Looking for the perfect holiday present for the TV fan in your life? Well, how about a sleek, 50-inch flat screen with crystal-clear HD resolution, killer speakers and ...

OK, so that might not quite fit into your budget, but there are other ways to engage in TV-themed gift-giving goodness, including really cool DVD sets, companion books and various novelties.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • "All in the Family": The daringly hilarious 1970s series that changed the face of sitcoms and introduced America to the terribly offensive yet lovable Archie Bunker is finally available in complete-series, box-set form. The package includes all 208 episodes on 28 DVDs, plus a wealth of bonus features, including a fresh interview with creator Norman Lear, a retrospective documentary and a 40-page collectible book that even a Meathead would love. ($199.99; www.shoutfactory.com)

  • "The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era": Season 3 of "Downton Abbey" is just around the corner, and rabid devotees can prepare with this lavish, 320-page companion book by Jessica Fellowes and Matthew Sturgis. The book serves up a potent blend of drama, history and behind-the-scenes tidbits. Crammed with vivid photos and character profiles, it brings fans ever closer to the beating heart of the soapy British epic. ($29.99, www.pbs.org)


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  • "The Big Bang Theory" bobblehead character: Owning one of these will do nothing to boost your IQ or help you land a date, but, hey, they're the ultimate in geek chic. Our five pals from prime time's most popular comedy -- Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard and Raj -- can be purchased individually or as a complete set. The latter approach assures that Leonard and Penny will be together forever. ($19.95 apiece, $84.99 as a set, www.cbs.com)

  • "The Walking Dead" T-shirts: Fans can wear their hearts on their sleeves via T-shirts inspired by AMC's zombie sensation. A wide variety of looks and styles are available, including shirts pegged to certain characters (Michonne, Sheriff Rick, etc.), or ones emblazoned with such catchphrases as "Fight the dead, fear the living" and "Don't git bit." When the zombie apocalypse comes, you don't want to be caught dead without one. ($14.73 to $26.99, www.amazon.com).

  • "True Blood: Eats, Drinks and Bites from Bon Temps": Do you know someone who eats up every episode of "True Blood"? Now feast your eyes on a truly fun, 224-page, photo-filled cookbook inspired by HBO's supernatural drama. It's stuffed with 85 authentic bayou country recipes designed to delight vampires and mortals alike, including Mama's Whiskey Sour, the Sloppy Jason, Last Rites Pecan Pie and Just Desserts Blood (Orange) Gelato. All in all, it's one big volume of Southern-fried decadence. ($29.95, www.hbo.com).