15 Fantastic Gifts for Dancers (2020 Guide)

Links in this article may earn us a little money if you order stuff. More here.

Looking for Gifts for Dancers? Our Detailed Dancer Gift Guide Is Here For You!

If you need gift ideas for a dancer, you’re in the right place! Dancer gifts can feel like some of the most intimidating gifts to buy since every dancer is different and you never know if they will use/need the gift idea you choose! Finding dance gifts for girls or for guys is definitely possible, though!

Whether you need gifts for hip hop dancers, gifts for ballerinas, gifts for tap dancers, or just good gifts for dancers who have a passion for moving, we’ve got loads of great ideas below!

And if you’re in need of some more gift inspiration, have a look at some of our other gift guides:

Great Gifts for Dancers

For this gift guide full of presents for dancers, we tried to include lots of different dancer gift ideas in various price ranges and to suit lots of different dance styles.

If you’re unsure what gift to buy for your dance enthusiast, browse these ideas and maybe something will spark your interest! Keep in mind that the best gifts for dancers don’t necessarily have to relate directly to their dancing – so long as the gift supports their passions!

Portable Barre

A portable barre is not just a great gift for ballet dancers – it can be a nice gift for any type of dancer (or any person who likes keeping fit, really).

This balance bar can help dancers stretch, improve their form, and is also great to have for some yoga and Pilates exercises!

Ballet Barre Portable for Home or Studio, Freestanding Adjustable Bar for Stretch, Balance, Pilates, Dance or Active Workouts
$99.90
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you. 12/04/2020 07:10 pm GMT

Healthy Snack Box

If your dancer is spending a lot of time training or being on the road for different dance recitals, then a snack subscription box full of healthy snacks might be perfect for them.

Not only does it give the gift receiver the chance to try new snacks that they might not have had before, but it’s such an easy – and thoughtful – way to make sure that they have a healthy (emergency) snack on hand.

Our Pick
SnackSack Monthly Healthy Snacks Subscription Box
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you.

Fitbit

For dancers who are not just dancing for fun every once in a while, a Fitbit – or similar fitness watch – might be the perfect gift.

It’s very likely that your dancer is engaging in some other form of cardio workouts such as running or biking. Having a way to track these workouts can make a huge difference and be a good motivator!

Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker with Built-in GPS, Heart Rate, Sleep & Swim Tracking
$144.00
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you. 12/04/2020 07:08 pm GMT

Dance Bag

Dancers – similar to many other athletes and gym-goers – often have a lot of equipment and/or changes of clothes that they carry around with them. That’s why having a reliable dance bag is so important!

If your dancer just started and/or you know that they have been unhappy with their bag, consider getting them a new one. A dance bag with different compartments is great since it’s so much easier to stay organized and find things when you need them.

kilofly Girl's Ballet Dance Sports Gym Duffel Bag Travel Carry On + Handy Pouch
$28.99
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you. 12/04/2020 09:09 am GMT

Stretch Band

Depending on the type of dancer you’re looking for a gift for, a stretch band can be a super important part of their workout routine. While ballet dancers obviously come to mind first, a stretch band is also a great gift for other types of dancers.

Exercise Stretch Bands for Physical Therapy, Fitness, Gym, Gymnastics, 2 Resistance Bands for Dance and Ballet
$21.95
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you. 12/04/2020 07:10 pm GMT

Dance Decor Items

If you’re looking for a gift that’s not training/workout-related, then a dance decor item might be what you’re looking for. There are quite a few dance-themed decorations out there, so the best option really depends on your dancer’s style preferences.

We really like the three ballerina prints since they look quite elegant. But there are also dancer jewelry stands and many other dancer decor ideas out there!

Watercolor Ballerina Art Print, Elegant Ballet Dancer Wall Art Poster, Set of 3 (8"x10")
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you.

Workout Wear

In case you’re unsure what exactly to get your dancer, some new workout wear is probably a safe bet. Depending on how often they are practicing a week, they’ll likely end up going through more workout clothing than they want to!

Having an extra tank top or workout pants might be much appreciated – especially when your dancer forgot to turn on the washing machine the night before….

Neleus Women's 3 Pack Compression Athletic Tank Top for Yoga Running
$21.59
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you. 12/04/2020 10:10 am GMT

Foot Massager

Since dancers are on their feet a lot and sometimes wear shoes that are not the most comfortable, a foot massager might be a gift that will be much appreciated.

Enjoying a foot massage might be the perfect way to end a long day of practice or competition! Also, foot massages are just awesome regardless.

Nekteck Foot Massager with Heat, Shiatsu Heated Elecric Keading Foot Massager Machine
$69.99 ($69.99 / Count)
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you. 12/04/2020 10:10 am GMT

Good Luck Charm

A good luck charm might be a great – and meaningful – gift if your dancer is participating in competitions, performances, or similar.

While they might not be able to wear it during the actual performance, a good luck charm can still hold a lot of meaning for your dancer!

We really like this ballerina necklace since it has a classic elegance to it. However, depending on the style of dance your dancer is into, it might not be the best choice.

Chuvora Sterling Silver Dancing Ballerina Dancer Ballet Woman Dance Dangling Pendant Necklace 18"
$25.95
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you. 12/04/2020 10:10 am GMT

Water Bottle

If you’re not sure about any of the actual dance/fitness items on this list, a new water bottle might be the best gift idea for your dancer.

Dancing is hard work and having an easy and reliable way to stay hydrated is just as important as some of the “fancier” items included in this dancer gift guide!

This stainless steel water bottle not only looks really nice it also comes in lots of different colors.

Takeya Actives Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Spout Lid, 32 oz
$27.99
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you. 12/04/2020 10:10 am GMT

Foam Roller

Like many other athletes, dancers sometimes have to loosen their muscles after a hard workout or recital. This is where a classic foam roller comes in!

Foam rollers can help to reduce pain and soreness while also making it possible to focus on specific muscle groups. The nice thing about this foam roller is that it comes with additional gear that your dancer might find useful!

321 STRONG 5 in 1 Foam Roller Set Includes Hollow Core Massage Roller with End Caps
$42.99
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you. 12/04/2020 09:09 am GMT

Portable Dance Floor

It’s not that common for dancers to have the perfect floor for dancing available at any time. That’s where a portable dance floor comes in super handy!

It’s built in a way that is supposed to prevent injuries and protect your floors at home at the same time, making it a great addition to a dancer’s equipment!

dot2dance Genuine Brand (32) Authentic Marley Portable Dance Floor, Multi-Use Gym Mat Back
$199.75
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you. 12/04/2020 07:09 pm GMT

Leg Stretcher

If flexibility – and being able to do the splits – is important for your dancer, then a leg stretcher might be a suitable gift for them.

Gaining and maintaining enough flexibility takes a lot of effort and continuous work – and a leg stretching device might the perfect tool to help with that!

FIGROL Leg Stretcher Leg Split Stretching Machine
$29.99
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you. 12/04/2020 09:09 am GMT

Exercise Mat

If your dancer is regularly working out at home, getting them a good exercise mat might be a great gift idea.

Speaking from personal experience, we know how uncomfortable it is to do some floor workouts on the hard ground. With a comfortable exercise mat like this one, stretching and floor workout can become so much more enjoyable!

BalanceFrom 2" Thick Tri-Fold Folding Exercise Mat with Carrying Handles for MMA, Gymnastics and Home Gym
$36.86
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you. 12/04/2020 09:09 am GMT

Balance Board

A balance board can be a good gift idea for any type of dancer. It helps to strengthen your lower back and improve your balance while also being lots of fun. Since it doesn’t take up that much room, it’s also a great gift for people living in smaller spaces.

URBNFit Balance Board - Core Trainer - Increase Stability, Strength and Flexibility
$28.97
Buy Now Learn More
We earn a commission if you click this link and make a purchase at no additional cost to you. 12/04/2020 09:09 am GMT

Things to Consider When Buying Gifts for Dancers

Before purchasing gifts for a dancer there are a few things that you should keep in mind. We’ll briefly talk about some of the most important ones in the following section.

Type of Dancer

As you (hopefully) know – not all dancers are the same and their need for gear and equipment differs as well. A ballet dancer’s routine probably looks very different than a ballroom dancer’s routine does.

That’s why it is so important to keep in mind what type of dancer you’re buying a gift for. You don’t want to buy a ballerina ballroom shoes with heels, same as you don’t want to buy a hip hop dancer ballet shoes.

The good thing is that there are quite a few gift ideas for dancers on this list that would work for pretty much all types of dancers since they focus more on the general fitness equipment. However, definitely do a mental check about the appropriateness of a specific gift before making a purchase!

Quality

When it comes to workout gear and fitness equipment, quality is really important – especially if it is an item that the receiver will use a lot.

To be honest, we’d not recommend buying dance shoes as a gift since these are often items that have to be tried on and tested by the person who’ll be wearing them. In general, make sure you read the description and the reviews for any fitness equipment before making a purchase!

Price

Of course the price and your budget will also dictate what kind of dance gift(s) you’re going to buy. The good thing when it comes to gifts for dancers is that there are lots of affordable and mid-range products, such as the snack box or a new water bottle.

Of course you can also go all out and get your dancer a Fitbit or a portable dance floor if you know that this is something they’d use and appreciate.

And there you have it – 15 of the best gifts for dancers that we could find. As we’ve already mentioned, the exact gift you’re getting might depend on the type of dance your dancer is interested in.

However, with that many options out there, we’re confident that you’ll find something suitable – whether it be as a Christmas gift, a birthday gift, or a gift for another occasion.

As always, Stay Curious,
-B&L

Pin It For Later!

Photo of Dancer in pose on white background with text overlay for Pinterest