Have you started your Holiday shopping? Yeah… me neither. I’m literally sitting here the day after Halloween knowing that the season is upon me, and loving/ dreading it. Let me be clear, I ADORE Christmas. I LOATHE buying gifts. Not really because of the money thing, but because it’s so much pressure. So, with that being said, I’d like to take the pressure off of some of you nerds out there… or maybe you who have nerdy girls in your life. Trust me, the gifts I found this year, are gold for the Disney, sci-fi obsessed, loud-mouthed, theater girl in your life. Here are my suggestions:
Star Wars Han and Leia Towels, $24.99
For those of you who don’t know me, I’m about to get even more personal. I just got engaged, and come this January, I’ll be married. My fiancé may come off as a meat head due to his stature and his Maui-like, the demi-god from Moana, demeanor, but trust me, deep down he is a nerd. So, when I first told him that I loved him, he thought he was being so cute and said, “I know.” I was furious at the time since he wasn’t being frozen in carbonate, but now I look back at it with laughter. These towels are perfect for any nerd couple who want a little more polish in their house without the place looking like it belongs in “Better Homes and Gardens.”
“Where’s Barb?” Book, $13.99
Because, who’s not currently obsessed with Stranger Things? I really need this book for a coffee table book. Again, I want my house to look more polished, but definitely not like a grown up’s house… because who wants that? This hardback book includes 32 pages of Where’s Waldo-like fun that will be sure to keep you and your family busy until the Demigorgon rips through your wall into your dimension. This is perfect for those 80’s babies who love the series and a good play on 80’s novelties.
Enchanted Tiki Room Sundress, $118.00
I mean, come on! Look at the colors! Look at the Cut! Look at Jose, Michael, Pierre, and Fritz (the stars of the Walt Disney World and Disneyland attraction)! Despite the attraction being a little outdated, I have always loved The Enchanted Tiki Room, and danced a little dance to the Tiki Gods when they reverted the attraction back to it’s former glory after trying to modernize it with Zazu and Iago about a decade ago. This dress would be perfect to wear to the park. And if you know anything about me, it’s that I’m always on the lookout for great clothing to wear to the park that looks both comfortable and chic. I will NOT be schlepping around Disney looking like a vagabond! And with 97% cotton and 3% spandex, this looks like a very breathable dress as well. Perfect for the girl in your life who is on the verge of Disney Bounding (a new trend where you wear modern clothes that LOOK like a character), but doesn’t have the time to put into those amazing outfits.
EPCOT 35th Anniversary Mystery Pin Set- 2 Pc., $14.99
And speaking of keeping it classic, have you heard that it’s the 35th Anniversary of Walt Disney World’s EPCOT? Literally, my happy place! I can confirm without a shadow of a doubt, that the reason that I love 80’s and synthesizer music. I’m not one for the whole pin movement at Disney World. I don’t like wearing the extra clothing and it seems like a waste of money that I could be using on a Dole Whip or another plush. But these retro EPCOT pins are my everything. They have all of the original logos including The Land, The Living Seas, Horizons, World of Motion, and yes, even BODY WARS! Sadly, when you buy this set, it is a crap shoot of what you get, as it is a Mystery Box. I looked to see if you could bypass and just buy the whole set, but sadly again, you cannot. This is perfect for that Disney Nerd who has both a Captain EO and World of Imagination Tattoo, who still prefers Horizons over Mission Space.
Muppets Meet the Classics: The Phantom of the Opera, $12.99
Now… who is responsible for this? The Muppets redoing the classics because it is sheer brilliance! The Phantom of the Opera was the first classic adult novel that I read. I found it long and tedious, and was sorely disappointed that there was no soundtrack to help me through Gaston Leroux’s flowery language. But in this novel, Miss Piggy turns into Christine Daae and Kermit to Raul. And the Phantom, none other than that creepy blue Muppet with the gravely voice named, Uncle Deadly. I mean, he IS called the Phantom of the Muppet show after all. I expect laughter, tears, and lots of “Who moi?” But what I really wish, is that this book would become so widely popular, that they would make a movie out of the Muppets doing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera. Can you imagine? Maybe that’s what heaven is like… This is perfect for the musical theater nerd in your life who is also obsessed with puppets.