26 Last Minute Gifts For Dancers!

Give it your all on the dance floor and come back home to these great surprise gifts!

Dancers have an athletic prowess unlike most. They work hard to achieve their dancing goals and their discipline is something to admire. If you have a family member, friend, and/or loved one who has been a dancer for as long as you’ve known them or you know someone that wants to start their dance journey and you want to surprise them with something then you’ve come to the right place. 

Today we’re bringing you a list of last minute gifts for dancers that will surprise and delight your talented loved ones. As dancing is very technical, picking the right gift can be difficult as everyone is different and one may like a certain brand of shoes over another, or maybe one enjoys a specific brand over the other. We thought we’d give a list of gifts that could work for most dancers. 

  • Tip: Make sure to ask them what brands they like so you can get something that you know they’ll like.

Before we do our dancer gift deep dive we have to mention GiftYa! GiftYa is an online vendor for eGift cards from thousands of restaurants, famous retailers, online stores, spas, hotels, and subscription services. Instead of going to the store and having to pick a gift card from the rack you can pick from what you know your recipient likes, choose an amount to put on the card- (up to $250), add a custom picture, video, and/or gift wrapping, and then deliver the card almost instantly via text or email. Last minute gifts don’t feel so last minute anymore with GiftYa.

And speaking of GiftYa, the first gift on the list is…

A DoorDash Gift Card

Long nights don’t feel so long when you’ve got food waiting by your door!

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 DoorDash Gift Card

Dancers know long days, and long nights. Practices can go on forever and by the time you get home, get all your gear off, shower, and change into your comfy sweatpants and old t-shirt the last thing you want to do is cook for yourself. 

That’s what makes DoorDash a very special treat.

DoorDash is an online food ordering and delivery service where you can get your favorite dishes from your favorite restaurant picked up and delivered right to your doorstep all from the comfort of your couch. No need to start the oven or reheat leftovers, get fresh food with DoorDash. And as a fun bonus you can also get your weekly grocery orders and convenient store essentials delivered to you, DoorDash doesn’t just end with take out.

You can Purchase a GiftYa Gift Card to DoorDash here!

25 gifts that are perfect for almost any dancer!

Surprise your loved one with a gift pertaining to their favorite hobby!

Free Woman Breakdancing on Street Stock Photo
The art of dance is celebrated everywhere and it’s even more appreciated when someone shows interest!

Like we said in the intro, these last minute gifts for dancers will cover a wide range of categories, if you find that one gift speaks to you over another- get that! Or if you want to double up we’re sure the recipient won’t mind ;)

Water Bottle(s)

Hydration is important and dancers especially know this- that’s why finding the perfect water bottle is key to any session in the studio. Here’s a few water bottles we liked:

  • For big sippers, the 32 oz Wide Mouth with Flex Straw Cap from Hydro Flask for $44.95 will keep anyone and everyone hydrated all throughout the day. And no need to screw off the lid to drink, just pop the straw, take a sip, and get back to the groove.
  • Don’t want to sip through a straw and want to instead chug your water? The YETI Rambler 26 oz Bottle which is Vacuum Insulated, is made of Stainless Steel, and comes with the famous “Chug Cap” is on sale for $40.00 on Amazon.
  • And if you need something light weight then the Trail Series 32 oz Wide Mouth Trail SeriesTM is on sale for $34.97 at Hydro Flask and is perfect to attach to your backpack or duffle bag. 

Sweat Towel

We don’t like to talk about it, but man do dancers sweat! Moving all the time with a bunch of people in one room with limited space can really bring a sweat on and having a towel dedicated to soaking your sweat up can be a real game changer.

  • The Gymshark Sweat Towel from Gymshark on sale for $12.80 comes light grey or purple. It’s made of a microfiber material and can be easily folded to fit in any of your bag space.

Joggers and Sweatpants

When it’s not tights it’s sweatpants and joggers. Here’s a few pairs of joggers and sweatpants that a dancer might like:

Leg Warmers

No we aren’t talking about the 80s fashion trend. Leg warmers for dancers help your muscles when you dance and these Dance Leg Warmers all from Atelier Della Danza MP will really change the game:

(They don’t just sell one color, Atelier Della Danza MP sells a bunch of really cool colors which you can explore here).

Free Woman in Black Tank Top Dancing with Man in Black Long Sleeve Shirt Stock Photo
If these gifts are inspiring you to dance then maybe you and your friend can learn more together!

Compression Socks

Compression socks can help dancers prevent foot and leg injury along with helping to reduce potential pain, fatigue, and stress. Just like ice baths are good for your whole body, compression socks will make recovery between sessions easier. The company Bombas has a great selection of compression socks:

Reusable Bags

  • Reusable bags are a must. Putting dirty, sweaty clothes in these BAGGU Reusable Bags keep every piece of equipment you have clean and they are lightweight and easy to store. The Standard Baggu Set of 3 is $42 and comes in a range of funky-cool designs. 

Resistance Bands

  • Stretching is good for not just dancers, but for the average office worker too. Stretching can help relieve muscle tension and can get your limbs ready and warmed up before a strenuous activity. Resistance Bands are a great way to flex and stretch those muscles before you begin your day. This Resistance Bands Set is great for your butt and legs. It has three “difficulty” levels: easy, medium, and hard, and is only $9.99 on Amazon.
Free A Man and Woman Dancing Together Stock Photo
Get a pair of gifts for two dancers in your life!

Foam Roller(s)

If you’re friends with a dancer you might notice them pull out this long stick and start rolling it on their muscles. That’s a foam roller! And a foam roller always makes for a great gift as it can help with muscle tension and recovery, so it’s especially nice for a dancer.

  • The Trigger Point Performance GRID Foam Roller for $36.95 at the REI Co-op Shop is a great lower-budget option for a foam roller that many adore.
  • If you’re looking for something a bit more on the harder side then the Travel Stick- 18” from The Massage Stick aka The Original StickTM is the perfect choice. It retails for $33.95
  • And if you want a textured roller then you’ll like this Textured Foam Roller for $23.95 on Amazon. It’s High Density Firm Foam that’s great for legs and arms. 

Massage Guns

A massage gun is also great not just for dancers but for anyone with any kind of muscle pain. They are your own personal “quick massage” hack that you can do at home. If you can’t get into a chiropractor, these massage guns make for the next best thing:

  • Therabody is known for their heavy-duty, one of a kind products that many have praised over the last couple years and the Theragun Relief for $149 is worth every penny. It improves circulation and helps get rid of muscle strain, tension, and it improves mobility.
  • Need something a little more “low” budget? Then you can go for this Massage Gun from Elefor on sale for $24.99 at Amazon. It comes with 10 Massage Heads and has 20 different speeds.

Epsom Salts

Spa Kit(s)

There you have it! Those are some great all around last minute gifts for dancers that can cover a few different types of dance and are considered to be useful and very much desired by a lot of the talented people out there.

Trae Bodge

Trae Bodge is the shopping expert here at GiftYa. Trae helps people find the best deals and ideas on popular new items to purchase.

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