You met at the festival. Run your 5k together. Took part in the largest yoga class under the blue sky. This year, you’ve created virtual and IRL support bubbles to navigate the madness of 2020 together. You’ve been through a lot and united by the Wanderlust spirit, made it to the holiday season. And although a year of heightened stress levels is far from being over, the thought of giving and gifting warms the heart. So what do you give your fellow Wanderluster?
To save you the legwork, we dug around and narrowed ten gift ideas for the Wanderlust lovers and goers from brands and individuals that they or you might have met at Wanderlust festivals. Here, the complete list of unique gifts that are sure to satisfy anyone who is the true Wanderluster at heart.
Biodegradable Tree Rubber Yoga Mat by Fable Yoga, £69
On a mission to encourage more people to practice yoga, a small independent yoga business Fable create products with the purpose to making a positive impact with each decision. Their mats are sustainable and made from Tree Rubber and they plant a tree for each yoga mat sold.
Reusable Ceramic Coffee Cup from Plastic Freedom, £25
Using disposable coffee cups is so 2019, so leave no space for unsustainable habits. Our friends from Plastic Freedom curate a selection of cups to choose from, and we’re loving the green hues of frank green.
Exhale by Richie Bostock, from £10
Book is the best gift, isn’t it? Especially when it teaches how to breathe and ultimately, live better. Wanderlust ambassador Richie Bostock aka The Breath Guy released a book “Exhale”, where he shares practical tips on and theory how to transform your life one breath at a time.
Wanderlust TV Gift Card, from $50
A gift of yoga? Reconnect with the global Wanderlust community in a virtual studio. With over 100 classes releasing each month from the world-renowned Wanderlust teachers, there is no better place to seek the True North.
A Trio Of Therapeutic Oils Gift Set by Mauli Rituals, £59
Winter time, being the time of Vatta per Ayurveda, it’s so important to upgrade the oil game to bring more balance and calmness to your life. This trio set from London-based holistic brand does just that.
Cranberry, Orange & Cinnamon Scented Soy Wax Candle by Lanji Candles, £14
We believe the simple act of lighting a candle should bring pleasure and a sense of wellbeing. With so many options out there, choose local, and support a black-owned business like Lanji Candles.
Everyday Essentials by Teapigs, £14.99
A gift for the good tea in your life. We find it’s always the little things that have the biggest impact on our day. That first cuppa of the morning? Game changer. With two more months of winter ahead of us, how many tea cups we’re going to pour? Exactly.
Yoga Towel Topper by Willow Yoga, £39
Does your friend enjoy to break some sweat during a yoga class? Slippery times! A luxe printed yoga towel topper is here to rescue. The inspired by nature, the Kew Tropics Indigo Yoga Towel Topper from Willow Yoga is a companion to any sweaty practice. Plus, it’s a great travel mat. Well, for when we’re allowed to travel again.
Gifts of Giving
For some, the opportunity to give is a gift itself. Thankfully, a movement of gifting a donation is on the rise with more people choosing to give back rather than focus on receiving. If done correctly, the act of giving makes a good gift – and all you need is just ask.
We selected two organisations that we’ve been supporting this year by raising awareness around their work – maybe, they’ll inspire you for a non-traditional gift in these non-traditional times.
Plastic Patrol: End the harm single-use materials and litter causes to our planet.
Fierce Calm: Make yoga accessible to all while supporting the most vulnerable in society.