Christmas is right around the corner! Can you believe it is that time of year already? I know you’re all making your Christmas shopping lists and trying to decide what to get the runner, health enthusiast, fashionista, cook and everyone in between on your list. I thought I would share some ideas for the Yogi on your list! Whether they are new to yoga or have been practice for years 5 days a week all of these gifts will be sure to please them! So here’s 6 yoga gift ideas for this holiday season!
There is a wide variety of mats out there and one for every price range! Here are some of my favorites:
Gaiam sells a great mat with a nice thickness for $21.98! It comes in a variety of colors!
Lululemon sells a mat that I love. It’s light weight and perfect for the yogi on the go and has alignment lines on it to help keep you positioned correctly! It sells for $28.00 and comes in a variety of colors!
Jade Yoga sells a more high-end mat. This is a heavy mat with a nice thickness to it. It’s sticky for those who sweat and it is designed to absorb moisture. This mat retails for $69.95 and has multiple colors too! This is the perfect mat for the more advanced yogi!
Blocks and Straps.
Every yogi needs blocks and straps! They help to keep you aligned and allow you to get deeper and be more comfortable in poses. There are many styles out there for yogis from cork blocks, to recycled foam to the all grip yoga block. Prices range from $8.00 to $24.98. Visit Gaiam’s Brick’s and Straps page for some options!
These a perfect for the yogi who sweats a lot, takes hot yoga or who uses mats provided by the studio! They help to absorb sweat as it drips on the mat. In addition they keep the mat from becoming slippery making you feel more stable during poses. If you use the gym mats you can cover up all the germs! I’d try Yogitoes which are sold in a variety of colors and at multiple stores.
Every yogi is going to come across a time where they want to practice but can’t make a class, there isn’t one offered or they just want to practice at home. Bring the yoga studio to them by giving them DVDs! Gaiam offers a multitude of DVDs from beginner videos to more advanced power yoga videos. Better yet, get them the Gaiam Yoga Studio! This offers them personalized classes in their own home for a monthly fee! You can find all of these options here.
There are so many high-end yoga stores out there offering everything from pants to tank tops to hot yoga shorts and bras. It’s been my experience that Lululemon seems to be the most loved and lusted. So surprise your yogi with a pair of Lululemon’s Groove Pants for Women! They retail for $98.00 and they come in a wide array of colors and patterns!
Pair it with the Lululemon Power Y Tank for a complete yoga outfit! They tank retails for $52.00 and come in coordinating colors and patterns to match the pants! Your yoga girl is sure to love it!
I know my boyfriend is lusting after the Luluemon Metal Vent Tech Sleeveless Top for his next hot yoga class! This top costs $48.00. prAna make a great yoga pant for men as well! This retails for $70.00. Find it here.
Passes for Classes.
Yoga classes can be expensive. At my favorite studio, South Boston Yoga a book of 10 classes costs $130 dollars. A monthly unlimited pass costs $150. Give your yogi the gift of yoga by purchasing them monthly classes or a 10 pack of classes to their favorite yoga studio! Trust me. They will love it and be so grateful!
Hopefully these gift ideas will help make your holiday shopping a bit easier! Just one of these items will put a smile on your yogi’s face Christmas morning!