Shopping for the guys can be hard, but it just got a little easier for those of you with yogis in your life. A lot of yoga products are designed for women, but I've searched out some that make great gifts for your yoga man (or yourself!).
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These mats are constructed to last much longer than your average, disposable yoga mat, and have great cushioning and traction, which explains their cult following. This extra-long mat is perfect for tall men.
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Let's face the facts: Most yoga mat bags are designed for women. They resemble hand bags and come in beautiful silky fabrics. So how's a guy supposed to get his yoga gear around town? The Hotdog Rollpack is chock full of compartments and pockets so you can keep track of all your stuff. It hold any size mat and, best of all, features an ingenious garment bag design to keep your street clothes from getting crumpled and sweaty.
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Guys sweat, sometimes a lot, and this can make for a slippery situation in yoga class. This popular accessory promises to reduce slippage on your mat.
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These stainless steel pint cups are my new favorite thing. A generously sized drinking vessel that won't break and isn't plastic makes a great gift.
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A box of seven chakra-inspired organic, vegan, dark chocolate truffles. Flavors include tangerine, ginger lemongrass, green tea, and pomegranate. Relieve stress, anxiety, and insomnia (courtesy of special Ayurvedic ingredients) while you enjoy delicious chocolate? Yes, please.
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Humor writer Neal Pollack's chronicle of the transformative effect yoga has had on his life. Don't worry, it's still funny.
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Now in its second edition, this book is sure to appeal to guys who like to know how things work, from the inside out.
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Calf-length pants that easily go from the street to the mat. These are made from "Breathe Weave" fabric, which dries quickly even after a sweaty class.
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A blend of organic cotton with a touch of spandex makes these practice pants form-fitting without being skin tight, which is what I hear the menfolk like. I see a lot of these around the yoga studios.
Guys can Lulu too with this stink-resistant shirt made from wicking fabric. Looks like a classic tee, but is enhanced with the benefits of high tech performance-wear and that special Lulu juju.