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Belly Dancer Gifts: Scarves,Tribal Bangles, World Music

Updated on November 12, 2015
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I took bellydance lessons and performed, then became interested in costume. The historical relationship of dance and culture is fascinating.

Gifts for your Favorite Belly Dancer

It is easy to shop for someone who discovers belly dance, they have all sorts of costuming and makeup ideas they want to try. But maybe it isn't quite as easy for you to figure just what thrills the heart of a student of Oriental dance, and that is what this lens is for... to open the world of Middle Eastern souks, the exciting accessories of the look of the Orient, and suggest the perfect gift choices for a Belly Dancer.

It can be a birthday, it can be Christmas, or any special holiday that you wish to use to shower a dancer in a show of appreciation. With these suggestions you are sure to find something that thrills a special someone who loves to shake and shimmy to her favorite Raqs Sharqi music.

Dance Photographer - Brendan Lally

Jewelry is Always Welcome

For dancing performance or anytime she wishes to dress up, there are some fun costume jewelry ideas here. There are lots of different styles - some with coins, silver tone, gold tone, some that totally different ... but all are fun and add sparkle.

For any woman on your list, jewelry might be a safe bet for a welcomed and enjoyed gift, but hte Belly Dancer is just a little bit different in that she not only like lots of jewelry, she adores the sparkly, kind that is strung with coins, and makes a great show when she moves.

That is why things like slave bracelets, Cleopatra bib necklaces, and chandelier earrings are favorites. If you really want to get the perfect gift of costume adornments, check the colors of her favorite outfits to see if gold or silver are the metal color for her.

Gift Inspirations

  • Tribal jewelry is always welcome, because it can be used anytime. Artful and fun, tribal jewelry gives any outfit a unique and fashionable look. Ebay is the perfect place to pick up great pieces that any belly dance aficionado would love.
  • Chandelier earrings, bib necklaces, armbands, all these types of jewelry are used to give an exotic flavor to an outfit, or in a dance performance.
  • Spa gift cards are guaranteed to make most women happy, but especially when a dancer wants to look her best. Manicures, pedicures, facials, even a massage is a great way to give a gift that will be appreciated.
  • There is always room for one more coin hip scarf!
  • Dance wear for practice and workouts can be a unique gift.
  • Belly dance slippers
  • A 3.5 yard length of silk for a dance veil, hem the ends and it is a beautiful gift. Great for all sizes.

Fabulous Tribal Gifts - Bellydance Gifts At Auction

eBay give you the chance to find something truly authentic and of a degree of craftmanship that is rare. The beauty of some of these tribal pieces is sometimes astounding in the way they add to an outfit or a stage costume. Don't miss out on the chance to get a gift that is not the run of the mill mall purchase!

Feeling Beautiful is Really Important - Spa gifts, manicure and pedicure sets, creams and lotions...

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Cosmetics And Fragrance Gifts Are Classic

This classic combination is a good choice for any woman, but look for the cosmetics that are recommended for the stage. Mac or Stila brand eye makeup, Glittery eye catching powders... things like that.

Gifts of cosmetics and fragrance can be the best kind, so long as they are the right kind. Do a little sleuthing, or get something seasoned bellydancer's recommend.

Try to find the type of eye makeup your belly dancer prefers, my favorite bath products from LUSH could be just the ticket to paradise for a few hours- anytime she chooses.

Relaxing Scented Candles for After the Show

Scent and sensuous oils in a unique candle
Scent and sensuous oils in a unique candle | Source

Beauty Treatments, Fragrance, Candles - Anything that makes a woman feel beautiful

The Key To A Great Gift Choice

That is what a woman wants: to feel beautiful and cared for.

Find out what those key things are and you know what to give as a gift she will remember. As well as your thoughtfulness.

For a woman who enjoys the Baladi dance, part of the fun is the feminine way it makes them feel, including the chance to dress up and use exotic makeup. Exploring other cultures through the music, and even a bit of the history is part of the entire experience.

Clue into these things and you will have a treasure trove of ideas that will make the perfect gift, unlike any others.

Bellydance Wear

Victorian look inside a Harem
Victorian look inside a Harem | Source

Most of the performance bras and belts can be quite expensive, and must fit exactly, but there are plenty of stretchy and adjustable tops, and hip scarves that will work for almost any size. Look for those to give as a gift- they will be very welcome as most of the time a belly dancer spends dancing is practicing in a studio or at home.

While any dancewear works, those with fringes and coins make the dance more fun and help visualize he way the movements look.

Fringed Coin Bra Top

BellyLady Tribal Belly Dance Costume Halter Coins Bra Top, Gift Idea
BellyLady Tribal Belly Dance Costume Halter Coins Bra Top, Gift Idea

This is the ideal gift- a practice or tribal performance coin decorated top. Enough fringe to accentuate those important rolls and drops.

Any belly dancer would love this for an authentic feel when practicing and doing classes and rehearsals.

 

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