11 Brilliant Gifts for the Yogi In Your Life
Any good yogi knows that the practice is all about the body, the breath, and finding your Zen. And nourishing all of that requires some quality gear. Here are a few items that are sure to please all the yoga practitioners in your life—from those who just did their first downward dog to those who hop into a Scorpion pose whenever they have a free moment.
1.NAMASTAY IN BED SWEATSHIRT; $24
Namaste is a respectful greeting, but even the most loyal yogi can get cranky when the alarm goes off for an early morning session. This cute and cozy sweatshirt with make rolling out of bed and into your sun salutation that much easier.
Find it: Etsy
2. THIRD EYE YOGA TOTE, $78
Fitting yoga into a busy routine is hard enough before you even consider logistics. This large and stylish tote makes it easy to haul everything you need for the day, plus your mat, with exterior straps and adjustable rings. It’s super roomy, and contains two large slip pockets on the outside plus an interior zip pocket so every little item has its place.
Find it: Free People
3. MOON DANCE BLACK HOT PANT; $72
With an seemingly endless supply of yoga pants to choose from, your beloved yogi will appreciate that you chose apparel spun from fibers made out of recycled plastic water bottles and hand sewn using environmentally friendly practices. Plus, the apparel is elastic-free, meaning the waistband won't feeling like it's cutting into your loved ones' hip area.
Find it: Teeki
4. GAIAM YOGA MAT CLEANER SPRAY; $7
Yoga might be all about cleansing the body, but it can leave a bit of a mess. Help your giftee stay hygienic with this yoga mat spray made from tea-tree extract. It’s 100 percent natural and USDA-certified organic, and keeps the surface clean without wearing away at the fibers or degrading the mat’s grip. Plus, it’s good for a little peace of mind when it's time for those facedown poses.
Find it: Amazon
5. YOGO TRAVEL MAT; $69
This “ultralight” and compact mat makes it convenient to take your practice on the go. Weighing under 3 lbs, the Yogo product can fold to the size of a newspaper but still provides enough traction and cushioning so that your yogi doesn't sacrifice quality for transportability. It also stays cleaner than a rolling mat as the top never touches the bottom, is easily folded up with straps and buckles, and is made from biodegradable tree rubber.
Find it: Amazon
6. BUDDHA BOWLS; $30
After nourishing the mind and working muscles, it’s time to feed the body. Whether your loved one is sipping tea or filling up with an oatmeal bowl, these uniquely shaped containers are just what the mindful eater needs. They nestle in the user's palm and offer a soothing palette that will fit right in with any yogi’s design aesthetic.
Find it: Uncommon Goods
7. ZOTO BOTTLE; $18
Staying hydrated is important in yoga and in life. This travel-friendly sleek bottle features double-walled stainless steel designed to keep a beverage at just the right temperature. It’s BPA free and eco-friendly, and designed to be easy to open with one hand, so a yogi can grab a sip with one hand while side planking with the other.
Find it: Amazon
8. YOGITOES SKIDLESS MAT TOWEL; $64
This one is especially good for all those Bikram babies and Hot Vinyasa loyalists. Designed to work in tandem with the mat, the super absorbent towel will make sure that the user stays balanced and slip-free during every lunge, twist, and crow pose. The lightweight, eco-friendly towel also ensures that gear stays in place.
Find it: Amazon
9. YOGA COOKIE CUTTERS; $15
The yogi who’s ever-loyal to their practice deserves a little indulgence every now and them, and what better way than with these yoga cookie cutters. Available in five different poses, yoga enthusiasts can see their moves reflected back in delicious pastry form before taking a bite. Perfect for a festive sugar cookie party or as a stocking stuffer.
Find it: Sweaty Betty
10. CHAKRA OM NECKLACE; $79
Keep the spirit of Om with your giftee all day and outside of class with this 18k gold plated necklace shaped like the symbol of the sacred sound of the universe.
Find it: Satya Jewelry
11. UV HEADBAND; $15
The last thing anyone needs while working out is to distracted by a bead of sweat or flyaway strands, which makes a great headband a must-have for yogis. These are designed to stay put, keep moisture away, and stay odor-free even after an hour-long 100-degree class. The breathable designs also come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, so you can pick one that’s just right for your pal.
Find it: Buff USA