Not every movie with a huge following was a blockbuster smash that spawned a series of movies. The Princess Bride made just $30 million in theaters and came in at an unimpressive 41st place for the 1987 box office standings, and yet all this time later it has dozens of fan sites, millions of facebook “likes,” and its recent 25th anniversary garnered a huge amount of media attention. In contrast, there was decidedly little fanfare for the 25th anniversary of *batteries not included which was the 37th highest grossing movie of 1987. We’ve found that a copy of The Princess Bride is almost always a solid bet for office gift exchanges, but what about those crazy, intense Buttercup and Westley fans? Those diehards who already have the movie on DVD, Blu-ray, VHS and Betamax. We’ve found some great gifts that will be perfect for the Fezzik fanatic on anyone's list.
For the Kitchen Cabinet
Sure, everyone wants to build up a tolerance to a highly toxic poison that's both tasteless and odorless, but what glassware should you use while doing so? After all, it'd be awful if someone was accidentally poisoned by drinking from an immunity-building vessel without knowing its contents. That's what makes this Princess Bride pint glass
the perfect gift. It has a clearly printed warning stating that its "Contents May Contain Iocane Powder," which makes the eye-catching glass exceptionally functional.
To Fill Some Free Time
This might seem like a not terribly creative gift suggestion, but we can't not
recommend the novel The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
by William Goldman. It's fun and funny and has everything a fan loves about the movie, plus a few things extra. Anybody who obsesses over the movie but hasn’t read the book is sure to fall in love with Buttercup and Westley all over again while reading the novel.
For a Snazzy New Look
Male or female, young or not so young, this t-shirt
that simply has the names of the heroes in a simple white font is great for the intense fans who wants outsiders to be puzzled. So this makes it the perfect gift for the cooler-than-you hipster who loves The Princess Bride
, but, like, totally ironically. Other good apparel options would be a Anybody Want a Peanut?
t-shirt or a Inigo Montoya Prepare To Die
For the Mani/Pedi/Movie Lover
Many of the ardent fans of the romantic period silliness that is The Princess Bride will probably be totally into the fact that another superfan is selling homemade nail polish inspired by the movie. The dark and sparkly Mani In Black
is our favorite, and the sweet and pink As You Wish
is awesome as well. By the way, the Etsy shop that makes the polish also has a festive, holiday themed Triple Dog Dare in silver and blue that we love and A You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out in silver and red that's pretty great as well. They're not Princess Bride
-related, but we thought they were still worth a mention.
Get shopping and have a holiday season full of love — twoo love.
Images courtesy MGM, Twentieth Century Fox, Ripple Junction, and Purple Cactus Design.