Not sure exactly what to get the yogi in your life this year? Don't panic. We're here to help.
YogaRat Block + Strap Combo
If you want to cover the basics for an aspiring yogi, YogaRat should be your first stop. Their block and strap kit is significantly less expensive than buying each separately. The kits come in lots of fun colors, and the gear is high quality and easily washable. If your yogi needs several pieces of gear, YogaRat offers 20% off two items, and 30% off three items.
yogarat.com | Block + Strap Combo $24.99
Manduka Prolite Mat
A great mat is the most fundamental piece of gear for any yoga practice. The Prolite mat is a cushy 5mm thick, helping to reduce painful pressure points on knees, elbows, hips and head. Buying a high quality mat like this one is worth it, as it will resist peeling and flaking, as well as prevent bacteria. It’s slightly bulkier than a standard mat but fits easily in any mat bag or carrying strap.
manduka.com | Prolite Mat $80.00
Manduka Yogitoes Vitality Towel
The Vitality Towel is a lightweight and beautiful addition to the yogi’s gear kit. A perfect gift for the hot yoga enthusiast who requires a towel with excellent traction and absorbency that can withstand frequent washing. It fits most standard sized yoga mats and easily packs into most yoga bags.
manduka.com | Yogitoes Vitality Towel $70.00
Lululemon The Yoga Bag
Lululemon’s The Yoga Bag is our favorite carryall for yoga gear because of its 3 roomy compartments, slender shape and carrying comfort. It is designed to hold up to 50 lbs, so can easily handle a yoga mat, water bottle, and a change of clothes. Bonus: the removable shoulder strap doubles as a stretching strap.
lululemon.com | The Yoga Bag $58.00
Boardworks Joyride Flow SUP
If you want the ultimate gift for the yogi who wants to take her practice to the next level, The Joyride Flow is a SUP specifically designed for on-water yoga practice. The EVA pad acts as a permanent yoga mat, providing traction and stability. It’s also designed to transport gear and hold a paddle, as well as anchor for stationary practice.
boardworkssurf.com | Joyride Flow $1,349
Lululemon Fringefighter Headband
The Fringefighter headband makes an excellent stocking stuffer, especially for those who practice hot yoga and can’t be distracted by dripping sweat. The stretchy knit fabric allows for superior sweat wicking, unlike traditional straps or nylon bands. It comes in several fun colors and patterns, and can be worn is a skinny or wide style.
lululemon.com | Fringefighter Headband $18.00
CorePower Yoga Gift Card
Perhaps the most practical and useful gift to give an aspiring yogi is a membership or packet of classes at a great studio. CorePower Yoga, which has 160+ studios nationwide, is an excellent option for practitioners of all levels. Typically, classes run all day from 6am to 8pm, so it’s perfect for those who need to squeeze their workout into a busy schedule. Their holiday gift card is $80 for $100 worth of classes, retail, or anything else CorePower Yoga offers.
corepoweryoga.com | Gift Card $80
Need to find the ultimate gift for the yogi who wants to practice at home? In our opinion, YogaGlo is the best value at-home yoga video library we could find. She can choose from over 3,500 classes, and can tailor her lessons based on search criteria like level, duration, style, teacher, and body part focus. There are even tutorials on difficult poses as well as meditation sessions and prenatal/postnatal classes. For extra convenience, she can download the app for iOS or Android. The best part: a subscription is only $18 per month for unlimited access.
yogaglo.com | Monthly Subscription $18
Imlak’esh Organics Snacks
A jar of Imlak’esh Organics Canopy Clusters or Sacha Inchi seeds can be thrown into a yoga bag for a quick and delicious superfood snack before or after an intense class. Choose from 8 snacks, all made from organic and sustainably harvested Peruvian ingredients including goji berries, maca, cacao and sacha ichi seeds.
imlakeshorganics.com | Snacks $13.99 - $104.99
Vega Protein + Snack Bar
Vega protein drinks have been a nutritional staple for athletes ever since its creation by vegan triathlete Brendan Brazier. These delicious (we promise!) protein-packed snack bars have a similar vegan nutrition profile as the shakes, and are super convenient to throw into a yoga bag for busy yogis who need to squeeze their yoga practice between work and family or errands. These tasty snacks make an excellent stocking stuffer.
myvega.com | Protein + Snack Bar $6.99
Sea to Summit Wilderness Wipes
If her yoga practice needs to be squeezed into her lunch hour, and there’s no time for a shower, Sea to Summit’s Wilderness Wipes will make an ideal stocking stuffer. These soft and gentle wipes are the perfect on-the-go way to freshen up after a sweaty workout, and the small, self-sealing package can conveniently be thrown into a yoga bag.
seatosummit.com | Wilderness Wipes $3.95 - $4.95
Yoga Democracy Snow Day Yoga Leggings
We are loving Yoga Democracy’s line of luxurious and eco-friendly yoga leggings. They fit like a silky glove and have some of the sweetest patterns we’ve seen. These breathable, sweat-wicking pants are equally great for both traditional and hot yoga classes, and the adorable snowy pattern on these Snow Day leggings makes them a fitting holiday gift.
yogademocracy.com | Snow Day Leggings $70
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Club Ride Double Time Tight
We featured these versatile tights in our 2016 summer yoga gear review, and loved them so much we had to include them in our gift guide too. These pants are the ultimate gift for the girl who splits her time between yoga classes and cycling/spinning. The removable chamois pad can be inserted for a spin class, and easily removed for yoga or hitting the gym.
clubrideapparel.com | Double Time Tight $89.95
Lululemon Energy Bra
A comfortable, pretty, and functional bra is one of the most essential pieces of yoga gear, and Lululemon consistently delivers in all three categories. The Energy Bra’s silky lycra fabric hugs the body without pressure or digging, and provides excellent support for low-impact activities like yoga. She will love the gorgeous colors and patterns and the sweet, strappy back design.
lululemon.com | Energy Bra $52.00
RYU Bra Top
We reviewed several bras for this guide and chose to include RYU’s Bra Top for its comfort and versatility. It provides enough support for high-impact activities, but its longer, flattering tank fit makes it perfect for the yoga studio. Athletes of all cup sizes will appreciate the adaptability of this multi-sport bra top.
ryu.com | Bra Top $53.00
Athleta Eagle Pose Tank
The last thing she wants in her downward dog or inverted poses is to be distracted by a loose top. Athleta’s flattering Eagle Pose Tank has a snug fit, while the stretchy fabric allows for maximum freedom of movement. The seamless construction reduces chaffing and the breathable, wicking fabric repels odor.
athleta.com | Eagle Pose Tank $35.99
TO AND FROM THE STUDIO
Champion Drapey Cardigan
Gift her some comfy, post-workout warmth without breaking the bank. The super soft drapey cotton is the perfect cover-up after a sweaty lesson, and is cute enough to wear for an after class coffee or grocery run in chilly weather.
champion.com | Drapey Cardigan $22.99
Athleta Cashmere Reversible Tunic
If you really want to spoil your yogi, this ultra-luxurious cashmere pullover is the ultimate pre- or post-yoga gift. The buttery soft cashmere has a body-skimming fit, but is loose enough to be comfortable for warming up post-workout. It can be worn in two ways: she can cover up her back for chilly weather, or have an open back to show off a pretty strappy bra.
athleta.com | Cashmere Reversible Tunic $198
Moon Boot WE Monaco TE
There is nothing better after a relaxing Savasana than slipping on some warm, fuzzy boots to venture into the cold. The warm polyester lining and furry trim keep the chill out and the grippy rubber sole prevents slippage while she’s still in her blissed-out, post-yoga daze.
moon-boot.com | WE Monaco TE $350
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