Christmas Gift Guide 2015: 15 gadgets and presents for movie fans

Lights! Camera! Action! These presents will make your festivities a blockbuster

Few things are so closely-linked with the Christmas spirit than big-screen flicks. Put the kettle on, grab a slice of the fruit cake and sink into the sofa for a family film afternoon.

Sometimes, though, just watching isn't enough. Inspired by Iron Man? Jealous of Bond's cocktails? Desperate for Star Wars dress-up? Spin-off gear doesn't come much better than this list of 15 bits of kit for the kitsch-mad movie-lover.

Cocktails of the Movies (£15)

15 best Christmas gifts ideas for film fans

Hollywood and booze have been intertwined since the earliest flickers of the silver screen. From Marylin Monroe's infamous Manhattan to 007's classic vodka martini, there are iconic drinks littered throughout hundreds of movies.

This gorgeously illustrated cocktail tome serves up 64 classic recipes from the big screen, promising hours of delicious, light-headed entertainment. Having tried the Singapore Sling ourselves, we don't think you'll be disappointed.

Buy Cocktails of the Movies here

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition 3D Blu-ray (£15)

15 best Christmas gifts ideas for film fans

Peter Jackson's extended editions of The Lord of the Rings were the gold standard for added extras – and his director's cut of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug doesn't disappoint. Some might gripe that the last thing Jackson's version of The Hobbit needs is more footage, but they are joyless curmudgeons, all.

Jackson's additions to the narrative are less extensive than those made to the Lord of the Rings films – but it's the appendices where this Blu-ray shines; hour upon hour of special features that go into exhaustive detail on the film's production.

Buy The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Extended Edition 3D Blu-ray here

The Princess Bride playing cards (£13)

15 best Christmas gifts ideas for film fans

Gorgeously illustrated with all the characters from the film – from the Dread Pirate Roberts to Princess Buttercup – these cards will add a dash of fairytale magic to your poker nights. Face each other as God intended. Sportsmanlike. No tricks, no weapons, skill against skill alone. But remember: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

Buy The Princess Bride playing cards here

Hulkbuster Collectable Figure (£135)

15 best Christmas gifts ideas for film fans

The Hulkbuster/Hulk fight in the latest Avengers movie was one of our favourite parts – namely because it involved the most destruction, and one of the biggest, baddest punch ups to appear on the silver screen.

Iron Man's custom-made Hulk-subduing armour does not mess around in the films or comics, and neither does this 20cm painstakingly movie-accurate figurine, designed to replicate its real life (well, CGI) version with incredible detail. Please don't let the kids ruin this.

Buy the Hulkbuster Collectable Figure here

Star Wars: Costumes (£24)

15 best Christmas gifts ideas for film fans

Whet your appetite for The Force Awakens with this comprehensive collection of costumes from the original trilogy; this coffee-table tome features photos, sketches and background information on all the iconic outfits sported by Luke, Leia, Han and the rest of the gang. Impress your friends with trivia, like the fact that Luke Skywalker's trousers in the first film are just white Levi's. Assuming that they're impressed by that sort of thing.

Buy Star Wars: Costumes here


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