10 Things to Consider When Buying a Yoga Gift
Searching for the perfect yoga gift idea for a family member or friend? Keep these 10 things in mind while you shop, they’ll help you land on the perfect gift!
1. Make class easier
Know someone that does love taking yoga classes? Consider making their life easier! A yoga bag, for example, can help tremendously (carrying a yoga mat is more difficult than it looks). Make their experience easier and more enjoyable- that is a gift they will love for years to come!
2. Think tech
On the flip side, if you know someone who isn’t quite comfortable attending a yoga class, turn to technology for your yoga gift! There are plenty of apps and websites that feature yoga classes- and a great gift is to either pay for the app or pay for their subscription or access to the classes. This is great both for people who don’t want to attend class or people who are always busy or traveling but want to practice yoga wherever they are. Thanks to technology, they can!
3. Educate them
This is a perfect gift for someone who is just getting into yoga (not for experienced yogis- you don’t want to offend them!) There are plenty of books and guides and wonderful resources out there that will educate you not just on the history of yoga, but on things like the knowledge behind why yoga works so well, and how to get the most out of it.
By learning properly how to perform the moves and how to breathe right you will get way more out of your yoga experience. Perfect for someone just getting started!
For true yogis, yoga isn’t just what they do to stay fit and healthy, it is a lifestyle. There are tons of clothing, jewelry, and other accessories that focus on yoga, and it makes for a great gift! From a hoodie that says ‘namaste,’ to a necklace featuring a lotus flower, to things like throw pillows, there are so many wonderful options to choose from!
5. Upgrade their existing yoga gear
For someone who has practiced yoga for years, it may be time for an upgrade! Everybody practicing yoga needs a good yoga mat, why not upgrade theirs to a non-skid version? Perhaps they would benefit from some new workout gear or a nice water bottle with a built-in infuser? Think about upgrading these basic items- it is sure to be a hit!
6. Help with relaxation
Yoga is all about relaxing the body and mind. Extend that feeling into other parts of life by getting a great relaxation gift! This could be a nice candle, a set of bath salts, lotion, or a cozy bathrobe. After a nice yoga class, it is great to come home and continue to feel that relaxed after-yoga feeling!
7. Consider other exercise equipment
There is more that you can use than just a yoga mat believe it or not! A great yoga gift is to get something that they can use to further their training- this could be something like an exercise ball or ankle weights, perfect for an experienced yogi that is ready to take things to the next level!
8. Go for the subscription box
There are plenty of subscription boxes that would make an excellent gift for any yoga lover! From boxes focused specifically on yoga, to boxes that send workout clothes, accessories, or healthy foods, these all make for perfect gifts and will keep the person you are shopping for smiling for months to come!
9. Keep in mind their skill level
This is important! When buying a yoga gift, keep in mind whether you are shopping for a beginner, an intermediate yogi, or an expert. You would hate to accidentally get someone something that they either can’t or won’t want to use! Use their skill level as the guiding focus when selecting your gift.
When in doubt, stick with something more general (such as a new pair of leggings) that will be perfect for anyone, no matter their skill level.
10. Gift yoga classes
Finally, for those who do enjoy attending yoga class, consider buying them some classes as their gift! This is a gift you know they will enjoy, and even if it is something they would buy anyway, it still makes for a thoughtful gift that they will appreciate. Consider joining in with them to make the gift even more thoughtful and personal!