NES Classic Edition
We've got months to wait until the Switch releases, so for now, why not revisit Nintendo's 8-bit roots with the NES Classic Edition? This pint-sized box plugs right into your TV via HDMI and has 30 classic games inside, plus a small classic controller. It's a brilliant flashback — or history lesson, even.
Pokémon Go Plus
Got a loved one who is still trying to catch 'em all in Pokémon Go? Aid his or her quest with the Pokémon Go Plus wristband, which connects wirelessly to your phone and lets you make progress in the game even if you're not looking at it. You'll hatch more eggs, earn bonus candy and snag loads of extra Pokémon.
Xbox One Design Lab controller
For the Xbox lover in your life, check out Microsoft's new Design Lab: it lets you custom-outfit an Xbox One controller with any pairing of colors you'd like, plus you can pay a little extra for laser engraving too. Your favorite player will remember your awesome, one-of-a-kind gesture every time he or she grabs the gamepad.
N64 coffee table base
If you're a child of the '90s, then this fan-made coffee table might bring back a rush of excitement every time you set a drink on top. It's the classic Nintendo 64 logo brought to life with wood and a glorious-looking paint job; just pop a glass pane on top and you'll have a perfect retro reminder for your living room.
PlayStation knitted sweater
Know someone who's all about PlayStation? Enhance his or her winter wardrobe with this officially-licensed sweater, a comfy-looking number in classic PSone grey along with the familiar PlayStation logo, buttons, and d-pad icons all over. Keep warm while remembering the 32-bit glory days this holiday season.
Cozmo is a strange product: It’s an expensive toy but a cheap robot, with the added benefit of having animations and sounds that can elicit an emotional response. We loved playing with him, and think you will as well.
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Header illustration: Alice Carroll