A very Star Trek gift guide for the 2019 holiday season

By: H&I Staff    Posted: December 4, 2019, 10:08AM Tags: Tags: Holiday

Some things come and go, but Star Trek? Star Trek is immortal. With over a dozen movies and a list of shows that just keeps growing (including the several currently ongoing or in production), there's never going to be any shortage of adventures in space.

No matter if you just discovered the show yesterday or you've been a fan since the original series, Trekkies are one of the most passionate fan groups. Here's a handy guide to your holiday shopping for the Trekkie in your life.

And if you want to sneak something from the list for yourself, we won't judge.

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1

A bottle of Chateau Picard

$60

This wine is quickly becoming one of the most buzzed-about items in the Star Trek community. In the trailer for the upcoming series Picard, we get to see the winery that Jean-Luc Picard has retired to after his years in Starfleet. Now you can take home a bottle of our captain's very own wine. It's a lovely Bordeaux wine, but you may not want to pop the cork at all — this might be a sought-after collector's item a few years down the line.

If you're not a drinker, there's also a line of Chateau Picard shirts, blankets, glasses and more.

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2

A copy of ''Star Trek: Body by Starfleet''

$16

Some of us have the body of a boulder-throwing, Gorn-fighting captain. Others of us are more, uh, suited for shore leave. This book was created with a fitness trainer to give us all the strength and endurance to cross the galaxy (and maybe to look good in a Starfleet uniform while doing it). Exercises include "Klingon Tribble Twists" and "Wesley Crunchers."

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3

Mounted film cells from ''Wrath of Khan''

$53.79 and up

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the most defining peices of the Star Trek franchise. Quotable lines, a good plot, a tear-jerking twist, and one of the best villains of the entire show. If you know a Khan superfan, they'll appreciate these cells from the movie, tastefully mounted and framed (with optional backlight). Including the famous KHAAAAAAAN moment.

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4

A bluetooth communicator

$149.95

When Star Trek first came on TV, the fancy flip-open communicators they used seemed so cool and futuristic. Then came flip phones. Then smartphones. And now we've come full circle with these flip-open working Bluetooth communicators. Modeled after the ones on the show, they'll work with a Bluetooth-compatible phone and have flip-to-answer action so you can pick up a call just like the crew of the Enterprise.

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5

A keepsake tribble ornament

$19.99

Every year, Hallmark brings out a new round of Star Trek ornaments and decor. This year we get the adorable tribble. Is it a fluffy ball? Yes. Is it somehow really stinking cute anyway? Oh, yes. Also, it vibrates and makes little purrs and cooing noises when you squeeze it. Just hang it high up out of reach of the cats.

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6

Star Trek best friends necklace set

$44.99

This necklace set, featuring two hands giving the Vulcan salute, interlocks perfectly. Not only that, but it's cut from a 1966 quarter — the year that Star Trek first aired on TV! This gift is perfect for a best friend, a partner, or someone in a galaxy far, far away from you. They'll know you're the Kirk to their Spock.

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7

A Star Trek VHS lamp

$20.15 and up

When the original series came out, we were still in the age where we had to painstakingly rewind the VHS tapes with each viewing. And heaven help you if you taped over something important. Bring your loved one back to those days with this repurposed VHS lamp. With an option of colors and lights, this lamp will add a nostalgic glow to your living room.

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8

A heat-changing beaming up mug

$15.95

This mug has the familiar figures of Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and McCoy standing in the transporter room. But as you add hot water — woosh — they slowly vanish from the transporter room and appear on the planet surface on the other side. For your coffee — or Earl Grey, hot — beam up a fun surface-changing cup.

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9

A double-sided Enterprise puzzle

$25.88

This puzzle not only comes in the shape of the Starship Enterprise, adding a layer of difficulty to the usual puzzle mechanics, but it is printed on both sides! Do the puzzle once to assemble the famous ship, then start over again with the side printed with scenes from the show. It'll keep any Trekkie happy on a rainy day indoors.

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10

A Star Trek car sunshade

$29.99

If your favorite Trekkie loves their car as much as the Enterprise, get them this sunshade. It'll keep their car cool on hot days, and as a bonus, it'll look like the car is filled with cool passengers. Let them cruise around with Kirk, Spock, Bones and Scotty.


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11

Data's Ode To Spot poster

$6.71 and up

Data's love for Spot hit a note with a lot of cat-lover Trekkies. His quote "…and though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend, I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend" has been repeated many times to many cats of Trek fans over the years. This poster, which has a snippet of Data's poem "Ode to Spot", also shows a soundwave of the quote. Cat lovers will be delighted to receive this. The cats, presumably, will not care.

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12

Picard: Countdown comic

$4.99

New from IDW Publishing comes Picard—Countdown. The comic is a sort of a prequel to the new series coming out in 2020. Or, maybe. The description given is, "Before he retired to his vineyard, Jean-Luc Picard was the most decorated admiral in Starfleet. Then one mission changed his life forever." So no matter if it's a direct prequel or not, it'll certainly give some more backstory to what led Picard to retire alone to a vineyard.

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13

A T-shirt from the H&I Store!

$19.95

This is just one of many Star Trek gifts available in our H&I Store. We've picked this one because we love the retro video game layout. It ties two kinds of nostalgia together in one easy swoop.

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