25 Yoga Gifts for Beginners to Experts

Yoga is about growth, no matter which level of practice. A seasoned practitioner who teaches yoga has just as much room to grow in their own way as a beginner just trying out yoga classes. Keep this focus on growth in mind when looking for yoga gift ideas. 

Yoga can help someone grow in mind, body and spirit. You can gain flexibility and strength while you increase your self-acceptance, peace of mind and spirituality. You are trying not to fall on your face in a one-legged standing pose just as much as trying to keep calm and not snap when people are talking through meditation time.

That’s why yoga gifts can focus on growth — whatever that means for each person. Here are 25 of the best yoga gifts available. 

1. Yoga Set Kit 7-Piece

Someone new to yoga who’s serious about giving it a try would truly appreciate a complete yoga set. It’s like a starter kit giving them all the tools they’ll need to give all that posing and deep breathing their best shot.

You’ve got the quintessential yoga mat that’s non-slip to keep them in place. The microfiber mat and hand towel to wipe the sweat — whether you’re doing hot yoga or not.

The blocks and strap are ideal props for helping people reach perfect alignment and improve their flexibility, so these will help your loved one elevate their practice.

Finally the set comes with a handy carrying case to keep everything organized and easy to bring back and forth from class to home. You might find our yoga goodie bag ideas and yoga teacher gift ideas helpful.

2. Kindfolk Yoga Mat Duffle Bag

After practicing yoga for a while your yoga mat may suffer some wear and tear. So why not protect it with a yoga mat bag like this Kindfolk one. This is a fancier version of a yoga bag, which is both useful for slinging the mat over your shoulders and decorative enough to want to show off and enjoy.

The main opening is big enough to hold most mat sizes along with tools like straps and blocks, and you can zip it closed. Plus, it has the bonus of a zippered pocket for personal belongings, and the thick canvas is durable enough to bring back and forth to class.

3. Gaiam Everyday Yoga Mat Bag

This small tote is stylish and multifunctional. It includes a carrier sleeve for your yoga mat and multiple pockets for any other personal items or small accessories. If you are looking for something a little smaller and better value for money this is a great option.

4. Tibetan Singing Bowl Set

An article for Women’s Health suggests a Tibetan singing bowl set as gifts for people who like yoga. It mentions how the vibrating chime sound from the bowl makes the end of a yoga class extra relaxing. Giving it as a gift helps a yoga lover get that relaxation in their own practice at home.

This falls somewhat into the category of ‘unique yoga gifts’. It isn’t your usual choice however, sound bowls make great yoga gifts for beginners and experts alike. Perhaps you are considering yoga gifts for instructors?

This set comes with the bowl, a cushion to place it on, and the wooden striker, so it’s easy to set it up and start playing with how to get the best sounds. The tones can help with relaxation and that inner growth talked about earlier, and owning one gives the gift recipient control over the sounds.

This set includes a beautiful bowl that’s was hand-hammered by Nepalese artisans, so you can’t find a much more unique gift.

5. The Original Body Roller

It’s hard to get a yogi something yoga-related they don’t already have, but a body tissue massager could be it. The Yoga Journal article mentions that it’s the latest thing in yoga to focus on connective tissue and a related body system, the interstitium. Body tissue massagers are the thing to have for this purpose.

This foam roller gives that deep-tissue massage and myofascial release to soothe and recover a yogi’s entire body through a simple rolling action.

6. Tumaz Stretch Strap

We already mentioned that a strap is an ideal tool for a yoga practitioner, yet a multi-loop yoga strap like this one takes things to the next level. It’s a great gift for an expert because it’s a step above their regular straps, and it can help a newbie no matter what flexibility level they’re starting at.

The multiple loops along the strap give a lot of customization, allowing each person to stretch and boost flexibility to their own next level. You can use it in a variety of poses, especially ones that involve stretching the legs.

7. I Do Yoga – Fun Yoga Wineglass

If you are looking for yoga gifts for Christmas, or a birthday or other notable celebration, this is an excellent choice.

On top of being a tool for growth, yoga can be a lot of fun. And of course, you might want to tease your favorite yoga practitioner with your gift. In that case, try this silly yoga-themed wineglass that says, “I do yoga. Just kidding… I drink wine in yoga pants.”

It’s ideal for someone who isn’t yet sure if they even like yoga or for someone obsessed with yoga to have a little fun with it. And the stemless design is a nice addition to the wineglass cabinet.

It’ll become the perfect glass for some after-yoga wine, and it’s simple to clean in the dishwasher to stick with the yoga theme of a relaxing, rejuvenating night.

8. AmazonBasics 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Yoga Mat

The is an affordable yoga mat that is easy to pack up and carry. It is perfect for all types of yoga, including basic, gentle, hot and cardio. Furthermore, the mat is also durable enough to withstand repeated use. It will also stay strong even if kept in the car or the gym locker.

9. Gurus Yoga, Cork Yoga Mat

If you are looking for an eco-friendly yoga mat, then this might be the answer. It has a supportive layer of rubber that cushions your joints during your yoga workout. The cork layer naturally displaces moisture, meaning that even if it gets sweaty, it will still grip the floor firmly.

10. Manduka eKO Superlite Yoga Travel Mat

If you are always on the go, then you need a mat that is travel-friendly. This Manduka mat is thin and lightweight, and it grips the floor tightly, preventing you from slipping. It also easily folds into your suitcase or tote bag.

11. Romansong Women’s Mesh Leggings Yoga Pants

Looking for ‘yoga gifts for her’? These leggings are not only sleek but also breathable. The mesh detail will prevent you from overheating even while doing hot yoga. As a result, these leggings are among the best gifts for hot yoga lovers.

12. GoYonder Eco Yoga Knee Pad

If you are worried about your knees during your yoga workouts, then yoga knee pads might help you. These jellies can be placed directly under your joints during your poses, cushioning them. Yoga jellies are a great alternative to folding the yoga mat several times.

13. COENGWO Yoga Block Cork

A yoga block can help you with your alignment and flexibility. This yoga block cork has been sustainably sourced and can help you hold your poses properly. This block is durable and reliable, and it will help you get the most out of your workout.

14. Sticky Grip Yoga Towel

A yoga towel can help you not only wipe your face, but it can also keep your mat dry. This makes it easier for you to keep your hands and feet in place. This towel is soft and lightweight, and it has advanced fibers that help soak up as much moisture as possible.

15. Tumaz Yoga Strap

This yoga strap is great for working out tightness in the shoulders and neck after a workout; however, you can also use this strap to stretch before your workouts begin. By sitting on the mat and using the strap, you can prevent injuries from happening during your workouts.

16. Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein

Recovery is important following a yoga workout. This protein powder gives you a quick energy boost following a challenging class. This can reduce inflammation and soreness throughout your body, helping you get ready for the next session.

17. Ajna Yoga Bolster Pillow

This bolster will help you get the most out of every pose during your yoga class. It comes with a removable and washable cover, and it will withstand routine use. This bolster can also prevent inflammation and soreness from plaguing your body following a hard class.

18. YogaDirect Deluxe Mexican Yoga Blanket

For the exciting time at the end of class when the instructor asks everyone to get into a corpse pose, this blanket can be used to help you warm your body as you release your muscle tension. It is thick, warm, durable and machine-washable. You can choose from 11 colors.

19. DubeeBaby Women’s Yoga Socks

Perhaps you are considering yoga gifts for mom? If so look no further. These socks have been designed to prevent slips on the yoga mat. With pads on the heel and arch, these socks can also act as a barrier between the foot and the floor. Wearing these socks can prevent athlete’s foot while providing exceptional comfort during yoga classes.

20. ASUTRA Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner

This is a 100 percent organic, natural yoga mat cleaner that helps prevent slippery residue from building up following a class. This spray also has essential oils that have therapeutic properties in addition to a pleasant smell. You can choose from multiple scents.

21. Yoga Journal Restorative Yoga for Life

This book was written by a yoga instructor, and it teaches you about a form of yoga called restorative yoga. It can help the yoga lover in your life recover from injuries, deal with stress, and tackle anxiety.

22. Lavender Eye Pillow

These weighted pillows lay across your eyes, helping them relax. They are filled with lavender buds and flax seeds that help with stress relief. They are durable, stylish and comfortable.

If you are looking for gifts for yoga teachers this is a great choice. While a yoga teacher may have all the kit they need for their daily practice, they may not be spoiling themselves by taking a moment to relax after class.

23. Yoga Sand Bag Jute

If you want to get deeper into your yoga poses, then adding weights can help you do that. With a double zipper and an outer layer that’s machine-washable, you can fill this bag with sand, wheat or rice, helping you get more out of each pose.

24. HYDRO CELL Stainless Steel Water Bottle

A safe, useful gift, a stainless steel water bottle is always a solid buy. This bottle features two lids, numerous colors, and a vacuum seal that keeps water cool even when class starts to heat up. This water bottle also resists the growth of mold and fungus.

25. Yoga Fan: Practice Guide for Every Day

This yoga fan helps yoga lovers remember yoga poses. The fan blades function like flashcards attached to an organizing ring. Each pose is shown clearly with breathing suggestions, the proper alignment, and possible modifications.

The Final Word on Yoga Gifts

Overall, ideal yoga gifts are ones that help someone improve their personal practice. But it’s best to think about each person’s personality, where they’re at in their practice, and what items they may already have. Some yoga gifts are perfect for beginners, some for experts — and some fit both.

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