Christmas Day is just around the corner but if you still haven’t sorted out your gifts, do not worry. Shortlist has you covered with a whole series of gift guides including this one for every film fan in your life.
From boxsets to T-shirts, there’s plenty of movie-themed options for friends and family who are obsessed with the silver screen so have a little browse through our top ten presents to get this festive season.
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10 Christmas gifts to buy for movie lovers
1. Girls On Tops
Does your movie lover love Greta Gerwig? Stan the movies of Pam Grier? Then let them say it on their chest in a Girls on Tops T-shirt. This clothing brand is a celebration of the female voices in cinema and there’s an array of female filmmakers and actors to choose from. White tops with bold black (or in special cases gold or red) font are a simple and stylish way to show your love of film.
2. The Polar Express Special Edition
What better way to spend Christmas day than watching this fantastical film featuring Tom Hanks in performance capture animation. It follows a young boy who boards a special train to take him on a magical journey to meet Santa Claus. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of its release, give your film lover this limited-edition boxset that includes the film on Blu-Ray, a hardback book, and a decorative tree ornament to add to your own.
3. A Star Is Born Special Edition
Has your movie lover been singing “Shallow” ever since A Star is Born was released? This special edition boxset is the perfect gift. It features a special extended Encore version of the film, as well as the original theatrical release and also the CD soundtrack. That’s not all. The boxset also comes with three limited-edition posters, a 32-page booklet and six exclusive art cards. No need to take another look at this gift.
4. Stanley Kubrick Limited Edition Film Collection
Give your Kubrick lover the ultimate present: his life’s work. Yep, this limited edition boxset features all seven of his movies - Lolita (Blu-ray), 2001: A Space Odyssey (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray), A Clockwork Orange (Blu-ray), Barry Lyndon (Blu-ray), The Shining (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray), Full Metal Jacket (Blu-ray), Eyes Wide Shut (Blu-ray) - as well as the DVD of the documentary Stanley Kubrick A Life in Pictures. There’s also a 20-page exclusive booklet and a collection of art cards to frame.
5. Numskulls Movie Christmas Jumpers
Want to get your movie lover an ugly Christmas jumper? Check out this knitwear collection from Numskull based on Marvel, Batman, Harry Potter, Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Star Wars and more! Sizes range from 2XS to 4XL in the UK and are readily available online to buy and in select local retailers.
6. Everyone's A Critic 52 Week Movie Challenge
Whether your movie lover is a seasoned cinephile or a film-watching freshie, this book is perfect for them to record their thoughts each time they watch a new feature. Every two-page spread in this book gives you a challenge as you watch, 52 in total, that centre on topics like "A Film That Won 'Best Picture'" and "Adapted From A Book." All they have to do is pick a topic, watch a related title and write your review in the book. They’ll be a film critic in no time.
7. Wizard of Oz: Limited Edition Anniversary Collection
Somewhere over the rainbow there is the perfect gift for the Wizard of Oz fan in your life. This boxset features, for the first time ever, the original film remastered in 4K Ultra HD to celebrate its 80th anniversary. There’s also a CD soundtrack, a Blu-ray feature disc and Blu-ray special features disc as well as a set of premium art cards, a reproduction of the original film poster, and a wonderful map of Oz
8. Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit
If you have to get a Potterhead a present why not this Harry Potter version of the classic trivia game? This edition features 600 questions from both the books and the movies and will test even the most fanatical fan. A magic way to get into your friend or family member’s good spell books.
9. Elephas Mini Projector
Upgrade your movie lover’s home entertainment experience with this mini projector from ELEPHAS. It can connect to a PC, laptop, TV or even your PS3 , PS4 or X-Box to watch movies inside or outside. It's small so easy to travel with and at its best quality, it can project a 120-inch image. Like most budget projectors, though, you will need a very dark space to make the image look good.
10. A 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player
Your movie lover is sure to be building a collection of 4K Ultra HD Blu-Rays so giving them the perfect machine to play them on will get you on their nice list. There are plenty of machines on the market, that are also function to allow you to watch streaming services in high quality too but Sony’s debut player, the Sony UBP-X800, is a decent one to start with.