by Staff Writer
The holidays are one of the best times to give the gift of entertainment. People of all ages and tastes love books, movies, music and video games; you'll find something for everyone. Here are a few guidelines for selecting the perfect entertainment gift for anyone on your gift list.
Video games give hours of entertainment for the price. If you're looking for a gift for someone who loves video games, pick up a hot new title he may not have. Even if you don't play, you can still find a great PC or video game by looking at game reviews left by other people who've bought and played it. Video games are consistently among the best-selling entertainment gifts each year, so you're sure to make someone happy with a game gift.
Know which system your gamer plays on. You'll find hundreds of titles when shopping for gaming entertainment. Just make sure the game matches the video game console your recipient plays on. If he or she doesn't have a game console, you can win big points by bringing one home.
Book reviews will help you find gifts for book lovers. For a reader, new books are always great entertainment gift ideas. If you haven't read the book, you can get a good feel for whether or not she'll like it by reading reviews left by other readers.
Audiophiles crave new music. Find out who their favorite artists, bands and genres are, and then find CDs, box sets or concert DVDs featuring these favorites. Music is the kind of entertainment your friends and relatives will continue to enjoy for years to come.
Movie lovers can't get enough video entertainment. Your entertainment gift options for TV series and movies are nearly endless. For a movie lover, find a special edition DVD or Blu-ray of one of her favorite films. For a family or couple, box sets of their favorite TV shows are entertainment gifts that will give them hours of entertainment.
Your old favorites could be their new obsession. Friends and family often have similar tastes when it comes to entertainment. The best entertainment gift you give this year may just be one of your favorite old movies, albums or nostalgic games you used to play.