2016 Gift Guide for all things media and entertainment


If you are like me, you might’ve too forgotten that we’ve come to the end of November, Thanksgiving is today/tomorrow (depending on when I get this thing posted), and the Holiday season is officially here. To help curve the stress this time of year brings, the editors at TheYoungFolks.com have come together to scour the internet for the best new deals and upcoming releases that will make the perfect gifts. Check out the editors (admittedly extensive-and enthusiastic) list below and comment with your own ideas.

Happy start to the holidays! Let it be as stress free as possible.

Outlander Cookbook

For all of us who may want to take a bite out of Jamie Fraser, here is the next best thing! This book is full of wonderful, unique recipes all inspired by the Outlander series many themes. From old, traditional recipes to new, modern fare, it’s practically a time-traveling cookbook. $35

Game of Thrones Gold Rim Wine Glass (Set of 4)

Let’s be real. Most Game of Thrones episodes leave you feeling like you need a drink. This wine glass set is the perfect companion to your Sunday night during the new season. Plus, these glasses are a fun way for you and your guests to show loyalty to your favorite houses. $53.96


Luke’s Diner Inspired Big Mug

Any Gilmore Girls fan knows the importance of coffee. It’s COFFEE. And we all know Luke’s coffee is the best. This Luke’s Diner mug is a must-have item for all GG fans out there. $15


Star Trek Andie Boxy Tee

This abstract Star Trek tee is both classy and nerdy, a winning combination that you can get away with at work. Show off your love of Star Trek under a cute blazer and head off to that meeting with the confidence of Captain Kirk. $34.99

Star Labs Sweater


It’s that time of year to break out the sweaters, and what better than to let everyone know that you are vital member of The Flash’s team. $29.95

Magic Wand TV Remote

Work some real magic on your TV with this super cool wand remote control. Your favorite wizard or witch will not be able to pass the chance to adjust the TV’s volume with a flick of a magic wand. $79.99

TV (The Book): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time by Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz

Two of my favorite TV journalists team up to share their expert opinion on the best American shows of all time. An entertaining and enlightening read for all TV lovers out there, this book is a great addition to your shelf and a total conversation-starter. $19.99

Marvel’s Luke Cage Original Soundtrack on Vinyl

One of the many standouts in Marvel’s Luke Cage is undoubtedly the show’s music. Inspired by Ennio Morricone and Spaghetti Westerns, composers Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) combined forces to produce one of the best TV scores of 2016. This soundtrack featuring collectible artwork from Mondo is a wonderful gift to any Marvel fan. $47.99

Game of Thrones Seasons 1-6 Box Set

This beautiful box set is true treasure for Game of Thrones fans who want to relive the series before the new season premieres, whenever that may be. $149.99

I Am Brian Wilson: A Memoir by Brian Wilson with Ben Greenman

In his new memoir, rock icon Brian Wilson candidly recalls his career as the visionary leader of The Beach Boys, his struggles with mental illness and his stunning early 2000s comeback. One of the best and most essential rock autobiographies in a year flush with good ones. $16.27.

Prince 4Ever: Greatest Hits

The Purple One’s legacy is laid out in this handsome new greatest hits set, which collects most of his singles from between 1978 and 1993. Not only will this hits collection make a great stocking stuffers for music fans needing an introduction, but longtime fans will be interested in the rare single edits and the inclusion of the previously unreleased song “Moonbeam Levels”. $13.99

David Bowie: Five Years 1969-1973 and/or Who Can I Be Now?: 1974-1976

The first two in a series of career spanning sets from Bowie. These two boxes collect every album Bowie released between 1969 and 1976 as part of one of the greatest runs of classic albums in music history. Five Years, released in 2015, may be the more attractive set because it includes the most albums – including Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory – but this years’ Who Can I Be Now? is just as essential, and captures Bowie’s mid-70s period that was full of chameleonic changes in musical style and appearance. All of the records are presented in a solid digital remaster and both boxes include rarities, non-album tracks and more. $102 and $117

Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording vinyl and CD

Don’t throw away your shot to score the cast album of one of the biggest Broadway phenomena in decades. The album includes the complete original cast – including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo and more – performing the musical’s complete song score. It’s available as both two CD and four LP sets. While the vinyl box may seem a little costly, it’s far cheaper than buying a ticket to the show (if you can even get one). $69.99 and $18.99


Lego Beatles Yellow Submarine set

A wonderful collaboration between Lego and the Fab Four that lived up to all the hype and perfectly capturing the whimsy of the group’s classic 1968 film. Perfect for younger fans and hardcore collectors alike. $59.99

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool on vinyl

Every time Radiohead releases an album, it’s an event and release of career highlight A Moon Shaped Pool this May was no exception. The regular version of the album on vinyl costs $29, but the its the special edition that probably has the eye of the Radiohead fan in your life. That bundle, which costs $86.50, includes the 2 LP set plus 32 pages of artwork, CD and digital download copies of the album and a special two-track CD featuring their James Bond theme tune submission “Spectre” and the exclusive song “Ill Wind”.

Star Wars Planetary Glassware Set

Because these days we’re always hoping to be in a not too distant future, traveling to galaxies far, far away in order to find peace, sanity and a little bit of hope. Also, we’re all looking for some cute glasses to help spruce up our otherwise box like kitchens.

Am I projecting? $39.99

Deadpool Kawaii Ladies’ Sleep Set 

While it may not have remained on all of our best of lists by the end of the year, Tim Miller’s Deadpool certainly was a welcome reprieve as a nonsensical take at the world of superheros. If you’re a fan of the Merc with a Mouth as well as general coziness, these pajamas are for you. $19.99 

Criterion Collection: The Before Trilogy (Pre-Order)

A monumental moment for film fans everywhere, Richard Linklater’s pivotal Before trilogy is finally hitting the Criterion shelves…in February. Sure, it’s a little weird to get someone a gift that’s essentially a two month extension of an IOU, but it’s the thought that counts and in this case, the thought is HUGE. Pre-order now for $79.96

Gourmet popcorn seasonings – flavored popcorn gift set for movie night party

This pick was a bit of an indulgence, specifically because I’ve always dreamed of holding my own elaborate movie nights. There would be cheese, olive and veggie platters, wine galore and Raisinettes, much to my boyfriend’s detest. And, considering how much of a staple it is, I’d have popcorn, which I’ve always found to be a rather substandard snack. What better way to liven up a movie night in with some bizarre and tasty popcorn seasoning? $32.95

Harry Potter Custom Bracelet

Everyone misses Harry, Ron and Hermione right? Not just me? If you, like me, always are awaiting the next series that will utterly transport you, maybe look behind you for a bit and find this simple, but sweet bracelet that encompasses all that us fans love about the original series, that even Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them couldn’t touch. $19.00

Trainspotting soundtrack on vinyl

Few soundtracks have touched that of Trainspotting in the last twenty years. Why not experience it for yourself in its finest form before the sequel hits theaters and possibly hurts your overall image of the film. $29.99

Movies for your 4K Ultra TV

With Black Friday sales on 4k TVs making the new cinematic format more affordable than ever, you’re going to need some content to show off that beautiful “billion shades of color” and deep contrast when people come around for the holiday season. Behold the 4K Ultra HD blu ray format in the slick black box and a Blu Ray copy so you can future proof your library even without a 4K television, or upgrade old films you had on DVD with some fantastic box sets and steelbooks. $16.99 – $99.99

My Neighbor Totoro Earrings

Let us please never forget the majestic nature of anything and everything Hayao Miyazaki created, and much of his widespread adoration started with his internal, fantastical family drama My Neighbor Totoro. Never leave home without a sense of magic with these adorable earrings. $12.00

Filmstruck subscription

It seems like a quarter of our paychecks go to streaming services these days, I know. This is why I’m suggesting a FilmStruck subscription for gifting purposes, especially for any cinephile in your life desperate to explore all that film has to offer them. The tiers include $6.99 per month for the basic Filmstruck service, $10.99 per month for Filmstruck and The Criterion Channel, and a single $99 payment for an annual subscription to both. $6.99-$99.00

Nintendo Jewelry at Fangamer.com

Just because the NES Classic Edition is hard to find doesn’t necessarily mean there aren’t any nostalgic gifts out there for Nintendo fans. Fangamer.com offers jewelry, accessories and apparel of all kinds for fans of retro games like Mario, Zelda and Banjo Kazooie $15-$44

$15 tees for gamers

Get Fangamer.com’s unique retro gamer shirts for $15 before they’re gone forever, or other tees, sweatshirts and bags elsewhere on the site. Regularly $23

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon dual pack

Why not both? Just because Nintendo releases two Pokemon games that look exactly the same every generation doesn’t mean you have to pick just one. Especially if you know a pair of Pokemon fans, or just one mega fan, this package is ideal. Especially when on a proper discount from places like Amazon, GameStop and Best Buy. $79.99

Sony PlayStation 4 Slim 500gb with Uncharted 4

It’s now cheaper than ever to get a PlayStation 4 in your home with the traditional Slim upgrade to the console with a compact matte black design. For $299 you get the slim model, a controller and Uncharted 4 in the box. If you are a Black Friday shopper, the console will be $50 off at major retailers and you get either The Last of Us Remastered or Ratchet and Clank for free with the console while the supplies last.

Xbox One S 1TB Battlefield 1 special edition

Or maybe an Xbox One S? If you’re looking for a native 4K Blu Ray player that is also a gaming multimedia device then look no further. The Battlefield 1 collector edition console gives you EA’s top grossing game of the year with a whole Terabyte of storage to install your games. $299, $349, $399

Dishonored 2 Collectors Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

One of the most anticipated games of 2016 turns out to be a sequel to an unexpected B-Team hit from Bethesda’s game development house, and the Collector’s Edition provides steelbooks, art, posters and a decorative mask. Because if you like Dishonored this much, you probably wanted a Corvo mask anyway. $99.99

Final Fantasy XV Deluxe Edition (PS4, Xbox One)

The Deluxe Edition of Final Fantasy XV provides a collectible steelbook, a copy of the film Final Fantasy Kingsgliave and special DLC for the game $80.99

Corsair Gaming K70 Mechanical Keyboard, Cherry MX Red

For the PC gamer in your life, don’t skimp on accessories. Mechanical switch keyboards will always make them happy, and Corsair makes some of the best available with the K65 and K70 series with customizable keys, anti-ghosting input for keystrokes and changeable RGB color scheme back light. $129.99

NES Classic Edition

This elusive mini gaming console will obviously be one of the most popular gifts of this holiday season. If you’re on the hunt for it, keep an eye out online because if it does show up in stores they’ll positively be swiped up in minutes. Hopefully they’ll have another wave of them release before the holiday so unlucky souls don’t have to spent $1000 for a $60 console. An alternative to this console, for what it’s worth, could be USB NES controllers for $7.99 to use for free ROM downloads to emulate on your PC or Mac computer!

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

For fans of historical fiction: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. This beautifully captivating novel tells the story of a tragedy, yet it leaves you with a reminder of the good in humanity. Salt to the Sea is a book you’ll be thinking about long after you turn the last page. $18.99

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

For middle grade readers: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi. Tahereh Mafi has spun a magical story that is enjoyable, beautiful, and thought-provoking. Her writing is divine and the world of Furthermore is fun and incredibly inventive. $17.99

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

For fans of fairy tales – and fairy tale retellings: Heartless by Marissa Meyer. A captivating tale set in the world of Alice in Wonderland, Heartless is an origin story of the Queen of Hearts. The characters will capture your heart and Meyer spins a great tale. $19.99

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills, and If I was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. The Unexpected Everything tells the story of Andie, the daughter of a politician whose scandal turns her summer plans completely upside-down. This book has a little bit of everything: friendship, family, romance, and finding yourself through completely unexpected situations. The story is sweet, funny, and unexpected (no pun intended!). $17.99

This Adventure Ends is a heartfelt story about friendship, family, love, and life. Emma Mills’ writing is fantastic and her voice is clear and cuts straight to the heart of the story. $17.99

And I Darken by Kiersten White, The Wrath and the Dawn and its sequel The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Adieh, Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly, Heist Society by Ally Carter, The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

For fans of mystery (and heists).

Illuminae and Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Replica by Lauren Oliver

For fans of all things science fiction.

My Lady Jane by Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand, and Brodi Ashton

For readers who want to laugh out loud: My Lady Jane by Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand, and Brodi Ashton. A hilarious retelling of Lady Jane Grey’s life infused with magic, imagination, and references to The Princess Bride and Monty Python. $17.99

Adorable bookish pins by IceyDesigns

Perfect stocking stuffers for your favorite book lover: $9.45 each

A gift subscription to a monthly book box, like Uppercase Box!

Do you know a reader always looking for a new book and fun bookish swag to go with it? You’ll want to check out a gift subscription to a monthly book box, like Uppercase Box! $23/month + shipping

So Many Books, So Little Time coffee mug

For the person in your life who loves to curl up with a book and a nice warm beverage.

Harry Potter quote tote bag

Readers tend to have multiple books with them at all times. This tote bag with a memorable Harry Potter quote is perfect for carting around books. $22



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