Getting out to the movies hasn’t exactly been on any film fan’s agenda for the past year-ish. (Who knows if we’ll get a holiday season release rush this year?) As a result, the home-theater is trending bigger than ever. If you have a favorite film buff who’s lucky enough to have one, they’ve probably decorated it with things that capture that movie theater ambiance.
This is why gifts for movie lovers are pretty easy to find, but the sheer volume of goodies out there can make it difficult to choose!
The L&L crew went shopping for those goodies, and we’ve packed this list with some perfect gift guide ideas sure to get two thumbs up from your favorite movie fan!
Great Gifts for Movie Lovers
1. Movie Trivia Game for the Cinephile
Six degrees to Kevin Bacon, right? But does your favorite movie fan have the chops to take it to the next level?
This neat trivia game is the perfect gift for cinephiles who like to show off their knowledge. They’ll compete with friends to name the most films starring the same actor, or keep the degrees of separation low and connect actors through common films they’ve shared.
Suitable for all ages, 2 players and up.
2. Nostalgia Retro Movie Theater Popcorn Machine
This mini countertop popcorn maker will make at-home movie nights much more fun!
The stainless kettle holds 2.5-ounces of popcorn kernels (about 10 cups of popped corn), which is enough to serve roughly 2-3 people. It’s equipped with a built-in system that stirs the popcorn as it pops, and an interior warming light for toasty warm popcorn and cool movie-concessions-ambiance.
3. Gourmet Popcorn Seasoning Library
Perfect to go with that popcorn maker! Regardless of how they like their popcorn tub seasoned, there’s something here for every movie fan. The set includes six sweet and savory flavors including kettle corn, cheddar jalapeno, garlic asiago, and more.
If you really want to get fancy, throw in a set of straight-from-the-farm non-GMO popping corn. The set comes with big & yellow, sweet baby blue, and vintage red varieties each packaged in coordinating burlap sacks.
4. Top Films of All Time Scratch Off Movie Poster
by Enno Vatti
The top 100 movies of all time are represented on this poster, and it’s up to your movie connoisseur to watch them all. They can scratch off the iconic films they’ve already seen to reveal an original illustrated design symbolizing each.
The name of the game is to tackle every movie on the scratch-off movie bucket list, and reveal every image beneath!
This 16.5″ X 23.4″ poster fits a standard A2 poster frame.
5. Customizable Movie Marquee Sign
A unique gift for the film lover who loves to entertain, this sign is completely customizable to add authentic movie theater decor to any home theater room.
Select from three different sizes, then personalize it with a name and anything else you’d find on a typical marquee. It’s handmade in the U.S. and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor displays. NOTE: This sign does not light up, it has the appearance of a lighted sign due to the design effects.
6. Movie-Watching Blanket
Movie marathons on the couch have never been so comfy! This handmade fleece blanket is big enough to share (50″ X 60″) during those horror flicks with the lights out, and breathable enough to snuggle with on those summer nights watching Grease. (Get it? Summer nights?)
Anyway, it’s machine washable for low maintenance cleaning and is guaranteed to become the favorite film viewing accessory of the house.
7. Movie Quote Mug
There’s something about the retro-inspired print on this mug that made it stand out from the rest. This movie themed gift is for the true movie lover in your life. You know, the one who can’t have a conversation without slipping in a quote or two from their favorite films, the message is brilliant.
The mug is handmade from ceramic materials and is available in black or white. It holds eleven fluid ounces of coffee, tea, or whatever else they’re obliged to sip on during the movie. We don’t judge here.
8. Movie Lovers Ultimate Care Package
If you know a student away at school who lives to watch movies (maybe a film major?), or you have a loved one across the country just settling into a new home, this is a fantastic gift basket to get them prepped and ready for movie night!
It features gift cards for Redbox and Dominos to take care of the pizza and movie, and it’s overflowing with enough candy, microwave popcorn, and munchies to share. It all comes in an acrylic retro-inspired tub to hold the popcorn, too. Perfect!
9. Minimalist Movie Prints
Minimalist movie posters are gaining in popularity, and we can certainly see why. In this set, you’ll find beautiful, artistic representations of each movie’s original poster printed from an original illustration.
The set features 35 prints, and if your movie lover has an all-time fave or three, you can request to swap them out for the current lineup. (Although the current lineup includes 35 AWESOME flicks as-is.) Each print is approx. 6 x 4 inches.
10. Snack Server
This three-tiered server set could be used for all sorts of stuff. We thought it would be an excellent way to juggle multiple delicious snack options from the kitchen to the couch without spilling them everywhere.
The ceramic bowls are dishwasher and microwave safe, and the set features a 5″ bowl, a 6.25″ bowl, and a 7.5″ bowl all nestled snugly in their metal stand. Gone are the days of nachos tragically lost on the rug!
11. The Corleone Family Cookbook
For fans of The Godfather Trilogy and fabulous food! From three of the most classic movies of all time comes a wealth of amazing recipes inspired by the Corleone family and old-school Italian cuisine.
The book features recipes for authentic “leave the gun” desserts (we’re looking at you, cannolis), meatballs, pasta, bread, sauces, antipasti complete with homemade marinated olives, and much more. Veal Marsala, anyone?
12. Movie-Themed Candles
Speaking of the iconic “Godfather cannoli,” how about a candle that smells like it? Or a candle scented like the Big Lebowski’s White Russian?
The Wicflix shop has eight cool movie-inspired candles to choose from, each crafted from natural soy wax with a burn time between 70-80 hours. If anyone’s interested, we’re DYING to know what Get Out’s “Crazy White People” smells like! Feel free to send it on over.
13. Horror Movie Lip Balms
An awesome gift idea if we’ve ever seen one. I mean, come ON! Who knew Freddie Krueger could be so adorable??
If you’ve got a horror film buff on your hands, they’ll love these great movie inspired lip balms! You can order up to twenty lip balms (horror-movie-marathon or Halloween party favors), each featuring a different horror movie icon.
Customize them even further by choosing between fifteen different flavors to compliment the character. We’re thinking the birthday cake would be perfect for Pennywise, no?
14. Movie Ticket Stub Diary
A must-have for the true film festival fan! This diary features clear sleeves to display stubs of movie tickets from their favorite Hollywood cinema masterpieces. A designated space in the diary can also record written thoughts and memories surrounding the trip.
Who knew that back in the day you had to watch movies on an actual screen in a real movie theater? With a paper ticket, no less!
Made from 100% recycled paper, and contains 52 pages that accommodate 118 tickets.
And the Award Goes To…
You! For picking one of the best gifts for the cinema lover in your life.
With such a fantastic variety of gifts for movie buffs of all kinds, you’ll have no problem finding something personal to give. Hopefully, our list of gifts for movie lovers has helped you narrow it down a little. Or at least put you in the movie mood.
Maybe it’s time to start creating your own home theater for the next Netfilx movie binge night!