DVDs: as timeless a gift as a lump of gold or a voucher from Boots. Only, DVDs bring instant visual joy, so plump for one of these prime DVD boxset this year and be the greatest gift-giver they'll ever know
The A-Team: Complete Seasons 1-5
Those soldiers of fortune were on the run for a whole five years, but now they’re just on DVD. Should make it easier to find or hire the A-Team in this special edition bullet-hole-drilled box set.
Rome 1 and 2
Sex, violence and profanity are officially OK on the BBC as long as it’s in period dress. Only, this peroid is full of family dysfunction in the form of brutal wife swaps and religious jiggery-pokery.
The Beatles: Help Limited Edition
Ringo takes rightful place centre-stage as the band caper from continent to continent, thanks to a mix-up with a supernatural ring. This never before released disc features 5.1 soundtrack, annotated script, poster and book.
Blade Runner Final Cut
In the words of Queen Elizabeth in Blackadder II, it’s the ‘absolutely the last. Final. Full stop. Never again. Cross my heart and hope to be spanked until my bottom goes purple’ final cut of Blade Runner - plus four other cuts.
Seinfeld Complete Collection: Series 1-9
It’s the complete series collection of the US comedy series that defined US comedy. Featuring some of the most neurotic, selfish and bizarre characters of all time, you can now invite Kramer and co into your living room.
Doctor Who: Limited Edition Davros Collection
This is what first got kids cowering behind the sofa: Davros and his army of Daleks. Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy feature in this classic series box set, as well as additional audio stories and commentary.
The Sopranos: Complete HBO Seasons 1-6
What a run it’s been for the mobster in therapy. Following Tony Soprano’s progress over years of depression, death and dysfunction, it’s won more awards than you can shake a tommy gun at.
Peep Show: Series 1-4
Mark’s marriage and an unusual barbeque feature in the latest series of this brilliant TV comedy. Series five is due for 2008 so mug up on your Peep Show history.
24: Complete Seasons 1- 6
Like caffeine for the eyes, 24 has had us glued to our seats in cramp inducing cliffhanger hell. Now relive the torture with the ruthless Jack 'Dammit, Chloe' Bauer.
Die Hard Quadrilogy
Apart from John McClane himself, Die Hard 4.0 (or Live Free or Die Hard in the US) was an exercise in suspending your disbelief further than the Humber Bridge. But there’s no doubt the Die Hard series is action movie gold.