Over the last year we’ve had a lot to deal with, but at least we’ve had Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
I know I wouldn’t have been able to get through my initial quarantine without it. Surprisingly enough, going to a deserted island, making friends with animals and being in debt to a raccoon was just what the doctor ordered. And I’m not the only one. Thousands of players picked up Animal Crossing: New Horizons back in March and many have played almost every day since.
Players are likely to be spending a lot of time in New Horizons this holiday season, especially with a winter event likely to land soon. So with the game as popular as it is right now, you’re bound to know someone who’ll appreciate an Animal Crossing themed gift this holiday. Here’s ours pick of the best.
Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch Stand
This Animal Crossing-themed Nintendo Switch stand is perfect for those gamers that prefer to play on their consoles undocked. It’s also good for those that bring their Nintendo Switch consoles to their friend’s house and want a way to prop it up for games like Mario Kart or Mario Party. Its adorable design makes it a step above the rest for sure.
Everyone is obsessed with Raymond in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. He’s a hipster cat with two different eye colours and when players get him on their island there’s always a full-on freak out. A friend of mine has probably spent over 100 Nook Mile Tickets trying to get him, so maybe they’ll settle instead for this adorable Raymond plushie. He’s not the only one available, either. There’s KK Slider, Celeste, Zucker and more!
Sorry I Have to Water My Flowers T-Shirt
For your favourite introvert, this shirt is the perfect solution to when their friends ask if they want to go out. “Sorry, I can’t. I have to water my flowers.” They won’t water themselves after all. And I’m this close to getting a blue rose, I swear. Maybe another time though. See what I mean? Your friends might be a little insulted that you backed out on plans in favour of your video game flowers, but are those really the friends you want?
New Horizons Tom Nook Shirt
Even though a raging Halloween party this year didn’t happen, that doesn’t mean that you can’t still dress up. And if you want to dress up as the dastardly Tom Nook himself, you can get his shirt! It would be the easiest costume ever. Throw on the shirt, some brown pants, some brown eye makeup and fill your pocket with coins. You’ll be the Tom Nook of everyone’s
Tscope Thumb Grips
Sometimes us lazy gamers, the ones who spend 400 hours playing something like Animal Crossing, also have a hardcore side. I play games like DOOM sometimes. And it hurts my fingers. That’s why these adorable Animal Crossing thumb grips are the perfect gift for an Animal Crossing lover. Plus, they’d go great with the Animal Crossing: New Horizons themed Switch too.
GeekShare Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch Carrying Case
I’ve never added something to my wishlist as quickly as I did this. A beautiful Nintendo Switch carrying case, this would be the perfect gift for your kid, your special someone or even your neighbour. Really, anyone who loves Animal Crossing. This case comes with a spot for every single part of your Switch – your cables, your controllers, and even all of your games. It’s hard to pass up this one.
Everyone likes stickers. And if you know someone who doesn’t like stickers, they’re lying. Everyone has empty surfaces they want to put stickers on so these Animal Crossing stickers are perfect. It comes with 150 of these bad boys to stick on your laptop, your skateboard, your refrigerator, your dog – okay maybe not your dog. And with this many you could split them between multiple friends or family members. It’s a win-win!