Not sure what to get the gamers in your life this holiday season? This Nintendo Switch gift guide for gamers will make your holiday shopping so much easier!
Do your kids want video games but you aren’t sure which system to go with? If you aren’t into video games, it can be hard to know what to buy for someone who is.
My husband is a big gamer, and my kids are, too. Because of that, I don’t have to worry about which games to get because he already knows absolutely everything about anything video game-related.
I’m not joking, he has every system from NES (that’s regular Nintendo from the ’80’s) up to PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
If it wasn’t for them being such avid gamers, I wouldn’t know thing one about video game consoles, accessories or games. Ok, except maybe Skyrim. But that’s pretty much it!
While I don’t spend a ton of time playing games myself, I am steeped in video game knowledge between him and my kids, whether I like it or not!
One of the best family systems and a favorite in our house is the Nintendo Switch. This year they’re coming out with a new version, the Nintendo Switch Lite, which would be great for your kids. It comes in fun colors and doesn’t have the detachable controllers so it’s less likely to get broken.
The info about both systems is below, as well as must-have accessories and games to go along with them.
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What is the Nintendo Switch?
The Nintendo Switch is a great family game system and great for people on the go. It’s made with mobility in mind and can be played as a handheld system or docked and played on the TV like other systems.
Since it’s a Nintendo system, you’ll find all the super popular Mario and Luigi games on here, as well as Yoshi, Kirby, Legend of Zelda, and Super Smash Bros.
When you buy a Nintendo Switch system, it comes with:
- Nintendo Switch console
- Nintendo Switch dock
- 1 Joy-Con™ (L) controller, 1 Joy-Con™ (R) controller
- 2 Joy-Con™ wrist strap accessories
- Joy-Con grip accessory
- Nintendo Switch AC adapter
- HDMI cable
If you want to have more than two players at a time, you’ll need to purchase additional controllers (Joy-Con’s or Switch Pro Controllers).
I also highly recommend if you have kids playing the Switch to invest in a protective case of some sort. I’m linking to some of those as well.
Below you’ll find links to the regular Switch and new Switch Lite systems, as well as accessories every Nintendo Switch gamer needs. Scroll a little further and you’ll find a list of popular games for 2019.
Nintendo Switch 2019 Gift Guide for Gamers
Check out the Nintendo Switch console and accessories available on Amazon.
Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy‑ConNintendo Switch Carrying Case – Protective Deluxe Travel Case – Black Ballistic Nylon Exterior – Official Nintendo Licensed ProductamFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2017 (2-Pack)SanDisk 128GB MicroSDXC UHS-I Card for Nintendo Switch – SDSQXAO-128G-GNCZNSpunKo Premium Game Card Case for Nintendo Switch, Aluminum, Portable & Thin Game Card Storage Holder Box with 6 Cartridge SlotsCar Charger for Nintendo Switch – YCCTEAM 5V/4.8A High Speed Play and Charge Two-Port USB Adapter with 6.6ft USB Type C to A Charger Cable CordSwitch pro Controller,Wireless Controller Compatible for Nintendo Switch (Black)Nintendo Switch Pro Controller Case – LTGEM EVA Protective Hard Carrying Case for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (Black)AmazonBasics Charging Dock for Nintendo Switch Pro Controller with USB Cable – 2.6 Feet Cable, BlackNintendo Joy-Con (L/R) – Neon Pink / Neon GreenNintendo Joy-Con (L/R) – Neon Red/Neon BlueNintendo Neon Purple/ Neon Orange Joy-Con (L-R) – SwitchNintendo Blue/ Neon Yellow Joy-Con (L-R) – SwitchNintendo Joy-Con (L/R) – Neon Yellow
Nintendo Switch Lite
The Switch Lite is the newest Nintendo console coming out this fall. It’s similar to the Switch but only is played in handheld mode (instead of TV or tabletop mode).
It’s compatible with all Switch games that have handheld mode (which is most of them, but you can check on the back of the game box to make sure.)
The Switch Lite is smaller, lighter, and has a longer battery life than the Switch. It doesn’t have detachable Joy-Con’s like the regular Switch.
One bonus about the Switch Lite is it comes in fun colors! Turquoise, yellow, and gray are the ones I’ve seen so far, but I’m sure there will be more.
Nintendo Switch Lite – TurquoiseNintendo Switch Lite – GrayNintendo Switch Lite – YellowNintendo Switch Lite Slim Tough Pouch (Blue) By HORI –Nintendo Switch Lite Slim Tough Pouch (Black) By HORI –PLESON Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch Lite 2019Complete Starter Kit for Nintendo Switch Lite with Tempered GlassProtective Case for Nintendo Switch Lite, Hard Cover Case forMoKo Hand Grip Case for Nintendo Switch Lite, Ergonomic ComfortJETech Protective Case for Nintendo Switch Lite 2019, Grip CoverNintendo Switch Lite Dual USB Playstand By HORI – OfficiallySanDisk 256GB MicroSDXC UHS-I Memory Card for Nintendo Switch –
Games for Nintendo Switch & Switch Lite
Super Smash Bros. UltimateMario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo SwitchMinecraft – Nintendo SwitchThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – NintendoNew Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – Nintendo SwitchLegend of Zelda Link’s Awakening – Nintendo SwitchSuper Mario PartyPokemon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!Super Mario Maker 2 – Nintendo SwitchJust Dance 2019 – Nintendo Switch Standard EditionMario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Nintendo Switch Standard EditionThe LEGO Movie 2 Videogame – Nintendo SwitchSpyro Reignited Trilogy – Nintendo Switch Standard EditionLEGO DC Super-Villains – Nintendo SwitchYoshi’s Crafted World – Nintendo SwitchPokemon: Let’s Go, Eevee!Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order – Nintendo SwitchDisney Classic Games: Aladdin and the Lion King – NintendoMario Tennis Aces – Nintendo SwitchThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Nintendo SwitchDonkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – Nintendo SwitchLEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 – Nintendo SwitchLuigi’s Mansion 3 Standard Edition – Nintendo SwitchKirby Star Allies – Nintendo SwitchHello Neighbor: Hide & Seek – Nintendo SwitchSonic Mania Plus – Nintendo SwitchMario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 –Sid Meier’s Civilization VI – Nintendo SwitchLEGO Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles – Nintendo Switch
Amiibo are collectible figures that you can touch to your Nintendo Switch, WiiU, and some 3DS and 2DS systems to unlock new stuff in-game.
These are a perfect gift idea for anyone who loves to collect, and they’re useful too!
Mario amiibo (Super Smash Bros Series)Nintendo Amiibo – Ivysaur – Super Smash Bros. Series –Nintendo Amiibo – Incineroar – Super Smash Bros. Series –Nintendo Amiibo – Squirtle – Super Smash Bros. Series –Nintendo amiibo – King K. Rool – Super Smash Bros.Nintendo Amiibo – Snake – Super Smash Bros. Series –Nintendo Amiibo – Pichu (Super Smash Bros. Series) – SwitchNintendo Amiibo – Young Link (Ssbu) – SwitchNintendo Amiibo – Link: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s AwakeningNintendo amiibo – Piranha Plant – Super Smash Bros. SeriesNintendo Amiibo – Pokemon Trainer – (Super Smash Bros. Series)Amiibo Link (Super Smash Bros. Series)Amiibo Isabelle (Nintendo Switch)Nintendo Amiibo – Ridley – Super Smash Bros. Series –Nintendo Splatoon Series – Octoling Amiibo 3-pack – SwitchNintendo amibo Sheik (Super Smash Brothers series)Nintendo amiibo-Guardian: Breath of the WildNintendo amiibo – Ice Climbers – Super Smash Bros. SeriesNintendo Amiibo – Daisy (Ssbu) – SwitchAmiibo ToonLink (Wind Tact) (The Legend of Zelda Series)Kirby amiibo – Nintendo 3DSNintendo Amiibo – WOLF – Super Smash Bros. Series –Dr. Mario Amiibo – ExclusiveYoshi amiibo (Super Mario Bros Series)Nintendo Mr. Game & Watch Amiibo (Super Smash Bros. Collection)Zero Suit Samus Amiibo (Super Smash Bros Series)Bowser amiibo (Super Mario Bros Series)Green Yarn Yoshi amiibo (Yoshi’s Woolly World Series)Amiibo Zelda (Wind Tact) (The Legend of Zelda Series)Luigi amiibo (Super Mario Bros Series)Toad amiibo (Super Mario Bros Series)Mario amiibo
If you’re not sure what to get your kids this year and they’re asking for video games or video game systems, the Nintendo Switch is a great option for the whole family.
You can bring it on the go so it would be a lifesaver on a long car trip or at the doctor’s office waiting room.
It has built-in parental controls so you can limit the amount of time your kids are on it. You can also limit which games they are allowed to play depending on age.
I hope this gift guide for gamers made your holiday shopping a little less stressful.
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I hope you have a great holiday this year!