9 Best Games with Merchandise for the Holidays

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Are you looking for gift ideas for a loved one or to add little something to your own wishlist? Then we have a great guide for you!

There is nothing better than giving or receiving the perfect gift during the holidays, especially if it is one that someone has really put some thought into and knows you will love. Gamers can be particularly fun to buy for because there is so much merchandise out there aimed at every type of player—from authorized merch to generic gamer-themed gifts.

If you know what games your friend or loved one enjoys, then it can be super easy to buy them something you know they will love! Check out our list below for some gift ideas to inspire you.

Holiday Gifts for Gamers

1. Pokemon

Pokemon has been around for so long that it is no surprise how much game-related merchandise there is. This year, Pokemon fans will be even more excited to receive a gift inspired by their favorite game because Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have recently dropped, and those games are great gifts in their own right.

Other than buying your loved ones actual Pokemon games, you can check out Pokemon Christmas-themed sweatshirts or t-shirts, Christmas ornaments, action figures, original Pokemon cards, and other amazing gifts for any budget. The official online store even has Pokemon Christmas plushies!

Pokemon Christmas sweater and skateboard
Image via Pokemon Center

2. Super Mario/Mario Kart

Games featuring Super Mario, including the ever-popular Mario Kart, are another staple of the gaming world, and any gift inspired by these gaming classics will be a great choice for your favorite gamer.

Many players have been fans for decades, so finding a gift from the world of Mario and Luigi could not be easier. The official Nintendo store offers smaller and more affordable gifts, like playing cards, plushies, and analog sticks, and larger gifts, such as Lego, playable race tracks, and themed Switch controllers.

Super Mario Bowser Plushies
Image via Nintendo

3. Sonic Frontiers

Sonic is another foolproof choice when debating what to gift your loved one who is obsessed with video games. Just like Super Mario or Pokemon, Sonic has been around forever—since the early 1990s, to be specific. Its popularity is not waning any time soon because 2022 gave us another addition to the Sonic universe—Sonic Frontiers, available on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

You shouldn’t have any difficulties finding whatever you think of with Sonic’s face on it. The official merch includes t-shirts, hoodies, socks, bags, hats, plushies, puzzles, mugs, blankets—you name it!

Sonic Frontiers Merchandise Gifts
Image via Sega Shop

4. Call of Duty: Mobile

Call of Duty franchise has a strong and loyal fan community. While the mobile game got released in 2019, this year’s holiday season is all about this first-person shooter again because of the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.

True Call of Duty fans will be ecstatic to receive any official Call of Duty merch, and you have tons of options to choose from—hoodies, socks, t-shirts, hats, beanies, posters, phone cases, various decals, and so much more.

Call of Duty official merchandise
Image via Call of Duty Shop

5. Among Us

This murder mystery mobile game has only grown in popularity since its release in 2018. The official store contains loads and loads of fun gift choices, ranging from Crewmate plushies in all colors, over apparel, tote bags, and pins, to mugs and stickers. No matter what your budget is, you should be able to find a satisfying gift with the famous Among Us artwork on it.

Among Us official merchandise
Image via Innersloth

6. Disney Mirrorverse

Disney is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the holiday season gift-giving. Mobile gamers will be particularly excited about anything Disney-related this year because 2022 got us Disney Mirrorverse.

The game is chockfull of classic Disney characters, and it has the official line of action figures, featuring Baymax, Captain Jack Sparrow, Genie, Baloo, Mickey Mouse, and many more. If you can’t get your hands on one of those, there are many other options with those beloved faces on the official online Disney store. Or you could go even further and plan a trip to one of the Disney amusement parks!

Disney Mirrorverse action figures
Image via McFarlane Toys

7. Animal Crossing

Nintendo’s Animal Crossing has five games in the series, beginning with the original release in 2001. The latest, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, has been particularly popular, partly due to the Covid-19 pandemic forcing many to find comfort in their mobile devices, and it’s still going strong.

The colorful, cute animals and relaxing gameplay lend themselves well to aesthetically pleasing merch, such as Animal-Crossing-themed Star Beads, bags and backpacks, t-shirts, and hoodies—all available on the official online Nintendo store.

Animal Crossing gift ideas
Image via Nintendo

8. Fortnite

Fortnite is available to play on most platforms, including Nintendo Switch. There is everything you could possibly imagine in terms of merchandise, even including Christmas-themed items! The usual hoodies, t-shirts, and school items are available, as well as key chains, stickers, Fortnite-themed board games, and neon lamps.

Fortnite hoodie and action figures
Image via Amazon

9. Genshin Impact

While Genshin Impact keeps teasing its release on Nintendo Switch, nothing is happening yet. Still, this is not causing millions and millions of fans to stop playing this 2020 game. Genshin Impact is particularly popular on mobile devices, and there is a huge range of merch to go along with it.

You can purchase some stocking stuffers, like badges, cards, or keychains, for just a few dollars or go all in with blankets, XL plushies, activewear items, and detailed figurines that cost a bit more!

Genshin Impact Funko Pop and gift box
Image via Amazon

We hope one of these gift suggestions sparks some inspiration this holiday season and that you bring a smile to the face of your favorite gamer!

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