There’s not much of a middle ground when it comes to Minecraft. Either your little explorer is all in or doesn’t know a diamond sword from a wooden pick axe. For true Minecraft adventurers, only the best action figures, plushies, and other assorted Minecraft gear is worthy of consideration. Here are our 23 of our absolute-favorite-can’t-go-wrong Minecraft gifts!
The List: 23 Killer Minecraft Gifts for Little Crafters
1. Lego Minecraft: The Iron Golem ($20)
At twenty bucks or less, The Iron Golem is one of the better deals in the Lego Minecraft series. You get 208 pieces total: two minifigures plus an iron golem and a pig, along with enough bricks and other stuff to actually mine iron ore, smelt it, and then craft it into iron blocks. Pair it with The Cave if you want to be a bit more spendy. Best for kids 6 and up, even though the box says 8+.
2. Minecraft: The Island, A Novel ($12)
NPR describes this smart young adult novel as, “Robinson Crusoe for the digital age.” Written by Max Brooks (a NY Times Bestselling author), the story mimics actual game play and is peppered with plenty of inside jokes to amuse true fans. Best for kids 8 and up but totally appropriate for younger Stevies and Alexi.
Bonus: Other Great Minecraft Reading Material
- Diary of a Minecraft Zombie: Book 1
- Diary of a Minecraft Zombie: Book 2
- Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection
- Amazing Activity Book for Minecrafters
- Ultimate Minecraft Secrets
3. Cake Toppers / Minifigures ($22)
This action figures set is a pretty good deal when they’re in stock and available. You get 36 separate Minecraft action figures ready to explore, farm, and do battle. While they’re intended as cake toppers, your little Steve or Alex can play with them any way they want!
4. Core Steve Action Figure ($11)
The requisite Steve action figure set is sometimes marked down to six bucks on Amazon so it’s a great way to dip your toes into the endless world of Minecraft merchandise. We like how the jagged handle of the wood axe fits into Steve’s hand. Mine that ore!
5. Vinyl Wall Decals ($15-49)
Why stare out a real window when you can peer into a blocky Minecraft landscape instead? Vinyl wall decals come in all shapes and sizes and are a bit more fun than framed artwork. They stick easily without adhesives and peel off cleanly. They’re perfect for interior walls of kids’ bedrooms. These are our favorite vinyl wall decals for Minecraft fans:
- Beach Scene Window: $15-49
- Mountain Scene Window: $15-49
- Flying With Wings: $6.50-46
- Blocky Chicken: $12-36
- Blocky Door: $21-45
6. Diamond Steve Plushie ($35-65)
This 3-piece Diamond Steve stuffed toy is orders of magnitude better than similar Minecraft plushies you can find on Amazon. Each one is custom made in Kansas at 6, 8, or 10 inches high and you can choose “glued” edges or “fully stitched.” Either way, this is one stuffed toy that will last until your little Stevie goes off to college! Renee also makes similar felt Endermen, Creepers, and Villagers.
7. Minecraft Uno Card Game ($17)
Shut down the computer and play some old fashioned cards every once in a while. This official Minecraft version of Uno is full of your favorite characters, including a special Creeper rule card. You’re still supposed to shout “Uno!” when you’re down to your last card, but feel free to shout “Ender!” instead!
There’s also an original Minecraft card game for ages 8 and up. This one is great for kids already familiar with Minecraft game play and key concepts like mining, crafting, and reserving.
8. Weighted “Blocky Bits” Blanket ($65+)
If you’re thinking a weighted blanket might give your little Minecrafter an extra nudge into dreamland, this Blocky Bits blanket is a great option. It’s super-soft on the underside and the pixelated cotton print is available in three bright colors. While some studies have shown these blankets to reduce anxiety and help calm the nervous system, other studies have shown little to no effect. Don’t count on this blanket being a cure-all for sleep trouble, but do count on it being comfortable and stylish!
9. Light-Up Redstone Ore ($26)
Just give this redstone ore a light touch and voilà, it emits a steady ruby-colored glow. Tap it again and it gets brighter. Once more and it’s brighter still. It measures 3″ cubed, runs on long-lasting LEDs, and (thankfully) auto-shuts off after 3 minutes. Also check out the similar light-up diamond ore and wall torch.
10. Periodic Table of Elements ($20)
All 27 Minecraft elements are included in this cool periodic table set, featuring colorful 1″ blocks you can stack and arrange into your own custom Minecraft scene. It’s scaled for use with Minecraft Minifigures (see #11) and the Stop-Motion Animation Studio (see #12).
11. Official Minecraft Minifigures ($13+)
While you can find unofficial cake toppers on Etsy for less, sometimes there’s no substitute for the real thing. Official Minecraft minifigures are scaled just right and designed with accurate details to keep even the most discerning fans happy. They’re generally sold in themed packs, including: Steve/spider/cow, farm animals, village biome, skeleton mob, zombies, nether biome, and even a holiday-themed set. But the absolute best way to get your collection started might be this Collector Case with 10 Minifigures for $35.
12. Stop-Motion Animation Studio ($38)
Cut! Make your own original Minecraft movies with the Stop-Motion Animation Studio. It arrives with a stage, six scenic backgrounds, three minifigures, a mobile device holder, a free app download, and other accessories. This is a fun way to get into stop-motion animation, which is remarkably simple to learn and loads of fun.
13. Dirt Block Lunch Bag ($19)
There’s something sneaky about unpacking your lunch from a block of grassy dirt. This insulated (and pixelated) lunch bag is more eco-friendly than paper bags and way more fun to show off at school. Use the attached velcro tabs to hang it on your backpack!
14. Lego Minecraft: The Mountain Cave ($250)
With almost 3,000 pieces, The Mountain Cave is the OMG of all Minecraft gifts. There’s a minecart track with a moving elevator, revolving cave-spider spawner, illuminating light bricks, exploding Creepers, and countless other creative details to delight Minecraft aficionados. The box it arrives in is almost as big as the smiles it elicits when unwrapped!
15. Set of Fine Art Prints ($52+)
We love the cartoon feel of DCA Studio’s original fine art Minecraft prints, featuring some of the more familiar characters. The full set of six prints brings refined levity to a kids room, office, or family room. Or split them up and hang ’em in random places around the house. The full set is available unframed on thick archival paper in three different sizes.
16. Papercraft Hostile Mobs Set ($14)
This 30-piece set of foldable paper Minecraft creatures improves fine motor skills and spacial recognition. Each creature or element folds up from a flat piece of cardstock and all stickers are included. Once assembled, they hold up fairly well – much better than the DIY printables available online.
17. Creeper Family Portrait ($22)
The family that creeps together stays together, right? This custom Creeper family portrait is a fun housewarming gift for families that can’t get enough Minecraft. You can personalize with up to eight creepers should you be so lucky to have a full house of little Stevies and Alexi!
18. Minifigure Battle Box: The End ($16)
This Ender Dragon set is all you need to recreate the drama and ensure victory at the final battle. Diamond Steve is decked out with his classic armor, bow and arrow, and cunning wits. The Ender Dragon comes with adjustable wings, neck, and tail. It also makes a truly incredible cake topper!
19. Color Changing Potion Bottle ($20)
Need quick fire resistance? How about some healing? Eight magic elixirs are at your fingertips with this color changing potion bottle. It runs on two AAA batteries and the 3-minute auto shut off preserves battery life for next time. It’s also shatter-resistant so go ahead and use it as a nightlight on your kids’ bedside table.
20. Pixelated Wrist Bands ($9)
21. Lego Minecraft: Crafting Box ($90)
The final Lego set on the list is the Crafting Box with 518 total pieces, plus a mini-Steve and a mini-Skeleton. We like this one because it’s a flexible set with plenty of opportunity for creative play beyond the eight different configurations you can build with the included instructions. It’s great for ages 6 and up!
22. Blocky Magnets ($20)
Build custom maps and Minecraft terrain with these nifty building block magnets. Two sheets are included per pack – plenty of magnets to deck out your fridge, dishwasher, or any other metallic surface with Minecraft love.
23. Minecraft Cookie Cutters ($12)
The only thing more fun than these pixelated cookie cutters are the soft and gooey treats they’re sure to produce. Take your baking up a notch and impress your little crafters with some tasty tools!
Did we miss one of your favorite Minecraft gifts? Tell us about it in the comments and we might include it in a regular post update?