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This may be the easiest holiday shopping season ever for those whose lists happen to be filled with food fanatics who love Star Wars. And considering that the film has already raked in $50 million in advance ticket sales, there’s a good chance you know someone who fits the bill.
Groceries for houseguests:
If you’re hosting “Star Wars” fans in your home during the holidays, kick off the day with a themed breakfast with a limited edition, Lucky Charms-esque “Star Wars” cereal from General Mills; glow-in-the-dark “Light saber” tubes of GoGurt yogurt, and a bottle of Nestlé Coffee-Mate creamer, illustrated with characters such as Chewbacca (spiced latte favor) and Darth Vader (chocolate espresso). There are even R2-D2 holiday cookies from Pillsbury for dunking. (cereal, $3.29; GoGurt $2.69 for 8; Coffee-Mate, $3.19 for 32 ounces; cookies, $2.50, at grocery stores)
Mail-order ice cream
A co-owner of Brooklyn’s Ample Hills Creamery is a former sci-fi writer, so it makes sense that the ice cream shop, known for its outrageously creative concoctions, is offering two limited-edition Star Wars flavors, with pints available exclusively online for nationwide shipping: The Light Side is a marshmallow ice cream, packed with homemade crispie clusters and cocoa crispies, and The Dark Side, is an ultra-dark chocolate, loaded with espresso fudge brownies, cocoa crispies and white chocolate pearls. (AmpleHills.com, $36 per four-pack of pints, plus one- or two-day shipping)
Mac and cheese stocking stuffers
A box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese fits perfectly in a stocking, and the limited edition of these admittedly adorable blue boxes—emblazoned with Darth Vader, Yoda, R2D2 and C3PO on the outside, and filled with “Star Wars” character noodles on the inside—are a steal at about a buck a box. (at grocery stores)
Turn the handle on Jelly Belly’s “Star Wars” bean machine, and a Stormtrooper personally dispenses a jellybean. The company is also offering collectors’ edition gift boxes and stocking-sized bags of beans featuring Yoda, Darth Vader or Storm Troopers.
($23 for dispenser, $10 for gift boxes, $1.25 for small bags; jellybelly.com)
Darth Vader toaster
No, it’s not a divine miracle: This Darth Vader–shaped toaster burns the Star Wars logo onto each slice of toast. It can handle two slices of bread, English muffins, waffles, hamburger buns and more. ($50; bedbathandbeyond.com)
Encourage your closest Star Wars fan to grill you up dinner by outfitting them with Lightsaber barbecue tongs and a Stormtrooper apron. Other apron designs include Princess Leia, Boba Fett, and Luke Skywalker as an X-Wing Pilot. ($25 for tongs, kohls.com; $20 for apron, select Bed Bath & Beyond stores)
Kitchen prep gear
Replace some of their ho-hum cooking essentials with this R2-D2 measuring cup set and Death Star cutting board. The measuring cups include 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 and 1 cup and stack for storage. And the cutting board is sure to be a hit at any pre-screening release party. ($20 for measuring cups, $25 for cutting board; thinkgeek.com)