Let's be honest here: heart-shaped candies and soft teddy bears for Valentine's day turned from cute loving gestures to an obvious faux pas long time ago.
So how about switching things up this year? Let's treat yogis in our lives with meaningful gifts as unique as themselves.
YogaKali has partnered with Buddha Groove to bring you the best gift ideas for yoga and meditation enthusiasts. No matter who your Valentine is: a significant other, family member, friend, or yourself, if they love yoga, they will love these 20 artisan gifts.
From 100% tree-free handmade journal to inspiring artisan necklace, keep reading for the ultimate 2020 artisan gift guide for Valentine's (and any other occasion).
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A special yogini in your life will love this handmade silver bracelet.
Not only because the inspirational text carved on the top serves as a reminder to practice yoga off the mat but also because it's incredibly stylish.
With its unique design, this bracelet will turn a simple tee-and-jeans look into a fashion statement.
This handcrafted rainbow-colored wall hanging is the ultimate statement piece that every home yoga space needs.
Made of printed birch wood, the vibrant wall hanging is layered with seven chakra symbols - a perfect gift for a yogi interested in energy healing.
There are so many 'mudras' that it's not difficult to get lost in their true meaning and correct usage.
With this Mudras for Awakening the Energy Body Card Deck, learning mudras has never been easier. The set comes with beautifully illustrated 40 cards and a 112-page guidebook to put your knowledge into practice.
Whether a yogi in your life teaches or practices yoga, they will love this thoughtful Valentine's day gift.
This is seriously one of the best terrariums you'll ever come across. Handmade from a genuine tree branch, this art piece brings nature's high vibes indoors, relieving stress and clearing the mind.
The terrarium includes Buddha statue, mood moss, Spanish moss as well as pebbles and orchid bark. It's also super easy to take care of – even if the giftee has a brown thumb.
Words can heal when uttered at the right moment.
This unisex artisan necklace is inspired by the teachings of Zen master Thich Nhat Hahn (Thay), whose handwriting was used for the design.
Perfect for meditation and yoga lovers, this handmade gift is a gentle reminder to find peace in the present moment when life hits hard.
Is your Valentine obsessed about exotic and unusual décor? Then these fair-trade India Bells will be greeted with excitement.
Made of upcycled water drums, this unique Valentine's day gift can be used as a musical instrument or a beautiful indoor decoration. The soothing sound of the bells would fit great both meditation and relaxing yoga session.
Right now, cotton journals are having a moment. All the fountain pens lovers of the world are standing in awe of their soft paper and luxurious feel.
The best part? Not a single tree gets cut for the sake of your doodling.
This eco-friendly lotus journal comes all the way from Rajasthan, India. Handmade by local artisans, it is entirely tree-free and was created from discarded cotton scraps.
With a beautiful lotus design and tie and tassel closure, this artisan Lotus Journal can become a perfect Valentine's gift for a yoga lover who has discovered the beauty of journaling.
We might still be in the depth of winter, but there's always a chance for your Valentine to show off their new T-shirt at a yoga studio.
This cool Buddha tee with the hippie vibe is excellent for a light workout, lounging, and reminding the receiver to stay calm.
A T-shirt might not be the most unpredictable gift for a yoga lover to receive. But we're sure this cute and inspirational V-neck will be greeted with excitement.
Plus, it's made in the USA from eco-friendly organic cotton and 50% recycled plastic. How cool is that?
Drop some chill into a loved one's life with these all-natural USA-made bath salts.
Formulated with Himalayan and Dead Sea Salt, organic oatmeal, real flowers, and relaxing lavender oil, this is an ultimate treatment for the tired body and distressed soul.
Plus, isn't bath just the perfect place to spend your Valentine's day?
Rose Quartz represents unconditional love, and crystal devotees believe it promotes harmony in the relationship, encourages self-love, and cultivates the deep inner feeling of peace.
Whether or not it does all of this, the pinkish stone does look gorgeous as a décor piece.
Finally, an incense holder crafted for minimalists and modern yogis. Handmade in the US, this brass item will become an eye-catching art piece in any space.
Plus, it's compact enough for frequent travelers who don't sacrifice their meditation practice even on a business trip.
There's nothing better than a cup of refreshing tea after a meditation (or during).
If that sounds like something your significant other might say, they will surely appreciate this thoughtful gift for Valentine's day.
Made of brown ceramic with an aged finish, this Chinese Tea Jar will protect teas from damp, keeping them fresh and fragrant.
Plus, its elegant design makes it a stand-out centerpiece in just any kitchen.
This Rose Quartz Facial Toner doesn't have many ingredients, but all of them are right.
Formulated with skin-soothing aloe and high loving vibe from Rose Quartz, this yummy Valentine's day gift will leave your loved one wrinkle-free and stress-free.
This unisex Om symbol bracelet is a meaningful Valentine’s day gift for both him and her. Made of black cord and sterling silver bead, the bracelet is adjustable and fits most wrist sizes.
The best part?
Each item is unique. Just like your significant other.
This Valentine’s Day, give your loved one a gift with a meaning.
Made by Indian artisans, this hand-embroidered Tree of Life tapestry symbolizes unity and universal interconnectedness. Each element is embroidered in a traditional style of needlepoint, including the inspirational text: “Where dreams grow wild and beautiful and free.”
The tapestry comes with wooden support so your Valentine could transform the look of their room or yoga space in a matter of minutes.
Help a yogi in your life practice Aparigraha (non-attachment) and cultivate mindfulness with this Zen Water Painting Set.
It's very easy to use – simply dip the calligraphy brush in water and paint, doodle, or write on a hand-cut slate. In a few minutes, the canvas turns blank and ready for new artistic creations.
This mindful gift will not only relieve stress and help your giftee practice the art of letting go but can become the first step towards cultivating a more intentional life.
This all-in-one lavender gift set will convert even a hardened shower person into a bath person.
Made in the USA, this luxury pack includes bath salts, a candle, soap, and a satchel – everything your yogi needs for the elevated bathing experience and a relaxed state of mind.
Take your loved one's matcha obsession to the next level with this Matcha Tea Making Set.
Handcrafted by Japanese artisans, this beautiful set includes everything one needs to brew matcha the traditional way: a ceramic bowl, a whisk (chasen), and a bamboo scoop (chasaku).
Not only the whole process of preparation is much more pleasant with traditional tools, but the whole ceremony also turns into a grounding mindful ritual that reduces stress and calms the mind.
This Valentine's Day, give your loved one a smudging ceremony upgrade in a jar.
Made of 100% natural ingredients, this Palo Santo Solid Perfume combines the powerful energy of sacred trees with the yumminess of mango butter and rosemary extract.
What's more, this high vibration scent comes in a travel-sized jar perfect for a smudging-loving jet-setter in your life.
Whether you're looking for a thoughtful zen gift, a new décor piece for your home, or nourishment for your soul, the search is officially over.
Meet Buddha Groove - a family-owned online business specializing in all things wellness, meditation, and inspiration. They partner with artists around the world, including the US, to bring the unique designs from artisan traditions of South America, India, Indonesia, Tibet, Nepal, Thailand right at your doorstep.
And oh, boy, the choice is wide!
Buddha Groove has it all, including:
Most of the pieces that come outside of the US are fair-trade and ethically made. If you're looking for items from the US only, use a "USA" tag in the search bar.
Buddha Groove offers free standard US shipping on all orders over $25 and a 30-day return policy on most of the items (with certain exceptions).
The shipping is fast and generally takes around 1-10 business days depending on your location. Plus, the customer service is impeccable. Just check all the reviews.
So next time you're looking for a meaningful purchase, give Buddha Groove a try. Just be careful not to buy everything. 😊
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