Known for its numerous health benefits and with almost 30 million practitioners in the USA alone, yoga is quickly becoming a popular way of exercising. No wonder you know someone who does yoga!
If you are looking for a gift for the yogi in your life but have no idea where to start. If you are losing patience over what to find for your loved one, then take a deep breath in, deep breath out, that’s it, relax and keep reading to find all that a yogi, from beginner to advanced, can want.
We’re here to help you find the best yoga gift, for any occasion, be it for a birthday, or for Christmas, including gifts that will please your loved one, as well as gifts for yoga teachers.
We’ve carefully selected the best yoga equipment every yogi needs as well as the best yoga-themed gifts that will surely please the yoga lover in your life.
Here are our top picks:
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Yoga accessories for their practice
1 – A Yoga Mat
When choosing a yoga mat you must make sure it’s non-slippery and sufficiently padded. Here are a few nice options:
For the beginner yogis:
- Hand and Foot Placements Printed on Mat
- Non Toxic and Eco Friendly
- Phthalate and Latex Free, SGS Tested and Certified
- Works as a kids yoga mat as well as an adult yoga mat (self adjust to work with any height)
- Extra Long and Extra Thick
The CopyCat Yoga Instructional and Educational Yoga Mat is perfect for beginners to bring to their yoga class or use at home. Yoga poses as well as foot and hands placements are printed on it to make sure yogis do the pose properly. It self-adjusts to fit any height or flexibility level.
The mat is non-toxic (phthalate and latex-free, non-toxic ink), extra long, and extra thick.
For the eco-conscious yogi who travels:
- FOLDABLE eco yoga mat great for yoga, pliates or fitness at home, travel or outdoors
- COMPACT - folds up to size of newspaper using tidy attached straps.
- PORTABLE - toss in a purse or backpack, or strap it to a bike, suitcase, or motorcycle!
- CLEAN - patented origami folding means top only touches your body, instead of the dirty bottom side.
- EASY-WASH - rinse in shower with you after yoga then hang by attached straps to drip-dry overnight.
Easy to fold and place in a small bag, it comes with attached straps to carry it everywhere. The way it folds makes it more hygienic than regular mats.
For the perfectionist yogi:
Eco-friendly, the material used (TPE) makes the mat non-slippery. Bigger than regular mats, the thickness is the perfect compromise between comfort and balance. It’s also super hygienic as it doesn’t absorb sweat.
For the fashionable yoga lover:
These yoga mats are beautiful, you can choose between different designs, and they’re all so cute.
It’s made of rubber with a soft top layer that absorbs sweat, making it non-slippery.
2 – Yoga blocks
There are two types of yoga blocks to choose from: the cork ones and the EVA foam ones. The cork blocks are sturdier, more resistant, and eco-friendly. The blocks made of EVA foam are more comfortable for stretching poses, are non-slippery, and usually are sweat-proof, they’re also cheaper. Here are two of the best options for each one (you’ll need two blocks):
The cork ones – Comes as a set of two with a strap included
The ones made of durable high-density EVA foam – Comes in 6 different colors.
If you are looking for a unique and thoughtful yoga gift, check out these ergonomic wooden blocks made by Bhoga. Contrary to square blocks, they adapt perfectly to the body’s natural curves and create a perfect fit.
3 – A Yoga mat bag or strap
It’s always useful to have something to carry your mat, from basic straps to nicer bags, a yoga bag is a useful and budget-friendly yoga gift. Here are a few options:
4 – Yoga mat spray
Every yoga lover needs a mat spray. Let’s face it, yoga mats quickly get a bit stinky, by using a yoga mat spray, you get rid of the stink after practice, and get a nice, relaxing smell when you do yoga. Here are a few options:
The ASUTRA Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner Variety Pack includes 6 different bottles, all smelling amazing. Made with essential oils, their sprays are organic, natural, and biodegradable. It gets rid of dust, dirt, and sweat effectively, and leaves a nice smell.
They also make an unscented spray for people sensitive to strong smells.
The Muse Bath Apothecary Yoga Ritual cleans and refreshes any yoga mat. Cruelty and chemical-free, this spray is a blend of natural ingredients and essential oils. Its delicate eucalyptus scent vivifies and refreshes a yoga practice while keeping the mat’s non-slip property.
5 – A Yoga Towel
A yoga towel helps keep the mat clean and absorbs sweat so you don’t slip. It’s a useful yoga gift for yoga lovers that take yoga classes at a gym, for those who sweat a lot, and for those who got a cheap mat that slips easily.
Yogitoes by Manduka is, hand down, the best brand when it comes to making non-slippery yoga towels. The grip they offer is unrivaled. Here are a few options:
6 – Yoga clothing
It’s always useful to have an extra pair of leggings or shorts. You want to find something breathable, non-see-through, and not too loose. Here are our top picks:
7 – Grip Socks
Stretchable and breathable, they are extra comfy and will bring that extra boost of confidence every yogi needs for a successful practice.
Grip socks are a really useful yoga gift idea. It’s often easy to slip, especially with a cheap yoga mat, or for people who sweat a lot.
8 – Yoga straps
Yoga straps are a great addition to a beginner yogi’s props. Yoga straps come in handy in more advanced poses where flexibility is required and you’re just not quite there yet. There are two types of straps to choose from, the multi loops straps and the adjustable ones. Here are our top picks for each type:
9 – A yoga wheel
The wheels are made of eco-friendly TPE, which makes them durable, safe, and odorless. It doesn't flex and can support weight up to 550 lbs, it's also sweat resistant.
A yoga wheel is also a useful yoga gift, it helps make back bends more comfortable, increase flexibility, and help with back pain.
10 – Knee Pads
Knee pads are a great yoga gift for yoga lovers who have weak knees, have suffered an injury, or simply for those who like to be extra comfy.
11 – Yoga kits
Yoga kits are the ultimate yoga gift for beginner yogis or for someone who’s thinking of starting doing yoga. Most kits include all the basic props and accessories a yoga lover needs for his/her practice. Here are our top selection:
Best Yoga gifts – Yoga-themed gifts
Yoga-themed gifts are great for yogis who already have all the equipment they need or if you’re unsure of what they have or not. Discover our top selection of yoga gifts, from books and cards to games and decorations.
A thoughtful yoga gift, this bowl is a calming companion during yoga practice or meditation. It also comes with a guide on how to use it and in which settings to get the best out of it.
The whole family can play, even people who know nothing about yoga, just follow the cards and try not to lose your balance. Good time guaranteed and a unique yoga gift!
17 – Yoga Pose Poster
Write poetry, inspirational quotes, or leave a message on any magnetic surface. Find inspiration, let loose your creative side, and liberate the inner poet within you with this inspiring yoga gift.
19 – Yoga Apron
20 – Yoga Mug
22 – The Yoga Kitchen
23 – Coasters Set
24 – Cosmetic Bag
26 – Calm Club Yoga Deck
It's a useful yoga gift for people who are starting yoga or who lack inspiration.
27 – Yogi Scented Candle
Yoga Gifts FAQ
What to buy a yoga lover?
There are two types of yoga gifts you can buy for a yoga lover, either yoga accessories or yoga-themed gifts. If you choose to get a yoga lover an accessory you’ll need to make sure he/she doesn’t already have it (there’s no need to have two yoga mats or four yoga blocks), or you can choose a piece of clothing.
As for yoga-themed gifts, well, you can never have too much of those. Pick one from the list above, asking yourself if the yogi you’re choosing a gift for will have a use for it or if it blends well with her/his style.
If you want to splurge, you can also gift them a yoga retreat.
What does every yoga lover need?
You don’t need much to practice yoga, but it’s always good to have at least a yoga mat, appropriate/comfortable clothing, and two yoga blocks. You can also get a yoga strap for beginner to intermediate yogis. To make it fancier add a yoga mat bag and a yoga mat spray.
What is a good yoga gift for a yoga teacher?
Your yoga instructor probably already has all the yoga accessories she/he needs. So, a yoga-themed present would make a good gift for a yoga teacher, such as a mug, or a water bottle, or maybe a decorative object.
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