Gaming Gift Guide: The best gifts for Nintendo fans in 2021

Get the right gift for the Nintendo fan in your life this holiday season.

Kirby Christmas Ornament

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The holiday season is suddenly upon us, and while many of us will not be able to spend it with the ones we love this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t show your love through a special gift or two this season. Here are 10 great gift ideas: two Christmas themed gifts, and eight general gifts that would make a perfect holiday gift for any of the Nintendo fans in your life.

Animal Crossing Building Blocks DIY Miniature

Animal Crossing villagers
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These adorable buildable Animal Crossing villagers are the perfect unique gift for an Animal Crossing fan. There are 30 villagers to choose from, and you can buy each one separately.

Animal Crossing Series 5 Amiibo Card 6-Packs

Amiibo cards Series 5 Animal Crossing
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These sell out quickly, but keep checking back for restocks. Any Animal Crossing fan would love to get their hands on these cards this holiday season, as they just released in early November. The cards are fun to collect and are also interactive with Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Kirby Christmas Ornament

Kirby Christmas Ornament
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Bring Kirby from the screen to a Christmas tree with this adorable fan-made Christmas ornament. The ornament depicts Kirby in a Santa hat, sitting in the snow. The same shop also offers some other Nintendo Christmas ornaments too.

Metroid Save Capsule with LED lighting

Metroid Samus with LED Lighting
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With the fall release of Metroid Dread, there has been a huge influx of love for the one and only Samus Aran. This awesome collector’s display lights up, and looks like it came right out of the game. The LED lighting runs on batteries.

Nintendo eShop Gift Card

Nintendo eShop Gift Cards
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Sometimes the best gift to get someone is the gift the keeps on giving: a gift card! Nintendo eShop gift cards at small values make great smaller gifts or stocking stuffers, and at bigger values can be the main event. Get digital codes online, or physical cards in stores in values from $5 to $99 USD.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
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The newest Pokémon game on the market is the Sinnoh remakes: Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. This is the perfect gift for a Pokémon fan who owns a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite. The game is a remake of the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl games from 2006.

Brilliant Diamond version | Shining Pearl version

Pokémon Ugly Sweater

Pokemon sweater
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This official Pokémon ugly sweater is also a perfect gift for a Pokémon fan. Featuring the iconic Pikachu in a Santa hat, Bulbasaur in a striped hat, Charmander in a winter hat and Squirtle in a set of earmuffs.

Super Mario Figures

Mario figures
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For the Mario and Donkey Kong fans out there, this figure collection is great both for kids who want to use them as toys, or adults who want collectable figures to display. One of our writers owns the top set and highly recommends them.

Super Mario Princess Peach Socks

Peach socks
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Here’s a way to protect some cold feet, in more way than one. These adorable fan-made socks feature Princess Peach in her wedding dress. They’re perfect for a smaller gift or a stocking stuffer.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Ceramic Coffee Mug

Nintendo mug
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Can’t decide on a specific series for your gift? Unsure what your giftee truly wants, but know they love Nintendo? You can’t go wrong with this Super Smash Bros. mug. It features characters from all of Nintendo’s flagship series, and even some of the smaller ones.