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DVD Gift Basket Ideas

You can create a number of DVD gift baskets by going with a theme. Some ideas that I had for this are:

  1. General DVD basket: A rental certificate to your local or national branch of a DVD rental place, plus candy, microwave popcorn, and some soda. You could put all of this into a large bowl for the popcorn.
  2. Scary movie night: A DVD or two of top scary movies, plus the extras listed above. It helps if you know the recipient’s tastes! You could go with even more of a theme and buy monster movies, space-themed movies, murderer-themed movies, and so forth.
  3. Romantic movie night: Good choices to include are You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, Moonstruck, When Harry Met Sally, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Pretty Woman, One Fine Day, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Nottinghill, Ghost… and I could go on and on. Think about the recipient’s tastes. Does the recipient like older movies? Then go with Roman Holiday and/or Sabrina. If they like Meg Ryan, then Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail are good choices.
  4. Western Theme: Depending on the age of the recipient, you could include children’s “horse movies” like The Black Stallion, Black Beauty, and others in the same vein, or adult features like Unforgiven, Wyatt Earp, Tombstone, Maverick, or of course, any John Wayne movies.
  5. Animated Basket: Go with any known favorites of the recipient, or go with a specific company, like Disney, Pixar, Blue Sky Studios, or others.
  6. Family Gift Basket: For a family gift, you might want to put several different movies together with snacks like popcorn, candy, and perhaps a soda. If there are kids of different ages, consider an animated movie, a “tween” movie, and something for the adults. If you want to cut down on the cost, think about checking out the budget racks at somewhere like Wal-Mart; you can frequently find an older movie for less than $12.
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