1. Yoga Mats
There is no better gift for a yogi than a really good, high quality yoga mat. It’s like an avid cyclist getting their favorite bike or a runner their favorite shoes. The mat is where a yogi spends so much of their time, so like a bed, it needs to feel good, provide the support they need and serve its function well.
Mats have changed and improved tremendously over the past decade. To find a mat for your loved one, check out our two yoga mat review posts: Best Yoga Mats and Top 4 Travel Yoga Mats, where we test and review the best and most popular mats in the market.
2. Mind Over Lather Lavender Mint Natural Yoga Mat Spray
Keep your mat clean and smelling fantastic with this yummy mat spray made with a blend of essential oils including witch hazel, lavender, eucalyptus and tea tree.
Just spray on and wipe your mat clean. Its antifungal and antibacteria qualities don’t just mask the odor of your mat, it cuts through the build-up of dirt and sweat, allowing you to be on a clean mat every time you practice.
3. BalanceFrom GoYoga Mat Bag
To protect and carry your new mat, you will need something to carry it around. This highly-rated yoga mat bag has the best of everything. It’s made from 100% durable cotton canvas, has a full zipper, a strong, adjustable shoulder strap with metal hardware, has plenty of space for your mat and two pockets for any extras. The bigger, expandable pocket can fit keys, small books, water bottles, cell phone and a wallet and has an elastic that keeps everything in. The smaller pocket is designed with an earphone slip and accommodates your cell phone or iPod. Best of all, it costs much less than other comparable mat bags!
4. Shandali Gosweat Hot Yoga Towel
If your favorite yogi loves hot yoga, then you can’t go wrong with this great little towel. It stops you from slipping when you sweat, and the grip gets better the wetter you are! The Shandali Gosweat Hot Yoga Towel is a microfibre towel with a soft, plush texture that absorbs sweat and is easy to clean. If pink isn’t your color, no worries, there are also seven other colors to choose from.
If your favorite yogi loves hot yoga, then you can’t go wrong with this great little towel.
5. Gaiam Kids’ Yoga Socks
These look and feel like regular socks and have a pattern of wonderfully grippy silicone on the bottom, providing a virtual non-slip surface no matter where you are. For kids ages 5 to 8, the closed toe keeps their feet warm and the cotton blend (81% cotton, 11% nylon, 5% polyester, 2% rubber, 1% spandex) make the socks stretchy, comfy and long-lasting.
These make for a nice stocking stuffer for your little yoga lover.
6. StopSocks Yoga Grip Socks
For the grown-up, grippy socks are less about running around the house on hardwood and more about finding solid footing when you would usually be slipping during a good workout or a challenging class.
These top-rated socks are tested and engineered in the USA. Their rubber soles provide ultimate traction, prevent fungal infections, are made with 90% polyester, 10% spandex and come in a variety of colors and sizes (both mid calf and ankle lengths).
7. VicTsing Cool Mist Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser
The earthy wood-grain look and the changing led colors of the base are calming and soothing to the senses and make a thoughtful, unique gift for a yogi. It’s easy to use, easy to clean and can hold enough water to provide aromatherapy diffusion for up to 16-18 hours.
The cool mist is created by ultrasonic pulsating waves, which emit negative ions that help to reduce static electricity and lower radiation from computer screens while moisturizing your skin.
Overall, this beautiful, long-lasting diffuser helps lift your mood, relieve stress and energize your spirit. Its been a Amazon best seller since it came out so they are sure to love it.
8. Yoga Spinner Game
The Yoga Spinner Game was the Top Pick of Toy Fair 2016 and the Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award Winner. Geared toward kids 5 years and up, this fun family game is engaging and entertaining, while helping your kids learn social skills and, best of all, learn about yoga!
It’s challenging enough to bring out the competitive side in the best of us, promotes healthy physical activity and may even have you giggling for hours! It’s easy to play and comes with 54 yoga pose cards.
9. Wit and Wisdom From the Yoga Mat with Rachel Scott
Our own fabulous Rachel Scott, teacher trainer and now author, has released her first book. It’s witty, wise, and contains 125 peaceful poses, mindful musings and simple tricks for leading a zen life.
Thoughtful, smart and funny, you’ll love flipping through this book as you continue your journey toward better self understanding through yoga.
10. Kieba Massage Lacrosse Balls for Myofascial Release
If you enjoy massage and often can’t afford it, this is the next best thing. These massage balls hurt so good, allowing you to go deep into tight areas and relieve stress and tension in minutes, all within the comfort of your own home.
These massage balls are like no others. They are made from all-natural rubber, not plastic, making them firm, yet soft, and allowing you to apply pressure more deeply to areas such as your back, neck, shoulders, hip flexors, IT band and hips.