8 Holiday Gifts for Your Yogi Friend
Amanda Page | Nov 24th 2015 Apr 10th 2017
Let the holiday shopping begin! Do you know someone who is really into yoga, but are unsure of what to get them? Here are some great gift ideas to impress that don’t require knowing much about the actual practice.
Mala beads are sacred necklaces used in yoga, Buddhism, Hinduism and many other traditions. They are said to bring healing energy and luck to spiritual practices and meditation. Even if your friend isn’t spiritual, selecting a mala based on its healing energy or pleasing color to accessorize with will make a nice gift.
Yogis tend to be into other aspects of a healthy lifestyle. A gift card to a local organic health food store or a gift basket containing natural, organic treats is sure to a be welcome gift.
Journaling tends to go hand-in-hand with the meditative and self-reflective practice of yoga. A beautiful, decorative journal and nice pen would be a great addition to anyone’s physical and spiritual path of enlightenment.
Homemade, Natural Mat Cleaner
If you are on a tight budget or prefer DIY gifts, try making a natural yoga mat cleaning spray. All you need is a small, pretty spray bottle, a cup of Witch Hazel (a natural cleaning ingredient), a few drops of an essential oil of your choice, and a cup of filtered water. Combine them and voila – you have the perfect gift for a yogi.
Yoga Mat Bag
Particularly going into the snowy and rainy cold months of winter, every yogi needs a satchel to protect his or her mat. Even if they already have one, they can’t have too many to mix and match with their workout clothes. You can find a variety of artisnal bags for sale on etsy.
Many yogis like to practice on their own at home, often first thing in the morning or before bed. Find them a relaxing soundtrack to help them focus and enter a meditative state of mind. Putamayo specializes in world music soundtracks and even sell a yoga CD
A monthly subscription to a yoga magazine or website is a wonderful compliment to any yogi’s practice. Check out Yoga Journal, which focuses on poses and sequences for all yogis, or a website subscription to one of the many yoga websites that feature unlimited video yoga classes for streaming.
Tickets to a yoga workshop
A lot of studies provide onsite workshops to help yogis kick their practice up a notch. Do a little research on studies in your area and search for yoga events that are nearby.