Do you have a cheerleader on your shopping
this holiday season? Stumped for what might make a nice little treat? Here
are a few ideas that every cheerleader would love in their stocking!1. Bobby pins.
No accessory is more essential to perfecting the
than bobby pins, but these tricky little guys are always going
missing lost forever to the jungle of curls and hair spray. Guaranteed, any
cheerleader’s response to finding bobby pins in their stocking: “These are
exactly what I needed!”2. Hair elastics.
Similar to bobby
pins above, cheerleaders are always looking for elastics. Especially for
athletes who participate in school-affiliated squads, the high, tight ponytail
worn to after-school practice isn’t necessarily the look a cheerleader rocks
during class. Elastics are small, yet key accessories
for any cheer bag and
there are lots of fun color options to pick from. Fancy elastics and hair bows
make good presents, as well!3. Hand warmers.
a lot of time on the sidelines for outdoor sports. Even in the spring and fall,
hands get cold! Hockey cheerleaders perform at ice rinks, and cheerleaders on
travel teams travel by bus
, which is not necessarily the warmest or most
comfortable ride. Pocket hand warmers make for a very thoughtful gift during
the winter cheer season.4. Moisturizing hand cream.
love our glittery lotions and anti-bacterial hand gels, but in the winter,
these yummy-smelling hand products aren’t the best options for protecting hands
from the cold or healing irritated skin. Consider moisturizing hand creams or
aloes to keep your cheerleader’s hands soft and healthy. Pocket sizes for
traveling fit neatly into cheer bags, and standard sizes are good for at home
after practice or an especially chilly game.5. Lip balm.
powerful tools are their voices, so if their lips are dry and cracking,
cheering is going to be very uncomfortable. Again, as cute as glitz and glitter
are, they aren’t the best ingredients for healing chapped lips. Look for lip
balms made with honey, natural oils (such as coconut, almond and sunflower), or
simply petroleum-based jelly. Beeswax feels nice when you apply, but can
sometimes dry out lips, too–so be careful! Soothing lip balms keep squads ready
to get the crowd on its feet without any pain.6. Makeup remover.
As much as
cheerleaders love a glittery eye look, well, removing that makeup
the easiest task. Makeup removal wipes are an indispensable tool, especially
for competition cheerleaders who, like theater performers and dancers, wear
heavy makeup for performances so that their expressions are visible from far
away. For those who have sensitive skin, seek wipes that specify gentle, soothing
makeup removal. There are also brands that specialize in removal wipes for oily
skin, dry skin or makeup removers that double as cleansing products.What are your favorite stocking stuffers
and cheer bag essentials? Leave a comment and let us know!