It’s almost Christmas! Here are last minute gift ideas

It’s definitely come around quickly, but December is here! Christmas shopping is underway, and excitement is on the horizon. If you’re struggling for gift ideas, or looking for something a little out of the ordinary, we’ve got your back.

Giving gifts is never easy. After rummaging through the bottom of buckets full of socks, or relying on the ever-impersonal chocolates or nondescript drink, inspiration can often be hard to come by.

So we’ve trawled through our exiting events, ranging across music, theatre, family, comedy and sports, to pull together a list of dreams.

There’s also the gift card. Ticketmaster offers a whole range of options over on our dedicated Gift Card section.


The Summer Of World Athletics
For that sporty someone in your life, this summer sees the IAAF World Championships and the World ParaAthletics come to London. Over four magical weeks, the world’s top athletes will bring the roar back to the iconic stadium that saw Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Jonnie Peacock sprint to glory. Tickets are available here.

ICC Champions Trophy
The ICC Champions Trophy is back in 2017, with Edgbaston, Cardiff Wales Stadium and The Oval set to welcome the best eight One Day International sides in the world. Perfect for that cricket mad family member or friend. Tickets are available here.

Six Day London
Cycling has never been more exciting. With Jason and Laura Kenny proving a massive hit at Rio 2016, the sport is going from strength to strength. At Six Day London, the lights get turned down and the music turned up, as the world’s best track riders do battle across six nights of epic racing. Tickets are available here.

Family & Attractions

Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters play an all-star team, performing their special family-friendly brand of basketball. Expect tricks, routines and laughs. Tickets are available here.

Cirque Du Soleil: Varekai
The first ever UK tour of Cirque Du Soleil’s Verekai is the perfect gift for any spectacle lover. World renowned for their spine-tingling performance art, Cirque Du Soleil promise to transport ticket holders into an extraordinary world. Tickets are available here.

Jason Vale – Reclaim Your Health
Also known as The Juice Master, Jason Vale will be bringing his healthy lifestyle tips to London’s Eventim Apollo in early January. The best-selling author of 13 books on health, addiction and juicing, will be hosting one of his interactive seminars that blend tips with a healthy dose (see what we did there?) of entertainment. Tickets are available here.



John Bishop
Scouse funnyman John Bishop will be taking his huge Winging It tour across the UK in 2017. He’s even added loads more dates, so those insatiable comedy lovers are now easy to buy for. Tickets are available here.

Micky Flanagan
Hands down one of the most popular comedy tours announced recently, Micky Flanagan will please all fans of laughter with his An’ Another Fing tour next year. Expect hilarious tales of his Cockney upbringing. Tickets are available here.


The Girls
Written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, The Girls is the true story of the Yorkshire Calendar Girls – a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary. It arrives in the West End early next year, and is the perfect gift for on-the-pulse musical lovers. Tickets are available here.

Still Game
The classic TV comedy Still Game returns to the stage in Glasgow next year. Tickets are ideal for those with a love of TV, sitcoms, laughing or the stage. Tickets are available here.

Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical
The epic rock’n’roll theatrical fantasy Bat Out of Hell The Musical comes to London in June 2017. It’s a musical like non other, and an amazing gift for anybody with a love of all things rock. Tickets are available here.

School of Rock: The Musical
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical is based on the iconic, hit movie of the same name. It’s a rock extravaganza, appropriate for all the family. Tickets are available here.

Book Of Mormon
Perfect for that friend or family member with a darker sense of humour, Book of Mormon sees South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone team up with Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. It follows a pair of Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that’s a long way from Salt Lake City. Tickets are available here.


Download Festival
For those rockers in your life, how about a ticket to the iconic Download Festival? Having announced System Of A Down, Biffy Clyro and Aerosmith as headliners, plus many more across the three days, it’s already shaping up to be a brilliant weekend. Tickets are available here.

This house music festival merges partying with the fantastical, seeing a host of big DJs playing to the raving crowd. It’s as much of a spectacle for the eyes as it is for the ears, and great for anybody with a free spirit. Tickets are available here.

Olly Murs
With a broad range of fans, Olly Murs tickets could be the perfect gift for just about anyone. He’s announced a huge amount of dates throughout 2017, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find the perfect ticket. It’s all available here.

Ariana Grande
For that contemporary pop lover, Ariana Grande is bringing her live show to the UK in May 2017. It follows the release of Dangerous Woman, released earlier this year. Tickets are available here.

They are back with their brilliant third album, Night Driver, that will definitely attract a whole wealth of fans. These tickets are just as great for long-time followers as they are for new. Tickets are available here.

Tegan & Sara
Off the back of their exceptional new record, Love You To Death, Canadian indie-pop duo Tegan & Sara will be back in the UK in February. This one is for the lover of something a little more quirky. Tickets are available here.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO
Veteran British rock band ELO, fronted by Jeff Lynne, will be touring the UK in June. This could be the perfect ticket for family and friends, as they sing their lungs out to the likes of Mr Blue Sky and Evil Woman. Tickets are available here.

Having dropped out of Strictly Come Dancing early, Anastacia will be pleasing her fans with a UK tour in May 2017. The American singer-songwriter will be performing songs from her 16 year career. Tickets are available here.

BROS are back for a reunion tour, kicking off 28 years to the day since their final performance at Wembley Stadium. Tickets are great for somebody wishing to relive those days, or for anybody wondering what the fuss is all about. Tickets are available here.

Robbie Williams
What is there to say about Mr Williams? He’s back on top, and tickets are the perfect gift for your No.1. Tickets are available here.


There you have it. Some ideas to get you through the festival gift-buying period. Don’t forget our gift cards too, details of which can be found on