10 Gift Ideas for Flamenco lovers
A list of original Flamenco Gifts, low cost or even free!
Christmas is coming and the streets are flooded with lights, people and joy. Three things that combine very well with flamenco. But it can also be a time of doubts about what to give. That's why, if you have a friend who loves flamenco (or you are the one who can't resist an Andalusian beat) we want to take this opportunity to recommend 10 GIFTS THAT WILL FASCINATE A FLAMENCO LOVER.
We have prepared this list with great care and, above all, with a lot of diversity. Whether you are looking for a very special gift or if you prefer something simpler and low cost (even free!) this list will provide you with solutions and ideas to get you out of trouble.
1. A subscription to ALL FLAMENCO
It may seem obvious that we recommend you to subscribe to our channel, but think about it for a moment. It isn't an expensive gift, it's actually very original and allows you to enjoy all kinds of content for as long as you want. It's like giving a key that allows access to the flamenco world: documentaries about the greatest artists, unlimited shows, fashion, movies, interviews, and many more flamenco-themed pieces.
Check HERE the different options you can give as a gift.
2. A concert together
As a flamenco lover, I tell you: holding a ticket to a flamenco concert in your hands is like holding the golden ticket to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It is an affordable gift and it is full of value. It is not only the moment to share live a unique, vibrant and spectacular show. It is also the exciting countdown to the day of the concert, the excitement of that day, the photos that remain for the memory... If that person has talked to you or shown you videos of a particular artist, do not doubt that you will get it right with this gift.
3. The rhythm of a tablao
If a concert excites, a tablao makes you swoon. It is to live flamenco in its purest form. Depending on the area where you live, sometimes it can be difficult to access a tablao, especially if you live out of Spain. But just in case, search the Internet, research your area. You might be in for a surprise.
4. The key for bailaores
If you are in front of a dancer, you can get together and give him or her a pair of flamenco shoes. They have to be renewed from time to time and sometimes they are a bit expensive for a single person. If you can, compliment the flamenco shoes he or she already has and take the opportunity to get the following information from her: How long have you had them? What type of heel is it? Straight, Cuban, stiletto? Do you think they are high or low? Do you like that color?
Another more subtle way to obtain this information without arousing suspicion is to take a picture of them and go directly to a flamenco clothing store. They will give you the answer and some specialized tips to surprise that lucky person.
5. Another option for dancers that nobody knows
A more affordable option than buying a pair of shoes (and that will make you look like a very thoughtful person) is to give him or her a special bag for shoes so that they don't get damaged on the way between home and class. Here are some tips for the ideal bag:
- Make it rainproof. There is nothing more precious to a dancer than her flamenco heels.
- If possible, it should have a flat base, so that they can be well placed and not sprawled in any way.
- They should have several pockets. Thus, in addition to the heels, you will be able to include related accessories: socks, band-aids, anti-chafing cream, etc.
6. Flamenco accessories
In line with the previous gift, we leave you other ideas that, whether that person dances frequently or only on specific occasions, such as parties, the Feria de Abril and other special events, she will love. Try giving her a peineta, earrings, bracelets with flowers, a brooch or even a abanico (fan).
Our advice is to go to a specialized store and take a look at the different accessories that populate the place, or look for online stores and get ideas.
7. An online flamenco dance course
Maybe that person hasn't said anything about dancing, even if he or she is a regular flamenco listener. In that case, believe me, if he or she listens to flamenco, it has probably crossed his or her mind to learn a few steps. Why? For the simple reason that flamenco, unlike classical music for example, often makes you get out of your chair. It is music to move, to feel, to enjoy. But if you don't have a minimum of knowledge, maybe it can make you feel insecure.
If this person never took lessons, perhaps the most appropriate gift is an online class. This is a great way to start learning flamenco dance without being exposed to face-to-face classes. He or she will surely thank you for it!
8. A flamenco book
If that person is more of a quiet and contemplative flamenco lover, then you will be right with this gift. Look for a book of flamenco photography or of a special artist that she likes. If he or she likes history, look for a book on the history of flamenco. Perhaps you can combine flamenco with another subject that he or she is passionate about and discover the ideal book for him or her.
9. FREE: a playlist with little-known flamenco music
A FREE GIFT that mixes the modern and the artisanal. If you are an expert in flamenco music or you know very well the musical tastes of the other person, this gift will reach him or her. It's like a surprise with little surprises inside.
Whether on Youtube or other platforms like Spotify, you can elaborate a playlist and share it with them out of the blue. And, if you get it right, it can be one of those special, detailed and close things that transcend its value. give it a try!
10. FREE: visit a museum in your city related to flamenco
Sometimes, what we lack, is knowing how to search. Surely there are exhibitions, museums or flamenco events in your area. All you have to do is research, either through the Internet, going to the town hall or asking friends and family who like flamenco. It's a way to share that side of the other person and learn more about their tastes. And who knows, maybe you weren't so fond of it and in the end... they end up winning you over!