Gift ideas for the yogi in your life

Whether your loved one lives on the mat or is just starting a practice, these gift ideas will delight and inspire her (or him).


Have a friend who is a new mom or travels for work or lives on a deserted island that has wifi?  Give the gift of online yoga classes for those who can’t get to the studio or are looking for a more affordable way to practice. Yogaglo offers hundreds of classes – just choose the level, style, and duration.


Jade makes my favorite yoga mats.  They’re eco-friendly, made of recycled rubber, and contain no PVC so no stinky off-gassing.  As an extra bonus, buy it in teal and Jade will donate $5 to ovarian cancer research.

Every yogi needs a nook for her home studio.  Help her decorate the space with some yoga art from Etsy.


Free people has a new line of movement attire.  I’m liking this Jules cami.  Some of the pieces seem a bit sexy for the yoga studio, but perfect for the super zen home studio with the cool art featured above.


Prana’s yoga clothes are simple and understated and the company stays true to its yogic virtues.  Prana has been a leader in the fair trade movement supporting human rights through proper wages and worker safety.


For the very lucky gift recipient in your life, a yoga retreat in Mexico with YogaWorks may be the ideal gift.  hint, hint… And for more retreat ideas, check out Conde Nast’s list of the top yoga destinations.

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I may buy this one for myself.  This beautiful bracelet is inscribed with the mantra, “Om mani padme hum.” It’s handmade by a Nepali artisan and sold through Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade retailer.


If your yogi is tired of the Mexican blankets and wants a more minimalist look, gift him Manduka’s recycled wool blanket.


For your preppy girlfriend on the go, the Evolution Bag by Outerpeace will store her yoga gear and whatever else she needs to get on with her day.

So if anyone out there in the ether is listening…I just made my Christmas list.