It's been a rough year. Whether you've been laid off or just laid around a bit more than you should have, you're counting quarters this holiday season.
And that's where we come in. We've rounded up 10 awesome gifts that come in under $20. And, no, we're not including any DVDs or Blu-rays in this one. Something tells us you already know your way around Amazon.com (but you can find the must-haves for the year here).
1. 'Lord of the Breeze' T-shirt
Whether you want to save Gotham City, attend a crash course at Hogwarts or just hang out with Harold and Kumar, there's something for everyone on disc this holiday season.
Many of the 10 gift items listed here include the DVD, Blu-ray and a digital copy, so the movie you buy can play on a variety of gadgets, including computers, tablets and other portable devices. To sweeten the pot, many of these sets come bundled with books, lobby cards, figurines or limited-edition packaging that make Internet piracy a cheap (and lame) imitation.
We don't know if you've been naughty this year, but any of these discs would look nice wrapped in a big bow.
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(Originally published on Nov. 16, 2012)
'Tis the season, y'all. And we're not just talking about colored lights and carols. We're talking about presents.
Of course, after a year filled with "The Hunger Games," "Star Wars" news and "The Hobbit" anticipation, we searched high and low for the coolest stuff from the coolest movies, including those three and loads more. And we came up with 50 things every movie lover really must have.
A "Star Trek" oven mitt? It's in here. "Lord of the Rings" cufflinks? Check. The chance to sit on Ryan Gosling's face? That too. In other words, get clickin'.
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(Originally published on Nov. 19, 2012)
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Whether you want to journey to a galaxy far, far away, immerse yourself in Middle-earth or just have a great laugh, there's something for everyone on disc this holiday season.
Many of the 15 gift items listed include the DVD, Blu-ray and a digital copy -- so the movie you buy can play on a variety of gadgets, including computers, tablets and other portable devices. To sweeten the pot, many of these sets come bundled with books, lobby cards, figurines or limited-edition packaging that make Internet piracy a cheap (and lame) imitation.
We don't know if you've been naughty this year, but any of these discs would look nice wrapped with a bow.
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It's a yearly holiday conundrum: What to get Mom and Dad? Slippers? Another tie?
If your parents like movies, then stress no more. We've got 12 presents -- not just books and DVDs, but cool stuff like a garden zombie and a real movie theater seat -- at least one of which will make them say, "You're our favorite."
And then you can save that tie for Father's Day.
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The holidays are fast approaching, and you might be running out of gift ideas for the movie fans in your life. DVDs are easy — but if you're looking for something a little more creative (and "Star Wars" Wampa sneakers aren't your style), why not go right to the source?
We've picked out 20 of the best books currently in the process of moving from page to screen. These 19 novels and one memoir range from YA fantasy to 9/11-themed drama — you can find a gift for any kind of movie fan to get in on the ground floor.
Because really, the ability to say "I liked the book better than the movie" (or vice versa) is the gift that keeps on giving.
According to Webster's dictionary, a fanboy is "a boy who is an enthusiastic devotee (as of comics or movies)."
Sure, we'll go with that -- and expand upon that definition to say a fanboy can be a hardcore fan of any age, who quotes "Star Wars" at every opportunity, and whose favorite movie this summer probably had a superhero in it.
To help you out with your holiday shopping, we've found 15 gadgets, toys, items of clothing and DVDs that are sure to geek out any kid or grownup fanboy in your life.
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So your BFF/girlfriend/sister/daughter loves "Twilight," huh? Like, a whole lot?
If you're looking for a gift for that special Twi-hard in your life, you've got a plethora of options, from books to jewelry to the ravioli Bella ate on her first date with Edward. Seriously.
We guarantee that somewhere in our list of 15 gifts for female "Twilight" fans (sorry, Male Twi-Hard), you'll find something that your favorite Twi-hard is going to find Twi-awesome.