A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…Star Wars Episode $: A NEW GIFT GUIDE. It is a period of civil war between your conscience and your wallet. As Valentines Day draws near, rebel spies have stolen a secret list of gifts from the Death Star that are sure to make your giftee smile.
Star Wars Gift Guide
Classic Gifts for Anybody
- Movie Sets – Because some fans don’t actually own the movies (*cough*like me*endcough*). If you know a fan who doesn’t own the movies but would like them, then this is your best bet. You can buy the prequel trilogy set here. This link will take you to a box set of the original trilogy. Be careful with this one because it doesn’t go to a version with the original theatrical releases. (That means Hans isn’t going to shoot first.) Finally, here’s a link to Rogue One.
- The Books – Yes, there are books that go along with the movies. In fact, there are a lot more Star Wars books then that. Why do you think so many fans were furious when Disney announced that the previous canon was over. Here’s links to the original trilogy book set, or, in the words of the latest Spider-man, “You guys know that really old movie?” Here’s a link to the newer old trilogy, otherwise known as the ones with Little Orphan Annie. And here’s a link to the book companion to The Force Awakens.
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia – Since this was published in 2017, you can bet that it’s pretty up to date with the latest Star Wars universe entries. After all, how could we not want to know more about Porgs, right? (<- That was a joke!)
- LED 3D Death Star Illusion Lamp – I know that name is ridiculous. However, it’s a really cool item that lets you project a hologram-like image of the Death Star. You can use it for decoration on a desk or set it up as a nightlight in a Star Wars themed bedroom.
- Remote Controlled Droids – Who doesn’t want their own R2D2 or BB-8? While I doubt they have a bodyguard function, these little remote controlled droids come pretty close.
Romantic Gifts for a Girlfriend/Wife
You know, the cutesy romantic stuff that you only give to a female that you really love.
- R2D2 Heart Pendant – Men, just stop here. This is the gift you’ve been looking for. I’m not even using a Jedi mind trick on you.
- I Love You / I Know Necklace Set – If you’ve bought the above gift already, then this might be the one that you want to look at.
- I Love You / I Know Ring – The iconic confession is brought to life in this ring. If you’re both huge Star Wars fanatics, you might even get away with proposing with this one. 😉
- I Love You / I Know Clock – If you don’t have a clock for the bedroom, then this might be a great gift idea as well.
- I Love You / I Know Photo Frame – Are you getting tired of reading that phrase yet? Hang on – we’re almost to the end of this section.
- I Love You / I Know Throw Pillow Cover – There’s also couple pillowcase sets, but I’m not personally a fan of those.
- Fleece Pajamas – There’s a lot more options then the one I linked to, of course!
- Purses / Wallets – Right now Rey is trending. Since my personal style tends to favor her themed purses/wallets, I’ll just share this one purse and wallet that I found. I’m sure the adventurous person could come across more ideas, though.
- Backpack – In my mind, a backpack is completely different since I favor backpacks as diaper bags. This would make a great idea for the conference go-er, day hiker, or backpack-toting Mom. Speaking of totes…
- Socks – Stocking stuffer, anybody?
- Best Mom in the Galaxy T-Shirt – I try not to be tacky with these gift guides, but I’ll break that rule here. Give your Star Wars fan mom a t-shirt that she’ll love to wear…until the baby spits up on it. (While I’m being tacky, check out this silly Chewbacca shirt!)
- Earrings – There are lots of options to choose here, from the Rebel Alliance to the Jedi symbol to BB-8. In fact, a really smart person would just do a Star-Wars themed jewelry roundup. Hmmm…
- Rebel Alliance Necklace – This is just a simple necklace, which makes it charming.
- Star Wars Charm Bracelet – These colors are adorable and the symbols are just the right amount of understated for casually announcing your fandom to friends and co-workers. At least I think that’s casual. I’m not very good at reading fashion.
Family Games and Kids
- Hasbro Bop-It Droid Edition – Bop It is a game that you either love or hate. When it comes to families, there’s a pretty good chance that there’s at least one person who would love either the R2D2 or BB-8’s versions of this game.
- Monopoly – While I would never recommend buying all the different Monopoly versions, it is fun to own 1 or 2 special boards. They usually come with unique rules. My Pokemon version of Monopoly inspired an entire family tradition on Halloween with its special rules for doubles! If you want to keep the same classic board shape, you’ll want to go with this collector’s edition. If you want to completely mix it up, then choose the newest Star Wars Monopoly version.
- Playing Cards – People always need new playing decks. Cards always go missing between games. So why not go ahead and buy some Star Wars playing cards for your giftee?
- Star Wars Rebellion – If you click on this link, you might think, “What is THIS? It looks complicated. What happened to suggestions like Monopoly or Clue?” As somebody who has played some more intricate games, let me say that you have to give them a chance. Besides – what’s the worse that could happen? Family time?
- Star Wars: The Game of Life – I’ve never been a big fan of the Game of Life. But I would jump at the chance to play this one. Who wouldn’t want to pretend to be a Jedi?
- Play-doh – Play-doh has some adorable Star Wars themed playsets. You can get the R2D2 and BB-8 set, or go old school with the Millennium Falcon. You can even re-enact the battle at Hoth from Episode V with this AT-AT Attack
- Legos – All you have to do is walk down the toy aisle of a local store to realize that there are a LOT of options under Star Wars Legos. There are inexpensive sets like the Imperial Trooper Battle Pack to more intricate sets like BB-8 or this X-Wing Fighter. If you’re not sure where to start, why don’t you ask your giftee, “Which Star Wars vehicle would you pick if you could choose any one?”
- “Goodnight, Darth Vader” Books – I think parents and older siblings enjoy Jeffrey Brown’s Darth Vader stories more than the toddlers do, but they’re still a fun addition for any Star Wars loving family.
- Potato Head – This set contains three Star Wars twists on the classic toy: Luke Frywalker, Darth Tater, and Spudtrooper.
- Hot Wheels Spaceship Models Set – Didn’t know that Hot Wheels made anything other than the matchbox cars? Neither did I. They also have this Millennium Falcon playset.
- Interactive Porg Plush – Porgs are the new Ewoks. I don’t really get the appeal of these pudgy little bird things. The good news is that you don’t have to get it to purchase this electronic plush!
- BB-8 Walkie-Talkies – BB-8 is the new R2D2, although Arrtoo will never truly be replaced.
- R/C Poe’s X-Wing – Let your child become a pilot with Air Hog’s remote controlled version of Poe Damaron’s X-Wing! Or you could buy it for yourself. There’s no shame in that.
- Bladebuilders – Do you remember those collapsible lightsabers that were easily broken? Yes? Well these lightsaber sets are the toys that we really wanted back then. Customize your Jedi Master lightsaber, or channel your inner sith with the Ultimate Dark Side lightsaber.
- Star Wars Battleship – Battleship is a classic game for kids, so what’s not to love about a Star Wars version?
Kitchen Gadgets and Utensils
- Popcorn Makers – If you’re going to have a Star Wars marathon, you need to have popcorn. Why not make it in the Deathstar or R2-D2 droid?
- Waffle Makers – Make a breakfast worthy of a saga with one of these waffle makers. There’s the Millennium Falcon, BB-8, Darth Vader, and even a Storm Trooper as shapes for your waffle.
- Toasters – Similarly, these toasters will add a pop of geekdom to your kitchen while branding your toast. This Millennium Falcon decorated toaster will print the Rebel symbol, while this one prints Darth Vader’s head. There’s also a Yoda themed toaster!
- Lightsaber Salt and Pepper Shakers – Make seasoning dinner epic with these lightsaber shakers. Although this might not be a good match with little ones around if you want them to actually eat their food instead of pretending to be Kylo Ren or Rey.
- Kitchen Timers – For the force-sensitive baker, you can choose between R2D2, BB-8, and the Death Star as potential kitchen timers.
- Kitchen Linens – If you’re with me this far into this section, then chances are pretty high that you’re about to redecorate your entire kitchen. Make sure it’s complete with BB-8 Potholders, this droid handtowel set, and aprons!
- Dishware – Of course you also need plates, bowls, and glasses! Because by this point, you’ll have revealed your inner geek enough that you’ll only be entertaining other geeks for dinner. Might as well go all out, right?
- Measuring Cups – Stop wasting your money on cheap little plastic measuring cups. Instead, enjoy these adorable R2D2 cups, or BB-8, or even channel your dark side with these Death Star measuring cups!
- Coffee Mugs – Of course, no gift guide of mine would truly be complete without coffee mugs. Can all the caffeine addicts say, “Amen?” There are lots of options in the Star Wars theme, so I’m narrowing this down to my top picks. First off, there’s this Star Wars knock off of a very popular coffee brand symbol Yoda mug. See it, you must! Then there’s the Millenium Falcon light speed heat reactive mug. Perhaps you would like your morning coffee to show the Rebel Alliance symbol instead? No problem. I’ve got you covered. Last but not least, we have Hans shot first on a coffee mug. This is a must have for any true fanatic, because we all know that Hans did shoot first.
- BB-Ate: Awaken to the Force of Breakfast Cookbook – I’m not big on cooking giant breakfast and brunch meals, but I am big on puns. If I had more splurge money, I would buy this one!
Did I leave anything out? Comment below to let me know! Also, please let me know if I made a mistake with my Star Wars Trivia. I did it all from memory.