"Get Creative" Gift Guide: Fresh finds for fans of Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings

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Dec 5, 2014

After providing a bunch of gateway gifts to get your receiver hooked on new genres, it is time to show off those creative gift-fu skills. It is certainly a swell time to be a fan, when nerd merch can be acquired not only in comic shops or bookstores, but at most big-box retailers and on every mainstream seller's site. Yet sometimes the overproliferation of the stuff we love can also detract from its unique personality. Luckily, there are a bunch of artistic and crafty creators out there who have an indie spirit as well as a geeky one. These are the folks to buy from for those on your list with distinct and discriminating tastes, but not for those lacking a sense of fun. From exceptional Star Wars art to a Predator helmet, click ahead, dear reader, to get creative with your gift-giving.

Keep an eye out for Fan Sights, our next gift guide dedicated to DVD and Blu-ray recommendations, and check out a link to our previous installment below:

Gateway Nerd Gift Guide: Gifts to introduce fledgling fans to the stories you love

Fan Sights: Blu-ray, DVD, and boxed sets

Paper Cuts Gift Guide: Books about Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Doctor Who, The Expanse, Game of Thrones

Game On Gift Guide: Power up with gifts of Halo, Walking Dead, Lord of the Rings, Adventure Time

Playtime Gift Guide: Epic toy picks with Batman, Indiana Jones, Black Widow...and William Shatner?

Live It Up Gift Guide: Geek lifestyle gifts from Firefly, Hellboy, The Hobbit, Star Trek, and more

Freak Out Gift Guide: Cheeky, drinky, scary ideas with DC Bombshells, Game of Thrones, Captain America, and Battlestar Galactica