If you have a yoga lover on your gift list for the holidays, the possibilities for gift-giving are seemingly endless. Someone who is just beginning to get into yoga may appreciate a yoga set with all the essentials, such as a yoga mat, towel and blocks for stability during various poses. If the person on your list is a bit more advanced, a dedicated yoga tote bag with room to carry a mat, or a pair of non-slip yoga socks make great gift ideas.
1. Apera Yoga Tote Fitness Bag
Apera bags are sophisticated and athlete-oriented, and this studio bag is no exception. Features such as antimicrobial protection, a padded adjustable shoulder strap with two carry handles on top, and laser-cut venting for breathability make this bag a must for any yogi. There’s also a handy pass-through design for carrying a yoga mat or foam roller. Other highlights include a water-resistant base, flexible exterior water bottle pocket and a designated tech pocket with enough space to store a phone, MP3 player or other device.
2. BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose Yoga Mat
The BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose Yoga Mat features a 1/2-inch thick cushioning to keep the knees, elbows, hips and spine comfortable on hard floor surfaces. It’s also moisture resistant and can be easily washed with soap and water. The mat comes with a tear-resistant carrying strap for effortless portability to and from class. It’s also available in a wide range of colors, ensuring you’ll find a match for her personal style.
Pair the mat with the ASUTRA Natural & Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner to make a complete gift set.
Price: $17.95 (10 percent off MSRP)
3. Oalka Women’s Yoga Capris
In addition to yoga, these workout leggings can also be used for running and other activities. The four-way stretch fabric allows for easy movement, and ensures the pants will stay securely in place throughout class. A hidden inner pocket along the waistband is ideal for safely storing keys and other small essentials. These yoga pants feature a sweat-wicking material and come in a wide range of colors.
Price: $14.99 – $18.99
4. Gaiam Yoga Strap & Block Combo
This yoga and block combo by Gaiam includes a six-foot strap and a block for added support and stability for various poses. The block can be used to modify poses in a safe way depending on your level of flexibility, while the strap is handy for increasing your range of motion. Both the strap and block are useful tools for making tougher poses more accessible.
5. Tough Cookie’s Women’s Yoga Tops
This three-pack includes a variety of fun and trendy yoga tops. Each top is made with a blend of polyester and cotton, and is machine washable. Additionally, the tops are available in both regular and loose fits. If this color combination isn’t quite what you had in mind, check out the several other available colors to find the right one.
Price: $29.50 – $30.50
6. Sivan Health and Fitness Yoga Set
This six-piece yoga set is a great gift idea for beginners. The set comes with all the essentials, including a 1/2-inch thick mat, two yoga blocks for extra support during poses, a yoga mat towel, yoga strap for increased flexibility and a hand towel. The mat has a ribbed surface on one side and smooth side on the other for extra grip on various floor surfaces.
7. Yogiii Yoga Mat Bag
Carrying a yoga mat can be tricky, especially when the studio isn’t right around the corner. This handy bag is designed to fit most size mats, and stands out for its simple design without any extra buckles or fasteners. As an added bonus, the bag has an exterior pocket that’s large enough to hold a water bottle or towel, while the interior pocket is the right size for a phone, wallet or keys.
8. Rahabsox Yoga Socks
Cold toes and feet are no fun, and can even make it difficult to perform certain poses. These socks come with anti-slip grips on the heel and arch for extra support and safety. They’re also made with a comfortable and durable blend of cotton and spandex. The cotton is naturally moisture-wicking to keep feet as dry as possible during workouts.
9. ‘The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook: A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well’ by Kate O’Donnell
Ayurveda, or Ayurvedic medicine, was developed over 3,000 years ago in India and is designed to help restore balance in the body for optimal healing. This cookbook features over 100 simple recipes and teaches the importance of eating natural seasonal food to help restore balance within the body. Even those who don’t cook often can jump right in with these no-fuss recipes.
10. YogaRat Yoga Towel
This yoga towel comes in two different sizes to fit a wide range of yoga mats. The towel is made with a 100 percent thin and lightweight microfiber material with plenty of grip for safety during yoga practice. In fact, the more heat and moisture that’s generated, the better the towel will stick to the mat. The towel is also machine washable for easy cleaning.
Pair the towel with the Hydro Flask Sports Water Bottle for a complete gift set.
Price: $6.99 – $40.00