There are so many great gifts for yogis out there! Whether it’s something to help take their practice to the next level, or to help them incorporate yoga values off the mat, the options are endless.
There’s also more emphasis now on supporting local and small businesses than ever before. As a small business based out of Kamloops, British Columbia, we understand that each and every purchase from a small business has a powerful impact.
Luckily, it’s easy to support small businesses while shopping for the perfect gift for the yoga-lover in your life!
To help you out, we’ve put together a list of awesome gifts for yogis that you can find at small businesses in Kamloops and surrounding areas throughout the British Columbia Interior.
Wearable Art Yoga Leggings from Kristina Benson Art
Are yoga leggings your giftee’s favourite attire? Why not add a new pair to their wardrobe! A good pair of leggings is one of the best gifts for yogis who live for the athleisure look.
But not just any old pair of yoga leggings—Kristina Benson is a local artist in Kamloops who creates wearable art in the form of comfortable and beautiful yoga leggings.
Kristina Benson completed her degree at Emily Carr University. She decided to combine two of her favourite things—design and being active—and so her Wearable Art was born! These yoga leggings are super soft, made with eco fabric, and are perfect to wear both on and off the mat.
Honest Elixirs Superfood Drink Blends
Add a spring to your loved one’s step with Honest Elixirs Drink Blends.
Created by a Holistic Nutritionist in Kamloops, these drink blends are full of healthy fats, superfoods, protein, grass-fed collagen, organic MCT oil, and coconut butter. Simply mix with hot water or add it to your coffee or smoothie for a nutritious boost.
Plus, they come in tasty flavours like Turmeric Latte, Salted Hot Chocolate, and Coconut Creamer. It’s the perfect, unique gift idea for yogis!
Cork Yoga Mat from Lush Valley Lifestyle
The right yoga mat can make a huge difference! Lush Valley Lifestyle is a Kelowna-based small business that sells all-natural, cork yoga mats.
These plant-based mats are naturally antimicrobial, antibacterial, and hypoallergenic. You can order online or find Lush Valley Lifestyle cork yoga mats at various locations around the Okanagan.
Great Gifts for Yogis from Lush Ocean
From scented candles to light during your practice, to essential oil rollers and bath salts perfect for sore muscles, Lush Ocean in Kamloops has you covered!
Made with natural, botanical ingredients, Lush Ocean products are vegan, cruelty free, and handmade. Lovely scents and self-care goodies are somes of those gifts for yogis that you just can’t go wrong with.
Thoughtful Books for Yogis
Check out your local bookstore or novelty shop for some good yoga reads.
Some other popular books for yogis that we recommend include:
- Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
- Light on Life and The Tree of Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
- The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, and
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.
A Pass to a Local Yoga Studio
There are tons of incredible yoga studios in Kamloops and elsewhere in the British Columbia Interior. Whether you’re on the hunt for a gift for a hot yoga lover, expert yogi, or total beginner, you’ll find a studio that suits them perfectly.
The Perfect Cup of Tea
When it comes to gifts for yogis, you can’t go wrong with a comforting tea! There’s nothing like enjoying a nice hot cup of herbal tea after a yoga practice.
Shuswap Infusions makes lovely loose tea blends for all tastes, including black teas, green teas, herbal teas, and rooibos. ChaiBaba in Kelowna is another great local tea shop, which sells organically grown teas and spices and fosters a great sense of community amongst its patrons.
Yoga Mat Spray
Yoga mat spray is a terrific gift for yogis! Yoga mat sprays typically help to keep mats clean while also invigorating the senses with wonderful smells.
Malas from Seed + Bloom Designs
At Seed + Bloom Designs, our malas are all handmade with love and intention. We use ethically-sourced materials to create beautiful mala bracelets and necklaces in a variety of styles.
You can either choose the mala that you think would resonate most with your loved one, or purchase a gift card and let them choose their own!
We hope you find this guide helpful while shopping for the perfect gift for the yogi in your life!