It is common to have few yoga lovers in our families, friend circle, or workplace. It can be a great idea for the yoga lovers around you with a unique yet useful gift for their birthday. You can also gift them without any occasion. Yoga mats and fancy yoga pants have become clichéd gifting items for yoga lovers and you must think out of the box to amaze them.
Let’s have a look at some amazing gifting ideas for yoga enthusiasts in your life:
- Yoga Books
You can never go wrong with a yoga book if you want to make a yogic happy. Along with exploring the physical aspects of yoga, delving deep into yoga philosophy and history is always fascinating for yogis. Some great books on yoga are ‘Light on Yoga’ by B.K.S. Iyengar, ‘Yoga Mala’ by K. Pattabhi Jois, and ‘The Heart of Yoga’ by T.K.V Desikachar to name a few. You can also gift them the kindle version or e-book to save paper and avoid shipping charges.
- Yoga Classes Package
You need not gift them something tangible; you can also gift them an incredible experience in the form of a yoga class package. Most of the yoga courses these days have the option of gifting a package for 3, 5, or 10 sessions. You just need to enquire with your local studio. Apart from that, there are several online yoga communities and you can give the yoga lover a gift subscription to one of the yoga communities that offer online classes and guidance. The packages may start approximately 14 dollars a month.
- Donate for a Cause
Yoga believes in non-violence and compassion towards all living beings. You can contribute to the cause in the name of the Yoga Lover. You can plant trees or donate for other benevolent initiatives for animal shelter. You can search online to explore more about these as well as similar initiatives.
- Gift a Ticket for Yoga Conference/ Festival
Yoga lovers never wish to miss a chance to get an insight on yoga and meet other like-minded people. Yoga festivals and conferences are no less than buffet for yogis as they have ample opportunities to learn from renowned tutors. They can participate in workshops and engage with the yoga community across the globe. The ticket for the event can cost you approximately 100 dollars or above. Such events/ festivals are held across the globe and you can find more information online.
- Yoga Retreat
The yoga retreats are a gift for anyone let alone talk about yoga enthusiasts! The retreats offer a much needed break from monotonous life and gives a chance to immerse in the goodness of yoga amidst beautiful natural surroundings. These retreats need not be expensive or in a distant country. You can find many retreats near you where the focus is on practicing yoga and engaging in self-care. The yoga retreats can be booked online and you can also inquire with local yoga schools to know if they are coming up with any retreats.
- Yoga Space at Home
If the yoga lover in your life is a family member, creating a dedicated space for them to daily practice yoga is also a unique gift. They will love the gesture and appreciate your thoughtfulness. You don’t need anything fancy or big; just an underutilized space in the home. Make sure it is a flat space that can occupy the yoga mat. It must have good natural lighting and sufficient ventilation. It will give them a place for imbibing yoga practice routine without getting disturbed.
- A journal
There is a concept in yoga known as ‘Santosha’ which means contentment. It is about learning to accept and be at peace with what you have. For a yogi, maintaining a contentment journal can have positive effects and benefits such as lower stress levels and better sleep. Any journal can do as they simply need to pen down their thoughts of content and fulfillment.
- Yoga Mat Cleaner
While most people think of gifting a yoga mat, why not gift the yoga lover a mat cleaner? You can go a step ahead and look for DIY natural mat cleaner recipes. When you personally make yoga cleaner for disinfecting your yoga lover’s mat, it offers personal touch. Just keep in mind their allergies and aversions while making the cleaner.
These are some unique gifting ideas for people with various budgets that will definitely make the yoga lover happy.
Author – BIO
Katherine Austin is a professional yoga teacher trainer with 10 years of experience in Yoga. She is a certified yoga teacher trainer. She practiced in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Surya Namaskar. Katherine has worked with Chinmay Yoga School for 6 years. She is one of the favourite teachers of the students. Katherine loves to travel, read books, and spend quality time with new people.
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