Believe it or not, it’s not too long until the big holiday season rolls around again. If you are an organized, savvy holiday shopper – as most of us do try to be every year – no doubt you’ve already at least started thinking about your shopping lists and what should be on them.
The best holiday gifts of course are those that the recipients will not only like and enjoy but find useful in their everyday lives. And this certainly true of young gymnasts. With this in mind, and to help you as you compile your holiday shopping list for the gymnast(s) in your life here are just a few helpful suggestions for the best gifts for gymnasts this holiday season.
If you are thinking of treating your gymnast to some new clothes this year then clothing that can do double duty – as in gear that can be worn both in and out of the gym – is a great choice. Hoodies, maybe with a gymnastics themed print or slogan, simple leggings, which are great for wearing during warm ups or just to keep warm and fun t-shirts are all good, useful choices. And of course, maybe a new sparkly leotard tucked into a stocking would be a rather nice thought too…
Home Gym Equipment
Once a young gymnast starts to get a little more serious about their sport they know that their efforts can’t simply begin and end when they are actually at their chosen gymnasium. And while we are not suggesting that you try to recreate a full gymnastics set up in your basement there are some simple – and not that expensive – pieces of ‘home gym’ equipment that can make both great holiday gifts and useful additions to a gymnasts day to day training you can opt for.
Need some ideas here? A simple pull up bar, the kind that affixes in a doorway, offers a great way for gymnasts to work on improving their all-important upper body strength and most of them can be installed and removed on an as needed basis. Exercise bands and jump ropes are great for overall conditioning as well and they make great extra little ‘stocking stuffers’. Want to buy a really useful piece of home gym gear though? Opt for a folding gym mat that can offer gymnasts of all ages and all skill levels a safer place to practice at home.
Gymnasts of all ability levels and all ages benefit from a little encouragement and inspiration wherever and whenever they can find it. In terms of gift ideas this can come from a great gymnastics book. For older readers Letters to a Young Gymnast by Nadia Comaneci and Raising the Bar by Gabrielle Douglas are two of our favorites and for very young gymnasts who are also still developing their reading skills DK Readers: First Day at Gymnastics is a fun and informative choice.
If you’re looking for world class gymnastic training for your child, visit our Gymnastics section and review the goals and description of our classes to find out which one best fits the needs of your child. Our lesson plans are designed to accommodate every age group and skill level. For questions and inquiries, feel free to give us a call 913-766-8918 or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org