20 Christmas Stocking Stuffers Ideas for Your Beloved Pole Dancer

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So you know that your girlfriend/boyfriend loves to pole dance, but you have no idea what to get for them. Here are 20 stocking stuffer ideas you can surprise your sweetheart with this Christmas. Better yet, each of these gifts can fit inside your holiday stocking and hung by the chimney:

1. Lyrical Shoes/ Foot Thongs – If strutting around in 5 inch heels, isn’t your sweetheart’s thing, getting them a pair of lyrical shoes is a wonderful gift! These shoes help with pirouettes and floor slides for dance flow and to minimize potential floor burn.

2. Grip – Products like iTac, Pole Poised, Mighty Grip, Dew Point, and Dry Hands all help pole dancers grip well on the pole so they get to the next level with their tricks. Your sweetheart will love these grip aids!

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3. Kinesiology Tape – Also known as Kinesio Tape, is used to help relieve pain and swelling on joints and muscles. With all that explosive strength they will be developing, having Kinesio Tape will help them reach their pole fitness goals faster. They also come in lots of cool colors and designs!

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4. Pole Tees – Natasha Wang, Cleo the Hurricane, Oona Kivela, and Bad Kitty all sell tee shirts that help create a wonderful pole dance outfit/ ensemble.

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5. iTunes Gift Card – There are probably at least a dozen songs your sweetheart wants to pole dance to….and it’s already choreographed in their mind! Having these songs available to mix/edit/play might be the perfect stocking stuffer for his/her needs…if you are lucky one of the routines might be choreographed just for you, just in time for Valentine’s Day 😉

6. Windex and Rubbing Alcohol – This 1-2 combo is used to get poles shiny, clean, and ready for pole dance. As a poler, you honestly can never have enough of this.

7. Arnica Gel/Oil – Arnica is known to help your skin with discoloration that comes from bruising. This is especially helpful when it comes to pole dancing, since bruising is inevitable. This is a gift that your sweetheart will love!

8. Pole Dancer Trinkets – Wine Stoppers, Key Chains, bumper stickers, refrigerator magnets, bracelet charms, and anything you think of pretty much that refers to pole dance at all.

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9. Tiger Balm, Biofreeze, Icy Hot – Any one of these topical pain relievers make great stocking stuffer gifts for your pole dancing darling. If he or she prefers natural remedies, try Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Chamomile, Lavender, or Lemongrass Essential Oil mixed with a carrier oil (Grapeseed, Jojoba, or Almond Oil).

10. Pole Shorts / Yoga Leggings – Pole dancers can never have enough bottoms. Yoga leggings can be used for cross-training activities like yoga, running, pilates, aerial silks, and lyra.

11. Competitor Jacket / Robe – With their name on the back. 🙂

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12. Hot Glue Gun – If you know that your sweetheart is a competitor, getting him/her a glue gun will help make their costume design more creative for competitions.

13. Beadazzle Gems – Adding these gems (using the glue gun) will help their costume really stand out!

14. Pole Dance Adventures Comic Book –  Leen Isabel is a popular blogger and cartoonist. Everyone in the pole dance community knows about her. She just a released a book that has a collection of her most popular pole artwork. This is a great way to say Happy Holidays! http://shop.poledancingadventures.com/product-category/books/

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15. Tickets to Cirque de Soleil (any dance performance really) – Pole dancers, by nature, are addicted to watching live shows that involve contortion, strength, balance and agility. If Cirque de Soleil isn’t coming by your town, take him/her to a modern lyrical dance show. At the end of the day, pole dancers are simply people who love to dance.

16. Pole Fitness Workout DVDs – These DVDs don’t have to be pole dance specific. They can range from yoga, to flexibility, to chair dance. Cleo the Hurricane has a great selection of DVD workouts:

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17. Epsom Salt – Soaking in an Epsom (or Dead Sea salt bath) for 20 minutes can help with muscle aches and recovery.

18. Wine Glasses – Well….maybe this isn’t pole dancing specific…and maybe I’m a lush 😉 But these cute pole dancing wine glasses will encourage your sweetheart to take a break after all the training she’s done.

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19. Leg Warmers / Knee High Socks – Whether your sweetheart loves contemporary pole dance or Rock and Roll American Traditional pole, Leg Warmers are a pole dancing must and is a gift item that your sweetheart will adore!

20. Permanent Secure Pole Mount – This is the crème de la crème of all Pole Dancer Stocking Stuffers. Most at home poles have the out of date dome/pole mount that is less secure. Tell your sweetheart you love him/her by getting them a safe and secure X-pole permanent mount. Bonus points if you install it for them too 😉

Pole Star on the Rise: Stef Lim

This week, I had a FANTASTIC Q&A session with the wonderful Stef Lim who is competing at Pole Sport Organization (Boston) this year on November 2nd and CPFC (Canadian National) on November 14th. She had a few pieces of advice to share with her beloved pole community:

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Q: Where did you take your first pole dance class? What were your first impressions of pole dance?

A: I took my first pole class in Melbourne Australia. I took it a bit skeptically at first, unsure what to expect. However, the moment I did my first spin and climb, I was hooked and never stopped!

Q: How did you first hear about pole fitness/ pole dance for fitness?

A: My friend Rebecca had done it for a year and she was the one who convinced me to try my first class. I have to thank her so much for convincing me because it’s one of the best decisions of my life!

Q: When did you start telling your friends and family that you pole dance competitively?

A: My family and friends had known the moment I had tried pole dancing for the first time. In terms of competition, they knew I wanted to compete, and the moment I got my first acceptance in a competition (Ontario Pole Fitness Championships), they knew that this was something I didn’t just want to do. I HAD to do! I love competing!

Q: Where has been the furthest that you’ve traveled to take a pole dance class?

A: It’s funny, because I am Canadian, who went to school in Australia, so I started in Australia, but now live in the States and pole here too. So really, I am somewhat of a traveling poler I have trained in Australia, Canada, Rochester NY, and I will be going to see Heidi Coker soon in Georgia!

Q: What has been the best part about your pole fitness journey?

A: That’s like asking me what’s the best part of chocolate… Everything!! Essentially, I can break it down to a few things:

The way it makes me feel. I have never felt so confident in myself before! The reason for my confidence boost is that I feel good about how I feel (I am so much healthier for this sport), how I look (six pack? really? me? never thought possible!) and the pole community (endless support!) Plus, it’s a really fun ice breaker, and my friends and family are so supportive. That’s been the best surprise. The support is amazing!

Q: What other fitness classes do you take to cross train for pole fitness competitions?

A: When I was in school and started pole dancing, I use to train for competitive swimming as well 3x a week, while going to the gym 2x a week while practicing pole at least 4-5 x a week (I did say I was competitive…. right?) But since starting to work and working a schedule that was initially 80-100 hours, but now down to 50 hours a week, I have just been doing poling 3-6 x a week, just depending on my schedule for work that week. If I had more time, I would do more cross training. It’s a shame I don’t really.

Q: If you were to give one piece of advice to someone who is brand new to pole dancing, what would it be?

A: Try it, because it is an amazing journey and a lot of fun! You meet the best people, you are never judged upon your skills nor size, and you really feel amazing! You just love how you feel after a work out on pole, and it is the best work out! And, because of all the various styles of pole (fitness, lyrical, seductive/sexy, competition) you will find something that works for you.

So what are you waiting for? Are you going to try pole now?

Great words of wisdom, Stef. 😀 Thanks for sharing some of your knowledge with us! We look forward to seeing more of you soon. Here’s a video of one of Stef’s most popular performances where she placed 3rd overall: