Ready to kick into high gear for the holiday shopping season? With Playbill’s holiday gift guide, you can get a jump on everything you need to surprise the theatre lover in your family or friend circle this year.
With everything from playing cards to books, small mementos and ornaments, here are our top picks to give—or add to your wishlist—this season. (Just click the product name to purchase.)
With major shipping delays expected, the sooner you order, the better. Still, keep checking this article as we'll be adding new items through the first week of December. Check out PlaybillStore.com for even more gift ideas, including Playbill swag, songbooks, and show-specific trinkets.
Playbill Sondheim Pillow
Calling all Stephen Sondheim fans: just what you need this year is a Playbill Sondheim throw pillow. This 18x18-inch pillow features Playbill covers celebrating six Tony Award winning Broadway shows with music and lyrics written by the Sweeney Todd and Company composer. This is the perfect gift for every Broadway musical theatre fan. The pillow features a pre-shrunk polyester machine washable hidden zippered case of moisture-wicking fabric with a linen-like feel. The 100% polyester insert retains its shape and will look great in your living room, dorm room, and even your boudoir.
Playbill Family Friendly Mask
Our new face mask is now available in both Youth and Adult sizes. The light blue pattern features a repeating collage of Playbill covers from favorite family shows, including Annie, The Lion King, Shrek the Musical, Frozen, and Beauty and the Beast. The Youth mask is sized for most middle school aged children. The Adult mask is designed to fit various face shapes and sizes. Both these masks feature elastic earloops and are washable and reusable. These knit face masks are manufactured using 3-ply moisture-wicking fabric, made in the USA.
Playbill Les Misérables Pillow
This year, bring Broadway home for the holidays with our brand-new limited edition 20" x 12" pillow featuring 3 Playbill covers from all 3 Broadway productions of Les Misérables on a black background. The perfect gift for every Broadway fan. 100% pre-shrunk polyester case Moisture-wicking fabric with a linen feel. Our pillow features a hidden zipper on the machine-washable case. The 100% polyester insert retains its shape and will look great in your living room, dorm room and even your boudoir. Everyone needs a little drama in their home.
Playbill Playing Cards
New for 2020, these official playing cards feature a different Tony-winning play or musical’s Playbill cover from the last 25 years. On the back is Playbill’s signature yellow with a distinct logo. Whether it’s poker, gin, or go fish you’re playing, playing cards have never been so dramatic—and so fun.
Playbill's Great American Composers Broadway Notebook
Another new item this year is a 5.5 x 8.5-inch, 70-page, lined notebook that shows off your love of Broadway. It’s a perfect companion to keep track of all your creative ideas, inspirations, and to-do lists. The glossy cover features 16 Broadway musicals written by some of our greatest American composers.
Broadway Baby, by Russell Miller
A new illustrated children’s book Broadway Baby, following a young dreamer on a journey to the stage, is now available in the U.S. for pre-order exclusively from Playbill. As this cheeky tyke dreams of becoming a Broadway star, readers venture from the crib to the playground to the heart of New York City, with nods to many elements that make live theatre so special.
Playbill Plush Bear
Meet Arthur the Bear! He's a cuddly 12” tall stuffed animal with embroidered nose and eyes, sporting Playbill's iconic logo tee shirt. No doubt this bruin is going to be a beloved gift for the young (and young at heart) Broadway fans this holiday season.
Broadway Baby Onesie
The perfect gift for any newborn in a theatre-loving family. It is designed with three bottom snaps and lapped shoulders for easy dressing. On the front, it says "Broadway Baby in Training" with the Playbill logo on the back.
Make this piece of art the star of your living room, hallway, or bedroom. The canvas poster measures 24 by 16 inches and comes with mounting hardware. Choose from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Amadeus, Equus, and Annie Get Your Gun.
Broadway Poster Frame
These custom-made frames for Broadway window card posters are the perfect present for the theatre lover in your life. Available in black, silver, or gold, the aluminum frame with plexi-glass sheet handsomely displays all 14 by 22-inch Broadway window card posters.
Frozen Glass Snowflake Ornament
Add some flair to your holiday decorations with a souvenir from Arendelle. This Frozen glass ornament has an iridescent finish and wire hanger, featuring a metal snowflake and blue translucent gems. The packaging includes a closed box with magnetic opening for easy storage throughout the year.
Hamilton Glass Combo
Cheer your loved ones with this small and large shot glass featuring quotes from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. These make the perfect gift for a couple, too!
Playbill Store Gift Certificates
Get this gift so your friends and family can decide what to buy themselves! Available in denominations of $25, $50, $100, $150, and $250, gift certificates are available to use for anything in our store.
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