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The Best Gifts For Nintendo Switch Owners This Holiday Season: 2017 Gift Guide

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Switching up your gifts!

The console-handheld hybrid Nintendo Switch is one of 2017's biggest stories in gaming. The system itself was tough to find for a while, but there is no shortage of gifts that'll make a Switch owner happy. In the video above, we talk about our recommendations for gifts this holiday season. All the items we highlighted are also listed below (prices are listed in USD).

You can read through all our gift guides here on GameSpot--regardless of someone's preferred platform, we have you covered for presents that'll bring a smile to their face!

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Official Nintendo Pro Controller -- $70

There's no better gamepad for Switch owners than the official Nintendo Pro Controller. It can be used wirelessly or wired, lasts around 40 hours on a full charge, includes motion controls, and is ergonomically superior to the Joy-Con.

8bitdo SF30 Pro/SN30 Pro Controllers -- $50

Not only do 8bitdo's SF30 Pro and SN30 Pro make neat gifts that will send anyone on a nostalgia trip, they're fully featured gamepads. While these sport the classic look and build, they have two triggers, two bumpers, dual analog sticks that click downward, and the Switch's home and screenshot buttons.

SteelSeries Arctis 3 Bluetooth Headset -- $130

Voice chat has been a tough problem to solve on Nintendo's system, which is what makes the SteelSeries Arctis 3 with Bluetooth a great option for Switch owners. It has the standard 3.5mm connection but can also connect to a second device for voice chat simultaneously through Bluetooth. The Arctis 3 is comfortable, light on the ears, and provides decent sound quality.

Steelseries Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset.
Steelseries Arctis 3 Bluetooth headset.

SanDisk Ultra 128GB UHS-1 microSDXC Card -- $50

If you're the type of person who primarily downloads their games, the 32GB of storage on Switch won't cut it for long. For added storage, the SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSDXC card is an excellent value. And even though it tops out at 80MB/s, that's plenty fast for downloading and playing Switch games.

Hori USB Ethernet Adapter -- $30

Wired connections can improve download and upload speeds greatly and offer a more consistent connection for multiplayer games. The Hori LAN adapter provides Switch with the option. It plugs into one of the dock's USB ports with an ethernet port on the other end of the device.

Official Nintendo Carrying Case -- $20

Anyone who takes their Switch places without a case is running a risk. You can prevent a disaster for a Switch owner by gifting them a proper carrying case, and the official one from Nintendo works well. It's a semi-hard zipper case that straps the console-handheld hybrid into place with room for the Joycons attached. Other cases from RDS, Hori, and PowerA are also great options.

PowerA Anti-Glare Screen Protection Kit -- $10

PowerA's anti-glare screen protector two-pack will do the trick; the protector itself is a semi-hard plastic shield that'll fit the screen just right. It also comes with a cleaning cloth to prep the screen and an applicator wedge to make the process easier and help ensure no air bubbles get stuck underneath.

Anker PowerCore+ 20100 mAh Portable Charger -- $65

The Switch makes long trips much more fun by the nature of its portability, but if there isn't an opportunity to dock it or plug into USB-C charger, you'll eventually run out of juice. Anker's PowerCore+ battery pack helps solve that problem and the 20100 mAh version holds enough juice to charge the Switch multiple times over.

Nintendo Eshop Digital Card -- $10, $20, $35, $50

If you can't really decide on Switch accessories for the holiday season, don't worry, a simple Eshop digital card would be much appreciated. These are used as currency in Nintendo's digital storefront and your giftee can pick out whatever game or add-on they want. The Eshop cards are offered in $10, $20, $35, $50 amounts.

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