Though divided by the infamous prequels, it’s hard for any Star Wars fan not to get excited for the holiday season. Thanks to Lucas’ marketing efforts, there are more Star Wars gift ideas than there are stars…in that galaxy far, far away. Here are some of the best ways to put a Wookiee-sized smile on your giftee’s face.
Lego Darth Vader Minifig Alarm Clock
There was a great disturbance of joy in the force when Lego officially announced it would be producing Star Wars-themed sets. And so far that partnership has not been a letdown. Even someone old enough to see the original film at the theater will adore this pint-sized version of Vader on their night stand. “If you only knew the power of the snooze button.”
Voice-Activated Interactive R2-D2
Second only to the lightsaber as the holy grail of make-believe technology, even the most of passive of Star Wars fans dream of having their own R2-D2 sidekick. And while this smaller droid isn’t quite as fully functional–or sassy–as the one that served Luke, it still responds to 40 voice commands and can be programmed to do your bidding.
Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars Bundle
It’s a little known fact that in addition to secret spots for stashing smuggled cargo, the Millennium Falcon also had a kick-ass game room in the back. And had the Xbox existed a long time ago, this Kinect Star Wars bundle would have been a perfect complement to that crazy animated game of space chess they played.
Anakin Force FX Lightsaber
Until scientists finally discover a way to make lightsabers real and safe so they won’t instantly get banned, these highly detailed light-up replicas are the best alternative. They come complete with realistic ignition sounds and animations, and are sure to please any wannabe Jedi–even if it’s completely useless against a hungry Wampa.
Death Star Planetarium
You’ll want to be careful about gifting this Death Star planetarium to kids. While it can project both the Star Wars galaxy and our local solar system, the last thing you want is those two getting mixed up so your niece or nephew get a ‘D’ on their next astronomy test for listing Endor as one of earth’s two moons.
Severed Wampa Arm Ice Scraper
One of the rare opportunities where cosplay is useful for more than just garnering awkward scares, this toasty warm ice scraper is designed to look like the Wampa arm Luke lopped off in Empire Strikes Back. Yes, it’s a little gory, but if you can think of a better use for a severed Wampa arm, we’d love to hear it.
Han Solo in Carbonite Ice Cube Tray
The best gift is one that multitasks, and this silicone tray doesn’t only have to be used to produce miniature ice cube versions of Han Solo frozen in carbonite. They can be made with anything from chocolate, to jello, to ice cream. You could even stick a Han Solo figure in there and recreate that tear-jerking scene from the movie as you lower him into the freezer.
Chewbacca Furry Zip Hoodie
Though not crafted from actual Wookiee fur, this zip-up Chewbacca hoodie is guaranteed to keep anyone warm through Hoth-like winters. It even includes Chewie’s trademark bandolier as a stylish accent. Jedi robes have nothing on this little number.
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