5 Birthday and Christmas Gift Ideas for Men and Women Who Are Salsa Dancers
I'm a professional salsa and Latin dance instructor and have been dancing salsa since 2005. My friends always ask what to get me and I say, "Get me something I use for salsa dancing!" So, if you have a salsa dancer in your life, whether it's a family member, spouse, friend, or coworker, one of these options will be sure to make them happy! I included a range of gift ideas at different price points, depending on how much or how little you want to spend. Happy gifting!
Do you dance salsa?
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1. Salsa Themed T-Shirts, Tank Tops and Other Apparel
People who dance salsa are very passionate about it, or can be, and they want to show their enthusiasm for it even when they are not on the dance floor. Salsa themed t-shirts and other apparel is a fun and easy gift that is appropriate for all of the salsa dancers in your life, whether they are friends, coworkers, family members, or romantic partners.
There are specialty websites that exclusively sell salsa and latin dance-themed merchandise, such as Salsa Vida and Stay Fuego. The "Salsa by the Bay" website has a "Shirts" tab where you can easily browse and purchase items as well. You can also look on general websites that include salsa/dance themed apparel as part of their selection such as Amazon, Cafe Press and Spread Shirt. You can usually customize the size and color of the item to make it even more personal.
Salsa Themed T-Shirts and Apparel for MenClick thumbnail to view full-size
Salsa Dancing Themed T-Shirts and Apparel for WomenClick thumbnail to view full-size
2. Salsa Themed Coffee Mugs, Pillows and Accessories
Salsa themed coffee mugs, throw pillows, and other little accessories are a fun and easy way to gift your salsa dancer if you don't know his/her clothing size. This gift idea is appropriate for a variety of people, including friends and co-workers. You can also use it as a stocking stuffer or as an add-on to a larger gift depending on what the situation is.
You can purchase these sorts of items from Salsa Vida, Amazon. You can also check your local dance supply stores if you don't want to shop online.
Salsa Themed Coffee MugsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Salsa Themed Throw PillowsClick thumbnail to view full-size
3. Gift Certificates for Salsa Lessons and Classes
What better gift than the gift of dance itself? If your salsa dancer loves taking dance classes and lessons regularly, ask him/her what studio they go to and surprise them with a gift certificate for a group class or private lesson.
Contact the studio directly and ask them how much each group class/private lesson is worth so that you can figure out how much to gift. Ideally, you'd want to put in enough for at least one or two classes. Ask the studio if they have any specials on gift certificates for the holidays and if they know your dancing friend/family member/coworker so that they can suggest a personalized recommendation.
You should also be able to get a nice printed certificate that they can mail you or pick up in person depending on the studio.
Gift Certificates or Gift Cards for Dance Classes and Lessons
4. Dance Shoes
I'm always wearing out my dancing shoes from dancing so much! Specialty dance shoes are important for serious salsa dancers, especially if they compete or perform.
Getting new dance shoes for someone else can be a little tricky because there are a lot of variations between manufacturers in terms of sizing. I recommend purchasing a gift certificate for a local dance supply store that sells dance shoes and other dance apparel (make sure you check that they sell salsa/latin dance shoes), or an online retailer such as Discount Dance Supply.
5. Salsa Concert and Tickets
If your salsa dancer loves going out to salsa concerts and events, consider buying him/her tickets to an upcoming salsa concert/event in town.
This gift idea is a little more personal and pricey than some of the other ones, so I recommend doing it if you know the other person very well (close friend, significant other, family member).
You'll need to do a little of work for this one to find which artists/bands they really enjoy listening to and would be interested seeing in concert and then doing a google search to find out if that artist/band is going to perform in town any time soon. I recommend doing a google search for "Salsa Concerts Near Me" or "Salsa Events Near Me" and seeing which artists are listed and then buying tickets online.
You can get two tickets so you can go with them or let them take another salsa dancing friend with them depending on the situation.
Sasa Concert and Event Tickets
I hope that you found at least one thing on this suggested gift list that you think might be appropriate to give. Do some research and ask her subtle questions about things she is interested in so this way you can find her something thoughtful and meaningful that she will enjoy and use!
Did this list help you pick a gift idea?
© 2016 Anya Brodech