Christmas is just a few days away and if you need gifts for the classic movie fan in your life, I’m here to help! It’s an awesome time for classic movie fandom. With the growing online community of bloggers, the active and always in tune #TCMParty on Twitter, screenings popping up everywhere, and TCM’s commitment to creating a lifestyle for its brand, it seems like there’s no shortage of offerings for fans to indulge in.
I’m a ‘pinhead’ and love accessorizing jean jackets with enamel pins. There aren’t that many classic movie inspired pins but Kate Gabrielle is changing that. She’s one of my favorite online artists and a huge classic movie buff. I love her store’s pins that are both classic movie inspired and give nods to some of my other favorite fandoms: Jurassic Park, 30 Rock, and Parks and Rec. Her store is also the stop if you’re getting ready for TCMFF. She sells buttons that have become a staple at the festival.
Gone with the Gin $12.47
TCM has a wine club but what about spirits? If you’re looking for a gift for the mixologist in your life, Gone with the Gin is it. This books gives a Hollywood twists to cocktails with punny recipes inspired by your favorite classic films.
Here’s drinking to you, kid!
The Women squad goals tote $12.76
I love a good tote bag and what a way to make it better than adding the cast of The Women? AnyLadlesSweet, a shop on Etsy, for fabulous sass mouth queens makes a line of totes inspired by some of your favorite leading ladies with an option asking What would Joan Crawford do? I love the mix of classic film and contemporary slang.
I stumbled upon the company Actual Film Votive at a holiday market in Union Square over Thanksgiving. They sell votives with actual film cells. At first I was so bummed but then spoke to the owner, a former projectionist, who explained the 35 mm films they have can no longer can be projected in their entirety so this is a way to give them new life. I bought a votive with a cell from Singin’ in the Rain and it came in an adorable popcorn box. It’s a fun, unique gift for the movie lover in your life.
Classic Film Star coasters from Shabby Chic $3.22 and up
I’m of the belief that you can never have enough coasters. Shabby Chic on Etsy gives an antique twist with these gorgeous coasters. If you’re comfortable putting a drink on top of a Hollywood legend, this is for you.
TCM wine glass set $45.00
What better way to pair a TCM wine club subscription with these film themed wines. Are you a gangster? Bombshell? Or Swashbuckler? Or Ingenue? If you’re looking for the right wine to pair with cheese, add your inner film personality to the list with these glasses.
I love the work of artist Alejandro Mogollo over at RedBubble. His prints mix bold and vibrant colors to give classic hollywood a fresh new look. Alejandro recently released this great mug featuring the likeness of Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon’s characters Josephine and Daphne in Some Like it Hot. The original bosom buddies get their due with this mug and every morning you can say cheers to this dynamic duo with your cup of coffee.