Last minute gaming gift ideas that’ll arrive in time for Christmas

Whether you're shopping for a Switch fan or a mobile gamer, we've got lots of gift recommendations for you.

Someone playing the Zelda Game & Watch version of Ball. It is an ideal Christmas present.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? If not, as Mario says when time starts to run out in Mario vs. Donkey Kong “Hurry, hurry!” because today is Amazon’s cut-off date for Christmas delivery. We know how it is: you start thinking in September “I’m going to get all of my Christmas shopping done super early this year”, and then POW – life happens, and you find yourself gift-wrapping whatever you could get your hands on, be it a pair of barbecue tongs or your unfortunate cat. Well, don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. If you’re struggling to think of the right gifts for the last few Switch and mobile gamers in your life, we’ve got some a number of gift suggestions for you.

Whether you’re shopping for a devout Nintendo fan who’s been playing since the NES, or someone who’s addicted to all the best gacha games and plays exclusively on their mobile, we’ve picked out a variety of gifts to suit your needs. For example, a gaming headset is something that will appeal to practically every gamer, but if you want to get something that’ll please a Nintendo fan, the Zelda Game & Watch is sure to put a big smile on their face. Or perhaps they’re a fan of the cuter side of gaming, and might like some kind of plush? Donkey Kong and Isabelle are both cuddly and iconic.

For extra peace of mind, you might also want to invest in an Amazon Prime membership. This will buy you a little bit more time, because with a Prime membership you can even order presents on Christmas Eve and have them arrive before Christmas. Although, of course, this does depend upon stock availability and your location.

Here are our recommendations for you:

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out our Nintendo gift guide for a bit of further inspiration.