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Best Nintendo Gifts 2020: Nintendo Switch Gift Ideas For The Holidays

From Switch games and accessories to merch from Nintendo's biggest franchises, here are the best gifts for Nintendo fans this holiday season.


This year may mark the beginning of a new console generation for PlayStation and Xbox fans, but the Nintendo Switch is still riding a massive wave of popularity as well, despite the fact that we didn't get a ton of first-party Switch game releases this year. The massive launch of Animal Crossing: New Horizons combined with increased demand for consoles during the pandemic led to a huge shortage of Nintendo Switch systems for months, and while we were starting to see stock stabilize a bit this fall, Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday seem to have depleted stock at some retailers. You should still be able to find the Nintendo Switch available at MSRP somewhere, if you look hard enough, but don't wait too long, as you may face shipping delays. (See our guide to where to buy a Nintendo Switch for more details.) We expect the Switch will be at the top of many people's wish lists this Christmas.

Whether you're shopping for someone who wants their first Switch or someone who's owned one since 2017, there are plenty of Nintendo gift ideas out there that'll make this holiday season truly special. From this year's biggest Switch games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Paper Mario: The Origami King to handy Switch accessories and eye-catching merch, there's no shortage of options out there that would make any Nintendo fan's face light up with joy. So to make your gift shopping a little easier this year, we've rounded up some of the best Nintendo gift ideas for 2020.

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Plus, see our full Nintendo Switch buying guide for more info on the console if needed and our guides to the best Switch controllers, carrying cases, grips, and screen protectors for more Switch gift ideas.

Nintendo Switch games

At this point in the console's life cycle, there are a ton of great Nintendo Switch games out there. Here are some of the best Switch games to gift this holiday season, from this year's mega-hit Animal Crossing: New Horizons to the new physical edition of Untitled Goose Game and the popular fitness game Ring Fit Adventure. See our definitive list of the best Nintendo Switch games for more options!

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