Meditation Gifts: Holiday Shopping Guide 2023

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Looking for meaningful gift for a meditator this holiday season? Our holiday shopping guide for 2023 has meditation gifts for everyone, whether you are just getting into meditation practice or have years of experience.

This holiday season, do something different: buy a gift that will last a lifetime and inspire action. Take that first step towards building your own meditation practice, or creating a small sanctuary in your home. Whatever your goals are, we believe there is no better way to start than with our high-quality, handcrafted meditation cushions, clothing, and accessories that are made right here in Seattle.

Happy holidays and happy sitting!

10. Support Cushions

support meditation cushion in natural cream

Give some much needed support with our hand-sewn support cushion. This 14” X 14” cushion is dynamic and helpful for improving posture and discomfort while sitting. Use it to adjust the height of your zafu or fold them to aid knees and other pain points. Our cushions come in a beautiful array of colors and patterns, and are a great meditation gift.

9. Kuan Yin Statue


Kuan Yin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion in the Buddhist canon, is an elegant addition to any space for prayer, reflection, and meditation. This Bodhisattva is revered in Buddhism for her mercy: forfeiting a place in nirvana in order to aid the suffering of humanity. We offer a curated selection of beautiful  Kuan Yin statues in a variety of styles and sizes that will fit any budget.

8. Oryoki Bowl Sets

These traditional bowl sets put meditation into action and help to bring attention to the act of eating. Oryoki means “just enough” and refers both to the simple, intentional form of eating, as well as the idea of consuming food modestly to keep your meditation practice strong. Still Sitting offers two beautiful varieties using melamine and mahogany. Both sets include durable utensils crafted from palm wood and cloths in a variety of colors. This is the perfect meditation gift for the foodie in your life!

7. Inkin Bell

close-up inkin bell

Our inkin bells are made in the USA by Teido Bill Stephens, a Zen monk, craftsman, and friend of ours here at Still Sitting. They are the only  inkin bells that we know of that are handcrafted in the United States. Over the years, we’ve sold hundreds of them; customers love their craftsmanship and beautiful sound. The 2.7” bell is constructed using spun brass and black walnut. The clear lasting tone of this bell will call you gently back to your breath.

6. Rin Bell

Rin bell trio and striker

Rin bells are historically and traditionally significant to meditation practice. These spun-brass, bowl-shaped bells are available in three different sizes, all of which produce different tones and resonance. The small rin bell is our most popular seller during the holidays. Use one by itself or all three together to create meditative harmonies. These bells come with a multicolored cushion, a wooden striker, and an optional stand.

5. Regular Zabuton

Seated position on zabuton with zafu and support cushion, floral cushion, samue jacket

Our handcrafted zabutons are a dead giveaway under the tree due to their size and thickness. Zabutons are the literal base for your meditation. As such, we make them both comfortable and durable, using high-quality cotton and filling material. We have a beautiful selection of colors and patterns as well, so if you’ve been thinking about that “Desert Lotus” zabuton for yourself, now is the time!

4. Kyoto Collection Zafu

Experience comfort and a delightful Japanese aesthetic with Still Sitting’s Kyoto Collection zafu. The Kyoto Collection is our newest product line, introduced in 2021, and has been tremendously popular since its launch. These zafus feature all the durability and craftsmanship of our traditional zafus, but feature a selection of elegant Japanese fabrics in patterns like “Japanese Maple” and “Midnight Surf.” Our Kyoto Collection Zafus make for an elegant holiday meditation gift.

3. Samue Clothing

Our samue clothing has become more and more popular every year. This traditional work clothing of Japanese Zen monks is a simple but dynamic outfit, consisting of a long-sleeve jacket top with trousers. Today the samue is also a preferred garment for meditation practice or relaxing around the house. As always, we handcraft our samue jacket and pants right here in Seattle. We’ve also added a handsome new Linen Samue to our collection this year. Find the perfect style for you by reading our blog post on choosing the right samue.

2. Nomad Bench

Nomad folding meditation bench on black zabuton in living room

With our own unique Norwegian design, this Still Sitting original is a collapsable meditation seat that will travel wherever you want to go! The Nomad Bench is comfortable, portable, and flexible. Using a hammock seat design that easily adjusts to your height, the nomad allows the user to comfortably sit in a kneeling position (seiza). When you’re done, just fold it flat and put it away…or under the tree.

1. Round Zafu

Person Holding Bali Blue round zafu meditation cushion

For many people, this is where their meditation journey started. The zafu is a classic, time-tested meditation cushion that is comfortable and supportive. When we founded Still Sitting some twenty years ago, this is the first product we made. We set out to handcraft a zafu that looks good, feels good, and holds up to the test of time; we stand by the quality of these cushions for a lifetime. This is a truly meaningful gift for a meditator, whether they are experienced or just starting out.

Happy Holidays!

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