True: the holidays are not about presents. They are about good food, lights, songs, slowing down and coming together with friends and family. And yet, we are out there (or online) on the hunt for THAT perfect gift for our loved ones. What if the person, you want to buy a gift for, is a ballet dancer or a ballet lover?
Fret not! Spectacle has got you covered. We put together not one, but two gift guides, for the ballet dancer or the ballet lover and hope our ideas make shopping easier. Find our ideas for a man or a woman or a child below. Almost all gifts fit into stockings, too!
No. 1: A wonderful shade of nude for your nails, not to flashy so you can wear it day and night that is Essie's Ballet Slipper nail polish for you ($9).
No. 2: Bloch's 2018 planer helps you tutu remember your dates and even your preferred pointe shoes ($30)
No. 3: This amazing grace ballet rose spray fragrance by philosophy will have you smell like roses all day and will go perfectly with the body wash, shampoo and body lotion ($18) of the same collection.
No. 4: Seen on the feet of various fashion bloggers from New York to Paris, Miu Miu's ballet slipper have you dacing down the street (590€)
No. 5: A little ballet art for the walls, available and limited in different sizes. Ballet by Julia Rothman (starting $24).
No. 6: The classic belted leotard comes in a gorgeous magenta colour. Mary Helen Bowers with Ballet Beautiful knows exactly what a dancers needs (75$).
No. 7: These diamond kite shape drop earings by British jeweler Boodle are inspired by and in collaboration with The Royal Ballet in London. The whole collection is called "Pas de Deux" (price upon request)
No. 8: The oversized duffle backpack by Asos holds all your things and doesn't scream workout. So you can go from practise to dinner without a problem ($33).
It is not easy finding gifts for male dancers or male ballet lovers. We hope these ideas below will make the dancer in your life happy.
No. 9: Francisco Estevez created "The Dancer". It is part of a gorgeous collection that features male and female dancers. Available in different sizes (starting at $27).
No. 10: Wear your love for dance on your back. This black hoodie comes in different colours and is available at Boys Dance Too ($35).
No. 11: Pack all your dance stuff in this backback and you are good to go by Boys dance too ($24).
No. 12: Finally jewellery for a male dancer or ballet lover that doesn't scream kitsch. Silver brooch by Cynthia Woong ($264).
No. 13: Finding a children's book that portrays male ballet dancers are hard to find. Start a collection with the beloved characters of a Mr. Men book. Mr. Men Ballet Show by Roger Hargreaves ($4).
No. 14: You'll never have to worry what to wear to the ballet with this navy velvet smoking blazer by Zara ($150).