While I'm trying to not get frozen, I made this list with stuff you can buy to give to someone passionate about filmmaking, or even someone who works professionally in tha AV world. This list does not contain professional gear, by the simple fact that when I think about giving gifts I don't want to spend all of my cash with only one person (so sorry to all of those expensive-gift-dreamers.)
So, here's some of my favorite gifts! (While some of them can only be bought online, others can be purchased in physical stores.)
Click on the images to learn more about each one.
BTW, the prices shown will very depending from the source.
1. DSLR Shaped USB PEN DRIVE
2. VHS NOTEBOOK
If you miss the times you inserted that old plastic tape in the VHS player than you'll like this book with the shape of a VHS tape! Both front and back cover plus the side look like a real tape. This one is a lined notebook. It is a good notebook to write new ideas for a new feature film, don't ya think?
3. 2016 STAR WARS AGENDA. BECAUSE, WHY NOT?
Molskine has always nice products. I remember the Simpsons edition which were really funny, and also the Hobbit's one. This time, like any other brand (seriously, why is every brand releasing stuff with the Star Wars theme?), they also released a few other SW notebooks.
4. LED USB LIGHT
The other day I went to an IKEA store here in Portugal (I'm Portuguese, did you know that?), and while I was in the light department I saw this JANSJÖ lights (btw, IKEA is the best place to learn Swedish), I decided to get one of these, even though I was thinking the light would be very crappy because of it's price. Well, it turned out to be very cool! I like this product because the light is super strong and it gives a warm-ish light color. It's super portable and it is a great gift for someone who likes to work on the computer with the lights off or someone who works at night!
Just one thing, this light causes a bit of yellow-ish aberration around the edges, so take that in mind!
This LED light and the next gift are the perfect combination. I promise!
5. POWER BANK
If you have a relative or a friend that looks professional all the time, then you have to give them cufflinks that match their style! This type of product is something you don't buy on a jewelry store but instead in novelty stores. It's not too expensive and it can be a great gift.
I recommend to take a look at Onyx Art's cufflinks.
7. APPLE/GOOGLE PLAY STORE/SPOTIFY/NETFLIX GIFT CARDS
8. MEMORY CARD
9. SELFIE STICK
10. TRIPOD PHONE HOLDER (11€)
11. MOVIES (IN BLU-RAY, PLEASE)
12. MOVIE POSTER + FRAME
And what other gift goes well with a poster?? A frame, yes! IKEA has one with the standard poster size. It is the STRÖMBY Frame. Good luck to get out of the store still in time of the Chrismas day.
Good luck with the gifts :)
Post written by Pedro