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DIY Pokemon Gifts for Big Fans

Have a Pokemon fan (or two) at your house? Make these DIY Pokemon Gifts for a special occasion or just for fun! Creating your own gifts is one way to give frugal gifts.


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What is Pokemon, anyway?

Pokemon started as a Nintendo video game back in 1996. That same year, the Pokemon Trading Card Game debuted. Very quickly, it became incredibly popular internationally.

From there, Japan launched an anime series based on the game. And now it's 22 seasons later! You can find the various series streaming on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. There are also a few movies kids can watch.

The basic storyline is that there are creatures with different powers, traits and abilities. They're called Pokemon, which is short for “pocket monsters.” Human Pokemon trainers can “catch” them and train them to fight in battle arenas, known as gyms. If your kids have played Pokemon Go, this should sound familiar!

Do your kids love Pokemon?

My three teens have been Pokemon fans for many years! From a young age, my son started collecting, trading and playing the Pokemon Card Game. When they were older, they played the video games. And of course, during summer 2016, they joined in on the Pokemon Go craze.

Pokemon trading cards - DIY Pokemon Gifts

Super fun Pokemon DIY Gifts

Depending on the age of your Pokemon fan, they may be able to do their own DIY Pokemon projects with only a little help from you. 

Pokemon Binder Gift from MoneywiseMoms

Pokemon Paper Puppets from Ruffles & Rainboots

Pokeball Pizza Burgers from Mashup Mom

Pokemon Bingo Card from Diana Rambles - DIY Pokemon Gifts

Pokemon Bingo Game Free Printable from Diana's Rambles

Pokemon DIY Pokeball from Frog Prince Paperie

How to make a Pokeball from Paper from DIY Danielle

Pokeball Sewing Boo Boo Bag from DIY Danielle

Pokeball Boo Boo Bags from DIY Danielle

DIY Pokeball Pokemon Go Christmas Ornaments from Home Crafts and More

Pokeball Rug from The Handyman's Daughter

Bulbasaur Planters from Ruffles and Rainboots - DIY Pokemon Gifts

Bulbasaur Planter from Ruffles & Rainboots

Pokemon Painted Rocks from Frog Prince Paperie

DIY Pokemon Storage Box from Repurpose and Upcycle

Pokemon Ice Pops – Pikachu Pokepops from Thrifty Jinxy

Pokemon Backpack from Fleece Fun - DIY Pokemon Gifts

Pokeball Toddler Backpack Tutorial from Fleece Fun

Pikachu Ears from Frog Prince Paperie

Pokemon Ball Donuts from Diana Rambles

What if I don't want to make DIY Pokemon gifts?

I know, not everyone is a DIY-er. So if these are not your thing, here are a few suggested gifts for your Pokemon fan:

Pokemon GIfts under 20

Pokemon Gifts under $20

More Gift Ideas

The tween age group is "in between," so they can be tough to shop for. Try these Stocking Stuffers for Tween Boys.

Stocking Stuffers for Tween Boys

Shopping for older kids can be tricky, but most love doing something active--as with these STEM Toys! Move up from building blocks and basic Lego to robotic kits, circuitry boards, and coding.

STEM Toys for Teens and Tweens

Superhero Stocking Stuffers