“May the Force be with you” is one of the most iconic catch phrases that came from the Star Wars saga that is now part of popular lexicon. In fact, the 1977 Episode III firmly launched science fiction as a very popular and blockbuster genre in films. Today, millions of Star Wars fans continue to create their fan-fiction takes of the film franchise. And if you happen to be a fan of the Force yourself or you know someone who does, then our 20 cool Star Wars gifts in 2017 should provide you with the Force to do battle with the evil Empire or First Order.
20 Really Cool Star Wars Gifts in 2017[toc]
Light Saber Mug, the Force Awakens by Benair USA
One of the best gifts for Star Wars fans especially those who are also fond of their favorite freshly brewed coffee, hot chocolate, or even hot tea is the Light Saber Mug, The Force Awakens. This is no ordinary mug that you put your favorite hot drinks in. Made of high quality 100 percent FDA certified ceramic that’s also guaranteed to be free from BPA, the Light Saber Mug boasts of thermochromatic technology that reveals the beautifully-colored light sabers only when the surface of the mug is hot enough. So, when it’s empty, you will only see the handles of 13 Jedi and Sith light sabers. Once you pour hot drinks in the mug, the light saber pops out to reveal the full force of this famed weapon.
What We Like about It – The Light Saber Mug is the perfect gift for a fan of the saga. Its thermochromatic features make it a very unique mug to drink your favorite hot beverages.
Darth Vader Be the Character Apron by ICUP
With more than 2,000 positive reviews on Amazon, the Be the Character Apron is one of the best Star Wars presents you can ever give to someone who is a fan of the franchise and who spends most of his or her time in the kitchen. Measuring a full 31.5 inches long, this wonderful apron is just what the aspiring Chef needs to whip up some delectable treats and sumptuous meals to feed the Empire. The Darth Vader apron is designed to mimic the torso of this famous villain complete with his signature breathing apparatus on his chest. Of course, if you don’t like Darth Vader, you can choose other characters of the saga like Han Solo, BobaFett, C3PO, and an Imperial Stormtrooper. Oh, did we mention that they’ve got kiddie sizes, too?
What We Like about It – The Be the Character Apron is just perfect for the man of the kitchen or the woman of the house. Now, you will be more empowered by the Force to concoct specialty meals fit for the powers of the galaxy.
Classic Character Lightweight Fleece Throw Blanket by S. L. Home Fashions
Made of 100 percent fleece polyester, the Classic Character Throw Blanket is one amazing product from S. L. Home Fashions designed primarily to elevate your lounging experience to a more stellar level. It’s the perfect tool for lounging around, whether you are in the beach, watching a movie, seeing some sporting event, or even simply cuddling right in your own couch. The super soft feel of fleece is sure to give you warm comfort while you snuggle up close with your fellow Star Wars fan. The Fleece Throw Blanket is fully machine washable unlike other brands that need to be washed by hand. The printed design is realistic enough to make you feel as if the Force is actually enveloping your body with its warm glow.
What We Like about It – The Fleece Throw Blanket is a great gift for everyone. It’s the perfect blanket for any member of the Rebel Alliance or even a trooper of the Empire.
Salt & Pepper Shakers by Vandor
Salt and pepper are two fundamental condiments that are used to bring out the flavors of our dishes. Of course, these two substances have their other uses such as a food preservative in the case of salt and as a natural remedy in the case of pepper. For the most part, the best way to add salt and pepper to any dish is through the use of dedicated shakers. And for Star Wars fanatics, the Vandor Salt & Pepper Shakers prove to be excellent Star Wars items to have. You get a superbly designed shaker made of premium quality ceramic and then painted by hand to give you a very realistic bust of Darth Vader and an Imperial Stormtrooper. It’s like having two of the most iconic bad boys in the galaxy watching over your plate. Watch grains of salt and pepper rain down from the holes on their helmets as you sprinkle some on your galactic meal. And in case you’re wondering, yes, these two can also serve as wonderful desktop décors.
What We Like about It – The Vandor Salt & Pepper Shakers put the power of the Dark Force right on your table. It will be up to you how you expel the grainy energy from within these canisters.
R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set by ThinkGeek
The kitchen is where the real action is. And just like the Rebel Alliance, every action taken against the Empire must be calculated to ensure the highest degree of success in any mission. For the masters of their kitchen who would like to use some of the great power of the Force to come up with amazing dishes, the R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set should be an excellent tool. These Star Wars gadgets include measuring cups and spoons that are fully integrated into the body of the most famous robot in the galaxy, R2D2. For instance, the rounded head of R2D2 actually serves as half a cup while the ring immediately below it is 1/3 cup. The main body of R2 is sized as a cup while the lower ring is only ¼ cup. The arms of R2D2 are fully detachable to reveal your measuring spoons from ¼ to 1 teaspoon. Obviously, if you’re not baking something, the R2D2 Measuring Cup Set can serve as an excellent kitchen table or counter top décor.
What We Like about It – The R2D2 is the perfect tool for ensuring you’ve got all your measurements correct so you’ll be able to whip up some delicious baked goodies and pastries where exact measurements are a necessity.
Plasticolor 003700R01 Accordion Sunshade by Plasticolor
Sometimes the Force of the sun’s rays is too much even for our heavily tinted car windshields. Excessive UV rays penetrating the interior of our cars can damage electronics as well as other components inside our vehicle. If such Force is to be reckoned with, you’ll need the superb UV protection of the Plasticolor Accordion Sunshade that feature the original gang of Obi Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca inside the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. You will be turning your vehicle as the interior of the Falcon as you fight off the harmful rays of the sun from damaging your vehicle’s interior. We believe close to 2,000 fellow Star Wars fans use the Plasticolor Accordion Sunshade for their respective Millennium Falcons.
What We Like about It – The Plasticolor Accordion Sunshade is a great present especially for those who would like ample protection for their car’s interior against the harmful rays of the sun.
PEZ Gift Tin 16796 by PEZ Candies
Famous for their innovative mechanical pocket candy dispensers, PEZ’s contribution to the growing Star Wars fandom is the PEZ Gift Tin. This is the perfect Star Wars presents for children who may have just been exposed to The Force Awakens or the animated version of the saga. This gift item features 4 of the most iconic characters in the galaxy including Darth Vader, Master Yoda, R2D2, and C3PO. Each PEZ collectible tin already comes with 6 rolls of your kid’s favorite assorted PEZ candies so he or she can share with his or her friends. It’s up to him or her whether he or she will be part of the good or a disciple of the Dark Force.
What We Like about It – The PEZ Gift Tin is a very unique and sweet way to enjoy being a fan of the Star Wars saga. As young as they are, children today will simply be more enticed to keep on following this enduring story of good versus evil.
Classic 50” x 60” Throw by Disney
Measuring a full 50 inches by 60 inches, the Disney Classic Throw is one fabulous looking masterpiece of a comfortable blanket that can be the perfect gifts for Star Wars fans. With 15 designs to help you convey the power of the Force to someone you love or anybody else, the Classic Throw provides unparalleled comfort to anyone who wraps it around his or her body. They can then use this virtually anywhere and in almost every imaginable situation. Use it to snuggle up close on the couch or even as a plush blanket during naptime or even as a soft and comfy blanket in the park. However it is to be used, the Disney Classic Throw is sure to guarantee optimum softness because of its microfiber construction.
What We Like about It – The Disney Classic Throw is one superb gift to give to the ones we love as the feel of luxury is simply amazing. Add to this the Classic Throw’s easy care qualities and you’ve got the perfect Star Wars gifts.
R2-D2 USB Wall Charger by Star Wars
In the world of Luke Skywalker, R2D2 is more than just a mere robot. It is without a doubt Luke’s most trusted and most loyal companion. Able to hack into almost any computer and electronic system, R2D2 uses its superb computing prowess to open and close doors, gain access to restricted areas, and even disable entire ships. That’s why many fans adore this lovely, loyal robot. And as a fitting tribute to R2D2’s usefulness in the Rebel cause, Star Wars created the R2-D2 USB Wall Charger to give you the opportunity to feel the power-giving capabilities of this venerated robot of the Alliance. The R2D2 USB Wall Charger comes with 2 USB ports of different power outputs: one is at 2.1A while the other is rated 1.0A. The wall charger is designed like R2D2 comprising of three prongs, one of which serves as a ground for increased protection against electrical issues. And just like the real R2D2, the R2D2 USB Wall Charger will tell you if it is drawing power from your outlet or not. This way, you’ll know if you’re able to make full use of the power of the Force.
What We Like about It – The R2-D2 USB Wall Charger is a very timely gift when almost every electrical device that we own today can already be charged or powered up via USB ports.
Star Wars: The Jedi Path and Book of Sith Deluxe Box Set by Daniel Wallace
There are some of us who really are lost as to what the Jedis and Siths really stand for except for the fact that we always associate them with good and evil, light and dark, and white and black. With the Star Wars: The Jedi Path and Book of Sith Deluxe Box Set, you will be able to gain an understanding of the unique differences between the two Forces. For the followers of the Jedi, they will be educated and enlightened in the same way as the great Jedi masters did. Followers will have an idea into the ancient training of young Jedi apprentices as explained by Master Yoda and Qui-Gonn Jinn as well as the other great Jedi masters that followed in their footsteps. And for the followers of the Dark Side, legendary dark texts and comments from the Sith Lords Darth Vader, Darth Maul, and Mace Windu have been compiled and archived by Darth Sidious for everyone to learn of the true power of the Dark Side. These two hardbound books make great gifts for Star Wars fans of all ages as they get to see, learn, and compare the true nature of these opposing Forces and hopefully choose which one is the better side in real life.
What We Like about It – The Jedi Path and Book of Sith Deluxe Set is a truly amazing present for those who wish to know more about these two opposing forces in the galaxy. With a beautiful box container, it does make for an excellent display, too.
Stormtrooper Waffle Maker by Pangea Brands
Want to create your own Empire full of delicious and yummy Stormtroopers you can easily bite their heads off? Then, we’d suggest the Stormtrooper Waffle Maker. These Star Wars items make for a more stellar preparation and creation of one of our favorite breakfast goodies. And in case you’re not really into waffles, know that this gadget can actually cook your eggs, quesadillas, cakes, and even brownies. It comes with five temperature settings so you can control just the right kind of waffle you want golden and tender or brown and crispy. It also features two LED indicators, one for telling you it’s ready to pour the batter and another one to tell when the waffle is done.
What We Like about It – The Stormtrooper Waffle Maker is a fantastic gift for making delicious waffles and a whole lot more that can feed the Galactic Empire.
Death Star Herb Spice Aluminum Grinder by Death Star
Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of the Alliance than the Empire’s Death Star. This huge space weapon can obliterate small planets at a whim. And with the Death Star Herb Spice Aluminum Grinder, no spices or herbs are ever safe from its mighty grinders, making it the perfect kitchen tool for enhancing the flavors of your dishes. While dry herbs and spices make excellent alternatives, nothing beats fresh ingredients. So, pop in your favorite herb or spice, rotate the Death Star, and watch your ingredients be ground to a powdery pulp.
What We Like about It – Death Star Herb Spice Aluminum Grinders make for superb Star Wars presents for those who prefer concocting delicious meals using only the freshest ingredients. Its pollen catcher is a welcome addition, too.
Pictopia: Star Wars Edition Board Game by Wonder Forge
In a game that puts your knowledge of all thing Star Wars, the Pictopia is an awesome game to play with your friends and the whole family, especially if almost everyone has seen the entire Episodes I to VII of the galactic saga. With more than a thousand questions about the galaxy upon which the Alliance and the Empire wage war against each other including iconic planets, heroes, villains, and ships, the Pictopia will require teamwork; although there will be instances when you will have to be on your own. In either case, you will be wagering so strategic thinking is a must. The level of risk you are willing to take will be greatly dependent on how well you know this world of the Jedis, Siths, and Padawans.
What We Like about It – The Pictopia Board Game is an awesome gift for the whole family as it encourages much-needed bonding time. For kids, the game can be a great way to introduce and nurture strategic thinking, teamwork, and cooperation.
Silver Buffalo Disney Star Wars Characters with Names Mini Glass Set by Disney
One of the best and most functional Star Wars items we’ve seen is the Silver Buffalo Disney Star Wars Characters with Names Mini Glass Set. These 1-ounce glasses are made of the highest quality materials and printed with colorful characters set on a black background. Whether it’s for drinking your favorite beverage or simply to add to your collection of decorative items, the Silver Buffalo can make for a great gift to anyone. With Yoda, Darth Vader, BobaFett, and a Stormtrooper in the faces of these mini glasses, you’ll be sharing a wondrous drink with these galactic superstars. Or, you can simply share them with your friends as you toast your way to a very successful day.
What We Like about It – The Silver Buffalo has a more personalized feel to it which is actually perfect for expanding one’s collection of everything Star Wars.
Jedi Dressing Gowns – Star Wars Bath Robes by Star Wars
Taking a shower or a bath is made more fun with the Jedi Dressing Gown Bath Robes. These super absorbent robes are made of 100 percent cotton and feature the signature hood that Jedi Masters wear inclusive of deep pockets for keeping your light saber and a belt to keep the robe together.
What We Like about It – The Jedi Bath Robe’s super absorbent property is what more than 700 Amazon customers love about it. We’re inclined to agree.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Special Edition MACH3 Turbo Razor Gift Pack by Gillette
Looking for Star Wars gifts for men? Then the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Special Edition MACH3 Turbo Razor Gift Pack is your best bet. It features Gilette’s signature replaceable shaving technology which helps ensure you get the closest shave every time, all the time even after the 10th shave. The lubrication strip has been reengineered to last longer while the accompanying shave gel is especially formulated to soften hair, lubricate and nourish it, and gives it a certain scent that lasts throughout the day. The turbo blades of the Rogue One provide the closest shave you can ever get.
What We Like about It – The Rogue One is for the man of today who requires the closest, cleanest shave ever.
Art of Coloring Star Wars: 100 Images to Inspire Creativity and Relaxation by Catherine Saunier-Talec and Anne Vallet
Filled with various portrait studies of the different characters of the film franchise in addition to an exciting array of mandalas in kaleidoscope styling, the Art of Coloring Star Wars 100 Images to Inspire Creativity and Relaxation is one perfect gift for Star Wars fans or even for lovers of art. The images are a selection of different storylines from the franchise’s first 6 chapters. Whoever is going to breathe life into these images will certainly have his or her creativity flying through the roof.
What We Like about It – The Art of Coloring is a productive way of inspiring creativity and induce relaxation in anyone.
Kids Character R2D2 Chair by Star Wars
Children love R2D2. And what better way to nourish this fascination for the well-loved robot than with the Kids Character R2D2 Chair? This ultraportable, super lightweight, and foldable chair is perfect for kids to sit on and relax while enjoying their favorite TV show, game, or any other activity. Built-in cup holders keep your kid refreshed while relaxing in this Alliance-made chair.
What We Like about It – The R2D2 Chair is perfect for kids as they are given the opportunity to sit back and relax anytime anywhere.
Darth Vader Tritan Water Bottle with Flip-top Cap by Zak! Designs
One of the most functional Star Wars items you can ever give to someone is the Darth Vader Tritan Water Bottler with Flip-top Cap. Everyone, even those who follow the Dark Side will be in need of hydration every now and then. Made of highly durable Tritan, the Darth Vader water bottle helps ensure you’ll get the best drink anytime, anywhere. It’s dishwasher safe, too so cleanup and maintenance is never a problem.
What We Like about It – The Darth Vader water bottle has a very simple yet elegant design. It’s also safe to store any of your favorite drink.
R2-D2 USB Car Charger by Star Wars
One of the best Star Wars gifts is the R2D2 USB Car Charger. Just plug the accompanying USB cable into your cigarette light adaptor and you’ve got a mini R2D2 providing ample power to two of your USB devices such as smartphones, MP3 players, tablets, and GPS devices, among others. Both USB ports provide enough power rated at 2.1 Amps to two other USB devices. So, you can actually count on R2D2 to charge up to 4 of your devices.
What We Like about It – The R2D2 USB Car Charger’s beautiful design is perfect of R2D2 fans. The 2.1A power output is also amazing.
How We Chose the Amazing Star Wars Gifts in Our List
Gift items should not only be aesthetically pleasing; these should serve a purpose, too. As such, when we embarked on this quest of bringing you really cool gifts and presents from the world of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, and Luke as well as the others in the fictional George Lucas universe, we knew that we had to be particularly selective in our approach. Almost all of the items we found in the market are truly functional so we decided to narrow down the field to those that can garner a minimum of 4 stars in their consumer rating. The higher the product rating, the better were the chances of the particular gift item to land in our top 20.
We also strived for representativeness of our selection. As much as possible, we wanted to share with you highly diverse top performing gift items of the Star Wars universe so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. While we do admit that some of the items that we included were in the same category, we made sure that one will be significantly different from the others so you’ll still have the final say which one of these items to get.
As we have already said, presents and gift items must also be functional as they are aesthetically pleasing. We examined the usefulness of each of these products by looking at their inherent features especially those that clearly sets them apart from the rest. This somehow gave us the confidence that what we are sharing with you will be put to good use by the persons that you’re going to give these to as presents.
Lastly, the manufacturer’s reputation was also considered especially in light of the current ranking of the product in consumer ratings. This helped provide the assurance that we were moving in the right direction.
Tips to Choosing the Perfect Star Wars Gift
Picking the right Star Wars gift to give to someone you love or someone you know should not really be difficult. In our previous section, we already shared with you how we chose the gifts in our list. However, since our selection encompassed virtually a wide variety, you may be interested in learning how to choose the perfect gift for your family or your friends. You don’t need to master the psychology behind the selection of a great gift, you’ll only need the following tips.
- Always pick a gift that best reflects their personality. Sure you know that he or she is a fan of Star Wars but, will giving him or her a Han Solo item be proper if he or she is more the Darth Vader type of individual?
- Choose something that he or she can use. These don’t need to be fancy stuff. The point is to choose something that your friend can be reminded of your appreciation. A towel, a blanket, or even a mug will be much better than say, toy figure, especially if your friend is already a grown-up.
- While it’s perfectly okay to just buy gifts for them, sometimes adding a personalized touch to the item can mean a lot even to friends. So, while you can get the Light Saber Mug, you can put a very personal message at the bottom.
- Pick something that they really want. If they’ve been talking a lot about the Jedi Robe and how they wished they had one, then why not give it as a gift?
The Bottom Line
Very few movie franchises can surpass the pop culture significance of Star Wars. And with Rogue One and a host of other films in the making, the number of followers will only grow. Hence, choosing a Star Wars gift should not be difficult especially if you consider our 20 cool Star Wars gifts in 2017.