12 'Star Wars' gift ideas that will delight hardcore fans

Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, your only gift choices for your friends who loved "Star Wars" were a handful of T-shirts, posters and action figures. These days, fans will find merchandise in a wide variety of categories, from apparel to housewares.

"The Last Jedi," the much-anticipated sequel to "The Force Awakens" and the second installment of the newest "Star Wars" trilogy, is set to hit theaters this weekend. That is sure to bring plenty of new gift ideas for the holidays this year.

Flaunt your world

Star Wars-inspired fashion from HerUniverse

Want to display your love of "Star Wars," but don't want to wear something that looks like a costume? Her Universe is the place to shop.

The company is known for designing geek fashion that can be worn every day. These pieces feature subtle designs inspired by pop culture that only true fans will be able to spot.

Just in time for the release of "The Last Jedi," Her Universe has released a number of "Star Wars" jackets, vests, dresses and sweaters for fans to don this winter. Included in this collection is a Rey zip-up sweater with a cold shoulder and stacked sleeves.

Price: $49.90
Buy now: Her Universe Everyday Cosplay

Give your feet some character

Star Wars socks from Stance

With these character socks from Stance, Star Wars fans can show off their love for that galaxy far, far away — even at the office.

The company offers sock designs inspired by both the iconic characters and the planets featured in the films. Customers can purchase individual pairs or opt for collections, which contain between six and 12 pairs of socks.

Price: $20 and up
Buy now: Character socks

Taste the force

Limited-edition Star Wars ice cream from Ample Hills
Ample Hills

Grab a bowl of Ample Hills' Star Wars-inspired ice cream and cozy up on the couch to rewatch the original trilogy.

The famed ice cream company has partnered with Disney and LucasFilm to create three flavors just for "The Last Jedi."

"The First Order" is salted dark chocolate ice cream with cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate and espresso.

"The Resistance" is brown sugar and vanilla bean ice cream with red velvet butter cake, toffee pieces and mini-marshmallows.

"The Force" is sweet cream ice cream with swirls of chocolate fudge and white and dark chocolate pearls.

Price: $30 for a 3-pack
Buy now: Ample Hills Ice Cream

'I love you.' 'I know.'

Star Wars "I love you" and "I know" hand towels from ThinkGeek

Spruce up any bathroom with everyone's favorite "Star Wars" couple.

This set of hand towels is exclusive to geek merchandiser ThinkGeek and features embroidered silhouettes of Han Solo and Leia Organa and their iconic dialogue from "The Empire Strikes Back."

Price: $14.99
Buy now: I Love You/I Know Towels

Dark Side decor

Star Wars bedding from PB Teen
PB Teen

Turn any bedroom into an intergalactic domain with bedding and decor from PB Teen.

The retailer offers up a number of "Star Wars"-themed items from sheets and pillows to bedside tables and TIE Fighter light fixtures.

The Star Wars Space Chase duvet cover and sham is made from pure cotton percale and features images of iconic "Star Wars" vehicles. The set is reversible. The opposite side is solid black.

Price: $89 and up
Buy now: Duvet cover and shams

Sleep in the belly of the beast

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag from ThinkGeek

Ever wonder what it would be like to sleep inside a Tauntaun like Luke Skywalker, but without all the smelly mess?

ThinkGeek is selling a Tauntaun sleeping bag, which features a plush Tauntaun head pillow, arms, legs and tail. The item is roomy enough for adults or kids, but should only be used indoors. This Tauntaun won't protect you from the subzero temperatures on Hoth.

Price: $132.99
Buy now: Tauntaun sleeping bag

'The Force is strong with this one'

Loungefly Darth Vader 3D Molded Nylon Backpack

Head back to school after the holidays in style with this 3-D molded Darth Vader backpack. The bag can be found in matte black or a matte galaxy print.

This sturdy and sleek bag is great for kids and adults and has enough room for a laptop.

Price: $47.95
Buy now: Darth Vader backpack

Light side lacquer

Star Wars "The Last Jedi" nail polish from Cargo

Whether you are on the light or dark side of the Force, these nail polishes from Cargo will help you show off your love of "Star Wars."

The collection features four colors named for "The Last Jedi." Restore the Republic is a glittery silver, Praetorian Guard is a fierce red, The Force is a cobalt blue and Rule the Galaxy is a shimmery gold.

Price: $22 for the set of 4
Buy now: Nail polish kit

Drink up, you scruffy looking nerfherder!

Star Wars tiki glasses from ThinkGeek

Serve up a glass of Bantha milk with an umbrella in one of these "Star Wars"-inspired tiki glasses from ThinkGeek. There are two sets to choose from, each with six ceramic tiki glasses.

Price: $59.99 for set of six
Buy now: Geeki Tikis

Time to fly


These "Star Wars"-inspired watches from Nixon are fashionable and functional, with a little flair for fans.

The Sentry SS SW model comes in a number of colors including Praetorian Guard Red and features elements of this new character's armor within the watch face. The piece has a custom polestaff second hand and armor-inspired stainless-steel band, and the back is engraved with the Praetorian Guard helmet.

Price: $275
Buy now: Praetorian Guard Red watch

Sport the Dark Side

Darth Vader cufflinks from Cufflinks

Add a little flair to your work shirts with these Darth Vader cuff links.

These officially licensed cuff links have bullet back closures and are made from metal and enamel.

Price: $64.95
Buy now: Darth Vader cuff links

Go out for a Kessel run

Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder by Radio Flye
Toys R Us

What kid needs a toy Jeep or Corvette, when they can ride in Luke Skywalker's landspeeder?

The vehicle from "Star Wars: A New Hope" is available at Toys R Us and seats two small riders. It has a 12-volt rechargeable battery and can go up to 5 miles per hour, just fast enough to outrun a pack of Tusken Raiders.

Price: $249.99
Buy now: Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder