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Discover the 25 Best Pokemon Christmas Gifts for 2023

by The Hobby Bin Staff 20 Oct 2023 0 Comments
Discover the 25 Best Pokemon Christmas Gifts for 2023

Christmas is just around the corner, and for all the Pokémon enthusiasts out there, it's the perfect time to dive into the world of the best Pokémon-themed gifts for 2023. If you're on the hunt for the best presents to surprise your loved ones or to treat yourself this holiday season, we've got you covered. From the cherished Pokémon cards to innovative and imaginative gift ideas, this guide is your gateway to a magical Christmas with the best Pokémon-themed gift ideas of 2023. Explore a world of possibilities as we provide you with the best and most diverse range of gift ideas that will make this Christmas a Pokémon-themed delight.

Pokemon Cards and Gifts for the Pokemon Trading Card Game

  • Pokemon 151 Ultra Premium Collection Box

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    Details: First to make our list of best Christmas gifts for Pokemon fans is the Scarlet & Violet Pokemon 151 Ultra-Premium Collection. This is the hottest Pokemon set of 2023, featuring all original 151 Pokemon from the Kanto region in a variety of holo, full art, special illustration rare, and secret rare forms. This is a great nostalgic gift for any fan of the Pokemon franchise who was around for the first generation.

    Inside the Scarlet & Violet Pokemon 151 Ultra-Premium collection you will find 16 booster packs, a Mew ex foil promo, a Mew ex etched metal card, a full art promo card featuring Mewtwo, as well as various components and accessories for the Pokemon TCG. MSRP for the Pokemon 151 Ultra-Premium Collection is about $119, so be on the lookout for a solid deal this Christmas!

  • Pokemon Paradox Rift Elite Trainer Box

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    Details: If you are looking for the newest set of Pokemon cards in the Scarlet & Violet era, be sure to check out the Paradox Rift Elite Trainer box. This set is launching on November 3, 2023, and is sure to be a big hit this Christmas, since most kids and collectors will not have had a chance to add cards from this new set to their collection.

    Inside you can find 9 booster packs for Paradox Rift, as well as 65 card sleeves, a full art card featuring one of two Pokemon (Scream Tail or Iron Bundle), and the usual accessories for playing the Pokemon Trading Card Game. The Elite Trainer Box for Paradox Rift retails for around $49.

  • Pokemon 3-Pack Blister & Promo

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    Details: 3 pack blisters are always a great way to go when considering the best Pokemon card options for Christmas, because they typically include a bonus promo card and metal pin or coin. This particular 3-pack blister shown here is for a set called Crown Zenith, which many Pokemon fans consider to be one of the best sets of the Sword & Shield era.

    You can find 3 pack blisters for a wide variety of Pokemon card modern sets, so if there is one set in particular that interests you or someone you are buying for, be sure to check and see if there is a 3-pack blister available for that set. The MSRP for 3-pack blisters is typically around $15, but supply and demand may cause prices on the market to fluctuate.

  • Pikachu in a Felt Hat Van Gogh Promo

    Pikachu in a Felt Hat Van Gogh Promo View on Amazon View on eBay

    Details: We can't help but include the Van Gogh-inspired Pikachu in a Felt Hat promo on this list, though we will stress caution when searching for a card on the secondary market. This promo was given out a couple of different ways, but most notably to anyone who purchased $30 worth of Pokemon card products on the Pokemon Center website on October 17th, 2023. After about an hour, the promo was sold out, and the price of the promo hit $100 raw on eBay.

    The price for this promo is expected to be quite volatile, as speculators and collectors continue to purchase this card on the secondary market, and as the promos from the promotion are distributed. While this would definitely make an awesome Christmas gift for any Pokemon collector and is worth taking a look at, we can't make any recommendations as to the MSRP. 

  • Pokemon Charizard Ultra Premium Collection Box

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    Details: We recently wrote a review of the Charizard Ultra Premium Collection, which definitely deserves a spot on this list of top Pokemon gifts for Christmas. With the Sword & Shield era having ended in 2022, this Charizard Ultra-Premium Collection is somewhat of a send-off for Sword & Shield, before Scarlet & Violet started in 2023.

    The Charizard Ultra-Premium Collection comes with 16 (sometimes 17) booster packs from some of the best sets of the entire Sword & Shield era, such as Evolving Skies, Brilliant Stars, Lost Origin, Astral Radiance, and Fusion Strike. It also includes 3 Full Art Charizard promos, a playmat, card sleeves, and TCG accessories. This UPC has an MSRP for $119, but historically has been priced under MSRP due to a very large print run.

Pokemon Toys and Gifts for All Ages

  • MEGA Pokemon Action Figure Pokemon Center Set

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    Details: There are a number of MEGA Pokemon building playsets, including some really awesome ones for adults. The Pokemon Center set shown here contains 648 pieces which is a bit on the advanced side, with an age recommendation of 7-years or older. It features poseable characters, including Pikachu, Chansey, Eevee, and Togepi, and comes with MEGA's innovative motion brick for built-in movement.

    The set can also be opened to reveal the inside of the Pokemon Center, making a better playing experience. What makes MEGA Adventure Builder sets so cool, is they are able to be connected to each other to create a larger Pokemon world, and are compatible with other name brand building bricks (come on now - we all know who we are referring to here...) The current market rate has this product priced at around $60.

  • Pokemon Battle Figure 8-Pack

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    Details: If you are looking for something a bit simpler then we recommend the Battle Ready 8 Figure set. These 2-3 inch figures are highly detailed, and feature articulation for posing. We do want to highlight that the Amazon listing currently shows that the box includes Haunter, but reviews suggest that customers are currently receiving the version with Loudred.

    There are a number of other Battle Figure sets you can take a look at, as well as Evolution-line figure sets for some of the most popular Pokemon in the franchise. These are great Pokemon gifts to encourage imaginative play, and can also be good for adding figures to a small Pokemon display on a shelf or desk. The 8-pack retails around $35, though you can find both cheaper and more expensive options based on the number of figures included.

  • Pokemon Pikachu Electronic Piggy Bank

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    Details: Undoubtedly the most adorable and hilarious item on this list, the Itazura Pikachu Piggy Bank is a great Pokemon gift for young kids. When you place a coin in the designated spot on the top of the box, Pikachu comes out and pulls the coin inside the box. This is a great gift to teach kids about saving money, and is sure to give your kid a good laugh, too.

    Notably, this isn't meant to be a robust Piggy Bank with a lot of storage. It is relatively small and lightweight, but its charm lies in its interactive and entertaining design. The Itazura Pikachu Piggy Bank adds an element of fun to the concept of saving money, and makes a great collection piece, even when your kid gets older. This product retails around the $30 mark.

  • Pokemon Pikachu LED Night Light

    Another great idea for the best Pokemon gifts for Christmas 2023 is the Pikachu LED Night Light.This Pikachu Night Light offers 7 different colors to choose from, and gets power via USB or batteries. If you require an adapter to connect with USB, you'll need to pick one up separately, since it is not included in the package.

    The Pikachu LED Night Light is great for kids who like having a bit of color and light in their room at night, or would like a familiar comfort while going to sleep. With its friendly Pikachu design and versatile color options, it's the perfect gift to brighten up your kids Christmas in 2023. The Pikachu LED Night Light retails for around $15.

  • Pokemon Squishmallow Plush

    Details: Pokemon Squishmallows have been a big hit in 2023, and even proved to be difficult to obtain earlier in the year due to their high demand and collectability. These super-soft plushies feature some of the most popular Pokemon, including Pikachu, Snorlax, Gengar, and Togepi. Squishmallows come in a few different styles and sizes, including 10, 14, and 20 inch, so be mindful of the differences when you are comparing options.

    Squishmallows are made with super high quality materials to create an ultra soft huggable product (as the name suggests). They are carefully crafted to minimize visible stitching or seams, and are an officially licensed Pokemon product. There are copycats on the market, so be sure you are buying the official Squishmallows brand! These retail anywhere from $20 to $50 depending on the size and style.

Pokemon Video Games and Gifts for Gamers

  • New Pokemon Snap for the Nintendo Switch

    As fans of the original Nintendo 64 Pokemon Snap, we can say that the New Pokemon Snap on the Nintendo Switch manages to capture a lot of the charm that made the original so great. As a fairly simple rail-shooter game, the objective of Pokemon Snap is to take pictures of Pokemon on various levels, then have them evaluated and scored by your Professor. Gamers can replay each course to try to beat their previous scores, unlocking new content along the way.

    This game appeals to a wide range of ages, as gamers young and old can enjoy the simple but rewarding gameplay, as well as the beautiful, immersive level designs and great orchestrated soundtrack. New Pokemon Snap on the Nintendo Switch retails in the $50-$60 range and is definitely worth a try for anyone who enjoyed the original 64 version.

  • Pokemon Scarlet / Violet for the Nintendo Switch

    Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is the next generation of Pokemon games after Sword & Shield, and another open-world adventure game where you can battle, catch, and collect Pokemon, as well as pursue in-game quests and challenges. Featuring brand new starters Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly, the Legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon, and dozens of other new Pokemon, the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet world is an open, welcoming space, allowing a free-form adventure where your journey isn't bound by the story's order.

    With multiplayer for up to four players, including trading and battling, you can traverse the region's diverse locations, creating unique adventures with friends and family. In terms of pricing, you can expect to pay between $50 and $60 per game (Scarlet OR Violet), or $100-$120 for the double pack bundle version of Scarlet & Violet.

  • Detective Pikachu Returns for the Nintendo Switch

    For fans of the original Detective Pikachu, This is the next game in the series. We recommend Detective Pikachu Returns if you are looking for a gift for someone who enjoyed the original game, as Detective Pikachu games do not play in a similar style to the regular Pokemon format. Pokemon fans unfamiliar with Detective Pikachu may find the gameplay to be too slow or hand-holding.

    Still, for fans of mystery games and slow and relaxing puzzle solving, this is a great way to pass the time over the Holidays. Grab a cup of coffee, get a warm blanket and your favorite Pokemon Squishmallow, and get ready to embark on a heartwarming adventure that's perfect for a cozy holiday season. Currently, Detective Pikachu Returns is retailing around $50.

  • Pokemon Alpha Sapphire for the Nintendo 3DS

    If you're searching for a wonderful Christmas gift for old-school Pokémon enthusiasts, consider Alpha Sapphire on the 3DS. It brings you back to the Hoenn region, offering a delightful nostalgic experience. With a reorchestrated soundtrack and improved graphics, this gen-3 remake is a perfect stroll down memory lane.

    In Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, players embark on a thrilling journey through the Hoenn region, a land teeming with both familiar and new Pokémon species. As they seek to thwart the ambitions of the nefarious Team Aqua, they'll encounter legendary Pokémon, explore the depths of the ocean, and engage in intense battles. With revamped graphics and engaging gameplay, this installment offers both nostalgia for long-time fans and a captivating adventure for newcomers to the Pokémon series. Alpha Sapphire on the 3DS currently retails for around $50.

  • Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon for the Nintendo 3DS

    In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, players assume the form of one of 20 Pokémon and are accompanied by a chosen partner. The allure of this game lies in the ever-changing, randomly generated mystery dungeons that promise hours of replayability. Each time you enter one of these enigmatic labyrinths, it transforms, ensuring you never play the same dungeon twice. 

    As you interact with all 720 known Pokémon, including Legendary and Mythical ones, you'll unravel the enigma behind Pokémon mysteriously turning to stone. Forge bonds with your partner and explore the dynamic dungeons to save the Pokémon world. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon on the Nintendo 3DS currently retails around the $50 mark.

Pokemon Clothes and Accessories Gifts for Pokemon fans

  • Pokemon Kids Oversized Blanket Pikachu Hoodie

    The Kids Pokemon Pikachu Oversized Blanket Hoodie is the ultimate snuggle companion for kids and teens. Whether it's for gaming or staying cozy on the move, this oversized blanket hoodie has you covered with long sleeves, a hood, and a convenient pocket for essentials. Crafted from premium, double-lined sherpa fleece, it ensures warmth during the winter. 

    Designed to fit most children and teens with a length of 79.5cm and a 1/2 chest measurement of 67cm. Choose from Pikachu all-over print in yellow or a large Pokeball design in red. Official Pokémon merchandise for quality. Note: Not for sleepwear. The Pikachu Oversized Blanket Hoodie currently retails for around $50.

  • Pokemon Boys' 6-Piece Snug-fit Cotton Pajamas Set

    Get your little Pokémon fan ready for bedtime with these officially licensed Pokemon pajamas for boys. These all-season Pikachu pajamas feature beloved characters and come in sizes 4-12. The comfortable design includes tapered and cuffed footless pants or shorts for easy wear and play.

    Crafted from durable 100% cotton with expert stitching, these pajamas are made for endless adventures, whether your kid is sleeping or playing! This 6-piece pajama set currently retails for around $25.

  • Pokemon French Terry Zip Up Varsity Bomber Jacket

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    Details: This is an officially licensed Pokémon long-sleeve letterman jacket made of 100% polyester French Terry material. It's designed for little boys and offers comfort and style. The jacket features ribbed sleeve cuffs and a zip-up front for easy dressing, as well as functional pockets and a ribbed waist for a better fit.

    It's a warm and cozy bomber jacket suitable for cold weather, with playful character designs that kids will love. This versatile jacket serves as a classic training jacket and windbreaker, making it perfect for outdoor play and athletic sports. It's a durable outfit essential that also makes for a great gift for birthdays or the holidays, as well as back-to-school attire. This Pokemon Bomber jacket currently retails for around $45.

  • Pokemon Pikachu Zip Up Winter Coat Puffer Jacket

    This officially licensed Pokémon hooded puffer jacket for little boys is both cute and stylish. Designed to keep kids warm during winter and ready for adventures in any weather, it features a fun and fashionable design with a zip-up front for easy dressing, a comfortable hood lining, and awesome sublimation print design.

    The jacket is warm and comfy, making it easy for children to put on, and it's water-resistant for added durability during the winter months. With cute and playful character designs, this youth outerwear is perfect for everyday wear, outdoor play, and cold weather. It makes an ideal gift for birthdays or the holiday season, ensuring your child stays cozy and fashionable. This Pokemon puffer jacket currently retails for around $55.

  • Pokemon The Original Starters Allover Print Snapback Hat

    The Pokemon The Original Starters Allover Print Snapback Cap Hat, in blue, is a must-have accessory for Pokemon enthusiasts. Officially licensed, it features a snapback closure at the back, allowing for easy and comfortable adjustments to fit most head sizes. This cap showcases a stunning allover print design that exclusively features Generation 1 (gen 1) Pokemon, which adds a nostalgic and timeless touch to your style.

    It's recommended for ages 14 and up, making it suitable for both teenagers and adults who have a special affinity for the original Pokemon starters like Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle. Whether you're a lifelong Pokemon fan or looking for a unique accessory to express your love for the franchise, this cap is the perfect choice to add some Pokemon charm to your outfit. Current retail price is about $30.

Pokemon Crafts and Gifts for Creative Pokemon Enthusiasts

  • Innovative Designs Pokemon Kids Coloring Art and Sticker Set

    The Pokemon Art Gift Set is a fantastic kids' art activity package, comprising 30 pieces of Pokemon-themed coloring art and school supplies. It contains 4 markers, 5 crayons, a soft pencil pouch case, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, a 10-page sketchpad, and 2 sticker sheets, including 123 Pikachu and fan-favorite character stickers. The set also includes a Pokemon pencil case with a zipper and punch holes for easy organization and portability.

    A budget-friendly choice for Pokemon enthusiasts who love coloring and drawing at home, school, or on the go. Ideal for Christmas and birthdays, or any occasion to thrill kids aged 3 and up who adore Pokemon. Currently priced at $9.99, this is a great value-add for your kids Christmas morning.

  • Buffalo Games Pokemon 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

    The Pokemon 300 Large Piece Jigsaw Puzzle offers an enjoyable challenge with its 33% larger pieces, making it easier for improved dexterity and placement. The finished puzzle measures 21.25 x 15 inches and includes a full-color bonus poster to assist in solving. This puzzle is manufactured using premium quality materials, including 100% recycled paperboard, ensuring its environmental friendliness.

    As an official licensee of The Pokémon Company International, you can be sure that Buffalo Games creates a quality puzzle. Featuring dozens of popular Pokemon characters, including Lugia, Ho-Oh, and Rayquaza, this puzzle is sure to delight fans. The larger pieces make it easier to see and hold, enhancing the overall puzzle experience. With a handy reference poster and Buffalo Games' signature Perfect Snap™, it's perfect for Pokemon fans of all ages looking for a fun and challenging activity. This is an affordable Pokemon Christmas gift, currently retailing around $15.

  • Pokemon Coloring Books and Sketch Pad 3 Book Bundle

    The Pokemon Coloring Books for Kids Ages 4-8 bundle offers a delightful collection of three Pokemon coloring and activity books, along with a sketch pad and stickers, making it a perfect gift for young Pokemon enthusiasts. This super set comprises a deluxe Pokemon coloring and activity book, an advanced coloring book, and a Mess-Free Imagine Ink coloring book, all featuring beloved Pokemon characters like Pikachu, Bulbasaur, and Eevee. It's designed to be a hit with kids of all ages, making it a fantastic gift for both boys and girls who adore Pokemon.

    The officially licensed package also includes 10 Pokemon cards and bonus video game stickers. These coloring books are ideal for entertainment on the go or at home, ensuring endless fun for young Pokemon fans. The Pokemon Coloring Book Bundle currently retails for around $18.

  • Ploxglem Beginner Pika Doll Crochet Kit for Adults and Kids

    The PLOXGLEM Beginner Crochet Kit for Adults and Kids is the perfect introduction to the world of crochet. This complete beginner's kit includes all the essentials for your first project: high-quality crochet hooks, easy-to-follow patterns, and a variety of beautiful yarn. What sets this kit apart is the easy-to-follow video tutorials that guide you in creating an adorable Pika Doll, making it accessible even for beginners. The yarn is made from premium materials and offers a smooth finish, making it beginner-friendly.

    This kit is not only a great way to learn a new skill but also an excellent gift idea. It comes beautifully presented in a gift-ready box, making it a thoughtful present for special occasions like Christmas and Valentine's Day. The package includes pre-started crochet pieces, stuffing, crochet hook, yarn needle, stitch markers, safety eyes, and instructions. Crocheting is not only a productive and creative activity but also a great way to keep engaged with its endless possibilities of colors and patterns. Currently retailing around $16.

  • Dylan's cabin DIY 5D Pokemon Diamond Painting

    Dylan's Cabin DIY 5D Diamond Painting offers a delightful creative experience for DIY enthusiasts. This unique kit provides a better choice with 30% more diamonds than others, promoting stress reduction and relaxation. The full drill rhinestones produce a stunning three-dimensional effect with perfect color matching, ensuring your artwork never fades and becomes a captivating addition to your living room decor.

    This gem painting is suitable for adults, art beginners, and art enthusiasts, making it a thoughtful gift for family, friends, and colleagues. What sets Dylan's Cabin apart is the careful selection of resin diamonds and canvas, along with the inclusion of professional tools and a unique gift box. This product currently retails for around $14.

Final Thoughts

Christmas 2023 offers an array of delightful Pokémon-themed gifts for enthusiasts of all ages. For collectors, the Pokémon 151 Ultra Premium Collection Box and Paradox Rift Elite Trainer Box showcase exclusive cards. Gaming aficionados can explore New Pokémon Snap, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and Detective Pikachu Returns. Classic titles like Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon offer nostalgic adventures.

In the fashion realm, Pikachu-themed clothing is all the rage, featuring items like the Pikachu Oversized Blanket Hoodie and French Terry Bomber Jacket. For creativity, you'll find Pokémon coloring and art sets, jigsaw puzzles, and DIY kits such as the Beginner Pika Doll Crochet and Pokémon Diamond Painting.

Choose from this enchanting selection to fill your Christmas with Pokémon magic. Whether you're looking for collectibles, games, stylish attire, or creative projects, there's a perfect Pokémon-themed gift waiting to make your holiday special. Embrace the Pokémon spirit and create memorable moments for yourself or loved ones.

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