13 last-minute gift ideas pulled from holiday movies

Kelsey Fowler Dec 23, 2014

Whether you have a holiday movie buff on your list, or you’re on a mission to collect the greatest — or not-so-great — presents from such films, here’s a breakdown of the cost of memorabilia that includes “Elf”-inspired lingerie and Turbo Man from “Jingle All the Way.”

“A Christmas Carol” (Various releases)
Turkey, approximately $20

 

Need a last-minute gift for that person on your list who has everything? Don’t be a Scrooge this holiday season. A giant turkey should do the trick. Ebenezer didn’t even deliver one to the Cratchits until Christmas morning.

“The Polar Express” (2004)
Sleigh bell, $64.95 gift set or about $20 elsewhere

This “first gift of Christmas” can provide some excellent accompaniment to any and all hot chocolate dance parties.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965)
Small tree, $6.49 or free

For the eternal optimists in your life. If you’re feeling crafty, go outside, grab a pine tree branch and hang a single red bulb on it.

“Elf” (2003)
“For that special someone” lingerie, $29.99


Sure, you could give this to your significant other, but as the movie clearly shows, it may be the best present for your dad.

 “World’s Best Cup of Coffee” mug, $12

Actually finding the world’s java champion might prove difficult, so at least you can give the gift of letting someone think they’re drinking the best. That’s what Buddy did in “Elf.”

“Jingle All the Way” (1996)
Turbo Man, about $300

An actualTurbo Man toy will set you back a few hundred bucks these days, but if you know anyone who is strangely obsessed with Arnold Schwarzenegger or superheroes that look suspiciously similar to Iron Man, this may be for you.

“The Santa Clause” (1994)
Mystery Date board game, $25.15 

Reproductions of this 1965 game are widely available, so play Santa to your own nostalgic family member.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966, 2000)
Dog reindeer antlers,$5.02 to $11.15

Dress up your pooch in something way easier to manage than the big horn from the movie.

“Love Actually” (2003)
Joni Mitchell, “Both Sides Now” CD, $13.69


Anyone expecting a gold necklace from you this Christmas, like Emma Thompson’s character did (heartbreakingly) in the film? Perfect, get them this instead.

“Home Alone” (1990)
Bag of green army men, $7.25

On his shopping trip, Kevin buys Tide detergent, toilet paper, a microwavable Kraft macaroni and cheese dinner, and most importantly, some of these guys. Listen to your inner kid and pick some up, too.

“A Christmas Story” (1983)
When it comes to holiday movies featuring great gifts, “A Christmas Story” offers something for everyone: dads in need of some light, kids who prefer Easter and of course, anyone who can’t stand their neighbor’s turkey-dinner ruining hounds (see above if in need of a new turkey).
Leg lamp, $34.52 to $249.99

Adult pink bunny suit, $49.99

Red Ryder BB gun, $27

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