These Are A Few of My Favorite Things: A Yogi Gift Guide

So my Christmas list this year is pretty short: I want to jump out of planes more, and I want more tattoos! Ha. Books are an old standby for me, as well. But I thought I would throw together a quick list with a few things that I really genuinely love, for those who might be looking for a suggestion for the loved ones in their lives, especially the yogis! Trust me when I say, I'd be thrilled to receive any of these items. 

[Note: This is not a sponsored post, and no one in this post asked to be on it. These are just things that I honestly love! No monetary compensation was provided to me, this was a labor (and I mean labor) of love. I did however contact a number of the companies wondering about discount codes, and got some great responses! Enjoy!]

Jade Yoga Mats

The top thing any yogi needs is a good mat. For me in particular, good traction is my first priority! I don't want to be slipping and sliding on my mat (talk about a recipe for injury!). I've been a Jade devotee for years now. Their mats are some of the grippiest I've found, while also having the benefit of being made of natural rubber. Jade is an amazing company, with a real focus on giving back. The plant a tree for every mat sold, partner with community organizations, and are a US-based company with US-based production! I love them enough that I became an Ambassador!

I just recently bought my third Jade mat... though we still have the other two. When I was given my second (a gift), I passed my first on to Travis. He'll get my second one now to use as his mat, and my first we'll keep around as an extra to have for private classes!

YogaAccessories Round Bolster

I ordered this bolster from Amazon on impulse a few years ago to use with my private classes, and was super impressed with how nice it was. Perfect size, beautiful design (I got the navy embroidered one), and well priced. I ended up buying a few as gifts since then. Add it to your at home practice, especially for a little evening restorative.

[Use code boltmeegs for 20% off any of their amazing yoga bolsters (expires 12/3/19!).]

Athleta Yoga Pants with Pockets

Pants... with pockets! Yoga pants no less! Do I even need to say more?! I live in yoga pants most of the time, and its hard to find the perfect ones sometimes. I want them to be well made, thick enough that they don't become see-through in forward bends, and I'd like them to be stylish. I love these crops. They fit like a dream, and the side pockets are amazing.

Big enough to fit my phone, they let me quickly get out the door to my classes, and head straight to my errands after that. Check them out!

Perfect Boots

I can't tell you how long I looked for just the right boot. Some weren't comfortable, some looked cheap, but these are perfection. Steven Madden, so you know they're well made, they are also gorgeous and comfortable.

Tip...  you can find them on Amazon cheaper!

Coconut Milk Exfoliating Body Scrub 

A random Amazon find, this scrub is amazing and I buy it over and over. Colorado late autumn into winter weather, with cold and low humidity has made my skin a dry mess. But this scrub removes the dead stuff and leaves my skin feeling so smooth and hydrated. My heels especially are so thankful for it! Its perfect for pre-shaving, and infused with some really amazing stuff: coconut milk, dead sea salt, vitamin e, lots of great oils. And that's about it... no sulfates or parabens or other skin irritating ingredients. Bonus, it smells really nice!

[Get 30% off of the Coconut Milk Body Scrub on their website and Amazon through 12/24/18 with code 30GiftGuide. Plus, receive free shipping on orders of $30 or more.]

Moringa Infusions

A Denver-based company, I found this at my local Farmer's Market. Moringa is an amazing super food that I discovered when looking for things to help keep my cholesterol where it should be. Here's the thing though... moringa on its own can taste a bit like hay. This amazing drink though infuses apple cider vinegar with the goodness of raw local honey and moringa, then with a different combination of herbs. My favorite is the Spearmint-Rosemary, which I'll mix with sparkling water or club soda for a healing, damn good afternoon treat. Its also amazing drizzled over vanilla ice cream, or you can just take it like a shot!

They were so kind to provide me with a Gift of Health Box... which includes one small sized bottle of the 3 different flavors, a pint glass, a shot style measuring glass, and a long handled spoon for mixing. I already had 2 large bottles of my favorite flavor in the fridge, but I love having the other flavors around as well.

[Use code NEWDAY7 for $7 off a gift of health box like I received or NEWDAY10 to take 10% off any bottles! Plus free shipping when you order 2 or more bottles. Code expires 12/15/18, which is the last day to order to receive by Christmas.]

Jade Leaf Matcha

I've talked about my love for Jade before, but I will again. Matcha is such an amazing drink, full of antioxidants, and a gentler caffeine then in coffee. Its my absolute favorite way to start the morning, and Jade Leaf is my favorite matcha. Super high quality, with less bitterness then other brands. Drink it the traditional way prepared just with hot water and a bamboo whisk, have it as a latte (my favorite way to drink it) - hot or cold, or blend it into a smoothie.

[Use code TATTOOEDMEEGS to get 25% off orders on their website through the end of the year!]

Bubba Travel Mug with TasteGaurd

If you want to take that matcha on the go, you need a good mug to do it in. I was looking around forever, and thought that what I wanted wasn't available... then I found Bubba! I wanted the double walled, keep drinks hot for hours, stainless steel mug; but I found that I hated the taste stainless steel added to my drinks. Ceramic was my choice, but it doesn't generally keep drinks warm for long. This is the perfect combination. The double walled mug keeps things hot, but the "taste guard" made with ceramic keeps things tasting exactly like they did when you made them. Its dishwasher safe (a must!), and I ended up getting one for both Travis and I. Perfect for these freezing mornings.

[Get 20% Off Sitewide with code BUBBA20, and free shipping on all orders above $25.]

Coconut Peanut Butter

Last, but definitely not least: a random find from our trip to Oahu. My newest project is cleaning up our peanut butter. So many peanut butters contain sugar and palm oil, two ingredients I'm really trying to cut out (for health and environmental reasons). The thing is, peanut butter doesn't need either of those to be good! In fact, this peanut butter is the best I've ever tasted, and it contains only two ingredients: peanuts and coconut! Its expensive, especially when you add in shipping, but it is worth the cost. The taste is out of this world, and I don't feel bad about eating it. Super low in sugar, low in sodium, great protein. Buy this for an amazing treat, and be forever changed!

[From now until 12/15 receive 15% off your order with coupon code 12days.]

Happy Holidays, and happy giving!!

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