If you have no idea what to give people this Christmas, how about offering them tickets? That’s right, tickets! But what kind of tickets? Well, there are all sorts of different ones; there is something to suit everyone on your gift list.

For sports enthusiasts

Many adults and children are sports lovers. Hockey, baseball, tennis, boxing, figure skating — there are as many possibilities as there are exciting sports. You’re sure to find tickets to suit your favourite sports fan.

Ideas: For basketball fans, the NBL Halifax Hurricanes or Cape Breton Highlanders game would be the right ticket. The U Sports Men’s Final 8 Basketball tournament will also be held at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax from March 8 to 11, 2018. For hockey fans, how about a Halifax Mooseheads or Cape Breton Screaming Eagles home game?

For music fans

There’s nothing like a great concert to make a music fan happy. You probably already know the groups or favourite artists of your loved ones, so all you have to do is find a show that will be put on in your area and buy some tickets before they all disappear.

Ideas: Here are just a few headliners you may want to check out: Tom Cochrane is coming to Casino Nova Scotia on Dec. 31, 2017. Matt Mays and July Talk will be at the Scotiabank Centre Jan. 20, 2018. For country fans, Gord Bamford will be at Casino Nova Scotia Feb. 10, 2018. Also, did you know that tickets are already on sale for the Stan Rogers Music Festival in Canso, July 27 to 29, 2018?

For generous hearts

For all those who like to help people, tickets to a benefit concert or charity gala could be the perfect gift during the Christmas season.

Ideas: A donation to a local organization, such as Feed Nova Scotia or the SPCA, can mean a merrier holiday for many.

For art lovers

A trip to the theatre to enjoy a comedy or a drama, a classical or modern ballet, a grand opera, a symphony concert — there’s definitely something for everyone!

Ideas: Consider Symphony Nova Scotia offers concert series tickets, like rock tributes or Broadway hits. Looking for theatre? Centre 200 will host Beauty and the Beast on Feb. 4.

For those with Lady Luck on their side

Why not a lottery ticket? It’s always fun and who knows, you may be offering someone a gift of enormous value. There are all kinds of tickets from scratch to bigger lotteries. You can even pick up a Christmas bundle.

Ideas: You can support local lotteries as well with IOUs for tickets to the QEII Home Lottery or Cape Breton’s YMCA’s YLotto.