7 Yoga-Inspired Gifts Worth Tying Yourself In Knots Over

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Some people are trickier to buy for than others, and few more than the yoga enthusiast in your life who claims all they want for Christmas is world peace. Not even Santa himself can deliver that gift.

But don’t worry: We’ve searched high and low for perfect yoga-inspired presents to please yogis and yoginis, so you can keep calm and carry ommmm in the festive frenzy. From relaxation aids to fit kit and handcrafted jewellery, we’ve got everything yoga-lovers could have on their Christmas wish list.

1. Because Beauty Isn’t Just On the Inside…

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A meaningful item of yoga-inspired jewellery isn’t world peace, but it’s a step in the right direction. Made with natural stones and elemental metals, choose from lotus flower silver charms, intricate om sign pendants, silver 'breathe' necklaces (it’s extraordinary how often we forget such a simple instruction, and how much better we feel after a good lungful), yin and yang signs, prayer beads and many more. 

2. Relax 24/7

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Make savasana something to seriously savour with the latest relaxation accessories your favourite yoga lover didn’t even know they needed. Take this lavender eye pillow, filled with natural linseed and flaxseed so it moulds perfectly to the shape of your eyelids, adding just enough weight to give your peepers a relaxing massage.

Or try an acupressure mat. It may look like a torture device – it is called Bed of Nails, after all – but the softly rounded nails actually trigger thousands of reflexology points and are believed to release endorphins. That means more energy, relief from pain and a wave of wellbeing washing over your body. And you could probably get away with trying it out for yourself before wrapping it up for your friend.

3. See the Light

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'Be a lamp unto yourself,' goes the famous Buddha quote. So it makes sense that, with the right lighting, you can give your home the calm vibe of a yoga studio.

Chakra pillar candles promise to soothe your mind, while a flickering floral-scented taper is enough to make you forget it’s winter outside. Buddha tealights are just the thing to enhance your meditation practice, and incense sticks even come in Christmas flavours – think fir cones and cinnamon – so festivities can last all year round. 

4. Kids Love Yoga

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Yoga helps kids to build strength and flexibility, improve concentration and manage stress. So a yoga-themed gift is just the tonic for kids jacked up on sugar and festive over-excitement – and their parents will love you for it, too.

Pick from how-to yoga DVDs designed for all ages, books that incorporate classic poses like tree and cobra into stories for little ones, and Yoga Pretzel activity cards that make endless games from fun asanas. Makes a change from Twister for some post-dinner, family-friendly fun.

5. For Those Who Eat, Sleep and Breathe Yoga….

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How do you like the sound of yoga biscuits? Cult favourite Yummi Yogi cookie cutters come in five different poses, including downward facing dog and warrior three. The hamsa symbol brings its owner happiness, peace, luck, health and good fortune – and of course delicious cookies – while Buddha biscuits prove Christmas really is a celebration for everyone. Except the gingerbread man – he’s monopolised Christmas for far too long. 

6. Cosy Fit Kit

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When we think of yoga wear, we often think of bralettes and tiny shorts. But during winter, a minimalist get-up is going to lead to frostbite. Time to switch to fleece-lined leggings with snowflake prints and long-sleeved yoga tops knitted from bamboo fibres. Bamboo? Yes: The fabric is thermo-regulating, which means it keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter. There’s a gift that keeps on giving. And for those days when it’s too cold to crawl out from under the duvet, this ' Namast’ay In Bed' slogan tee is the answer. 

7. Sweat In Style



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Sweating is as intrinsic to a good yoga session as stretching and breathing. Yogis believe working up heat is detoxifying and can deepen the effects of relaxation – which is great until you start sliding around on your mat. Happily, a non-slip yoga towel can absorb every drip from your downward dog. Cut to the same size as a standard yoga mat, rolling your own anti-bacterial microfibre towel onto a much-loved studio mat gives you peace of mind. 

After your session, dry off with a traditional Turkish hammam towel in colourful cotton – they’re super stylish, surprisingly soft and lightweight enough to stash in your bag. By January, you’ll be joining your new yoga buddy on the mat to get some of their glow for yourself.

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