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YogaDork Holiday Gift Guide 2011: The Best Yoga Gifts of the Year

in holiday 2011, YD News

It’s the most wonnnderful tiime of the yeeear…No wait. Come back! We won’t sing the rest, we promise. You’ll be ready to hug/pound Andy Williams and a few other caroling friends by the time the year is out. But, before all that, no time like the present. Yay, presents! There’s no denying the holiday season is upon us, and if we were good little yogadorks all year we’ll be receiving some awesome gifts this season. If we’re good little yogadorks who want to show our gratitude and appreciation we’ll be giving some awesome gifts to all the incredible folks we love.

The 2011 YD Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone on your list, for any budget and level of yogadorkification. And uh, you might even decide to share it with some of your favorite givers as well. Happy Holidays!

Shopping Not Included: Free or mostly free stuff

Yogi mixtape. Simple, lovely and heartfelt. Compile your favorite tunes from your own library, or expand your horizons.

Yoga mat wash. Yogis can be notorious for letting that sticky mat get stickier with sweat and dirt – ick! Make your own mat wash by combining white vinegar and water, or maybe use some essential oils like lavendar, tea tree or peppermint mixed with distilled water. Put it in a reusable spray bottle and tie it up with a pretty bow.

Yoga class card. Your special yogi loves, guess what, yoga! Buy them a class card to their favorite studio, or to another one they’ve been meaning to try. Variety is the spice.

yogis who have everything, give growth


DIY Moss Terrarium Kit for all your adorable mini landscaping obsessions ($22)

DIY Kombucha Kit for at-home brew anytime ($27.44)

dress up in yoga

Dork out with ‘Dorkasana’ 100% organic cotton tee – Winner of the Ultimate YogaDork T-Shirt Design Contest. 12% goes to your Karma Cause of choice via Karma Warrior Clothing ($30 pre-order, $36 after 12/11)

Organic cotton, hand-dyed yoga pants by Shining Shakti ($69)

Original and classic roll down yoga pants by Hard Tail  ($50)

Snuggly organic cotton yogi leg warmers ($30)

designing yogi

Create Your Own Mala by Jewels of Saraswati ($55)

find inner peace in your home with a lotus wall decal ($33)

yogi in practice essentials

Relax and restore on a handmade bolster from Inner Space Yoga ($70)

tried and true, this is the mack mama of the Manduka family ($84)

support yourself with a cork block by Hugger Mugger ($15 each)

yogi bookworms

Delve deeper. Writing Yoga: A Guide to Keeping a Practice Journal by Bruce Black ($10)

Get lighter. Downward Dog, Upward Fog by Meryl Davids Landau ($10)

Deeper, yet. Meditation for the Love of It: Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience by Sally Kempton ($13)

Lighter, still. Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar always on the list ($10)

the pampered yogi stocking stuffers


Soothe the ouches. Muscle remedy by H. Gillerman Organics – Essential Oil Remedies ($48)

lilac chalcedony lotus charm bracelet by padmala ($33)

make it count

Haitian Crafts. Necklaces and bracelets made from hand rolled recycled paper. Proceeds to go toward Urban Zen Foundation’s Hope, Help and Rebuild Haiti Project  ($35-95)

Coffee lovers rejoice in fair trade. Crop to Cup gift basket ($29.99)

Sustainable solutions. hand woven, naturally-dyed, I AM. large yoga mat bag – materials made by and proceeds supporting Mayan weavers in Guatamala  ($79)

little gifts that say ‘yoga dork’ by yogadealer Jenn:

for the yoga foodie:
magnetic poses – literally. 63 ways to bring back fridge art fun with some yogic flair. ($11.99)

yoga-ing poetic – someone naughty on your list definitely has or has had the raunchy edition of magnetic poetry. enter the perfect replacement. magnetic poetry yoga kit, so much more meaningful,
inspiring and well, tasteful. ($10)

the cookie sutras – the secret lives of gingerbread people show how to keep love alive and fresh. ($8.95)

for little yogis:
meet the benders, yoga jane and yoga joe – these bendy friends definitely give good ol’ gumby a run for his money. fun for yogi-kids of all ages. ($7.95)

for happiness-deprived yogis:
pocket-sized happy help – help occupy happiness during these trying times, it’s amazing what a smile can do to warm someone’s heart. try this ‘little book to help you life a happy life’ ($6.41)

for beauty junkies/yogis (hey, aren’t we all slashies?): organic skincare to-go – jack had beans, modern day yogis carry a lot more in their bags. for complexion perfection on the go, pamper someone with the sprout skincare travel kit ($50.00 for the set; $10 per travel size product)

for sweaty yogis (bikram-addicts):
birdbath in a wipe – no matter how sweaty the mat, come out of class smelling like roses with a handy travel pouch. (3 pack for $21)

for vegan yogis:
snakaroons – everyone likes a sweet treat, and if it’s raw and vegan it leave less guilt without slacking on the indulgence end. choose among these flavor combos: goji, cocoa & maca; banana & coconut; pineapple macadamia ($8.99)

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Need more idears? YogaDork Holiday Gift Guide 2010: The Best Yoga Gifts of the Year

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