I noticed that several readers have been searching the Mom in the City site for ideas for Minecraft gifts for boys. Since I happen to have a Minecraft-loving son, I asked him and several of my mom friends for their gift pick ideas. Below, are the top 8 Minecraft gifts for boys (2014):
1. Minecraft Game: You can choose to get the pocket edition, computer (Windows, Mac and Linux), Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions. Personally, I would ask my son which platform does his friends play. (For a while, my son was playing the Xbox version a lot with his friends. Now, they have moved on to the computer desktop version, because he has started taping videos for his Gamer Kid Vlog site.)
2. Minecraft Books: There are several great ones out there including the Minecraft handbooks (published by Scholastic), Minecraft For Dummies (full edition) by Jesse Stay, Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Minecraft Recipes For Dummies and Minecraft Redstone For Dummies.
3. Minecraft clothing: From socks to sweatshirts, there are plenty of options.
4. Minecraft figures: Both regular and mini figures are popular.
5. Minecraft hangers: They allow kids to attach Minecraft to their backpacks, keychains and more.
6. Minecraft LEGO sets:
LEGO constantly provides hands-on fun.
7. Minecraft Papercraft: A friend gave a set to my son for his birthday. When he took some of the crafts to school, his classmates wanted to buy them (?!) Skip the middleman and get a papercraft set for the boy in your life!
8. Minecraft Plush: It turns out that many grade school boys still sleep with plush items…as long as they are cool!)
Those are my top picks. Thanks to Maria Colaco, Joanna Dreifus, Melanie Monthei Nelson, Lisa Nugent Noel, Kristen McEntire Ryan and Chadney Spencer for their input on this piece. (Melanie’s daughter co-authored Minecraft Construction For Dummies -how cool is that?!)
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