When I was thinking about a gymnastics gift ideas for this year, I set out to create the ULTIMATE gymnast gift guide. I didn’t want to set a goal number of gifts for myself (like I did last year with 100 Gymnastics Gift Ideas), I was just determined to scour the internet for the best gifts that any gymnastics-loving gymnast would want. I hope I have succeeded. You also might want to check out The Best Gifts for your Gymnast: 2015 Edition.
Below you will find a ton of different ideas- gymnastics stocking stuffers, home gymnastics equipment, gymnastics books and videos, leotards, gymnastics cell phone cases, gymnastics accessories, gifts for the gymnast’s room, and gifts for the family. I hope you find gifts in this gift guide that will make your gymnast so happy on Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) morning!
eos Lip Balm Set– This EOS lip balm set is a perfect stocking stuffer for your gymnast to throw in her gym bag. Gyms can be very dry because of all the chalk in the air. This lip balm set will ensure your gymnast has perfectly moisturized lips!
eos Hand Lotion Pack– In addition to the lip balm, your gymnast will need some hand lotion to keep moisturized! And these are perfect on-the-go size to throw into your gym bag.
Gymnastics Water Bottle– This Keep Calm and do Gymnastics is a perfect addition to your gymnast’s gym bag, and would look great peeking out of the top of a stocking!
Ice Bag– Everyone who sees this owl ice bag thinks it’s so cute! And so do I. Ice your injuries in-style with this ice bag.
Goody Ouchless No Metal Hair Elastics– This pack of goody ouchless hair elastics comes in a rainbow of colors, and would be a perfect stocking stuffer for any level gymnast.
Nastia Liukin Grip Key Chain– I love this Nastia Liukin grip key chain. It would look so cute attached to your gymnast’s gym bag or her school backpack .
Colored Athletic Tape– If your gymnast is an advanced competitive gymnast, then there are going to be times where she needs to tape up parts of her body. And what is more fun than colored athletic tape?! Athletic tape makes a great stocking stuffer for your gymnast.
Hard Work Pays Off Xband Set– Xbands are stretchy bands that keep your grips in place. This set says “Hard Work” on one and “Pays Off” so your gymnast can show off how hard she works!
Gogo Wristbands– Add these inexpensive sweatbands to your grip-wearing gymnast’s stocking. They come in a bunch of colors and can be a nice replacement for the nasty chalk filled wristbands she’s currently wearing.
Gymnastics Nail Decals– These gymnastics nail decals will let your gymnast show her love for gymnastics on her nails! Perfect for her to play with when she has friends over.
Colored Pre-Wrap– The only thing more fun than colored athletic tape is colored pre-wrap! You need pre-wrap when you are wrapping parts of your body so the athletic tape doesn’t yank at body hair when it comes off!
Tiger Balm– Tiger Balm is a pain relieving sports rub ointment. It’s a great stocking stuffer for more advanced gymnasts to relieve the stress of practice.
For the Home Gym
One of the best gymnastics gifts is the ability to practice gymnastics at home. And for that, you need a piece or two of home gymnastics equipment.
Tumbl Trak Panel Mat: A panel mat is one of the most basic pieces of home gymnastics equipment and a great gift for your gymnast. A standard panel mat is 1-3/8″ but you can also get the 2″ if you want more padding.
Tumbl Trak Suede Floor Beam: This suede floor beam will give your gymnast a similar feel to a competition beam at home! The base of the beam is coated in rubber for safety and it’s easy to assemble.
AAI Air Beam: Air beams and mats seem to be the most coveted gymnastics gifts these days! This 16″ wide by 9′ long inflatable has a 4″ raised center line that lets the gymnast feel the beam. It easily inflates and deflates so it can be stored away when not in use. Watch the video at the link to see how fun it looks!
Tumbl Trak Junior Bar Pro Package: The Tumbl Trak Junior Bar Pro is a very sturdy bar, but unlike other bars like it, does not need to be stabilized with additional plywood or supports. It can be set from 38″ (about 3 feet) to 59″ (about 5 feet) tall, with a weight limit of 125 lbs. This bar is safe for all levels and can be used to practice kips and casts. It takes up a 4 foot by 6 foot space on the floor. It needs mats under it due to the thick center support bar. I’m linking a package that comes with the 6″ mat it needs.
Air Floor Pro: This air floor doesn’t have to be used on a padded surface, unlike some other air floors. It only takes a few minutes to inflate for use, and then you can deflate it when you are done so that it can be easily stored away.
Gymnastics Books & Video Gifts
Beginning Gymnastics for Girls Video– This Beginning Gymnastics for Girls video has Coach Steve Nunno take you through gymnastics fundamentals and skill progressions. This DVD or the next one is a great pairing with any home gymnastics equipment. By watching a DVD like this both parents and gymnasts can better understand what skills to practice to improve your gymnastics.
Grace, Gold & Glory My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas– Gabby Douglas is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. In her autobiography she describes how her faith and determination to overcome obstacles led her to take home gold medals at the 2012 Olympics.
Gemma the Gymnastics Fairy– Gemma the Gymnastics Fairy is the Amazon #1 Bestseller in Gymnastics books, probably because its a good, easy read for the beginner gymnast.
Essentials for Floor Exercise and Vault Featuring Olympic Champion Paul Hamm ( 3 DVD Set)– This 3 DVD set has Olympic Champion Paul Hamm taking you through exercises and skills to improve your Floor Exercise and Vault elements. This DVD set would be great with a panel mat for your gymnast to improve at home.
Winning Balance by Shawn Johnson– Shawn Johnson was on the 2008 US Olympic Gymnastics team. She won three silver medals and one gold. In her memoir she writes about Beijing, injuries and her time on Dancing with the Stars. She ends each chapter with a “Lessons I’ve Learned” section.
Nadia Comaneci’s Letters to a Young Gymnast– Nadia Comaneci was the first gymnast in Olympic history to earn a perfect score in gymnastics. Not only is Nadia Comaneci’s memoir a gymnastics book, but she also shares about conditions and struggles of life in Communist Romania, defecting to the United States, and training under legendary coach Bela Karolyi.
Mermaid Leotard– This shiny scale leotard comes in several different color combos and is such a fun design!
V-Neck Leotard: This popular leotard is a nylon/spandex blend. I love the simplicity of this tank leo.
Glitz and Glam Leotard: This leotard is consistently one of the most popular!
Pink Diamonds Leotard: I love this GK pink sparkle leotard. Such a pretty color!
Zebra Pink Leotard: Show your sassy side with this zebra leotard with the pink accent.
Lizatards Elsa Crystal Snowflake Leotard– I think this Elsa Frozen leotard is super cute! And I know all the little girls love Frozen.
Gym Rat Gear
The Sweat. The Time. The Commitment. IT PAYS OFF Shirt: Let your gymnast show off how much time and effort she puts into gymnastics with this shirt! Comes in hot pink and aqua.
This is My Handstand Shirt: Fitted “This is My Handstand Shirt” Tee that comes in many colors!
Strength Power Heart Tank: This Strength, Power, Heart tank displays what it means to be a gymnast! This super soft flowy tank is very flattering!
Bling Bands: These bling-y headbands are a super cute way to keep your hair out of your eyes at the gym!
Nastia Liukin Grip Bag– Every gymnast needs a grip bag to hold her grips, tape, prewrap, grip brush and any other miscellaneous items. If she doesn’t already have one, this would be a cute gift–the grip bag plus all the grip accessories inside.
Defy Gravity Fleece Pants: These fleece pants are perfect for wearing around the house or over your leotard to practice. They come in several different color combinations.
Leggings: These Under Armour leggings are great for going to and from the gym in the cold, and for wearing during warm-ups. They come in several different colors.
Gymnast Bag Tag– This bag tag is the most redeemed prize in the SkillTrakker prize store! It would make a great stocking stuffer and I’m sure your gymnast would be excited to have it to personalize gym bag!
I Don’t Sweat I Sparkle Tank–This “I Don’t Sweat I Sparkle Tank” is another great gymnastics gift because your gymnast can wear it over her leotard to the gym.
Black Spandex Roll Over Gym Shorts– These black spandex roll over gym shorts are great biker shorts for wearing during practice. And they come in several different colors!
Don’t Wish for It Work for It Grip Bag – Every gymnast needs a grip bag to hold her grips, tape, prewrap, grip brush and any other miscellaneous items. This bag lets her do that while showing off how hard she works!
Gymnastics Cell Phone Cases
Keep Calm and Be a Gymnast iPhone Case – I love the colors of this Hipster Keep Calm and Be a Gymnast IPhone case!
Keep Calm and Do Gymnastics Personalized Case for iPhone also for Samsung Galaxy– This Keep Calm and Do Gymnastics comes in 8 different colors and can be personalized with your gymnast’s name.
Eat Sleep Breathe Gymnastics iPhone Case: Showcase your love of gymnastics with this stylish phone case.
Less Talk More Chalk iPhone Case: This sleek and lightweight phone case is perfect for your gymnast who wants to show off her gymnastics pride. Works with 6/6S/6 Plus, 7/7 Plus, 8 and X.
I Am A Gymnast iPhone Case: “I Am A Gymnast” phone case with a gymnast on the front — what a great gift to motivate and empower your gymnast. Works with 6, 6s, 7 and 8.
Sunset Gymnast iPhone Case: This fashionable gymnast phone case is a great gift for your dedicated gymnast — and it’s durable so will help keep her phone protected.
Personalized Gymnast Case: This gymnastics phone case can be personalized for a memorable gift.
Peace, Love, Gymnastics Case for iPhone-This Hipster Peace, Love, Gymnastics case has such fun pretty colors and is also good for protecting your phone from scratches.
Gymnastics Heart Pink Crystals Necklace– I think this pink crystals heart necklace is such a cute gymnastics gift for a little girl. The chain is silver plated.
Live, Love, Gymnastics Sweatshirt– This stylish black sweatshirt is great for showing off your gymnast pride either on the way to the gym, around school or hanging out with friends!
Gymnastics Pins– Competitive gymnasts love to decorate their gym bags with pins to celebrate levels or accomplishments.
Gymnastics Bottlecap Necklaces– These gymnastics bottlecap necklaces are a cute gymnastics gift and accessory for the younger gymnast.
Sports Bra– For older gymnasts, sports bras are a necessity to wear underneath their leotards. I love these Champion ones.
Gymnastics Journal: Gymnastics journal for your gymnast. Great way to show gymnastics pride at school! This notebook has 50 lightly lined pages and 50 blank pages for your gymnast to fill.
Grips– Does your gymnast need to start wearing grips? Or need a new pair? I’ve linked my guide to buying grips online.
Eat. Sleep. Gymnastics. Repeat Sweatshirt– This is the perfect gift for the competitive gymnast, a sweatshirt that speaks to all the hours she spends in the gym!
Coleman Stadium Seat– This gift is definitely for the ‘rents! Make gymnastics meets a little more comfortable with this inexpensive fold-able stadium seat. The side straps can also be loosened for a flat two-person cushion instead of a one-person seat.
Train Hard or Go Home Folder– A little girl power for school! Train Hard or Go Home Folder is perfect for the hard-core gymnast.
Gymnastics Drawstring Bag: Canvas drawstring bag with the words “Gymnastics, Back Handspring, Chalk, All Around, Tumble, Flip, Stick It, Dismount, Meet” written on the front several different ways. This also would be a cute bag for a gymnast to use when going to gymnastics class.
For the Gymnast’s Room
Gymnast Medal Hanger– Gymnast medal hanger made of metal. Comes in Purple and Green. Perfect gift for your gymnast’s room so she can display all her hard-won medals!
Gymnastics St. Street Sign– Use this Gymnastics St. Street Sign to decorate your gymnast’s room.
Gymnastics Pillowcase– Pink and White pillowcase with a collage of gymnastics words. Your gymnast will love taking this to sleepovers!
Gymnastics Collage Wall Decal– Your gymnast can use this gymnastics word collage wall decal to transform her bedroom.
“If you don’t leap you’ll never know what it’s like to Fly” Decal– I love the way this motivational gymnastics wall decal looks. This wall decal comes in 9 different colors so you can match your gymnast’s bedroom.
I love Gymnastics Wall Sticker– This classic “I love gymnastics” wall decal with a handstand was one of the most popular gifts from last year!
Gabby Douglas Quote Wall Decal: This wall decal says “Hard days are the best because that’s when CHAMPIONS are made. ” Great motivational decal for a tween’s room!
Custom Gymnastics Medal Holder: Decorate your gymnast’s room with this cute medal holder that can be personalized with her name.
Flexy Lexy Doll– I used to love playing with a doll like this in the gym growing up, we called it “Flexy Lexy”, and it makes a great gift for a gymnast because she can come home and show her parents all the cool skills she is learning by demonstrating with the doll!
Christmas Gymnastics Gifts
Gymnastics Girl Personalized Holiday Ornament– This gymnastics girl ornament can be personalized with your gymnast’s name.
Crystal Heart Gymnastics Ornament– This crystal heart gymnastics ornament is the perfect whimsical addition to your tree!
I Can Fly What’s Your Superpower Ornament– This cute double-sided ornament would make such a good gift for any gymnast!
Gymnast Girl Personalized 2014 Holiday Ornament– I think these personalized gymnast girl ornaments are so cute, I had to include two and this one includes the year.
Gymnastic Girls Set Of Two Tumbler Ornaments– This ornament comes with a set of tumblers, perfect for you tree or for your young gymnast to gift a friend in her class!
Gymnastics Holiday Gift Tags– Add a personal touch to your gymnast’s Christmas gifts with these gymnastics holiday gift tags.
What are your favorite gymnastic gift ideas on this gift guide for gymnasts? What do you want to receive this year?