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Alternative movie themed Christmas gifts for 2015

Ten gift ideas guaranteed to get people talking this holiday season.

Because we know just how difficult it can be trying to find the perfect Christmas present for the film lover in your life, this year we’ve made things a little easier by collecting eight of our favourite movie themed curios into one handy shopping guide.

Steve Zissou brooch

Considering the wealth of Wes Anderson themed bric-a-brac that’s available to buy online, we could quite easily have dedicated this guide to the inimitable writer/director. Variety being the spice of life, we’ve picked out this rather charming Steve Zissou brooch, which is handmade from shrink plastic (based on an original watercolour illustration), hand cut, baked and lovingly varnished for protection by the good folk at Andsmile Studio.

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Popcorn print bow tie

The only dilemma where this snazzy accessory is concerned is you’ll most likely want to keep it for yourself. Comes fully endorsed by the Critics Union of New Theatre Studies.

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Norwegian getaway

Is the thought of cold stuffing and Monopoly already getting you down? Why not get away from it all this Christmas and book a stay for you and a loved one at the Juvet Landscape Hotel in rural Norway, which played a starring role in Alex Garland’s AI parable, Ex Machina.

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Pac-Man pixel bricks

Not only does this neat build-your-own Pac-Man brick set promise to deliver a purer dose of nostalgia than the Adam Sandler flop Pixels, it’s also in no way directly affiliated with the movie, making this a guilt-free gift option for both buyer and recipient.

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Henry Winkler’s hat from The Waterboy

Sticking with the Adam Sandler theme now, and a chance to own a small piece of movie history courtesy of eBay seller jurassicfeetxxl. The iconic ‘Mud Dogs’ bucket hat as worn by Henry Winkler in the 1998 movie, The Waterboy, could be yours for just $175.99. Now that’s what we call high quality gifting.

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Bates Motel bath towel*

Certain to be a conversation starter at your next fund raiser or mixer, the Bates Motel bath towel comes in one size and one colour only, making it the ideal choice for the practical shopper.

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*Knife sold separately

What I Love About Movies

The first Little White Lies book features 50 impassioned declarations of movie love from 50 of the brightest lights in world cinema, each accompanied by a gorgeous illustrated portrait.

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Han Solo Pop Tarts

Lord knows George Lucas doesn’t need the cheddar, but we couldn’t resist including a piece of Star Wars merchandise in this guide. While we’ve previously flagged up one of the weirder Han-Solo-frozen-carbonite inspired franchise tie-ins, this one obviously takes the biscuit.

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Nicolas Winding Refn: The Art of Seeing

Fun fact: Nicolas Winding Refn has an incredible collection of rare and vintage American movie posters, which the writer/director has trawled through for the first time for this coffee table compendium. Featured titles include Spike Heels and Black Nylons, Alice in Acidland and Torture Me Kiss Me.

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Jodorowsky’s Dune Original Soundtrack

The soundtrack to the story about the greatest film that never was. Composer Kurt Stenzel gives life to a retro-futuristic universe as fantastic as Alejandro Jodorowsky’s own vision for Dune. Quite simply one of the best soundtracks released in years.

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Published 16 Nov 2015

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