Tips for Gift-Giving
Celebrating love is always a welcome practice in yoga, but can sometimes be forgotten in the hustle and bustle of life. For those of us whose love language includes gift-giving, it can be challenging finding the right present to show your affection to your significant other. So, to make it easier on you, we rounded up and categorized a no-fail guide for yoga-inspired Valentine’s gifts that any man in your life will love. (Dad jokes included.)
Bonus, many of these brands carry a women’s line as well, so you can do some of your own shopping while you find your Valentin’s gifts for the yoga men in your life. Or your gifts for any time of the year. It’s a win-win for everyone.
1. CUSTOM NALGENE WATER BOTTLE
The Nalgene Customizer allows you to create a one-of-a-kind, nothing-else-like-it bottle. Personalize the bottle any way you want – #Namaste, a photo of your yoga-loving man in mountain pose, you name it. And you’ll have fun making it! $20.
2. SOLIOS SOLAR POWERED WATCH
Powered by clean, renewable energy, and built with components that are easy on the planet, your man won’t be late to yoga with this sleek and eco-tech watch. Starts at $265.
3. WOLVEN’S ONYX JOGGER
This classic, signature black jogger is made to move with a yoga practice and sustainably made from post-consumer plastic, helping to keep plastic out of our planet’s delicate ecosystems. $88.
4. BODEWELL LIVING CANDLE
These candles offer positive affirmation for your man including “Radiant”, “Human” and “Noble.” They are all-natural soy wax, lead free cotton wicks and dynamic synthetic fragrances for the cleanest burn. $60.
5. WEIGHTED EYE PILLOW
The Miranda Bennett weighted eye pillow is heatable and perfect for savasana. Created entirely from the naturally dyed textile remnants left after the garments are cut, this special collection is hand-dyed in-house in Austin, TX with non-toxic, plant-based dyes. $38.
6. SMALLHOLD MUSHROOM GROW KIT
Give (and gift) new meaning to farm-to-table with Smallhold Specialty Mushrooms Grow Kits. He can grow and harvest Blue Oyster and Lion’s Mane mushrooms to cook when he makes you dinner. Starting at $34.
7. VIORI RICE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER BARS
These all-natural Longsheng rice shampoo and conditioner bars are inspired by the ancient rituals of the Red Yao Tribe, so your man with the man-bun can get his shampoo on. $13.
8. BOODY PULLOVER HOODIE
Made from a blend of sustainable bamboo viscose and organic cotton, the BOODY Men’s Weekend Pullover Hoodie features breathable, odor-resistant and moisture-wicking properties. Something to wear during the forest walk he’ll take after saving it! $89.95.
MUD\WTR is a coffee alternative that has 1/7th the caffeine of coffee, and uses a blend of masala chai, cacao and adaptogenic mushrooms. MUD\WTR starter pack $40.
Dr. Ingrid Yang, M.D., J.D., E-RYT500, C-IAYT, is a physician, certified yoga therapist, Reiki master and an advisory board member at wellness company obVus Solutions, where she contributes her expertise to the breathing exercises featured in the minder® posture corrector + breathing coach app. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Yang leads yoga trainings and retreats all over the world, with a special focus on kinesthetic physiology and healing through posture modification, breathwork, meditation and mind-body connection. Dr. Yang has authored two books: Hatha Yoga Asanas and her latest release, Adaptive Yoga, published in November 2020.