Are you looking for the perfect gift this season for the yoga enthusiast in your life? This gift guide for yogis consists of all of my favourite things (and #hint my own wish list). They’re useful, thoughtful, and kind-to-the-world items that could be perfect gifts for anyone who loves breathing, stretching, growing, loving and living in this big, beautiful world.

  1. The Perfect Statement Shirt
  2. Obvi, she needs a cute and clever shirt that shares with the world her passions, causes, and interests. My current favourites: Dogs450

  3. Sweet As Pie Cookie Cutters
  4. These asana-shaped cookie cutters make the best stocking stuffers! The kitsch factor alone will be sure to earn you brownie (cookie?) points.

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  5. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8
  6. If she doesn’t have this already, she needs one! Mine has brought me such joy over this past year. I use it all of the time and have photos taped, pinned, and strung up all over the house. If she does have one, think about accessories: film, albums, skins, etc. to help fuel her snap happy habit.

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  7. Dogeared Maya Angelou Collection
  8. Dogeared is a super rad, woman-owned, certified B-Corp company in California. They make the most stunning jewelry that “tells a story of individuality, self-expression, love, and friendship.”

    I have a few pieces of Dogeared Jewelry already, but now I’m lusting after their Maya Angelou-inspired “The Legacy Collection.” Developed in conjunction with her family, these stunning rings, bracelets, necklaces, and bags are intended to “empower the wearer through the meaning and significance of her life and experience.” Love, love, love.

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  9. The Bell Jar
  10. Did you read The Bell Jar in school? I didn’t, and because it was part of many high school curriculas, I never even considered reading it (I know! So backwards!!). But then, for some unknown reason I picked up this year and read it. And I couldn’t put it down. For those of you who don’t know, this novel by Sylvia Plath is “an extraordinary accomplishment and a haunting American classic.”

    It chronicles the life and experiences of a young woman, a writer, as she lives in NYC and battles mental health issues. It is beautifully written, superbly feministy, and still so so relevant to any woman who’s coming of age, figuring out her place in the world, and battling inner demons.

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  11. Donate!
  12. It’s not as sexy as diamonds, but if you’re looking for a meaningful gift for that yogi in your life, you can never go wrong with a donation to her or his (or your) favourite cause. Bonus points if you can talk about the organization and why they need help or what your gift will be used for.

That’s it! Not as long as last year’s gift guide, but I’m trying to subscribe to a less is more, invest-in-experience lifestyle and that extends to posts like this! I truly believe the best gift you can give anyone in your life is your time, your undivided attention, and your love. Be kind and compassionate and just plain loving this season and I’m sure your yogi will be over the moon happy.