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Even the savviest holiday shopper may find it difficult to check clogging relatives off the shopping list. It's not like you can camp outside the local clogging superstore on Black Friday and fill a cart with bargains. (We can dream about it, though!) Here's a list of ideas to get you started:
Some of these items are handmade or vintage, with only one available. (I have a slight addiction to Etsy.) I tried to describe the items in case the only one sells and the link is no longer active. That way, you can search for similar items.
For additional gift ideas, see last year's post, Christmas gifts for cloggers!
Tee shirt or sweatshirt
Thanks to the growing availability of print on demand services and home crafting equipment, tee shirts for every niche imaginable are all over the internet! You're sure to find a clogging shirt to match the style of your loved one. If you have an idea for a custom shirt, consult a local shop bring your idea to life.
Keeping track of practice and performance schedules can be a challenge! Help your dancer get to the right place at the right time.
Portable dance floor
No place to practice with taps at home? There are many sizes and types of dance floors available at a variety of prices. Be sure to check shipping costs on these before hitting the "buy" button; it may behoove you to spend time searching for the most local option. Read reviews and bear in mind that some floors are easier to assemble than others.
The "Happy Stompers" shop on Etsy has a wide selection of one-piece dance boards suitable to carry to festivals, etc. Price varies, depending on size and quality of wood used. Here's a link to their basic model. At the time of this post, it is priced at approximately $40 plus $20 shipping. The store has models that go all the way up to $5000!
Cloggers have stuff to carry! I use a couple different dance bags, depending on the event and amount of stuff I need to bring. I don't yet own one of these dance-bags-on-steroids, but they look amazing!
LevelUPDance shop on Etsy has a similar bag by a different brand. They will personalize the bag for you. Again, pay attention to shipping costs!
I'm a sucker for unusual jewelry, even more so if it is antique or handmade.
I could only find one of this antique brooch. It shows a pair of clogging shoes in the center and says "clogging" under the shoes. The words "honor" and "team" and the letters "T" and "U" flank the central graphic. This could make a cool award for a team clogging banquet. If anyone knows the history of this item, please share in the comments!
Another shop has cute "&5678" dance bracelets in multiple finishes.
How about a vintage sweater clip with a dancing couple on it? Adorable, and only one available!
The clogging fellers on your list can get all caffeinated before dance class with this mug!
The crafty folks out there could make something adorable out of this fabric! Available in yellow or blue, the print looks like girls clogging, high knees and all!
Some of my clogging friends also collect vinyl. Here's a record to combine those loves!
Those cute dancing toys can be found in all sorts of characters besides just Jack!
Hopefully, this list gives you some good ideas for clogging-related holiday shopping. If you are interested in any vintage or handmade items with limited supply, better snatch 'em up quick!
Happy Thanksgiving, cloggers!
Do YOU have any clogging gift ideas to share?