By Michelle October; photography by Unsplash
‘Tis the season to gift some zen.
Got a yogi friend who’s on the mat more than on WhatsApp? Try these nifty, useful gifts to enhance her practice. The divine in her will love you.
1. Only Play Seamless Yoga Bra
Yogis never have enough sports bras. This seamless beauty comes in pretty purple with acute back strap detailing. BUY IT: R359, Spree.
2. Billy The Bee Zafu
Zafu is a pillow used in meditation. This one has a removable cotton cover for washing and the supportive stuffing keeps her comfy during morning stillness. BUY IT: R495, Zando.
3. Lush Soak And Float Solid Shampoo Bar
This guy is such a treat: calming cade oil and juniper calms the scalp, while balancing and restorative rose oil is perfect for post-yoga sweaty hair. BUY IT: R115, Lush.
4. Asoka Yoga Towel
Downward dog can be super difficult when you’re slipping all over your mat. This towel has handy grips on its underside to prevent skidding, while the towel absorbs sweat. BUY IT: R479, Zando.
5. MyGerbera Cork Yoga Mat
This mat is grippier than most, plus the cork is a sustainable solution to plastic. Cork is also naturally antimicrobial, so sweat on your mat doesn’t end up giving you infections. BUY IT: R859, Faithful to Nature.
6. GK Jewellery Necklace
Keep it quirky with these thoughtful and pretty handstamped necklaces. They’re so cute you’ll want one for yourself. Did we mention they’re locally made? BUY IT: R420, Hello Pretty.
7. Aum Yoga Mat Spray
The spray, with essential oils, keeps the mat clean. Plus it smells great. BUY IT: R109, Wellness Warehouse.
8. Mermaids And Unicorns Leggings
Is it even a yogi gift if there are no unicorns involved? Local label Mermaids & Unicorns have a knack for combining killer prints with super-comfy fabrics that don’t budge. BUY IT: R300, Mermaids & Unicorns.
9. Asana Rebel Subscription
Let her take her yoga practice anywhere with this nifty and trendy app that takes yoga into toning and fat-burning zones. She’ll love you. BUY IT: From R65, Asana Rebel.