost here! You may have already managed to make out a few Nintendo-related in-game gifts for our loved ones and loved ones this Black Friday holiday season, but if you haven’t noticed any deals or need some advice on what to do for a gamer in your life, we here to help with this guide to gifts for beginners in the style of Nintendo.
We’re here to help you find stocking fillers and video game-themed gift ideas to brighten your heart (and lighten your wallet) this Christmas. Whether you’re shopping for Fortnite obsessed kids or cool old retro gamers, you’ll find something to fit below, from Mario merchandise to retro gaming gadgets.
Apart from Switch hardware and games, you will also find everything related to Nintendo. not games, consoles or accessories – there is something for everyone! And if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, we also have a guide for Handmade Christmas gifts from Nintendo and Christmas gifts handmade by Nintendo and one for Nintendo art reproductions and posters…
There are plenty to choose from, so if you’re wondering what to buy your obsessed Nintendo family and friends for this holiday season, we have a few options below for you to browse through. Happy holiday hunting!
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Gift ideas from Nintendo Gaming
Nintendo Switch Hardware
If you’re after some pretty generous filler, these Switch, Switch OLED and Switch Lite consoles are small enough to squeeze into a big toe. You can’t say that for PS5, can you?
Nintendo Switch Games
If we listed all Switch games that someone might want from Santa, you’ll scroll down the page for the next few hours. Here’s a sextet of the very best, but be sure to check out our Switch Essentials genre lists for more specific recommendations.
Nintendo Switch Controllers & Accessories
A variety of accessories are available for the Switch, from controllers to cases, screen protectors, and replacement docks.
Retro Gadgets & Accessories
Whether you’re embarking on a nostalgic journey with a new mini-console, or hooking up old systems – Nintendo or others – to a modern TV, these gadgets and gadgets will make you tune into pixels, sharp or fuzzy, however you like them.
T-shirts, hoodies, shirts and socks – and they all fold up and fit in a (small) box! Well, maybe not a sweatshirt, but that would ruin our holiday rhyme.
If you are especially into ugly Christmas jumpers, we have a guide for you!
It’s scientifically proven that people who don’t like Lego don’t deserve good things for Christmas, so you can’t go wrong with some Lego Super Mario sets.
A vast array of game books are available, from huge coffee tables to travel guides, art books, biographies, and more. Some people say that books and chocolate are boring gifts, which is clearly insane. They must be buying the wrong books and chocolates!
Some of these beauties were written by Nintendo Life contributors and contributors – you’ve been warned!
Furniture and home accessories
Who wouldn’t want to be without a Mario mug or Animal Crossing pillow. The latter also takes up a lot of stocking space – ideal if you’re shopping on a budget.
Nintendo art reproductions and posters
If you’d like to decorate the walls of your living room / office / bedroom / bathroom with cool posters and game-related prints, look no further than our art guide below:
Handcrafted Nintendo Game Gifts
If you’re looking for a game gift with a more personal touch, check out our guide below:
(Ugly) Party Sweaters / Jumpers
And finally, what would be without a slightly itchy, slightly cramped knit jumper, hmm? Check out our guide to different knitwear for games:
Are you thinking of a great in-game gift that isn’t listed above? Let us know in the comments and we may very well add this and share it with all the other Santa Clauses rushing out in search of gift ideas for gamers as we head out on the holidays.