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Gift Ideas: 10 Minecraft Presents for Mommy’s Little Creeper

There are tons of great games itching for a spot under the tree, but chances are your wee one is obsessed with Minecraft and probably doesn’t want to play anything else anyway.

That’s OK, because the blocky builder isn’t just a video game phenomenon — it’s also a retail juggernaut. Here are 10 Steve-approved Minecraft gifts:

Minecraft Construction Handbook
Minecraft Construction Handbook

1. Construction Handbook ($8)
Want your in-game worlds to look like those opulent, sprawling masterpieces found on fancy YouTube channels? This official construction book from the team at FyreUK shows you how to make homes, bridges, floating islands, and other amazing landmarks.

Minecraft Creeper backpack
Minecraft Creeper backpack

2. Creeper Backpack ($40)
Your kid will terrorize the schoolyard with this sturdy backpack. Or, should you opt to keep it for yourself, it’s big enough to hold smallish laptops and tablets. The backpack comes with three separate compartments and a padded base and straps. 

Minecraft plushies
Minecraft plushies

3. Minecraft Plushies ($34)
There are plenty of knock-off plushies capitalizing on Minecraft, but these Mojang-authorized cuddlers are your best bet. The collection of four includes a 7-inch Creeper, a Baby Mooshroom Cow, and a Baby Pig, along with a 10-inch Enderman.

LEGO Minecraft
LEGO Minecraft

4. LEGO Minecraft ($40 and up)
Minecraft and Lego? It’s a perfect fit. There are several choices when it comes to this real-world take on the virtual-world blocks. The most recent is “The Village,” a set of roughly 400 micro-Legos that will keep detail-oriented fans busy for days.

Minecraft torch
Minecraft torch

5. Light-Up Torch ($20)
Why buy an ordinary flashlight when you can carry a torch? This officially licensed 8-bit take on Minecraft’s most basic light source can be hung on a wall or even stand upright on a table. It’s also a perfect nightlight for young fans who want to ward off Creepers.

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6. Creeper Mug ($20)
You might not be able to fit a square peg in a round hole, but this creepy green mug easily squeezes a round cup in a square mug. It’s made of durable, kid-safe plastic, too. 

Minecraft foam diamond pickaxe
Minecraft foam diamond pickaxe

7. Foam Diamond Pickaxe ($20)
You won’t get far in Minecraft without a good pickaxe, and you won’t get very far as a homeowner if you let the kid bang on the walls with a real one. Instead, try this awesome — and soft — version of the Minecraft necessity.

Minecraft creeper hoodie
Minecraft creeper hoodie

8. Creeper Hoodie ($50-$55)
Wear this jacket with the hood down and it’s a blocky-looking, but fairly typical, way to chase off a chill. Zip it all the way up and the hood covers your face with a seriously spooky creeper mask, complete with mesh eyes and mouth.

Minecraft Papercraft
Minecraft Papercraft

9. Minecraft Papercraft ($11)
Trade virtual soil for real-world paper with this Overlord activity set. At one-sixteenth the scale, this 30-piece collection is a hands-on toy that encourages creation and creativity. Hey, that sounds familiar.

Minecraft redstone ore toy
Minecraft redstone ore toy

10. Light-Up Redstone Ore ($20)
The light-giving properties of Redstone are well represented in this touch-sensitive toy. Just tap the cube once for low light, twice for medium or three times to help light up the whole room.

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