Gifts for people who love TV but don’t need a 1,000th Pop Funko

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We get it, Kevin. You like watching TV. Now, get Ramsay Bolton off my desk.

In recent years, Pop Funko figurines have become the signature clutter of TV and movie fanatics everywhere. From tiny Tina Belchers to mini Marty McFlys, a diverse array of thousands of Pop Funko characters are available for purchase. 

But, let’s get real. Everyone who owns Pop Funkos already has too many and—considering distant relatives regularly treat them as easy stocking stuffers—they’ve become a pretty clichéd gift. 

Sure, that’s a bummer. But, have no fear! We understand the sentiment behind the Pop Funko purchase and we’re more than happy to help you send the same message minus the monotony. 

Here are 15 gift ideas for the TV lover in your life who needs something that says functional fandom.

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My favorite thing about adult onesies is that they always seem like a gag gift—but, if you’ve ever been given one, then you know they are actually super functional. You can do anything in them. Watch TV, clean up around the house, walk the dog, go to the grocery store… it’s all in the confidence! 

Kigurumi sells tons of different themed snuggly suits for your family member’s or friend’s next big TV binge. Are they a big fan of GoT? Get ’em a dragon. Or, maybe they still missing The Amanda Show? Get ’em a lobster

Plus, all of these options have (fairly roomy) one-size-fits-all measurements. This gift grab is almost as easy as watching TV. 

Price: $59.00 – $89.00 on Kigurumi

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Okay, so wine isn’t exactly “functional.” But when it comes to bingeing reality TV, it is definitely essential. 

ABC’s ridiculously successful (and seemingly never-ending) Bachelor franchise is still going super strong. And nothing says, “I support your completely ludicrous obsession with manufactured romance” like giving your friend a big bottle of themed wine to enjoy over elimination ceremonies. 

There is a selection of red, white, and rosé available, each bottle of which is aptly named. The red is a Cabernet Sauvignon titled “The Fantasy Sweet.” The white is a Chardonnay called “One on One.” And, the rosé, of course, is named, “The Final Rose.”

If doomed romance isn’t your loved one’s thing, there are plenty of other TV themed wines out there.

Price: $16.96 per bottle on Bachelor Wines

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While we’re on the subject of alcohol, this 10th anniversary Breaking Bad bar set is everything. 

Complete with four lited blue ice cubes, the set merges cocktail creation with a chemistry aesthetic that screams Walter White. Whether your gift receiver still isn’t over Breaking Bad or is just super excited that Better Call Saul is taking us back to the good old days, this set will help them binge in style. 

Price: $159.95 on the official Breaking Bad store

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Look. If your loved one doesn’t know if they’re House Targaryen by now, then they simple never will. 

With the final season of Game of Thrones set to premiere in early 2019, it is now or never on committing to GoT apparel. It isn’t going to be cool once everyone is trying to force themselves to like Westworld again in 2020. 

HBO’s official store has everything from t-shirts to cufflinks. Go subtle or go statement. Either way, make sure you’ve committed to this trend before it’s too late. 

Price of all apparel: varies on HBO Shop
Price of Targaryen shirt: $34.96 on HBO Shop
Price of Direwolf cufflinks: $64.95 on HBO Shop

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I don’t know about you, but unrestrained sobbing has become a major part of my viewing experience ever since This Is Us premiered. 

I know 8 boxes of tissues—that’s 1,040 tissues in total—might seem like a lot. But, honestly, if you’ve seen Milo Ventimiglia do literally anything in that series, then you understand. (Don’t even get me started on Johnny Sibilly in Pose.

You can literally and metaphorically comfort your loved one by getting them stocked up on the crying companion they need with Kleenex. Plus, who doesn’t need tissues? It’s flu season!

Price: $16.89 on Amazon

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Since it would be pretty strange to have a tiny bronze Claire Foy hanging from your wrist, I present this dainty alternative. 

Netflix’s biographical drama chronicling the life of Queen Elizabeth II is unfortunately royally lacking when it comes to official merchandise. However, jewelry retailer Alex and Ani has a number of monarchy-honoring charms to adorn your regal appendages. 

This specific charm bracelet buy is not only stunning, but also benefits Girls on the Run International. For each bracelet sold, Alex and Ani will donate 20% of the purchase price towards motivating and inspiring young women around the world. I mean, how can you beat that?

Price: $28.00 on Alex and Ani

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With so many incredible 80’s makeup looks featured on GLOW, I am truly shocked Netflix hasn’t released an official Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling makeup pallet.

That being said… with the help of a few YouTube tutorials and Sephora, your loved one can recreate these stunning looks on their own. This eyeshadow kit by Huda Beauty (in the color “amethyst”) is particularly Zoya. But, they’ve also got colors that scream Liberty Belle and Brittanica. Maybe have your gift receiver take a quick GLOW quiz first? 

Price: $27.00 on Sephora

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Black Mirror: it’s the only show available that can make you fear for the future more than the news. 

Charlie Brookers’ masterful anthology of nightmares has gained a huge holiday season following since it first came to Netflix Decembers ago. 

To keep your loved one company during this year’s annual terror binge, you might treat them to a cup of “Cuppliance” à la “Fifteen Million Merits” or a stuffed monkey creepily reminiscent of “Black Museum.” Either way, they’ll probably thank you… Probably.

Price of Cuppliance mug: $17.55 on Redbubble

Price of stuffed monkey: $10.58 on Amazon

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Ouija boards are creepy on their own—but add a Stranger Things twist and they’re borderline horrifying. 

Season 2 of Netflix’s scifi smash hit continued to up the ante for the people of Hawkins, Indiana. Now, you can basically dare your friend or family member to try their hand at contacting The Upside Down. 

Sure, it’s no Christmas lights with a hand painted alphabet, but it’s definitely better than nothing. 

Price: $12.98 at Target

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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Come for the incredible writing and female empowerment. Stay for Midge’s completely sensational fashion. 

If you’ve been streaming Prime Video’s amazing series about a 1950’s house wife turned female stand-up comedian, then you have undoubtedly spent a large amount of time admiring the show’s period aesthetic. Luckily, you don’t need the show’s award-winning costume designer, Donna Zakowska, to achieve the same look. (Although, that would be awesome.) 

ModCloth is an online women’s fashion retailer that specializes in vintage inspired clothing, footwear, and accessories. Help the special person in your life find their inner Midge… or at least some stunning block heels. 

Price: Self-priced gift cards on ModCloth

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“I put my sweatpants on one leg at a time just like everyone else.” 

Bob’s Burgers merchandise is rarely in short supply. There are cookbooks, rabbit ears, Kuchi Kopi nightlights—you name it, it’s out there. But these Tina Belcher sweatpants have a certain something that is just irresistible. 

Straightforward, comfortable, classy… butts. This is the perfect gift for the Bob’s fan on their 14th watch through. (Ahem, like yours truly.)

Price: $17.49 on ThinkGeek

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Did absolutely none of the above strike your fancy? That’s okay! 

Redbubble is a print-on-demand online marketplace that uses submitted artwork to create tons of customized merchandise. Phone cases, t-shirts, blankets, drinkware—it’s all there. And tons of different TV artwork and imagery has been submitted for printing. 

It’ll take a little longer to arrive considering the customization aspect, but it’s worth it for the exact right gift. Just type your loved one’s favorite show in the search bar and scroll. Happy hunting! 

Price: varies on Redbubble

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