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Clothing, hats, shoes, socks and backpacks are among the basics you’ll need on campus. These items, individually priced $75 or less qualify so be sure to visit our large Clearance Room where even fleece and outerwear from your favorite brands may be priced right.
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!
If you’re anything like I am, you have mixed feelings about New Year’s resolutions.
It seems like a natural time to make important changes. It’s like a universal pressing of the “reset” button. Maybe that’s why so many Americans make New Year’s resolutions in the first place. But here’s the thing, how many people are successful in achieving them? I’m definitely not one of them!
I suspect it has something to do with the nature of the resolutions themselves. My guess is the majority of people want to lose weight, fall in love, or win the lottery. Which is great! Let’s do it! Being happy and healthy is super important. But we shoot for the stars and we end up making it to the tree tops because we overwhelm ourselves with these HUGE goals. So, here are our tips on how to achieve your resolutions this year.
A) Start small. If you want to lose weight, signing up to run a marathon isn’t the best place to start. Try taking those dreaded stairs once or twice per week instead of riding the elevator. Or maybe you can shovel the driveway instead of digging that snowblower out of the corner of your garage the next time we get a snow storm. Are you sitting on the couch watching an episode of the Bachelor? Instead of forwarding through the commercials, do sit ups or leg raises during them, it’s an easy way to time yourself.
My point is, heading to the gym and thinking you have to spend hours there every day isn’t the only way to lose that weight, nor may it be the right way for you. There are tons of options to get yourself in the mindset of leading a healthy lifestyle, and it starts small. One pound at a time. Diving in head first doesn’t work for everyone and it could cause you to be overwhelmed and burnt out, therefore your interest is lost. Just remember to have fun with it!
B) Be honest with yourself. If you’ve never held a tennis racket, planning to win Wimbledon later this year might be a stretch. The same goes for your goals, and it’s okay if you don’t know all the answers right away. Change doesn’t happen overnight, and going into a new resolution with hopes too high will almost certainly result in letdown. Want to fall in love? Start by putting yourself out there and setting up an online dating profile. Reaching that first goal will provide a sense of accomplishment and keep your motivation up. Keep in mind that everyone who has ever achieved anything first had to start at the beginning.
C) Educate yourself. An old friend of mine had a sign hanging above her desk that read “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.” Without the proper knowledge, you’re far more likely to fail in your new endeavors. (I personally need to educate myself on how to win the lottery. Step one: buy a ticket.) But really, you wouldn’t leave on a cross country road trip without a map, right? Well, you shouldn’t start a new goal without a good plan either. There are tons of free resources available today to help you find the answers to your questions.
D) Have fun. If you don’t remember anything from this article, at least remember this. If you don’t have fun with what you’re doing you’re just going to be stressed out and miserable. Don’t be miserable.
So there you have it! Shep’s tips on how to accomplish your New Year’s resolutions.
Remember, it’s the little things that matter most during the holiday season.
Coworker treats, stocking stuffers, secret santa, a little something for your favorite barista at your coffee shop, and more. Don’t forget all the people on your list that can use a little pick-me-up this holiday season with these simple gifts that work for everyone.
Manzella Hybrid Ultra Touchtip Outdoor Gloves For Men
You can never go wrong with commuter gloves! Going outside to get the mail, start your car, take your dog on a walk, you name it, these are perfect! And the best part?! Save the hands from the bitter cold but still have all the functionality to use your phone, it’s a win-win!
Sale Price: $16.99
Gordini Fall Line Mitten For Women
Give the gift of warm hands this holiday season, she’ll love you for it!
Why this mitten? Well, you can’t beat the price. Also it’s waterproof, windproof, breathable, stick-grip fingers, wrap caps & thumb with digital grip! Need I say more?!
Sale Price: $26.99
Hats, Hats, and More Hats!!
You can NEVER have enough hats! I always said that I need one for every outfit, sometimes I want warm hats, sometimes I want dressy hats, big pom, no pom? I just always need more hats! And I know I’m not the only one, so when in doubt, grab a hat!
Sale Price: $9.99+
Terramar Ecolator Base Layers (Long Underwear)
Cold people are not happy people, so lets keep everyone happy and warm! These pieces are versatile enough to be worn as an outer or inner layer which makes these base layers the perfect top and bottom for any man, woman, or child.
Sale Price: $27.99
SE 3 Watt Headlamp
Runners, hunters, bikers, and nighttime lovers. This is the gift for them! It’s lightweight, adjustable, and it’s bright! 120 lumens to be exact. There will never be a dull moment again with this awesome stocking stuffer!
Oakley E-Frame Goggle
We all know that one person. You know, the one that can never have enough snowboard or ski gear. Watch them jump for joy when they open this gift! Not only will they be the most stylish person on the hill but they’ll think of you every time they ride!
Sale Price: $29.99
Patagonia Tech Web Belt
There’s something about these belts that everyone loves. Maybe the awesome colors it comes in? Most likely the fact that it keeps everyone from seeing your underwear AND opens your beer bottles! WHAT?! Yes! You heard me, it opens your beer! So, if you were looking for any college kid, beer lover, tailgater, or just anyone in general, your search is over because this is your answer!
Sale Price: $29.99
Hydroflask 18oz. Standard Mouth Bottle
Once you go to an insulted water bottle, you never go back! Whether you’re out enjoying the warm sunny day on a boat ride, keeping your hot cocoa warm in the middle of winter, or trying not to spill all over yourself while doing some mountain biking, this is the perfect solution.
Sale Price: $29.99
Spacecraft Beer Can Glass
So these are just super cool!
Drink more of your favorite cold (or warm) beverages out of these custom Spacecraft glasses. Each glass features two engraved logos and holds 16oz of your favorite drink. Comes in a 4 pack limited edition box!
Sale Price: $19.99
When in doubt, buy socks!
It’s time to relax with ample cushion, a soft Merino blend, a Virtually Seamless toe, and a decorative design to match any style. Your feet will stay happy all day, whether you’re playing cards, walking the lakeshore, or cozying up to the fireplace.
Sale Price: $20-$25
Outdoor Research Sensor Dry Pocket
Do you know someone who has a tendency to forget their phone in their pocket and jumps in the water with it? Maybe someone who does a lot of fishing, boating, hiking, camping, or vacationing? Help keep their gadgets safe and dry in the boat or on the trail. It protects touch-screen devices from the elements while still allowing for their use through its clear, waterproof, touch-sensitive window. The clear window wraps around to accommodate your devices’ camera lens.
Sale Price: $24
Dakine Micro Lock
We’re back to that person who can never have enough snowboard or ski gear! Are you ever on the hill and see someone carrying their gear with them everywhere they go? It’s probably because they are worried someone will take their awesome new skis or snowboard! Help them eliminate the worry and enjoy the atmosphere in peace with the Dakine Micro Lock.
Sale Price: $13
Patagonia Trucker Hat
Last but surely not least! The trucker hat we all know and love. Whether they’re out exploring or just going grocery shopping, this hat fixes any bad hair day!
Sale Price: $29
Happy Holidays from the Shep’s Crew!