Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, or just because, there’s never a bad time to get a perfect gift—or to give one. In fact, it’s always worth having a list of gift ideas suited to each of your loved ones for those special occasions when you’re the one doing the giving. And if one of your loved ones happens to be into Nintendo, you’ve come to the right place.
In this blog, we’re going over the four best gifts for Nintendo fans, including our favorite gaming mystery box.
Whether the Nintendo fan in your life is more of a good-natured Mario, a silent and swashbuckling hero like Link, or a lover of the fast-paced chaos of Mario Kart live, we’ve got the best gift ideas to bring a smile to their face. So, enough of this introductory cut-scene—let’s get straight into looking at some of the best Nintendo gifts for video game lovers.
#1 Nintendo Games and Systems
You can’t be a gamer without a video game, right? Even if the Nintendo lover in your life already has all the latest games and systems, they may be missing some of the hot, new items that just hit the shelves. And if you can give them the best gift of more games, you’re sure to win over their hearts.
Some of the newest options include:
- Nintendo Switch OLED Model – With a 7-inch OLED screen, 64GB of onboard storage, and a redesigned dock, this most recent model of the popular Switch gaming system is sure to delight any Nintendo lover. The only downside is that these are currently quite hard to find. If you can snag one, you’re sure to be an MVP with your Nintendo switch gamer.
- Nintendo Switch Lite – How about gaming on the go? This easily portable version of the Nintendo Switch features a smaller, lightweight design and extended battery so your Nintendo Switch gamer can keep playing while on the move.
- Metroid Dread – The first Metroid game introduced us to our hero Samus Aran in 1986. This newest release promises a conclusion to the Metroid saga. We may be a little dubious about any true conclusion, but this is still a can’t-miss Nintendo entertainment system game for any Nintendo lover.
#2 Nintendo Collector’s Boxes
Can’t decide on one thing? At CultureFly, we’ve got you covered with our collector’s boxes, perfect for any Nintendo lover. Each box is different, but with exclusive items like decals, beanies, and glassware featuring all your favorite Nintendo famous video game characters, these boxes are the perfect addition to any Nintendo lover’s collection.
Some of our favorite boxes include:
- Mario Kart Box – This Mario Kart collector’s box features items that will remind your racer of some of their greatest triumphs and inspire them to continue their 3-star quests in Mario Kart Live. (Just be sure they don’t get so far ahead that a blue shell appears in their future.)
- Animal Crossing Box – Celebrate all there is to love about island life with Timmy, Tommy, and Tom Nook in our Animal Crossing collector’s Box.
- Super Mario Bowser Collector’s Box – Bowser’s been at it again! This Mario box features retro collectibles that recall Mario’s quest to save Princess Peach and restore order to the Mushroom Kingdom.
- Legend of Zelda Box – Tell your Nintendo fan, you’re our only hope, with a Legend of Zelda Box. It’s the ideal gift for all those heroes who want to commemorate their many adventures in Hyrule.
And for a gift that keeps on giving, look into one of CultureFly’s quarterly subscription boxes. With a subscription, your loved one can look forward to a box full of new Nintendo collectibles every few months.
#3 Nintendo Controllers and Accessories
One of the great things about the Nintendo Switch is how customizable you can get with the controllers. Whether the Nintendo lover in your life is in the market for a replacement or an upgrade, something like The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Edition Joy-Con controller could make a perfect gift for them.
#4 Nintendo Apparel
Sometimes, the best way to show your love and support for something is by wearing it proudly on a t-shirt. At CultureFly, we have shirts that feature:
- The old-school classic SNES
- Super Mario characters
- Animal Crossing icons
- And more
With a variety of colors and designs to choose from, you’re sure to find a tee that will fit any Nintendo lover’s tastes.
Find Even More at CultureFly
When you’re finished shopping for your Nintendo lover, why not shop for yourself? At CultureFly, we have options for pop-culture fans of all types. From games to TV shows, we have some of the best subscription boxes. If gaming isn’t for you, our subscription boxes are tailored to surprise you with one-of-a-kind items every few months.
At the end of the day, we’re fans just like you, and we want to celebrate that fandom. That’s why all the items in our boxes and on our website are created, not curated. We aren’t about simply picking things you might love—we’re about knowing what you do love and creating items to reflect that.
So, Nintendo and pop-culture lovers unite and find the gifts you didn’t even know you were missing at CultureFly.
Sources:IGN. Best Nintendo Gifts: Holiday Gift Guide 2021. https://www.ign.com/articles/best-nintendo-gifts