Shopping for your friend or family member who loves yoga can sometimes be a balancing act. You want to buy them something practical, but you want it to be fun too. Like most workout equipment, yoga gear doesn’t last forever and needs to be replaced. Your yogi will really appreciate new yoga staples to replace their “well loved” items that aren’t in the best of shape. Yoga is all about relaxation and these holiday gift ideas will help to de-stress after a long day.
Sweat Once a Day Bag, Lululemon – $128
This stylish bag has room for everything you will possibly need for yoga. It comes in three colors: purple, black, and navy blue. Unlike a handbag, this yoga bag has enough space for clothes, a water bottle, towel, and all your personal belongings. This bag also has a special strap to harness your yoga mat securely. The material the bag is made of is easy to clean and the bag can hold up to 50 pounds. It can even hold a 15 inch laptop in the outside pocket. Sweaty clothes and clean clothes will never touch ever again with this bag.
The Black Mat, Manduka – $100
The Black Mat from Manduka has been one of the bestselling yoga mats in the country for over 15 years. The reason why this mat is so popular is because it is extremely comfortable and provides a lot of support. It comes with a lifetime guarantee so if anything becomes a problem, you can send it back. It can be used for all different types of yoga including hot yoga. Zero waste was created when creating this yoga mat, making it 100 percent sustainable. Some of the other features of this mat are that is 100 percent latex free, slip resistant even when wet, and comes in two sizes ( 71 inches and 85 inches long).
Slide Proof Hair Elastics, Goody – $4
Keeping your hair in place is vital when you’re practicing any kind of fitness, but especially yoga. How can you focus on your downward facing dog if hair is all in your face? These hair elastics are specifically engineered to give you a no budge ponytail. Since 20 come in a pack, whoever you give these too will be able to put some in their yoga bag, glove compartment, and in their desk at the office.
Damask Printed Yoga Mat Bag, Gaiam – $20
If your yogi tends to pack light, consider a yoga mat bag like this one. This bag is 100 percent cotton so it will allow the yoga mat to breathe. It also has a zipped pocket, perfect for your cellphone and keys. A 71 inch yoga mat can fit inside and it’s great for storing your yoga mat at home. The printed Damask design is classic and not overwhelming.
The Hamsa Hand (Hand of Fatima) Necklace, Zales – $102
The Hamsa Hand also known as the Hand of Fatima is associated with the principles of yoga. This ornament symbolizes a protective hand from the “evil eye” and other envious forces. It represents blessings power, and strength. The emblem also has significance in the Judaism and Islam. This symbol is also printed on many yoga mats, yoga clothes, and various jewelry pieces. This necklace is more substantial than most versions of this pendant, but it will last for years and be durable enough for everyday wear.
Hooded Tunic, Old Navy $19
Being comfortable is a big factor when choosing clothes for yoga. If your clothes are too baggy, it will be hard to move freely. If your clothes are too tight you’ll risk exposing yourself to the other people in the class. This tunic is loosely fitted and will cover everything when you bend over. The hood is great for winter because it will keep your head more warm under your jacket. It comes in four colors: purple, light gray, fuchsia, and dark gray. Old Navy is one of the few places you can find affordable clothes for yoga.
Slim Boot Cut Yoga Pants, Old Navy – $15
Yoga pants can become very expensive if you’re not careful. Old Navy has great quality yoga pants that are very durable. At this price you can by more than one, which your yoga lover is sure to be happy about. These pants are boot cut so they are freer flowing then legging yoga pants. There are 3 different color varieties these pants come in: black, gray, and black with purple.
Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Gift Set, Bath and Body Works – $36
After a long day of work and yoga, there is nothing more relaxing than a warm shower. The fragrance in this set is mild and relaxing. Not only will it melt your stress away, but it’s very moisturizing and great for dry skin. This kit also includes a hand wash, body lotion and scented candle, all containing the fresh scent. Even though we help them relieve their stress, this bath set will be a little extra help.
Heel Genius Foot Cream, Sephora – $16
Spending a lot of time barefoot can make the skin on your feet very dry and hard. This foot cream will make your feet velvet smooth after just one application. To use it, apply the lotion to your feet before you go to bed. When you wake up your feet will feel great. Macadamia oil, lemon extract and sugar maple extract help to naturally soften the skin on your feet.
Blackberry Mojito Green Tea, Tevana $8
Tea may seem like a simple gift, but it makes a great stocking stuffer. This tea is the stuff they give you at the diner, it’s a refreshing morning drink your yogi will never want to be without. Inspired by Latin and fall flavors, this tea combines blackberries, raspberries, and spearmint. Tevana has seven different categories of tea that all have dozens of options for you to choose from. If this tea sounds strong, try their body and mind white tea or Earl Grey black tea.