It's tricky, deciding to give someone a present to improve them in some way, but here are some for accomplished or budding yogis, serious exercisers or for those who just need a little emotional or physical pampering.
CHIEF JOSEPH TERRY JACQUARD BATHROBE
Relaxing is an important part of keeping healthy, so here's a comfy, thick, unisex cotton terry robe in a classic pattern honoring the Nez Perce chief, from Pendleton Woolen Mills in a pattern designed in the 1920s.
$178, (800) 649-1512, http://www.pendleton-usa.com
Candles, perfume, shampoo and more — free of sulfates, parabens and phosphates — from this Malibu company show off the power of an aroma to soothe the mind. The sexy gardenia scent and clean packaging might do the work of a therapy session or two.
$37, 8-ounce body lotion, $49, six-item travel kit, http://www.kaifragrance.com and at spas and boutiques
YOGITOES TOWEL AND MAT
Soft, colorful and environmentally conscious skidless mats, hand towels and other yoga accessories from a company born in a Santa Monica garage.
$64 skidless mat, $18 towel, Yogitoes, 2403 Main St., Santa Monica, (310) 437-8975
RAMISIS MIND WORKOUT
One of a series of unusual British puzzle games from Sonic Games that have been going for several years and, for "National Treasure" types, involve opening difficult puzzles — Ramisis is pyramid-shaped — to find codes that lead to other clues or monetary prizes.
$260, Marbles the Brain Store, Santa Monica Place, (310) 395-1526, http://www.sonicgames-uk.com/isis-adventure/ramisis-puzzles/5/1
For newcomers to bicycles, this bike has a comfortable seat, like a lounge chair, and even comes in red.
$299 for one speed, $399 for seven- or eight-gear bikes, http://www.electrabike.com
The chocolates, named for the line of energy containing the seven chakras leading to balance and serenity, contain ingredients meant to match each one (chai and cardamom for sensual, mushroom essence for transcendent) and are boxed in several sizes.
$18 for a boxed set of seven chocolates, (855) 536-2462, http://www.sushumnachocolat.com
O'KEEFFE'S WORKING HANDS and HEALTHY FEET