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Unique Yoga Gift Ideas

Updated on March 4, 2016

Best Gifts For Yoga Lovers

Are you looking for a special gift for the yoga practitioner or yoga teacher in your life?

I've come across a number of exceptional Yoga Gift Ideas that would make any yoga lover happy.

And if you also practice yoga, you might enjoy treating yourself to some of these products as well.

Some of these yoga gift ideas are practical, and some are more whimsical -- take a look around to find something here that may please the yogi or yogini in your life! Come back and visit later too, since the items change from time to time when I come across another good yoga gift idea.

Yoga Gift Basket
Yoga Gift Basket | Source

Gift Baskets are Always a Great Choice!

Yoga Gift Basket check price on Amazon

Gift baskets are easy to give and always fun to receive. When I've received gift baskets, I always enjoy discovering what kinds of items have been included. There are many items that could go into a yoga gift basket.

The basket featured here includes a number of delightful items for pampering and relaxing the busy yogini (or perhaps the yogi as well!).

  • The Little Yoga Book
  • Instructional Yoga DVD
  • Ramie and sisal back scrubber
  • Bath salts
  • Green tea - scented candle
  • Herbal tea
  • Chocolate Truffles

A Light-Hearted Card for the Holiday Season

Yoga Christmas card on Zazzle

Holiday and greeting cards on Zazzle are unique, such as this Yoga Christmas card showing Santa, Mrs. Claus, and a raindeer happily holding some nice-looking poses. Zazzle cards may be a little more expensive than the mass-produced ones you can buy at the supermarket, but you probably won't be able to find such a fine Yoga Christmas card like this at the supermarket!

Inside, "May the spirit of the season move you"

Yoga Magnet for Your Fridge

Namaste with Lotus Magnet on Zazzle

This thoughtful and inexpensive gift is one of the many Yoga magnet designs sold on Zazzle. These magnets can hold up your grocery list or your child's artwork on your refrigerator, and they're pleasing to look at.

The Sanskrit word "Namaste" is often used in yoga classes, either at the beginning or the end of the class, as a salutation. One of the translations is, "I honor the sacredness and equality in us all".

The lotus flower symbolizes being firmly ground in our physical existence, and aspiring toward the divine, much as the lotus is firmly rooted in the mud at the bottom of the lake, but it grows and blossoms in the light.

This magnet is covered with scratch-resistant and UV-resistant mylar.

Om Sterling Silver Yoga Sanskrit Symbol Charm Necklace

According to ancient Vedic scripts, Om is the sound of life. "It is the infinite vibration that shimmers through the Universe, providing life and sustenance to everything. Om is the beginning and will continue till the end; the one constant that unites all of creation at its deepest level." (from Om Village)

It's said to represent self-realization and enlightenment.

A simple and elegant Om symbol pendant of sterling silver will remind you of your quest for your own self-realization.

More Yoga Inspired Jewelry - The Lotus

The lotus is a symbol of spiritual growth, including our growth from our yoga practice. One of the important seated yoga poses is Padmasana, or Lotus Pose.

The bud of the lotus represents our spiritual potential, and the unfolding blossom represents the expansion of our soul and our growth toward spiritual enlightenment. It symbolically represents our being fully grounded in the very necessary physical world while also aspiring towards the divine, much as the lotus is rooted into the muck and mire underwater, but rises through the muddy water and blossoms into a beautiful, pure flower.

Since yoga has strong connections with the Eastern spiritual traditions, the lotus has significance in our yoga practice as well. Lotus Pose, orPadmasana, is a seated posture that is especially recommended for meditation, chanting, and pranayama (breathing exercises).

I invite you to browse Yoga-Inspired Jewelry: Lotus Flower Designs for a few of my favorite examples of yoga lotus jewelry.

Yoga mat carrying bag
Yoga mat carrying bag

Yoga Mat Bags and Slings, Yoga Gym Bags

Carrying Straps, Bags, and Totes for Your Yoga Mat

A yoga mat tote bag or yoga gym bag such as this Timbuk2 Flow Gym Yoga Tote to the right (and below), makes a great gift for someone who carries their yoga mat and other gear to yoga class or to the gym.

Mat slings and straps are very economical, and are great for if you just want to keep your mat rolled up and easily carried. A yoga mat bag offers more protection to your mat and comes in many different styles, colors, and price ranges. A yoga gym bag or duffel-type bag has a place to hold your mat as well as other gear that you need for your class or when you go to the gym.

A Few More Yoga Bag Ideas

Best Yoga Gym Bags and Totes

Great quality, stylish yoga gym bags that hold your mat plus other yoga class and gym essentials.

Yoga figurine
Yoga figurine

Yoga Artwork, Sculptures and Figurines

Yoga Art -- Sculptures, Posters, and More

Yoga artwork can delight and inspire us whether it represents yoga poses or other aspects of yoga philosophy, ancient yoga sages or mythological characters. Inspire the yoga-lover in your life with the gift of a yoga sculpture, figuring, or poster!

The link will take you to another page with Yoga Art ideas.

Fun Yoga T-Shirts

Fun Yoga T-Shirts

I enjoy wearing t-shirts with designs that show my interests, including yoga. There are many yoga t-shirt designs on Zazzle that I especially like. On Fun Yoga T-Shirts I show a few of my favorite designs, including "Om", "Namaste", and "Shanti" designs, as well as yoga pose designs.

A favorite of a couple of my yoga students is the "Savasana" design t-shirt. Savasana (or Corpse Pose) is the resting pose we do at the end of each class. Ahhh, it feels good to rest completely at the end of class!

Yoga Poster Gifts

A yoga poster makes a good gift to adorn a yoga practice space, and to inspire the practitioner. This quirky poster below, by Gosia Janik, is one of my favorites.

You can find this poster of Woman in Halasana (Plow Pose) With Cat on AllPosters, along with more of Janik's photographic prints, and more yoga posters and prints by other artists.

Halasana (Plow Pose) with cat
Halasana (Plow Pose) with cat | Source

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      Karen 3 years ago from U.S.

      @TerriCarr: I also think that the yoga posters are great ways to motivate people to practice!

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      TerriCarr 3 years ago

      Yoga posters are a great way to inspire people to get away from the computer and actually practice. I am so glad to see allposters has yoga posters!

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      Karen 3 years ago from U.S.

      @PadmashriSriram: Thanks PadmashriSriram. I practice Iyengar Yoga -- B.K.S. Iyengar just calls it "yoga" but we give this method his name to differentiate it from other methods of teaching it. BTW he just turned 95 today!

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      PadmashriSriram 3 years ago

      Excellent yoga gift suggestions. You an Iyengar ?

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      tonyleather 3 years ago

      Some excellent gift suggestions here! My wife is well into yoga!

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      Karen 3 years ago from U.S.

      @SmartYoga: I agree a calendar is always useful!

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      SmartYoga 3 years ago

      A yoga calendar! You can't go wrong with daily inspiration!

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      Roberto Eldrum 4 years ago

      I could never go beyond magnets and lockets, nice collection here. :)

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      These are great Unique Yoga Gift Ideas, I like the yoga and green tea gift set.

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      kimark421 4 years ago

      Great lens with a good selection of yoga gift ideas. Awesome!

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      Good and informative article.

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Great selections!

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      Karen 4 years ago from U.S.

      @anonymous: They look cute!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks, I also found really cute yoga shaped cookie cutters at yummiyogi.com

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      Christmas-Gifts-Ideas 4 years ago

      I love your Yoga lover gift ideas. I think I am going to make myself a Christmas present right now. LOL

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      Karen 4 years ago from U.S.

      @anonymous: Thanks! The products look wonderful!

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      nancyrowina 4 years ago

      Lots of great ideas here, I like the chakra water bottles and the yoga magnets.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      For unique hand-made yoga inspired wooden pendants check out this Etsy store:

      www.etsy.com/shop/CreationsFromG

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      Auntie-M LM 5 years ago

      Wonderful suggestions!

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      modernchakra 5 years ago

      Perfect lens for when I am looking to buy my girlfriend christmas presents this year... also now I want a pair of yoga sandals myself. Added it to my wish list and will come back here when it is time to buy, thank you for putting these products together with your recommendations!

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      NTxWriter 5 years ago

      I love doing yoga and will send your lens to all my friends as gift ideas for me! There is a lot to choose from..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I like many of these gifts, but for me!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You have such a wonderful sense of harmony here...and great unique yaga gifts too!

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      alexvervier 5 years ago

      Loved the tip on the Yogi sandals :-)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Very creative and interesting gift ideas!

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      maryctucker 5 years ago

      Amazing Ideas! I like this awesome idea.I will take it visit at once time.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      love yoga and caoeira for body and mind

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      For comfort and style when practicing yoga check out some Low Priced, High Quality Yoga Pants with most outfits (Top & Foldover yoga pants) UNDER $20

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Some great gift ideas for the yoga enthusiast!

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      This is a fun lens to read. I enjoyed the yoga sandals, the eco-friendly yoga mats, and the Chakra stainless steel water bottle - (learn as you hydrate!). Thanks for sharing this information with us.

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      LotusMalas 6 years ago

      Very good ideas! I'll send this right over to my husband ;-)

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      Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

      @corinnemwestphal: Glad to have done the research :-)

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      corinnemwestphal 6 years ago

      I've bookmarked a few of these for Christmas gifts for friends. Thanks for doing all this research "for me." :-)

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      oztoo lm 6 years ago

      Nice selection of yoga gifts.

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