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9 Holiday Gifts For Young Yogis

We’ve scouted the perfect tokens of affection for the little yogi on your holiday gift list. Honor their loving spirit with these adorably thoughtful finds.

We’ve scouted the perfect tokens of affection for the little yogi on your holiday gift list. Honor their loving spirit with these adorably thoughtful finds.

Mini Pouf

mini poufs

Encourage your little yogi to plop down and relax a while. This floor pillow is just the right size for pranayama, imagining, or just chilling. Crocheted of cotton yarn and filled with Styrofoam pellets, the little ottoman comes in lavender, green, blue, and multi-color. Additional tones can be custom-ordered.

Spell it with PEAS, $60

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Sun Salutation Yoga Stamps Set

sun salutation stamp set, diy

Spark creativity while teaching Sun Salutations. This kids’ yoga stamp set creates peaceful impressions, making it a great gift for young yogis. The set includes 3 ¼-inch round Mountain, Uttanasana, Chaturanga, Cobra, Downward-Facing Dog, Cow, and Cat Poses mounted on upcycled wooden plugs.

Etchy Things, $33

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MantraBand

mantra band, jewelry

Young yogis will enjoy wearing their truths. Mix and match affirmation bracelets for a reminder of the love, peace, strength, and happiness they carry, and the journey they’re on within. Made of hypoallergenic, tarnish-resistant, nickel and lead-free stainless steel, the bracelets are fully adjustable to most wrist sizes. In silver, yellow gold, or rose gold styles.

MantraBand, $25–$35 each

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Snow Salutation Mittens

snow salutations mittens

These plush and cozy cotton knit mittens, lined with super-soft Sherpa Fleece, will keep fingers toasty as temperatures drop. The cuff blocks wintry air from getting in and the palms offer an affectionate style detail. They are available in grey and pink or blue combos. Spread the love and warmth!

Ivivva, $34

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Mindfulness Bracelets

loved bracelet, jewelry

This mindful jewelry line offers style and purpose. The wearable inspiration accents beauty from the inside out. The “Breathe” bracelet acts as a reminder for young yogis to align themselves in day-to-day life. The “Loved” wristlet comforts their soul. Other styles include “Balance,” “Energy,” “Freedom,” “Mindful,” “Namaste,” and “Peace.” The silver-plated chains and charms fit kids and adults with a fully adjustable, lobster claw clasp and lengthening chain.

Ashley Bridget, $49

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Sparkle Peace Pillow

sparkle peace pillows

These plush pillows add shimmer and calming vibes to your teen’s room. The 14-inch diameter cushions are made of cotton canvas with sequin embellishment. They come in Pool, Magenta, Purple, Gold, and Silver colors. Peaceful dreams! 

PB Teen, $39

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Asana™ Yoga Girl Doll

doll, asiam girlz doll

Give your young yogi a pretend practice mate for creative yoga play. Created by yoga instructor Alanna Zabel, this toy figure has full range of motion in her hips and knees. They can try any yoga pose together! The first in this confidence-building and socially-conscious doll line, a percentage of profits benefits Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which fights childhood obesity. For ages 4 and up.

AZIAM Girlz, $30

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Dream Catcher Kit

dream catcher kit, diy

Let little ones keep their hopes and wishes close with this colorful dream catcher kit. Using embroidery floss, feathers, beads, and more, little dreamers can create their own inspirational and artful token to hang beside their beds or at their bedroom entry. For ages 5 and up.

Uncommon Goods, $40

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Yoga Mat Sling Handle in Bikini Rainbow Print

rainbow mat sling, yoga mat

Get your child hooked on yoga with crocheted mat gear. Yoga Mat Sling Handles offer a light assist, looping around the ends of your kiddo’s rolled mat for easy carrying. They’re machine washable, so just toss into your laundry load to clean off sweat. Drawstring closure at top for a secure fit. Multiple eye-popping colors are available.

Handmade Health, $7

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About Our Writer

Erika Prafder is a veteran writer and product reviewer for The New York Post and the author of a book on entrepreneurship. A long-time yoga enthusiast and Hatha yoga teacher, she edits KidsYogaDaily.com, a news source for young yogis. The working mother of three resides in a beach community in Long Island, New York.