11 Adorable Gifts for Baby Yoda Fans

Star Wars / Hasbro
Star Wars / Hasbro

Baby Yoda, officially known as "The Child," was Disney's surprise breakout star in the new hit series The Mandalorian, and fans can't get enough of this pint-sized green creature with its cup of bone broth and oversized sweater. But the initial offering of Baby Yoda merchandise left fans disappointed; it was down to just a few T-shirts, a puzzle, and a cellphone holder. However, things are starting to look up with the release of Christmas sweaters, Hasbro figures, lifelike plush toys, and much more. Amazon even has an entire page dedicated to Baby Yoda and The Mandalorian now. So whether you're shopping for yourself or a Star Wars super-fan, you're sure to find something on this list.

1. The Child Hasbro Figures; $17

Hasbro / Hot Topic

If you’re like many people, you’re probably more than OK with images of The Child sipping bone broth taking over your social media feed. But if seeing Baby Yoda every other post still isn’t enough, you can pre-order a 2-inch version of this adorable green child posed in many of his most memeable moments. The figures will ship in May or June 2020.

Buy it: Hot Topic

2. Baby Yoda Ugly Christmas Sweater; $25–$40

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We know this Christmas sweater is advertised as "ugly," but given that this polyester and cotton pull-over has Baby Yoda’s face on it, we think it’s a bit of a misnomer. You can find the sweater in navy, forest green, or black.

Buy it: Amazon

3. The Child Protect, Attack, and Snack T-Shirt; $25–$27

Hot Topic

This lovable character may look helpless, but he proves that the Force is strong with him early on in The Mandalorian—and that he can swallow whole frogs in a single gulp. Baby Yoda is full of surprises, and we think they’re all perfectly depicted on this T-shirt. If this particular shirt isn’t your style, Hot Topic carries plenty of other designs—including some of the Mandalorian himself.

Buy it: Hot Topic

4. The Child Plush Toy; $25

Target

At 11 inches tall, this soft plush toy is the closest thing to giving the real Baby Yoda a hug. And as an added bonus, the packaging is designed to look just like his crib.

Buy it: Target

5. Baby Yoda Pocket Sweatshirt; $35

Star Wars / Amazon

Making sure The Child gets through each episode of The Mandalorian safely can be stressful. But now, thanks to this pull-over picturing Baby Yoda in oversized robes tucked away in the breast pocket, you’ll know that he'll always be safe and accounted for. If you prefer, there’s a tank top with the same design.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Baby Yoda Nap Time T-Shirt; $23

Star Wars / Amazon

While viewers aren’t quite sure of the inner-workings of The Child’s mind, we know that he understands the value of a good nap. This T-shirt comes in a variety of colors ranging from black to pink. Amazon also offers this design as a tank top.

Buy it: Amazon

7. The Child and the Mandalorian Christmas Sweater; $28–$31

Clothing for Fun / Amazon

It’s becoming more apparent with each episode that the hardened assassin has a soft spot­—especially for his green son. This comes full circle on this cotton sweater, which depicts the Mandalorian hoisting up The Child, so he can place the knob from the space ship atop the tree. If Christmas sweaters aren’t for you, there’s always this pull-over hoodie of Baby Yoda sipping on a White Claw—he is 50 years old, after all.

Buy it: Amazon

8. The Child Talking Plush Toy; $25

Star Wars / Amazon

If hugging a stuffed Baby Yoda still isn’t close enough to the real thing, then maybe this plush toy with 10 different sounds will make the cut. You can pre-order this adorable plush now, and it comes with a cup of tea and space frog—his favorite snack. According to Amazon, it’s set to ship in May 2020.

Buy it: Amazon

9. The Child Action Figure; $10

Star Wars / Amazon

Unfortunately, this is another item you’ll need to wait until May 2020 for. But we think this adorable 1.1-inch figure with his cup of tea and space frog is worth it.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Baby Yoda Cell Phone Holder; $17

Star Wars / Amazon

This collapsible grip will allow you to have a better hold of your device with Baby Yoda's adorable face. Amazon also offers different styles. For this one, the artist took some creative liberties, but it still captures the same adorable large eyes and oversized sweater that we've all come to love.

Buy it: Amazon

11. Baby Yoda Funko

Funko Pop

Another piece of merch that you'll need to pre-order now to get in the spring of 2020. But in the meantime, you can order the Mandalorian, his trusty sidekick.

Buy it: Amazon

If your love of the galaxy far, far away goes beyond baby Yoda, check out our gift guide for Star Wars fans.

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Kodak’s New Cameras Don't Just Take Photos—They Also Print Them

Your Instagram account wishes it had this clout.
Your Instagram account wishes it had this clout.
Kodak

Snapping a photo and immediately sharing it on social media is definitely convenient, but there’s still something so satisfying about having the printed photo—like you’re actually holding the memory in your hands. Kodak’s new STEP cameras now offer the best of both worlds.

As its name implies, the Kodak STEP Instant Print Digital Camera, available for $70 on Amazon, lets you take a picture and print it out on that very same device. Not only do you get to skip the irksome process of uploading photos to your computer and printing them on your bulky, non-portable printer (or worse yet, having to wait for your local pharmacy to print them for you), but you never need to bother with ink cartridges or toner, either. The Kodak STEP comes with special 2-inch-by-3-inch printing paper inlaid with color crystals that bring your image to life. There’s also an adhesive layer on the back, so you can easily stick your photos to laptop covers, scrapbooks, or whatever else could use a little adornment.

There's a 10-second self-timer, so you don't have to ask strangers to take your group photos.Kodak

For those of you who want to give your photos some added flair, you might like the Kodak STEP Touch, available for $130 from Amazon. It’s similar to the regular Kodak STEP, but the LCD touch screen allows you to edit your photos before you print them; you can also shoot short videos and even share your content straight to social media.

If you want to print photos from your smartphone gallery, there's the Kodak STEP Instant Mobile Photo Printer. This portable $80 printer connects to any iOS or Android device with Bluetooth capabilities and can print whatever photos you send to it.

The Kodak STEP Instant Mobile Photo Printer connects to an app that allows you to add filters and other effects to your photos. Kodak

All three Kodak STEP devices come with some of that magical printer paper, but you can order additional refills, too—a 20-sheet set costs $8 on Amazon.

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These Blue Light Glasses Can Help Protect Your Eyes From Your Phone and Computer Screens

Swanwick
Swanwick

You’ve probably read all about the correlation between insomnia and the digital blue light emitted from phones, computer screens, and televisions. And while it's a good idea to limit your exposure to blue light at night, you'll also want to limit it as much as possible all day long. For that, you can pick up a pair of blue light glasses, like the kind put out by Swanwick.

What is blue light?

For those who aren’t familiar, blue light is exactly what it sounds like. It's the blue section of the visible light spectrum, between 380 nm and 500 nm. During the day, exposure to natural blue light is a good thing; it helps tell your brain that it’s time to be awake, thus boosting attention, reaction times, and mood. However, exposure to blue light at night has been shown by numerous studies to suppress the secretion of melatonin, a hormone that signals to your brain that it is time to power down for the night, according to the Harvard Health Publishing blog.

This can throw off your circadian rhythm, which is the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, and can lead to occasional and sometimes chronic insomnia. But even outside of nighttime hours, there's evidence that excessive blue light exposure, especially from screens, could potentially be harmful to the eyes and speed up age-related macular degeneration.

Needless to say, humans are exposed to more blue light than ever before. According to one recent poll, the average American spends 42 percent of their waking hours looking at a screen. That works out to roughly six hours and 43 minutes looking at phones, tablets, laptops, and television every single day. And 79 percent of respondents said their screentime had increased over the last five years.

How blue light glasses work

Unfortunately, making significant cuts to screentime is probably not an option for most people, but blue light glasses can help block the light from your eyes. Day Swannies, by Swanwick, are specifically designed to be worn any time you are using devices with screens during daylight hours. Because we all need some blue light to help regulate our sleep-wake cycle, Day Swannies do not block out all blue light. Instead, they only block 42-80 percent of blue light between 400-450 nm, and 22-42 percent of blue light between 450-500 nm.

Day Swannies currently come in eight different models with different size and color options, so you are guaranteed to find a pair that suits your personal style. These include models designed specifically for kids, for reading, and for prescriptions. Regardless of the model, all Day Swannies have CR-39 lenses, which means they are made from a prescription-grade material that allows for maximum optical clarity. And all styles block 100 percent of UV light. You can get more details here.

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