The actress revealed her top Amazon picks for a healthier lifestyle, and you're bound to find something for any yogi on your list.

By Braelyn Wood
December 18, 2019
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If you’re still trying to find the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones, Jessica Biel has you covered. The actress partnered with Amazon to release an exclusive Gaiam gift guide and shared 40 of her top healthy living picks from the yoga-focused brand. 

Biel’s curated gift guide includes everything you could possibly need for healthier habits—from a best-selling balance ball chair that helps improve posture to a cool therapy muscle massager for a more efficient post-workout recovery—but the standout product on the list was Gaiam’s Reversible Extra Thick Yoga Mat (Buy It, $35, amazon.com). 

(Check out our guide to the best yoga mats for hot yoga).

The premium yoga mat is about 2mm thicker than your average yoga mat and the extra cushioning supports tender joints during your practice. Despite the denser design, you’ll still feel unbelievably grounded thanks to the grippy surface that keeps your hands and feet firmly in place. 

While there are plenty of practical components of the mat that make it a standout among others—like how it’s made from a PVC-free, non-toxic foam material—we can’t get over the reversible construction. The double-sided mat has different patterns on each side, letting you pick the design that best matches your current mood. (Related: The Best Yoga Pants That Aren’t Lululemon)

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Gaiam Reversible Extra Thick Premium Yoga Mat (Buy It, $35, amazon.com)

At 68-by-24 inches, it’s also the perfect size for small, narrow spaces, whether that’s at home or a crowded studio. Plus, the lightweight construction ensures this three-pound mat is easy to tote to and from class, especially for those commuters lugging it around on public transport.

Beyond Biel’s stamp of approval through her gift guide inclusion, the mat has also earned almost 1,000 perfect five-star ratings on Amazon from both beginners and experienced yogis alike. One reviewer even called this mat a “no brainer purchase” after discovering the huge difference the additional cushioning provided to her joints compared to her previous yoga mat. (Related: Travel Yoga Mats You Can Take to Flow Anywhere)

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Gaiam Folding Yoga Mat for Travel (Buy It, $40, $50, amazon.com)

Of course, the reversible mat wasn’t Biel’s *only* yoga mat pick. The on-the-go actress also included the brand’s Folding Yoga Mat (Buy It, $40, $50, amazon.com), a top pick for anyone that travels consistently or wants to minimize their baggage while commuting. While it's similar in size to the premium mat, it ditches extra cushioning in favor of a slim, portable construction that’s just 2mm thick and has built-in buckle clasps to keep your mat folded into a compact bundle. 

However, when it comes to a pick that has a stamp of approval from both Biel and Amazon reviewers, there’s no better choice than Gaiam’s Extra Thick Premium Yoga Mat. Not only is it still in stock for a Christmas arrival, but with 34 different colorways, it’s possible to find a personalized pick for every yogi on your list.

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