Can you believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow?? I sure as heck can not!! But if you’re like me and haven’t even begun to think about Christmas, have no fear! I’m going to further procrastinate getting started on my list by helping YOU shop for the aerialist on yours!
#1 The Gift of Aerial Essentials
Aerial Essentials is a valued and trusted small business, owned and run by aerialists, so your order here will not only result in a perfect gift for your aerialist, but support their friends in the industry as well. They are located in Vegas, and are extraordinarily prompt with orders, so most packages will get to you (in the US) in just 2-3 days! PLUS you can get a discount on your order of any of the items below by using the code BRANDON at checkout.
Aerial Necklace – $
If you’re on a budget, but still want a special aerial-related gift, one of these aerial necklaces would be perfect! With silk/rope, hammock, lyra, and trapeze styles, each available in several colors, this present is both unique and special option, as well as easy on the wallet!
Giftcard – $$
If you want to spend a bit more, but don’t have any idea what what kind of equipment your aerialist might need/want, Aerial Essentials has gift certificates just for you! This will allow you the sentiment of funding their passion, without the risk of getting something they don’t need, or already have. Bonus: get this gift INSTANTLY online, no wait or shipping required!
Equipment – $$$
For this biggest impact this Christmas, perhaps you want to get your aerialist their own equipment! If this is you, but you are unsure about what exactly to get, you can email me HERE and I will help you with any questions in deciding on what just might be the best gift ever! However, be aware that Aerial Essentials tends to get extremely busy around Christmas Time, so you’ll want to get this ball rolling ASAP to make sure it all ships out with time to spare.
(PS unsure if it’s the right time to get your aerialist their first apparatus? Read my blog post here to find out!)
#2 The Gift of Massage
Every aerialist is in need of consistent bodywork to insure they are in top shape for their passion, so use Christmas as an opportunity to help your aerialist take care of themselves! They (and their muscles) will thank you for your thoughtfulness!
A bottle of Deep Blue transitions flawlessly from the perfect stocking-stuffer, to a live-saving training-bag stuffer for your aerialist! Get it fast with Amazon Prime’s 2-day shipping, or for the small business route, order it from your Doterra-distributing family-member, or friend!
Foam Roller: $-$$
For a bit more substantial massage experience, give the gift of a foam roller to you aerialist! You can’t really go wrong with a Trigger Point massage roller. Personally, I’d recommend a roller that is dense with actual trigger points (the bumps that run down the sides) which can get a lot deeper into the muscles when you’re aerialist is warming up or sore from training. For a bit cheaper option, these massage balls are also excellent, and great for traveling!
Massage Session: $$$
The very best gifts aren’t things, but experiences! So if you’ve got the budget for it, get your aerialist a session of bodywork. Odds are they already have someone that they go to regularly, so the best way to do this is to give them a card with cash, and an explicit message to “use this for a massage!” As an LMT myself, you can also get your aerialist a massage with me (if they are in Salt Lake, or planning a traincation here soon!) by emailing me HERE.
#3 The Gift of Brandon’s Favorite Things
Back Warmer: $$
A back-warmer is a wonderful christmas gift for your aerialist, especially for the winter season! And there are none better than these luxurious velvet ones from my good friend and aerial dancer Holly Jarvis. I got my own recently and it’s honestly my new favorite training-wear. This gift will help keep your aerialist warm and safe even on the coldest days of the year, and have the added benefit of supporting a small business! Holly even gave me a discount code to pass along to you: use “Brandon10” at checkout!
Everstretch Strap – $$
And now for my personal favorite training item, we have this phenomenal strap from Everstretch. This strap is perfect for warming up the shoulders (an aerialist’s most prized possession) as well as conditioning and stretching the rest of the body. You can order their original strap here, or enter to win one of their BRAND NEW straps with loops by sharing this blog post from my facebook page!
Proximal: An Introduction to Aerial Theory from Aerial Design – $$$
Finally to end, we have a gift very close to my heart. Dara Minkin is one of the leading aerialists in our field for Aerial Theory, and her brand new book is sure to be a gamechanger for both the beginner, and the coach, as well as an absolute knockout gift for your aerialist! When you preorder before Nov. 30th, you’ll get 25% off (orders in the US will ship and arrive before Christmas). Your order here will benefit an inspiring individual in the industry, and give your giftee plenty of ideas for New Year’s Resolutions!
I hope you and the aerialist in your life have a very merry and memorable Christmas this year!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me here!