Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for a child in your life who loves to dance, wiggle, or move? Our taster session will give them the gift of dance!
We know not all of our SRL families necessarily celebrate Christmas (as we always say: you don’t need to be Irish to do Irish dance!) But what we mean by stocking stuffers are some last minute, smaller gift ideas for your dancer! Sometimes you just need one more thing to add on. Though you’ll find some bigger business links throughout, we’ve tried our best highlight small businesses in the Irish dance community wherever possible and we hope you’ll join us in that goal!
1. Hand Sanitizer Holder
This year calls for hand sanitizer above all else. Help your dancer stay safe and healthy with a personalized hand sanitizer bottle holder that’s so cute they don’t mind keeping it on their bag! There’s personalized options, as well as more dance specific ones—it’s something everyone needs but wouldn’t necessarily think to buy (what other criteria do you need for a gift?)
Irish Dance Holder
Cartoon Dancer Holder
2. Zipper Pull Add On
These are a versatile gift that are both practical (some of those costume zippers can be tricky!) and decorative (many of these are advertised as sweatshirt pulls!) Between the stereotypically Irish (see the shamrock pull below) and the personalized options (even ones for male dancers pictured above,) each and every dancer can get something to add on to their bag or clothing. It’s always the little things we never think of!
Dancing Girl Pull
Personalized Name Pull with Color Options
3. Small Tech Items
For your tech-savvy dancer (who are we kidding, aren’t all kids tech savvy these days?), why not something for their most used item? Below we’ve also listed some phone cases, in case they’re not in the pop socket lovers camp, as well as a phone tripod—perfect for filming their sets to upload for their online class! We’re all learning to adapt this year.
Irish Dance Sets Phone Case
Irish Dance Wallet Phone Case
4. Poodle Socks
Can your dancer ever have enough of these? (A few more pairs and the laundry can be done less often!) While you can pick up a pair of plain white ones from the SRL office (we can even just charge it to your DSP account,) you can also pick up some fun colors and styles to help them mix up their look for class. (Besides, all the adults reading this know there’s no better holiday gift than socks!)
Swarovski Crystal Poodle Socks
Another Tie-Dye Option
And One More!
5. Cookie Cutters
So maybe not a dance accessory per say, but what’s the holidays without some treats? (I mean, we all need cheering up through the magic of butter and sugar throughout the winter.) Cookie cutters are a great way to get your dancer excited to contribute to the holiday table this year, while also teaching them an important life skill! (By which we mean baking cookies and not just eating the dough.)
Triquetra Celtic Knot Cookie Cutter
Irish Dance Dress Cookie Cutter
Claddagh Cookie Stamp Cutter
This is Volume VI of a series, read last week’s Saturday post with suggestions for presents for the Irish dance parents in your life. And check out the blog every Monday and Thursday for more posts about Irish history, dance culture, community news, and spotlights on our dancers, staff, and families—among other fun projects! And don’t forget to dance along with us on both Facebook and Instagram.
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