The holidays are here, and we have a boatload of gamers to buy for this year. Sales for the Nintendo Switch skyrocketed a few years ago thanks to the console’s portability, affordability and variety of game options. You probably have a Switch gamer in your life. The console has some of the best selections thanks to Nintendo’s focus on family-friendly, all-ages-approved titles. Luckily, Geek Girl Authority has this gift guide so you can make it through the hectic holiday shopping season.
Barbie DreamHouse Adventures
I don’t think it would be exaggerating to say that 2023 was the year of Barbie. A pink wave took the world by storm and hasn’t waned much in the holiday season. For your Nintendo Switch gamer, we suggest the new Barbie DreamHouse Adventures. The game is a fun blend of different types of gameplay like base decorating, cooking mini-games and style master dress-up, so there’s something for everyone.
Barbie DreamHouse Adventures is out now for the PC and Nintendo Switch.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder
One of the biggest games for the holiday season is undoubtedly Super Mario Bros. Wonder. It is one of the most creative and inventive additions to the series franchise that everyone should play. Older Mario fans will be delighted to return to the Mushroom Kingdom with a new twist, and the dynamic gameplay will draw in new fans.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder is out for the Nintendo Switch now.
Little Friends: Puppy Island
Need something to keep you warm through the cold winter months? Nothing is better than balmy beach weather and puppy dog kisses. That’s where Little Friends: Puppy Island comes in to help fill the Nintendogs-shaped hole in your life. This pet-life adventure simulator will have you discovering new locations, digging up hidden treasures and working on your holiday base.
Little Friends: Puppy Island is out now on Steam and Nintendo Switch.
Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe
Speaking of a return of a classic, Kirby is making a jump into the holiday fray. This year, we have Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe to enchant gamers of all ages. There are new Copy Abilities (Mecha and Sand), subgames in Merry Magoland, the realm between dimensions in a new epilogue story and more.
Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Deluxe is out for the Nintendo Switch now.
Pikmin 4 is the best Pikmin game I have ever played, and it’s the perfect introduction to the series for new players. There are new Pikmin types, more dynamic worlds and new puzzle types for veteran players, too.
Pikmin 4 is available for the Nintendo Switch now.
We hope our 2023 family-friendly gift guide for Nintendo Switch gamers helps you cut through the holiday madness!
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