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Holiday Gift Guide: Tickets for Everyone on Your List

November 30, 2022 by Madison Marx


For the live event enthusiast in your life or for the one who has it all, tickets are hands-down one of the best presents you can give this holiday season. Tickets are more than a gift; they’re passes to an unforgettable live experience.  

And, if you waited until the eleventh hour (let’s be honest, we did too), tickets make great last-minute Christmas gifts too.

We have tickets to make the fans on your list laugh out loud, hold their breath through the game-winning play, or lose their voice while singing along to their favorite artist. Whether you are looking for mom, dad, the whole family or anyone else, our experiential gift guide will give you a gift idea (or five)!

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For Her

The Best Gifts for Moms

Finding the perfect gift for your mom might feel like an impossible holiday mission. Why not give her an experience she’ll remember for years to come? If your mom is a Broadway fan, chances are she will love Wicked. This modern take on a classic fable is on tour now, so there’s a good chance you can see the show together at a theater near you. Make a day of it, and grab brunch or dinner before the show! 

The Best Gifts for Wives

You could send your wife (and coordinate with her friends) to a laughable comedy show for her next girls night out. Whatever her taste in comedy, there are dozens of comedians that she and her friends can see live. From recent comedian breakouts such as Nikki Glasser to entertaining podcast live shows like the Giggly Squad, there are plenty of options to choose from.  

The Best Gifts for Girlfriends

For the girlfriend who is always listening to Spotify and can’t wait for her Spotify Wrapped to come out every year, consider the gift of concert tickets. Whether she’s a major Lizzo fan, loves country or needs to attend a music festival this summer, grab her some tickets to an upcoming concert. Or, you can give her a gift card, so she’s ready to go when Beyoncé announces her tour. Pair the surprise with this Concert Passport, so she can keep track of every show she’s seen. 

The Best Gifts for Sisters

For the sister that just moved to a new city, you can’t go wrong with using Vivid Seats to explore upcoming events near her new digs. Using our Region Directory, you can explore trending events that are happening near her. You can even make a sibling weekend out of it and find an event that you’d both enjoy!  

For Him

The Best Gifts for Dads

Some dads are music lovers who’d appreciate tickets to Dead and Company’s final tour. Others are comedians (in their own minds) looking to attend a major upcoming comedy tour. And some are golfers ready to hit the links whenever they can. For the last dad, consider getting him PGA tickets so he can see golf’s biggest stars in person.  

The Best Gifts for Husbands

No matter what his favorite sports or bands are, there always seems to be a big game or concert coming up, right? While tickets to a sporting event always make for a great gift, consider going big this year and gifting him a set of tickets to see Metallica in 2023. The legendary heavy metal band conveniently announced a massive world tour right before the holidays. 

The Best Gifts for Boyfriends

Whether it has been three months or three years, shopping for a gift for your special someone requires some thought. If he always has a NBA game on TV, consider getting him a set of NBA tickets to see his favorite team live at some point in the season. NBA Christmas Day tickets could also make a fun gift if he’s a fan of one of these teams that will be playing on Christmas Day:  

The Best Gifts for Brothers

Any brother would appreciate a set of concert tickets—especially when it involves his favorite artists. JID and Smino's co-headling tour across the country launches in January, and it’s guaranteed to be a great show. Grab tickets to see these two talented rappers live and jam out with a venue full of fans. Maybe your brother will let you tag along, too.  

For Families

Let’s face it: Sometimes parents of young children don’t want (or need) another toy around the house. The gift of an experience is something that won’t create more clutter in their home. From Paw Patrol Live and Disney on Ice to Monster Jam and Dude Perfect, there are plenty of family-friendly events happening at any given time around the country. 

For Teens

If there’s a giftee that’s a One Directioner on your nice list this year, consider surprising them with tickets to see Louis Tomlinson’s Faith in the Future tour live! You can even pair the tickets with Louis Tomlinson tour merch, so they can unwrap the surprise.  

For Comedy Lovers

For the comedian in your life that is known for their laugh-out-loud humor, give them the gift of laughter this holiday season with tickets to a comedy show from Vivid Seats. From Trevor Noah to Leanne Morgan, some of the funniest comics in the business are on tour right now. Plus, the comedian in your life might appreciate taking a night off being the funniest person in the room, too.  

For Theater Buffs

Gifting theater tickets deserves a standing ovation! Everything from Six the Musical to Hamilton will be on tour in 2023. Looking for something for the whole family? We’ve got you covered with theater tickets for enduring family favorites such as The Lion King.  

The Sports Fanatic 

With the NFL season underway and playoffs quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to win over the sports fanatic in your life with NFL tickets to see their favorite team live. And with Vivid Seats, you can build an ultimate game day experience by bundling your game tickets with a pregame or postgame field pass. Consider this gift a win all around.  

The Friend or Family Member That Has Everything 

Sometimes finding the perfect Christmas gift can be difficult, especially when it’s the family member or friend that has everything—or wants nothing. When you buy a Vivid Seats gift card, your giftee can pick out an event they’d like to attend and get a head start on creating next year’s best memories.  

Shop Now, Pay Later

When you buy tickets, you’re giving much more than an item—you’re giving an experience. Vivid Seats partners with Klarna, making holiday shopping smooth. Shop all your gifts now, select Klarna at checkout and pay in 4 interest-free installments.* Giving the gift of an unforgettable experience has never been easier.  

*CA resident loans made or arranged pursuant to a California Financing Law license.

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