CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR BALLET DANCERS

As Christmas approaches it’s time to start shopping for the ballet dancers in your life. An elegant, feminine ballet dancer is sure to love these Christmas gift suggestions which will make shopping for them a breeze! Select from our Christmas gift guide of the top 12 presents for ballet dancers , or treat them to everything for a Christmas stocking they will treasure!

*You can click the image or title to shop each item online.*

Every ballet dancer, teacher, professional or balletomane will love to find a Ballet Rocks t-shirt under the tree. Made from soft organic Fair Wear cotton there are four original designs to choose from including a line illustration of Giselle and a dancer filled with balletic words. They are available in sizes 8 to 14. Free UK postage is included in the price of £20 each.

Every dancer can be inspired by the beauty, grace and joie de vivre of Anna Pavlova captured in this beautiful painting of her by John Lavery of the Glasgow School of Art. The actual painting is a giant 6 foot tall, but this mounted print measures 29 x 37cm and is all ready to pop into a frame, or to stand on a shelf. £9.99 plus postage, direct from the Kelvingrove Art Gallery shop.

We’ve all done it – you find a Christmas decoration of a ballet dancer only to see that she’s got a turned in leg or ugly elbow – not this year from John Lewis. They’ve captured this position spot on and she looks sophisticated enough to adorn the top of any tree – or even to stay on show all year around. At £12 she’s a fab little investment for all your dancing Christmas’s to come.

How about some beautiful perfume from lush brand, Philosophy? Their Amazing Grace Ballet Rose eau de toilette captures the quiet strength of a ballerina in a heart of delicate rose and peony, layered with sparkling lychee and finished with woods and sheer ballet pink musk. £26.40 a bottle from John Lewis. 

When our lives are increasingly spent on screens, it’s lovely to find a book that you want to spend hours poring over. Anyone involved in ballet, or the Arts, will love the much-anticipated volume called Ballerina Project. Collating over 170 of Dane Shitagi’s photographs of the world’s top ballerinas in iconic locations around the globe, this is a truly inspiring book to enjoy for hours! £20.30 on Amazon (RRP £29).

It’s always exciting to unwrap a truly sparkling present at Christmas and Monica Vinader’s elegant Siren Fire Chain bracelet is sure to raise a squeal of delight from the dancer in your life. You can choose from sterling silver or an 18ct gold or rose gold vermeil with a range of stones including Moonstone, Rose Quartz and Amazonite in gorgeous combinations. Priced from £95-£115 (currently on Black Friday discount).

Relative new-comer brand & Other Stories design stylish and elegant clothes from a collection of Ateliers across the world. With one store a stone’s throw from the Royal Opera House I can just imagine the principles popping out between class and performances to treat themselves to this slouchy rose pink jumper made from soft alpaca blend wool. It’s available in sizes XS to L from stories.com at £65.

After a hard ballet class there’s nothing more luxurious than snuggling into a pair of cashmere socks to give your toes a treat. Made from the fluffy hair of Mongolian goats this cashmere is super-soft as well as being breathable and warming. Soak&Sleep have pairs in pink and grey marl for £28.

Style in the ballet studio is up there with the most important of priorities for dancers. Independent maker Flourish Dancewear based in Nottingham stock a wide range of hand-made colourful wrap skirts to co-ordinate with your leotards at £15.99 each. Shop the range on Etsy.

Dancers always seem to be dashing somewhere in a hurry, so having a well-organised ballet bag with everything neatly stashed in cute bags and pouches is a must. The Alphabet Bags Rose Gold Initial Pouches are perfect for make-up, hair accessories, toiletries or even your sewing/darning kits. £22 for a zip-top bag which is 25cm long with a waterproof lining.

Dressing hair lets you add flair in the dance world! Accessorize have a cute clip this season with ‘dance’ written in pearls on a gold hair clip. Also super-useful are their plain hair slides, and this goregous set of two resin pairs on gold-tone metal will finish your look to perfection. £6 for each.

The holy house of ballet, aka the Royal Opera House, treats us each year to a calendar featuring 12 gorgeous glossy photos of today’s superstars performing the Royal Ballet repertoire. Pleasingly this year there appear to be no duds so you’ll have an inspirational image to gaze at every month. £10 per calendar.

All items are in stock and listed at the correct price at the time of publication.

The author is the owner and founder of Ballet Rocks, but is not affiliated with any other of the brands here.

 

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