If you’ve been bonding with your bestie all year over dragon eggs, drug trafficking drama and mind-melting cartoons, then this is the gift guide for you. Long gone are the days of popping your "Friends" DVD box set into the seven disk changer and spending all day watching episode after episode. Now, TV shows are more engrossing and well-written than most box office blockbusters.
The best part is that watching TV has never been more high tech. With the recent emergence of 4K televisions, the new resolution on even the biggest flat screen is insane. I mean, the resolution has literally four times more pixels than the original HD TV screens. But if you’re not ready to invest in a top-of-the-line TV for your best friend, here are some gift ideas based on her favorite weekly addiction.
'Game of Thrones'
From a cuddly Ghost stuffed animal wolf cub to all the accessories for your favorite GoT drinking games, HBO’s collection of Stark and Snow swag is enough to make her giddy. The dragon claw chalice is sure to make even box wine taste like it's fit for a queen.
Bestie Gift: You might not be able to drop a year’s paycheck on a real dragon egg prop from the show like Jay-Z did for Beyoncé last year (is that true love or what?), but there is always the official HBO replica Longclaw Sword of Jon Snow for $250 that is sure to make your bestie feel safe and loved. Or if she’s a little more girlie, consider a Mother of Dragons-inspired metal crown. It's the perfect accessory for any crazy Khaleesi fan.
Netflix’s insanely popular show "Narcos" has us all hankering for more Pablo Escobar, salsa dancing and Colombian culture. Get your favorite neurotic "Narcos" addict some Colombian cooking classes or a Colombian cookbook. If you watch "Narcos" together, part of your present can be cooking a different classic Colombian dish together before episodes. Or get out of the house and sign up for a local salsa dancing lesson. Most of them don’t require you to show up with a partner. Who knows? You may find the Latin love of your life on site!
Bestie Gift: Go to Colombia! From the amazingly different types of architecture in the capital of Bogotá to the beaches to the Amazon to the Lost City, Colombia has an astonishing amount of things to do and places to see. No matter what you and your bestie like to do on vacation, you are sure to soak up the Colombian culture and be able to reminisce about your favorite show.
'Rick and Morty'
Existential crises, interstellar tourism and, of course, everyone’s favorite character, Mr. Poopy Butthole. If your bestie loves "Rick and Morty," you’re going to have to get creative to impress her with the best, most Schwifty-est present ever. Lucky for you and your galactically gifted gal pal, the crafty creatures on Etsy have you covered. From fine art prints to patches to stickers, every price range is covered. And the cuddly hand-crocheted Mr. Poopy Butthole plush is only a mere $45, plus shipping.
Bestie Gift: Our fave "Rick and Morty" addict gift has got to be a real life Plumbus. It’s 3-D printed and comes perfectly painted in pink, or you can get a raw kit so you can paint your own.
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