Jun 042011

Each of the last few years at Christmas Time, I’ve decided to get my Hubby some tickets to a concert I think he’d love to see (I always get at least 2 tickets so he doesn’t have to go alone!). No, it’s not been KISS for the last few years (gasp!) as they’ve been too far away – darn!

He usually buys himself stuff that he wants whenever he wants it, so it’s tough to buy him gifts! I usually find out about concert tours early, though, and then I make my move!

Father’s Day and birthdays are the other occasions I like to give Concert or Theater Tickets as gifts. Since going to a live concert is not the cheapest date possible, we can only go a few times per year (we have to get seats up close and chicken strips, soft pretzels and beer!). He sometimes gets tickets for me on my birthday and Mother’s Day – aww!

Our kids are becoming interested in concert events, too, so we really have to be judicious about which events we can plan to see. They were SO excited to see that Imagination Movers were going “On Tour!” And now, my 6-year old son is intrigued by Justin Bieber.

We’ve enjoyed Styx, Journey, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Poison, KISS, Aerosmith, Green Day, and Mannheim Steamroller… to name a few.

My husband doesn’t LOVE theater shows like I do. He has really enjoyed
, Cirque du Soleil, and the Blue Man Group, however. At least, if I get the tickets, he’ll go, even if it’s something I’ll like more than he might. : ) Many of our friends have ranted over Broadway musicals like Wicked, Les Miserables, Lion King and Mamma Mia. Perhaps he’ll take me or the kids to one of these, sometime.

So, if you’re looking for a great gift for the musician in your life, try finding a concert or theater event that you think he or she might enjoy. If it turns out not to be their favorite, at least it’s a good excuse for an afternoon or night on the town!

And why not make it a package by including a concert t-shirt, hat, and other merchandise of the show or artist that the tickets are for. I like to wrap each item separately, presenting the package with the tickets last. This helps to seal in the memories and keep them fresh in our hearts.

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