Christmas Gift Ideas For Movie Lovers
The holidays are almost here and that means one thing.
Christmas shopping. And the dreaded images of long lines, angry customers, gridlocked parking lots, and the promise of door buster deals replaced with the reality of depleted shelves. A true holiday headache.
To make matters worse, you have a movie fan on your gift list with no idea what to give them. With everything streaming on the internet now, the old days of simply giving a DVD or Blu-Ray are long gone.
So what do you do? One can only give and receive so many Starbucks and itunes gifts cards after all.
You take your gift giving to the next level is what you do, with these great Christmas gift ideas for movie lovers of all kinds. Guaranteed to stand out from the socks and sweaters and bring a smile to that special someone’s face.
And with the ease of online point and click shopping, these Christmas gift ideas for movie lovers are sure to bring holiday joy to your valuable time as well.
Gifts for the Star Wars Fan
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Figure Set
Best For: Kids and kids at heart
If you collect Star Wars then chances are you are bound to have some action figures laying around the house somewhere. This 6 pack has the main characters from the new Force Awakens movie along with an awesome looking Flame Trooper for an extra bonus. (The secret of Star Wars figure collecting is that you can never have enough storm troopers). Besides being a toy that can actually be played with on Christmas morning, this is package is a total bargain as each figure would normally be sold for $8.00 separately by themselves.
X-Wing Miniatures Game
Best For: Gamers who spend too much time in front of the TV.
The Star Wars Miniatures Game came out only a few years ago and has quickly grown and increased in popularity to become among players of all ages. With the game you can recreate the action packed space battles from the Star Wars movies right on your kitchen table.
Players pick a side, X-wings or TIE fighters and strategically fly their intricately detailed models around a game board rolling dice to fire lasers and dodge incoming hits.
The X-Wing miniatures game is so cool for so many reasons. First of all, the ships look like toys onto themselves and are built in impress. The detail and paint jobs on each is impressive. Most impressive. What’s really cool is that there are a slew of of other ships you can buy to grow your game beyond the starter set and allow each player to further customize their fleet. From the Millennium Falcon to Darth Vader’s TIE fighter. The base started kit was recently updated with ships from The Force Awakens and I’m sure more new craft will follow once the new film is released.
And the best part about the X-Wing Miniatures Game is that it’s something that can actually be played with right after opening.
Remote Controlled Sphero BB-8
Best For: Tech lovers big and small
Sure to be one of the hottest toys this holiday season, the Sphero remote controlled BB-8 is a little techno wonder every kid is sure to flip out over. And for good reason as this is the closest most of us will ever get to owning an actual Star Wars droid.
The miniature BB-8 is unlike any other remote controlled toy like it. It uses an app on your phone as remote to drive the little guy around, however he’s fully capable of rolling around autonomously on his own. He listens to voice commands and can also project holographic images through the altered reality screen of your cell phone!
And if nothing else, the little guy is just so darn cute it’s hard to imagine any child wouldn’t instantly fall in love with him.
Gifts for Classical Movie Fans
Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection Blu-Ray
Best For: Hardcore movie aficionados
For serious cinema fans, there are few directors in the same upper echelon as the master of suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock. His movies have inspired generations of filmmakers and kept millions of fans on the edges of their seats for years, and now 15 of his best films have been digitally remastered and collected together on Blu-Ray.
All of Hitchcock’s classic’s are represented here like Psycho, The Birds, North by Northwest, Rear Window, Marnie and Rope. However my personal favorite would have to be Vertigo, a deeply personal tale of how far a desperate man would go to recreate the lost love of his life. Already a beautiful film to watch, I can’t imagine how crisp and colorful Vertigo would look, remastered in Blu-Ray high definition.
Biographical Books of Hollywood Legends
Best For: Avid readers and fans of Hollywood’s Golden Age
Sure everybody’s seen their movies, but how well do people know the lives and stories of the stars of the silver screen? There’s countless books that have been written through the years about all of Hollywood’s biggest stars that prove life is often stranger than fiction. Because of that, you’re pretty much guaranteed to find the right book about the right actor to make the perfect present.
Some famous actors that are guaranteed to make for good reading would 40’s bombshell Ava Gardner, her ex husband Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, John Wayne or Cary Grant. Their lives read like movies onto themselves and who doesn’t love curling up to read a good book?
Best For: 60’s film fans, Barbie doll collectors, those who appreciate timeless style
Audrey Hepburn has to be one of the most beautiful actresses of all time, and one of the greatest movie stars of her generation.
She’s been in so many classic films that it’s hard to pick a favorite. But her most iconic role’s has to be Holly Goligthly in the romantic comedy classic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. And now you can share Audrey’s classic look in this glamorous looking official Barbie doll based on the film’s opening scene, complete with pearl necklace’s and cup of coffee.
Miracle on 34th Street Christmas Village Theater
There is no more classic Christmas movie than Miracle on 34th Street which makes it the perfect movie to give holiday gifts for.
People love this movie because it captures the true spirit of Christmas like few movies have. People also love Christmas villages. So why not tap into both of these wells of good feelings with this intricately detailed miniature theater that would make a great centerpiece of any Christmas village?
Gifts For Comedy Movie Fans
Sex Panther Cologne
Best For: Guys who want to be the life of the party
“60% of the time, it works every time.”
For fans of Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy Anchorman films there can be no greater gift than a bottle of your very own Sex Panther cologne spray. Made with bits of real panther, this pungent odor is sure to sway the ladies closer to any guy brave enough to musk up with the manliest cologne ever made.
Sadly, the cologne doesn’t come with the iconic panther bottle made famous by the movie, but the box does make the sound of a panther growling when opened which is good enough to bring a smile to the guy lucky enough to receive this stocking stuffer on Christmas morning or at the office party.
(not made with bits of real panther)
The Room DVD
Best For: Rocky Horror Picture Fans. Lovers of movies so bad they are so good.
It’s hard to explain The Room to people who haven’t seen it. To say it is quite possible the worst movie ever made is an understatement that doesn’t do this justice to this masterpiece of a train wreck. It is a movie that can’t be seen. It must be experienced.
Written, directed, produced and starring the unintelligible, Tommy Wiseau, the scary man on the cover, The Room has become an underground cult favorite among movie goers and Hollywood stars for it’s horribly written dialogue and acting. The film focuses on a middle aged banker named Tommy days before he is set to wed his future wife. However betrayal after betrayal from his friends threaten to ruin his engagement and drive Tommy into deep spiral of depression he cannot escape from until it’s too late.
But there’s more to The Room than betrayal and a ruined wedding. There’s also a drug deal gone bad, breast cancer, football and plenty of spoons.
The film is so good in a bad way that rabid fans still turn out to watch midnight screenings to laugh at the ridiculous lines and throw plastic spoons at the screen, years after it’s release.
If you want to go for the complete package, one of the film’s main actors, Greg Sestero recently wrote a book entitled, The Distaster Artist, which details the ordeal the cast went through in surviving the shoot and enduring the eccentric demands of Tommy Wiseau. (Wiseau shot the film simultaneously on 35mm and hi def cameras because he didn’t understand the difference and would take upwards of 30 takes to say the simplest of lines). The book is as hilarious as the movie and is currently being produced into a major film in itself.
The Big Lebowski Replica Bowling Shirt
Best For: Bowlers and wannbe Dude’s.
The dude abides.
And now your loved one can show off their lackadaisical attitude towards life with their very own bowling jersey inspired by the cult favorite film, The Big Lebowski. Made of 100% cotton, this bowling shirt is identical to the one worn by Jeff Bridges, complete with embroidered Art name tag and “Medina Sod” sponsorship on the back. As a bonus, you can make it even more authentic by spilling a little white russian cocktail on it before you wrap it up.
Gifts For Disney Fans
Nightmare Before Christmas Sally Ragdoll Perfume
Best For: Those hard to shop for tweeners. A slam dunk for Goth kids.
Kids and teens love Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas. But is it a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? And since when did Nightmare Before Christmas become a Disney property?
It doesn’t matter as there are few things that can would be cooler to receive on Christmas morning than a bottle of Sally Ragdoll perfume. Made with hints of jasmine, black currant, strawberry, sandalwood and almond it’s a scent they’re sure to love and treasure.
Hopefully, Sally left the frog’s breath out of the perfume when she mixed it up. 🙂
UP Adventure Book
Best For: Newlyweds and young couples.
If you want to find the perfect gift for any young love birds on your list, you can’t do any better than this handmade adventure book taken straight the beloved Pixar animated film, Up.
The perfect scrapbook or wedding album, this unique book will bring a smile to everyone’s face once opened. Who wouldn’t love having their very own adventure book to store life’s special memories in just like Carl and Ellie did in Up.
Mickey Mouse Glove Wireless Mouse
Best For: College Students and those not afraid to let their Disney flag fly.
How cool is this? A Mickey Mouse….mouse. Whoever though of this is a pure genius.
Wireless mice always look so generic and cheap looking. Everybody I see at my local coffee works around on their ultra high end laptops personalized with stickers and cases to make them stand out. But wireless mice get no love and are always treated as after thoughts.
Well not anymore with this unique mouse that carries more personality with it than any trendy sticker ever could. People will do a double take and smile when they see this being used for sure and ask where they can get one of their own. Problem is, they don’t know anybody as great as you at gift giving and so will have to do without.
Gifts For Comic Book Movie Fans
Funko POP! Collectible Figures
Best For: Collectors of all kinds. Cubicle and shelf decorators.
These collectible Funko POP! bobble heads are everywhere these days. And for good reason. They’re original, cute, well made and due to aggressive licensing you can be guaranteed to find a figurine on pretty much ANY film or TV property you can think of. Star Wars. Game of Thrones. Ghostbusters. Disney. The Hunger Games. Sesame Street. The Silence of the Lambs.
Like I said, everything.
Which is great when it comes to comic book films as pretty much every character from every movie you can think of has been given the Funko POP! treatment. You could assemble and gift wrap up the whole team of Avengers or give a little tiny Batman and Superman to fight each other in anticipation of their upcoming movie.
The hardest part is choosing and finding which figures you want to get.
Hot Toys Dark Knight Joker Collectible Figure
Best For: Serious comic books fans who seem to have everything. They won’t have this.
If you really want to take your gift giving to the next level, and really show somebody how much you care, then this insanely detailed Heath Ledger Joker toy is the way to go. Known for being the Lamborghini or Ducatti of the toy world, Hong Kong based Hot Toys produces the most luxurious toys you’ve ever seen. (They must considering this Joker goes for over $600.00! Like I said, this is the action figure equivalent of a Lambo.)
This Joker is the real deal. 12 inches tall with real cloth clothing, two interchangeable heads, 35 points of articulation and multiple sets of interchangeable hands. This Joker even comes with movie accurate accessories right down to the metal desk Batman slams his head on in the film!
And look at the detail in that sculpting! It’s almost haunting how realistic Hot toys was able to get Ledger’s facial expressions molded into plastic. It’s hard to tell if this is a toy or a still of the Dark Knight.
Even better is that Hot Toys makes figures for all the major comic films coming out there days, so if Batman isn’t your thing they have tons of Marvel, DC, and other film property toys for purchase. All with the insane level of detail you can only get from buying a 400.00 toy. Er…. statue. Er…. collectible. Er…. screw it. These toys are downright awesome!
Comic Book T-Shirts
Best For: Fashionable comic book fans
No doubt about it, geek is in these days. Thanks to all the blockbuster super hero movies getting made these days, being a comic book fan is something hip to brag about. What better way to show that off than with a t-shirt of your favorite superhero?
Like the Funko POP! figures, there are superhero themed T-shirts of all kinds out there for fans of every type. A popular style these days is to go with a hero logo on a solid colored background or a vintage image with a distressed look to appear old and worn.
Gifts For Fantasy Movie Fans
Lord of The Rings Sting Letter Opener
Best For: Business owners and legal reps with flair
Finding the perfect gift for fans pf the Lord of the Rings movies is rather easy when you think about it. You could buy them a set of the films, though they would already own them if they were a fan. You could buy them a set of the books but they assuredly have that already too. I guess you could buy them their own replica copy of the one true ring but that’s a little too obvious.
And they probably bought that for themselves a long time ago.
Which means you have to look outside the obvious. And what better present could there be than a mini replica Sting sword which is pretty cool on it’s own, but ones that doubles as a letter opener! I don’t know how many letters would get opened with this thing (who sends mail anymore really) but this mini Sting makes for a great decorative piece for any desk and will be sure to protect it’s owner from any unwelcome goblin attacks or raids.
Harry Potter Book: Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them
Best For: Muggles and wizards
Get ready for another round of Harry Potter mania as the newest movie in the series, Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them is due to hit theaters next year. Until that time comes Harry Potter fans will have to make due by watching the recently released teaser trailer, or reading the book upon which the film is based.
If it’s been awhile since your loved ones have been into Harry Potter they may not have even known a new book had come out, yet alone made into a movie. What better way to get reacquainted with the Potterverse than by having the holidays to settle in with a new book to enjoy?
Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings Legos
Best For: Kids and dads
This list wouldn’t be any good if I didn’t mention Legos at least once it.
When I was a kid Legos were still awesome (everything is awesome when Legos are around after all) but they were generic. If me and my brothers wanted to use them to play some of our favorite shows and movies we had to do our best to use our imagination.
But now, Legos come ready made for every type of property imaginable. Kids these days don’t even have to use their imagination when they play with their imagination. It’s not fair.
You gotta hand it to Lego though, they’ve really doubled down on expanding the types of sets they have in stores these days. And the great thing is, besides Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings playsets they have also branched out into Star Wars, superheros, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and even video games like Minecraft. There’s literally a lego set for everybody these days which makes for easy Christmas present shopping.