Tips on Selecting the Perfect Entertainment Gift

by Stacy Goll
Published April 29, 2010 | Updated July 27, 2015

Any time is a good time 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 list.

Selecting Entertainment Gifts:

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  • For Book Lovers

    For a reader, new books are always great entertainment gift ideas. Start by considering the genre the reader prefers, whether it's young adult, fantasy, biography, or something else. Book reviews and best seller lists will help you narrow down your 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.

  • For Audiophiles

    Audiophiles crave new music. Find out who their favorite artists, bands, and genres are, then find special edition CDs, comprehensive 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.

  • For Movie Buffs

    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; an extended director's cut of a favorite film would be perfect. For a family or couple, box sets of their favorite TV shows are gifts that will give them hours, if not days, of entertainment.

  • For Gamers

    Video games provide 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 yet. 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 the gift of gaming.

  • Know Which System Your Gamer Prefers:

    You'll find hundreds of titles when shopping for gaming entertainment. Just make sure the game matches the video game system your recipient plays on. If he doesn't have a game system yet, you'll win big points by bringing one home.

  • For All Friends and Family

    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.