A festive gift guide 2022
Holiday presents and treats for Minecrafters
Growing up, receiving gifts was the one thing I looked forward to most about the holidays – now, shopping for the perfect gift has replaced it. If you’ve also started hunting down the coolest items for your Minecrafter friends and family members, then I’m here to help out. Below you’ll find a list of our most coveted items that any Minecrafter would be happy to receive. Will I also be casually sending it to all my friends and family with specific instructions on which items I want? Well...
If you’re too busy tending to your slime farm or exploring abandoned mineshafts to go to the End in Minecraft, this is your chance to go on an expedition IRL. Kind of. The Treasure X Minecraft Caves & Cliffs - Ender Dragon set will put you in Steve’s shoes and transport you to the End, where you must defeat the Ender Dragon so you can dig in the sand to discover the golden treasure. Grab your netherite sword and diamond pickaxe, because adventure awaits!
The holidays are a time to come together with friends and family. Sometimes, coming together means trying to best each other in a relentless battle! And is there a better way to battle than with a motorized blaster bow? According to science, absolutely not. The Sabrewing includes an eight-dart clip that loads into the bow, so you can launch eight automatic darts in a row before it's time to reload. Unleash a devastating attack – but only on your opponent’s pride.
Why walk when you can run roll? It’s faster and it’s fun. A Lot of fun. And with the Minecraft x Heelys collection, you can also choose between three iconic creeper designs and the adorable axolotl shoes. And when you’re done rolling, you can just go back to walking, no footwear change required!
Nothing brings people together like a board game. Well, unless those people are my family. We could find a way to (playfully) turn against each other even in Heroes of the Village – and it’s a co-op game! Ridiculous. But for people who aren't obnoxiously competitive, this game is a lot of fun. You and up to three players have to rebuild an abandoned village before it's attacked by the illagers! You get to explore exciting biomes, collect important resources, fight against dangerous mobs – and even team up with adorable animal companions! Now that I think about it, it might actually be fun if you DO turn it into a competition: Who can gather the most resources? Who does the cat like the most? Guess we’ll find out at the next family reunion.
I may not be able to create amazing builds, but I sure love to marvel at them! And there's no better way to get a curated selection of beautiful creations than the Master Builds book. Featuring exclusive interviews and stunning renders that will transport you to breathtaking underwater sculptures, impressive space panoramas, grand medieval towns, futuristic cityscapes, and many more gorgeous locations.
What’s better than a llama? A giant llama! And I’m so happy LEGO gets that. The Llama Village comes with six customizable modules, six figures and three mobs – including two llamas, of course. The llama building even opens up to reveal furnished rooms! But you know what the best part is? The giant llama spits. Yes, you read that right. It spits out LEGO bricks that look like saliva to fend off those pesky illagers. Do I need to say more? Absolutely not.
Surviving has never been my strong suit in Minecraft, so when I read the title of this book, I knew that it was made specifically for me and just me. But luckily, you can enjoy it too! This book contains 64 pages of beautiful, never-before-seen art that you can color to your heart’s content until you reach a state of 100% relaxation. Will you color within the lines or disregard them completely? Will you choose the most accurate colors or turn the Overworld into a kaleidoscope of vivid hues? It’s all up to you.
I’ve always hosted holiday parties at my place, but apparently I’ve been doing it all wrong, because the Party Supreme's Palace is the best place to get down. This playset features a lavish castle entrance on one side and party on the other, including a fold-down light-up dance floor and a music player. It even includes a figurine that acts as the host, so all your friends will feel welcome. It's the perfect venue for a party you won’t forget!
Sitting in this chair is the only time you’ll be glad to have a creeper behind you. Just remember: if it’s hissing and you get a sinking feeling, it just means that you’re pressing the seat height adjustment button. Speaking of adjustment, this seat has everything from size options to an adaptable lumbar support system and even a magnetic memory foam head pillow. It might not have been made specifically for you, but it’ll sure feel like it.
I’ve never had the coordination, nor the attitude required to ride a skateboard. However, if you're thinking of hitting the skate park and trying out your skills, you should consider a Sakar Minecraft skateboard. I’ve heard it’s “pretty chill, or whatever”. It’s great if you’re looking to ease into skateboarding, but also suited for more skilled riders. It’s also sturdy enough that you won’t have to worry about damaging it – just focus on nailing that crazy ollie. Or kickflip. Or whatever you skateboard friends do with them.
Decorating the house for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do. If there’s a hook or a ledge or basically any empty surface, it’s getting decorated with the many festive knick-knacks I’ve acquired over the years. This year, it’s the axolotl ornament’s turn to shine. I mean, just look at it. Look. At. It. Just chilling underwater without a care in the world. If that doesn’t say “holiday mood”, I don’t know what does. It’s available internationally in our official shop.
Make-A-Fort Minecraft Explorer Fort Kit – US and CANADA ONLY
Have you ever sat on a cushionless couch? Because I have, and it’s really making me reconsider repurposing the cushions for my nap fort. But now that I’ve discovered the Minecraft Explorer Fort Kit, now I can have my favorite nap spot and a comfy couch. This kit allows you to make your very own dirt house IRL, in true Minecraft survivalist fashion. It’s easy to assemble, and doesn’t require you to sacrifice any daily-use furniture items. But what if I put the couch cushions inside the fort? Hmmm...
If none of the above floats your boat with chest, then head to our official store to check out a selection of 100% certified Minecrafty merch. Some seasonal highlights include our very own ugly sweater, as well as the creeper and Steve ornaments. Or you can grab some classics like the goat plushie, a highly coveted toy that has overcrowded our merch room many a time.
And there you have it! Hopefully, you’ve found something cool to treat your loved ones – including yourself. Sometimes, self-care means just buying a giant llama. Jokes aside, whether you’re adding to cart or saving your funds for something else, make sure to take time to rest and engage with the people you care about, whether you’re sitting at the same table or mining away in a Realm.
- Cristina Anderca