Yoga Gift Guide: The Indie Edition

Have yourself an indie little Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate) this year by supporting these small businesses with your gift choices.  The word unique could be used to describe each of the suggestions below, because who wants to give the same things as everyone else?

BuddhiBox Subscription

BuddhiBox. Courtesy of BuddhiBox

You're probably aware of the subscription box trend. You can get monthly boxes of every thing from beer to beauty products. BuddhiBox does the same thing for yoga with a charitable twist (what could be more yoga, right?). First the box. Its super fun to get a box of mysterious goodies each month. Previous boxes have included things like jewelry, tea, socks, chocolate, and nail polish, all ethically sourced. of course. Then to take it one step further, the company makes a donation to a different non profit each month. Gifts can be given for one to twelve month subscription.

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Bhoga Infinity Blocks

Bhoga Infinity Block
Bhoga Infinity Block. Courtesy of Bhoga

Yoga blocks are a most useful prop already, but this ingenious ergonomic design takes them to a whole 'nother level. The combination of rounded and curved sides plus the opening in the middle make these incredibly versatile props. Even if all you do is lie over them for a restorative, your money will be well spent. Plus they are sculptural and attractive to look at. Use the code About15 for a 15% discount.

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Aerial Essentials Yoga Hammock

Aerial Essentials Yoga Hammock
Aerial Essentials Yoga Hammock. Courtesy of Aerial Essentials

Can you do aerial yoga at home? Why not? All you need is a yoga hammock and a trustworthy ceiling beam. Aerial Essentials can get you set up with the former, which come in 11 colors with sturdy hardware. See your local carpenter for help with installation.

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Liforme Yoga Mat

Liforme Green Yoga Mat
Liforme Green Yoga Mat. Courtesy of Liforme

Give the yoga mat with the cult following. The combination of a great surface and the unique alignment markings make practicing on this mat a real pleasure. If you already have a mat is can be a little hard to justify getting a new one, which is why it makes a great gift.

Katasana Yoga Leggings

Lagoon Sparkle Leggings by Katasana. Photo Courtesy of Katasana

Get major points for being bang on trend by giving these amazing sparkle leggings to your favorite yogini. Designed and made in New York City . 

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Chocoveda Truffles

Photo Courtesy of Chocoveda

Who wouldn't enjoy a box of seven chakra-inspired Chocoveda organic, vegan, dark chocolate truffles? Flavors include tangerine, ginger lemongrass, green tea, and pomegranate. Relieve stress, anxiety, and insomnia (courtesy of special Ayurvedic ingredients) while you enjoy delicious chocolate? Yes, please.

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Blooming Lotus Necklace

Blooming Lotus Necklace. Photo Courtesy of Blooming Lotus Jewelry

A lovely, subtle sterling silver and iolite necklace from Blooming Lotus. The lotus, which produces its magnificent flower from muddy roots, is a perfect reminder that beauty can arise from any circumstance.

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