May the fourth be with you! It’s here, it’s dorky, and although there isn’t a new Star Wars film landing this year, we’re looking forward to the next one scheduled for the end of 2022. Best to be ready. And best to make sure your favorite nephew/ aunt/ grandpa is ready. These are a few of our favorite things, whether you’re in this galaxy or one far, far away. They happen to be beloved by some of our favorite Instagrammers, too! (Shop everything Star Wars here!)
It’s a coaster! It’s a trivet! Wait, it’s… the Millennium Falcon? Though Han isn’t here to see it in all its splendor, this gloriously inglorious ship has become a place to rest dinner, a cocktail, or a little cake for the birthday kid. It’s heat-resistant, so it makes even a hot chocolate feel special.
If there’s one thing better than sitting down to a piping cup of hot chocolate on your Millennium Falcon trivet, it’s pairing that with waffles shaped like Hans’s dreamy ship. Talk about making May the 4th—or a birthday for a kid or kid at heart—memorable!
It’s a trap—of adorableness! These cakelets look remarkably like your favorite droids, from R2-D2 to C3PO (with Yoda thrown in for wisdom, and Chewie for roars). The pan is remarkably easy to use thanks to nonstick coating, and you can fill the molds with any favorite cake mix.
For the elegant Star Wars obsessive, there is this Le Creuset Vader Dutch oven. Use it to make bread or any sort of stew or braise; quietly deposit it on the table on that Millennium trivet in front of impressed guests. Flip open the top to reveal “France” written in Aurebesh, the galaxy’s alphabet. Rejoice in your chic nerdiness.
Talk about a way to get kids to help in the kitchen! “To the Vader toaster!” is the sort of rallying cry we can get behind. Incredibly, the entire piece of bread is toasted and the Star Wars logo is imprinted on one face. Modern technology is truly marvelous.
Send her off to college this fall with an adorable droid that makes every meal fast and fuss-free. Also, this BB-8 Instant Pot is a surefire way to get your spouse or kids to chip in at mealtime. It comes with 11 satisfying button-pressing functions. Cook beans and rice in a flash; make bone-in chicken in half an hour; even whip up your own yogurt! There’s an Instant Pot for everyone these days.
The gang’s all here! This set of eight cookie cutters includes Yoda, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Stormtrooper, Millennium Falcon and Death Star. (It’s the only time they’ll all be in one room!) With incredible detail on each cookie, they’re a delight for kids and kids at hearts alike to decorate.
Need 10 minutes to entertain the baby, husband, wife or dog? Bust out this popcorn maker. Everyone’s favorite droid has transformed into a movie night machine. He includes a butter warmer, and his head transforms into a bowl for the popcorn! Epic.
Its fans love those cookie cutters so much they’re turning them into pie crust decorations, too! This “Use the Force” pie could help summon the force and turn any day around, we reckon.
Determined to get your kid to start helping with breakfast? Hand her this. It’s a daunting challenge for anyone before 8am, summoning the Dark Side to stir batter for flapjacks, but we think she can handle it. It’s just as awesome if you live solo or with a partner, and we have a bevy of galaxy-worthy spatulas from which to choose.