Wednesday, 23 November 2022 09:41

Check out these 'Magic: The Gathering' gift ideas for this holiday season

Written by
Artwork from the MTG card "Topdeck the Halls." Artwork from the MTG card "Topdeck the Halls." WOTC/KIERAN YANNER

Let’s just admit it: Shopping for the perfect Christmas/Chanukah/Festivus/whatever gift can be a downright pain in the tuchus.  That can be doubly-true if the person for whom you’re shopping is a big fan of something like, oh, the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.

Well, to make things a bit easier this year, Magic Untapped has come up with a list of suggestions for Magic players of all shapes and sizes.

And, if none of these call out as the perfect gift for the Magic player in your life, we at Magic Untapped hope our list (at the very least) can inspire an idea for a the perfect gift – whether that be for a friend, loved one, or yourself!

For the player just starting out:

Magic: The Gathering 2022 Starter Kit ($15) – The 2022 Magic: The Gathering Starter Kit contains 2 ready-to-play 60-card decks (lands included), 2 deck boxes, 1 how-to-play guide booklet, 2 double-sided reference cards (Turn Order/Attacking & Blocking), and 2 code cards for two people to unlock both decks and play online in Magic: The Gathering Arena.

 
 
 
 

Token Dice Counters ($16) - Totaling 48 pieces, these d6 dice counters are great for tracking +1/+1 and -1/-1 counters on your creatures.  Two flannel cloth storage bags are included.

Ashiok Accessory Bundle ($43) - A great value considering all that is included, Magic: The Gathering's official Ashiok Accessory Bundle includes a 700-card storage box and matching playmat, deck box, and card sleeves all featuring the artistic likeness of the dark and mysterious planeswalker, Ashiok.  It all looks so good, even experienced MTG players might want this one!

For the casual player:

BCW Deck Vault LX 200 Deck Box ($25) - Perfect for Commander players, this card box made with a durable faux leather outer shell and microfiber faux-suede interior. It can carry two double-sleeved, 100-card decks in addition to all the dice, tokens, and bits you might need.

Magic: The Gathering Game Night: Free-for-All 2022 ($50) - Game Night: Free-for-All contains everything you need to challenge friends and family to epic magical battles. In this box you’ll find 5 single-colored 60-card decks, each with their own personality—Glorious Combat (White), Political Trickery (Blue), Dark Sacrifice (Black), Draconic Fury (Red), and Boundless Elves (Green). It also contains five Spindown life counters, five life counter platforms, five reference cards, 15 double-sided tokens, 20 +1/+1 counters, and a rulebook.

The Brothers' War Gift Bundle ($56) - Celebrate The Brothers' War with a deluxe bundle full of exclusive accessories and cards that will transport fans back to beloved styles and storylines from 1990s Magic. Every Gift Bundle includes eight The Brothers’ War Set Boosters, one The Brothers' War collector booster, one Traditional Foil Retro-Frame alternate-art promo card—Queen Kayla bin-Kroog, 40 basic lands (20 traditional foils and 20 nonfoils), an exclusive oversized Spindown life counter, a special Gift Edition foil card storage box, and two reference cards. It’s the perfect gift for the ultimate Magic fan in your life, especially if that fan is you.

For the hardcore player:

Quiver Card Case ($50) - The Quiver Card Game Case holds over 1,000 unsleeved cards - as well as sleeved & double sleeved cards and most deck boxes / deck blocks.  With the included adjustable shoulder & wrist straps, The Quiver card game carrying case helps you carry your cards however you prefer.

Enhance MTG backpack ($140) - Store and organize all your favorite card games including deck boxes and sleeved cards.  This TCG backpack from Enhance features a scratch resistant interior loaded with adjustable reinforced dividers keep your cards and deck boxes in place and safe from impacts, drops, and more.  It also has exterior pockets large enough to store various card games and accessories including MTG tokens, notepads, pencils, life counters, and much more.

 

Magic: The Gathering singles – No, we don’t mean hooking your Magic friends up on blind dates!  Rather, if there’s a deck they’re a few cards short on completing, find out what they need and sneak them a surprise under the tree.  Plus, this Sunday, TCGPlayer is giving everyone bonus bucks on sealed product and supplies.

For the collectors:

Legendary D20 Dice with Signature Font ($25) - There is just something satisfying about the feel and thud that comes with rolling metal dice. Many would consider metal dice to be an upgrade to playing with plastic dice, and they are a nice option for someone who wants to take their dice collection to the next level.

Magic The Gathering The Visual Guide ($28) - Magic: The Gathering The Visual Guide illuminates the wondrous worlds they traverse, reveals their arcane lore, weapons, artifacts, and spells, and recounts their legendary exploits. Produced in close collaboration with Wizards of the Coast and featuring never before published profiles of new planes, such as Strixhaven and Kaldheim, this book is the first time MTG’s key characters and locations are showcased in one sumptuous, indispensable, and up-to-date guide to its vast and expanding Multiverse.

Dominaria Remastered booster box ($224) - Now available for pre-order, the Dominaria Remastered draft booster box boasts 36 booster packs designed for drafting.  The set is comprised of Dominaria-centric cards from across Magic: The Gathering history.

 
 
 
 

For the Magic player who already has everything they need:

Magic: The Gathering pajama pants ($27) - Who doesn't like socks (especially cook geeky socks)?  These officially licensed Magic: The Gathering socks feature a custom design of the Planeswalker symbol created using a 200 needle weave construction which produces a higher quality image and long-lasting color. Now you can travel between Planes in comfort with the arch compression and heel support!

Magic: The Gathering throw blanket ($29) - Measuring 45"x60", this piece of fan merchandise is officially licensed and 100% authentic, making it the perfect gift for fans.  It's made of 100% polyester micro plush material that is super soft and comfy to relax in all day long

Magic: The Gathering Planeswalker Ugly Sweater Style Sweatshirt ($43) - Machine washable, this officially Licensed Magic: The Gathering sweatshirt can get any MTG player into the holiday spirit.  It features a design inspired by ugly Christmas sweaters on the front and has a classic fit with a twill-taped neck.

For those on a budget:

Dragon Shield sleeves ($9)– Considered a necessity amongst Magic players, no deck is really complete unless it’s been sleeved.  Dragon Shield sleeves are considered to be amongst the best on the market.

Rin and Seri, Inseparable playmat ($13) – This playmat measures 24"x14" and features the artwork from the Magic: The Gathering card Rin and Seri, Inseparable.  It features a cloth front and a natural rubber back to avoid sliding.

Sentinol Small Trading Card Binder ($14) - This four pocket binder for trading cards contains 20 double-sided durable pages that hold as many as 160 fit sleeved or unsleeved cards.  It comes in three different colors (purple, black, and yellow) and is a great, convenient way for Magic players to exhibit the cards they have for trade.

And while shopping online can be convenient, don’t forget to give your local game store a call to see if they carry any of the above items.  They’ll appreciate your patronage!