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November 7, 2017

Rolling It Out: 2017 Yoga Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us! Which means it’s time to start shopping.

Gift giving is a beautiful way to show someone that you care about them. As yogis, you have a unique opportunity to give gifts that are not only beautiful, but also ecologically and socially friendly.

Gifts that are responsibly and compassionately made are definitely the way to go! You’ll feel better about your purchase and the person you give this gift to, will feel even better about receiving it.

After all, the path for yogis includes the Yamas, which are moral, ethical, and societal guidelines that should be practiced on all levels: thought, speech, action, and yes, even gift giving.


GIFTS FOR HER


Product: Savasana Candle, by Brooklyn Candle Studio

Price: $24

Candles are not only the perfect way to unwind, but they also make the perfect gifts. Brooklyn Candle Studios' Savasana Candle is a great way for your special yogi to relax and rejuvenate. 

Each candle created by Brooklyn Candle Studio is made in Brooklyn, New York with 100 percent soy derived from American-grown soy beans. These eco-friendly candles are made with a lead-free cotton wick primed with a vegetable based wax and premium grade essential oils, giving off a clean burn. So, whether your special someone needs a little side table zen or something to accompany a pretty succulent, this candle is the way to go. 


Product: Tiny Devotions Malas

Price: $80 - $230

Tiny Devotions makes stunning and ethically sourced malas for any yogi. The company is run by some extremely driven women and a sweet pup named Coconut. You can shop by intention, spirit animal, or gemstone.

Tiny Devotions even offers whimsical collections with names such as the Mermaid Collection and the Unicorn Collection. You’ll be sure to find something beautiful for any yogini to meditate with or to wear!

Product: YogaClub Box

Price: $47 - $79

Great things come in pink boxes!

YogaClub Box is a monthly subscription box that contains high end yoga clothes at a fraction of the cost. Including brands you know and love such as teeki, Jala, Manduka, Free People and so much more!

The boxes range from 45 dollars to 79 dollars. YogaClub will send the recipient a personalized style quiz so you can choose your size, style, and color. The site also has a section for gift giving so you don’t have to buy a whole year of boxes. And for every box purchased YogaClub will provide a yoga class to kids in underserved communities. Yoga teaches children to handle stress in a healthy way and gives them the tools they need to succeed.


GIFTS FOR HIM


Product: Yoga Short for Men, by Yogiiza

Price: $55

Yogiiza makes all natural, 100% organic cotton yoga clothing for men and women. And let’s face it, there are plenty of brands that serve female yogis, but not quite as many that make stylish clothing for men.

Yogiiza’s men’s line is inspired by martial arts clothing which provides plenty of space to move and flow. Not only are they functional and sustainable, but they are also super stylish and comfortable!

Product: Yoga Mat Bag, by Brogamats

Price: $30 

The majority of yoga mat bags out there are designed for women, so it can be difficult for men to find a bag that suits them. Brogamats offers an exceptional alternative to the normal, everyday yoga mat bag.

Their 100 percent cotton yoga mat bags are masculine with designs such as the Downward-Facing Log, Lumberjack, Burrito, Quiver of Arrows, and the Ninja Bag. Any brogi is sure to love one of these mat bags!

Product: Restore Deep Tissue Foam Roller, by Gaiam

Price: $34.98 

Give your brogi the gift of massage with this deep tissue foam roller. This functional and durable foam roller is designed to work through deep layers of muscle tissue while withstanding consistent use. 

It's designed with a wave-like texture to allow blood flow to circulate, providing relief from various aches and pains. As a major plus, during the holiday season Gaiam provides thousands of supplies to animal shelters, schools, and yoga studios with the proceeds from each purchase.


GIFTS FOR ALL


Product: Buddha Pants

Price: $30 - $80

Buddha Pants are the perfect pants to throw on after a hot yoga class. They are also great to practice yoga in as they move with your body.

These pants are totally sustainable and made from 100 percent cotton. This company also has two factories, one in Miami and another small fair-trade factory in Vietnam. These pants are also so comfortable and look great on anyone!

Product: Harmony Mat, by Jade Yoga

Price: $74.95

Jade Yoga Mats are some of the most sustainable mats on the market. For every product sold, they plant a tree in your honor. And so far Jade has planted more than one million trees!

They also donate to several causes which they call “color causes”, meaning that when you purchase a mat of a certain color, money from that purchase goes toward a corresponding cause.

For example, teal mats raise money for ovarian cancer, pink mats for breast cancer, and saffron mats for autism. As if that wasn’t enough reason to purchase a Jade mat, they also donate yoga mats to worthy causes such as yoga in prisons, shelters, schools, hospitals, and rehab centers. The mat itself is the first natural rubber yoga mat and they are totally environmentally friendly. Best of all, they are slip resistant and that’s a gift any yogi would appreciate!

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Product: Welly Bottle

Price: $30 - $55

Welly Bottles are sleek and stylist water bottles sustainably made from bamboo. These bottles will keep your drink cold for 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours.

They contain a carbonized bamboo filter that will absorb any chemicals, odors, or contaminants giving you clean water on the go! Welly is great because they donate a dollar from every purchase to help provide clean water to people all around the world.

Product: Yoga Essential Kit, by Cuccio Somatology

Price: $15.95

Give the gift of health and wellness this season with this simple yoga essentials kit by Cuccio Somatology.

This set includes awakening balancing oil, lotion, and their most popular yoga mat spray. Each of Cuccio Somatology's products are made with the finest ingredients all while being cruelty free and vegan! This set is great for the yogi who travels the world or the one who wants to create a little harmony in their everyday yoga practice. 

Product: Yogitoes Yoga Towel - Groovy Playa, by Manduka

Price: $64

Yogitoes and Maduka have teamed up to create one of the coolest yoga towels out there!

This yogitoes yoga towel is a great way to prevent slipping during your yoga practice. Not only is it versatile, but it's also eco-friendly. The skidless technology used in each yoga towel utilizes silicone nubs to grip your mat and keep you in place while you flow through all sorts of sequences. 

Each yogitoes yoga towel is made from no more than eight discarded plastic bottles, keeping them from polluting our oceans and landfills. The rich, vibrant colors are created free of AZO, lead, and heavy dyes in order to protect customers, workers, and the environment. 

Product: Essential Chakra Soap Kit, by Crystal Bar

Price: $45

Crystal Bar has created a set of soaps representing each of your seven chakras. Each of these handmade, vegan soaps is unique and inspired by one of the seven chakras, each bar is created to enhance the energy and experience of the stone within. 

Each of the soap bars created by Crystal Bar are sustainable, eco-friendly and cruelty free. They also use minimal packaging and always encourage each of their customers to reuse and recycle all shipping materials. 

Adriana Lee
Adriana Lee
Adriana's yoga journey began at a young age and continues to inspire her every day by healing mind, body and spirit through the breath. She received her 200 Hour RYT through Frog Lotus Yoga's center, Suryalila, in Adalusia, Spain. She also trained an additional 50 hours with Heba Saab at Body Heat Hot Yoga in Las Vegas, NV. She continued training with Heba by assisting and acting as a mentor to her 200 Hour trainees. She trained with Cameron Shayne in Miami and received a 50 Hour certification in the Budokon Yoga system. She is also a certified Pilates instructor and a Reiki Level 2 practitioner. Her yoga practice has brought sweetness and authenticity into her life and her intention is to share that sweetness and help her students strive to be their own authentic selves.

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