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The Holiday Meditation Gift Guide

Inspire your loved ones to enjoy a regular practice with the gifts on these pages, and they’ll reap the calming benefits now and for years to come.

The last thing anyone needs during the holiday season is one more to-do item on their list—unless that to-do is meditation. Inspire your loved ones to enjoy a regular practice with the gifts on these pages, and they’ll reap the calming benefits now and for years to come.

Tom Dixon Etch Tea Light Holder

Tom Dixon Etch Tea Light Holder

The stunning Tom Dixon Etch Tea Light Holder, shown here in brass, casts a host of entrancing shadows when lit.

$65, shophorne.com

Saraswati yantra print by Melissa Forbes

Saraswati yantra print by Melissa Forbes

For the mystically inclined,this exquisite Saraswati yantra print by Melissa Forbes, a professional artist and yoga teacher, represents the essence of the self, knowledge, music, arts, and nature.

$30, forbesyantra.com

The Science of Enlightenment by Shinzen Young’

The Science of Enlightenment

Mindfulness teacher Shinzen Young’s new book,The Science of Enlightenment, is an easy-to- read, down-to-earth primer on why meditation matters and how it actually works.

$22, soundstrue.com

The Lumio light

The Lumio light

Brighten up a friend’s world with the Lumio light, which fans out 360 degrees from a hardcover book. It comes in two size options and can be taken anywhere to illuminate your practice.

Lumio Lamp, $190; mini Lumio+, $125; hellolumio.com

Pema Chödrön’s Compassion Cards

Pema Chödrön’s Compassion Cards

Pema Chödrön’s Compassion Cards break down the practice of cultivating compassion into bite-sized morsels. Loved ones can meditate on a different card each day, and then keep it out as a reminder to pause in the midst of turbulence.

$17, shambhala.com

The Original Buddha Board

The Original Buddha Board

The blank slate of the Original Buddha Board lets you express yourself with abandon. Paint with water on the board’s surface and watch it evaporate—a playful teaching on impermanence.

Buddha Board, $35; Zen River Rocks to adorn the tray, $6; buddhaboard.com

Barefoot Yoga’s silk eye pillow

Barefoot Yoga’s silk eye pillow

Barefoot Yoga’s silk eye pillow delightfully puts the kibosh on a distracted gaze during yoga nidra and Savasana.

$26, barefootyoga.com

Simplysitting Meditation Seat

Simplysitting Meditation Seat

Perfect for the person on your list who is always on the go, the über-portable Simplysitting Meditation Seat has a pedestal design that easily breaks down and slides into a sleek merino-wool felt sleeve.

Simplysitting seat, $139; sleeve, $35; simplysitting.com

Vintage Sari Shawls

Vintage Sari Shawls

Vintage Sari Shawls, hand-stitched from upcycled materials in India, are each unique in pattern and color, and guaranteed to delight those who like to meditate in both style and warmth.

$100–220, shop.rubinmuseum.org

Beyond Yoga Cozy Fleece 
Moto Paneled Sweatpants

Beyond Yoga Cozy Fleece 
Moto Paneled Sweatpants

The loose-fitting Beyond Yoga Cozy Fleece Moto Paneled Sweatpants are amazingly soft and help you sit for extended periods in comfort.

$110, beyondyoga.com

Pendleton’s Eco-Wise Wool 
Herringbone Throw

Pendleton’s Eco-Wise Wool 
Herringbone Throw

Made of sustainable wool fabric that gets softer with each wash, Pendleton’s Eco-Wise Wool Herringbone Throw is a great way to stay warm for winter meditations.

$109, pendleton-usa.com

Five Star Hippie’s Jade Stone Mala

Five Star Hippie’s Jade Stone Mala

Five Star Hippie’s Jade Stone Mala is a gorgeous focus tool for those prone to fidgeting. Plus, jade is thought to enhance love and augment emotional stability.

$78, fivestarhippie.com

Samaya Stone meditation cushion

Filled with 100 percent organic buckwheat and millet hulls, plus organic lavender, the soft Samaya Stone meditation cushion invites you to take a seat—and linger.

$79, samaya.life

Koostik Ambrosia Maple Original

Koostik Ambrosia Maple Original

A sleekly crafted wooden acoustic amplifier, the Koostik Ambrosia Maple Original naturally increases sound from an iPhone by 2 to 5 times, providing just the right amount of volume for chill-friendly music or a guided meditation.

$99, koostik.com

The Incausa singing bowl 
and incense set

The Incausa singing bowl 
and incense set

Incausa is a Brooklyn-based company that helps indigenous Brazilians, Peruvians, and Nepalese by creating a thriving marketplace for their goods. The Incausa singing bowl and incense set comes with a hand-hammered fair-trade Thadobati bowl (from Tibet), a stoneware incense holder, a vegan cold-pressed soap, and a variety of artisanal incenses.

$124, incausa.co

Call Within

Call Within

Recognized as Nepal’s premiere flautist, Manose plays the bansuri (bamboo flute) to create a tranquil sound. His latest album, Call Within, is a worthy choice for inviting calm.

$13, apple.com/itunes

Panatea’s 
Ceremonial Grade Matcha Starter Set

Panatea’s 
Ceremonial Grade Matcha Starter Set

Long ago, Zen monks used green tea to stay awake during extended meditations—
and just the act of making and drinking tea was considered inherently meditative. Panatea’s Ceremonial Grade Matcha Starter Set has an updated approach to this ancient tradition, and makes a sophisticated gift for the tea connoisseur.

$69, panateamatcha.com

Lake and Skye’s 11 11 perfume

Lake  and Skye’s 11 11 perfume

Lake and Skye’s 11 11 perfume offers a subtle unisex scent that’s inspired by Kundalini Yoga and the color white, and is made with natural fragrance oil.

$48, lakeandskye.com

Noble Therapies’ Meditation and Yoga Balm

Noble Therapies’ Meditation and Yoga Balm

Noble Therapies’ Meditation and Yoga Balm attempts to re-create the scent of Vedic spirituality: a blend of ethereal sandalwood with top notes of earthy turmeric. Dab a little on your forehead, nostrils, neck, or abdomen and let the scent transport you.

$15, nobletherapies.com

Lite and Cycle’s Sage Candle

Lite and Cycle’s Sage Candle

Lite and Cycle’s Sage Candle, made of soy wax and Spanish sage essential oil, is designed to enhance concentration and clear stagnant, negative energy. As an added perk, the underside of the etched neo-mandala lid has a textured surface for striking a match.

$78, liteandcycleshop.com