If you know a dancer in your life, you’ll know that dancing is much more than a hobby, it’s a passion. But if you’re unfamiliar with the art, it can be difficult to know what to get a dancer as a gift.
While it may be tempting to get something adorned with a tutu or ballet shoes, there are tons of genres of dance out there – hip-hop, jazz, classical, and contemporary, all of which can be celebrated. There’s also a ton of practical gear that a dancer will really appreciate too.
So no matter what type of dancing they’re into, whether they’re just starting out or are a professional, a child, or an adult, we’ve found the best gifts across a range of departments that will have the dancer in your life dancing with joy.
Beauty & Health
Dancing is a very physically intense activity – it requires strength, agility, suppleness, and a high level of fitness, all of which take a lot of dedication! A perfect gift for the dancer in your life would be treating them to gifts that pamper and relax their aching muscles.
To help you out, we’ve handpicked the best health and beauty gifts to help dancers soothe and recover after rehearsals. A dancer will be really grateful for a pampering session!
Gemice Travel Bottles
Dancers can make their favorite shampoos, lotions, and skincare products travel-size with this Gemice Travel Bottle set. These bottles hold only three ounces so they are TSA-approved for carryons. A wide mouth makes them easy to fill and clean and the three-layer leak-proof design prevents them from spilling in a bag. A dancer can pack essentials for competitions worry-free with these Gemice travel bottles.
Lulusilk Silk Sleep Mask
They may live to dance, but long practice hours and travel can cut into a dancer’s sleep. This Lulusilk Silk Sleep Mask can help a dancer get some necessary shut-eye at any time of the day. This mask is made from 100% Mulberry silk threads and filling. The hypoallergenic material is soft on the skin, and the elastic headband creates a comfortable fit for a good night’s sleep.
UpNature Rescue Roll On Essential Oil Set
Essential oils and aromatherapy can be a great way for a dancer to unwind at the end of the day. This UpNature Rescue Roll On Essential Oil Set comes with four different roll-on oil scents including, Renew, Soothe, Calm, and Breathe. These natural, therapeutic-grade essential oils can help to relieve tired muscles, alert the mind, or simply soothe the soul.
Rightmell Foot Spa Bath Massager
A day of dancing can lead to aching muscles and tired feet. This Rightmell Foot Spa Bath Massager can relieve sore feet and help a dancer continue to do what they love. This multi-functional foot spa is equipped with rollers, a water heating element, and massaging action. A dancer’s feet can feel like new after a luxury foot soak and massage.
TheraFlow Foot Massager
This TheraFlow Foot Massager has five rows of rollers and two different types of acupressure nubs. The curved design makes it comfortable to use and the rubber strips on the bottom keep it in place. This wooden foot massager promotes healthy blood circulation while your feet relax. It also comes with a reflexology chart to get the most effective use out of this practical gift.
Life Is Calm Epsom Salt
Help a busy dancer rest and relax with this Life Is Calm Epsom Salt set. Each of the six bags of Epsom salts holds 11 ounces and comes in a different scent. Add a handful to a favorite shower gel, a cup to foot soak, or try it out in a bath or jacuzzi. These sweet fragrances of lavender, eucalyptus, spearmint, green tea, and more will relax the body and mind.
NormaTec Pulse 2.0 Leg Recovery System
A dancer can enjoy a therapeutic massage at home by using this NormaTec Pulse 2.0 Leg Recovery System. This high-tech massager is useful for elite athletes and serious students to boost circulation and reduce muscle soreness. Toggle between the seven settings to find the perfect amount of pressure. This device works quietly and has an internal battery to use it whenever and wherever you need a leg massage.
Apexup Adjustable Ankle Weights
Dancers can amp up their exercise sessions with these Apexup Adjustable Ankle Weights. These weights can increase ankle strength and stability. You can add the weight modules in five increments to reach up to 3.5 pounds per ankle. You can use these versatile weights to strengthen arm muscles, as well. A dancer will appreciate being able to better their practice with these ankle weights.
Youth To The People The Youth System
The Youth System skincare set by Youth To The People can help dancers look and feel their best. The creams, serums, exfoliators, and cleansers target specific areas such as the eyes, face, and hyperpigmentation spots to leave you with clear, fresh skin. In as few as 30 days, these six facial products can create a positive difference for all skin types.
321 Strong 5 in 1 Foam Roller Set
Dancers spend a lot of time pushing their muscles to the limit. This 321 Strong 5-in-1 Massage and Recovery Kit comes can help a dancer to relax their muscles after a strenuous practice. The kit comes with a double lacrosse ball, a spiky deep-tissue massage ball, an elastic stretch strap, a massage stick, and a triple-zone massage roller with inner storage space.
Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry & Watches
Clothing, shoes, jewelry, and watches can make excellent gifts for dancers. Young children or those just getting into dancing will appreciate jewelry and sweatshirts that show off their new-found passion. While adults and professionals will appreciate practical gifts to help them train.
However they like to express their love for the art, we’ve found the best clothing and accessory gifts that the dancer in your life will be so excited to debut.
JoycuFF Dance Bangle
The JoycuFF Dance Bangle is a sleek piece of jewelry for a friend who loves to dance. The stainless steel bracelet is engraved with a verse that reads, “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” The verse reference plus two cross designs are printed on the inside. This bracelet is flexible so a friend can adjust it for the perfect fit.
LakeHouse Dance Sweatshirt Hoodie
The LakeHouse Dance Sweatshirt Hoodie can keep a dancer warm on cold days. The phrase, “Eat, sleep, dance, repeat,” is emblazoned across the front of this comfy sweatshirt. It comes in a variety of colors, and you can choose a design with a hood or without one. This adorable sweatshirt is perfect for throwing over a leotard after a dance practice.
Gemschest Sterling Silver Ballerina Necklace
A budding ballerina can wear this Gemschest Sterling Silver Ballerina Necklace to her next dance competition. Its dance shoe pendant sparkles with cubic zircon and dangles from a sterling silver rope chain. The materials are nickel-free, lead-free, and easy on sensitive skin. The necklace comes in a black jewelry gift box and is ready to present to a tiny dancer.
Loritta Knit Leg Warmers
Stay comfy and warm while making a fashion statement with this set of Loritta Knit Leg Warmers. These acrylic, cable-knit leg warmers have thick boot cuffs to keep the cold out and stretch to fit. They come in four different colors including charcoal gray, two lighter shades of gray, and cranberry. A pair of leg warmers can be a perfect addition to a dancer’s ensemble.
UGG Women’s Tazz Slipper
When a day of dancing is over, it’s time to slip out of the stiff pointe shoes and into something comfortable. These UGG Tazz Slippers have a suede leather exterior and a soft wool inner lining for blissful comfort. The thick EVA outer sole makes these perfect for indoor or outdoor wear. These UGGs can be the perfect shoewear for a dancer on their day off.
Whether they have long hair or short, these Huachi Headbands can keep every hair in place while a dancer practices or performs. The criss-cross boho design can stretch up to 12 inches to fit different head sizes without feeling too tight. Each of the eight headbands comes in a different color, from neutrals to mustard yellow and pale pink. These cute and comfy hair accessories will match any outfit.
Capezio Women’s Classic Leotard
A Capezio Women’s Classic Leotard is ideal for dance practices, rehearsals, and performances. Its cotton-spandex blend is breathable and stretches comfortably with a dancer’s movements. The leotard’s scoop neckline, shelf bra-lining, ballet leg line, and bright colors are flattering for different body types. A dancer will feel comfortable and ready to dance when she puts on this classic Capzio short-sleeve leotard.
Polar Ignite 3
The Polar Ignite 3 watch is an invaluable tool for a dancer. It can guide them through their exercises, give updates on their calorie intake and heart health, and ensure that they are never late to practice. The watch is compatible with a variety of fitness apps, has a high-resolution touchscreen, and can last up to five days on one charge.
Pros and amateurs alike will love to learn more about dancing. Educational gifts are super practical, whilst being thoughtful. They could also help a dancer improve, be inspired, or look to create a dance of their own.
We’ve rounded up the top educational gifts that a dancer is going to love learning from. Plus books on dancing could make stunning coffee table statements in their home.
The Art of Movement By Ken Browar
The Art of Movement by Ken Browar compiles stunning photos of over 70 dancers in some of the greatest dance theaters across the U.S. Next to each photo are inspiring words from choreographers, artistic directors, and the dancers themselves. This delightful hardback copy makes a great conversation piece and can encourage a new generation of dancers to take the stage.
Though electronics might not be the first thing you think of when buying for the dancer in your life, tech is constantly being invented and developed to make our lives easier. It’s been made to improve the lives of athletes, musicians, and performers, so why not dancers?
To help you out, we’ve handpicked the best gadgets there are out there that will make a dancer’s life much easier and more enjoyable.
Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth Portable Speaker
A dancer can practice a routine wherever inspiration strikes with this Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth Portable Speaker. The compact speaker connects wirelessly through Bluetooth and detects environmental sounds for optimal audio quality. It won’t let you down in adverse weather since it is designed with waterproof parts. This Bose Portable Speaker can bring backup music anywhere you choose to dance.
Home, Garden, & Tools
Though a dancer might spend a lot of their time at dance practice or the studio, the home is the place where they can rest and recharge. Or perhaps even practice more in the comfort of their own privacy.
No matter how they spend their free time, there are tons of gifts for the home that a dancer will appreciate. We’ve hand-selected a range of practical gifts like stretch bands, to gifts that show the world their passion like artwork, and gifts that will help them switch off after a long day of rehearsals like candles. The dancer in your life will look forward to coming home with these gift recommendations.
Baleine Gym Bag
The Baleine Gym Bag is the perfect size for dance lessons, a visit to the gym, or an overnight stay. This light blue duffle bag is easy to throw over a shoulder or can be attached to a luggage handle. It is waterproof, so your items stay protected whether you dance indoors or outdoors. This handy bag has a separate compartment to pack shoes, swimsuits, or wet towels.
Pentalog The Main Dancer Stretch Band
The Pentalog Main Dancer Stretch Band can help a dancer work on their skills at home. This stretch band can attach to a door with a safe anchor. It allows a dancer to practice leg stretches to increase flexibility. The elastic band is comfortable on the skin, and the soft attachment system won’t scratch up a door. This stretch band is a compact training tool for serious dancers.
Kikkerland Ballerina Jewelry Stand
At the end of a long day, a dancer can hang up her jewelry on this stylish Kikkerland Ballerina Jewelry Stand. This steel stand is in the form of a ballerina. The arms of the dancer can hold earrings, bracelets, and necklaces to prevent them from becoming entangled. The dish base is perfect for rings, coins, and other small items.
Gelid Behind Every Dancer Who Believes in Themselves
Show your appreciation to a dancing coach with this Gelid teacher stemless wine glass. This glass includes a quote that thanks a teacher for all of their encouragement and support. The wine glass holds 15 ounces of a favorite drink and is printed with high-quality ceramic inks. A dance teacher will be thrilled to receive this thoughtful gift from a favorite student.
50 Strong Dance & Gymnastics Water Bottle
Dancers of any age can enjoy drinking out of this colorful 50 Strong Dance & Gymnastics Water Bottle. This BPA-free clear tumbler comes with a motivational quote that reads, “Eat, sleep, dance, repeat.” The flip-top lid is leak-proof and designed to keep ice inside the bottle. A tote strap makes this bottle easy to carry so a dancer can stay hydrated wherever they go.
SkenoArt Abstract Dancer Paintings
These SkenoArt Abstract Dancer Paintings can add a touch of color to a dancer’s wall. The set of three canvas, high-resolution prints are waterproof and resistant so you can place them in any room in the house. They come gallery wrapped with hooks, accessories, and a miniature leveler to easily hang them in the perfect spot. These abstract portraits can inspire a dancer to keep up the good work.
Capri Blue Scented Candle
While a dancer may put in lots of hours to improve their skills, they also need time to relax and unwind. The sweet scents of tropical fruit and sugared citrus can add a fragrant ambiance to the room, whether a dancer is practicing or taking time for themself. This Capri Blue Scented Candle comes in a sleek, minimalistic glass container and has up to 85 hours of burn time.
Amazon Gift Card
If you are not sure what the dancer in your life needs, an Amazon gift card will allow them to find just the right gift. This gift card comes in a cute polka-dot cardboard holder and can be used online or in the Amazon app. In many cases, the user can receive additional Amazon benefits, such as one-day free shipping. Amazon gift cards have no expiration date, so a dancer can use this card whenever they want.
Booty Kicker Home Exercise Barre
A ballerina can practice dance steps at home with this Booty Kicker Home Exercise Barre. This sturdy stand-alone handrail provides a stable base for dancers to warm up their muscles and practice different positions. It even comes with an iPad holder so dancers can watch tutorials as they practice. The barre’s hinge system and space-saving design allow it to fold up when not in use.
Simple Modern Water Bottle
When expending energy dancing, hydration is key. This Simple Modern Water Bottle is a perfect gift for a dancer who is always on the go. Its double-wall insulation can keep a drink ice cold for several hours. The durable stainless steel exterior and leakproof design make this bottle easy to throw in a bag and head to the next practice session.
A dancer is likely to be showered with ballet-themed gifts on every special occasion. However, there are so many more types of dancing and gifts out there that someone passionate about dancing will appreciate.
No matter their gender, age, or skill level, we’ve found fun, practical, thoughtful presents across a range of departments and budgets that a dancer will truly be grateful for. No matter what the occasion is, check out our top gift recommendations for treating the dancer in your life.