I’m not going to pretend to understand why Minecraft is so damn popular, but it is. When I asked my 5 year old what he wanted for Christmas this year, I promptly got a list of 5 items, every single one involved the word, “Minecraft.” While we do try not to let our kiddos become too obsessive, I also don’t see the harm in letting them have favorite things, so off I set to find some of the best Minecraft gifts for kids.
Plush Minecraft toys:
We got that same 5 year old a plush Enderman for his birthday in October and he sleeps with it every night. He actually calls it “Ender-teddy.” I never would have guessed a little soft doll would be so well-received by a kid trying so hard to be into technology (with mom and dad thwarting him at every step.) You can find pretty much every Minecraft character in plush form for under $10 in most cases making Minecraft plush toys a great addition to any list of the best Minecraft gifts for kids—or Minecraft stocking stuffers even.
If you’re looking for ways to end the game-time-over fight, Minecraft Legos can be a great choice because they allow kids to continue the game off the game. Initially, Lego had only released a few of these sets, but this year they’ve added a few new ones. They can, however, like all Lego products, be a bit spendy. The cheapest—and smallest sets range from $20 to $35 with the more elaborate large set ups ranging more like $90 to $100. Remember to shop around though, this is the season where toy sales abound and extra coupons are frequently found.
Who knows why this Minecraft-predecessor did not strike it big, but if your kids love Minecraft, they may like Terraria as a change of pace. Similar in gameplay and design to Minecraft, this started out as a computer game, but can now be bought for some game consoles as well including Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Playstation 3. If your kids destroy discs the way mine do, you can even download it from the Xbox store.
My kids love to read, so maybe my opinion here is biased, but I think Minecraft books are an awesome addition to a list of the best Minecraft gifts for kids. You can find both handbook-type Minecraft books and Minecraft story books.
Minecraft shirts can be a nice way to give kids clothes for Christmas without feeling like you gave a lame gift. I’ll apologize to Amazon here, I love their Prime shipping and use it like crazy, but in the Minecraft shirt world, Kohls has them beat. They have quite the variety and pretty much constant sales. Right now for example, (Decemeber 2014) they have Minecraft hoodies for $29.99, many t-shirt styles for $12.99, and many more $16 buy one get one half off. With free shipping at $50 and 20% off site wide with code HOLIDAY20 (exp 12/31). You could get 5 shirts for $48 – 52 or as low as $9.60 per shirt. If you have a Kohls charge card, you could use code PRESENTS30 (exp 12/24) and bump that even lower with 30% off to $8.40 per shirt, that’s pretty cheap.
Personalized Minecraft Goodies:
Finally, if you remember my Minecraft coat creation, it’s rather simple to make almost anything a Minecraft gift. For example, you can use Minecraft stickers to make things such as Minecraft cars or remote control trucks. You can use Minecraft patches to make coats, hats, gloves and more. You don’t necessarily have to pay the high prices or limit yourself to what’s available as far as Minecraft goods. Though keep in mind, you cannot sell any of your creations due to copyright laws, so no trying to strike it rich. These little stickers and such used to make customized Minecraft goodies make great stocking stuffers too.