Star Wars Lightsabers
If you have someone on your gift list that really appreciate the movies, you may want to consider some Star Wars lightsabersand toys as gifts. These are appropriate for children but even those who are no longer kids often appreciate them as collectibles and as bits of nostalgia from their own childhood.
Before you run out to the nearest retailer or toy shop and just buy the cheapest or closest Star Wars lightsabers you can find for those gift items, you may want to give some thought as to your choices and your recipient. Children are very sensitive to having the “right” toy, and anyone not familiar with the films may not realize the differences in these items. In the movies, not all characters used these Star Wars lightsabers and they were different for each character that did. Getting the right one for a favorite character can mean everything for a child, whereas the “wrong” one can be disappointing.
If the person on your gift list has a favorite character from the movie, check to see if there are Star Wars lightsabers with their name on the packaging. Remember that there’s a difference between Luke Skywalker and Anakin Skywalker; those children and other recipients on your gift list will know the difference! Typically you’ll see character names on the packaging of those Star Wars lightsabers, so if you know they like a certain character, look for that.
When it comes to very young children, consider Star Wars lightsabers that are safe to play with; there are even some that are made of foam rather than heavy or hard plastic. Never get them anything that you assume they’ll put on a shelf for display as this is virtually impossible for young children. For older children and those that enjoyable collectibles, consider Star Wars lightsabers that are meant for display and not for use. These may be more detailed, they may be made of special materials, and so on. The packaging will often have warnings about age groups for those Star Wars lightsabers, so be sure you note this.
You may notice that some of those collectible Star Wars lightsabers are very expensive; some run into the hundreds and hundreds of dollars. This is often because of that detailing and the materials used, and they may be limited editions. If you have a diehard fan of the movies and want to spend that much, an item like this or a similar toy of the same value may be the right choice for them. Collectors love these Star Wars lightsabers and the ones that actually light up or make sounds or are meant to be exactly like those in the movie; it’s like owning a piece of the story themselves!
These Star Wars lightsabers make for great gifts, if you shop around and plan ahead of time before you make your choice. Doing so will improve your chances of getting something they’ll really love!
If you have a true movie buff or fan of the franchise on your gift list, you may want to consider a good Star Wars lightsaber or other collectibles as gifts.