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If you have somebody in your life who is just nuts about yoga, then I’ve got some great gift ideas for you. Yogi’s aren’t really known for their materialism, but there are some gifts that will be well appreciated to help them on their journeys to peace and good balance.
There’s always some holiday or birthday event that will present itself and shopping for a yogi isn’t always easy, but these ideas should help out.
Candles. Those that like to meditate will often do so by focusing on a naked flame, so a candle can make an ideal gift. If you get one that has the fragrance of a natural scent, it can even help more to put them in the mood for their meditation.
Holistic yogi’s can never get enough yoga and DVDs offer a great way to give them more of it. Presented by experienced and knowledgeable tutors, yoga DVDs can be used in the home at any time of day or night – perfect!
The completely non-material gift of time. By offering to babysit, the yoga loving mum can get out of the house to a class. After all, you can’t do headstands with a toddler running around.
A favourite fragrance for massage oil is lavender, due to it’s calming and relaxing influence. If you play your cards right, you might even get a massage out of this too!
These perfect and traditional presents can be filled with anything you like including some yoga related items. Think mat, DVD, clothing, class gift certificates or vouchers. You could even go so far as to give a private lesson with a teacher.
In some families it’s traditional to gift calendars for the forthcoming year at Christmas time. There are plenty of topics that you can choose from, try yoga focused, water or nature to please these peaceful people.
Knowledge. There are several books that have the greatest of respect in the yoga world. Try B.K.S Ivengar’s Light on Yoga for one. How about the Yoga Sutra or even the Bhagavad Gita for two others. Yoga people love to read about it when they’re not doing it.
Sites such as Amazon sell a wide range of mats and you can read the reviews of people who have already purchased them too. This way you’ll know whether that mat will slip, whether it’s padded enough as you can rely on people who have already tried them for yoga.
If all else fails then you could opt for a mat or clothing for your yogi. They do like to wear clothes that aren’t too tight, too loose or too baggy, so it could be that another gift certificate could be in order so that they can choose their own. Otherwise, you could take expert advice from your local studio on what the ideal clothing is, it’s quite likely that they have some there for you to buy too.