Ahh, here we are December. This 2009 has been a wild and crazy ride so far, and now it’s almost 2010 already! But before we get all teary-eyed about days past and future, let’s talk about the present(s)! The holidays can have us bending over backwards trying to find the perfect gifts, but hopefully our little guide will help lead you to delight all your favorite yogadorks.
Some might say shopping is a competitive sport. Use our guide to keep it civil! Scroll down for three levels of yogadorky goods, plus a yoga “dork” deals guide presented by yogadeals.blogspot.com! Feel free to share your ideas, especially DIY, with everyone in the comments.
But First, a Poll!
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Need more? See last year’s Gift Guide 2008 for more ideas.
Level 1: Essentially YogaDork
♥ Jo-Sha Mat Cleansing Wipes, Biodegradable & Recyclable, 20 individual wipes | $13.49 [buy]
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar | $12.89 [buy]
Level 2: Devoted ‘Dorks
Hard Tail Sailor Stripe pants | $58 [buy]
♥ Mens Mantra Shorts by prAna, organic cotton | $33 [buy]
♥ Libretea Glass Infuser, 10 oz | $25 [buy]
Lotus Silver Ring, blissiful on etsy.com | $79 [buy]
books + media
The Woman’s Yoga Book by Bobby Clennell | $16.47 [buy]
Enlighten Up! A Skeptic’s Journey into the World of Yoga DVD | $18.99 [buy]
Downward Dog-Adho Mukha Svanasana Watercolor, 11×14 matted print, corinnaluyken on etsy.com | $35 [buy]
Lotus Blossom Wall Decal | $35 [buy]
Sacred Suds Essential Oils Yoga Gift Set | $15 [buy]
China Gel, A therapeutic gel that helps reduce pain with menthol, camphora, lavendar oil, aloe vera, and ginseng extract. | $13.95-22.95 [buy]
Level 3: Indubitable ‘Dorks
♥ Shining Shakti “Boundless” Tie Dye yoga pants, SML, other colors avilable | $69 [Buy]
♥ Split Tank by we’ar | $48 [buy] (use ‘yogadork’ code for 10% discount!)
“Sweetheart” Mat Bag in papyrus green by oGorgeous | $85 on sale [buy]
Manduka Pro Yoga Mat lulu purple | $90 [buy]
Owl Wrist Wallet, or custom made, pinsandthimbles on etsy.com | $30 [buy]
Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board | $94.99 [buy]
Ayurveda Vata Nurturing Sampler Pack from Mother of Health | $74.49 [buy]
Give Health, Get Health Acupuncture Gift Certificate from Gotham Wellness. Purchase Gift Certificate of 30, 60, 90 mins and receive one of equal value for yourself. [info here – mention yogadork] (offer through December, gift certificates valid 4 months from date of purchase)
Yogi who’s got it all
King Pigeon Wooden Wine Bottle Holder | $49 [buy]
crafty DIY and stocking stuffers
- custom playlists – create your own mix
- yoga mat bags from old sweatshirts or jeans – get out your needle and thread!
- inspiration journal – add your own quotes or drawings
- coupon book – a take on the old classic, include yoga time outs – for families , and couples version if you catch our drift.
yoga “dork” deals guide presented by yogadeals.blogspot.com
–bent on learning tank beater design by kenny scharf ($25) – perfect for the hot yoga or for layering. each tank provides 3 yoga classes for children in nyc schools.
–itty bitty yoga clothes ($8-$42) – india-inspired organic baby gear.
–lightweight earrings ($24-$40) – crafted by an ashleigh woods, an indie designer, who uses beads she finds on her travels.
–shakti mat ($59) – take focus to the next level with a meditation mat with mini massagers (or torture points) built in to trigger pressure points.
–you are here ($13.57) – thicht nhat khan guide to discovering the present moment
–yoga passbook ($75) – more than 300 free classes for 2010 at local studios in some major cities
–kombucha brooklyn the yogi’s equivalent to a home beer brew system, but cooler because it’s from brooklyn, home of the hipsters ($25)
–sugaring kit-not only because of a personal love of shobha, but because it works (& who wants to be hairy on the mat?)… home hair removal has never been so sweet ($30)
therapeutic eye pillow – lavender & chamomile in the comfort of a pillow to melt away stress ($7)
organic cleansing mat spray – a subtle way of letting your buddies know it’s time for some mat maintenance ($5)
shambhala sun – subscribe to be a beautiful buddha ($19)