50 Dance Recital Gift Ideas to Make It Memorable

If you have a dancer in your family, chances are, you’ve been to a few dance recitals. There are usually bouquets of flowers everywhere you look as everyone is walking out. But, if you’re looking for something a little different to mark their special day, look no further.

Listed below are 50 unique gift ideas for a dance recirtal, to show your dancer how proud you are of their hard work.

Gift Ideas For A Dance Recital

little statues shaped like ballet dancers

For Her Room: Lovely Room Decor: Benzara Polystyrene Ballet Dancers

This beautiful resin statue has a glossy silver and copper finish. It measures 13″ x 4″ x 12″. Any dancer would be thrilled to receive this gift.

ballerina earrings

Jewelry Suited for a Princess: Sterling Silver Dancing Ballerina Pendant Necklace and Earrings

This adorable sterling silver ballerina necklace will soon be her favorite one to wear! The set comes with hypoallergenic earrings, jewelry bag, gift box, and a polishing cloth.

doll outfit

For Her Favorite Doll: 18″ Doll Ballerina Outfit

She can dress her favorite doll up to look just like her! This set comes with a black unitard, pink tutu, a hair piece, and dance shoes. It fits perfectly on 18″ dolls such as American Girl and Our Generation.

It comes packaged in a pink gift box so it’s ready for giving your favorite dancer.

dance themed clothes bag

Keep All of Her Dance Stuff Together: Nylon Dance Duffel Gym Bag w/Shoe Compartment

She’ll be able to carry around her dance wear in style with this cute gym bag. It’s available in black/purple, pink/purple, black/pink, and purple/pink. It’s made with water resistant Denier vinyl polyester.

It also has a removable shoulder strap that features a padded panel to make carrying it a breeze. It even has a place for her phone, water bottle, and more!

worry/good luck dolls

The Perfect Good Luck Charms: Spinner Skins Dancing Worry Dolls and Pouch

These Guatemalan worry/good luck dolls will be the envy of everyone at the recital! They sit in a mesh pocket attached to a small bag that holds all of the little things she could possibly need. She can put in extra bobby pins, bandages, and more.

She can easily clip it to her dance bag and carry them with her everywhere.

barbie ballerina

For the Barbie Lover: Barbie Ballet Wishes Fashion Doll

If your dancer is a Barbie fan, she will absolutely love this one! She comes ready to dance with a tutu, tiara, and dance shoes. She even comes with a doll stand so your dancer can practice her poses with her favorite doll!

dancer travel kit

Everything She Could Possibly Need: Premium Dancer Travel Kit

DancerSOS has put together this kit that is perfect for dancers on the go. The 14-piece kit includes bandages, deodorant, a comb, mirror, sewing kit, tissues, and more!

Leap movie DVD or Blu ray

Little Dancer-Big Dreams: Leap! DVD or Blu-Ray

Your little dancer will love watching Felicie go from the orphanage to the Opera Ballet School in Paris. This adorable movie is available in Blu-Ray or DVD.

ballerina princess set

For the Little Ballerinas: Ballerina Princess Gift Set

What better gift for your little ballerina’s first dance recital than this adorable doll, book, and matching crown set? The book shows a little girl learning ballet and going to her first dance recital.

The soft doll is 11″ and comes wearing a tulle ballet tutu and pink ballet slippers. She comes wearing a crown and includes one for her new owner. This set comes in a gift box.

ballerina pendant necklace

Her New Favorite Necklace: UNICORNJ Ballerina Dancer Pendant Necklace

This precious ballerina necklace is also available in the passe position. It comes in a variety of colors to choose from including burgundy, turquoise, light pink, lilac, white, and dark pink.

With a real tulle fabric tutu, this ballerina pendant includes a sterling silver 16″ chain that can be extended.


The Perfect Dance Bag Accessory: The Perfect Dance Bag Accessory: COGEEK Little Angel Crystal Ballet Dancer Pendant Plush Keychain

She will love attaching this furry keychain to her dance bag, purse, or anything she wants. It’s made of artificial rabbit fur and alloy. It also features a crystal ballet dancer pendant. This fun accessory is available in purple, pink, or red.

coffee mug

For the Older Dancers: Tap Dance Mug

This fun porcelain mug is perfect for coffee, hot cocoa, or for just sitting on her dresser. It’s dishwasher and microwave safe. It would make a perfect extra gift to put in a gift basket.


Stay Warm & Still Stay in Dance Gear: Stretch is Comfort Girl’s Glitter Dance Warm Up Black Jacket

This dance jacket is the cutest! Made of 85% rayon, 10% cotton, and 5% spandex, this jacket is the perfect accessory for going to practice on chilly days. It’s available in little girls’ sizes x-small – x-large.

You can choose from 3 different designs including: Live Long Dance, Heart Dance, and Dance Your Heart Out.

backpack with bracelet set

A Matching Set: Pawliss Mermaid Reversible Sequin Drawstring Backpack with Bonus Slap Bracelet & Headband Set

Your dancer will love taking this dance bag to practice. It’s available in two-color reversible sequin in pink, blue, and purple. It includes a matching headband and 2 matching slap bracelets.

water bottle

Dancer’s Water Bottle: Covet Dance I CAN’T, I HAVE DANCE Water Bottle

This cute water bottle will keep 25 ounces of her favorite drink cold for hours. The lid is stainless steel and threaded to prevent leaks.

music box

A Gift Before the Recital: Precious Moments, I Believe In You, Resin Music Box

Nothing gives someone more courage than knowing someone else believes in them. This 5″ Precious Moment figurine expresses just that. The music box plays “Swan Lake”. It’s a gift that will be treasured forever.

black frame

Beautiful Decor: Friedrich Nietzsche – And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music

Available in 8 x 10 or 11 x 14, this beautiful black frame holds the printed quote between 2 pieces of glass. It’s a perfect gift for anyone who loves dance.

music jewelry box

A Place to Keep Her Favorites: JewelKeeper Ballerina in Moonlight Music/Jewelry Box

This tiny ballerina twirls to the tune of “Swan Lake”. The inside is lined with dark blue fabric and includes a mirror. There are several designs to choose from, and it comes with a gift box.

makeup bag

Ideal Cosmetic Bag: HUNGER Ballet Girl Make-Up Carry Case

Perfect for recitals or traveling to competitions, this cosmetic bag will fit easily in her dance or travel bag. It comes with a zipper pouch and is very easy to clean.

ballerina teddy bear

Tutu Cute Teddy Bear: Bearington Tootsie Tutu Plush Stuffed Animal Ballerina Teddy Bear

This precious ballerina bear is the perfect gift for a little girl’s first dance recital. At 15″, it’s the perfect size for snuggling and also features a lavender tutu.

picture frame

Dance Picture Frame: Personalized Dance Picture Frame

Available in different styles of barnwood, black, charcoal, and walnut finishes, this is a perfect gift for the dancer in your life. The 10 x 10 frame includes a background picture of ballet slippers with the words Live, Laugh, Love, Dance printed.

You can add their favorite 4 x 6 picture.


Fun Dance Tee: Confidance – Cute Dance shirt and Dance Gift for Dancers

This lightweight, classic fit tee is perfect for both younger and older girls. Available in black, pink, heather, blue, heather gray, and dark heather, it comes in a variety of sizes. Solid colors are 100% cotton, and heather colors are made of polyester and cotton.

ballerina doll

Cuddly Ballerina Doll: Butterfly Craze Ballerina Doll

Your tiny dancer will love snuggling with this 17″ ballerina doll. It’s available in pink, purple, or hot pink.

ballerina jewelry stand

Dance Decor & Jewelry Holder: Kikkerland Ballerina Jewelry Stand

This is the perfect item for displaying your dancer’s favorite jewelry. She can hang her necklaces, earrings, and bracelets, and store her rings in the bottom base. It measures 7″ x 6.5″ x 4″.

personalized name print

Fun & Unique Gift Idea: Ballerina Personalized Name Print

This will look amazing in her room. You can choose from 8 x 10 or 11 x 14. Choose 5 names and multiple colors and it will be printed on quality glossy paper. It arrives framed and ready to hang.

ballet board

Practice Pirouettes: Artyish Turning Board for Dance & Figure Skating. Ballet Board

This ballet board can help her practice balance, posture, and more. It’s made of PA66 and glass fiber so it’s made to last. You can choose pink with a velvet carrying bag so it can be taken anywhere easily, or you can choose pink or purple without the bag.

ballerina T-shirt

Another Fun Tee: Love Ballet Life T Shirt Dancing Ballerina Tee

Available in slate, dark heather, pink, royal blue, and black, this tee is available in both younger and older girls’ sizes.

Solid colors are 100% cotton, and heather colors are a mix of cotton and polyester.

typography print

Especially for the Tap Dancers: Tap Dance Personalized Typography Print

From PrintChicks comes this lovely tap dancer print personalized with your dancer’s name. It’s available in a wide variety of colors and in 4 different sizes including: 11 x 14, 16 x 20, 18 x 24, and 24 x 36.

dancer ballerina book

A Book About Her: Personalized Dancer Ballerina Book

Your little dancer will love reading this cute 20-page story with her name all throughout the book. This is something she’ll treasure forever.

hair elastic set

Dance Hair Accessories: 8 Piece Dance Hair Elastic Set

This set of 8 elastic hair accessories comes with 2 of 4 different colors and designs. It’s the perfect addition to a gift basket.


Don’t Forget the Dance Teacher: Dance Teacher Keychain

A cute gift from your dancer to her favorite dance instructor, this silver plated keychain has an inspiring message she’ll love. It arrives with a free jewelry bag for gift-giving.


Charming Necklace: Girl’s Sterling Silver “Dance” Pendant Necklace with Charms

This lovely sterling silver necklace comes with a dance pendent, star charm, and your choice of a pink or lavender heart charm. It’s available in 14″ or 16-18″ that is adjustable. From the Silver Stories Collection, this necklace is perfect of younger and older girls alike.

It also arrives in a gift box.

dancer ballerina statue

Beautiful Room Decor: Degas Little Dancer Ballerina Statue

This 7.25″ replica of the Degas Ballerina statue is a wonderful gift idea. It’s crafted from resin and has a bronze and color finish.

3D lamp night light

Fun Room Decor: Ballet Dancer 3D Illusion Lamp Night Light

This 3D illusion lamp from Gawell can have the color changed by a simple touch. The colors include cyan, red, green, blue, yellow, purple, and white. It has a USB power port, and the best part is it doesn’t overheat so it’s safe for small hands to touch.

This would make a fun unique dance recital gift.

dance stretch bands

Gotta Stretch: Dance Stretch Bands for Flexibility and Mobility

Your dancer can use the bands for warming up, working on flexibility, and more. Available in pink or purple, they come with a silver bag to store them in. Another bonus is the free E-book that shows different ways to safely use them.

A unique and fun way to warm up before dance class, your dancer is sure to love this gift!


Wear Your Love of Dancing: Inspirational Cuff Bracelet Just Dance

This cuff bracelet is made of stainless steel and is durable yet easy to adjust to the perfect size. It’s hypoallergenic and has been smoothed around the edges for a comfortable fit.

She’ll love this bracelet, and it even comes with a 100% money back guarantee.


Bookend Room Decor: Pands Ballet Theme Bellerina Bookends

Made of quality steel, these adorable bookends can help her stay organized. She can use them to hold books, CD’s, movies, or whatever her heart desires. A fun gift for your dancer, she’ll love displaying it in her room.

tap dance T-shirt

A Tee Especially for Tap Dancers: Tap Dance Shirt-Keep Your Glass Slippers

This fun tee will let everyone know she doesn’t care about being a princess-she is all about dancing. You can choose from slate, heather gray, or pink. It’s available for younger and older girls in a variety of sizes.

This lightweight classic-fit tee will be one of her very favorites to wear.

portable turnboard

Tap board for any room: dot2dance Portable Dance Floor, TurnBoard, Tap Board

No more scuffing up your hard wood floors, this tap board can go in any room. It features a nonslip gym mat and is available in 4 different sizes.

While extremely durable, it’s still light enough to carry anywhere with a handle that tucks away out of sight.

Best of all, both sides can be used for different things. She can tap away on one side, flip it over, and do her stretching and exercises on the other side. It’s perfect for all ages and is available in sizes 16″, 24″, 32″, and 48″.

wall clock

Fun Clock: CafePress – Dancer’s – Unique Decorative 10″ Wall Clock

This 9.5″ diameter clock has a black plastic case and only shows the numbers: 5, 6, 7, and 8. A lot of fun for older dancers, this clock will make a great gift.

tap shoes ornament

For Their Christmas Tree: Tap Shoes Ornament

A wonderful way to honor their passion is with this tap shoes ornament. At 3.75″, this ornament is made of resin stone and made to look just like a tiny version of real tap shoes. Your dancer can display it on the Christmas tree or all-year-round on an ornament stand.


The Dancer’s Notebook: Are You Happy Notebook

Your dancer can take notes, journal, doodle, or anything they like in this 6 x 9 journal. It makes the perfect addition to a gift basket.

pin and hair clip holder

Never Lose Hair Clips Again: Bobby Pin and Hair Clip Magnetic Holder

For those recitals when their hair has to be perfect, this cute bobby pin holder comes in raspberry mauve. With a strong magnet, it will keep all of their pins in one place.

This is a unique gift that would go perfect in a gift basket.

hoodie shirt

Dance Recital Gift For the Older Dancer: Eat Sleep Dance Repeat Hoodie Shirt

These sweatshirts are a huge hit for older girls. It’s available in sizes x-small – xx-large. It has a split v-neck and is made of polyester, cotton, and rayon.

This fun gift is available in fuchsia, navy, gray, and black.

dancer street sign

A Cute Room Idea: Dancer Street Sign

This 4″ x 18″ street sign will look super cute in your dancer’s room after the recital. It’s made of quality aluminum metal and comes with pre-drilled holes for easy hanging. The bright pink color will catch everyone’s eye.


Wrap Up in Dance: Dream Dance Love Soft Fleece Throw Blanket

This 50″ x 60″ fleece blanket will be her favorite! It features the word DANCE with different dance poses and words. She’ll love snuggling up with this comfy throw.

dance tote bag

A Dance Bag for the Older Girls: Horizon Dance 7030 Abby Embroidered Dance Tote Bag

Available as a duffel or tote, this gorgeous dance bag is perfect for older girls. Black with pink and white writing, it has plenty of pockets for her phone, keys, and more.

The duffel features a long front zippered pocket and a water bottle holder.

It measures 16″ x 10″ x 11″. The tote has a longer shoulder strap, mesh end pockets, and measures 14″ x 10″ x 6″.


Dancers’ Travel Mug: Dancing Is My Workout Tumbler<

This 30 ounce stainless steel travel mug will be their go-to cup. Available in black, blue, or pink, your dancer will love this gift!

photo album

Dance Recital Memories: Dance Photo Album

Available in 4 x 6 or 5 x 7, these photo albums can be customized in a variety of colors and fonts. She’ll love having a personalized album to hold all of her dance memories.

half soles and pouch

For Her Toes: Spinner Skins Neoprene Dance Half Soles and Pouch

A cute and useful gift, these half soles come in a variety of designs including mermaids and dolphins, sherbet shimmer, and competition nude. The included matching bag makes it a perfect gift.

Searching for the perfect gift for a dance recital shouldn’t be a chore, it should be fun. With this list, you’re certain to find a gift that will stand out among the rest.

If you’ve ever given or received a unique dance recital gift, be sure to comment below. Don’t forget to share this list with your friends so they can find the perfect dance recital gift ideas as well.

50 Dance recital gift ideas

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