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Make Buying for Girl Gamers Easy with these Minecraft Gift Ideas
If you have a little girl or a teenage girl on your Christmas list, you probably already know that girls are hard to buy for, especially girls that have outgrown toys. However, if the girl on your list is a fan of Minecraft, a pixelating game that is incredibly popular all over the world, you are in luck because I have created this gift guide specifically for girl Minecraft gamers.What makes me qualified to make Minecraft gift suggestions?
Well, my 10-year-old daughter has been into the pixelated game since she was 8-years-old and is now an official member of the fandom. Whether I like it or not, I have become a kind of expert in buying girly Minecraft items, especially since the gifts I'm going to suggest are often hard to find.
What's Minecraft? Find Out Here!
- Minecraft was released on November 18, 2011
- The original creator of Minecraft is Marcus Persson, better known simply as Notch
- Minecraft can be played on many different platforms
- This can be played in three different modes: adventure, survivor, and creative
- As of October 2014, over 54 million copies of Minecraft have been sold across all platforms
- Game has no specific goals, which is one of the reasons it is popular with young children
- Allows for virtually infinite game play (no one can say they beat Minecraft)
Minecraft isn't Just for Boys
The first thing you need to know is Minecraft isn't just for boys. When my daughter first became interested in Minecraft, I was disappointed to find out that most apparel featuring the name of the game or important characters from the game were only created for boys.
What this meant was that the clothing was offered in only boy sizes, boy cuts, and hard to find in her favorite girly stores. Thankfully, today manufacturers of Minecraft apparel realize that they have many girl fans. As a result, more and more apparel is being made especially for girls, which makes it easy to find Minecraft gifts for girls in sizes that are made for them. In this gift guide, we will discuss plush toys, jewelry, apparel, and more.
Minecraft Plush is Great for Big and Little Girls
Parents, grandparents, and aunts and uncles have been buying plush toys for girls of all ages for generations. Minecraft characters are available as plush toys and will be well received by any Minecraft fan. Although the plushes might not be as cute and cuddly as a teddy bear or unicorn, they will be loved even more. When searching for a Minecraft plush, consider the following options:
- Baby Mooshroom
- Ender Dragon
These game-inspired plushes are offered in a variety of sizes from small to large. The best Minecraft plush my daughter has ever received was a Giant Ender Dragon. Even though she has outgrown stuffed animals a bit, the Ender Dragon still has a coveted space on her bed.
Great Minecraft Girls Clothes
Even though the market wasn't originally targeted for them, girls have been wearing Minecraft clothes for years. Finally, clothing companies have begun to catch on and are creating Minecraft clothes that girls will LOVE to wear. Not only are there now Minecraft t-shirts made for girls, juniors, and ladies, but there are a variety of items such as the adorable socks featured below.
If you find a shirt that you know the girl gamer on your list will love, but it's only in boy sizes, make sure to adjust the size accordingly. I have found in most cases; boys clothing is about a size larger than my daughter would wear in girl sizes. For instance, when I bought her the Minecraft "Like A Boss" t-shirt featuring Diamond Steve, I would usually buy a size 10 in girls, but I had to purchase a size 8 in boys.
Not into Barbies? Get Minecraft Vinyl Characters Instead
My daughter has outgrown Barbies and baby dolls. While she isn't quite ready to give them up yet, she doesn't play with them. However, she still likes to pretend play. To encourage her to keep using her imagination, but supporting her in her new interests, I purchased her several Minecraft vinyl figurines.
She loves to play with them like Barbie dolls, but she feels much cooler while doing it. In addition to the vinyl Minecraft character featured below, there are also plastic Minecraft toys, papercraft toys, and much more figurine type toys to choose from.
Minecraft Jewelry Gift Ideas
My daughter loves earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and keychains. Luckily, there are tons of Minecraft-inspired jewelry available on the Internet. I have picked my favorite piece of game-inspired jewelry below.
In addition to the diamond earrings featured below, you can also find diamond necklaces and keychains. If you don't think the female Minecraft fan in your life would like "diamond earrings" you can also consider jewelry featuring creepers, Minecraft bad guys, rubber bracelets featuring such things as creepers and periodic tables, or jewelry featuring pick axes or swords.
Minecraft Gifts are Non-Gender Specific
If you are an aunt, uncle, or grandparent, you may be struggling with choosing the right Minecraft gift for girls. In addition to the gift ideas I've listed above, you can shop online for a variety of gift ideas. Remember, most girls that love Minecraft, will be happy with anything Minecraft-related and whether that item is technically a boy or girl item won't bother them a bit.
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Did you Find the Perfect Gift idea for Your Girly Minecraft Fan?
Monica Lobenstein from Western Wisconsin on April 04, 2014:
I love the intro and that she helped you choose the products to feature!