Whether you're gifting to a Trainer, a Pokemon Coordinator, or simply a major Pokefan, you'll want to give them a gift incorporating their love of Pokemon. From cards and games to specialized Etsy gifts, I'll walk you through some of the best gifts for Pokemon fans this Christmas season.
Good Gifts for Pokemon Fans
Pokemon cards are a classic gift for new and long-time fans alike. New sets are always releasing, so there's always something new to collect. I've found the 151 set is very popular currently, having sold out on multiple sites.
Pokemon cards can be found at a variety of places, from the official site to Walmart, Gamestop, and Target. Currently, the 151 cards can be bought at BestBuy, Target, and GameStop. Single packs should sell between $5 and $10, larger packs can go for $25 to $50, and the biggest pack, the Ultra-Premium Collection, is sold between $95 and $120.
Pokemon Card Accessories
While the cards themselves are a great gift, collectors will always need binders and protectors to keep them in.
The Pokemon Center website sells card boxes, sleeves, and playmats in various patterns. Luxray lovers like myself will adore the Limitless Lightning set, but there are Rayquaza, Rapidash, and plenty of Pikachu sets available as well. The sleeves sell for around $8, the deck boxes for $13, and the playmats for $25. Binders sell out quickly on the official website, but Amazon has plenty of unofficial four-pocket binders for around $20.
In all their cuddly glory, these Pokemon Squishmallows are perfect for fans of all ages. I myself have both a Pikachu and a Piplup, the latter of which is one of the fluffiest, cuddliest Squishmallows I own!
Currently, eight Pokemon Squishmallows are available for purchase— Pikachu, Winking Pikachu, Piplup, Gengar, Togepi, Snorlax, and the two newest, Teddiursa and Clefairy! While all but Winking Pikachu are sold out on the Pokemon Center's official website, I've included links within their names to trusted store websites where they are still available for purchase. The prices range from around $15 to $30, depending on the size.
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Pokemon Succulent Planters and Gardening Supplies
These are perfect for all the grass and bug-type trainers in your life.
Coming in Cubone, Marowak, Gengar, Snorlax, and several Bulbasaur variants, these planters by DoolittleDorks are perfect for adding a little touch of Pokémon to any room in a home. They are made of concrete and range from $20 to $65 depending on the size and if you choose to get a succulent sent in with the planter. For an extra charge, the creator can gift wrap them as well.
The Pokemon Center itself also released its Gardening collection earlier this year, providing even more options for gardening-themed Pokemon gifts! From planters to sign and statue garden decorations, you'll be able to find the perfect give for your loved ones. Just don't wait too long, as both the succulent planters and the gardening collection may sell out quickly.
For fans who like to go offline to unwind, these Buffalo Games puzzles are a smash hit! They can be done solo or with friends and family no matter how old you are. The majority of them range from 100 pieces to 2,000 pieces.
Depending on the available deals, these puzzles can range in price from $20 to as low as $5! This 500-piece Eeveelution puzzle has been a smash hit, but there are plenty of other options from regional maps to multipacks if you can't decide which your gift's recipient would like more.
Nintendo Switch Pokemon Games
The Pokemon franchise started out as a set of games, so it's no surprise the games are still a hit among Pokemon fans.
The Pokemon Scarlet and Violet games are available on Amazon for around $55 without the DLC and $100 with it. If you have friends who already own either Scarlet or Violet, you could also gift them the Hidden Treasure of Area Zero Expansion Pass, which is $35 on Amazon. The newer Detective Pikachu Returns can be found on Amazon as well for $50.
Nintendo Switch Pokedex Game Holder
Created by Etsy seller 3DPrintingAus, these Switch game cases come in a variety of colors and cost between $20 and $30 depending on any ongoing sales. They are 3D printed by the seller and can hold up to sixteen games. They are an Australian export, which means shipping will take at least 1-2 weeks and will have to go through customs. A similar US-based product comes from the 3DCraftsAndCuriousShop, running between $24 and $30.
Pokemon Mega Sets
While not specifically from the Lego Brand, there are plenty of Pokemon building block sets made for kids and professional collectors alike.
In particular, the Mega brand has a ton of Pokemon sets to be built. They have smaller affordable kits like these $10 Bulbasaur and $20 Piplup sets. However, they also have a few more intricate sets directly mostly to collectors. They range from this $65 mechanized Butterfree to a $180, 2000-piece mechanical Gyarados, which has gone on sale for as low as $140.
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The Pokemon Keycap Sets by PixelKeys sell for between $60 and $70, coming in Sylveon, Charmander, and Bulbasaur variations. A cheaper alternative would be purchasing some singular keycaps. On Etsy, shops like WoodResinPhoneCases, BreakWooden, and HatchKeys sell adorable Pokemon-themed keycaps. With the sales going on, most of them are priced between $15 and $20 for one keycap!
Pokemon Crocs and Jibbitz
Crocs currently has the Classic Pokemon II available in both children's and adult sizes. They additionally sell six different Pokemon-themed jibbitz to put on the shoe, but more can be found on Etsy.
The Adult version of the shoe sells for $60 on the Crocs site but has been on sale on Amazon for as low as $40. The children's version of the shoe is $50 on the Crocs website and the Toddler version is $33. If you're looking for just Jibbitz, Etsy shops like LittleWoodsWorkshop and AstigCustomWears have cute and affordable Pokemon charms you won't be able to find directly from Crocs.
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