20 Gifts for the Hard-to-buy-for Movie and TV Buff

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It’s that time again. Unless you’re someone who has done their holiday shopping early, you’re probably beginning to wonder just what it is that you’ll be gifting everyone on your list this year. Well, if your loved ones are as into movies and TV as we are, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a list of the top 20 gifts that members of all fandoms can get behind:

  1. Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers ($19.93)

Ever wanted to recreate the meals seen in your favorite movies? Dying to try Charlie Chaplin’s dancing dinner rolls from The Gold Rush, or the birthday cake from Sixteen Candles? Eat What You Watch author Andrew Rea (of YouTube channel Binging with Babish) helps you and your loved ones bring meals like these and more from the screen to your kitchen.

  1. Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki ($224.99)

Have a Studio Ghibli fan on your list this year? Give them the gift of Miyazaki with this all-encompassing boxed set, which includes such favorites as My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away and more.

  1. Twin Peaks Season 3 Blu-ray Package ($47.99)

Take a trip through Twin Peaks, visit the Black Lodge, and make a pit stop at the Double R Diner in the Twin Peaks Season 3 Limited Edition boxed set! Jam-packed with over four hours of bonus material, this set is absolutely perfect for the fan who just can’t get enough of the twisted town of Twin Peaks.

  1. Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One ($749.08)

While this one is a bit of an investment – or a little holiday treat-your-self buy – the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One set promises to be an incredible one. The Limited Edition 10-disc set includes: Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers.

  1. Harry Potter Clue ($39.99)

Bringing together the classic whodunit fun of Clue and the magic of Harry Potter, the Harry Potter Clue set is the perfect board game for Harry Potter fans of all ages. Play the game as one of your favorite heroes to reveal hidden passageways and special cards that make this version of Clue all the more magical.

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Monopoly ($44.95)

Fans of Monopoly and Guardians of the Galaxy will be over the moon to open up this board game! Recruit characters from both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, collect bounties, and double cross your opponents in this wild table top ride. Just remember – it’s only a game.

7. Universal: 100th Anniversary Collection ($349.98)

Got a super movie buff on your list? Give them the gift of 100 years of Universal movies with the 100th Anniversary Collection! There’s no shortage of classic films to fall in love with over and over again. For a limited time, you can gift a piece of Hollywood history complete with Academy Award winners, genre-defining classics, and massive blockbusters all in one.

  1. Doctor Who TARDIS Fairy String Lights ($9.99)

For the avid Doctor Who fan, give the gift of timey-wimey light with these adorable TARDIS Fairy String Lights! Help your loved one bring a little bit of the Doctor to their holiday (or everyday) decorations.

  1. The Jim Henson Novel Box Set – Exclusive Reprint ($59.99)

Got a movie buff who’s just as excited about reading as they are watching their favorite films? This beautiful collection of Jim Henson’s beloved works – including The Dark Crystal: The Novelization and Labyrinth: The Novelization – features never before seen illustrations by Brian Froud. Plus, each book includes bonus material from the Jim Henson Archives, giving readers and fans a sneak peek into Henson’s creative process.

  1. The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 Board Game ($60.00)

“You may not know who to trust, but you do know that out there, in the dark, The Thing is waiting for you to make a mistake.” The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31 is the perfect gift for fans of the classic 1982 horror film. The goal? To explore U.S. Outpost 31 and figure out who among you has been infected. Featuring artwork and designs by Justin Erickson, the game also includes 12 detailed miniatures of each Outpost 31 member.

  1. Best of Warner Bros. 100 Film Collection ($94.99)

All 22 of Warner Bros. Library’s Best Picture Winners and more make up this extensive set! Perfect for starting or adding to a classic movie collection, the set includes hours of commentaries, behind-the-scenes features and more on select films.

  1. Marvel Guardians Of The Galaxy Tiki Shot Glass Set ($24.90)

You’ll be the hit at every party with this set of Guardians of The Galaxy Tiki shot glasses! This set includes Star-Lord, Rocket, Gamora and Groot in adorable Tiki style. Plus, they’re stackable!

  1. Cyberpunk 17 “Drinks Available” Can Sling ($24.99)

Be the most universally appreciated guest at the party with this Drinks Available bag! The black bag holds up to six standard 12 oz. cans and can be slung over your shoulder in style. Plus, you can light up the “Drinks Available” sign to let everyone know that you’ve got the goods.

  1. Doctor Who: The Official Cookbook ($39.99)

Even if fish fingers and custard aren’t quite your thing (though we’ve heard from a very reliable source in a big blue box that they are), the Doctor Who Cookbook includes over forty recipes from all throughout time and space to dive into! Bring the magic – and science – of the universe right to your kitchen with the help of The Doctor.

  1. Rick and Morty Mr. Meeseeks Cosplay Lounger ($49.99)

“I’m Mister Meeseeks! Look at me!” The recipient of this gift won’t be able to help repeating this charming phrase over and over once they slip on the super comfy cosplay onesie. Perfect as a costume or for PJs, this officially licensed Rick and Morty lounger will bring some inter-dimensional fun to your gift giving this season.

  1. Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press ($29.99)

Have someone who is definitely NOT a morning person on your list this holiday season? Give them the gift of a brighter morning with this R2-D2 Coffee Press! It’s so much harder to be grumpy in the morning when your coffee is coming from R2.

  1. Nakatomi Plaza: Die Hard Collection ($81.33)

YIPPEE KI YAY! Die Hard fans will be excited to receive every action-filled Die Hard film this holiday season. The set comes with its own bonus disc, behind-the-scenes booklet and collectable villain cards. Plus, a limited-edition replica of the iconic Nakatomi Plaza building really seals the deal!

  1. Game of Thrones: The Complete Seasons 1-7 ($139.99)

For the special someone that always references the lands of Westeros and the fact that “winter is coming”, give the gift of Game of Thrones! All 7 released seasons make up this hefty boxed set, so the recipient will have quite a bit of time to choose their allegiance and root for their favorite house.

  1. Star Trek The Next Generation Varsity Hoodie ($44.99)

These Star Trek Varsity Hoodies provide a refreshing change of pace from the standard Starfleet uniform! The jackets come in options for blue, red, or gold and display a nifty chest patch so that everyone will know you’re part of the fleet.

  1. Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Adult Coloring Book ($16.99)

Who’s got the power of voodoo? You do! Jim Henson fans can bring their favorite whimsical scenes to life with over 40 black-and-white Labyrinth inspired illustrations. Add some color to your favorite characters and explore the Goblin City, revisiting Sarah’s epic journey to save her baby brother.


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