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Empire's Christmas Gift Guide 2012
It's the most wonderful time of the year to buy film-friendly gifts

Perhaps you're stuck on what to get your family for Christmas. Or maybe you're trying to ensure that your own Christmas list is filled with maximum awesomeness. Either way, we are here to help. We have scoured catalogues and interwebs to find the very best gifts this year, from the high-end high-tech to the highly silly.

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Fabric Flavours

Fabric Flavours

Jesuit co-founder Francis Xavier once said, “Give me the child until he is seven and I'll give you the man”, which sounds a bit dodgy but concerns the importance of early indoctrination rather than anything untoward. His maxim applies to Fabric Flavour’s range of nerdy children’s wear because their T-shirts and onesies are just one more means of ensuring that your offspring grow up knowing their Chewbacca from their Yoda and their Superman from their Batman. Also, they’re cooler than your average high-street offering, and have a great range of characters. Buy it here

Labyrinth Ring

Labyrinth Ring

When trying to find your way through a Labyrinth to the Goblin King who has kidnapped your baby brother, you might find this crafty creation useful. Admittedly, judging by his appearance in Jim Henson’s movie, his help will prove of limited use but he’s strangely cute in an ugly sort of way, right? And this ring is an uncanny likeness. Buy it here

Spider-Man Glasses

Spider-Man Glasses

We’re not quite sure whether these sunglasses are really going to be suitable for all occasions, but certainly they should offer some protection against the harsh light emitted by villains like Electro. And they will certainly make you stand out from the crowd, and signal your love of this year’s Amazing Spider-Man. Whether they can be counted upon to win you the girl or boy of your dreams, however, remains to be seen. Hang upside down and see if that helps. Buy it here

Pepper Potts's Iron Man 3 Trailer T-shirt

Pepper Potts's Iron Man 3 Trailer T-shirt

If you had your eyes peeled during the first Iron Man 3 trailer you might have noticed that Pepper Potts is rocking this satisfyingly scientific piece of geekery as sleepwear. And if we’ve learned anything it’s that Gwyneth Paltrow’s fashion sense is generally flawless, so get your hands on this now and get ahead of the curve. It will also provide a handy conversation starter if you ever meet a hot physicist, which is nice. As for Pepper Potts herself, blogger Hello Tailor makes a compelling case for her wardrobe in general here. Buy it here

Steamship Watch

Steamship Watch

This isn’t a direct movie tie-in of any kind, but we can’t help thinking that it would be a nice fit for any fans of Titanic in the family. After all, James Cameron’s box-office behemoth came with very little official merchandise, and has a lot of fans. It’s also just a pretty cool looking watch in its own right: who doesn’t love a steamship? Buy it here

Hobbit Jewellery<

Hobbit Jewellery

The Lord Of The Rings brought us a load of covetable and surprisingly wearable jewellery (those Fellowship leaf brooches look just like regular-people stuff!), and Weta has followed that with some treats to tie in with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. We’re particular fond of this pendant, which gives you the key to the Lonely Mountain itself. Not Weta, but also attractive, is this Door To Bag-End pendant from Badali, officially licenced from the books rather than the movie. Buy it here

Maleficent T-Shirt

Maleficent T-Shirt

Angelina Jolie’s starring turn in Maleficent won’t be out until 2014, but you can get ahead of the crowd with this rather ace effort from perennial T-shirt geniuses Threadless. Make no mistake: Maleficent is about as cool as a villain gets. She’s well-dressed, she’s strangely sexy and she can turn into a dragon. Even with the whole trying-to-kill-a-baby thing, we’re still sort of with her. Buy it here

Death Star Earrings

Death Star Earrings

Star Wars goodies are, of course, ten a penny – and likely to become more so heading towards 2015. But these earrings are just a big cooler than your average because they’re a little subtle. To non-geeks, they’re just a slightly elaborate pair of hoops. To your fellow fans, it will be immediately clear that they’re no hoops – that’s a space station! Buy it here

Star Wars Glasses

Star Wars Glasses

Spider-Man sunglasses are all very well, but what about cloudy days? Why, that’s when you don your regular eyewear and cast a quiet tribute to Star Wars. This selection comes in Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, R2D2, BobaFett and Stormtrooper styles, but they’re so subtly done that it won’t be like the bad old days when your boss wore his Homer Simpson tie into the office, we promise. Buy it here

Geek Skirts

Geek Skirts

Generally speaking, when we tackle geek clothing around these parts it’s all about T-shirts and more T-shirts. Well, not in the GoChaseRabbits' etsy shop. Here ladies (and maybe some gentlemen – we make no judgments) can pick up skirts reminiscent of X-Men (this Rogue effort), one inspired by Lord Of The Rings or even a Hunger Games offering. Just the thing for geeks keen to fly their colours all over. Buy it here

Doctor Who Dressing Gowns

Doctor Who Dressing Gowns

If you’d rather keep your sci-fi loving predilections to yourself, why not invest in a geeky dressing gown? There are approximately a bajillion TARDIS dressing gowns out there, but this Forbidden Planet selection are probably our favourites. If you’d prefer to be geeky while cooking fish fingers in custard, for example, then the selection for you is right over here on etsy. Buy it here

Loki Bracelet

Loki Bracelet

Well this is rude! This handmade jewellery shop offers a range of Loki-inspired Avengers goods, and this one caught our eye because, well, it’s a bit naughty. For some reason (*cough* Tom Hiddleston *cough*) the ostensible bad guy appears to have inspired a lot of fan-produced goodies. If you’d rather keep it clean, you can get a simple “Loki’s Army” ring, or go for the wordier “I am burdened with glorious purpose”. If you’re less into the whole subtlety thing, consider this Loki scarf/hoodie. Buy it here

Game of Thrones Converse

Game of Thrones Converse

Winter is coming – so you’ll want sensible rubber-soled shoes like Converse. And you’ll probably want some that proclaim your allegiance to one of the Houses of Westeros. Well, that’s where this etsy shop comes in, with Converse for Houses Stark, Lannister, Baratheon, Targaryen, Greyjoy, Tully and Arryn. They also do TARDIS and Assassin’s Creed colours, if you’re yet to get your HBO on. Buy it here

Addict Star Wars T-Shirts

Addict Star Wars T-Shirts

Star Wars T-shirts are ten-a-penny these days, but we’re particularly fond of this line from Addict, which riffs on American sports team and college designs to create something just a little different. Or if that’s a little preppy for you, try wearing the blueprints for your favourite Imperial Walker or X-Wing. They’re a more elegant T-shirt for a more civilised age. Buy it here

Star Trek Socks

Star Trek Socks

May 17 next year sees the return of Captain Kirk and co. in Star Trek Into Darkness, and if you’re excited about that you can boldly go buy these socks, which come in a handy three-pack so you can switch between Command, Science and Engineering colours. And as long as you’re wearing trousers, no one need know that you’re a secret Trekker. You know it makes sense. Buy it here


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