Super Mario has been around as long as the modern era of video games has and in some ways, is responsible for the gaming industry being the success it is today. So what better reason to be a fan of the big red Italian plumber fella? Here are the absolute best Super Mario gifts and merch you can buy right now.
If you’ve been even remotely interested in video games or gaming culture at any point within the last thirty to forty years, you will undoubtedly know at least a fair amount about Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom dwelling friends. At this point, introductions are very, very rarely necessary.
Mario is one of the world’s most instantly recognisable gaming figures, an icon up there with the most notorious of the bunch and that is thanks in no small part, to the gamut of Super Mario merchandise available out there in the world. Everything from T-shirts and mugs to art prints and lights is available in Super Mario themed variations, so you’ll never be disappointed when you want to show the world your love for Mario, Luigi, Peach, Yoshi and all the other Mushroom Kingdom folks.
With that in mind, we’ve gone ahead and gathered up some of our absolute favourite pieces of Super Mario merch and the best Super Mario gifts we’ve found so far on the wild, wild web, gathered here for your perusal. Whether you’re after a subtle piece of clothing to let your Super Mario fandom out quietly or you’re prepared to let your Mario themed freak flag fly, we’ve got something for you. Let’s take a look at the best Super Mario stuff available right now, shall we?
Some of the products here can also be found in our guide to the best gaming coffee mugs, so be sure to head over there and check out the full range of, you guessed it, gaming coffee mugs over there.
Super Mario T-Shirts and Hoodies
Official Super Mario UNIQLO range
In case you missed it earlier in the year, Nintendo and UNIQLO partnered up to hold a design contest, asking entrants to design some unique Nintendo themed items of clothing. Well now, those winners have been chosen and we’re left with an absolutely fantastic range of Nintendo and Super Mario themed T-shirts to choose from. Check out the whole range.
Mario & Luigi Bathrobes
There are few items of clothing more specific in purpose than the bathrobe, whether you’re transitioning between shower and bedroom or you just feel like lounging around the house in style. So why not make that style have an extra special Nintendo theme with these Mario and Luigi bathrobes, featuring the iconic colour scheme of either of the aforementioned Mario Bros.
Mario Red Hoodie
Sometimes simplicity is key. This eye-catching hoodie, styled in the official Super Mario colour scheme of impeccable red features the Mario insignia emblazoned across the front and that’s about it. To be fair, what else do you really need? This one makes its statement pretty quickly.
Super Mario Bros All-Over Hoodie
If subtlety just isn’t your thing, you can opt for this black hoodie covered entirely in a variety of characters from the Mario universe, including Boos, Bloopers, Gombas and other fun folks from the mushroom kingdom.
Mario & Luigi Costume Hoodies
Well, these were bound to exist, weren’t they? As the name suggests, these are hoodies – officially licensed by Nintendo – that are designed to replicate the outfits of both Mario and Luigi as best they can. Perfect for costume parties, lounging around the house or making a serious statement on the streets.
Super Mario Bros Mario T-Shirt
Simple but effective. This black T-shirt that bears a full-body print of everybody’s favourite mushroom-loving Italian plumber is one of the more straight-forward items of clothing on this list, but simplicity isn’t always a bad thing.
Super Mario Bowser Black T-Shirt
This officially licensed Bowser T-shirt showcases Mario’s nemesis alongside Kanji characters to represent the big guy. This shirt echoes the classic look of the SNES-era Mario franchise while also bringing in a stylish Eastern feel. In short, it looks rad.
Super Mario Bros. and Friends All-Over T-Shirt
That thing I said about subtlety earlier in this article? That applies here, too. For those who want to shout about their passion for all of the Mushroom Kingdom’s creatures, you can pick up this all-over tee featuring many of the Mario characters in their 80s-era art style.
Super Mario – Other Clothing
Super Mario Bros and Friends Leggings
In Nintendo’s quest to get the Mario brand out there in any and every possible way, it was only a matter of time before Mario and Friends made their way onto a set of leggings. Still, there are definitely worse ways to express your fandom. Is that Toad wearing a fake beard?
Super Mario Bros Characters Lightweight Scarf
In both “Mario and friends” and “8-bit Mario” variations, this lightweight Super Mario themed scarf is good for both the Winter weather as well as looking mighty fine in the summer time.
Super Mario Christmas Jumper
For this officially licensed Super Mario themed Christmas Jumper, Nintendo has opted for a simple greyish-blue base colour with 8-bit Mario along with some classic coins, all because really, Christmas is a time for peace and what’s more peaceful than Mario jumping for those coins, right?
Super Mario Gifts, Gadgets and Toys
Super Mario Bros. Pixel Craft Magnet Set
This Super Mario Bros themed set of Pixel Craft includes 720 magnetic pixels of varying colours, meaning you and whoever you fancy sharing the fun with, can create countless Mario themed creations on your fridge or otherwise magnetic surface.
Super Mario Bros Question Block Light
Because what self-respecting Mario-themed games room would be complete without a life-size Question Mark block. Better still, this Question Mark block doubles as a multi-colour light that plays the classic ‘Coin’ noise from the Mario Bros games. How does one turn the light on, though? By punching it, of course.
Super Mario Gadget Decals
Feel like sprucing your MacBook, iPhone, notebook, gaming laptop, or Trapper Keeper with some Super Mario Bros. action? Now you can, thanks to this extensive set of Super Mario Gadget Decals from Paladone. These decals are all waterproof and removable, too.
Super Mario Bros Multi-Tool
Nintendo, in its never-ending quest to brand every possible bit of merchandise known to man, finally reached the realm of multi-tool keyrings. That’s right, this is an 8-bit Mario shaped multi-tool keyring, featuring two screwdrivers, a bottle opener and oodles of style.
Super Mario Accessories
Super Mario 3D Motion Notebook
Good for taking notes and impressing your friends and family, this hardcover Super Mario notebook features a 3D Motion lenticular cover that sees Mario murder a Goomba over and over and over, just as many times as you see fit.
Super Mario Bros “Build a Level” Mug
This ‘build a level’ mug offers you the chance to create your ideal Super Mario level through the use of tiny, tiny stickers that you can add to the outside of your mug. Better still, it’s officially licensed, so you won’t be running into any weird unknown blocks along the way.
Super Mario Bros Heat Change Mug
This Super Mario themed heat changing mug happens to be one of the slickest examples of the medium we’ve found. The design shows a typical level design from the original Super Mario Bros. game that goes from pitch black backgrounds to a bright, sunny day when a hot drink is added.
There you have it, those are some of our top picks for the best Super Mario merchandise and gifts around right now. Have we missed something special? Feel free to give us a shout over on Twitter or Facebook and we’ll get this list updated.