The Good Body Shortlist
Here are our top picks:
- Yoga Dice:
Add a little variety to their practice
- The Mirror:
Innovative technology that brings the yoga studio into their home
- Pranamat ECO Acupressure Set:
A way to add acupressure therapy to their routine
- Bala Bangles:
A stylish accessory that adds resistance
- Yoga Pose Coffee Mug:
A thoughtful, low-cost option
- Lululemon Gift Card:
Let your loved one choose for themselves
The Best Yoga Gifts (for Anyone!)
1. Manduka Pro Yoga Mat
A yoga mat created for and by yoga enthusiasts
Manduka believe that choosing a professional quality yoga mat can make all the difference to your practice.
They’re one of the leading names in the industry and their Pro Yoga Mat ticks all the boxes.
It’s available in a range of colors and two different sizes, including extra long for more floor coverage.
The mat has a closed-cell surface meaning that sweat can’t seep into it, plus the high-density cushion gives serious support and helps to protect your joints.
Users reviewing the product loved how much it helped to improve their balance, leaving them feeling like they’d finally found the perfect yoga mat.
2. Gaiam Yoga Socks
Socks to grip like a pro
Socks might seem like an uninspiring gift but these are a pair that any yoga enthusiast will thank you for.
The non-slip socks, with silicone grips on the heel and arch, are perfectly designed to help avoid slips.
With crisscross straps added for comfort and practicality, they’re a more supportive alternative to bare feet.
3. I Am Everything Affirmation Card Deck
A daily reminder of their inner strength
Empower your loved one with this deck of cards, designed to reinforce positive thoughts.
On each card they’ll find an uplifting message, that can be used as a yoga affirmation, such as “I am enough and I am worthy of receiving everything I desire…”.
Research shows that reciting mantras such as these daily, can actually rewire your brain to think in a more positive way.
4. The Mirror
Your very own, personalized yoga studio
If you were hoping that someone would invent a Peloton for yoga, then this is it!
The Mirror from Lululemon Studio, attaches to your wall and on the face of it, just looks like a part of your home decor.
Switch it on and you have a yoga teacher guiding you through your practice in the comfort of your own home.
Use the front facing camera to get feedback from your instructor, and track your progress.
Whatever your level, you’ll find a class that’s right for you and join a community of other like-minded yogis to help you stay motivated.
Not only that, but there are tons of other exercise classes, allowing you to workout whenever you get a moment in your busy day.
As a gift for someone special, it’s a real treat, but more affordable than you might think, with plenty of options to spread the cost.
5. Yoga Dice
Let a roll of the dice add a little fun to their yoga practice!
Help your loved one keep their exercise interesting by treating them to a set of yoga dice.
Inside the box you’ll find seven wooden dice, each covered with small sketches of different poses.
Yogis who purchased the dice loved the way it encouraged them to vary their daily routine, and experiment with different asanas.
Yoga is also thought to really help nuture the parent-child relationship, and this is a great way to capture the interest of mini yogis and play as a family.
6. Asutra Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner
A fresh and energising yoga mat cleaning spray
Add some Asutra Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner to your basket and help the yogi in your life keep their mat clean and fresh.
Asutra products ship with a microfibre towel, and are made from all natural ingredients. They pride themselves on creating a cleaning spray that doesn’t leave a residue.
This stops the mat being slippery following cleaning, and because the spray contains essential oils it smells great, too.
One user actually described the scent as both soothing and energizing at the same time.
It’s the perfect yoga stocking stuffer as it can be used on any mat, and you can choose from a range of scents.
7. Restorative Yoga for Life: A Relaxing Way to De-stress, Re-energize and Find Balance
Discover the power of restorative yoga
Research shows that stress relief is one of the biggest reasons people give for starting yoga.
This fascinating book looks at the benefits of restorative yoga and is a wonderful introduction for anyone wanting to use the practice for sleep problems, their mental wellbeing or for pain relief.
Yoga Instructor Gail Boorstein Grossman writes a great introduction showing how yoga can have benefits for your whole body.
The yoga sequences she demonstrates in the book are targeted at over 20 different conditions, including headaches and anxiety.
Visually beautiful with instructions on how to master restorative yoga, it’s ideal if you’re looking for a small yoga gift.
8. Healthyline Advanced Infrared Heating Pad
Lie back on a bed of heated gemstones
Treat someone special to the Healthyline Advanced Infrared Heating Pad, one of the best gifts for yogis.
The mat is lined with real, crushed gemstones, including tourmaline, amethyst and jade.
All these crystals are known for their calming effects, with amethyst thought to be particularly stress-reducing.
Yoga has such an array of benefits for both your physical and mental health. This mat expands that healing with a number of different therapies including Far Infrared Heat, Photon Lights, Negative Ions and Hot Stone Massage.
It’s a luxurious heat mat, perfect for someone focused on their own health and wellbeing.
9. Mexican Blanket Falsa Blanket
Wrap them up in a handwoven yoga blanket
Is there any better gift than a soft and cozy blanket?
This handmade Mexican Falsa Blanket has been handwoven on a traditional wooden loom, and is made from 100% recycled materials.
It can be used as a yoga mat or just for comfort after practice. But it’s also good for camping or a picnic on the beach.
Though woven in a traditional way, it’s completely machine washable, and has been created to last.
Rather than shipping in standard packaging, the blanket arrives in eco-friendly gift wrap, so it’s ideal if you’re sending it direct.
The blanket is part of Benevolence LA’s Fighting Poverty Collection, so when you buy your blanket a donation is made to support African communities with clean water. A real feel good birthday gift!
10. Good Intentions: A Guided Yoga Journal for a More Meaningful Practice
Give your yogi a place to delve deeper into their practice
Good Intentions is a wonderful journal for yoga lovers that want to learn more about intention-setting.
Journaling has so many benefits for your yogi, and users of this journal felt it added real meaning to their practice.
On each page you’ll find so much information about the principles of yoga and what the different terms really mean.
The journal is broken down into a series of small lessons, guiding the user through ways they can start to live more intentionally.
With writing prompts for when you feel inspired, this is a great journal for self-reflection and mindful living.
11. Manduka Bamboo Root Board
A yoga studio floor wherever you need it
Take the foundation and stability of a yoga studio floor, wherever you enjoy practicing, with this Manduka Bamboo Root Board.
It can work on a carpeted floor, in your backyard or even at the beach, to give you the base you need to be able to master your asanas.
Made from highly renewable Moso bamboo, it’s thick and study, splitting into two halves to make it easier to transport and store.
Your wrists and ankles will thank you for the stability, plus those who bought the board loved how it took their at-home yoga sessions to a new level.
12. yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel
Grip better, perform better
Available in a wide array of bold and fascinating prints is the yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel.
This yoga mat towel boasts a better grip with Skidless Technology, using 100% silicon nubs. It’s soft and absorbent, handling sweat without it impacting on your grip.
The towel is eco-friendly and has been partly created from at least four plastic water bottles.
Dyes used in the product are free of AZO, lead and heavy-metals so you know you’re getting a beautifully unique gift that will really reflect the values of the recipient.
A Present to Improve Her Practice
1. Theragun mini
A must-have for her warmup and recovery routine
Powering deep into the muscle tissue, the Theragun mini is the ideal way to prepare your body for yoga practice and then help it recover afterwards.
Combining power with portability it’s the ultimate on-the-go massage tool.
I love my Theragun mini, as it seems to last forever before it needs recharging.
Plus it doesn’t require any fiddly set up, just use the simple side button to toggle through the different speed settings.
Like the massager but not the price? There are a number of decent Theragun alternatives you can try.
2. UpCircleSeven Yoga Wheel
A tool to help them perfect their backbends
For yogis that are serious about improving their flexibility, you have to wrap up the UpCircleSeven Yoga Wheel.
Designed to help refine backbends, this yoga prop is one of the strongest on the market.
It can withstand 550lbs without flexing, so your yoga lover will feel supported.
Covered in a thick foam padding, it’s sweat resistant, so they don’t need to worry about it feeling slippery.
Though it looks like it might be a little tough on the back, those practicing yoga to help with back pain thought it was incredible.
Their back pain had been significantly improved after enjoying a daily full stretch of their spine.
3. Happy Wraps Namaste Yoga Eye Pillows
Help your yogi enter an even deeper state of relaxation
As your loved one winds down and reflects during their savasana, they could pop on their Happy Wraps Namaste Yoga Eye Pillows.
Filled with lavender and organic flaxseeds, the weighted pillow lays over your eyes to help soothe and relax them.
It can also help to relieve pressure in your sinuses, that could be contributing to tension, headaches or migraines.
Place the eye pillow in the microwave for 30 seconds and enjoy it warm, or if you prefer a little cool relief you can place it in the freezer for a few hours.
Yogis raved about this product, and said they loved them so much, they kept giving them away to other people to experience.
Luckily you get four pillows in the pack, so why not share the love with a few yogis you’re shopping for?
4. Pranamat ECO Acupressure Set
A spiky way to unwind
Swap their yoga mat for an acupressure mat and you’re gifting someone the ultimate way to unwind.
Covered in plastic spikes, it might seem like a strange way to relieve stress!
However acupressure has been shown to have so many benefits for your health, including improving your sleep and reducing symptoms of anxiety.
Lie back for just 15 minutes, and the mat will stimulate your nervous system, giving you a natural and lasting energy boost.
It also ships with an acupressure pillow, perfect for relieving pain and tension in your neck after a busy day.
5. Bala Bangles
Add gentle resistance to their workout
Gift a set of Bala Bangles and your yoga fanatic will have a little resistance as they practice their asanas.
This is a great gift if the woman you’re shopping for is looking to build strength through yoga.
The Bala Bangles aren’t too heavy, they weigh just 1lb each. However it adds a constant resistance that will increase the challenge of certain postures.
Available in two colors, the weighted bands look impressive and are made from a high-quality and comfortable material.
They aren’t just good for yoga either, you can wear them for running, aerobics and home workouts, so they’re the ideal gift for a real fitness fanatic.
6. Lululemon Gift Card
Let her choose a gift from a trusted yoga brand
If you like the Lululemon Side-Cinch Shopper Bag featured further up this article, but you’re not sure if the style is right for the recipient, then why not grab a Lululemon Gift Card.
The woman you’re shopping for can then choose from their extensive range including leggings, sweaters and jackets. As well as a range of different yoga accessories.
You have the option to send the card via the mail, or through e-mail if you need a last minute gift.
As previously mentioned, Lululemon has a solid reputation in the yoga community. Their name stands for quality, so sending a gift card for this brand will certainly be well received.
7. Shandali Gosweat Non-Slip Hot Yoga Towel
Help them get a grip during hot yoga
Need a great little stocking stuffer for your yogi?
Grab one of these Shandali Gosweat hot yoga towels for less than $20.
If your loved one has discovered the power of hot yoga, then give them a stylish way to freshen up.
Not only that, but the anti-slip surface means it can also be used as a hot yoga mat if they need a little extra grip.
Hot yoga means serious sweat. Luckily this hot yoga towel, available in a range of colors, is ultra-absorbent and super soft.
Cleaning it is easy too, just pop it in the washing machine and it’ll dry really quickly.
Ideas for a Male Yogi
1. Manduka Cork Yoga Block
Replace foam blocks with tactile and resilient cork
If you’re looking for a yoga gift that will help a yoga lover take his practice to the next level then choose the Manduka Cork Yoga Block.
This clever prop is designed to replace the standard foam blocks and give you more support when practicing different positions.
Manduka’s block is constructed from 100% cork making it lighter than coarse-grain cork and has a textured surface so it’s easier to grip.
The material is naturally harvested meaning that the cork is only taken from the tree once it’s 25 years old. Trees are then allowed to regrow undisturbed for many more years.
It also contains no toxic chemicals, certainly an appealing attribute to any yogi.
2. Therabody Wave Roller
A new way to improve his postures
Help him prepare and recover from his yoga practice with the Therabody Wave Roller.
Therabody have recently rebranded and launched an update to their renowned range of percussive massagers.
However, their Wave Roller offers a different proposition.
Unlike a yoga wheel, the Therabody Wave Roller uses vibration therapy to release muscle knots or tension that could be holding him back.
The waves across the roller ensure the user gets the best possible traction, with the high-density foam offering full body support.
Pair with your smartphone and all the intensity settings can be controlled, plus you get access to customized routines.
Lasting for three hours when fully charged, the Wave Roller is a good gift idea for someone who wants to take their workout to the next level.
3. Hugger Mugger Yoga Sandbag
Add weight to his stretch
Another great gift idea for a man who loves yoga is the Hugger Mugger Yoga Sandbag.
This sandbag allows you to get deeper into your stretches by adding weight that will really challenge you.
You can purchase the bag filled with 10lbs of silica sand or unfilled.
Choose unfilled and you can add your own contents such as sand, wheat or rice, to reach the perfect weight for you.
Handmade in the US from high quality cloth and with a sturdy handle, it comes with a lifetime warranty.
Available in a range of different colors it makes a wonderfully unique yoga gift.
4. Tumaz Stretch Strap
For a strong and sturdy stretch
Mastering certain asanas can be challenging.
Gift the male yoga lover this Tumaz Stretch Strap and help him perfect every pose.
Made from a non-elastic band, it won’t tear or break no matter how much pressure you put it under.
It has 10 individual loops to help you really stretch out every part of your body.
Despite the strength, the Tumaz Stretch Strap is made from an extra soft material that is gentle on your skin.
Fans of the product confirmed that the strap isn’t rough and appreciated how much it had aided them when practicing yoga poses at home.
5. Mission Farms Relieve CBD Bath Soak
Treat him to a soak in a CBD bath
Bath products might not be a gift you’ll think of when searching for a gift for a man, but this is no ordinary bath soak.
Mission Farm’s Relieve CBD Bath Soak is a wonderful way to unwind after an intense practice.
Containing 175mg of full spectrum CBD, goat’s milk and organic essential oils it encourages your body to unwind and recover.
Mission Farms are a trusted name in the world of CBD, growing their products on farms across Oregon and using only natural products to tend their crops.
6. Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga
The definitive guide to yoga practice
There are so many books out there about yoga, but Light on Yoga is the Bible!
Written by renowned yoga teacher B. K. S. Iyengar, it talks about the origins and philosophy behind the practice.
You won’t just get the theory though, you’ll get complete descriptions and illustrations of all asanas, plus a range of breathing techniques to experiment with.
Inside the book you’ll also learn how key asanas can help treat certain diseases.
You’ll quickly see how great yoga is for your health and wellbeing, and the array of benefits it offers to men in particular.
7. Original Yoga Toes for Men: Gel Toe Separators and Toe Stretchers
Give his toes a little workout!
Strong and flexible toes are absolutely key to balance in yoga.
Give his toes the warm-up they deserve by wrapping up the Original Yoga Toes.
Place them between the toes to separate and stretch them to build strength.
You’ll find lots of competitor products online, but Yoga Toes are the originals, made by a dedicated team in Michigan.
They’re available in two different sizes and fit men’s US shoe sizes 11 and up!
For a Yoga-Loving Mom
1. Elenture Full-Zip Exercise Yoga Mat Carry Bag in Diamond Elephant
A stylish (and affordable) bag to protect their yoga mat
If you’re looking for an idea under $20, add this Elenture Yoga Mat Carry Bag to your cart.
Made from a high quality canvas material, it fits all standard size yoga mats.
Owners of the full-zip carry bag loved how their mat fitted perfectly, but not too tightly, so they didn’t have to struggle getting it in and out.
It has a full zip to keep their mat safe, and a strong strap so they can just throw it over their shoulder and head to practice.
You also get some sneaky extra storage pockets…
They’re the ideal size for storing a cellphone, keys or any other essentials.
Available in lots of different designs, you can pick the one that best reflects your yogi. Our personal favorite is the Diamond Elephant (shown above).
2. Yoga Knee Pads
Take care of their joints during practice
Some yoga postures can put stress on the knees, elbows and wrists.
If your mom struggles with daily pain, give her a little cushioning to protect her joints with this pack of Yoga Knee Pads.
With a pliable gel-like construction, they can be positioned wherever you need on the mat for better stability.
The non-slip material has been designed to cradle your knees, elbows, wrists and even your hips for support and better posture.
Those who purchased the knee pads loved how comfortable they were, particularly when using them for stability when practicing yoga outdoors.
3. Jasmine Tea Sampler from adagio teas
Pour a cup of health-boosting tea
Give mom a great way to recover from her yoga practice by gifting this Jasmine Tea Sampler from adagio teas.
Adagio teas are a family-owned business who source their teas from growers around the world.
Inside this taster box you get four different varieties of loose leaf tea, including jasmine yin hao and jasmine phoenix pearls.
Each tea has a sweet and floral theme that provides the drinker with a cup of wonderful flavor.
Jasmine is recommended as a post-yoga tea as it helps to relieve stress with its calming and comforting effects.
4. Manduka Enlight Rectangular Bolster
A stylish bolster to support the body
Bolsters don’t come more stylish than the Enlight Rectangular Bolster from Manduka.
With a soft and plush micro-fiber fabric cover it feels great and with so many designs to choose from it looks great too.
More importantly though it’s filled with a 30% recycled polyester fiber core, so it’s kind to your body while being kind to the planet.
This bolster can be great for resting after practice, or to support the body during a difficult pose.
Alternatively if your mom is a fan of restorative yoga, then this will be a great addition to her yoga kit.
Gifts for Yoga Teachers
1. Lululemon Release and Recover Ball Set
Release that post-workout tension
Struggling to find a gift for a yoga teacher?
This set of lightweight massage balls would be a great addition to their yoga toolkit.
Made from a blend of dense foam and rubber they’re durable, with the set including three different sizes.
They’re ideal for releasing tension in the body that could be holding them back in their practice.
Use the large ball for the larger muscle groups such as the glutes, hamstrings and quads.
Opt for the smaller ball to treat the feet and palms.
As previously mentioned Lululemon is a trusted brand, and the balls look great with a dusky print available in two different colors.
2. Yoga Teacher Journal Class Planner
A handy notebook for planning lessons
Planning yoga lessons takes careful thought and consideration.
Give your yoga teacher space to plan their sessions by gifting this Yoga Teacher journal.
The planner includes 52 double page spreads, allowing you to plan out 52 different yoga classes.
Record dates, times and venues, then make a note of the entire sequence of postures that you plan to follow.
You can keep notes of the props you need as well as any guiding mantras.
Those who had gifted the book to their yoga teacher loved how it also offered blank pages at the back for ideas and journaling.
3. Yogabody Yoga Trapeze Pro
A yoga gift that will sweep them off their feet!
Aerial yoga is becoming increasingly popular, as yoga practitioners look for new ways to enjoy their practice.
Though there is little evidence to prove or disprove if aerial yoga is effective, yoga experts believe it can improve flexibility and even heal back pain.
Yogabody’s Trapeze is made from high-strength parachute material that, when teamed with the mounting equipment, can hold up to 600 lbs of weight.
Although it’s easy to assemble, check first where it would be hung, as the purchase of additional hooks or stands may be necessary.
Yogis felt it offered real bang for the buck, particularly as the price includes free bonus video tutorials for beginners.
Who knows, it could be the solution your yoga lover is looking for to heal their back pain.
4. Prana Organic Headband
A stylish and sustainable headband
This large headband from Prana is a great way to keep your hair under control while practicing yoga.
Thanks to the width it gives great coverage for even the most wild and unruly hair!
Made from 94% organic cotton, it’s made without toxic substances and polluting pesticides.
You can choose from four stylish colors, and style it your own way, with the clever fabric helping to absorb all that post-workout sweat.
5. Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses: A Practical Workbook for Integrating Themes, Ideas, and Inspiration into Your Class
Help a new yoga teacher find their voice
Every yoga teacher knows that leading a class is more than just moving through a sequence of poses.
In this book experienced yoga instructors Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato give teachers the tools to teach beyond the poses.
Inside you’ll find ready-made, detailed themes that can be used in classes, to help new yoga teachers find their own voice.
There are also templates in the back to plan out their own class themes and make notes on how they feel they went.
Though generally aimed at those new to teaching, the themes will resonate with teachers at all levels that want to discover new ways to inspire and motivate their students.
Fun Gifts for Yoga
1. Yoga Dice in Engraved Wooden Gift Box
Create a new routine every time
This wooden box of eight yoga dice is a great affordable gift for someone special.
Each of the dice has six poses and focuses on a different area of the body. Roll them all and get a full body stretch every time!
In total there are 48 different asanas, each marked with a picture and number, allowing you to check the corresponding card if you want to know the official name of the pose!
Shipped in an engraved wooden box, it’s ideal for use on the go and makes a perfect little stocking stuffer.
2. Yoga For Children by Lisa Flynn
A great gift for a yogi wanting to raise their own little yogis
Founder of ChildLight Yoga Education Company, Lisa Flynn, has written this exciting book all about getting kids involved in yoga.
The book contains over 200 poses to master, each shown with full color photography and supporting instructions.
Breathing exercises and guided meditation, which also has many benefits for children, are included to encourage your child to develop mindful behaviors.
Drawing on all the research around yoga and kids, Flynn explains in her book how the practice can help you raise healthier, happier and more resilient children.
People loved how the content of the book was practical but also well-researched, so grownup yogis could learn something, too.
3. Yoga Pretzels
A deck of fun yoga activities for kids and grownups
If you’re shopping for a family of yogis then these Yoga Pretzels cards are the perfect gift.
Created by yoga educator, Tara Guber, this series of cards include lots of different bendy postures. Buy a pack for a family party and turn it in to a fun game that everyone can enjoy!
There are also a series of breathing exercises, such as Bear Breath, which encourages you to relax your breathing like a hibernating bear.
Those who purchased this set of yoga cards loved the sweet illustrations and how the different activities inside could work for children of all ages.
4. Yoga Pose Coffee Mug
Their new favorite mug!
Everyone loves a brand new mug, and this one is just perfect for yogis!
Covered in different yoga poses, it’s a subtle nod to yoga that is sure to make the recipient smile.
Printed on a high quality mug it’ll quickly become their favorite way to enjoy their morning coffee.
For less than $20 it’s an affordable gift too, while still feeling special and thoughtful.
Still looking for holiday gift inspiration?
Read our positive energy gift guide for the spiritual people in your life.