Struggling to switch on your holiday gifting brain this year? 2021 has been taxing in many ways, but it’s our aim to make finding cool presents and gifts for the Nintendo Switch owner in your life as stress-free as possible. Our Nintendo Switch holiday gift guide for 2021 will help your recipient forget the temptations of next-gen consoles as they kick back with their compact little console and enjoy one or more of the treats below.
Holiday gifts for the Nintendo Switch owner in your life
Who needs a PS5 or Series X when you’ve got the best gaming console in your pocket? The Switch might not be a next-gen console, but it’s still doing things Sony and Microsoft’s machines aren’t even trying to compete with. To that end, there are plenty of brilliant holiday gifts out there for the Nintendo Switch owner in your life. Whether you’re after Nintend-themed treats, Switch accessories, or games, our Nintendo Switch holiday gift guide for 2021 will sort you out
Stickers, plushies, and other decorative delights
Animal Crossing stickers and pins
Unless you prefer to keep your devices pristine, a new console is pretty much a canvas to be personalized. If your gift recipient is totally obsessed with Tom Nook or insatiable when it comes to Isabelle, consider picking them up a collection of Animal Crossing stickers to plaster on their Switch, laptop, or drinking bottle. You can find a sticker set for $10 on Amazon here. If your giftee is after a more metallic touch, you can also grab an Animal Crossing pin set from Amazon here
You can now add a touch of comfort (and cuteness) to any Nintendo-lover’s home thanks to their line of officially licensed Mocchi Mocchi plushies. Animal Crossing understandably takes center stage with adorable Tom Nook, Leaf, and Isabelle options (available on Amazon here), but Zelda fans can also grab a Korok plush here, while DK lovers can secure a squishy barrel here.
Nintendo Switch skins
There are some lovely Nintendo Switch editions out there, but if your gift target is stuck with the basic grey model then you can help! Spice up their dock and Joy-Cons with a Switch skin set like this Animal Crossing Party Animals kit for $19.99. There are plenty of options available too, and also some for other Nintendo series like Zelda.
(Psst! Looking for gifts for an Xbox Series X owner? Click here to see our roundup. Don’t worry, we won’t tell Mario…)
The ultimate accessories
The Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite are great for public transport, but you can’t always get away with blaring out the Pokemon battle theme during a commute. To save your gift recipient some embarrassment, grab them a pair of HyperX Cloud Earbuds so they can enjoy those gaming tunes on the move. Or, you know, when they don't want to disturb any housemates during those late-night gaming sessions! Find them on Amazon, here.
Nintendo Switch carry case
The holidays may largely involve sitting still and stuffing your face, but there’s a good chance your giftee will be moving to and fro in the future. Save them from wrapping their precious console up in an old t-shirt by gifting a stylish carry case. Nintendo has some gorgeous official designs like this Animal Crossing print, but you can also find excellent third-party options like this Mario case by Hori as well.
HyperX Chargeplay Quad
If you’ve ever hustled over to your gift target’s home for a game of Mario Kart only to find your engines stalled thanks to dead Joy-Con batteries, this is the gift you’re after. HyperX’s Chargeplay Quad will ensure those hungry little controllers are always topped up and within arm’s reach when it’s time to hit the racetrack. Grab one from Amazon, here.
Amiibo or Amiibo cards
There may be fewer games kicking about these days which actually make use of Amiibos but fortunately they also serve as kickass models. Nintendo’s full range is staggering and if you want to grab them from Amazon then you’ll need to check each model as pricings vary drastically. The new Metroid Dread amiibos can be snagged for $30. Someone like Breath of the Wild’s Urbosa is available for $35, while Isabelle will only set you back $12.
Alternatively, any Animal Crossing: New Horizons fan would be eager to receive a pack or two of Amiibo Cards. Thanks to the game's 2.0 update these randomized packs allow the owner to invite the included villagers to their cafe or even to the Happy Home Paradise DLC. Grab one on Amazon, here.
Games they might have missed
The PS5 and Xbox Series X may be hogging the headlines but the Nintendo Switch has had plenty of smashing releases over the last year or so as well. If you want to share gaming joy, here are a few titles you might want to consider as a holiday 2021 gift:
- Pokémon safari tours with a camera in hand - New Pokémon Snap
- Chilled-out or high-tempo golf, the choice is theirs - Mario Golf: Super Rush
- Co-op beat-’em-up action - Streets of Rage 4
- For the older RPG gamer - Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
- Samus takes on a deadly new alien planet - Metroid Dread
- Co-operative kitchen chaos - Overcooked 1+2 Special Edition
- Tabletop classics on the go - 51 Worldwide Classics
- Two platforming greats in one package - Ori: The Collection
(Trying to surprise a recent PS5 purchaser? We’ve got you next-gen covered there as well with a gift guide - just click here!)
Mario Kart Live Home Circuit
If you’re buying for a special someone and don’t mind splashing out, Mario Kart Live Home Circuit is a very cool (if extremely expensive) holiday gift for any Nintendo Switch owner. If you’ve got the room for it, this remote control car will let you forge a race course in your living room. Once it’s all set up, you can duke it out against the Koopalings as you compete in an AR race through the Nintendo Switch screen. The concept works brilliantly, but you will need to cough up around $90 for a copy on Amazon. If you do pick this as your gift, be sure to send your giftee our collection of creative tips to enhance their race tracks!
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