Happy Tuesday and happy holidays! I cannot believe it’s already December. 2019 is basically here. How?!

I’ve gotten emails from actors stressing about giving gifts to their industry community. Specifically:
WHO the heck do I give a gift do?
WHAT am I supposed to get them?!
HOW MUCH am I supposed to spend??

To help clarify the answers to these questions for everyone, I break down some examples of who you should be showing a little love and what to do if money gets a little tight.

The holiday season is here! Time to get gifts for… who exactly?!? Your agent? Manager? Casting?!? Learn who to send your industry holiday gifts to and what to do if your budget is a little tight with these #GuruTips from @ActResourceGuru @Ajarae! #ActorsLife #HolidaySeason #ShareClick to Tweet This Episode of #GuruTips!

Remember – It’s the thought that counts. Even a card makes a difference (specifically – PHYSICAL cards!) Plus – your reps know if you book jobs or not, so they don’t expect you to spend a whole lot of money on gifts if you don’t have excess cash to spend.

I hope these help clear up these questions for you. Now are you a member of ARG yet? Why not? You can join Acting Resource Guru for FREE! Get access to the latest acting school, acting coach, and workshop studio reviews for LA, NY, and online, plus get the scoop on some of my favorite resources. Join your fellow community of actors, and let’s take back the power we have in this industry. Get more info and sign up for free at ActingResourceGuru.com/join!


Ajarae Coleman | Workshop Guru

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Ajarae Coleman is a working actress living in Los Angeles. You can see her on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on Netflix, and more. Ajarae founded Acting Resource Guru (ARG) in 2012 to give actors practical steps to book more work and take ownership of their careers. In 2020, Ajarae launched The Table, an exclusive online membership for actors who crave an artistic life that goes beyond just booking gigs. They are ready to make a greater impact, which looks like building communities of collaborators, creating their own opportunities, and developing residual income streams. Ajarae believes that actors play a huge role in bringing forth a reality where every being on the planet is safe and valued, and The Table empowers actors to claim their seat. Join the Interest List at ClaimASeat.com to be notified when the doors open for new members.


  1. Thank you for this i always struggle with gifts! This year I sent candles from Strange Gent Candles. Their scents are designed to evoke particular memories of places, a sense of nostalgia (Library is my favorite). It was great because candles are simple and not overly personal, but the intention behind this particular brand communicated my depth and artistry at the same time.


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