10 Last Minute Gift Ideas From Amoeba

Posted by Amoebite, December 14, 2015 12:15pm | Post a Comment

Amoeba is always a great place to find a gift for that person who’s hard to shop for, whether they’re a film buff, music nerd, toy collector or book fan. But if you’re feeling creative, you can make your own gift set from stuff we sell at Amoeba. Allow us to give you a few ideas on how to make your gift from Amoeba extra special.

Star Wars Gift Set

star wars pop up shop

Right now, we’ve got a Star Wars pop-up shop happening at Amoeba Hollywood, where we’ve collected all the T-shirts, toys, posters, movies and more that we sell, in celebration of the upcoming release of The Force Awakens. Snag a T-shirt, Funko figuring of Boba Fett and Force Awakens soundtrack (out Dec. 18) for a killer gift pack.


Cat LPs

lil bub lp
Not one, but two recently released LPs are designed for the cat lover. First, there’s Lil Bub’s Science & Magic: A Soundtrack to the Universe, a trippy set of cosmic synth adventures inspired by Instagram cat celebrity Lil Bub. And for that elusive hip hop fan who’s also into felines, there’s Meow the Jewels, a version of Run the Jewelscritically acclaimed Run the Jewels 2 album made entirely from cat noises. They’re both perfect for any hipster cat fan with a healthy sense of irony.





Classic Polaroid Camera

Instagram is so old hat. In 2016, it’s gonna be all about physical photos again. With a classic Polaroid camera refurbished by The Impossible Project you can get pictures to actually hold onto. We have 2 different models available in-store at Amoeba Hollywood, each cleaned, repaired & packaged by The Impossible Project. And, each camera supports their newly developed instant analog film!

polaroid camera gift


Nirvana Gift Set

kurt cobain montage of heck lp
Nirvana fans have a lot they can delve into, with the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck on Blu-ray and DVD, the Montage of Heck soundtrack in its various versions, the just-released-on-LP Nirvana greatest hits album and Kurt Cobain’s Journals book. Pick up any combination of these things and make your own Nirvana gift set.






Amoeba Gift Bag

We’ve got premade Amoeba fan packs on sale for $20, with a tote, buttons, license plate frame and more. But you can also make your own set with one of our new teal, blue or purple tote bags, a limited edition gold on black T-shirt, Amoeba mug, Amoeba lamp and turntable slipmats. Mix and match to your choosing or ask us to put one together for you.

Amoeba Tote Bags


2015 Hip Hop Vinyl

The past month or so has seen an embarrassment of riches when it comes to hip hop on vinyl. Odd Future star Earl Sweatshirt just had his new album and 2013’s Doris released; Dr. Dre’s Compton finally came out on LP; and Vince Staples’ epic debut Summertime ’06 comes out Dec. 18 on LP. All of these are must-haves for any hip hop fan.

Vince Staples Vinyl


Third Man Records Mini Record Player

Remember that cheesy first record player you had as a kid? Now you can give that budding music fan a record player that's just as good as its adult counterparts. Amoeba Hollywood has this adorable yellow portable record player featuring Manny, the Third Man mascot. It plays 3 speeds, comes in a leatherette case, has 2 built-in speakers, and has a USB port for converting your vinyl to digital. Give your child the gift of music appreciation — or get one for yourself, 'cause they're pretty cute.

third man portable record player


Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoirs

We have a huge book section in-store that’s constantly updated with new and used books that would make perfect gifts. For an easy pick, try one of the rock ‘n’ roll memoirs that have been recently released, from Elvis Costello to Patti Smith.

Elvis Costello Patti Smith books



amoeba hollywood stage

Completely at a loss as to what to get for the pop culture fan who has everything? On our stage at Amoeba Hollywood, we’ve got all kinds of rare collectibles — things you might not have even known existed! Janet Jackson cardboard cutout? Check. Dolls of “Simpsons” side characters like Apu and Radioactive Man? You bet. Ultimate David Bowie photo book? Yes. It’s all here.


Gift Certificate or Code

Of course, you could always get a gift card for the store or gift code for That way you don’t have to deal with your know-it-all friend’s look of disapproval when you get him something he already has. This way, you get them a gift, they get what they want, and everyone’s happy!


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