The Best 100 Gymnastics Gifts 2016 Edition

I’ve done my best to round up the absolute best 100 gymnastics gifts for this year. I’ve included the best pieces of home gymnastics equipment, personalized gifts, apparel, books, accessories, leotards and more.

Here is a past list of 100 gymnastics gifts for more ideas.

Also, at the end of this post there are 3 pages of FREE printable gymnastics gift tags that you can download.

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1. Tumbl Trak Junior Pro Gymnastics Bar: This is the newest, most stable, versatile bar for home use. Unlike other home bars, the Tumbl Trak Junior Pro bar does not need to be stabilized with plywood. It is also steady enough for your gymnast to practice more advanced skills like kips, unlike some other bars. It’s easy to assemble and supports up to 125 lbs. It needs 4-6 inches of matting.

2. Panel Mat: If you are looking for your gymnast to be able to practice basic tumbling skills at home, then a panel mat is perfect. It’s the padding you need to prevent injuries, but not too thick to be able to do cartwheels, walkovers and handsprings on it. This Tumbl Trak 4ft x 8 ft panel mat comes in 9 different colors.

3. Sectional Floor Beam: Have limited space? Then a sectional floor beam is perfect for your gymnast. You can buy multiple and attach them together, or just one and have a short space for her to practice skills. This beam is 4 feet long.

4. Handstand Homework Mat: A handstand homework mat is one of my favorite pieces of home gym equipment to recommend to gymnasts, because I think practicing handstands at home is the best way to improve. This mat attaches over any doorway and lets your gymnast practice without hurting her back against the wall.

5. Folding Practice Mat: This Tumbl Trak practice mat fits perfectly under the Junior Pro Gymnastics Bar. It’s 4ft x 6ft, and 6 inches thick.

6. Tan Gymnastics Home Beam: This Beam Store suede balance beam is 8 feet long and 7 inches high. The quality suede covering gives it the look and feel of a competition beam.

7. Air Floor Pro: Air floors seem to be all the rage right now! They are bouncy mats that are used as training aids. The Air Floor Pro does not have to be placed on a padded surface, unlike some other air mats. This would definitely make a nice gift!

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8. Gymnast Typography Figure T-Shirt: This popular t-shirt with a gymnast image made out of gymnastics words comes in 10 different colors.

9. Gymnastics is my Life T-Shirt: I love this colorful “Gymnastics is my life” tee that also comes in white.

10. This is My Handstand Tank: This is one of my most popular pins on pinterest; gymnasts love this shirt!

11. Warning Gymnast Could Flip at any Moment T-Shirt: This Warning Gymnast Could Flip at any Moment T-Shirt comes in 14 colors.

12. The Sweat. The Time. The Commitment. IT PAYS OFF ShirtLet your gymnast show off how much time and effort she puts into gymnastics with this shirt! Comes in hot pink and aqua.

13. Gymnastics Typography T-Shirt: So cute this gymnastics typography tee with bright colors. This would be a cute gift for a young gymnast!

14. This is My Handstand Shirt T-Shirt: This insanely-popular fitted t-shirt comes in 11 different colors.

15. 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!

16. I’m Not Short I’m a Gymnast T-Shirt: This is a perfect gift for your short gymnast! Comes in two colors.

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17. Live, Love Gymnastics Sweatshirt: This Live, Love, Gymnastics sweatshirt comes in 5 colors.

18. Queen Of The Floor PJ Tee: Your gymnast can use this t-shirt for sleeping as it was intended, or to go to and from the gym.

19. Black Star Shorts: These soft velour shorts are perfect for your gymnast to wear at practice!

20. Eat. Sleep. Gymnastics. Repeat. Sweatshirt: This comfy hoodie describes every team gymnast’s life! Comes in 7 different colors.

21. Under Armour Leggings: These leggings are perfect for your gymnast to wear to and from the gym, especially when it’s cold, and they work great for warm-ups, too!

22. Lizatards Space Dye Gymnast Jacket: This slim fit jacket will be perfect for your young gymnast! It has hip thumb holes on the sleeves to keep it from riding up.

23. 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.

24. Under Armour Shorts: These “shorty” shorts come in 13 colors and are great for wearing over a leotard to the gym.

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25. Believe Poster: This “Believe” poster has the quote, “Believe in yourself, and your dreams will follow.”

26. Personalized Typography Poster: I love this motivational poster that can be personalized with your gymnast’s name! Comes in 7 different colors.

27. Gold Gymnast Poster: I’m a sucker for all things gold, so obviously I love this simple but chic gymnastics poster. It comes in 35 different colors and 3 sizes. I think this would be great in a teen’s room!

28. Black and White Final Five Poster: I love how hard core the final five look in this poster. Great gift for the gymnast that is a fan!

29. Personalized Gymnast Poster: Personalized motivational typography poster that can be customized with your gymnast’s name and colors.

30. Goals Poster: Motivational poster that says “To reach your goals, you must grab on with both hands.”

31. Team USA Final Five PosterTeam USA poster after they competed in Rio.

32. If You Never Leap Poster: “If You Never Leap You Will Never Know What It’s Like to Fly” motivational poster for your gymnast’s wall.

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33. Gymnastics Collage Wall Decal: This collage of gymnastics words wall decal is a great gift for your gymnast to decorate her own space.

34. Gymnastics Medal Holder: Decorate your gymnast’s room with this cute medal holder that comes in 3 colors.

35. Custom Gymnastics Name Wall Decal: I love this gymnastics wall decal that you can personalize with your gymnast’s name and favorite color.

36. Simone Biles Quote Wall Decal: This motivational wall decal says “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee…tumble like a CHAMPION”.

37. 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!

38. Personalized Typography Gemlight: This is a glass block with sparkle mesh and lights that can be personalized with your gymnast’s name and made with her favorite color. I think these are so cute to decorate a gymnast’s room!

39. Gymnastics Zone: “Gymnastics Zone” sign for a gymnast’s room.

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40. Personalized Drawstring BagThis drawstring bag can be personalized with your gymnast’s name and comes in several colors. Perfect for holding your gymnast’s gym clothes while she is in class. Here are the other designs–purple, pink damask, turquoise swirl, blue stripe.

41. Under Armour Mini Headbands : Under Armour Mini Headbands are just what your gymnast needs to keep her hair out of her eyes at practice.

42. Gymnastics Nail Art Decals: These gymnastics nail art decals have been so popular on pinterest! These are great for the gymnast that wants to express herself.

43. No Crease Hair Ties: For the gymnast that has thick hair, strong no-crease hair ties are important!

44. 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!

45. Gymnastics Drawstring BagCanvas 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.

46. Personalized Gymnast Water Bottle: Have your gymnast’s water bottle personalized with her name and favorite color.

47. Ice Bag: I’m loving this colorful owl ice bag, especially for little girls. It’s perfect for icing any injuries. And it’s a great size for petite gymnasts.

48. Gymnast Key Chain: I think this gymnast key chain is a great gift idea for the gymnast that is turning 16! Comes in several other colors.

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49. Personalized Bag Tag: Prevent anyone from accidentally taking your gym bag with this acrylic bag tag that can be personalized with your name and done in your favorite color.

50. 12 Color Athletic Tape: Stand out in the gym with 12 different colors of athletic tape.

51. Ript Skin Systems Hand Care Kit: The solution to “gymnast hands”. This 3 phase hand care kit has a grindstone to smooth rough calluses, a hand balm to increase hydration to try to prevent rips, and a balm for once your gymnast’s skin has ripped to protect it from the elements.

52. Gymnastics Grips: Is your gymnast ready to start using grips? Or needs a new pair? Check out my gymnastics grip guide for help picking the right ones.

53. Wristbands: Wristbands are essential for gymnast’s that wear grips, and need to be replaced every once in a while. They are a perfect stocking stuffer!

54. Hard Work, Pays Off Xband: Xbands keep your grips securely on your wrists, and this Hard Work, Pays Off Set does that while letting your gymnast show her dedication and commitment to gymnastics!

55. Pink Nastia Liukin Grip Bag: Love this Nastia Liukin pink and black grip bag. I like that this bag has a zipper to keep all the chalk inside the bag!

56. Rainbow Pack of Prewrap: Gymnast’s love different color prewrap! This pack has 12 different colors.

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57. Team USA Gymnastics Bangle Bracelet: This Alex and Ani expandable bangle bracelet has a gymnastics charm along with other Team USA charms. It comes in both gold and silver colors.

58. Infinity Love Gymnastics Bracelet: This super popular hot pink with black braid synthetic leather bracelet has the words “Love”, “Gymnastics” and an I heart Gymnastics charm. Perfect gift for the tween gymnast!

59. Personalized Gymnastics Birthstone Necklace: Sterling silver pendant necklace personalized with your gymnast’s name and birthstone.

60. Stretchy Personalized Wrist Band Bracelet: Wrist band bracelet that can be personalized with your gymnast’s name and favorite color.

61. Flipping & Landing Gymnast Necklaces: These two silvertone with clear stones pendant necklaces come as a set.

62. Girls Gymnastics Bangle Bracelet: This cute bangle bracelet has gymnast charms, along with one that says “she believed she could so she did”.

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63. Finding My Shine by Nastia Liukin: Nastia Liukin shares her journey to success as an Olympic all-around gold medalist. She shares motivational tips toward reaching goals and overcoming obstacles.

64. Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance by Simone Biles: This is the story of the hard-working, four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles. Learn about her beginnings in foster care all the way to making the Olympic team.

65. The Flip Side by Shawn Johnson: A young adult novel inspired by Shawn Johnson’s experiences as an elite teenage gymnast.

66. I Got This: To Gold and Beyond by Laurie Hernandez: Laurie Hernandez’s auto biography about her life growing up in Jersey, through becoming the youngest member of the 2016 Olympic Gymnastics team.

67. Yoga for GymnastsA resource book for gymnasts looking to practice yoga. The book has over 80 poses that you can learn.

68. The End of the Perfect 10: The Making and Breaking of Gymnastics’ Top Score–from Nadia to Now: A history of gymnastics over the last few decades. Why the scoring system changed, why gymnasts are older and more athletic than every, and how the US became a gymnastics powerhouse.

69. Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still: Picture book biography of Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci. Tells the story of a lively little girl who became a record-breaking gymnast.

70. Grace, Gold & Glory by Gabby Douglas: Gabby Douglas, the 2012 Olympic Gold medal winner’s autobiography.

71. Gymnastics Fun (Strawberry Shortcake): Gymnastics book gift idea for young gymnasts!

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72. Ruby Mystique Leotard: This shiny leotard is such a pretty bright color, and it looks so classy with the silver accent. Plus, it comes with a matching scrunchie!

73. Team USA Leotard: This cute k-Bee Leotards Girl’s Team USA leo comes in both red and blue. Love this Olympic-themed leo as a gift!

74. Black Jewels Leotard: I love how classic and pretty this black leotard with jewel accents is.

75. Mermaid LeotardI love the way this mermaid leotard looks on, super cute!

76. Simone Biles Leotard: Simone Biles Firecracker leotard in blue. Perfect gift for a Simone Biles fan! Has “Simone” on the hip.

77. Abstract Swirl Gymnastics Tank Leotard: This tank leotard has a cool keyhole opening in the back, with a modest cut on the leg and chest. Comes in 8 cool designs.

78. Zebra Pink Leotard: Show your sassy side with this zebra leotard with the pink accent.

79. Aly Raisman Tried & True Leotard: This Aly Raisman leotard is so cute and patriotic!

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80. Cartwheel Beam Mat: This makes a great gift for a beginner gymnast! One side of the mat helps your gymnast learn a cartwheel, and the other side has a beam line for practicing other skills.

81. Kettlebells: Light kettlebells are also great for doing resistance exercises to build strength.

82. Pull-Up Bar: A pull-up bar is one of the simplest pieces of equipment you can buy that will help your gymnast get stronger and improve at home. Upper body strength is important in gymnastics, and learning to do chin-ups and pull-ups is a great way to improve it.

83. Sliders: Sliders can be used for drills for many different skills, but are especially great for learning aerials, and front aerials.

84. Parallette: A parallette is useful for drills to learn press handstands, cast handstands on bars and front handspring on vault.

85. Therabands: Therabands are great for many strength exercises, including those for learning kipsround-offs, and mastering split leaps.

86. Foam Roller: Is your gymnast interested in increasing her flexibility? Experts believe foam rollers play an integral part in increasing flexibility.

87. GymnasticsHQ Skill Progression Charts: You know I couldn’t go for the top 100 gifts without mentioning my own product! Skill progression charts are great for goal setting to help your gymnast reach the next level. I’ve gotten so many compliments from people who have said they have been a tremendous help 🙂

88. Stability Ball: A stability ball is great for many strength exercises, but it’s especially useful for drills when learning a cast handstand.

89. Kip Trainer: If your gymnast is struggling to learn a kip, then a kip trainer would make a great gift.

90. Light Weights: Developing muscles and strength is an important part of a gymnast’s progress. Many times the reason a gymnast hasn’t gotten a skill is due to lack of strength. So light weights is a great gift to help a gymnast progress. Check out exercises your gymnast can do based on the skill she wants to learn on the skill how-to pages.

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91. Barbie Gymnastics Coach Doll Set: This Barbie doll comes with gymnastics equipment and a student. Perfect toy for your young gymnast.

92. Gymnastics Stickers: Gymnastics stickers to decorate a scrapbook, or just to play and color with.

93. Doll Leotard for American Girl Doll: Doll leotard and scrunchie that fits American Girl dolls.

94. Dazzler Ribbon: Let your gymnast play “rhythmic gymnast” with these twirling ribbons.

95. Mega Bloks American Girl McKenna’s Gymnastics Training: Buildable gymnastics set for your young gymnast to play with.

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96. Eat Sleep Breathe Gymnastics iPhone CaseShowcase your love of gymnastics with this stylish phone case.

97. 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.

98. 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.

99. This Princess Wears Leotards Cell Phone Case: Cute clear hard case that says “This Princess Wears Leotards” and comes in several different colors.

100. Personalized Gymnast Case: This gymnastics phone case can be personalized for a memorable gift.

I hope you found some gifts in these 100 gift ideas that your gymnast will love!
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  • Stefanie Maners November 21, 2016, 10:51 am

    Let me just say that I LOVE this website. I like how you found things that all gymnasts would like and you didn’t just put one of it but multiple different kinds and colors of it so we can see different choices. If you could please email me your prefense of different gymnastics books for teens, that would be awesome. My email is gymnastnmw@gmail.com
    (nmw stands for no matter what)
    Thank You,
    Stefanie Mners

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  • Medal Hangers December 28, 2016, 6:35 am

    Oh my gosh, this is the best list of gymnastics gifts I’ve ever seen! Wish I’d seen it a month ago! I’ve bookmarked it for all future birthdays and Christmases though. 😉

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  • Sarah Blair March 1, 2017, 5:56 pm

    i LOVE this website! I love how you combine products from different cites and combine them! This is my favorite gymnastics blog EVER! You mention products from different brands, colors, and styles. I just your website! Keep it up!

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  • serenity November 27, 2017, 9:38 am

    i love this website it gives me great ideas as a gymnast

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