If you’ve stumbled upon this post while looking for gifts for the geek(s) in your life, you have arrived at a great place. I have curated nine different gift ideas that include Star Wars products, a superb American artist, a geek subscription box, superheroes paraphernalia, and the most amazing geek make-up collection. Welcome to New York for Beginners… and have yourself a Merry, Geeky Christmas!
1. Captain Phasma: 8 1/2 x 11 inch open edition collectible print ($25) by Chris Clark. This talented American artist creates original “Star Wars” inspired fan art prints with a hand sketched – digitally rendered process. Ideal for framing, his prints can complement any decor -even that with the most neutral tones.
2. Marvel Captain America Shield Lace Locks ($9.99). Cute patented accessories to attach to shoelaces without having to unlace and relace them. Ideal for kids and adults who want to change the world, these clips will surely save time to the superhero in your life.
3. Batman Sleeping Bag ($89.99) by Wildkin. Every little hero deserves a good rest, and this sleeping bag is ideal to guarantee many happy dreams saving Gotham. Available in different color schemes and patterns, this will be the perfect companion for sleepovers at a friend’s house.
4. BB-8 App Enabled Droid ($144.99) by Sphero. The newest edition to the Star Wars family, this little guy will delight kids and adults alike. Controlled by an app on your smartphone, it listens and responds to your voice, moves around in a droid-like manner, views and sends holographic videos, and has a mind of its own. The only hiccup? He doesn’t know how to cook galactic specialties. Regardless, this is undeniably the most sought-after Holiday gift in the Star Wars fan community. My bet is Santa Claus will carry many of these!
5. Star Wars Colorlicious Lipstick ($6) by Covergirl. Unleash your light within or dare to explore the dark side with this Star Wars themed lipstick collection. Covergirl proposes six wonderfully daring long-lasting shades to put a geek note in any vanity.
6. Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger ($24.99) by ThinkGeek. If you have ever dreamt of owning a Delorian, you need to seriously check out this fun invention. Designed to look like the flux capacitor featured in Back to the Future, this car charger will surely attract lots of attention.
7. Disney Star Wars R2D2 Character Mug With Candy ($19.99) by 1-800-Baskets.com. This is the ideal gift for geeks with a sweet tooth. You get the best of both worlds -a detailed Star Wars mug with a selection of individually wrapped candies to share or to keep for yourself (decisions, decisions!)
8. Loot Crate ($19.95, including s+h). This subscription service delivers each month a carefully curated selection of geek and gamer gear worth over $45. This monthly mystery crate contains cool (and pretty often exclusive) items like t-shirts, collectibles, memorabilia, comic books, and much more. What’s more, it always comes neatly packaged in a fun box that can be used as a display scenario. Available in 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year packages. The theme of this month is Galaxy, and includes exclusive items from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and the videogame Halo 5: Guardians. Stay tuned, looters!