Pokemon recently turned 22, and it reminds us that there are plenty of adult Pokemon players who are also celebrating birthdays too! If you’ve got a friend or family member who loves Pokemon, but you’re just not sure what to give them, here are some great ideas:
For the Trading Card Game Player:
There are plenty of adult Pokemon TCG players and if you know one, this would make a great gift. It’s perfect for collectors, competitive players, and casual players and since it’s a commissioned piece, you can let them know it’s a one of a kind card.
Note that these cards aren’t available to be used in tournament play, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t great for competitive players. Competitive players often started collecting cards just because they love pokemon and often appreciate the artwork of cards too!
The card picture above was by the artist Pigreak and can be purchased here.
For the lover of Plants and Desk Decor:
These are probably some of the coolest Pokemon items on Etsy, and for relatively cheap you can wow your friend for their birthday. There are plenty of pokemon to choose from, or you could get a grass type pokemon and attempt to find a succulent/holder combo that looks most like the Pokemon in game.
For the Food Lover
You can never go wrong with cookies as a birthday gift, but especially if your friend is a foodie. Plus, if you’re good with baking, you can make these as a gift for next to nothing. Careful though, your friend may keep asking for you to bake more!
If you’re not great in the kitchen, no worries either, you can buy them online and have some rad, pokemon themed cookies for their birthday. (Hint, this can also be a replacement for birthday dessert if they don’t care for cake!)
For literally any Adult Pokemon lover:
Coming in at over 4 feet tall, this Snorlax bean bag is the perfect gift for literally any Pokemon lover on their 21st birthday. The sheer size and awesomeness will make this their favorite gift, but it’s not cheap. In fact, at $149.99, you may be better off getting one of the other ideas above or below.
Another neat idea, if you have access to their game, or play one of the games yourself would be to find and capture a shiny Pokemon and gift it to them. These Pokemon are extremely rare, and you’d need to start hunting one early if you want to guarantee you’ll have it in time for their birthday. But, if you have the time – you can hunt for a shiny by following an online guide.
If that’s too much effort, trading cards can be a great gift too! They’re a wide range of pricing and choices starting at just a couple dollars, and they are sure to provide excitement.
In fact, if you wrap them, it’s almost as if they’ll be unwrapping two gifts. The anticipation of seeing what the gift is, then the wonder and joy of finding out what cards are within! Click here to buy Pokemon trading cards.