Finding the perfect Christmas gift can seem like a mission impossible. But if you happen to have some film fans in your life, I can make your life a bit easier. Here I gathered the 12 Best Christmas Gifts for Movie Lovers. Film junkies come in all shapes, sizes, and colours, but I’m sure that these presents will make their hearts beat faster.
1) Film Map
Have you ever felt that some movie titles would be ideal names for real places? If the answer is yes, then this film map is a perfect candidate to make it to your very own shopping list of Best Christmas Gifts for Movie Lovers. It is a street map made up of over 900 film titles including cinematic classics like Chinatown, La La Land, Jurassic Park or A Nightmare on Elm Street. The chart is loosely based on a vintage Los Angeles street map, but it has its own Hollywood Boulevard, highways, dark alleys and red light district all named after movie titles.
2) Cult Movie Cards
Do you happen to know someone who takes both her game and her movies seriously? Then look no further. This is the world’s coolest illustrated deck of playing cards. All fifty-two cards are inspired by cult favourites like Black Swan, Pulp Fiction or Candyman. The perfect gift for the cult film watcher poker geek in your life.
3) MUBI Subscription
Give someone you love a great film every day for a whole year. As a cinephile myself I can’t imagine a better present than getting the opportunity to choose from 30 films at any given time. The movies are hand-picked, curated and represent the very best of worldwide art house cinema. This is for the person who loves motion pictures as much as they do at MUBI.
4) Movie Print
These guys and gals at State of Art Studios make creative art poster prints. I especially love the movie poster versions they create. The designs are vibrant, clean and the films are immediately recognisable. If I wore you, I would go with a chick flick like this one. La La Land is a personal favourite and made the cut on my list of the 30 Best Chick Flicks of All Time. This for your friend with a geeky passion for cinema who would not be satisfied with a “normal” movie poster and needs that something little extra.
5) Fictional Hotel Notepads
6) MasterClass with Martin Scorsese
I am currently enrolled in Martin Scorsese’s MasterClass, and I couldn’t be happier with the curriculum. He is inspiring, thought-provoking and a living legend with seemingly infinite experience to share. The one-on-one format makes it feel less like a class and more like a personal conversation with a legendary filmmaker. It is one of the more expensive presents, but if you want your aspiring director friend to step up her game, this is the way to go. She can thank you later for the gift in her Oscar speech.
7) Popcorn Maker
Any friends screaming “Netflix and chill” on social media when Friday night comes? Yep, I thought so. Keep them well-fed with this vintage style popcorn maker, and maybe next time they’ll invite you over for a night in. Happy corn popping! I want to note that I do not own a machine like this. Yet. It would not only be one of the Best Christmas Gifts for Movie Lovers but the perfect present for me. I am ready to act surprised. Don’t you worry about that.
8) Ticket Stub Diary
Scrapbooks and diaries are so last seasons. Real pros need a special place to keep their precious memories of the best movies they have seen in cinemas. This ticket stub diary comes with sleeves to keep your tickets safe, plus space in the margins to jot down your memories from the event. It’s ideal for those young at heart film fans you know so well.
9) Final Draft Screenwriting Software
Okay, I totally get you. This is a pricey one. However, if the love of your life wants to pursue screenwriting as a career, Final Draft is the industry standard software to invest in. It’s going to show a return for sure when you see your honey act on his passion and turn those fantastic ideas into the reality of a script. I believe that’s worth it.
10) Movie Buff Trivia Game
Movie Buff advertises itself as the world’s greatest movie trivia card game. Finally, there is a “place for all that useless knowledge.” I couldn’t disagree more. Movie trivia is essential for human survival in an ever more postapocalyptic world, and it connects cinephiles of all ages. Gather your family around the dining table and play! You can thank me later.
11) ‘Cocktails of the Movies’ Book
Christmas is pretty much about watching reruns of old tv-shows and holiday classics with half-drunk, but fully bloated family members lying in various positions around the tv/projector/you name it. Isn’t it a good time to mix some cocktails and go all the way until you reach the sweet taste of intoxication? Cocktails of the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to Cinematic Mixology offers something for everyone from Marilyn Monroe’s Manhattan in Some Like It Hot to Ryan Gosling’s Old Fashioned in Crazy, Stupid, Love.
12) ‘Little White Lies’ Subscription
I know exactly what you’re thinking. Isn’t Little White Lies a tiny bit hardcore? Well, it is. But remember, it’s not your present, but a gift for your indie film geek friend. Little White Lies is a magazine focusing on independent movies and the people who make them. Believe me; it is a cool one. Just give it to someone special.
Now you are officially a black belt ninja in buying the Best Christmas Gifts for Movie Lovers. How does it feel? I hope you have stumbled upon some useful ideas and maybe on life advice too that help you survive the upcoming weeks. So this was my list with the 12 Best Christmas Gifts for Movie Lovers. If you can’t get enough check out my Halloween gift guide for cinephiles. What is on your Christmas wish list? Have you found an excellent present for film buffs? I would love to hear your thoughts, so please share them in the comments. Have a good one!