A Gift Guide for Star Wars Geeks


Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy by Pablo Hidalgo

If you want to give the Star Wars nerd in your life something they will treasure forever, this gorgeous slipcased hardcover volume should do it. It’s an in-universe book containing propaganda from the Star Wars universe, and it’s just gorgeous. Some of the art was created especially for this volume, and you can tell a lot of thought and care went into it. (Amazon.com, $29.01)



Force4Fashion Men’s and Women’s T-Shirts

From November 27–December 31, 2016, $5 of every one of the these 10 Star Wars shirts will go to UNICEF—so your giftee will look great, and you’ll know you’ve supported a great cause. There are 5 fitted tees and 5 regular-sized tees, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story themes, such as “I Rebel” and “Join the Rebellion.” (Target, $12.99)



Columbia Rogue One Jyn Erso Jacket

Available in limited numbers starting December 9, this Jyn Erso jacket is everything a Star Wars fan has ever wanted. Unfortunately, the price reflects that, but if you really love the Star Wars fan in your life, you’ll understand their true, deep NEED for this jacket. (Columbia, $400–$500)



Darth Vader, Vol. 1 and Star Wars, Vol. 1 (Hardcover Editions)

Whether your Star Wars is a fan of the new comics or hasn’t read them yet, the deluxe hardcover versions of these two series should be enough to satisfy their Star Wars-hungry hearts. They are companion series—effective and interesting on their own, but they both really come alive when read together. Star Wars, Vol. 1 is by Jason Aaron, John Cassaday, Simone Bianchi, and Stuart Immonen, while Darth Vader, Vol. 1 is by Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larocca, and Edgar Delgado. Both contain the first two paperback volumes of their respective series. (Amazon.com, Darth Vader: $23.83, Star Wars:$26.63)



Star Wars: Smuggler’s Bounty Gift Subscription

I’ve received three of the Funko Star Wars Smuggler’s Bounty boxes, and honestly, I’ve loved each of them. The price is right for the amount of stuff you get, and they debut each theme early enough to where you can cancel if you don’t want the next box. They ship every two months (January’s box is themed “The Empire Strikes Back” and includes a Han Solo figure with a Tauntaun!!), so not only will your recipient have the thrill of finding out they have a subscription, but they’ll receive fun mail again in January! (You can also buy past boxes, if you want something to wrap and put under the tree.) (smugglersbounty.com, $30.95 per box, including S&H)



Star Wars: The Force Awakens 3D Blu-Ray Collector’s Edition

Your Star Wars fan likely bought the Blu-Ray or a digital copy of The Force Awakens when it released in April, but if they are a fan of 3D at home, they may not have purchased the 3D collector’s edition of the film, which released in November. Yes, it’s annoying that they released the 3D version after releasing the regular version—but we all knew it was going to happen. Embrace the dark side of merchandising. (Amazon.com, $29.99)



Poe Dameron/Finn Jacket

There are a few of of these floating around the Internet, and they both are absolutely adorable. I personally have the Hot Topic/Her Universe version, and I can attest that it fits well (though snugly—so order a size up, and it only comes in fitted sizes) and is very good quality. The one thing I don’t love is the giant Rebel Alliance symbol on the back—not great if you’re trying to be an incognito nerd). The We Love Fine version is faux leather (rather than cloth) and comes in regular sizing, but it’s also more expensive (and currently sold out). Whichever you pick, your Star Wars fan will absolutely love it. (Hot Topic, $69.50, We Love Fine, $89.00)



Catalyst: A Rogue One Story by James Luceno and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Alexander Freed

If your Star Wars geek can’t wait for the movie release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, how about getting them the companion books? Catalyst, admittedly somewhat dry, but it sets up the plot and backstory of the movie in a fantastic way, is already out. The novelization of Rogue One releases on December 20, but if you preorder

it, you can have it wrapped up and under the tree by Christmas easily. (Amazon.com, Catalyst, $17.39, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, $20.94)



Lightsaber Light-Up Heels / I Am Your Father Flats

These are another pricey item, but COME ON. LIGHTSABER LIGHT-UP HEELS. How can you not be into these heels? I hope someone who loves me is reading this gift guide and puts these under the tree for me. If you’re looking for footwear that’s a little less conspicuous—maybe the fact that these heels light up is a little too much for you, try the “I Am Your Father” flats instead. Hot damn, they’re pretty great. (ThinkGeek, $226.09, ThinkGeek, $183.09)



Star Wars: Rebels and Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston

If your Star Wars nerd isn’t watching Star Wars: Rebels, they’re missing out on some universe-expanding fun with mindblowing story weaved in. You can pick up seasons 1 and 2 on Blu-Ray, and why not pair it with the amazing (and one of my personal favorite) Star Wars novel Ahsoka, featuring everyone’s favorite Padawan? The book gets into some of the storylines from Rebels, season 2, so make sure you buy the first two seasons if you’re going to gift the book as well. Otherwise, just go with the first season of the show. (Amazon.com, Season 1: $24.99, Season 2: $29.99, Ahsoka, $11.01)