Movie Gift Ideas: Gifts for Movie Lovers

by emmalarkins

If you know someone who is really into movies, getting a movie-related gift is a great choice.

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Popcorn by Emma LarkinsLove movies? Then you'll love the movie gift ideas on this site!

Movie-related gifts are good to get for all sorts of people, because just about everyone likes movies of one type or another. Another great thing about movie gifts is that it's fairly easy to suss out someone's interests without looking suspicious: after all, people have movie-related conversations all the time. Chances are good that you already have more movie-related knowledge about your friends and family than you think!

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Popcorn Makers

A Most Delicious Gift Idea

A popcorn maker is one of those things that's great to have around the house, but that people don't always think to go out and buy. You usually only want one when you're slaving over a hot pan full of oil and kernels minutes before the movie starts, with your family yelling at you to "hurry up!" That's why poppers make great gifts.

Air poppers. This is the kind of popper that I prefer. Although I have no problem making popcorn on the stove, the convenience and healthiness of these poppers is often preferable. Plus they're just plain cool to watch!

Stove-top poppers. I always thought that a "stove-top popper" was just a pot that you add oil and popcorn kernels to. However, it turns out that you can buy bonafide poppers designed for the unique purpose of popping corn on the stove. Not too shabby for people who like that "roasted" taste.

Retro poppers. Now here's an awesome idea for a gift for someone whose home decor has a funky or retro vibe. Retro poppers make great, functional works of art.

Tip: Don't forget to include a bag of popcorn kernels along with your gift!

Presto 114316 04820 PopLite Hot Air Corn Popper

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Wabash Valley Farms 25008 Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper

The Original Whirley-Pop stovetop hand-crank popcorn popper brings it all back with its one-of-a-kind design. You can enjoy light, flavorful popcorn (makes up to six quarts) ...

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Great Northern Popcorn 2.5 Ounce Red Tabletop Retro Style Compact Popcorn Popper Machine with ...

If you are in the market for a popcorn popper, stop looking! These Great Northern Popcorn top quality machines. The Little Bambino popcorn maker features a revolutionary ...

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Great Northern Premium Yellow Gourmet Popcorn 12.5 Pounds

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A Movie Service Subscription

Here's My Favorite...

After the whole fiasco with Netflix, I'm no longer as excited about their service as I was once upon a time. I'm now looking into Amazon Prime as an alternate movie subsciption site. The subscription is only $6.58 per month, and includes movie and TV episode streaming, along with perks like free two-day delivery on Amazon purchases and free Kindle ebooks.

A Homemade Movie Gift Basket

All the Awesome a Basket Can Hold

I'm big into gift baskets; I started off with writing a book gift baskets tutorial, and from there my interest has grown substantially. I just love coming up with themed ideas of things to put inside a container. Making a gift basket is also a great way to make less-expensive gifts look fancier and more impressive (just don't go overboard, as the costs can really add up!)

Here are some things to include in a movie gift basket:

Movies. Of course! Get creative with the films you decide to add to your basket. For example, people of all ages appreciate a chance to watch classics that they wouldn't otherwise see (I recently watched Casablanca for the first time, and really enjoyed it.) Something funny is also a good bet. Just make sure you know whether to get your recipients DVD or Bluray (or even VHS!)

Movie snacks. Watching a movie just isn't the same without the snacks. Throw a few bags of microwave popcorn and some boxes of traditional movie snacks into your basket to make a complete package.

Gift certificates or gift cards. Here's another neat idea: add a couple of gift cards or gift certificates to your basket that can be redeemed at a local pizza delivery place. Or, get creative and make your own gift certificates for delivering a pizza or taking the kids for an evening. Just make sure you're willing to follow through on any offers you make!


Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if you're wanted by the Nazis. Such a man is Resistance leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), whose only hope is ...

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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. XX

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Snocaps On The Go Concession, 3.1-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 18)

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Nestle Goobers On The Go, 3.5-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 18)

Goobers on the go concession are fresh roasted peanuts covered in Nestle' milk chocolate.

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Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Microwavable Popcorn, Naturals, Buttery, Salt and Cracked Pepper, ...

Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popping Corn is the perfect snack to share with the family, and it's available in Movie Theater Butter, Butter, Butter Light, Smart Pop! 94% Fat ...

High-Tech Movie Equipment

Break Out the Big Guns

More is the big thing in movies nowadays. More sound, more explosions, more special effects, more tragedy, more triumph. If you want a gift that screams "MORE!" consider one of the following.

Blu-ray DVD players. Did your recipient recently purchase an HD TV and not have enough money left over to upgrade to Blu-ray? An updated player could be just the thing he or she needs. The great thing about a combo player that also plays DVDs is that you don't have to repurchase your whole collection.

Projectors. My family has owned a projector for years, and it definitely makes for a great movie-viewing experience, especially when there is a crowd involved (and you have an available wall space to project onto). Young kids especially will appreciate the magic of movie projection technology, and you can get a huge viewing surface for less than you'd otherwise pay.

Upgraded speakers. Movies are just as much about sound as they are about sight. If you've got a few hundred dollars to spend, decent speakers can make a very welcome gift. When making a purchaes like this, don't forget to do a lot of research first: some brands are much better than others.

Panasonic DMP-BDT210 Integrated-Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray DVD Player

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ViewSonic PJD5123 SVGA DLP Projector 120Hz/3D Ready, 2700 Lumens, 3000:1 DCR

The PJD5123 is a high-performance SVGA 800x600 DLP projector with 2700 ANSI lumens and 3000:1 contrast ratio. With new slim design at only 3.2 inch height, making it ideal to ...

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Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System (Set of Six, Black)

This landmark Energy 5.1 Take Classic home entertainment system flaunts superior MDF cabinets finished in sophisticated high-gloss black. It includes a powerful 200-watt ...

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Movie Memorabilia

Remember the Best

Some people are really, really into movies. Like scary into movies. Like they've not only memorized the script line for line and reconstructed the major scenes out of Legos; they've also attended conventions featuring their favorite characters, dressed as their favorite characters, hoping to get a signature from their favorite characters.

When giving gifts, this can be both a blessing and a curse. You can pretty much plan on scoring a home run with a gift relating to the object of your recipient's desire; but you have to make sure he or she doesn't already own one first.

Terminator Movie, Wall Décor, T-600, 13-Inches x 13-Inches

T-600 Terminator wall mount just might be the perfect touch at your next costume party, scary addition to your theater room, or a fun decor item for your favorite movie buff. ...

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LEGO Star Wars Death Star (10188)

Battle inside the Death StarTM! Recreate the action and adventure of the Star WarsTM movies with the ultimate Death Star playset! This amazingly detailed battle station ...

$1039.96  $1200.0
Harry Potter Gryffindor House Scarf (Purple & Gold)

This Harry Potter Gryffindor House knit wool scarf is an officially licensed product from the Harry Potter movies and features the official Gryffindor colors and crest! Scarf ...

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Collectors Editions

In a Word... Definitive

Okay, giving a collector's edition can be tricky, as a friend recently pointed out. You have to be really sure that the person in question is really, really into the movie and would appreciate such a thing. In fact, you might even want to go so far as to ask outright. Still, it can be worth it to make the extra effort, because collector's editions can be something a person wants but wouldn't necessarily buy.

Blade Runner (Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition)

Visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut, Blade Runner returns in Ridley Scott's definitive Final Cut, including extended scenes ...

$178.12  $172.0
The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Special Extended Edition)

This critically acclaimed epic trilogy follows the quest undertaken by the hobbit, Frodo Baggins, and his fellowship of companions to save Middle-earth by destroying the One ...

Only $152.99

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Updated: 12/07/2011, emmalarkins
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katiem2 on 04/23/2012

I love family movie night. We enjoy picking a pay per view and eating pop corn. I love the pop corn gift ideas you've included. Great ideas.

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