giftguide-graphic-008Today the Force is with us as we look at Star Wars in the PopCult Gift Guide. As with all of our broad topics, this is a big one with thousands of possibilities for the Star Wars fanatic on your list.

We’re going to give you four gift ideas but first, one big suggestion: If you want a wide choice of Star Wars toys from which to choose, visit our friends at Toy Hutt, the internet’s Star Wars experts.

71klipcifl-_sl1399_First up, we have to recommend Star Wars: The Force Awakens, available on DVD, Blu-ray or digital. ‘Member when J.J. Abrams revitalized the Star Wars franchise with this stirring update and sequel? The star Wars fan in your life can relive this movie as they cope with all their excitement over Rogue One.

Visionary director J.J. Abrams brings to life the motion picture event of a generation. As Kylo Ren and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is missing when the galaxy needs him most. It’s up to Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy.

Special features include Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey — For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this full-length documentary; The Story Awakens: The Table Read — Cast members, familiar and new, reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script; Building BB-8 — See how J.J. Abrams and team brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe; Crafting Creatures — Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life; Blueprint Of A Battle: The Snow Fight — Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren; John Williams: The Seventh Symphony — The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens; ILM: The Visual Magic Of The Force — An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects; Plus — Deleted Scenes.

Available everywhere in the universe where videos are sold.

Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set

51thdkqv2ll-_sl1000_For under fifteen bucks you can cook like a Jedi! This neat little plastic R2-D2 disassembles into a measuring cup set. This is officially-licensed Lucasfilm merchandise with a body built from 4 measuring cups: 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 and 1 cup. Detachable utility arms turn into nested measuring spoons: 1/4, 1/2, 1 tsp, and 1/3 tbsp. The dome is both 1/2 cup and 1 tbsp.

One of the fun things about using these R2-D2 measuring cups is that you get to play like you’re a Jawa. See, you found this droid, and in order to make it useful, you’re going to have to take it all apart. But NOT with your ion blaster. Sorry. And we recommend an apron for the kitchen vs. those brown robes with the potentially flammable cuffs.

This set of R2-D2 Measuring Cups disassembles into 4 measuring cups plus 4 measuring spoons and reassembles in a snap (fortunately, it’s not as complicated as C-3PO). Each has its measurement written inside so you can’t forget what they are and handles on the back that don’t distract from R2’s aesthetic. The only problem we can foresee with these is that if you show somebody else your R2-D2 Measuring Cups, you may have to install a restraining bolt to keep them from wandering off.

Available from Amazon and Think Geek.

51mgpeb1eblStar Wars Ahsoka
by E. K. Johnston
Disney Lucasfilm Press
ISBN-13: 978-1484705667

Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance .

This is a great gift for the die-hard literary Star Wars fan on your list.This book can be ordered from Amazon, or from any local bookstore by using the ISBN code above.

Perplexus Star Wars Death Star
Approximately $30

91j8dgdaw3l-_sl1500_Perplexus takes their 3-D maze games into the Star Wars universe with this amazing light and sound game. In this Star Wars Edition, you can use Rebel Alliance Squadron tactics to navigate the X-wing Starfighter through the Death Star’s treacherous tunnels and precarious pathways. Its unique shape maximizes visibility as you twist, turn and maneuver through the challenging maze mission. Master the maze and destroy the Death Star!

Star Wars Death Star Perplexus is a great game for ages 8 and up. It’s easy to play, yet hard to defeat the dark side! Navigate the X-wing Starfighter through the Death Star’s treacherous tunnels and precarious pathways with this Star Wars Edition of Perplexus. Players have to master the maze and destroy the Death Star. Star Wars Death Star Perplexus is a 3-D puzzle game for one player, or multiple players taking turns, recommended for ages 8 and up

81iwjcat5jl-_sl1500_Perplexus Star Wars Death Star can be found at several online retailers like Amazon, as well as many brick-and-morter stores that sell toys and games.

This is only a very tiny fraction of the many Star Wars products on the market. If you have a Star Wars fanatic on your holiday shopping list, narrowing down your gift options might be the most difficult part of your job.

The 2016 PopCult Gift Guide will return tomorrow morning, so you may want to force yourself to awaken early as the Gift Guide strikes back.