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30 Great Creative Gifts for Dancers

“Eat, sleep, dance” — those aren’t just words on a popular t-shirt, that’s a life philosophy for anyone who loves to dance! If you know someone who embodies just such a passion, it can sometimes be difficult to find just the right birthday, holiday, or congratulations gift. But that’s where we come in! Keep scrolling for 30 great creative gifts for dancers.

Wish Bracelet

Wish bracelets make thoughtful gifts for gift exchanges, party favors, birthdays, or stocking covers. This “Keep Dancing” wish bracelet features a pretty charm of a dancer on a string in one of eight color options. As the included card explains, the bracelet recipient should make a wish as it’s tied around their wrist. Once the bracelet’s string breaks, as it is intended to, the wish is meant to come true.

Frosted Ballerina Lollipops

$6.19 / dozen
Tiny dancers will love these frosted ballerina lollipops from Oriental Trading. Perfect for party favors, stocking stuffers, or just currying good behavior, these lollipops come in batches of one dozen. Designed to look like a pair of ballet shoes, each individually wrapped sucker measures 1.75”, comes on a 4” stick, and tastes like watermelon!

Ballerina Print Instant Download

Need a quick gift for a dancer? How about an instant download of this “ballerina” print from Little Boom Prints? Simply purchase the print, download it, and print in the size ratio of your choice. Gift it as is, or add it to a frame! Either way, this makes a great addition to any dance studio, office, bedroom, or living room.

Ballet Dancers Paper Dolls

Give your tiny dancer the chance to be both prima ballerina and choreographer by gifting him or her these ballet dancer paper dolls. This booklet of paper dolls features 3 paper dancers and 35 outfits for kids to mix and match.

Dancer Pillow Case

Perfect for the dancer who believes in the power of osmosis — okay, or just anyone who loves to dance! — this dancer pillow case from Occupation Gifts makes a great gift! The cotton pillow case is machine washable, sized to fit a standard pillow, and is printed in and shipped from the U.S.A.

Ballet Themed Cookie Cutters

Whether you gift the cookie cutters or the cookies you make with them, these cookie cutters are perfect for any ballet dancer. The set of three Ann Clark cookie cutters includes a dancer, a tutu, and a ballet shoe en pointe. Each cutter is made from steel manufactured in the United States, and has been deemed food safe.

Rose Gold Ballerina Necklace

Ballet dancers will feel so proud putting this beautiful rose gold ballerina necklace around their neck. Made of cooper and measuring approximately 2.5” x 1.5 “, the necklace features a dancer in a tutu, and is stamped with an initial of your choice. The necklace even comes with a free gift box.

Dance Dance Dance Pasta

We bet your favorite dancer will really eat this one up! Pastabilities makes this Dance Dance Dance Pasta, carefully crafted 100% wheat pasta in the form of dancers and ballet shoes. A purchase gets you two bags, each of which contain 4-6 servings.

“Just Dance” Cuff Bracelet

Your favorite dancer can find inspiration wherever they go when you gift them this beautiful “Just Dance” cuff bracelet. The bracelet is made of surgery-grade 316L stainless steel, a durable material that will never fade, rust, stain, or corrode.

Notes to Self Socks

When they wear these Notes to Self affirmation socks, dancers need only look down at their feet to remember the power they have as an individual and an athlete. These ultra soft socks are the perfect athletic sock, and come in a variety of sizes suitable for both men and women.

Ballet Coffee Cup

We just love this ballet coffee cup featuring a simple, yet elegant illustration of a ballerina. The mug holds 11 fluid ounces, and is made of the highest quality ceramic and printing. It’s guaranteed not to fade, and is safe to use in the microwave and dishwasher.

Dancer Coffee Mug

From $14.95
Dancers can warm up with this fun dance-themed mug from High Frequency Shop. Available in 11 or 15 ounces, the mug is crafted from the highest grade ceramic, and is therefore microwave and dishwasher safe.

Ballerina Print Lightweight Infinity Scarf

This pretty, lightweight infinity scarf from Lina & Lily makes for the perfect fashion accessory for a ballet dancer or anyone who loves ballet. Boasting a dark grey and white ballerina print, the scarf is super soft, and is ideal for any occasion taking place in any season of the year.

“Oh Pliés” Dance Water Bottle

Dancers have to stay hydrated, and drinking water has never been easier — or more fun — than with this “Oh Pliés” dance water bottle from Covet Dance. The 25-ounce copolyester bottle is BPA free, and fits perfectly into a cup holder and dance bag of any size. A threaded stainless steel capped lid and protective silicone sleeve ensure the bottle is spill-free, and easy to hold and carry.

Personalized Ballerina Ornament

Your favorite ballerina will be able to reminisce on good dancing memories  every Christmas when they pull out this gorgeous personalized ballerina ornament to hang on their tree. Handmade by Hanging With the Bride, this round ornament measures approximately 3.5 inches. It can be personalized with any name, year, number, school, dance team, etc.

Ballet Shirt

From $17.30
Perfect for warm-ups, practice, or just out and about, this adorable dancer’s t-shirt is perfect for any fan of ballet. Made of 100% cotton, the tee is available in pink, black, or white, and in sizes ranging from small to XL.

“Dance” Bracelet

From $17.95
Suitable for any dancer or dance fan, this pretty bracelet from Frosted Willow is available in your choice of sterling silver or silver filled. Regardless of material, each bracelet is handmade to order, and features a circle with the word “Dance” hand stamped on it. A variety of bangle sizes are available.

“Dance” Charm Necklace

From $18.00
No matter what style of dance one favors, this “Dance” charm necklace from Gifts for Friendship makes a perfect gift. The silver necklace is hand stamped, and comes on an 18-inch chain. It can be further customized by adding a Swarovski crystal in a special color, or adding a hand stamped initial charm.

Ballet Makeup Bag

From $22.00
This ballet makeup bag from Sporty Girl Accessories is perfect for toting around one’s makeup and toiletries. Each bag features a vinyl lining that wipes clean easily, plus a boxed-out bottom that allows the bag to stand on its own prevents the contents of the bag constantly falling out. The bags are available in two sizes, small and large, or as a set of two.

“Life Is Better When You Dance” T-Shirt

From $23.50
Shop Wavez makes and sells this t-shirt, which is perfect for a dancer of any type. Reading, “Life Is Better When You Dance,” this tee is available in 10 difference color options, and in sizes ranging from men’s small to 3XL.

Ballet Dancer Frame

Make a moment last forever by framing it in this stunning ballet dancer picture frame. The frame is made of zinc alloy metal, and fits a 4×6” photograph. The frame ships in protective packaging, and comes ready to hang on a wall or display on a tabletop.

“Eat. Sleep. Dance.” Sweatshirt

This “Eat. Sleep. Dance.” sweatshirt from Warya T-Shirts is perfect for any dancer, male or female. The sweatshirt is 75% cotton, and is therefore both comfortable and casually slim fitting. It is available in black, grey, or white, and in unisex sizes ranging from small to XL.

Dance Medal Holder

This “Dance” medal holder from Proline Medal Displays makes an ideal gift for a competitive, or newly competitive, dancer. Handmade of metal and mild steel, the holder measures one foot in length and includes five hooks. It comes ready to hang with hardware capable of holding 10 pounds — that’s a lot of medals!

Ballet Shoe Earrings

Your favorite ballet dancer will be recital ready once you’ve gifted them these ballet shoe earrings from Six Sisters Beadworks. The stainless steel earrings measure 3/4 inch, and even come gift wrapped in a pretty box complete with a satin ribbon.

Dance Tote

From $28.50
Practically Packed knows how to make fun and usable tote bags, and their Dance Tote is no exception! A must-have for any dancer, the canvas tote features a list of dance class must haves (or choose your own list to have printed!). Buyers may choose their own font color for the design. The bag itself boasts a zippered top to ensure everything stays inside. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds for every bag sold will be donated to Feeding America to provide meals for those in need.

Lyrical Dance Necklace

From $29.95
This pretty dance necklace from Jessie Girl Jewelry is elegant enough for the most elegant of lyrical dancers. Each handmade silver necklace is made to order, and includes:

  • a sterling silver chain with a lobster claw clasp,
  • a 3/4” round sterling charm stamped with a word or name of your choice
  • a Swarovski crystal charm in your choice of color
  • a gift box complete with a polishing pad.

Women’s Dance Duffle Bag

Every dancer needs a dance duffle bag  to carry all of their gear to and from rehearsals and practice. This duffle from Silver Lilly is a perfect option for just that, as it lightweight, yet durable, and includes:

  • a built-in valuables pocket
  • an envelope bag for other essentials
  • a separate shoe compartment

Four different color options are available.

I’m a Little Dancer Personalized Storybook

Young dancers on your list will love seeing themselves as the star of this adorable personalized book from I See Me! This customized book is made especially for you based on the gender, skin color, hair color, and other specifications of your choosing. Satisfaction is guaranteed!

Dance Heartbeat T-Shirt

From $30.00
For the one whose heart beats to all things dance, there is this t-shirt from Block Merch. The hand printed tee is lightweight and made of 100% combed and ring-spun cotton. It’s available in grey or black, and in a range of styles including tee, tank, and even hoodie.

Slow Dance Sculpture

Dancers are artists, and artists have the unique ability to see things for something other than they are at first glance. This stunning Slow Dance Sculpture by artist Jeff Lieberman makes a beautiful addition to any dancer’s home or office. Lieberman’s innovative piece is a work of optical illusion, and uses lights and vibrations to make simple flowers and leaves look as if they’re dancing together.