It’s that time of year again, the holidays. That means you need to find the perfect gifts for the people in your lives. And let’s be honest, there are Trekkies out there and they want cool Star Trek themed gifts. But where do you start? That’s where I come in. I present to you a hand-selected Star Trek Gift Guide.
Who am I? Well, I’m The Star Trek Dude. Seriously, you can @ me. I also host the Redshirts & Runabouts podcast, a Star Trek podcast on the Heroes Podcast Network.
Consider me your guide to the best gifts for Trekkies this year. To help out, I’ve broken these items into five sections: Film & TV, Books, Games (Tabletop & Video), Toys & Collectibles, and Miscellaneous. I’ve also organized them by price point, starting with the cheapest in each category. Items range from as low as $10 to as high as $180 USD.
Star Trek Films and Series
Star Trek: Discovery is the flagship series of the CBS All Access streaming service. Season 2 of the show landed on Blu-Ray November 12th, 2019, making it an ideal gift for Trekkies, mostly because it’s unlikely they have it yet. Best Buy has an exclusive Steelbook, if you’d like to pay a little extra.
$40 Star Trek: Stardate Collection – remastered editions of all 10 Prime timeline films on blu-ray
If your Trekkie is like me, they have purchased the Star Trek films in many formats over the years, VHS, DVD, DVD again, Blu-Ray, you get it. Well, now, you can get all 10 Star Trek Prime Timeline films (Shatner’s Kirk through Picard) in one convenient remastered Blu-Ray set for $50. It’s a great deal, the best I’ve seen, and it’ll save on shelf space too… assuming they ditch the older copies. No promises.
Let’s not forget our Kelvin Timeline trilogy (Chris Pine’s Kirk) of films! Those have just been re-released in a beautiful 4K UHD box set that includes Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Trek Beyond.
Remastering doesn’t always mean the same thing. In the case of Star Trek: The Next Generation, they went back to the original 35mm film negatives to complete revamp and restore the series in gorgeous HD quality. I know because I bought the seasons as they released. It’s incredible and was worth it at $60 per season. Now you can get all 7 seasons for just $90 in a convenient box set. And yes, this will also save shelf space.
Star Trek Books
Just in case your Trekkie has plans to visit the Klingon homeworld, Kansas City’s own Dayton Ward has you covered with this comprehensive travel guide to the most honorable of empires.
Covering 150 years of Star Trek history, any Trekkie would love to sit down and catch up on events they may have missed over the decades. There is a Collector’s Edition of this with a special display case that includes a voice introduction by George Takei.
There’s a lot of ships in Star Trek. Learn all about them in Part 2 of this two-part series. This book covers ships from the end of the Kirk era through the future of Nemesis and beyond.
Learn all about the ships that started the Federation with Part 1 of this two-part series. This book covers the ships from the beginning of Archer’s run as Captain of the NX-01 Enterprise through the end of Kirk’s command on the Enterprise A.
Star Trek Games
An official Klingon interpretation of Monopoly with both English and Klingon text.
A PlayStation VR game you can play with your friends. Take command of various bridge stations and boldly go.
This dedicated Star Trek tabletop role playing game (RPG) lets you and a group take on a starship and explore strange new worlds without the need for screens. Minis, additional books, and other materials also available.
Go head-to-head in this complex Star Trek tabletop game. Explore the galaxy, build your economy, or prepare your military for conquest. Each player takes on a different Star Trek civilization starting with the Federation, Klingons, and Romulans. Other civilizations are expansions and add additional player support including Cardassians, Ferengi, and a Borg cooperative expansion.
Star Trek Toys and Collectibles
McFarlane is the latest company to get the official license to produce Star Trek action figures and they’ve knocked it out of the park with this Picard figure. They also have figures for Kirk, Spock, and Michael Burnham.
It is the holiday season, after all, and Hallmark always puts out new Star Trek ornaments. This year, they have several, but my favorite is this Enterprise that lights up.
Eaglemoss produces high quality large to scale models of Starships including classics like various versions of the Enterprise, Voyager, the Defiant, and even Klingon warbirds. They also have smaller options closer to the $20 range with a wider selection of ships.
If you are looking for something that is more collectible than toy, look no further than the QMX Kirk figure. It’s highly detailed, articulated, and the sculpt is one of the best Shartner Kirks I have seen available at any time.
Star Trek – Miscellaneous Gifts
$30 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Niners Logo Embroidered Hat, personalization available
Who doesn’t want to be a 9er? Support the greatest baseball team in the Federation with this officially licensed 9ers hat based on the one from the Deep Space Nine series.
This one is an oldie but a goodie. First off, it cuts pizza. So, there’s that. But it also looks like the classic TOS Enterprise in a pretty silver steel design. Maybe not the more practical of pizza cutters, but it’s certainly the most visually appealing.
$40 Star Trek 4 Piece Dinner Set from GameStop
Set the table for your Klingon guests or just enjoy from Earl Grey with this classy dinner set. You can also get a 16-piece Star Trek dinner set from Amazon.
$40 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Quark’s Bar & Restaurant Apron from StarTrek.com
Get in the cooking spirit and do it in style with your own Quark’s Bar branded apron. Just don’t forget to tip the bartender!
Picard is set to return to us in early 2020. Be ready for the premiere with your own, officially licensed Chateau Picard wine! This collector set includes a bottle of Cru Bordeaux, bottled at Chateau Picard in France, and a special edition of the Zinfandel. Other options also available.
Bring the future and a little fun to your phone calls with this functional bluetooth TOS style communicator.
Thank you for checking out my 2019 Star Trek Gift Guide. I hope you enjoyed it. If you ever want to talk Trek, please reach out to me at @TheStarTrekDude on Twitter or Facebook. You can also catch me on my weekly Star Trek podcast series, Redshirts & Runabouts on the Heroes Podcast Network! Live long and prosper.
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