Get into archery from A to Z

When you give the gift of archery, you’re giving far more than a bow and arrows. You’re giving someone a hobby they can enjoy their entire life. How many other gifts have that impact?

Consider these three easy ways to give someone the best possible present this holiday.

A Surprise Shopping Trip

Once they choose a bow, they can pick out their arrows and accessories. One fun part of bow buying is making it unique by choosing accessories in matching colors. Photo Credit: ATA

Archery equipment is very personal and requires custom fitting. Buying someone a bow is like buying them clothes. If you don’t know their size and their style, they’ll end up using the gift receipt.

But here’s an even better idea: Surprise them with a trip to the archery store. Once there, ask the archery pro to take a few measurements and discuss the different bow types. After that, your archer will get to try several bows. Once they choose a bow, they can pick out their arrows and accessories. One fun part of bow buying is making it unique by choosing accessories in matching colors.

Once their bow is fitted and assembled, they can shoot it with help from the archery pro, who will teach them the basics and help adjust their sight. Consider signing them up for a few archery lessons so they can get beyond the fundamentals.

Buy Now, Set Up Later

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Your archer won’t be able to unwrap the bow and start shooting right away, but you can still have fun by bringing them back to the shop later. Photo Credit: Shane Indrebo

If you want your budding archer to open their new bow on Christmas morning, buy them a bow and have the archery pro fit it to them later. It’s not as difficult as it sounds. When talking to the archery pro, provide the recipient’s age, height and strength level. That information helps the pro make informed recommendations for an appropriate bow.

Your archer won’t be able to unwrap the bow and start shooting right away, but you can still have fun by bringing them back to the shop later. They’ll enjoy meeting the archery pro and getting their bow fitted and tuned.

Sign Them Up for Lessons

Already find the perfect bow? Be sure to grab some lessons at your local shop as well. The best thing you can give your archer is some time at the range learning the tricks of the trade. Photo Credit: hdwallpaper.net

You can also get started in archery without buying a bow. Many shops provide rental equipment for lessons and group programs, which lets people get started without a big initial investment.

Signing them up for lessons or a program is easy. Just visit an archery shop and see what instructions they offer. You can pre-pay for the lessons or buy a gift card for the amount.

Gift Cards

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When unsure before buying, you can always get a gift card. This way you can help pick out what they need with them right there in the store. Photo Credit: ATA

The easiest way to gift archery is a gift card. Just discuss your budget with the archery pro and buy a gift card that covers the cost of the bow and accessories. Then let your archer pick out the bow of their dreams.

Archery is an amazing sport that builds confidence, relieves stress and promotes exercise. That’s why it’s the best gift you can give! Find an archery store near you and spread archery’s holiday cheer.

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