Ahh the holidays, it can be a source of stress or joy or both, but when we think about gift giving we like to think of it as a way to express love for the people that make our world go ‘round. Even a handmade card, cookie, or a heartfelt hug yields loads of good juju. But if you’re looking for gifts to give, here are some of our fave picks. Holiday gifting can also be a perfect time to support small business that in turn support causes and ideals close to your heart, or who give back to your community.
It’s no secret that Oiselle is Jasyoga’s official apparel sponsor and with good reason — everything Oiselle creates is specifically for women athletes. Each style is designed with an eye on fashion and function. This makes everything in their collection a no brainer for your sporty list, but don’t be surprised if you find something for everyone on your list.
Our Pick: The Flyte Tank is perfect for sweating, layering, and #yogaforreal. Use code JASFLYTE for 15% off plus free stateside shipping.
Upgrade your cyclist’s ride! Founder Claire Pepper brings the best cycling gear and apparel together in one place with her tastemaker’s eye.
Our Pick: Good Cycling Base Layer is the perfect cyclist staple with a twist. Available for both guys and gals.
A bar made of organic real food you and your body actually recognize (like dates!) with a 4:1 carb to protein ratio that’s perfect for post-workout fueling. Co-founded by professional athletes Lauren Fleshman, Jesse Thomas and Steph Bruce so you know it’s legit. Bonus: gluten, dairy, soy free.
Our Pick: You’ll win the holidays when you gift a large mixed pack!
LAUREN FLESHMAN + RO MCGETTIGAN-DUMAS / COMPETE TRAINING JOURNAL
A follow up to their popular Believe Training Journal, pro runners Fleshman + McGettigan-Dumas have just released Compete, an inspiring year-long training dairy to help athletes up their competitive game while developing a positive relationship with competition. Includes loads of content and worksheets around the theme of competition. A must-have for yourself and all the athletes in your life.
Named for its founder, Moorea Seal is like having that ultra hip friend who just knows what’s in. Curated so perfectly, it’s the place to find a gift for that hard to shop for best friend (sister, husband, boss). Shop the storefront in Belltown Seattle or shop online with free shipping (on orders over $50) and free returns. Bonus: 7% of all proceeds go to causes close to Moorea Seal’s heart and you can shop by cause.
Our Pick: Moorea Seal’s own book 52 Lists for Happiness is the perfect journal to gift before the New Year.
DELICIOUSLY ELLA / LOVE YOURSELF GUIDE
The four or six week love yourself guide is the perfect gift for someone who wants to hit that big Hit Reset button on life. It all starts with loving yourself. Homegirl Ella Mills has curated an inspiring guide, including meal planning, meditation, exercise programs (including exclusive Jasyoga sessions), and more. It's a great Happy New Year gift for anyone — especially yourself.
You might remember Forestbound from our Boston Bound series. Alice is the founder and designer of Forest Bound. She's also a runner and #athleteforyoga. Each piece is handmade and composed of salvaged textiles and found materials. Truly beautiful and unique!
Our Pick: Escape Utility Bag
Another Athlete for Yoga, Tessa, is the founder and designer of Foliage Handbags out of Vermont. Handdrawn patterns and screenprinted details make each bag unique. You might remember her from our Moms on the Mat feature.
Our Pick: Feather Pouch is the perfect gym/yoga/running bag catch all for those little essentials (chapstick, mascara...).
NADIA NARAIN / CANDLES
London-based homegirl and yoga teacher Nadia Narain makes the finest plant-wax aromatherapy candles. Totally chemical free and housed in recycled glass with messages including love, peace, and light, these gems make the perfect addition to your Reset and home.
A husband and wife run chocolate company out of Bellingham Washington, BIJA Chocolates mission is to change the world one chocolate bar at a time. They work directly with women run cooperatives produce incredible chocolate that in turn supports the women and their families, community and culture. Sold online and in many speciality food markets in the PNW (Met Market, Whole Foods, Haggens and more). Bonus, all their bars are 100% organic, non-gmo, soy, gluten and dairy free!
Our pick: Cherry Chia Crunch is the perfect post-workout treat with recovery boosting tart cherry!
ERIN TAYLOR / HIT RESET BOOK
Jasyoga Founder and Head Coach Erin Taylor released HIT RESET this year and it’s the perfect gift for any athlete looking to be on the top of their game in 2017 and beyond. Now through December 26 our publisher, VeloPress, is offering free shipping on all orders over $30, so snag a couple couples (or add the Compete Training Journal) and ship your gifts free.
Here's to supporting the dreamers and makers, and to a very happy and balanced holiday season!