Gifts For Gleeks

20120904-223209.jpgI’m a Gleek. I’m 37 years old and I can’t wait to find out what happens to Rachel and Finn, how New York (the city I love and live in) will be written into the show, and I nearly died when I stumbled onto this post on Vulture giving some juicy insights into the next season. Yep, I’m a Gleek and proud of it.

My dream episode would be an entire hour dedicated to the genius that is Stephen Sondheim and I think these kids nail handle it (are you listening Ryan Murphy?). Just picture it… Kurt singing “Not A Day Goes By,” Blaine singing “Being Alive,” Mr. Shoe singing “Children Will Listen” and of course Rachel singing “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.” I would pre-order that baby on iTunes right now.

With only nine days before the season premiere, I thought it would be appropriate to come up with fun Glee-themed gifts for the Gleek in your life (I have a few also). Happy listening!

The Small Screen (Where It All Started):
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Glee Seasons 1-3: Its not too late to catch up on all the prior seasons! Get them now on Amazon – Season 1 || Season 2 || Season 3

The Silver Screen:
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Get on your feet (it’s ok, no one is watching like they might have been when you saw it in the theater) and belt out the tunes when you watch Glee The Concert Movie (List Price: $19.98).

Karaoke:
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Channel your inner Rachel, Kurt or Mercedes will the karaoke games for Wii, XBox, Playstation or iOS.

Find Your Flare:
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Glee stickers for your laptop, binder or any free, flat surface… I liked these and these (both $11, Amazon, image above and featured image).
This iPhone 4 Most Likely To Case ($29.95, Fox Shop) is so cute and shows your Glee pride.

Rachel Yourself:
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You too can be Ms. Berry with these houndstooth knee socks, a demure headband and ballet flats.

Get Dudded Up:
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You’ve heard of a tuxedo shirt, here’s a Warblers Uniform shirt and it comes in both long ($29.95 Fox Shop) and short sleeve ($26.95, Fox Shop). Genius.

Hit The Books… and Games:
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Collectors books and games that test your Glee knowledge are so fun and a must for any die-hard fan. These are a few picks I’m adding to my cart for some fans and friends I know…
Glee: The Official William McKinley High School Yearbook
Glee Scene It
Glee Cranium

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UPDATE 7/16/2013: The sad news about Cory Monteith and the cause of his premature passing made me think about editing this original post, but that made me so sad. All that considered, I would be remiss not to acknowledge the loss of such an important character to the show, especially given the second sentence of my post–we may not know how things will work out, but we certainly know how it won’t work out.

For those that love the show, I think there’s something very joyful about Glee, and this post was incredibly fun to research and write. And, because I usually watch it with my daughter, personally, it connects us and a passion we share–namely, music and singing. So this weekend was hard and sad. Sad because I had to watch and hear her cry, and hard because I had to explain more (she has a general idea) about addiction and we had to have conversations I had hoped were a little ways off.

Rereading this post, it made me smile again, and I hope it does the same for you. I forgot about that Warblers T-shirt, and suddenly, I have a hankering to play Glee Karaoke again… Maybe my daughter and I will have to do that tonight. Ya, I think that’s a great idea.

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