It can be tough to shop for the movie lover on your list - we tend to buy what we want for ourselves - but here are some cinematic gift ideas that can be fitting surprises.

It can be tough to shop for the movie lover on your list - we tend to buy what we want for ourselves - but here are some cinematic gift ideas that can be fitting surprises.

"Alternative Movie Posters II: More Film Art from the Underground"

The movie poster is becoming a lost art, but the group of artists compiled by Cleveland film/music historian Matthew Chojnacki in this book ($34.99) is aiming to change that. Beloved films are given new poster treatments from artists and designers from around the world - including three here in Columbus. schifferbooks.com

Books that inspire movies

I'm in the minority, but I think watching a film adaptation and then reading the book is the best way to get enjoyment out of both. The Gateway Film Center box office thoughtfully sells a handful of timely books (various prices) that became films. Pick one up when you watch "Room." Gateway Film Center, 1550 N. High St., Campus,gatewayfilmcenter.com

Apple TV

As streaming video has changed the way we consume movies, the devices we stream on can make all the difference. Apple's latest offering in the streaming box wars is a bit pricier than competitors (starting at $149), but with features like a voice-activated Siri remote that can search for movies across streaming services and app support, this one is worth an upgrade.apple.com

"Ex Machina" on Blu-Ray

You know how I said streaming video has changed movie-watching? Well, the always-disappearing movies on Netflix, Hulu, etc., also make the case for maintaining your own library. One of the best films of 2015, "Ex Machina" ($13.99) is one that belongs in it. Available wherever videos are sold. Duh.

"Cocktails of the Movies"

What's that? Another book? This one is perfect for the combination movie/booze lover (again, I'm guilty). The beautifully designed "Cocktails of the Movies" ($19.99) shares recipes for signature libations from a wide range of movies (including some inventions for fictional ones).cocktailsofthemovies.com