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Holiday Gift Guide: Tickets for Everyone on Your List

November 20, 2023 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 experience.  

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

We have tickets to make the dedicated 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 musician. Whether you are looking for a gift for your 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 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 comedy legends Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, 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 each year, consider the gift of concert tickets. Whether she’s a major Noah Kahan fan, loves country or needs to attend a music festival this summer, grab her some tickets to an upcoming concert. Unsure of exactly who she wants to see? Give her a gift card, so she’s ready to go when the mood strikes her or her favorite artist announces a new 2024 tour. Pair the surprise with this Concert Passport, so she can keep track of every show she’s seen.

The Best Gifts for Friends

For the friend that just moved to a new city, there is no better way to meet new friends and explore than through live event.  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.  

For Him

The Best Gifts for Dads

For the dad who is always jamming out to the latest country music release, we’d recommend tickets to Chris Stapleton’s tour. For the resident family comedian (in his own mind) treat him to a ticket to a major upcoming comedy tour, Jerry Seinfeld and Hasan Minhaj should do the trick. For the golf-obsessed who are always ready to hit the links whenever they can, 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 team or bands are, there always seems to be a big game or concert coming up, right? Tickets to a sporting event always make for a great gift, consider going big this year and gifting him a set of tickets to his old favorite. If you are looking to gift him something especially nostalgic, try an old school concert T and tickets to Green Day in 2024. The legendary band conveniently announced a tour right before the holidays. 

The Best Gifts for Boyfriends

Whether it is a situationship or super serious, 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 this season. Looking to make the holiday extra merry? Celebrate the holiday and NBA season with Christmas Day tickets:  

The Best Gifts for Brothers

Any brother would appreciate a set of concert tickets—especially when it involves his favorite artists. Drake and J. Cole'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 but will create core memories that last a lifetime. From Paw Patrol Live and Disney on Ice to Monster Jam and Savannah Bananas, there are plenty of family-friendly events happening at any given time around the country that you can all enjoy together. 

For Teens

If there’s a giftee that’s a Swiftie on your nice list this year, consider surprising them with tickets to see Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour live! We’d recommend pairing the tickets with some essential Eras Tour merch and all the beads and string you can find.  

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 Shane Gillis to Wanda Sykes, some of the funniest comics in the business are on tour right now. Plus, the comic 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 Hadestown will be on tour in 2024 and the new year. Looking for something for the whole family? We’ve got you covered with theater tickets for enduring family favorites like The Lion King, Frozen and Aladdin.  

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 One That Has Everything

Sometimes finding the perfect holiday gift can be difficult, especially when it’s the family member or friend that has everything—or refuses to tell you what they want. When you buy a Vivid Seats gift card, even the hardest to please giftee can pick out an event they’d like to attend and get a head start on creating next year’s best memories.

Buy Tickets for the Holidays and Get Rewarded 

When you buy tickets for your favorite fan, you get rewards to keep all to yourself. With every seat you purchase, you’ll also earn Rewards Credit with Vivid Seats Rewards. When you buy 10 tickets, get the 11th on us. 

*Excluding taxes, fees and processing costs.   


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