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The heart of any great sports game, cheerleading has been around since the late 1800s, and there are currently over 1.5 million active cheerleaders worldwide. Similar to gymnastics, cheerleading involves plenty of physical training and practice.

No matter if you’re a cheer mom looking to support your favorite cheerleader, or you’re a cheerleader looking to buy gifts for your squad, we’ve picked the best cheerleading gifts for you.

Having spoken to various cheerleaders and self-confessed cheer moms, we’ve found all the best gifts any cheerleader would love to receive. From tumble mats and stretching kits, to charm bracelets and other accessories, here are the best gifts for cheerleaders to surprise any friend or family member.

Best Gifts For Cheerleaders

1. Folding Tumble Mat

folding tumble mat

Folding Tumble Mat Features

  • Measures 6 feet by 2 feet
  • Foldable for easy carrying & transport
  • Made from waterproof leather
  • Easy and quick to clean
  • Available in 4 colors

Give your favorite cheerleader the perfect place to practice with this tri-fold gym exercise aerobics mat. Measuring 6ft x 2ft x 2in, this mat is made of high-density eco-friendly EPE foam and features a waterproof cover and reinforced carry handle. It is perfect for practicing at home or on-the-go.

2. Cheerleader Medal Hanger

cheerleader medal hanger

Cheerleader Medal Hanger Features

  • Made from heavy duty metal
  • Comes with 20 individual hooks
  • Easy to install with screws
  • No assembly required
  • Measures 16 inches by 5.2 inches

Make it fun and easy for your favorite competitive cheerleader to show off victories in style with this metal ribbon rack. Perfect for displaying lanyards with medals, it features a fun design with the silhouettes of cheerleaders and stars. There is no better way to show your cheerleader how proud you are of their achievements!

3. Leg Stretching Kit

leg stretching kit

Leg Stretching Kit Features

  • Includes free video tutorials & instructions
  • Easy to set up on any door
  • Available in two colors
  • Made from high quality materials
  • Ideal for improving flexibility

Help the cheerleader in your life to achieve fitness goals with this stunt stand door flexibility & stretching leg strap set. It includes a regular door strap plus a travel strap, a hair tie, and a how-to stretching guide. It has never been easier to increase flexibility anywhere, anytime. Available in two colors of black or pink.

4. Cheerleading Duffel Bag

pink duffle bag gift idea

Cheerleading Duffel Bag Features

  • Enough room for all their cheerleading gear
  • Available in over 20 colors
  • Includes two outside pockets
  • Made from 100% polyester

It is easy and stylish to carry cheerleading supplies with this hot pink duffle bag. This bag is made of 100% reinforced ripstop polyester with a synthetic lining, and measures 11” high by 12” wide with a 10” shoulder drop. Along with the main compartment, there is also a zippered front compartment.

5. Cheerleading Bracelets

cheerleading bracelets

Cheerleading Bracelets Features

  • 12 bracelets per pack
  • Lightweight and safe to wear all day
  • Super stretchable and easy to remove
  • Each measures 7.5 inches
  • Unique designs on each bracelet

This 12-pack of silicone rubber bracelets for cheerleaders is perfect if you need to purchase bulk gifts for a team of cheerleaders. Each bracelet matches the style of the rest, printed with vibrant fonts, bright colors and fun designs, but the individual inspirational message on each is unique from the rest.

6. Cheerleader Water Bottle

cheerleader water bottle

Cheerleader Water Bottle Features

  • 24 ounce capacity
  • Made from BPA-free premium plastic
  • Ideal for young girls
  • Made in the USA (Ohio)
  • Eco-friendly and reusable

Keep the cheerleader in your life hydrated during workouts with this sturdy water bottle. It is made of durable, BPA-free plastic for daily use, and has a 24-ounce capacity. The clear plastic is printed with a fun design and the word “CHEER” in hot pink to let everyone know they’re a proud cheerleader.

7. Ankle Straps

ankle straps gift

Ankle Straps Features

  • Keeps legs and feet together for better practice
  • One size for all
  • Available in two colors
  • Weighs 0.15 pounds

If you know a cheerleader who is learning standing back handsprings, flips and back tucks, you have found the perfect gift. These adjustable nylon ankle straps can help build muscle memory with enough practice. They make it easy to transform awkward form into perfect tumbling with consistent use.

8. Cheerleader Bows

cheerleader bows

Cheerleader Bows Features

  • 8 included per pack
  • Essential for cheerleaders of all ages
  • Available in over 10 colors
  • Measures 8 inches long

These classic cheerleading bows are made from beautiful ribbon with heat-sealed, fray-resistant ends. They are available in a wide range of color combinations so you can find the perfect bow for your recipient to express their team spirit. Ideal for cheerleaders of all ages, these bows are sure to make a fantastic gift for any cheerleader.

9. Personalized Typography Print

personalized typography print

Personalized Typography Print Features

  • Fully customizable
  • Choose the color and name
  • Measures 11 inches by 14 inches
  • Ideal for hanging in any room

Cheer on your favorite cheerleader with a customized cheer typography print. You can select the perfect size and color, and enter in your cheerleader’s name along with the text of your choice for the megaphone. Framed on a bedroom wall, it will be a daily source of inspiration and delight!

10. Cheerleading Sports Bag

cheerleading sports bag

Cheerleading Sports Bag Features

  • 7 different colors available
  • Drawstring closure
  • Made in the USA
  • Made from 210 denier nylon
  • Ideal for carrying cheerleading essentials

Give your cheerleader a fun, eye-catching sack to carry cheer supplies. Featuring the words “Eat. Sleep. Cheer.” in bold text on the back, it proudly proclaims a passion for cheer and will grab attention from a mile away! The 210-Denier nylon is rugged for regular use, and the drawstring is fast and convenient to open and close. Choose from a variety of colors.

11. Cheerleader Charm Bracelet

cheerleader charm bracelet

Cheerleader Charm Bracelet

  • The perfect gift for any cheerleader
  • Adjustable up to 8 inches
  • Includes 4 different charms
  • Made from silver plated stainless steel

Whether you are shopping for a cheerleader, coach or cheer mom, this cute charm bracelet makes for a wonderful gift. Charms include a megaphone, Love to Cheer charm, white Swarovski crystal pearl, and a rhinestone heart. The silver-plated stainless steel bangle is strong and tarnish-resistant. With its neutral colors, it can complement any outfit.

12. Straight Outta Cheer T-Shirt

cheerleader practice shirt

Straight Outta Cheer T-Shirt Features

  • Available in 5 different colors
  • Sizes small to 3XL
  • Made from cotton & polyester
  • Lightweight with a classic fit

This T-shirt is based on the popular “Straight Outta” meme, and reads, “Straight Outta Cheer Practice.” It is the perfect gift for the cheerleader who loves to laugh and make others do the same. It is available in several different colors so you can choose the perfect shirt to suit your recipient’s personality.

13. Cheerleading Pasta

cheerleading pasta gift

Cheerleading Pasta Features

  • 2 packs of 14 ounces included
  • Features two different pasta shapes
  • Made in the USA from non-GMO ingredients
  • The perfect meal for young cheerleaders

The kid that is into cheerleading will gasp with delight when presented with a bowl of delicious pasta with fun cheerleader and megaphone shapes. These delightful cheer-themed noodles are made from durum wheat and vegetable powder, and are Kosher-certified. Make them into mac ‘n cheese or any other delicious recipe!

14. Cheer Earrings

cheer earrings

Cheer Earrings Features

  • Measures 1 inch long
  • Ideal for moms, teens and girls
  • Made from stainless steel
  • An excellent gift to surprise any cheerleader

Give a cheerleader, coach or cheer mom the gift of cheer-themed bling with these cute earrings. Measuring 1” long, they feature a silver color and a fun, spirited design. They can enhance any outfit with the love of cheer and are perfect for daily wear or that special occasion.

15. A Mind of Cheer Book

mind of cheer book

A Mind Of Cheer Book Features

  • #1 international bestseller
  • 144 pages long
  • Ideal for young cheerleaders
  • Learn how to get the most out of cheerleading
  • Available in paperback & kindle formats

This motivational book by professional cheer coach Jordan Brown is all about taking the mindset of cheerleading and turning it into a philosophy for life. It is a great gift for a graduating cheerleader or any other young person in your life who has a passion for cheer.

16. Cheer Charm Necklace

cheer charm necklace

Cheer Charm Necklace Features

  • Includes cheerleader charm
  • Silver plated to match any outfit
  • Includes 18 inch long stainless steel necklace
  • Made in the USA

This silver-plated pendant hangs from an 18-inch stainless steel chain, making it easy to match with any outfit and resistant to corrosion. It features a cheerleader charm and the message, “She believed she could so she did” in a whimsical font. It can serve as the perfect daily inspiration for your favorite cheerleader.

17. Flat Cheerleading Sneakers

cheerleading sneakers

Flat Cheerleading Sneakers Features

  • US sizes 5 to 10.5
  • Lightweight and breathable
  • Non-slip rubber sole
  • Multi-purpose for tennis, fitness and dance
  • 20% lighter than similar cheer shoes

These cheerleading shoes are made from soft synthetic leather which is breathable and lightweight. Once they are laced, they fit snugly, supporting the ankle and the arch of the foot. The bendable sole offers flexibility while the dense cushioning absorbs shock. Their quality spin pads facilitate easy, controlled turns, maximizing comfort and safety while improving form.

18. Cheerleading Balance Trainer

cheerleading balance trainer

Cheerleading Balance Trainer Features

  • Designed to improve balance hold stunts
  • Measures 6 inches tall
  • Made from polyethylene foam
  • Available in two colors

This flyer stunt training stand features a convenient, compact design, making it ideal for home use. It contains a high-density polyethylene foam core and is upholstered with durable vinyl, providing a soft surface in case of falls. With its wide base and Velcro on the bottom, it is a stable, safe practice platform.

19. Bow Box

bow box gift

Bow Box Features

  • Keeps bows in perfect condition
  • Holds two bows
  • Perfect for touring
  • Includes free D ring
  • Can withstand up to 75 lbs of force
  • Measures 11 by 10 inches

Make sure your competitive cheerleader arrives with bows intact with this cheer bow box. This box is so strong a person can stand on it, and it will hold. Two bows can fit inside and will not jostle around. It comes with a D-ring to attach the box to a bag or pack. One side is embossed with a logo, while the other is not. That way, your cheerleader can personalize it if desired.

20. Cheer Chalk Grip

cheer chalk grip

Cheer Chalk Grip Features

  • 50 applications per bottle
  • Available in sets of 1 to 5
  • 50ml of chalk per bottle
  • Dries in seconds
  • Made in the USA

This magnesium powder-based cheer chalk helps your cheerleader keep a safe, firm grip while performing any cheerleading stunts. A single bottle contains enough cheer chalk for up to 50 practices. The fast-drying formula puts an end to sweaty hands and even makes palms smell fresh with a pleasing fragrance.


Beth Noll is a gift editor at Gift Observer. She loves shopping for friends and sharing her top gift recommendations on the blog. With 9 years of blogging experience, she's always up to date with the latest trends and best gift ideas.