It’s that time of year again! Time to think about buying a holiday gift for the yoga lover in your life. Or time to treat yourself to some new yoga gear.
Purchasing a birthday or Christmas present for the yoga enthusiast in your family or circle of friends can be tricky. Especially if they’ve already got top-of-the-line yoga equipment like a Manduka mat, a comfortable bolster, and a reliable yoga towel. Other great yoga gift ideas include beads, figurines, motivational books, and yoga-themed gift baskets.
Here are a few of our favorite yoga gift suggestions for 2018, with each item linked to its listing on Amazon.
If there’s a yoga newbie in your life, or a special someone you’ve been trying to persuade to give yoga a try, perhaps you can give them the nudge they need with a yoga starter kit. This one from GoFit is very basic, with a starter mat, foam block, and yoga strap. The full package is reasonably priced, which makes it a small price to pay to potentially turn someone onto yoga for the rest of their life.
Be honest: How old is your hand towel? Probably a little too old, right? If your towel is fraying or smelling and no longer helps you feel refreshed and clean, then it’s high time to replace it. YogaRat’s hand towels are some of the most affordable around, and they’re also the highest-rated. Affordability and quality often do not go together in the yoga world, so when they do, you want to jump on a product like that!
Everybody can always use a new towel, so they make great gifts. If YogaRat’s microfiber design isn’t your thing, or you’d prefer to give a mat-length towel, take a look at our extensive yoga towel guide for more options.
The little set combines the typical bath and body gift basket with a yoga twist, in the form of the book A Little Yoga and the Gaiam yoga video AM & PM. Other goodies in the tin include herbal green tea, bath salts, a bath mitt designed for exfoliation, and foaming bath fizzies. There aren’t many yoga-themed gift baskets on Amazon, but this one is worth considering if you’ve got the cash.
Use these 108 lotus seed beads as a necklace or bracelet. The beads are meant to promote spiritual awakening and can be used for meditation and prayer, or they can be worn or hung around the house for fashion purposes. These beads are porcelain and look good on both girls and guys.
A lot of women’s yoga pants are pretty mundane, but we love the 90 Degree by Reflex leggings because of the wild and crazy designs they offer. Options include Planet Earth (a bright blue with cloud-like streaks of white), Illumination Pink (a psychedelic pink and black swirl), and Croquis (a black and white marble design.) There are so many different designs that you can try to match the design to the personality of the person for whom you’re buying the gift.
Meditation Gifts: Yoga Figurines
Figurines are ideal meditation gifts for yogis who are serious about their practice and decorate their home to reflect that. They are also good gifts for yoga teachers. You may think that yoga teachers already have everything, but there’s always room for another figurine on the shelf.
We have several favorite figurines from Amazon. One is a candle holder and oil burner featuring three yogis in classic lotus pose. Another is a pink “Yoga Lady” piece in lotus posture. Another cool item featured is an incense burner with a wood tray and a yoga figure in prayer pose.
Oh, and if the person you’re buying the gift for is into pets, Amazon has a bunch of pet-related yoga figurines, like this one depicting a flexible cat in mermaid pose. Quirky and kitschy!
For more than a decade, Judith Hanson’s A Year of Living Your Yoga has been one of the most popular yoga books around. Dr. Hanson provides one daily piece of wisdom for each day of the year, plus one recommended practice to go along with it. A Year of Living Your Yoga makes a good Christmas gift, since a reader can start from page 1 and read through each day as the year goes on. The book is available in hardcover and Kindle editions.
Yoga Gift Ideas 2018: Summary
What did you think of our list of suggested gifts for yoga lovers? Do you have any other yoga gift ideas for our 2017 list? Leave a comment and let us know!