The 8 Best Star Wars Gifts from around the Galaxy

 

1. Remote Control BB-8

★★★★ ½

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What is it?

An app remote control BB-8 toy made by Sphero

A gift for?

Star Wars fans who like their tech.

Why gift it?

R2D2's little brother BB-8 has become a fan favorite in no time, and it's not hard to see why. The little droid first appeared in the The Force Awakens as resistance pilot, Poe Dameron's mechanical companion. How Disney made a rolling orange and white sphere cute we'll never know, but what we do know is that you can get your own remote control version. It has a maximum speed of 4.5 mph or 7.2kph, a usage time 60 minutes and a recharge time 60 minutes. If the dark side is more your thing then not to worry, you can also get BB-8s evil cousin, the First Order droid BB-9E and of course for the original fans R2D2 can be yours too!

Star Wars Fact

George Lucas originally planned for Yoda to be played by a Monkey with a cane.


2. Where's Wookiee?

★★★★ ½

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What is it?

A where's Wally/Waldo style search and find book featuring Chewbacca the Wookiee

A gift for?

Chewbacca fans.

Why gift it?

Scientists and philosophers alive have wrestled with the question for millennia.

Where's Wookiee?

Another Star Wars fan favorite Chewbacca or 'Chewie' has now got his own Where's Wally/Waldo book style series. Having first made his appearance in 1977, we think it's about time Chewie released his own line of products. Where's Wookiee is a search and find book in the style of the Where's Wally/Waldo series. We hope that this doesn't need much explaining, otherwise we seriously fear for your childhood! For the price it really is an fun and entertaining gift for any Star Wars fan. 

Star Wars Fact

Luke Skywalker was almost named Luke Starkiller, the film even began shooting with this name, they changed it at the last moment.


3. The Art of Star Wars Books

★★★★ ½

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What are they?

Visual art books based on the Star Wars films Rogue One and The Force Awakens

A gift for?

Super-fans who want to learn everything there is about Star Wars.

Why gift it?

It goes without saying that the super fans are meant to know more than the rest of us plebeians. The Star Wars franchise is no different, and with the new films comes plenty of new information to learn. The Art of Rogue One and The Force Awakens is sure to offer something new to even the most die hard fans. 

These days, it's not often we get to just browse a nice hardback book. These art books offer a nice escape from the relentless amount of time we spend scrolling through our phones and we think they'd make an awesome gift for any Star Wars fan!

STAR WARS FACT

It was Samuel L. Jackson's idea for Mace Windu to have a purple lightsaber and he claims to have the words 'bad motherfucker' engraved on the side.


4. Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon

★★★★ ½

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What is it?

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Set by Lego

A gift for?

Star Wars fan who like making stuff.

Why gift it?

It would be hard not to include any of the Star Wars Lego series on this list. 

There's such a huge range to choose from now, you can head to any part of the Star Wars universe you want. However, it's difficult not to choose the Millennium Falcon set. It is designed for kids, but we would seriously like to see any adult Star Wars fan resist putting this together. 

STAR WARS FACT

E.T.'s alien species exists in the Star Wars universe, they can be seen in the Galactic Senate.


5. Light Saber Replica

★★★★★

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What is it?

Star Wars Unofficial Lightsaber replica by Saberforge.

A gift for?

Star Wars lightsaber fans.

Why gift it?

Some crazy craftsmanship has gone into creating these replicas. There are dozens of designs available to match any style you could possibly want. They've also got sound FX built into some of the sabers. One thing to note, these aren't the cheapest gifts you could give by any means, but if you're really looking to impress a Star Wars fan, then this ought to do the trick!

STAR WARS FACT

Darth Vader / Anakin Skywalker has been played by six different actors: David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Bob Anderson, Sebastian Shaw, Jake Lloyd, and Hayden Christensen.


6. Star Wars Posters

★★★★★

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What are they?

Star Wars movie posters for films 1-7

A gift for?

Any Star Wars fan.

Why gift it?

Any super-fan of Star Wars is of course going to need the complete set of movie posters up on their wall. A great gift would be to start off that collection (or add to it)! 

POTAPOTA on Etsy has a pretty extensive set of movie posters for sale and will even take custom order requests. They have Harry Potter and Game of Thrones ones if that's what you're into!

STAR WARS FACT

John Boyega, who plans Finn was so nervous about not getting cast for the role that he didn't tell his parents until after a photo was posted on twitter by the official Star Wars page.


7. Star Wars Voice Changing Masks

★★★★ ½

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What are they?

Star Wars electronic voice changing masks.

A gift for?

Any Star Wars who regularly tries to imitate Star Wars character voices.

Why gift it?

We have a theory that 100% of people who have seen Star Wars at some point in their lives have at least tried to do a Darth Vader impression. Well technology has come to our rescue yet again, now you can help your friend be the real deal with these Star Wars voice changing masks. If Vader or the Storm Troopers don't take your fancy you can also get a Chewbacca and a Kylo Ren version. 

STAR WARS FACT

The original stormtrooper helmets used stickers for visual detail.


8. William Shakespeare's Star Wars

★★★★ ½

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What are they?

Star Wars Shakespeare inspired novels. 

A gift for?

Star Wars fans who also like to read.

Why gift it?

The Force Doth Awaken indeed with these Shakespearean inspired Star Wars tales.  As jokey as these look, they actually have some seriously impressive writing inside and will no doubt make a much appreciated gift for any Star Wars fan. There are seven different novels available, so plenty to pick from!

STAR WARS FACT

Donnie Yen originally turned down the role of Chirrut Inwe in Rogue One, however once he told his kids, they got so excited he changed his mind!