There are hundreds of peaceful, relaxing video games with plenty of merchandise to match. There is no shortage of ideas to discover, from plushies to shirts and figurines.
Let’s talk about some gift ideas for your favorite casual and cozy gamer this 2023 holiday season.
Holiday Gift Guide for Cozy Gamers – 2023 Edition
Hundreds of cozy games are out there, from farming and life sims to casual RPGs. Regardless of which you and your loved ones prefer, many gift ideas exist to explore. It’s just a matter of narrowing down what types of gifts to get and what games you want to check out!
Below is a list of holiday gift ideas for your favorite cozy gamer.
What better way to show your love than to get someone a game they enjoy? If you have a friend who loves all things farming, get them a farming sim game! If they prefer relaxing sandbox games, look for games with similar themes!
Below are some resources you can use to explore game options:
- Steam: Cozy, Casual, and Cute tags are good places to start!
- Nintendo eShop
- Epic Games Store
- Microsoft Store
- PlayStation Store
Game Character Plushies
Plushies are a staple of holiday gift ideas, and this year is no exception. Game character and item plushies come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, with many cozy games featuring an assortment of options.
You can find the plushies pictured above at the links below:
- Slime Rancher 2 plushies – $15.00
- Chicory Pizza plush – $32
- Ooblets Shrumbo plush – $29
- Spiritfarer Daffodil plush – $29
- Stardew Valley Junimo plush set – $24
Bring your video gaming adventures to your tabletop! From video game versions of Monopoly to standalone board games, there are plenty of options to pick, including those from popular relaxation games.
You can find the board games pictured above at the links below:
Nintendo Switch Carry Case and Accessories
For all the Nintendo Switch fans out there, this one is for you! Whether you’re looking for gift ideas for an avid Animal Crossing player or someone who plays all kinds of casual games, a cute Switch case will help your loved one show appreciation for a game series and protect their handheld console.
You can find the accessories pictured above at the links below:
Game Clothing – Shirts, Sweaters, and More
Clothes are a classic gift idea that can make or break friendships. While some people may not appreciate getting a pair of socks during the holidays, others love rocking a new favorite shirt, hat, or accessories. Nonetheless, there’s lots of ideas when it comes to clothes!
You can find the clothes pictured above at the links below:
- Frog Detective shirt – $32
- Unpacking shirt – $29.99
- Stardew Valley hat – $28
- Slime Rancher 2 hoodie – $48
Posters and Postcards
Why not decorate the whole house with things you love? While furniture and figurines are also a way to go, posters are a fun way to cover your walls with bright and colorful pictures. If you don’t have a lot of wall space, you can even stick to small postcards and stickers.
You can find the posters and postcards pictured above at the links below:
- Unpacking 3 Miles Home poster – $14.99
- Eastward Big City Bustle poster – $24
- Stardew Valley Fair poster – $24
- My Time at Portia Collectable Postcards – $18
- My Time at Sandrock Collectable Postcards – $15
Good luck with your holiday gift shopping this year!