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Best Nintendo Switch Gifts – 2023 Holiday Gift Guide


The holiday season can be wonderful! The seasons change, and you watch the trees turn from green to gold. It’s also a wonderful time of the year to go and visit loved ones. This can be a double-edged sword when you’re quite far apart from the people you care about. So no doubt, if you’re a gamer and traveling a lot this holiday season you’re going to have a Switch packed in your luggage.

Its size and general portability make it a lot easier to carry around and hold in cramped plane seats. It’s been one of Nintendo’s most popular consoles it’s ever created and it’s not hard to see why. It has a modest appearance, is light in the hand and has a fantastic range of games that are going to provide endless hours of entertainment.

So for this holiday gaming guide for the Switch, we’re going to be looking at some upgrades to your current setup, and give some killer recommendations that the gamer in your life will love too!

So let’s get to it!

Nintendo Switch – OLED
  • Vivid 7” OLED screen
  • Local co-op, online, and local wireless multiplayer

If you’re looking for the very best that Nintendo has to offer for the Switch I highly recommend the OLED version. You would be surprised just how much of a difference the OLED screen makes. The colours pop and the world feels more alive as a result. If you want the most immersive experience, pick up the OLED version

Nintendo Switch Lite
  • Compact, lightweight handheld system
  • Available in a range of fun colors

Whether you are a little person with slippy hands or simply don’t have the budget for an OLED, don’t worry. The Nintendo Switch Lite is designed for you to be able to play minus some of the big features of the original models. There aren’t any Joy-Con because it’s in one solid plastic body. But if that doesn’t bother you then you can still play all the games that you want for a fraction of the price.

Nintendo Switch HORIPAD Mini
  • Designed with young gamers in mind
  • Comes with home, share and +/ - Buttons

The Joy-Con are not known to be the most comfortable of things to hold for extended periods. Even if you have petite hands, it can still be uncomfortable. But, what happens when the Pro Controllers are too big? You get a mini gamepad of course! These mini gamepads are perfectly sized for small hands.

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Wheel
  • With a Joy-Con (sold separately) inserted into the steering wheel accessory, you can enjoy Nintendo Switch Games such as...
  • This pack contains two Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Wheels

This wheel is perfect for the serious Mario Kart fans amongst us. Having this handy holder makes it easier to make real-life turns. Wins 1st place for us every time!

PDP Afterglow™ Wave Wireless LED Controller
  • Eight RGB zones with four pre-set modes for endless lighting combinations
  • Built-in, 2100mAh rechargeable battery with up to 40 hours of play time on a single charge

If you’re looking for something a little more colourful than the Nintendo Pro Controller, look no further than the PDP Afterglow. It comes in 4 stunning colours which is going to brighten up anyone’s gameplay.

Nintendo Joy-Con Charging Grip
  • Combine the left and right Joy-Con into one larger controller with this handy grip.
  • It also lets you keep playing while you're charging your Joy-Con, so you don't have to miss a minute.

If additional controllers are out of your budget, don’t worry. Take a look at this Joy-Con charging Grip. It’s as easy as sliding the Joy-Con into the grip and you have a controller-like feel. What’s special about this grip is that you don’t have to worry about losing charge as the grip comes with a charging option!

Hori Nintendo Switch Split Pad Pro
  • Full-size Controller experience in handheld mode.Fits in to Nintendo Switch Dock while attachedAssign functions to Left &...
  • Larger grip, Buttons, triggers, analog sticks, and d-pad

Those who are always on the move will know that sometimes the Joy-Con get a bit cramped. Thankfully Hori has a solution with their Switch Split Pad Pro. Think of it like you cut an Xbox Controler in half and stuck it on the Switch. It makes such a big difference. I cannot recommend it highly enough, it is one of my essential accessories.

PowerA Protection Case for Nintendo Switch
  • Sturdy outer shell with rubberized handle and durable dual zipper pulls
  • Molded interior with felt lining plus zippered mesh storage fits either system

Getting yourself a case is essential, and with over 35 different options you’re bound to find something you’ll love!

ivoler 3 Pack Screen Protector Tempered Glass for Nintendo Switch
  • Specifically designed for Nintendo Switch 2017 and Switch New Model HAC-001(-01).Not for the Switch OLED Model 2021 (7inch).
  • Ultra-clear High Definition with 99.9% transparency to allow an optimal, natural viewing experience

Ok ok. Screen protectors are not the most glamorous of gifts. But they are worth getting because the last thing you want is for your Switch to take a tumble and the screen to break.

SanDisk 512GB microSDXC-Card, Licensed for Nintendo Switch
  • Incredible speeds in a microSD card officially licensed for the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite systems
  • Spend less time waiting and more time playing with read speeds up to 100MB/s(1) and write speeds up to 90MB/s(1).

You can never go wrong with getting extra storage for the Nintendo Switch. More Space equals more games. What’s not to love about that?

BRHE Nintendo Switch Accessories 12 in 1
  • 💕【2022 Swtich Sports Accessories Bundle】:The nintendo switch assesories kit include whatever you need : 2 x golf...
  • 💕【Ergonomic Design】:It adopts ergonomic design, it will be more light and comfortable to use, like being in the scene,...

This is for the Switch Sports and Ring Fit Adventure addict in your life. With 12 different accessories from running to sword fighting, there is something for every sport imaginable.

TFY Car Headrest Mount Silicon Holder for Nintendo Switch
  • Suitable only for Nintendo Switch game machine.
  • Silicon holding net protects and will not scratch the edges of your Nintendo Switch.

There is nothing worse than sitting in the back of the car on a long road trip. Make that boredom a thing of the past by mounting your Nintendo Switch to the headrest in front of you!

Dnkeaur Switch Dock for Nintendo Switch
  • 【Upgraded 3 IN 1 Perfect Replacement For Official Nintendo Switch Dock】 A good replacement for your original Nintendo...
  • 【4K/1080P HD Video Output】Equipped with HDMI interface,This Switch TV docking station Support 4K and 1080P video...

Let’s face it. The dock for the Nintendo Switch is chonky. Which isn’t great when you’re travelling. So grabbing one of these portable docks is a no-brainer.

Glitter Protective Case for Nintendo Switch Lite
  • ☘️ COMPATIBILITY -- Specifically designed for Nintendo Switch Lite 2019, which can show off the original beauty of your...
  • ☘️ Precise Match -- All cutouts are available and not blocked by the case. The buttons are easy to access even with the...

This is just because I love anything sparkly, so if your gamer is a magpie like me. They’re going to love it.

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