It’s here! The ultimate Holiday yoga gift guide updated for 2017! The Holidays are a time to reflect back on the previous year, giving appreciation for everything that came to pass. For many, the Holidays are also a time of giving. You don’t have to pile presents under the tree to have a Holiday season full of joy, though. Simply being present in the moment, even when Holiday stress takes hold, is the greatest gift of all.
Are you are gearing up for a crazy Holiday season complete with office parties and family get-togethers? Or do you prefer a simple, cozy Holiday with only close family or friends? This yoga gift guide will give you ideas for a wide range of yoga-related gifts. Whether you are buying for your entire squad or just for yourself, we hope you will find something special here.
This yoga gift guide has been divided into a few different sections. First, a yoga gift guide for a few different common types of yogis in your life. Then we are featuring some amazing yoga-related products, from mats to wearables. Yoga experiences will make your loved ones’ faces light up with glee! And finally, WeTravel recommends is full of our own personal product faves – we asked everyone from our yoga retreat organizers to the WeTravel team. Click below to skip to the section that is most helpful for your gift buying needs:
Ultimate Holiday Yoga Gift Guide
Your Active BFF
You know the girl who heads straight from work to spin class to happy hour and doesn’t ever seem to break a sweat? She is always juggling about a million commitments but manages to look flawless while doing it. It’s hard to know what to buy this gal because she has a specific aesthetic. You can’t go wrong with these five stylish gift ideas! Or be the best BFF of all time and give the gift of a yoga retreat! Why not make it a bestie affair and go together?
- A stylish and versatile yoga bag [Urban Warrior Duffel $148]
- Leggings to take her from spin to yoga class [Revolution Run Tight $89.00]
- Wearable tech tells her when to chill! [Leaf Urban Silver Edition $139]
- A planner that’s as stylish as she is [Compact Blush Terrazzo 2018 Planner $34.90]
- A yoga, meditation, and SUP Retreat in the Rocky Mountain National Park
[Rocky Mountain Ladies Hiking + SUP Yoga Retreat from $599]
Your Crunchy Coworker
Have a coworker who spends her breaks chugging kombucha instead of coffee and espousing the benefits of a plant-based diet? Does she take her two-week vacation in Peru going on a soul-seeking journey with the help of ayahuasca? These organic, free range, fair trade gifts are perfect for the new age hippie flower child in your life.
- An organic cotton kimono robe [Kimono Robe Sardinia Sky $72.00]
- A unique hand-dyed yoga bag [Turquoise Yoga Bag $49]
- A necklace as unique as she is [Highest Self Mala Necklace $118]
- Natural Yoga Mat cleaner [Summer Rain Yoga Mat Cleaner $10]
- A spiritual yoga retreat [Awaken your Inner Wisdom! Yoga, Meditation, & Wellness Retreat from $455]
Your Yoga Loving Mother-in-Law
Ah, the Mother-in-Law, the hardest person on your list to shop for! If your Mother-in-Law happens to be into yoga, your job was just made easier. She will love these unique items chosen especially for her. Want to be the ultimate daughter or son in law? Send her on a yoga retreat! You can chip in with your partner to give her the rest and rejuvenation she deserves.
- Sandals made of recycled yoga mats [Women’s Yoga Sling $38.00]
- Diffuse oils in style [Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser $296.05]
- A bathrobe handmade in Europe [Rawganique Hemp Bathrobe $179]
- Wearable art for her wrist [Random Balance African Turquoise Bracelet $60]
- A retreat for her mind, body and spirit [Annual Sierra Hot Springs Sri Yoga Retreat from $580]
The Yogi Dude
Have you spotted the elusive Yogi Dude? His man bun and toned arms might be a dead giveaway. He can talk with you about dharma and chakras for hours. But what does the Yogi Dude want for a gift this Holiday season? We have a few ideas for things he’ll be psyched to receive, including the surfing yoga retreat of his dreams.
- Yoga shorts that can handle anything [2-Dogs Lined Yoga Shorts $45]
- A silly childhood throwback [Yoga Joes $25]
- Classic cut jeans with a twist [Braintree Black Denim men’s Hemp Twill Jeans $49.90]
- A stylish yoga hoodie [Jem-in-Eye Hoodie $60]
- Yoga + Surfing = Perfect Gift [7 nights Surf & Yoga camp in Morocco €450]
A New or Expecting Yoga Mom
The Yoga Mama (or expecting Mama) wants to share her yoga lifestyle with her little one. Help her do that by giving her yoga-related baby gifts! Or why not get her the gift of self-care and relaxation? Most Yoga Mamas don’t have a lot of time to spend on themselves, so taking the time for a prenatal or mommy & baby yoga class is precious. Want to give her a restorative pre-baby retreat? A prenatal yoga retreat could be just what she wants this Holiday!
- This onesie is everything! [Third Eye Threads Ganesh Baby Onesie $24.00]
- Organic cotton baby pants [Baby Pants – Tropical Ditsy Print $18.00]
- A yoga bedtime story for baby [Good Night, Animal World $11.95]
- Surprise her every month! [Ecocentric Mom Subscription Box]
- A yoga class pass or yoga retreat to help alleviate stress [Pre-and-Post-Natal Yoga Classes at Yoga Tree SF $30/3 Classes OR a Women’s Nectar Retreat $614]
The Yogi Power Couple
Aren’t you envious of the Yogi Power Couple? They’re running the world one yoga class at a time. You’re invited to their Holiday party, but what to get the hosts that have everything? Think outside the box, and get them unique gifts for their home. Or, for an even more special gift, what about sending them away on a couples’ retreat? They will be thanking you for years to come!
- A gift for each other [Rescue Beauty Gift Set – Natural Muscle Rub And Protective Beeswax Lip Balm $17.67]
- Beautiful blown glass vase [Vivaterra Teak and Blown Glass]
- A tree pose cutting board [Yummi Yogi Cutting Board $50]
- Stunning piece of wood art for their home [Etched Atlas Wood Art from $59]
- Couples Yoga Retreat [Couples Yoga Retreat in Hawai’i $1149]
Your Yoga Teacher
Your yoga teacher has basically changed your life, so you want to get them something special. The only problem is, they’ve likely received every known yoga gift! Time to get creative. Here are a few options for yoga gifts your yoga teacher will never see coming.
- Yoga jewelry she hasn’t seen before [Starseed Jewelry]
- A Yoga Magazine Subscription [Yoga Digest $19.99/year]
- Portable singing bowl to bring to class [Himalayan Singing Bowl]
- Candle holders for the yoga studio [Himalayan Salt Candle Holders $35.99]
- Vegan Candle [Peppermint And Lime Soy Wax Vegan Candle In White Porcelain Geometric Pot $30.00]
The Yoga Beginner
Survey says someone in your life has either just started practicing yoga or is thinking about it. Show the Yoga Beginner that you support their new hobby with one of these thoughtful gifts. Or help them jump-start their practice by giving the gift of a yoga retreat!
- Classic yoga blocks [2 Natural Cork Yoga Bricks $18.00]
- Help them get into tricky poses [Raja Yoga Strap $15.00]
- Keep them cozy during savasana [Dragonfly Studio Blanket $21.99]
- Books to explain the basics [Melina Meza’s Art of Sequencing Book Series]
- A beginner-friendly retreat [Yoga + Hot Pilates with Linda and Carrie 2018]
Monthly subscription boxes are the gift that keeps on giving! Perfect for someone important in your life, every month when they receive their box they will think of your generous gift. If you know someone who is into yoga or wellness, but you aren’t sure specifically what they would like, a subscription box covers a wide range of interests.
The Buddhi Box Yoga Lifestyle Box is ‘a yogi care package filled with deluxe samples and full-size yoga products that will inspire your yoga lifestyle on and off the mat.’ For either $34.95/month or $432/year you will receive products from candles to tea to beauty products. What’s more, a portion of your money each month will go to a different cause.
Goddess Provisions offers a monthly subscription box, filled with “high vibe lifestyle goods.” When you subscribe, you can choose to pay anywhere from $33 for a month-to-month subscription to three, six, and twelve months up front. Every box is 100% vegan and cruelty-free. Each box contains “a mix of four to six full-size products including superfood snacks, apothecary beauty, crystals, aromatherapy, tools for spiritual growth, and tea.”
Ashi Box is the entire yogic experience in a box. Each month, for $35/month, you will receive products from three distinct categories: Yoga Love, India Love, and Life Love. Yoga Love includes products and teachings to “support and deepen your yoga practice.” India Love is all about the country of yoga’s origins, with teachings and unique products from India. Life Love “includes life-enriching and joy-inducing products from smaller companies that are doing awesome things.” A combination of the three is sure to give you a well-rounded yoga experience directly to your door each month.
WEvolve Box is a spiritual subscription box. It will provide you with “sacred objects and inspiration to create your own personal rituals and nurture your spirit.” You can choose between The Esoteric Box and The Cosmic Mini Box. The Esoteric Box includes 4-7 meaningful objects and a ritual or meditation, for $49.95 per box, bi-monthly. The Cosmic Mini Box includes 3 of these items: a crystal or healing stone, a body or beauty product, jewelry or adornment, and/or another mystical item, for $22.95 per box and ships monthly.
Wellness Tribe is “Your monthly subscription box of natural beauty products, superfood snacks, and healthy lifestyle items.” For your $39.95/month, you will receive 5-8 full-size products. With a new wellness theme every month (November focused on ‘gratitude’) you can expect a “mix of skincare, beauty, superfoods, snacks, herbal medicinals, healthy lifestyle items.” These boxes are also family-friendly. You can expect your little ones to enjoy treats like Organic spooky spider gummies and Yumbutter cashew butter.
calmbox is the perfect monthly subscription box for the busy bee in your life. Boxes range from $35 for one box to $30 per box for six boxes. Every month you can expect “mindfully curated items like music, books, candles, personal care items, yummy snacks, motivational reminders, and so much more, to help you unwind and relax.”
Enchanted Crystal monthly box is a special subscription service for the crystal-obsessed. In the Premium Box you get 4-8 small to large natural crystals plus extra mini crystals and minerals. This box costs $58 each month. In a recent box, subscribers received a Madagascar Quartz Cluster, Spirit Quartz, Pyrite Cube in Matrix, Brazilian Clear Quartz and a few extra mini crystals.
The Liforme Yoga Mat is changing the game in terms of yoga mat manufacturing. Made using sustainable rubber, without toxic glues or PVC, you can feel good about purchasing this yoga mat. And its’ grippy material, extra cushioning, and unique alignform system are what every serious yogi needs.
Rated #1 environmentally friendly yoga mat by the New York Times, The Original Eco Yoga Mat is a no-brainer. This mat is “composed exclusively of all-natural rubber and jute fiber. There are no chemical additives used.” But don’t worry that this mat is so eco-friendly that it will simply melt away in the heat. This yoga mat is extremely durable even in Bikram yoga classes.
The Jaipur Practice Rug was the yoga rug of choice for Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga Yoga, a one of the most popular methods of yoga out there. As such, it is an excellent gift for your friend who has a regular Ashtanga Yoga practice. This yoga rug adds extra cushioning over your yoga mat to help absorb moisture and increase comfort. The Jaipur Practice Rug is also perfect for beginners, as the “woven lines in the pattern are guides for your hands and feet to help achieve correct alignment.” You won’t have to worry about gifting a basic yoga mat here, as each rug is uniquely hand-crafted.
My Custom Yoga Mat is the perfect personalized holiday yoga gift. You are able to customize this yoga mat by color and even include an embroidered name or monogram. This mat could be an ideal gift for a young person in your life who has expressed interest in yoga. It’s also great for someone who takes classes in a studio, as the personalized touch ensures that no one will ever mistakenly take their yoga mat! If you’re not sure which color your gift recipient will prefer, leave it up to them! A gift certificate allows them to choose everything down to the font type. Each mat comes in its’ own bag.
The Manduka GO Play carrying sling is great for someone who likes to travel light. The external storage pocket is great for storing valuables like credit cards, keys, and your phone as you commute to and from yoga class. Another plus is that this bag adjusts to fit many different sizes of yoga mat.
The Yoga Sak is the ultimate yoga bag. With a compartment for every yoga accessory you need for class, The Yoga Sak is the ideal gift for the on the go yogi. If the yoga lover in your life doesn’t have time to go from the office to home before yoga class, this bag will be their perfect companion. It has room to store everything they will need – from a yoga mat to toiletries to a water bottle.
Apera’s Yoga Tote can transform from yoga bag to weekend bag depending on the situation. Do you know someone who takes frequent weekend trips or yoga retreats? This bag could be their perfect lightweight solution. It’s also ideal for those who like to keep everything clean and sanitary. This bag features antimicrobial protection inside and out, and a water-resistant base to prevent that stinky yoga bag smell.
Do you have a yoga-obsessed mama or papa in your life? They will love the Yoga Go Anywhere Bag, that can easily function as a diaper bag! With clips to hold a yoga mat on the outside of the bag, they can easily attach and detach their mat for class. At the same time, this water-resistant bag “can handle any wet item you throw at them, and they’re super easy to clean and disinfect, anytime.”
Looking for a cheeky yoga bag for the yoga bro in your life? Enter the Burrito Yoga Bag! This is a hilarious novelty gift for men who love yoga (and women too! Who doesn’t love a good burrito?) It functions perfectly as a yoga bag, along with being a great conversation starter. Brogamats has a whole line of quirky yoga bags, including lumberjack and ninja-themed ones.
The Three Minute Egg is an amazing practice tool, similar to a yoga block. The egg shape combines the benefits of a yoga block with a bolster, belt, and blanket. You can choose any number of egg combinations. They come in two sizes – ‘Namastegg,’ the traditional size, and ‘Junior’ for children and less mobile yogis. The Three Minute Eggs also come in two different densities – ‘Multipurpose,’ for both restorative and standing poses, and ‘Hard Boiled’ for weight-bearing poses. You also have the option to buy ‘Eco Eggs,’ which are 100% biodegradable. Eggs are available for purchase in a multitude of packages, from a single egg to the ‘Breakfast of Yogis:’ a combination of 6 different Eco Eggs.
The yogitoes Glide towel is perfect to lay over a yoga mat during practice for a better grip. It is also an ideal gift for a yogi who travels a lot, as it doubles as a travel yoga towel. The Patented Skidless Technology helps your towel grip to either a mat or floor, while the absorbent fabric wicks away sweat. The yogitoes towel is made from 8 recycled plastic bottles and 50% recycled materials, making it an eco-friendly gift option.
The Dharma Yoga Wheel “is used to help beginners and advanced yoga practitioners achieve backbends and loosen tight muscles before yoga class.” Do you have a yogi in your life whose life’s goal is to finally achieve full wheel? This yoga wheel can help them along the way! The ECO Wheel is environmentally friendly, made from 100% recycled materials.
The YogaSphere™ Yogi Pro Kit is an ideal gift for a yoga teacher or dedicated yogi. Each kit comes complete with 2 small, 2 medium, 2 large, and 2 extra-large YogaSphere™ yoga straps. For those working on binds either in class or at home, the YogaSphere™ straps will be an invaluable tool. You can track your progress by using smaller and smaller straps as you improve. As an added bonus, with each purchase of a kit, you will be contributing to a charity dedicated to “bringing yoga to underserved populations.”
Buying a gift for the intrepid yogi who doesn’t like to be confined to a classroom? YogaPaws could be the perfect gift! With YogaPaws, they will be able to do yoga literally anywhere their heart desires. “A revolutionary design provides solid support, extra padding, and non-slip peace of mind.” They can take their YogaPaws with them whether they are traveling the world or doing a yoga photo shoot in an urban setting. #WearYourMat
The Serenity Headband is printed with an image of a Turquoise stone. Traditionally a “stone of purification, it inspires solace for the spirit and well-being of the body. It benefits the overall mood and emotion by balancing and inducing a sense of serenity and peace.” Printed with water-based ink, this headband is eco-friendly, breathable, and moisture-wicking.
This beautifully simple Courageous Beginnings Bracelet by Satya Jewelry would make a wonderful gift. “A gold lotus flower dangles from this stretch bracelet, reminding us to take a chance on new beginnings; beads of angelite harness courage and deliver its wearer a sense of calming peace.”
The OM Necklace by Pranajewelry is a beautiful sterling silver necklace with a layer of 98.5% pure gold. ”Its beautiful Labradorite pendant energizes our strength and perseverance to bring new changes. Om necklace is a gentle reminder we are all connected. Om is the sound of life, shimmering through the universe- providing life and sustenance to everything. It reminds us to follow our dreams.”
The Sandalwood Bracelet from Love Pray Jewelry is the perfect small holiday gift. This simple bracelet could be a gift for both men and women, made of aromatic sandalwood. “Sandalwood, guides away the distractions of the mind back to the sensual joy, opening the highest spiritual centers and aligning the chakras to enhance spiritual awareness and allowing healing energies to flow.” It comes in three different sizes!
Mala Bracelets are sure to please anyone you give it to. At first glance they may look like a simple bracelet, but they are all related to different elements, chakras, or stones, and as such have many different properties.
The Geode Agate Ring by Skye-Yoga is a statement piece for the boldly stylish yogi in your life. With your gift of this ring, they can carry with them the healing power of the agate crystal. Said to be a grounding crystal, agate will help balance the wearer.
The Mermaid Fairyqueen Teal Tank and Teal Hot Pant are perfect for the girl who might as well live in the water. Help her live out her mermaid fantasies by buying her this outfit for yoga class. The breathable material allows her to feel weightless as she glides through water or chaturanga.
Have a friend who enjoys doing SUP yoga? Gift them the Kelis Vest by prAna. It’s perfect for water sports! Whether they enjoy surfing, SUP or kayaking, they will love this stylish vest. This is a gift you can feel good about, too, as it’s made of 55% recycled polyester.
You know that lady who, when not getting her namaste on, is a corporate #girlboss? These dress pant yoga pants are the perfect gift. She will be able to take a break in her corner office to do a quick sun salutation without having to change.
The Vesta Jacket from Cozy Orange Eco-Activewear is a cozy but stylish gift for that friend who basically lives in her yoga gear. This hoodie is breathable and pre-shrunk. Plus, it comes with thumb hole sleeves!
Made by Earth Yoga Sustainable Organic Clothing, the split tail hoodie and flow capri are the perfect pair. This set is easy to mix and match with other items in her yoga wardrobe or to wear together for a cohesive look. With four-way stretch, these two items will quickly become part of her go-to arsenal.
The Joy Leggings by Confused Girl in the City are just the gift for the yogi who likes to make a statement. Printed from images taken of various stones, these leggings are colorful and, well, downright joyful! Anyone who rocks these is sure to be the life of the party.
These Dharma Yoga Pants are comfortable, adjustable pants for any yoga class. They can be pulled up to 3/4 length to allow for more breathability, or down to retain warmth. These pants come in black, blue and gray and are appropriate for a multitude of situations. He will love these versatile yoga pants!
The Deity Tee by Anjali is an understated t-shirt that still allows him to show his yoga-flair. It features Ganesh, remover of obstacles, with the head of an elephant and body of a man. This t-shirt is pre-shrunk and made of eco-friendly materials.
The Jedi Hoodie is a gorgeous gift to give. With a Sri Yantra Tantra print on the front and a Bird Tribe Activation print on the back, it’s sure to be a conversation starter. Made with crystal infused inks on 100% organic French Terre, this is a unique gift that will leave him speechless.
This tank top by Yoga For Men allows your guy to show off his carefully sculpted yoga arms. This tank top is special because it’s made of a material that doesn’t allow your shirt to ride up when upside down. This means that his shirt will stay firmly in place during shoulder stand.
An inspirational notebook is a perennial yogi favorite.
Individually or together, crystals and gemstones make the perfect stocking stuffers!
Massage oil is a great small gift for your partner or lover.
This mini-Himalayan Salt Lamp perches on a bedside table and keeps the bedroom a peaceful place for your favorite yogi.
Eye pillows are perfect for use during savasana to block out light and add to the serene feel. Also useful for decompressing after a long day.
These yoga cookie cutters are sure to be a hit! When your friend or loved one bakes their vegan, gluten-free cookies they will be thinking of you.
What’s even better than a tangible yoga gift? An experiential yoga gift! It’s been proven that we get more satisfaction out of an experience than buying some hot new item. So why not give your loved one the gift of an online yoga class or even a 200hr teacher training? It will be a holiday gift they remember always!
ONLINE YOGA CLASSES
By giving someone a subscription to online yoga classes, they can practice from anywhere at any time. Subscriptions run from monthly to yearly subscriptions. Classes run the gamut, with every topic you could ever hope for being covered in an easy 5-120 minute class. Here are our recommendations:
- Yoga Vibes: $19.95/month or $199.95/year
- Yoga Glo: $18/month
- Yoga International: $14.99/month
- Gaia: $9.95/month or $95.40/year
Want to give an experiential yoga gift, but tight on money? A yoga workshop is shorter and usually more affordable than a yoga retreat. But it’s still a thoughtful way to show you care!
YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Do you know the best gift to get? The gift of knowledge! If you’re looking to give a loved one a really special gift this Holiday season, a yoga teacher training could be the perfect option. Of course, it’s a very personal choice which YTT to choose. So maybe you’re better off surprising them with the idea of a yoga teacher training, and then they can pick for themselves. Here are a few amazing options to suggest:
What to get for the person who has all the “stuff” they could ever want? A yoga retreat! Allow them the opportunity to escape for a few days, or even a few weeks. Give them the gift of rest, reflection, and rejuvenation. It is a Holiday gift with the true spirit of the Holidays in mind – selfless giving.
Fulfill your loved one’s ultimate bucket list fantasies and gift them the trip of a lifetime!
A weekend away is sometimes just what the doctor ordered.
Learn a new skill and improve yoga practice!
Costa Rica, steps from the beach, is the setting for this yoga retreat.
So there you have it, our ultimate yoga gift guide for the Holidays. We hope that you have found something that your loved ones will enjoy! If you have a yoga gift recommendation, leave it below in the comments. Have a very happy and blessed Holiday Season!