Christmas is just around the corner! If you’re wondering what Christmas gifts to buy the yoga addict in your life then look no further… I’ve put together my top 11 gifts that any yoga lover will be delighted with. I’ve covered everything from stocking fillers to stand-alone gifts and there’s something to fit every budget.
1. Yoga Design Lab Mat and Towel Combo
Available for just €65 euro from The Yoga Lounge in Raheny, theyogalounge.ie, this eco-friendly mat is designed to be the ultimate yoga companion and makes an amazing Christmas gift. It looks amazing too!
2. Voucher for a private yoga class
There’s nothing like a one-to-one class to give your yoga practice a whole new lease of life. It’s amazing how much more you can learn in just one private class where you have the teacher’s full attention. They have the time and freedom to work on anything that deserves a little more focus. Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about private sessions and class vouchers as Christmas gifts.
3. Yogitoes Towel
If you already own your favourite mat, then this non slip towel is a great addition. It’s portable, easy to wash, quick to dry and a must have for ashtanga, vinyasa or hot yoga students. Available widely at yoga studios or online stores such as yogarebel.com.
4. Subscription to Yoga Journal
Why not pay for a yearly subscription to Yoga Journal magazine? With this Christmas gift, you get to stay up to date on all things yoga. Subscribe for 1 year and pay just $35.95. This is the gift that will continue giving throughout the year. Check out yogajournal.com.
5. Yoga Pants from TK Maxx
A yogi can never have enough yoga pants! TK Maxx has a huge range of yoga pants ranging in Price from €20-30 euro with all sorts of colours and patterns to choose from.
6. Eye Pillow
Why not indulge with a luxury deluxe silk yoga eye pillow from yogashop.ie.ie. Handmade in India, with a subtle sent of lavender this will keep the yogi in your life happy without breaking the bank.
7. Yoga bracelet
Yogis love stacking bracelets. Check out the selection at Nyles and Rafe in Dunboyne, Co.Meath costing €25-30 (nylesandrafe.com), a gorgeous Christmas gift for your yogi.
8. Silk Scarf
A scarf is not only very useful for meditation, but will keep you warm and stylish coming to and from class. You can’t beat Nyles and Rafe for their fabulous range of scarves ranging from €18-40 euro. My favourites are the Daisy Silk scarves in baby blue or pink. Check out their website to see a full range, nylesandrafe.com.
9. Happy Pear Cookbook
Written by the two brothers who own The Happy Pear Café, there are two different vegetarian cook books to choose from and the recipes are absolutely amazing. This is an easy to follow book that uses easily bought ingredients and the recipes always turn out exactly as they should…if you weigh the ingredients and follow the recipe! Widely available from bookstores or the Happy Pear restaurant in Greystones.
10. Yoga oils
Every yogi loves soothing essential oils. They are great to apply on pulse points before class for an energising scent or afterwards to relax before bed. Check out Irish company yogandha.com for a selection of beautiful natural oils.
11. Donate a gift
As yogis we practice compassion, so what better gift to give than a Christmas gift for someone in the developing world. You can spend anything from €5 up and your money will go to the developing world to buy life-changing gifts for people who really need them. There’s a huge range of gifts to choose from including food and shoes for refugees, chickens, school lunches, goats, mosquito nets, newborn baby care and much more. Every yogi will be delighted to receive such a thoughtful and generous gift. Check out presentaid.ie, trocaire.org or oxfamireland.org.