As an avid yoga practitioner and lover, I can attest to the fact that yoga is not just a mere workout.
In many regards, it is a lifestyle.
As such, any yoga gift is more than welcome; it is loved and appreciated. So, in case you are having a hard time deciding on what to gift your friend or a loved one who loves yoga, herein we will explore some of the golden yoga gift ideas.
They range from accessories to yoga apparel. Nonetheless, you can be sure that the recipient will love it regardless of whether he or she is a yoga devotee or novice.
Some of the items are designed to make it easier for the recipient to get to a yoga class while other items are designed to make a yoga class fun and fulfilling. Other items still will make the gift recipient comfortable and stylish while doing yoga poses.
This year is the time to turn up your gifting game. Give your beloved yogi a gift that is truly meaningful instead of the typical pair gripping socks and or a gift card.
Make your gift more personal by showing you have put in the time and effort to think about the gift you are about to give.
Yoga blocks are like bolsters and make nice gifts to show someone that you support their training.
These blocks help to improve a person’s flexibility and their execution of poses at different levels of difficulty.
They are light and easy to take wherever you go so you can use them in the yoga studio or bring them home and use them there.
They work for focused meditations but are also ideal for watching sports, eating meals or just relaxing. Read our review of the best meditation cushion.
This is the perfect healing kit for gift giving. It is perfect for those who are involved in chakra meditation or reiki healings.
People who enjoy collecting natural crystals and stones will also appreciate the kit.
The kit includes quartz crystals, selenite, amethyst, and others. As a group, they promote greater balance, attention, focus, energy, and relaxation.
This is a Peshtemal blanket measuring approximately 78 by 98 inches. It pleases those who have a meditation practice, but it is also enjoyed by people who love items that enhance interior décor, or who love yoga, the beach and the like.
It is used for meditation but it also works in a variety of other ways. Transform a room’s look and feel by draping it over a bed or a sofa. It will easily transition to make a great camping or beach blanket!
This seat is fully adjustable. It will match a user’s position and any of their movements while providing firm support for them.
It is lightweight, and it is collapsible to fit in any suitcase.
The set has the benefit of providing improved sleep, pain relief, and increased energy levels. If these don’t convince your loved one to get into yoga or meditation, what will?
Anyone who wishes to take advantage of their power will find this to be a truly thoughtful give. The beads also make a unique fashion statement.
The beads come with a velvet bag to seal in their positive energy. They are both made in India.
Also called Japa beads, they’re usually composed of between 18 and 108 beads and used to count the number of mantras recited during a meditation session. Whether or not they’ll be used for their intended purpose, they make a pleasant and inexpensive gift.
Made by hand with all-natural materials, this item is safe for those who tend to get migraines from synthetic scents.
It also makes the ideal gift for the seasoned meditation, yoga or Pilates practitioner.
You can give it to your male or female friends. There are many different colors to select for the meditation mat, so it works for anyone’s tastes.
Be sure and read our article about the best yoga mats and bag sets. We’ve also written helpful articles about the best no-slip yoga mats, yoga mats for hot yoga, the best yoga mats for tall people, the best yoga mats for bad knees, the best yoga mat brands, and yoga mat alternatives.
This book can do it for you. With 60 games to stimulate children’s imaginations this book by Susan Kaiser Greenland also helps them manage emotions.
They are great gifts because they give the same soothing, relaxing effects as real candle flames do, but without the fire hazard or the smoke.
Their flames are also adjustable with the included remote control.
This lamp is perfect for any family or friends who work in high-stress fields like customer service or sales.
It has negative ions which improve anyone’s environment and their day.
Placed over the eyes, they relieve stress and heal migraines.
They have the added benefit of reducing puffiness and blocking out the light. You will fall asleep faster with one on!
Meditation balls or Baoding balls make superb little gifts. The theory goes that, when they’re rotated in your hands, they build manual dexterity and restore the flow of chi in your body by stimulating certain “acupressure” points.
They’re an absolute joy to use. You can buy solid balls or ones with a little chime in the middle. For smaller hands, don’t exceed 38mm (1.5-inches) of width.
The above-recommended bag is among the best yoga mats bags on the market because of its features.
Instead of the typical two straps, the bag encloses the entire mat, thereby protecting the entire bag. It also has a pouch for your keys or any other stuff.
17. CDs & Books
There are hundreds of books out there, so we’ve chosen these three because we think they work especially well as gifts.
They’re not just deeply insightful, but also have a lot of charm too. For more recommendations, visit our article on the best meditation books.
Yoga Girl: Finding Happiness, Cultivating Balance and Living with Your Heart Wide Open
Rachel Brathen is among the most renowned ‘yoga celebrities’ on social media, especially Instagram. Aside from being very inspirational, she is an excellent yoga instructor in Aruba.
Her yoga book explores in great details about her life with healthy diets and yoga poses and sequences.
For the Beginning Meditator:
You can almost sense that the words are being spoken by a voice of true compassion and wisdom. It’s slim (just over 100 pages) and a well-presented book that also includes some illustrations.
For the More Experienced:
Although Mindfulness with Breathing is subtitled For Serious Beginners, it’s an in-depth look at the sixteen stages of Anapanasati practice, by what could easily have been considered one of the most experienced teachers in the world.
The book itself is beautifully made: everything from the cover image, to the quality of the paper, to the typography itself. It’ll make an excellent addition to any meditator’s bookshelf.
Meditation CD: Guided Meditations for Busy People by Bodhipaksa
I’m a big fan of the work of Bohipaksa. He’s an experienced Buddhist monk with an uncannily soothing Scottish-accented voice. Both of these qualities combine to make an excellent collection of guided meditations.
If the person you have in mind for this gift suffers from stress or constant busyness, then the simple practices contained on this CD will allow them to instantly experience calmness and connectedness in the midst of their hectic days. See also our article on the best meditation music.
In the OM Zone by Stephen Halpern
In the OM Zone is a wonderfully soothing CD. Each track of “OM” chanting is slightly different and sets the mood perfectly. It can be easily chanted along to or used as a relaxation aid.
Whilst the music is beautiful, you may see that there is a certain intensity to it. If you think the person for whom your buying has a preference for something a touch lighter you may want to go with the choice below.
Singing Bowl Meditation Music by Joseph Feinstein
The recordings on this CD are deeply calming. The sounds of the Tibetan singing bowl have an intensity that affects you on an almost physical level. There’s a lot of “Tibetan Singing Bowls” CDs out there, but (in my humble opinion) this one trumps them all (or at least all the others that I’ve heard).
You’re not alone if you’ve ever struggled to come up with meditation-themed gift ideas for friends and family.
Though there are a lot of accessories out there, there’s not that many essential items (excluding perhaps a cushion and a timer for meditation and a yoga mat for yoga).
So we’ve done some research and come up with a list of potential ideas. It’s quite broad in its scope, covering everything from Baoding balls and meditation shawls to yoga blocks and yoga wheels.
We’ve decided to focus on specific products. That said, if you don’t like one particular design or style then you shouldn’t have much trouble finding a similar one. I hope you enjoyed our selection of meditation and yoga gear.
So there you have it! A little guide to some excellent meditation-themed gifts. If you have your own suggestions please do get in touch and I’ll include them in this “reader section.”