Pageant Contestant Gifts

by Sarah Mollman
Present a deserving pageant contestant with a meaningful gift.

Present a deserving pageant contestant with a meaningful gift.

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Pageant contestants of all ages work hard to showcase talent, beauty and brains. Gifts can be given to a pageant participant to honor of the dedication she puts forth, whether she has won a title or not. A pageant gift can be from the hosts of the pageant, and from the family or friends of a contestant.


As the saying goes, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend." You can assume from the bling coated on pageant ladies that most pageant contestants would agree with this statement. If you are a pageant host, you can give out crowns or tiaras to title winners from any number of categories. Additionally, if you are a loved one of a participant, you can surprise a contestant with a piece of jewelry that features a crown, such as a ring, a pendant, a necklace, earrings or a charm bracelet. The jewelry can feature diamonds, rhinestones or pearls.

Gift Bags

If you are responsible for hosting a beauty pageant, create bags for each contestant to take home as a parting gift, whether she is crowned or not. Use pageant funds to purchase gifts, or get the gifts from businesses and companies that wish to sponsor your event. Fill a tote bag with gift cards, coupons, makeup, hair products, a sash, a plaque or a pageant-related magazine. You can add items such as scholarship checks to the gift bags of ladies who receive a title. Just make sure the check is not overlooked when you hand out the gift bags.

Apparel and Trinkets

Give a pageant contestant -- young or old -- pageant-related apparel or trinkets to proudly display her love for walking the runway and showcasing her talents. Apparel such as T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, baseball hats and tank tops can feature sayings such as "Pageant queen," or "Pageant princess." Other items you can give a pageant contestant are cell phone covers, coffee mugs, water bottles, pins, bumper stickers, tote bags, clocks or license plates that display similar pageant-related phrases.

Spa Treatments

Give the beauty contestant in your life the gift of pampering and relaxation. Present her with a gift certificate for a local spa or beauty salon for a treatment such as a manicure, pedicure, facial, massage, haircut, hair color, up-do style, spray tan, hair extensions or eyelash extensions. This can be given before a pageant to help the contestant get fully prepared on the outside and feel mentally ready on the inside. You can also give this to a contestant after a pageant as a way to help her unwind. Additionally, pageant hosts can use spa treatment gift certificates as prizes for pageant participants.

About the Author

Sarah Mollman began writing for "The Northern Iowan" newspaper in 2005. She was awarded scholarships from the Department of English at the University of Northern Iowa for Outstanding Short Story and Outstanding Personal Essay in 2008. Mollman holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching from the University of Northern Iowa.

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