It wouldn’t be Christmas without some craven consumerism, so here’s my contribution to holiday magic: a bunch of ideas of gifts for reality TV fans—or for yourself—whether they love The Real Housewives or Forged in Fire, RuPaul’s Drag Race or The Great British Bake-Off.
These aren’t products that have appeared on reality shows, like Shark Tank products, but are instead reality TV-themed items.
I’ll keep updating this list, so check back—or send me suggestions! By the way, if you end up buying anything I’m recommending here, you’ll get something awesome and I may receive a small commission. Happy shopping!
But if you’d rather draw all over Chris Harrison’s face, well, there are other options. I can’t vouch for the experience of actually coloring images of “your favorite shocking moments in Bachelor history,” but The Bachelor Unofficial Coloring Book had me at its subtitle: “The Most Dramatic Coloring Book EVER!”
This isn’t an official America’s Got Talent product, but who cares because it looks vaguely like the golden buzzer—and even better, you can record your own 30-second message for the buzzer to say when pressed.
There are also other colors if you’d rather not send someone straight through to the final round with a press of a button.
It was an experiment in which an ordinary family lived as if they were on Downton Abbey, though this series predated that scripted show by many years. Other people became the family’s servants, and the results were both educational and entertaining.
If the Ancient Aliens fan in your life just can’t get enough of the evidence of alien existence from the show, and they also like to read, Ancient Aliens: The Official Companion Book promises “exciting insights and behind-the scenes stories from the show’s creators and leading experts in ancient alien theory.”
It also says it “explores the key questions at the heart of the series: Who were they? Why did they come? What did they leave behind? Where did they go? Will they return?”
Good questions! If they do return, they’ll clearly view this book as a sign of someone friendly.
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