Holiday Shopping Ideas for 'Hunger Games' Fans Thursday 01 December, 2011
Now that it’s December, we can safely say it’s holiday season with no fear of reproach from the grinches who spend most of November complaining about the premature playing of Christmas songs on the radio. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Festivus, you’ve probably already started to think about what presents you’ll be giving this year. Well, thanks to Perri Nemiroff at Movies.com and your favorite Hunger Games fan sites, the arduous task of gift-giving is about to get a lot easier — as long as the intended recipients are as passionate about The Hunger Games as we are!
For the complete list of Hunger Games gift ideas, please read the rest of the article at Movies.com. We absolutely love everyone’s suggestions; from a bow and arrow set (HG Girl on Fire) to a goat (The Hunger Games Trilogy Fansite), there’s literally something for everyone!
By sheer coincidence (great/crazy minds think alike?), both Adam and myself (Savanna) chose an orange backpack as our suggested gift. As you’ll see, however, we both took very different approaches to the bag’s presentation!
Savanna of The Hunger Games Fireside Chat – Orange Backpack Filled with Goodies
I know what you’re thinking: “An orange backpack? REALLY? Haven’t we heard enough about orange backpacks on Fireside Chat?” Hear me out, though. Big presents are cool, but the problem with big presents is that there’s usually only one of them. Isn’t it always way more fun to get a giant gift bag FILLED with all kinds of smaller presents? I think it is! So, here’s how to create the ultimate goody bag for the ultimate Hunger Games fan in your life: First, buy an orange backpack. A quick Google search will reveal tons of options; simply select the orange backpack you like the best or the one that best fits in your price range. Next, fill the backpack with stuff! My suggestions are: a packet of jerky and a box of crackers (since those are two items that were actually in Katniss’s backpack), a hip SIGG water bottle (since Katniss’s backpack contained an empty water bottle), and an assortment of fun Hunger Games merchandise like bookmarks, rolled-up posters, the new collector’s edition of the book, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Adam of The Hunger Games Fireside Chat – Hunger Games School Bag
Every kid needs to go to school, and of course, it’s hard to be a student without a backpack. So naturally, my gift would be a replica Katniss Everdeen orange backpack, equipped with a K.E. monogram and a healthy supply of pencils, erasers, notebooks, and arrows. This backpack would also be reversible, with a grey option on the inside (so the recipient can live out Katniss’s Hunger Games days, both as owner of a clean orange backpack and a mud-camouflaged gray one). We could also attach a mockingjay pin and some brunette hair dye, should the recipient be blonde (e.g. Jennifer Lawrence). Warranty would be included for one week, accounting for tracker jackers and other man-made elements. That kid will be the talk of the cafeteria.
Happy holidays! And may your credit cards be ever in your favor!