The Ultimate Nintendo Switch Holiday Gift Guide | GameByte Shop

The holiday season is officially upon us which means it’s now time to spend your hard-earned cash on the people you love most in the world (which absolutely includes yourself). If you’re a Nintendo Switch gamer – or if you’re buying for someone who is – here’s our top picks for Nintendo Switch games, accessories and more. All available from the new GameByte Shop, here’s the ultimate Nintendo Switch holiday gift guide!

Nintendo Switch

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Can you have a Nintendo Switch gift guide without including a Nintendo Switch? Probably not, and as one of the biggest-selling consoles of all time, you might find it hard to get your hands on one in time for the holidays. The GameByte Shop is stocked with a number of Switch consoles, including the classic grey, the red-and-blue and even the special edition Fortnite version! Whichever one you’re looking for, with extended battery life, you can’t go wrong with adding a Switch to your list for Santa – or picking it up for a family member!

Nintendo Switch Lite

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When I bought a Nintendo Switch Lite everyone berated me, but it’s quickly become my favourite console. Lightweight, durable and more comfortable to play in handheld, there’s reasons to pick up a Lite even if you own the main Nintendo Switch. It’s also a wonderful console for smaller hands, so if you want to get children into gaming, the Lite is a solid choice. Pick up yours in turquoise, yellow, or coral over on the GameByte Shop!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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One of the biggest games of the year, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a blessing for lots of people unable to travel or see friends this year. With seasonal events, the ability to virtually meet up with friends and its oh-so-cute creatures, Animal Crossing is quite possibly one of the best games you can get on Switch. Pick up a copy from the GameByte Shop here!

Pokémon Sword & Shield

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Looking to lose yourself in a fictional world for endless hours this Christmas? Pokémon Sword and Shield are two great games to add to your Switch collection. Christmas is a time to embrace childhood wonder, and Pokémon Sword and Shield will definitely get you into the holiday spirit. While the titles might not have had the same reception as previous Pokémon titles, we definitely recommend picking up at least one of these games this year! Get them both from the GameByte Shop here!

Ring Fit Adventure

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New Year new you? Maybe not, but if your local gyms still aren’t open then Ring Fit Adventure is a great option to work out from home and still have fun. Ring Fit Adventure gets you working your body by transforming your world into a riveting RPG. It’s up to you to save the world through running, squatting, stretching and more, all using the included resistance hoop. Well worth the money, get yours from the GameByte Shop here!


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Admittedly you’ve probably already played Minecraft on every platform possible, but it’s a real treat on the Switch. Taking Minecraft handheld without being confined to the small screen of your mobile is a joy, and this is another game suitable for the kids in the family and the adults. An absolutely essential Nintendo Switch title, it’s hard to imagine a gift guide without including Minecraft. Grab it from the GB Shop here!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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Nothing says “holiday season” like battling it out with your friends and family in a racer suitable for all ages. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a fantastic title if you want to get the family together and gaming on Christmas Day, with it’s simple-to-learn difficult-to-master controls, this one will keep you coming back for more. It’s a must-have classic, get it from the GameByte Shop here!

LEGO Super Mario Adventures With Mario Starter Course

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Okay, okay, this one isn’t strictly a Nintendo Switch item, but it’s Nintendo and it’s LEGO – what more do you need! This interactive LEGO Mario set is the starter you need for your collection, and it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Ask Santa for it now via the GameByte Shop here!

Mario Kart Live Home Circuit

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Nothing says holiday fun like turning your home into an IRL racecourse, and that’s exactly what you can do with Mario Kart Live Home Circuit! While it might send your cat into a tizzy, this AR vision is a wonderful treat for the whole family. Turn your living room into a living video game by getting it from the GameByte Shop here!

Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros.

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Again, not a Switch product, but it’s still the perfect Nintendo gift for classic gamers. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. this tiny console will let you take Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. The Lost Level on the go in one tiny package. Pretty and collectible, this is a fantastic choice for old-school gamers. Get yours here!

Fitness Boxing 2

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If Ring Fit Adventure doesn’t appeal you can still get fit with Nintendo Switch thanks to the recently released Fitness Boxing 2! Unlike Ring Fit Adventure, you don’t need anything other than a Switch and Joy-Cons to play this one, and it’ll get you up and moving to help burn off all those mince pies. Grab yours from the GameByte Shop here!

Nintendo Switch CaseS

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Just bought a Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite? Keep it safe with a case from the GameByte Shop! Available in a range of designs for both the main Switch and the Lite, cases are a must-have to protect your console from scratches, scrapes and drops. Get one now!

HORI Battle Pad For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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The HORI Battle Pad will up your game in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it’s perfect for fans of The Legend of Zelda! Featuring the Hyrule crest, this controller is modelled after the iconic GameCube pads of yesteryear. More comfortable and more precise than Joy-Cons when playing Smash, this is a must-have for competitive players. Grab yours here! (And get Super Smash Bros. Ultimate here too!)


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Incredibly detailed figures which can also provide in-game goodies for your favourite Switch titles? Yes please! The GameByte Shop has a ton of exciting amiibo characters for your collection, including Persona 5’s Joker, Breath of the Wild Bokoblin and more! Shop the amiibo range here.

Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons

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Finally, what’s a family holiday gaming session without spare Joy-Cons? Make sure the whole family can get involved in your favourite games with an extra set of controllers. We love these neon colours – get yours here!

So there you have it! Whether you’ve been nice or naughty, you’re sure to find your perfect gift with our ultimate Nintendo Switch holiday gift guide! We don’t just stock Nintendo products though – whether you’re looking for Call of Duty, Miles Morales or even a new-gen console, the GameByte Shop might just have you covered (though you’ll need to be signed up to our newsletter to be the first to hear of our Xbox Series X and PS5 stock!).

Please note the GameByte Shop is open to UK residents only. All items in stock at the time of writing.

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