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Looking for the perfect last minute Mother’s Day present for your Trekkie Mom? Like the Enterprise itself, The Collective saves the day with gift ideas, including news about the newest Star Trek licensee, the Vermont Teddy Bear Company and some collectible items available at movie theaters.
Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock Vermont Teddy Bears
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company is debuting the first-ever officially licensed Star Trek Vermont Teddy Bears. The Captain Kirk version is a honey bear with the original television show costume, from the boots to the gold shirt. The Spock bear features a buttermilk fur and sports the Vulcan ears, along with the boots and uniform of Leonard Nimoy’s famous character. Both handcrafted bears are 15" tall and sell for $99.95, available now from the Vermont Teddy Bear Company website [Kirk Bear & Spock Bear]. These are genuine and heirloom quality teddy bears, crafted by artesian entirely in Vermont. While not the first Star Trek teddy bears ever (there have been various incarnations during the previous decades), these certainly are the finest quality offered and are a recommended gift for Mother’s Day. The venerable company has been making fine quality teddy bears since the early 1980s and now provides a perfect gift for those who like their Trek cute and cuddly.
Bears come in ‘awesome’ and ‘logical’ styles
Star Trek Mother’s Day Cake
Need a cake for Mother’s Day? DecoPac Star Trek cake decorations are now available at many local bakeries and grocery stores. Fans could have either an edible image or four inch model of the Enterprise on the cake. Although it pains me to do so, out of my sense of commitment to my fellow fans, my family ordered a cake and asked for Star Trek decorations. The Enterprise lights up and the cake includes a removable Star Trek logo. The ship is a nice replica with good details and is nice memento of the cake or a toy for kids. Darn, now I guess we will just have to eat this cake because we don’t want to waste it. Oh, what we must endure for our fellow fans. Most bakeries could get this kind of decorating done with short notice, but it is a good idea to order the cake today to be ready for tomorrow as they are busy with orders at this time of year.
Take Mom to "See Trek" – pick up a collectible
Another great idea is to take your Trekkie Mom to see Star Trek at movie theaters. Some chains have collectible items for sale at the theaters. For example, at many Regal Cinema chains they are selling a special edition CD ROM that has all of the Star Trek movie comic book adaptations (and the 18 1980s Marvel Comic issues and some other bonus issues) for $10 at the concession stands. And at AMC Theaters, there are Star Trek gift cards you could purchase and many theaters are giving away mini posters this weekend. All the more reason to treat Mom to Trek this weekend.
Promise Mom a Trekkie Meal – serve it in BK Glasses
A great gift that doesn’t cost too much yet is very thoughtful is to make a promise to cook your Mom a Trekkie meal once a week for a month. You could utilize the fun and delicious items in Ethan Phillips’ Star Trek Cookbook which features recipes from Star Trek celebrities and episodes. The book is available at many local bookstores and at Amazon.com. And for the drinks, serve it in Burger King Star Trek glasses, which you can give to her as a present (see previous TrekMovie article). Many BK restaurants are allowing patrons to buy a set of the four glasses for about $7-8 dollars and these are a very cool item that Trekkie Moms would love, plus they are practical.
Flowers and Plants
If you are getting your mother some flowers, why not make a boutique of yellow Roses, red Roses, and blue Carnations to mimic Starfleet colors. You could also get her balloons in these colors and attach a Playmates Star Trek action figure from a local Toys R Us or Walmart (about $7) as a weight. Or, if Mom likes house plants, buy some plant stakes and a bunch of Trek action figures form the new movie. You could create a quick arrangement of the crew in the house plant soil as if they were on an away mission.
Happy Mothers Day
To all the Trekkie Moms, who either introduced us to Star Trek or tolerated our own fascinations with the shows, thank you for all you do everyday to make us live long and prosper.