With both Christmas and the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, fast-approaching, there has perhaps never been a more appropriate time for you to treat the Wookiee-obsessed in your life with a Star Wars-related gift. But with the frankly mind-boggling array of galaxy-themed gifts out there, where do you start? With this handy guide, of course…
Darth Vader Fireside Jumper
Let’s begin with this delightful seasonal jumper. Sure, your loved one of choice probably won’t wear it come July, but picture their face on December 25th when they unwrap this piece of woolly delight – it’ll be elated, right? It’s Darth Vader, playing a piano – on a jumper! What a time to be alive.
Jedi Bath Robe
Forget bath robe, this is essential, everyday dress for any Star Wars obsessive. Wear it around the house, wear it whilst getting a pint of milk, wear it to your next job interview (er, actually…) – once an avid Star Wars fan puts this on, they’ll never want to de-robe.
Death Star Mood Light
The Star Wars aficionado in your life is no doubt in an excited mood right now – the cultural event that’ll complete their life comes out in less than two weeks. Why not ramp up the fervour further with this Death Star mood light?
R2D2 Kitchen Timer
Gosh, isn’t waiting for something to cook/defrost/cool in the kitchen dull? Wouldn’t it be a million times more fun if the kitchen timer was modelled in the shape of everyone’s favourite astromech droid sidekick? Yes, yes it would.
Millennium Falcon Chopping Board
Whilst we’re on the subject of the kitchen, here’s another piece of essential food-based Star Wars merch for you to gift someone this Yuletide: a chopping board, in the shape of the Millennium Falcon, a.k.a the fastest ship in the galaxy.
£19.99, Find Me A Gift
Darth Vader Mug
We just can’t stop with the kitchen utensils, can we? When you’re not chopping veg or waiting for time to elapse, why not have a brew in a Darth Vader mug? Because then you can make timeless jokes about your style of coffee belonging to the dark side, obviously.
Millennium Falcon Guitar
Shred some riffs and (Han) solos on this specially-designed guitar to show everyone just how strong the (rockin’) force is in this one. Yours for just £500. Bargain, really.
Keep the noise of the commute at bay with these stormtrooper headphones, which come in the classic white finish that we’ve come to expect from the Imperial Force’s laser-wielding regiment.
R2D2 Desktop Vacuum
Take a look at your desk – crumb city, right? Not anymore: the USB-powered R2D2 desktop vacuum will help you keep a clean workspace by hoovering up dust and crumbs and whatever the hell else is stuck around your keyboard through his front leg. That doesn’t sound weird at all, does it?
Star Wars Heroes Cookie Cutters
It won’t be long before Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood will be getting in the Star Wars mood on the Bake-Off (probably), so get in before everyone else by buying this veritable set of cookie cutters. Handy, they are.
TIE Fighter Bluetooth Speaker
Aux cables, be gone! Bluetooth speakers are all the rage these days, so why not reward the Star Wars-leaning loved one in your life with a set of speakers that’s modelled on those pesky TIE Imperial Starfighter from the new film.
£49.95, Disney Store
Star Wars: The Ultimate Vinyl Collection
Or, if you’re more into record players, why not part with £150 (!) for the complete vinyl collection of music (scored by the one and only John Williams) from across the Star Wars franchise? A solid investment, surely.
Star Wars Sky Remotes
Even Sky are getting excited about Star Wars – so much so that they’re offering remote controls for their Sky+ boxes that have been decked out in the style of characters from the films: the likes of R2, C-3PO, Darth Vader are all included.
Contact Sky for prices/subscriptions
Star Wars USB Stcik
Be the coolest guy/gal in school/the office/life with a Star Wars-themed 8GB USB stick. About the size of a Lego figure, these “intergalactic superstars” throw shade at your current collection of dull and uninspiring USB sticks by being designed after your favourite characters from the films.
Star Wars Shoe laces
Got Secret Santa coming up? These shoelaces will serve you well for the Star Wars obsessive in your office. “With a fun, silver reflective print, these might even be spotted from outer space!” promises the product description, which will definitely come true.* (*probably won't come true)