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Rolling it Out: 2016 Yoga Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday gift ideas for the yogis in your life.

Step aside, grinches! The holiday season is here, and getting the perfect gift can be a beautiful way to show your gratitude and love for the yogis in your life.

We’re keeping this gift guide stress free by sharing some of the most versatile, creative, and affordable options out there. From male to female, vegan, organic, hardcore yogi, to fitness novice, there’s something on this list to make this year’s gift giving a breeze.

GIFTS FOR HER

 

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Product: The Libertine Bralette, by Manduka
Price: $64

I first bought this bralette in one color, because I was in love with the gorgeous hue of blue it came in. In less than a week after receiving it and wearing it a few times, I decided to order it in every color.

I love the comfort, fit, fabric, and design of this top! It is supportive enough for your yoga practice, but can double up nicely as an under-layer for post Savasana snacks or coffee with a friend.

It comes with removable cups, a fully constructed inner bra, and a peek-a-boo back for ultimate “freedom in movement”—exactly what this Live Free Warrior looks for!

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Product: Favorite Jean Leggings, by LVE!
Price: $69 (and up)

Are they jeans? Or, are they yoga pants? I came across these pants when a fellow yogi came to one of my classes and I asked her, “Are you going to change before class?” She laughed, saying, “I’m already in my yoga pants!”

From that moment on, I was sold. The Favorite Jean Leggings, by LVE are my favorite for traveling because you get the look of jeans, but the comfort and flexibility of a legging—perfect for a long flight! This legging comes in a variety of colors, tears, and effects—ideal for the fashionable yogi on the go or the wanderlust in your life.

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Product: Gratitude + Prayer Journal, by May Designs
Price: Starting at $15

For the artful, mindful yogi on your list, consider a personalized journal from May Designs. These journals provide the perfect amount of space to organize your thoughts, mantras, and reflections. A journal can also be the perfect compliment to a yoga or meditation practice.

Journals by May Designs are customizable in just about every way! Choose your size, cover design, an optional monogram, and page layout. All May Design books come with a soft cover and are individually stitched down the spine for an eco-friendly binding solution.

From playful pineapples and flamingos, to colorful stripes and patterns, the hardest part is selecting which of the cover designs you will choose!

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Product: S’well Resort Collection Water Bottle, by S’well
Price: $35

What makes a S’well bottle so, well, swell? For one, their eco-conscious mission to rid the world of plastic bottles. Two, they have the ability to hold both hot and cold beverages. Need further proof? They also offer an array of designs to choose from and reliable durability.

Want a taste of the tropics? Check out their Resort Waikiki Collection, perfect for staying hydrated and cool in a heated yoga class. You can purchase these water bottles for any gender, yogi or non-yogi on your list.

GIFTS FOR HIM

 

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Product: Subtle Intentions COMPASSION T-shirt, by ModernOm
Price: $42

Uber-soft 100 percent cotton that presents an inspirational word and serves a function all in one, the Subtle Intentions T-shirt line by ModernOm will be your yogi-guy’s favorite all around tee.

Wear it to yoga, for a relaxing afternoon, or dress it up under a blazer, this shirt is extremely versatile and offers a positive message.

There’s four different intention tees to choose from in this line, including connection, compassion, expression, and purpose. My favorite? Compassion, sharing understanding and heart to others, this one may open up the softer side (the “yin”) to your yoga dude.

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Product: Men’s Better Than Naked™ 5” Shorts, by The North Face
Price: $55

Light as a feather, these shorts will dry in the time of a Jump Back to a Chaturanga Dandasana. Okay, maybe not that fast, but you get the point! Versatile, comfortable, and durable, these shorts are great for the all-around athlete who practices yoga to compliment his sport.

Super lightweight and moisture-wicking fabric, these shorts have a liner on the inside for endless comfort and a drawstring expandable waist to move and flow.

stretchbook

Product: Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude, written by Neil Pollack
Price: $8.99 (Kindle), $13.46 (Softcover)

Who says real men don’t do yoga? Not this author!

For the yoga skeptics on your list, check out “Stretch: The Unlikely Making of a Yoga Dude” for an easy, inspirational read.

A motivating story of an unlikely non-yogi turned yogi, who shares his tale of going from overweight and highly skeptical, to a miraculously transformed, healthy, and inspired practitioner.

Based on his own true story, Neil Pollack retells his personal struggles, triumphs, and account from the start of his journey with yoga, taking toward a current state of greater health and peace.

And, before you think the words “book” and “yoga” in the same sentence have to be boring, Pollack adds his satirical humor to the mix, giving an honest discovery of self-connection and well-being.

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Product: Belong Body Roller, by Manduka
Price: $32

Made of over 50 percent Recycled EVA Foam, the Manduka beLONG Body Roller is an environmentally friendly alternative to the classic foam roller.

I highly recommend foam rolling to anyone, yogi or non-yogi, as a compliment to warrior chair poses we do in the yoga practice. Foam rolling is a form of self-massage that rids adhesions in your muscles and connective tissue.

In addition to stretching the muscles in the yoga practice, it’s important to lengthen the muscle fibers back to their original state, creating healthier muscles and greater flexibility.

GIFTS FOR ALL

 

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Product: Organic Coconut Oil, by Conscious Coconut
Price: $15

Coconut oil is the craze these days—and for good reason! You can use it in cooking, as a moisturizer, to clean your teeth, heal scars, even lather up after too much sun.

Conscious Coconut takes to mind, not all coconut oil is created equal. Conscious Coconut is a fair trade supplier of certified USDA Organic Coconut Oil.

It’s crafted using the traditional cold-pressed method, without the use of heat or pressure, meaning the coconut oil is never exposed to any harsh or toxic chemicals. This ensures that it retains its natural, powerful antioxidants and anti-fungal effects. The best part? It comes in a TSA size-approved travel-ready tube, perfect for your carry-on bag!

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Product: MacroBar Sampler Pack, by GoMacro
Price: $29.95

A happy yogi is a well-fed yogi. These bars are awesome for pre- or post-class, on the go, and when traveling. Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and certified raw, you can always find me toting around a GoMacro bar for healthy, sustainable snacking.

There’s a variety of flavors and combinations, ranging from energizing combos to protein-packed offerings.

For someone who’s never tried a GoMacro bar before, or for the active soul who loves to taste it all, the sample pack has one of every flavor inside. My favorites include the cashew-created Protein Paradise and newest released, Everlasting Joy.

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Product: equa® Mat Towels, by Manduka
Price: $38

There’s nothing worst than slipping and sliding on a yoga mat. The Manduka equa® Mat Towel keeps you grounded, rooted, and slip free as you sweat and flow!

These towels work best when sweat activated, making them ideal for hot yogis or those who like to sweat it out on the yoga mat.

There are a variety of colors and prints to choose from. They are also super easy to clean, you can toss these in with the rest of your laundry.

Personally, I love these towels for traveling, because you never know when you may bust out a Downward-Facing Dog in the airport, or rock a Triangle pose on a sandy beach.

Sara Quiriconi
Sara Quiriconi

As a 12-year cancer survivor, Sara fell in love with yoga for its self-healing properties and has been practicing yoga since 2008.

Graduating with honors and a BFA in Advertising and Graphic Design from Suffolk University/New England School of Art & Design, Sara became immersed in the corporate world and succeeded in Art Direction and Graphic Design in Boston for the first eight years of her adult life. However, her immense passion to heal others through the practice of yoga, creative movement, and honest self-exploration led her to leave the corporate world in 2013 to teach yoga full time.

Sara’s mission in life is to inspire others to find a connection to their inner voice, create a balanced life in the real world, and enjoy the freedom of living free—liberating your inner voice through movement, self-inquiry, and creative self-expression.

Sara’s teaching ranges from Vinyasa, Power, Budokon®Yoga, Flow + Restore, and paddle board yoga. In her classes, expect a healthy dose of creative transitions, challenging movement, intelligent sequencing, laughter and play—whether on the mat or in the water—at some of Miami’s most sought after spas and fitness centers, including Equinox, Exhale Spa, The Standard Hotel, and Anatomy 1220, along with private instruction.

As a graduate from the online Institute of Integrative Nutrition and a contributor to beYogi.com and MindBodyGreen.com, two high-profiled online wellness communities, Sara is forever grateful to all of her teachers and is honored to be an ambassador for KiraGrace, Manduka, Starboard Paddleboards, Da Costa Jewelry, and Sand Cloud Apparel.

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