Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Movie Lover

Are you still looking for that last-minute gift for the movie lover in your life? We're here to help with our holiday gift guide.

Matt Lissauer

By Matt Lissauer

Holiday Gift Guide

© Walt Disney Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

The holidays are here! And we know it can be daunting trying to find the best Christmas gifts for every member of your family. Don’t worry, it’s not too late. If you haven’t really landed something for friend or family member yet, then you need to scroll through our holiday gift guide for movie lovers. We’ve got something for the youngsters as well as the grown-ups. So, we hope you find something soon because it’ll be Christmas before you know it.

  • 1

    A24 Screenplay Books

    A24 Screenplay Books

    © A24

    Here's the perfect gift for the die-hard movie fan. Books come with the original screenplay, essays from directors and producers, additional artwork, stills, and more. Featured screenplays include "Under the Skin," "Lady Bird," "20th Century Women," "Hereditary," "Moonlight," "The Witch," and "Ex Machina."

  • 2

    Cocktails of the Movies

    "Cocktails of the Movies" book cover

    © Prestel / ©

    How much coffee liqueur goes in the Dude's White Russian? Now you'll know, along with the exact ingredients for a host of popular cinematic concoctions. Shake, stir, and pour to your heart's content, then kick back with your favorite drink and movie—popcorn optional.

  • 3

    Martin Scorsese MasterClass

    Martin Scorsese at arrivals for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Annual Oscars Nominees Luncheon.

    Photo By: Jef Hernandez/Everett Collection

    Give the budding filmmaker in your life the gift of learning the craft from a master. In 30 lessons, the director of such acclaimed films as "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull," and "GoodFellas," walks you through the entire process.

  • 4

    The Godfather Notebook

    A peak inside "The Godfather Notebook."

    © Regan Arts / ©

    This isn't just Mario Puzo's novel, from which we got one of the greatest films of all time. This is a copy of Coppola's actual book. The one he used to take notes as he crafted the soon-to-be Best Picture winner. Learn the story behind the film and read how the text transformed into one of the most iconic pieces of pop culture. We think you should go with the hardcover edition because a classy book deserves a refined format.

  • 5

    The James Bond 24-Film Blu-ray Collection

    The James Bond Collection artwork

    © MGM / ©

    Here's the perfect gift for the ultimate James Bond fan. The set includes all 24 previously released films, newly remastered. It'll make a nice pairing with Bond's 25th (now streaming), "No Time to Die," and a martini (shaken, not stirred).

  • 6

    The Wes Anderson Collection

    Inside the "The Wes Anderson Collection."

    © Abrams Books / ©

    In case you missed it, Wes Anderson's latest, "The French Dispatch," is now available for viewing on streaming. But why not go a step further with this loving and extensive tribute book? It's the perfect companion to the director's singularly amazing, eccentric and all-around awesome filmography.

  • 7

    Beats by Dr. Dre Bluetooth Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones

    Beats by Dr. Dre Bluetooth Noise-Canceling Over-Ear Headphones, Black

    © Beats by Dr. Dre / ©

    In case your significant other or the little ones are asleep in the next room, or your neighbor could use a break from the 1,000-watt action explosives, these Beats headphones are the perfect way to preserve the sound with that cinematic vision. They're high fidelity and noise-canceling, too, so it just might be a movie audiophile's next best thing to being in an IMAX theater.

  • 8

    HK Studio Vintage Posters

    HK Studio Vintage Posters

    © HK Studio / ©

    Retro movie posters. It's the perfect dorm gift for the film major in your life.

  • 9

    Inflatable Movie Screen

    Gemmy Airblown Outdoor Movie Screen

    © Gemmy / ©

    Still avoiding the crowds during our everlasting pandemic era? Or just looking to enjoy a good movie outdoors? This huge 12-foot inflatable screen lets you turn your driveway, backyard or the local camping ground into an instant cinema. Add a projector, adaptor, and either a Blu-ray player or your phone, and voila, you're an outdoor movie theater owner.

  • 10

    Classic Director Chair

    Casual Home Director Chair

    © Casual Home / ©

    Let your movie fan set up their work-from-home space in style. They'll feel just like Otto Preminger and other classic directors from Hollywood's Golden Age. Giant megaphone not included.

  • 11

    Ultimate Movie Night Gift Bucket

    Ultimate Movie Night Gift Bundle

    © Snack Better / ©

    Sure, for $45, you can get yourself a large popcorn and large soda at your local cineplex. But make that money go further with this perfect gift bucket of movie treats for movie night. Plus, with the right kind of handbag, you can probably sneak this into the theater (we won't tell).

  • 12

    The Movie Quiz Book

    The Movie Quiz Book

    © Laurence King Publishing / ©

    Consider this the unofficial study guide for Noovie Trivia. It's also the perfect gift for any movie fan looking to brush up on their movie knowledge.

  • 13

    Stance Pixar Exclusive Crew Socks

    Stance Pixar Exclusive Crew Socks Box Set

    © Stance

    These officially licensed socks feature characters from Pete Docter's directed features: "Monsters, Inc.," "Up," "Inside Out," and "Soul." The special box set also comes with a sketchbook and pencil, should your ol' dogs inspire ideas.

  • 14

    MUBI Subscription

    Tony Revolori and Saoirse Ronan in "The Grand Budapest Hotel."

    © Fox Searchlight Pictures / Courtesy Everett Collection

    Anyone can have a Netflix, Amazon or Disney+ subscription. But for that die-hard cinema lover in your life, give them the gift of the only movie subscription service that's personally curated for and by movie fans. New films are selected every week.

  • 15

    Horror Movies Oil Painting

    HAOSHUNDA Horror Movies Oil Painting

    © HAOSHUNDA / ©

    For all the horror film fans out there, this 12" x 18" canvas poster has most of your favorite slashers from cinema all in one picture. Put this mosaic of monsters on your wall to show how much you appreciate their horror.

  • 16

    Cinephile: A Card Game

    Cinephile: A Card Game

    © Cory Everett / © Steve Isaacs / © Clarkson Potter / ©

    Not sure who the biggest movie buff is in the room. Well, you won't have to wonder after you play a few rounds of this game. Whether you know a lot or a little about movies, this game is one that everyone can play. This game is made for film lovers, and it'll get here just in time to play with the fam for Christmas.

  • 17

    Marvel Hasbro Superhero Mashers Battle Mash Collection Pack

    Marvel Hasbro Superhero Mashers Battle Mash Collection Pack

    © Marvel / © Hasbro/ © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / ©

    Ready to have some of Earth's Mightiest Heroes at your fingertips? This pack of superhero action figures includes Iron Man, Black Panther, Thanos, Hulk, and Captain America. You can mix and match their detachable head and limbs to make your own new hero, one that the world has never seen before. With this set, you can make your own episode of "What If…?"

  • 18

    Justice League Batman Voice Changing Tactical Helmet

    JUSTICE LEAGUE BATMAN Voice Changing Tactical Helmet

    © DC Comics / © Mattel / ©

    We can pretty much guarantee that this gift will be a hit this Christmas. How many times have you asked yourself, "I wonder what it would be like to be Batman?" If the answer is even once, then we've got the helmet for you! This voice-changing Batman accessory is one that kids won't ever want to take off. And we're sure parents can have some fun with it too.

  • 19

    Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set

    Harry Potter Wizard Chess Set

    © The Noble Collection / ©

    It's the perfect gift for the Potterhead in your life. And the perfect way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."

  • 20

    Bitty Boomers Star Wars Bluetooth Speakers

    Bitty Boomers Star Wars Bluetooth Speakers

    © Lucasfilm / © Bitty Boomers / © Fabrique Innovations / ©

    We have to admit it – this is just too cute to pass up. These mini-Bluetooth speakers are perfect stocking stuffers, with a few different characters to choose from. Whether they're fans of the Disney+ show "The Mandalorian" or the Star Wars franchise in general, there's something here for everyone. See the specific selection to see which speakers will make it in time for Christmas.

Additional reporting from Chuck Walton and Jesse Conner.

Matt Lissauer

Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.

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