Yoga Gifts for Yoga Lovers, from Best Mats to Clothes

Yoga is one of the best ways to stop rushing around and relax. For those special people in your life who love to blow off steam in this peaceful way (namaste!), these yoga gifts are sure to bring a radiant smile to their faces!

yoga gifts for yoga lovers
My husband Brian stretching on the beach

I did a lot of research to find things that are popular with people who do yoga. I also tested some on my husband, who does hot yoga. The gifts range from pretty exercise mats and inspiring T-shirts, to spiritual jewelry and essential oils. Best of all, some can help prevent injury during class.

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Yoga Gifts: Popular Mats, Bags, and Towels

Yoga mats aren’t something that most people buy in pairs, so having a second one to choose from is a decadent pleasure. I chose the mats here primarily because they perform well and have gotten loads of excellent reviews on Amazon. In terms of bags, I looked for sturdy materials above all else; for towels absorbency was key.

Gaiam Sol Studio Select Dry-Grip Yoga Mat

One of my favorite yoga gifts: Gaiam Sol Studio Hot Yoga Mat
Gaiam Sol Studio Hot Yoga Mat

 

I bought this Gaiam yoga mat for my husband as a gift to use in his hot yoga classes. He loves it and told me other people ask him all the time where he got it! It’s extra long at 78 inches (believe me, I searched every mat on Amazon to find one that would easily accommodate his height; can you feel my pain?). It’s also extra-thick (5mm), which is great for anyone prone to backaches. You can get it in shorter lengths and a 2mm thickness as well.

It comes in pretty colors, but I got him a black mat, which I combined with a purple hot yoga towel (see below). The mat is perfect because it doesn’t move around while you do. Plus, the top surface wicks away moisture. It may seem pricey, but it’s really worth the money. $75

MyQuest Bikram Hot Yoga Towel

 

MyQuest Bikram Hot Yoga Towel is one of the great yoga gifts
MyQuest Bikram Hot Yoga Towel

 

I bought this microfiber, nonslip hot yoga towel for my husband, too. I read tons of reviews first to make sure it would be super absorbent and wouldn’t shift on the mat as he changed positions. (You put it on top of a mat.)

Ever since I gave it to him, the mat has gone with my husband to every class. He absolutely adores it. I figure if it works for hot yoga people, it’ll work well for any type of yoga. It also comes in light blue, orange, and green. $23

I also bought this Yoga[Addict] large yoga mat bag to fit my husband’s hot yoga mat. Again, I had to search all over Amazon just to find one that would accommodate his 78-inch mat (the bag is extra wide at 29×11″). You’d think there would be more this size, but there aren’t.

Perfect yoga gifts: Yoga[Addict] large yoga mat bags
Yoga[Addict] large yoga mat bags

 

I got it in black to match his mat. But the bag comes in lots of pretty colors like the ones show here. It also comes in a smaller size. It’s very durable and the material is thick. The sturdy zippered pocket on the outside is great for storing car keys and a phone.

BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose Mat

Yoga gift: BalanceFrom GoYoga Mat in Purple
BalanceFrom GoYoga Mat in Purple

 

This Yoga mat has a 4.5-star rating from more than 1,700 Amazon reviewers. It’s 71″ long x 24″ wide (great for people of all sizes); is a nice 1/2″ thick; and has a double-sided, non-slip surface, so they won’t slide around. Comes in seven solid colors and the carrying strap is included. $19.95.

YogaAccessories 1/4″ Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat

Yoga gifts: YogaAccessories Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat
YogaAccessories Extra Thick Deluxe Yoga Mat

 

The 20 colors of these YogaAccessories Yoga mats are gorgeous. They have a 4.4-star rating from almost 1,600 reviewers on Amazon. Each mat is 1/4″ thick, for people who like to feel the floor a little more. Plus it’s extra long at 74” long x 24” wide. $20.95.

Aurorae Premium Printed Yoga Mats

These pretty Aurorae yoga mats are 3/16″ thick (5 mm thick) and 72″ long. They come in a dozen designs ranging from highly graphic (I love the full moon), to watercolor-like washes of color. $39.95 each.

A Bag for the Yoga Mat

Yoga gifts: Fit Spirit Tree of Life Exercise Yoga Mat Bag
Fit Spirit Tree of Life Exercise Yoga Mat Bag

 

You can sling the yoga mat over your shoulder with a carrying strap, or you can slide it into the one of these beautiful bags by Fit Spirit Tree of Life — perfect for throwing in the trunk of your car without worrying that dirt or dust will get stuck to it. They come in five colors and include two cargo pockets, which are great for storing a cell phone and keys. $13.95 each.


Reehut Yoga Blocks

Great yoga gifts: Reehut Yoga block
Reehut Yoga block

 

You’d think yoga blocks would be alike in terms of performance; after all, they just look like a piece of thick foam. But these Reehut Yoga Blocks have gotten hundreds of 5-star reviews on Amazon. They’re made of high-density EVA foam block that’s eco-friendly and non-toxic. They’re also non-slip, which is essential if you’re using them to deepen your poses. They come in an array of pretty colors, too. $7-$11


Cool Yoga Gifts to Wear After Class

It’s cool to do yoga regularly, so why not let people know you’re a walking font of relaxation?

For Cat Loving Yoga Hounds

Yoga gifts: ArimaDesigns shirts
Yoga shirt by ArimaDesigns

 

This long-sleeved T-shirt from ArimaDesigns on Etsy pretty much says all they need to know! Meow. $33

Chakra Men’s Tee

Yoga gifts: Chakra Tee from YogaAccessories.com
Chakra Tee from YogaAccessories.com

 

This Chakra Tee from YogaAccessories conveys the message with one symbol. Comes in red, chocolate brown, ocean blue, and black. $35

Leg warmers

Yoga gifts: Evolution leg warmers
Evolution leg warmers

 

Leg warmers are a helpful addition to any female fitness-lover’s wardrobe because they prevent muscles from getting cold right after a workout. These Evolution leg warmers from Lululemon are designed to give your feet some breathing room while doing yoga or pilates.


Pretty and Spiritual Yoga Gifts: Jewelry for Her

Yoga gifts: Pink quartz necklace by NelllBelle Designs
Pink quartz necklace by NelllBelle Designs

 

I love how this necklace by NellBelle Designs on Etsy seems to glow, between the pink quartz (power, energy, clarity) and green Vesuvianite, AKA Idocrase (wholeness and integrity). The silk cord necklace is hand-knotted. $8

Strength and Calm Jewelry

Yoga gifts: Strength and Calm Bracelets by Love Pray Jewelry
Strength and Calm Bracelets by Love Pray Jewelry

 

This bracelet from Love Pray Jewelry symbolizes both strength and calm. The white beads are made of white agate (calm); the green are made of sardonyx (strength). The pendant is the Om symbol. There are 54 beads total, and it can be converted into a necklace. $89


Popular Books for Yoga Gifts:

The Key Poses of Yoga Book

Yoga gifts: The Key Poses of Yoga book by Ray Long

The Key Poses of Yoga book ($6-$27) has 4.8 stars from 137 reviewers, and offers a more scientific approach to Yoga moves. The author also has written a companion book called The Key Muscles of Yoga

Yoga Girl Book

Yoga Gifts: Yoga Girl by Rachel Brathen

Allure magazine calls Rachel Brathen “an international force in the world of yoga.” Her Yoga Girl book ($12-$14) has a solid 4.8-star rating from almost 200 readers on Amazon. As one, Jude Pilchard, writes about it:

It’s like when you first get the book there is this energy about it. This excitement. It is beautifully written, in a way that is encouraging, not condescending. Her poses and pictures are inspiring and the yoga sequences and recipes inside are heavenly.

Meditations from the Mat Book

Yoga gifts: Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison
Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison

 

This book by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison has a 4.8-rating out of 221 customer reviews on Amazon. It includes “365 meditations [that] offer a way to integrate the mindfulness that yoga teaches into everyday life.” As one anonymous reviewer says, “It is really about living well, and thoughtfully, with compassion for yourself and others.” $12-$16


Yoga Gifts for the Bedroom and Desktop

Tiny Yoga Pose Figurines

Yoga gifts: Yoga Poses Figurines by Basic Spirit
Yoga Poses Figurines by Basic Spirit

 

These miniature figurines by Basic Spirit will remind your favorite Yoga lover to get up from the desk and go stretch. They’re made of fine pewter, are handmade in Nova Scotia, and are less than 2″ long. $12

A Desktop Aromatherapy Humidifier

Yoga Gifts: Amir Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aroma Humidifier
Amir Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aroma Humidifier

 

The Amir Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aroma Humidifier has a 4.8-star rating out of 557 reviews on Amazon. It will add some cool humidity to the room, which is great to alleviate dry air. You can set it to alternate between seven colors or just stick to one. Add in the essential oils I’ve listed below, and you’ve got a recipe for feeling good. $27

Soothing Essential Oils

Yoga gifts: Peppermint Oil by Edens Garden
Peppermint Oil by Edens Garden

 

The essential oils from Edens Garden can be used with aromatherapy humidifiers, and get rave reviews from customers on Amazon. Two crowd favorites: Peppermint Oil and Lemon Oil. $10.95 for 30 ml, or $4.95 for 10 ml.


Yoga Gifts for the Car:

A Namaste Bumper Sticker

Yoga gift: Namaste bumper sticker from A Joyful Soul
Namaste bumper sticker from A Joyful Soul

 

With this window decal from A Joyful Soul on their rear window, your yoga lovers can share the inner calm wherever they go. $8


Yoga Gifts to Stay Warm:

A Teapot with a Built-in Infuser

Yoga gifts: ForLife Curve Teapot with Infuser
ForLife Curve Teapot with Infuser

 

The Curve Teapot from ForLife has a 4.7-star rating out of more than 250 reviews on Amazon. It’s made of lead-free, high-fired ceramic; is dishwasher safe; and comes in 11 colors, from orange and yellow, to purple and blue. The infuser (read: strainer) takes loose tea leaves. To round out the gift, head to your local grocery store, buy some herbal teas, and wrap them in a pretty box or jar with a ribbon around them.


What are your favorite yoga gifts? Let me know in the comments below!

SOURCETravis Neighbor Ward
Travis Neighbor Ward is an award-winning editor in chief, magazine and web writer, and a best-selling author of fiction and nonfiction. She has written extensively about interiors, lifestyle, travel, gardening, and health. To learn about blogging, publishing, and marketing for lifestyle and interiors go to her site The Decorated Way, www.decoratedway.com.

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