Movie lovers are some of the easiest people to shop for during the holiday season. For the most part, you can just throw them a cool Blu-Ray or some free movie tickets and you’ll be set. But if you want to go the extra mile this year, and make your movie lover very happy, we suggest looking at the gifts below.
Note: Most of these gifts are on Amazon, so you totally still have a lot of time to get them before Christmas Day. And chances are you can also find most of these at a Target, Barnes & Noble or even Wal-Mart. The rest of these you’ll probably have to pay extra for fast shipping, but that’s totally up to you and your gift-giving budget. Good luck!
10. Tarantino XX
20th Anniversary Blu-Ray Box Set
Quentin Tarantino is one of the most beloved filmmakers of our time. Even people who don’t know too much about movies know about him, so you really can’t go wrong with this “Tarantino XX” box set. Said set celebrates the 20-year career of Tarantino. The 10-disc set contains eight films chosen by Tarantino, including Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown, as well as five hours of bonus material.
9. Cabinet Of Curiosities
A Book By Guillermo Del Toro
Somehow filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro (Pacific Rim, Pan’s Labyrinth) found time during 2013 to make Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions. This awesome coffee table-style film book offers an intimate glimpse into one of the most imaginative directors working in the business today. The book also includes a foreword by James Cameron; afterword by Tom Cruise; and contributions from such luminaries as Neil Gaiman and John Landis.
8. The Wes Anderson Collection
A Book By Matt Zoller Seitz
Matt Zoller Seitz‘s Wes Anderson Collection is a lot like Cabinet of Curiosities. This work is the first of its kinds, offering an in-depth overview of director Wes Anderson’s filmography, also working as a guide through his life and career. The book also includes unpublished photos, artwork, and extensive interviews between Seitz and Anderson. If you’ve got a Wes Anderson fan on your list, and chances are you do (because he’s a favorite among film lovers), this really is the perfect gift.
7. Big Lebowski Coasters
The Big Lebowski Coasters
For that Coen brothers fan in your life, here’s a quirky little gift that’s both cool and cost efficient (we don’t like the term cheap). We get that coasters aren’t all that necessary, but they’re always good to have just in case there’s a party or whatever. These set of 10 coasters come with random images and phrases from the Coen’s cult hit The Big Lebowski. They’re also are printed on a 1915 hand operated Chandler & Price press, which we don’t actually know too much about, but it sounds fancy!
6. Star Wars: Frames
A Photo Collection By George Lucas
Star Wars fans have it pretty easy. There’s so many things you can buy them – just look at this gift guide that offers 50 different options. But we opted to go with Star Wars: Frames, which is a photo collection by the one and only George Lucas. This book offers 1,416 of the best images from the six Star Wars films, highlighting the most iconic moments from the saga. For collectors and fans, Star Wars: Frames is the ultimate look on this grand project devoted to a cinematic phenomenon—and the ultimate Star Wars collector’s tome.
5. Universal Classic Monsters
The Essential Collection in Blu-Ray
The Universal Classic Monsters box set takes most of the top tier titles from Universal’s classic horror library of the 30′s, 40′s and 50′s and puts them all into one Collector’s Edition box set. Here we have all the classics, including Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Phantom of the Opera and The Creature from the Black Lagoon, plus oodles of extras.
4. Harry Potter Poster Collection
7 Minimalist Posters
Harry Potter might be over and done with, but fans of the series will never, ever stop appreciating the films and books. The Harry Potter poster collection includes 7 Harry Potter posters in the 11×17 size, designed by Adam Rabalais. All posters are original designs printed on sturdy, 80lb high-quality gloss paper, perfect for framing or wall-mounting.
3. Superhero Keyboard
Macbook Keyboard Super Hero Skin
The superhero-themed keyboard is a great, quirky gift for any superhero fan. It features characters like Wolverine, Iron Man, Batman and Spider-Man, and even some of their nemeses. This keyboard skin fits wireless 13″ and 15″ MacBooks and MacBook Airs, and it won’t block the backlighting of the keyboard.
2. A Story Lately Told
A Memoir By Anjelica Houston
Anjelica Houston is one of the most fascinating people alive today. Did you know that her father, the legendary filmmaker John Huston, was filming The African Queen, with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn, in the Belgian Congo when he recives a telegram from his wife announcing the birth of a healthy baby girl? This is just one of the many interesting stories included in Huston’s critically acclaimed memoir. The book tells of the actress’ childhood in Ireland, her teen years in London, and her coming-of-age as a model and nascent actress in New York.
1. The Dark Knight Trilogy
An Ultimate Collector’s Edition
Christopher Nolan‘s Batman movies are going to be hard to beat, but we’re keeping an open mind toward the whole reboot thing. Still The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition is an essential box set to have in a fan’s collection. This box set includes all three films in Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy along with loads of special features such as a 90-minute retrospective, early screen tests, and a conversation between Nolan and filmmaker Richard Donner.
And of course, if none of these work for you, there’s always the wonderful gift of Netflix.
What did we miss that you love? What other gifts have you found that Movie Lovers Lovers might want?