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Gaming Gift Ideas for Kids

Romantic UndeadRomantic Undead Registered User regular
Hi guys!

With the holiday season coming up I thought I'd create this thread to put together gift ideas for our collective nerdspawn. If it's ok with the Mods, I was thinking it could be a help thread not just for me, but for the boards as a whole.

As for my own needs, I'm looking for the best deal and quality for Pokémon and Zelda-related toys.

Our year was marked by a lot of Breath of the Wild and Let's Go Pickachu, so I was thinking that getting some neat gifts to commemorate that would be fun for our little one this Christmas.

So, for Mini-dead, I was hoping to find the best deals for items related to her favorite pokemon from her team on Let's Go who were:

Pikachu (naturally)
Gloom
Snorlax
Articuno
Arcanine
with honorable member Alolan Sandshrew, who she loved, but wasn't really useful as a fighter.

I was thinking of getting one of those big 'ol Snorlax bean bags, but the ones I saw were all prohibitively expensive.


Next would be a cool gift to commemorate Breath of the Wild. Any recommendations for combinations of affordable/high quality toys from that universe would be most welcome.


Finally, I should probably mention Minecraft also, as we have spent no small amount of time in that universe as well.

Note: I am in Canada, so I may not have access to all the same outlets available in the US.

Thanks guys!

3DS FC: 1547-5210-6531

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited October 2019
    I've seen them sell those Snorlax bean bags as just the bag, and you fill it with stuffing you buy separately. I'm sure even that is expensive though.

    For the random Pokemon, you can find a plush of just about every original 151 from the Pokemon Center. I'm not sure if they ship internationally, but you can probably find them on Amazon or similar sites. There's also a wide variety of Pokemon themed clothing, too. Not sure the price range on some of these items, but some can be really fancy.

    Megabloks also makes Pokemon sets, basically alternate Lego blocks where you make the creatures. They come in sets or single pokes.


    Also this site ships to the US so it might not help, but any excuse to post these amazing printed shirts (100 bucks each but soooo coool)
    https://originalstitch.com/pokemon/?utm_source=google.com_organic&utm_medium=organic

    Gloom Plush from Pokemon Center
    https://www.pokemoncenter.com/gloom-sitting-cuties-plush-5-in-701-03750

    Alolan Sandshrew
    https://www.pokemoncenter.com/alolan-sandshrew-poké-plush-(standard)---75-701-02884

    Articuno plush
    https://www.pokemoncenter.com/articuno-sitting-cuties-plush---10-in-701-03719

    Snorlax plush (small)
    https://www.pokemoncenter.com/snorlax-sitting-cuties-plush-5-in-701-03592

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  • mikeatsumikeatsu Snarf Registered User regular
    edited October 2019
    What are the ages? You should also consider the Zelda artwork books and manga and Pokemon encyclopedias. My kids love them. As well as calendars and sticker books of the same. The Switch Lite would also be a hit if you have 2 kids or more sharing a Switch.

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  • Romantic UndeadRomantic Undead Registered User regular
    mikeatsu wrote: »
    What are the ages? You should also consider the Zelda artwork books and manga and Pokemon encyclopedias. My kids love them. As well as calendars and sticker books of the same. The Switch Lite would also be a hit if you have 2 kids or more sharing a Switch.

    Just the one kid, currently 5. Has only just started to read, but the pokemon encyclopedia might be a great motivator!

    As for the Pokemon Center, I checked, they don't ship to Canada, so yeah, unfortunately, no dice for me there :(

    3DS FC: 1547-5210-6531
  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    If they have Stardew Valley the hardcover guide book they released for it is put together well and only $30.

    If they don't have Stardew Valley, well, Stardew Valley :P

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  • Romantic UndeadRomantic Undead Registered User regular
    If they have Stardew Valley the hardcover guide book they released for it is put together well and only $30.

    If they don't have Stardew Valley, well, Stardew Valley :P

    I love Stardew Valley, but I think Mini-dead is a little too young to have the organizational skills needed to run a virtual farm. That day will come, I'm sure :)

    3DS FC: 1547-5210-6531
  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    It also might be worth checking etsy as well for interested items. I started making and listing things there, but there's a bunch of amazing things listed that will ship to or originate in Canada.

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