Holiday shopping can be tough but if you happen to know someone who loves watching movies or TV (and really, who doesn’t?) this gift guide might just save you a ton of stress this year (while also giving you a few thoughts on how you can gift yourself, too). And forget about browsing aisles and fighting for parking spots, you can find all of these entertainment-themed gifts on Amazon.com.
Fire TV Stick And Echo Dot
When you buy the Fire TV Stick and Echo Dot bundle (and pair the two devices) you have the option to control cool stuff with just your voice. Want to change the temperature in the room? Forget getting out from under the toasty covers to walk over to the thermostat, you can do it from the comfort of the couch instead. A quick, “Alexa, fast forward 45 seconds” can let you skip opening credits and jump straight into the action. Together, the Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick lessens the grueling up and down, back and forth, “forgot-to-do-one-thing” roadblocks to a perfectly relaxing evening.
A Collapsible Popcorn Maker
Look, we don’t pretend to know the sorcery involved that makes this buttery, salty concoction essential to a successful movie-watching experience, we just know you need something to do with your hands and a full belly to get through literal days of TV watching so why not try this collapsible popcorn maker? It comes in a sleek design that conveniently adjusts to your level of hangry and you can just pop it into the microwave when you need a refill.
Those All-Important Noise Cancelling Headphones
If you’re someone who likes to catch up on The Walking Dead while riding the bus to work or you tune into Mr. Robot on your laptop in bed, it’s best not to disturb or be disturbed. Enter: these Bose noise cancelling headphones. Not only do these things come sans wire (which is always a plus, honestly) but they also have a 20-hour battery life meaning you can stream quite a few episodes of The Good Place with these babies.
A Plush, Heated Blanket
Sure, once upon a time they used to be just large pieces of cloth that didn’t do much, but with time and technology, blankets have really risen up the ranks in terms of crucial TV-watching accessories. Not only is this heated blanket huge, it’s ultra-plush and coma-inducing comfy. It comes with a three-dial temperature setting, automatically adjusts to bed, body, or room temp changes, and it’s freaking machine washable.
The Calming Muse Brain-Sensing Headband
We can all agree a little meditation goes a long way, especially when it comes to a healthy TV watching experience. A good TV series or film usually takes us through a rollercoaster of emotions and coming down off the high of watching The Mother of Dragons burn Lannister armies alive or a group of kids taking on a mystical monster can be tough if meditation just isn’t your thing. Luckily there’s some tech to help. The Muse Brain-Sensing Headband looks like something from a futuristic sci-fi film which gives it a definite cool factor, but it also measures whether your mind is calm or active and translates that data into weather sounds so you might actually be able to fall asleep after American Horror Story now.
The Epic Theater System
Maybe you want to enjoy a feature film in the comfort and relative inexpensiveness of your own home, but you still want that cinematic experience. If so, investing is key. Put your money towards this wireless Bluetooth soundbar. Not only can you operate it from your phone, it also provides 2.1ch Surround Sound and is small and sleek enough to fit comfortably with anyone’s decor.
Futuristic LED TV Lights
If you’ve ever wanted your movie-watching experience to feel a bit more futuristic, then LED lighting is the way to go. Not only do these LED strips provide some modern back-lighting to your TV screen, they’re functional too — who hasn’t gotten frustrated fumbling around in the dark trying to connect cords and devices to the back of their TV?
Self-chilling Wine Glasses
If popcorn is critical to a great TV watching experience then logically it follows that some kind of beverage must also be present during movie-thons and the like. I’m not saying wine has to be your drink of choice – beer, soda, or really any type of alcohol will work too – but whatever you’re drinking, make sure it stays chilled over the course of a few hours with these self-chilling glasses. The only thing worse than no beer is a warm beer.
The Gift Of 4K Ultra HD
None of these hi-tech, entertainment accessories matter if the person you’re gifting them to doesn’t have an opportunity to use them. In other words, if you haven’t already, make sure you give that special someone the ability to spend hours streaming thousands of TV show episodes and movies with the new Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice Remote.
The Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD doesn’t just connect you to a long list of entertainment options, it offers amazingly sharp picture quality that will allow viewers to forget about grainy pictures and more fully immerse themselves in what they’re watching. Kind of makes you wonder why you haven’t bought it already.
For these gifts and more, head over to Amazon this holiday season.