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Yoga gift guide
We all have at least one fit friend in our lives who loves to get her "om" on. As a yogi, she's totally flexible, but when it comes to gifts, she'd definitely prefer some presents over other. To help you choose from the countless yoga gifts on the market, we've rounded up some gifts for yoga lovers that your friend will go heels-over-head for (in a headstand, of course). Whether it's a pretty yoga mat, a stylish yoga bag, trendy yoga pants, delicate yoga jewelry, or even just a little stocking stuffer, we have you covered.
Namaste All Day Tank
For your yogi friend who is proud of her practice (and not afraid to show it), this Spiritual Gangster rocker tank ($54; bloomingdales.com) is a blend of cute and sassy. Not to mention, the soft, lightweight fabric is great for keeping her cool during those extra-sweaty hot yoga and Bikram yoga classes.
Lululemon All Day Tote
The Lululemon All Day Tote ($128; lululemon.com) strikes the fine balance of fashion and function. A removable pouch as well as ample pocket space helps you organize your yoga clothes and accessories, as well as your keys, wallet, phone, and everything else you need to carry on any given day. The heather-grey fabric is durable, water resistant, and easy to clean.
C9 Champion Freedom High Waist Capri
The newly redesigned C9 Champion Freeform High Waist capris ($25; target.com) are sure to be her new yoga apparel staple. The soft, breathable fabric will keep her feeling comfortable all the way from Child's Pose to Savasana.
La Vie Boheme Avanti Yoga Mat
Your friend's yoga studio will transform into an art gallery after she unrolls this gorgeous patterned mat ($86; laviebohemeyoga.com). The beautiful design will help her maintain motivation and mindfulness, even during the most rigorous moments of chair pose.
Yoga Sling Sandals
For your dedicated yogi friend who never wants to leave the mat—now she doesn't have to. Introducing the Yoga Mat Sandals from Sanuk ($38; zappos.com), which are actually made out of real yoga mat. If sandals seem unrealistic for trekking to yoga during winter months, they also offer a close-toed shoe with the same innovative comfort.
Yogitoes Organic hBand yoga headband
Help save your friend from a hair-in-face incident during down dog with this sleek headband ($4; manduka.com). With tons of colors to choose from, you can find just the right hue or pattern to match your friend's personality—or even get a few to coordinate with different yoga outfits!
prAna Minoo Sweater
Have a friend who's always down to meet up for drinks or dinner after her om-sesh? Get her this soft hemp and organic cotton sweater to throw on over her yoga gear ($89; amazon.com). The combo of cowl neck and surprising fishnet back makes this super sustainable sweater equally stylish.
When hot yoga class gets way too steamy to function, this adorable Manduka bralette ($64; amazon.com) is the perfect solution for staying cool. Offering a bit more coverage than a standard sports bra, it's great under a lightweight yoga top or even boldly on its own.
Sweaty Betty Power Leggings
All eyes will be on her (except, of course, while class is actually in session) when she wears the colorful Sweaty Betty Power leggings ($110; sweatybetty.com) to yoga class. Plus, the sweat-wicking, high-stretch material will help her stay cool and confident as she powers through a rigorous practice.
Liforme Travel Yoga Mat
If your friend is constantly jetting off to yoga retreats around the world—or maybe just wants a mat that easily transports between work and class—this travel mat ($115; amazon.com) is a great buy. It includes unique features like Liforme's signature "GripforMe" fabric which stays grippy even when sweat strikes, along with the "AlignForMe" system—etched lines on the mat that help offer alignment guidance for each pose. Plus it's made of sturdy naturally sourced, sustainable rubber, so it won't fall apart when her wanderlust strikes.
Gaiam Chakra Mat Bag
Inspire your favorite yogi to unlock each of her seven chakras with this chic Gaiam yoga mat bag ($18; amazon.com). Don't worry about getting the correct size—this bag is designed to fit most mats. The bag features an adjustable yoga strap, and is machine-washable.
C9 Champion Seamless Tie Dye Strappy Cami Sports Bra
The strappy C9 Seamless Cami Sports Bra ($20; target.com) wicks moisture, dries fast, and has removable cups that allow the wearer to customize her fit. The tie-die pattern begs to be paired with a trendy cutout tank—or even worn solo. And for anyone who hates hand-washing her bras, listen up: this sports bra is machine washable and can even be put through the dryer.
Yogatoes Vitality Skidless Yoga Mat Towel
You don't need to buy your friend an entirely new yoga mat for her to change things up with her practice—just get her this unique mat towel ($70; nordstrom.com). The gorgeous pattern will make her feel connected to nature (especially during tree pose) while keeping her hands and feet blissfully sweat-free. Grippy dots ensure she won't slip, even during Bikram.
prAna Ergo Leggings
Many yoga lovers lead double-lives as dedicated runners. For the cross-training friend in your life, the prAna Ergo leggings ($48; amazon.com) are prime. They're designed to wick sweat during her runs and contour to her body during yoga class. So, for an extra ambitious workout day, she could run to class and seamlessly transition to her spot on the mat.
Satya Jewelry Silver Lotus Necklace
This elegant little Satya lotus necklace ($49; amazon.com) can be worn every day. The pretty silver pendant is etched with a delicate lotus, which will add a touch of positive energy (and sparkle) at the heart center of any outfit.
Crane and Lion Quilted Vest
For nights when the weather is chilly post-Savasana, she can throw on this quilted Crane and Lion vest ($118; craneandlion.com) to keep her core warm outside of the studio. Whether she’s headed for a run home or a night out with friends, this stylish, flattering, and unique patterned piece is sure to please.