December 2nd, 2016 | Tips and Tricks
We searched far and wide for these awesome PokemonGo related Christmas gift ideas – there is something here for all ages and budgets.
1. Portable Phone Charger
PokemonGo drains the battery within a few hours, so a Portable Phone Charger is an essential accessory for any PokemonGo fan.
Retail price £12.49
TeckNet PowerCrest C1 10000mAh can charge your phone three times. It’s approximately the same size as a phone and is very convenient to carry around.
The Anker PowerCore+ mini is a smaller, lipstick size charger that has one of the best ratings on Amazon. It won’t be able to charge your phone several times, but for many players one re-charge a day is all that’s needed.
For an elegant, girly solution, see Tutilo Boost power bank. Beautiful, stylish and a great conversation starter!
Ultimate fan option:
Pokeball Power Bank with LED lights looks cool, but be careful, these portable chargers come at a high price and reviews are mixed.
2. Pokemon Go Plus
PokémonGO Plus is the ultimate PokemonGo gadget. This small device allows players to collect pokestop items, hatch eggs and catch some pokemon without looking at the mobile phone.
For the full game experience, including gym battles and catching particularly rare pokemon, players will still want to use their phones, but this handy accessory lets players keep up with the grind without having to give the game 100% attention all of the time. PokemonGo Plus is easy to use and is highly recommended by PokemonGo fans everywhere.
PokemonGo Plus is priced at £34.99 on Nintendo website but is currently out of stock.
3. PokemonGo Themed T-Shirts
You can find T-Shirts with funny PokemonGo sayings on Etsy. Remember that on Etsy you are typically buying from an individual, not a company, so read reviews carefully before you commit to buying, or alternatively design and order a custom T-Shirt yourself from a T-Shirt printing company like streetshirts.co.uk. Here are some ideas:
4. Christmas jumper with a PokemonGo motif
Tired of traditional Christmas themes? Get into the festive spirit with a PokemonGo Christmas jumper.
5. Fingerless gloves
As the weather turns cold, keep your hands warm with these fingerless gloves. A must-have for any pokemon trainer catching pokemon in the wild in winter.
6. PokemonGo Hat
Do you have time to make a handmade gift? Why not crochet a Pikachu hat or Pokeball hat?
No time to crochet? Similar items are also available to purchase:
- Pokemon Yellow Pikachu Laplander Hat, £19.99 from Amazon
- Pokémon inspired Pokéball Hat, £15.00 plus shipping from Etsy
7. Personalised Pokemon themed pottery
Paint a plate, a mug or a tile with your favourite pokemon at a local Ceramics Studio, such as Salts Pots in Saltaire.
Ceramic studios are places where you can paint an item, which then is glazed and fired in a kiln. You can usually pick up your item in about a week. The cost will depend on the size and complexity of your item, and can start from as little as £3 for a fridge magnet, and go up to £30 or more for large items such salad bowls and clocks. Painted and glazed pottery is food safe and dishwasher safe. You can find ceramic or pottery studios in many villages and cities across the country. Here are some examples:
- Salts Pots in Saltaire, Yorkshire
- Ceramic Shack in Crawley, Sussex
- Ceramics Cafe in West Ealing, London
8. Plush toys
Pokemon plush toys are cute and snuggly, and you can even ‘catch’ the mysterious Mewtwo. Look for them in Asda and Argos. If buying on eBay, remember to check the location of the seller, to avoid ordering Christmas gifts from Hong Kong by mistake (they will not arrive in time for Christmas!)
9. Pokemon Sun and Moon
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are Nintendo DS games that were released on 18 November, 2016. This is a new Pokemon adventure with lots of cool pokemon and improved graphics. The game is rated for ages 7 and up – all pokemon battles and other game actions are child-friendly.
10. GooglePlay or iTunes voucher
With a GooglePlay voucher (for Android phones) or iTunes Gift Card (for iPods) PokemonGo players can buy pokecoins and afford things that otherwise would take a long time to acquire, for example egg incubators, lucky eggs and lure modules. £10 goes a long way in PokemonGo world.
Have a great holiday season, and happy hunting! 🙂
*Please note: prices quoted are correct at the time of publishing.