Sustainable Gift Ideas for the Yogi

November 12, 2020  •   2 min read


We’re sharing sustainable gift ideas for the yogi that have been curated and hand-selected for the highest quality and ethical & environmental manufacturing processes. The yogi in your life is sure to appreciate a gift that benefits others in a positive way, and one that is socially-responsible. Whether you choose to surprise them with a subscription to a self-cleaning water bottle for all their international retreats, or anti-bloat pills to help keep food babies away, support sustainable gifting during the most indulgent time of year.  


1. Larq, Water Bottle, $125

For your yogi friend who loves hitting up international yoga retreat, get her a Larq Water Bottle – the world’s first self-cleaning water bottle and water purification system. Using UV-C LED light to eliminate up to 99.9999% of bio-contaminants from your water and bottle, this bottle will keep her hydrated and safe as she gets her asana on deep in the jungle.

2. Tek Italy, Natural Wood Hair Brush & Combs, $32-45

Post-yoga hair is a thing, so treat your yogi friend to a natural wooden hair brush to keep those locks in place. Tek Italy makes hair brushes and combs in Italy, using ash wood that is 100% FSC Certified, finished by hand and treated with linseed oil and vegetable carnauba wax. The pins of the brushes are made from hornbeam wood, and the pneumatic support is made of pure natural caucciù. These vegan products will align with your yogi friend’s values, while massaging the scalp and improving blood circulation, much like her headstand.

3. Organic Traditions, 12 Days of Superfood Teas & Lattes, $24.99

For your yogi friend on a health kick, they’ll love this advent calendar from Organic Traditions. With a healthy twist, this seasonal delight brings a different instant superfood latte or loose-leaf tea, for the 12 days of Christmas. Each drink promotes a variety of health benefits to help you feel your best throughout this holiday season. Organic Traditions is a family owned superfood company from Toronto, and is committed to farmers and harvesting projects that are eco-driven and socially conscious.

4. Arrae Co, Bloat, $60

These anti-bloat pills will be the best thing when you brunch and yoga. Made with ginger root for digestion stimulation, dandelion root for liver health, lemon balm and peppermint for gas prevention (major yoga faux pas), slippery elm for digestive organ protection and bromelain for speedy food breakdown, these capsules are the perfect post meal digestive aid. Organic, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free and vegan.

5. Ethel Studio, Meditation Cushion, $148

Ethel Studio creates products from rescued and responsible materials to inspire sustainability + empowerment. Their new line of unique meditation cushions is made from rescued fabric scraps sourced largely from designers around the Twin Cities area. Each cushion has its own unique combination of colors, textures, and geometry. Each purchase helps to eliminate textile waste while helping establish and build your yogi friend’s meditation practice. 

6. Urbivore, Natural Cork Yoga Mat, $84 

Shaking up the standard yoga mat, Urbivore was started by two tree-loving Canadian sisters who wanted to provide an eco-friendly, non-toxic, sustainable alternative made from cork. Cork contains a natural waxy substance that doesn’t absorb water and improves grip when wet. It’s self-cleaning and anti-bacterial, inhibiting bacteria, mold and fungal growth. With no chemicals, these cork mats are 100% plant-based and will eventually biodegrade. Give the earth-conscious yogi in your life a mat they can feel good about.

7. THINX, Training Shorts, $88

Gaining popularity as the original period underwear brand, THINX has added activewear shorts to their line of period products. Revolutionizing an industry where only a few options were available for years, women now have an innovative new product to help manage their periods. These activewear shorts are an amazing gift for the yogi in your life, as the built-in underwear means they can get their asana on without having to worry about uncomfortable underwear, tampons or pads.

8. Apothekary, Herbal Blends, $21 USD 

For the yogi in your life who could use some natural health boosting remedies, Apothekary supplements are 100% natural, fair trade, sustainably-sourced and free of gluten, sugar and dairy. All of their blends are made from bioavailable ingredients in an easy-to-use format that can be easily absorbed by the body. Catering to all diet types, allergen-free and suitable for breastfeeding women as well, Apothekary is a true modern farmacy, helping heal from the ground up. Whether it’s a skin concern, gut issues, or low energy, your yogi friend will love a set of these to take from studio to home, finding their inner balance off of the mat.

9. BBTea Jars, Reusable Mason Jar, $23 USD

For post-practice smoothies, or for the yogi who loves their bubble tea, BBTea Jars are the perfect gift. With nearly 550 million straws being thrown away annually in the US & UK alone, not to mention plastic to-go cups, these adorable 100% biodegradable bamboo lid jars are an elevated take on a mason jar. BPA-free, 100% recyclable and infinitely reusable, these jars will soon become part of your yogi friend’s daily routine.

10. Braiding Sweetgrass, $17 CAD

For the yogi who understands the deeper connection between plants and humans, Braiding Sweetgrass embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. Written by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, the reader is taken on a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific. Kimmerer reflects on the gifts and lessons we have to learn from the natural world around us, awakening us to true ecological consciousness. Your yogi friend will gain a fuller awareness, one that isn’t just found during shavasana.

11. Cultiver Goods, Denim Towels, $70 USD

For those hot yoga sweat sesh’s, your yogi friend will love this ultra-soft denim towel collection. Oeko-Tex certified, these towels are made from a blend of Lyocell (made from natural wood pulp) and combed cotton. The cotton pile contains recycled denim which shows up in the colour of the towel – a beautiful, faded blue. While your yogi friend might never be caught dead in jeans, these towels are a denim they can get into.

12. Hernest, Edith Midweight Slim Jogger, $139 CAD

The yogi in your life will love the transitory nature of these comfy joggers, going from post-class fit to loungewear to sleep. Made with Hernest’s signature interlocking fabric – a blend of TENCEL and Organic Cotton, this brand is committed to sustainability, climate neutrality, and social justice. No more tired yoga pants – hernest to goodness, these effortless joggers will be your yogi friend’s newest flex!

13. Almond Cow, Nut Milk Maker, $264 USD – ARTI for $15 off

For the vegan yogi in your life, help them reduce their food footprint by reducing their reliance on store-bought nut milks that are wasteful in their packaging, and often full of fillers and additives. The Almond Cow is an easy way to create plant-based milk, seamlessly separating pulp from milk (no more straining required!). With the capability to make milks from any nut or oat, the Almond Cow is versatile, zero-waste, and infinitely reusable, perfectly aligned with your yogi friend’s values.

14. So Young, Modern Splatter Ice Pack, $13.50 CAD 

Help keep your yogi friend’s smoothies cold and ready post-sweat sesh with these beautiful, modern ice packs by So Young. Non-toxic and condensation-free, these ice packs are fully-immersible and washable, filled with water and a cellulose gum. Whether it’s to keep their snacks intact or to soothe pulled muscles from one vinyasa too many, these ice packs make for the perfect after-class cool down.

15. Lavami, Stimulating Scalp Massager, $21 CAD

The acro-yogi in your life might be busy turning themselves into knots, but their hair doesn’t have to! This silicone scalp massager from Lavami is a game-changer when it comes to hair washing, scalp stimulation, and silky tresses. Invigorating the Ayurvedic practice of Marma massage, this scalp massager stimulates follicle growth and nerve endings, and helps reduce dry, flakey scalps (all that hot yoga!), helping to clean hair effortlessly, as well as activate the crown chakra.

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