Six Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Gamer Child

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The holidays are right around the corner! Kids can often be difficult to buy gifts for, especially if you're not too familiar with what they enjoy most. If your child happens to be a gamer and you don't know much about video games, gift giving can really be a challenge. If you're struggling to know what to get your gamer child this holiday season, here are six fantastic ideas they're sure to love:

Disney Infinity
Is your kid a huge Disney fan? There's a little something for everyone to love in Disney Infinity. You can play as your favorite Disney character, build to your heart's content in a Minecraft-style playground or collect the action figures that come with the game. It's similar to the Skylander franchise, but with a unique twist that only Disney can deliver. Disney Infinity is available on most console platforms.

Nintendo Wii U
If you're looking for the latest and greatest kid-friendly console system, look no further than the Nintendo Wii U. The Wii U gamepad offers plenty of options including a motion sensor, microphone, camera, touchpad controller and more. The deluxe package even comes shipped with two games included: New Super Mario Bros U and New Super Luigi U. Let the fun begin this holiday season!

Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android
Do your kids love Android-based apps and games? The M.O.J.O micro-console takes your favorite games on the small screen and puts them on the big HD screen-- all with a small console. It even comes with its own controller to make their favorite games even more fun. A wide range of apps including everything purchasable on Google Play and NVIDIA TegraZone run on the M.O.J.O.

Skylanders Swap Force
Your kid would probably love a little video game action with their favorite action figure heroes or some action figures for their favorite video game characters. Why not give them both? The Skylanders Swap Force is a kid-friendly video game series with a set of collectable action figures that comes right in the box. Extra figures can also be purchased separately. It's available for the Nintendo Wii.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes
The Lego video games are some of the best and most kid-friendly around. This year's latest Lego hit is Lego Marvel Super Heroes, and families and kids alike are falling in love with the humor and iconic Lego characters that represent their favorite Marvel super heroes. All Lego video games are cooperative games for the whole family to enjoy. Lego Marvel Super Heroes is available on most popular console systems.

Pokemon X/Y

If your child owns a Nintendo 3DS and hasn't picked up the latest games in the hugely-popular Pokemon franchise, the holidays are a great time to give them the gift of "Gotta catch 'em all!" The latest games give your kids plenty of new heroic creatures to train and capture as well as plenty of new adventure to embark upon. Pokemon X/Y is only available for the Nintendo 3DS.

With a little research, you can bring home all the smiles this holiday season with these kid-friendly video games, console systems and gift ideas your kids will love. You never know-- you may find yourself getting in on the action too.