Sunday, November 14, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide- My Star Wars Christmas Wishlist

 Nothing makes my heart beat a little faster and my inner fangirl squeal with delight then a new Star Wars toy or collectible. I have grown up being a Star Wars fan, so for Christmas there is always something related to Star Wars on my Christmas list.    Thankfully, my husband and children also love Star Wars too!
I have selected an assortment of Star Wars items that will make your favorite Star Wars fan's holidays a little merrier.   These are just a few of my favorite items this year!   I am hoping at least a few will find their way under my Christmas tree.

photo from Williams-Sonoma website
The first item on my list is from Williams-Sonoma.   You can bring the Force to your kitchen. Williams-Sonoma has an assortment of Star Wars themed cookie cutters, pancake molds, and sandwich cutters.    Each retails for $19.95 and is exclusive to Williams-Sonoma. 

 The cookie cutters are   2 1/2"-4 1/4" wide.   Each is equipped with
 a spring-loaded stamp, Use the edges to shape your cookie, then gently press the stamp into the dough to create imprinted detailing.  

photo from Williams-Sonoma Website
   They also offer adult and kid sized aprons that you can get monogrammed for the  Jedi bakers in your home.    The apron is made of black cotton twill and is embroidered with Yoda, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and a Stormtrooper.    The double front pocket is large enough for carrying cooking tools and is easily adjusted to fit with a D-ring on the neck strap.    You also have the option to get this item monogrammed for your favorite Jedi, up to 9 initials.      The price range for the apron is:  kids $19.95- $24.95 and adults is $29.95 -36.95

Another place that satisfies my inner geek is .  This is a site that I order from religiously!   I already have the R2-D2 Trash can and lightsaber chopsticks from them.  Yes, they were previous Christmas gifts!   I have been very pleased with their fast shipping and customer service.   This year, the items making my Christmas list are the Wampa Rug, Tauntaun Sleeping Bag, R2-D2 peppermill, and the R2-D2 Laundry Baskets.
photo from ThinkGeek website
Since this year celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Empire Strikes Back there is nothing better then the Wampa Rug and Tauntaun Sleeping Bag.  Both creatures made their film debuts in Empire.

The Wampa Rug measures 62"long x 30"wide.   It is made out of high quality synthetic fur and features a plush pillow head.   Can you imagine snuggling in front of the fire with your own bear style Wampa rug.   Perhaps that is only something a Star Wars fan would get excited about.
The Wampa Rug retails for $99.99

photo from ThinkGeek website
Last year, ThinkGeek released the Tauntaun Sleeping bag.    This is still on my Star Wars short list of items I love!   I have to quote the ThinkGeek website,  

"Teach your children about the best Star Wars movie ever!   
Now when your kids tell you their favorite Star Wars movie is "Attack of the Clones" you can nestle the wee-ones snug in simulated Tauntaun fur while regaling them with the amazing tale of "Empire Strikes Back"."  
The sleeping bag is for indoor use only.   Bag Dimensions - 33" x 67" (not including head pillow or legs).   The sleeping bag is one size fits all, so it is great for adults and children.   The Tauntaun sleeping bag retails for $99.99

photo from ThinkGeek Website
The last two items are because I personally can not resist the animal magnetism of R2-D2.   I love all things R2!  ThinkGeek feeds my R2 addictions.

Who couldn't resist an R2-D2 peppermill?   This is absolutely genius!
Simply twist R2's head and he deposits pepper onto your food.   This item is imported from Japan.  Which in my opinion, is where some of the best Star Wars merchandise comes from.   The R2-D2 peppermill retails for $19.99.

photo from ThinkGeek Website
Every mom knows that laundry can be one of the worst household chores.   Well, you can bring balance back to the laundry by using R2-D2 Laundry Baskets.    
You get a set of 2 baskets  (1 R2-D2 classic blue design and 1 R2-D1 red design). One for the light side of the laundry and one for the dark side of the laundry.   Each basket has interior spring metal support and collapses flat for storage.    The measurements for the baskets are 26"inches high and 14"in diameter.   These retail for $39.99

If you are looking for t-shirts for your favorite Star Wars fangirl.   Then check out HerUniverse.       HerUniverse  was started by actress Ashley Eckstien, the voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.    HerUniverse was started because, "Female sci-fi fans are growing in numbers and have largely gone unoticed.." 

Right now, Her Universe offer only apparel, but hopefully soon will offer jewelry and cosmetics inspired by Star Wars.    My favorite shirt from HerUniverse is the I Know t-shirt .      The shirt  was designed by Star Wars artist Cat Staggs  and beautifully represents the moment from Empire Strikes Back.   The I love you/I know scene from Empire is like a Shakespearean sonnet to Star Wars Fans.    

Of course, last but not least!  No other place that makes it easier to shop for a Star Wars fan then .        Basically, everything on the site would be golden under the Christmas tree.   A few of my favorites, (which is hard to narrow down)  The exclusive Space Slug Oven Mit  ($19.99),  the exclusive Garden Jawa ($34.99), the Jedi Bath robe ($69.99, pre-order), and The Clone Wars Season 2 on DVD or Blu-ray  ($34.99-46.99)

May the Force be with You during your holiday shopping!  

disclosure:  I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post.   I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in this post.   All opinions expressed in this post are my own


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