28 Best Gifts for Dancers

 With so many different styles and levels of dance, we have provided a variety of both fun and practical gifts for the dancing star in your life.     

Wearable Gifts for Dancers

Bloch Warm-Up Bootie

Bloch Women's Warm up Bootie Dance Shoe, Candy Pink, Medium

The Warm-Up Bootie is a perfect gift for your dancer.  They are designed to keep your dancer’s feet warm, and they fit right over ballet, pointe, lyrical, and jazz shoes so that the performer is ready as soon as it is time to dance. The nylon material is weather and rip-resistant, making it a great bootie to run into the dance studio or just wear in between classes.  Available in 8 colors and even different patterns, as well as children’s sizes, make these Bloch booties a perfect gift for your dancer.  

Pirouettes and Ponytails T-Shirt

Fifth Sun Girls' Little Girls' Dance Inspired Graphic T-Shirt Shirt, Black/Pink, Medium/7/8

The Pirouettes and Ponytails T-Shirt is an adorable t-shirt for any young dancer.  Available in multiple colors with different dance sayings, there is a large variety of t-shirts to choose from for the perfect gift.  Dancers would enjoy wearing these cute shirts to dance practice.

Teach Tiny Humans Shirt

I Teach Tiny Humans to Dance Funny Dance Teacher Gift T-Shirt

Teach Tiny Humans Shirt is a fun and cute gift for your favorite dance teacher.  Dance teachers work very hard teaching little boys and girls the love of dance.  Showing your appreciation is always appreciated and this t-shirt would make any teacher happy to wear to practice.  This t-shirt is available in 10 colors as well as both men and women fit, sizing from small to 3XXL.  

Eat. Sleep. Dance. T-Shirt

Ladies Hoodie Shirt Eat Sleep Dance Repeat Fuchsia Frost XS

This  Eat. Sleep. Dance. Shirt is a lightweight t-shirt for the dancer who lives at the dance studio and loves that life!  It is a nice top to throw on for the studio because it wouldn’t be too warm to wear after those action-packed practices.  This top is available in fuchsia, black, gray, and navy and can be purchased in sizes from XXS -XXL so there is sure to be a color and size that any dancer could wear.  

Love Dance Shorts

Love Dance Athletic Booty Shorts | Alexandria Collection | Kids Black/White

Love Dance Shorts are the perfect shorts to wear to dance class.  The Love Dance black and white shorts would pair perfectly with a black leotard for any little girl going to their practice.  These shorts can also be found in adult sizes for the older dancer.  

Gifts to Help Improve Dance Skills

Flexibility Training System

UBING Leg Stretcher, Door Flexibility Trainer, Over the Door Strech Strap for Flexibility, Splits Trainer for Dance Ballet Cheer Gymnastics Taekwondo Stretching

Every dancer is consistently trying to improve on their flexibility for beautiful turns, graceful and straight legs, or the perfect split.  The Flexibility Training System is a great gift for your beginner or advanced dancer to improve their range of motion.  Attaching to a door takes up little space but provides the perfect workout for flexibility and strength training.  It is available in a wide variety of colors and is very economical, which makes it an easy choice when seeking a gift for your dancer.

PlumBand Stretch Band

PlumBand The Stretch Band for Dance and Ballet – Colors and Sizes for Kids & Adults – Improve Your Splits, Strength, and Flexibility with Stretching (Plum Purple, Regular)

The PlumBand Stretch Band is a dancer’s dream gift to improve flexibility.  For a dancer, flexibility and stretching are one of the most important skills that need continuous attention.  This band comes with both an instructional book and drawstring bag that makes it portable to use at the studio, the gym, or just at home.  Made with strong and durable natural rubber, this strong elastic band can be used for dancer’s of all skill levels and both children and adults.  It comes in two sizes (small and regular) and three different colors.  The PlumBand is an ideal addition to a dancer’s daily workout routine.

Dancing Disc Competition Floor

Dancing Disc Professional Marley Competition Floor for Dancer on The Go / 24 Inches

The Dancing Disc Competition Floor is an ideal gift idea for any dancer.  Marley flooring is known by all dancers to be one of the best flooring options to dance on so having this in a small, to-go option is amazing.  This is a disc used for dancers to practice their turns at home, but it is also a good tap dance floor for home use as well.  It is available in three sizes, with 30 inches being the most functional choice for a home.  This would work on both hardwood floors as well as carpet which makes it a very versatile gift. Every dancer would be thrilled to get this as a present. 

Ballet Turning Board

Bezioner Ballet Turn Board and Spin Turning Boards for Dancers Gymnastics Ballet Equipment for Balance Training Technique(Blue)

The Ballet Turn Board is wonderful tool for workouts for every ballet dancer.  This lightweight, the portable curved board is designed to improve both balance and turns.  It is available in several colors and works for either a child, teenager, or adult dancer.  It comes with a velvet carrying bag which is perfect for taking it with you to the studio or gym.  It works on any hard floor surface but will not spin on the carpet. 

Accessory Gifts for Dancers

Ballet Dance Necklace 

NEOGLORY ❉Fashion Jewelry Yellow Ballet Dance Girl Pendant Alloy Necklace for Women Girls 39+6cm

The NEOGLORY Ballerina Necklace would make every little ballerina happy.  Every little dancer loves their bling and this adorable necklace is embellished with Swarovski crystals.  This 18″ necklace is available in yellow, blue, pink, or purple.  It arrives in a pretty blue box, adding to the charm of this sparkling pendant ballerina necklace.  This is an ideal gift for a recital, special performance, or even as a birthday gift for your favorite dancer.  With a small price tag, this special necklace will add sparkle and joy to your little one’s life.  

&5678 Dance Bangle

Dainty Personalized 5678 Bracelet Dance Gift Silver Bangle for Dancer (Silver)

A dancer counts in an 8 count sequence which makes this Dainty 5678 Bangle is an ideal gift for your dancer or for their dance teacher.  Available in silver, rose gold, or gold, this dance bracelet is a good choice as a gift rather than the usual flowers for a recital or thank you gift to your favorite dance teacher.  Sizing is about 19.5 cm which makes it large for a small dancer’s wrist, but for a teenager or adult, it is a great bangle to show their love of dance.

Ballerina Music Box 

SONGMICS Ballerina Music Jewelry Box for Little Girls, Cartoon Cat, Fur Elise Melody, 5.9

The SONGMICS Ballerina Music Box is sure to remind every woman of their first twirling ballerina dance box.  This wooden little box is the perfect “first” jewelry box for any little girl, especially one who loves to dance.  The dancer twirls upon opening to the song “Fur Elise.”  It is decorated with little cats and other cute little girl decorations.  There are several drawers and compartments lined with velvet-like material for many little treasures and jewelry.  It also has a little flower mirror for your little girl to see herself trying on her jewelry.  

Ballet PopSocket 

Cute Love Ballet Dancing Dancer Dance gifts PopSockets PopGrip: Swappable Grip for Phones & Tablets

The Ballet PopSocket is sure to be a hit with your dancer.  Every dancer loves to take selfies, videos, and Facetime on their phones and tablets with their dance friends.  Pop sockets are a fun accessory for every phone and adding a pretty image of a ballerina makes it a great gift for your dancer.  This is designed with adhesive which makes it easy to swap on and off a device plus the top also can pop off and be swapped with the top of another pop socket.  Every dancer would love this as a gift for any occasion.

Perfect Bun Maker

YaFex Hair Bun Maker Kit, Donut Bun Maker 4 Pieces (1 Large, 2 Medium and 1 Small), 10 pieces hair nets, 6 Pieces Elastic Hair Ties, 20 Pieces Hair Bobby Pins, Brown

The Donut Bun Maker is something every dancer needs since they need to know how to do a beautiful and perfect bun for recitals and dance performances.   These perfect donut bun makers are great to assist you in creating that pretty, full bun.  This set comes in four different sizes which makes it very versatile.  It also includes hair ties and hairpins so that you do not need to purchase any other items to create your hairstyle.  It is available in both brown and blonde for different hair colors.  

Dance Class Gifts

Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Flask Water Bottles: Sportneer 26oz Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle Reusable Double Walled Metal Bottle Cola Shape Thermos Leak-Proof 24 Hours Cold 12 Hours Hot for Travel Hiking, 750ml Blue

The Sportneer Water Bottle is a stainless steel option that will keep your dancer’s beverage cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours, which is great for a dancer going to rehearsals or competitions.  It is great for the much-needed icy water for strenuous practices or the coffee for extra energy on those early mornings.  Available in five colors and two sizes, this scratch-resistant, shatterproof water bottle includes a brush for cleaning as well as an insulated sleeve to pull over this great water bottle.  

Dance Water Bottle

The Dance Water Bottle is a great water bottle option for your dancer to take to the studio for practice.  It is available in multiple patterns and can even be made customized with their name or the studio name.  It is made from BPA-free durable plastic and holds 24 oz of liquid making it safe from chemicals.  The lid is designed to keep ice from getting through if you are purchasing this water bottle for a younger dancer.  This would be a perfect gift for a dancer, dance teacher, or someone who just loves dance. 

Dance Duffel Bag

This Dancer Duffel Bag is an adorable ballerina tutu duffel bag that would bring joy to any little girl ready to begin her first dance classes.  This bag is available in both a duffel bag or backpack style making it easy to pick one that your little dancer would love to show off at the dance studio.  Made smaller for the youngest dancers, it is still easy enough for them to carry while still holding dance shoes, a water bottle, and snacks for their beginner practices.   This frilly and sweet little bag is a fun little bag for tiny ballerinas. 

Large Dance Duffle Bag

The Horizon  Dance Duffle Bag is a larger, microfiber bag that is perfect for an older dancer who needs more room for a variety of dance shoes as well as a change of clothing, water bottle, and snacks for a long night at the studio.  It has a separate compartment for a pair of shoes, a large main compartment, and a cinched compartment perfect for holding a water bottle.  Durable and comfortable with the choice of a shoulder strap or dual hand straps, this dance bag is available in black/pink as well as black/purple.  It is a great carryall for the many needs of a more advanced dancer. 

Ballerina Cosmetic Bag

Hunger Ballet Girl Make-Up Cosmetic Tote Bag Carry Case, 14 Patterns (P11417010)

The HUNGER Ballet Cosmetic Bag is a sweet accessory for your dancer.  Make-up is always needed for those special performances so it is a perfect gift to hold those dance essentials.  It is water-resistant and measures 6.5 inches long, 5.5 inches tall, and 3 inches deep which makes it a fun, compact cosmetic bag for your dancer to carry her make-up and other embellishments for their recitals.  

Massage Gifts for Dancers

TheraFlow Foot Massager

TheraFlow Foot Massager for Plantar Fasciitis Relief | Foot Massager for Neuropathy and Foot Massager | Feet Massager for Foot Pain and Foot Roller Massager Gifts for Mom and Dad, XL Dual Reflexology

Sore and tired feet are a guarantee for dancers.  Whether they spend hours in the studio or they are dancing en pointe, your dancer is sure to have aching feet at the end of the dance night. The TheraFlow Foot Massager is designed to massage those throbbing feet with acupuncture points.  This wooden massager is designed to take the tension out of your dancer’s feet, as well as increase blood circulation and relax their entire body.  It is curved in the same arch of a foot which makes it very easy to just roll your foot back and forth.  It is portable which makes it easy to use after dance class while relaxing with a snack in front of the TV.  

Hypervolt Massage Gun

Hypervolt Bluetooth, Featuring Quiet Glide Technology - Handheld Percussion Massage Gun | 3 Speeds, 5 Interchangeable Heads | Helps Relieve Sore Muscles and Stiffness (Hypervolt w/Bluetooth)

The Hypervolt Massage Gun is the ultimate pre and post-workout tool for aching muscles.  This blue tooth massage gun is a valuable tool for serious athletes who want to relieve muscle pain, work out tension areas, increase circulation, and recover after a long workout routine.  This Hypervolt massage gun works in connection with a Hyperice App to set up a program that is completely customizable for your dancer.  With five different massage heads, three different speeds, a rechargeable lithium battery, and the patented QuietGlide technology make this massage gun is well worth the price tag.  This handheld massage gun would make any advanced dancer very happy if they received this as a gift.  

Hand and Foot Massage Ball

Due North Industrial Foot Rubz Foot Hand & Back Massage Ball, Relief from Plantar Fasciitis, Green (2 Pack)

The Foot Rubz Massage Balls are a great little item to keep in a dance bag.  This two-pack of little latex balls is a great way to relieve tension, soreness, and increase circulation in both your hands and feet.  They are portable and easy to use in the studio, waiting in the dressing rooms, or after an intense performance.  These massagers would be a great stocking stuffer for any dance student.

Tech Gifts for Dancers

Polar Ignite Smartwatch 

Polar Ignite - GPS Smartwatch - Fitness watch with Advanced Wrist-Based Optical Heart Rate Monitor, Training Guide, Waterproof

The Polar Ignite Smartwatch is an overall health and training device that would benefit any serious and advanced dancer. This lightweight, slim fit smartwatch is designed to maximize your athletic potential.  It is able to track your heart rate, the calories that you burned, and see an overall summary of your workout.  It will also measure your steps and activity throughout the day besides your workouts.  The Polar Ignite will monitor your sleep patterns and give you insight to better optimize your daily activities.  There are serene breathing exercises to relax and relieve stress.  Being waterproof, having a built-in GPS, a nightly recharge, and the ability to track your training on a Polar Flow, a free partnering app, adds to the wonder of this smartwatch. 

Apple Airpods

Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case

Apple AirPods is a great gift for your favorite dancer.  Finding the perfect song for their next solo performance or listening to music between dances, these white, wireless Airpods would be a hit.  Add the charging case to make it a perfect gift for your tech-loving dancer.  

DOSS Bluetooth Speaker

DOSS SoundBox Pro Bluetooth Speaker with 20W Stereo Sound, Active Extra Bass, IPX6 Waterproof, Bluetooth 5.0, TWS Pairing, Multi-Colors Lights, 20 Hrs Playtime, Portable Speaker for Beach, Outdoor

DOSS Bluetooth Speaker is a little powerhouse of a bluetooth speaker with crystal clear sound.  It is perfect for any dancer to practice their dancing at home, in a friend’s backyard, or even poolside since it is waterproof.  With a 20 hour battery life and rechargeable battery, this speaker can have your dancer practicing for hours.  

Unique Gifts for Dancers

Customized Dance Print

Male Ballerina Name Art, Male Ballet Dancer Gift, Dance Art, 8x10, 11x14, 12x16, or 18x24 Print Framed or Canvas

For the male dancer in your life, this Name Art Dance Print customizable name dancer print would make a fun gift.  You can add the dancer’s name as well as choose the pant color from 16 color options to make either a print or wrapped canvas for your dancer’s room.  It is available in either an 8×10 or 11×14 print.  The canvas is available in 8×10.  This print can also be found for female dancers.

Ballerina Barbie

Barbie Signature Ballet Wishes Doll, Approx. 12-in Wearing Tutu, Pointe Shoes and Tiara, for 6 Year Olds and Up

The ​Ballerina Barbie Doll is a collectible that would be a dream gift for any little girl who loves ballet dancing.  This beautiful Barbie is featured in a gorgeous tulle tutu with beautiful floral detail.  The Barbie wears a sparkly tiara over her perfectly formed ballet bun.  She is in pointe shoes with the ribbon straps known for every advanced ballet dancer who is able to go en pointe.  This doll is a wonderful doll for either collecting or for playing, making it a gift for ballet enthusiasts of any age.  

Ballet Dancer Lamp 

Ballet Dancer Girl 3D Illusion Lamp Night Light, Gawell 16 Colors Changing Touch Switch Table Decoration with Remote Control Toy for Ballet Lover

The Ballet Dancer Lamp is a really fun gift idea for a dancer.  With its 16 different optical light changes, this LED light has a lot of different options between choosing one of the colors or automatically changing the colors with the remote that is included.  This little light can brighten up a room, powered by either battery or by using a USB adaptor.  Every dancer would love this to brighten up their bedrooms.   

How We Selected Gifts

We searched for a variety of gifts for different ages, levels, and styles of dancers.  Since dance consists of such a diverse art form, we tried to find a variation of ideas so that there are gifts for both beginners and more advanced dancers; fun gifts as well as practical gifts; gifts for different ages; and while many dance gifts are geared more for girls, we searched for some gift options that would be good for male dancers as well. 

What is a good gift for a dancer friend?

Dance t-shirts, dance jewelry, or a water bottle is a good choice for a friend who loves to dance. Water bottles and t-shirts are both great options for either a male or female friend.  

What is a great Christmas gift for my dance enthusiast?

From ballerina jewelry boxes and a ballerina Barbie to a massage gun or smartwatch, many of our gift choices would make wonderful Christmas gifts for your dancer.  We even have massage balls or the perfect bun maker included that would be perfect stocking stuffers for dancers of any age.  

What does a good dancer need?

To become an excellent dancer, flexibility, and range of motion are extremely important. To improve their kicks, splits, and leaps it is crucial to continually stretch your muscles.  A good stretching band and/or over-the-door stretching tool would be one of the tops items to improve a dancer’s ability.

What does every ballerina need?

Ballet dancers need to work on developing graceful and pretty turns.  A ballet turning board is an excellent choice for any dancer hoping to improve their turns as well as work on their balance as they are turning.  

Debbie Barker

My name is Debbie Barker, follower of Jesus, wife to one, mom to three plus three additions as my in-laws. I am now the grandmother of a sweet one year old boy. I graduated from Geneva College with a BA in Journalism and Public Speaking. I love to share my story and hear other’s stories! My interests include working with teenagers, crafting, reading, writing, meeting new people, and organizing events.