Do you know who is in charge of preparing lights and other technicalities for a stage? And what about scheduling or other things related to rehearsals? Do you also know who is the ”chosen” one when it comes to coordinating the work and everything the stage crew does?
Of course you do! You probably have a stage manager who is sharing all those stories in your friend or family circles. You can probably read between lines when they talk about work and sometimes consider them pretty demanding because of it. That might come as one of the reasons why you won’t feel good when you try to choose a present for them.
Well, don’t worry, that’s why we are here for you! We are going to make your choices easier with our new list – gifts for stage managers.
A Survival Guide for Stage Managers
It's always helpful when you get some useful information suitable for a real-life struggle you perhaps face during your work time. Sure, you need to learn how to fight and deal with difficulties on your own. Still, it's always great when someone has faced similar situations before and decided to share some useful tips as well as offer help with some particular problems you also might have.
This guide is specifically intended for helping stage managers, although you too are more than welcome to take a small peek inside of their world and read it yourself as well.
Colored Gaff Tape
How do you feel when you see someone gave you a present that will certainly be quite useful for your work? Sure, we all like getting thoughtful and decorative presents as well, but it's sometimes such a relief when you get something you intended to buy yourself because you simply need it.
Hmm, maybe this colored gaff tape for floors and stages might be just something your stage manager needs?
Being a stage manager can be quite stressful. Don't you think that a specific one who is getting a present could use something nice that will make him laugh and forget about worries from time to time? This mug is a perfect solution for that since his first coffee is always going to be something that will make him smile because of this hilarious and unique writing. And you know what they say - the morning shows how the rest of your day runs, right? Let it starts the best then!
Sometimes multitasking demands lots of activities stage managers may not be prepared for. Well, getting this amazing Herber Truss Multi-tool might definitely end up as a surprise at the beginning, but the more working experience he gains, the more he will be aware of how essential things like this are!
Chocolate Caramel and Crunch Gift Basket
Is it just way to say thank you to the stage manager who help a lot to the whole stage crew or you simply want to provide your friend who is a stage manager with year's supply of super-cool sweets? Either way, this lovely package full of chocolate delicacies is definitely going to be a great solution! The stage manager is very demanding and important roll in the production, so this is small gift, but it will be a big gesture of appreciation for them.
P.S.Try to restrain yourself from keeping this present from yourself! We couldn't...
Classic Project Planner
The most important characteristic of a good stage manager is to be organized. So they need some good and well-organized planner where they can write down all their ideas and things they have to do during the day. How about to give them as a gift this simple and classic one? Add some nice pen with it and you have the entire package for encouraging someone else's productivity at work.
Playbill Broadway Covers Puzzle
After all administrative duties related to a theater production, assisting during rehearsals and assisting the director during rehearsals now it's time for your stage manager to relax. This gift will provide relaxation and fun.
Emergency Sewing Kit
Stage manager needs to be a multitasker who comes up with quick solutions whenever there are problems on the stage. You know you can make it a little bit easier for him, right? All you need to do is provide him with the right set of tools that will help in crucial situations. Sewing or similar activities are just some of task that stage manager do, and he will certainly be calmer knowing there is another palette of new potential situations he will be able to deal with.
Belt Waist Bag with Cell Phone Holder
This cell phone holder is an extra useful gift since you can put all the essentials you need in it! Whether there is a credit card, pen, a small notebook filled with today's obligations, mobile phone... This high-quality waist bag is certainly something everyone that deals with lots of scheduling, coordinating work activities or multitasking needs. So, which stage manager did you have in mind for this gift?
Stage Manager T-Shirt
''If at first you don't succeed, try doing what your stage manager told you to do the first time'' is something this hilarious T-shirt says. It's a great solution whenever a stage manager simply has no more criticizing words to say – he can just show the writing and hope at least some of the people will start listening!
Ultra High Capacity Power Bank
What happens when a stage managers have so many things to do, but somehow forgot to charge their phone? The phone turns off, of course, leaving them nervous, angry and worried about everything that's waiting for them through the day. Don't let that happen to your stage manager and simply get this high-quality portable charger.
Phantom of The Opera Mask Pendant Necklace
The stage is a pure passion, from whichever side you come and whichever way you choose to participate while creating a show on it. Of course it's tiring and of course everyone can get sick of it sometimes. On the other hand, it's always nice to get from whole crew a lovely gift that might remind the stage manager of the time spent with the director, actors, designers, and stage crew.
This set of 12 personalized pencils can be such a great gift of showing the stage manager you care! Choose a color and some thoughtful or funny note up to 46 characters that can remind a person that is getting this gift how much you care or simply cheer her up during hard times. So, what is it that you would like to share with a stage manager from your circles?
In the end, what is a better gift to give but a weekly & monthly planner for 2020.? New year, new resolutions, new challenges and things to do! It's still not too late to start with organizing your time and write down everything that needs or wants to be done. Every stage manager will strongly appreciate this – while we also recommend you to get yourself a matching one because these are really cool and useful!