I think this year I may have almost been impossible to buy for, and frustrating for many! I didn't really have a list, I wanted an activity tracker and the DVD series Arrow, so in my opinion, I scored big time.
My sister got me a very cool Jawbone. It interfaces with one of my favourite apps, My Fitness Pal. It tracks your sleep patterns, and how many steps you do in a day.
It sends you regular summary emails with progress updates and encouraging pearls of wisdom, and a few tips to try.
In my annual goals I have struggled for the past few years to hit the target. No wonder really with ankylosing spondylitis! Nonetheless, I continue to set goals each year, and work around the disease as best I can. The Jawbone actually tracks how much time you spend with your steps in an active mode. I will use this for 2014 with a slight revision to my annual targets. It should provide a greater chance of success, and be much easier for me to track progress. Given this, I of course will have to amend the goal up to be slightly higher! I can also monitor my sleep patterns better and be alert to when the fatigue will be kicking in, and try to slow things down to accommodate.