If you're looking for gifts that won't break the bank, we've got some ideas.
We rounded up the best gifts for people on a tight budget. Although these gift ideas won't cost you an arm or a leg, they're still high quality and awesome — especially for the pop culture-obsessed in your life.
The year has been fantastic with so much top-tier entertainment to geek out about, including The Boys, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Ted Lasso, and much more. And now you can give your friends and family the chance to show their love for pop culture.
For the best affordable gifts under $50 for TV and movie fans, scroll down and shop, below:
Take a deep dive into some of the most popular movies, including Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, Titanic, and others, with
This book is full of trivia, behind-the-scenes stories, fun facts, and more about the movies that you, or the film-obsessed in your life, love and enjoy. — Rudie Obias
Meanwhile, the creators of Cinephile: A Card Game have a new series of books called "My First Movie: Vol. 1 Boxset." It features three books ("My First Giallo Horror," "My First French New Wave," and "My First Film Noir") about various filmmaking styles and sub-genres for children of all ages. It's available for pre-order here with release in December 2022. — Rudie Obias
Black Panther: Wakanda Foreever is going to be one of the biggest movies and toys for the holidays, so get in on all the action with theRudie Obias
Admittedly, thisI Love Lucy, Dick Clark, Star Trek, and Star Wars. It's a game designed by those who lived through those decades, but it may be most fun played by multiple generations as those older ones see what they remember best and the younger ones learn a little something about history. — Danielle Turchiano
The Disney fan in your life likely already has all the movies and character Funkos, stuffed animals, ornaments, tee shirts, etc. But now they can become a very special part of Disney with a nameplate necklace in the iconic studio's font. This version is in sterling silver (to keep it under $50), though it is available in gold as well. Any name can be immortalized, which makes it a special way to celebrate one's children (fur and human), too. — Danielle Turchiano
If you were a child of the '80s you undoubtedly chewed on — we mean played with — Fisher-Price Little People toys. And now the company has found a way for the adult you to enjoy them, as well — by immortalizing some favorite pop culture characters in their approximately two-inch tall vinyl figure form. While
Don't let puzzles be only a thing of the pandemic! But also don't let the seeminglyFriends (as well as surrounding apartment buildings) is made more complex by the three-dimensional nature. Hidden among the interlocking foam pieces are quite a few niche details from the modern classic sitcom (including a store sign that says "On a break," an ad for Ross' East German detergent, and a smelly cat), making it perfect for television fans, in addition to avid puzzlers. — Danielle Turchiano
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Whether you went really hard at returning to the theater once the pandemic was deemed over enough to open those doors again or you just spend hours upon hours on your couch or in your bed binging the latest streaming series, you can't neglect your health. Sitting in one position for too long isn't comfortable, let alone healthy, so take out some of the stiffness with
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