Whether you’re finding a gift for a yoga beginner, experienced yogi or just someone who practices yoga casually, the best gift would be something that they can use frequently for their yoga practice.
In this post, we are going to see the 17 best yoga gifts that will make your yoga friend say “namaste”.
1. Manduka eKO Superlite Yoga Travel Mat
A travel-friendly yoga mat can make a huge difference when carrying to and from class. If he or she is always on the go, this might just be the perfect gift.
This yoga mat is light, thin and offers amazing grip. It won’t flake or fade, and it’s also made of natural rubber.
You can also easily fold it into your bag or suitcase which makes it extremely convenient for people who go to yoga classes after work. During holiday seasons, you can also simply pack this into your suitcase and never miss a workout no matter where you go.
2. Yoga Jellies
If you have bad knees, these yoga jellies will be really handy. Instead of folding your mat another time for padding, use these for that extra padding.
They are flexible, jelly-like, and provides a lot of cushions which gives good support to the wrists, elbows and knees. They are also small enough to carry in a medium-sized purse.
Without being bothered by the counterproductive pain from your knees or elbows, you can finally challenge your body fully in your yoga practice!
3. Gaiam Essentials Yoga Block
A yoga block provides a yogi with stability and balance. This can help him or her to get into proper alignment, improve flexibility and increase strength.
It may be another thing to carry around, but yoga blocks are the ideal yoga prop and companion to help you support, extend and deepen your stretches. Using this to safely support yourself, you can now enter or modify poses to suit your level of flexibility without worrying about injury.
4. REEHUT Yoga Strap
Sometimes it can be hard to enter certain poses due to the lack of flexibility. Using a yoga strap can help you extend your reach so you can enter that advanced yoga pose.
Using a strap can also improve your flexibility gradually as you work on the tightness of your hips, neck and shoulders.
So, get a yoga strap because trying yoga poses with a strap can often open up to new possibilities!
5. Uhawi Large Yoga Mat Bag
Most of the time, yogis are traveling directly from work or other places, so they might be carrying a lot more stuff than just a yoga mat. And, it’s definitely not convenient to carry multiple bags, walking a long distance.
Having a bag that can literally fit everything in would be the best solution to this!
This bag can fit up to two mats, yoga blocks, towels and bottle. It also has velcro and zipper pockets to store your smaller items safely too.
If you have several things to carry around, then you’re going to like this bag.
6. DubeeBaby Non-Slip Yoga Socks
These non-slip yoga socks are carefully designed to provide more grip and avoid slips in yoga practices. The anti-slip grips are located on the heel and the arch.
It also acts as a barrier between your foot and the floor or mat. This will also protect the feet from exposure to foot fungus too.
These socks are soft, comfy and made from eco-friendly breathable cotton which keeps your feet dry.
Your yogi friend will certainly thank you for being thoughtful!
7. Asutra Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner
This 100% natural and organic yoga mat cleaner allows you to clean your yoga mats and props without leaving any slippery residue.
The spray also contains essential oils which have therapeutic properties and smells really nice. Not to mention there is a range of scents for you to choose from too!
It’s the perfect gift for yoga enthusiasts! By the way, it comes with a free towel.
8. Liforme Original Yoga Mat
This yoga mat is a little bit more pricey than the usual mat, but it has plenty of good reviews to attest that the price is worth it.
This mat has a unique alignment system to guide yogis on their asana practice. It will be suitable for beginners or even advanced yogis looking to improve their foundation.
It’s also eco-friendly because it’s made of natural rubber and biodegradable materials. The mat has a fantastic grip as well so you won’t slip even if you sweat a lot.
9. Restorative Yoga for Life: A Relaxing Way to De-stress, Re-energize and Find Balance
One of the biggest reasons people start yoga is because it offers stress relief from our fast-paced life.
Written by yoga instructor, Gail Boorstein Grossman, the book teaches you restorative yoga – a form of yoga that practices physical and mental relaxation through yoga poses and sequences.
It shows you how to treat all kinds of ailments (up to 20) such as headaches, backaches, sleep problems, digestive issues or anxiety.
This book also guides the yogi with step-by-step instructions and beautiful pictures which makes it a great yoga gift.
10. Happy Wraps Namaste Yoga Eye Pillows
These yoga eye pillows are quite popular among yogis, and few reviewers even mentioned they are buying it again!
Laying the weighted pillow over your eyes helps to soothe and relax them.
The Happy Wraps Namaste Yoga Eye Pillows are filled with organic flax seeds and lavender buds. The soft scent of lavender also provides calming aromatherapy for relaxation and stress relief.
The flax seeds filled pillow also delivers gentle pressure to sinuses near the eye area which helps to relieve sinus pain, headaches and migraines.
If you want to enjoy a cool eye pillow, place it in the freezer for a few hours. If you prefer to have it warm, place them in the microwave for 30 seconds.
It comes in a set of 4! Now you can share them with a few of your friends!
11. Yoga Direct Deluxe Mexican Yoga Blanket
A yoga blanket would be one of those snuggly gifts for yoga lovers.
Yoga blankets are commonly used as a place to relax when practicing meditation or restorative yoga. You can also use it at the beach!
The Yoga Direct Deluxe Mexican Yoga Blanket comes with a variety of different colors and it’s hand made.
Yogi can also use this as a yoga prop for extra support when practicing yoga poses by placing the blanket under their back, hips or knees.
12. Yoga Accessories Unfilled Sandbag for Yoga Weights and Resistance Training
Get deeper into your yoga poses and stretches by adding weights!
This unfilled sandbag has a double-zipper to prevent any leaking and an outer layer that is removable and washable. You can fill it up with anything like sand, wheat or rice.
These come in a range of different colors and they have a handle too.
Want to challenge your yoga friend with these additional training weights? We think this is one of those unique yoga gifts.
13. Stainless Steel Water Bottle
Are you still aren’t sure what to get?
You can never go wrong with a stainless steel water bottle.
This bottle comes with two lids, one regular screw top and another sports cap with straw. The water bottle is also double-walled and vacuum-sealed so it keeps water perfectly cool even when the temperature increases in class.
Plus points for having cute colors too!
14. Yoga Fan: Practice Guide for Every Day
This Yoga Fan is super handy if you’re looking to remember yoga poses and improve your yoga practice. They are like flashcards that are organized on a ring.
Each of the poses is broken down very clearly with the explanation of breathing patterns, proper alignment, and modifications.
15. Practice You: A Journal
Yoga icon Elena Brower developed this journal to record our flashes of insight, goals and reflections. The book has 150 beautiful pages of questions, inspirations, teachings and plenty of space to write, draw and reflect.
Buy this for a friend and let them explore their mind, thoughts and practice on the page.
16. Non-slip Hot Yoga Towel
Everyone that has been to a hot yoga class before knows they will sweat buckets. You’re going to sweat so much in a hot yoga class that your mat can get too slippery.
This quick-dry, super absorbent microfiber towel can be placed on top of your yoga mat to absorb sweat easily. It has anti-slip particles in the back to prevent it from sliding and it fits a standard-sized mat.
No more slipping and sliding around a hot yoga class!
17. 4-Pack Non-slip Grip Socks
Yes, 4! It comes in 4 pairs so this would definitely make a nice gift for your friend and yoga lover!
Uniquely designed for Yoga, Pilates, Barre and Ballet, these comfortable, non-slip socks will prevent you from slipping and even provide you enough grip to push a yoga pose to its edge.
It’s made of quick-dry material with elastic straps at the ankle and non-slip silicone grips at the bottom.
Unique Gifts for Yogis
These are some of the unique gift ideas on what to shop for your yoga friends. But, if you think we miss anything on the list, feel free to let us know!
Or maybe you already decided on what you’ll get.
Either way, let us know in the comments!
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