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34 Gift Ideas for the Yoga Lovers You Know

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Gift shopping is complicated. However, if you’re searching for the ideal gift for the yoga lover in your life, we’ve got you covered. We reached out to our trusted contributors (from around the world) to see what items they would give to the yogis in their life, from the grippiest yoga mat to a soothing candle.

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The best yoga mats and rugs to gift

Prana Verde Yoga Mat
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Prana Verde Yoga Mat

Ingrid Yang, MD, says the question she gets asked most often by her students is how to find a yoga mat that doesn’t cause slippage. This durable, grippy mat is her answer. (She’s even gifted it to a few of her friends!)

$69.27 at Amazon

$99 at Prana

Manduka eKO Superlite Yoga Mat for Travel
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Manduka Eko Superlite Yoga Mat 1.5mm

For San Francisco-based yoga teacher Sarah Ezrin, this Manduka yoga mat is the perfect gift for any yoga lover. “It fits in virtually any bag and is extremely versatile,” she says. “Mine has traveled the world with me!”

$42.29 at Amazon

$39.20 at Manduka

100% Cork Yoga Mat "The Woodpecker"

42 Birds 100% Cork Yoga Mat

For those who enjoy a sweaty practice (looking at you, hot yoga lovers), consider a cork mat. New York City-based yoga teacher Sarah Herrington recommends this one from 42 Birds that is sustainable, environmentally-friendly, lightweight, and grippy.

$76 at 42 Birds

Oko Living Herbal Yoga Mat
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Oko Living Herbal Yoga Mat

Contributor Sierra Vandervort recommends gifting a yoga rug from Oko Living. Made with organic cotton, these hand-dyed rugs give any yogi a stable foundation for their practice.

Oko Living, $174

The B MAT Traveller 2mm

B Yoga The B Mat Traveller 2mm

Brittany Bryden, an Ottawa-based yoga teacher, says she takes this mat with her when she’s traveling. It’s sticky and easy to fold up and tuck away, she says, making it the ideal gift for the yoga lover who’s always on the move.

$61 at B Yoga

Leela Yoga Rugs Organic Mysore Yoga rug
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Leela Yoga Rugs Organic Mysore Yoga Rug

Every yogi needs a grounding surface. Los Angeles-based yoga teacher Pranidhi Varshney recommends this mat as the preferred alternative to a microfiber towel. Layer it on top on a cushioned mat—or use it on its own.

Leela Yoga Rugs, $117.76

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Suga Mat Recycled Wetsuit Yoga Mat

“A mat brand that really stands out to me is Suga Mats,” says Jenny Clise, a San Francisco-based yoga teacher. “They use recycled wetsuits and repurpose them into a quality mat for practicing on.”

Suga, $89

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Manduka GRP Adapt Yoga Mat

International yoga teacher Travis Eliot says this is his favorite all-purpose mat, making it the perfect gift for someone who’s going from restorative to Yin Yoga to power yoga.

$72 at Manduka

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The best props and accessories to give any yoga lover

Kapai 1.5L Hip Pack - Del Día
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Cotopaxi Kapai 1.5 L Hip Pack Del Dia

Have a yogi whose hands are always full? Help them go hands-free with this pack. “This fanny pack is always packed for yoga, so I just grab it as I’m running out the door to class,” Yang says. “Each one is an original, one-of-a-kind, and made from 100% repurposed materials.”

$30 at Cotopaxi

Leus Yoga Eco Towel
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Leus Yoga Eco Towel

“This comes to every class with me, whether it’s hot or restorative,” Yang says. For the friend who always complains about their sweat, this towel can be their new perfect companion.

$55 at Leus


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Skyway Rainer Rolltop Commuter Backpack

Yang recommends this backpack for anyone who identifies as a “commuter yogi.” When she rides her bike to class, she says this backpack fits her water bottle, mat, change of clothes, snacks, even her laptop.

$89.99 at Skyway Luggage Company

Printed yoga bolster

Shanti Sundays Printed Yoga Bolster

Los Angeles-based yoga teacher Andrew McGonigle says he loves this brand’s printed bolsters. Made with organic buckwheat hull, this bolster shapes to your body, fusing functionality with aesthetic appeal.

$66.83 at Shanti Sundays

Avocado Organic Yoga Meditation Pillow
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Avocado Organic Yoga Meditation Pillow

Shopping for someone who wants to deepen their meditation practice? Consider gifting them a product from Avocado’s meditation collection. Yang says these pillows are the best she’s used, providing the right amount of support and cushion.

$79 at Avocado

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The health and wellness products our contributors love

Everyday Oil
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Everyday Oil Mainstay Blend

Gift your yoga lover something that will become part of their regular routine. Varshney says she uses this hydrating oil blend on her hands every night before bed. “It’s 30 seconds of spa time for a tired mom,” she says.

$16 at Amazon

Manta Sleep Mask
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Manta Sleep Mask

Know a yogi who’s in desperate need of some shut-eye or a little help calming down? You may want to consider giving him this sleep mask. McGonigle says he loves to use this mask during restorative yoga.

$35 at Amazon

The Fullest Warm Feeling Sachet Box
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The Fullest Warm Feelings Sachet Box

For the yoga lover in need of some comfort, give them the gift of a warm, relaxing beverage. “I’m loving The Fullest and their line of Saffron-infused products,” Ezrin says. “My favorite winter treat is their Warm Feelings Saffron Latte.”

$46 at The Fullest

Good Time Hair + Body Bundle
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Good Time Hair + Body Bundle

Bring sustainability into the shower for the eco-conscious yoga lover in your life. Herrington recommends these shampoo and conditioner bars, which come in plastic-free packaging.

$48 at Good Time

Apotheke Charcoal Candle

Apotheke Charcoal Candle

Bring some soothing sensations to someone’s life. “It is my ritual to get up in the morning and light this candle before I journal,” Bryden says. “The packaging is beautiful and it smells amazing.”

$42 at Amazon

Banyan Botancials Mahanarayan Oil
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Banyan Botanicals Mahanarayan Oil

“Every yogi should have mahanarayan oil in their bathroom,” Varshney says. She recommends using it as your daily abhyanga oil for a short oil massage prior to showering.

$32.99 at Amazon

Athreya Chyawanprash
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Athreya Chyavanprash

We’re all in need of a bit of an immunity boost during the holiday season. Varshney recommends this chyavanprash for that purpose. “Athreya Ayurveda makes the best herbal formulations I’ve come across,” she says.

$32.99 at Athreya

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Cleansing Oil
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Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Cleansing Oil

“As someone who is incredibly vata, [my skin] tends to run quite dry,” Ezrin says. “This oil is also really helpful during the winter season when all of us need as much moisture as possible.”

$34 at Amazon

Dr. Schulze’s Lung Tonic

Dr. Schulze’s Lung Tonic

Eliot recommends this tonic for the months when the temperatures start to dip. In addition to giving some relief to your immune system, he says it helps support his yoga and pranayama practice.

$25 at Dr. Schulze’s

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The best yoga clothing to gift

Bombas Calf Socks
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Bombas Fair Isle Calf Socks

“These socks are always a good idea, but they’re especially [great] for the holidays with these fun patterns,” Ezrin says. She recommends them for chilly mornings or while practicing restorative yoga.

$16 at Bombas

Transcend 7/8 Tight from Athleta
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Athleta Transcend 7/8 Tight

Yang says these pants are her go-to pair for any active flow. “They just fit right, don’t roll down like many other pants do on me, and are the right length.” she says. (They’re also one of our editor’s favorites!)

$99 at Athleta

Alo Sleek Back Bodysuit

Alo Sleek Back Bodysuit

Looking for something that can take someone from the studio to dinner? Yang recommends this bodysuit for that exact purpose—no post-class changes necessary.

$47 at Alo

Vuori Trail Short

Vuori Trail Short

Eliot recommends gifting these shorts to the active yogi in your life. “Whether I’m practicing yoga, or going on a trail run, these are my favorites,” he says.

$38.93 at REI

$78 at Vuori

Patagonia Women's Wild Trails Sports Bra
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Patagonia Women’s Wild Trails Sports Bra

This is the only sports bra Yang uses for yoga sculpt classes. “It provides the coverage and support I need, dries quickly, wears perfectly with no edges that cut into my skin, and is also from Patagonia, which we all love because of its commitment to the environment,” she says.

$39 at Backcountry

$69 at Patagonia

Vuori Halo Hoodie

Vuori Halo Essential Hoodie

“As the weather gets colder, I always start my classes off in long sleeves and this lightweight hoodie moves with my body like a soft second skin,” Yang says. “And it is, of course, perfect for Savasana (love the hood to cover my eyes!) and restorative yoga.”

$96 at REI

$48 at Vuori

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The best tech accessories and books to give any yoga lover

Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod, Black

Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod

London-based yoga teacher Adam Husler says this device travels with him around the world. In addition to helping him create social media content, it also holds his phone while he streams live classes.

$25.07 at Amazon

Mindful Mamas App

Mindful Mamas App

Need a present for the yoga lover who is a mother (or soon-to-be)? Consider gifting them a subscription, Ezrin, author of The Yoga of Parenting, recommends. “This app has a wide variety of meditations and mindfulness exercises,” she says.

$9.99 for a monthly subscription

Chakra Rituals: Awakening the Wild Woman Within

Who doesn’t want to awaken their inner goddess? “Beautifully written, fun, and accessible, this book offers readers a tangible path to understanding the most subtle body,” Ezrin says.

$20.49 on Amazon

Prism Oracle: Tap into Your Intuition with the Magic of Color Cards

Prism Oracle: Tap into Your Intuition with the Magic of Color Cards

Help a yoga lover tap into her soul. This intuitive card deck explores the ‘links between color and emotion,’” Herrington says. “I love pulling a card as another way to check in with my inner self.”

$17.96 on Amazon

Magic of I. 2023 Astrological Planner

Magic of I. 2023 Astrological Planner

Shopping for a yoga lover who likes to connect with the cosmos? Consider giving them the gift of this astrological planner, recommended by Vandervort.

$49 at Magic of I.

We Were Made for These Times: Ten Lessons for Moving Through Change, Loss, and Disruption
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We Were Made for These Times: Ten Lessons for Moving Through Change, Loss, and Disruption

We’re all in need of a bit of inspiration—and hope. Bryden recommends this book for someone in need of both. “This is a book that found me when I needed it the most,” she says. “It is a quick read and full of wisdom.”

$9.95 at Amazon

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