Looking for a Nutcracker ballet-themed gift idea? Maybe you know someone dancing in the production this holiday season, or have a ballet spectator in mind. We’ve researched hundreds of ideas and identified five great picks a Nutcracker fan will love.
This lovingly-made Clara (the lead girl in the ballet) ornament has a hand-crafted detail that sets it apart from most Nutcracker merchandise. A great addition to the Christmas tree, it will be a treasured gift for years to come. Made from resin for long term durability.
These colorful, German-inspired women’s nutcracker socks are a delight. Unlike many socks sold with patterned prints, these are woven rather than screen printed ensuring long term vibrancy. Each pair is individually packaged, making it a good bulk gift if you buy several sets of four.
The Mouse King is often a favorite character in the Nutcracker suite, and this finely crafted nutcracker is sure to be a favorite gift. We like the attention to detail on the front of the figure. Designed by artist Holly Adler
Sugar Plum Fairy Shampoo
A fun gift idea for the Nutcracker fan who likes to smell lovely. While we admit it’s a bit more expensive than regular shampoo, it’s one gift that’s 100% sure to be used. Inspire her inner artist with this special shampoo formula!
A fun, 8-piece set of Nutcracker ornaments posed as they’re acting out the ballet. Will add a lively touch to your Christmas tree. A wonderful gift for a little girl or boy who’s recently seen the play.
The original story by E.T.A. Hoffmann accompanied by the wonderful illustrations of Maurice Sendak
(who also illustrated Where the Wild Things Are) makes for a magical holiday family read. A great gift to give a child who’s either seen the production and wants to relive the fun, or wants an introduction before seeing the full ballet. Make this book a yearly holiday tradition in your family.
You might also be interested in our gift ideas for dance teachers.