Hello everyone! It’s been a long while since I’ve posted on here, and I hope you guys are doing great and enjoying the festive season with your family and loved ones so far!
With Christmas coming in less than 10 days’ time, I wouldn’t be too surprised if some of you are still scratching your heads finding the perfect gift for your friends, family, or that special someone. So I thought it’ll be interesting to do a yogi’s holiday gift guide, for your yogi friend, your yogi buddy, or your yogi girlfriend/boyfriend! These items are some of my personal favourites, and what a better time to find the perfect gift to improve their yoga practice than now?
Here are 10 perfect holiday gifts for the yogi -
1. To complete the look,
On the left, Braided Tank Top in Jungle Green from Vivre Activewear, Kaleidoscope Leggings from Dharma Bums Active
On the right, Exquisite Bra in Black from lululemon athletica, Bonfire Leggings from Candida Maria (by SoulHaute)
These yoga apparels are currently some of my personal favourites not just because of the beautiful and intricate details, but also the level of comfort and functionality these apparels provide. Not only that they comfortable and very stretchy, they also dissipate sweat very quickly, which is always a huge bonus. Getting beautiful yoga clothes for the yogi is definitely one of the safest ways to buy a present that will be extremely practical in the long run.
Like icing on a cake, there are also some special deals just for your Christmas shopping:
Vivre Activewear is also having their year-end Christmas promo, with free mini vapouriser towel to be given with any purchase. Check out their Instagram for all the details. Also, enter “SASSYYOGI” at check out for 10% off (promo code is valid till the end of December).
SoulHaute, an online yoga store that brings in yoga apparels such as Candida Maria, Daughters of Culture, and many more, to Singapore! They are also having their weekly giveaway on Instagram for the month of December, so scoot over to their Instagram page to find out more!
2. To deepen the practice,
Yoga props are one of the most important, yet often overlooked, staples in one’s yoga practice, not matter whether one has just started out on yoga or has been practicing for a long time. Yoga straps help to deepen into a stretch or a pose without compromising on form and alignment, and Manduka’s cotton yoga strap is really soft and lightweight. Yoga Paws has been said to help protect the wrists, and also provide great friction and grip to one’s practice.
Matsnaps is a pretty simple, yet ingenious, addition to one’s practice. It is a simple tool that helps to hold your yoga towel to your mat without you having to fix it all the time in a yoga class. As one who regularly attends vinyasa class, this is definitely one of the best additions to my practice. No more stopping in the middle of a vinyasa class to fix my towel!
3. To connect within,
I stumbled upon Holly Molly Jewellery while attending a Christmas flea market by Public Garden, and I was blown away by the beauty of the jewellery that they make. Using various gemstones to create beautiful bracelets and necklaces, I pretty much fell in love with this Amethyst bracelet when I first saw it. And most importantly, Amethyst is my birthstone and I really connected with it. There are many other gemstones as well, and they are also having a Christmas sale on the Zalora Marketplace, so I strongly suggest you guys check it out.
I’ve been wearing the Ocean Turquoise Mala from Mala Collective for a few months now, and it has pretty much never really left my side. Not only has a very calming presence, it is also a constant reminder for me to be mindful on the mat as well as off the mat. Using Rudraksha beads and turquoise, it signifies vibrance, adventure, and peace. There are also many other mala with different gemstones for different intentions, so you will not have to worry about not finding one that speaks to you.
4. To kick back and relax with a cup of tea,
Organic Peruvian Tea from Namasteas
Namasteas hail from the native highlands of Peru, where Sue, the founder of Namasteas, come from. These leaves were picked, sorted, and processed entirely by hand, the production process is closely taken care of by Sue, thus ensuring the highest quality of tea leaves. This is the best cup of tea to relax after a long day at work, or to snuggle in bed with on a rainy day. If the yogi happens to be a tea lover, this is the perfect gift for him/her.
They are also having a December sale for their winter harvest loose leaf Peruvian Mint, going at 2 packs for 58$ (usual price 64$). Check out their Instagram page for more details.
I hope that you now have a better idea on what to gift for the yogi in your midst. These gifts would make the perfect gifts for them to further their own yoga practice, and for you to show your love and appreciation for them!
If you have other suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below too. Merry Christmas, and I promise you’ll be hearing from me again real soon! x