Well, it’s clear: Our kids are totally 100% obsessed with Minecraft. So we’re reminding ourselves that it builds tons of skills, helps with math and science, and is way better than our own video game obsessions. If you’re with us, consider these awesome Minecraft gifts that may be the second best thing to more time playing Minecraft.
($7.99/3-pack at Jinx)
In two different colorways, these are about as cool as Minecraft wear gets.
($19.19 at Amazon)
Our kids are absolutely in love with this fantastic collection of Scholastic books that teach them the ins and outs of combat, building, and smelting Redstone.
($14.99, on sale at Kohl’s)
Remember when your parents told you that video game playing would never amount to anything? Here are 16 reasons not to say that to your own Minecraft fans.
($20 at BK Clay Cafe)
Who wouldn’t love a mug with their very own Minecraft avatar. (Although ours might choose Stampy’s.)
Save 5% with code HGG2014
($14.99 at Think Geek)
A great way to get that building, creativity, and imaginary play off the screen and into the real world.
($24.19, Aizling Dezines)
Our own kids spotted these on Etsy and flipped out. Thus, we present them to you. So clever!
($14.99, Cavid Designs)
Creepers are way less scary when you’re eating them.
Save 20% with code SAVE20PERCENT
($39.99 at Think Geek)
If your kids were bummed not to get one at back to school time, this might be a chance to make it up to them.
($109.99 at Amazon)
Fans have eagerly been awaiting the November 15 launch of the new LEGO Minecraft sets for months now. Our favorite: This mine building set. Although the kids might get a kick out of the Minecraft First Night LEGO set with Steve holding that sad wooden sword.
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