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Last-Minute Gifts for Geeks: Gryffindor Socks for the Hermione on Your List

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Even if you're finished with most of your shopping, there's still time to scoop up some last-minute gifts for the super fans on your list. Score a Magic: The Gathering board game, a BB-8 watch, and more in this week's roundup of the best gifts for geeks.


Uncle Milton Star Wars Lightsaber Room Light
Store: Amazon
Price: $12 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping via Prime
Lowest By: $5
Expiration: December 23

Who needs a nightlight when they've got this lightsaber room light? Kids of all ages will love building this glowing replica in Luke Skywalker Green that's sure to keep the Dark Side away. It features sound effects and includes a remote control and science learning poster.

Of note, non-members can spend $49 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $6.33. Orders placed via Prime by December 22 are expected to arrive in time for Christmas.



Harry Potter Women's Gryffindor Holiday Socks
Store: Target
Price: $3.50
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $2

There's no better way to wish your favorite Hogwarts alumna a "happy Christmas" than with house merch that lets them show their pride. Stuff your favorite Gryffindor's stocking with these holiday socks, which are reportedly made with lightweight fabric and a crew design that hits around mid-calf. They're available in one size fits most.

Orders placed today with free holiday shipping are expected to arrive by Christmas.



Magic: Arena of Planeswalkers Innistrad Game
Store: Amazon
Price: $9 EXPIRED
Shipping: Free shipping via Prime
Lowest By: $11
Expiration: January 12

Fans of the iconic card game will enjoy creating a 3D battle arena with this Magic: The Gathering board game. It includes dual-sided gameboards for multiple gameplay scenarios, and is compatible with the Magic: The Gathering AOP board game system. The set comes with 5 Planeswalker figures, 4 hero figures, 15 squad figures, 4 dual-sided cardboard terrain boards, 2 glyphs, 20 damage markers, 20-sided die, 8 combat dice, 13 army cards, 48 spell cards, turn marker, 8 counters, 6 1-hex sand tiles, 3 cryptoliths, 3 cryptolith 2-hex sand tiles, and game guide. This tactical board game is for 2 to 4 players.

Of note, non-members can spend $49 or more to qualify for free shipping; otherwise, shipping costs $7.09. Orders placed via Prime by December 22 are expected to arrive in time for Christmas.



Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Robot with $50 Best Buy Gift Card
Store: Best Buy
Price: $149.99 EXPIRED
Shipping: In-store pickup
Lowest By: $50
Expiration: January 9

Your giftee can direct this Star Wars BB-8 via the Star Wars Force Band around their house to entertain friends, family, and pets. Plus, it's bundled with a $50 Best Buy gift card, which makes this deal even sweeter. BB-8 will listen and respond to their voice, and they can even record and view virtual holographic videos. The robot is controlled using a free downloadable app and has a Bluetooth range of up to 100 feet. It has authentic movement, can make its own decisions, and its adaptive personality changes as you interact with it. The Force Band features a 60-minute battery life, USB charging, 82-foot range, RGB LED lights, magnetic & velcro adjustment strap, haptic feedback, and on-board audio & speaker.

For stores with stock, it will be available in time for Christmas.



Nixon Men's Star Wars BB-8 Corporal Watch
Store: Tillys
Price: $67.50
Shipping: Free shipping
Lowest By: $163

Star Wars fans will enjoy showing off this minimalist BB-8 Corporal watch. This accessory is perfect for everyday wear, but adds a sophisticated touch to more dressy ensembles as well. It features a stainless steel case and band, Japanese quartz movement, and water resistance to 330 feet.

Of note, orders placed by 2 pm today should arrive in time for Christmas. Choose "FedEx 2-day shipping" for $5 during checkout.

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Julie joined DealNews in 2015, after many years of becoming well-versed in technology issues as a communications professional for a software company. She first entered journalism in college, reporting on issues facing frugal students for CollegeCandy.com. Julie lives in DealNews' hometown of Huntsville, AL.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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