At this point, bingeing television shows
on Netflix is like going to a really raucous party: It's going to take up the next 12 hours, and afterwards, you're going to have a lot of fun stories. Except these stories aren't about the time you clambered atop a pool table — you just needed to touch the fun chandelier! Really! — they're stories from the minds of television showrunners and screenwriters. So, slightly less fun to recount for your friends at brunch. (That being said, I will happily accept any and all retellings of the events of Baby Daddy on FreeForm.)
So, one must treat Netflix binges like they
are parties. You can't go into a binge without the proper gear. You need a blanket, for starters, especially if you plan on eventually removing your pants. While we're at it, you'll need sweatpants as well. Snacks are a must, and, for those bad at tech, you might need a way to watch your Netflix show.
Ahead, find the best gifts for the Netflix lovers in your life. It's okay, you can also buy these gifts for yourself. May the holidays Netflix binge commence!
An Amazon Fire Stick Because the best Netflix binges come with the best tech accessories. Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, $39.99, available at Amazon.
A truthful pillow Why do we burrow into Netflix? Because reality is sometimes just too gloomy. Gift a pillow that speaks the truth. Also, it's a comfy pillow! RedBubble Need a Break Pillow, $20.00, available at RedBubble.
A laptop tray If you're watching on a computer, you don't want it on your lap the whole time. Rest easy with a convenient laptop tray. Honey-Can-Do Portable Laptop Lap Desk with Handle in Mint, $14.82, available at Amazon.
A chill tee The "Netflix" part is implied. DustyShirt Chill T-Shirt, $16.95, available at Amazon.
A popcorn popper It's luxury. It's beauty. It's a tiny popcorn popper that will make you feel like you're at the movies. Hamilton Beach Hot Air Popcorn Popper, $17.99, available at Amazon.
A small, portable projector Take your binge-ing with you where 'ere you go! To the backyard! To a roof! To your neighbor's roof! Pyle Full Mini Portable Pocket Video & Cinema Home Theater Projector, $63.52, available at Amazon.
A blanket with an important reminder Get slothlike with a blanket... with a sloth on it. Threadless Nap Time, All The Time Blanket, $24.50, available at Threadless.
Freezer waffles You'll feel right at home watching Stranger Things with Eleven's (Millie Bobby Brown) favorite snack. Kellogg's Eggo Homestyle Waffles, $3.29, available at Amazon.
Peanut butter pretzels Peanut butter pretzels are great for endurance. They have carbs, they have protein, and they have that snackable salty flavor. They are ideal for Netflix binges that last way into the wee hours of the morning. Market Pantry Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels, 44 oz, $8.29, available at Target.
At least one healthy snack You have to keep regular, you know? Netflix binges are fun. Constipation is not. Biena Habanero Roasted Chickpeas, $3.99, available at Target.
A Pop Socket The popsocket is a lifesaver when you're lying prone. It's a phone gadget that allows you to use your phone one-handed — like, say, for instance, if your other hand is tucked underneath your pillow. Pop Socket Pop Socket Phone Mount, $10.00, available at Free People.
Ice cream... of a sort Have you been infected by the Halo Top fever yet? It's the ideal TV-watching ice cream, because you can absent-mindedly eat an entire pint and not feel too guilty. Halo Top Halo Top Birthday Cake, available in stores.
An extra laptop battery So that you can strand yourself in the middle of the living room without a cord to hinder you. MAXOAK Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank, $135.99, available at Amazon.
Fancy-schmancy popcorn Want to feel like a princess while you chip away at the fourth season of Friends? Dine on Pipcorn, teeny popcorn that feels downright ethereal. Pipsnacks Sea Salt Pipcorn, $20.00, available at Pipsnacks.com.
Sound-isolating headphones In case you must perform your Netflix binge in a public place. Plugged-Crown Black/Gold Headphones, $99.99, available at Plugged.
An ottoman Because you can't keep putting your feet on the coffee table when you want to get comfy! That's where the food sits! And your glass of wine! Ikea Bosnäs Ottoman with storage in Black, $12.99, available at Ikea.
A stemless wine glass For when you want to sip wine out of a semi-fancy glass — but you don't want to deal with the pressure of a stemmed wine glass. (Those things break too easily!) Dilaria Stemless Wine Glass, $12.o0, available at Anthropologie.
A soothing tonic mask It's practically a modern proverb: When one dedicates 12 hours to a television show, one must also take care of one's skin! Mario Badescu Flower & Tonic Mask, $18.00, available at Amazon.
Wine fashioned after The Walking Dead Because it's not just enough to watch Rick Grimes. You must also taste him! (There's also a Negan-themed wine and a Daryl Dixon-themed wine.) Lot18, The Walking Dead Trio, $59.00, available at Lot18.
The perfect pair of sweatpants Because jeans simply won't do. Sincerely Jules Lux Sweatpants, $66.50, available at Shopbop.
Alternatively, the perfect sleep shirt Upgrade your lounge wear with a luxe flannel sleep shirt. It's a step up from the oversized baseball tee you've been wearing. J. Crew Nightshirt in Black Watch flannel, $68.00, available at J.Crew.com.
A universal remote For the tech-obsessed Netflix lover who really needs to find a way to sort out the remote situation. Logitech Harmony 665 10-Device Universal Remote, $49.99, available at Best Buy.
An acne-fighting mask Do double-duty with an acne-fighting clay mask. Who says bingeing Netflix shows isn't good for you? Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask, $62.00, available at Nordstrom.
A glamorous blanket Perhaps your Netflix binge is also a small party — perhaps it's a soirée. Grab a faux fur blanket to keep things classy and cozy. Pinzon Faux Fur Throw Blanket in Frost Grey, $27.99, available at Amazon.
A topical mug for the Riverdale-obsessed Riverdale didn't become the hit that it is today until it landed on Netflix. Now, Netflix fans and Riverdale fans are practically synonymous. For the person who's just launched into the first season, give this Chock'Lit Shoppe mug. RedBubble Pop's Chock'Lit Shop, $16.09, available at RedBubble.
A TV tray table So that you can eat your meals without spilling onto your very comfy couch! Wayfair Bonetti C Shaped End Table, $62.99, available at Wayfair.
A swell pair of slippers The coziest of outfits isn't complete without a pair of slippers. BearPaw Loki Il Slippers, $54.00, available at Macy's.
A thematic candle Immerse yourself in the world of Gilmore Girls with the scent of Luke's Diner. Firefly Candle Company Luke's Diner Soy Candle, $14.00, available on Amazon.