Have you spent the better portion of 2020 virtually escaping to an island where your neighbors are talking animals? Or do you know someone who’s an avid Animal Crossing player and would do anything just to get their hands on merchandise related to the popular video game franchise? If you’re digging up pitfalls instead of striking gold when it comes to gifts for Animal Crossing fans, then you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re shopping for the upcoming holidays or a birthday present, we’ve put together a list of gift ideas for every type of Animal Crossing superfan.
1. Tokyo Otaku Mode
The Deal: $5 off Orders Over $30 With Tokyo Otaku Mode Email Sign up
Perfect for: The Animal Crossing Figurine Collector
Do you have glass cases filled with Animal Crossing figures? If so, then you might want to head over to Tokyo Otaku Mode where you can order the Isabelle figure from Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Tokyo Otaku Mode is the premier online shop for Japanese collectibles, with most items shipped straight from Japan! When you order from Tokyo Otaku Mode, you can apply $5 off your purchase as long as you sign up for their email list. The Isabelle figure is priced at $45, so you can knock that price down to $40 or save on shipping and taxes.
2. Best Buy
The Deal: Over 40% off Outlet Deals
Perfect for: The Animal Crossing “Completionist"
If you’ve been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons on your Nintendo Switch, you’re probably running out of storage space because you’ve put hundreds of hours into the game. With a SD card, you can avoid archiving or deleting data from other games to make room for more Animal Crossing. When shopping at Best Buy Outlet, you can nab any SD card for at least 40 percent off. A 256 GB SD card that’s originally priced at $95 goes down to $53, which is almost half the price! Best Buy Outlet offers clearance items that have been refurbished, so if you’re searching for other related items, you’ll be ecstatic to find out they have a bunch of video game items on sale.
The Deal: 20% Discount on Animal Crossing: New Leaf — Welcome amiibo
Perfect for: The Old-School Animal Crossing Player
Nostalgia is what fuels many people these days, and if you find yourself going back to previous Animal Crossing games like Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you’re not alone! Nintendo, the franchise’s publisher, is offering a 20 percent discount on the Animal Crossing: New Leaf — Welcome amiibo, which is the updated game version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Priced at $20, the 20 percent discount reduces the game to $16. The new game version lets you invite villagers via amiibo cards or figures — the more the merrier!
The Deal: $10 Discount and Free Shipping on Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Perfect for: The Animal Crossing Novice
Of the numerous deals you can find on Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, there’s currently a sweet discount for the newest Animal Crossing game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Originally $60, the game is currently $10 cheaper — and it’s for the physical copy, too. If you haven’t gotten your own copy or you know someone who’s new to the Animal Crossing franchise, now’s a better time than ever to pick up the game! Note: you don’t have to play previous Animal Crossing titles to enjoy Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It’s a beginner-friendly game that’s suitable for younger and older generations alike.
The Deal: Extra 35% off First Order with your Kohl's Card
Perfect for: The Animal Crossing Fashionista
Need to flaunt your love for Animal Crossing through your wardrobe? Kohl’s has a line of Animal Crossing apparel for the whole family, whether it’s for Mom, Dad, or your younger sister. There are t-shirts with various villagers or important characters like Tom Nook and K.K. Slider, which you can order and receive an extra 35 percent off when you shop at Kohl’s for the first time. Most of the Animal Crossing t-shirts are between $15 to $20, so when you apply the discount, you save around $5 to $7. Be the talk of the town or island when you sport your Kohl’s Animal Crossing apparel!
6. Hot Topic
The Deal: 30% off Select Black Friday products
Perfect for: The Coffee-Loving Animal Crossing Player
Remember visiting The Roost and sipping a hot cup of coffee prepared by the pigeon barista, Brewster? If you or someone you know is addicted to coffee, an Animal Crossing mug should be on your wishlist! Hot Topic sells a variety of Animal Crossing mugs, including ones from Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The mugs vary by season, so whether you prefer summer or fall, you can take your pick at Hot Topic. Some mugs are priced below $10 - great deal served for you or the person you’re shopping for!
The Deal: 50% off Animal Crossing Art Print A6 Postcard
Perfect for: The Animal Crossing Pen Pal
Sending letters or postcards to your friends and family is just as exciting as sending them to your villagers in the game! On Etsy, you’ll find Animal Crossing art prints that are perfect for sending as postcards from seller miiriwaii. Currently, the art prints are 50 percent off, so that’s half off of $5 per art print. Etsy is an e-commerce website that’s focused on vintage or handmade items. The art prints are uniquely designed, so you won’t find them anywhere else. Whether you have a pen pal who’s obsessed with Animal Crossing or you’d rather hang up the prints on your bedroom wall, you’re sending Animal Crossing vibes!
The Deal: 30% off Animal Crossing Characters Allover Print Sleep Pants
Perfect for: The Animal Crossing Homebody
For the homebodies who would rather stay inside all day in their pajamas, BoxLunch offers an Animal Crossing themed sleep pants that’s comfy and adorable. There’s a 30 percent discount for Black Friday. BoxLunch is a retailer that sells pop culture merchandise and apparel, some of which include Animal Crossing items. The sleep pants have popular characters like Isabelle, Tom Nook, and K.K. Slider printed all over. If you plan to stay home in your PJs while playing Animal Crossing, these sleep pants are the perfect addition to your homebody getup!
The Deal: Free Shipping on Orders Over $35
Perfect for: The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Ultra Fan
When you heard news of an exclusive Animal Crossing: New Horizons themed Nintendo Switch back in March, you probably wanted to throw your money at whichever retailer was selling them. If you missed out on snagging one months ago, rest assured, they’re fully in stock at GameStop — an exclusive video game retailer. At $299, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons themed Nintendo Switch is the perfect gift for any die-hard fan of the game. When you order online at GameStop, you receive free shipping on orders over $35. No need to worry about pesky shipping and handling fees! UPDATE: This is currently out of stock at GameStop, but you can grab one on Ebay if you stalk the auctions.
The Deal: Animal Crossing TSV Shoulder Bag for Nintendo Switch for less than $15
Perfect for: The Animal Crossing Wanderer/Traveler
If you’re always on the move but want to bring along your Nintendo Switch, then a travel bag is the way to go. Walmart, a multinational supermarket, is offering an Animal Crossing TSV shoulder bag to carry your Nintendo Switch. Rather than a case, the shoulder bag lets you go anywhere without holding your Switch in your hands. The shoulder bag is currently on sale, so you can save big. If you’re like your character in Animal Crossing who’s running around town or on the island, the shoulder bag is a great way to bring your Nintendo Switch along while traveling with ease.