This gift guide is for the yogi in your life.
- Yoga mat - There are a ton of great options out there at all different price points. My favorites are Hugger Mugger's Original Tapas Yoga Mat and Jade Yoga's Harmony Mat. For a more affordable option, Gaiam makes a great lightweight mat. For hot yoga, I like Lululemon's The Mat. For home practice, Manduka Pro Yoga Mat is considered the holy grail of mats.
- Yoga blocks - Yoga blocks can be really useful for both beginner and advanced yogis. Blocks can help make poses more comfortable or help with alignment when flexibility or mobility isn't quite there yet. I just bought Hugger Mugger's cork blocks last month and they are amazing. A little pricey for yoga blocks, but definitely worth it. They are durable and solid; they don't slip around on the ground so I know I can put my weight into them. Hugger Mugger also makes the Big Blue Block, which is great for taller, curvier, or less flexible yogis. This block is taller and wider than other blocks, creating more stability. These blocks would make a great gift since many yogis won't necessarily buy them for themselves.
- Fierce tank - I love this tank. It's super soft and has just a touch of sparkle. It comes in sizes S-2XL and can be special ordered in XS, 3XL, and 4XL, making it a good gift for nearly everyone.
- Leggings - What's yoga without yoga pants! I love the colorful leggings pictured from Ela Steel. For women, my favorite brands are Lolë (this is a great brand if you want a tight fit without the squeezing feeling of compression) , Zella (the Live In Leggings are super comfortable), and Alo Yoga (the Goddess Legging is a classic and I love the look of the Curvature Capri). For men, Prana is a great brand. These shorts are simple and comfortable.
- Headband - Headbands make a great stocking stuffer! The headband pictured from True North Collection is really fun and colorful and has a great wide width. I also love Halo headbands. They have just about every color you can imagine. They are the only headbands I have found that don't slide around AND aren't too tight. My dad even wears them under his bike helmet! You might want to buy a two-pack and keep one for yourself :)
- Living Your Yoga - this book made me realize that yoga is more than a way to stretch. It shows how we can incorporate the practice of yoga into our lives every single day. It's written in a really friendly and practical tone and was surprisingly fun to read. This book would be a great gift for any yogi, new or experienced.
- Jewelry - Jewelry serve as a daily reminder of your yoga practice. Soul Mantras creates handmade jewelry with a story behind each piece. This lotus necklace (pictured) serves as a reminder that goodness comes from going through the hard stuff, just like a lotus cannot bloom without mud.
- Yoga mat bag - The bag pictured from Verada Shop is so beautiful. It would make a gorgeous gift. The bag ships from Thailand so order soon to receive in time for Christmas. My good friend Melissa actually made my bag, and I love it! It has a pocket big enough for my wallet and giant phone and a key ring. I never knew how great it was not to go digging for my keys until I got this bag. She currently has a green yoga bag and poppy yoga bag in stock and also makes custom bags, in addition to aprons and kid's activity totes.
- Yogi cookie cutters - these cookie cutters from Yummi Yogi are adorable! They would be a great gift for the baker in the family or even a white elephant gift for a co-worker
- Hair bands - BLAX elastics are wonderful. They don't snag your hair, even when you take them off. They offer a lot of a couple of different color options, including black, brown, pink, and clear. These would make a great stocking stuffer.
What are your favorite yoga-related gifts? Share below in the comments!