Cinephiles can be hard to shop for. They have great taste, they're hyper-aware of clichés, and they love an inside joke—so you'll need to get creative when you're picking out a gift for the movie-lover in your life. After all, with the number of movies they watch, they've probably seen every kind of gift imaginable. I mean, sure, nothing can top that necklace Rose got in the Titanic from that creep Caledon Hockley or Harry Potter's invisible cloak, but it's the thought that counts—which is why you really, really want this gift to count. Thankfully for you, we consulted some film fans about what they want for the holidays, and they delivered. And because we're self-described cinephiles ourselves, we had to throw a couple of our favorites gifts we also wouldn't mind receiving. Here are some genius gift ideas for a film fanatic.
Urban Outfitters Guardians Of The Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1 Cassette Tape
The first installment of Guardians of the Galaxy came with a killer soundtrack, with songs like "I Want You Back " by the Jackson 5 and "Cherry Bomb" by The Runaways. It's the perfect gift for any Marvel fan looking to add a little spice to their collection.
Society6 Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's Coffee Mug
This dishwasher- and microwave-safe ceramic mug is the ideal gift for a movie marathon watcher. Don't forget to throw in their favorite coffee beans for a special touch.
Books with Style 'Fashion in Film' by Christopher Laverty
Know a fashion in film fanatic? Meet their next favorite book. Fashion in Film focuses on how famous fashion designers have stylishly contributed to some of our favorite characters over the years, like Tom Ford for Daniel Craig's James Bond to Ralph Lauren's style for Diane Keaton in Annie Hall.
NancysJars Retro VHS Lamp
Go vintage with your gift-giving and wrap up a battery-powered VHS tape of their favorite movie that also doubles as a lamp. If Grease isn't their fancy, you can swap in other classics flicks like Ghostbusters and Big.
FoundDandy Alfred Hitchcock Films Coasters
Any Alfred Hitchcock fan will geek out over these hand-made, laser-engraved coasters. The set features four of Hitchcock's legendary films depicted as thoughts in his mind over his classic silhouette: Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho, and The Birds.
Cable Guys Cable Guys Stormtrooper Device Holder
Feed their Star Wars obsession a little more with this device holder that can securely hold a phone, game controller, or remote. If stormtroopers aren't their thing, it also comes in Spider-Man, Black Widow, and other favorite fictional characters.
UncommonGoods Smartphone Magnifier
Hunching over someone's phone screen to watch YouTube videos with them is a thing of the past with this tool. Just slide your phone in the handy cardboard placement, and get ready to watch all your favorites on a bigger screen.
Grand Budapest Hotel Paper Model
Brighten up your Wes Anderson's fan WFH space with this fun cardboard replica of the Grand Budapest Hotel. Your own wild adventure with a bell boy not included.
Samsung 32" The Frame QLED Smart TV
Perfect as a group gift or birthday surprise for your S.O., this is the television that does both—when it's on, it'll play their favorite movies in high definition, and when it's not, it'll display their favorite artwork. (If they're into art as well as film, they'll love the Etsy x Samsung store where they can buy prints for it.)
UncommonGoods Ticket Stub Diary
Thumbtacking your tickets to cork boards is like soooo last year. (Or at least I'm telling myself this.) Help preserve your film lovers' ticket collections with this handy dandy memory album. The book comes with clear sleeves that fit every ticket sizes imaginable (yes, Broadway shows too) and has space to let them write down their favorite memory from the event.
Running Press Adult Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten Movies We Love
Checking out Rotten Tomatoes reviews to see if a movie is either fresh or rotten is a beloved pastime for cinephiles. Gift them a book with commentary and short essays from some of its top critics on the films that are so bad, they can't help but love them.
Laurence King Publishing Movie Tarot: A Hero’s Journey in 78 Cards By Diana McMahon Collis
Want to gaze into your past, present, future? Then pick a card, any card, and see what they see. But this time, you'll see the face of some of the most well-known pop culture icons right back at you like Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music as the sun to Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump as the fool.
A24 Moonlight Screenplay Book
This gorgeous coffee table book features the screenplay of Academy Award-winning movie Moonlight in all its glory with a foreword by Frank Ocean and an essay by legendary theatre critic Hilton Als. If this isn't their favorite A24 film though (it should be), they also offer books for other A24 movies, Ex Machina, The Witch, and Hereditary.
SOJOS Cat Eye Blue Light Blocking Glasses
When you stare at a screen for hours and hours a day, it can seriously strain your eyes, so picking up a super trendy pair of anti-blue light glasses is a thoughtful way of showing you support for their movie-watching addiction.
AMPED AND CO Marquee Color Changing Cinema Lightbox
Bring the beauty of a light-up marquee to them! This bad boy comes with color-changing LED backlighting, a sliding storage drawer, 60 letters, numbers, and characters to create any message deemed fit.
CandleCraftsByLauren Ava DuVernay Film Director Candle
All hail the Hollywood filmmaking queen, Ava DuVernay! If she's your friend's favorite director, snag this candle and light up their day! Ha, see what we did there?
IDW Publishing 'The Beauty of Horror Coloring Book' by Alan Robert
You may not understand their fascination with watching films that are known to give nightmares, but you can show them you appreciate it by gifting this "gore"geuous coloring book! Who knew coloring in zombie apocalypses and serial killer lairs could be so fun?
Anchor Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame
Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr looks back on history to discover when the world became obsessed with Hollywood while also diving into the history of some of its biggest names like Charlie Chaplin, Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, and even the Kardashians. It's a must-have book for any Tinseltown lover.
Vardagen Great White Shark T-Shirt
Pay tribute to their love of Jaws with a shark t-shirt like this one from Vardagen, the California-based brand with famously soft tees. This one comes in both men's and women's sizes.
GPX GPX 90" Indoor Projector Screen (PJSI900)
Not everyone can afford to have a movie room, so give them the next best thing. This foldable portable projector screen has a 90" screen that's perfect for projecting all their favorite movies on and gives a better picture than the bedsheet they have pinned to the wall probably right now.
NORDSTROM AT HOME Kennebunk Bliss Plush Throw
If your loved one perfect day is on the couch, pick them up this customer-favorite plush blanket from Nordstrom available in a ton of classic and vibrant colors. With every blanket sold, they donate a portion of the proceeds to Operation Warm, an organization that provides winter coats to children in needed communities.