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YogaDork Holiday Gift Guide 2009: The Best Yoga Gifts of the Year

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yd_giftguide_09_v11Ahh, 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!

♥ indicates eco-friendly

Need more? See last year’s Gift Guide 2008 for more ideas.

Level 1: Essentially YogaDork

good-cardThe Good Card gift card redeemed as a donation to any of more than 1.8 million charities. | $10-250 [buy]
lotuspad-black-yoga-mat Lotuspad Eco Yoga Mats, PVC-free, Adults and Kids sizes | $24-40 [buy]

jo-sha-wipes Jo-Sha Mat Cleansing Wipes, Biodegradable & Recyclable, 20 individual wipes | $13.49 [buy]

lightonyogaLight on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar | $12.89 [buy]

yogadork-hashtag-zazzle#YogaDork t-shirt! every yogi needs one. other goods available at the YD shop | $26.95 [buy]

Level 2: Devoted ‘Dorks


hard-tail-sailor-stripeHard Tail Sailor Stripe pants | $58 [buy]

prana-mantra-shorts1 Mens Mantra Shorts by prAna, organic cotton | $33 [buy]


libretea-infuser-199x300 Libretea Glass Infuser, 10 oz | $25 [buy]

lotus-silver-ringLotus Silver Ring, blissiful on etsy.com | $79 [buy]

books + media

bobby-clennell-wybThe Woman’s Yoga Book by Bobby Clennell | $16.47 [buy]

enlighten-up-dvdEnlighten Up! A Skeptic’s Journey into the World of Yoga DVD | $18.99 [buy]

dork decor

downdog-watercolorDownward Dog-Adho Mukha Svanasana Watercolor, 11×14 matted print, corinnaluyken on etsy.com | $35 [buy]

lotus-blossom-decalLotus Blossom Wall Decal | $35 [buy]


sacredsuds-yogasetSacred Suds Essential Oils Yoga Gift Set | $15 [buy]

chinagel-tubeChina 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]

we_ar-split-tankSplit Tank by we’ar | $48 [buy] (use ‘yogadork’ code for 10% discount!)


sweetheart-ogorgeous“Sweetheart” Mat Bag in papyrus green by oGorgeous | $85 on sale [buy]

manduka-pro-mat-purpleManduka Pro Yoga Mat lulu purple | $90 [buy]

owl-wrist-walletOwl Wrist Wallet, or custom made, pinsandthimbles on etsy.com | $30 [buy]

wii-fit-plusWii Fit Plus with Balance Board | $94.99 [buy]


foods-that-heal-mohAyurveda Vata Nurturing Sampler Pack from Mother of Health | $74.49 [buy]

gotham_wellness_logo_lgGive 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

good_wine_holderKing Pigeon Wooden Wine Bottle Holder | $49 [buy]

lotus-vodkaLotus Vodka, for gourmet Yogini Martinis™ | $24.99 [Buy] or check lotusvodka.com for stores

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

asana apparel

bent-on-learning-tank1bent 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.

limb warmers ($8-$18 ) – keep the heat when during your yoga warmup (or when traveling to & from class) with sockdreams.comsock-dreams

itty bitty yoga clothes ($8-$42) – india-inspired organic baby gear.sama-baby1

budget bling


lightweight earrings ($24-$40) – crafted by an ashleigh woods, an indie designer, who uses beads she finds on her travels.

meditative marvels

shakti-matshakti 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-hereyou are here ($13.57) – thicht nhat khan guide to discovering the present moment

local lovers

yoga passbook ($75) – more than 300 free classes for 2010 at local studios in some major cities

yoga for a year – check out local studios, they usually have an annual option for unlimited yoga, usually at a -discounted rate! – check out kula project in nyc ($1680/yr) http://www.kulayoga.com

DIY kits

kombucha-brooklynkombucha brooklyn the yogi’s equivalent to a home beer brew system, but cooler because it’s from brooklyn, home of the hipsters ($25)

shobha-sugaringsugaring 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)

stocking stuffers

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)

16 comments… add one
  • ashdyogi

    i want all of it.. 🙂 great ideas. im sending your link to my husband now..

  • rocking list! wore those very Shining Shaktis today! wow.. good job YD. what’s your #1 wish?

  • Great list, just shared it!

  • Love the list – will definitely point my husband to the lotus ring. Been looking forward to this so thanks for doing such a thorough job – something for everyone, on any budget.

  • about those Shining Shakti pants — I’m 5’7″ and the LONG were still too short on me….gave them away….great list otherwise

  • happy to be in such good company on your list! thank you and happy holidays 🙂

  • Rachel

    Ohh, what an amazing list of gifts! I need to get my bf to get me that ogorgeous yoga bag, soo cute

  • Vera

    Ahhhh!!! I love those crazy pants that puff out at your knee! You featured their shirt but not the pants. I want the pants OMG. And…I love that yummy oGorgeous yoga bag. It looks golden green and really roomy. Thank you! Gonna tell the boyfriend.

  • Darby

    Yeah, those crazy pants are adorable! I just checked them out at the we’ar site… $96! But oh so cute.

  • we’ar honored to be amongst such beautiful company! I think that Libretea Glass Infuser is going on my wishlist…
    Blatant-yoga-plug-alert!: Just a wee reminder that we offer a discount to all our #yogadork friends simply by using the code “yogadork” in the checkout of our online store.

    Much love!
    The we’ar crew.

  • Thank you so much for including our Yoga gift set of soaps! Wow, I am honored to be included in this fantastic group of artisans and authors. What a beautiful collection!

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