It’s no surprise how much we love yoga.
And with Yoga Lifestyles being a yoga/health/wellness company, we are always keeping our eyes peeled for the best products to enhance not just your yoga practice, but your lifestyle — be it on-the-go, eco-friendly, adventurous, or all three!
These gifts aren’t just for the yogi in your life. This gift-guide is full of goodies that anyone could enjoy.
Our health & wellness guru Kim has done the dirty work of researching the best yoga-related gifts with top reviews, at the cheapest prices. Here are our top 12!
1. Yoga Mat Bag
Every good yogi whether amateur or daily-obsessed knows how important the quality of their yoga mat is, but many skimp over the importance of portability as well as keeping it clean. We’ve found the best yoga mat bag for style and comfort! There are many colors and styles available, but we love the idea of sticking to the basics with earthy color options that also include a large side pocket and a zipper pocket for car keys and valuables.
2. Printed Yoga Leggings
Wearing all solid athletic clothing is definitely a thing of the past so printed leggings make a great gift for anyone regularly hitting the mat. Not only have yoga leggings printed on fabric become lightweight and baby soft over the years, but now we have a variety of cute and adorable patterns to choose from. Pair with any of these yoga sleeveless tanks to fabulously complete this chic look.
3. Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp
These himalayan pink salt lamps are a must-have in your abode and they do so much more than add a soft glow to your room. Himalayan Pink Salt is known for it’s healing and calming benefits such as deodorizing air, neutralizing electromagnetic radiation (a.k.a the waves from our TVs, phones, and other electronics that can disrupt our sleep cycle and damage cells in our body), and reducing anxiety to elevate your mood and help you unwind.
4. Meditation Mala Bracelet
If you’re going to gift someone an accessory, there is not a more meaningful way to do that than with a beautiful string of beads called mala bracelets. They have historically been used as a tool during mediation and prayer and now they’re commonly used in the practice of yoga to create a focus on one’s intentions. One of the most popular malas right now is the mala bead chakra bracelet. Each one has seven beads to represent your seven chakras (a.k.a the energy centers in your body) and they’re made from authentic amethyst, lazurite, turquoise, green king stone, tiger’s eye, amber, red agate, and lava beads.
5. Wooden Essential Oil Diffuser
Diffusers offer a variety of benefits such as cleansing the air around you. Simply add your favorite oils. We love calming lavender, energizing lemongrass, and sinus-soothing eucalyptus! They last up to 12 hours and are a safer, better alternative to candles. Put one in each room to customize the atmosphere of each space or give it to someone to enjoy all the benefits!
Additional benefits of essential oil diffuser:
- Creates a calming relaxing atmosphere
- Clears your airways
- Elevates your mood
- elliminates allergens, bacteria and airborne viruses
- Deoderizes your space
- Supports healthy sleep cycle
6. Click & Grow Indoor Smart Herb Garden
This is a game-changer for those who like to use the freshest herbs in their cooking. This eco-friendly click & grow smart herb garden kit has everything you need to grow your own fresh herbs and is completely hassle-free. You can get all kinds of herb cartridge refills. This one includes basil!
7. Eco-Friendly Traveling Tea Tumbler
The yogi community seems to always be on the leading edge of all things trendy, so this versatile tea tumbler will always be a huge hit. The You are Zen eco tea tumbler can be used as a water bottle, infused fruit detox bottle, or as a loose tea tumbler. We love how easy it is to utilize loose tea leaves and steep them to perfection every single time.
8. Portable Hammock
For the adventurers, explorers, and festival-goers, this travel hammock is perfect for getting your chill on. Just find two trees or any grounding structures and lounge in suspended bliss! When you’re done, just roll it up in the traveling pouch and stuff it in your bag with your essentials.
9. The Yoga Bible
There is absolutely nothing better than the experience of taking a yoga class led by a fantastic instructor and being surrounded by like-minded people. However, it is helpful to know what you’re doing when you’re not in class. The Yoga Bible by Christina Brown is a great reference guide full of hundreds of poses. It even includes the history of yoga and how to incorporate other mind-body connections.
10. Natural Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray
If you’ve practiced yoga before then you know the moment you lay down on your mat at the beginning of class is when you realize you forgot to clean your yoga mat again! Having this uplifting Mind Over Lather lavender mint natural yoga mat cleaning spray on hand is a great way to ensure you can relax and enjoy class as intended.
11. Machine Washable Yoga Mat
The best machine washable yoga mat in our opinion comes from a brand named ZURA. In Sanskrit, the word “zura” means “warrior for good”. ZURA mats come in 11 unique colors and designs, including their most popular design, “the unicorn mat”, shown above. They are made from 100% all-natural Malaysian rubber and water-based inks. Their microfiber top layer eliminates the need for a yoga mat towel and is super grippy for sweaty yoga sessions. To clean it, just toss it in the wash on delicate cycle!
12. Skid-Free Yoga Mat Towel
Nothing can derail your Yoga class more than slipping and sliding while working on progression during an advanced pose or holding steady as you breathe intentionally. Gifting a skidless Yoga mat towel is especially helpful for those that enjoy Bikram Yoga or other variations of hot Yoga. If possible, make sure it matches the giftee’s Yoga mat or give them a combo set.
Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!