There’s no question that Animal Crossing: New Horizons was one of the biggest games of 2020. The latest entry in the popular franchise launched on March 20, just as many people were starting to stay home due to COVID-19. Its highly anticipated release contributed to a massive spike in Nintendo Switch console sales and shortages, with people eager for a new form of entertainment to enjoy safely at home. Now the second best-selling Switch game of all time, Animal Crossing: New Horizons was embraced by millions of fans new and old, sparking a major resurgence for the series and introducing it to a new generation of gamers as well.
In addition to New Horizons, a new limited-edition Animal Crossing Switch console was released earlier this year, and though it sold out fast at launch, Nintendo recently restocked the system at major retailers. A slew of new Animal Crossing merchandise hit stores this year as well, offering new Switch accessories, apparel, and more for fans to add to their collection.
If you’re shopping for an Animal Crossing fan this holiday season, you’ve got plenty of options to choose from–in fact, there’s an almost overwhelming amount of Animal Crossing merch out there these days. To keep you from having to wade through all the Isabelle plushies and villager Amiibo out there, we’ve done it for you and rounded up the very best Animal Crossing gift ideas for fans of New Horizons and the series as a whole. From carrying cases and controllers to T-shirts, Nendoroids, and more, here are some of the best Animal Crossing gifts for 2020.