best video game gift ideas for mom

Mom’s love video games too and this holiday season it’s time to show her just how much she means to you. While there is no way to thank her for all she has done over the years, you certainly can try. Check out our list of the best video game gift ideas for mom this holiday season.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Why not surprise Mom this holiday season with her very own Nintendo Switch Lite. It’s available in several different colours and is perfect for the mom. Whether she has only a few minutes or on rare occasions an hour or two to play, you can’t go wrong with giving her a Nintendo Switch Lite. It’s completely portable and doesn’t require a TV to play. With over 4000 games available, there are games for all types of players to enjoy! Imagine the smile on her face when she unwraps her very own Nintendo Switch lite Christmas morning!

Purchase Nintendo Switch Lite in Coral, Blue, Turquoise or Yellow

Harvestella on Nintendo Switch

If you’re looking for a game to get mom this holiday season, I highly recommend Harvestella on Nintendo Switch. It’s a life simulation game with role playing game elements mixed in and she will love it. In the game, you grow and tend to crops, construct items, go fishing, take care of the animals and make friends with others from different towns.

The game takes place in a vibrant and colourful world where abnormalities appear between seasons. These abnormalities create the “Quietus,” a season of death that takes place between the naturally occurring four seasons. During the Quietus the crops wither and people cannot venture outside. Your job is to find out the origins of the world and discover the truth behind what is causing these abnormalities.

Purchase Harvestella for the Nintendo Switch family of systems

best video game gift ideas for mom

A microSD memory card for more storage on her Nintendo Switch

The internal storage of both the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite is 32GB. Typically, this isn’t enough for most people. With saved games, videos, and system updates the storage fills up quickly.

If mom wants to download games on her Nintendo Switch, she’ll quickly run out of space. I recommend getting a 256GB or 128GB memory card for her Nintendo Switch. It’s designed to allow you to store and download up to 15 games. Game sizes vary, but it should fit around 10 to 15.

Both the Switch and Switch Lite support memory cards up to 2TB in both SDXC and SDHC formats. You don’t have to use a branded card to use these cards. At Best Buy, we carry a wide variety of memory cards that are compatible.

Purchase a memory card for Nintendo Switch family of systems

Mom’s very own controller

Everyone likes to have a controller to call their own and mom is no different. Here at Best Buy we have a variety of controllers for all of the gaming consoles. Wither it’s a pair of Neon Purple and Neon Orange Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons, a controller for PS5 or Xbox Series X, mom will be happy to have a controller that’s uniquely hers.

PlayStation 5 DualSense controller

The PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller features haptic feedback, which offers a whole new level of immersion. With haptic feedback, you now have a variety of powerful sensations that you actually feel when you play. And, if mom loves to play games on PS5, there are a wide variety of DualSense controller colours.

You can choose from Midnight Black, Galactic Purple, Grey Camouflage, Starlight Blue, White, Cosmic Red and Nova Pink.

Purchase your favourite PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller colour for mom

best video game gift ideas for mom

Xbox Wireless controller

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S controller retains the classic Xbox layout that we’ve come to know and love over the years. It features many tweaks such as a redesigned d-pad, a share button and some new textures and finishes. Additionally, the Xbox Wireless controller remembers multiple devices that you connect to and switches between them seamlessly.

You can choose from Carbon Black, Robot White, Electric Volt, Shock Blue and Pulse Red.

Purchase an Xbox Wireless controller for mom

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers

The Joy-Con controllers for Nintendo Switch have a pretty good battery life, about 20 hours. And, you can charge them by sliding them onto each side of your Nintendo Switch while it is docked. If mom loves to game on the Nintendo Switch, we have a large variety of Joy-Con controller colours to choose from!

Buy and select from a wide variety of Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controller colours

best video game gift ideas for mom

Gift cards

You can’t go wrong with a gift card to mom’s favourite platform! If you’re not sure what game to get her, why not surprise her with a gift card! She can use a gift card to purchase games, renew her Nintendo Switch Online, Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus subscription and more. These can be used in the Nintendo eShop, Xbox and PlayStation stores.

Purchase a Nintendo eShop Gift Card
Buy a PlayStation Store Gift Card
Get an Xbox Live Gift Card

Best video game gift ideas for mom

That about wraps up the list of the best video game gift ideas for mom this holiday season. As you can see, here at Best Buy, we’ve got a wide selection of video games, consoles and peripherals the gamer mom in your life.

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Jon is the Gaming Editor and is based in Toronto. He is a proud Canadian who has a serious passion for gaming. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry with over 20 years experience. You can often find Jon streaming the latest games on his YouTube channel. Jon loves to talk about gaming and tech, come say hi and join the conversation with Jon on Twitter @4Scarrs_Gaming.


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