Holiday Gift Ideas for the Actor or Model In Your Life (All Ages)

Max Agency is a successful model and talent management agency in Canada representing men, women and children. This holiday we wanted to provide our audience with a list of last minute gift ideas for the actors or models in your life!

Acting Classes

No matter how much or little experience an actor has, it never hurts to attend classes every once and a while to refresh yourself. While this gift may be on the expensive side, it’s a great option if you’re wanting to splurge on the actor in your life. Specifically for beginners in the industry, we would recommend Talent Shop Academy for the most insightful classes in Toronto.

Swimsuits or Bras/Panty Sets

If the person you’re buying for is a model, swimsuits or bra/panty sets are always a great option. While practical for every day life, this gift would also be useful for fashion models who need to wear swimsuits for auditions or shoots.


Whether they are acting based books or just on the best-seller list, books are a great gift for the auditioning actors or models for their wait times! Sometimes audition waits can be quick and other times you can be waiting for a while so having a book to pass the time is great. Reading also helps pass the time while commuting on public transit from studio to studio. For drivers, ebooks are always an option too!

Beauty products

You truly can’t go wrong with gifting any sort of beauty products to an actor or model. A big part of their job is looking good for auditions or shoots so any help you can provide with that would be much appreciated. Keep in mind that models must stay looking natural for auditions so perhaps opt for the skin moisturizer over the rainbow coloured palette.

Fashion Magazine Subscription

Magazine subscriptions are a great thing to buy for the models in your life to stay on top of the latest trends in the industry. They can draw inspiration from them and learn new beauty tips and tricks too! Some magazines to consider: Flare, Elle Canada and SHE Magazine.

Acting themed paraphernalia

On the simpler side, you can always buy an acting or modeling themed shirt, bag, mug, etc. This is a fun and practical gift that any performer could appreciate as they probably love to represent their craft in any way they can. There is a great array of gifts like this on websites such as Etsy or Redbubble.

Smart Phone Tripod

Filming self-tapes is a common occurrence in an auditioning actors life and not everyone has or needs a professional camera set up. With the advancements of smartphones, talent can film on their phones and send to their agent quite efficiently. However, what would make the filming process that much easier would be having a tripod to ensure the quality of the self-tape is the best it could be and saving them from having to make one out of the books on their coffee table. GorillaPod’s are a well known brand and can be easily found online.

Theatre/Movie Tickets

If someone’s an actor, odds are they enjoy watching others act as well! A gift card to the movies can always be useful or tickets to a play! This will allow the actor in your life to appreciate their craft and get inspired. There are always great films and plays that come out around the holidays so take your pick based on their personal preferences!

Board Games

Any games that encourage acting or improvising and allow them to practice their skills while also having fun would be the perfect gift! Games could include Charades, Murder Mystery Roleplaying, Reverse Charades, Spontuneous, etc.! These are great ideas for children as well as adults.

Gym Membership/Gift Certificate

Helping out with someone’s gym membership could possibly come off as rude, however any performer would be sure to appreciate it as they try to stay looking as good as they did in their most recent head shots! Actors and models especially want to stay looking fit so even work out gear or a new set of headphones for working out would definitely come in handy!

We hope these ideas help! Happy Holidays and we’ll be back to regular posting in the new year!

Max Agency is a successful model and talent management agency in Canada representing men, women and children. Max Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events.

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