Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Minecraft Fans

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The holiday season is upon us once again, wrapping up a sensational year of gaming. And what a year it’s been for Minecraft fans.

In February it was announced that Minecraft had sold over 121 million copies across all platforms. That makes Minecraft the best-selling PC game of all time and second only to Tetris in all-time sales across all platforms.

So to help you and that special blockhead in your life celebrate a great year in Minecraft, here are some awesome Minecraft-inspired gifts!

Limited-Edition Minecraft Xbox One S Bundle

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price: $499.99

Buy it: Amazon

This is the creme de la creme of Minecraft gifts. It's not a cheap purchase, but it's a beautifully designed 1TB Xbox One S made to resemble a Dirt Block, complete with a Redstone circuitry design on the bottom of the console. 

If you have 500 bucks to spend on that huge Minecraft fan in your life, and they haven't upgraded from a standard Xbox One, this is guaranteed to make you their new favorite person. 

Here's what's included in the bundle:

  • Xbox One S with 1TB hard drive
  • Creeper Gamepad
  • Minecraft digital code
  • Minecraft Redstone Pack bonus content digital code
  • Xbox One S Vertical Stand
  • 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial
  • 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial

Minecraft Pig Xbox One Controller

Rating: 4.9 out of 5

Price: $70.88

Buy it: Amazon

Along with the Creeper controller, which can also be bought separately for around the same price, Microsoft also released this super-cute pink controller based on the pigs in Minecraft

Complete with a little curly tail on the back, this adorable controller is sure to put a smile on the face of any Minecraft fan.

Minecraft Story Mode: Season Two

Rating: 4.3 out of 5

Price: $29.99

Buy it: Amazon

Most Minecraft fans will already be aware of the fantastic Minecraft Story Mode: Season One Telltale game. But what they might not know is that Story Mode: Season Two has just been released.

Continuing the adventures of the bizarre but wonderful cast of characters, Minecraft Story Mode: Season Two should be at the top of every fan's list of games to play.

Gameband for Minecraft

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Price: $29.99

Buy it: Amazon

This nifty wristband isn't just a fashion statement -- it allows you to save your Minecraft Worlds and carry them around with you wherever you go. It's only compatible with the PC version, but it means that you can play your Minecraft Worlds on any PC, even if it doesn't have Minecraft installed.

Whenever you save your Worlds, the Gameband automatically backs up your save to the cloud. So if you lose or break it, all is not lost, as you can get a new one sent out to you fully loaded with all your data.

You can also fully customize the LED display using some clever built-in software. You can set it to just tell the time or display an elaborate animation that you have created. It's totally up to you.

Minecraft Diamond Backpack

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Price: $19.99

Buy it: Amazon

This fully licensed Minecraft Diamond Backpack by JINX is the perfect school backpack for any young Minecraft fan. The subtle yet stylish design is inspired by Diamond Ore from the game, which is a very highly coveted and rare material.

This high-quality backpack features a ton of compartments and pockets to keep your things nice and organized, and most consider it to be very comfortable to wear and sturdy when stuffed full of heavy items.

Minecraft Wall Torch

Rating: 4.2 out of 5

Price: $24.99

Buy it: Amazon

This is an awesome, functional torch inspired by the torches in Minecraft that players heavily rely upon to light up dark areas and keep the monsters away.

This officially licensed torch can hang up on your wall or stand up on a table, just like in Minecraft. Wherever you decide to put it, it's sure to add a touch of style to the space.

You'll also feel safer at night knowing that no monsters will spawn in your bedroom.

Minecraft Exploding Creeper

Rating: 3.7 out of 5

Price: $24.95

Buy it: Amazon

This Exploding Creeper toy is so simple yet so satisfying to use. Just one press of the button on the Creeper's head and it springs up, breaking into pieces. It's super easy to reassemble, making it great to keep on a shelf for a quick smile whenever you walk past or for a younger fan to continuously play with over and over again. 

This is the closest you'll get to a real exploding Creeper without losing everything in your inventory. 

Minecraft Enchanted Bow & Arrow 

Rating: 4.3 out of 5

Price: $27.67

Buy it: Amazon

Take aim with this pixelated bow & arrow based on the Enchanted Bow from Minecraft. This isn't just a cool collectible to display -- the arrow can actually be loaded and fired up to about 20 feet.

You only get one arrow, though, so it might be best if you save it for a tough enemy or an annoying friend.

Minecraft Creeper Mug 

Rating: 3.7 out of 5

Price: $11.50

Buy it: Amazon

Enjoy getting the ultimate revenge against the relentless Creepers -- by drinking a nice, hot drink from one of their heads. This creepy, green ceramic mug is officially licensed and created by JINX.

This is a perfect decorative piece for any Minecraft fan's desk or for use as an actual functioning mug. The creeper face is also printed on the opposite side of the mug, so you can never escape that terrifying gaze.

Minecraft Dirt Block Lunch Bag 

Rating: 4.9 out of 5

Price: $20.28

Buy it: Amazon

This insulated Minecraft lunch bag is styled akin to a Dirt Block from the game and is a great gift for any fan, young or old.

There are two hook-and-loop closure tabs featured on the back side that allow the lunch bag to attach to any backpack configured with Gear Hangars, making it an ideal pairing with the Diamond backback from earlier in the list.

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And that'll do it! Those are some of the best gifts to buy for a Minecraft fan this holiday season. I hope the recipient enjoys whatever you get for them, regardless of whether it came from this list or not. Happy Holidays!

Published Nov. 10th 2017

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