The best gifts for the 'Star Wars' fan in your life
"Star Wars" collectibles first began flying off shelves almost 40 years ago with the original films were first released. This year, the highly-anticipated new installment "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" comes mere days before Christmas, ushering a brand new generation of characters and a new books, figurines and toys to enjoy.
If you're looking to pick up the perfect gift for the "Star Wars" fan in your life, young or old, check out our top gifts for this holiday season.
1. Star Wars The Force Awakens Figurine Playset
From dark warrior Kylo Ren to protagonists Rey and Finn, the new film introduces us to many new characters, and you can get to know them before its release with this figurine playset. User reviews claim the characters are glued onto stands, so if you're looking to give the gift to someone who's more likely to want to play with the items, you can try these free standing ones: Kylo Ren, Battle Action Millennium Falcon (with Chewbacca, Finn, and BB-8), or Poe Dameron's X-Wing.
2. Sphero BB-8 App-Enabled Droid
R2-D2 has been the fan-favorite for years, but now you can control the newest droid model with the touch of a finger. This app-controlled BB-8 robot droid can apparently respond and react to a user's voice, record and view virtual holographic videos and even "has a mind of its own," according to its creators.
3. Air Hogs Star Wars Remote Control Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quad
Why settle for letting Han Solo and Chewie fly the iconic ship when you can fly your own? This remote-controlled version of the Millenium Falcon within a 200-foot range and even has a "hyper-drive" setting.
4. Star Wars Men's Vader Claus Sweater
What holiday party outfit look is complete without a reference to the dark lord? If Darth doesn't put you in the holiday spirit, check out this R2D2 version instead or this one of Yoda.
5. Star Wars Sleeping Bags
Got little ones who need to see the older films once again before you catch the new movie? Better get them these adorable sleeping bags to snuggle into for the at-home viewing party. All the warmth of a of the "natural" tauntaun sleeping bag without the smell.
6. Star Wars The Force Awakens Kylo Ren Deluxe Electronic Lightsaber
From the moment Adam Driver character lit up in the first trailer for the new "Star Wars" flick with his lightsaber, fans began avidly discussing the new crossguard-style weapon. This deluxe version features "simulated light and sound" to create a real-life version of the dark warrior's battles.
7. Star Wars Darth Vader Over Glove
You can harness the power of the dark side in the kitchen with this silicone oven mitt, which is heat resistant up to 445 degrees Fahrenheit. Once you've mastered the heat you can chew on Chewie -- literally -- with these Star Wars Gingerbread Cookie Cutters, cook up every item in the Star Wars Cook Book and even snag a couple of lightsaber chopsticks for your next dinner party.
8. Star Wars Jedi Master Fleece Bathrobe
Jedis don't have to sacrifice comfort to get into the look with this super soft bathrobe that users rave about for its comfort and warmth. As one reviewer noted, "My dad loved it. It was his Christmas gift. He walked around for 3 days w it on. Occasionally putting up the hood and chuckling. My uncle declared it the gift of the year (I heard serious envy in his voice)."
9. Star Wars Rebel Insignia "I Love You" couples necklaces
If you and your beloved are both huge "Star Wars" fans, then you definitely already know two of the most famous lines Han Solo and Princess Leia speak to each other in the original trilogy. It'll be up to the two of you to decide who gets to wear "I love you" and who gets "I know."
Looking for a single gift rather than the matching set? Try this mobius version that includes both phrases on one pendant.
10. Chewbacca Tank Top
Show your fandom in style with this cute women's version of the "Star Wars" apparel classic Chewie tee shirt. Or if you're going for a fierce look instead of a furry one, this Princess Leia shirt is sure to convey the tough side of being a princess.
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