40 gifts for the Star Wars fan in your life
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Star Wars might be as popular today as it was when lines first wrapped around the corners of movie theaters in the summer of 1977. The trifecta of capping off the saga films with Rise of Skywalker, premiering Galaxy's Edge at Disneyland and Disney World, and the small-screen success of The Mandalorian have put Star Wars—and especially Star Wars merchandise—front and center yet again.
If you've got a Star Wars nerd on your gift list this year you're spoiled for options. Here are 40 of our favorites. Bright suns, my friends.
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1. For anyone and everyone: Disney+ Subscription
Since its launch last November, Disney+ has become the new home for all Star Wars movies and TV shows, barring the occasional project that Lucasfilm is choosing to ice out (Tartakovsky's Clone Wars series, the Ewok movies, and the 1978 Holiday Special, anyone?). All eleven feature films are here (as well the Clone Wars movie, if it must be counted), plus The Mandalorian and the delightful Lego Star Wars collection. If you're keeping up with the onscreen Star Wars universe, this is a must-have.
2. For the AV nerds: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
Sure, having all the movies at your fingertips on streaming is great, but if your giftee is an obsessive AV nerd that needs every pixel to be perfect, you might think about having a hard copy of Star Wars on Blu-Ray disc. Weirdly, there is no box set that contains all the movies—at least not a legitimate one for the U.S. market. So if you’re shopping for a complete collection, we recommend getting the box set of Episodes I-VI, then picking up The Force Awakens and everything else from the Disney-era individually.
- Get Star Wars - The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) at Amazon for $80.95
- Get the Other Movies at Amazon for Around $20-30 per title
3. For fans of her worshipfulness: The Princess Diarist
Carrie Fisher was a gifted memoirist and fiction writer as well as an actor. The Princess Diarist is, in some ways, both her first and her last work. Based on the diaries that she kept during the shooting of the original Star Wars film, she didn't publish it until shortly before her death in 2016. The bombshell revelation may have been confirmation of her affair with Harrison Ford, but the lasting value is in reminding us of her creative force one last time.
4. For the animal lover: A rare Bantha stuffy
If you or your giftee haven't been to Galaxy's Edge yet, you're missing one of the greatest Star Wars experiences on the planet and hopefully, in a post-pandemic world, I'll be back there myself. The newest additions to Disneyland and Disney World are an immersive experience and one of the best parts is the shopping. One-of-a-kind stores sell rare items, but they occasionally make their way into other retail channels, like this stuffed fuzzy Bantha (now poodoo free), available now at the online Disney Store.
5. For the casual LEGO fan: LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
Advent calendars make a great early holiday gift, especially for kids, because they offer a little treat for 24 days straight. The LEGO Star Wars advent calendars are particularly delightful, poking fun at the occasionally self-serious franchise while also being great toys in their own right.
6. For the serious LEGO fan: LEGO Star Wars AT-AT
Since its earth-shaking appearance in The Empire Strikes Back, the surprisingly easy-to-trip All-Terrain Armored Transport has wowed Star Wars fans. This 1,267-piece LEGO version even comes with a bottom hatch and winch so that wee little LEGO Luke can toss in his thermal detonator. One shopping note: Many of the popular LEGO sets become hard to find around the holidays, so keep checking back at Amazon, LEGO, or other retailers to find it.
7. For the toy collector: Mando on a Bantha Bobble-Head
The second season of The Mandalorian just dropped and, no surprise, they're already cranking up the merch machine. This charming bobblehead is a nod to the first episode. The head, we presume, is perfectly to scale.
8. For the interior decorator: Star Wars pillow cover
The perfect marriage of George Lucas and Andy Warhol, these decorative throw pillows are just the right amount of nerd chic for any home. It's available in multiple sizes and patterns, but the stormtrooper is the one that caught our eye. (Note that it does not include the pillow insert, but there is a link on the page to order an inexpensive match.)
9. For the party host: Star Wars Hexagonal Coasters
Etsy is a treasure trove for Star Wars fans. These engraved coasters are hand-finished and varnished. They can be bought individually, but as a set of six they line up nicely on a coffee table, making a perfect conversation piece.
10. For couples in love: Han Solo & Princess Leia Matching Shirts
If you're that sort of couple, these shirts call back to the most romantic scene in cinema history, which, famously, was an improvised line by Harrison Ford. Wear your love, and your geekdom, out loud.
11. For the Mando fans: Baby Yoda Animatronic Edition
The breakout star of The Mandalorian is officially dubbed "The Child," but of course, we know him as Baby Yoda. This particular newcomer to the deluge of Baby Yoda merch is activated by patting his head. The manufacturer claims that it makes 25 sound and motion combinations, but user reviews seem to report far fewer. Still, it's undeniably cute. ShopDisney sells a version with a carrier bag for $20 more, but the Amazon return policy is better if you're not satisfied with your purchase.
12. For those who get the joke: Little Orphan Ani T-Shirt
Artist Alex Robinson from the superfan podcast Star Wars Minute offers this unexpected mash-up graphic for our favorite padawan, Anikin Skywalker. TeePublic has frequent sales, so if you're on the fence check back at the site closer to the holidays.
13. For the spa day lovers: Spa Wars Bathroom Print Set
Etsy store owner Ashley Walker produced this playful series of prints for the bathroom. While never addressed specifically in the films, we can only assume that Wookies and Sith Lords alike need to take a private moment from time to time. 800+ reviews for the shop seem to think pretty highly of this artist and hopefully, your gift recipient will too.
14. For the stylish techie: Star Wars Engraved Apple Watch Band
Available in a wide variety of colors and sizes, this designer on Etsy can even customize your watchband to make it more personal. A whopping 1,300+ positive reviews seem to cement their reputation.
15. For the Dark Side aficionado: Darth Vader Lightsaber Hilt
One of the highlights—albeit the pricier highlights—of visiting Galaxy's Edge is the chance to make yourself a custom lightsaber. You can spot the true nerds on your flight home as they awkwardly try to stuff it into the overhead bin. But as few of us are traveling these days, here's a chance to put a little dark side of the Force under the tree. This highly accurate reproduction of Vader's hilt lights up and makes noise. (Note that the attachable red blade is sold separately.)
16. For the chessmaster: Dejarik Board Game
Sure, let the Wookie win, but do you know any of the other rules of dejarik? After watching hologram versions of a Kintan Strider, Houjix, Monnok, Ng'ok, Molator, K'lor'slug, Mantellian Savrip, and a Ghhhk cavort across the board since 1977, I have to admit I'm a little curious. Any Star Wars fan would be. And when you need something a little more terrestrial to fall back on, the other side is a checkers & chess board (checkers also included).
17. For the art lover: Hoth Star Wars Wall Art
Pastiche is a dish best served cold, as in the icy cold planet of Hoth. This delightful print from artist Andy Wynn is just subtle enough that some may not even notice the Star Destroyer and AT-ATs peering through the fog. There's no more fitting tribute to those lost at Echo Base than hanging this proudly over one's mantle.
18. For the fashionably chilly: R2-D2 Cross Stitch Sweatshirt
A good Christmas sweater is anything but subtle. This sweatshirt (not a sweater, and probably far less itchy) is proudly emblazoned with R2s and Rebel starbirds. And if you're a nerd who's not familiar with Her Universe, you're missing out on an amazing, inclusive selection of clothing for all ages and sizes.
19. For the bakers: A Collection of Star Wars Cookie Cutters
Why just watch, play, read, talk, listen, wear, and dream Star Wars? You can eat it, too, you know. This 8-piece spring-loaded cookie stamp set includes Yoda, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper, Millennium Falcon, and Death Star.
20. For fans of the Emperor: Emperor Palpatine "Order 66" Hologram
If the person on your list just looooves to give into the dark side, this cheery little desktop piece will set them smiling as they fondly recall the moment Palpatine issued Order 66, ensuring the assassinations of Jedi across the galaxy. Good times. The hologram doesn't move, but the user reviews all extremely positive and impressed with the craft of this Etsy store owner.
21. For the retro-photogs: Polaroid Camera Mandalorian Edition
The Polaroid Now debuted from the ashes of the old Polaroid company in early 2020, trading on its nostalgic appeal, cool looks, and low price point. It's far from high tech and will likely take much worse pictures than your phone, but that's not really the point of owning a Polaroid, is it? This Mando edition is about $20 more than the standard white version, sporting the Mandalorian skull logo and, in case you're not clear, the words "The MANDALORIAN" on the front. Still, Polaroid cameras make fun gifts. Just remember that they need film (no digital shooting here) and prints end up costing about $2 per picture.
22. For the film historian: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film
J.W. Rinsler, former executive editor at Lucasfilm, is celebrated as one of the best Star Wars historians. This book—the first of multiple installments—is one of the chief reasons. It documents the painful birth of George Lucas's 1977 Star Wars film, richly detailed with interviews cast and crew interviews, photos, anecdotes, and more. If you want to learn all the million ways your favorite film franchise almost never happened, this is the source.
23. For friends (or enemies): Jar Jar Binks Accent Lamp
Meesa not so sure about including this very bizarre lamp on a list of gift recommendations, but the sheer novelty of it will surely appeal to someone. While the irony of using the dimmest character in all the movies to create a lamp is worth noting, so too are the effusively positive reviews for this Etsy store owner.
24. For the home chef: R2-D2 Instant Pot
As a token of our goodwill, I present to you a gift: this pressure cooker droid. It is hardworking and will serve you well. In all seriousness, we love the Instant Pot, and if you're going to opt for the Star Wars-version of some everyday object, R2 is already the perfect shape for this.
25. For the archivist: The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
If your giftee is obsessed with the pre-Disney-era Star Wars universe, this is the go-to manual. Weighing in at 11 pounds and running 1,124 pages, the amount of detail in this three-volume hardcover set is frankly insane. Rich with photos and bursting with details about the original six movies, radio dramas, comics, novels, cartoons, short stories, and video games, it's about as completist as you could have gotten in 2008, when it was originally published. The effusive Amazon reviews say it all.
26. For the celebrity-hound: Cameo interactions from actual Star Wars actors
If you haven't heard of Cameo, you may be the better for it. It's a fan-interaction platform where users are able to purchase personalized video messages from celebrities big and small. Like fame itself, Cameo is a panoply of the beautiful and the grotesque—choose wisely if you wish to keep your soul. But for Star Wars fans, there are plenty of recognizable actors to choose from.
27. For younglings in need of Force-protection: Disney Star Wars face masks
In the COVID era, decorative face masks for kids may well become the new "socks & undies" gift: not exciting, but hopefully appreciated. In my own experience, the Disney masks are the best masks for kids, thanks to their comfort, relatively breathability, and snug fit.
28. For the bedtime champ: Hanna Andersson Star Wars Pajamas
Hanna Andersson makes the best pajamas your kids will ever wear: comfortable, durable, and now—as an official Star Wars licensee—they're pumping out some truly awesome designs. The best part is that your kids will probably outgrow them before they ever tear, so you'll be able to pass on the joy to the next kid when you're done.
29. For the hungry scoundrels: Millennium Falcon Waffle Maker
Novelty waffle makers are nothing new. You can find Mickey Mouse waffle makers, keyboard-shaped waffle makers, hearts, dinosaurs, Ninja Turtles… even Ruth Bader Ginsburg-shaped waffle makers. But the joy is no less diminished if you love Star Wars and, on a cold weekend morning, someone sets down in front of you a delicious plate of buttered and syrup-drenched Millennium Falcons. "I love you," you say. "Ahh gnnoo," they reply from their waffle-stuffed mouth.
30. For the Louvre-bound pet owner: Star Wars Custom Dog Portrait
Ironically baroque pet portraits are all the rage these days, and these Star Wars-themed portraits from a popular Etsy store are pure catnip for pet lovers. Each is, of course, custom made using your own pet's image melded to one of two options: Jedi or Mandalorian. User reviews are vocal about how much care and attention goes into each portrait. There are options for digital-only or on canvas in multiple sizes.
31. For the capitalist in training: Star Wars Monopoly
The classic game of "drive your family members into bankruptcy," Monopoly is a legitimately great board game that has stood the test of time. It's not the first Star Wars x Monopoly crossover by any means, but the special Mandalorian edition incorporates a bunch of great player pieces, including a particularly enticing IG-11.
32. For the Echo Dot owner: Baby Yoda Echo Dot stand
If your giftee owns the hugely successful Echo Dot and still can't get enough Baby Yoda in their life, consider this decorative base. It won't make a Dot more effective, but it will make it a whole lot cuter.
33. For the subtly nerdy fashionista: Princess Leia Charm Necklace
Keep the Princess (or the General, depending on which era they favor) close to their hearts with this simple, iconic charm necklace. Design shop Love and Madness has produced a number of Star Wars-inspired collabs with Her Universe, but this is arguably the best one so far. The jewelry is inexpensive and of an unspecified metal, but then again, so was the Falcon and that worked out fine.
34. For the butterfingers: Baby Yoda PopSocket
Like several of the items on this list, an everyday item emblazoned with a cute, licensed character is a cash grab, but if it's a useful and genuinely good item—like a PopSocket—there's no harm in it. And in fact, that's what makes it a great gift.
35. For the botanist: Ewok Air Plant Holder
Kitsch goes along with certain holiday gifts, and this handmade Ewok planter is as kitsch as they come. Etsy seller RedwoodStoneWorks comes very highly rated by customers and offers a wide variety of sci-fi inspired pottery.
36. For the aspiring co-pilots: Millennium Falcon Blueprint
The chances of successfully building a working Millennium Falcon based solely on this blueprint are approximately 3,720 to 1, but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying it as a piece of art. Available framed, unframed, on canvas, or metal printed, and in a variety of sizes, you can make a lot of special modifications. Plus it comes from a highly-rated Etsy seller, not some scruffy-looking nerf herder.
37. For the burgeoning model-builders: LEGO Baby Yoda
All things Mandalorian-related are hot this holiday season. The LEGO toys are particularly enticing, including this 1,073-piece model. The posable head and moveable ears bring just the right amount of charm to what promises to be a shelf-worthy collectible. Just do yourself a favor and hide your eggs.
38. For the professional nerd: Darth Vader Silk Tie
Some jobs just don't let you show off your inner geek. If the person on your list has to keep it formal at the office, they'll appreciate the extremely subtle integration of Vader heads and Imperial crests into the otherwise innocuous paisley pattern.
39. For the fashionably active: Adidas Star Wars shoe collection
Adidas has several collabs with Star Wars in its current collection, ranging from the subtly referential (see The Child Superstar shoes) to the wild and wooly (see the Rivalry Hi Star Wars). Adidas are renowned for their style and comfort, so you can be assured a comfortable wear.
40. For the rec room warrior: Death Star Assault Foosball Table
If you've got the room, why not consider going all out with this 54-inch long foosball table? The table of a new design, so there aren't a lot of user reviews yet, but Hathaway Games has a reputation as a solid manufacturer of foosball and other indoor games.
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