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Harry Potter Gift Ideas

Poor, orphaned Harry Potter had so many disappointing Christmases before arriving at Hogwarts, but then his luck changed and with it came an avalanche of wonderful gifts, (plus one too many hand-knitted sweaters from Mrs Wesley). Books about quidditch, bags of dung bombs, or literally anything to do with magic – picking the right gift for Harry Potter is easy because everyone knows what he likes. But what about picking the right gift for someone that likes Harry Potter? Well, that’s easy too.

Accio Harry Potter Gifts!

T-shirts, hoodies, trousers, sweatshirts, bathrobes, jeans, capes, dresses, shirts, cardigans, pyjamas, varsity jackets, socks, boxers, leggings, gloves and beanies – Expect it all. You can summon over 500 different Harry Potter items right now from our online shop. At EMP gift-giving doesn’t have to be harder than wizards chess. As long as you know what someone is in too – whether that’s music, gaming, movies or a TV series – you can easily find suitable gifts for any fan. And the best part of all: you can buy gifts for your favourite Potter Heads online.

Since we are huge fans of the wizarding world at EMP we thought we’d pick our favourite gifts for Harry Potter fans. Create a bit of magic in someone’s life with these Harry Potter gifts for the young and young at heart.

EMP Top picks – Harry Potter Gifts

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Star Wars Gifts For Men

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For a lot of men Star Wars is a big deal. In a 2011 census in the UK 177,000 people declared themselves as followers of Jediism – making it the 7th most popular ‘religion’ here. And since the first Star Wars movie was released in 1977, Lucasfilm has licensed nearly £30 billion worth of merchandise, including everything from action figures to video games.

 

Star Wars changed the world. Well, at least the world of popular culture, and in doing so generated a community of hardcore followers, eager to show the world how much they love this iconic film series. But, if you are not a Star Wars fan, buying a gift for someone that is can be quite challenging.

 

To save you some time reading up about the series, we’ve put together a handy list of gifts for men, that every Star Wars fan will love.

 

‘The Empire’ Black Logo Slippers (£13.99)

A pair of black men’s slippers emblazoned with the symbol of the Galactic Empire on the front and the words ‘Star Wars’ on the inside. These cool but stylish slippers are available in Uk sizes 9-11.5.

Stormtrooper Bathrobe (£46.99)

Embroidered on both front and back this very fluffy men’s Stormtrooper bathrobe is available in sizes up to 3XL. The perfect gift for Star Wars fans!

**EMP Exclusive** Darth Vadar T-shirt (£27.99) 

Featuring a black base garment this stylish Darth Vadar T-shirt is an EMP Exclusive and can’t be bought from anywhere else in Europe. The perfect addition to any Star Wars fans wardrobe.

Stormtrooper Electronic Voice Changer Helmet (£110.99)

Transform into a member of the Galactic Empire with this realistic, movie-accurate reproduction Stormtrooper helmet. This collector-grade product can also electronically change the voice of the wearer to sound like an Imperial Stormtrooper!

Baby Yoda Christmas Jumper (£55.99)

Put on your Star Wars socks and settle in to watch ‘A New Hope’ for the eight-hundredth time with this super cute Baby Yoda Christmas jumper.

Star Wars Periodic Table T-shirt (£16.99)

‘The Periodic Table of Star Wars’ – This high-quality fashion item is guaranteed to be a hit with any Star Wars fan.

Tie Fighter Boxer Shorts (£23.99)

Tie Fighters have a rich history throughout the Star Wars universe and what better way to offer an intimate connection to this unforgettable symbol of the Imperial fleet than with your boxer shorts. This pack of 3 high-quality black and red mid-rise boxer shorts is available in sizes up to 5XL.

Cool Yoda T-Shirt (£14.99)

Every Star Wars fan knows that Yoda is a cool guy, but being nearly 900 years old he is not usually seen wearing sunglasses and DJ headphones. In this stylish black ‘Yoda Cool’ T-shirt from EMP Master Yoda goes on the razzle. Yoda is a contemporary dude!

Baby Yoda Mobile / Controller Holder (£23.99)

The number one accessory for any Star Wars fan, this baby Yoda figure is designed to hold either a mobile phone or a games controller. Not just super cute to look at, it comes with a 2 metre micro USB & type C charging cable for charging your devices.

40th Anniversary Imperial Search Droid (£36.99)

Celebrate 40 Years of The Empire Strikes Back with this anniversary edition imperial search droid. This deluxe item has 5 poseable, articulated limbs and comes with a special display stand so that it can take pride of place on an office desk or bedroom shelf.

Star Wars Soundtrack on vinyl (£29.99)

For a true fan, nothing will ever replace Star Wars and for true vinyl lovers, there’s no substitute either. The most acclaimed and enduring film music in Hollywood history combined with the romantic crackling sound of a vinyl record player. This is the ultimate gift for a Star Wars fan that owns vinyl!

Neon R2D2 T-Shirt (£18.99)

Everyone’s favourite droid takes centre stage in this neon R2D2 t-shirt. This white standard fit men’s t-shirt comes with a round neck and features a huge neon R2D2 print right across the front.

Storm ‘Pooper’ Framed Image (£16.99)

Measuring 30 x 40 cm, this high-quality collectable Stormtrooper printed image comes with a 25mm thick plastic frame and shatterproof plastic pane. The perfect gift to brighten up an office, garage, media room or spare bedroom.

The Black Series – Count Dooku – Force FX Lightsaber (£184.99)

From Luke’s iconic green one to Darth Maul’s dual-bladed weapon to Kylo Ren’s crossguard design – no weapon is more deeply entwined with Star Wars than a lightsaber. This replica weapon from EMP is the perfect gift for the man that has everything!

R2D2 Mug (£18.99)

Not only has this ceramic mug been designed in the iconic R2D2 shape, but it also features a handy removable lid to keep your drinks warm. Perfect for any Star Wars fan.

Darth Vadar Pillow (£18.99)

Part of a series of collectable characters, this reversible plush Darth Vadar pillow measures 8cm thick and is incredibly soft. Perfect for any man cave or to give a stylish bachelor pad a hint of humour.

 

The Dark Side Tracksuit Bottoms (£24.99)

“Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.” But your eyes do not deceive you Obi-Wan Kenobi, and you CAN trust them, because yes this is official Star Wars Leisurewear. Guaranteed to be a hit with every fan.

The Mandalorian Mug (£16.99)

Are you ready to fight as a Jedi against the Sith or do you need your morning coffee first? No problem! This amazing Mandalorian themed Star Wars mug is stylish enough for the home or office.

The Mandalorian 2021 Wall Calendar (£9.99)

The Mandalorian Official 2021 Poster Calendar is for the ultimate Star Wars fan and displays a memorable picture from the new series each month. Write all you important dates in the boxes provided, whilst you follow the Mandalorian Bounty hunter and his exploits beyond the reaches of the New Republic.

Yoda Mouse Mat (£7.99)

‘Wars Not Make One Great’. So true Yoda. Upgrade any home office with this mouse pad displaying a high-quality Yoda print. The large surface area offers an improved gaming experience, while the rubber backing ensures that the mouse pad does not slip. May the Force be with you!

3D Stormtrooper Keyring Pendant (£7.99)

Sometimes less is more and this wallet saving heavy-duty durable keyring is going to be a hit with Star Wars fans of every age. Moulded in the shape of a Stormtroopers head this 3D keychain pendant also comes with an enamel finish and a metal ring to it attach to a set of keys.

Death Star Battle Set Fridge Magnets (£6.99)

Ideal for decorating a fridge, this Death Star Battle magnet set is a great gift for Star Wars fans. In addition to the Death Star itself, magnets include TIE fighters, the Millennium Falcon and X-Wings. Attach your plans to build a new Death Star to your fridge and create your own battle scenes!

Pew Pew Pew Swim Shorts (£27.99)

Every occasion is an opportunity to show your love for Star Wars – even swimming! Featuring a large front print on the left leg and an insert with all-over print on the right leg these epic Star Wars swim shorts come with stylish contrasting red seam stripes. Take your love of Star Wars everywhere – to the gym or beach, or even on holiday.

Darth Vadar Mobile Phone Holder (£23.99)

Standing 20 centimetres tall and styled on the dark Sith Lord himself, this cable guy phone holder will reliably hold your expensive technology. It comes with a three-meter-long micro-USB cable included Lightning adapter – simply place your smartphone, PS4 or Nintendo controller in the hands of Darth Vader and he will protect them!

Welcome To The Darkside Doormat (£17.99)

This “Welcome To The Dark Side” doormat from Star Wars features iconic lettering and perfect Darth Vader likeness. The high-quality doormat is made from robust coconut fibres and PVC, so you can delight with Vadar and his dark power for a long time.

Chewbacca Decorative Cushion (£27.99)

This fluffy Chewbacca cushion will be the highlight on any fans sofa. The decorative “Chewbacca” cushion features polyester ‘fur’ and even has the Chewbacca belt accessory slung diagonally across the front.

The Mandalorian Enamel Pin Badge (£7.99)

Officially-licensed Star Wars pin badge in the shape of the bounty hunters helmet from The Mandalorian TV series, which is set after the fall of the empire. Presented on a genuine branded card, the badge measures 3 x 3.5 cm and fastens with a push pin fixing.

Band merch, fan merch, fashion and more in the SALE

To buy or not to buy – that is the question. In the EMP Sale shop, the decision is now even easier. If these aren’t the gifts you are looking for, check out the EMP sale and discover cool, exclusive merchandise, including great Star Wars gifts, at even greater prices.

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Stocking Fillers For Mums

Legend has it that the Christmas stocking tradition was started by St Nicholas who wanted to find a way to help 3 poor women without their father knowing. One dark night, he decided to throw bags of gold through an open window where the women slept and one of the bags landed in a stocking hanging by the fire. The delighted women found the gold and since then children and adults alike have hung stockings out, eagerly awaiting presents from St Nicholas.

At a cost of over £45 per gram, filling a Christmas stocking with gold is too expensive for most people. But don’t worry, with hundreds of little gifts for marvellous mums, EMP has got you covered. Keepsakes, funny gifts, chocolates, clothing and kitchen accessories all make great small gifts and at EMP you will find hundreds of exclusive and unique products that aren’t available anywhere else. Give some Jingle to Christmas this year with our hand-picked selection of stocking fillers that are guaranteed to deliver a little magic to your mums Christmas morning.

1. Black Premium Scarf (£16.99)

Luxurious and dazzling, a beautiful scarf serves as a tactile reminder of you every time it’s worn. With an all-over print, this 95% cotton scarf is a wearable piece of art that’s soft to the touch, lightweight and comfortable. A stylish piece that will be a hit on Christmas morning.

 

 

2. Gothicana Rose Earrings (£7.99)

Not suitable for sensitive ears, however if you are shopping on a budget then these rose Gothicana earrings offer the perfect combination of robust, elegant style and affordable pricing. Made from silver-plated brass these strong, yet beautifully ornate earrings are the perfect wallet saving way to show a little extra love on Christmas morning.

 

 

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EMP Free Delivery

How do you follow your passions and look after your pennies at the same time? At EMP you’ll find awesome, high-quality merchandise and clothing from all your favourite bands, brands and franchises. But you will also find ways to help you save money. Wave goodbye to pesky delivery costs and receive new offers on hand-picked highlights every week. Grab the latest Funko POP! figures, decorate your living room or get cosy in a new winter coat – for less. 

For only £9.95 per year, you get to enjoy these benefits straight away

  • Free delivery – order as often as you want
  • Exclusive offers and discounts
  • Cool freebies

For less than £1 a month not only do you get 365 days worth of free delivery but also 100 days to return unwanted items. Every week we will also give you exclusive discounts on selected highlights, plus limited editions, special product bundles, exclusive pre-sales information (before anyone else), backstage access, VIP tickets and Meet & Greets. Plus you can enjoy a constantly changing selection of cool freebies every time you place an order.  

Whether for yourself or as a gift for Christmas or a birthday, at EMP you‘ll find over 50,000 items to choose from. With a huge selection of merchandise from all over the entertainment universe including bands, movies, TV and gaming, and with over 60 premium fashion brands to choose from, EMP is a one-stop-shop for merchandise and alternative clothing.

Never miss a deal again.

Never miss out on the latest stock at unbeatable prices. With the EMP Backstage Club, you can shop our newest stuff at unbeatable prices and get free delivery as often as you want. You can also win exclusive trips, backstage tours, VIP tickets, items signed by your favourite stars and much much more. Head over to the EMP BSC today and start saving. 

More ways to save with EMP 

The only thing better than finding the things that you love is finding a way to get them for less. As well as joining the backstage club, here are a few other ways to save money online with EMP. 

  1. Sign up to the EMP Newsletter to receive daily deals and entertainment highlights
  2. Download the EMP Mobile App to uncover App only offers
  3. Bookmark the EMP Home page to discover daily deals and offers
  4. Regularly check the EMP discount Voucher Page
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EMP T-shirts

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T-shirts at EMP

Whether you’re looking for a Deadpool hoodie, Iron Maiden Phone cover or Winnie The Pooh socks, you’re in the right place at EMP.  A one-stop-shop for merchandise you’ll find every franchise from AC / DC to Wile. E. Coyote. But as well as music and movie merchandise did you know that you can also buy T-shirts from high street brands like Adidas and Converse from EMP? With over 5,000 different t-shirt designs currently in stock discover why EMP is leading the way in alternative clothing and fan merchandise.

Band T-shirts

From humble beginnings in a small town in Germany, EMP now distributes from a growing range of over 50,000 items to nineteen countries across Europe. But it all began 36 years ago, selling the essential equipment of every music fan: band t-shirts. With over 30 years experience selling music merchandise, it’s probably no surprise that more than one-third of the t-shirts in the EMP range are band t-shirts.

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Sustainable Fan Merch 

At EMP we are fans too, first and foremost, which is why we work so hard to bring you the coolest and best quality merchandise available. But protecting the environment is no longer a fringe issue and we’ve been building a range of products that support a better, fairer and more sustainable world for a while. One of our main efforts has been to integrate organic-certified products into our range and our music merchandise section alone now includes over 350 sustainable product lines. Each purchase is a sign to us that we’re on the right track and should continue to expand our eco range. 

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Movie & TV Shirts

Movie merchandise offers a way to stay connected to your screen heroes long after the final credits have rolled, and with nearly 2000 different designs to choose from you can easily find the perfect movie top at EMP. Complete your casual look with the latest superheroes like Deadpool, or go old-school with a long-standing cult classic like Nightmare On Elm Street or Ghostbusters. You’ll find a huge selection of Film and TV T-shirts, (including EMP exclusives), in sizes up to 5XL.

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Gaming T-shirts 

If you eagerly await every new game release then make the wait a little more enjoyable by treating yourself to some well-deserved gaming merchandise. Whether you’re a casual gamer, RPG super-nerd, or #1 Retro gaming fan, there are t-shirts and tops to suit every taste at EMP. Highlights include Fortnite, Zelda, Overwatch, Call of Duty, Assassins Creed, Minecraft, Resident Evil, World of Warcraft, Sonic, and Halo, as well as hundreds of other franchises. 

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Anime T-shirts

Attention weebs and otakus!! Eye-catching backgrounds, unbeatable facial expressions and beautiful character designs: Stories unlike any other that touch the heart and inspire new ways of looking at the world. Distinctive art styles that incorporate bright colours in beautiful and vibrant ways. Unlimited scope and action that’s tough to beat with real characters…we are of course talking about anime, and at EMP you will find a whole section of merchandise dedicated just to Anime T-shirts. 

Anime is completely different from kids cartoons and Japanese animation is considered a legitimate art. Not all anime have bright, vibrant colours like kids cartoons and some are meant to be dark and depressing. But whatever the theme and colour scheme the artist chooses to rely on, at EMP you will find high-quality authentic Anime T-shirts to match. 

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Fashion Brands 

EMP isn’t just a place for music, movie and gaming fans, because we are leading the way in alternative fashion as well as merchandise. Browse a handpicked selection of clothing, shoes and accessories from popular alternative fashion labels as well as global brands like Vans and Adidas. 

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Gothic / Punk T-shirts

Is black your happy colour? What about skeletons, wolves, crosses, top hats, unicorns, dragons, pentagrams, lace, mesh and buckles? Gothicana by EMP is one of our proprietary clothing brands that includes jackets, tops, t-shirts, boots and accessories that have been designed to help dark souls create their own style. The EMP gothic shop is also a one-stop clothing shop for people who dare to be different. 

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Streetwear T-shirts 

Streetwear has its roots in the countercultures of the 1980s and 1990s, which included graffiti, hip-hop, skate and surf. An ‘antidote’ to the elaborate, complicated styles that were in fashion at the time, streetwear focussed on comfort and self-expression instead. Mainly through trainers, but also T-shirts and other items, streetwear undermined the power of the fashion industry to determine what’s cool. Discover t-shirts from brands like VANS, converse and hardcore help foundation in the EMP streetwear shop.

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New Merch

Once you’ve caught up with your favourite bands, brands and franchises, (and maybe even discovered some new ones), the quickest way to stay up to date with the latest arrivals at EMP is to check the ‘New In’ section of the website. Browse the full range of new stock arriving at EMP or select one of 47 different categories including T-shirts.

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T-Shirt Sale

The Sale section of the website highlights every item that is currently available to buy at a reduced price. Browse by categories such as homeware or hoodies, or check out the full range of sale items. Discounted EMP products are all fully-licensed and make great gifts for yourself or the goths, geeks and gamers in your life. Check back regularly to make sure you don’t miss a bargain. 

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Top 10 Disney Princess Merch from EMP

If you’ve ever dreamed about being a Disney Princess then this blog is for you! I’ve selected my top 10 favourite items from EMP’s wide range of Disney Princess merchandise. If you see something on this list you like then click on the picture and it will take you the item on the EMP website. No matter what age you are, you can never have enough Disney Princess merch!

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1. Disney by Couture Kingdom – Elsa Ice Crystal Necklace

Starting off this list is a piece of jewellery that even Elsa would be jealous of. This Elsa Ice Crystal necklace from Couture Kingdom is plated with white gold and comes with an adjustable chain. It’s so beautiful and will definitely catch the attention of your peers.

 

2. Snow White Hair Tie

I don’t know about you guys but I own a lot of scrunchies.  They’re useful and super cute and this set of Snow White scrunchies are no exception. If you love Snow White then check out my previous blog where I take you through a step by step tutorial on how to achieve Snow White’s iconic makeup look.

 

3. Cinderella’s Carriage (Pop! Rides) Vinyl Figure 78 Funko Pop!

I always loved how beautiful Cinderella’s carriage was and wished I had one of my own. Although this Funko Pop Carriage is a lot smaller than what I wished for, I still absolutely love it. This set comes with the carriage and two horses, all with incredible detail. Great for both children and adults.

 

4. Flowers Swimsuit

With the weather being so hot at the moment, a swimsuit is an important part of your wardrobe, even if you are just sitting in a paddling pool in the garden. I absolutely love the deep red colour of this Beauty and the Beast inspired swimsuit and the rose detailing around the top and back is beautiful.

 

5. Loungefly – Blue or Pink Mini backpacks

This backpack with reversible sequins is perfect for the people who can’t decide between blue and pink, just like Aurora. It comes with adjustable straps and hidden details on the inside.

 

6. Ariel Hair Masks

I know I’m not the only one who wishes they had hair like Ariel’s from The Little Mermaid. This deep conditioning hair mask is all you need to get beautiful flowing locks like Ariel. Apply to towel-dried hair, leave it for around 5 minutes, rinse it off and then you’re done.

 

7. Magic Lamp Teapot

If you’ve ever wanted to own a magic lamp, then this is the item for you. This tea set comes with the magic lamp pot and two glasses, each detailed with images of Jasmin and Aladdin. It’s the perfect addition to any Disney Princess themed tea party.

 

8. Never Stop Dreaming Jeans Jacket

This jean jacket is perfect for the Disney Princess lovers who have a rock chic style. This piece comes covered in detail, from the beading on the shoulder area to the print on the back and arm. It’s definitely one of my favourites on this list.

 

9. Ariel, Jasmine, Belle and Sleeping Beauty Face masks

If you’re starting to arrange more social distanced gatherings with your friends, why not try out these face masks. Everyone can become a different Disney Princess and they leave your skin feeling super soft.

 

10. Tiana – Prom Medium-length dress

Last on the list is this beautiful Tiana prom dress. This dress is one of the six in the Disney Princess prom dress range at EMP. There are also dresses in the style of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Aurora and Belle. I chose Tiana’s one to be in my top 10 as I love it’s soft green colour and the stunning silver waterlilies at the hem.

 

If you didn’t see something you liked in this top 10 list then check out the wide range of other Disney Princess merch from EMP here.

 

Chloe Berrell

 

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Top 10 Star Wars Homeware Products From EMP

I imagine that a lot of you, like me, have used the past few months being stuck inside to rewatch all the Star Wars movies. Also, if you’re anything like me, you now have an urge to redecorate your house with a Star Wars theme. If so, this blog is for you! I’ve selected my top 10 favourite Star Wars homeware products from EMP for you guys to explore. From bedroom to kitchen, there’s something for every room in your house on this list.

 

1. Vader & Trooper Salt and Pepper Pots

This is probably one of my favourite items on this list. These Vader and Trooper Salt and Pepper pots are so simple yet still really cool and will be great conversation starters at dinner parties (when we can have them again).

 

2.  Millennium Falcon Table Lamp

The Millennium Falcon is one of the most recognised ships from the franchise. Now you can own a miniature version and use it as a table lamp! This LEP lamp is highly detailed and can be placed in various different ways. I absolutely love it!

 

3. Original Stormtrooper Bookend

Need a place to put all your Star Wars books and comics? Well, this is the item for you. This Stormtrooper bookend comes with two highly detailed Stormtrooper heads. It could also be used as a Star Wars DVD holder (If people still buy DVD’s nowadays).

 

4. Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary – Han Solo & Princess Leia (2 Figures) Vinyl Figure

If you’re going to get any Star Wars Funko Pop set, it has to be this one. This set includes incredibly detailed figurines of Han Solo and Princess Leia and was created for the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.  They would definitely look amazing displayed in your living room or bedroom.

 

5. Star Wars Logo Bedlinen

When decorating your bedroom, the choice of bed linen is incredibly important. I absolutely love this set as it’s quite simple but still incredibly cool and would suit all age ranges. It’s made from 100% cotton material meaning you’ll be super comfy and cosy in your bed!

 

6. Yoda Baking Mould

This item is for the bakers! This baking mould in the shape of the Jedi Master Yoda is incredibly fun and will be the envy of all your friends. It’s both dishwasher and microwave safe so it will easily survive most conditions. I just know that this item will encourage anyone to start baking.

 

7. Death Star Battle (Set) Fridge Magnet

With these magnets, you can ensure that even your fridge has a Star Wars theme! This set includes 19 magnets picturing some of your favourite ships from the franchise. If you’re anything like me, you will be standing at your fridge for ages placing all the magnets in the right position to create the perfect battle scene.

 

8. Welcome You Are Doormat

With this doormat, you can now have Master Yoda greeting you as you come home! It measures 40 x 60 cm and is made of PVC and coconut fibre. The perfect item to liven up the doorway of any Star Wars lover’s house.

 

9. Join The Dark Side Plate

This ‘Join The Dark Side’ plate set is great for both kids and adults! The set comes with 4 plates that are all dishwasher and microwave safe. Perfect if you’re looking to have a Star Wars-themed dinner one evening.

 

10. Fathers Day Glass Set

Finally, to match the Dark Side Plates at no. 9, you can get this Fathers Day Glass Set.  This set includes 2 glasses detailed with your favourite characters from the dark side.

Check out the wide range of other Star Wars merch from EMP here!

– Chloe Berrell

 

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