2016 gift guide: Star Wars edition!
Ho, ho, Hoth!
We've got your Life Day shopping list covered.
Here are 20 gift ideas, from big to small, from inexpensive to ridiculous, that should appeal to the Star Wars fanatic in your galaxy. It's all here, save the fruitcake.
Darth Vader toaster
This is for the person who could look at two pieces of bread popping out of the top of Lord Vader's head all day. And all night. Get it at Target for $50.
Star Wars Devon watch
At $28,500, we admit this timepiece is a bit of a splurge. But it is cool -- and classy, t00, as a geek work of art in "diamond-like carbon coating on stainless steel." Buy it directly from Devon, the Los Angeles-based luxury brand.
Han Solo in carbonite shower curtain
When's the last time you felt good, really good, about gifting someone with a shower curtain? You're welcome. Get this bathroom must at Walmart for $19.50.
Avoid bad 'deals' on Black Friday and beyond
Don't be fooled by the flashy ads and "doorbuster" deals, here are four things you should look for before you pull the trigger on a purchase.
11 life-size replicas Star Wars figures
Per the eBay listing, a hobbyist who fell in love with Star Wars as a child has customized or built life-size versions of Boba Fett, Kylo Ren, Han Solo (in carbonite, natch) and more.
All 11 are decked out with wardrobe and props, and all 11 can be yours as the ultimate holiday gift for a mere $400,000. Free personal delivery if you live "within 75 miles of zip code 85298."
Star Wars BB-8 waffle maker
Go from batter to breakfast in the shape of the droid from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in only 3 to 5 minutes. Officially licensed to and sold by ThinkGeek for $40.
This is how you do Christmas socks, not to mention mismatched socks. Available from Stance for $16.
Star Wars Chewbacca Fluffball ornament by Hallmark
This orb of furry polyester is just the thing to liven up your grandma's keepsake collection. Get it at Kohl's for $7.50.
Star Wars snow speeder-inspired storage and play area
This one-of-a-kind storage/plaything is billed as having been built by hand by a dad who got tired of seeing "toys everywhere in the basement." His ingenious solution can be yours for $1,000 via Etsy.
Star Wars Death Star cookie jar
Look, if the Rebels blow up this one, even we'll get mad. Officially licensed and exclusively sold new via ThinkGeek for $30.
Star Wars Battleship
"You sunk my Resistance X-wing fighter!" Get in the game at the Disney Store for $25.
Star Wars Saga Edition chess set
A higher-end version of other Star Wars chess sets, this one features detailed pieces with some heft. Go to battle with the Empire or Yoda's crew at Walmart for $194.43.
The Graflex CE 'lightsaber'
Ultra Sabers is in the business of making, customizing and selling "real" lightsabers that look and even sound like the "real" thing. The Grafton CE's our favorite model: strong, streamlined and moderately priced, starting at $234.
Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
This just-released coffee-table book tells the story of the Star Wars galaxy via the posters you'd see if the Star Wars galaxy was real (and had telephone poles, probably). Get it at Amazon.com for $29.16.
Star Wars holiday sweater
Be warned: You won't win an ugly Christmas sweater contest with this looker. Available at Merchoid for $60.
1983 'Star Wars: Return of The Jedi' lunchbox and thermos
Re-buy your youth (or someone else's) with this vintage, used lunch box for $42.25 at eBay. Bologna sandwich not included.
Star Wars trilogy limited-edition posters
What you're buying here is one set of awesome-looking, limited-edition posters commemorating the original Star Wars movies and created by graphic-artist Olly Moss. The three posters are said to be in "excellent condition." Make a Star Wars or art fan very happy via eBay for $6,000.
Vintage Star Wars complete Millennium Falcon
This vintage, used and reassembled Kenner toy set, with original and custom parts, reunites the "Empire Strikes Back" trio of Han Solo, Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca. Delight a grown child via Etsy for $235.
Star Wars 30th Anniversary early-bird certificate
Delight an old kid or horrify a young one with this replication of a toy-free box that was the best the overwhelmed Star Wars merchandise machine could produce for the 1977 holiday season. Original versions go for thousands on eBay; you can get this one at Amazon.com for $20.40.