Looking for gift ideas for an MTG fan? Wondering what to buy someone who plays Magic the Gathering? Even if you don’t know anything about the game, this MTG Gift Guide can help you pick a perfect Magic the Gathering gift.
If you’re in a hurry, you can simply get a Gift Bundle. As the name suggests, it’s a great gift for all kinds of players. It contains lots of cool stuff, namely 9 Set boosters, and a premium Collector booster. Everything comes packed in a nice-looking box, which can be used for storing Magic cards.
While it might be a bit vanilla gift, no Magic player will be disappointed with it.
Furthermore, here are four more MTG gifts that can also be amazing:
|Crimson Vow Collector Booster Box||Best overall|
|Crimson Vow Draft Booster Box||Best for drafters|
|Commander Legends Booster Box||Best gift for Commander players|
|Undead Unleashed Commander Precon||Budget Commander gift|
So, this was just a quick recap to give you a quick overview of the best MTG gifts. Now we move into the next section, in which we’ll talk about all of these gifts in more detail. Of course, we’ll also include some other ones as well. This way, you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for your MTG player.
Booster Packs Are a Great MTG Gift!
Since you know an MTG player, you probably know that they like to open booster packs. There are many types of these, so you have to know which ones to pick. However, if you do get the right ones, the receiver will be very happy with them.
That’s especially true if you get them a whole booster box (a box with multiple boosters). This is probably the best gift you can give to an MTG player. It’s like getting a big gift, with a bunch of smaller gifts inside it. It’s amazing!
Let’s see which options you have.
Collector Booster Box
Collector booster boxes contain 12 Collector Boosters. Each one of them has 15 cards, all of which are either in foil or have alternate art. Some even both, and there are multiple rares! These are the most premium Magic boosters, and the players really like opening them, as they feature the most exciting cards.
However, as one would expect, they are also the priciest, so there’s that.
Usually it’s the best idea to go for the latest set, which would be Crimson Vow. The set will be released on November 19th. If you need to get the gift before that date, you can also get the same type of product with the previous set, called Midnight Hunt. This goes the same for other products as well, not just for Collector Boxes.
You can also check the full list of Collector Booster Boxes here. You might find a specific one that would be the best for your giftee.
Draft Booster Box
Maybe you’ve heard your giftee talk about the draft. That’s a special way of playing the game, one where you play with the cards you open in boosters. For this game mode, the players need Draft boosters, which come in a Draft booster box.
Each booster box comes with 36 booster packs, and is the perfect gift for players who like to draft.
The box you see above is Crimson Vow (release date: November 19th, 2021). If you’d like to get a different Draft booster box, you can find the best MTG Booster Boxes here.
MTG Gift Bundle
We’ve quickly talked about the Gift Bundle in the beginning, as one of the best gift you can get if you’re in a hurry. The fact is that it’s a very cool gift, and it’s also not as pricey as some other MTG gifts can be.
It has a lot of the benefits of a booster box in a smaller — and cheaper package. It contains 8 Set boosters and a premium Collector boosters. Besides, they also contain some other swag:
- 40 basic lands, 20 of them are foil (shiny)
- 1 foil promo card
- 20-sided dice
- booklet with Magic lore and information
- useful sturdy box
Do you want to know more about this product? You can find more information about the Crimson Vow Gift Bundle here.
Best Gifts for Commander Players
Commander is the most popular MTG format. If you’re getting a gift for a Commander player, you can get them a specific gift, which they’ll really enjoy. Anyway, here’s the best gift idea for a Commander player:
Commander Legends Booster Box
Of course, the booster boxes we’ve mentioned before are also a great gift for Commander players as well. But there’s something special about these booster box. It was designed with Commander (and Draft) in mind. As such, it contains more good Commander cards than other booster boxes.
The box contains 24 boosters, which is perfect for an 8-player draft. Even though the set released back in November 2020, it’s still an amazing gift for a Commander player in the 2022 as well.
There’s also a Collector Commander Legends booster box, which contains the premium versions of the cards in this set. While it might be even it better gift to get, its price is quite high.
Commander Precon Deck
If you’re looking for something more moderately priced gift, than you should get one of the many Commander precon decks. These are 100-cards in a ready-to-play Commander decks. There are always some brand-new cards in this product, which haven’t been released in any other set.
The deck you see above is a Zombie tribal deck. If you don’t like the theme, don’t worry — you can take a look at the list of all Commander decks, where you’ll be able to find a perfect deck to buy as a gift.
You could also buy a specific Magic the Gathering card. You won’t get a randomness of a booster box, but you can give them the perfect card they need — which can oftentimes be even better.
The problem occurs, when you don’t know which card they want. One option you have is to simply ask them which is their favorite card, that they don’t own yet. Another option is to get them a strong, powerful card, one that almost every player will enjoy.
A perfect example, would be Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. It’s a colorless card, which means it can go into any deck. It’s also very powerful, so MTG players would be happy to get it as a gift. The art you can see below is the alternate art. It’s somewhat more expensive than the regular art, but it’s more likely that your giftee won’t have it yet, and they’re more exciting as well.
Here are some other of the most universally sought after cards with alternate art:
Guild Kits – For 60-Card Players
If you’re gifting someone who prefers playing with 60-card decks, you might want to get them some Guild Kits.
Guild Kits are 60-card decks. The deck have fine power level for casual play, and they also contain special looking basic lands, along with 3 alternate art cards, and a pin.
Decks are built around 10 different guilds of Ravnica, and they are balanced to play against each other. Above you saw a bundle of five of them, you can find the other five here. The decks are great as an MTG gift for a group of players.
Besides, you can also buy the decks separately, and get your giftee their favorite guild (two-color combination).
Magic the Gathering Board Games
There are also a couple of MTG board games. They combine the elements of other board games with MTG cards. Great gift for players who also enjoy other board games!
Explorers of Ixalan
This variation is for 2–4 players. In addition to playing a game of Magic, players also explore the island of Ixalan. The island provides additional resources and extra layer of game-play.
Explorers of Ixalan can also be played without the island, since you get 4 complete 60-card decks. The game is a great gift for a player who has a couple of games under their belt and would enjoy a new experience.
Archenemy: Nicol Bolas
This is a game mode for 4 players (3 vs 1). One player plays the role of Nicol Bolas, the Elder Dragon. His cards are so powerful that other three players have to play as a team to have a chance against him.
Both games are great gifts for an experienced Magic the Gathering player. Both are ready to play out of the box and can be used as a single board game. You can buy it here.
MTG Accessories as Gifts
You thought Magic the Gathering players only need cards to play this game? Well, that’s not entirely true. There are plenty of stuff that makes the game more enjoyable and as such makes a great gift.
What good is a box for a gift? Not much, since every Magic player probably has a lot of plastic ones. But there are a lot of quality ones, which always come in handy. You can buy one like this.
It’s very resistant and looks nice. It also has a special tray for dice. They will have the gift for many years to come, and it’s very useful.
If you want your deck box to be an even more special gift, there is something really cool that we would recommend. Ultimate Guard’s ChromiaSkin deck box has heat-sensitive material that changes its color wherever someone touches it. It looks totally dope!
Every Magic the Gathering player needs a binder to store their more valuable cards. The binders come in various colors and sizes.
You are probably quite familiar with the fact that some cards can be worth quite some money. That’s one of the reasons why Magic players like to keep their cards in sleeves. And it also makes shuffling easier.
You can get plenty of different arts, so pick whichever you think the recipient will like. But there are plenty of sleeves that wear off quickly and split.
We would recommend getting either Dragon Shield Matte or Ultra Pro Eclipse. Both of these are very durable and nice looking. If you like your gift to be something practical, sleeves are certainly the way to go.
If you’ll be buying Ultra Pros, be very careful to buy Eclipse version, since the other ones are some of the worst ones. You can find more useful information about the best MTG sleeves here.
It’s never pleasant to play Magic on a dirty table. That’s where the playmats help. The cards don’t get dirty, players can pick them up more easily, and they can be a work of art.
There are plenty of artworks to chose from. There are characters from Magic story, landscapes, and a lot more. Playmats can also be stored in a tube, so if you are buying one, it’s a good idea to buy one of these.
Playmats can also be used as a big mouse pads. However, if the player already has a playmat or two, it might be a better idea to buy something else.
Stay Away From the Following “Gifts”
There are, however, some MTG product, that you should think twice about buying. These are NOT a good Magic the Gathering gifts, and you should really prioritize something else.
Bulk Magic Cards
1000 cards for $10 — what could go wrong? This gift idea is only good for brand-new players. For anyone who plays a game a bit longer, the cards are basically worthless, and they just take extra space to store them.
You are paying for quantity over quality. A single card worth $10 could be a more meaningful gift.
So-called proxy cards are nothing more than fake cards. Cards may be cheaper, but the player could get in trouble if they would play them in a tournament. It’s better to stay away from them.
Sellers of so-called repacks usually buy sealed product, then take the valuable cards out. They add some worst rares they have to the pack. You can usually find those as “Repack Booster with Two Rare Cards!”
Don’t buy this as a gift, since you’ll probably just overpay for garbage cards.
Best Gift Ideas for MTG for any Budget
Let’s recap with the best gifts for Magic the Gathering, depending on your budget:
Players are usually the most excited with the newest cards. Because of that, make sure that you buy the latest edition when buying Bundles and Booster Boxes. This would be Crimson Vow (release date: 19 November 2021).
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Anyway, we hope this guide will help you find the best gift for Magic the Gathering player. However, if you’re looking for a gift for someone who just started playing MTG, you should certainly check our article on what MTG Beginners should buy. If you have any more questions, feel free to leave a comment below.
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