Top Ten Gifts for Star Wars Fans

It’s Geek Out Gift Day!

ChristmasGeekery

Well! It’s here! The Holiday Season. Full of shopping and buying and spending and giving. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah (or both in my family) or something else, chances are that you are going to need to BUY something for someone. So over the next few weeks I am going to list my top ten gifts for specific fans! This week my spotlight is Star Wars Fans!

You know Star Wars fans right? The fans who love Han Solo. Who spend hours tirelessly building their Millennium Falcon Lego set, (Which my son wants this year) only to glue it together so they can stare at it! Those of us who dress up in Jedi outfits for fun and walk around wearing our R2D2 backpacks? Yup! Die hard fans.

I’m not one of those… cough…cough… My daughter asked me yesterday in the store, “Mom, why does everyone think your R2D2 backpack is mine or Christian’s?” Haha. Because we don’t see enough geeky moms out there!

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Okay so maybe I am! This was my family and myself at Comic Con last year. We were all Jedi and happened to meet up with a couple of great Sith. This next year I’ve upped out Star Wars Cosplay, we will be Amazing! But I digress!

So what do you get fans like that? With the new Star Wars right around the corner you can now find Star Wars presents Everywhere! Target, Walmart, Hot topic, Sears, you name it! And here are some fun ideas to get you started.

10. For the little girl in your life who love R2D2 and BB8? (I have one in my house!) These Are the Droids you’re looking for!  🙂 Seriously, these are adorable. And I got mine at Toys R Us where they were buy 1 get on 30% off! My R2D2 is about 18 inches tall and remote controlled like BB8! This BB8 is bigger than the one from last year!

R2D2 BB8

 

9. Now, let’s be honest, any little boy would want just about Star Wars anything! Or big boys too! I just bought one of these for myself and one for my hubby for Christmas. Part of “upping” my Star Wars Cosplay game! So if you want a lightsaber as close as you can get to real, UltraSabers is the place to go! They light up, they have flash on clash, they have sounds, and they are Ultra Realistic looking! You can choose from so many colors and hilts!! I am so excited!

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8. And for every little kid there is a big kid who needs some Star Wars stuff. You know, the guys who actually remember a Star Wars universe Without Jar Jar! For them, I give you, The Ice Cube Trays! Now, I would use these for ice, jello, chocolate and just about any other food item I could think to shove in there! I mean, who doesn’t want to eat a Millennium Falcon Brownie? Or watch the Death Star melt in a drink like Han had in the Cantina? Oh yeah, there’s also a bunch of other cool ones too!

IceCubeTrays

 

7. My family loves popcorn! I mean, LOVES it! My husband brought the tradition into our marriage. And I don’t mean that gross chemical-laden microwave junk, YUCK! I mean Air popped popcorn! So what is cooler than popcorn, popped by the death star as you watch Star Wars?

6. Now when I saw this next one I thought there couldn’t be anything cooler! I mean seriously, this one is ingenious! An X-wing Knife Block! That is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen!

XwingKnifeBlock

 

 

5. And how about out the tea lover out there or coffee lover? This would be right up my alley as I drink tea every day! And I am a HUGE R2D2 fan! Now I will warn you, the coffee/tea press is on pre-order until January, but it would SOOOOO be worth the wait!

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4. Now! I can tell you, as a woman it is super hard to find cool Star Wars clothing for women. Really hard! Everything is so generic! But HerUniverse.com has done an amazing job with geek fashion for women. I was honored to go to their fashion show at San Diego Comic Con. It was so cool! Right now their site is down but you can get some awesome stuff on Hottopic.com for women! Like the Kylo Ren dress and BB8 dress!

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3. Everyone one travels. And when you travel you spend half an hour or more searching through bags to see which of the two hundred black roll on bags are yours. Well, No more! Stand out with Star Wars!

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2. So what about Mom? The ultimate Star Wars Fan? Well, I AM a Mom and the Ultimate Star Wars Fan, so I had to think about this a little. What would I really want? There is so much out there! Then I came across the most AMAZING Christmas gift EVER for Star Wars!

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1. After those lawn ornaments I totally thought I was done. That I’d seen it all and there was nothing else I could possibly add to my list. Until I saw it. The New Phenomenon that has me scratching my head and trying to figure out what the heck has happened to our country. Yes, I am talking about, the dread Ugly Christmas Sweater! So here ya go! For those Star Wars fans who just have EVERYTHING else.

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So there are my top 10 picks for Christmas gifts this year for Star Wars fans! What do you think? Did you find anything cooler for Christmas? There is so much out there right now for Star Wars fans that it is mind boggling! I just want it all. But to be totally honest the thing every real Star Wars fan wants for Christmas is tickets to the new movie and for it to be TOTALLY AMAZING!

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Top Ten Gifts for Whovians

Welcome once again to my Holiday Gift Guide for Geeks!

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This week we are talking about the crazy, the wild, wacky, and totally out there, Whovians! Whether you love the First Doctor or the Twelth, you want everything Doctor related! Now, I personally am in love with the Tenth Doctor like about a million other people. David Tennant will always be THE Doctor to me 🙂 My daughter loves Matt Smith and though I liked him, to me he is the crazy little brother with ADHD. And I’ve finally gotten used to Peter as the Doctor. He’s actually pretty funny.

But whomever you love, you will love these gifts!

10. The Tardis is the ultimate symbol of the Doctor Who Universe. Bigger on the inside the Tardis is the best trusty friend of the Doctor.  The only thing I’d like more than the Tardis is seeing more of the Tardis on the show. So for the woman in your life, here is a Tardis jewelry box.

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9. So who doesn’t like slippers? They keep your feet warm, they’re fun to wear, they bobble when you walk and the puppy freaks out when you shuffle near him. They are totally worth it! So if you’re going to get some, you should get K-9 Slippers! But from what I’ve seen, everyone is sold out but Ebay. So here they are on Ebay 🙂

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8. Recently my husband has started wearing shirts that need cufflinks. He has never been a jewelry person. No rings, watches, bracelets, necklaces. Not his thing. But cufflinks, those he loves! So when I found these I thought they were great! And not expensive either!

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7. Remember when I told you the Tardis rocked? Well I saw this mug and teapot and as someone who LOVES tea I thought they would be the perfect gift for an tea fan. You can even use it to hold your Fishsticks and Custard if you want 🙂

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6. I am a writer. I love to write. I love to doodle. I love to brainstorm. And thus, I love notebooks! I have a Tardis notebook, Darth Vader, Marvel Super heroes, and several others. Here is a set of Dr. Who Notebooks for the doodlers and writers in your life. And there’s three in the set! Perfect! Why? Because everyone needs more than one! The only thing that would make this gift better is a sonic screwdriver pen! Which I happen to have. And yes, the one I have is the 10th Doctor’s 🙂

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5.Okay so these next two are a bit creepy. But nonetheless they are a Christmas must for the tree. How long could you stare at these before running from the room? Or turning away without thinking twice? But know that the tardis is always there to protect you!

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4. My son LOVES Matt Smith. He is obsessed with Bowties now because of him! So for all your Fez loving, bowtie wearing friends, here’s a set they’ll be more than happy with.

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3. Now the best thing to go with Dr. Who is food. Whether it’s fishsticks and custard or bananas, food is important and not just to the Doctors! So here’s a four plate set, some cutlery and some tea towels!

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2. There are few sounds in this universe that are worse than the Daleks screaming EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! So it is just a sound like that that would make a non-morning person like me jump from bed without hitting snooze! And so can you, with a Dalek Clock. Or you just give it to your teenager when they won’t get up.

dalek_projection_clock

 

1. Nothing makes you feel like The Doctor more than having and using a Sonic Screwdriver. And what is the one thing that people use more than anything in this world nowadays? Besides a phone. A remote of course! And now we can all feel like The Doctor as we sit on our butts and are lazy couch potatoes.

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And in keeping with my theme of ugly Christmas sweaters, here is one for Whovians!


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Did I miss something? Is there something you’d rather have for Christmas as a Whovian? Let me know what it is!

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Top Ten Gifts for Star Wars Fans

It’s Geek Out Gift Day!

ChristmasGeekery

Well! It’s here! The Holiday Season. Full of shopping and buying and spending and giving. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah (or both in my family) or something else, chances are that you are going to need to BUY something for someone. So over the next few weeks I am going to list my top ten gifts for specific fans! This week my spotlight is Star Wars Fans!

You know Star Wars fans right? The fans who love Han Solo. Who spend hours tirelessly building their Millennium Falcon Lego set, only to glue it together so they can stare at it! Those of us who dress up in Jedi outfits for fun and walk around wearing our R2D2 backpacks? Yup! Die hard fans.

I’m not one of those… cough…cough…

JediFamily

Okay so maybe I am! This was my family and myself at Comic Con this last year. We were all Jedi and happened to meet up with a couple of great Sith. But I digress!

So what do you get fans like that? With the new Star Wars right around the corner you can now find Star Wars presents Everywhere! Target, Walmart, Hot topic, Sears, you name it! And here are some fun ideas to get you started.

10. For the little girl in your life who love R2D2 and BB8? (I have one in my house!) These Are the Droids you’re looking for!  🙂 Seriously, these are adorable. And on sale!

R2D2 BB8

 

9. And where the is a little girl, there is always a little boy. Now, let’s be honest, any little boy would want just about Star Wars anything! But, I found this especially cool 🙂 A light saber flashlight! Okay, I want one of these!

lightsaber

 

8. And for every little kid there is a big kid who needs some Star Wars stuff. You know, the guys who actually remember a Star Wars universe Without Jar Jar!

For them, I give you, The Ice Cube Trays! Now, I would use these for ice, jello, chocolate and just about any other food item I could think to shove in there! I mean, who doesn’t want to eat a Millennium Falcon Brownie? Or watch the Death Star melt in a drink? Oh yeah, there’s also a bunch of other cool ones too!

DeathStar IceCubeTrays

 

7. What about the cooks in the family? Don’t worry! We have them covered! Personally I would never use this. He would sit on my nightstand and keep me company. And who doesn’t want to be the Dark Lord in the kitchen? Yup! You too can be Darth Chef!

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6. Now when I saw this next one I thought there couldn’t be anything cooler! I mean seriously, this one is ingenius! An X-wing Knife Block! That is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen!

XwingKnifeBlock

 

 

5. And how about out the coffee lover out there or tea lover? This would be right up my alley as I drink tea every day! It lights up when you get it hot!

 

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UPDATE: Okay! I just saw these glasses and these are a MUST HAVE!!! So I had to add them to the list a 5B!

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4. Now! I don’t know any good Star Wars fan who hasn’t wanted an R2 for themselves. I know I mentioned some R2D2 stuff before but since he is so  popular and we love him so much, here’s another one that I think it way too cool! So for all you R2 fans out there who have always wanted one, now you can have one! (I already have my R2D2 backpack 🙂 An R2D2 Trashcan!!!!

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3. Everyone one travels. And when you travel you spend half an hour or more searching through bags to see which of the two hundred black roll on bags are yours. Well, No more! Stand out with the Darkside!

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2. So what about Mom? The ultimate Star Wars Fan? Well, I AM a Mom and the Ultimate Star Wars Fan, so I had to think about this a little. What would I really want? There is so much out there! Then I came across the most AMAZING Christmas gift EVER for Star Wars!

StarOrnaments1. After those lawn ornaments I totally thought I was done. That I’d seen it all and there was nothing else I could possibly add to my list. Until I saw it. The New Phenomenon that has me scratching my head and trying to figure out what the heck has happened to our country. Yes, I am talking about, the dread Ugly Christmas Sweater! So here ya go! For those Star Wars fans who just have EVERYTHING else.

christmas_sweater_both

So there are my top 10 picks for Christmas gifts this year for Star Wars fans! What do you think? Did you find anything cooler for Christmas? There is so much out there right now for Star Wars fans that it is mind boggling! I just want it all. But to be totally honest the thing every real Star Wars fan wants for Christmas is tickets to the new movie and for it to be TOTALLY AMAZING!

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Writing Love for the Holidays – Writers Wednesday

Writing Holiday Romances

Part One

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The Holiday Season is upon us! It feels like from the moment we hit October 1st it is all about the holidays. Halloween, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years. Not a moment of our lives goes by that we aren’t hearing about Starbuck’s Red Cups, or Black Friday sales early. It’s crazy! But amazing and heartwarming and fun at the same time. And one of the biggest things I see are, Holiday books. Romances revolving around this special time of year.

Did you know Holiday Romances are some of the best selling books out there? People love to read about this special time of year and relive it in books, movies and anything else they can, all year long. Why? Well, I think it’s because this is the time of year that we see a more generous spirit and out pouring of love and affection. It’s a time for reflection for home and for family. For being together and looking forward to the future of what’s to come. Who doesn’t want to relive that?

So, when it comes to writing, what is a holiday story and where do you start if you want to write one?

The biggest thing to think about when writing a Holiday Romance is setting. Setting is key. I say this as someone who grew up in Idaho where it was always snowy and cold for Christmas, but in college I lived in Hawaii for a year and let me tell you, it isn’t the same. Christmas lights on palm trees isn’t festive. Sorry Hawaii. I love you, but you aren’t for Christmas. Unless I’m vacationing in Maui for New Years!

I digress.

So when you think about setting what do you think about? Seeing? Hearing? Smelling? Tasting? Feeling? These are the first things you need to concentrate on when you are creating a Holiday Romance. The holidays are about all five senses and you need to utilize them all to create a believable holiday experience.

What kinds of things do you see at holiday time? Red, Green, Blue and Silver? Stockings and trees and presents? Symbols of the season with candles and candy canes, dreidels and gelt. Those things need to be worked into a holiday romance. Big puffy white clouds of snow piled high. Children having snowball fights. Horse drawn sleighs. Santa at the mall. Seeing is the main way people take in information so it’s a great place to start your setting and descriptions.

But, what do you hear and feel at holiday time? Music? Bells? Church choirs and classical music? Do you feel the warmth of kindness in the air or the heat from a fireplace? Maybe you feel the chill of the cold white snow falling like tiny angels and blanketing the ground. Maybe you feel your old wool scarf that great aunt Edna knitted for you. Or maybe you hear your drunken uncle Joe talking about his new Christmas sweater for the millionth time.

What do you taste and smell? Hot cocoa? Eggnog and pumpkin pie. Okay seriously, pumpkin everything in the world, let’s be honest! Turkey and gingerbread. Smell is the biggest memory trigger out there, but yet we overlook it a lot of times in our writing. Pine trees and garland smell like the Holidays. Peppermint cookies, and candy. Cinnamon coffee and tea. And everything you taste, you smell first.

You can have a holiday story packed full of angst or murder or cop shoot outs, and as long as you nail your setting, it’s still a Holiday Romance. When you nail the setting and descriptions with familiar items people can relate to you will draw them in and have them remembering the items from their own pasts. You’ll suck them into your world and make it feel real. And that’s what people want. They want to relive the holiday season all year round. So nailing your setting and descriptions are the best way to do that.

Think of Die Hard, or Jingle all the Way, or Home Alone. All action type movies. All around Christmas. So you see them as Holiday Movies.

Holiday Romance’s can be about any holiday from summer vacation to Valentine’s Day to Samhain. It’s the setting that will ground people and have them hooked from the start. Make a list of the things you remember growing up from your holidays. Take notes when watching holiday movies or when you’re experiencing the holidays this season. Jot them down to use later on. Setting is something I find I write more effectively when I take notes as I’m experiencing it. You might be surprised at some of the things you write down.

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Top Ten Gifts for Whovians

Welcome once again to my Holiday Gift Guide for Geeks!

This week we are talking about the crazy, the wild, wacky, and totally out there, Whovians! Whether you love the First Doctor or the Twelth, you want everything Doctor related! Now, I personally am in love with the Tenth Doctor like about a million other people. David Tennant will always be THE Doctor to me 🙂 My daughter loves Matt Smith and though I liked him, to me he is the crazy little brother with ADHD.

But whomever you love, you will love these gifts!

10. The Tardis is the ultimate symbol of the Doctor Who Universe. Bigger on the inside the Tardis is the best trusty friend of the Doctor.  The only thing I’d like more than the Tardis is seeing more of the Tardis on the show. So for the woman in your life, here is a Tardis jewelry box.

jwlrybox

 

9. So who doesn’t like slippers? They keep your feet warm, they’re fun to wear, they bobble when you walk and the puppy freaks out when you shuffle near him. They are totally worth it! So if you’re going to get some, you should get K-9 Slippers! But from what I’ve seen, everyone is sold out but Ebay. So here they are on Ebay 🙂

k9

 

8. Recently my husband has started wearing shirts that need cufflinks. He has never been a jewelry person. No rings, watches, bracelets, necklaces. Not his thing. But cufflinks, those he loves! So when I found these I thought they were great! And not expensive either!

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7. Remember when I told you the Tardis rocked? Well I saw this AMAZING backpack a couple of years ago and was blown away! I have no words! I think the picture says it all! Handmade out of leather, this thing rocks!

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6. I am a writer. I love to write. I love to doodle. I love to brainstorm. And thus, I love notebooks! I have a Tardis notebook, Darth Vader, Marvel Super heroes, and several others. Here is a set of Dr. Who Notebooks for the doodlers and writers in your life. And there’s three in the set! Perfect! Why? Because everyone needs more than one! The only thing that would make this gift better is a sonic screwdriver pen! Which I happen to have. And yes, the one I have is the 10th Doctor’s 🙂

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5. In my opinion, you can’t be a geek, without loving legos. I started playing legos with my brother when I was a young girl. I spent hours making houses and playsets out of legos. Even now, my own son has over 100 lbs of legos and a lego table. My daughters use them to make lego stop motion movies on my Ipad. So nothing could make me squeal more than seeing this lego set! Totally awesome!

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4. I don’t usually do action figures. I find that they usually don’t look like people. Especially when it’s a real person and not a cartoon. But I was pleasantly surprised when I took a closer look at these action figures and saw that their faces were very well detailed.

Actionfigures

3. Now the best thing to go with Dr. Who is food. Whether it’s fishsticks and custard or bananas or a cup of warm tea, food is important and not just to the Doctors! So here’s a four plate set, a teapot and some tea towels!

sq_plate_set_grid tea_towelstardis_tea_pot

2. There are few sounds in this universe that are worse than the Daleks screaming EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! So it is just a sound like that that would make a non-morning person like me jump from bed without hitting snooze! And so can you, with a Dalek Clock. Or you just give it to your teenager when they won’t get up.

dalek_projection_clock

 

1. Nothing makes you feel like The Doctor more than having and using a Sonic Screwdriver. And what is the one thing that people use more than anything in this world nowadays? Besides a phone. A remote of course! And now we can all feel like The Doctor as we sit on our butts and are lazy couch potatoes.

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And in keeping with my theme of ugly Christmas sweaters, here is one for Whovians!

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Did I miss something? Is there something you’d rather have for Christmas as a Whovian? Let me know what it is!

Top Ten Gifts for Star Wars Fans!

It’s Geek Out Gift Day!

Well! It’s here! The Holiday Season. Full of shopping and buying and spending and giving. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah (or both in my family) or something else, chances are that you are going to need to BUY something for someone. So over the next few weeks I am going to list my top ten gifts for specific fans! This week my spotlight is Star Wars Fans!

You know Star Wars fans right? The fans who love Han Solo. Who spend hours tirelessly building their Millennium Falcon Lego set, only to glue it together so they can stare at it! Those of us who dress up in Jedi outfits for fun and walk around wearing our R2D2 backpacks? Yup! Die hard fans. So what do you get fans like that? Well, here are some ideas to get you started.

10. For the little girl in your life who wants nothing more than to be a jedi, I give you the Ahsoka Hoodie 🙂 Seriously, this is adorable. And on sale!

ahsoka

 

 

9. And where the is a little girl, there is always a little boy. Now, let’s be honest, any little boy would want just about Star Wars anything! But, I found this especially cool 🙂 A light saber flashlight! Okay, I want one of these!

lightsaber

 

8. And for every little kid there is a big kid who needs some Star Wars stuff. You know, the guys who actually remember a Star Wars universe Without Jar Jar!

For them, I give you, The Ice Cube Trays! Now, I would use these for ice, jello, chocolate and just about any other food item I could think to shove in there! i mean, who doesn’t want to eat a Millennium Falcon Brownie? Or watch the Death Star melt in a drink? Oh yeah, there’s also a bunch of other cool ones too!

DeathStar HanSolo Falcon

 

7. What about the cooks int he family? Don’t worry! We have them covered! Personally I would never use this. He would sit on my nightstand and keep me company.

r2d2set

 

6. Who doesn’t love gingerbread cookies around the holidays? My daughter was just asking today if we could make some this year. Then I saw these!!!! Totally bought them 🙂 Had to have them!

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5. And how about out busy business man? The guy who has to put on a suit and tie but inwardly wants nothing more than to be wearing a Rebel flight suit? here’s the perfect way for him to give a little Star Wars Flair! An 8 gig Thumb Drive!

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4. Now! I don’t know any good Star Wars fan who hasn’t wanted an R2 for themselves. So for all you R2 fans out there, now you can have one! (I already have my R2D2 backpack 🙂 An R2D2 Trashcan!!!!

r2d2_trashcan

 

3. Everyone one travels. And when you travel you spend half an hour or more searching through bags to see which of the two hundred black roll on bags are yours. Well, No more! Stand out with the Darkside!

9268040793096

2. So what about Mom? The ultimate Star Wars Fan? Well, I AM a Mom and the Ultimate Star Wars Fan, so I had to think about this a little. What would I really want? There is so much out there! Then I came across the most AMAZING Christmas gift EVER for Star Wars!

StarOrnaments1. After those lawn ornaments I totally thought I was done. That I’d seen it all and there was nothing else I could possibly add to my list. Until I saw it. The New Phenomenon that has me scratching my head and trying to figure out what the heck has happened to our country. Yes, I am talking about, the dread Ugly Christmas Sweater! So here ya go! For those Star Wars fans who just have EVERYTHING else!

DarthSweater TaunTaunSweater

So there ya have it! My top 10 picks for Christmas gifts this year for Star Wars fans! What do you think? Did you find anything cooler for Christmas?