Kids young and old appreciate toys as gifts, and true fans of the Star Wars movie franchise will appreciate light sabers of any size and with any number of details. For younger children they’re fun for role playing, and for older children they’re great to have as collectibles and as memorabilia. Some are very expensive as they may be limited editions or may have a lot of very authentic detail to them.
A few lucky persons may find light sabers that are authentically replicated and licensed by the production company that produced the movies. The more authentic, the more they will resemble the actual weapon used in the movies. Some even have elements in them that make them actually light up or they will have sound effects, or both. This means that these light sabers are all the more enjoyable for those who collect them and who want to have a real piece of the movie franchise.
Purchasing light sabers as gifts can be a great thing for those you have on your list that are true fans of the movie franchise. However, as nice as they are, giving toys and collectibles can still fall a little flat with some recipients, depending upon the items you choose and the recipient himself or herself. Dressing up those gifts of light sabers can be a great way to add some personality to your gift and to make it even more memorable than imagined.
One things to consider is that you never want to take light sabers, toys, collectibles, or any other item out of their original packaging no matter what. This is especially true if you’re purchasing something you want to give to someone that does collect items rather than just play with them. They are not valuable if they’ve been removed from their original packaging, so don’t assume your recipient won’t mind if you remove those light sabers and put them in a less cumbersome gift bag. Very cheap toys and mass marketed or mass produced items may be fine to remove, but be cautious.
Another consideration is that very expensive light sabers may have a certificate of authenticity and this should be given with the gift, if appropriate. The collector will want to know that it’s valuable and that paperwork is very important.
When it comes to giving your gifts of light sabers and other toys or collectibles, think of the impact the gift has when you present it. This will make it something even more enjoyable to receive. Some light sabers have collapsible blades that make them easier to wrap and give away. For others, you may even be able to go without wrapping paper and just tie a large ribbon around the handle. Consider some additional toys that can dress up your gift, if you do wrap it. Get some Star Wars collectibles and tie them to the outside ribbon, or find Star Wars wrapping paper.