By now you know the game: Shopping for loved ones is both the best and worst thing ever. Each year we spend incalculable bank one-upping loved ones, friends, and frenemies in an effort to find that one perfect gift. This holiday season, Vanyaland has compiled its own gift guide to hep you navigate the sea of consumerism, from stocking stuffer ideas to a giant fucking Han Solo carbonite wall-piece that would be the envy of any aspiring Hutt. If you don’t see anything of interest now, fear not: We’ll be updating this jimjam until the last mall turns off its fading lights and the last website closes up Santa’s online shop for the season.
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‘Empire Strikes Back’ jackets from Columbia
Every January here in Boston feels a lot like Hoth, the ice planet from Empire Strikes Back. So that is precisely why we all need a new winter coat from Columbia’s limited edition collection of jackets inspired by the Star Wars film. Each of Columbia’s three new Echo Base jackets mimics an iconic look from Empire Strikes Back’s opening battle, from tan coats similar to Luke and Leia’s, to a parka with faux fur modeled after Han Solo’s tauntaun-riding getup. The descriptions for the coats get pretty creative, too. “You’ll stay warm and dry whether you’re patrolling an ice planet or getting ready for a duel with your father,” reads the online description for Luke’s jacket, while Han’s boasts a hood that “allows you to slip past bounty hunters incognito whether you’re on the ice planet Hoth or a bit closer to home.” May the warmth be with you. — Victoria Wasylak