Shep’s is all about fun outdoors. You can count on discounts and sale prices for Black Friday and beyond. So here’s a little inspiration for gift giving you may not have expected from us. Happy Thanksgiving friends!
Finding the perfect gift can be difficult. But we have the perfect gift idea: Smartwool socks!
Buy three, and get the fourth FREE. Lifestyle socks. Ski socks. Biking socks. Running socks. Kids socks. Choose from thousands. We’re not kidding. Bright colors, fun patterns, lots of padding, a little padding. What they all have in common is merino wool. Visit us in Downtown Wausau and we’ll tell you all about the special sheep and special construction that makes these socks so smart. Mix and match and take the fourth home free when you buy three. Sale ends — never! We always offer Buy 3 Get 1 Free. But selection is best through the holidays.
Smartwool prides themselves in making products you will love, and that will support all of your adventures. Their socks are made from ethically sourced merino wool. Merino wool is popular because of its warmth relative to weight. Not only do Smartwool socks serve their purpose and function, but they also feel great as well. Each fiber naturally helps regulate body temperature, transports sweat away as a vapor, and cancels out odors (they tested it themselves).Once you’ve tried Smartwool socks, you may not want any other type of sock on your feet! Stop by Shepherd and Schaller to shop our hundreds of Smartwool options!
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 a Free Tune Up, Free Check-up and 20% off bike accessories to make it an awesome gift!)
- 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 2018 gear is 40-50% 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!
Did you come here for inspiration? A small gift or a big one? You know we’ve got Wausau’s largest selection of ski and snowboard gear, bikes, tennis, camping and waterspouts. But we’ve got other great gifts that wrap up in small packages and require only small budgets too:
Man-Cans Ahhh, the scent of Bacon. Or Grandpa’s Pipe, a Leather Mitt, Fresh Cut Grass, Sawdust, Fresh Brewed Coffee, Campfire, Gunpowder or Hot Chocolate (to name a few.) There’s nothing girly about scents that do more than just smell good.
Man-Cans are made inside a real soup can. The can is donated to a soup kitchen and when it’s been cleaned and returned, the label is removed and the can is filled with manly scented natural wax. When you buy a Man-Can you’re helping feed people who need a little extra help. All thanks to a 13-year-old with a unique idea. And dad likes good smells as much as mom. $11.50
Does dad like to hang out on the patio, do a little camping, hide in his man cave? Help him spruce up his favorite place with kitch-y cool knick-knacks from Outside Inside. Seriously neat bird feeders, games, and other fun stuff. $20-35 range.
Kuhl Clothes Does Dad like to look cool? Or is it Hot? Or even sick? Whatever, he will look and feel good in duds from Kühl®, where the passion remains to get outdoors and have fun. Kühl® is what it means to be comfortable and relaxed in the challenging environment of life and sport. For Kühl®, this dedication to original thinking translates into excellence in design and exceptional construction because they use not only innovative style and features, but exclusive fabrics with unique weaves and vintage washes that create authentic character. Articulated, gusseted, precise designs as well as the utmost craftsmanship provide a fit that is pure comfort. Wearing Kühl® not only represents the freedom of movement but also free will. Dad will love their long and short-sleeved shirts, fleece and wool sweaters and great outerwear in addition to their well known pants. Every man looks good in Kuhl. Starting at $45.
Does dad have a lot to juggle? How about a great day pack, with a lifetime warranty to boot. Dozens by The North Face, Patagonia, Dakine and Burton are in stock. Starting at $45
How about a round of Disc Golf? This is a sport everyone can love. There are usually no greens fees, you can dress down, and most courses have no pro shop, no marshal, no tee times, and feel much more like what they are: a public park where people can come, go, and do as they please. Of course ‘golf etiquette’ is practiced just like ball golf, which makes for a pleasant outing for everyone involved. Pick up a disc and give it a spin and you’re on your way. Shepherd & Schaller stocks hundred’s of Innova and Discraft golf discs each spring. Starting at $8.99
Sock it to him. Smartwool socks are a gift he’ll really love. At the heart of these great socks is the highest quality merino yarn available from sheep raised in the most amazing places on earth. Skillfully woven in the American Southeast, the world’s best performance socks are Made in the USA. Dad will like that too. Read more here and fall in love with Smartwool even more. Starting at $14.95. (By 3 Get 1 Free June 1-15, 2014)
Got a little healthier budget?Recreational Kayaking. If you have access to a local lake, stream or river and can sit and move your arms, you can kayak. Sport kayaking is a relaxing way to spend a day outside. The crew at Shep’s can help you decide what kind of boat is right for your goals and the water you expect to be on, and can recommend a PFD (personal flotation device otherwise known as a life jacket) that is specifically designed for paddling. Don’t forget the paddle – or dad will be up a creek in no time! Recreational boats from Perception are incredibly stable, so rolling is not usually an issue. Many models are designed for fishing, so dad wins again. Boats begin at $399. And be a sport. Get him some Sun Bum Pro sunscreen too. Starting at $3.99
Visit us in Downtown Wausau, Wisconsin or online at www.shepssports.com to shop for Bike, Camping, Tennis, Water Ski and Snow Sports departments too, along with a great selection of clothes from Patagonia, The North Face, Kavu, Smartwool and lots more. Dad’s worth it.
A trip to the mountains is every skiers dream. Snow, Terrain, Dining, Nightlife, Shopping… Of course that includes snowboarders, ski racers, cross country ski lovers, freestylers and carvers of all kinds. Sadly, for some of us the mountains are too far. The good news is, if you live in the midwest and are planning a trip to the region’s #1 ski area, Granite Peak Ski Area in Wisconsin, you can enjoy the full mountain-town experience with a trip to downtown Wausau and Shepherd & Schaller.
Wausau’s Ski Shop since 1949, Shep’s is known and respected by snow sports enthusiasts from throughout the midwest. A product selection that rivals resort shops in Colorado, Utah and Vermont, a Rental shop that features new gear every season, and a back-room maintenance shop that is staffed by full-time, year-round professionals who are respected by both customers and ski gear manufacturers make Shepherd & Schaller a destination for elite athletes and newbies alike. It’s 15,000 sq. ft. of ski lover’s shopping heaven. It’s the place where locals find unique gifts and surprises, love to hang out, share stories, meet ski friends. You’ll feel welcome and at home, even more than you might at elite mountain shops at much higher altitudes.
Can’t get to town? Shepherd & Schaller launched it’s web store in 2011, with live inventory that allows you to see the exact same product that is on the sales floor. Obviously a great way to shop from home, many use the site to revisit items seen in the store, while making gift wish lists for birthdays or Santa.
Done skiing and shopping? Walk a few feet and visit Malarky’s Pub for food, refreshment and live music most nights. You’ll also like City Grill, Red Eye Brewing Company, Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar and Back When Cafe, as well as organic groceries, cozy coffee shops along with more great specialty shopping including our favorite, Evolutions in Design, just steps from the store.