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The Ultimate Yoga Gift Guide: 2014

The Ultimate Yoga Gift Guide: 2014

The Ultimate Yoga Gift Guide 2014

The holiday season is right around the corner, and our yoga gift guide is designed to take out some of the stress. This curated guide offers a wide range of yoga and meditation products for every yogi on your shopping list.

I have been working on the Ultimate Yoga Gift Guide for months, carefully selecting products. You will find there are only products here that I actually recommend.

The guide is broken down into the following categories. You can click any of these links to jump ahead.

Yoga and Meditation Practice Gear

1. Yoga Fan

The Sweaty Betty Yoga Fan is a great holiday gift

This creative product puts a full practice in your pocket in the format of a fan. Features a rigorous Vinyasa (flow) sequence that is great for beginners and advanced yogis alike. The Yoga Fan makes a great gift for any yogi on the go, and fits perfectly into one's yoga gear bag. I think this is a perfect gift for beginner yogis, or even kid yogis. The poses are accessible to all.

Price: $24

Buy It Now: Sweaty Betty

2. Yoga Smoga Yoga Towel

Yoga Smoga Blue Yoga Towel

The YS Towel (By Kulae) is antibacterial, antimicrobial, 100% recyclable and super-absorbent. This extra long and extra wide yoga towel is a great addition to your practice. This full-length yoga mat towel is 74 inches long and 25 inches wide making it a superior yoga towel for all styles of yoga. This towel is perfect for the hot yogi practitioner on your list.

Price: $36

Buy It Now: YogaSmoga.com

3. Tree of Life Meditation Zafu

This Tree of Life Zafu makes the perfect yoga gift | 42Yogis.com

There's nothing worse than an uncomfortable posture in meditation which can leave you losing your train of thought. Fortunately, a wise person invented the Zafu. Zafus are used to achieve optimal positioning and comfort during a meditation session. This particular Zafu is handmade to order out of organic buckwheat.

Price: $58.33

Buy It Now: Etsy.com

4. Mama Kuka YogaSphere Yoga Straps

Mama Kuka Yoga Straps

The YogaSphere pro kit is a set of straps in various sizes. The straps make it easier for you to reach poses, and it makes it easier for you to bind in poses, holding a pose longer than you might be able to without the strap.

Since the straps are in various sizes, you can start out using a longer strap, and as you get more proficient in the pose, work your way down to a smaller strap.

These straps worked really well in binding too. When I go into bound revolved side angle my hands tend to slip, and I can't hold the pose long enough. These straps make a big difference. The straps are textured and are very easy to hang on it.

Price: $34.99

Buy It Now: Mama Kuka

5. Kantha Quilted Yoga Duffle

Quilted Yoga Duffle from reclaimed textiles | 42Yogis.com

Made by Will Leather Goods, the owner Will discovered these vintage Kantha quilts during a trip to India and fell in love with their colorful patterns and intricate, expressive details. Made from delicate raw silk, these rugs were hand-sewn from embroidered saris.

Seen as works of art, they were used to enliven the home to welcome family and special guests. Today, Will has revived these pieces as beautiful everyday totes, lined with luxurious leather trim and braided leather handles. The tote is completely reversible, with a contrast color quilt on the other side, allowing for versatility. 

The bag is big enough to fit a 78" long yoga mat and block.

Price: $295

Buy It Now: Will Leather Goods

6. ROWVE Yoga Sling Bag

This Yoga Sling Bag is pure genius

This yoga bag is pure genius. I had my reservations when I first heard of it, but my questions all disappeared the first time I used it. This bag has a waterproof lining and an outside zipper compartment that helps keep your dry belongings away from your wet belongings after hot yoga class. It really is a brilliant idea.

Any hot yoga practitioner knows how yucky and wet their mat gets after hot yoga, and it's awfully irritating to try to find a way to keep your dry stuff (money, keys, phone) away from the ickiness. This bag is the solution.

Price: $73

Buy It Now: Rowve

7. Yoga Nut Crate

The Yoga Nut Crate is the perfect gift for the yoga nut on your shopping list

This is the premier yoga gift set for any yoga nut. This delightful bit of zen is jam packed with essential yoga accessories and healthy snacks for any yogi on the go. Include in the crate is a full size lightweight travel yoga mat, a reusable water bottle, a yoga strap, and an assortment of healthy snacks.

Price: $154

Buy It Now: Olive and Cocoa

8. Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner

Yummy smelling lavender mint yoga mat cleaner

You will actually look forward to chaturanga after you spray your yoga mat with a cleaner that smells fantastic and is a cinch to carry in your bag.

Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Essential oils are in every type of mat spray sold and are naturally antibacterial and antiviral. Spray on and wipe clean.

Lavender Mint is a calming blend of fresh Lavender and invigorating Peppermint.

Price: $10

Buy It Now: Etsy.com

9. Gaiam Balance Ball

Balance Ball with Fair Trade Cover by Gaiam

Sitting on a balance ball is a great way to continue to improve your balance and build your core strength even if you don't have time to go to yoga. The cover is Fair Trade, 100% cotton, with a sturdy nylon zipper. The cover is hand made in a village co-op in Northern Thailand. This kit comes with the ball, cover, and a hand pump.

Price: $49

Buy It Now: Gaiam

10. Yoga Blanket

Yoga Blanket

This yoga blanket is just like the blankets we use in my yoga class during savasana. Warm, and vibrantly coloured, these yoga blankets are a must-have accessory for any serious yogi who wants another reason to look forward to savasana.

Price: $26.99

Buy It Now: Amazon

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Body Sprays, Oils, Balms, and Lotions

11. Arnica Montana Infused Body and Massage Oil

Arnica Montana Healing Body Oil

This is a light massage oil that is made with coconut oil that is infused with Arnica Montana, a plant known for its healing powers. Arnica is amazingly good for muscle relief, and bruise reduction. It's also made with a soothing essential oil blend of lavender, ylang ylang, and patchouli. This is perfect for any yogi who gets a little sore after class.

Price: $22

Buy It Now: MSCSkinCare.com

12. Balanced Guru Energy Mists

Balanced Guru Energy Mists are a great yoga stocking stuffer

The Balanced Guru Energy Mists will help your unblock any energetic blockages and we recommend to complement meditation, and yoga. These mood-boosting mists are certified organic, and cruelty-free.

These mists are absolutely perfect for anyone on the go. Each chapstick-sized mister is filled to the brim with essential oils and ingredients like bergamot, pine, helichrysum, roman chamomile, rosemary and Bulgarian rose. Spray to nip stress, headaches, and bad moods in the bud.

Price: $25

Buy It Now: BalancedGuru.com 

13. Badger Balm Yoga and Meditation Balm

Badger Balm: Yoga and Meditation

Just as the noble trees are deep rooted in the ground, this exclusive blend works to bring a deep rooted centering and grounding experience, essential to the practice Yoga and Meditation.

The scents of Sandalwood, Frankincense, and Myrrh are used in both Eastern and Western traditions to support the practice of meditation by inspiring a mood of reverence and calm centeredness. Cedarwood sharpens the mind, and the citrus essential oils of Mandarin and Litsea Cubeba create a cheerful state of peaceful awareness.

This is the balm I use in my practice. The scents are calming and centering without being overpowering or jarring to my fellow classmates.

Price: $7.99

Buy It Now: Amazon

14. Inkling Scents

Inkling Scents are sublte and grounding during yoga.
Meet Inkling, alcohol free, yoga class friendly, body scents. Inkling's tagline is "Opulent fragrances" and it's not an exaggeration. These luxurious perfumes are made from 100% pure perfume and essential oils, and are really quite amazing. Since the scents are not made out of alcohol, you need far less to achieve the same results.

The Tigress scent is my favourite. It's a rich, warm blend of patchoulli, orchid, and toffee. I wore the Tigress to yoga, and it didn't bother any of my mat neighbours. Tigress also has the added bonus of making me feel more grounded during yoga.

My husband loves the Sultry scent on me. Inkling Scents are aptly named; Sultry really is quite sultry! Lotus, rose, orchid, with a lovely top note of vanilla. It's very feminine.

Apply the scents with a roll on applicator to precisely control the amount of scent and location.

Price: $25

Buy It Now: Inkling Scents

15. Aunt Vi's Creativity & Flow Aura Spray

Creativity Aura Spray

The new age is creative communication from the heart through art and media. This Creativity and Flow Aura Spray supports writing, public speaking, and innovation, as well as interests as diverse as crystal healing and technology. Designed to activate the Heart and Throat Chakras, this alluring blend of Frankincense and Myrrh is perfect to use for yoga room cleansing.

Price: $14.95

Buy It Now: YogaDirect

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Yoga Classes and Events

16. Prajjali Pass

Prajjali Pass is a great gift for yoga lovers in the NYC area.

The Prajjali Pass is an all-access pass that allows you to take a yoga class at any participating studio, whether you're in your hometown or on the road. Elissa Lappostato at Prajjali is focused on partnering with some amazing yoga studios around the country to give you access to a wide variety of studios and various styles of yoga.

When you buy a Prajjali Pass, you're also helping veterans. For equivalent of every 10 class passes sold, Prajjali funds a class for veterans.

Price: Varies

Buy It Now: Prajjali.com

17. Mountain to Mat Yoga & Ski Experience

Mountain to Mat Yoga and Ski Experience

New this winter, Squaw Valley is hosting three ski/ride and yoga workshops in January, February and March on the third Saturday of each month.

Dubbed "Mountain to Mat", the new workshops will incorporate locally-sourced, organic breakfast and lunch, a half day on the mountain with a professional ski/snowboard guide, an afternoon restorative yoga class at the Wanderlust Yoga Studio, and mini-spa treatments while sipping wine at Trilogy Spa in The Village at Squaw Valley.

The January and March workshops will be offered for skiers, while the February class will be for snowboarders. Workshops are $169/person without a lift ticket, and $229/person lift ticket included. Mountain to Mat is offered to intermediate through expert skiers and riders.

Price: $169-$229

Book It Now: Squaw Alpine

18. Core Power Yoga Gift Card

Core Power Yoga Gift Certificate

Core Power Yoga is a leading power yoga studio company with locations all throughout the United States. A Core Power Yoga gift card will give your yogi an opportunity to discover power yoga, or continue their core power yoga practice.

Price: Varies.

Buy It Now: Core Power Yoga

19. The Zen Cruise

The Zen Cruise is a magical experience for every yogi

The Zen Cruise is an amazing experience for any and every yogi. The Zen Cruise is a yoga and meditation retreat at sea that cruises to Jamaica and Haiti from Florida. If you're looking for a truly amazing gift for that special yogi on your list, two tickets to the Zen Cruise is it.

Price: Starts at $899.

Buy It Now: The Zen Cruise

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Gifts for Affirmation and Accountability

20. Manduka Yoga Practice Journal

Manduka Yoga Journal

I'm a big believer in logging your yoga practice. If you log it, you can improve it, you can study it, and you can meditate on it. This practice journal by Manduka is a great place to log your yoga practice. The journal is handmade in Italy with faux leather and post-consumer pages.

Update Dec. 1: It appears this journal is out of stock.

Price: $20

Buy It Now: Manduka

21. Yoga Wisdom and Affirmation Cards

Wisdom Cards are a great stocking stuffer

This pack of 54 affirmation cards are colourful & bright and will fill your friends day with positivity and joy. They're a mini pack ofcards that will fit in your bag / purse or pocket and say things like "I am a human being not a human doing," or "cultivate kindness." These are great reminders for everybody throughout their day. These cards make a great stocking stuffer.

Price: £12.00

Buy It Now: Entrepreneur Enabler

22. Desire Map Day Planner

2015 Desire Map Day Planner

I love the Desire Map Day Planner. This day planner is like no others. This day planner helps you be mindful, reflective, honest, optimistic, on time, and organized. Finally there is a day planner that perfectly melds your spiritual and literal to-do lists.

Designed by Danielle LaPorte, this planner will guide you through your work life, personal life, and goals by evaluating your feelings, gratitude, and plans for change. 

Price: $34

Buy It Now: Danielle LaPorte 

23. Mindful Living 16 Month Wall Calendar

 Mindful Living 16 Month Wall Calendar | 42Yogis.com

I'm a huge fan of wall calendars because they help me stay focused and accountable. I often find myself with the plain white boring Mead wall calendars you find in an office store simply because they're not distracting.

But when I found the Mindful Living calendar, I fell in love. It's stuffed with calming artwork and reflective quotes, bringing a meditative quality to each moment you glance at it to confirm that dreaded dentist appointment. The pages feature inspiring quotations - from Buddha to Ralph Waldo Emerson - to bring peace of mind.

Price: $15

Buy It Now: World Market

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Wearables

24. Bohemian Island Peacock Harem Yoga Pants

Bohemian Island Blue Peacock Yoga Pants

These unique yoga pants are truly beautiful. They're lightweight, comfortable, and even though they appear baggy, they are not at all restrictive when you're doing yoga. I was majorly worried about that, but luckily, it wasn't an issue.

Each purchase of these pants supports an animal shelter in Thailand. When you purchase these for a funky yogi on your gift list, you're also helping a stray dog, and who doesn't want to help disadvantaged puppies?

Price: $27.50

Buy It Now: Bohemian Island

25. Elephant Pants

Elephant Yoga Pants are a great yoga gift! $18 | 42Yogis.com


The Elephant Pants are gorgeous harem style yoga pants that are all printed in elephants. It all started with a print to Thailand, September 2013.

Elephant Pants are created in a small, family-owned factory located in Chang Mai. The factory is and will always remain sweat-shop-free and provide an above-average wage for their workers. In addition to providing a living wage for workers in Chang Mai, $1 from each purchase of these pants goes to support elephant rescue.

Price: $18

Buy It Now: The Elephant Pants

26. Lotus Earrings

Lotus Earrings are a great yoga gift

These fun lotus earrings feature hand blown green and clear glass beads from Anchor Bend Glassworks in Newport, RI. These beads are accented by lotus charms below and the earrings dangle lightly on silver plated ear wires.

The earrings measure approximately 1.75 inches long from the top of the ear wires to the end of the lotus flower charm.

Price: $18

Buy It Now: Etsy.com

27. Sivana Spirit Headband

Sivana Spirit Headband

The Sivana Spirit Diety Mantra Headband is the one of only headbands that actually holds my hair in place during down dog. I never thought I would find a headband that has the yoga-theme going on, and also doesn't move around.

Lightweight 100% cotton gauze, handprinted with your favorite deities and their traditional Sanskrit mantras! Headband measures approximately 21 inches with added stretch from hidden elastic. Comes in a variety of flattering colors to match all your moods or chakras.

Price: $7.99

Buy It Now: Sivana Spirit

28. Rock and Raw 18ct Gold Lotus Bangle

18ct gold lotus bangle is a stunning gift for the luxurious yogi $289 | 42Yogis.com

This 18ct gold lotus bracelet is truly a stunning piece of jewellery. Hand carved solid gold lotus (20x20mm approx.) on a hammered gold bangle. Both are made from fine, ethically sourced 18ct gold. Each piece is delivered in vegan, white leatherette packaging embossed with the Rock and Raw logo in gold. This bracelet is the perfect gift for the luxurious yogi, and a gorgeous way to show one's love for yoga off the mat.

Exclusive for 42Yogis readers: receive 10% off on orders placed before December 1st.

Price: $289

Buy It Now: Etsy

29. Chakra Stacking Rings

Handmade Chakra Stacking Rings

Set of 7 hammered sterling silver chakra rings. These are beautiful worn all together on one finger, or separated and worn on multiple fingers. The stones are all natural stones, measuring 3mm round. Stones are: ruby, carnelian, citrine, emerald, sapphire, iolite, and amethyst.

Bands are approximately 2mm in width, and the entire stack measures 14mm wide. However, when worn all together on the same finger, they measure about 16 to 17mm, about 5/8" inch.

Each set is handmade, and sizes 7, 8, and 9 are available during the holiday season. Custom sizes are available, but the order needs to be placed by early December.

Price: $119

Buy It Now: Etsy.com

30. Brigitte Poncho by Sun Bella Apparel

This stunning poncho is a great yoga coverup for savasana or after class. | 42Yogis.com

This stylish poncho by new clothing brand Sun Bella Apparel is made of soft UPF 15-50 modal fabric. This poncho is the perfect coverup to wear during meditation, during savasana in yoga class, and on the way home.

Price: $78

Buy It Now: Sun Bella Apparel

31. Buddha Knot Fair Trade Earrings

Buddha Knot Fair Trade EarringsThese gorgeous earrings are handmade in India of silver-plated brass. The knot design in the center is not only a beautiful graphic, but a symbol of continuity, since it has no beginning and no end. I wear them all the time.

These earrings are made by an artist named Sana. Sana lives in Jama Masjid, Old Delhi, India. She wrote to Handmade Expressions, the company behind this line of jewelry, that her family and members of the community make jewelry, but were being mistreated by their current employers. Seeing that Handmade Expressions sold jewelry similar to the jewelry her community makes, Sana found hope for future and fair employment.

When you buy these Buddha Knot earrings for someone on your shopping list you're helping support an artisan in a developing nation.

Price: $20

Buy It Now: Fair Trade Designs

32. Clipn Band

The Clipn Band doesn't move during down dog. This makes a great stocking stuffer.

Something that is a major problem with headbands is they slip around during yoga class. This headband is guaranteed to stay in place with clips. No more hair falling in your eyes during Down Dog or Scorpion. This headband makes a perfect stocking stuffer.

Price: $6-15

Buy It Now: ClipnBand.com

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Books, Publications, and Resources

33. Simple Recipes for Joy by Sharron Gannon

Simple Recipes for Joy by Sharon Gannon is the new standard in vegan cuisine. | 42Yogis.com

This awesome book by Sharron Gannon, founder of Jivamukuti yoga, is full of delicious vegan recipes that are SO good, you wouldn't notice they're vegan.  Sharon has done an amazing job at setting the new standard for vegan cuisine. This book is a must have for any Jivamukti yoga practitioner.

Price: $29

Buy It Now: Amazon

34. Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine Subscription

Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine is an amazing gift subscription | 42Yogis.com
Just as Sharon Gannon is setting a new standard for vegan cuisine, Mantra Yoga + Health is setting a new standard for yoga publications. Going beyond the typical routine of best yoga poses for back pain relief, Mantra focuses on holistic lifestyle, including yoga, conscious living, mindfulness, and connecting with nature.

Price:  $35

Buy It Now: Mantra Mag

35. Optimal Health for a Vibrant Life by Tiffany Cruikshank

Optimal Health by yoga teacher Tiffany Cruikshank makes a fabulous holiday gift | 42Yogis.com

Optimal Health for a Vibrant Life is a 30-day guide to optimizing your health with nutrition, herbs, myofascial release, yoga and much more. Tiffany's goal is to help you cleanse the body and create simple, long-term changes that produce results for years to come. This book is perfect for anybody who wants to use yoga for health and transformation.

Price: $19.99

Buy It Now: YogaMedicine.com

36. Shambala Sun Subscription

Shambhala Sun subscription is great for every Buddhist | 42Yogis.com

I remember the first time I saw the Shambhala Sun. A woman at a coffee shop was reading it, and my friend decided to try to flirt with her. He didn't have much luck, but we hit it off, and she told me all about this magazine, and how it deepens her understanding of what it means to be a contemporary Buddhist. I've been a subscriber for 2 years now, and I'm always amazed at how much more I have to learn. Shambhala Sun is perfect for everybody - Buddhist or not - who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.

Price: $19.95

Buy It Now: LionsRoar.com

37. Yoga Anatomy

Yoga Anatomy

Yoga Anatomy is the must-have book for any yoga student who wants to understand yoga more, or aspiring yoga teacher.

Authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews are both internationally recognized experts and teachers in anatomy, breathing, and bodywork. Together they have created the ultimate reference for yoga practitioners, instructors, and enthusiasts alike.

This book is designed to show you how different poses affect the muscles, bones, and joints, while showing you how the body is linked.

Price: $12

Buy It Now: Amazon

38. Om Magazine Subscription

 Om Yoga Magazine


This popular British yoga magazine is founded on the notion that there's more to doing yoga than going to class, buying a fancy mat, and using the jargon. Yoga is a lifestyle, and that lifestyle should be embraced, and accessible. This is something I too believe, and is one of the founding tenants of 42Yogis.com.

Something else I believe is yoga is for everybody, regardless of age, weight, socio-economic class, race, culture, or orientation. Om Magazine really converted me as a fan with their Body Issue which discussed some of the stigmas surrounding yoga and weight. Any yogi, new or seasoned, will benefit from the articles in Om.

Price: Varies based on country.

Buy It Now: Om Magazine

39. The One Plan by Yogi Cameron

The One Plan by Yogi Cameron is the essential guide to transformation | 42Yogis.com


What if you could follow a program that, unlike so many other books, helped you get results in only a couple of weeks? You could lose weight, attract more beneficial relationships, and find a greater state of balance in very little time. But what if, on top of all that, the program helped you create not just a fast change, but a permanent one? That's what The One Plan by Yogi Cameron is all about.

Yogi Cameron is an ayurveda, yoga, and wellness expert who has created an accessible guide to permanent transformation through actionable tips and advice that you can start implementing today. This book is perfect for any yogi - or aspiring yogi - who is going through a rough patch or needs to heal.

Price: $19

Buy It Now: Amazon

40. The Lusty Vegan

The Lusty Vegan is a hilarious cookbook and relationship book

A cookbook and advice guide for vegans dating non-vegans, The Lusty Vegan contains delicious recipes and advice on relationships, dating, and sex – when one wants tofu while the other wants a double cheeseburger. Zoe and Chef Ayinda’s writing is very funny, providing solid advice, and good eats!

This brilliant combination of cookbook and lifestyle book takes a unique look at inter-palate partnering with personal stories and tips for peaceful co-existence.

Ayinde and Zoe are longtime vegans, but they have something else in common; neither has ever dated another vegan. After comparing notes, they realized the need for a manifesto to help vegans and omnivores navigate their cross-cuisine love life. The book shares tips for vegans who want to satisfy the appetites of their omnivorous counterpart, and for non-vegans who want to impress their plant-based partners.

The authors' personal experiences and advice can be irreverent, but always on the mark for people needing relationship solutions, both romantic and culinary. Loaded with humorous anecdotes and seductive full-color food photographs. The Lusty Vegan provides delicious recipes and lots of fun along the way.

Price: $18

Buy It Now: Amazon

41. Don't Judge Me By My Cover by Shayna Hiller

Don't Judge Me by my Cover

Don't Judge Me By My Cover is an uplifting book about self-actualization, healing, and transformation. Yoga teacher Shayna Hiller has formulated an effective method of simple exercises you can use to help you access confidence, stamina, outer beauty, and peace of mind. This is an uplifting book with action steps you can use to get your transformation underway. Don't Judge Me By My Cover is a great gift to any yogi who wants transformation, or just an uplifting story.

Price: $14

Buy It Now: Amazon

42. The Great Courses

The Great Courses has a number of Yoga Courses

The Great Courses is an amazing site that allows you to take college level courses without going to college. Courses are available as MP3, and video, and every course comes with free streaming. There are some awesome meditation classes on The Great Courses. You can purchase a gift certificate that the yogi on your shopping list can redeem for the class of their choice. 

Price: Varies.

Buy It Now: The Great Courses

43. Tricycle Membership

Tricycle Membership is a great Yoga Gift

Established in 1990 as a not-for-profit educational organization, The Tricycle Foundation is dedicated to making Buddhist teachings and practices broadly available. In 1991 the Foundation launched Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, the first magazine intended to present Buddhist perspectives to a Western readership.

I am a huge fan of Tricycle, and use it as a way to stay up to date on what's going on in Buddhism today. You can give a Tricycle membership easily. It makes a great gift for anyone who is interested in Buddhism.

Price: $35

Buy It Now: Tricycle.com

44. Mindful Intentions Coffee Table Book

Mindful Intentions Coffee Book
"Mindful Intentions" is an exquisite new coffee table book rich with wisdom and imagery that inspires readers to set intentions and realize their life goals. This beautiful, meditative book and companion DVD highlights breathtaking photography from award-winning filmmaker, cinematographer, director and producer, Louie Schwartzberg.

Price: $29.95

Buy It Now: ShopMiraval.com

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Food and Drinks

45. Vegan Chocolate Chakra Box

Vegan Chocolate Chakra Box

All natural, dairy-free, 70% dark vegan chocolate truffles. Seven flavors correlating to each of the seven energy centers with beautiful yantra designs on each truffles. Flavors include chai, tangerine, ginger/lemongrass, green tea, peppermint, pomegranate, and honey/vanilla.

Price: $30

Buy It Now: Chocoveda.com

46. Essentia Water

Essentia Water

One of the best things about sports drinks is they are fortified with electrolytes, but they're also full of other nasty additives. Essentia Water is the solution. Essentia Water is infused with electrolytes and is perfectly pH balanced. It tastes wonderful. Actually, it doesn't taste like much of anything. It's so clean. There's no chlorine, or chemicals in it.

You can order Essentia Water by the case on their website. This makes a great gift for the hot yoga student on your list who needs to rapidly rehydrate after class.

Price: Varies.

Buy It Now: Essentia Water

47. Harney and Sons Genmaicha

Genmaicha is the perfect tea compliment to every yoga practice $14 | 42Yogis.com

This is my go-to green tea. I drink at least 4 cups a day. I'm absolutely obsessed. Genmaicha is a delicious green tea roasted slowly with rice. Some places call it a Toasted Rice tea. This tea is the perfect compliment before, during, or after your yoga practice. I take a thermos with me to yoga during the winter.

Price: $14

Buy It Now: Amazon.com

48. Bulletproof Cacao Tea

Bulletproof Cacao Tea

Bulletproof Cacao Tea is a tasty herbal tea from the shell that grows around the cacao bean. The shell is carefully roasted to release the beautiful natural flavors of the cacao. The result is a tea rich in antioxidants that promotes a natural relaxation effect and has a smooth cacao flavor. It’s perfect for making a Bulletproof cup of tea when you blend it with Brain Octane Oil and grass-fed butter.

Cacao tea helps to maintain healthy serotonin levels for natural relaxation, and while it is made from cacao leaves, it tastes nothing like hot chocolate. The flavour is very delicate, and not at all overwhelming.

Price: $10.95

Buy It Now: Bulletproof

49. Zhena's Gypsy Tea Ultimate Green Loose Leaf Tea

Ultimate Green Tea is an amazing gift for any yoga or tea lover

This. Tea. Rocks. Ultimate Green is not just one green tea, but a blend of white tea, green tea, and matcha. The result is a tea that is so smooth and so balanced even my husband (who does not like green tea) looks forward to drinking it.

Price: $9.99

Buy It Now: World Market

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Housewares

50. Plum Flower Iron Teapot

Plum Flower Cast Iron Flower Pot

There's not much I love more than an iron teapot. They feel right, and it makes sitting down to tea an enjoyable meditative oasis during an otherwise crazy afternoon. This plum flower cast iron teapot is crafted with iconic plum blossoms, the Japanese symbol for beauty, strength and willpower.

It is one of the only flowers that can withstand the harsh winter to bloom again in the spring. With a bamboo handle, durable cast iron construction and a stainless steel infuser basket, this teapot is ideal for brewing, serving and enjoying your favorite loose-leaf teas.

Price: $25

Buy It Now: World Market

51. Fabulous Aqua Blue Sigg Bottle

Fabulous Aqua Blue Sigg is a great yoga gift

This beautiful aqua blue water bottle is made out of aluminum and coated with a BPA free liner. I usually use a glass bottle, but once I discovered the Sigg, the Sigg quickly became my go-to bottle for yoga class. It's super light, and the screw cap seals tightly. I can easily throw my water into my yoga bag. The 0.6l bottle is a convenient size.

The narrow mouth can make it difficult to clean; I recommend only using water in your Sigg so you don't have to scrub it out after each use. Once a week or so I rinse it out with a little white vinegar to get rid of any calcium build up on the inside, since I have hard water.

A bonus? I love the aqua. It's almost 42Yogis aqua, and somehow the act of drinking out of a blue water bottle makes me feel more fluid.

Price: $22.99

Buy It Now: MySigg.com

52. Hand Thrown Camel Pose Mug

Hand Thrown Camel Pose Mug

A heart opening backbend and a steaming hot cup of something... is there a better way to start your day? This beautiful blue mug will hold 12 ounces, or just over a cup and a half. These mugs are dishwasher safe, but should not be used in the microwave. The glazes are handmade, lead free, and completely safe for functional use.

Price: $20

Buy It Now: Etsy

53. Peace, Love, and Yoga Aluminum Wall Art

Peace, Love, and Yoga wall art, $58 | 42Yogis.com

What's more to life than peace, love, and yoga? Most yogis will tell you that's all there is. Help your favourite yogi bring that concept into their home with this aluminum wall art from Buddha Grove.

Price: $58.99

Buy It Now: Buddha Grove

54. Capri Buddha Pillow

Capri Buddha Pillow from Pier 1 $30 | 42Yogis.com

I love this pillow! It's a beautiful yet subtle reminder in your living room of the calm and serenity that comes from living a yogic life. This shimmery hidden-zipper pillow features Buddha in gold foil and nailhead accents atop a natural cotton linen cover with a metallic finish and woven jute trim. 

Price: $29.95

Buy It Now: Pier 1

55. Indochine Floral Infuser Mugs

Indochine Tea Infuser Mugs | 42Yogis.com


These stunning Floral Infuser Mugs feature World Market exclusive prints in green and aqua. Each easy-to-care-for infuser mug includes a removable lid and porcelain filter for enjoying tea in style before or after yoga class. Simply add tea, hot water, and steep.

Price: $16

Buy It Now: World Market

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Bonus!

AZIAM Ananda Wrap

AZIAM Ananda Wrap

This yoga wrap is amaaaaazing. There's a lot to be said for a wrap that makes you feel cozy and sexy at the same time. The AZIAM Ananda Wrap comes in jade, indigo, and black, and is super soft.

Price: $105

Buy It Now: AZIAM.com

Did I miss an awesome gift? Let me know in the comments or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and I'll add a user-curated section to the guide!

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Comments (12)

  • Carly Michaelson

    Carly Michaelson

    21 November 2014 at 15:26 |
    I'm in LOVE with that pillow! It's gorgeous! And I have just the right person in mind for it.

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  • Kate

    Kate

    25 November 2014 at 13:14 |
    This is a TERRIFIC yoga gift guide. Thanks so much for putting this together, Ysmay!

    As someone fairly new to yoga, this also provides lots of ideas for things that will enhance my practice. Really useful.

    Namaste.

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  • Ysmay

    Ysmay

    03 December 2014 at 19:14 |
    Thank you so much, Kate! I'm so glad you found the list useful!

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  • Ysmay

    Ysmay

    03 December 2014 at 19:17 |
    I know!!! Isn't it amazing? I want one too!

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  • Grateful Yogi

    Grateful Yogi

    13 December 2014 at 19:58 |
    Thanks so much for sharing this list! It really has made my shopping easier. Namaste!!!!

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  • Patrick

    Patrick

    16 July 2015 at 03:24 |
    Thank you for sharing this yoga gift guide. Personally, I might give my special someone that yoga wrap. Awesome find!

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    • Ysmay

      Ysmay

      18 August 2015 at 20:38 |
      Glad you liked it! The 2016 guide is coming out in a couple months with even more great stuff.

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    • Ysmay

      Ysmay

      18 August 2015 at 20:38 |
      Glad you liked it! The 2015 edition is coming out in a couple months.

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  • Brandon @ TheYogaNomads

    Brandon @ TheYogaNomads

    21 December 2015 at 17:55 |
    Oh wow that is a great guide! My personal favorites on the list where the iron teapot, meditation pillows, and the yoga anatomy book.

    I also created a list of my favorite gift ideas for yogis in case anyone is interested: http://www.theyoganomads.com/yoga/best-gifts-for-yoga-lovers-2015-holiday-shopping-guide-for-a-yogi/

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    • Ysmay

      Ysmay

      04 January 2016 at 15:28 |
      So glad you liked it!

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  • Gabor

    Gabor

    30 September 2016 at 09:18 |
    Woow, what a list. Really cool items. Congratulation!
    Let me add one more. This is the handcrafted YogaCoaster. It is a set of four marble coasters, each depict a different yoga pose. It is a perfect gift for any yoga lover. For home, office, yoga studio decoration, or for everyday use. More about it at YogaCoaster.com
    Gábor

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  • Jessica

    Jessica

    13 December 2016 at 21:59 |
    What a great list! Check out this top 10 yogi gift list too! :) http://sproutedolivebranch.com/yoga-gifts/

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