Yes, it’s that time of year again: Father’s Day. The time we celebrate all that our fathers mean to us and get to show gratitude for all that they do for us. This day is not without its pressure though, is it? Finding that perfect gift for the man who has it all: we want to get it just right, but we’re currently drawing a blank.
Well, here at Yogamatters, we’d love to suggest some items your dad is sure to love: thoughtful items to encourage him on his yoga journey, inspirational gifts that support his health and wellbeing. We’ve picked ten of the best, but of course, the Yogamatters’ online store is packed with yoga and wellbeing related products to inspire you this Father’s Day.
This eco-friendly yoga mat from Yogamatters is for everyday use, either at home or in the studio. At 4mm thick, the Yogamatters everyday mat offers just the right amount of cushioning for a comfortable surface for his daily yoga practice. The textured surface offers stability and steady grip to allow him to focus on his practice without the distraction of slipping. With one eye on the future for his children and grandchildren to come, your father will be delighted to discover that this mat is made from non-Amazon sustainably harvested, natural tree rubber.
On the days when your dad is using his regular yoga mat, he could really do with a super cool mat bag to put it in, right? We love these bloom yoga ragbags, made in a small rooftop factory based in Tamil Nadu, India, and we think that your father will too. Each bag is unique, created from reclaimed big teabags collected by the ragpickers from different tea factories, restaurants and hotels. Each of these teabags is made of strong, water-resistant material and has its own unique print, depending on the tea company or plantation where the bag is from.
If your father is a lover of yoga, you’ll be wanting him to be practising for as long as he possibly can. These YogaJellies create a solid, supportive, flexible rooting system allows your body to practise, exercise and weight bear safely. Creator of YogaJellies, Anita Jarowenko, actually came up with the idea in response to the pain her husband was experiencing during a yoga practice due to his bony knees! The disks can be placed under hands, wrists, knees, elbows, hips, or any part of the body that could benefit from additional support and comfort. You can of course choose whatever colour your father would refer, but we love Obsidian. Just saying.
As an extra little surprise, why not treat your dad to one of these spiky massage balls? This 9cm ball can be used for self massage, releasing uncomfortable muscles and relieving tension, also helping to release toxins and improve circulation at the same time. All your dad has to do is simply roll the ball around the area in need of a massage, place the ball between his back and a wall and move around, or massage the soles of his feet by rolling his foot over the ball on the floor.
Whatever your father usually wears for his yoga practice, he’s sure to appreciate something made by OHMME, a UK yoga clothing company especially for men, committed to getting more guys into yoga with stylish and comfortable yoga wear. Is piece is designed specifically with yoga in mind.
With beards all the rage in today’s world, this beard oil from Skin & Tonic creates bearded brilliance without the itch. This fast absorbing thistle and argan oil strengthens beard hair and calms beard itch. The fresh, aromatic rosemary and cedarwood oils feel like taking a giant step into the big outdoors. And even if your father isn’t a fan of the great beard craze sweeping our nation, this soothing oil can also double up as a shaving oil.
Here at Yogamatters, we have a feeling this playful set of nine figures will bring a smile to your dad’s face this Father’s Day. The plastic soldiers of his youth have taken to yoga and are striking a pose – Headstand, Meditation Pose, Cobra Pose, Warrior One, Warrior Two, Child’s Pose, Tree Pose, Crow Pose, and Downward-facing dog. This non-violent toy set is a great reminder to seek inner peace and and is an ideal gift for anyone who loves yoga, doesn’t love yoga, has ties to the military, or just thinks they’re funny.
And finally, how about a book? You really can’t go wrong with a book, especially a book by one of the great fathers of modern yoga, BKS Iyengar. His seminal book, ‘Light on Yoga’, is widely called ‘the bible of yoga’ and has served as the source book for generations of yoga students around the world. In ‘Core of the Yoga Sutras’, BKS Iyengar explores the philosophical core of yoga – the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – by translating each sutra and providing an insightful commentary and explanation for modern readers. This book is a wonderful introduction to the spiritual philosophy that is the foundation of yoga practice.
If your father is tempted to drink too much strong coffee throughout the day, why not introduce him to the joys of herbal teas? Pukka Herbs is an award-winning, UK-based, organic herbal tea and supplement company – the very best place for your dad to start out on his own mini herbal adventure. There are five delicious, naturally caffeine-free teas in this magical Pukka Herbal Collection (20 bags in total). Each is more than a cup of tea: it’s a sensory experience.
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