In addition to the beginning of fall and the start of a new school year, September is also National Yoga Awareness Month! If you’ve never practiced yoga before, look up a reputable studio in your area and book a class! Your mind, body, and spirit will surely thank you for it. If you’re already a yoga regular, September is a great month to thank your favorite yoga instructors and fellow yoga friends with thoughtful yoga gift baskets.
To make sure your yoga gift baskets are appreciated and put to good use, we’re sharing some of our favorite yoga accessories, many of which make excellent holiday gifts as well.
6 Great Ideas for Yoga Gift Baskets
Although most yoga instructors and enthusiasts enjoy veggie-heavy diets, many are also looking to supplement their nutrition. This is where a Blender Bottle like the Sportmixer Blender Bottle can come in handy. Available in a variety of colors, this BPA free bottle easily mixes protein shakes and powdered drinks using a patented, in-bottle wire whisk. This gift is the perfect addition to your yoga gift baskets, making well-rounded nutrition easy, even when on-the-go.
Badger Yoga Meditation Balm
Aromatherapy is integral to the practice of yoga, and many yoga instructors infuse essential oils during their sessions or use them to soothe and calm during savasana. The Yoga Meditation Balm Stick from Badger supports focus and zen with a grounding blend of essential oils. The scents of frankincense and myrrh help center and calm, while citrus and sandalwood notes help sharpen and clear the mind. This portable, sophisticated blend will be a much appreciated part of your yoga gift baskets.
Natural Hand Sanitizer
Let’s face it, germs are everywhere, even in your favorite yoga studio. Support health and wellness by including Lavender Hand Sanitizing Spray from Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps in your yoga gift baskets. This organic, easy to use spray is free from petrochemicals and contains natural glycerin to leave your hands soft and bacteria-free.
Herbal teas make an excellent gift and can be as good for the soul as an hour or yoga. If you’re not sure how the recipient of your yoga gift baskets feels about caffeine, it’s best to choose an herbal tea. Vata Tea Calming from VPK Maharishi Ayurveda is made from a soothing blend of organic ingredients that work to calm the mind and promote relaxation. A warm mug of this balanced tea is the perfect way to unwind after an intense yoga session.
Natural Nail Polish
Yoga is typically practiced in bare feet, and although ancient yogis probably weren’t worried about their toenails, many modern yoga instructors like a little color. Avoid chemicals and harsh ingredients by choosing nail polish from a natural company like Zoya. Zoya cosmetics are long-wearing available in a rainbow of colors, and are free from potentially harsh chemicals.
Aloe Moisture Aloe Socks
A lot of time spent barefoot, in a climate controlled environment, can sometimes result in dry, cracked heels. Show your favorite yoga enthusiast some love by including some moisturizing socks, like this pair from Earth Therapeutics. These soft, cushioned socks moisturize your feet wash after wash, and work even better if you apply lotion before slipping them on.
What are some of your favorite accessories for yoga gift baskets? Share your tips and best ideas with us in the comments section below.