So you’ve got a friend, daughter, wife, uncle or step parent who’s REALLY into yoga eh? Or maybe you’re trying to find the perfect gift for the yoga teacher you love! Let’s face it. Buying gifts for ANYONE can be tough. Here are our top gift ideas for the yoga person YOU love. If none of these resonate, keep reading for advice on how to shop for a yogi.
First of all if you get a gift for a yogi, we recommend being mindful. Take yoga into your purchasing. What the F do we even mean?
1. Think about where the product comes from, who makes it and what it’s made out of.
In general we recommend trying to buy from small or local businesses where your purchase actually means something. By shopping from the little guy, you will directly impacting someone who works hard and is grateful for your patronage.
The best gifts are ones that we didn’t even know we wanted but can REALLY use and enjoy right? Is there something that the yogi you love in your life really wants but would never buy for themselves? This could be something like a high-quality yoga mat, a gift of a mentorship or private lesson with a teacher they admire. Sometimes the gifts we love are the ones that aren’t necessities but accessories we cherish, like an essential oils set, sweet new crystal, or favourite yoga book.
Just like with yoga, gifting is all about intention. The thought truly does matter and in general most of us are just grateful to have been thought about! If you’re low on cash, a thoughtful card or homemade gift goes a LONG way. It’s easy to find a great cookie recipe on the internet that meets all of your yoga friend’s dietary stuff. Put your baked goods in brown paper boxes, tie with a bow and voilà!
Some other great gifts for the yogi in your life are:
1. Studio passes!
2. Restaurant gift certificates
3. Kitchen stuff- like almond or coconut oil, special spices or teas.
4. Plants! Who doesn’t love plants!
5. Meditation chimes, singing bowls or crystal bowls