Need some gift ideas for the gymnast in your life? Every year we get questions from parents and relatives about gymnastics-related gifts and where to get them. Here are some great ideas for gymnasts of all ages!
We get a lot of parents, particularly around the holidays, that come in and say, "My child loves gymnastics and won't stop doing it around the house! Where can I get a mat so that she/he can practice safely?" or "My child asked for a bar and a balance beam for Christmas and I have no idea where to get one!" I usually recommend Deary's Gymnastics Supply which is a great equipment supply company. They have a "home use" line of small mats, balance beams, and bars designed for small children to practice at home. Check out their gift section for some other great ideas!
I used to love getting a new leotard for Christmas! There's nothing better than showing up to the first practice after Christmas in a shiny, pretty new leotard. GK Elite Sportswear is the industry's leader in practice leotards and have hundreds of different designs to choose from in a variety of sizes. They also We sell a variety of GK Leotards right here at Spectrum! have a toddler line and lines designed by gold medalists Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas. GK also features gymnastics workout apparel for men and boys, and accessories like shorts, headbands, and scrunchies. Leotards won't ship in time? Don't know what size to order? We have several brand new GK leotards and shorts in the office for you to purchase, or to figure out what size to order!
Rainbow Loom charms
The "rainbow loom" bracelets, necklaces, and keychains are a popular trend! Did you know that there are gymnast charms for these kits? Neither did I until I saw them on someone's bracelet! What a great stocking stuffer! They can be purchased online on eBay or Amazon.
"Stick It" is the quintessential gymnastics movie about a former elite gymnast, who abruptly ended her career and turned to petty crime and rebellion. She is forced back into the gym as a method of punishment for vandalism and finds her love and passion again. Stick It is a comedy and a family film, and is full of inside jokes and great gymnastics. This film is rated PG-13 for language, parents beware! Want a more G rated film? "McKenna Shoots for the Stars" is an American Girl film about a young gymnast who overcomes challenges and learns to believe in herself again.
UNH Gymnastics Tickets
At just 7$ for an adult ticket and 5$ for a child's ticket, what a great stocking stuffer idea for anyone who loves watching gymnastics! Support the UNH Women's Gymnastics team by purchasing tickets to their home meets. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed by all the amazing gymnastics at college meets. Click here for ticket purchasing information. UNH gymnastics has home meets on January 19th, February 1st, February 15th, March 8th, March 14th, and will be hosting the prestigious EAGL Championship on March 22nd.
Got a young gymnast that loves to read? Perhaps one that fell in love with Gabby Douglas and her gold medal winning performance at last year's Olympic games? Gabby released a book just last year detailing her arduous but inspiring journey from being essentially homeless to winning the most prestigious title of the sport. Shawn Johnson, 2008 Olympic beam champion also released her own memoir. "Grace, Gold, and Glory" by Gabrielle Douglas and "Winning Balance" by Shawn Johnson can be purchased at your local book store or online through Amazon.
Spectrum Gift Certificates & Ideas
Give the gift of gymnastics! Gift certificates are available. For more information, see Miss Carol in the office!
We also have 3 different T-Shirt designs all on SALE right now for $10. Just stop by to order yours! Guaranteed to be ready for Christmas!
Give them a Parent Night Out! Our next PNO is in January, Call for details.
If you have any other ideas, feel free to share them in the comments or on our facebook page! Happy Holidays!
Peace, love, and gymnastics,
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About the Author
Coach Sarah is a former Rhode Island College gymnast, NCGA National qualifier, All-American, current gymnastics coach and judge, and contributor for the gymnastics news source, The Gymternet. Find out what's going on at Spectrum and learn more about the incredible sport of gymnastics!