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15 Gifts for Your Favorite Couch Potato

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The term couch potato used to conjure images of slovenly, middle-aged dads with an unkempt appearance and vacant eyes. Thanks to much-improved content and a multitude of ways to get a TV fix, the average couch potato is much more likely to be the person you live with, work with, or see in the mirror. Given the staggering amount of time Americans spend watching TV these days, chances are you have a fairly serious binge-watcher in your life too; here are gifts ideas for them — yep, even for couch potato dads — that might get them to tear their eyes away from the screen long enough to say "thank you."

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Coleman Soft Can Cooler Sleeve
Amazon

Coleman Soft Can Cooler Sleeve

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Price: $8.50 from Amazon
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Who wants to walk away from the big game to grab another beer? No one. This sleeve holds six cans, has a much less bulky design than most coolers, and will keep your favorite couch potato from yelling, "Can anyone bring me a beer?"

Team Couch Potato T-Shirt
Amazon

Team Couch Potato T-Shirt

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Price: $16 from Amazon
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Every man needs a T-shirt that says, "I'll be in front of the TV today if you need me." Behold this comfy, 100% cotton tee available in five colors and in versions for women and kids, as well.

Binge-Watching Survival Kit
Pinch Provisions

Binge-Watching Survival Kit

Price: $20 from Pinch Provisions
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This 18-piece kit contains a snack clip, comfy socks, face- and hand-cleansing towelettes, sporks, and — somewhat disconcertingly — a stain remover and breath drops (guess slovenly is still a thing, after all). The truly committed, however, will also appreciate the sofa yoga guide and a two-sided coin to help decide: "one more" or "go to bed."

Just One More Episode Mani-Pedi Kit
Amazon

Just One More Episode Mani-Pedi Kit

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Price: $10 from Amazon
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Manicures and pedicures are actually an excellent use of multitasking time while bingeing certain shows, especially ones you really watch only for the final reveal (what's up, HGTV!). This six-piece kit lets you attend to your digits, and keeps everything in a tube branded in a design reminiscent of the Netflix logo. Clever.

Bedside Essentials Pocket
Uncommon Goods

Bedside Essentials Pocket

Price: $15 to $20 from Uncommon Goods
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These days, no one just watches TV. We check our Instagram, surf sites with insight into our favorite shows, and — as mentioned — groom ourselves. So we need a little something in which to store our phones, tablets, and other assorted items. This gray felt pouch, available in regular and large sizes, is just the thing, and incredibly stylish as well. (Perhaps ironically so, given that the person using it is probably swathed in an unwashed pair of sweatpants.)

Yeah, I Do Marathons … Mug
Amazon

Yeah, I Do Marathons … Mug

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Price: $7 from Amazon
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Who doesn't need a mug to remind everyone just what the priorities are? All eight seasons of "Game of Thrones" first, then exercise. Besides, you're gonna need some coffee to get through all that.

Saucey Socks
Amazon

Saucey Socks

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Price: $9 from Amazon
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Coffee schmoffee. Bring on the beer! But, no, really, non-TV watcher. Bring it. These socks command it.

Corona Beer Brand Fleece Throw Blanket
Amazon

Corona Beer Brand Fleece Throw Blanket

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Price: $17 from Amazon
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Speaking of beer, once dad really settles in for a session in front of the screen, he'll need to stay warm. So here's a cozy, beer-themed blanket you can throw over him. Not a Mexican beer fan? No worries, it comes in a Bud Light version for the same price.

Binge-Watching Survival Kit
Personal Creations

Binge-Watching Survival Kit

Price: $15 from Personal Creations
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Another gift in the vein of "survival" kits, this one is actually a little more spot on, because devoted TV watchers need sustenance. Or, more aptly, want it, especially if a multiseason viewing of "Top Chef" or "The Great British Baking Show" is what's onscreen. This kit, which can be personalized with a 15-character message, includes nuts, crackers, and popcorn.

My Ice Cream & Netflix Binge Spoon
Etsy

My Ice Cream & Netflix Binge Spoon

Price: $15 from Etsy
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Is your marathon TV watcher watching his or her carb intake? Or maybe bingeing a show that makes them feel, oh, a bit sad or homicidal? ("Handmaid's Tale," we're looking at you.) You can buy them this spoon and still have money to spare for a gallon of comforting ice cream.

The Best of TV & Movies Board Game
Amazon

The Best of TV & Movies Board Game

Buy on  $17.80  $24.99

Price: $18 from Amazon
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We all have those people in our lives. When they're not actually watching TV, they like to talk about all the shows and movies everyone else should be watching. Channel all that condescending superiority into this game, and make sure you're on their team.

Holiday at Hogwarts Candle
Wick and Fable

Holiday at Hogwarts Candle

Price: $13 to $25 from Wick and Fable
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Not everyone binges shows — many of us marathon movie franchises, and "Harry Potter" is, of course, one of the most-watched of all time. Here's a holiday-themed candle that will not only appeal to the Potterhead in your life, but sweeten their air (which might be a good thing if they're on No. 8 in a no-breaks binge sesh). Wick and Fable has scents available for many other shows and movies, too.

Binge Watcher Keychain & Enamel Pin Gift Set
Etsy

Binge Watcher Keychain & Enamel Pin Gift Set

Price: $18 from Etsy
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For the TV fan who also loves to accessorize, there's this adorable gift depicting an anthropomorphized vintage TV that's just happy you're spending so much time with it.

'I Love Lucy: Colorized Collection DVD
Amazon

'I Love Lucy: Colorized Collection DVD

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Price: $18 from Amazon
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Sometimes you have to say goodbye to highbrow 21st-century fare and kick it old school with one of the funniest ladies of all time. This set features 16 of the greatest episodes of "I Love Lucy." Customers complaint of one downside: no "play all" function.

Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset
Amazon

Oculus Go Standalone Virtual Reality Headset

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Price: $199 from Amazon
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Okay, it's far from under $20, but some things in life are worth the splurge. For the ultimate lazy couch potato — the one who can't even be bothered to sit up — this is perfect. The most reasonably priced of Oculus' offerings, the Go model can be used to watch lots of streaming content, including sports. And just think about how funny your dad will look cheering his team with this contraption on. Worth the price? We think so.

To see the products mentioned in this gift guide and more, visit our gift idea lists on Amazon.