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YBMW 2017 Holiday Gift Guide - Geeky Housewares

Posted by Hoob on November 25th, 2017
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  • MSRP: $99.00

Harry Potter Hogwarts House 16 piece Dinner Set

We are living in a magical time for geeks. It used to be that if we wanted to show off what we loved, we would be lucky to find it on a t-shirt. Now we’ve got actual high quality housewares to turn our homes into shrines for things we hold dear like Star Wars and Harry Potter. To their credit, Thinkgeek has created an amazing 16 piece dinner set here that includes bowls, cups, dinner plates, and salad plates. Each complete setting is adorned with the crest of one of the four houses of Horwarts with a gold accent around the dishes.

You can tell that these bone China dishes were made to be kept and cherished for years to come. They make just as good a holiday gift as they do a wedding gift. Only problem that you could have with them is if more than one person at the table thinks they belong in the same house. If they can’t peacefully divide themselves up between Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin, you may have to whip out the sorting hat!

Get yours today at: Thinkgeek


  • MSRP: $59.99

Mrs. Potts Sculpted Ceramic Teapot

Beauty and the Beast is a classic, at least the animated version is, and a big part of the reason it is loved by so many people are the amazing characters that fill Beast’s castle. Chief among those characters is Mrs. Potts, voiced by Angela Lansbury. This tea pot is probably the best likeness that we’ve seen for Mrs Potts from the original animated version of the Disney film, but the great thing is that it is more than just a beautiful collectible. It’s a great tea pot! Imagine giving this to the Beauty and The Beast lover in your life, along with a couple boxes of tea, and then sending them off to snuggle up under a blanket, watch the movie for the 417th time, while pouring delicious tea straight from the spout of the woman who sing’s the movie’s theme song!

Get yours today at: Vandor


  • MSRP: $34.99

Nari Narwhal USB Heated Slippers

Sometimes just having a cute pair of slippers to bop around the house in isn’t enough. Sure, they are cute, but do they have their own heat supply that guarantee your little piggies will stay nice and toasty? Nari Narwhal does! The adorable and super comfortable slippers plug right into to any USB connection and charge up so that your feat can stay nice and toasty.

Get yours today at: Smoko


  • MSRP: $49.99

Star Wars Death Star Serving Platter

That’s no moon, but at 13.75 x 13.75 x 1.5″ h, it’s big enough to hold a holiday ham! Let’s be honest, there are a lot of Star Wars dishes out there, but most of them are plastic or melamine. What Vandor is doing is creating high quality, ceramic dishes that are functional, durable, and beautiful. Oh, and let’s not forget that this serving platter is even dishwasher safe.

The reality is that the photo here can’t do the serving platter justice. It is truly a thing of beauty that any Star Wars fan would drool over if they had it as part of their collection of dishes at home.

Get yours today at: Vandor


  • MSRP: $49.95

S’mores Pillow Warmer

Imagine it, you are sitting on the sofa or lying in bed. It’s a cold winter’s day and you just need that little extra bit of cuddly warmth to reach nirvana. That’s pretty much what this pillow does for you, but it does it while looking like the cutest S’more you’ve ever seen.

Get yours today at: Smoko


  • MSRP: $61.99

Star Wars X-Wing & Imperial Ship Ceramic Serving Bowl

Let’s face it, if you are going to have a serving platter as epic as the Death Star, you may as well also snag yourself a 10.25 x 10.25 x 3.5″ h serving bowl adorned with both an X-Wing and an Imperial ship on it. Like the serving platter, the bowl is also dishwasher safe and a must have for any major star wars fan. Heck, you don’t even have to use it as a serving bowl. I bet it is probably the perfect size to hold a whole box of Star Wars cereal, drenched in some ice cold, Bantha milk! But seriously. Both this bowl and the serving platter are so nice that we were caught off guard by them. Most companies don’t take the care that Vandor has to create something that you won’t just buy, but that you’ll keep and use.

Get yours today at: Vandor


  • MSRP: $30.00

Penguin Cocktail Shaker

If you have a friend who enjoys a good cocktail and is either a fan of Penguins, or a lover of anything that can be remotely tied to Batman, the Penguin cocktail shaker is the gift for them. It’s a solid cocktail shaker in it’s own right, but the fact that it’s a penguin adds the perfect coolness/ cuteness factor, depending on what it is that you are really looking for. We also loved the finish on this shaker. The copper plating gives it rose gold appearance that’ll class up any home bar.

Get yours today at: Francescas


  • MSRP: $12.95


Making tacos at home sucks. Along with it just being way easier to order them at a Mexican restaurant or at the Taco Bell drive-thru, they always fall over on your plate and make a huge mess. Thank goodness for the Tricerataco. This adorable dinosaur provides you with a Jurassically delicious place for your friends and family to keep their tacos steady until they are ready to send them to extinction via digestion.

Get yours today at: Amazon


  • MSRP: $59.99

Uni Unicorn Jr Lamp

Smoke sells an assortment of these Uni The Unicorn lamps, and they are all wonderful, but our favorite one is the Jr size. It’s big enough that you can get the light you need to use it for reading ( 7 x 7 x 12 ), but not so big that you have trouble finding a place to put it. Because of the frosted plastic design, it gives of warm, gentle light that helps put you at easy. It comes with a remote control that not only allows you to turn it on and off, but also lets you change the color manually, or set it to a very relaxing color-change cycle. Along with being a great light for a bedroom or a study, we think this could be an amazing nursery lamp if you have any friends who are expecting or have just had a baby.

Get yours today at: Smoko


  • MSRP: $51.99

Snow White Heat Reactive Sculpted Ceramic Teapot

We can’t tell you how much we loved the Snow White tea Pot from Vandor. First, on a basic practicality level, it works wonderfully. It holds enough water for at least 4 cups of tea and it keeps the water warm for well over an hour. Now, while that’s all well and good, it’s not the main event of this beautifully sculpted tea pot. Before you put water in it, you’ll notice that the sides of the tea pot have black ovals in their designs, but as soon as you add hot water to the pot, you’ll notice that those black ovals turn into wonderful little portraits of Snow White and The Evil Queen. And, because the tea pot is such a great insulator, the designs stay visible for around 90 minutes before fading back to black! If you know anyone who loves Snow White, this is a no brainer. Get this for them and then bask in the thanks that they will shower upon you!

Get yours today at: Vandor

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  • MSRP: $19.99

The Nightmare Before Christmas Sculpted Mug - Jack

What’s This? What’s This?! Why, it’s an over-sized mug in the shape of Jack Skellington’s head. This charming mug make for an excellent present for the Nightmare Before Christmas fan in your life. It makes an even better one if you fill it with those Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup trees they sell this time of you. There’s something special about the design of this mug that a lot of lager mugs don’t have. the front of it is raised a couple inches compared to the back half. This is actually really important. It means that you won’t be slamming the mug into your nose when you take a sip of hot cocoa!

Get yours today at: Vandor

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  • MSRP: $16.99

The Princess Bride 2 pc. 16 oz. Glass Set

My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to… get some really cool pint glasses. Honestly, I’m not sure there’s much to say about these Princess Bride glasses. They are your basic pint glasses, but they come covered in memorable quotes from one of the best movies ever made. If you’ve got a friend who ever randomly shouts out, “Inconceivable!”, you’ve just found the perfect gift for them.

Get yours today at: Vandor

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  • MSRP: $49.95

Floral Rainbow Penis Blanket

I know what you are thinking… who could I possibly give this to? Well, here’s the thing. If you don’t have someone in your life who would appreciate a blanket that is subtly covered in a rainbow floral pattern that is most certainly made up of male genitalia, you might need to re-evaluate some of your life choices. So, sure, it’s rainbow and it’s flowers and it’s penises, but more than that, it’s insanely snuggly! Seriously, this is just ridiculously warm, soft and cozy. Any friend with a sense of humor will love it, and any in-law with failing eye sight will never figure out the massive joke that you’ve just played on them.

Get yours today at: Lookhuman


  • MSRP: $15.99

Floral Penis Mug

In for a penny, in for a pound, right? I mean… how can you reasonably buy a friend something as magical as the rainbow floral penis blanket and not buy them something equally magical from which they can sip some tea or hot cocoa. While we wouldn’t necessarily recommend bringing this mug into the office or giving it to a co-worker (unless you are the office prankster), it’s a great mug with a hilarious design and it makes for an unforgettable gift!

Get yours today at: Lookhuman

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  • MSRP: $19.00

Children’s Bamboo Mealtime Set

Kids get the coolest dishes, but a lot of time they are made out of horrible plastics like melamine. We wanted to show these off as a great gift to anyone you know with small children. Vandor has created a line of cups and children’s mealtime sets featuring popular licenses like Marvel and Care Bears, but instead of using materials that could be harmful, they have figured out how to make theirs out of Bamboo. We tested them out and we’ve got to tell you they are great. They are dishwasher safe, durable, and you just feel better putting a plate like this in front of your child instead of putting their food on melamine.

Get yours today at: Vandor

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