That's a Wrap: TV Insider's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide Is Here!
Game of Thrones Clue
Sorry Professor Plum, we like our crimes committed by Cersei in the Dragon Catacombs with a battle axe. With 12 characters, six new weapons and a double-sided board, this one will keep you playing until the new season finally arrives. (HBO Store, $49.99)
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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow action figures Be a hero by giving these intricately detailed renditions of Atom (left) and White Canary. Don’t call them action figures…call them legends! Other Arrowverse characters are also available. (shopdcentertainment.com, $30 each)
Peggy Li Jewelry
Designer Li's delicate, stylish pieces have been seen all over dial, from Jane the Virgin and Arrow to Elementary and Switched at Birth. This wire-wrap ring was spotted on The Bachelorette and Pretty Little Liars, while Candice Patton rocked the golden horn necklace on an episode of The Flash. (peggyli.com, prices vary)
Outlander Funko Pops
Next best thing to having Sam Heughan sit on your desk? Funko's exclusive 2017 Jamie Fraser figure, complete with kilt and curls. Claire, Black Jack Randall, Dougal MacKenzie and Frank figures are also out there, but they're selling fast and even time-traveling stones won't help you if you wait too long. (outlanderstore.com, $14.95)
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Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
Written by Geri Cole and Robin Newman with illustrations by Tom Brannon, this heartwarming companion to the PBS special recounts Santa's first visit to where the air is sweet. Grover, Big BIrd, Elmo, they're all on hand for what is sure to be your little one's favorite bedtime tale. (amazon.com, $10.49)
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A Charlie Brown Christmas Activity Book
This one, you might want to give the kids a couple days before Christmas. Featuring an advent calendar, a cut-out ornament design and a color-your-own wrapping paper, the Peanuts-filled activity book will let the little ones have the most artistic holiday ever. (amazon.com, $9.99)
Not since the Game Boy has the gaming world had a hotter portable option and it's no wonder this new classic is the favorite of young Hollywood. Even the guys from Supernatural were spotted going head-to-head at Comic-Con on the Switch, which can be played as either a handheld unit or hooked up to a TV. And the games available keep getting better and better. (nintendo.com, bestbuy.com and amazon.com, $299.99)
Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments
Whether they’re into The X-Files, The Walking Dead or Doc McStuffins, there is something for every TV lover looking for a festive way to represent their shows on the ol' spruce this season. (Hallmark.com, prices vary)
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Star Trek 3Doodler Pen Set
Trekkers can go where no man has gone and do it boldly with a limited-edition kit loaded with a 3-D pen, 10 Star Trek-inspired projects and a slew of plastic strands in different colors for all sorts of Starfleet creations. (thinkgeek.com, $99.99)
The super-slim speaker with a built-in subwoofer fits perfectly in front of a flatscreen TV, sounds amazing and, with its Bluetooth hookup, there's one less wire to worry about! (Amazon, $92.59)
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Propel Star Wars Drones
These are the droids you're looking for! Propel's newly launched line of drones—available in X-Wing Fighter, TIE Advanced and Speeder Bike—are fierce, high-flying masterpieces loaded with high-tech options that allow for multi-player battles and training challenges for first-time Jedis. (bestbuy.com, target.com and macys.com, $179)
Masters of the Universe Figures
By the power of Grayskull, we want the complete set of ReActions He-Man figures, including Stratos, Teela and of course, Skeletor! And no, we're not too old for action figures...or the collector's case you should probably throw in so we can keep them all in one place. (Super7store.com, $15)
He may be small, but this remote-controlled recreation of Sqweeks from Transformers: The Last Knight packs in big fun, whether he's firing at Decepticons in "blaster mode" or free-wheeling around the house and playing his pre-programmed tunes. Also available: Turbo Changer Dragonstorm, the three-headed mecha-monster that lights up and drops 20 different sounds. (toysrus.com, $79.99)
Hallmark's itty bittys
The Little Mermaid, Peanuts (pictures here), The Avengers and Rainbow Brite are just some of the big names going small in Hallmark's so-cute collection of plush miniatures perfect for stuffing the stocking or even sticking on the tree. (hallmark.com, starting at $4.95)
The TCM Wine Club
Cinefiles rejoice! Pair your favorite classic film with these movie-inspired wines, including Sunset Boulevard Old-Vine Zinfandel, Alfred Hitchcock Syrah
and an Orson Welles Merlot. The Film Legends Gift Collection is available to both members and non-members of the TCM Wine Club and can be purchased in a pack of three ($49.99) and six bottle ($99.99) options. (shop.tcmwineclub.com)
Samsung’s Serif TV
Crafted by a pair of French designers, this 40-inch, 4K ultra high-def flat-screen sits on a wide base as a artistic piece of furniture or stands on stylish legs for a truly original look. (samsung.com, $1199,99)
White and black hats alike will be feeling warm and fuzzy when they unwrap this comfy navy cotton-poly blend favorite emblazoned with the logo from TV’s wildest theme park. (store.hbo.com, $49.99)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 20 Years of Slaying In every generation, there is a Chosen One…and she’s getting more love in this 20th-anniversary edition of the supernatural series’s companion guide, updated with new cast interviews. (amazon.com, $25)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series
And this box set of the greatest vampire-slaying series of all time is the perfect addition to go with that 20th anniversary book! All seven seasons of Sarah Michelle Gellar's greatness are included, as well as a Dark Horse comic book. (foxconnect.com, 129.99)
The Strain Complete Series
And speaking of vampires, this set gathers all four seasons of FX's grisly epic about the battle between mankind and the meanest kind of bloodsuckers. Visually bold and creatively told, the series based on Chuck Hogan's novels is not for the feint of heart. Or weak of stomach! (amazon.com, $74.15)
The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Series
And for Vamp option #3, if your beloved likes their undead sultry and soapy, than look no further. The Salvatore brothers' eight-season run through Mystic Falls will be the one they will be drawn back to over and over. Just like Damon and Stefan with Elena. (bestbuy.com, $189.99)
Samurai Jack: The Complete Series
Adult Swim's acclaimed animated series gets the royal treatment in aBlu-ray set gathering all five seasons (the first four have been digitally remastered in hi-def), exclusive bonus content and commentary tracks. Be the "cool" parent and give this one to the millennial in your life who won't expect it. (amazon.com, 83.79)
Dynasty: The Complete series ’Tis the season for catfighting! Relive every delicious Alexis–Krystle showdown with this new box set that contains all nine seasons of the classic ’80s primetime soap. (amazon.com, $140)
Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Series
The teen drama-loving sleuth on your list is going to be all about this seven-season set that finally allows them to rewatch the entire series at one time to see where the clues about "A" and "A.D." were buried. Oh, and to enjoy the fashions, because you know these Rosewood kids killed it in the costume department! Available in DVD and Blu-ray.
(bestbuy.com, 189.99 or $209.99)
The Dark Knight conquers the art-toy scene in these vinyl mini-figures modeled after the most iconic Batman characters from the movies, TV shows and comics. Available in blind boxes, these are pretty much the coolest stocking stuffers a Gotham fan could ask for. (kidrobot.com, $11.99)
Samsung Note 8
Not only does the new Note feature the handiest S Pen ever, the ability to create GIFs from your own videos and more space than a human probably needs, you can also watch TV on the go with its 6.3” infinity display and a powerful processor for flawless streaming. (samsung.com, $950)
Six Words Fresh Off The Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity and Coming to America
Aziz Ansari, Gabby Sidibe and M. Night Shyamalan share insights into the immigrant experience in this tome that is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining (amazon.com, $12.71)
Project Mc2 Dolls
Inspired by brainy role models from Netflix's Emmy-nominated kids show, each doll in this line comes with a home-science experiment that will help turn your your lil' one on to the joins of S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math). (toysrus.com, $24.99)
The Middle’s Patricia Heaton has designed a gold-toned cuff bracelet to benefit Gifts with a Cause, a fair trade organization that provides a sustainable income to artists in developing countries. (worldvision.org, $100)
When it comes to subscription boxes, nothing beats the Loot Crate concept if you have a geek and gaming lover to appease. Their array of themed boxes come packed with collectibles and gear from movies, TV and general nerdery each month, making this literally the gift that keeps on giving. (lootcrate.com, subscriptions begin at $15.99 a month)
The Peanuts Family Album This Ultimate Guide to Charles M. Schulz’s Classic Characters maps out every animated face in Snoopy’s squad, from Shermy and Floyd to Snoopy's litter-mates from Daisy Hill Puppy Farm. There's also Celebrating Snoopy,a gorgeous hardbound, slip-covered collection of Snoopy comics from the past 50 years that is,
as the kids would say, everything!
(amazon.com, $25.47 and $6.39)
My Audio Pet
Not only were these adorable bluetooth speakers spotted in swag suites backstage at the Teen Choice Awards, they are also Oprah's Favorite Things for the second year in a row! And no wonder. When you can get high-powered hi-fi sound from a tiny Pug, Penguin or Panda (among others), we're hoping Santa sticks come in our stockings, too. (myaudiopet.com, $29.99)
It's the most wonderful time of the year! But sometimes, it's hard to find the perfect gift for your special someone—especially if they're TV addicts, like us!
So we've rounded up all the best geeky, glorious goodies we would want to hand out to our loved ones throughout this festive end-of-the-year season.
Baby, it's cold outside ... so stay indoors and warm up with these TV goodies.
Whether they're Throne-rs, gamers or superhero aficionados, there's something out there for all the TV fans on your list this year.
Enjoy, and happy holidays!