Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

Document And Entity Information
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2011
Aug. 05, 2011
Class A Common Stock
Aug. 05, 2011
Class B Common Stock
Document Type 10-Q    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2011
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011    
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2    
Entity Registrant Name GAIAM, INC    
Entity Central Index Key 0001089872    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   17,918,936 5,400,000