Christmas gift ideas for gymnasts

We have compiled a list of 10 great Christmas gift ideas for gymnasts including clothing, DVDs, books, and accessories.

1. GK Leotards

New leos are always a great hit with gymnasts – you can never have too many! One of our favourite brands is GK Leotards and I bought these from GKD Gymnastics and Dance.

2. Lululemon crop tops

Sometimes gymnasts are looking for something a bit different from the normal leo and in summer, a crop top can be much more practical for training in the heat. We love these crops that we purchased from Lululemon.

3. “Stick It” DVD

DVDs are great gift ideas for gymnasts. “Stick It” is a comedy about gymnastics, with some underlying themes surrounding a naturally talented teen gymnast who loses her way but works herself back onto the National Team. Funny and light hearted, this DVD is a popular favourite amongst gymnasts!

4. “The Gabby Douglas Story” DVD

Gabby Douglas just won silver in the All Round final at the 2015 World Championships last month coming back from taking 2 years off gymnastics after winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics. In the lead up to her bid in Rio in 2016, find out how she started in gymnastics and overcame obstacles to win gold at the last Olympic Games.

5. “Grace Gold & Glory” book by Gabrielle Douglas

Books also make great gift ideas for gymnasts. For teen readers, this Gabby Douglas autobiography Grace, Gold & Glory – My Leap of Faith offers a more in depth background to her life than the DVD.

For the Mum2Athletes’ book review of Grace, Gold & Glory – My Leap of Faith click here.
This book is available from the Book Depository.

Gift Ideas for Gymnasts

6. “Balancing Act: The Gymnastics Series Part 1” book by April Adams

“Balancing Act” is the first book in a 3 part series about 5 gymnasts who are best friends but also gym rivals. This book is available from the Book Depository.

There are also two additional books to this series:

“Tumbling Dreams: The Gymnastics Series Part 2” book by April Adams
This book is available from the Book Depository.

“Flipping Out: The Gymnastics Series Part 3” book by April Adams
This book is available from the Book Depository.

 

More Ideas for the Younger Gymnasts

7. Mogo Design Flip for You Magnetic Charms and Charmband

This is a cute set of gymnastic themed magnetic charms which would make a great stocking filler or Christmas gift with a charmband. They are interchangeable with the many other themed charm sets available and the charmbands can be purchased in a variety of colours.

8. “A Second Chance” DVD

“A Second Chance” is a movie about a young gymnast who works with the support of her coach to win a place on the National Team. This movie may appeal to younger gymnasts.

9. “Head Over Heels About…Gymnastics” books by Head Coach Gemma Coles

Volume 1: Boys & Girls Floor Skills and Volume 2: Pair and Trio Balances are great books for young new or beginner gymnasts.

You can read the Mum2Athletes’ book review of the “Head Over Heels About…Gymnastics” books here.

10. “Gemma the Gymnastics Fairy” book by Daisy Meadows

In the series of the Rainbow Magic books, Gemma is one of The Sporty Fairies. This a book for young readers.

This book is available from the Book Depository .

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