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Enchanting Christmas Gift Ideas for Ballet Fans

October 16, 2023 5 min read

Two Christmas decorations hanging from a wreath in front of a stack of wrapped red gifts.

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Get your festive shopping all wrapped up and make the season magical for the dance enthusiasts in your life. We have curated a collection of our favourite ideas for Christmas gifts that dancers and ballet fans will love. From timeless keepsakes to delightful stocking fillers, our guide is the place to find perfect presents for ballet lovers.



Royal Ballet Training Bag - £45.00

A black royal ballet training bag sits on top of a glossy black piano.


The perfect dance gift for any budding dancer – a training bag from one of the world's best ballet companies. This stylish bag is impressively spacious, and so is perfect for taking to practise or for a weekend away. The detachable shoulder strap and sturdy black canvas mean this bag is a great way to carry all dance essentials. Decorated with The Royal Ballet’s crest, this bag is a must-have gift for ballet lovers.

"This bag was bought as a gift for my 9-year-old who is starting with the Royal Ballet School. It is the perfect size to hold everything she will need, and the quality means it will last her for years. I would 100% recommend this bag for any dancer." - Customer Review.





Royal Ballet Calendar - £10.99

A woman in a white ballet tutu on the cover of a ballet themed calendar for 2024.


Treat the ballet lover in your life to a stunning collectable that they will use all year long. The 2024 Royal Ballet calendar celebrates world-renowned productions and dancers with outstanding photography.

This calendar features captivating images that showcase the exquisite performances of The Royal Ballet. A wonderful memento of recent productions from our stages, the calendar features images from performances like Swan Lake  and Like Water for Chocolate. Make their year more enchanting with a ballet-themed present they'll love.





Vadim Muntagirov: From Small Steps to Big Leaps Book - £27.50

A book with a male ballet dancer in mid leap sitting on a shelf of a shop.


Vadim Muntagirov is a Principal Dancer with The Royal Ballet and has performed most of the major roles in works such as Giselle, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty.  His first autobiography is as captivating as his on-stage presence and is a must-read for ballet fans!

This exclusive look into the life of a dancer gives a moving account of his journey to the Royal Opera House stage. Inspire the ballet lover in your life this Christmas with From Small Steps to Big Leaps.

'Having applauded Vadim as a dancer through much of his career, I now want to give him as big a 'bravo' for his book. I really can't recommend it enough.' - Customer Review.









Elena Deshmukh Greeting Cards - £5.50

Sugar Plum Fairy Greeting Card.


Send unique, magical Christmas greetings this year. Elena Deshmukh is an artist who creates stunning handmade cards. With delicate designs that beautifully showcase Elena's artistry, these ballet-themed Christmas cards are perfect for dance lovers.

The Nutcracker card collection takes inspiration from the beloved, festive ballet and features illustrations of the Sugar Plum Fairy, The Mouse King and Clara. Whether you are sending Christmas wishes to a Secret Santa or a loved one, there is no greetings card as festive.

'This card is a gift in itself. I bought the snowflakes last year and this one this year for my mum's birthday. Both will be framed as a lasting memory of the power of the arts and ballet.' Customer Review.





Royal Opera House Shop Gift Voucher - From £10.00

Royal Opera House Shop.


Let the ballet fan in your life find the perfect gift for themselves. Our gift shop is the perfect place for ballet lovers to browse. From DVDs to souvenirs, home décor to stationery – all inspired by the works performed on our stages – there is something for everyone.








Royal Ballet Clothing - From £15.00

Royal Opera House Hats


Our collection of exclusive Royal Ballet clothing and accessories includes plenty of fabulous Christmas present ideas for dance fans. With t-shirts, leg warmershoodies and more, everyone can wear their love of ballet on their sleeve.

The Royal Ballet collection combines fashion and comfort, using high-quality, sustainable materials that are luxurious everyday wear. Our cosy rib knit beanies are ideal for chilly winter days and come in three stylish colours.





Ballet Shoe Keyring - £7.50

A pink ballet shoe keyring with the Royal Ballet crest printed on the sole against a white background.


Ballets such as The Nutcrackerare a staple of the festive season and a must-watch experience for everyone who wants to be enchanted by ballet magic. Our ballet shoe keyrings are a wonderful stocking filler, and this miniature pointe shoe is a special Christmas gift for ballet fans.

Inspired by the pointe shoes worn by our dancers the delicate design makes this collectable a magical Christmas gift they will love. Choose from classic ballet pink or bold red or gold. You can even opt for a bundle of all our favourites. 




The Royal Ballet Grey Sweatshirt - £55.00

Grey Royal Ballet sweatshirt hanging on a rack with other ballet clothes.


Elevate their cosy winter wardrobe this Christmas with The Royal Ballet Sweatshirt. The best way to snuggle up against the cold, the jumper’s soft organic cotton is both stylish and comfortable. The perfect mix of dance-inspired elegance and everyday comfort, they will love this gift on chilly days and beyond!

This jumper is a versatile piece that ballet lovers can wear time and time again. It is available in sizes XXS-XXL. You can gift the sweatshirt solo, or pair it with the matching Royal Ballet Joggers.





Elena Deshmukh Snowflake Tin Decoration - £15.00

A festive bauble hanging from a wreath.


This beautifully designed ballet Christmas ornament draws inspiration from an enchanting night at the theatre. Created by artist Elena Deshmukh, this timeless trinket features an illustration of the Land of Snow from The Nutcracker. 

This ballerina ornament encases dancers in an ornate snow globe dome, giving this present a touch of magic. A thoughtful and unique gift, this keepsake is one they will use for many years to come.








Tapestry Sea Blue Kimono - £48.00

Sky blue kimono hanging on a mannequin.


This gift is a one-of-a-kind piece that can be worn to a night at the ballet or as everyday wear! One Hundred Stars design distinctive kimonos that stand out from the crowd and add an eclectic touch to every outfit.

These bold kimonos take inspiration from art, history, and culture from all over the world as come in a range of styles.







Moments With Marianela Book - £29.95

Ballet dancers in pink performing onstage.


Argentine dancer Marianela Nuñez is a Principal of The Royal Ballet and a much-loved figure in the ballet world. Her enchanting technique has dazzled audiences, and this book is an intimate exploration of her dance world.

Former dancer and photographer Maria-Helena Buckley has captured five years of backstage moments, while Marianela reveals her insights about ballets that she has performed. This book is an intriguing insight into the life of a ballet star and a wonderful gift for dance fans! The book will be released on the 29th of November and is available for pre-order.





Royal Opera House Stream - £99.99

Ballet dancers perform onstage in a production of The Nutcracker.


There is no better gift for dance lovers than unlimited access to The Royal Ballet. Our streaming service brings the magic of ballet to you, wherever they are, with new productions released every month and exclusive content taking you behind the scenes of one of the world's most iconic dance companies.

With interviews and more from some of the best performers in the world, Royal Opera House Stream is a treasure trove for ballet lovers. Spend a cosy evening with a classic Christmas ballet this December or gift a year-long subscription.

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