Gift Shopping For A Movie Fan: 5 Tips For Gift Givers

By Kelly West 2012-11-27 10:39:23discussion comments
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Movie apparel and home decor.
Not everyone wears their love for movies but when I fall in love with a movie t-shirt, it's usually something with an inside reference to the movie, rather than something that advertises the movie directly. Example, the Back to the Future logo t-shirt may be fun, but the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance t-shirt or the Delorean Dashboard tee is better. Obviously, this requires a bit of movie knowledge, but if you're not sure of what you're looking for/at, ask a friend for a second opinion or help finding that perfect t-shirt.

The same applies to posters and home decor in general. For a movie fan who decorates with posters, they might prefer something more artistic and different as opposed to the theatrical poster (of course, there's definitely something to be said for a great retro poster). And if you're not on a tight budget and the recipient isn't the type to tack unframed posters up on their walls, you might consider shelling out for the framed version.

At the risk of stating the obvious, knowledge of the person's movie tastes and preference for apparel and home decor is a must if you're looking to gift them something like this. Just because someone's a fan of the Harry Potter movies doesn't mean they necessarily want to wear a "Muggle" t-shirt or decorate their living room with a Hogwarts throw blanket. And then there are some of us who would be elated by such a gift, but if that's the case, there's a good chance you've seen us carrying a Gryffindor mug or some other tip that we wear our Potter love proudly. And that pretty much applies to just about every other fandom when it comes to novelty items. Know your recipient and shop accordingly!

In the end, it's the thought that counts. But these are just some tips to keep in mind while shopping. Those of you with other pieces of advice (or if you vehemently disagree with mine), feel free to post a comment below!
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