In 2004 Battlestar Galactica jumped into the hearts of fans and stayed there, even more than a decade since the series went off the air. While there may not be new episodes, there are still diehard fans out there looking for someone to give them unique Battlestar Galactica gifts.
If you haven’t seen the show, then shopping for the Battlestar Galactica fan in your life can be confusing. We’re here to help. Before you start, it’s important to know there are two different Battlestar Galactica TV series. There was one made in the 1970s and one made in 2004. If the BSG fan in your life is under the age of 50, odds are they are more a fan of the new one. But just in case, be aware that this gift guide is only for the 2004 series.
We’ve put together this Battlestar Galactica gift guide with tips on the inspiration behind each item explaining why the fan in your life might love it.
Pop Vinyl BSG Characters
Battlestar Galactica has not missed out on getting Funko vinyl versions of our favorite characters. In fact, they have a small collection available for BSG fans.
Currently, there are versions of Six, Lt. Starbuck, and several different Cylon soldiers available. Starbuck is a fan favorite character with a lot of attitude, Six is arguably a villain–though a beloved one–and the Cylons are the fighters for the bad guys like Six, often referred to as “Toasters”. If you think the person you’re shopping for may already have some of these Funko characters for BSG, the safest bet may be to go for a Cylon, since you can never have too many Cylons in your Toaster army.
A Battlestar Galactica Gift For Coffee Drinkers
Like many great sci-fi shows, Battlestar has its own form of swearing. The great F word for BSG has been adopted by fans and often becomes part of their own lexicon. For the fan who loves coffee, and possibly lets slip a frak or two here and there, we have this “Where the Frak is My Coffee?” mug.
So Say We All BSG Hoodie
Battlestar Galactica is a story about fighting for the survival of the human race. It’s a story about working together as a group for survival, with a lot of diverse people and opinions, and how the characters involved are going to go about making that happen.
The show’s characters needed some unifying and emotional phrases to help everyone get on the same page. “So say we all!” is one of the most well known phrases from the series that will resonate with any fan. On the show, it’s actually somewhat of a conclusion to a prayer, but it is also used at the end of military speeches or anything where the group is charging ahead together in their fight for survival.
As serious as the backstory behind this phrase may sound, it’s actually something Battlestar Galactica fans say in fun and becomes an in joke among fans. Give that same sense of fun as a gift.
Battlestar Viper Replica
There are a lot of different ships on Battlestar Galactica. One of the most popular among fans is the Viper, a small fighter ship flown by some of the best characters. If you know someone who loves Battlestar Galactica and loves collectible items or spaceships, this Viper replica could be a big winner as a gift.
Battlestar Galactica Logo Pint Glass
These handmade Battlestar Galactica logo pint glasses are a simple and great gift idea. The show’s logo is shown regularly throughout the series so it’s immediately recognized by fans, and who doesn’t need a drink now and then? It’s the perfect Battlestar Galactica gift. So say we all.
Starbuck Nothing But The Rain Poster
Kara Thrace (also known as Lt. Starbuck) is one of the fan favorites that kept people tuning in to watch BSG week after week. In the beginning of the 2004 series for Battlestar Galactica, we see that Lt. Starbuck and Fleet Commander Adama have an odd exchange that has clearly happened many times before. Adama asks, “Whaddaya hear, Starbuck?” and she replies “Nothin’ but the rain.” This exchange happens more than once on the show and “Nothin’ but the rain,” becomes something Kara is nown for saying.
In this poster, there’s the famous line with her character portrait, including a prominent look at her well known tattoo and the ships she is known for flying.
Kara Thrace Dog Tags
If you want to give a Battlestar Galactica fan something unique and yet still instantly recognizable, check out these Kara Thrace (Starbuck) dog tags. She is seen wearing these and kissing them for luck throughout the show.
These dog tags are worn on an antique looking chain and are handmade. They’ve been laser cut, etched, and distressed to look like the ones seen on Battlestar Galactica.
Gaius Baltar for Colonial President Shirt
Gaius Baltar is one of the most interesting characters on Battlestar Galactica. He has a complicated history as a politician, is a well known public figure as a genius, and has a powerful drive to chase after beautiful women. During a memorable period on the show, Gaius Baltar seems to run his own cult of beautiful women who follow him. This may make him sound like a slick and attractive character, but he was more curious, humorous, and a mess than anything else.
Whether fans thought he should have been locked up in a cell or hailed as the next president of the colonies, Gaius Baltar was a character to watch. It’s not often you find gift items that focus in on this controversial character, which makes this women’s t-shirt suggesting Gaius be elected president all the more special. It’s the perfect Battlestar Galactica gift for a politically minded fan.
Battlestar Galactica Coasters
This set of Battlestar Galactica coasters make an easy gift for any fan. They feature images common to the show, including the BSG logo, the face of the cylons, and well known ships from the show. At the same time, these handmade coasters aren’t going to be something your friend will have already found for themself and picked up at the mall, so you know you shouldn’t have a duplicate Battlestar Galactica gift problem.
A Battlestar Galactica Popsocket
Who doesn’t love a unique popsocket? One of the easiest and most efficient ways to make our phones look unique is to add a popsocket with an original image your friends aren’t likely to have. Even better, popsockets are useful.
This Battlestar Galactica gift has a simple image of the show’s logo, an easy buy for a fan in need of a unique popsocket.