I'm going to start off the Home Stuff section with a selection of cool, geeky Christmas Tree ornaments. You'll notice almost all of them are in the “cheap” zone, but a couple toward the end are a little pricier. Since this is a quick detour I didn't break them down by price categories. That starts with the real deal Home Stuffs section immediately after the ornaments.
Right out of the gate we have the best movie geek Hallmark Keepsake ornament for 2018. Hal9000 not only lights up, but also voices several of his key 2001 phrases. As long as it doesn't start singing Daisy as its batteries begin to run out we're good.
Hallmark loves to do holiday special Star Wars ornaments. In the past they've had Vader holding a present and Boba Fett with a candy cane and this year we have a simple golden C-3PO head wearing a fuzzy Santa hat. Ain't nothin' wrong with that! His eyes light up and he says special festive lines of dialogue.
I know what you're thinking. What the hell is a sports ornament doing in this geek guide? Vespe hates sports. I do. But know who didn't hate the Red Wings? Cameron Frye. I look at this NHL jersey and all I see is an unofficial Ferris Bueller Day's Off ornament. Call me sir, goddamnit!
Any Disney Parks fan will jump for joy for this Hallmark ornament. Every person who walks into Disneyland or Magic Kingdom is greeted by a statue of Walt Disney holding hands with his most famous creation, Mickey Mouse. That statue can now hang from you tree! Smaller and lighter, of course.
If you didn't involuntarily go “awwwwww” when you saw this Wall-E ornament then I'm sad to tell you that your heart has died. Might want to get that checked out. This lil' dude is adorable and you would be lucky to have him in your tree.
Not done with Disney ornaments just yet! Here you have the two best dwarfs in a mine cart together. Don't come at me with any of that Doc and Sneezy are better nonsense. Grumpy and Dopey wipe the floor with the rest of those fools. Everybody knows this! Of course, this ornament lights up and plays Heigh-Ho.
The very first Harry Potter book turns 20 years old this year. Fuck that, for starters, but at least we get this cool Hallmark Keepsake out of it, celebrating the US cover in a 3D sculpture for your Christmas tree viewing pleasure.
It's-a you! Mario! Taking his victory lap is this Mario Kart ornament from Hallmark. This one doesn't beep or light up, but you can turn the wheels, so that's something. No comment from Hallmark about a Death Stare Luigi counterpart.
Now this is reaaaaalllly cool. You can be your own miniature King of Kong with this Hallmark Keepsake reproduction of an old school Donkey Kong standup arcade machine. It lights up, plays the nostalgic sounds of the original game and will up your geek cred at least 85%.
This is where it all started. Steamboat Willie turns 90 this year and Hallmark made this high end, larger than usual ornament (over 5” tall) with movement, sound and light.
Last year Hallmark released giant Star Wars ornaments that were a step above their usual Keepsakes. They were bigger and, more importantly, they interacted with each other. It was the Death Star, Vader's TIE fighter and Luke's X-Wing and by themselves they are cool, but together they recreate the ending of A New Hope, each piece throwing out sound effects and dialogue and lighting up at the correct moments. This year they have a couple new pieces. First up is the regular TIE fighter.
And, of course, The Millennium Falcon. By the time they're done with their run of interactive Star Wars ornaments you'll need, like, 5 Christmas trees to hold them all!
Cheap ($24.99 and Under)
Please Stand By for this Fallout mousepad on offer from Bethesda. It's been a while since I've needed a mousepad (most of my writing is done on laptop), so it is normal that this thing is so massive? Back in my day a mousepad didn't need to be the size of your screen!
PRE-ORDER, December 2018. Well, isn't this a pretty shiny thing. Direct from Bethesda's shop comes this stainless steel Nuka Cola water bottle that keeps your boiled water warm for up to 6 hours and your Nuka Cola Quantum cold for up to 24 hours!
There's also these Fallout Nuka Cola coasters to keep your Nuka Cola sweat from fucking up your tabletop. The bombs may have fallen and the world destroyed, but there's gotta be a line for survivors to keep at least a modicum of civility. You get four coasters in this set.
Here are more nerdy coasters, but in a different geek direction. Here we go more real life NASA with these lunar bootprint coasters that have a dimensional representation of Buzz Aldrin's footprint left on the moon on the top and a reproduction of the plaque left behind by the Apollo 11 astronauts on the bottom. Made of resin and rubber.
They recommend using this Mario Bros Red Turtle Shell mug to hold your coffee, hot cocoa or possibly even some sneaky alcoholic beverages, but please don't toss them at the person in front of you in traffic. We all know red shells have homing capabilities and it's just way too dangerous to unleash on real life traffic.
Great Odin's Raven! You can now pour your mead into this ceramic representation of Thor's hammer, Mjolnir, or “Mew-Mew” if you're Kat Dennings. Don't try to fly with it, though. All that's going to happen is you're going to spill your tasty beverage everywhere.
For you MST3K fans comes this clear mug that features the distinctive silhouettes of Crow, Tom Servo and Jonah. Pour a cuppa and watch the silly B-movie of your choice.
I don't know who would want to drink out of a slimy, space frog-eating slug gangster but if you have someone in your family that has that particular kink then this ceramic mug is for you! Much like Jabba himself this mug is XXL.
Nothing says “I Love You/I Know” better than these Empire Strikes Back-themed stemless flute glasses. Toast the scoundrel and/or princess in your life with this fancy pair of glasses!
For all the pokemon trainers, big and small, on the go comes this convenient lunch box that is tall enough to hold a can, a delicious sammy and even some pretzels and apple slices and probably a Pikachu and whatnot.
Every kitchen needs something to hold and disperse spices, peppers and salts, etc. Lucasfilm has you covered with this licensed R2/Threepio set of shiny spice shakers!
This is almost disgustingly sweet. It's one thing to take the Han/Leia exchange from Empire and put that on towels and glasses and tee-shirts, but at least those are lines of dialogue! He's A Keeper/She's A Catch quidditch themed hand towels is eye-rolling, but for a Harry Potter-loving couple it's undeniably a (sickeningly) sweet gift.
Welcome... to the Jurassic Park door mat! After traversing the park you probably have picked up some mud and maybe some dino droppings (droppings) on your shoes, so you definitely need a good quality door mat to make sure all that gunk is off your feet before walking into your house.
Since all the '80s kids who actually used the OG Nintendo controller are old now it's entirely reasonable to expect they'd be interested in home products. But we '80s children are a nostalgic bunch so why buy a boring ol' floor mat with some random pattern on it when you can get one shaped and designed like the original Nintendo controller?
I told you us '80s kids are a nostalgic bunch. When I saw this old school arcade Insert Coin keychain my heart soared a little bit. Remember the good old days when all you needed was a few quarters to enjoy your time in an arcade? Now you have to take out a second mortgage to afford to spend an afternoon at an arcade! This keychain is made of die cast metal and has a red LED that illuminated when the return coin button is pressed. Rad!
Freeze! Don't move! Mei's little companion that can frustratingly freeze everybody off the point isn't just an Overwatch ultimate anymore. Now you can use that little sumbitch to illuminate your room with this mood light. It's not a big light, but perfectly sized for a little extra bit of desk illumination.
When you car needs to Keep. Summer. Safe. You can use this Rick and Morty sunshade. For fans of the show this is an instant laugh considering the episode it's pulling from is all about trapping Summer in a car. A space car, but still a car. Does not come with emotional manipulation counter-measures or spider peace. Also available in a Meseeks variety.
When you need to make it so... multiple devices can charge in your car in style then look no further than this Star Trek: The Next Generation Warp Core multi-charger. Just plug it in to the 12v adaptor (aka old lighter plugs that don't actually serve that purpose anymore) and you can charge 2 USB-powered devices at the same time. The Warp Core was designed to fit into your cup holder.
If violent video games are more your speed then this Claptrap car charger is for you. The chatty Borderlands mascot lights up, has 2 USB charging ports built in and, yes, he talks. And yes, he still thinks you're his henchman.
Something for the entrance to your own personal vault. Every time you enter your domicile you'll have the winking face of the Vault Boy welcoming you home. Now how about that! Rubber mat with a back grip to keep from sliding around, even during Rad Storms.
You've got your front door covered with the previous entry and you can have the Vault Boy keep your car or truck's floor boards nice and clean with these auto mats. This set protects your entire car, both front and back seats.
No room of your house will be safe from Fallout branding by the time I'm done here! I present to you the Fallout Perk shower curtain! Going off of Fallout 4's skill tree system all the SPECIAL abilities are represented. That includes the Mysterious Stranger, who may or may not appear behind you when you shower. Fair warning.
One more Fallout piece (at this price point, anyway). This is a Nuka Cola Quantum lamp that stands around 8” tall and gives off a soft blue glow powered either by batteries or USB.
Aw yeah. Here's a lamp replica of Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet where each stone lights up and potentially wipes out half your neighborhood. Potentially, I said. So don't be worried. This is a ThinkGeek/Gamestop exclusive and supplies are limited. At the time of this writing there is a low stock alert, so be quick if you want one of these for your very own.
Christmas lights tend to be red and green, so I'm surprised it's taken this long for someone to up some lightsaber string lights. Kurt Adler did just that releasing this small set of string lightsaber lights. Comes with a timer, 20 red and green lightsabers on a string spaced 6” apart.
It's normally a bad thing when DNA is found on a fleece blanket. I'm thinking crime docs and/or a gross blacklight situation thing. But in this one case it's fine because it's Mr. DNA from Jurassic Park on this comfy fuzzy fleece blanket. Spare no expense and add this to your collection.
This 48x30 tapestry throw recreates the Deadpool-centric cover of Thunderbolts #17 by artist Julian Totino Tedesco where good ol' DP is enjoying a nice slice of pizza as all hell is going on outside the restaurant window. Very cool piece that should keep you nice and toasty this winter.
This Tentacuddle blanket was a ThinkGeek April Fools Joke last year. As what often happens, they joked about it and then people actually wanted it, so they ended up making it for real! Think of it as a Snuggie with 100 times more Old God influence. Which is a lot because everybody knows the Snuggie came straight from hell.
Created for release at this year's San Diego Comic-Con ThinkGeek still has some Pickle Rick sleeping bags in stock. That's good news because flippers are trying to get double the money for it right now. Screw that! Buy it direct and save. It's just what Rick, Pickle or Normal, would want you to do!
Who would have thought making fun of shitty old movies would eventually lead to a floor mat? That's a hell of a trajectory, but here you go: An Mystery Science Theater 3000 logo floor mat for your buying pleasure!
When you want to give your bedroom the illusion of greater size, why not throw up one of these Star Trek: The Next Generation door covers? It makes it look like you have a room off of an Enterprise corridor. Sadly you can't order your wall to make you Earl Grey tea, but if you have a healthy imagination this door cover will make it easier to pretend it will!
In order to catch all the waffle Pokemon you've got to be able to create a waffle poke ball. That's just how things work. Now you can with this Poke Ball waffle maker! Now waffle Pidgey and waffle Charmander and waffle Slopoke will have to watch their asses or they'll end up in your waffle poke ball.
That, my friends, is a ceramic pie plate with some wise words from Agent Dale Cooper printed on it as well as the Double R Diner logo. Twin Peaks merch isn't all that common, at least not as much as it should be, and this is about as perfect a tie in as you could imagine. Will hold an 8” pie. Any flavor, but you know you're gonna make cherry pie if you get this.
PRE-ORDER, Q1 2019. Mondo makes everything. Prints, pins, toys, and even tiki mugs! Like most of their stuff it's super duper collectible and becomes very expensive when they run out of stock. This Tiki mug is less tiki and more dino-y, depicting the birth of a baby raptor out of an egg. If you want it you better place an order now 'cause these tend to sell out.
If when watching First Man you thought “Gee, that Apollo capsule would be a great way to hold a bunch of cookies then boy do I have the product for you! This NASA approved cookie jar is a great way to nerd up your kitchen without having to depend on movie and TV iconography.
If your cookie container tastes bend more towards video game geekery then I've got this one for you: That's an Overwatch loot box but instead of containing an annoying number of common sprays it holds cookies, which are obviously way better.
Some people are way too grown up to own a geeky cookie jar, so this one's for them: a geeky coffee canister. It's intended to hold coffee beans or grounds, but I suppose you could put cookies in there, too. Hell, anything really. How about all your old Gameboy cartridges? That'd be cool, too. Just not everything at once. It's really tough blow coffee grounds and cookie crumbs out of a Tetris cartridge. Don't ask me how I know this...
There are many things in the world that you didn't know you desperately needed until you saw them. The Zelda rolling pin is one of those things. Molded crests for both Hyrule and Lorule will imprint on any dough you roll with it. Cookies and pie tops will never be boring and flat again!
I'm pretty sure I've put the Breaking Bad RV incense burner on the guide in a previous year, but screw it. It's such a perfect tie in it's here again. Incense smells much better than meth (or so I've heard) so this is a great, off-kilter gift for the serious TV fan in your life.
Winter may be coming, but so is a whole lotta spring rain. Keep the winter snow and spring rains off your head with this Game of Thrones sword-handled umbrella.
Why have a boring ol' regular mirror hanging on your wall when you can have a Millennium Falcon one? You're good enough, you're smart enough and gosh darn it, people like you. Even if you are a scoundrel and a space pirate.
The TIE fighter shape makes it a perfect desk lamp. Who woulda thought? But it does. Look at how sweet that bad boy looks? That desk lamp is USB powered and ready to shine a light on all your dark side activities.
Now you see the full destructive power of the Death Star! When Whiskers launches out of that thing Alderaan is sooooo fucked. You've decorated everything else in your house with Star Wars stuff, why not force it on your pets with this Death Star Pet Den?
Yep, that's exactly what you think it is: A Death Star Disco Ball. Who needs a disco ball in this day and age, you may ask? Who doesn't, I'd counter. When you wanna get down with your bad self and set the right funky vibe in a galaxy far, far away then this one is for you!
Mjolnir can call down lightning from the heavens, propel its wielder through the cosmos and help you fix that squeaky door hinge that's been bugging you for years. Thor's hammer is a tool kit that holds 44 tools. You get a tape measure, pliers, wrenches, a hammer (with hammer... so meta), sockets, a folding knife, screwdrivers, a level and a bunch of accessories.
Time to break out the fine china! What you see here represents a portion of the 16 piece Disney Dinner Set. That's the Beauty and the Beast 4-piece set, complete with dinner plate, desert plate, bowl and mug. You also get one of each with patterns inspired by Cinderella, The Little Mermaid and Aladdin. So fancy!
Yep, a Doctor Who bedspread set with everybody's favorite TARDIS front and center on the comforter. You get the pillow cases, comforter, fitted sheet and flat sheets, but no sonic screwdrivers. Available in Twin, Full, Queen and King sizes.
Here's another sci-fi bedroom set for you. This one gives you schematic art of the original series Enterprise, available in Twin, Full/Queen and King sizes!
The bridge set for Star Trek The Next Generation can now light up your room. Or at least serve as a base for the actual light, but you get what I meant. The detail on this is surprisingly great for a novelty light, I gotta say. The only things missing are Picard, Troi, Number 1, Data, Jordy and the annoying kid everybody hated back then and retroactively became fans of when he turned into geek royalty.
PRE-ORDER, December 2018. Yes, I was able to sneak in one more Fallout-related item! So this thing is a Power Armor Portable Speaker. It's blutooth compatible and has a crazy motion sensor tech built into it so all you have to do to raise or lower the volume is to raise or lower your hand in front of its face. Swipe your hand left or right and change songs. Crazy, right? And instead of a boring ol' speaker it all comes out of a rad T-51 helmet.