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Stocking Stuffers: Movies, Music, Books, Magazines, Games and TV

Our guide to 18 of the best books, albums, movies, games and tv shows to gift in 2014.

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Editor’s Note: The stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Now what the hell are you gonna put in there? Ah, stocking stuffers — the little things, the extras, the last minute goodies, the fun gifts. They’re as enjoyable to give as they are to receive. Thing is, there’s an endless supply of stocking-size gifts under $50, and picking up the right ones can be a little daunting. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered the best movies, albums, books, magazines, games and TV shows of 2014 to please anyone on your list. Need more ideas? Check out all of our Stocking Stuffer Guides.

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Eraserhead (The Criterion Collection)
Because it’s David Lynch’s director-approved edition. $40
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Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U
Because eight-person multiplayer. $60
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Silicon Valley Season One
Because it’s so ripe for parody. $23
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Jimi Hendrix: The Cry of Love
Because it’s been remastered by longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and drummer Mitch Mitchell. $22 (Vinyl)
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The Martian: A Novel
Because it’s about an astronaut left for dead on Mars and filled with engineering, nerdy goodness. $10
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Nautilus Magazine
Because it’s the best quarterly science magazine you’ve never heard of. $25
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True Detective
Because people won’t shut up about it. $30
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FIFA 15
Because it’s the best sports video game on earth. $45
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Updike
Because you need to go further down the rabbit hole. $19
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John Coltrane Live at Temple University
Because they’re too square for bootlegs. $48 (Vinyl)
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Edge of Tomorrow
Because it combines Groundhog Day with Saving Private Ryan and somehow works. $24
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Destiny
Because it’s one of the most ambitious video games ever created. $45
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Granta Magazine
Because The New Yorker isn’t the only great literary magazine out there. $48
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Fargo Season One
Because it’s a different tale from the same universe. $26
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The Oldest Living Things in the World
Because Rachel Sussman traveled the world to shoot the oldest living organisms on earth. $36
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Because Master Chief’s given you so many good memories. $60
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Nas, Illmatic XX Vinyl
Because the re-release includes every remix formerly found on the B-side singles on both vinyls and cassettes. $18
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The Raid 2
Because it’s the best action movie of the year. $13
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22 Jump Street
Because it sets a new bar for stupid comedy sequels. $18

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