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Gift ideas for reality TV show fans—or yourself!

Gift ideas for reality TV show fans—or yourself!
Reality show gift ideas for Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays, or any occasion! (Background image by George Dolgikh/Pexels; composite by Andy Dehnart)

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 Love Is Blind, The Real Housewives, Forged in Fire, RuPaul’s Drag Race, or The Great British Bake-Off.

I’ve updated this list for 2022, adding some really fun new things. I also confirmed that, as of this update, everything is in stock.

Win a book!

This year, as a gift to you, you can win one of these gift suggestions! The creator of The Bachelor coloring book reached out with news of new books—Survivor, Amazing Race, and Bachelor trivia book—and we’re giving one of each away to reality blurred readers. Just enter the contest at the end of this list!

How I chose these items

Everything on this list was hand-picked by me; they’re not ads (though ads may appear on this page to make things confusing!).

I own some of these but not all, so YMMV. Most are not products that have appeared on reality shows, like Shark Tank products, but are instead are reality TV-themed items.

Some are ironic; some are iconic. And most of them can be at your doorstep quickly, thanks to the magic of quick, free shipping and all of the people who are suffering to make that possible.

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 the thing and I may receive a small commission. Happy shopping!

Reality TV show gift ideas

Win a reality TV trivia book

To win one of three reality TV trivia books produced by Jeanine Zimmers, fill out your information below. You can enter once per day until Nov. 30, for a max of 10 entries. Please read the rules carefully before entering—and good luck!

Update: The contest is now closed: thanks for entering!

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About the author

  • Andy Dehnart is the creator of reality blurred and a writer and teacher who obsessively and critically covers reality TV and unscripted entertainment, focusing on how it’s made and what it means.


I value our community at reality blurred, which connects people through open and thoughtful conversations about the TV we’re watching and the stories about it.

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Happy discussing!

Cindy Lemm

Wednesday 30th of November 2022

Andy-I would love to read an interview with Mike White if you haven’t done one yet. I thought he was a great Survivor player and now I am loving the White lotus and everything about it. The music, the casting, his writing/directing. Thanks!