Searching for gifts for movie lovers this holiday season? We all have at least one friend who loves movies more than the average human. Maybe they went to film school and have a deep appreciation for the art, maybe they love the entertainment, or maybe they’re in it for the popcorn—which, honestly, makes sense. Considering most movie fans watch a shitload of movies on a regular basis, gifts for movie buffs are truly the gifts that keep on giving. Whether it’s a cozy pair of socks, gourmet popcorn, a projector for backyard movie night, or a movie ticket stub diary, you really can’t go wrong when buying movie-themed gifts for film lovers.
And if you’re that one friend who’s obsessed with movies, it’s never a bad time for a little self-indulgence. These are some of our absolute favorite gifts for anyone who loves movies.
Best gift ideas for movie buffs and film lovers:
Only extremely serious movie fans hold onto their ticket stubs, and those people deserve to finally have a place to put them. This Ticket Stub Diary is the perfect spot. Let’s be real though—this is also a gift for any significant other or roommate who’s tired of finding miscellaneous ticket stubs laying around the house.
A fun poster featuring the top movies of all time. Scratch off the ones you’ve seen, and use the rest as a bucket list.
The perfect gift for any popcorn connoisseur. Urban Accents’ popcorn set comes with three non GMO packs of kernels and five seasonings, including caramel corn, chili lime, white cheddar, spicy sriracha, and kettle corn. You may want to buy an extra kit for yourself.
There are three types of popcorn: microwaveable popcorn, already popped popcorn, and freshly popped kernels like this popcorn machine supplies, aka the best kind of popcorn ever popped. This one makes 5 to 6 servings of popcorn in minutes.
Reusable popcorn containers mean endless refills. Not that you couldn’t get endless refills in a regular bowl, but these plastic popcorn containers obviously take your popcorn game to the next level.
Instead of paying $24 for one box of Reese’s Pieces at the movie theater (that’s basically what it costs, right?), you can pay $24 for 10 boxes of candy and popcorn. If you choose to charge your kids per box of candy, no one would judge you.
This easy-to-use SodaStream turns regular water into sparkling water in less than a minute. Kind of like Jesus with the wine, but with more carbonation and less miracles. Use the company’s unsweetened fruit drops or enjoy it sans flavor. Bonus: this gadget can help save around 3,000 single-use bottles or cans.
This leakproof, BPA-free water bottle is good for two reasons: It holds 32 oz of water, so you shouldn’t have to get up for a refill during a movie; and it has time markers to help you drink all the water you need—if you’re into water, that is.
Since movie theaters are closed, the next best thing is bringing the theater home, which can happen with Vanko’s Mini Projector. You can currently get $10 off by applying the coupon the company supplies, so yay!
A portable projector screen is a must for those using a projector but don’t have the wall space. This one is a little over 8 feet (there’s also a 6.5-foot option) and comes with a stand to help make a legit home theater.
This 20-foot inflatable projector screen is meant for anyone who is super serious about replicating a movie theater experience. It comes with everything needed to inflate and store it. Which is great, otherwise it’d be a pretty awkward thing to try and shove into a closet.
Soundbars are really good at their job—they make any movie sound better. This one in particular from TaoTronics has over 3,700 5-star reviews. Plus, the company offers a coupon for $10 off.
Amazon’s Fire TV Stick turns any TV into a smart TV. Watch anything and everything from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, HBO, and more—and never leave the couch ever again.
Owning a universal remote opens a whole new world of never having to find all the damn remotes. The TV, Apple TV, Firestick, Roku… there are just too many remotes to keep track of.
When movie theaters open again, germs will still be germs. So, it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead and prepare to BYO3DG (Bring Your Own 3D Glasses). Because gross.
This battery or USB powered cinematic light box is perfect for displaying the movie of the night. But really it can be used for anything—including not so casually reminding your kids to clean their rooms, etc.
Giving the gift of a classic director’s chair will earn you some major friend points. Depending on how much you like said friend, you can even take it somewhere to have it embroidered with their name.
If the person you’re buying a gift for likes movies and drinking, well, you’ve hit the jackpot. This movie quotes drinking game tests your knowledge of movies while not sober. Movie cards include quotes from the world’s best, most sophisticated movies—you know, like “Dumb and Dumber.”
For anyone who loves puzzles, classic cinema, and has the time and energy to put together a 183 piece wooden model of a vitascope.
Everyone needs a roaring Chewbacca mask. Remember Chewbacca Mom’s viral video from a few years ago? This is the same exact mask that brought her so much joy. We all deserve that kind of joy.
Does anyone need a blanket featuring the “Jaws” movie poster? Yes, yes they do. The throw is 50 x 60 inches, machine washable, and the massive person-eating shark will likely scare your children out of stealing it from you.
Keanu Reeves has never won an Oscar, but that doesn’t make him any less of Hollywood royalty. Any movie fan will appreciate a pillow featuring his face. OK, maybe not any movie fan, but most.
When you’re watching a movie on the couch, leaning over to grab your beverage from the coffee table can be a lot of work. Enter the Cup Cozy Pillow—an actual pillow with three cup holders that can sit comfortably next to you on the couch, on the bed, on the floor, or wherever you might need hydration.
The only thing better than laying around watching a movie is laying around watching a movie while getting a neck and back massage. With over 13,000 5-star reviews on Amazon, it’s clear this user-friendly massager is gold.
Bean bags are no longer just for kids who play video games and watch Saturday morning cartoons—they’re for awesome grown ups too. This chair from Sofa Sack happens to be beanless, and instead it’s filled with memory foam for better durability and more comfort.
Amazon Essentials sometimes gets it very right. These French terry cloth sweatpants for women are soft, warm, not too tight, and not too baggy. No one should ever have to watch a movie while wearing anything but sweatpants.
Another Amazon Essentials win. Just like the women’s version, these fleece joggers for men offer the perfect amount of coziness for a very reasonable price.
The reviews for this fleece/sherpa microfiber blanket are so good, it should be illegal not to buy it. Like this review posted by Elentari. “I don’t have words for the love that is this blanket. I thought about writing a love poem to it, but that seemed a bit much. But it needs a warning. You will buy one. You will love it. You will discover it is the softest, warmest, coziest blanket that has ever been made. In the history of blankets, there’s never been a better one. No, really. Not if cozy and soft are your goals, anyway.”
One should not sit down for a relaxing movie break without some serious foot comfort. These women’s UGG socks keep the tootsies warm and cozy for as long as needed.
What’s true for the women’s UGG socks are true for the men’s. Feet deserve happiness, and foot happiness starts with cozy socks.
Need presents for the rest of your pack? Check out our gift guides!