Lights, Cameras, Action!
What do movies mean to you? To us at perfectgift4.com, movies mean memories and emotions involving love, friendship, inspiration, and a multitude of inexplicable fireworks that explode in our hearts and brain. If you think through the history of cinema, you will find an abundance of both spine-chilling and heart-warming moments.
Do you experience something similar? Or know someone who actually exhibits these identical emotions? Let’s agree that our life is filled with people who literally feed off these moments to keep them entertained and sane.
It could be your best friend who worships Martin Scorsese or your uncle who collects classic movie posters. Do you have such friends or family members that are constantly raving about how great a movie is or the fun part of watching movies with popcorn in tow?
For such ultimate film buffs who aptly and perennially quote movies at the drop of a hat, it would be wise to fill their lives with their passion – Movies.
We have done a ‘deep dive’ on all things celluloid and cinematic. The result of this labor is a sure-fire hit of gift ideas that would tug the heartstrings of any movie aficionado in your life.
So, without further ado, Quiet on set…ACTION!
1. 100 Movies Scratch Off Movie Poster
This is a truly original and fun gift idea that will keep the movie lovers engrossed and on track with their favorite pastime. The poster is a list of 100 ‘classic and Critically Acclaimed movies.’ Each time they watch one of the movies featured, they scratch off the box with the included scratching tool, and voila! The movie poster appears. This is a gift that is a conversation starter and a completist’s dream gift.
2. Movie Strips, Personalised Fridge Magnet Set
Movie lovers are movie lovers no matter which room of the house they are in. With these Movie strips-themed personalized fridge magnets, they’ll be the star of the show. Simply include some photos of them (or their loved ones) and they’ll be included in the film cells. Whenever they go to the fridge to restock on snacks during movie time, they will be reminded of just what a great friend you are.
3. Movie Theater Themed Shadow Box
This wooden Movie Theatre Shadow Box is an ideal piece of decor for movie lovers. Suitable for any nook or corner of your home, it shows the guests exactly where the homeowner’s heart lies. It can be easily mounted on a wall or can be freestanding on a desk or table. Movie buffs can stash coins, bills, or any other memorabilia against their favorite background. What’s more! Their own photos can also be used to personalize it.
4. Movie Clapboard Print Soft Throw Blanket
Movie nights for a movie lover are serious business. There are a few items from the movie-making world that can make an average night into a winning night. This Clapboard themed throw blanket will help make the movie watcher warm and cozy and ‘theme’ with the night. Also, if it’s a horror movie, they can hide under the blanket or cuddle up with their loved ones. It will be just like an authentic date in a movie theatre.
5. Cinema Vinyl Wall Clock
“Say, Kids. What time is it?” Movie time! It’s also time to upgrade an old wall-mounted clock to this beautiful vinyl record ‘cinema’ clock. This will be a wonderful addition to a home theatre or any room in the house. It is carefully crafted to reflect the classic days of cinema with a touch of modern art. Any movie lover will be thrilled to receive this.
6. Wizard of Oz – 5 Panel Canvas Print Wall Art
“There’s no place like home, There’s no place like home!” A classic line from a classic movie. Now movie lovers can have this colorful and beautiful art print to hang in their movie rooms. With its five pieces of canvas, The Wizard of Oz movie scene is a real conversation starter and is a gift idea that will be loved for years. Just like the movie itself.
7. All the movies I’ve seen: Log book to Record All The Movies You Have Ever Watched
If I could give one piece of advice to any movie watcher or movie lover, I would say, record all and any movies that you watch. Your life will be made easier over time as you will have a ‘Movie Log’ to reference and comment from. We mostly remember our impressions of a movie, but we don’t always remember the good, the bad, and the ugly about the movie we just watched. Think of it as a celluloid diary. This simple yet effective gift idea will be a valuable addition for your movie lover friend. Book-tastic!
8. The Film Encyclopedia 7th Edition: The Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry
Movie lovers are notorious for being fact fans and love the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories relating to the film industry. This Film Encyclopaedia is the ultimate reference guide for movie buffs. With this book, they can test their knowledge and learn new facts to stun and amaze their friends and family. They will be King or Queen of the Movie Quiz night, all thanks to you.
9. The Walt Disney Film Archives (Animated Movies 1921–1968. 40th Ed.)
You can’t get much more important to movie history than the story of Walt Disney Studios. The animated movies created from the 1930s to the 1960s are influential and unforgettable. Movie lovers will revel in the history, facts and figures that are waiting to be discovered inside this archive book. It is a must-read for any movie lover and a great addition to their movie book library.
10. The Movie Quiz Book (Trivia for Film Lovers/Challenging Quizzes)
Test a movie lover’s knowledge of their favorite pastime with this Movie Quiz Book. Literally thousands of questions on classic, animated, critically acclaimed, and even the worst movies of all time. This gift suggestion is a great help if you organizing movie-themed quiz nights or just sitting around with friends and quizzing them to see who knows the most and who knows the least. Bonus points go to whoever bought this movie quiz book gift!
11. Best Movies of the 80s
With this nostalgic book that lists the best movies of the 80s, the movie lovers will learn about movies they have seen and find recommendations for hidden gems from this era. We all know the likes of ‘The Breakfast Club’, ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Back to The Future.’ But what about the hidden Indie gem, cult classics? This book will alert the movie lovers about any movies that they have missed or overlooked. This will be an unputdownable book for movie lovers of any age.
12. The New York Times Book of Movies: The Essential 1,000 Films to See
The internet is a fantastic place for information about movies. But with this, ‘The 1,000 Essential Films to See’ book is a must-own for movie lovers. A collected work of films that should be on any movie lover’s bucket list. From Hitchcock to Spielberg and Kubrick to Nolan, this book will keep the movie lover in your life busy for hours on end. The only problem you’ll have is stopping them from telling you all about every chapter they’ve read.
13. KODAK Luma 150 Ultra Mini Pocket Pico Projector
Movie lovers are no longer restricted to watching movies either in the cinema or at home. They can watch on their phones and laptops too. Now they can watch a movie anywhere that they can project onto with this compact and powerful mini handheld projector. No longer will they have to settle for small-screen entertainment. They can view any movie from their android device, iPhone, or laptop, and better still, project it to huge size on any flat surface. They will love you for this ingenious piece of kit.
14. Table Top Little Retro Popcorn Popper
What is a movie night without popcorn? That’s why we are suggesting this tasteful gift idea. A Retro Movie Style Popcorn Making Machine. Powerful and big enough to make the popcorn for movie lovers and their friends. Small enough to be stored away when not in use. Every movie night will be complete with this utterly delicious device. They’ll feel like they are back in the cinema. *This gift idea would also be the perfect match for our other gift ideas of the popcorn bags and the nostalgia popcorn.
15. Carnival King Paper Popcorn Bags
Popcorn bags go with popcorn as movie lovers go with movie nights. These popcorn bags will bring a touch of nostalgia and fun to any movie night or movie-watching party. They look retro and classic. The popcorn bags evoke the emotion associated with watching movies and grabbing one of them is more of a ritual for experiencing pure cinematic joy. *This gift idea is a perfect companion for our other gift ideas of the popcorn maker and nostalgia popcorn.
16. Nostalgia Best Tasting Premium Popcorn
Everybody has a few tastes and smells that instantly take them back to their childhood or to golden times in their life. The aroma of freshly popped popcorn is up there in the top ten of those sensory memories. The team here at perfectgift4.com can’t imagine a movie night without popcorn. With that in mind, this retro nostalgia popcorn is the perfect way to complement a movie lover’s movie night. *This gift idea would also be a perfect match for the popcorn maker or the popcorn holders.
17. Ultimate Movie Night Care Package – Delicious Snacks
Along with popcorn, lip-smacking snacks, and candy are also among the must-haves for any cinemagoer. That’s why we have included this sweet-tooth movie care package in our best-of-best list. Packed with everyone’s favorite assortment of candies and snack items, all you need is a good movie to relish these childhood treats. Just make sure that movie night isn’t every night or gym day will be every day.
18. Cinelinx: A Card Game for People Who Love Movies
Movie nights are the ultimate way to pass the time for movie lovers. Movie Quiz nights are next on the list to spend quality time with friends and family. This game joins both movies and games to become a firm favourite for games nights. Find the link between actors, directors, and films from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Do you think you have it to become the Cinephile quiz champion amongst your friends and family?
19. Red Carpet Hollywood – Movie Night Party Game Award Scratch Off Cards
Movie night parties are a blast! We all agree on that. What could add some spice to them? This game will bring out the starlet, the diva, or the thankful, teary-eyed actor in your guests. Guests are given scratch off cards on their arrival. They then must give an Oscar acceptance speech at any point in the evening. The crazier, the better, and you know things can get crazy with an actor’s Oscar acceptance speech. A game for any party. We recommend it for your next crazy over-the-top party with your friends and family.
20. Trivial Pursuit Horror Ultimate Edition
The Twentieth-century classic board game coupled with classic Twentieth-century horror movies. This could end up being a bloody mess, not due to disagreements, but because there will be plenty of questions about plenty of slasher movies. Even if you are not a big fan of horror movies, everybody has seen or heard about them enough to answer related questions. The movie lover in your life will thank you for it.
21. American Drive-in – 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
The images of drive-in cinemas are one of the most enduring images of the classic days of movie magic. Movies like Grease and American Graffiti are fan favorites. With this gift idea, you can’t go wrong. This 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle is ideal for true blue movie lovers. It summons up the nostalgia of days gone by. Once complete, it will make for a framed talking point for any movie fans’ room. The fun of finishing it will also be a memorable experience for movie lovers.
22. Fun Cinema/Movie Trivia Game
There are movie games and then there are movie games. This game will test even the most ardent of movie fans. This is movie trivia at its best. Movies, Sci-Fi, Animated, Comedy, Action, Musicals, etc. are all included here. This game will provide many hours of entertainment. Even the most knowledgeable of movie lovers and all their friends and family will have to think twice before answering. The devil is in the details with this game.
23. Movie Quotes Drinking Game
This game suggestion is rated R, be warned. Movie lovers will be hard-pressed to keep it together after a few questions and a few shots. Can they remember – ‘which movie is the only one to have only an intro piece of music and then no other music in the movie and no outro music?’ Can they remember – ‘Which character said the line, ‘I’ll be back!?’ Life is easy until a few shots will muddy your mind.
24. Movie Clapboard With White Erasable Pen
As a movie lover myself, I always wanted to be the person that slapped down the clapperboard! That is the real power! This gift idea is such a fun item for a movie lover friend that they will wander around their house using this clapperboard at every given opportunity. The sound of the ‘snap’ as it is closed suddenly is a signal for everyone to be on point and, believe me, everyone will react to that singular snap and be their favorite celebrity. This is a gift that will be valued priceless forever.
25. Funny Mug – “My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die”.
One of the cult classic movies is ‘The Princess Bride’ and the utterly quotable script is the reason that we have chosen this regal gift idea. “My name is Inigo Montaya…..” if you don’t know this quote then you need to be around your movie lover friend more. Movie lovers love this movie and this quote. Give them a coffee cup gift that will make the difference and keep them smiling as soon as they wake up and have their first ‘cup of joe’. This mug could be the best decision you ever made….or my name isn’t Inigo Montoya!
It’s a Wrap!
Movie lovers are a rare breed. While they express loyalty to their favorite movies, you may not have fully appreciated someone being a movie buff. We hope with these gift ideas, you learn more about them and understand their passion better.
If you are leaning towards Movie Posters and Artwork – Go for it!
If you think a movie logbook or a trivia game would be a better deal – Still Go for it!
Each of the items on the list is laced with oodles of cinematic flavor and will make the hearts of your movie lover friends pop with excitement and gratitude.
We hope you enjoyed our list of best gift ideas for movie lovers as much as we loved the deep dive in curating and recommending these ideas.
If you have any reactions or thoughts about the movie-inspired gift ideas, then please let us know in the comments. We love to read your comments.
Until next time…….See you at the Movies!