Editorial: TicketNews’ picks for last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts Editorial: TicketNews’ picks for last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts
It’s been coming for weeks and the signs have been everywhere – commercials on TV, appropriately themed baked goods, shelves lined with more cards... Editorial: TicketNews’ picks for last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts

It’s been coming for weeks and the signs have been everywhere – commercials on TV, appropriately themed baked goods, shelves lined with more cards than anyone could ever possibly read, and of course, heart shaped objects as far as the eye can see.

After weeks of anticipation, Valentine’s Day has finally arrived.

Today, millions of people will show friends and family members how much they care by exchanging chocolates, flowers, and gifts. Valentine’s Day is also a litmus test for couples across the globe as romantic gestures that have been carefully planned for weeks are finally executed.

So what happens if you forgot all about St. Valentine and didn’t buy any gifts?

The reason why you forgot today was Valentine’s Day doesn’t matter. Whether you were too busy rehashing that play from Super Bowl XLVI when Wes Welker dropped the ball or you couldn’t move past Ryan Gosling’s Oscar snub, the fact still remains that you need a gift, and you need it fast.

However, there’s no reason to panic because over here at TicketNews, we’ve got you covered. We know the answer to your lack of gift problem – it’s tickets!

Tickets are the perfect gift for a number of reasons. First, they’re convenient to purchase, which at this late stage is incredibly important. Tickets are sold online for almost every live event you’d ever want to see, meaning you’ll never have to leave the comfort of your computer chair.

Second, tickets provide you with a chance to show significant others, friends, and family members that you really do listen to them and do know their tastes and preferences. With hundreds of options to choose from, you can pick the one event you know they will love.

Finally, tickets are a great gift because when you get tickets for someone to attend an event with you, you are really giving them the gift of being able to spend time together and create new memories.

As part of TicketNews’ gift to you, our readers, on this special day, we’ve gone a step further to give you our top gift picks for Valentine’s Day 2012.

For your girlfriend or wife

For a gift that’s guaranteed to make your girlfriend or wife swoon, buy her a pair of tickets to see country crossover band Lady Antebellum. The Nashville trio recently followed up its smash sophomore album, “Need You Now,” with a third record “Own the Night,” the latter of which took home a Grammy Award this past Sunday, February 12, 2012, for Best Country Album. Lady Antebellum is following up its Grammy win with a 40 date tour across the United States. Your girlfriend or wife will savor the chance to hear the heart wrenching single “Need You Now” live, and we bet you’ll even find yourself tapping along to the beat many of the band’s songs, especially one of Lady Antebellum’s first singles, the upbeat “Lookin’ for a Good Time.”

For your boyfriend or husband

If your boyfriend or husband likes rock music, then this Valentine’s Day, don’t miss the chance to bring him to see one of his favorite rock legends live in concert. 2012 is already proving to be a huge touring year for a number of favorite artists, so there are plenty of acts to choose from.

Topping our list of best tickets to purchase for your guy this year is Bruce Springsteen. At the end of January 2012, the Boss announced the first U.S. leg of his 2012 tour, the U.S. Wrecking Ball Tour, as he hits the road with the E Street Band to support his album of the same name. “Wrecking Ball,” Springsteen’s first album in three years, will hit stores on March 6, 2012, just two weeks before the tour kicks off in Atlanta, GA, on March, 18, 2012. Both you and your guy will love the fresh mix of Bruce’s new songs with classics such as “Born in the USA” and “Born to Run.”

All the single ladies — buying for a single girlfriend

So maybe you’re single this Valentine’s Day. Believe me, you’re definitely not alone, and the chances are you’ve got a least one friend who also happens to be single. There’s no reason you should feel obligated to stay in tonight to watch The Notebooktogether, cry, and wish Ryan Gosling was your boyfriend. This year, trade in the sappy movie and treat yourself and a friend with tickets to see Miss Independent herself. That’s right, the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson is currently touring across North America. This is the perfect opportunity to watch Kelly belt out some of her best hits live, including “Since U Been Gone, ” “My Life Would Suck Without You,” and “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger).”

The gift of bromance — buying for your bros

The period of time immediately following the Super Bowl is typically a dark one for sports fanatics. There’s a huge void where the hype of the big game used to be. If you and your friends are feeling the effects of what we shall call the “Post Super Bowl Slump,” then Valentine’s Day provides you with the perfect opportunity to bring some much needed excitement back into your lives by buying a set of NBA basketball tickets for you and your buddies.

As a sport, basketball often is overlooked because it has to compete with football and baseball. This year, however, after months of drama surrounding the threat of a lockout followed by an actual lockout, NBA basketball is making a strong comeback. Whether you pick up tickets to see “Linsanity” rock the newly renovated Madison Square Garden or check out the Miami Heat for a chance to watch LeBron James play in person, chances are you won’t be disappointed.

We are family — buying a gift everyone will enjoy

So what if this Valentine’s Day you want to buy a gift that you can share with your entire family, from your youngest nephew to your grandmother? Don’t worry; we’ve planned for this situation as well. In a case you’re purchasing a Valentine’s Day gift for people of varying ages and tastes, there’s one surefire event that can bridge the gap and bring everyone together – a Disney classic brought to life on stage.

When you buy your family tickets to the see the musical adaptation of “The Lion King,” whether the show is on Broadway or is appearing in your local theater, this is a chance to bring your family together to experience the familiar story in a brand new way. Young and old alike will watch in awe as actors bring to life some of Disney’s most beloved animal characters. The whole family is sure to feel the emotional power of voices belting out favorite musical numbers such as “The Circle of Life” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”

Now that you’ve got the gift covered, you’re ready to go out and wow all your loved ones this Valentine’s Day. From all of us here at TicketNews, have a Happy Valentine’s Day!