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21 Of The Best Gifts To Get Your Kids If They Won't Put Their Nintendo Switch Down

From real-life Mario Kart to colorful controllers and VR headsets, these gifts will take Nintendo Switch gaming to the next level.

1. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, where they'll bring Mario Kart into the real world! In the latest installment of the beloved gaming series, they'll control a real life Mario Kart with their Switch and navigate through different in-game environments like jungles and snowscapes.

2. A Nintendo Labo kit that'll have them combining their Switch with STEM! They'll get creative and design their own accessories for the Switch, including a motorbike, piano, and VR headset. Then, they'll get the chance to play games where their creations take life.

Child playing with the Switch to go "fishing" with their built fishing rod

3. The new Just Dance 2021 so that the whole family can get involved in some Christmas morning fun! The latest Just Dance game can work with up to six players and features choreography to brand new chart-topping songs.

A user plays the game while dancing to a Billie Eilish song

4. A Joy-Con Wheel Controller so they can take driving games to the next level. They'll feel like they're really behind the wheel while racing through courses on games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

A wheel holds Joy-Con controllers

5. A SanDisk memory card that will allow them to make space for more games! After all, Nintendo Switch gamers could always use a little more room on their device for extra digital game downloads.

A hand holds a memory card in front of a Nintendo Switch

6. A pair of colorful Joy-Con controllers that'll either attach to their personal device or double as extra controllers to play with friends. Color options like baby blue, neon yellow and neon pink will personalize their Switch experience.

A Nintendo Switch with neon yellow Joy-Cons

7. A Ring Fit Adventure for the fitness lover in your life. They can get their workout in while using their Nintendo Switch! By controlling in-game movements with the Ring-Con and leg strap, they'll explore a fantasy world where they will defeat enemies using real-life exercises.

A woman uses the Ring Fit in her living room

8. A copy of Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield, because they're some of the most popular games for the Switch! Pokémon fans will be excited about either version of the game, which each feature their own set of unique Pokémon and trainers.

A screenshot from Pokemon where a girl and her

9. They'll get immersed in their Nintendo Switch with a VR Headset.

10. A Nintendo Switch carrying case that will keep their device safe. Not only will this durable, hard-shell case keep their Switch protected while traveling from place to place, but it also includes cases for games and memory cards. It even doubles as a stand for easy gaming anywhere!

11. A 12-month online membership to have them playing against their friends around the world! They can battle it out with a variety of games like Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. They can even invite friends to their in-game island on Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

Multiple people can be seen playing with their switch online

12. Animal Crossing: New Horizons that will allow them to create a world of their own. As one of the most popular games for the Switch, people of all ages will love the laid-back game.

A screenshot from the game of a character sitting on her own island.

13. A high-speed car charger to keep them charged while they're on the go, because, let's face it, our devices always run out of battery at the most inconvenient times. Make sure that never happens with a compact car charger so the gaming never stops.

The charger

14. A Poké Ball Plus that'll thrill Pokémon fans who can now play along with their favorite games. The device takes gaming to the next level by lighting up, vibrating, and playing sounds during Pokémon: Let’s Go or Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee.

A little girl sits on a couch while using the Poké Ball Plus

15. A patterned case to keep the Switch safe for the fashionista in your life. They'll look stylish with this black marble print carrying case and if marble isn't their thing, it comes in a variety of patterns including camo, hearts, or galaxy.

16. A Nintendo Switch Pro Controller that'll make sure they always have enough spare controllers for friends. And if they're not interested in gaming with others, the Pro Controller will elevate solo game-playing with its HD rumble, motion controls, and build in amibo reader features.

A black game controller

17. A wireless gaming headset so they can tune out the world. They'll stay focused on their game with these headphones that come with everything they need for wireless listening. While the Nintendo Switch doesn't allow headphones to connect to it via Bluetooth, it has a portable USB-C dongle that plugs into the device so the headset can connect.

A wireless headset with microphone sits on a table near a game controller

18. A Split Pad Pro that'll make gaming more comfortable. It gives a full-size controller experience for the handheld device thanks to its comfortable, ergonomic design. It features bigger buttons, more accurate analog sticks and programmable back paddles.

Reviewer holding their controller

19. A Pro Controller clip mount to give them a new way to game. If you're already gifting them a Pro Controller, consider adding a clip mount to attach the Switch screen for easy all-in-one gaming.

The Switch screen is connected to a controller

20. An Animal Crossing case that'll keep them protected in style while on-the-go! The slim travel case features different colored patterns on either side.

A turquoise case with a leaf print on it

21. And a Nintendo eShop gift card to give them the gift of choice, in case all else fails! They'll make their choice from over 1,000 new, classic, and indie games.

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