We all have that one person who is impossible to shop for...but what's something that everyone loves? Live music. You trust us for show recommendations all year long, so you can bet we've got ideas on the ultimate presents for the concert-obsessed — before the show (tickets!), during the show (instant camera!), and after the show (want to start your own band?). Check it all out now in the Bandsintown Concert Essentials: A Holiday Gift Guide below.

Going to the Show

Before you have the best night of your life, there are some things you’re gonna need. From the tickets to the shoes, here’s what’s up before you get to the venue.

Get The Tickets

Whether you want to treat yourself this holiday season, or give the gift of an unforgettable live experience, a Ticketmaster® Gift Card is the ultimate present for concert lovers everywhere. Guaranteed to please no matter who they’re into - from The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, & more.


Keep Your Cool

The best way to keep warm on chilly nights while still looking fly? A Levi’s Trucker Jacket that you can customize with your own concert timeline, in patches!


Join the Pin Club

Pins are basically the merch version of photographs—documenting where you’ve been and what you’re into. Brooklyn’s Pintrill make the hottest wearable iconography in the game, with designs ranging from puns to Wiz, Ye, and Riri’s faces (so good).

Throw Some Shade

The best thing to wear to the show when you know your ex is going to be there and you need to be kinda incognito? Your Milkcrate Bucket and Dad hats—trust us.


Kick It Up to Eleven

The Vans SK8-Hi MTE is an all-weather update on the classic concert shoe—Scotchguarded in case someone spills your drink while they’re crowd surfing.


Pack it Up, Pack it In

Need a place to put all your merch during the post-concert party? Herschel Supply's Day/Night Packable backpacks fold up small and GLOW BIG in the dark.

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

The Apple Watch 2 syncs up perfectly with our Bandsintown Concerts app to remind you about upcoming RSVPs and to display messages from artists, right on your wrist!


The best way to prepare for a show is by listening to the band’s albums on repeat—that’s why you’ll need the Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 2 headphones. With their noise cancellation capabilities, these bad boys will be your pre-concert BFF.



Pioneer’s PLX-500 is the best-priced direct drive turntable on the market with modern tweaks like built-in USB, and a sleeve stand to show off your cover art. Join a cool vinyl club like Secretly Canadian’s Secretly Society: one record, in an exclusive color, shipped to your door every month!


When The House Lights Go Down

Now that you’re at the show, there are some essentials you’re going to need, like a camera to capture the best moments, a way to keep your phone charged, and goods to put inside that backpack you brought in your pocket.

Because You’re Their Biggest Fan

Showing your love for the band is easy when you’ve got all their merch. Bravado makes mind-blowingly creative products for everyone from Bowie to Bieber.

Fearless in the Front Row

Dubs Earplugs are the most stylish way to keep your ears safe so you can go to more shows.

Don’t Miss a Thing

WattzUp chargers allow you to power up on-the-go so your Snaps and Instas make it onto your feed.

No Wall Left Behind

Posters aren’t just supporting the band, they can also be gallery-worthy art, like La-La Land Prints by Kii Arens, that amp up any blank wall with your best live music memories.


Capture Every Second

Want to relive the show? Go back and have the full experience all over again with the Samsung Gear 360 Camera, which documents the set from every angle.


Instant Icon

The Impossible Project is now the only place in the world that makes original format instant film. Bring their latest camera, the I-1 with you when you get backstage to meet the band!


Start Your Own Band

When the encore is finished and all that’s left on the floor is confetti, you’re going to feel super inspired. Want to have a No. 1 hit? You’re going to need a guitar, and some drums.

Hit The Stage

Gibson guitars are the ultimate tool you need for starting your own group. The 2017 Les Paul Classic T in sweet Heritage Cherry Sunburst finish will help you look like a rock legend onstage while sounding impeccable.


Beats To Go

Thanks to Roli Blocks, you can now make fresh beats everywhere you go. Plus, they pair with your iPhone so you can practice while the rest of your band is napping.


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