Oh my goodness. Shut me down! Holiday season is here. Christmas is only weeks away and family is coming to town. We gotta make our lists and bake cookies and decorate and do our shopping and still have enough time to wrap presents an— breathe … just breathe.
We know this time of year is a lot, and buying presents is made all the more difficult by not knowing what to get people. And maybe the person you’re buying for is a huge Star Wars nerd. And maybe you’re so lost on anything and everything Star Wars that you think any character wearing black is Darth Vader (talking to you, mom). Not to worry, we’re here to save the day. Scroll through our Star Wars gift guide for some “most impressive” ideas on what to get that Star Wars fan in your life this holiday season. Good luck, and may the Force be with you.
Does the Star Wars fan in your life have an affinity for the dark side? Can they be kind of moody and maybe a bit of a control freak? Do they have a rocky relationship with their father? Well, they should feel right at home in this Kylo Ren mask inspired by the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. A step up from an ordinary mask, this one is electronic and lights up when you speak into it. For ages 5 and up, it’s perfect for miniature Star Wars fans. Or for adults who can’t pass up a killer Star Wars mask.
Price: $34.95 from Disney
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Sometimes (all the time?) a room just needs more Star Wars. In true Star Wars form, this wall art comes with a trilogy of prints from iconic planets in the Star Wars universe: The sandy Tatooine, the snowy Hoth, and the lush Endor — all key locations in the original trilogy of films.
“That lightsaber was Luke’s, and his father’s before him, and now…” it calls to your resident Star Wars fan. Lightsabers are a bit of a big deal in the Star Wars world, and if the fan in your life doesn’t already have one, there’s no better time. These toy lightsabers light up and make all the zhmm-ing and whmm-ing sounds a fan could ask for. If blue isn’t really their color, there’s also a green Yoda lightsaber, and a red Kylo Ren lightsaber.
Price: $32.99 from Disney
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It’s cold out there, folks. It may not be quite Hoth-like conditions, but it doesn’t hurt to have a Star Wars jacket to keep you warm. Columbia Sportswear, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, is letting people declare their allegiance to either the Dark Side or Light with these detailed coats with key features from each Star Wars faction, including Rebel Alliance and Imperial patches, and lightsaber linings with their respective colors.
When I was 9, I asked for the giant Lego Imperial Star Destroyer set for Christmas. Little did my mom know, I really just wanted the mini Darth Vader figure that came with it. Once she realized I was never going to put that enormous spaceship together on my own, she decided to help out (or more accurately, do most of the work while I manifested lightsaber battles with Lego Darth Vader). But I mean, it was still a fun thing for us to do “together.”
The Millennium Falcon has always been the dream Lego Star Wars project. This year, give your Star Wars fan the gift of being able to assemble the most iconic ship in the galaxy. Your youngling may not tell you they just want the little R2-D2, but if you’re looking for something fun and engaging to do together, this could be it.
Price: $159.99 from Lego
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There are no shortage of cute things in the Star Wars universe, and there are perhaps none cuter than the Porg, a small puffin-like creature that was destined for mass marketing the moment we saw it onscreen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They’re just really freaking adorable and everybody needs one, OK?
Price: $19.99 from Target
“Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” cover
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the new single-player video game from EA and Respawn Entertainment, has been calling gamers across the galaxy to learn the ways of the Jedi. Solve puzzles, fight the Empire, and meet a host of new characters in this beautifully told story in the Star Wars universe.
Price: $59.99 from Xbox, Playstation, or PC
“Matt the Radar Technician” travel mug
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Matt the radar technician has found his place among iconic Star Wars parodies. Stemming from an Undercover Boss sketch when Adam Driver hosted Saturday Night Live, Driver plays fearsome First Order leader Kylo Ren, who goes undercover as Matt, a “radar technician.”
Matt is now loved by Star Wars fans almost as much as Kylo Ren, and we have Adam Driver to thank for both. This travel mug lets you take Matt, in all his glory, everywhere you go.
Price: $25.25 from Redbubble
Yoda crochet beanie with lightsaber
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Keep your younglings warm with this green Yoda ears beanie. Baby Yoda has been a “force” in pop culture since his first appearance on The Mandalorian, the first live action Star Wars TV series. Now, you can have a Baby Yoda of your own. The cuteness is strong with this one.
Price: $10 from Etsy
Multicolor Star Wars lightsaber room light
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It’s what lightsabers do. They light up. And for this reason, they happen to make really cool room decorations. If you want color options, this multicolor Star Wars lightsaber room light should work while also keeping your Star Wars fan out of the dark side.
Price: $21.50 from Amazon
Star Wars action figure set
Want to buy action figures for your Star Wars fan but don’t know which one to get? Might we suggest: All of them? OK, maybe not all of them, but this Star Wars Mega Figurine Set makes it easy to get the key characters from the entire Star Wars saga. There’s Darth Maul, General Grievous, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rey, Kylo Ren, and even Jabba the Hutt!
You may or may not know all, some, or none of their names. But the person you’re buying for will know them, and that’s what matters.
Price: $49.95 from Disney
Baby Yoda Funko POP!
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The good news: Baby Yoda Funko Pop’s are finally happening. The bad news: They don’t get here until May. This gift is going to have to be a pre-order for a very patient Star Wars fan, but the adorable little Pop may just be worth the wait.
Price: $29.96 from Walmart
D-O interactive droid
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D-O, the latest little droid to join the Star Wars family, can now be a member of yours, as well. Not only does the droid light up and have sound effects, “D-O will play in Follow Mode, Chase Mode, Guard Mode, and even features a High-Alert Alarm Mode,” according to the description. D-O is set to make his screen debut in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on December 20.
Price: $124.99 from Target
R2-D2 Instant Pot (6-Qt.)
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R2-D2 is coming home in Instant Pot form. R2 “offers a whopping seven functions, expertly handling everything from pressure cooking, sautéing and slow cooking to making yogurt.” The droid has gone from saving the galaxy to saving dinner, a challenge no less admirable.
Price: $99.95 from Williams Sonoma
Baby Yoda Christmas Sweater
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Yes! Baby Yoda merch you don’t have to wait until May for! Look fresh at Christmas dinner, you will, in this Baby Yoda Christmas sweater. It’s an excellent fit for the holiday season, which happens to line up with the season finale of The Mandalorian on December 27. Baby Yoda is sure to be the talk of the nation, so make sure you’re representing accordingly.
Price: $27.26 from Etsy