If you’re struggling to find something the dancer in your  life would love to receive for the holidays, you’ve come to the right place. We know it’s hard to shop for people during the holidays, let alone dancers. They can be picky, and it can be hard to decide on a gift for them if you don’t know their preferences. Here are some creative ideas for gifts to get any dancer in your life this holiday season.

Tennis Balls

It may seem like we’re talking about the wrong sport here, but committed dancers love tennis balls! They’re helpful for rolling out sore or stiff muscles, and can easily fit in a backpack or dance bag, so they’re easy to bring on the go.






Hair Accessories

During dance classes or rehearsals, most dancers prefer to wear their hair up. However, some get bored with a plain ponytail or bun, so they spice it up with a ribbon, headband, hair clips, or a scrunchie. These can come in fun colors and patterns to make a sweaty outfit a little more exciting.

First Aid Supplies

Dancers en pointe, or others that wear uncomfortable shoes or costumes, or that work with heavy props, will occasionally get blisters and callouses. Many don’t keep band-aids or gauze with them, even though it is an extremely useful item for any person to keep with them just in case. First aid kits can be tiny, so they won’t take up too much space in your bag!



For a dancer that’s on tour, or one that needs to get their head in the right space before a big competition, listening to their performance music before the big moment is a must. Headphones allow a dancer to keep focused and drown out the extra noise so they can focus and prepare for the big day ahead, while they stretch or get dressed. Wireless ones are a bonus!


These items would make great gifts for any dancer in your life who seems to already have everything. Dancers of any age or genre would always appreciate something to help them hone their craft!

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