Ten of The Very Best Donkey Kong Gift Ideas For Retro Arcade Monkeys

While there are more modern games starring Donkey Kong and friends it is the classic arcade game and the introduction to Super Mario that makes me love this gorilla protagonist. Ever since I put that first coin into his arcade game I knew I would love DK till the end of time and for me, any of these ten amazing DK gift ideas are perfect…


Donkey Kong Hand Puppet
Donkey Kong Hand Puppet

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What you might not know is that this character who you might associate with the classic Donkey Kong is, in fact, the grandson of the arcade original character! Whoever it is this hand puppet is sure to bring hours of fun and cost way less than the arcade machine ever did.

Donkey Kong Doormat "Welcome to the Jungle"
Donkey Kong Doormat “Welcome to the Jungle”

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For all of us who consider ourselves old-school arcade gamers comes the perfect doormat. This officially-licensed Nintendo merchandise is sure to scare off any King K. Rool wannabe.

Donkey Kong Cabinet Christmas Ornament
Donkey Kong Cabinet Christmas Ornament

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Have you ever dreamed of owning a Donkey Kong arcade cabinet but could never afford one? Maybe this small Christmas ornament what not only lights up, but it also makes classic arcade sounds! Sadly you can’t actually play the game, but you could always hang it on the tree and hope Santa brings you one.

Donkey Kong Jenga
Donkey Kong Jenga

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This Collector’s Edition of the classic brick-busting game of Jenga is sure to become a collector’s piece for us DK fans. Not only do you get to break the girders apart, but you also have to make it to the top as Mario! It’s like the classic arcade game in board game form.

Donkey Kong Shaped Barrel Mug
Donkey Kong Shaped Barrel Mug

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He once used to throw barrels and these days he gets shot out of them like a cannon. But he might not want to get into this one, especially if you have it full of coffee. I just hope it is not as big as a real barrel as that would be ridiculous.

Donkey Kong Clothing
Donkey Kong Clothing

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There are hundreds of designs and items of clothing themed with various things from the DK world, but I personally like these two t-shirts the most. The first one is a little bit crazy, but the other one with its classic arcade design is just the best.

Donkey Kong 10-Inch Plush
Donkey Kong 10-Inch Plush

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Ready to play Donkey Kong? Here he is! My favourite character from the Nintendo universe in the form of a cuddly plush! It features his classic red tie and it about 10-inches tall.

Donkey Kong Yahtzee
Donkey Kong Yahtzee

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If you thought the DK Jenga game was cool you might also want to get this collectors edition Yahtzee board game. While the way you play the game isn’t that much different the fun styling might make someone enjoy it more than the classic Yahtzee game.

Hot Wheels Donkey Kong Car
Hot Wheels Donkey Kong Car

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If you love collecting Hot Wheels cars this is one you might well want to add to the collection. Themed around DK himself the car does look a lot like him. I’m not sure I would want to drive around town in it, but as a toy its a bit of fun.

Donkey Kong RC Race Kart
Donkey Kong RC Race Kart

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Taken from his classic kart in the Mario Kart game it is a fun little toy that could be used with others to play your very own RC Mario Kart game in real life! All you would need then is a few bananas to throw behind the toys.

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