Nintendo Switch Christmas gift ideas for 2017

Amy Theodore 11 December 2017

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Gift the latest in portable gaming with the Nintendo Switch.

If you know someone who loves to game and wishes they could take their console with them wherever they go, our list of Nintendo Switch Christmas gift ideas might just have something for them. Whether you’re buying for an avid gamer or looking for something the whole family can enjoy, the Nintendo Switch is the perfect gift this Christmas. Get them completely set up with the Nintendo Switch Super Mario Odyssey bundle, which includes the Nintendo Switch console (including two red Joy-Cons) and the Super Mario Odyssey game, or the @Play Nintendo Switch mega travel bag, which includes a travel bag, a tempered glass screen protector, a cartridge case, a set of earbuds and a cleaning cloth.

For those looking to pick up some games, you can’t go wrong with the latest Mario releases, including Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Super Mario Odyssey. For gamers after a little more adventure, check out The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

Check out our full list of Nintendo Switch Christmas gift ideas below.

Nintendo amiibo: Mario, Peach and Bowser (Wedding Outfit)

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Mario is always there to save the day whenever there's trouble in the Mushroom Kingdom. This particular set of amiibo has Mario, Peach and Bowser in their wedding outfits from Super Mario Odyssey. If you're shopping for a Super Mario Odyssey player, these amiibos will unlock each wedding costume in-game and offer power-ups like invincibility, regional coins and extra hearts.

RetailerPlatformPrice
TargetNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$15.00
JB Hi-FiNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$17.00
EB GamesNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$17.95

Nintendo amiibo: Champions figures

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Daruk, a champion from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, brings his mighty fighting skills to your game with this amiibo figure. You can use amiibos across a range of Nintendo titles, with each amiibo allowing you to use the character's unique abilities and unlock various content and special bonuses you wouldn’t otherwise find.

RetailerPlatformPrice
TargetNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$19.00
JB Hi-FiNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$21.00
EB GamesNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$21.95

Nintendo Switch Mario Odyssey starter kit

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If you know a Nintendo Switch owner who is an avid Mario fan, this is the best (reasonably-priced) gift for them. This Nintendo Switch Mario Odyssey Starter Kit gives them the accessories they need to personalise and protect their new portable gaming console. The kit includes a slim soft pouch, game card case, silicone covers and two analog caps.

RetailerPlatformPrice
EB GamesNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$49.95

@Play Nintendo Switch mega travel bag

If you’re looking to keep your Nintendo Switch safe as you travel around, check out this mega travel bag set from @Play. The set includes a travel bag that will fit your full Nintendo Switch console, a tempered glass screen protector, a cartridge case, a set of earbuds and a cleaning cloth.

RetailerPlatformPrice
EB GamesNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$59.95

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

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With the Mushroom Kingdom torn apart by a mysterious vortex, this Nintendo Switch exclusive game follows the story of the unexpected encounter between Mario and the irreverent Rabbids. Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi team up with the Rabbids in a journey through four different worlds to try and restore peace and order to the Kingdom. A game full of secrets, nods to classic Mario games, unpredictable enemies and turn-based combat, Mario + Rabbids will have you discovering the Mushroom Kingdom like never before and all to the tune of Grant Kirkhope's (Banjo-Kazooie) wonderfully jaunty soundtrack.

RetailerPlatformPrice
AmazonNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$69.00
EB GamesNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$77.00
TargetNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$69.00
JB Hi-FiNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$69.00
Big WNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$75.00
The GamesmenNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$89.95

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

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Go on an adventure with Rex and his friend Pyra, a mysterious being known as a Blade who grants him tremendous power, as you go in search for Pyra’s long lost home Elysium, the ultimate paradise for all of humanity. This brand new story in the Xenoblade Chronicles series will have you exploring an endless ocean of clouds through the last remnants of civilization which are found on the backs of colossal beasts called Titans. Each Titan hosts its own diverse regions with distinct cultures, wildlife and hidden secrets. Uncover the history of Alrest and find, bond with and command weaponized life forms known as Blades, while you learn and enhance new abilities.

RetailerPlatformPrice
AmazonNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$59.00
EB GamesNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$89.95
TargetNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$79.00
JB Hi-FiNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$79.00
The GamesmenNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$77.00

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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This award-winning Nintendo exclusive game is unlike any The Legend of Zelda game before it. Travel across fields, through forests and up mountains as you go on an adventure to discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule. Climb up towers and mountain peaks to find new destinations and set your path, work your way through traps and devices to earn special items and other rewards that will help you on your quest, and find shrines scattered throughout the game and solve the various puzzles within.

Breath of the Wild isn't just one of the best Nintendo games of all time, it's almost unanimously agreed that Breath of the Wild is one of the greatest games of all time. It's definitely a worthy gift for the silent hero in your life.

RetailerPlatformPrice
KoganNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$77.97
Catch.com.auNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$79.00
AmazonNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$59.00
The GamesmenNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$78.00
JB Hi-FiNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$79.00
EB GamesNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$89.95

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con neon-green and neon-pink controller set

If you are looking to personalise and bring a serious pop of colour to your Nintendo Switch console, this Joy-Con neon-green and neon-pink controller set has you covered. With easy-to-use motion controls and HD rumble, pick your favourite colour and battle it out with your friend, or combine the two for a traditional style controller for single player use. The pack includes one left neon-green Joy-Con controller, one right neon-pink Joy-Con controller and two grey Joy-Con wrist straps.

RetailerPlatformPrice
AmazonNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$119.95
OzgameshopNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$126.79
EB GamesNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$119.95
The GamesmenNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$119.95
JB Hi-FiNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$119.95

Nintendo Switch neon console + 2 amiibos bundle

The Nintendo Switch makes portable gaming more fun and interactive than ever before. Use one controller or two, vertical or sideways, with motion controls or buttons, or detach both and give one to your friend and battle it out in multiplayer mode. If you want to play at home, just hook your console up to your TV via the HDMI for full HD fun. This bundle also comes with the Wario and Game & Watch amiibos. Bring your toys to life and take your gameplay to another level with amiibos. Supported by numerous Nintendo Switch titles, amiibos can help you unlock exclusive content and other secret bonuses. This bundle includes the Nintendo Switch console (Neon), a Wario amiibo and a Game & Watch amiibo.

RetailerPlatformPrice
EB GamesNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$469.00

Nintendo Switch Super Mario Odyssey console

The Nintendo Switch makes portable gaming more fun and interactive than ever before. Use one controller or two, vertical or sideways, with motion controls or buttons, or detach both and give one to your friend and battle it out in multiplayer mode. If you want to play at home, just hook your console up to your TV via HDMI for full HD fun. This bundle comes with Super Mario Odyssey, which sees Mario go on a globe-trotting 3D adventure full of secrets and surprises, new moves and new abilities. This bundle includes the Nintendo Switch console (including two red Joy-Cons) and a copy Super Mario Odyssey.

RetailerPlatformPrice
Harvey NormanNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$548.00
Big WNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$529.00
TargetNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$539.00
EB GamesNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$549.95
JB Hi-FiNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$549.00
The GamesmenNintendo 3DS, Wii U, Switch$549.95

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