Voiceover artists are some of the most talented people in the entertainment industry. They can bring characters to life with their voices, and make your favorite TV shows and movies more enjoyable. If you have a voiceover artist in your life, then you know how special they are. They deserve the best gifts, and we have some ideas for you! In this blog post, we will discuss some fun and practical gifts that will make your voiceover artist happy!
Coaching and classes: Most voiceover artists are always trying to improve their craft. A great gift for them would be coaching or classes from a respected voiceover coach. This way, they can learn new techniques and tips to help them in their career.
Recording equipment: Another great gift for voiceover artists is recording equipment. This can be anything from a high-end microphone to a portable recording booth. This way, they can record their audition tapes and demos from the comfort of their own home or while traveling. (Note: some equipment, like microphones, are highly specific to a person's voice and needs. In this case, be sure to only choose gear they've requested.)
Voiceover-inspired gifts: If you really want to make your voiceover artist happy, then get them a gift that is inspired by their passion. This could be anything from a book on the history of voice acting to a mug with a picture of their favorite character to an "ON AIR" sign for outside their booth. They will appreciate the thoughtfulness!
Programs and applications: Any voiceover artist worth their salt will have a computer and phone loaded with the latest programs and apps. But there are always new ones being released. A great gift for your voiceover artist would be a subscription to a program or app that they don’t already have. This way, they can stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends. Some popular programs and subscriptions are the Adobe suite, SourceConnect, and Izotope RX9.
Gift certificate to a local bookstore: A lot of voiceover artists are also voracious readers. They love to learn about new subjects, and a gift certificate to a local bookstore is the perfect present. This way, they can buy whatever book catches their fancy.
A new voiceover demo: One of the best gifts you can give a voiceover artist is a new demo. This is a recording of their work that they can use to show off their range and skills to potential clients. If you have the means, you can hire a professional voiceover coach to help your voiceover artist create a demo. Otherwise, you can record it yourself with some basic equipment.
Tickets to a voiceover conference or event: Another great gift for voiceover artists is tickets to a voiceover conference or event. This way, they can learn from their peers and network with other professionals in the industry. Some popular events are VoiceActing Expo, OneVoice conference, Voiceover Atlanta, World-Voices Organization, and Edge Studio Industry Summit.
Marketing subscriptions or classes: Most voiceover artists are always looking for new ways to market themselves. A great gift for them would be a subscription to a CRM, marketing service or classes on how to market themselves better. This way, they can learn new techniques and tips to help them in their career.
Self-care: Voice acting can be demanding on the body, as voice actors use their bodies in ways most people don’t. As a result, voice actors need to take care of themselves both mentally and physically. A great gift for your voiceover artist would be something to help them relax and take care of themselves. This could be anything from a massage to a day at a spa. It will help them relax and recharge so they can give their best performance.
Do you have any other ideas for gifts for voiceover artists? Share them in the comments below! And happy holidays!