Holiday Gifts Inspired by Creative Characters

Film and books are intertwined with enchanting stories often copied to another medium. Recent popularity of films based on books such as the Harry Potter series and the Twilight series have proven that popular brands can branch out and enthrall shoppers of all ages. Accessories, clothing lines, posters and DVD’s inspired by popular novels and films are no doubt a great way to meet consumers’ needs and make them feel closer to their favourite heroes and heroines. If there’s a special person in your life who is passionate about literature and cinema, then a gift inspired by his or her favourite character would be an original way of showing him or her that you care. This holiday season, look to the big screen for gift inspiration.

The Dragon Lady

Trish Summerville, the costume designer for the upcoming movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” is the latest celebrity collaboration with retailer H&M. The line focuses on the complex character, Lisbeth Salander, who exhibits a punky, non-conformative style. A great pick for the trendsetter in your life, this wool blend coat, for only £39.99, creates a striking presence with an asymmetrical zipper, flared collar, and figure skimming fit. Buy online or find stores at www.hm.com.

A New Spin on a Classic Tale

Robert Downey Jr. may portray Sherlock Holmes on the big screen in “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”, but BBC One has re-imagined the detective in the modern world with its award-winning series “Sherlock”. For fans of Arthur Conan Doyle’s heroic character, the modern day reincarnation, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, is a feast for the mind. Series 2 is scheduled to air on BBC One in 2012. Until then, gift the problem solver in your family with Series 1 available for £5.00 at www.amazon.co.uk.

The Man behind the Magic

Martin Scorsese’s latest endeavour is bringing Brian Selznick’s book, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” to the big screen in his new film “Hugo”. The world-renowned American film director has said that Hugo is his tribute to famous French filmmaker Georges Méliès, who figures prominently in the story line. Film aficionados will enjoy this Vintage Georges Méliès French Magician Vintage Magic Act Poster, featuring French wording and colourful concepts from different Méliès films, starting at £18.35. Frame the poster to create an instant masterpiece to give to someone you love. Buy online at www.zazzle.co.uk.

Satisfy your Hunger while Waiti

One of the most anticipated films of 2012 is “The Hunger Games” based on Suzanne Collins best-selling trilogy. The fashion world is already abuzz with Instyle.com currently featuring sketches of major designers, including Tommy Hilfiger, Rachel Roy, and Nicole Miller, imagining the magnificent fiery dress that transforms heroine Katniss in the opening ceremonies. While waiting for the release of the film, fill the craving of your Hunger fan with this lovely Christmas Edition – The HUNGER GAMES Inspired Mockingjay Steampunk Ring. This unique, handmade ring is constructed with a vintage watch piece, brass Mockingjay design, and an adjustable brass band for an easy fit. Buy online at http://www.etsy.com/shop/theforksforest for £24.91.

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