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Unique Holiday Gifts for Everyone On Your List

2020 has been a challenging year for sure, but theater people have creativity, resourcefulness, and persistence on our side.  Our MusicalWriters.com community is made up of thousands of writers from all over the world, and many of you didn’t let a pandemic get you down. Instead, you took the time to develop not only your musical, but other hobbies and gifts as well.

So welcome to the MusicalWriters 2020 Holiday Gift Guide, with a special section filled with products and services created by YOU—our MusicalWriters community. Show your love for theatermakers everywhere by supporting their creative endeavors as you holiday shop this year!

Then scroll on to the bottom for some of my 2020 gifting faves! 

xoxo
Holly Jolly ?

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Check out these items from our MusicalWriters community!

Arts & Crafts

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American Artistry in Wood

We make clocks, furniture, jewelry boxes, music boxes, antique restoration, custom furniture, woodworking classes.
https://www.custommade.com/by/edwardjorgensen/

MusicalWriters Festival speakers Macy Schmidt Drew Gasparini
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Biello Martin Studio

Michael Biello is a ceramic sculptor / theatre artist whose work has been exhibited internationally. Biello’s diverse body of visual work ranges from operatic neo-classic chandeliers to theatrical buddhas.
https://biellomartin.com/art/

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Hand-Painted Musical Doormats

Custom musical-inspired doormats! Disney, Star Wars, and other designs available. Each doormat is made from natural coir material.
www.etsy.com/shop/TheThemeParkettes

Books & Magazines

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The Fools’ Guild Mysteries

Eight medieval mysteries in the Fools’ Guild series starting with Thirteenth Night (using characters from a play some of you may know) plus a werewolf book for those of you who like werewolves. (By Kleban Award winner Alan Gordon).
http://www.alan-gordon.com/books/

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Julia: Mistress of Longwood

Go back in time and discover how a privileged, naive girl born into an aristocratic slave-holding family evolves into a woman of courage, determination, and resilience while overcoming unspeakable trials and prejudices. Based on actual historical events told through fictional diary entries from 1834-1897.
Find on Amazon

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Pale Fire Press

Pale Fire Press aims to preserve what is best in literature while brazenly breaking any rule that stands in the way of vibrant, lucid storytelling.
http://palefirepress.com/
(Use coupon code: FRIEND to receive 20% off!)

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The True Colors of Weedle

The True Colors of Weedle is a modern fable about a boy born without any color. As such, he is bullied because everyone else around him has lots of colors. Our story confronts bullying in a fun-filled way, without shying away from the issue at hand. By June Rachelson-Ospa.
Find on Amazon

Services

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Accompaniment Tracks - Rush Hour Ribnick

Whether you need a piano instrumental for an audition or a full band track for a performance, I’ve got you covered!  I take sheet music create a custom track to meet your specific needs (I can accomodate cut sections, tempo changes, adding multiple instruments, etc.). In the case that sheet music is unavailable I am also able create a track from your simple demo.
https://amr450.wixsite.com/rush-hour-ribnick

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BizArtistry

Know Someone Whose Day Job Trashes Creativity? Gift them an introductory one-on-one Zoom session with creative business executive Curtis Edwin Powell. Curtis can help the trapped artist diagnose issues with job expectations, time-management and creative aspirations. For musical writers who hold down challenging day jobs (from administrative to CEOs in business, higher education or non-profits). Chris is offering a 1-hour Zoom consult for $100 (offer expires January 15, 2021.) Contact Curtis at [email protected].
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ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com

ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com is a subscription website that connects voice teachers, students and musical theatre professionals with today’s best contemporary writers and songs. We represent over 180 writers and 600 largely unpublished songs, curated by industry professionals, searchable by voice and song type and the sheet music is available for purchase directly on our site. An annual subscription ($49.95) makes a great gift for the musical theatre lover in your life.
To purchase, email us at [email protected].

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The SAVI Singing Actor

Workshops, books, cards and digital downloads for peak performance on the musical stage! Our signature product, SAVI Cards, were designed to build technical skill and foster creativity for singing actors in the practice room, the classroom and the rehearsal room.
store.savisingingactor.com
Use the discount code: MUSWRITERS to get 20% off the price of your order!

 

A few of my favorite things to gift and to get!

Holly’s Faves

Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

For those long hours writing and working, keep your favorite coffee or tea warm and cozy!
Find on Amazon

Harney & Sons Green Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea

The most dreamy green tea! Flavored with warm cinnamon and orange peel, in single-use sachets.
Find on Amazon

Kitchenaid Coffee Grinder

(this is the hub’s favorite!)
The KitchenAid Blade Coffee Grinder makes quick and simple work of grinding beans for up to 12 cups of coffee.
Find on Amazon

2021 Day Designer Planner

The Day Designer® 2021 daily planner helps the busy professional, parent or student tackle their days with intention and get more organized.
Get the Planner

Wireless Phone Charging Stand

Watch movies, listen to music, make calls, Zoom or Facetime all while charging wirelessly in both vertical or horizontal orientations.
Find on Amazon

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Spend hours in front of a screen? Soothe and protect your eyes in style.
Find on Amazon

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Bala Bangles Wrist & Ankle Weights

Wearable weights with fashion in mind. (As seen on Shark Tank!)
Find on Amazon

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Feetures Athletic Socks

Zone-specific compression and an anatomical design create a unique fit you can feel, reducing the risk of blisters and other common sock issues.
Find on Amazon

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Polarized Sports Sunglasses

My hubs and I both have a pair of these. Perfect for driving and outdoor sports.
Find on Amazon

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

The sweetest new addition to your holiday playlist by my dear friend Amanda Jane Cooper.
Find on your favorite music app

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FabFitFun Subscription Box

Shipping seasonally with full-size, brand name beauty, fashion, and fun items, it’s the best subscriptions box I’ve found.
Get or Gift a box

Silicone Straws Set

12 silicon, BPA-free straws in colors the whole crew will enjoy.
Find on Amazon