Let me guess: you’ve forgotten someone’s birthday. No, it’s Christmas, and you need some last-minute gift ideas. Or it’s your turn to host a movie night, and you need to one-up the last person who hosted. Well, don’t fret. This comprehensive list will give you a wide variety of options when it comes to giving gifts to the film buffs in your life. This list aims to help you find the perfect gift to give your film fanatic. We have chosen items that cover a wide variety of areas in gift-giving, movie-loving, and general funkiness. Hopefully, one or more of them suits your needs!
Gifts For Movie Lovers
When you think of going to the cinema, what’s the first snack that comes to mind? Popcorn! Sweet, salty, butter, toffee—you can have all kinds of popcorn with this movie lover’s dream. This thoughtful gift is collapsible and will save you space in the kitchen, or wherever you decide to keep it! It is great for caravans and dorm rooms at college.
This popcorn machine comes with handles so you can lift it without using mitts, although we do recommend using gloves when handling something hot. A BPA-free product, the Salbree Popcorn Maker is dishwasher-safe and saves you money on buying overpriced pre-popped popcorn. A bag of unpopped popcorn kernels will get you started! Even better, those who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint can appreciate this lovely little movie-lovers’ gift.
Handles for easy-grabbing and holding
Saves on packaging
Collapsible to save space
- Weight8.8 ounces
Know someone who’s always critiquing your favorite movies? Have a parent who can’t quite remember what’s-his-name from that one movie where? Or do you want to write down your thoughts and feelings about particular films that have deeply affected you? Then this one-hundred-page Movie Critic’s notebook could be the perfect gift for the movie lover in your life.
Each page is formatted so the person writing can record all their thoughts and opinions, making sure they are well-prepared for the weirdly-specific science fiction film night. Alternatively, you might know a film student who is struggling with their studies. This handy little notebook could help them sort out their thoughts for class. Pair it with a nice fountain pen, and any movie lover would be thrilled to receive this functional gift.
Great for students
Fits into your bag
Handy to keep by your side
- BrandSweet Harmony Press
- Weight7.7 ounce
What better way to enjoy a movie than by lounging and relaxing on the sofa? Enrich this lazy day experience with the perfect set of three pillowcases for throw pillows. They fit snugly onto square throw pillows and come in a wide variety of designs, including the classic clapper board, countdown, and text options.
These pillowcases are of high quality, environmentally friendly linen that’s soft, breathable, and machine-washable. They use conventional zips instead of buttons. The zippers on the Movie Throw Pillow Covers are small, compact, and reliable, so you can tuck them into your pillow so that they are out of sight and out of mind. These would make an excellent gift for someone who enjoys their movies and has an affinity for puns.
Will look good anywhere
Comes in a variety of designs
- Weight10.9 ounces
This high-quality ceramic coffee mug holds 11 ounces of your favorite hot drink. The ‘I Don’t Care Who Dies’ coffee mug will make a practical and funny gift for spoiler-averse cinephiles and spoiler seekers alike. Whether they just have to know if the dog lives before showtime or not, we think this mug is a movie-going crowdpleaser.
Centered text and image
Ceramic mug, holds 11oz
Great for animal lovers
- ModelLT dog lives mug-1
- Weight9.9 ounces
Picture this: it’s Christmas. Your family is around for the holidays, and it’s crowded. You’re all gathered around to watch the holiday special of your favorite TV show. Grandma isn’t particularly interested in the show. She prefers to keep her mind active by doing crossword puzzles. But she’s just finished her book! Luckily, you’ve thought ahead, and you know how much she loves her classic movies, anything starring Laurence Olivier or directed by Cecil B DeMille will get her talking. In confusion, you realize she never opened her gift from you. You reach under the tree and find it hidden behind the stand. She loves it, and it keeps her entertained as she fills everyone in with facts she thinks of while filling out the Classic Movie Crossword Puzzles. It’s a good Christmas.
Fits into your bag
Hours of fun to be had
Keep your mind active
Classic movie trivia awaits
- BrandPaperback Bunko
A gift card is an excellent option in many situations – and while some can seem impersonal, there are plenty of cards that cater to specific interests.
For a gift card with a personal touch, consider giving the movie lovers in your life a Fandango Gift Card. Movie gift cards can be topped up and reused as much as the user would like. The recipient can use it online or in-person for the purchase of movie tickets or content through the Fandango website and app. The user can reload their card indefinitely, making this card an excellent tool for those trying to stick to a movie budget.
A good option for people with anxiety
Gift cards place choice into the hands of the recipient
A personalized gift in card form
- Weight0.8 ounces
Stuck on what to get Dad, again? Or want to add something fun to your child’s gift? These socks are adorably tacky, but they’ll get a lot of use!
The Funky Popcorn Socks are perfect conversation starters for quirky movie lovers and foodies alike. Made from an 80% cotton-stretch blend, fade-resistant, and styled for all purposes, this high-quality / low-effort gag gift is perfect for any special occasion.
Low-effort gag gift perfect for Dad
They say that ‘this generation wants a trophy for everything,’ but the fact is that acknowledgment of someone’s effort goes a long way. This simple Oscar trophy is not the real thing, but it’s the perfect gift for anyone celebrating a win.
You can get a multipack of these and hand them out among your coworkers, classmates, or students to acknowledge their hard work. Alternatively, these trophies will make excellent decorations and guest gifts at your next Oscar Party.
Add extra flair to your party
Acknowledge your team/child’s achievements
Comes in a multipack
Great decoration for around the house
Make a fun party favor
- Weight12.8 ounces
This funky little lightbox has a retro cinema-inspired design. Being a fun, low-effort DIY item, My Cinema Lightbox is perfect for encouraging the recipient to get in touch with their creative side. They can liven up their home with three modes: classic white LED, RGB color-changing, or color hold to keep a gentle glow in the darkness.
This fun little device has two power options: 6x AAA batteries (not included in the box) or USB charged (micro-USB cable included). Also, in the box is a built-in letter storage unit, 100 letters, numbers, and symbols to slide onto the front of the box. Each row can fit eight tiles to allow the owner to create their personalized messages. If you don’t have the space to store it on a surface, find some wall space and a small nail. It also makes a beautiful little decoration for milestone announcements, weddings, or photoshoots!
Easy to store
Three modes to choose from
Comes with micro-USB
Comes with over one hundred letters, numbers, and symbols
- BrandMy Cinema Lightbox
- Weight14.4 ounces
The ultimate gift for people who love immersive sound, the Alexa-Enabled Soundbar will take any movie night to the next level. Connect it to your TV or other smart devices to get a rich, grand experience from them. This magnificent piece of tech has been tuned by Oscar-winning sound engineers to emphasize the majesty of the human voice.
Control it with your voice, through the Sonos app, or via its remote control. Alexa is always ready, so you can start your movie night hands-free, play music, set alarms, or check the news. This soundbar comes with automatic remote detection and sets up in just a few minutes.
Can be controlled with app or remote
- Weight6.35 pounds
Spice up your next film night with this inexpensive Home Theatre Movie Projector. High-definition 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution renders clear and detailed images without compressing or downscaling. The high-contrast reference display mode delivers bright, accurate colors. Enjoy up to 12,000 hours of movie projection with this marvelous piece of home theatre tech, as the lamp is long-lasting.
If you know someone who enjoys immersive gaming, the 1080p input response time offers a lag-free experience when properly connected. Even better, this projector is simple to install and has vertical keystone correction and 1.1x zoom focus to suit any environment. And with 3,000 lumens of brightness, the bright lamp will add an extra air of romance, enthusiasm, or general joie de vivre to any outdoor movie night
Great for gaming
3000 lumens, nice and bright
Can go anywhere
Easy to install
- Weight5.5 pounds
Movie fans or armchair critics all around will appreciate this bucket list-inspired gift. As it says in the name, scratch off a panel and watch whatever ultimate movie, blockbuster, or award-winning animation film you never got around to watching.
Our lives are full of virtual noise, but this poster aims to be ‘as non-distracting as possible.’ It fits into an A2-size frame so that it can be a constant, aesthetic reminder of your cinephile goals. The 100 Movie Scratch-off Poster comes hand-wrapped in a premium-quality box, ready to hand it to your film fanatic friends!
Expand your movie knowledge
Cross items off your movie bucket list
Non-distracting fits into A2 frame
Scratch-off, nice and satisfying
Make it into a game!
- BrandEnno Vatti
- Weight7.2 ounces
There are over 160 cards in this movie lover’s dream adult card game, including cards such as Actor, Quote, Movie, and Edit! The cards are split into Trivia and Strategy categories to keep the game varied and interesting. The rules are straightforward, and the gameplay is less intense than Trivial Pursuit. The simple card set-up offers over thirty minutes of fun per round between two to sixteen players.
Unlike other card games, you don’t need expansion packs to keep playing as you will never play the same game twice. The Movie Buff Trivia Card Game is suitable for all levels of experience and all levels of intensity. These professionally printed playing cards make an excellent gift the game-loving cinephile in your life.
Suitable for up to sixteen players
Easy rules to understand
Never play the same game twice
Suitable for beginners
Play to win, or for fun, it doesn’t matter!
- BrandGolden Bell Studios
- Weight12.8 ounces
We’ve all been there, watching a movie. Maybe it’s The Gold Rush; perhaps it’s When Harry Met Sally. It could be anything, but each one has something in common: we want to eat what we see. Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook For Movie Lovers makes that a reality. It’s perfect for people who enjoy a good meal, good friends, and good company. The cookbook was written by Andrew Rea of the hit YouTube channel, ‘Binging with Babish’, and he painstakingly recreated recipes from over 40 classic and cult films to inspire home cooks and movie buffs alike.
Rea goes into great detail describing the dishes as well as providing step-by-step guides (complete with occasional hints and tips) to ensure that your next movie meal is one to remember.
Turn fictional feasts into a reality
Written by a chef with knowledge of filmmaking
Explore the foods of your favorite movies
- Weight1.6 pounds
- Author:Andrew Rea
Our list closes with another bucket list item. 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is a rich and deep dive into a century of film history. It chronicles every genre of film, spanning from the silent era to recent blockbusters. Each film profile is highly detailed, including a plot summary, director and production notes, and a cast listing. It’s a gift for movie buffs who want as many little-known facts as possible.
This book is part of an ongoing survey series that is regularly updated, and the current edition includes updated images, key quotes from the movies, movie posters, and new films from across the globe. It is an excellent gift for film students and movie buffs alike.
An updated version of a survey series
Get fun facts about your favorites
Great gift for film students
Pairs well with the movie poster
Covers over a century of filmmaking and film history
- Weight4.6 pounds
- Author:Steven Jay Schneider