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Best “As Seen on TV” Gift Ideas - Top 10 Products

Updated on December 18, 2016
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Have you ever bought "As Seen on TV" products?

How many of those “As Seen on TV” items have you ever bought? The commercials for them always catch my attention, but I don’t remember having ever purchased any of the items. Why not? I’m not sure, except that maybe many of the items are novelties, things we don’t necessarily use or need in everyday life. Perhaps the idea of them wears off after they are no longer in sight. Maybe the novelty of them makes them better gift items as many of the items advertised are items that you just might not spend the money on for yourself. Here are my top ten gift ideas from “As Seen on TV” products.

1. The Chia Obama

Yes, you heard me right. There's a Chia of the President of the United States! This is a Chia bust of President Barack Obama’s head. The Chia is entitled “Determined Pose” and has the President's famous, “Yes, we can” statement imprinted on the side of the bust.How fun would it be to water and watch President Obama grow right in front of you? I don’t care what side of the political fence you’re on; this is an interesting item and a unique gift. It would be a hoot to give it as a gift to both your Democrat and Republican friends!


2. Pajama Jeans

The jury is still debating on whether or not pajama jeans are proper attire in public. Well, at least, I have heard people discussing that very issue. Has anyone out there tried these? These pajama jeans look so comfy, despite any conversation to the contrary, that I’ve been tempted to try them. And if you're not into them for yourself, this might be another great gift item for someone. While a person might not want to spend the money to try out these interesting “jeans,” putting them on because the pants were a gift might be something fun to try.

3. PedEgg

I see the PedEgg everywhere, and I’ve heard that it works really well to soften rough feet. Is this item too personal to give as a gift? I think, in this day and age, that nothing is too personal.

Yeah, yeah. Some people are self-conscious about their feet, so make sure you know the person really well before offering up the PedEgg as a birthday present. I'll bet, however, once anyone gets this product behind closed doors, they'll be glad to have it.

Update: I have actually tried this, and yeah, it's pretty cool. Sometimes I'm too lazy to use it, but when I do, yeah, it feels good.


4. Pillow Pets

I’m sure that every parent of young children has heard of Pillow Pets. Pillow Pets are big, soft stuffed animals that double as pillows. You can choose from animals such as the Comfy Panda, the Perky Penguin, and the Squeaky Dolphin. Those are the types of animals I've heard about, anyway. They sound pretty darn comfortable.

I wonder if the pillow pet comes in cat form, though. That I could identify with.A cat pillow or a dog pillow are the most familiar to children. Or maybe even a hamster. Well, even between the panda, penguin, and dolphin choices, I don’t think there would be any argument about the pillow pet being a great gift for kids.

5. Wuggle Pets

Have you heard of Wuggle pets? Well, I haven't either. Well, until now. So I'm trying to educate myself. It might not be anything most of us have heard of as a child. But now . . . .

Children these days seem to love these guys, and they can bring this pet totally to life, as they put together what comes in a kit, down to the stuffing. Reminiscent of the Cabbage Patch of previous years, this toy comes with a birth certificate. Kids can create the pet and name the pet. And wow, it even comes with a birthmark!


9. The Clapper plus Remote Control

Has anyone ever had a clapper? For a lamp? A TV? Some form of the clapper has been around forever, it seems. This little gem can be hooked up to turn on and off lights, even appliances. You can even turn on the lights from the sidewalk so that you don’t have to walk into a dark house. Hmmm . . . I wonder if the clapper could find my car keys! Now that would be quite an invention!


6. The Ove Glove

No, that is not a typo. The “n” in “oven” is left off of “ove.” This glove is five-fingered, which makes it easier to use than traditional oven mitts. Plus, it is flame-retardant and can withstand temperatures up to 540 degrees!

For a klutz like me who has a tendency to cut and burn herself when cooking, this would be a great gift.

Slider Pan as Seen on TV

7. Big City Slider Pan

The Big City slider pan looks like a neat gift for a cook or an avid griller. This handy gadget allows grillers to make their own sliders (small forms of hamburgers for those of you who aren’t familiar with the term).

This kitchen gadget looks like something fun to cook with for the whole family.


8. Chef Basket 12 in 1

This handy kitchen tool features a basket that serves as a cooking basket, a colander, and a steamer. In looking at it, though, I haven’t quite figured out what the TWELVE functions are.

Still, this might be a fun gift to try to figure out for the person who likes to experiment in the kitchen. As someone who likes to cook a lot, I'll take this gift any day.


Check it out!

10. The Chia Obama

Okay, okay, so this item was also number one. I just thought it was worth mentioning twice because it is unique. “As Seen on TV” Chias also come as cat grass Chias, herb garden Chias, and even a Statue of Liberty Chia. None, though, are as cool as the Chia Obama. Okay, maybe the Duck Dynasty Chia now in circulation.

As Seen on TV gifts are always unique. And so much fun as Christmas gifts for all the family to gawk and laugh at when they see them. Aw, maybe it’s time to buy that Obama Chia!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Sherry, I like my Genie Bras but haven't tried the pajama jeans. I may have to get some. I Love to be comfy! I would buy the Chia Obama, too. So funny!

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      I wrote a hub about my Genie Bra and Pajama Jeans ( I love them both). But I got them in a store. I would buy Chia Obama if I saw one in a store, I think that it's a fun novelty. This is a fun hub. I've thought about getting some more As seen on TV items to review. Voted up and shared.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      CC the Klutzy Kook. Nice ring to it!!!

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      Haha, when you wrote about the Ove Glove, I had to laugh because I also have a tendency to burn and cut myself while cooking - I love cooking, but I'm a Klutzy Kook. Haha. One of my thumbs is flatter than the other because I once cut the tip off of it while cutting tomatoes. Informative and awesome. Thanks for sharing this. :)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      FOBNGB--That's great to hear about the ped egg. I had heard that it's good. Thanks for the input!

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      FOBNGB 5 years ago

      the ped egg is a great thing with good exfoliating effect

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I know, daisyday! There ARE some weird items out there, and I'm sure there are many more than what I listed!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      That Obama bust is so funny! Some truly weird items out there arent there!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      teaches--the pj jeans are thick? I didn't know that. Hmmmm....Might be nice for the winter here!

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I recently saw the pajama jeans in at store. They do look very comfortable, but the thickness of the material would not do here in the Florida heat.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Audra, you have piqued my interest. I may have to check out the pajama jeans!

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      I have worn the pajama jeans one time in public just to say I could,,,they are jammies though...lol! Very comfy!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      hahaha, shea. I just might!!!!

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      shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

      pinky swear???

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Me, too, shea! Just couldn't quite pull the trigger. Let's go for it!

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      shea duane 5 years ago from new jersey

      I've always wanted a chia ... I should just pull the trigger and buy one! Love this hub.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Hey, Audra! Yes, this hub was fun to write. So I should try pajama jeans, huh? Do you wear them out to places? I love comfort. I just may have to try them!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Well, random, I have only seen some of them. I found the rest on drugstore.com. I didn't know that site even carried them! Yeah, the Chia is funny. The chef basket does look interesting!

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      I bet this was a fun hub to write! I got Pajama Jeans for Christmas and are very comfy! Give them a try! Voted up!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I definitely don't watch enough TV because I hadn't heard of almost all of these. There are no words for that Obama Chia. I'm intrigued about the chef basket now.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Me, too, HawaiiHeart! I just don't think I ever have actually bought any of them! They would probably make great gifts, though!

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      Fun list! I love to watch the commercials and sometimes I'm tempted to even get some of the items!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Susan, I'd love to look at a store like that. Would be fun, I think!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Thanks, kelley! Glad you enjoyed this!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We have a store at our local mall that is called the Everything TV store. It carries many of the items that are shown on TV. That chef in the basket looks like it would be a very handy kitchen tool.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Hi Victoria Lynn what a great idea for a hub! Enjoyed reading this! Voted up and Shared! Take care, Kelley

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Vellur--There are lots of such interesting and odd gift items out there. Thanks for reading!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      livingpah--I know the pillow pets were popular with my niece. Thanks for chiming in. Much appreciated!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Interesting, never knew such items existed. Great hub.The Clapper plus remote control sounds cool!!!

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      Milli 5 years ago from USA

      My favorite is Obama Chai. I bought a bunch of pillow pets for my daughter and her friend. Great selection. Voted up!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yeah, Bill, you're a practical guy. I probably wouldn't buy any of the rest of it unless it fit someone for a gift--thus, the gift hub idea.... haha. The Obama head does fascinate me, though. It's a conversation piece, and I like conversation pieces. Thanks for stopping by, my friend, and thanks for the compliments about the hub. :-)

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Hey, Clover/Louise! I was just thinking about you a bit ago and thinking that I owed you a response to an email! sorry about that. You know how it is when you get busy!

      I had never heard of the Wuggle Pets. I think my niece would love it, too. So fun to put together. I've used drugstore.com off and on for years. Thanks for the vote. Good to see you!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The slider pan was cool; I'm not sure you could get me to pay for any of the rest of it...but it was a fun hub and written well as usual.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi Vicki, I reallly enjoyed your collection of gift ideas here. My favorite has to be the Wuggle Pets - I think that my niece would just love those! I had not heard of drugstore.com before, I will have to check it out. Voting up!