The Twilight vampire series, penned by Stephenie Meyer and more recently brought to life on the silver screen by Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in both Twilight and the upcoming release New Moon, is enormously popular. It stands to reason, then, that Twilight gift ideas would be in high demand this holiday season. Below you’ll find 20 different Twilight-themed gifts for the vampire-loving tween, teen or adult in your life. Best of all? None of the items listed will take a big bite out of your holiday shopping budget.
Twilight Gifts: Games and Entertainment
If your Twilight fan enjoys games or always seems to have headphones jammed into her ears, check out these Twilight gift ideas first.
Inexpensive Twilight Gift Ideas – #1: Scene It? Twilight Deluxe Edition. From the makers of the original Scene It?, this Twilight game is focused on the hit 2008 movie, and is sure to be fun for both advanced as well as amateur fans. The game includes a DVD that includes hundreds of clips and soundbytes from the film hosted by Carlisle Cullen, game board, four metal tokens, 2 dice, over 100 cards for gameplay, four category reference cards, and a set of instructions. It’s available for $25 from Amazon, just in time for your Twilight holiday gift giving needs.
Inexpensive Twilight Gift Ideas – #2: New Moon Motion Picture Soundtrack MP3 download or CD. For $8.99, your Twilight junkie can download the recently released soundtrack to New Moon, the second movie of the Twilight Saga, from Amazon. This album includes 15 different tracks, including contributions by the likes of The Killers, Thom Yorke, Muse and Death Cab for Cutie. For a dollar more, you can purchase a CD instead, and the recipient can enjoy the cool cover art too!
Inexpensive Twilight Gift Ideas – #3: Twilight Motion Picture Soundtrack MP3 download or CD. More music for your Twilight fan! If he doesn’t already own this album, which features tunes from Paramore, Muse, Linkin Park, Collective Soul and others including Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen) himself, it’s a must-have gift pick. The CD is available for $10.99 via Amazon; the MP3 download runs $8.99.
Inexpensive Twilight Gift Ideas – #4 and #5: Twilight Scores on CD. Musical scores are the perfect means of tracking and reliving a favorite film when you don’t have the time to grab some popcorn and a soda and watch the actual movie over again. The Twilight score has received droves of rave reviews on Amazon, and is available for $12.99. The New Moon score is set to be released on November 20th, and the pre-order price is a highly affordable $10.99 (but subject to change).
So by now you’re no doubt asking an important question: Where’s the Twilight or New Moon video game? At press time, there isn’t one, but Nintendo is currently creating one for the DS as well as the Wii. Look for them in mid to late 2010.
Twilight Gifts: Collectors’ Items
I’ll admit it: I used to save baseball game ticket stubs. I bought a few specific Pixar Cars die cast toys ‘for my son’ a few months ago just because they were labeled ‘limited edition’. And you’d just keel over if you ever got a gander at my Beanie Baby collection! If your Twilight fan is a collector like me, these gift ideas are for you.
Inexpensive Twilight Gift Ideas – #6, #7, #8 and #9: Official Twilight Movie Canvas Edward Tote Bag. This grey canvas bag is emblazoned with the word Twilight as well as a likeness of Edward Cullen, aka Robert Pattinson, himself. It sells for $19.98. There are other similar bags available for sale, including a black cotton one picturing Bella Swan and the Cullens ($15.99), an Official Twilight Movie Cast and Cullen crest version for $16.99, and a black tote featuring full-color Bella and Edward locked in an embrace ($25).
Inexpensive Twilight Gift Ideas – #10: Twilight Square Metal Jewelry Box. This 4×4 inch metal jewelry box features Edward Cullen’s picture on top and the words “What if I’m not the hero? What if I’m the bad guy?” inscribed on each side. It’s great for those little pieces of jewelry and is available for $16 to $20, depending on the vendor.
Inexpensive Twilight Gift Ideas – #11: Twilight Movie Poster Ultimate Fan Gift Set. If your tween or teen Twilight fan adored the original motion picture, this gift set including five collectible posters featuring Edward Cullen, Bella Swan, Jacob Black, and other players from the hit movie’s cast is a great pick. It’s available for a little less than $10, but beware of shipping costs: They can rob you of a good deal if you’re not careful.
Inexpensive Twilight Gift Ideas – #12: Rosalie’s Necklace Replica. Created by NECA, this hefty medal necklace is silver and black in color and is modeled after the verycrest necklace worn by beautiful vampire Rosalie Hale in the Twilight motion picture. It’s available for $24.99.
Inexpensive Twilight Gift Ideas – #13: Team Edward and Team Jacob rubber bracelets. Reminiscent of the Lance Armstrong-style Livestrong bracelets, these rubber bracelets allow any Twilight fan to express her allegiance to either Edward Cullen or Jacob Black. Four bracelets are included: Two bejeweled ones that read ‘Twilight’, one that reads ‘Team Edward’, and one that reads ‘Team Jacob’. Who does your tween fan favor? Find out now with this clever gift. $18.99, and made by NECA.
Twilight Gifts: For the Wanna-be Writer and Avid Reader
Inexpensive Twilight Gift Ideas – #14: The Twilight Journals. Each of the four blank journals included in this impressive set are bound with the cover art from a different book from the Twilight Saga. Each book features snippets of text and illustrations from the corresponding volume and other inspirational works. They come packaged together in a collectible tin. It sells for about $15 and would make an excellent gift for the aspiring writer.
Inexpensive Twilight Gift Ideas – #15, #16, #17 and #18: The Twilight Saga Collectors’ Edition books. This should be a given, but if your Twilight fan used the library to read the series, why not purchase him a copy of his favorite volume? All four hardcover books – Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn – are available for as little as $11 online.
Inexpensive Twilight Gift Ideas – #19 and #20: Twilight Bookmarks. This metal bookmark inspired by the Twilight saga features symbols of the two men in Bella Swan’s life: A tiny crystalline heart (representing Edward Cullen) and a miniature wolf (for Jacob Black’s alter ego) are suspended on chains from a central curved metal bookmark. It sells for $14.99. For something a little lighter-weight, try this three-pack of paper bookmarks. Each features a tassel, as well as a picture from the Twilight movie. This set sells for $14.99.
Happy shopping, and best of luck finding the perfect Twilight gift this holiday season.