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Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Actor Loved Ones

December 14, 2011

Are you looking to show support for your actor loved ones this year by giving a thoughtful and helpful Christmas/Hanukkah gift? Don’t know where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Most actors work very, very hard and are tragically underpaid; add to that a profession that’s rife with expenses (nice clothes, good headshots, frequent lessons and coaching…the list goes endlessly on…) and you probably know an actor who could use a thoughtful, career-boosting gift this season! So thank you, dear friend or family member, for being a rockstar and supporting your actor loved one!

And if you’re an actor who has family members who have the best intentions, but don’t always know how to help you? Send them this list. It never hurts to get a little holiday career boost! I’ve personally asked for several of these things for past Christmases…

Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Actor Loved Ones:

Gift certificates to classes/workshops

Actor books

Gift certificate / cash towards new headshots if they’re getting ready to take them

Gift certificate to their favorite clothing store for new audition clothes

New character shoes if they perform in a lot of musicals

Yoga classes / Gym membership

Inspirational Pieces

  • Some ideas found on Etsy: Here, Here, Here, and Here; search “inspirational art” on Etsy for more ideas

iTunes gift card for buying new music to learn

Gift card for online sheet music

Playbill binders

Gift certificate to TKTS for Broadway show tickets

Netflix / Hulu Plus subscription

Make an ornament or collage commemorating their favorite show / film from that year

Broadway Playbill wine charms

Have any other ideas? Please feel free to share them in the comments!

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  1. The Restless Dramaturg permalink
    December 15, 2011 7:55 pm

    Great ideas! I am always a fan of good reading material. My favorites are those that inspire artists to keep pursuing their goals. Recommendation: Letters to a Young Artist by Anna Devere Smith. Happy Holidays 🙂

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