The holiday season is upon us, and with that comes gifts! It's always lovely to receive something special from someone you love, but there's also a particular pleasure that comes in giving a really well chosen gift and knowing that it's truly appreciated. Sometimes it really is better to give than to receive! So in that spirit, ComicsAlliance is here to inspire you with some great ideas for gifts to buy for your friends and family. Each gift guide is taiored to a particular personality type or special interests, starting with gifts for the Marvel movie fan in your life!

The Marvel Cinematic Universe consists of an increasingly impressive selection of films and TV shows, from Iron Man to the recent Netflix series Jessica Jones series. The shared universe has created a huge interconnected network of superhero stories told across several years and even across genres. Marvel is arguably responsible for making superheroes more well known and appreciated now than at any other point in time, and millions of people can now call themselves fans of the Avengers, or the Guardians of the Galaxy, or Daredevil.

If you know someone who is a newly minted Marvel fan, but who has perhaps never even picked up a comic book in their life, we've compiled a list of awesome comics that you can buy for them, with each selection tailored to a specific movie or TV show in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Looking for a present for a hardcore Thor fan, or wondering what to give to someone who keeps re-watching Agent Carter? This list should help you give your friend or relative the push they need into the Marvel Comics Universe rabbit hole!