It’s that time of year again. The Christmas carols are taking over the airwaves, the holiday films are on every channel you turn to, and it’s time to stuff the stockings of friends and family. Fear not because Toronto Film Scene is here with our gift guide to help you out with the film loving fans you know.
Personally, I love the holidays more than any other time of the year, but it can be difficult to find just the right gift for the movie lover in your life. We’ve got all the bases covered though, as we look at some of the great gifts available for movie fans, art lovers, and toy collectors, and they’ve all got a great film spin on them.
For the film lover
As far as affordability goes, you can’t beat wrapping up a few DVDs or Blu-rays and putting them under the tree. There’s also a ton of options out there before Christmas comes.
For anybody looking for a little more action at Christmas, you’ve got plenty of great choices, and leading that list is the holiday packaging of Deadpool. Also available now are Aliens 30th Anniversary Edition, Independence Day 20th Anniversary “Attacker” Edition, Hell or High Water, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Independence Day: Resurgence.
If you know someone who happens to be looking for something a little more intense, there are some bloodier choices for the holiday season.
There’s also no shortage of classic Christmas horror films like Black Christmas, Santa’s Slay, and Silent Night, Deadly Night.
If the film lover you know also enjoys the holiday season, the list of Christmas movies for them to enjoy is almost endless. From goofy comedies to emotional classics, you’ll have no problem choosing a present from this list.
For some great laughs, try Jingle All the Way, Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Deck the Halls and The Family Stone.
To touch a more emotional chord, pick up the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street or the 1994 remake.
For The Art Lover
If you’re looking for something for the film fan who enjoys decorating his walls with art, you can’t go wrong with the talented Canadian artists Justin Erickson and Paige Reynolds of Phantom City Creative (artwork on the right) or Ghoulish Gary Pullin (artwork on the left).
Their artwork is absolutely outstanding and their selection on their respective websites is impressive. Any of their pieces would be a wonderful addition to a film fan’s home.
For The Collector
If the film lover you need to buy for is anything like I am, chances are there are at least a few collectables sitting on shelves in their home. There’s no better way to fill those shelves for a reasonable price than by picking up a few Funko figures.
For under $20, you can pick up a very cute figure from just about every genre of film you can imagine. From horror hits like Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, and even Hellraiser, there’s something for every horror fan.
They don’t stop there though, as you can find figures from Star Wars, Inside Out, Harry Potter, Star Trek, American Horror Story, Nightmare Before Christmas; the list goes on and on. They also carry a wide range of accessories, plush figures and clothing as well.
Although it can get rather expensive, Lego sets are another great way to make the collector happy during the holidays. Their huge selection of Star Wars, Marvel, and DC Comics sets are hard to beat.
They don’t stop there though. There’s Lord of the Rings, The Simpsons, Scooby Doo, Ghostbusters, and Jurassic World to name a few.
To close out this edition of our Holiday Gift Guide, look no further than NECA for all your collectable needs. You’ll find toys and prop replicas large and small here, like the full size replica of Slimer from the Ghostbusters film pictured on the left. It happens to be about 3 feet tall, and is sure to be a prize among a collection.
There are lots of other options at NECA, and some that won’t break your budget either, but if you are looking for some of the top items on your list, this is a good place to start.