You've probably already heard that In the Heights released on June 10th (in movie theaters (masks, who?!?) and streaming on HBOMax for a limited time. I personally am low-key *OBSESSED* - here are some of my favorite recommendations if you're looking to represent your love for the film or find a special gift for a fan.
Fans of Hamilton, musical theater, Broadway, and Lin-Manuel Miranda in general will love this film adapted from Lin's first award-winning Broadway show (before Hamilton!) starring Anthony Ramos as Usnavi!
This list offers some unique options with a focus on supporting small businesses / Etsy shops / Broadway makers like me! Prices noted are at the time of this blog post going live - available stock and prices may differ when you look!
1) In the Heights sticker pack from Little Shop of Geeks - these waterproof, vinyl stickers are super durable and make great water bottle stickers or laptop decals. All are available to purchase individually if you don't want the full set (but you save money when you buy them as a bundle!) - the holographic "Paciencia y Fe" one is my favorite! - $25 for the 7 sticker set, $5 per solo sticker
2) These "In The Heights Inspired Wax Melts" from MusicalityStore on Etsy might not give light during a black out light a candle (this store has candles too!) but these wax melts smell incredible and have fun themed packaging.
4) This kid's "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" shirt features a lyric from the show/movie and illustrations of Daniela, Carla, and Cuca - so insanely cute!!
5) I feel in love with Elexa from Lexicon of Love on Tiktok this year, and love this wall art print she's made of up-cycled sheet music featuring Nina's lyric, "Just Breathe" - $19.90
6) You. need. this. - lilac Paciencia y Fe tough phone case from Little Shop of Geeks! Available for many iPhone and Samsung phone models including the iPhone 12 line and Samsung Galaxy 20 line. Patience and faith are required to make sure your phone doesn't break.... protective and cute! - $25
Love reading as much as Benny loves Nina? You need this!
You get a bunch of different print sizes with this digital download poster so you can print a size that will fit into the exact frame you want it to!
13) Did you get the bookmark at number 9 on the list? Then you'll definitely want Lin-Manuel Miranda's new book, "In the Heights: Finding Home"
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Jeremy McCarter, is out June 15, 2021. Support your local bookstore and avoid buying at a big box store if you can - my favorite East End Books in Provincetown is linked here!
14) "In the Heights Broadway Musical Album Receipt Sticker" from bwayplaybill on Etsy - $2.50 to $4
I can't get over how cute these receipt stickers are with each song as an "item" - available in a waterproof option that would make a great water bottle sticker!
15) These In the Heights inspired mindfulness coloring pages from Coloring Broadway are available as digital downloads, full sheets, postcards, and notecards. $7.95 - $12.95 per set
17) This lined notebook with little character illustrations from Little Shop of Geeks is EVERYTHING! Perfect for class or meeting notes! :) - $20
Well, I hope you liked this list as much as I loved compiling it and that you found a geeky treat for yourself or a fan of In the Heights! Any other themed gift guides I should do in the future? Let me know in the comments section or shoot me an email!
P.S. Some of my other favorite shops that feature limited edition In the Heights inspired items that weren't in stock at the time of this list creation are Scrunchies 4 Theatre and Alamode Magic - check to see if they've got anything in stock!