If you’re trying to think about what to buy a video games fan who already has all the latest releases, we’ve got some quirky ideas for Christmas gifts we think they would love to find under the tree. You never know, you may even persuade them to leave the screen for a little while…
Pac Man Cookie Cutters £7.99
For those who love all things retro, these would be a perfect stocking filler. The cookie cutters are based on the immensely popular arcade game, which was released in 1980. The pack includes four colourful cutters with one pac man and three ghosts. There’s also a simple cookie recipe on the back of the packaging. We just hope the ghosts don’t eat the pac man.
Plush Sonic £11
If you have a little games fan who won’t leave their on-screen battle, race or puzzle to go to bed, how about buying them a cuddly version of their favourite character? This plush toy is sure to be a big hit. Sonic the Hedgehog is the main protagonist of the Sonic video game series by Sega and has become one the world’s best known game characters.
Moshi Monsters Nail Art £4.99
Kind of like Facebook for the younger generation, with added cuteness, Moshi Monsters has captured the imagination of little ones the world over who get to interact with their favourite monster and try to collect moshlings. If you’re trying to find those little extra gifts for a Moshi fan, any little girl would love to receive this. The pack includes three nail polishes in vibrant colours, a variety of nail art stickers to personalise your designs and a nail file for shaping.
Mario duvet £24.99
If your little one would take their Wii steering wheel to bed if they could, they’ll love their bedroom being decorated with their favourite Mario characters. Featuring Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Princess Peach and Bowser, this duvet is fun, colourful and will make an ideal addition to any child’s bedroom. Anyone who’s a fan of the super hero plumber will be delighted to receive this. It’s only in a single though – sorry big Mario fans.
Adopt your own Donkey Kong from £3
Another retro game, the Donkey Kong series is all about the adventures of a large ape, who pits his wits against Nintendo’s other favourite, Mario. Now, we know you can’t actually adopt Donkey Kong himself but how about adopting a member of the ape family for yourself or a loved one? The World Wildlife Fund allows you to either sponsor a gorilla or an orang-utan. You’ll get a cuddly toy, fact booklet, print, card, updates and an exclusive magazine.
Mario Jog Set £14.99
With the weather turning colder, you just want clothes you can snuggle up in, in front of the fire or the box. This Mario jog set is so comfortable it could even double as pyjamas. Available for ages between five and 10 years, this charcoal outfit features Mario, Luigi and Donkey Kong.