If you have a dancer in your group of friends or family members, it’s safe to assume they’ll love receiving a dance-related gift this holiday season. Here are our 15 best gifts for dancers!
Leg warmers are a dancer’s best friend. They keep muscles warm on even the coldest rehearsal mornings, protecting them from strain and injury. No matter how many pairs they already own, your friend will be thrilled to get more. It’s something they use every single day.
This stirrup set of two with a beautiful weave design is made out of soft cotton. They also have an open-heel feature that allows them to be worn over your friend’s favorite pair of ballet or ballroom shoes. They’ll ensure the tendons and ligaments of their feet stay warm, as well.
2 Pairs Stirrup Leg Warmers Straight over the Knee Socks 21.65 Inch for Women (Black, Gray)
To stay warm and stylish throughout rehearsal.
A Regular Stretching Band
Stretching is a regular part of every dancer’s daily routine. Sometimes, additional tools are necessary to get into deeper poses and progress faster. This popular stretching band by PlumBand is strong and made of premium-grade, natural rubber for great resistance and thickness.
It’s just as amazing for stretching as it is for muscle strengthening and warming up before a big show. It makes the perfect gift for any dancer in your life.
The PlumBand Stretch Band for Dance and Ballet – Colors and Sizes for Kids & Adults – Improve Your Splits, Strength, and Flexibility with Stretching (Sky Blue, Regular)
There's nothing this band can't do.
A Looped Stretching Band
Another great stretching invention is the multi-looped, non-elastic strap. It’s meant to provide even more stability when someone enters a deeper stretch. This one from SANKUU features 12 loops and provides optimal resistance, while never losing its shape.
Made out of durable, long-lasting nylon, it helps increase the range of motion, improves flexibility, and also aids in physical therapy when specific exercises are introduced. If you have a dancer or gymnast in your life, they’ll absolutely adore finding this under the tree.
SANKUU Yoga Straps Stretching Strap with 12 Loops Workout Poster, Straps for Stretching Physical Therapy Equipment Long Stretch Out Bands for Exercise, Pilates and Gymnastics for Women Men
A Turning Board
If your friend is working on her pirouettes, she’ll be in need of a good, sturdy turning board like this one from TTolbi. It helps improve body awareness and alignment, while simultaneously strengthening the core and leg muscles, and building better balance.
It’s small and lightweight, making it easy to carry in a workout bag so your friend can practice whenever she feels like it.
TTolbi Turning Boards for Dancers : Ballet Turning Board and Figure Ice Skating Spinner | Dance Turning Board | Turn Board to Improve Balance and Pirouette | Dance Equipment | Portable Floor Spin Disc Accessories
Turn like a pro!
A Balance Board
Another great tool your dancer friend will love is this Vive Fit Balance Board. It’ll help him work on his core, and strengthen his entire body, as he improves his balance and focus. It’s a great gift for any fitness fanatic, but especially for dancers. It can help them perform better in their ballet shoes or dancing heels.
Made out of sturdy wood with a full 360-degree-rotation feature, it allows up to 15 degrees of tilt, making it perfect for strengthening the ankles, calves, and feet.
Vive Fit Balance Board - Wooden Self Balancing Wobble Platform - Wood Twist Trainer for Fit Abs, Arms, Legs, Core Tone, Surf, Skateboard, Gymnastics, Ballet, Exercise, Physical Therapy, and Kids
Strengthens that core quicker than you ever thought possible.
A Workout Bag
Dancers can’t live without a reliable workout bag with tons of compartments to hold everything they need for rehearsals and shows. This awesome PUMA Duffel Bag checks every box and makes packing everything effortless.
Any dancer in your life will be thrilled to receive it this holiday season, so make sure you put it on your shopping list.
PUMA Evercat Women's Candidate Duffel Bag
A workout bag that checks every box.
A good pair of dancing shoes is a must when they’re required onstage. Although rentals are a reality for many dancers, owning their own pair makes a huge difference. That’s why gifting someone a pair this year would be the perfect way to show them you care.
Below are a few of our recommendations:
- If your friend is a ballet dancer, get her a pair of these professional ballet pointe slippers from Wendy Wu. They have toe-pad protectors and come in all shoe sizes.
- If ballroom dancing is her specialty, get her these beautiful Ballroom Rhinestone Dance Shoes from TTdancewear. Her legs will sparkle, while remaining stable and flexible.
TTdancewear Women Rhinestone Ballroom Latin Salsa Performance Dance Shoes (7.5, Nude-2.5inch Heels)
She'll sparkle as she twirls.
When it comes to dancing tights, it’s hard to find a better option than Bloch. The company has been a pioneer in dancewear and accessories since 1932. Its collections are endless, so no matter what the dancer in your life needs, you’ll easily be able to find it.
These footed, contoured tights are one of Bloch’s most popular items. They’re extremely soft and comfortable, with a wide knit waistband that won’t cut into the skin. They’re perfect for rehearsals and performances.
Another amazing product from Bloch is its dancing socks. They’re necessary to warm-up and protect the feet from harsh surfaces. Additionally, some studios and theaters have multipurpose dance floors that are hard to glide and turn on when barefoot.
These amazing Blochsox have a patented technology that offers better stability during turns, increased support for jumps, and encourages perfection in lines. They’re the perfect gift for any ballet, contemporary, jazz, or ballroom dancer in your life.
Bloch Women's BlochSox Ballet Flat, Sand Knit, 3-5
For perfecting those pirouettes and jumps.
A Portable Makeup Bag
Makeup is a big part of a dancer’s life. Every time they step on stage, they transform into a different person. That’s why an awesome portable makeup bag, like this one from Kootek, will be greatly appreciated by any of your dancing friends. It’ll make applying makeup so much easier and more organized.
Designed with two layers, it has plenty of space for all kinds of products and accessories. The multiple specialty dividers and compartments will keep everything neat and handy.
Kootek 2-Layers Travel Makeup Bag, Portable Train Cosmetic Case Organizer with Mirror Shoulder Strap Adjustable Dividers for Cosmetics Makeup Brushes Toiletry Jewelry Digital Accessories
Keeps cosmetics organized and tidy.
Sore muscles and annoying little sprains and injuries are part of a dancer’s life. That’s why a trusty muscle rub, like the famous Tiger Balm, is a must-have for their workout bag. It’s the perfect aid for all pains and sore spots, so don’t forget to add a tub for yourself!
Tiger Balm Muscle Rub, 2 oz – Packaging May Vary
Strong like a tiger, but gentle on the skin.
Magic Bun Maker
Any dancer with long hair will tell you that creating the perfect hair bun isn’t exactly a pleasant experience. It involves a ton of pulling and pinning to get it right.
Still, it’s necessary when performing on stage, so make her hairstyling routine easier with this Hawwwy Three-Piece Bun Maker Set. They’re lightweight and super easy to use, so there’s no unnecessary pulling and pain.
The brand also offers plenty of video tutorials on how to use these to create a perfect dancer’s bun without any pins or clips. Genius!
Hawwwy Premium 3 Piece Hair Bun Maker, Easy Snap-and-Roll Bun Hair Tool - Magic Bun Tool, Donut Hair, Perfect Bun Makers Hair Pins French Twist Donuts for Updos Kids - 3 Pack Brown
Getting your hair in a bun has never been easier.
If the dancer in your life often performs, good-quality garment bags are a must for costumes. Plixio’s Black Garment Bags are made from high-quality materials that protect clothing and are easy to carry around without the fear of damaging them.
They shield clothes from pollutants and pests, and also feature a transparent window so you can see what’s inside. Your recipient will be able to immediately find the right costume for the right performance.
Plixio 40" Black Garment Bags Suit Bag for Travel & Clothing Storage of Dresses, Shirts, Fur Coats, Dance Costumes - Hanging Suit Cover for Men Women Closet Storage Garment Protector (10 Pack)
Keeps costumes safe.
A Foot Massager
Dancers always have really tired feet. If you get them a foot massager this year, they’ll jump for joy—tired feet or not. The TheraFlow Dual Massager is the perfect thing for sore, beat-up feet that need a proper massage every night.
It combines massage with reflexology to target all the sore spots and release the tension that can easily spread upward toward the calves and thighs. It’s also lightweight and portable, so your friend can easily carry it with them to rehearsals or when traveling.
TheraFlow Foot Massager for Plantar Fasciitis Relief, Relaxation Gifts for Women, Men - Foot Roller for Foot Pain, Neuropathy, Heel Spur Pain, Stress Relief, Reflexology Tool - Wooden (Large)
The perfect at-home spa for your feet.
Many dance rehearsals take place early in the morning before the heating has kicked on in the studio. While multiple layers of clothing and leg warmers are a given, dancers are usually barefoot or only wearing socks.
That’s where warm-up booties come in! They keep feet warm and protected while they go through a warm-up routine.
This amazing pair by Bloch can be worn both indoors and out, making the transition from street to studio easy and effortless. They’re breathable, lightweight, and also have a foamed footbed that makes them cushioned and comfortable. Dancers can wear them throughout class or rehearsal!
Dancing requires some serious accessories, and you’ll find 15 of the best gift ideas right here. Happy holiday shopping!