Over the past few years, watching movies has taken on a new importance. Whether you're watching remotely with friends, gathering around the TV with your bubble, or diving into Netflix to relax—movies can be important mental escapes as well as cinematic art. This holiday season, revel in your favorite films. Advertise your love of the French La Nouvelle Vague with a canvas tote and gift cute mugs to the opinionated film buffs in your life. Our curated list of the best gifts for film buffs and movie lovers is the place to start for memorabilia to liven up your home and movie nights.
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Film Reel Wine Rack
Most classic films were shot with motion picture cameras using large film reels. On Etsy, you will find artisans who take junk shop finds and turn them into classy wine racks that will bring Golden Age Hollywood to your kitchen.
Star Wars Cutting Board
The Star Wars films are some of the most popular of all time. Whether you prefer the original trilogy, the '90s and early aughts prequels, or the most recent additions of the past few years, this Millennium Falcon cutting board can be the centerpiece of your next wine and cheese movie night.
Retro Jaws VHS Lamp
Today's kids may never know the magic of manually rewinding your VHS tape; but for those old enough to remember the antiquated technology, this neon Jaws VHS lamp is full of vintage flair. You can also find other favorite movies such as Home Alone, Kill Bill, and Jurassic Park.
Top 100 Movies Scratch Off Poster
This holiday season, give someone the gift of a ready-made film bucket list. They can scratch off each title on their way to being a well-versed film connoisseur.
“Unpaid Movie Critic” Mug
We all have a lot of opinions; but unfortunately, only a select few get paid to share. Console family and friends with this mug. Let them know that while Netflix does not care what they think of the new holiday specials, you care.
Film Camera Patent T-Shirt
Show off your love of film and stay fashionable with this T-shirt designed by an independent artist. It features the patent drawing for the film camera and also comes in different materials and cuts. You can even get a hoodie, mug, or mask with the same design.
Godard Tote Bag
For fans of French cinema, check out this canvas tote featuring the works of Jean-Luc Godard, one of the most renowned filmmakers of La Nouvelle Vague, aka French New Wave. In the 1960s, this director revolutionized French film and still boasts a cult following today.
Personalized Retro VHS Movies Poster
'80s and '90s babies will love this nostalgic, customizable print featuring a stack of VHS tapes. Pick 10 of your favorite movie titles to recreate your movie collection. Friends and family will also love this trip down memory lane.
Grand Budapest Hotel Pin
A lot of movie buffs have a soft spot for the complex characters and aesthetically pleasing cinematography of American film director Wes Anderson. They can show off their love for his work with this cute pin that calls back to The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
NeoPix Easy Projector
It would be amazing to get the film buff in our lives their very own movie theater, but for the time being, projectors can do the trick in the right hands. A portable projector like the Philips NeoPix Easy Projector is tiny but mighty, offering a viewable screen size of up to 80 inches, giving them infinite movie nights for them and all of their friends.
Film Geek Throw Blanket
This fleece throw blanket is not only the perfect present for your favorite film geek, but it's also great to snuggle up under and watch a movie.
Film Reel Table
Made with a 1930s aluminum film reel, this end table is the perfect way to bring the big screen into the home of your favorite movie buff.
Horror Movies Doormat
This doormat for the horror movie fan in your life says “Sorry, they can't come to the door because they are rewatching Midsommar.”
Kodama Air Plant Holders
Do the film fanatics you know love Studio Ghibli and gardening? Then these tree spirit planters might be the perfect gift for them—they bring together both of their passions!
Movie Ticket Stub Pillow
Although they are increasingly uncommon, some movie buffs hold onto movie ticket stubs from decades ago, especially to the ones from their favorite movies. Why not turn it into a pillow to make it part of their home decor? This customizable ticket stub pillow is a quirky and nostalgic gift any movie goer would appreciate.
Introverted Cinefile T-Shirt
Introverts love films, too! Rock this T-shirt for introverted cinephiles during award season—or any other season—to proudly share your movie knowledge.
Is it a true movie night without popcorn? Make your own snacks with this classic and affordable popcorn maker. Let the soothing pops kickoff movie night, bringing the charm of a traditional theater to your home.
Popcorn Oil and Seasonings
Now that the popcorn's ready, why not spice it up? This set of popping oil and seasons will give you popcorn some extra kits. And, since they come in retro tins, they'll also nice to display.
If you're into game night, this cinephile card deck is perfect. With one deck, you'll be able to play several different games and have fun testing your movie knowledge.
Vintage LIFE Magazines
LIFE magazine covers have featured legendary movie stars throughout most of the 20th century. On Etsy and eBay, search for your favorite old movie stars. You can find interviews, covers, and some pretty odd advertisements that will make special gifts for super fans.
The New York Times Book of Movies: The Essential 1,000 Films to See
You might be a film buff, but have you seen all 1,000 of The New York Times‘ essential movies? This coffee table book will provide you with cool facts and movie night inspiration for years to come.
Hulu Gift Card
These days, most movie watching happens at home—and for good reason, as many of the world's greatest directors work with streaming services and have their latest projects released directly on those platforms. There's also the hours upon hours of older movies on their catalogues, too. A gift card to any of their favorite services will go a long way.