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Be a Hero This Father’s Day: Gift Ideas Dad Will Love

We’re really good at figuring out what guys want, and it’s rarely a new tie.  Here’s a few ideas for playful, outdoorsy,  adventurous and on-the-go dads to inspire you.  Be a hero this Father’s Day.  Come home with a gift he’ll love from Wausau’s favorite Outdoor Store, where discounts in every department will make you wish you were a dad!  Good stuff starts at only $10.

 

Is dad always up for a game of catch, running with the dog, or a round of disc golf? If he’s the type who loves to get out and have a good time, he might fit into this category.

Playful dads will love these fun gifts:

  • Relaxed, comfortable clothing by Duer Jeans, Kavu, TNF, Kuhl, Patagonia, Quiksilver
  • Casual kick-around sneakers from Olukai.  He can just slide into these.
  • Disc Golf gear, indoor-outdoor Pocket Disc or Footbag
  • Spirit Accessories like fun flasks or even Pocket Cocktails for on-the-go celebrating

 

 

Outdoorsy dads want dependable, durable, helpful stuff

If dad stays out from dawn till dusk enjoying all that nature has to offer, he’s probably the outdoorsy type. Maybe he packs a bag and hikes, takes the kayak out, pedals the local bike trails. He just loves to be out and breathe in that fresh air.

Gift ideas include:

  • Performance apparel from Kuhl, Kavu, Patagonia or The North Face
  • Stable, supportive, water-friendly footwear from Teva or Salomon
  • A Pack to hold his gear from Osprey, Patagonia, The North Face
  • A handy Slingshot, flint or rescue bracelet 
  • Hydroflask Waterbottle
  • Adjustable hiking poles
  • A headlamp
  • Comfy Smartwool Socks (buy 3 get 1 free!)

Adrenaline Junky dads will get a thrill with these gifts

Is faster & more dangerous the way dad lets off steam? If he lives on the edge, you see it all over his face: he craves adventure. Feed his craving with some cool toys on Father’s Day.

Gift ideas include:

  • A bike. Yep, he probably wants new one. (Plus you get $50 in free bike accessories to give him or keep for yourself!)
  • A wakeboard, waterskis, wake surf, or wake skate from Hyperlite or HO
  • An HO neoprene vest or Accurate rope for behind the boat
  • Sun Bum sun protection (he’s going to need it)
  • Ski or Snowboard gear.  Our remaining winter 2017 gear is 50% off retail price! 

On the go dads need useful, durable travel gear

He travels. Maybe it’s for work, maybe its for play.  Either way, he needs tools to keep him organized and endure the trials and tests that all travelers encounter. Durable bags, helpful tools.  He’ll think of you whenever he’s on the road or trail.

Gift ideas include:

  • Duffle bags and luggage from Patagonia, The North Face, Dakine
  • Waterproof stuff sacks and phone cases from Outdoor Research and Croakies

 

 

Dad loved the handprint picture frames you gave him as a child (it’s probably sitting on his desk), but he’ll love quality gifts tailored to the things he loves to do. Well done you!

Save on 2015/16 Ski & Snowboard Packages!

Ready for a new setup? Like to save a buck (or a couple hundred)? Our package pricing is going to make your day.

Here’s how things work at Shep’s:

On each equipment item (skis, snowboards, boots, bindings), you’ll see the retail price and our Shep’s Sale Price. That means in 95% of the cases (each + every time the manufacturer allows us to), we give you a deal. Just need a new pair of skis, but love your current boots and bindings? Yes, you’ll get a sale price. Love your snowboard and bindings but want to update your boots? You’ll get a sale price too.  Sale prices all around.

It gets even BETTER when you buy in a “package”. Think of it like bundling. Need new skis AND bindings? Or a new board AND boots? Skis, boots, and bindings? Anytime you buy two or more pieces of the setup, Package Pricing takes the stage, and the sale prices on each of those items is even better.

Below you’ll see some sample packages we created for you. You’ll see the parts that are included, the retail price, and all the money you’ll save with Shep’s Package Price. But don’t forget, you can make a package out of anything on our wall. We won’t limit you to only these pieces, we’ll help you choose this ski and that boot, or this binding and that board, to get you the best setup for your style & skill.

Youth Packages

Alpine Package 1 Alpine Package 2 Alpine Package 3 Alpine Package 4 Alpine Package 5

SB Package 1 SB Package 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nordic Package 4 Nordic Package 5

 

 

Adult Ski Packages

Alpine Package 6 Alpine Package 7 Alpine Package 8 Alpine Package 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Snowboard Packages

SB Package 3 SB Package 4

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Nordic Ski Packages

Nordic Package 1 Nordic Package 2 Nordic Package 3

Snow Sports Sale ON NOW!

Spin it to win it. Win what? SAVINGS. During Shepherd & Schaller’s September-long Preseason Snow Sports Sale, you get MORE than the lowest prices of the (entire!) season on all new ski & snowboard equipment… you also get to spin our Discount Wheel at checkout for savings up to 20% on all brand new outerwear, casual & fashion apparel, footwear and accessories. We’re talking about jackets, pants, base layers, fleece, dresses, denim, flannel, hats, gloves, shoes & boots, goggles, helmets, and MORE! You need these items to play outside all winter, so get them while the deals & selection are great.

Attention mom and dad:  the kids get just as much love at Shep’s as the adults do. Their selection is complete with all the equipment and layers for winter, including tot & child size boots (just like mom and dad!), fall jackets, backpacks, and more.

Our Spin-to-Save sale is September 1 through September 30th. That means every time you visit this month, you get to spin.  And every time you spin, you’re guaranteed to win! Selection is at it’s peak and prices are never lower. What are you waiting for?

*Restrictions apply.  

1.  Discounts may not be combined with any other offer.  Discount is awarded at the time of purchase and is not retroactive to prior purchases.
2.  Customer may spin the wheel once per transaction/purchase.
3.  $10 Shop Service coupon may not be redeemed for cash
4.  Free Rental coupon may not be redeemed for cash
5.  Spin the Wheel discounts do not apply to skis, snowboards, boots, bindings or poles.
6.  Spin the Wheel discounts do not apply to Yakima products
7.  Spin the Wheel discounts do not apply to Clearance Items which have “Dot Discounts” already marked.
8.  Spin the Wheel discounts do not apply to Kayak, Bike, Camping or Tennis merchandise
9.  Spin the Wheel discount offer ends September 30
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First Thursdays at Shep’s: Dog Days of Summer

For August, First Thursdays is celebrating that the “Dog Days of Summer” are upon us, and we couldn’t agree more! We’re thrilled to be spending time on our kayaks, waterskis & bikes because it’s hot and we’re happy! How have you been enjoying the heat?

This Thursday, Shep’s is once again giving you $10 Shep’s Bucks for every $50 you spend, PLUS offering 25% off all spring & summer apparel, shoes, and accessories! With that duo, you really can’t go wrong. Our friends and neighbors throughout downtown are offering their own great specials, and we’re all working with the Humane Society of Marathon County to raise awareness of their pups & hopefully connect some with new homes!

Join us downtown for live music, one-night-only specials & sales, and more from 5pm-8pm this Thursday, August 6th!

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First Thursdays at Shep’s: Terrific Transportation

This month, First Thursday’s theme is Terrific Transportation. Perfect! We LOVE alternative modes of transportation, like skiing down the hill, riding across town, or hiking around the woods. We’re all about being active, not just to be active, but to enjoy it.

As usual, Shep’s is coming at you with some awesome deals for this event. We’ll offer 20% off your in-stock purchase of Clothing & Footwear AND give you $10 Shep’s Bucks for every $50 you spend! Win, win! Participate in the downtown-wide promotion shown below and use your “ticket” to get $5 off any bike service/repair at Shep’s.

Join us downtown for live music, one-night-only specials & sales, and more from 5pm-8pm this Thursday, July 2nd!

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