Whether for a birthday, holiday or other occasion, the movie buff will be impressed if you can get him or her a thoughtful gift that hones in on film. From sci-fi flicks to classics to Hollywood blockbusters, there are hundreds of gifts from which to choose. For less than $25 to more than $200, you can be certain that there is a one of a kind gift to make the movie lover smile. Here are a few generic ideas to get you started that work for everyone and every film genre. Just think about what style your movie loving friend is into and go from there. Or jump to the different genre sections by clicking on the links in the table of contents.
More basics to consider besides those featured below are T-shirts, memorabilia (such as figurines and toys), chocolate Oscar statues (great stocking stuffers), autographed photos of a favorite movie star, Dinner and Movie Cookbook, a popcorn maker, a gift certificate to Netflix, a movie guide book, a season pass to a local movie theater, or the crème de la crème, a trip to Hollywood to see the stars.
These are just a few ideas to get in the Sci-Fi state of mind. Not only are there some great movies that make inexpensive gifts, but there are also collector's edition sets that contain, for example, all three movies from the trilogy. It doesn't end at movies, especially since most Sci-Fi lovers are into all the fun stuff that goes along with the genre, from weapon replicas to action figures, framed movie posters, games and trivia books. Comic books, when available, are also a good pick since recently they have been making so many new movies based off of the comics. Some notable items that aren't listed below but that deserve a mention are the following:
* Classics: Alfred Hitchcock Collector's Set, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, Blade Runner, Robocop Trilogy, Dracula...
* New: King Kong, Tim Burton, Sin City, The Matrix, Spiderman, Fantastic Four, X-Men...
* Don't forget about Japanimation and Manga.
Gifts for the Gadget Guru
For the guy or gal who has to have the latest gadgets, these high-end techno treats are the current staple for any movie buff. They get pretty pricey, but for a big gift giving occasion, these are the perfect gift. Other options include fancy headphones to go with their portable movie devices and also surround sound speakers. If you know that the recipient has about a thousand VHS tapes lying around that he or she can't bear to part with, a VCR/DVD combo is a great tool for transferring those old flicks to updated media. Finally, if the recipient is also into computers and making their own films, consider either a digital camcorder or movie editing software.