It’s the holiday season, and on your list of lovely friends and family, there may be a cinephile among them. If you’re having trouble trying to figure out what to get that movie lover, here are suggestions – with gifts fitting every budget – that can help.
Have you ever wondered what horror smells like? According to movie studio A24, the studio behind “The Witch” and “Hereditary,” it’s a mixture of clove leaf, cypress, suede and cinnamon bark. It’s one of the six scents in its soy-mix candle collection with Joya, a Brooklyn, New York-based candlemaker and fragrance studio. Other inspired scents include thriller, musical, adventure, noir and western.
If you know a movie fan with a denim jacket or vest or they work at TGI Fridays and miss the days of sporting flair, a classic film lapel pin from Kate Gabrielle may be the perfect accessory. There are pins for fans of Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, French New Wave directors and film noir. If this year’s “Jurassic World” sequel was a hit in your household, maybe an old-school “Jurassic Park” pin will do the trick. There’s also a bonus if you need to get multiples. Put four or more pins in your cart and get one of them for free with the promo code YAYFLAIR.
Avant -garde film director and showrunner David Lynch and journalist Kristine McKenna present a memoir of the artist in an unpredictable way. McKenna gives the straight-to-the-point pieces of Lynch’s life and career while Lynch responds in his nonlinear, unconventional way. This book is great for any cinephile and fans of his work like “Twin Peaks,” “The Elephant Man” and “Mulholland Dr.”
Punk rock black nails are so yesterday. Half-moon and French manicures are over and done with. You need to get the nail art lover on your list these Nicholas Cage nail decals by Love by Luna. Featuring different Cage expressions, the decals add style to light to white polished nails that work well with short and long length.
Movie star Ryan Reynolds may be best known for his wisecracking role in the “Deadpool” series, but he takes the liquor business very seriously. In February, Reynolds purchased Aviation Gin, the world’s highest rated gin, joining other celebrities like George Clooney, Francis Ford Coppola and Brad Pitt and Angelica Jolie in the wine and spirits business. Fans of the late summer hit “A Simple Favor” may want to make the martinis Anna Kendrick and Reynolds’ real-life wife Blake Lively enjoyed in the film. Pick up a copy on the DVD, available Dec. 18, perhaps pick up a martini set and make a nice gift basket for your BFF.
For the horror/suspense/thriller fans, there’s a streaming service just for them. Even if the person or family on your list has Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime, Shudder carries many exclusive titles like “Mandy,” “Wolf Creek” and “Prevenge” and curated collections from the masters of suspense and horror like Dario Argento, Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King.
Popcorn on the Cob ($17), You’ve Been Naughty Popcorn Coal ($10) and Popcorn Seasoning set ($30)
My love for popcorn is well known (at least to the concession workers at our neighborhood cinemaplexes), but as much as I like the stuff at the theater, I prefer to homestyle stuff. And nothing is more homestyle than these selections from Uncommon Goods. For those who still use their microwaves, the Popcorn on the Cob kit includes 10 cobs and 10 craft paper bags that allows the eater to season and butter the cob to their liking, set for 2 to 3 minutes and enjoy a snack that is least factory-tasting. For the naughty folks or coal country enthusiasts, You’ve Been Naughty Popcorn Coal is sack of black popcorn kernels ready for your popcorn popper. The popped result will have a gray hue with black centers, but the taste is a bit nutty (think blue tortilla chips). The Popcorn Seasoning set for the foodie on the list and anyone who likes the healthiness of popcorn without the kill-the-diet characteristics of butter.
Actor Michael B. Jordan is having an amazing year, starring in two blockbusters “Black Panther” and “Creed II.” And chances are high that you may have a MBJ fan on your list or you may know of a certain movie blogger based in Northeast Pennsylvania who would very much like to be in the superstar’s presence (wink, wink). Do them a favor and purchase this T-shirts from Izzy & Liv that’s available in ladies’ fit and plus size. There also are similar shirts for Chadwick Boseman and Idris Elba fans (still something in my eye, wink).
Give the television set an additional glow with a 3-foot-long Vibe LED light strip available at Five Below. The strip will give the flatscreen set a backlight that’s fine if your set is on a stand or on the wall. A remote controls the effects and 15 colors of your light show are available. For large sets, you may need two strips.
It’s an album for hip cats and movie fans from the Big Zaddy himself. Jeff Goldblum plays jazz piano on his debut album that’s available on CD and vinyl (for the hipsters and those who cherish jazz). Recorded live, the album features appearances by noted jazz vocalists like Irish singer Imelda May and nonvocalists like Sarah Silverman. Goldblum’s piano skills are not the star of the show, but his playing finds a way (no pun intended) to work with the group of skill studio players that accompany him.