Gift Guide: Level Up With These Perfect Gifts for the Nintendo Nerd in Your Life
Serious gamers fall in love with specific brands, and many Nintendo megafans have been obsessed since day one (in 1983). This childhood craze just keeps drawing in new fans of all ages, thanks in part to brand-new games and cool collector’s items. If you know someone who eats, sleeps and breathes Nintendo, you can easily ignite their excitement with a gift, whether it’s from the universe of Super Mario, Pokémon or Animal Crossing. Here’s to one-upping your friendship!
The Gift of Light: For Super Mario Lovers to Liven Up Their Rooms
In the Super Mario universe, the Piranha Plant is known to hide within pipes and pop out to gobble up whoever comes near it. Fortunately, your Nintendo fan can hang with the sharp-toothed carnivore IRL without anyone getting hurt. This Super Mario Piranha Plant Posable Light is sure to turn heads — more than just its own.
Powerful Amiibos for Some Game-Time Magic
To a non-Nintendo fan, an amiibo looks like a standard toy figurine. However, Nintendo fans know better than anyone how valuable and entertaining these "toy-to-life" characters are. If your buddy owns a New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS XL, Wii U or Nintendo Switch, surprise them with one or two of these familiar faces.
Animal Crossing Clothes That Win Cute Points
If you know someone who spends all day and night playing Animal Crossing, they might as well dress the part. There are a bunch of tops they can strut around in to let everyone know just how much they love playing the game, including the comfy Nook Family Crew Sweatshirt. It’ll be perfect for those chilly days ahead.
A Unique Alarm Clock to Console Them in the Morning
Does your Nintendo nerd loathe getting up in the morning or have an annoying alarm clock? If so, there’s a better way to wake up at sunrise: this stylish Game Boy alarm clock.
Comfy Headphones to Escape to a World of Color
If you’re ready to drop some serious dollars, the Turtle Beach Stealth 600 Wireless Gaming Headset would be the perfect gift to splurge on. It boasts surround sound to enhance your friend’s gaming experience, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they never want to take these off.
A Super Mario Collector's Edition Game That’s Not Just for Looking
An Umbrella That’s Out of This World
It’s raining, it’s pouring, your dear old friend is soaking. Before you get ahead of yourself, remember that you can’t just get any umbrella to protect them from the wet weather; you have to find one that’ll express their obsession and brighten a stormy day. Enter The Legend of Zelda Master Sword Umbrella.
A Pokémon Funko Pop to Catch ‘Em All
It’s undeniable: Pokémon are so cute. Could they even get any more adorable? Actually, yes. Just take a look at these really sweet Funko Pops that are larger than other figurines. Fortunately, there are so many you can choose from in your quest to "catch ‘em all."