Last Minute Minecraft Gift Ideas

 We have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card in exchange for sharing our favorite last minute Minecraft gift ideas from Best Buy. 


We’ve been a Minecraft crazed household since early last year. And just about any wish list my son brings to me has at least one Minecraft-inspired item on it. So if you’ve started hearing about Creepers and Ghasts and other weird sounding things, you may be introduced to Minecraft soon. And you may have seen a few Minecraft-related things on your child’s list. But don’t worry! It’s not too late to pick up some last minute Minecraft gifts with the help of Best Buy

Build and explore exciting new worlds with Best Buy’s assortment of Minecraft games and collectibles. If you aren’t familiar with the awesome world of Minecraft, it is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources or mine deep in Survival Mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs. Do all this alone or with friends. The games are very family-friendly and great for kids. 

And even after you’ve started playing the game, there’s still fun to be had! The toys and collectibles make great gifts for anyone already into the game. Best Buy carries a large assortment the assortment of Minecraft products – this includes an Xbox One S console bundle, additional Minecraft games and Minecraft toys and collectibles. Check out our top picks below (each of these items is on my son’s wish list)! 

Grab all of the Minecraft goodness here: And make sure to take advantage of FREE 2-day shipping to get it by Christmas or pick it up at your local Best Buy store by selecting store pick up. So convenient! 

Last Minute Minecraft Gift Ideas


1. Minecraft RC Flying Ghast

At the top of my son’s list is this awesome Minecraft RC Flying Ghast. You get to bring one of the key mobs to life with this quadcopter! Using the remote control, you fly this Ghast quadcopter through the air as in the game. 

The flying Ghast can move forward and backward, left and right, and up and down. Special features include 360-degree turns, automatic landing capabilities and a stunt button take the fun to new heights! This is a great gift for any Minecraft fan. 

On sale for $20 off at $59.99! Killer deal. With free 2-day shipping, of course.

2. Minecraft Motion Movie Set

My son is really into watching YouTube videos and has been asking if he can set up his own channel. While I’m not quite ready for him to be in front of the camera, his ideas for some stop motion fun sound right up my alley! With this Minecraft Stop-Motion movie creator set you can make your own movies come to fruition. It comes with a movie stage, six different background cards, four exclusive figures and over 18 accessories to help you bring your stories to life. This Minecraft Stop-Motion movie creator lets you animate with your smartphone or tablet in just three easy steps. Pretty cool, right? 
Only $19.99 right now with free 2-day shipping. 



3. Minecraft Minifigure Collectors Case

Minecraft Minifigs are perfect for stocking stuffers or present toppers but you need somewhere to put them all! This Minecraft Minifigure Collectors case holds up to 32 figures and allows you to display and transport all of your little guys. 

Organize and display your favorite Nether explorers in this Mattel Minecraft collector case. Flip it over to discover a Minecraft world complete with a playtime portal for entertaining creative minds. This lightweight Mattel Minecraft collector case includes six starter characters and a convenient handle that lets you easily transport up to 32 figures.

$39.99 right now with free 2 day shipping! 

4. Minecraft Card Game

Play your favorite hit video game anywhere with this Minecraft card game. Mine, craft and reserve resource cards, but watch out for TNT and Creeper cards in this game full of action and adventure. Crafting points with wood, stone, iron, diamond and gold resource cards lets you position yourself for a win in this Minecraft card game.

A great stocking stuffer at $12.99 and free 2 day shipping. 



5. Microsoft XBox One S Minecraft Bundle

Upgrading your gaming system? You gotta check out the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle (500GB), featuring everything you need to build, survive, and explore! Get full game downloads of Minecraft for Xbox One and Windows 10, plus thirteen fabulous, community-favorite content Packs, including Halo Mash-up and Festive Mash-up. 

Craft new Minecraft worlds together with friends on Xbox Live, the most advanced multiplayer network. And now with the new Xbox One S, you can even watch 4K Blu-ray™ movies, stream Netflix and Amazon Video in stunning 4K Ultra HD, and play a growing library of Xbox 360 games. With all the biggest blockbusters this year, there’s never been a better time to jump ahead with Xbox One.

And right now you can score this bundle for $249.99 ($50 off)!

What’s on your Minecraft fan’s gift list? 

Grab all of the Minecraft goodness here: And make sure to take advantage of FREE 2-day shipping to get it by Christmas or pick it up at your local Best Buy store by selecting store pick up.

Boys Are Dirty: Why Raising Boys Is Messier Than Raising Girls

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Maytag. All opinions are 100% mine.

Boys Are Dirty - Why Raising Boys Is Messier Than Raising Girls

Growing up I was always in awe of how dirty and messy my brother was. We always had to check the toilet to make sure he didn’t over aim, there was always a funk coming out of his room, and he could never seem to pick up behind him. So when I had a son I thought I was prepared for the messes to come. Boy was I wrong!

Now I’m not going to lie and say that my daughter doesn’t make messes. Because she does. And she LOVES getting dirty and playing in the mud with her brother when they explore and catch worms. But the level of mess? My son wins hands down. And I have to agree that raising boys is far messier than raising girls.

Here’s why:

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Why Raising Boys Is Messier Than Raising Girls

1. Potty Problems

The biggest? They don’t sit down to pee and have absolutely zero interest in actually aiming into the toilet. It doesn’t take much, maybe the dog running by the bathroom door, a gust of wind coming through teh bathroom window, or the sound of a bird outside, to distract my son from the task at hand. That task being getting his urine INTO the toilet bowl. My daughter uses our bathroom instead of using the guest bathroom they share.

2. The Black Abyss In The Bedroom –

You know… the vortex that is a boy’s room. While my daughter has a very messy room filled with toys, clothes, and her empty water glasses from bedtime, in my son’s room I find nasty food under his bed, juice boxes hidden in the closet, filthy AND wet clothes piled in heaps on the floor (and, god forbid, under the bed or in the closet where they start to grow things), and random trash everywhere on top of the piles of sand that come out of his shoes when he throws them off his feet and into his bedroom.

3. Eating Like It’s His Last Meal –

Maybe it’s the age, maybe he’s just going through a crazy growth spurt. But my son is constantly scouraging the cabinets, pantry, fridge, and freezer for food. Whether it’s meal time or snack time, he’s hungry and acts like he hasn’t had a meal in days. Fruit juice coats his hands and shirt, crumbs are everywhere, and smears of random food parts are all over his arms and face after each meal. Because napkins don’t exist. And my daugther uses her utensils, a napkin when she needs it. I don’t get it. Personality difference?

4. School-Time Messes – 

Now most of this is because the field he plays on during recess, lunch, and PE is dirt, but every single day my son comes home with a disgusting shirt covered in dirt, his lunch, and whatnot. And to top it off, the before-mentioned shoes are also filled with dirt and sand. My son wears a uniform and about halfway into the school year we’ve bleached and cleaned his white shirts so much that they won’t take anymore and are perminantly dingy with no help to bring them back to life. My daughter comes home with a little paint on the front of her or glitter in her hair. No where near the craziness that my son comes home with.

5. Playing Sports – 

Now my daughter doesn’t play sports yet – we’re still discussing signing her up for ice skating – but seeing my son on the soccer field and seeing his female teammates, I can definitely tell a difference in the mess that comes after the game is done. And these girls are not afraid to get down and dirty while stealing a ball or kicking a goal. Just like my daugther is when we practice at home. But when my son comes running off the field at the end of a game I know I’ll be using a pre-treatment for the grass and mud stains, and he wears a dark colored uniform and socks! The girls, however, keep the dirt on the field somehow.

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Do you have a messy kid at home?

With all of this mess, the importance of having high-quality, powerful and up to date washer/dryer in my home, like the new Maytag Top Load washer and dryer, is high. Maytag laundry‘s new Top Load Washer and Dryer units are designed to handle any filthy mess, even big league stains! 



Maytag’s newest Top Load Washer & Dryer pair is better built because they are designed, engineered and assembled in America and have the power to clean big league stains. 

Having a messy or dirty kid does pay off. While you’re getting out the stains in your Maytag Top Load Washer & Dryer, ball players of all ages can participate in the Filthiest Plays of the Week contest by uploading photos or videos of their sliding, diving or just “filthy plays” using “#MyFilthiestPlay” on Twitter or Instagram, for weekly prizes, and the opportunity of a lifetime – a grand prize trip to the World Series, plus a Maytag Top Load Washer and Dryer pair.

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So, are boys messier? Or does it depend on the individual?

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