Are you ready? The latest Star Wars movie is set to hit theaters on December 18th, and my kids have been anxiously waiting. Especially our biggest fan, my daughter. She’s the one who reads all the Star Wars books, walks past the pink clothing and heads straight for the Star Wars shirts, and begs for Star Wars LEGOs over everything else. On Halloween? She was Darth Vader (the mask barely hid her blonde ponytail). Needless to say, I have a feeling Santa will be delivery many Star Wars gifts under our tree this year. If you or someone you know is a fan too, we’ve got you covered with the BEST, most unique Star Wars items on the planet. Or, in any galaxy… far, far away.
Please note: prices are current as of time of writing but may change without notice. Also, this post contains affiliate links which don’t cost you a penny but will be greatly appreciated by our Star Wars budget this year.
First up are these fun sneakers from Stride Rite. The light sabers on the side light up when you walk, as will the smile on your child’s face when they see these awesome kicks. We were able to review them and they not only work like a charm but they’re Stride Rites so they’re made incredibly well and are comfortable to boot (haha, BOOT). By far my favorite shoe brand for kids!
Here’s what they look like when they light up (FYI: I’m slamming it on the counter with one hand and taking a photo with the other, ha!):
What else can I say about a lunchbox, except this R2D2 version by Thermos brand got great reviews and will please any fan on your list. Even the older ones that don’t mind letting their Star Wars Freak Flag fly. It’s easy to clean and comes with lights and sounds just like R2D2. Possibly my favorite comment in the Amazon reviews: “This is the single most awesome lunch bag in the history of lunch bags. There’s really no other way to put it. I wish I could have had this starting in kindergarten. I would’ve had so many girlfriends I wouldn’t know what to do with myself.” (insert laughing until you cry emoticon here)
Kids and adult fans alike will love cooking with this R2D2 themed cooking set. Use it to make up some snacks for movie-watching!
4. Lightsabers, price varies
The must-have accessory for every Star Wars fan. There’s so many to choose from: Do you want a single or double (or triple!)? Are you on the dark side or working for good? Do you have young kids? If so, you’ll want a soft one. 🙂 There’s a light saber style for every fan.
My kids are obsessed with Furby, and they’re going to freak out when they see Furbacca! Possibly the cutest Furby ever, this Chewbacca version responds to motion and touch. He recreates scenes from Star Wars, hums the theme song and is interactive when using the app. He’s also highly rated, something unusual for many electronic toys. Plus, you’ve got to admit he’s pretty darn cute.
6. Star Wars Lego Sets, price varies
A popular choice for younger fans (and LEGO lovers, too) it’s great that sets come in all price ranges from the uber-spendy to stocking stuffer size. One of the best gifts in the world for fans is the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar… my daughter has this and each day I wake up to a new mini-figure or creature in my face. 🙂 It genuinely elicits squeals of joy from my kiddos.
7. Star Wars Coffee Mugs, $12- $16
So many fun choices for the coffee or tea drinker. My personal favorite is the Who’s Your Daddy mug ($14), but this Oval Darth Vader mug ($16) is very popular as is this Storm Trooper Ceramic mug ($12) as well.
I. Can’t. Even. with these! The Jedi Gown makes for the perfect bath robe. These are sized to fit most adults. Would love a kid version too!
This is THE must-have Star Wars toy of the year. It’s an app-enabled droid you can guide with your smartphone or tablet. BB-8 recognizes and reacts to the sound of your voice, and– this is beyond cool– records and plays holographic videos. I’ve seen the price vary on these, and it seems quantities may be limited… all the markings of a hot seasonal toy. 😉
Is anyone else a sucker for gifts that are fun AND functional? If you can’t stand even one more toy, give them this Darth Vader 2-slot toaster instead. It serves a practical purpose and your Star Wars fan will thank you for the smile each morning as they brown up their toast.
Are you ready for the movie’s release next week? I’ll see you there, cuddling your Darth Vader toaster and wielding your fancy three pronged light saber. 😉