With the holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about what sort of awesome stuff you’ll be getting your friends and relatives. Specifically, what will you be getting for the avid Minecraft devote in your life? We’ve got you covered on that end with this handy Minecraft gift guide. There is a ton of Minecraft related merchandise out there but we’ve compiled a list of the must-have items from everyone’s favorite survival/DIY series.
LEGO Minecraft Sets
Minecraft is essentially digital LEGO so Minecraft LEGO sets are a no brainier. I say LEGO “sets” because there are a wide variety to choose from. You can either build sets based on locations in the game or you can buy a set of pieces to build whatever you want. This one is fun for both kids and adults.
Various prices on LEGO’s website.
Light-Up Redstone Ore/Light-Up Diamond Ore
Once you’re done creating magnificent works of art in Minecraft, it might be hard to come back to the boring old real world. The light-up Redstone Ore and Diamond Ores are a nice way of always having a physical piece of Minecraft by your side. You can use these to simply light up your room or buy them in bulk and build some real-world Minecraft creations of your own. It’s your choice, really.
$9.99 for the Light-Up Redstone Ore, $19.99 for the Light-Up Diamond Ore. Both on Think Geek.
Minecraft Deluxe Diamond Pickaxe
Aside from your blocky fists, the pickaxe is your main tool for survival in Minecraft so it makes sense to have one in the real world. Yes, this one is made of foam and you can’t actually pick pieces off of random trees or rocks with it, but it’s still a fun prop to have. Just because this pickaxe is made of foam doesn’t mean it is cheaply made either. It’s a sturdy axe that feels great to hold and to swing around.
$59.87 on Amazon.
Minecraft Light-Up Torch
Another must have item in-game or in the real world is the Minecraft Light-Up Torch. What’s great about this product is that you can actually mount it on your wall or on a table. It may take some craftsmanship on your part, but having several of these mounted throughout your home would certainly make it feel more Minecraft-y. Or you can use it to keep hostiles away too. The choice is yours.
$24.99 on Think Geek.
Minecraft Card Game
When you’re done playing Minecraft the video game, you can go ahead and enjoy Minecraft the card game. Just like the video game, you have to mine resources like wood, stone, iron, and diamond and then use those cards to craft more cards for points. The player who reaches the game point goal is the winner. This isn’t exactly like the video game but it is fun in its own right.
$7.99 on Amazon.
Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection: Updated Edition
If you want to become an expert at Minecraft then the Complete Handbook Collection is essential. This officially licensed book gives players tips and tricks to get the most out of the game. The tips contained in the book come from the creators themselves so you know all of the info will be on point.
$19.62 on Amazon.
Minecraft Hacks: The Unofficial Guide to Tips and Tricks That Other Guides Won’t Teach You
If you feel that the official handbook is lacking, this unofficial guide will give you tips that will help take your Minecraft game to the next level (pardon the pun). Unlike the official guidebook, this one has hacks and cheats. There’s nothing in here that isn’t possible in the game, but there are some interesting tricks that will maximize one’s time with the game and also help them become expert survivalists.
$8.13 on Amazon.
Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie Creator
For the Minecraft lover who is also an amateur director, there is the Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie Creator. By using a free mobile app and the included figures, accessories, and background cards, customers can create their own Minecraft movie masterpiece. Stop-motion films are extremely rare these days so you can do your part and help resurrect this artform by picking this up.
$28.57 on Amazon.
Minecraft Creeper Anatomy Premium Zip-up Hoodie
No Minecraft gift guide would be complete without some sort of apparel. One of the coolest out there is the Minecraft Creeper Anatomy Premium Zip-up Hoodie. The hoodie is 60% Cotton and 40% Polyester. It is officially licensed and created by J!nx so you can expect it to be a quality product. Not only does it have a Creeper’s face on the hood, but it also has a Creeper’s innards on the inside. This is something that you definitely want to wear considering how cold it’s going to get in the coming months.
$44.99 on Amazon.
Creeper Face Mug
After a long Minecraft session, it would be wise to relax by having a drink — in a Minecraft-themed mug of course. Another J!nx creation, this 5” x 5” Creeper mug is made of durable ceramic and can hold eight ounces of your favorite beverage. Its square design makes it look like something straight from Minecraft. Don’t be repulsed by the Creeper head. It won’t bite. At least, we don’t think it will.
$24.00 on Amazon.