Okay, Julian just got a notice that the studio/company is doing Secret Santas – gifts costing about $30. (The budget has gone up from the days when we bought Secret Santa gifts for $5 or less for the kids on his dance team.) I’ll reserve my feelings about this to just two comments. First, we’re Jewish…but I’ll leave that alone. Second, and here’s what I really want to say on the topic, what type of gifts can you get guys who dance – not that we need to worry about this? I mean really? (We’ll probably have an easy time finding dance “stuff” for a girl.)
This happens to be a pet peeve of mine. There are few if any dance clothes out there for boys. And after that, you might be able to purchase a new pair of dance shoes or a dance bag (if it’s neutral enough) to give as a gift to a male dancer. You could purchase a ballet barr (not a Secret Santa item, mind you), I suppose, or some Pilates bands. Music always works, but it’s not too creative.
If anyone has great ideas for gifts for dancing guys, please post some comments and let me know. And if you have great links for dance gear or clothing for guys, do the same. I’ll create a resource here. I’ve been meaning to do that, but I’ve found little in that way so far.
The holiday season is fast approaching. If we want to purchase dance-related gifts for our twinkle-toed sons, we better put our heads together and come up with some unique ideas…or some good resources.
Note: After quite a bit of effort, my daughter has come up with the perfect gift for boys who dance, especially those who take ballet class. Check out her line of three t-shirts at http://www.purespiritcreations.com/My-Brother-Can-Dance-Boys’-and-Mens’-Dance-Related-T-Shirts-and-Dance-Wear.html! Hopefully there will be more to come at a later date.