In a lot of ways, CBS’ Tuesday juggernaut “NCIS” is the little show that could. Spun-off from episodes of “JAG,” it premiered in the fall of 1993 and chugged along for many seasons, well under the radar of TV critics and industry watchers.
Then, in season seven, it started to top the ratings among scripted shows on U.S. television, then in the 2012-2013 season, it became the number-one most-watched show of the year, averaging over 20M viewers per episode.
Whether your favorite “NCIS” fan likes to wear, play with or display show merchandise, there’s a little something for everybody.
Gifts under $50
Special Agents Hat ($9.99 on sale): Want to look like you’ve just arrived on the crime scene, ready to collect evidence? Pop on this cool black cap and get official.
Bert the Farting Hippo keychain ($14.95): Technician Abby Sciuto’s favorite toy can now follow you everywhere in miniature form. And does he fart? Does Abby like caffeine?
Abby Bobblehead ($19.95): From her knee-high black creeper boots to her short skirt, red lipstick and pigtails, Abby can share space with the Elf on the Shelf this holiday season. Tie a red ribbon around her, and things can get really festive.
Team Ziva T-Shirt ($24.95): She’s gone but not forgotten, and fans can proclaim their love for departed team member Ziva David, who’s now off on a new adventure (but still remembered in the heart of NCIS Agent Tony DiNozzo).
“NCIS” the Board Game ($24.95): Long winter nights can be a perfect time to gather one to six “NCIS”-loving friends, ages 13 and up, to follow an elusive trail of clues to solve a mystery.
Ducky Navy Hoodie ($49.95): This cozy topper pays homage to Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, the crack forensic pathologist/psychologist that helps the team navigate the mysteries of death and the mind.
DiNozzo Tote Bag ($14.95): What female “NCIS” fan wouldn’t like to take handsome Tony along with her on a shopping trip? This way, he’ll keep you company and carry your purchases.
Infant Crawler ($18.00): While the youngest fans may not be able to follow the plot of the show, they still can show the love while investigating the living-room floor.
McGeek T-shirt ($24.95): He’s an idol to computer geeks/mystery writers everywhere. Show the world that Agent Timothy McGee has cracked the code to your heart.
Abby Black Lace Parasol ($49.95): Shield yourself from the sun in high Gothic style
with this Battenberg lace beauty that’s just a little bit dangerous.
Gibbs Standee ($39.95): A good man is hard to find, but in the meantime, there’s nothing wrong with having Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs keeping an eye on you at home or in the office.
Gifts under $100
Bert the Farting Hippo Set ($84.00): The set includes Abby’s favorite hippo puppet, along with a black mug and T-shirt bearing a logo celebrating the flatulent critter.
Demonia Bullet Emily Mary Janes ($76.95): The CBS shop carries a variety of Abby’s footwear, but these might be considered the entry-level pair. While you’re working your way up to the sky-high heels and the knee-high boots, start with this 2-inch platform black platform shoe decorated with silver bullets (sizes 6 to 12).
Medical Examiner Personalized Jumpsut ($70.00): Whether you’re performing the odd autopsy or just carving the Christmas turkey, look like you know what you’re doing in this Navy blue, personalized, unisex, full-fit jumpsuit just like the one Ducky wears in the field.
Gifts $100 and up
Abby’s Demonia Creeper Boots ($106.95): These knee-high boots have 3-1/4-inch ornate zig-zag stacked platform soles, with full-front lace-up and buckled calf-strap embellishments (sizes 6-10).
Abby’s Coffin Backpack ($158.95): Made in England of black Italian leather, this casket-shaped backpack features an applique cross detail on the front, pewter embellishments, adjustable straps and two zippered compartments.