5 Unique Star Wars-Inspired Gifts for the Jedi in Your Life
Rogue One hit theaters last night, and if you're the friend or family member of a certified Star Wars geek, you're probably on the hunt for some fresh new gear to pad out their stocking. But what to get the fan who has everything?
They've got all the collectables, all the branded merch, and all the faux-Leia buns. But chances are they don't have ANY of the stuff listed below, because we took a deep dive into Etsy, Threadless, Society6 and a few other online marketplaces to find Star Wars-themed gifts, all made by talented artists, designers and jewelers who we thought deserved a little holiday season shoutout. Shop our finds below, and bring a little extra joy to the Star Wars lovers in your life.
Lone Wook-Tee -- $20 at Threadless
We love this Bigfoot/Wookie mashup from local Chicago artist Ictus, whose colorful design depicts our furry friend creeping through the marshes on an unknown planet, perhaps in search of Han. This shirt is available in a variety of styles (including hoodies, zip-ups, baseball tees and more) for men, women and kids, and can be customized for color and fit. To see more styles from Ictus, check out his Threadless shop.
Stormtrooper Cufflinks -- $17.49 at Etsy
The Brooklyn-based Etsy shop StyledGents is a cufflink cornucopia. While there are multiple Star Wars themes to choose from (we also like these Boba Fett and Rebel Alliance styles), these Stormtrooper 'links really stood out. Handmade from stainless steel, these babies ship worldwide in a cute, pre-ribboned box -- no wrapping needed!
Star Wars Clone Trooper Print -- $15-$25 at Society6
This Warholesque clone trooper print is perfect for adding a little minimalist pop of color to any room. Made by California-based artist and photographer Brian Hang, this print is available in three sizes: 10" x 8" for $25, 17" x 13" for $20 and 21" x 17" for $25. Buy before midnight tonight, and you'll get 15 percent off plus free shipping, which makes the smallest size print just $12.75!
Star Wars 'Rebel Scum' Tote Bag -- $34.99 at Etsy
The perfect place for any rebel spy to store stolen Death Star blueprints on the go, this cute tote bag carries the symbol of the Rebel Alliance, and is made from durable, lightweight poly poplin fabric by artist, designer and Star Wars enthusiast Theresa. She runs the Etsy shop foreverwars from Maryland, and you should check out all her cool, geeky designs -- including pillows, bedspreads, phone cases and leggings.
Star Wars/Nar Wars Phone Case -- $29.75 at Society6
If this picture of Narwhales with lightsaber horns battling it out in dark ocean waters doesn't make you smile, you'd better get your icy cold heart checked. This design from Society6 artist RebelArtCollective is also available on mugs, as a framed art print, as a laptop sleeve, on a tote bag, rug, clock, pillow and more. Check out all the options, and get your Star Wars puns on lock.
Will you be buying any of these for yourself, your friends or your family? Let us know in the comments, and don't forget to go see Rogue One this weekend! May the Force be with you.