Game Informer's Holiday Buying Guide 2020

The holiday season is upon us, and so begins the time-honored tradition of hinting to your friends, family, and partners about the gifts you’d like to receive. We’re here to help, with a curated list of some of our favorite stuff from across the worlds of toys, collectibles, tech, tabletop games, active gear, and home decor. Feel free to casually leave this article sitting open on your computer, with certain picks enthusiastically circled. Good luck!

Toys & Collectibles

Pokémon Jumbo Eevee Mega Construx


Stubbins Plush Game Characters


Moon Spinner Brainteaser


Star Wars Darth Nihilus Figure


Lego Nintendo Entertainment System

Relive the glory days with this gorgeous building-block homage to the system that started it all. Enjoy controller buttons to tap, a cartridge to insert, and even a TV that can manually scroll through some old-school Mario action.


BYO Plane Launcher Kit


Geode Rock Puzzle


Marvel Six-inch Gamerverse Avengers

$19.99 each

Marvel Legends Deadpool Interactive Head

The merc with a mouth has a lot to say, and good luck stopping him with this talking, moving, disembodied head. Aided by a free app, Deadpool will insult your buddies, play stupid pranks, and act as an unreliable alarm clock, just like you always wanted.


Ultimate Armored Lost Predator


Gremlins Countdown Calendar


Castlevania Series 2 Action Figures


Halo Infinite Nerf MA40 Motorized Dart Blaster

We may have to wait until 2021 for the new Halo game, but you can feel like Master Chief this holiday with this Nerf rifle. The attached clip feeds 10 foamy darts (included) into the chamber, so the aliens (or your siblings) don’t stand a chance.


Final Fantasy VII Polygon Figures


DC Multiverse Wave 3 Figures


Spider-Man Miles Morales


Books & Comics

A Deadly Education, A Novel by Naomi Novik

$28.00 |

Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis

$27.99 |

Heroes: The Greek Myths Reimagined by Stephen Fry

$29.95 |

The Immortal Hulk, Volume 2

$34.99 |

Middlewest Collected Edition, Volume 1

$9.99 |

Something is Killing the Children Vol. 1

$14.99 |






The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game


WarLock Dungeon Tiles

These awesome 3D tilesets are a perfect choice for dedicated RPG dungeon crawlers looking to up their game. Modular pieces and connecting clips allow you to create custom room setups for big encounters; the doors even open and close! Take your pick between dungeons, towns, and an array of expansions.


7 Wonders


Tellstones: King’s Gambit


Pandemic Legacy Season 0

The celebrated board-game series goes back to the beginning, telling a Cold War spy tale about the early days of a deadly Soviet pathogen that might one day wreak havoc. Legacy elements mean that each game session changes the rules and adds components, all while telling a suspense-laden conspiracy story.


Small World of Warcraft


Harry Potter: House Cup Competition


CardKingPro Immense Dice Bag


Forgotten Waters



D&D: Rime of the Frostmaiden

$49.95 |

Pathfinder: Advanced Player’s Guide

$49.99 |

Dishonored RPG Core Rulebook

$39.99 |

Cypher System: We Are All Mad Here

$49.95 |

Genesys: Keyforge – Secrets of the Crucible

$49.95 |


$29.00 |


FlashForge Adventurer 3 3D Printer


Alienware m15 R3 Gaming Laptop

Starting at $1499

Astro A20 Wireless Gaming Headset


mClassic Graphics Card

The mClassic adds an additional external graphics card to upgrade the output of your favorite video game console. By plugging the tiny dongle into an HDMI port, you can upscale games to 1440p resolution, improve image sharpening and depth of field, and add anti-aliasing. We love using this on the Switch, where you can even select what kind of upscaling you want (with separate settings for modern and retro upscaling), all with no lag.


Arkade Blaster Motion Controller For PC, Android, iOS


Pixel Buds Wireless Earbuds


Samsung 49-Inch Odyssey G9 Curved Gaming Monitor


Keymander 2 Keyboard/Mouse Adapter For Consoles

Love playing console games, but hate the controls? The Keymander 2 not only lets you integrate customized keyboard and mouse play on console, but also supports crossover controller support, using the gamepad from one console to play on a different one. It’s magic!


Sonos Arc Cinematic Soundbar




MSI Trident Series 3 Compact PC

Starting at $879


Annapurna Interactive Deluxe Limited Edition

$199 |

Ape Out Vinyl Soundtrack

$29.99 |

Such Pretty Forks in the Road – Alanis Morissette

$12.98 |

On Circles – Caspian

$8.00 |

Strange Days – The Struts

$12.59 |

Here In Your Bedroom – Kailee Morgue

$7.74 |


Star Wars Washable Rugs

Starting at $109

PlayStation Icons Light


Globe 5-Piece Whiskey Decanter


Ooni Koda 16 Portable Gas-Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven

If you’re still making pizzas in your KITCHEN oven then you’re missing out on pizza perfection. Ooni’s wood, coal, and gas-fueled pizza ovenS would make a great addition to any backyard. We’re fans of the Ooni Koda 16, which reaches temperatures up to 932°F and is perfect for cooking authentic Neapolitan-style pizza. Go ahead AND toss your oven out now.


Steampunk Tabletop RPG Metal Prints

Starting at $44.99

The World-Eater Art Print


Cyberpunk 2077 Magnetic Wall Art

Starting at $44.99

TV & Film

Batman: Death in the Family

$24.98 |

Friday the 13th Collection

$159.98 |

Rick & Morty Season 4

$24.99 |

Star Trek: Picard Season One

$47.99 |

Weathering With You

$29.97 |

What We Do In The Shadows Season 2

$17.99 |


Dedsec Face Mask


Lumos Ultra Lightup Bike Helmet


PUMA x Mario Sneakers


Apple Watch Series 6

Beyond some beautiful aesthetic options, Apple’s new wearable touts its blood oxygen sensor as a key wellness indicator, as well as an always-on altimeter, sleep tracking, new workout options, and overall higher processing power for faster app launches without sacrificing battery life.

Starting at $399

Ghost of Tsushima Katana Hoodie


LudoCherry Tabletop Themed Skirts and Shirts

Starting at $60.00

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