Christmas gift ideas for film lovers

Put down the gift vouchers and step away from the socks, it’s time for our annual festive gift guide.


Hannah Strong


If there’s one thing we learned from the seminal Arnold Schwarzenegger classic Jingle All the Way, it’s that Christmas shopping is akin to the seventh circle of hell. As such, we’ve put together a handy guide to stocking fillers suitable for the discerning film fan in your life – buy (or subtly forward to your nearest and dearest) at your leisure. Happy shopping!

Movie apparel

Jeff Goldblum pin badge – £6.50

Love Jeff and want the whole world to know it? Say no more – let your pin badge do the talking.

Girls on Tops Tees – £20

Rep your favourite film female from Isabel Huppert to Mia Hansen-Løve with a t-shirt from this UK-based indie label.

Donnie Darko Frank slippers – £29.99

This cinematic twist on classic bunny slippers ensures that now you be a nihilist and have toasty tootsies.

Good reads

The Grip of Film by Richard Ayoade – £6.99

The latest book from the multi-talented Ayoade is an irreverent odyssey through film history with straight-shooter Gordy LaSure, who has some strong opinions about Jason Statham and Orson Welles.

A Dance with Fred Astaire by Jonas Mekas – £50

The godfather of American avant-garde cinema recalls his fascinating life through anecdotes, photographs and lovingly-reproduced personal correspondence with a host of cinematic legends.

Must-have merch

Don’t Look Now original score on vinyl – £16.99

Pino Donaggio’s brilliantly atmospheric score from one of the best British films ever made gets a much-deserved a rerelease, this time including material absent from the first pressing.

Agnès Varda Collection on Blu-ray – £79.99

The feminist Belgian filmmaker at the heart of New Wave cinema is celebrated in a bumper new box set, featuring six of her films and a host of bonus content, including a limited edition book about Varda’s work.

Filmmaking essentials

Storyclock X Storyboard Physical Starter Kit – $29.95

An innovative and organised system to plan a filmmaking project. Killer plot and character ideas unfortunately not included.

The Little White Lies Guide to Making Your Own Movie – £12.99

Whether it’s a lo-fi indie horror or a family wedding, this essential guide cuts through the needless jargon to get to the heart of moviemaking – perfect for any aspiring director.

Stocking fillers

Little White Lies Movie Memory Game – £12.99

If the thought of coming to blows with the family during Monopoly on Boxing Day is already looming large, this is a perfect film-themed alternative.

Fictional Hotel Notepads – £18

These nifty correspondence pads are perfect for the discerning film buff – what’s more, you don’t have to endure Jack Torrance or Sergeant Howie’s fate to get them.

The gift that keeps on giving…

Little White Lies magazine subscription – £25 

For the princely sum of £25, your nearest and dearest will receive five copies of LWLies delivered to their door throughout 2018, effectively extending Christmas for a whole year.

Published 24 Nov 2017

Tags: Christmas

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