Top Ten Gifts for Book Lovers

Top Ten List for Book Lovers

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I’ve done a lot of geeky posts lately for presents and this one I am being rather selfish on. This one is for people like me. Well, technically they are all for people like me, but this one is for writers and book lovers. What do you get the elusive bibliophile? Well, here are a few suggestions.

10. Book Wallets and Purses – There is nothing cooler than accessories made from books. Now I’ll be honest, it breaks my heart a little to know that precious pages and words were ripped out in the creation of these accesories, but I take a deep breath and I’m okay with it. Mostly. But I still find these totally cool!

 

9. Book Pillows – These are super cool. They are pillows. You can literally lay your head on Alice in Wonderland or Harry Potter or Pride and Prejudice. It doesn’t get much better than that my geeky friends!

 

8. Book Journal – There is nothing as precious to me as my Star Wars journals that I use to jot down notes and ideas in for books. My Darth Vader one is completely full so I had to start using my Yoda one. Just about every writer I know has a journal of some kind that they carry with them to take notes in. And these are beautiful ones at that.

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7. Bookmarks – There are all kinds of bookmarks out there, but none quite as creative and whimsical as these. Inspired by your favorite stories these bookmarks are a great gift. There are so many to choose from I don’t think I could ever decide on just one.

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6. Writing Scarf and Gloves – These are a lot of fun. The best and easiest way to wear your favorite parts of your favorite books in both a scarf and gloves. From Romeo and Juliet to Pride and Prejudice these are beautiful.

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5. Bookstore Candle – I think every book lover does what I do. They walk into a bookstore, stop, inhale and smile. It’s like going to heaven in a bookstore. My son, who is 8, even said he loves the smell and wishes he could bottle it! Well, according to this company, you can. I sure hope it’s true because it would be heaven to me!

 

4. Book Plates – What better way to show your love of books than with an entire setting of book plates? I would love to get these, but with the way my kids break things I’ll have to wait a few more years.

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3. Mac Book Cover & Ipad Cover – These are a lot of fun as well as functional. And they may even keep your items from getting stolen. By people who don’t want amazing old books that is.

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2. Book Jewelry – Now I am sure there are people out there who don’t like jewelry, but I certainly don’t know any, and if they love jewelry and books you can’t go wrong with any of these items I found! They are simply amazing!

  

  

1. Gift Card – I know it sounds cliche and ridiculous, but the best thing you can give a book lover is a gift card to a bookstore. Barnes and Noble and Amazon are the best, but you can go local as well. Local used bookstores and independent bookstores are the way to go.

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Okay so I looked EVERYWHERE for any ugly book sweater but couldn’t find one. I did however find an ugly Book T-shirt. So that’s what you get today. Sorry! If you find one, PLEASE send me the link!

So are you a bibliophile? What kind of gift would you want?

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Top Ten Gifts for Comic Book Fanatics

Welcome to my next Holiday Gift guide post!

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So I love Marvel Comics! I love Hulk, Loki, Ghost Rider, Nightcrawler, Gambit and so many others! I get simply giddy when I  search for new comic book items to add to my collection. Comic Con is my favorite family vacation. No, I’m not weird, I’m geeky. I went to seven Comic Cons this last year and spoke at all of them. I had so much fun! This last year we cosplayed as DC and this next year we will do DC and Star Wars again. And luckily for those who can’t go to Comic Cons to get the cool stuff, there are a ton of great comic book items you can get straight from the web.

So here’s my favorite 10 top gifts for the Comic Book Fans!

10. Groot Glow and Grow – Okay so technically I think this should be the number one gift because I am absolutely in LOVE with Guardian’s of the Galaxy and more precisely, Groot! So this is the gift everyone should get and give and just flat out have in every room of the house to bring happiness and joy 🙂 This is so cute. Not only does it glow in the dark but it also is a plant you can grow the grass and vines. Super cute!

9. Marvel Coasters – One of the best things about the marvel movies is the food and drink. Guardians, Avengers, Ironman. Shwarma and Grog! So now when you’re getting ready for your favorite super heroes to come over you can save your table with these awesome coasters.

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8. Batman Diaper Bag – So it’s no surprise that I love Marvel, but there are plenty of great DC products too! I especially love their logos. So for all the new dads in your life who are busy taking care of their little ones but still want to be cool, here’s the ideal gift. A Batman Diaper Bag. And even better, name your son Gotham and in the middle of the night your wife can roll over and whisper, “Wake up! Gotham needs you.” Then you can don your Batman Diaper Bag and go to work 🙂

 

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7. Harley Quinn – And who would Batman be, without the a villain? And Harley Quinn has turned out to be one of the new favorites among both men and women. My daughter went as Harley Quinn Arkham Nights when we cosplayed as DC this year. Harley Quinn Suicide Squad has become quite the popular girl this year though. This would be a super cute outfit though to wear to bed!

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6. Ties for Dad – Now, I don’t know about you but my husband is a businessman, but he still likes to add a bit of personality to his outfits. So I’ve taken to getting him subtle but awesome geeky ties. Star Wars, Batman and more. And Think Geek has some great ones right now for any business professional geek in your life.

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5. Comic Shoes – The only thing better than a Comic Book Purse is a Comic Book set of heels! And these ladies have a TON of different heels and sneakers in there stores. I could seriously spend every penny in my bank account on Etsy!

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4. Masterworks – So, what are Masterworks? Well, I’m glad you asked! They are paperbacks made with all the original comic books in them. There are several volumes per hero and I’ve bought most of them. I love these! They were how my daughter learned to read and learned to love comic books. They are great for beginners who are wanting to learn about Comics and they are interested in origin stories. Totally worth the money, especially if you don’t have thousands of dollars to buy the original ones.

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3. Purses – Anyone who knows me knows I have become a shoe and purse girl since finding all kinds of cool Marvel and Star Wars stuff! And these are no exception! I love these and so will the geeky lady in your life! These are so cool I won’t even hold it against you if you buy the Ironman one. TEAM CAP! Sorry…

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2. Backpacks – And the number one thing to get this year for your comic book loving Super Hero? A backpack! I have R2D2 and BB8 but I need to get a Marvel one! Here are some great ones to choose from! I love the Spiderman one!!

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1.Red Chapter T-Shirts – Okay, I have to preface this my telling you The Red Chapter guys are friends of mine. I love them! I met them at San Diego Comic Con where I bought 6 of their shirts and then again and again over this last year at all the cons I went to. They are totally cool guys and their shirts are incredible! If you are looking for uniquely awesome shirts, check these guys out. Hulk, Avengers, Captian America, Deadpool, Spiderman, Dr. Strange, Punisher – you name it. They are the coolest around. (I did not get paid to say any of that BTW)

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And last but not least! The Best Ugly Comic Book Sweater of the year!

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Top Ten Gifts for Star Wars Fans

It’s Geek Out Gift Day!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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 Book Lovers

Top Ten List for Book Lovers

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I’ve done a lot of geeky posts lately for presents and this one I am being rather selfish on. This one is for people like me. Well, technically they are all for people like me, but this one is for writers and book lovers. What do you get the illusive bibliophile? Well, here are a few suggestions.

10. Old Book Bag – This is a cool old book bag that is perfect for anyone who loves books. Why not put your books, in your book bag?

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9. Classic Book Pillows – These are super cool. They are pillows. You can literally lay your head on Alice in Wonderland. It doesn’t get much better than that my geeky friends!

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8. Book Journal – There is nothing as precious to me as my Star Wars journals that I use to jot down notes and ideas in for books. My Darth Vader one is completely full so I had to start using my Yoda one. Just about every writer I know has a journal of some kind that they carry with them to take notes in. And these are beautiful ones at that.

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7. Bookmarks – There are all kinds of bookmarks out there, but none quite as creative and whimsical as these. Inspired by your favorite stories these bookmarks are a great gift. There are so many to choose from I don’t think I could ever decided on just one.

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6. Writing Scarf and Gloves – These are a lot of fun. The best and easiest way to wear your favorite parts of your favorite books in both a scarf and gloves. From Romeo and Juliet to Pride and Prejudice these are beautiful.

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5. Book Folding – I think this art is truly amazing. I have no idea how they do it and though I have a huge aversion to dog earring pages of a novel, this is pretty piece of artwork to give to any loved one. They do it in any name you want.

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4. Book Plates – What better way to show your love of books than with an entire setting of book plates? I would love to get these, but with the way my kids break things I’ll have to wait a few more years.

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3. Mac Book Cover & Ipad Cover – These are a lot of fun as well as functional. And they may even keep your items from getting stolen. By people who don’t want amazing old books that is.

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2. Embossing Stamp – There’s nothing worse, to a book lover, than someone who borrows our books and doesn’t return them. This is a nice way to be able to insure your books get back to you when you lend them out, or when someone tries to take them. And you don’t have to write in them.

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1. Gift Card – I know it sounds cliche and ridiculous, but the best thing you can give a book lover is a gift card to a book store. Barnes and Noble and Amazon are the best, but you can go local as well. Local used bookstores and independent book stores are the way to go.

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Okay so I looked EVERYWHERE for any ugly book sweater but couldn’t find one. I did however find an ugly Harry Potter Sweater T-shirt. So that’s what you get today. Sorry! If you find one, PLEASE send me the link!

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So are you a bibliophile? What kind of gift would you want?

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Top Ten Gifts for Comic Book Fanatics

Welcome to my next Holiday Gift guide post!

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So I love Marvel Comics! I love Hulk, Loki, Ghost Rider, Nightcrawler, Gambit and so many others! I get simply giddy when I get to search for new comic book items to add to my collection. Comic Con is my favorite family vacation. No, I’m not weird, I’m geeky. I went to five Comic Cons this last year and spoke at three of them. I had so much fun! This next year my kids and I are cosplaying as X-men and DC Comic Characters.

So here’s my favorite 10 top gifts for the Comic Book Fans!

10. Groot Pop – Okay so technically I think this should be the number one gift because I am absolutely in LOVE with Guardian’s of the Galaxy and more precisely, Groot! So this is the gift everyone should get and give and just flat out have in every room of the house to bring happiness and joy 🙂

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9. Night lights – I saw these a while back when I was at Target and thought they were so cool I was ready to buy them all and set them in my own room as night lights. Unfortunately, hubby said no. But you can have them in your house! Night lights! All in different Avenger Fashion!

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8. Marvel Coasters – One of the best things about the marvel movies is the food and drink. Guardians, Avengers, Ironman. Shwarma and Grog! So now when you’re getting ready for your favorite super heroes to come over you can save your table with these awesome coasters.

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7. Batman Diaper Bag – So it’s no surprise that I love Marvel, but there are plenty of great DC products too! I especially love their logos and can’t wait for the Suicide Squad movie in the works. So for all the new dads in your life who are busy taking care of their little ones but still want to be cool, here’s the ideal gift. A Batman Diaper Bag.

 

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6. Harley Quinn Sweater and Scarf – And who would Batman be, without the a villain? And Harley Quinn has turned out to be one of the new favorites among both men and women. But specifically for the ladies, here is a Harley Quinn infinity scarf and sweater.

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5. Leather Caps – Now this one I just HAD to do. Why? Because I got the beautiful Batman leather cap for myself at Comic Con last year and I absolutely love it! These leather caps are amazingly crafted and totally a must have.

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4. Comic Shoes – The only thing better than a Comic Book Purse is a Comic Book set of heels! And this lady has a TON of different heels and sneakers in her store. I could seriously spend every penny in my bank account at this place! She has Marvel, DC and soooo much more!

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3. Encyclopedias – So I do happen to have this next ones in my house as well. They are the best, funniest and most comprehensive books of Marvel or DC characters out there. And let’s face it, every comic book geek loves to show off their knowledge of how many obscure characters they know 🙂

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2. Aprons – So what do you get for the cook in your life who also loves comic books? How about a silly apron with the body of a superhero or villain? Because after all, they have the best bods out there.

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1. Backpacks – And the number one thing to get this year for your comic book loving Super Hero? A backpack! With the new Captain America Civil War movie on its way, now is the best time to pick a side. Are you Team Spark or Team Captain?

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And last but not least! The Best Ugly Comic Book Sweater I have EVER seen!

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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…

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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!

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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!

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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? Oh yeah, there’s also a bunch of other cool ones too!

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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!

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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.

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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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So one of my favorite things is Holiday Movies! I love movies in general and especially holiday movies. Why? Because they remind me of my family. Every family has traditions. From watching football games after Thanksgiving to dying Easter Eggs together for Easter. And one of my family’s traditions is watching movies. Some of the old classics mostly. And a few new ones too.

Now, I know that my top ten list of Holiday Movies may not all be holiday movies, but, they are movies that I grew up watching around the holidays with my family. So they are kind of a Christmas Tradition to us.

10. Rise of the Guardians – This movie got way less praise than it deserved! This was a great movie about Christmas and finding yourself and your place in the world. Though it’s only been out for a few years this movie is a new classic and family favorite for us.

9. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – The old clamation movies and stop motion animations are some of the greatest movies out there. It’s amazing to think that it used to take days to do what they now do in minutes on a computer. I love watching these old classics. When I see them they bring back great memories of Christmases from my childhood.

8. House of Mouse – Snowed In – Again, classic cartoons. Mickey’s House of Mouse was on Disney channel for a number of years and they would play old classics during it. And Snowed in at the House of Mouse was a Christmas themed show that they played old Christmas Disney movies in. One of my favorite is Mickey’s Christmas Carol. It is really a great rendition of Scrooge. I love the Ghost of Christmas Present.

7. Rudolph – Again, another clamation that is a classic. Rudolph who runs off because of bullying and meets up with some misfits and tried to stay away from the Bumble. A great fun and classic Holiday movie for the whole family.

6. We’re No Angels – This old black and white Humphrey Bogart movie is seriously funny! Three convicts, Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray and Peter Ustinov, escape prison and end up staying with a kindly merchant and his family for Christmas. It also has Basil Rathbone in it and Joan Bennett. They find themselves helping the merchant and his family out of several crisis, which is more than they bargained for. There are so many great things about this movie you just have to see it to understand. The acting is spot on and the storyline is solid.

5. Private Eyes – This Tim Conway and Don Knots movie is one of the best. Not that you can go wrong with any of their movies, but this one is hilarious. They are private investigators that are called to solve a murder, but when they get to the estate all of the suspects start to get murdered as well. As they bumble through, barely escaping death themselves, they help to solve the case, or at least narrow down the suspects. Though not really a Christmas movie, there is a surprise appearance by Santa and we watch it every Christmas.

4. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – I love this beautiful old musical. This is one of those timeless classic love stories that have all of us rooting for the hero and heroine to get together. This tough cookie leading lady may just be the reason I write feisty females myself. Another one that isn’t quite a Christmas movie, it has a great storyline and beautiful music and is great for the Christmas season.

3. Brigadoon – This one and the last one are the first two musicals my dad introduced me to, and so they will always be two of my favorites. Gene Kelly is one of my old favorites. Nice singing voice and man can he dance! This story of a man and his friend who stumble into a little town in Scotland, that isn’t on the map, and the day they spend there, is beautiful and about love that can conquer anything. Even magic and time.

2. Anything John Wayne – Seriously, anything. Joh Wayne is a hero in our house and we watch so many of his movies around the holidays. From North to Alaska to Rio Lobo to Big Jake to McLintock. They are all great. Why? Because they all have John Wayne in them. What could be better than that? In my opinion, not much.

1. Nightmare Before Christmas – This is again, a newer classic to us. This is my favorite classic Christmas movie. It combines my favorite holidays, Halloween and Christmas. This is a great spooky fun Christmas movie and once again, a labor of love having used stop motion animation.

Now, to Two People who comments on this blog and tells me your favorite Holiday Movie and why, I’ll give a FREE E-COPY of my Holiday stories Saving Christmas and Jamen’s Yuletide Bride!

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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!

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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!

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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? Oh yeah, there’s also a bunch of other cool ones too!

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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.

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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!!!!

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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!

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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?