Unique Gifts for Star Trek Fans
If a Star Trek superfan is on your list of people to buy gifts for this year then you might be wondering what Star Trek-themed gift to get them that they don't already have. If walking into this person's house makes you feel like you're in a museum dedicated to the USS Enterprise then you'll have to come up with a truly original idea. Here are some unique Star Trek gifts that any Star Trek fan will love. There are products featured here that will fit any budget, so if you're looking for something small and simple or for something more extravagent you'll find it here.
This replica of the Original Series communicator panels is motion sensitive. It can be set to either sound the door-opening "whoosh" or the red alert whenever someone walks by. Pressing the button on the panel sounds the communicator whistle. It uses three AA batteries. Now any Star Trek fan can feel like they are stationed on the USS Enterprise.
Available at Thinkgeek for $29.99.
The tribbles are life forms that reproduce at an astronomnical rate. They are loved by humanoids but get agitated around Klingons. Take your very own tribble home. These tribbles shake and make the tribble sounds when handled. They come in either large or small. The large tribbles are 12 inches in diameter and use AA batteries. They are only available in the beige color. The small tribbles are 6 inches in diameter and take AAA batteries. You receive a random color of either black, gray, or brown when you order the small tribble.
Available at Thinkgeek
$14.99 for a small tribble, $24.99 for a large tribble.
This is just a tribble plush - it doesn't make sounds or move. But it's still adorable. It's 4 inches in diameter and is just a furry little bundle of interstellar love.
Available at Thinkgeek for $14.99.
On the left is a pink Genetically Altered Safe (GAS) Tribble. It has been genetically altered not to breed and to stay small. This is the medium size. It shakes and makes the tribble sounds in response to being touched. On the right is a collection of four tribbles. These were a San Diego Comic Con 2012 exclusive, limited to 1701. They are the Tribble Crew Set so the colors are the colors of the Starfleet uniforms (plus a pink GAS tribble). These are just plush toys, but they are a great collector's item.
The Borg are cybernetic drones who travel the galaxy assimilating all sentient species in order to create one perfect superspecies. They travel in a Borg Cube. You can have your own Borg Cube with this Borg Cube Fridge. It's inner dimensions are 6" x 7.5" x 8.25". It glows green and it has a warm and cool setting, so you can keep either cold food or warm food in it . You will be assimilated.
Available at Thinkgeek for $149.99
Borg Cube Monitor Mate
If you like the idea of a Borg Cube but want to spend a lot less money, there is also a Borg Cube Monitor mate. It's three inches tall and has an adhesive pad to attach to the top of your monitor. Let the Borg Cube sit on your monitor while you work, waiting to assimilate you. Resistance is futile.
Available at Thinkgeek for $12.99.
Transporter Room Bathroom Set
Turn your bathroom into the Transporter Room. This set includes a shower curtain and a bath mat. The shower curtain is made to look like the transporter platform and the bath mat looks like an individual transporter pad. The curtain is 72 inches long and comes with 12 rings. The mat is 26 inches in diameter. Pretend you're beaming down to some unfamiliar planet every time you shower.
Available at Thinkgeek for $49.99.
Star Trek Robes
A Star Trek superfan probably has their own Starfleet uniform for the position of their choice (blue for medical/science, yellow for command, red for engineering). But they (hopefully) don't wear it every day. However, a robe would give a Star Trek fan an opportunity to don a Starfleet uniform every day. These are fleece robes. The first three are 47 inches long. The last one is Uhura's uniform so it's a lot shorter and it's made for a woman.
Uhura's Uniform Satin Robe
Fleece robes are nice and comfy, but sometimes a girl enjoys the feel of satin. This satin Uhura robe is available in small/medium and large/extra large. The small/medium is 371/2 inches long and the large/extra large is 39 inches long. It's made to be approximately knee-length.
Available at Thinkgeek for $39.99.
Klingon Weapon Letter Openers
While a full-size replica of a Klingon weapon would be an excellent gift idea for a Star Trek fan, they are only display pieces. Give your Star Trek fan a chance to use these weapons of honor regularly. This Bat'leth Letter Opener is eight inches long. It comes with a display stand so this Klingon sword of honor can be proudly displayed when not in use.
Available at Thinkgeek for $19.99.
D'k tahg Letter Opener
For letters of great importance there is a D'k tahg letter opener. The D'k tahg is a knife used by the Klingons both as a weapon and during ceremonies. This letter opener is eight inches long.
Available at Thinkgeek for $24.99.
Shakespeare in Klingon
This is the greatest thing ever. The Klingon Language Institute has translated a couple of Shakespeare's plays into Klingon. Here we have Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing. Both of these have the English version and the Klingon translation included with notes on the text. Either of these or both of these would make a great unique gift for a Star Trek superfan who can speak Klingon. Even if your gift receiver only knows a few key Klingon phrases these would still be interesting to have, and might spur them on to become more fluent in Klingon.
Klingon Language Learning Books
As companions to Shakespeare in Klingon a few Klingon language books would be useful. For the person who only knows a little Klingon, who can ask where the bathroom is and utter a few insults but isn't yet fluent, there is the Klingon Dictionary and Klingon for the Galactic Traveler. The Klingon Dictionary has many Klingon words and phrases as well as information about grammar when speaking this beautiful language. Klingon for the Galactic Traveler takes more of a cultural approach to the Klingon language. It teaches you key phrases and the proper responses and it includes slang and insults. It's like a traveler's phrasebook for Klingon. It has more than just the words, it teaches you how to communicate.
The Tricorders are a necessary tool of the medical and science teams in Star Trek. They are used to scan people for illnesses and to scan environments to test if they are habitable and to discern hidden dangers. Every Blueshirt Star Trek fan should have a tricorder of their own. On the left is a medical tricorder. On the right is a geological tricorder. These both are official replicas of the Original Series tricorders, complete with lights and sounds. The medical tricorder uses Dr. McCoy's voice ("This is medically impossible!") and it has a detachable scanner. (Yes - the medical tricorder does say "He's dead, Jim.") The geological tricorder comes with ore sample containers.
Landing Party Pack
If Spock is a favorite then the science tricorder is the one to get.
This bundle includes a science tricorder (like Spock uses), a phaser,
and a communicator. All of the pieces have lights and realistic
sounds, with the tricorder uttering a few phrases. This tricorder has
a detachable scanner. Pretend like you've just beamed down on some unfamiliar planet. Set phaser to stun and check in with the ship. Scan
the atmosphere with the tricorder to verify its habitability for the
If you want just the science tricorder, Thinkgeek sells the science
tricorder all by itself for $59.99
United Federation of Planets Flag
The United Federation of Planets is, of course, the central government in Star Trek, the Starfleet (of which the Enterprise is a part) being its military branch. This flag is based on the newer movie, Into Darkness, but it uses a Federation symbol that has been used for decades and is easily recognizable to any Star Trek fan. This flag is 3 feet by 5 feet and has a hoist so you can put it on a flag pole.
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UFP Flag available at Thinkgeek for $19.99.
The flag featured here is a white flag with a blue design, but old-school Star Trek fans might prefer a blue flag with more white in the design. Available at the Roddenberry Shop is a blue UFP flag. It's 2 feet by 3 feet, so it's smaller than the white one, but it's made of durable material so it can be flown outside just like the white flag.
Available at the Roddenberry Shop for $49.95.
Starfleet Academy Class Ring
Another inspiration from the JJ Abrams movies is this Starfleet Academy class ring. It is an exact replica of the prop used in the movies. It has the Federation symbol on it along with Captain Kirk's graduating year, 2258. This ring only comes in size 10.5, but it comes with a presentation box that includes a small LED light for displaying the class ring. Pretend you are a graduate of the prestigious Academy, ready to join the Starfleet and go on adventures other people only dream of. Ex astris, scientia.
Available at Thinkgeek for $20.99.
Enterprise Projection Alarm Clock
An Enterprise model may be prominently displayed in the home of the Star Trek fan who has everything, but an Enterprise clock would make an original gift. This clock, fashioned after the Original Series Enterprise, displays the time onto the wall when the alarm sounds. When the alarm goes off it sounds like trouble on the Enterprise. The alarm function has the red alert, Kirk calling to Scotty from the Bridge, and the photon torpedoes deployed sound all at once. It is battery only and it takes 4 LR44 batteries - round alkaline batteries - but batteries are included.
Available at Thinkgeek for $39.99.
Star Trek throw pillows would make an excellent addition to any room. These pillows are based on the Original Series uniforms. These are blue (science/medical), yellow (command), and red (engineering). Each of these uniform-inspired pillows includes a division-specific emblem embroidered on it (as opposed to just a generic emblem). The sham is removable for easy cleaning. The first three pillows are 14 inches by 14 inches. Also available on Amazon is a pillow with Riker's face on it for those fans of Next Generation. (Riker is the first officer in the Next Generation). That pillow is available in a few different sizes.
If you buy the pillows through Thinkgeek you can get all three uniform pillows for $39.99 (be sure to select the all 3 pillows option). That's equivalent to a buy two get on free discount.
Plush Star Trek Space Ships
What could be better than snuggling up next to a soft, cuddly space ship modeled after your favorite Star Trek space vessel? This Romulan Bird of Prey plush is 91/2 inches wide and 6 inches long. It's got great detail with little windows printed on top along with the top fin and the bird of prey printed on the bottom, looming over anyone who dare cross into the neutral zone.
Available at Thinkgeek for $14.99.
The Bird of Prey plush would make an excellent unique gift, but everyone knows that if you want to buy a favorite Star Trek space vessel you buy the Enterprise. The first ship featured here has amazing detail and even includes a little deflector dish on the underside. It's 10 inches long. The second ship has wires inside of it so it's a little bendy. It has less detail but it does have LEDs in the nacelles so they light up when you squeeze it and it makes sounds like you're firing the photon torpedoes. It's 13 inches long.
Klingon Bird of Prey Model
A big Star Trek fan is likely to already have a model of the USS Enterprise, but they probably don't have their own Klingon space ship. This is a replica of the Klingon Bird of Prey ship. It has lights and makes sounds. The wings are movable so you can lower them to pretend you are attacking and leave them horizontal when you're just cruising. This also comes with a display stand. It has great detail and stretches 16.5 inches across.
Available at Thinkgeek for $69.99.