I started doing yoga when my youngest child started pre-school. At first it was a way to calm my mind. However, I had seen a physical therapist for some back pain around the same time. He gave me some exercises which I realised were similar to yoga. I have been hooked on yoga ever since. Whether you know someone who does yoga for meditation, for exercise, or for physical therapy, these best yoga gifts in the UK will be a breath of fresh air. They may even inspire you to try it.
Great yoga gifts in the UK
Whether you give them an online class, in person lessons, or an all out yoga retreat, everyone can benefit from the discipline of yoga. It helps clear the mind and focus the thoughts. The stretching helps our bodies to function better, aiding in digestion and circulation. It is great exercise for all ages. Choose from a variety of experiences around the UK.
For someone who really deserves a relaxing break, give a spa day for two. Everyone enjoys the luxury of being pampered once in a while.
If they don’t get much time to get away, send a self care letter box gift for some pampering at home.
Essential gifts for yoga lovers UK
A thick mat helps cushion the body during poses, while the strap makes it easy to take the mat to practice wherever they want. Even if they have been doing yoga for a while, they can always use a new mat. My cat likes to use mine to do her own style of yoga, but really she is just using it as a scratching post.
Yoga sometimes can be deceiving. While it is relaxing, it also can cause you to sweat, especially if you are doing yoga outdoors in a warm location. A cooling microfiber towel can keep them from becoming overheated while also absorbing moisture.
For those who enjoy hot yoga, a hot yoga towel can be placed over their yoga mat like a fitted sheet to absorb sweat throughout the workout. This set also comes with a hand towel and spray bottle for adding traction.
Aromatherapy presents for yoga lovers UK
This gift set comes with a smoke free incense burner and Chakra incense bricks that help provide a sense of balance and well being.
4. Yoga Pants
Yoga gifts for her UK
I know I never have enough yoga pants. For those that exercise every day, they will need several pairs.
A good sports bra is great for doing yoga because its slim fit allows for maximum stretching.
While yoga is usually done in bare feet, they may not want to go barefoot if they are at a class. These yoga socks have non-slip grips on the bottom to provide traction while protecting feet from germs.
Yoga presents UK
While no equipment is necessary to enjoy yoga, some accessories can be helpful, especially for beginners. A strap comes in handy to obtain certain poses for those with low flexibility. Blocks also help in executing some positions until one builds up strength. This set also comes with a free e-book.
Some people use a yoga ball for additional exercise. This one comes in five sizes, so whether they will be using it for exercise at their desk, for yoga during pregnancy, or for physical therapy, you will find a size to fit their needs. A bolster can also be useful to provide support to prevent lower back strain.
Yoga gifts in the UK to enhance relaxation
Some people combine yoga with meditation. A Tibetan singing bowl is thought to cleanse the mind and body of stress with its unique tones.
Some people believe salt lamps improve breathing by reducing respiratory issues and allergies. Whether they do or not, they still provide a relaxing aura which helps stabilise breathing. Breath is the foundation of yoga.
A tabletop fountain will also help with relaxation due to the calming sounds of water.
Yoga teacher gifts UK
This book goes beyond the poses to incorporate themes, inspirations and yoga speak for teachers to incorporate into their classes.
Yoga teachers will also appreciate this funny journal, which states Never Underestimate a Yoga Teacher who survived the Pandemic. It can be used as a teacher planning journal or just for recording private thoughts.
A set of yoga flash cards demonstrating breathing exercises, guided sequences, poses and salutations, is a great resource for teachers.
Funny yoga gifts UK
Cat lovers will adore this cute cat meditating in the garden. Anyone who has tried to do yoga with a cat nearby knows that the cat always tries to join in. You can even get them an amusing book about doing yoga with your cat.
For yoga fun with a group, try the goat yoga party game, where players have to take turns doing yoga poses with an inflatable goat!
Instructional yoga gift ideas
Each card in the deck contains a separate pose with a QR code to access an instructional video of the pose. The videos will help beginners learn poses correctly to avoid injury. This is also an actual deck of playing cards, making this a very unusual yoga gift.
A yoga book with guidance on how to do poses, along with daily inspirations will keep them motivated.
You can also add an Amazon Prime video for additional instruction.
For a fun gift, you can get them a list of 100 yoga poses scratch off poster.
10. Massage Roller
Yoga gift ideas for sore muscles
As with any work out, sometimes they might overdo it, ending up with sore muscles. This massage roller is small enough to be portable, and it can be rubbed on sore spots or tight muscles to relieve tension. It can also be placed in the freezer and used to soothe injuries.
Bath salts with essential oils are thought to open up pores and release toxins from the body naturally. Plus a warm bath always feels good on sore muscles.
A Shiatsu back and neck massager will help relieve deep tissue pain and can be used with an infra-red heat setting.
Personalised yoga gifts UK
As with any workout, it is important to stay hydrated. A reusable water bottle with their name will help keep it from getting misplaced.
For coffee or tea drinkers, you can get a personalised yoga mug instead.
For a personalised yoga gift for the home, have a custom yoga print made. While some customise the print with the yogi’s name, others create a drawing of the person. Just send in a picture for your personalised piece of art.
12. Meditation Beads
Yoga gifts UK for meditation
Meditation beads are made with various stones. Some believe each has their own unique healing properties and that the beads help clear the mind and body of harmful thoughts and auras, bringing peace to the wearer. Therefore, they are a useful accompaniment for meditation. Whether they actually have healing properties or not, they still make beautiful pieces of jewellery.
Meditation is often done while sitting on the floor. While I had no problem being comfortable on a hard floor when I was younger, now I welcome using a meditation cushion to sit on.
The patterns in a mandala colouring book are found to be relaxing, which also prepares the body for meditation.
13. Yoga Tote
Useful gifts for yoga lovers UK
This pack has everything for lugging gear back and forth to class, outdoors, or for a weekend retreat. There is a separate section on the bottom for shoes. Plus the straps on the outside hold the mat in place for easy transport. Sneak some yoga mat cleaning spray inside as a surprise gift. This cleaning spray is all natural and comes with a microfiber cleaning towel.
A yoga wheel is another useful yoga gift that helps with stretching and back bends. This one comes with a handy e-book of poses.
I found the balance board to be great as therapy for my ongoing ankle injury and a great exercise for building the core. We had similar equipment at the preschool I worked at. We used them indoors along with other equipment for indoor recess when it rained. I was happy to get a chance to exercise while working!