Holiday Gift Ideas for the Actor in Your Life

Not sure what to get the theatre-loving, Hamilton-listening, dramatic family member or friend in your life this holiday season?  Look no further than this go-to gift guide. We’ve put together a list of gifts that is sure to excite any thespian.

Gift Card to or Sheet Music Plus and SheetMusicPlus are familiar territory to any Musical Theatre lover. These are the go-to sites to purchase and download sheet music for virtually anything you might need to fill your rep book. Don’t worry if that still seems foreign to you: they sell gift cards on both sites that serve as the perfect, general stocking stuffer.

Tickets to a Broadway Show

What’s better than catching a Broadway show alongside your favorite performer? Whether you catch the long running, incredible The Lion King or snag tickets to The Book of Mormon, this gift will be a sure fire hit. Prices can range greatly, so sift through the Broadway site to find a show that fits your budget.

Acceptd Premium Membership  

With each level of membership, the world’s largest arts network offers increased exposure and visibility to the schools, programs, and scholarships that fuel your actor’s future. Your gift of a premium membership unlocks the greater potential of the Acceptd network, including:

  • Receiving expert advice on his or her audition material
  • Getting feedback on your actors’ college list, including suggestions for other opportunities
  • Access to members-only competitions

Follow this link to choose the best membership for your actor, and receive your first month free by entering code GIFT4U at checkout, good through 12/31/16.  Thanks for being a connected member of the Acceptd community!

Other Tools to Succeed

Maybe you have a friend, daughter or neighbor who is planning to move to the big city to launch their acting career. Show your support by grabbing them a reference guide on how to put their best foot forward. Books such as the Actors Guide to Agents or An Actor Prepares…To Live In New York City would make a perfect present.

Favorite Show Merchandise

Does the actor in your life listen to the same Broadway soundtrack over and over again? If you know there is a musical that they absolutely obsess over, then grab them some merchandise or apparel featuring the show they can’t live without. Find them a t-shirt, sweatshirt and more here.


Headshots are expensive! Print off some headshots for the star in your life and you are sure to receive a huge hug. Reproductions in NYC is one of the finest quality printing resources for any New York actor.

Music Streaming Subscription

Most music streaming services only offer customization and offline streaming with a paid subscription.  Sign your artist up for Spotify, Apple Music, or Pandora and give them the gift of uninterrupted showtunes.

Happy Holidays!

About Chelsea Diehl

Chelsea is a social contributor for Acceptd and the founder of My College Audition.