2017 Hollywood Gift Guide

Last Minute Gift Ideas – From the Movies

By Hayley Dyer

Old Man Winter got you down? Does the traffic by the mall make you want to scream? (It’s okay, me too.) Well, here’s a cute little collection of gift ideas given to us by Hollywood… it’s not too late to buy a Jelly of the Month Club membership or a Joni Mitchell CD. If all else fails, send rentals of these films to friends and family on Amazon and call it a day.

 Image:  Variety,  from  A Christmas Story, CREDIT: MOVIESTORE COLLECTION/REX SHUTTERSTOCK

Image: Variety, from A Christmas Story, CREDIT: MOVIESTORE COLLECTION/REX SHUTTERSTOCK

Red Ryder BB Gun

For the child in all of us, the Red Ryder BB Gun is a perfect gift. Better yet, pair this present with a six pack of beer so you can take the empties outside and have some target practice off the back porch. 

 Image: Twentieth Century Fox, from  Jingle All The Way

Image: Twentieth Century Fox, from Jingle All The Way

The Hot New Toy

OMG remember the Christmases of years past where Furbys were so hard to get ahold of? Or the Tickle Me Elmo? Thank goodness I haven’t experienced the stress and panic of being a parent around the holidays. I have a plan for getting out of this – I’m moving to the desert as soon as possible and ignoring all the brouhaha of technology and consumerism and shit. Well anyways, Jingle All The Way was the most perfect film and Arnold Schwarzenegger was the perfect Turbo Man and Sinbad was the perfect foil character as Dementor. If anyone at your family celebration hasn’t seen the movie, heaven forbid, you must FORCE them to watch this with you.

 Image: Universal Pictures, from  Love Actually

Image: Universal Pictures, from Love Actually

Something Pretty

All right gents, this one’s for you. Every man I know has a problem picking out gifts for the women in their lives… newsflash, your wife or girlfriend doesn’t want something practical like a new wallet or kitchen utensils. She wants something pretty. The fact that it comes from you will make it extra special. You don’t have to spend tons of money… “pretty things” come in all shapes and sizes. If you have zero clues, check out her Pinterest or ask her best friend for ideas. I can’t do all the work for you ;-)

 Image: Twentieth Century Fox, from  Home Alone

Image: Twentieth Century Fox, from Home Alone

Quality Time

And on a totally different note, the gift of presence and time is totally free and easy. In Home Alone, all Kevin McAllister wanted for Christmas was for his family to come home from Paris. No gift was needed, no perfect Christmas tree or perfectly decorated house was wanted, all he desired was to spend time with his family. (Even his brother, Buzz!) This is a super easy gift to give – put down your phone, indulge your mom’s requests to help in the kitchen and you know dad will inevitably spend hours in the yard – join him! Be present. It’s easy and fun! 

Alright cool kids. Happy Holidays. Bah humbug.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM EVERYONE AT REEL WORLD