There is a couch potato that lives in all of us. Who doesn’t love relaxing on the couch and in bed and binge-watching a new series on your favorite streaming service?
Couch potatoes that love television have graduated to those that love to surf the web or play video games for hours on end.
Here are 31 gifts for couch potatoes they might get up for. But first, let’s sit down and review them all!
Is the couch potato in your life tired of having to get up to grab the remote or get a refill on a bowl of chips while binging their favorite Netflix show? Grab them a Mookundy Sofa Buddy to end those woes.
It comes with a skinny pocket in the center to place television and cable box remotes or your smartphone. One slot holds a mug or tumbler in place. A small insert holds a small bowl for candies or chips. You won’t have to worry about your snacks or drinks falling over as it comes with patent-pending hold technology to keep all your essentials in place.
For the couch potato that prefers binge-watching while in their bedroom, give them the Lib Bedside Caddy. It comes in nine colors including black, navy, cyan, pink, dark gray, light gray, celadon, sky blue, and white.
The largest pocket can hold a laptop, books, or magazines. The medium pocket can hold a tablet while the smallest pocket can hold your smartphone or the television remote when you don’t need it.
The Never Soggy Cereal Bowl is more than being sure cereal does not get soggy too fast. The bowl is divided into two slots, which makes it great to use for different snacks. Think yogurt and granola or berries, chips and dip, cookies and milk, and so much more! This will be a gift that the couch potato in your life uses often on movie night and show-binding time.
The Snuggie is a blanket and shirt in one. Place your arms through the sleeves and the rest of it covers your entire body to keep you warm during the fall and winter. You can also use it during the spring or summer if it is too cold in your home from the AC running.
Choose from regular or fleece varieties in blue, charcoal gray, checkered, purple, and dusty blue. Check other vendors on Amazon for additional color choices.
While the product description says it is for seniors, anyone can use wireless headphones for television. The headphones utilize wireless 2.4 GHz technology rather than Bluetooth for you to hear your favorite television show.
If the couch potato in your life lives in a bustling household with multiple people and needs peace to enjoy their show, these wireless headphones are great for an escape. With up to 40 hours of playtime, it can last for a few days to a week before it needs charging again.
Sure, the product description says it’s for the trash can, but hear us out. Give your couch potato this trash can so they do not have to get up to throw out trash constantly while watching television or surfing the web. They can keep it by their couch, bed, or desk to throw out their cups, bags, and other trash when they are done eating snacks or meals.
Some couch potatoes prefer reading books and magazines rather than binging television shows. If you have a bookworm couch potato, consider the Flammi Lazy Glasses. When they put them on, they can lay down on the bed or couch and read their book or magazine without having to sit up. They even work for watching television or a video on your smartphone.
Does your couch potato like playing Final Fantasy XVI and is tired of the wired keyboard preventing you from sitting in your favorite comfortable spot? Whether they play this game or another that requires a keyboard, the wireless gaming lapboard comes equipped with USB 3.0 or 3.1 connectivity. They can game from their bed or couch rather than a gaming chair!
9. Amazon Echo
Amazon Echo allows you to complete multiple tasks throughout the day. Hook it up to your home’s lighting system so you can ask, “Alexa, turn on the lights in the living room” when it’s time to binge your favorite shows. Ask her to play music, read you an audiobook, order you something off of Amazon, or even call family and friends that have an Echo!
The binge-watcher in your life will laugh receiving this gift for their birthday or the holiday season. It has 18 practical essentials for every binge-watching endeavor, including socks, plastic utensils, face towelettes, a snack bag clip, a yoga guide, a couple of coasters, and so much more. For the young and old binge watchers, this will be something they get up to get before movie night!
When you are a couch potato, there is no such thing as too many coasters, especially when the rest of your family or a couple of friends join you in the activity. This four-pack of red cork coasters that say “Just One More Episode. I Swear.” will make the next television binging even more iconic.
It’s no secret that couch potatoes love snacks. Grab them the Ultimate Snacks Care Package with chips and cookies such as Oreos, Pirate’s Booty, Takis, Skinny Pop, Welch’s gummies, Planter’s nuts, and so much more. Get ready for a snack attack on an all-day show-binging event or movie night!
Highly durable and less noisy than other models before it, the AuKing Mini Projector will make your couch potato feel like they are at the movies. Hookup the projector using its USB cord to a laptop, smartphone, or desktop to project the screen onto your wall for an inexpensive movie night in. With over 5,500 hours on one charge and 1080p quality, your couch potato may never go to a movie theater again.
Who wants to stop being a couch potato to vacuum the carpets? Said no one! Catch up on your shows or favorite book and have the iRobot Roomba 694 do the vacuuming for you! You can control the device using the iRobot Roomba app to command when you want to have the floors vacuumed.
The Frestec Mini Fridge has a fridge and freezer section to keep a few frozen treats up top and many drinks, yogurts, fruits, and other cold snacks on the bottom. The low-consumption compressor means it will not burn a lot of electricity (only eight cents per day). You can put the rest of that electricity towards enjoying your next Netflix binge!
The Gooseneck Universal Flexible Phone Holder is great for couch potatoes that prefer streaming videos from their smartphones. Especially if this person does not have cable television, streaming services, or a television, this phone holder will make it better for watching movies and viewing web series without the person having to hold the phone with their hands.
Ok, of course, you will still have to get up to answer the door if your pizza order has arrived or if your friends came over to binge-watch a show with you. However, a Ring Video Doorbell is one less step you must take when you open the door. As you open the door, you already know who is there while you are sitting down viewing the outside of your door with the Ring Doorbell app.
Whether your couch potato loves drinking coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, the Dimux Coffee Mug Warmer will keep your beverages nice and warm even when you get caught up in a favorite show or book. This means fewer trips to the microwave when we know you would rather not want to get up!
Keep the coffee table clear when eating a meal on the couch. Your couch potato will appreciate this adjustable tv tray with a cup holder. It can hold a plate of leftovers or a tv dinner on the tray while keeping a drink secure in the cupholder.
Give the web-browsing couch potato an aluminum computer riser to reduce how hot the device gets during use. The Soundance Laptop Stand model can hold notebook laptops 10 to 15.6 inches in width. It can rest easily on their lap or desk as they lounge in a comfortable swivel computer chair.
With three types of popcorn and five seasoning shakers, the possibilities of popcorn flavors are endless. Fluffy white gold, crunchy ruby red, and sweet tricolor blend are the popcorn kernels you can choose from. Caramel corn, chili lime, white cheddar, spicy sriracha, and kettle corn are the flavor shakers you can use. A family or friend group of couch potatoes can make DIY popcorn and enjoy movie nights together.
Pair this gift with the popcorn set we mentioned for a traditional movie night. These plastic red white stripe popcorn buckets come four in packs for family and friends to gather and watch their favorite movies or shows while enjoying their favorite delicious popcorn.
Especially if the couch potato in your life is a budget-savvy person, give them the gift of streaming with a Netflix digital gift card. Whether you want to give a month, six months, or a whole year of free Netflix, you can put up to $200 on a digital gift card to send via Amazon. If they have another streaming service, grab them a digital gift card for that platform instead.
If you have a couch potato always on their smartphone or laptop streaming services, you can give them the Amazon Firestick for their television. The receiver plugs into an HDMI port and it connects them to their Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, ESPN, HBO Max, or other streaming services all on one convenient device.
Couch potatoes can show their pride in who they are with this mug that says, “I Don’t Know. I’m Just a Potato.” Of course, it does not say couch potato, but you and your loved one will get the picture! They can enjoy their favorite drinks in this mug when watching television, surfing the web, or reading a book.
Who doesn’t love a comfy bathrobe after a shower? The American Soft Linen Unisex Bath Robe is made of warm fleece with tie closure. It comes in seven colors including navy, white, dark gray, colonial blue, malibu peach, black, and burgundy red. Your couch potato will be comfortable kicking their feet up on the couch to watch a show after a much-needed shower.
Harry Potter fans and self-proclaimed mages alike will love this Harry Potter Remote Control Wand. Compatible with DVD and Blu-Ray players, it can recognize nine different gestures such as flicking left or right or a clockwise or counterclockwise roll. These actions can be specifically programmed to pause your movie, increase or decrease the television volume, or change chapters on the DVD.
Set the InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser to one of seven colors to fit your mood. With two mist controls, you can command how much or how little of your favorite essential oil such as lavender, lemongrass, mint, and more. As a #1 Best Seller on Amazon, sometimes you can score sales of up to 25% off the product.
If the couch potato in your life is very invested in binge-watching their shows, but they don’t feel like getting up for their phone, tablet, or another device charger, grab them the Anker Portable Charger. It works with iPhone and Samsung Galaxy devices and can charge an iPhone 12 twice and a Galaxy S20 one and a half times. Its MultiProtect Safety system reassures it does not overcharge your device to maintain its battery life.
For couch potatoes that are also dog or cat owners, this dual pet feeder-one for kibble for dogs or cats and one for water-will keep the food flowing for your furry friend so you do not have to get up to feed them while lounging. Your cat or dog can self-serve themselves so you can stay on the couch watching your show or movie.
Let’s end the list with something sweet. You can place four of your favorite Jelly Belly jelly bean flavors in this treat dispenser. This is great for the couch potatoes who love candy despite having to get up to refill their treat dish.
Couch potatoes love gifts that make their lives easier while lounging at home. Whether you give them a convenient electronic device, comfy blanket, or food kit, the couch potato in your life will appreciate anything that touts convenience for them when doing their favorite pastime.
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