If you have someone in your life who loves yoga, you know how their practice is an important part of their lifestyle. So, it makes sense that when birthdays, Christmas, and other gift-giving events roll around that you want to give them an awesome, creative, and useful gift to help fuel their practice. But sometimes that can be tricky, especially if you’re not a yogi yourself. You may just think yoga is about doing a bunch of stretches and know nothing else. That’s okay, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up some awesome yoga gift ideas that will delight friends, family members, or even co-workers who always start their days with a few Sun Salutations.
These gifts are great for seasoned yogis, yoga instructors, and newbies to yoga practice. Some are practical gifts that will enhance their yoga practice and others are just plain fun. These gifts vary in price range, so you’ll find the perfect present for a Birthday or an affordable gift for Secret Santa or stocking stuffers. Check them out–maybe they’ll make you interested in some yoga yourself.
Yoga Gift Ideas
1. How to Do Yoga Mug with Yoga Mat Coaster
This a great gift for yogis that will put a smile on their face every morning. This mug features illustrations showing how to do popular yoga poses (including poses that stimulate each of the chakras and a break down of the Sun Salutation), a great way to remind a beginner yogi to do their morning practice after they finish a cup of coffee or tea. This mug makes a great gift because it also comes with a yoga mat coaster in an attractive gift box. This is a great choice if you’re looking for yoga gift ideas for a co-worker for the office Secret Santa gift exchange.
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2. Magnetic Poetry Yoga Kit
This is a fun option if you’re looking for gifts for yogis. The famous Magnetic Poetry Kit is famous for amusing people by creating sentences on a refrigerator or other magnetic surfaces. This kit is specially currated for yogis, come with 200 word magnets that will remind you of a yoga class. Some of the words that come with the kit include release, light, honor, salutation, warrior, and salutation.
3. Lavender Eye Pillow
If you’re looking for practical yoga gift ideas, this is a great option. These beautiful, silk eye pillows are scented with lavender and flaxseed and are meant to block out light for relaxation or sleep. They’re perfect to use while meditating or during savasana at the end of a yoga practice. This eye pillow is unique in that it can also be used as a hot or cold therapy pad to soothe sore muscles, reduce puffy eyes, and even more uses.
4. Gaiam Grippy Toeless Yoga Socks
This is another practical gift for yoga lovers that has a ton of uses. These toeless yoga socks from Gaiam are the perfect accessory for any yoga practice. Their main purpose is to allow a person to do yoga anywhere, on any surface without a mat. The grips on the bottom of the socks help you keep your feet in place in any pose. These yoga socks are also perfect for hot and sweaty yoga classes when you have a tendency to slip around on the mat. They’re also good for keeping your feet warm during colder months and offer a hygienic way to practice in a yoga studio. These socks are available in gray and black.
This, in combination with the Gaiam Yoga Gloves makes a great gift for yogis on the go, as they are lightweight, easy to pack in a suitcase or carry-on bag so you can do yoga anywhere when you travel.
5. Tree of Life Wrap Bracelet
Wrap bracelet and mala necklaces are popular with yoga enthusiasts. They’re made of beads of precious gem stones or wood that have specific healing properties and meanings. This classic wrap style bracelet is made of natural jasper beads and a tree of life charm. This bracelet is meant to be a reminder to celebrate life and life it to the fullest. Any yogi will appreciate the special meaning behind this gift.
If you want to find the perfect mala necklace or bracelet to give as a gift, check out meditation beads meanings by color.
6. Infuser Water Bottle
Hydration is an important part of any yoga practice. While water is the best way to rehydrate after your asanas, it can get boring. This infuser water bottle lets you create delicious drinks affordably from your own fruits and herbs. The leak-proof bottle is great for taking to the gym, the yoga studio, or the park. This is one of the best yoga gifts you can get if you’re looking for a practical gift to give.
Some delicious infused water ideas include raspberry and mint, cucumbers and lemons,
ginger and peach, or blueberry and orange.
7. Yoga Joes Greeny Army Men
These are fun gift ideas for yoga lovers who are burly men or anyone who enjoys a little humor. This set of figures is a spin on the traditional army men toys, with a non-violent spin. The 9 men are doing different yoga poses including tree pose, warrior one, cobra, downward facing dog, meditation, child’s pose, crow pose, warrior two, and headstand. Made in the traditional green plastic, these are about these size of regular army men toys. These make a great gift for kids or for yoga lovers to display on their desk at work.
8. Yoga Cards
If you’re looking for gift ideas for yogis who practice at home, this is a great choice. These Yoga Cards are a visual practice guide that helps teach newbies how to do yoga poses and helps advanced yogis plan out their practice. It comes with 47 yoga poses, 3 breathing exercises, a meditation card, and five sequences. The deck is available in a version for women or men.
Giving these cards is like giving the gift of a regular at-home-yoga practice.
9. YOGO Mat Ultralight Travel Yoga Mat
If your loved one travels a lot, this is the perfect yoga gift for them. Travel yoga mats are made to be compact and lightweight while giving the benefits of a sticky mat that allows you to practice anywhere. While the YOGO mat is meant to fold up for easy storage in a suitcase or carry-on bag, it’s also great to toss in a backpack or tote bag and carry to the studio. The YOGO folds down to the size of a newspaper and weights only 2.6 lbs. It’s still a full 24″ x 68″ when unfolded.
Made from rubber harvested from sustainable plantations, YOGO also plants a tree for every mat sold. Any yogi will appreciate this sustainable and portable yoga mat.
Check out more travel yoga mats for yoga practice anywhere.
10. Yoga, I’m Down Dog Tank Top
If you’re looking for fun and functional yoga gift ideas, here’s a great one. This tank top is great to wear to the yoga studio, with the fun graphic “Yoga, I’m Down Dog” printed on the front. Any yogi will appreciate this fun tank. Available in women’s sizes: x-small, small, medium, and large.