30 Creative Gifts for Dancers That Celebrate the Art of Movement

Gift Ideas for Dancers

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The art of movement is more than a hobby or profession, it's a passion. Anyone who knows a dancer understands just how much the craft becomes an integral part of everyday life. So what to get that dancer for a special occasion? There are so many great gifts that celebrate the art of dance, whether you are shopping for the holidays, a birthday, or the perfect gift to commemorate a big recital.

From jazz to hip-hop, contemporary to classical, every type of dancer should be celebrated with a fun gift. Photography lovers might love inspirational images taken by dance photographers like Jordan Matter and the NYC Dance Project. Or, if you also have a fashionista on your hands, a funky pair of dance leggings, hand-knit leg warmers, or a trinket dish to hold accessories might do the trick. You can also help dancers combat aches and muscle soreness with useful tools like a foam roller and stretch band.

Take a look at our curated list of gifts for dancers to find the perfect present, whether buying gear for a little ballerina or an accomplished contemporary dancer.

These 30 creative dance gift ideas will keep the favorite dancer in your life twirling with delight.

Pop Art Dance Leggings

Colorful Dance Leggings

Just for Kix | $32.99


Personalized Dance Tumbler


Little Dancer Print


Dance Candle


3D Illusion Lamp

Ballerina Light

Lampeez | $19.99


Dancer Definition Wall Art

Dancer Word Definition Wall Art

BellaFrye | $35.20+


Custom Dance Bag


Coffee and Choreography Notebook

Coffee and Choreography Notebook

927keepsakes | $13.99


Personalized Children's Book, I'm a Little Dancer

Personalized Childrens Book

ISeeMeBooksUS | $29.99+


Ballerina Trinket Dish


Personalized Ballerina Mug

Personalized Mug

IONA | $16.24+


Dance Shoes Phone Case


PlumBand Stretch Band for Flexibility

PlumBand Stretch Band

Plum | $22.95


Dance Quote Pencils


The Art of Movement by the NYC Dance Project


Black Girl Magic Dance Duffle Bag

Gift Ideas for Dancers

The Trini Gee | $54.99+


Ballerina Jewelry Stand

Gifts for Dancers

Kikkerland | $18.27


Comfort Knit Dance Socks

Gifts for Dancers

Knit Knot Space | $42.38+


Ballet Dancer Travel Mug

Ballet Dancer Travel Mug

RusteDe | $36


Dance Friends Stickers


Dance Charm Necklace

Dance Charm Necklace

StellaPosh | $38+


Wish Dance Bracelet

Wish Dance Bracelet

Arie and Co. | $4.25


Motivational Throw Pillow


#Confidance T-Shirt


Born to Dance by Jordan Matter


Adult Coloring Book


Ballerina Herbal Warming Slippers


Personalized Dancer Print


Dance Legends Alphabet Book by Beck Feiner

Dance Legend Alphabet Book

Beck Feiner | $12.11


This Kitchen is for Dancing, Metal Wall Sign


This article has been edited and updated.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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