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Posted at 2:39 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Celebritology Giftology Day 4: Presents for the culinary 'Star Wars' fan

By Jen Chaney

May the sugar cookies be with you. (Image via Williams-Sonoma)

Here's the fourth in our 12 Days of Celebritology Giftology series, a dozen posts designed to help you cross the celebrity- and pop-culture-obsessed pals off your holiday gift-giving lists. Think of these posts as our gift to you. We're just that generous.

Today's mission: Find a present for the foodie/"Star Wars" fan. We are sure such people exist. And by "such people" we mean the ones who throw lavish dinner parties and joke that the main dish they are serving is actually roast wampa.

The number of "Star Wars" gift options -- from books to light sabers to Lego sets -- is beyond staggering. Which is why today's Celebritology Giftology limits the Jedi-related options to those that apply to the joy of cooking and/or eating. Consider any one of the following potential presents when shopping for the Chewbacca-loving chef in your life.

Williams-Sonoma sells a whole line of "Star Wars"-related cookware, including Darth Vader spatulas, pancake molds, a Rebel Alliance cupcake decorating kit and cookie cutters. Why make holiday treats in the shape of bells, stars and Santas when you can give your friends a taste of TIE fighters and Yodas instead? (Side note: shouldn't someone host a fall festival called A Taste of Yoda? Just a suggestion.)

While pulling those freshly baked "Star Wars" treats out of the oven, it's important to use the proper oven mitt. Enter the Space Slug oven mitt ($19.99), modeled on the beastly creature from "The Empire Strikes Back."

If you're the sort of cook who tends to make toast more frequently than bake, the Darth Vader toaster ($54.99), released last year, emblazons an image of the Sith lord on every piece of bread you place inside it. Heavy breathing and implementation of choke holds not included.

Ordering Chinese instead of cooking? No problem. Make good use of these chop sabers, chop sticks that look like light sabers and are available at Think Geek for $12.99.

And if you're serving wine with that kung pao (or roast Wampa), don't forget to get "Star Wars"-related drink charms so everyone at the table can keep track of their glass of vino ... and also so your husband can, briefly, identify himself as Han Solo. (On Etsy, $34 for a set of 10.)

By Jen Chaney  | December 14, 2010; 2:39 PM ET
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I have the biggest dorky grin on my face right now, I cannot even tell you. I am going to buy myself a Star Wars lunchbox, and I am going to make myself a million PB&J TIE Fighters. And then I am going to bite off their wings and make little laser noises and crash them into my plate. It is going to be AWESOME.

Posted by: Bawlmer51 | December 14, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I have the Williams-Sonoma Star Wars cookie cutters and the pancake molds. They are great!

Posted by: lydandy | December 14, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Do it, Bawlmer! I may or may not have purchased the sandwich cutters; Dorkus was pretty jazzed about the Tie Fighter-shaped PB&Js.

Posted by: mrsdorkusmaximus | December 14, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

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