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Odds are, you know at least one Star Wars fan (and if not, you need to find some new friends.) The franchise is so huge and popular (and marketable) that there are literally thousands of Star Wars products available online.
Shopping for gifts for the Star Wars fan in your life can get overwhelming. It can be helpful to consider what kind of Star Wars fan they are. Are you looking to get something for your dad who considers himself a modern day Han Solo or for your niece who just thinks BB-8 is cute?
Here are our picks for the best gifts for every type of Star Wars fan out there.
For the Techie
These gifts bridge the gap between tech geek and Star Wars geek. With these gadgets, they can fly like a TIE Fighter or use the force to control BB-8.
Pair your favorite droid to your iPhone and let him blast your music for you like he’s in the Cantina Band. Or take calls on his speakerphone if you need to call for help from a certain retired Jedi.
Sphero, AKA the company that brought BB-8 to life in The Force Awakens, sells an app-controlled mini version of your other favorite droid that Mashable‘s own Lance Ulanoff is obsessed with. To really sell it, though, you can also grab a “Force Band” that lets you control BB-8 with gestures. Ahem, I mean The Force.
Give the gift of heroic action fighting with this drone set. Pilot the R/C X-Wing and try to hit the hovering Death Star three times before it shoots you down and you may get a medal from Princess Leia (unless you’re a Wookie, apparently.)
For the Foodie
If you’re shopping for someone who’s more comfortable in the kitchen than a cockpit or wishes they could try Bantha milk, these Star Wars themed kitchen gadgets will make their day.
Can your fork find the exhaust port on these treacherous waffles? You’ll certainly want to try. The Death Star Waffle Maker is the perfect gift for any breakfast-lover which, like Star Wars fans, should be everyone.
This is a great gift for someone who likes their coffee like they like The Force: strong. Sorry for that terrible joke, but this self-stirring mug is very cool. It’s almost like using The Force.
For the friend who is always dragging you to a cool new sushi place, these lightsaber chopsticks are a fun novelty gift. The lightsabers actually light up! Just don’t tell Admiral Ackbar that you might be eating one of his cousins.
BB-8 is so popular and versatile that of course they’ll put him on anything vaguely round. The teacup and pot stack on top of each other to sorta look like the helpful droid, but it’s so cute that authenticity doesn’t really matter.
For the DIYer
When you’re shopping for someone who just wants to go into Tosche Station for some power converters, you can’t go wrong with a project or tool. (It’s your dad. I’m talking about your dad.)
R2 continues to be the most helpful droid around as he lends his little body to the base of this screwdriver. And at 60% off, it’s truly “a real bargain” for $6.39.
As helpful as R2 tries to be, though, he just can’t compete with the Millennium Falcon. She’s got it where it counts, kid. This multi-tool hides four hex keys, two screwdrivers, and an adjustable wrench in the ship’s helm.
This DIY project is great because once it’s finished it’s a practical organizational tool. Here’s hoping it’s not as easy to bring down as a real AT-AT though.
If they’re a stickler for accuracy, this 1/144 model kit is less useful but more authentic than the cable organizer. They still haven’t figured out how to make it harder to knock over, though. Maybe you’ll have better luck—otherwise keep it away from your iPhone charger.
One of the greatest joys of parenthood is getting your kids hooked on the same things you geek out over (I assume.) These toys are great stocking stuffers and should be opened before you all gather around the TV to watch the Star Wars Holiday Special.
Is it an ornament? Is it a toy? Is it a weapon to throw at their siblings? No matter what they use it as, it’s cute as hell. Not cool that they didn’t include a porg, though. Get all 8 characters exclusively at ThinkGeek.
Remember Little Golden books? The iconic gold spine features in many a childhood memory. Your kids’ bedtime stories can contain visions of Storm Troopers and Ewoks with this 6-book box set covering the first six movies.
Star Wars Lego kits are a killer childhood nostalgia combo. If you feel an urge to “help” your kids put together this one of Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter (aka do it all while they sleep) we won’t judge.