It’s that time of year again (already?). Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday– any way you look at it, the holidays and holiday shopping is creeping up. The good news is– if you have a special yogi or yogini in your life, we’ve got the best holiday gift guide for you! And even better news– if you’re in the DMV area, many of these gifts can be found at extendYoga (probably for less and no shipping). :)
Every gal loves a good piece of jewelry, but yoga inspired jewelry– now we’re talking! Erica Sara Designs jewelry has so many amazing pieces in not only the yoga collection, but many other themed collections as well. You can also get pieces personalized/monogramed.
Erica Sara Designs jewelry ($30 and up)
Is your friend or partner’s yoga mat getting a little funky? Grab him/her a new mat! Try kulae’s Elite Hot Hybrid. The PERFECT mat AND towel for hot yoga lovers. Available at extendYoga in Bamboo and Sea colors.
kulae’s Elite Hot Hybrid ($88), extendYoga ($68)
Another great gift for the sweaty and slippy yogis out there. If you don’t want to invest in a fancy mat, definitely get a towel to step up your practice.
Yogi Toes Skiddless Yoga Towel ($64), extendYoga ($60)
Get a gift sent directly to your home every month, year-round!
Yoga Journal subscription (~$14 for a year subscription)
If you like having gifts mailed to your home, this gift is PERFECT for any health food/yoga (organic) nut. NatureBox is a simple, affordable way for you and your family to eat healthier. Subscriptions are easy to set up, can be paused at any time and shipping is always free. There are 3 gift subscription options: 3 month, 6 month and 12 month.
NatureBox ($59.95, $99.95 or $199.95)
How about a good ol’ fashioned gift card to your honey’s favorite yoga studio?! Always a crowd pleaser!
Yoga Classes or Gift Card ($??)
Share the Love: Couple Thai Massage with Dahlia Shaaban. Trying to connect on a deeper energetic level with your partner? In this dynamic massage, you will learn to utilize acupressure and deep yoga stretches to release stored tension in the body. Your partner will enjoy the benefits of yoga without the effort! You’ll learn all the principles of compassionate, therapeutic touch and yummy, easy-to-do-at-home techniques that release tension in common areas of the body that hold stress, including the neck, shoulders, lower back and hips.
Share the Love: Couple Thai Massage ($70 per couple, $35 individual)
Wrap this book up and add a note in your card about planning a trip to the first ever exhibit of it’s kind; Yoga: The Art of Transformation. It’s a beautiful exhibit and book. Great gift for a friend/co-worker!
Yoga: The Art of Transformation ($38-$55, hardcover/paperback)
Spend the holidays and the new year in some new yoga duds. Onzie yoga gear are all the rage. With so many patterns and options, there is something for everyone. AND all their products are made in the USA!
Onzie capri and long pants ($56-$65), extendYoga ($45-$52)
Saving the best for last, the ULTIMATE yogi gift. The trip and retreat of a lifetime! Your choice of two retreats with Greg Marzullo and crew.
Italy in May 2014: Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and fruit trees, the villa features spacious rooms, breathtaking views and a nearby pool to enjoy on lazy afternoons. The food is revelatory – prepared by loving hands from ingredients grown at the villa’s organic gardens. read more…
Italy: On the Heels of Dionysus ($1,600, plus flight)
Spain in Aug-Sept 2014: Spiritual explorers discovered ancient truths reflected in the wisdom of yoga; even a quick glance reveals the deep resonance between the mystics of all cultures, and, like Spain itself, our retreat will be a meeting place for the divine. read more…
Spain: Mystic Devotion ($1,650, plus flight)
***don’t forget your stocking stuffers***
Vegan girl scout cookies– Yes! You read it right! Grab a box for your kids, spouse, friends (and obviously yourself). Lot’s of vegan (and non-vegan) options.
Vegan Girl Scout Cookies ($4 per box)
Wearing one is cool, but stacking is way more fun! Snag a couple and help someone start their puravida collection. Wait, what? Each purchase also helps provide jobs in Costa Rica AND supports causes like: breast cancer, save the dolphins, migraine research, prostate cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, eating disorder awareness, hurricane sandy relief, autism speaks (just to name a few).
puravida bracelets & accessories($5-$20), extendYoga ($4-$15)
And if you are still looking for gifts or even an addition to your existing shopping list, please consider volunteering your time, making a contribution to a cause, organization, charity event or person(s) in need during this holiday season. Need help finding a cause? Check this list for ideas.
Good luck and happy holiday shopping!