Great Gifts for the Pop Culture Enthusiast

For the TV-watching, movie-loving, music-obsessed people in your life.
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Super Mario Brothers 25th Anniversary Edition

America’s most beloved pile of pixels is turning 25! To celebrate, buy your favorite video-gamer Nintendo’s special anniversary package, which includes four classic Mario games with enhanced graphics and updated sound for the Wii system. The set also comes with a soundtrack CD so you can have something other than Mariah Carey’s "All I Want for Christmas Is You" stuck in your head this holiday season. Pre-order it here.
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"True Blood" Drink Set

The only thing that could make these exact-replica "True Blood" bottles more satisfying to fans of the vampire drama is if Sookie herself served them up. Buy the set here.
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The Beatles Trivial Pursuit

For Beatlemaniacs, this is the White Album of board games. Plus, if you play it backwards while listening to Abbey Road, you’ll unlock the truth about that Paul McCartney rumor. (We’re kidding, you conspiracy theorist.) $35 Buy it here.
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Leg Lamp

Having this lamp in your own home would make you want to shoot your eye out. But it’s the perfect gift for your nostalgic kid’s dorm room. After all, ‘tis the season for A Christmas Story marathons. $50; from Urban Outfitters. Buy it here.
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iPhone App Coasters

This set of 17 ceramic coasters, which includes the iPhone icons for music, maps, weather, YouTube and more, is the perfect gift for an Apple-obsessed techie (there’s one in every family). It also comes with a corny joke for when someone puts a sweaty drink down on a nice table: "Wait! There’s an app for that." $40; by blastocraft at Buy it here.=tags&includes1=title&filter0=handmade&filter1=geekery
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OPI "Burlesque" Holiday 2010 Collection

This glittery, shimmering set of 12 rich colors (inspired by the big-screen extravaganza, Burlesque, starring Cher and Christina Aguilera) promises as much pop, bang and wow as the film itself. $69 Buy it here.
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"Mad Men" Dolls

A Joan Holloway Barbie-or any Barbie, for that matter-can be a tad creepy. But this doll’s tiny golden-pen necklace is such a to-die-for detail . . . who can resist? If your Mad friends aren’t the collector types, check out "this fashion advice book": from the show’s costume designer, Janie Bryant, instead. $75 Buy it here.
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Cyndi Lauper Viva Glam Lipstick

This Cyndi-Lauper-signed lipstick will make any girl just want to have fun. Plus, as part of MAC Cosmetics’ Viva Glam campaign, it’s a stocking stuffer that gives back: All proceeds go to fighting HIV and AIDS ( $14.50 Buy it here.
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"Dexter" Coasters

Morbid? Yes. But college-age Dexter fans will love paying homage to their favorite serial killer’s blood-slide ritual. Warning: If the person you give this to hides the box inside his air conditioner, you have something to worry about. $35 Buy it here.
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"Harry Potter" Earring Replicas

Part one of the last Harry Potter installment, Deathly Hollows, is in theaters now-which means at least one of your loved ones is going to be in need of a pick-me-up, stat. Consider buying her these sterling silver earrings; they’re replicas of the Yule Ball jewelry Hermione wore in The Goblet of Fire. $59 from Warner Bros. Studios Buy it here.
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"LOST" Encyclopedia

An ultimate guide to ABC’s utterly confusing show, this book gives the lowdown on all characters, items, locations, plotlines, relationships, and mythologies found throughout the series. And so you know the authors aren’t just blowing smoke monsters up your butt: They collaborated with ABC to write the book. $45 Buy it here.
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"The Office" Monopoly

Boardwalk and Park Place are replaced by real estate mentioned in The Office, and traditional game tokens are traded for pieces including a Dwight bobble head and "World’s Best Boss" mug. Better get the game before Steve Carell leaves the show and property value plummets. $35 Buy it here. "CLICK HERE": FOR A SLIDESHOW OF OUR FAVORITE DVDS OF THE SEASON.
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