2021 Holiday Gift Guide
Whether you’re looking for a new Astral in your collection or wondering what to get your loved ones, it’s never too early to start preparing for the holidays!
That’s why we’ve put a Gift Guide together to help walk you through our collection and remind you that we’re working hard to make sure you get the flow products you need, when you need them, and with extra customer care.
Shop a few easy gifts for your favorite flow pal! These products make a great addition to a hoop collection, or are an affordable way to get started.
Click to shop Day Hoops.
Click to shop Travel Hoops.
Click to shop Twilight Hoops.
Shop our timeless Classic model, with either USB-C or rechargeable battery options, or our newest LED hoop - the Starlight. Both with tons of colorful pattern options, modes and more!
Click to shop Starlight Hoops.
Click to shop Classic Hoops.
Treat yourself or a loved one to the most advanced technology in the flow market! Choose from tons of vibrant pattern options and modes, or upload or design your own patterns onto our AF hoops and wands.
Click to shop AF Wands.
Click to shop AF Hoops.
Click to shop Juggling Sets.
Still Not Sure? Play It Safe With A Gift Card
Take the guess work out of buying a hoop for someone with one of our Gift Cards.
- Available in a variety of denominations.
- Delivered electronically.
- Never expire.
Check out our Gift Guide video for help choosing a hoop size, tubing type and more:
Ordering the Correct Size
The most common mistake gift-givers tend to make is ordering the wrong size.
- At Astral Hoops, we measure using the ID, inside diameter.
For example, a 28” ID hoop in 5/8” tubing will have a Total or Outer Diameter (OD) of approx 29.25” (28” + 1.25”)
- We recommend measuring the recipients' favorite/most frequently used hoop! Measure both vertical and horizontal directions (sometimes it's an average of the two)
- Confirm size and tubing specifications with someone that the recipient hoops with, if possible.
- In general, experienced hoopers often use smaller sizes such as 26" and 28", while beginner hoopers prefer larger sizes such as 30" and 32".
- Most importantly, don't lose sleep over selecting the right size! Hoops can be easily exchanged for a different size for up to 60 days after receiving them.
Choosing Tubing Type
There are several different tubing options when ordering a custom hoop. These options are highly dependent on personal preference and hooping style (on the body, off the body, tricks, doubles, etc). Thinner tubing is commonly used for more off the body flow and thicker tubing for the body rockers. When buying a hoop as a gift it's a good idea to check with the recipient to find out his or her preferred tubing type and size.
For more about choosing from our many custom tubing options see B.J.'s Blog Post Choosing the Right Tubing For Your LED Hoop.
Our No Brainer Stock Hoops
Ordering a custom hoop can be overwhelming if you don't know exactly what you're trying to get. Try a stock hoop instead. 80% of our customers order one of our 4 stock sizes. These hoops are built with our most popular options and tubing combinations so you can order one with confidence!
Each of our hoops is carefully handcrafted in our Denver, CO hoopshop. Our focus is on making hoops of the highest quality, not on doing rushed work. Because of this we do not have rush build options and hoops can take longer to make during times of high order volume. Popular stock sized hoops can quickly sell out the later it gets in the season and can take 2 to 3 weeks to to craft more.
Shipping companies such as USPS, UPS, Fedex are facing their own challenges operating during the Covid-19 pandemic. While most of our shipments are reaching customers on time, we have seen some delays. If you need your gift by a certain date, we recommend ordering early to leave a little extra time for your package to reach you.
Returns & Hoop Modifications
Orders can be returned for a refund up to 30 days after the order has shipped and exchanged for up to 60 days after shipped. This may be the most gracious return policy in the biz! See our Return Policy for details. Hoops can also be modified/re-sized anytime down the road.
Have More Questions?
Contact our Customer Service Team at email@example.com !
Our office hours are 10am - 5pm, Monday - Friday. Catherine, Alex & B.J. are happy to assist!
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- Alex Bloom