Top 10 FF14 gift ideas for your beloved warriors of light

FF14 is extremely popular and, like many MMORPGs, can take over a player’s entire gaming life. If you have a friend or loved one who loves the Square Enix MMORPG, you probably can’t go wrong with a family gift.

You can either choose something physical (available from the official Square Enix stores for North America or Europe) or an in-game item that allows you to bypass shipping.

You can get in-game items from the Final Fantasy XIV online store and gift them directly to your friend by selecting their server/world and character, but remember that you will need your own account to do this and not all items will be gifted be able . For example, mounts are the staggering exception that cannot be gifted, while outfits and other services are.

Here is a list of Ten popular physical and virtual items to get for your FF14 friends this holiday season. By the way, the special seasonal event in the game is called “Starlight Celebration”. So if you write “Happy Starlight Celebration” on your card, you’re likely to impress.

Final Fantasy XIV game time card

FF14 time card
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Perhaps the easiest way to give a friend or family member a Final Fantasy XIV themed gift when you have no idea what they might like is with a game time card. They’re pretty much always useful, as the game is one of the few pay-to-play MMORPGs left that requires a monthly subscription.

The cards are $29.99 for 60 days, giving you two months of play. It’s probably wise to make sure your recipient hasn’t paid a full year in advance, as in that case your card could just gather dust in a drawer and be forgotten before it’s useful.

Starlight Celebration in-game items

Final Fantasy XIV holiday outfit
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Final Fantasy XIV has its very own seasonal holiday event that has been held every year since 2010 (with the exception of 2012, as the servers went offline between the end of 1.0 and the launch of A Realm Reborn).

As such, the celebration holds special meaning for many veterans, while many new to the game may have missed previous items only obtainable during the events.

To avoid giving your recipient something they already have, it’s a good idea to do some research on how long they’ve been playing. The unofficial Final Fantasy XIV wiki has links to the official pages of this year’s celebration so you can find out what items might be missing from your friend’s collection. Sadly, as usual, mounts aren’t available for gifting, but outfits and furniture are, and many Final Fantasy XIV players absolutely love decorating their homes.

To find these items, you can filter the Final Fantasy XIV Online Store by checking “The Starlight Celebration” on the left. These items are particularly affordable, making them a great idea for a small gift that requires just a little more than love.

Final Fantasy XIV job icon pin

Final Fantasy XIV Job Icon Pins
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In all my years as a Final Fantasy XIV player, I’ve never met (or at least spoken to) anyone who doesn’t love them.

They’re enameled metal pins that represent the icons of all of the game’s playable jobs, and recently Square Enix released them for crafting and gathering courses as well. They’re a great way for gamers to show off their favorite real-life jobs and can either be worn on clothing or attached to bags or backpacks.

It’s also a great way to spend as little or as much as you want, as Final Fantasy XIV players level up frequently and regularly play multiple jobs and classes, so you can get one or more for $9.99 each.

Final Fantasy XIV Tales of Adventure Boosts

FF14 adventure stories
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Final Fantasy XIV players can level up multiple jobs for the same character, which means many are always working toward reaching level 90 in a new role. This constant attrition can be alleviated with the “Adventure Tales” boosts, which instantly boost a job to level 80, saving only the last ten levels manually and saving your friend a lot of time.

Of course, since the boosts are targeted to a specific job, you’ll need to research what your recipient has already boosted past 80 and possibly what additional jobs they might want to boost.

If these are new players, you can add the Tales of Adventure: Shadowbringers boost which will also help them skip the story to the new Heavensward expansion and almost update them with the current latest and greatest part of the game to take a stand. Of course, you might want to double check that they actually want to skip the story, as not everyone does. You can still access the cutscenes through the in-game Tales of Adventure feature, but some prefer to play all the quests themselves. Each boost costs $25 on the Final Fantasy XIV Online Store.

Final Fantasy XIV Plus Pillow Fat Cat

Final Fantasy XIV Fat Cat Plush Toy
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Who doesn’t love cats? A well-known, recurring, and most popular cat in Final Fantasy XIV is the Fat Cat. An adorable plush toy is available for $39.99 and if your friend is a cat lover, he will surely appreciate it.

It doubles as a pillow so they can squeeze and warm it up during the cold winter months. Talk about additional benefits.

Emote: Dote

Final Fantasy XIV dote emote
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This is a perfect gift if you really want something symbolic and affordable. It’s only $2 on the Final Fantasy XIV Online Store, but it’s a particularly popular feature in the game.

It basically has one character blowing very flashy kisses to another character, and people really love doing that with friends in Final Fantasy XIV.

Apart from that, despite its popularity, many don’t have it because it requires paying with real money in the cash shop. Just make sure your recipient doesn’t already have it.

Eorzean Symphony Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Album Vol. 2

Final Fantasy XIV Orchestral Concerto
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This Blu-Ray disc (careful, it’s not a CD!) contains a recording of the final concert of the Eorzean Symphony Orchestra, held in Yokohama in 2019.

It was an amazing performance (which really made you shed a lot of tears) and those who weren’t there will surely appreciate the opportunity to witness it.

It costs $59.99 and includes music from A Realm Reborn, Heavensward, Stormblood, and even a bit of Shadowbringers.

It includes bonus MP3 tracks and even in-game Orchestrion Rolls, allowing the recipient to play the orchestral versions of “Tsukuyomi’s Pain” and “The Worm’s Tail” in their Final Fantasy XIV home.

street clothes

FF14 streetwear
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Some say that glamor (outfits that have no in-game effects but are purely cosmetic) are the true endgame of Final Fantasy XIV, and this modern-style outfit was certainly a smash hit among players.

It’s great for those who want to look stylish but still on topic thanks to the super cute Moogle embroidered on the back of the jacket.

I’m pretty sure many would love this jacket in the real world, but unfortunately your friend will have to settle for the virtual version, which costs $22.00 on the Final Fantasy XIV online store.

Encyclopedia Eorzea “The World of Final Fantasy XIV” Vol. 1 & 2

Encyclopedia Eorzea The world of FF14
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If your friend or loved one likes the game’s lore or is a role-playing gamer, they will love these books, each priced at $49.99.

They go into great detail in explaining everything there is to know about the world of FF14 and they are adorned with beautiful illustrations which never hurts.

Each volume contains 304 pages full of wonderful stories and trivia that most players don’t know but would love to learn.

A third volume is in the process of being completed, but only two are available at the moment. Each contains a code for an in-game item: a Namingway minion for the first volume and Matoya’s hat for the second.

Considering how the content is put together, buying both books separately is perfectly fine. You don’t have to get both.

Phial of Fantasy

FF14 fantasy
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If you’re really in need and don’t know what to get, this is the perfect gift that doesn’t require much knowledge of what the recipient has in game and what doesn’t.

Available in packs of one, three, or five (priced at $10, $28, and $45 respectively in the Final Fantasy XIV Online Store), Phials of Fantasia are consumable items that allow a player to completely change their character’s appearance, including his race and gender.

Considering that FF14 players tend to love their characters, it’s no surprise that this is consistently the most popular item on the online store. You probably can’t go wrong with this one.

Final Fantasy XIV is currently available for PS5, PS4 and PC. Top 10 FF14 gift ideas for your beloved warriors of light

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