9 Gifts for the Movie Lovers in Your Life
Movie lovers are a dedicated bunch. They spend countless hours researching obscure directors, take frequent trips to their local indie theater, and have tons of movie memorabilia. They watch movies for dramatic performances, direction, deep themes, and plenty of other reasons.
During the holidays or when birthdays and other occasions roll around, it can be tough to find thoughtful gifts for movie lovers, because they have such a vast knowledge of cinema.
We're here to help!
In this gift guide, we've shared a few of our favorite gifts for the cinephile in your life. If you had to look up the word "cinephile", you're probably not a movie snob, but we won't hold it against you. There's a gift for every type of movie lover, from the binge-watcher to the aspiring Hollywood filmmaker. Your friend may have already seen every movie you come up with, but there are plenty of great gifts that speak to their fandom.
1. Home Theater System
If you want to make a serious statement with your gift this year, you can go all-out with a music lover’s home theater system. A proper home theater system offers cinema-quality sound that fills any room, and many of the latest systems have Dolby Atmos technology, which creates the sensation of 3D surround sound. Gifts for movie lovers don't get more decadent than this.
If you’re looking to grab a gift for the friend who wants home theater in an easy plug-and-play format, our Cinema Sound Bar 600 is just the ticket.
2. Movie Streaming Subscription
It's no secret we're watching more movies from the comfort of our homes. Thankfully, there's a wealth of digital streaming services on the scene, like Disney+ and Apple TV+. Cinephiles will also love MUBI, a curated streaming service that rotates 30 films per month, so there's always something to watch.
3. Snacks for Movie Night
Even at home, a night at the movies requires snacks. Popcorn is a tried and true movie-going favorite. Indianapolis-based Just Pop In offers a "create your own tin" option so you can curate a tasty and delicious gift. Or, build a gift box of healthy snack options from SnackMagic. Either way, movie night is always better with treats.
4. Headphones or Earphones
Watching movies isn't just something folks just do in a darkened room anymore. People watch movies and shows on their mobile devices on trains, planes, buses, and those moments in between. With a durable pair of headphones, your movie-loving friend can always be ready to watch a film on their smartphone, tablet, or laptop. If you want to be a really thoughtful gift-giver, you can upgrade their headphones to the latest wireless Bluetooth model with our T5 II True Wireless earphones or T5 II True Wireless Sport earphones.
5. Portable Movie Projector
Speaking of streaming anywhere, watching a movie on a TV is fine, but there's something magical about projecting an image onto a blank wall or a screen. With a portable movie projector, your movie lover can connect virtually any media via USB and project it across the room. Better yet, your gift could also include an inflatable movie screen for indoor or outdoor use. It's perfect for pool parties, BBQs, and late-night screenings.
A vintage movie poster or movie ticket scrapbook can inspire passion from your film buff, but that's just scratching the surface of movie memorabilia. For instance, you can gift them a scratch-off poster with illustrations of the top 100 movies, so they can see which classics they've missed. Or you can snag a literal stocking stuffer like these colorful movie socks.
7. Movie Books
Your movie lover probably has a sizable library of film-related books, but you can always approach the gift from another angle. There are books with cocktail recipes and tasty dishes featured on classic films, books with 1001 films you need to see, and illustrated books with deep movie questions. From Harry Potter to campy horror, there are movie books on every franchise, director, and subgenre.
8. Online Filmmaking Class
Many movie lovers are also aspiring filmmakers, and there are countless online courses for them to learn the craft. You can learn how to write and direct a masterpiece from Martin Scorsese, develop a distinct voice with Werner Herzog, and learn how to edit with the latest software.
9. Top-Notch Speakers
Whether the movie lover in your life has a massive television or a laptop, they’ll love hooking up to The Fives powered speakers to watch their favorite movies. The Fives are the first powered monitors on the market with HDMI-ARC to connect directly to a TV for high-resolution, discrete 2-channel TV sound.
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