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11 Brilliant Gifts for the Yogi In Your Life

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Any good yogi knows that the practice is all about the body, the breath, and finding your Zen. And nourishing all of that requires some quality gear. Here are a few items that are sure to please all the yoga practitioners in your life—from those who just did their first downward dog to those who hop into a Scorpion pose whenever they have a free moment.

1.NAMASTAY IN BED SWEATSHIRT; $24

Namaste is a respectful greeting, but even the most loyal yogi can get cranky when the alarm goes off for an early morning session. This cute and cozy sweatshirt with make rolling out of bed and into your sun salutation that much easier.

Find it: Etsy

2. THIRD EYE YOGA TOTE, $78

Fitting yoga into a busy routine is hard enough before you even consider logistics. This large and stylish tote makes it easy to haul everything you need for the day, plus your mat, with exterior straps and adjustable rings. It’s super roomy, and contains two large slip pockets on the outside plus an interior zip pocket so every little item has its place.

Find it: Free People

3. MOON DANCE BLACK HOT PANT; $72

With an seemingly endless supply of yoga pants to choose from, your beloved yogi will appreciate that you chose apparel spun from fibers made out of recycled plastic water bottles and hand sewn using environmentally friendly practices. Plus, the apparel is elastic-free, meaning the waistband won't feeling like it's cutting into your loved ones' hip area.

Find it: Teeki

4. GAIAM YOGA MAT CLEANER SPRAY; $7

Yoga might be all about cleansing the body, but it can leave a bit of a mess. Help your giftee stay hygienic with this yoga mat spray made from tea-tree extract. It’s 100 percent natural and USDA-certified organic, and keeps the surface clean without wearing away at the fibers or degrading the mat’s grip. Plus, it’s good for a little peace of mind when it's time for those facedown poses.

Find it: Amazon

5. YOGO TRAVEL MAT; $69

This “ultralight” and compact mat makes it convenient to take your practice on the go. Weighing under 3 lbs, the Yogo product can fold to the size of a newspaper but still provides enough traction and cushioning so that your yogi doesn't sacrifice quality for transportability. It also stays cleaner than a rolling mat as the top never touches the bottom, is easily folded up with straps and buckles, and is made from biodegradable tree rubber.

Find it: Amazon

6. BUDDHA BOWLS; $30

After nourishing the mind and working muscles, it’s time to feed the body. Whether your loved one is sipping tea or filling up with an oatmeal bowl, these uniquely shaped containers are just what the mindful eater needs. They nestle in the user's palm and offer a soothing palette that will fit right in with any yogi’s design aesthetic.

Find it: Uncommon Goods

7. ZOTO BOTTLE; $18

Staying hydrated is important in yoga and in life. This travel-friendly sleek bottle features double-walled stainless steel designed to keep a beverage at just the right temperature. It’s BPA free and eco-friendly, and designed to be easy to open with one hand, so a yogi can grab a sip with one hand while side planking with the other.

Find it: Amazon

8. YOGITOES SKIDLESS MAT TOWEL; $64

This one is especially good for all those Bikram babies and Hot Vinyasa loyalists. Designed to work in tandem with the mat, the super absorbent towel will make sure that the user stays balanced and slip-free during every lunge, twist, and crow pose. The lightweight, eco-friendly towel also ensures that gear stays in place.

Find it: Amazon

9. YOGA COOKIE CUTTERS; $15

The yogi who’s ever-loyal to their practice deserves a little indulgence every now and them, and what better way than with these yoga cookie cutters. Available in five different poses, yoga enthusiasts can see their moves reflected back in delicious pastry form before taking a bite. Perfect for a festive sugar cookie party or as a stocking stuffer.

Find it: Sweaty Betty

10. CHAKRA OM NECKLACE; $79

Keep the spirit of Om with your giftee all day and outside of class with this 18k gold plated necklace shaped like the symbol of the sacred sound of the universe. 

Find it: Satya Jewelry

11. UV HEADBAND; $15

The last thing anyone needs while working out is to distracted by a bead of sweat or flyaway strands, which makes a great headband a must-have for yogis. These are designed to stay put, keep moisture away, and stay odor-free even after an hour-long 100-degree class. The breathable designs also come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, so you can pick one that’s just right for your pal.  

Find it: Buff USA

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15 Funny Novelty Toys For Pets
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Want to get your pet a toy that shares your interests? These cute and amusing novelty creations will provide your dog or cat (and you) with plenty of entertainment, and your human friends will appreciate their strong pun game. And, they're great inspiration for funny Instagram photos.

1. STARBARKS COFFEE; $12

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If your dog loves going to Starbucks for a puppuccino, order a grande Starbarks Frenchie Roast so they can get their fix every day.

Find It: Amazon

2. EXCALIGRRR SWORD; $14

ExcaliGRRR Sword dog toy
BarkShop

This chew toy is worth it just to repeat the "Knights of the Hound Table" and "King Arfur" jokes that BarkShop suggests.

Find It: BarkShop

3. THE BARK POST; $10

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Did you know that dogs prefer print media? After all, you can't shred the internet. This newspaper toy is printed with real dog articles from BarkShop's blog, BarkPost.

Find It: BarkShop

4. CAT NIP TEA BAG; $4

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If your ideal Sunday involves lounging on the couch with a good book, a cup of tea, and your cat at your feet, get your kitten its very own tea bag. This handmade toy is filled with organic cat nip and comes in four different ribbon patterns.

Find It: Etsy

5. LICK-CROIX BARKLING WATER; $14

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If your dog loves to ride in your cart while you shop at Whole Foods, get him his own can of LaCroix-inspired Lick-Croix Barkling Water (Pamplemutt flavor, of course). Cheers!

Find It: GlamourMutt

6. HUMUNGA TONGUE; $11

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Amazon

This giant tongue with a ball on the end will make for tons of silly photos. Just make sure you buy the right size for your pooch.

Find It: Amazon

7. DOGGO DOGGO BILLS, Y'ALL; $8

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Have you already spoiled your dog with every fancy bed, jacket, and toy imaginable? Maybe with a stack of money, they can learn to finance their own doggo lifestyle. In addition to squeaking, the toy crinkles just like crisp dollar bills.

Find It: BarkShop

8. RUCKSACK; $10

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Does your pup love the great outdoors? This rucksack is perfect for his travels around the yard—just don't let him chase any cars while carrying it!

Find It: BarkShop

9. BOOM BOX; $11

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When your dog picks up this boom box, he'll look like he's ready to party—or make a grand romantic gesture à la Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything.

Find It: BarkShop

10. CHEWY VUITON HANDBAG; $10

Chewy Vuiton dog toy
Amazon

This Chewy Vuiton purse is perfect for any fashionable doggies, even if they're named Gucci, Prada, or Dolce.

Find It: Amazon

11. TAKEOUT DUMPLINGS; $16

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If your fur baby begs for a bite every time you order in, get them their own "meal" of plush dumplings, complete with a Chinese takeout box replica.

Find It: BarkShop

12. IBONE; $17

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Does your dog feel left out when you're Snapchatting or playing Candy Crush? Get him his own "iBone," so you can each stare at your phones in peace.

Find It: Amazon

13. VANDERPUMP SANGRIA; $17

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It's not drinking alone if your dog is drinking with you! Get your overly pampered pooch a bottle of Lisa Vanderpump-branded sangria in pink or red, and settle in for a night of looking for Giggy or Rumpy Pumpy appearances on RHOBH or Vanderpump Rules.

Find It: GlamourMutt

14. CATNIP BANANA PEEL; $7

Your kitty will be tripping all over itself to get ahold of this organic catnip-filled banana peel. And perhaps it can serve as a reminder to increase your own daily fruit intake.

Find It: Etsy

15. ERNESTO THE FISH TACO; FROM $10

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Not all beaches allow dogs to bask in the sun, but that shouldn't stop your pup from enjoying a giant fish taco.

Find It: BarkShop

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11 Prank Gifts for April Fools' (Or Any Day of the Year)
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Whether you're a skilled mischief-maker or a newbie who needs a few ideas, these 11 gag gifts will either make you the most popular prankster around … or the bane of someone's existence. Prank wisely!

1. BANANA PHONE; $40

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone! For April Fools' Day, put this Bluetooth-enabled ringing banana, which you can pair to your cell phone, in the middle of a fruit basket. Stay within range and watch as bystanders go bananas while looking for the source of the call.

Find It: Amazon

2. CRAYONS; $13

Replace all the pens and pencils in your coworker's desk or family's home office with crayons, and simple tasks like taking messages or making to-do lists will devolve into hilarious frustration. Trust us, no one can keep from laughing at the absurdity of jotting notes from the morning meeting down in chunky elementary writing utensils in colors like 'Asparagus' green or Pink Sherbet.

Find It: Amazon

3. 'BATHE AND BREW' GIFT BOX; $8

Are you known for giving fairly terrible gifts? Get in on your own joke and make the coffee addict in your life squirm when they see this convincing-looking shower coffee brewing display gift. They'll be so relieved when they realize it's not real that any present you did buy them will seem like a major upgrade! (Pro tip: Try getting them a bag of their favorite coffee beans to pack inside this spoof gift box.)

Find It: Amazon

4. FARTING ANIMALS COLORING BOOK; $6

All of those coloring books full of intricate mandalas are great, but sneaking this adorably low-brow option into a stack of more calming coloring books is essentially the modern version of slipping a whoopee cushion onto someone's seat.

Find It: Amazon

5. TOILET PAPER EARRINGS; $30

These dainty, dangling earrings are sure to get a laugh out of your friends, who might initially mistake them for serious jewelry.

Find It: Etsy

6. GLITTER EVERYWHERE ENVELOPE; $6

Glitter never goes away. Ever. So be warned that if you send a glitter prank, your friend-turned-frenemy will likely be sparkly through Labor Day. That said, watching an unsuspecting person open an envelope full of glitter? Probably worth whatever punishment—prank or otherwise—comes your way.

Find It: Ruindays.com

7. RELIGHTING CANDLES; $7

Speaking of gifts that keep on giving, April birthday parties are just begging for a few relighting candles.

Find It: Amazon

8. WIRELESS MOUSE; $10

For the coworker who is always complaining that their computer has a mind of its own, this prank is sure to confound. Pair a wireless mouse with their computer and quietly control it from nearby, throwing some chaos into the workday. Is it strange that their computer spontaneously starts blaring "No Diggity" every time they walk away for two minutes? No doubt. (Just make sure you confess and show your coworker that you disconnected the pairing by the end of the day!)

Find It: Amazon

9. BLINKER FLUID; $11

Like selling people on buying bottles of "dehydrated water," convincing a more clueless driver that they need to invest in blinker fluid is a long-standing tradition. Want to play the long game? Put a few drops of water in this empty "blinker fluid" container, leave it on a shelf in their garage, and see how long it takes them to head to the store when they think they need a replacement bottle.

Find It: Amazon

10. TROLL CAKE; $35-60

Got a friend with a penchant for internet commentary, or a trolling uncle you want to get back at in a sweet way? Troll Cakes turns cutting remarks into utterly hilarious cakes, and this so-called "bakery and detective agency" can even locate the address of anonymous social media trolls.

Find It: Troll Cakes

11. RETRO PHONE HANDSET; $13

Love confusing the general public? Sit on a park bench or a corner table at a fast-food joint and carry on a normal conversation through this retro phone handset.

Find It: Amazon

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