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Awesome Father's Day Gifts for Couch Potatoes and TV Lovers

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Given the staggering amount of time Americans spend watching TV these days, chances are you have a fairly serious binge-watcher in your life who also might happen to be your dad. Here are Father's Day gift ideas that might get him to tear his eyes away from the screen long enough to say "thank you."


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Binge-Watching Survival Kit
Pinch Provisions

Binge-Watching Survival Kit

$22 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."


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Mookundy Sofa Buddy
Amazon

Mookundy Sofa Buddy

$45 from Amazon

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This handy couch caddy comes in four colors and will hold up to three drinks, a remote, and more. An anti-slip lining and hidden weights help ensure the Sofa Buddy stays put. 


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Sumedha Potato Blanket
Amazon

Sumedha Potato Blanket

$16 and up from Amazon

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He'll get a kick out of this potato-themed blanket that'll also keep him cozy on the couch and is machine-washable. 

Magic Makers Shoulder Massager
Amazon

Magic Makers Shoulder Massager

$50 from Amazon

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Whether he's watching the game or "The Golden Girls," he'll appreciate the opportunity to, ahem, multitask. This product wraps around the neck and includes eight massaging nodes and a heat function. 

NoteCube Gift
NoteCube

NoteCube

$69-$99 from NoteCube

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Okay, while not strictly for couch potatoes, even TV-binging spuds deserve to feel as special as this personalized gift makes someone feel. The concept is easy: You tell NoteCube about your recipient, and use the site's tools to edit and add notes (typically 40 to 60, but NoteCube recommends at least 20). Finally, add some photos and choose a style of NoteCube. When everything is just how you want it, you finalize and pay for your order and it gets shipped. 


Mountainsmith Cooler Tube
Amazon

Mountainsmith Soft Can Cooler Tube

$22 and up 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 someone bring me a beer?"

Team Couch Potato T-Shirt
Amazon
Original Salbree Microwave Popcorn Popper
Amazon

Original Salbree Microwave Popcorn Popper

$16 from Amazon
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Fill this silicone popper with packages of microwave popcorn, add boxes of his favorite candy, and finish it off with a couple of cans of his favorite beverage to wash it all down. As a bonus, add a gift card to his favorite movie streaming service.

'I Love Lucy: Colorized Collection DVD
Amazon

'I Love Lucy': Colorized Collection DVD

$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." 

'Indoorsy' Tee for Couch Potatoes
Amazon

'Indoorsy' Tee

$16 from Amazon

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Another T-shirt option for your favorite couch potato, this one comes in five colors and sizes extra small through 3XL. 


Just One More Episode Mani-Pedi Kit
Amazon

Just One More Episode Mani-Pedi Kit

$11 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 him attend to his 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

$15-$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 binging dads might need a little something in which to store phones, tablets, and other assorted items. This gray felt pouch, available in regular and large sizes, is just the thing, and stylish as well.

Strip Lights
Amazon

LED TV Strip Lights

$26 from Amazon
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Give your favorite dedicated TV watcher an otherworldly glow or a romantic radiance with this LED light kit, which includes 120 light settings and other features, a remote control, and app control.

Cinephile Game
Uncommon Goods

Cinephile Game

$20 from Uncommon Goods
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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 Dad's team.

David Attenborough Activity Book
Amazon

David Attenborough Activity Book

$14 from Amazon
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For the documentary enthusiast in your life comes this book — inspired by the king of docs — "stuffed full of fun, subtly educational activities."

The Adventure Challenge Books
The Adventure Challenge

Adventure Challenge Scratch-Off Guide

$45 from The Adventure Challenge

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Trying to get your favorite couch potato to be a bit more (inter)active? These books contain 50 scratch-off suggestions for fun bonding "adventures" with spouses, partners, family, and friends. Each surprise challenge comes with an estimated time commitment and cost, usually $20 or less. And each entry includes a place to include a photo and notes, so books become cherished keepsakes even after the adventures are long-completed. There's also a version for solo adventures, a "naughty" edition, and bundles that include an instant camera.

Periscope
Amazon

Periscope Mirror Glasses

$15 from Amazon
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These might make more of a gag gift, but we're betting he'll at least try using them. Through a periscope design, these let your TV watcher lie flat on his back in bed and still take in his shows. (Bonus: They can also be used for reading.)


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Plastic Popcorn Containers
Amazon

Plastic Popcorn Containers

$10 from Amazon
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Dude, everyone loves movie popcorn! These containers would make a great base for a movie gift basket that can be filled with all the goodies a couch potato could ask for. They come in a set of four.

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Subscription to the Criterion Channel

$99/year from Criterion Channel
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Since 1984, the Criterion Collection has been preserving, restoring, and promoting the best of world cinema, from German silent-era classics to modern Hollywood masterpieces, to say nothing of works by leading filmmakers from Iran, Japan, Russia, India, and beyond. For folks who love subtitles, a subscription is a must.

Enno Vatti 100 Movies Scratch-Off Poster
Amazon

Enno Vatti 100 Movies Scratch Off Poster

$26 from Amazon
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If you're buying for a movie buff, this interactive poster features 100 of the most memorable movies in history. He can scratch off spaces with a coin just like a lottery ticket to reveal art from each movie.


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Royal Spoons Couch Netflix Ice Cream Spoon
Etsy

Ice Cream Spoon

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

Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

$50 from Amazon
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He can cut the cord for good with Amazon's streaming media stick, which allows him to watch Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+, Apple TV, HBO, and more. With Alexa voice-control functionality, he can also use it to check the weather, dim lights, stream music, and so on.

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Sofa Armrest Organizer
Amazon

Sofa Armrest Organizer

$21 and up from Amazon
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This anti-slip armrest organizer comes in a bunch of colors and has plenty of pockets and other spaces to put stuff such as remotes, phones, magazines, glasses, etc.

Oculus Quest 2
Amazon
Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection
Amazon

Alfred Hitchcock: The Ultimate Collection

$60 from Amazon
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This DVD box set contains 15 films by one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, including “Rear Window” and “Psycho.” There are also 10 episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” and bonus features including interviews, documentaries, and commentaries.

Onn. 29" Soundbar
Walmart
SnackCrate Monthly Subscription
SnackCrate

SnackCrate Monthly Subscription

$5 and up from SnackCrate
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Make movie time that much sweeter or more savory with a sampling of treats from Germany, the Philippines, or some other faraway land. A full-size starter subscription box contains 10 to 12 snacks (half-size boxes are also available) and new shipments arrive monthly.


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Monthly Pizza Subscription
Goldbelly

Monthly Pizza Subscription

$89/month from Goldbelly

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Whether he craves deep-dish Chicago-style pizza or wafer-thin Neapolitan pies, a gift subscription from Goldbelly is sure to satisfy. Each month brings new pizza from notable pizzerias such as Gino’s East in Chicago and Table 87 in New York City. Available in three- and six-month options.


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Hogwarts Candle
Wick and Fable

Hogwarts Candle

$10 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 Hogwarts candle that will not only appeal to the Potterhead dad in your life but sweeten his air (which might be a good thing if he's in the middle of a no-breaks binge sesh). Wick and Fable has scents available for many other shows and movies, too.


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Zen Life Original Burrito Blanket
Amazon

Zen Life Original Burrito Blanket

$40 from Amazon
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Let's call it a wrap with this Cheapism favorite, a burrito blanket that remains a trendy textile. It's 5 feet in diameter, printed on both sides, and made from soft microfiber fabric that will make the lucky sloth want to wrap up like a ... well, you know.


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