2019 Holiday Gift Guide for the Star Wars Fan in Your Life
Hello there! The holiday season can be fun but also hectic with family commitments, odd work hours, crowded malls, and radio stations beginning 24/7 Christmas music a week before Thanksgiving. This list will keep you out of the busy malls and guarantees you will make this Christmas special for the Star Wars fan in your life.
To make this simple, we have our items broken down by category and price range. Price range will be indicated based on one, two, or three dollar signs. Images of the items accompany each description and those images are linked directly to the item for purchase. I'll even interject notes on each item to give you background as to why someone would want that particular item.
LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition 75259 | Cost: $
Great for a Christmas Eve gift or stocking stuffer! This special-edition set is an updated version of the original 7130 Snowspeeder vehicle model released in 1999 and features an opening cockpit with space for Luke Skywalker. This commemorative LEGO Star Wars building toy set also includes an elevating and rotating gun tower with firing stud shooter for epic Battle of Hoth action from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, plus a bonus Lando Calrissian minifigure from 2003 on a 20th anniversary display stand.
309 pieces – Construction toy set for boys and girls aged 8+ and for fans and big kids of all ages, this LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition 75259 vehicle includes lots of original LEGO building bricks for endless creative play.
*Note from David: This is just one of five of these anniversary sets. If you click the link you will go directly to the rest. Maybe a different one catches your eyes. Most of these sets are $20 but you will find some like Boba Fett's Slave 1 ship that will be a significantly longer build time but also will cost you about $130.
LEGO Star Wars Kylo Ren's Shuttle 2019 Release | Cost: $$$
Great for under the tree! Inspire young minds to play out fantastic LEGO
adventures with Kylo Ren’s Shuttle from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. This model shuttle is the perfect addition to the amazing Star Wars universe of construction toys. This impressive action building toy includes 6 LEGO minifigures: Supreme Leader Kylo Ren and his signature lightsaber, General Pryde, a Sith Trooper, a First Order Stormtrooper and 2 Knights of Ren – enough to get the action started straight away.
With the wings extended, this 1,005-brick building set measures over 13-inch (35cm) high, 8-inch (21cm) long and 19-inch (50cm) wide.
*Note from David: If you know someone who likes the newer Star Wars movies, this is pricier but it's a guaranteed hit. The Rise of Skywalker comes out in theaters December 20th so the timing here is perfect. Kylo Ren is one of the most popular characters in the franchise and his ship is the coolest to kids and adults.
Speaking of The Rise of Skywalker out this December...
Star Wars The Black Series Rey & D-O Toy 6" Scale Collectible Action Figure | Cost $
Great for under the tree! Rey continues to study the Jedi ways, but she grows concerned about what the future -- and the Force -- may hold in store for her. Allow your Star Wars fan to create new memories with this figure!
There are also Kylo, Poe, Chewie, Lando and other figures of this same kind, so if you want a different character or you want the whole crew, the image and link on the left will take you to them directly.
*Note from David: They didn't make action figures like this when I was a kid. This is Hasbro's higher end line. Star Wars: The Black Series includes figures, vehicles, and role-play items from the 40-plus-year legacy of the Star Wars Galaxy, including comics, movies, and animated series. Probably best to give this to a teenage or older fan who will appreciate it.
Star Wars The Black Series The Mandalorian Toy 6" Scale Collectible Action Figure | Cost: $$
Great for under the tree! "The Mandalorian" is the big Star Wars TV show that
made its debut on Disney's new streaming service, Disney+. Basically, it's an old school western with space ships and storm troopers. With the immediate success of the show, this figure is a must have for the holidays. It makes a great stocking stuffer or gift under the tree.
Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions with this premium The Mandalorian toy, inspired by "The Mandalorian" live-action TV series on Disney+ from Star Wars: The Black Series! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love.
*Note from David: The Mandalorian is THE STAR WARS THING everyone is talking about. At this point it's easier to count the people who don't have Disney+ than the ones who do and are binge watching every classic Disney cartoon. To help out, when you click this link you will also see the other available figures of the same type, or the step down to work for tighter budget.
Star Wars The Black Series Luke Skywalker Battle Helmet Premium Full Scale Lights & Sounds | Cost: $$$
Okay, this is pretty freaking cool as an original trilogy fan. Whether piloting an X-wing or a Snowspeeder, Luke Skywalker wore his iconic helmet into battle against the Empire. Three internal speakers create a surround sound experience and synchronized LED lights inside the visor simulate the blasts of enemy vehicles.
Premium electronic helmet featuring highly-detailed deco, movie-inspired design, interior padding, lights, and sound FX, this full-scale replica of Luke Skywalker's iconic helmet is a great addition to any fan's collection.
*Note from David: Kids love to wear these and adults like to display these...an occasionally wear these while they watch movies. You're guaranteed to be the hero of the holidays if you drop this under the tree for someone you love.
Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Force Collector | Cost: $
As far as reading material for this holiday season, this is probably the most anticipated book, by far! The story revolves around Karr, a teenage boy like many others in the galaxy. He goes to school, helps his parents with the family business, likes speeders and droids. But Karr also has a secret: when he touches certain objects, he gets searing headaches and blacks out. And along with the pain sometimes come visions of people he doesn't know and places he's never been. He must find Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. Buy your copy of Force Collector now!
*Note from David: This is on my list of must reads for the holiday season. Early reviews are outrageously positive. Sometimes it's difficult to get young readers excited about reading. Well, here is a story about space ships, Jedi, speeder chases, and more!
Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy (Star Wars Gifts for boys, girls & adults) | Cost: $$$
Blast into hyperspace for a thrilling pop-up journey through the entire Star Wars saga with pop-up legend Matthew Reinhart’s new masterpiece.
From famed New York Times best-selling paper engineer Matthew Reinhart comes Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy.
With five intricate and detail-rich spreads that fold out into one breathtaking map of the entire Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Ultimate Pop-Up Galaxy is the perfect gift for boys, girls, and Star Wars fans of all ages.
*Note from David: I have this on my bookshelf right now and I can't tell you how cool it is to see this book fully opened up. This is perfect for any kiddo but adult supervision is probably smart just because it requires some patience folding this book back up.
Star Wars: X-Wing - The Force Awakens | Cost: $
Maybe one of those last gifts you let your Star Wars fan open! The surprise will
be gold. In this two-player game of dramatic, high-speed dogfights, kids can battle head-to-head for the fate of the galaxy. It takes just minutes to learn the rules, but the game's expansions and rules for squad building ensure there's plenty of Star Wars action that kids can explore and enjoy for years to come!
*Note from David: Personally, this is my favorite board game. You get to share an experience with two-to-four people and a game can last 20 minutes or it can last a few hours. The miniatures are really detailed considering how affordable this game is. This set is great on its own. It also gives the person the option of buying other sets to expand their collection. If you play your cards right, you may have this person's next birthday gift too.
Food and Drink
2 Pack Frozen Ice Ball Maker for Cool Drinks and Baking - Food-Grade Silicone | Cost: $
No drink can withstand the firepower of this fully armed and operational ice cube!
High quality food silicone, BPA free, FDA approved. Food grade silicone molds are safe and non-toxic, more durable, and can contact food directly.
The ice ball's perfect for Whiskey, Highball, Cocktail and Hurricane Glasses. Surprise your friends and family with ice balls in their drinks while keeping the drinks cold-not diluted.
*Note from David: I own these. I love them. It's a conversation starter any time I have a friend over who wants to sample my whiskey collection. One cube lasts two to three pours or a triple shot at once. You can also use them to bake with but I haven't tried that...because then I wouldn't have ice cubes.
Chop Sabers Light Up Lightsaber Chopsticks | Cost $
If you like both Star Wars and sushi, this could be a winner to allow you to have
some fun at dinner. A fun way to enjoy your meal that will make a date laugh or impress kids. They are easy to transport, easily fitting in your pocket. Batteries are included with your purchase. Be the life of the party and make your friends jealous getting all the attention by showing you're a true fan.
*Note from David: I didn't know these existed until I made this list. Just bought myself a pair. Usually we go out for sushi but there are occasions when take-out is absolutely needed and this can add to the fun of dinner and a movie.
Star Wars Starry Night Themed Men's Crew Socks 5 Pair Pack Shoe Size 6-11 | Cost: $$
Check out this Star Wars Starry Night Themed Men's Crew Socks 5 Pair Pack! These are officially licensed Star Wars socks. Fits Men's shoe size 6-11.
Nice detail and you get classic characters including Boba Fett, Yoda, Darth Vader, a Storm Trooper, and C-3PO and R2-D2.
*Note from David: Hear me out. Either the person who gets this has a pair for each day of the work week or they now have casual socks to wear around the house. I kid you not, my fiance said this would work as a fun gift for groomsmen when you make the initial ask.
Star Wars Men's Rebel Alliance Tie | Cost $
This is a great balance between dressy and casual. The symbols on
the tie are big enough to be noticed by a fan but just looks like a nice textured tie to anyone else. I have this tie for holiday parties and occasionally I wear it at work.
This tie comes in navy, blue or red. It's 100% woven polyester. It's standard length and width for a tie so you can find one that is more inline with the type of Star Wars fan you are aiming to please.
*Note from David: I work in an industry where I have to wear a shirt and tie everyday to work. So I like any opportunity to put a little personality into my outfit. When it's Christmas I have my snowflake tie. When it's Halloween, I have a pumpkin tie. On days when Star Wars is on my mind, I have this tie.
Star Wars 3D Death Star Desktop LED Lamp Light | Cost: $$
Check out this sweet Star Wars lamp that is perfect for the kids bedroom or even a reading lamp for a college dorm.
LED Light with Touch Control. Press the Death Star Concave Dish Composite Beam Superlaser to cycle between lighting the Shade only, Shade and Death Star, or Just the Death Star.
Includes Death Star Desk Lamp with Shade, AC Mains Adapter 110v/240v 50Hz/60Hz, Instruction Manual Dimensions: Approximate 14" x 8" x 8" (Base 6" x 6")
The awesome fight scene from the original Star Wars movie is depicted in the shade of this awesome 3D style touch control lamp. This lamp is an electric lamp and not intended to be a Toy! A gentle tap on the Concave Dish Composite Beam Super-laser switches between three different lighting modes.
*Note from David: It's really nice having a night lam at your side for light reading or to set a mood. Probably not setting the mood with this lamp unless you have an equally as cool partner. IF that's the case, also consider shopping for a ring this holiday season because those partners are rare and you need to lock them down!
There you have it!
A dozen items or so that are guaranteed hits with the Star Wars fan in your life.
Are you still not finding something that jumps out as a great gift?Tweet us at @BTBDStarWars and tell us what you're looking for and we will be more than happy to help you find that perfect holiday gift.
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David is the creator of Beyond The Blast Doors. David has worked to develop “a Star Wars conversation" where fans lead the discussion.
"My Dad showed me Star Wars when I was three and has regretted that decision ever sense."
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