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11 Star Wars Gift Ideas

I guess all I really have to say about these Star Wars gift ideas is…

These are the gifts you’re looking for.

11 Gift Ideas For Any Star Wars Fan

1. Downward Jedi

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Stars Wars Yoga Mat

Use the force, Yogi.

Available from ThinkGeek: Star Wars Dark Side Yoga Mat

2. Operation Game

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Operation Game: Star Wars Edition

You are the surgeon we’ve been looking for.

R2 needs needs help removing items like a lightsaber, a hiccuping hologram and a cranky crankshaft.

Available from Amazon: Operation Star Wars Edition

3. Do. Or Do Not.

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Do. Or do not. Bracelet

Is there a better philosopher than Master Yoda? He’s like the Oprah of his time. “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

Available from Etsy: Star Wars Bracelet from Spiffing Jewelry

4. Wookie Photo Bomb

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Wookie Photo Bomb TshirtRebels are #1! You just have to see this shirt close-up to understand how funny that damn wookie is.

Available from TV Store Online: Star Wars Wookiee Photo Bomb T-Shirt

5. Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

I can pretty much guarantee that this Tauntaun sleeping bag smells way better than the one Han made for Luke in The Empire Strikes Back. And it’s much lighter to lug around 🙂

(If you didn’t see The Empire Strikes Back, I can’t help you here…)

Available from ThinkGeek: Star Wars Tauntaun Sleeping Bag

6. Millennium Falcon Cufflinks

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Millennium Falcon Cufflinks

She may be a hunk of junk, but these cufflinks surely are not. Made of palladium and officially licensed by Lucasfilm, this Millennium Falcon will look magnificent on the cuff of any well-dressed rebel.

Available from Brookstone: Star Wars Palladium Millennium Falcon Cufflinks

7. Storm Trooper Chair

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Storm Trooper Adirondack Chair

This handmade all wood Adirondack chair is kind of amazing. The artist, Mike from Ohio, has done a fantastic job of creating a classic star wars iconic image, while still maintaining the look and feel of the iconic Adirondack chair. A woodworking jedi are you, sir!

Available from Etsy: M + W’s Storm Trooper Adirondack Chair

8. Death Star Ice

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Death Star Ice Mold

Now you can make your own death star at home with this ice SPHERE mold.

And what does one do with a ball of death star ice? Thanks to the Geeky Hostess, we have the recipe for a Death Star Cocktail. Although damn girl, after a few of these I’ll be laying on the floor of the cantina.

Available from ThinkGeek: Death Star Ice SPHERE Mold

9. Coffee Mugs

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Stackable Coffee Mugs

Oh, I am not going to lie, I want this one and I want it badly. Han makes me want to make chewy noises…

Available from Amazon: Stackable Coffee Mugs

10. Travel T-shirt

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: Visit Tatooine Tshirt

From the Tatooine Visitor’s Bureau. Come and visit our white sandy beaches, enjoy twice the beautiful sunsets, lots of casinos and our local cuisine.

Available fromSnorgtees: Visit Tatooine T-shirt

11. Han Solo Carbonite Phone Case

11 Star Wars Gift Ideas: han-solo-iphone-case

Like Jabba, you too can have a piece of Han frozen in time.

This iphone case is a high-resolution image of Han in carbonite, printed onto a rubber iphone case. This seller had many positive reviews on Etsy for his version of the Han Solo carbonite case.

Available from Etsy: Han Solo Carbonite iPhone 5 Case by Dagobah

Now, update your own giftbug registry you must! Don’t forget to add these Star Wars gift ideas to your your giftbug registry. The coffee cups are already on mine 🙂

Meet the Maker: Frost Finery Handmade Jewelry

I met the fabulous Melissa Frost through a Mastermind for female badasses (a.k.a. entrepreneurs). She is such a super cool and energetic person and it all comes across in her amazing handmade jewelry pieces. Melissa’s designs are classy and little edgy, just like her! I’m such a fan of her work, you can even find several of her pieces on my own personal giftbug registry. 🙂

Meet the Maker

Frost Finery Logo

Melissa Frost of Frost Finery

What was the evolution of Frost Finery?
As soon as I took my first metal-smithing class and saw how metal can be melted, annealed and reformed, I was fascinated and I haven’t been able to stop. I really kicked Frost Finery into gear when I was accepted into the Made Right Here Apprenticeship Program through TechShop. Having access to new equipment gave me the opportunity to look at my process and find different ways of creating. I learn every day on the job whether it’s figuring out the best execution for a custom design, dealing with shipping logistics or updating my website.

Frost Finery: at the bench

Where do you find inspiration?
In my graphic designer days, I drooled over work by Saul Bass, Louise Fili and Richard Perez. So when I moved into the metal world, I immediately looked for minimalist metal artists and found, Patrik Hansson, a swedish jeweler who also used to be a graphic designer. While metal is a great medium for clean minimal lines, I’m appreciating how well it can be manipulated to show off texture and I’m starting to embrace that more. I recently discovered Kristin Holeman and while it’s a real departure from Frost Finery, I’m astounded by her craftsmanship. On Holeman’s instagram she describes herself as, “Not a jeweler, but a folk artist that tells stories in metals and enamels for 41 years.” Seriously, what a statement – so inspiring! So inspiration can come from a lot of places, but I feel inspired most when resonating with someone’s authenticity. It’s a reminder that while I want Frost Finery to be fashionable, I need to draw on inspiration that truly resonates with me.

Frost Finery: sample work

Frost Finery: earrings

Frost Finery: ring + necklace

What is your process for creating custom jewelry pieces?
First, I ask a lot of questions. Who is it for? What is it for? What kind of jewelry does this person like to wear? What’s their style? Do they have sensitive skin? Sometimes what people have an idea for in their mind can be difficult to describe so I ask them if they have any visual inspiration to include that as well. I usually do a few sketches and present two or three options. Sometimes I’m able to start creating and sometimes we have to go back and tweak a few things. It’s a great challenge to make something new and unique, but I love doing it because the reasons behind the custom pieces make it really rewarding.

Do you have any favorite pieces?
I loved my last custom piece. It was for a bride that is beautiful inside and out. They were art deco inspired earrings with a fan shape and 10mm sparkly white druzies.

Frost Finery custom designed druzy fan earrings
Art Deco inspired fans were designed to compliment a beautiful bride’s heirloom wedding dress that belonged to her grandmother. 10mm white druzies gave a rich contrast between the smooth 14k gold-plated edgy fans and the natural rough crystals of the stones.

Would you introduce everyone to the fabulous Ziggy?
Ziggy is my 3yr old English Bulldog. My mother-in-law jokes around that there are more picture of him than my three nieces combined (they’re really adorable too) but Ziggy really knows how to work the camera. He can skateboard, he falls asleep with his tongue out, snores very loudly and is a really affectionate and goofy pup. If it’s cool day, he often makes an appearance at my jewelry booths outdoors.

Ziggy and Melissa of Frost Finery

Frost Finery Mascot: Ziggy

Can you share a gifting tip or a gift wrapping hack?
A personalized feature and a glittery bow go a long way. One of my favorite things to do is stamp the inside of a box or a notecard. I lasered a stamp with my diamond logo that says “shine on” and it makes it more fun to gift wrap and ship things out. There are lots of shops on Etsy that will make you a custom stamp, that alone could be a really fun gift too!

Where can we buy your jewelry?
On my website frostfinery.com or in my Etsy shop.

I have a selection of pieces for sale at Jack + Jules in Lawrenceville, Pa, the Rosewood Boutique in Sewickley, PA & The Shop in East Liberty.

I’ll also be at the I Made It Holiday Market on Black Friday in the North Side (Pittsburgh, PA).

Where can we find you online?
Twitter: @frostfinery
Instagram: @frostfinery
Facebook: frostfinery
Pinterest: frostfinery

Any final interesting facts or tidbits you want to share?
My first job was drawing caricatures at Busch Gardens. In some ways I feel like I’ve come full circle whenever it’s time to setup my booth. I really love meeting my customers in person, seeing what they respond to and being able to talk more about my process.

As I said at the beginning of this post, Melissa’s beautiful designs are definitely on my giftbug registry, now don’t forget to update your giftbug registry. You can link to her website, her Etsy shop or use any of the retail partners that she listed above. Message me if you need any help!