Live Events Make the Best Gifts: 8 Unique Ideas for Your Loved Ones


Searching for the right gift is challenging, especially when your friends and family don’t provide any clues to what they want. Often, this leads to you buying a safe gift that — while it may be appreciated — doesn’t “wow” them in the way you wanted to.

One of the best things you can get someone you care for is an “experience,” and live events provide those experiences for the millions who attend them every year.

So, if you’re tired of getting the same old gifts for people, try gifting a ticket to one of these events instead.

Music Concerts

Who doesn’t love live music? Nobody, that’s who! Chances are that someone you have in mind has a wide taste in music, so you can be sure there’s always a band or artist they’d enjoy seeing live.

Video Game Tributes

We all have that one hardcore gamer in our life, maybe it’s you. If so, then you know just how catchy and uplifting video game music can be. You can find tributes to popular video game series throughout the year that range from small 4-piece tributes to full orchestral productions complete with effects and game footage.

Comedy Shows

Laughter is the best medicine, and probably the only acceptable medicine to give as a gift. Whether it’s a stadium tour, or a 2-day stint at your local comedy club, giving your loved one a chance to laugh their butt off is always a good present.


Few forms of art match the talent and hard work that goes into live theater. With popular shows like Hamilton, The Lion King, and Wicked still being performed in theaters across the country, there’s bound to be one ticket that makes your theater-buff friend shriek with joy.

Pro Wrestling Events

It may be a performance, but the fun is real. Pro wrestling events are some of the most electrifying displays of athleticism and talent you can buy tickets to. Plus, nothing beats seeing your favorite wrestler come out to his theme music live.

College Games

College football puts the “event” in sporting event. Your friends and family will not only get a chance to see their team play, but also party with hundreds of other fans before and after the game.

Music Festivals

Music festivals make great gifts for music fans since they usually feature more than one act they listen to, not to mention they are some of the most sensory music events out there. Lights, lasers, open fields, and good music make for memories that last a lifetime.

Professional Sports

Some fans go their whole lives without ever attending one of their team’s games… Don’t let your friend be that fan! Just don’t be surprised when your buddy decides that everyone going is painting their chest; cut them some slack, it’s their first game.

Giving your loved ones tickets to live events shows that you care and know how to think outside the gift box. Remember, it’s not selfish if you also buy a ticket for yourself.

After all, without you, how will they spell out the whole team’s name?

Brian Siegel