Top gift picks for the yoga girl on your list
If you’re doing any shopping for a yoga lover this season, we have some gift ideas they’re sure to love. Whether you’re buying for a beginner or a posing pro we put together our top picks for anyone who makes yoga part of their life.
Half-ToeSox with Grip
They may look funny, but these half-toe socks with non-slip soles make the perfect yoga companion (toesox.com, $15). The superior grip allows you to hold and deepen your poses without slipping and the good-for-feet design encourages your toes to spread, triggering muscles in your feet to help them strengthen while also increasing circulation.
Yoga Travel Kit
For the yoga girl on the go we suggest this easy-to-pack travel kit (huggermugger.com, $49) featuring lightweight travel mat (that folds down to roughly the size of a sweater), guide to yoga poses and 20 individually wrapped mat-cleaning wipes. Now she can practice no matter where she goes this winter.
Want Jennifer Aniston's ultra-toned body? So do we! So we'll be borrowing this comprehensive yoga DVD created by Aniston's trainer from whomever we gift it to (amazon.com, $13). Celebrity yoga and fitness trainer Mandy Ingber creates a unique practice that blends traditional yoga with toning for an effective head-to-toe workout.
Everything Fits Gym Bag
Getting to yoga class and back can often mean needing a lot more than just your mat. Give the gift of space with this stylish gym bag made from 100 percent recycled materials (gaiam.com, $60). The chic, roomy bag boasts a vented outside compartment for wet or sweaty gear, easy-to-reach outside pocket for a water bottle, space for a phone and MP3 player and, most important, adjustable bottom straps to hold a yoga mat.
Plank Luxe Yoga Mat
We were instantly intrigued by this unique yoga mat designed to look like a plank of wood (plankdesigns.com, $85). Not only does it look cool – as in no one else in class will likely have one – these mats also have a patented grip layer that's activated by heat and pressure of hands and feet, making holding yoga poses much easier.
Yoga Lover Organic Gift
Treat your favorite yoga lover to this gorgeous gift set of calming lavender mist and a pretty yoga-inspired bracelet (omaroma.com, $105). The mist can be used any time your yogini needs to center herself or regain a sense of calm. The bracelet, designed by Vanessa Coppes, is made from organic rosewood beads, rhinestones and features the Om symbol – how apropos.
Sigg Om Bottle
Make sure she has something to sip after class (or during, if she's a hot yoga enthusiast) with this cute water bottle (Lululemon.com, $19). The one-liter aluminum bottle is lightweight, easy to carry, conveniently dishwasher safe and appropriately reads "I ? yoga."
Yogitoes Skidless Mat Towel
Anyone prone to the occasional mid-pose slip or who enjoys hot yoga will appreciate this super-absorbent, hygienic layer to place on their yoga mat to prevent slipping (yogitoes.com, $64). The mat-size towel features silicone nubs that allows it stay in place atop your mat, and the absorbent material means sweaty hands are a thing of the past.