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Best gifts for Nintendo lovers in 2023

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Last Updated on December 1, 2023
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Nintendo is a household name these days, especially since the success of the Wii brought pensioners into the world of motion gaming 15 years ago. Some of the world’s biggest intellectual property falls under the Nintendo umbrella in one way or another. Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon are all mainstays on Nintendo consoles, and you’ll normally find Nintendo fans looking for some cool merchandise to go along with their Nintendo obsession.

Rather than suggesting a list of games to buy, we’ve put a bit more thought into the best gifts for Nintendo lovers and come up with a brilliant list of best gifts for Nintendo lovers that isn’t full of T-Shirts and socks. That’s right people, we’re super serious.

Best gifts for Nintendo lovers

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con

If you’re going to buy a Nintendo Switch owner anything, it should be a brand new set of Joy-Con. There are loads of different color combinations lurking around the internet, and newer Joy-Con comes with ‘undisclosed improvements’ that help prevent Joy-Con drift. What we do know is that ‘switching’ out for a pair of new Joy-Con isn’t only cosmetically pleasing, but it opens the door for more multiplayer options.

LEGO – Super Mario Adventures with Mario Starter Course 71360

What if we told you that the best two things in the world combined and made a brand new product? Well, depending on your preferences, the hype is real with LEGO and Nintendos Super Mario Adventures sets. Players begin by building a course (additional courses sold separately) then use the NFC tech inside the Mario LEGO figure to go around the course. Even if you just want to build the LEGO course and display it, this is a really cool gift for Nintendo lovers everywhere.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Nintendo has been quite brave in taking its well-known IP in new directions, something that Nintendo rarely did before the Nintendo Switch came along. MarioKart Live uses Nintendo Switch as a controller and video feed for a remote control Go Kart. Users can make their own Go-Kart tracks at home and drive around them for real. If you’re looking for something a little different for the Nintendo lover in your life, this is a great gift.

Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda

Got a Legend of Zelda fan on your gift list? Great, here’s the perfect choice for them. Game and Watch is where Nintendo’s step into handheld gaming began alongside their Mario vs. Donkey Kong arcade cabinet boom. this little handheld contains Links first three adventures: “The Legend of Zelda”, “Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™”, and “The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening” alongside game and Watch classic ‘Vermin’ staring Link.

Datel – Go-tcha Evolve Wristband Watch for Pokémon GO

Are you sick of your friend, family member, or partner having their head stuck in their smartphone playing Pokemon GO? Why don’t you treat them to a Go-tcha smartwatch? It catches Pokémon and spins Pokéstops automatically, so you can go about your business with updates feeding straight to your smartwatch via Bluetooth. It’s a great time-saver (and gives the user some of their life back too).

Jazwares – Pokemon Deluxe Collector LED Figure 13″ Mewtwo

Pokéfans everywhere love a bit of Mewtwo, especially fans from Generation One. A clone of Mew, Mewtwo can be found hiding in Cerulean Cave in Kanto, or on some weird Island in Pokémon: The First Movie. This statue really captured how awesome Mewtwo is at 1/10th scale. Press the Pokéball at the base to watch the energy surrounding Mewtwo pulsate. This is an excellent collector’s piece for the Pokémon fan in your life.

First 4 Figures – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Link PVC Statue Collector’s Edition

Legend of Zelda fans will adore this Breath of the Wild Link statue. Its base has an LED function, lighting up the Sheika emblems on its base thus completing the look and feel of this amazing statue. It’s a 10-inch figure, which means it’s big enough to take pride and place in someone’s cabinet or shelf. First 4 Figures make some quality stuff, so rest assured this figure is of the highest quality.

First 4 Figures – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Zelda PVC Statue Collector’s Edition

Like the above, this Breath of the Wild Zelda statue comes with an LED activated base and is a super high-quality 10-inch statue. If you fancy splashing out for both Link and Zelda, know you’re buying an amazing and complete set for the Legend of Zelda/Nintendo lover in your life.

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