The Casual Gamer
One of the biggest factors in the Wii's overwhelming success has been its ability to appeal to all types of gamers, including those who aren't necessarily looking for the most in-depth experience, but are instead just in search of some simple gaming fun. My Fiance definitely falls into this category, so my recommendations in this section will be mostly games that she enjoys.
First off, and I realize I've said this several times already, a second Wiimote is always a fantastic gift idea. Many of the games she enjoys are those we play as a couple, and to do so we had to pick up a second controller.
Animal Crossing: City Folk is probably her favorite game on the Wii right now. It's a difficult one to explain. Basically, players live in a small town, and help with its upkeep by planting flowers and trees, plucking weeds from the ground, and interacting with the various citizens. Players can spend their time fishing, hunting for bugs, or digging up fossils, and there is a museum in which to display your finds. Home decorating is also a big part of the game, and there are literally thousands of furniture pieces, wallpapers, and floor coverings to mix and match. It might sound boring, but I assure you, Animal Crossing is actually a blast to play.
Cake Mania: in the Mix is another of her favorites. It's a simple game, charging you with assembling cakes according to customer specifications. The challenge comes when multiple customers are demanding multi-layer cakes and you have a limited number of ovens, frosting machines, and cake toppers to work with. Cake Mania is a frenetic good time, testing your reflexes and concentration.
Casual gamers may also enjoy great titles such as Boom Blox, Candy Factory, Mario Kart Wii, Mercury Meltdown: Revolution, Carnival Games, and Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords.
Hopefully you've found a few great ideas to go along with that new Nintendo Wii system. Obviously, it won't be necessary to buy all the suggestions in each category, they're just intended as a starting point for those who may be at a loss as to what should go along with a new system gift. No matter which of these great ideas you decide on, giving a Nintendo Wii practically ensures your intended recipient will have a very merry Christmas.