December is the month of light, peace and generosity....so it totally makes sense for this month I share some hints on what to get the hooper in your life...or you can just leave these open on your computer for someone to discover and bam...happy hooper ;)
My first idea....it's about your banged up well loved hoop...she could do with a makeover I bet! Hoop tape is not meant to last forever...you might be super careful with it but chances are if you got 1 year out of it and it's not in tatters you are amazing.
Connect with your local hoopsmith and see what tape they have in stock. Know your hooper's favourite colours? Let your hoop maker get creative and come up with an original design! Depending on how crazy your design is the price could start from $20 and up. Want to speed up the process? Clean off your tattered hoop for your hoop maker;)
Every hoop dancer needs some tunes...you could go with something meditative, world beats, top 40...or if you're a bit lost a gift card for music is totally the safe bet.
You know what a total treat is? A large open space with awesome ceilings...especially in these dark, cold wintery months. If you could hook up a hoop dancer with a beautiful indoor space for an hour or two they will be your friend forever. Supply the water and music - hoop dance heaven!
New hoop clothes...this could be a tricky one...what does your hooper like to dance in? Has your hooper friend recently worn a hole into her leg warmers? Big toe sticking out of her ballet flats? Tank tops looking tired? Your favourite clothes shop probably has some workout gear - your local dance shop probably has some awesome leggings too...
I've saved the best for last...well I can think of several awesome things but this one made the cut...a hoop dance experience is by far the best thing you could give your hooper friend (or yourself). Either a class, private session, workshop or a full on retreat! The chance to fully immerse into hoop dance even for one hour is such a treat. Your hooper will love you forever!
Find out what is happening in your hoop community and book something for your 'friend' :)
I hope you found one of these ideas helpful for the hooper on your shopping list. There are still a few days left to get their special something!
Carron is passionate about all things HOOP, improving your hoop dance practice and creating a hoop dance community!