It's not just for the holidays, this gifting thing :), and the nice thing about theater-themed gifts is that they are generally suited for any gift-giving time.
I know what you're thinking, but I pinkie swear that this is not an elf-serving gift grab. It just occurred to me that my own love of all things theater might be helpful for those of you attempting to choose gifts for other theater-lovers. Many gifts that I think would greatly please a theater-lover are easy to order, easy to wrap and sure to earn you a place in someone's heart. If you're having trouble finding just the right present, here are some things you might consider (and even if your giftee is only a fan of a particular show, you can find targeted treasures by show as well!):
(BCEFA store is closed from 12/21-1/2, so these won't work for Christmas, but some are available from Playbillstore.com)
Personally, I've received, and given, many of the above and been very happy with the results on both sides. There are some that are more difficult to give than others if you're not completely certain of your giftee's personal taste (memberships, donations), but if you can ask a few pertinent, discrete questions, you may be able to narrow down your options. Here's hoping you get standing ovations from anyone lucky enough to receive a gift from you!!