38 Gifts for Actors: Make Them Feel Like Winning an Oscar

From practical gifts for actors that will help them hone their craft to gifts that will help them relax after a tiring day, we've got you all covered.11 min


Last updated on July 23rd, 2023

Are you on the hunt for suitable gifts for actors that will make any actor feel like they’ve just won an Oscar? Look no further!

Whether you’re looking for a gift for a seasoned professional or an aspiring actor, remember that an actor pours his or her heart and soul into their craft, and thus deserves a gift that reflects that dedication and makes them feel special!

Keeping that in mind, we have made a list of unique and thoughtful gifts that will not only show your appreciation for their work and talent but also ignite their creative spark.

From practical gifts that will help them hone their craft to gifts that will help them relax after a tiring day, we’ve got you all covered.

So, let’s dive in and discover some fantastic gifts for actors!

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38 Gifts for Actors: Unique, Appealing, and Uplifting

What can be the best gift for an actor? That is the appreciation of their hard work, their efforts, their struggle, and their talent. 

They need a reminder that no matter what happens, there are people to whom they matter the most. They need that feeling. We hope with our little help, you can make your actor love one feel like a star!

1. Gold Award Trophy

PREXTEX Golden Statues Trophy Award - Awards and Trophies for Party Celebrations, Award Ceremonies, and Appreciation Gifts - Ideal for Competitions, Rewards, and Party Favors for Kids & Adults

Who says you can not buy Oscars?

Well, not the original one for sure. With this replica Oscar award, make your actors’ little achievements more precious. Whether it’s a small appearance, an audition call, or getting cast in a big play or a film, celebrate it!

This beautiful golden statue will make one give a speech, and also write down a speech for the Oscars!

2. Award Cabinet

Now that you got an award trophy, what’s the next thing you need? An award cabinet!

You know they say there’s always room for more. So Inspire your actor to get more and more awards by giving them this beautiful award cabinet. They can also use it to organize and flaunt their music, movie, and game collections!

3. Audition Book

At first glance, audition books might seem as dull as a rock, but oh boy, are you in for a treat!

These audition books are a must-read and the best gift for every aspiring actor out there. Between its unassuming covers, lies a treasure trove of tips, tricks, and inspiring stories that will help actors, regardless of their level, to absolutely nail their auditions and land their dream roles.

4. Metal Film Reel Accent Table

Deco 79 Metal Film Reel Accent Table with Tripod Legs and Glass Top, 15' x 15' x 25', Brown

This metal film reel accent table is surely among the great gifts for actresses, actors, film students, and movie buffs. It can be a perfect end table in your house or theater room.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this beautifully designed accent table provides additional space wherever you need it with its compact size of 15″D x 15″W x 25″H.

The inviting appeal and the elegance this uniquely crafted accent table brings will enchant any actors!

5. Movie Projector Music Box

POPgifts Movie Projector Music Box,Mini Antique Vintage Craft Music Box Plays Tune for Elise Christmas Birthday Home/Office/Study Room Décor

Class, pure class!

This is how your actor will act when you give them this antique vintage music box.

With the size of 2.8″D x 5.9″W x 8.1″H, this movie projector music box is a perfect fit for movie-themed rooms. After a stage performance, some relaxing music from this beauty! What more can one ask?

6. Cassette Tape Pen Holder

Cassette Tape Dispenser Pen Holder Vase Pencil Pot Stationery Desk Tidy Container Office Stationery Supplier Gift (Black)

Forget roses! This cassette tape pen holder can be one of the cool gifts for actors after the performance!

A person of art and craft needs their stationeries organized. From pens to scissors, keep all stationeries tidy and organized with this cassette tape pen cum tape holder.

It adds a bit of art to your desk too!

7. Theatre Retro Floor Lamp

Decoluce Vintage Tripod Floor Lamp,Nautical Teatre Retro Spotlight,Industrial Decor Wooden Light Fixtures,Cinema Movie Props-Without Edison Bulb

Lights, Camera, Action!

This studio-style tripod floor lamp will get your actor into action! It adds a bit more cinema to life.

Inspired by studio lights from Hollywood’s golden era, it adds an art deco look that is perfect for an artist or theater, providing a classic retro feel.

8. Encouragement Bracelets for Actresses

“Believe in you as I do.”

These kinds of words encourage all the actresses out there. They can conquer anything if they know there’s someone who believes in them.

These cute-looking encouragement bracelets can be a perfect gift for actresses to unleash both their true talent and beauty!

9. Pocket-Sized Vlogging Camera

DJI Pocket 2 Exclusive Combo (Sunset White) - Pocket-Sized Vlogging Camera, 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal, 4K Video Recorder, 64MP Photo, ActiveTrack 3.0, YouTube TikTok Video, for Android and iPhone

A video camera can be a fantastic gift for any aspiring actor.

Young actors and actresses need to test their acting skills and also send multiple audition clips to acting firms. A video camera can be a savior here.

Besides, with 4K/60fps video, 64MP photo, 3-axis stabilization, and 93° FOV, this camera captures life-like footage, and it’s also perfect for vlogging.

Here’s another more affordable with broader FOV:

AKASO EK7000 4K30FPS 20MP Action Camera Ultra HD Underwater Camera 170 Degree Wide Angle 98FT Waterproof Camera Support External Microphone

10. Shakespearean Insult Bandages

Accoutrements 12389 Shakespearean Insult Bandages

Your actor deserves a little literary flair in their first-aid kit!

Be it a good character or a bad one, every actor gets inevitable scrapes and cuts of life.

But fear not! Shakespearean insult bandages can heal their wounds and add a touch of literary wit to their recovery. This unique set of fifteen assorted plasters, each measuring 3″ x 1″ (7.6 cm x 2.5 cm), features an image of Shakespeare and one of fifteen insults from his famous plays.

11. Masterclasses for Actors

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life by Hollywood Legend Michael Caine

If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won't)

Masterclasses for Actors — If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won’t) by Seven-time Emmy Winner Betty White

They say, always learn from the best. And for an aspiring actor, who better than legends like Michael Caine and Betty White?

With these inspirational books from the two legends, your friend will learn lessons about acting, life, and stories of success and failure from their remarkable career, and hopefully, break a leg at the next performance!

12. Wooden Theatre Decor

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Action, Movies, Popcorn, Enjoy!

Make your home a corner of a movie theater with these four beautiful wooden theater decors. Put them in a corner of your drawing room beside the television, grab some popcorn, play a movie, and enjoy the wholesome theater experience!

Your guests won’t be able to take their eyes off these vintage art pieces!

Other options for wall art:

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13. Massage Recliner Chair

VUYUYU Power Lift Recliner Chairs for Elderly with Massage & Heating, Velvet Sleeper Chair Sofa Recliners for Living Room, Comfy Home Theater Seat Infinite Position/Cup Holders/Lumbar Pillow

Things you need after a tiring day at shoot more than a massage — oh, right, nothing.

A massage recliner chair can be a perfect gift for both professional and aspiring actors. It can provide a much-needed break and help them relax after a long day on set or stage.

For actors who often suffer from muscle tension and fatigue, a massage chair can be a real game-changer.

A bit more affordable option:

Recliner Chair for Living Room Massage Recliner Sofa Reading Chair Winback Single Sofa Home Theater Seating Modern Reclining Chair Easy Lounge with PU Leather Padded Seat Backrest (Black)

14. Skin Care Items

Burt's Bees Essential Everyday Beauty Gifts Set, 5 Travel Size Products - Deep Cleansing Cream, Hand Salve, Body Lotion, Foot Cream and Lip Balm

5 Body Care Products, Everyday Essentials Set

Burt's Bees Hand Repair Gifts Set, 3 Hand Creams plus Gloves - Almond Milk Hand Cream, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream

3 Hand Care Products, Hand Repair Set

Looking for gifts for actors after the performance? You can go for skin care products.

Long tiring shoots and exhausting auditions not only make one tired but also their skin gloomy and oily. Skincare products will take care of their skins, refresh them, and also show how much you care for them!

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15. Cards Against Humanity: Theatre Pack

Cards Against Humanity: Theatre Pack • Mini expansion

Time to add some hilarity and irreverence to you and your friends next game night or party.

Cards Against Humanity: Theatre Pack’s 30 cards are about those things that are like movies, but they happen right in front of you. Each one is more absurd than the last.

This special theater addition is sure to bring some laughter among the actors! For the best and complete experience, you need to buy the Cards Against Humanity main game along with this theatre pack.

16. Clapboard Blanket

Jekeno Movie Clapboard Blanket Double Sided Print Throw Blanket Lightweight Durable Cozy for Movie Lover Adult Gift Black 50'x60'

The life of an actor is full of theater and movies, and so should their bedrooms!

From a good night’s sleep to a binge-watching movie session, this clapboard blanket is always there whenever they need some relaxation and warm cuddles!

Also, Check out these theater-themed pillows:

YOENYY Movie Theater Cinema Personalized Home Decor Design Throw Pillow Cover Pillow Case 18 x 18 Inch Polyester Linen for Sofa Set of 4

17. Theater Themed Coffee Mug

The Unemployed Philosophers Guild First Lines of Literature Coffee Mug - Famous Openings from Books, Novellas, and Short-Stories, Comes in a Box, 14oz

Let’s make actors’ coffee breaks more dramatic with a coffee mug more dramatic that their life!

With opening lines from the 24 most iconic works of literature, this coffee mug will ignite them with literary inspiration to tackle their day. From the famous opening of “A Tale of Two Cities” with “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” to the unforgettable beginning of “Moby-Dick” with “Call me Ishmael,” this coffee break will surely provide the spark they need to jumpstart their creativity.

For some motivation on a coffee break:

3dRose Break A Leg Xoxo Theater, Actor, Show Business Good Luck Message Note Two Tone Red Mug, 1 Count (Pack of 1)

18. Camera Lens Coffee Mug

Tmango Camera Lens Coffee Mug With Retractable Lid, Camera Mug, Photographer Gifts, Cool Photography Gifts for Men and Women

Haha, got you, right? No, it isn’t a camera lens; it’s a coffee mug!

Surprise your actor friend in the same way with the 1:1 replica coffee mug of EF 24-105mm f/4l IS USM Lens. It’s so beautifully designed that it looks like a real lens. Even if your friend isn’t a coffee lover, they can use it as a pen holder also.

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19. Theater Drama Keychain

FEELMEM Theatre Drama Gift Drama Student Graduation Gift Keychain Behind You Theatre Jewelry for Her Him Actor Performer

You can take an actor out of the theater, but cannot take the theater out of an actor!

This theater keychain will show your love for their dreams, and how much they matter to you. It’s a perfect gift for any theater artist.

They can also wear this as a pendant at any play, drama, or musical event, and flaunt their class!

20. Phantom of The Opera Mask Pendant

Phantom of The Opera Mask Pendant Necklace - for Broadway Musical Fans

Talking about pendants, this Phantom of the Opera-inspired mask pendant necklace can be a gift that any theater or music lover would love to own.

The pendant is 3/4″ long with a 20″ clasp adjustable chain. Wear it at any musical or theatrical event, the attention will be only on you!

21. Movie Quotes for All Occasions

Movie Quotes for All Occasions: Unforgettable Lines for Life's Biggest Moments

Whether your friends are on stage or just need a little inspiration, this book is sure to bring a smile to their faces.

Imagine the fun they’ll have quoting iconic lines from films like “Gone with the Wind,” “The Godfather,” and “Star Wars.” And with quotes for every occasion, from birthdays to weddings to graduations, they’ll always have the perfect line ready to go.

22. 100 Songs Every Theatre Nerd Should Know

100 Songs Every Theatre Nerd Should Know - Ultimate Musical Theatre Broadway Card Game & Gift - Classic Deck

Cards containing 100 Songs Every Theatre Nerd Should Know is the perfect gift any musical theater lover can ask for!

With 100 song cards, six game cards, and one instruction card, settle once and for all who in your group is the ultimate theater nerd!

23. Theatre Themed T-shirts 


Looking for gifts for actors and actresses that will not only give them a cool, classy, and comfortable feeling but also remind them you admire their work?

These theater-themed t-shirts are designed to show how much theater or acting matters to them and also to help them look cool and stylish amid all the sweaty hard work.

24. Motivational Paper Posters

Motivation is the best gift you can give to any young and aspiring actor.

Words like “You are perfectly cast in your life”, and “If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit”, will inspire them whenever they feel low, useless, or at a time when they aren’t getting good roles.

25. Eye Massager

RENPHO Eyeris 1 Eye Massager with Heat, Heated Eye Mask with Bluetooth Music, Face Massager to Relax, Eye Care Device, Birthday Gifts

Actors and actresses need to look refreshed, young, and ever-green on screen all the time!

This heated eye massager helps to reduce under-eye strains, dark circles, eye bags, tension, and stress. A hot compress for 15 minutes before going to bed can regulate the metabolism of the eyes.

With a 180° adjustable and portable design and built-in speakers, this eye massager can be folded into a smaller one, making it a perfect traveling companion.

26. Bluetooth Sleeping Eye Mask Headphones

TOPOINT Sleep Mask Headphones Wireless Bluetooth 5.2, Eye Mask for Sleeping Side/Back Sleepers Travel Music Headsets with Microphone Handsfree Men Women Girls

The life of an actor is always on the move, jetting off to different locations.

To give them some well-deserved rest no matter where their busy schedules take them, we have this Bluetooth sleeping eye mask.

The mask covers their face with breathable fabric and has built-in headphones to play relaxing and soothing music. It’s the perfect way for actors to catch some Z’s on the go.

27. 100 Bucket List Movies Scratch Off Poster

Enno Vatti Top 100 Movies Scratch Off Poster - Bucket List of Best Films - 100 Movie Scratch Off Poster (16.5' x 23.4') - Including Top 100 Movie Posters - Christmas Gift for Movie Lovers

The 100 Movies Scratch Off Poster – a unique and thoughtful gift for every aspiring and young actor.

From action to comedy, horror to romance, drama to sports films, sci-fi to biography, there ain’t any genre that is absent in this 100 best films list.

There are 100 original illustrations for every movie. Watch one and scratch the gold layer off, and you will find your favorite heroes or fun symbols from the movies you have seen.

28. Personalized Home Theatre Sign

Pretty Perfect Studio Custom Movie Theater Signs for Home Theatre Room Vintage Movie Theatre Canvas Wall Art 10'x20'

Help your friend turn their home into a movie theater with this custom home theater canvas wall decor.

Customize it with your friend’s name on it. It’s available in both unframed and floating wood framed options and has several frame colors to choose from. They can put this 10×20″ wall decor in their drawing room and invite friends to their personal movie theater!

29. Cinephile Card Game

Clarkson Potter Cinephile A Card Game

Let’s put your actor-friend’s movie knowledge to the test with a Cinephile card game.

With its sleek design and clever mix of pop culture, movie trivia, and fun gameplay, it is sure to be a hit at any movie night, game night, and family gathering.

And with multiple difficulty levels, ranging from casual movie-goer to bonafide film nerd, you and your friends will be put to the test as you try to recall everything from Sean Connery’s lesser-known films to Cate Blanchett’s entire filmography.

Another fun game for theater lovers:

BE A BROADWAY STAR! - The Classic Theater and Musical Trivia Board Game That Puts You in The Spotlight | Party Game for Theater Lovers | Holiday Broadway Gift | 2-6 Players | for All Ages 8+

30. Everyone’s A Critic 52 Week Movie Challenge

Everyone's A Critic 52 Week Movie Challenge: For Film Buffs and Casual Movie Watchers - Watch, Rate & Record Information About the Movies You Watch (Challenge Book Series)

Challenge your actor friends with this 52 weeks movie challenge. From film students to movie buffs, this is a special gift for all.

It has 52 film-related challenges such as “A Film That Won ‘Best Picture'”, “Low Budget, Big Box Office”, or “Adapted From A Book”. This activity provides an opportunity for individuals to explore different genres of film, expand their knowledge of cinema, and engage in critical thinking and analysis.

31. The New York Times Book of Movies

The New York Times Book of Movies: The Essential 1,000 Films to See

See the world of cinema differently with this collection of reviews for the 1,000 most important, popular, and influential movies of all time.

This book is a valuable resource for film students and aspiring actors with critiques of iconic Hollywood milestones from Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, and Orson Welles. The whole collection is curated with special features, like lists of best films categorized by year, as well as unique recommendations.

32. Portable Projector

Anker NEBULA Capsule, Smart Wi-Fi Mini Projector, 100 ANSI Lumen Portable Projector, 360° Speaker, Movie Projector, 100 Inch Picture, 4Hr Video Playtime for Inside and Outside, Watch Anywhere

Portable Projector — the best way to have a private movie screening anytime, anywhere!

Celebrate your friends’ success and appearance on any show or movie with this portable projector. Make any screen a big 100″ movie screen and 4k video resolutions. With Android 7.1, this mini projector can display content from Netflix, Youtube, and more flawlessly.

33. Retro Classic Movie Projector Wine Rack

Aayla Tabletop Wine Rack – Retro Classic Movie Projector for Holding 3 Bottles with Cork Storage Perfect Wine Gift for Wine Lovers

Yes, It’s a wine holder, not a real movie projector, but it sure looks so!

I mean, just look at this, who wouldn’t like this beauty? This retro classic movie projector-designed wine holder can hold three bottles and store over 30 corks. With the compact size of 12.25″L x 6.9″W x 16.3″H, it will nicely fit in your movie room.

A glass of red wine, and some great classic movies. Perfect!

34. Vanity Mirror with Lights

deweisn Dresser Mount Tri-Fold Lighted Vanity Mirror with 21 LED Lights, Touch Screen and 3X/2X/1X Magnification, Two Power Supply Modes Make Up Mirror,Travel Mirror

Good looks, good looks, and good looks!

We all know how much good looks matter for actors and actresses. That’s why this tri-fold lighted vanity makeup mirror can be a perfect gift for them, especially actresses. With 21 LED lights, 180° free rotation, and magnification up to 3X, it allows them to look at every tiny beauty detail, and get the most natural application of makeup.

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35. Podcast Microphone

Logitech for Creators Blue Yeti USB Microphone for Gaming, Streaming, Podcasting, Twitch, YouTube, Discord, Recording for PC and Mac, 4 Polar Patterns, Studio Quality Sound, Plug & Play-Blackout

The most important thing about podcasts, the sound effects should be top-notch.

Re-produce your crystal-like clear voice with this amazing podcast microphone. Just plug and play with a sampling rate of 192khz/24bit and smooth and flat frequency response of 30hz-16khz.

This would make an excellent gift for voice actors, musicians, and podcasters!

A more affordable option:

USB Microphone, MAONO 192KHZ/24Bit Plug & Play PC Computer Podcast Condenser Cardioid Metal Mic Kit with Professional Sound Chipset for Recording, Gaming, Singing, YouTube (AU-A04)

36. Grether’s Throat Soothing Pastilles

GRETHER'S Sugarfree Blackcurrant Pastilles Natural Remedy for Dry Mouth Relief - Soothing Throat & Healthy Voice - Gift for Singers - Gluten-Free - 1-Pack - 15 oz.

Help your actor and voice artist friends by soothing their sore throats.

As you know, voice is the most concerned part of a voice artist’s life, even of actors. They can’t afford to have a sore throat. So whenever they’re feeling a little under the weather, get them back on track with Grether’s sugar-free throat-soothing pastilles.

You can also check out this throat-soothing tea:

Numi Organic Throat Soother Tea, 16 Tea Bags (Pack of 3), Licorice and Marshmallow Root Tea

37. Luxury Bath Pillow

Gorilla Grip Bath Pillow for Tub, Comfortable Bathtub Pillows for Neck Head and Back Support, Strong Suction Waterproof Headrest, Cushion Rest for Curved or Straight Tubs, Spa Accessories, White

Ahh, just thinking about putting my head on this luxurious and soft bath pillow in a hot tub after a performance or rehearsal makes me relaxed!

This 11” x 14.5” bath pillow with seven strong suction cups can be a very special gift for all the actors and actresses out there. These pillows are designed to be waterproof, and they fit in every bathtub.

Trust me, they have earned this relaxation. Just give it to them. It can be one of the best gifts for actors after the performance! 

38. Ticket Stub Diary

Ticket Stub Diary

I think all the movie buffs deserve a cool place to preserve and show their movie ticket collections of a lifetime!

The roomy sleeves of this ticket stub diary can store tickets of all shapes and sizes. The lined margins allow you to write down your favorite moments from that experience. The acid-free pages will keep this timeline of memories alive for years.

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Conclusion

Actors are creative and passionate individuals who deserve thoughtful and meaningful gifts that cater to their craft. Gifts regarding their profession and interests will inspire and nourish their creativity. A gift that speaks to their unique interests and needs will show your appreciation for their talent and support their career aspirations.

Our list of cool and exceptional gifts for actors has been curated considering that. We hope you find that perfect gift to make your favorite actors feel blessed!

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