The holiday season is fast approaching and there are several people you care about that you should be getting gifts for. But if you need to buy a gift for a yogi, you may be a little stuck on ideas. Don’t worry, we have you covered.
So, what can you buy as a gift for someone who is particular about what they like, who doesn’t enjoy mindless consumerism, and who also likes yoga?
It sounds like the typical gifts that people give each other over the holidays might not cut it. You shouldn’t feel intimidated: there are still plenty of things you can buy for a yogi that will make for meaningful and greatly appreciated gifts.
Here are just a few of the best yoga gifts to consider.
#1. A HIGH-QUALITY ECO-FRIENDLY YOGA MAT
Cork is usually your best bet when it comes to lasting quality. It’s true that finding something which is completely neutral in its impact on the environment is hard nowadays. Some voices criticize the cork products industry, saying that cork takes too long to grow and it’s discarded too soon. The wine industry, especially, is guilty of this environmental sin. But if you choose cork products that will be used for a long time, this is actually a very planet-friendly decision.
A cork yoga mat has numerous advantages. It’s solid and will last you a long time, while still being flexible and yielding just enough to make your practice more comfortable for your joints. It will also make you sweat less while practicing yoga, and will absorb and neutralize odors. Considering that there are a lot of wonderful designs for cork yoga mats out there
If you want to buy such a gift for the yogi in your life, this Cork yoga mat with intricate chakras designis a great choice.
#2. A YOGA FOOD COOKBOOK
Getting all the energy you need for yoga practice while still making sure you adhere to the yoga principles can be challenging. Especially since most food options already made are not exactly the healthiest out there, yogis can use the help. Most people who are passionate about yoga are also interested in healthy, wholesome food, and that means they sometimes dabble in cooking.
Why not make the yogi in your life happier by providing them with an essential cookbook for yoga practitioners? This one has been issued by an actual yoga center with plenty of experience in the yoga lifestyle and the best diet practices for yogis.
#3. THE YOGA VACATION OF THEIR DREAMS
All of the other gifts on our list are cute and bound to make your yogi friend smile. But if you want to see the special yogi in your life experience pure and unadulterated bliss, you should go the extra mile and buy them a yoga retreat in a tranquil and exotic location. Our yogi friend Loren Lotus run incredible retreats year round through her company, Lotus Yoga Retreats.
This way they will be able to focus on their yoga practice while also visiting the vacation destination of their dreams. Nothing can compete with that. I promise you no other gift they will ever receive could compare.
#4. A PAID MEMBERSHIP TO YOGA CLASSES
Do you know where your dear yogi goes to practice their beloved discipline, or what kinds of yoga do they like? Why not surprise them and pay for their membership in advance for several months or a year? Since you know this is something that they would have spent on themselves, you can be sure that it’s going to be a needed and valued gift.
But you don’t need to stick to the practical and necessary here if you prefer more flamboyant gifts. Don’t go for the membership to their regular yoga classes in this case, but give them the opportunity to try something new instead.
Aerial yoga is always a fantastically fun choice and what I would personally recommend any yogi to try at least once in their lifetime.
#5. YOGA AND MEDITATION SOUNDS ALBUM
If the special yogi in your life takes their practice seriously (and they probably do since you’re here looking up yoga gift ideas for them), it means that they also meditate. Meditation and yoga go together in the same practice wonderfully. You can’t really have yoga without a few short meditation sessions in between the more challenging practice times.
But while experienced yogis can practice meditation anywhere, most of us prefer having a bit of mood build-up first. Meditation sounds and music can be a huge part of this set-up that prepares us for meditating.
If you’re looking for a yoga gift on a budget, why not buy your friend a nice meditation sounds album? It will help them clear their mind and in time they will associate many moments of inner peace with the album you bought for them. If you want to buy them a second gift along the same line, you could pair up the album with a reliable pair of wireless headphones.
#6. A BUDDHIBOX SUBSCRIPTION
Unfortunately, nothing says “I don’t know you at all” like gifting a generic candle or plastic picture frame. Get creative and surprise your favorite yogi with BuddhiBox, a monthly soul care package filled with a curated assortment of unique yoga and mindful products that encourages them to get their buddhi on the mat. Designed with the yogi lifestyle in mind, each box contains ethically sourced, cruelty-free products that embody the yoga principles of compassion, community and discovery and a portion of its proceeds are donated to a different charity every month! Sign up here