Great Gifts for Girls Who Love Ballet
Many girls love ballet, so ballet related gifts can be a big hit. They can be great for all occasions like birthdays, Christmas and Hannukah as well as making wonderful recital gifts. Ballet schools have recitals once or twice a year. It's common to give gifts as a reward for all the work involved in putting on a show.
Some great gift options are books, CDs, ballet related toys, ballet instruction DVDs, jewelry boxes, clothing and ballet bags. The following is a list of some gifts you can consider for any budding ballerinas in your life.
See 10 Great Gifts for 3 to 7 Year Old Girls for more gift ideas for young girls.
Ballet Stories is a book and CD combo that includes these famous ballets: Cappelia, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, the Nutcracker and Swann Lake. The book and CD have an overview of each story and excerpts of the music. This book is probably best for 3rd grade and up.
Ballerina Treasure Music Box
Ballerina Treasure Music Boxes look great, have ballerinas that spin to classical tunes like Waltz of the Flowers and Swan Lake, and they hold jewelry. There's a variety to choose from including some that cost less than $20. Higher quality boxes are available for $50 and above. These are beautiful gifts that can last a long time.
Tinkerbell's Learn Ballet Step by Step DVD
The Tinkerbell's Learn Ballet Step by Step DVD allows kids to practice their ballet steps at home. They can use a chair in place of a barre. The DVD is about half an hour in length and teaches a lot of basic ballet steps. This can be a great supplement to ballet class.
The Orb Factory Sticky Mosaics Ballerina
The Orb Factory brand of sticky mosaics has a ballerina craft that is recommended for ages 6 and up. This is a wonderful gift for girls who love ballet and crafts. It comes with 4 ballerina designs and more than 3000 sticky foam and jewel pieces.
Every ballerina needs a ballet bag to hold her dance shoes and hair supplies. They usually range in price from $15 to $30. Pay attention to size when buying dance bags. Younger kids usually don't need to pack a lot of items when they go to dance class. Older dancers will generally need a bigger bag.
Ballet Related T-shirts
T-shirts are often inexpensive gifts and it is easy to find ballet related t-shirts for younger girls. This is an especially good choice if you're looking for a gift in the $10 to $20 price range.
Nina Ballerina Magnetic Dress-Up
The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Nina Ballerina Magnetic Dress-Up doll will be a big hit with younger ballet fans. This will probably be best for the 3 to 5 age group. The doll comes with 27 pieces of mix and match clothes and shoes. It has a total of six outfits. It comes with a box to keep all the pieces neat and arranged. This item costs around $30, but it is a very sturdy toy. The pieces are made of thick wood and aren't easily damaged.
The Nucracker Illustrated Books
There are several beautifully illustrated books based on the story of The Nutcracker aimed at different age groups. The Nutcracker is a popular ballet that is widely performed during the Christmas season, so a book can be a great holiday gift. The original Nutcracker book was written by E. T. A. Hoffmann in 1816. It was titled The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The Nutcracker ballet was based on the book. The score was written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
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