“Top Gun: Maverick” has dominated the second half of 2022 since its May 27 release. The sequel to the original 1986 “Top Gun” shattered records at the box office and grossed over $716 million domestically during its seven-month theatrical run, surpassing blockbuster films like “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” per Box Office Mojo.
The events of “Top Gun: Maverick” take place 30 years after the first film and follow Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) as he returns to the TOPGUN flight school to train a group of skilled, ambitious pilots for a dangerous mission. For viewers across generations, like those who loved the first film or younger watchers catching onto the film series now, “Top Gun: Maverick” captures the right essence of nostalgia by having actors like Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer reprise their original roles, while also adding a fresh storyline and soundtrack to match.
With the gift-giving season officially upon us, why not splurge on some “Top Gun”-themed gifts for loved ones who are fans of the movies for the holidays? From a classic pair of aviators to logo T-shirts and even model F-14 airplanes, these 20 gifts are bound to stir excitement and joy among your friends and family who are still swooning over Rooster or want to channel their inner Maverick.