Are you looking for gift ideas for an MTG fan? Wondering what to buy someone who plays Magic the Gathering? There are so many MTG products that it can be hard to pick a great gift. But worry not – our MTG Gift Guide can help you with that!
This article revived a major update at the end of November 2023. Thus, everything we recommend is up-to-date for 2023 Holiday season. After all, it would be a shame if you did all this research only to buy something outdated.
Different Magic players like different things, so there are multiple recommendations. However, we’re starting with one that every player or collector will like.
Best MTG Gift for Any Player
A gift that works for all types of players, it certainly the Gift Bundle. As its name suggests, it’s simply the best MTG gift, and it does live up to it.
The Gift Bundle contains lots of cool stuff, most prominently 8 Set boosters, a premium Collector booster, and a couple of promo cards. Everything comes packed in a nice-looking box, which can be used for storing Magic cards.
Importantly, it’s fairly-priced, so it fits almost any budget.
In short, going with the Gift Bundle is always an amazing choice. However, there’s one important thing to keep in mind. You want to acquire the newest one, which would be The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Gift Bundle.
Additional Recommendations – Quick Overview
Do you want to pick something else? There’s plenty of additional options. First, here’s a quick overview of four amazing MTG gift ideas, based on different criteria:
|Lost Caverns of Ixalan Set Booster Box||For all types of players|
|Veloci-Ramp-Tor or other Commander Decks||For Commander players|
|Commander Masters Collector Booster Box||Premium gift|
|Tales of Middle-earth Gift Bundle||For LotR fans|
In the following sections, you’ll find out more about these and other gifts. As you see there’s no lack of option so, let’s get to it.
Booster Packs Are a Great MTG Gift!
Given that you know an MTG player, you likely know about booster packs. These are packs, typically containing around 12-15 cards. There are many versions of them, but if you pick the right ones, your giftee will be extremely happy with them.
That’s especially true if you gift a whole booster box (a box with multiple boosters). That would be 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 a splendid experience!
There are three main booster types available: Draft, Set, and Collector. We’ll start with Set boosters, as these are the most popular ones.
Set Booster Box
Most players just want to open a bunch of boosters. For that role, the Set boosters are simply the best. They can contain multiple rares, as well as some cards that only appear in this type of product.
There’s a chance to also open a Jurassic Park Magic card in one of Lost Caverns of Ixalan boosters. So, if you’re wondering which MTG booster box to buy as a gift in 2023, a Set booster box of Caverns of Ixalan, seems like the perfect choice. After all, this is the newest edition (released on November 17th, 2023), containing many powerful and popular cards.
Collector Booster Box
Collector booster boxes contain the least amount of boosters, but are the most expensive ones. Why is that? Because all 15 cards in a booster are either in foil or feature alternate art, sometimes even both. On top of that, there are 5 guaranteed rares in every pack!
These are the most premium Magic boosters, and players really like opening them, as they feature the most exciting cards. The only problem with these is that they are quite pricey. So, while this can be a fantastic MTG gift, the price can be a bit much.
Draft Booster Box
Maybe you’ve heard your giftee talk about the draft. That’s a special way of playing the game, where you use the cards you open in boosters. For this mode, 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 latest set, called the Lost Caverns of Ixalan is amazing to draft, offering many deep strategies that avid drafters will enjoy.
MTG Gift Bundle: For Lord of the Rings Fans
Given that we’re talking about boosters, here’s a slightly different Gift Bundle. We’ve already mentioned one in the beginning, as an MTG gift you simply can’t miss with. However, this is a special version of it. If your giftee is a fan of Lord of the Rings, this is what you want to buy.
The bundle offers you all the benefits of a booster box in a smaller — and cheaper package. On top of that, this one contains Tales of Middle-Earth boosters. This means, all the cards feature moments, items, and characters (Frodo, Gollum, Gandalf, and more) from Lord of the Rings.
So, if your giftee is a fan of that and Magic, products in the Tales of Middle-earth set are easily an amazing buy.
Among them, the Gift Bundle is great, as it comes with 8 Set boosters and a premium Collector boosters. On top of that, there are 40 Middle-earth basic lands, as well as 4 promo cards, containing the insanely powerful The One Ring. There’s certainly a lot to like about this gift.
Best Gifts for Commander Players
Commander is the most popular MTG format. If you’re getting a gift for a Commander player, then it’s a good idea to pick something with that in mind. Here are some great choices to pick from-
For a moderately priced gift, that a Commander player will enjoy pick one of the many Commander precon decks. These are 100-card ready-to-play Commander decks. They contain some brand-new cards in this product, which weren’t released in any other set.
The deck you see above is one of the four Lost Caverns of Ixalan Commander decks. Each of them is built around a different creature type. The one you see above, features large Dinosaurs, and is quite popular.
Of course, there are plenty of other themes available. 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.
Commander Masters Collector Booster Box
Of course, the booster boxes we’ve mentioned before are also a great gift for Commander players as well. However, Commander Masters edition was made with Commander players in mind. Thu, it contains a lot of cards that will make a casual Commander happy.
The box pictured above has Collector boosters. It’s among the most epxensive boosters, and contains only 4 boosters, so keep that in mind. On the other hand, Set booster box of that set is slightly more expensive but contain more boosters.
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. You could just ask them about 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 own it yet, and they’re more exciting as well.
Here are some other of the most universally sought after cards with alternate art:
MTG Accessories as Gifts
Besides the cards, Magic the Gathering players also use various accessories. That’s stuff that that makes the game more enjoyable. As such, it can be a great gift for a Magic the Gathering player.
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 use the gift for many years to come, and it’s very useful. Furthermore, if you want more insight about various deck boxes, you can find the best MTG deck boxes here.
Every Magic the Gathering collector needs a binder to store and showcase their more valuable cards. The binders come in various colors, or they feature artwork from popular Magic cards. You’ll notice that there are different sizes available, based on how many cards pockets appear on a single page.
You really can’t miss with the classic 9-pocket binder, but the smaller 4-pocket version is also good. The latter better highlights a playset of a card. (In Magic, that’s what you call a set of four of the same card.)
You might already know that some Magic cards can be worth a lot. That’s a big reason why Magic players keep their cards in sleeves. Besides protection from wear, this also helps with shuffling, as it makes it a much better experience.
However, with a long-time use, sleeves become dirty and start to break apart. Thus, a Magic player won’t mind receiving a extra pack of sleeves as a gift.
What’s great is that there’s a wide selection of different arts, so you’ll be able to pick ones that your giftee will particularly enjoy. Just keep in mind, that not are sleeves are well-made.
We would recommend buying either Dragon Shield Matte or Ultra Pro Eclipse. Both of these look great, and most importantly are extremely durable. All things considered, sleeves are both a budget MTG gift, and a practical one.
It’s never pleasant to play Magic on a dirty table or a scratchy surface. That’s where the playmats come in. The cards are kept clean, while players can easily pick them up, as the cards won’t stick to the surface. On top of that, some playmats feature just breathtaking artworks.
There’s a wide selection of MTG playmats. You’ll find official and unofficial art, depicting characters from Magic, as well from other stories. Dragons, landscapes, futuristic patterns, you name it. This is perhaps the Magic gift that offers the most room for choosing the right design.
Playmats can also be stored in a tube, so if you are buying one, it’s a good idea to buy one of these. However, if a player already owns a couple of playmats, it might be a better idea to pickup something else. That’s unless you can find one, that you know your giftee will absolutely love.
An Unique MTG Gift Idea: Board Game
Finally, here’s perhaps the most unique idea in our MTG Gift Guide 2023. Explorers of Ixalan, mixes Magic the Gathering with board game elements. Thus, this is a great gift for players who also enjoy other board games.
This game can be played with 2–4 players. They won’t be just playing a regular game of Magic, though. They’ll also explore the island of Ixalan, which provides additional resources and extra layer of game-play. The game was released back in 2017, but flowed under the radar for the most part.
On top of that, Explorers of Ixalan can also be played without the island, since you get 4 complete 60-card decks. Whichever way your giftee prefers to play it, this game will surely bring them lots of fun experiences. Besides, it’s also not that expensive, as it’s in the price range of the most board games of that size or even lower.
Best Gift Ideas for MTG for any Budget
Before, we finish things, here’s a final recap with the best gifts for Magic the Gathering, depending on your budget:
- Commander Masters Set Booster box — high budget
- Lost Caverns of Ixalan Set booster Box — medium budget
- Lost Caverns of Ixalan Gift Bundle — best value for price
- Deck Box — budget option
Don’t forget that players are usually most excited about the newest cards. Because of that, make sure that you buy the latest edition when buying Bundles and Booster Boxes. This would be the Lost Caverns of Ixalan set (release date: November 17th, 2023).
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So, hopefully, this MTG Gift Guide 2023 helped you find the best gift for Magic the Gathering player. Now, 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 additional questions, feel free to leave a comment below.
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