Over 60 of the Best Star Wars Gifts for 2023: Top Picks From Across the Galaxy
Lose yourself in a galaxy far, far away while searching for the best Star Wars gifts around.
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When it comes to buying gifts for Star Wars fans, the shopping experience can be a bit challenging. I'm speaking from personal experience -- as I am a Star Wars fan. Family and friends have seen how passionate the fandom can be about the iconic franchise. Simply put, finding the best themed gifts can be difficult. Especially when you consider that die-hard fans have been known to pick up each new Star Wars item as soon as it hits the market. Whether it's that hard-to-find collectible, brand-new book or coveted Jedi merch tied to the latest streaming TV series, keeping ahead of the curve on everything is a lot of work.
But if Obi-Wan Tano can survive a final lesson from her former Master and Cassian Andor can pull off a high-profile robbery of Imperial payrolls -- with the help of some Rebel friends -- you should derive comfort from knowing that finding the perfect gift is absolutely doable. We've brought together a collection of our favorite Star Wars gift ideas, from home goods to action figures, and even some quirky recipe books to really get things cooking.
If you're looking for cool Star Wars gifts and collectibles for the original-trilogy purist in your life or some Clone Wars-obsessed kids, there's an option for every budget -- from engaging novels and fancy replica lightsaber chopsticks to snuggly plushies and fun board games. Yes, the Force is strong with this list. Here you'll find the best Star Wars gifts and memorabilia, for your loved ones or yourself. And bonus: You won't even have to battle a stormtrooper army or travel to the Galactic Empire's Outer Rim to find them. We have the droids you're looking to gift.
Hasbro's reputation for producing flawless Black Series re-creations of everyone's favorite helmets from the Star Wars universe continues with this incredibly weathered electronic model. The Nite Owl paint job is coupled with a light-up heads-up display and padding for a variety of head sizes. Whether you're mounting it on a wall or starting a Mandalorian cosplay, this one is hard to say no to.
While R2-D2 undoubtedly holds a special place in the hearts of many Star Wars fans, there's another droid out there who wins the dubious honor of being the mouthiest and most willing to commit acts of violence. Chopper is beloved for his antics, and now this animatronic version can sit in your home and talk back any time it hears you speak up. This is an incredibly fun toy for any Rebels fan, and the kind of thing Chopper fans in particular have been begging for.
If the Star Wars fan in your life loves the cast of Rebels and Ahsoka, you can be sure the Black Series action figures are on their list of things to collect. Black Series figures are known for being incredibly high quality and thoroughly detailed, and this set offers some deep cuts specifically for hardcore fans. Light Side fans can get Ahsoka in her classic outfit or Ezra in his holo message to Sabine, and Dark Side fans can snag Morgan Elsbeth or the delightfully mysterious Marrok all for the same price. And for those who want an even deeper cut, the less expensive Vintage Series for Star Wars: Ahsoka even includes a Sabine figure with her Loth Cat.
The ever-popular Star Wars line of Orbitkey key organizers now includes new options with Grogu, Mandalorians and, of course, Ahsoka Tano herself. A practical way to show your love for the franchise, these durable keychains will keep your keys neatly aligned in your pocket or purse. They're also available in a ton of other styles for fans of the Light Side, the Dark Side and all the shades in between.
There's a lot to like about Native Shoes. The eva and rubber construction means they're easy to keep clean and they're super comfortable. But the real reason to love these shoes is how great the different Star Wars prints look on them. From clean white and blue with a simple Rebel logo to a fully decorated vintage artwork print, Native has designs and sizes for every kind of fan.
While Enso Rings are known for being practical by offering a safe and durable silicone alternative to valuable jewelry, they've also got some deeply nerdy street cred. The Star Wars line of Enso Rings got a little bigger with the addition of Jabba the Hutt, Endor and, my personal favorite, Wicket the Ewok. Enso offers a ton of different colors and styles for you to browse, making it very easy to find something personal for the Star Wars fan in your life.
MeUndies makes a ton of different ways for guys, gals and nonbinary pals to show off their love for all things pop culture, but the latest in its Star Wars collection is particularly nice. You can enjoy Din Grogu hanging out just under your jeans for a pretty reasonable price, and in just about every size you can imagine.
It's sad to walk into a store and see Star Wars bed sheets and blankets that are only for kids. Adult nerds like fun bedding too, which is why Sobel Westex has launched the Star Wars Home collection. Whether you're into the lovely blue Astromech theme above or you'd prefer something more Tattoine themed, this collection has what you need if your goal is to introduce some subtle nerd chic to your bedroom.
One of the coolest new Star Wars games in a long time now has a well-earned sequel. Join Cal Kestis and the rest of the Stinger Mantis crew on a whole new adventure where Cal delves deeper into the secrets of the Jedi Order while becoming an increasingly capable Jedi Master.
One of the simplest gifts you can give a Star Wars fan is a new shirt. I can attest to receiving plenty over the years for Christmas, and it's always nice to have a fresh stock of new Star Wars apparel, like this shirt featuring The Bad Batch.
The only thing better than having a Grogu figure in your house is having one that can move and talk and play. The Galactic Snackin' Grogu comes with a bunch of toys it can interact with, including an alien macaron and a bowl of soup to slurp on. And if it's not interested in playing with its own toys, it will reach up and ask to be carried. These Star Wars toys are a cute addition to any collection and a great way to surprise guests.
Lola was a surprise breakout star from the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney Plus and helped little Leia throughout her perilous journey. Now everyone can have a Lola of their very own, with posable panels, lights and sounds. It may not be the real thing from the show, but it's probably as close as you're going to get.
The same team responsible for the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Cookbook is back with holiday treats you can make at home. Using the guise of the Wookiee holiday celebration called Life Day, all the recipes in this book will feel right at home on an autumnal table here on Earth. The recipes aren't challenging, but they're a lot of fun and they're delicious. You'll also find vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free recipes as well as tips on how to adjust other recipes to suit these dietary needs. It's a great gift for any Star Wars fan who loves being in the kitchen.
We know R2-D2 has spent most of its existence taking care of Anakin and Luke, but who takes care of R2? You do, if you're holding this new Tamagotchi. Keep it on your keychain and help out everyone's favorite droid with whatever it needs -- and enjoy the happy beeps in response.
Just to be clear, not all Lego Star Wars sets cost north of $100. You can get plenty of more-affordable Star Wars toy sets, like the Clone Wars-inspired Duel on Mandalore for $20. These include Star Wars Lego minifigures -- Ahsoka Tano with two lightsabers and Darth Maul with a double-bladed lightsaber -- for action-packed duels.
We all remember running around as children having Nerf fights in the yard, and the company now lets us live out our Star Wars fantasies with licensed products like this Pulse Blaster from The Mandalorian. It comes packed with an illuminated scope and 10 darts, perfect for outdoor and indoor fun -- just be careful not to knock over any expensive glassware.
On the opposite end of the price scale, Sideshow's 16.5-inch figure is an incredible recreation of The Child if you're looking for the ultimate Mandalorian collectible. At $375, it's only for those looking to splash out for the Star Wars fan in their life.
Star Wars characters have been immortalized as posable action figures since 1977, and Hasbro's Black Series 6-inch line has never been better. Some of the coolest Star Wars gift options include the Elite Squad Trooper from The Bad Batch and the Dark Rey from The Rise of Skywalker.
There are some amazing new books in the Star Wars universe, all published over the last two years. As the name suggests, this series takes place way before the Empire or the Skywalker family and shows what the galaxy was like when Jedi were many. This series of books tells a lot of stories all at once, and can be enjoyed at any age. There are audioplays exclusive to Audible, graphic novels for every audience and a collection of great novels to choose from. If you have a Star Wars fan in your life, any book from this series would be a real treat.
There are a lot of different ways to get a lightsaber that feels real and is fun to swing around, but one of the best starter blades by a mile is made by the team at Ultrasabers. You can build something as inexpensive as $50 and as expensive as $300 before you add anything on, including a lot of personalization over sounds coming from the hilt and color of the blade.
If you want to have a genuinely fun lightsaber without breaking the bank or living near Savi's Workshop on Batuu, you want something from Ultrasabers.
Remember that card game Han and Lando are playing in Solo: A Star Wars Story? It's called Sabacc, and it's a game you can buy and play at home. The card game is simple, fun and hugely popular among Star Wars fans. In fact, if you ever go to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge inside Disney's theme parks, you're likely to see a few people sitting and playing at any point in the day. If you aren't sure what to get the Star Wars fan in your life, start here.
If you're looking for a tabletop trip into the Star Wars galaxy for one to five players, this game lets you play as a hero of the Rebel Alliance or command squads of Imperial troops and AT-STs in the campaign game and the skirmish game. This game puts you in the midst of the Galactic Civil War after the destruction of the Death Star. This cool Star Wars gift even comes with little sculpted figures from both sides.
A game takes an hour or two, making it a fun way to spend an evening.
The Imperial murderbot that almost ended Mando's journey in the season 2 finale is getting the Hot Toys treatment. These sixth-scale figures are always magnificently sculpted masterpieces, even if they are pricey.
If you're looking for something a little more elegant than your average Lego kit, it's hard to go wrong with something from Metal Earth. There are a ton of different Star Wars kits available, presented as thin metal panels you can assemble into everything from Mando's Razor Crest with Grogu's pram to a collection of helmets like the Boba Fett one pictured above. They're all great little gifts to give to just about any Star Wars fan, and almost all of them can be had for under $30.