Have a ventriloquist on your gift list? If so, here are a couple of perfect gifts for ventriloquists this holiday season!
While some feel a puppet would be an ideal gift, it isn’t the best idea.
Because a ventriloquist creates a character for their performance. The puppet you buy may not “speak” to them, or allow them to speak for it.
That is why you see so many used puppets for sale.
So what are the best gifts for ventriloquists?
A registration for the Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion is top of the list!
The conVENTion is for all ages and levels of ventriloquists. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned professional. The conVENTion inspires and educates ventriloquists from around the world.
Your ventriloquist will get to spend four days surrounded by people just like them! They will feel at home and become part of the family. The community will welcome them with open arms and you will see the excitement as they delve into a world they love.
You can find out more information and register at: http://vhconvention.com
Second on the list is the eBook – 30 Scripts In 30 Days.
Why? Because your ventriloquist needs material to use in their act. Puppets aren’t funny on their own, they need funny scripts.
The scripts in this book are by a professional ventriloquist. (Me.)
I’m not just saying to buy this because it is mine. I’ve seen a lot of bad script material sold to the vent community. That is why I took the time to write this.
And I have watched people using these scripts to get great laughs.
Click the image below to find out more about this book!
Third – Membership in the International Ventriloquist Society.
As a member, your ventriloquist will have access to a ton of material, videos and articles on the art of ventriloquism. They will be part of an international community that includes Jeff Dunham, Terry Fator and many more.
Fourth – If you still want to get them a puppet, consider a gift certificate with a puppet maker. This way they can pick out a puppet that is perfect for them.
You can find a list of puppet and figure makers on the Maher Ventriloquism Resources page.
Finally, awhile back we created a complete listing of gift ideas for ventriloquists. I encourage you to check it out.
Maher Studios wishes you and yours a happy and safe holiday season!