After waking from your turkey-induced Thanksgiving nap, you might have realized just how little time you have to shop for the archer in your life. Luckily, you can find perfect gifts and stocking stuffers at your local archery shop.
Best of all, you don’t need to be an archery expert to shop like one. Use our list (and check it twice!) of 10 stocking stuffers to make sure your archery gifts are right on target.
An arrow puller gives archers a better grip when removing arrows from the target. They’re made of rubber and are a must have in every archer’s quiver.
Arrow lube applied to the tip of an arrow makes them easier to pull from targets. It’s an excellent complement to an arrow puller, and together they prevent an archer from getting tired pulling arrows.
If you know an archer who always leaves their bow in the grass, buy them a bow stand. It holds the bow upright and prevents accidental damage while the archer retrieves their arrows.
Every recurve and longbow archer needs a bow stringer to put their string on the bow. Even if they already own a bow stringer, they can always use a spare.
New bowstrings are an excellent gift that fit nicely in a stocking. To buy bowstrings you must know their exact length. Compound bows usually list the proper string length on the bow, or you can tell your archery pro the bow’s make and model. For recurves and longbows, measure the bowstring or bring it to the shop. You can also order bowstrings in any color combination for a unique look.
To keep a bowstring in top condition, archers apply wax to their strings. This inexpensive product is part of every archer’s range gear.
If you know a handy archer that likes to do things themselves, a pack of fletching, fletching glue and a fletching jig is all they need to make arrows at home. The local archery shop will make sure you get all the supplies, and they can even provide the arrow shafts. If you bring in one of your archer’s arrows the archery store will know the exact length and size they need. Then they’ll cut the arrow shafts to length and glue in the inserts.
Bow Repair Kit
Your local archery shop is the place to go for bow work, but what happens if you need a repair while you’re at the range? Ask a salesperson to put together a kit with the basic tools and materials needed to make simple repairs. A typical kit includes Allen wrenches, bowstring serving, fletching glue and bowstring wax.
Release Aid or Finger Tab
If the person you’re shopping for has had their eye on a new release aid, surprise them by slipping it in their stocking. They’ll likely drop hints about the exact model they want. If not, you can’t go wrong with a gift card.
If you have no idea what to get the archer in your life, buy a gift card to their favorite archery shop so they can buy range time, archery lessons or any archery gadget their heart desires.
The way to an archer’s heart is through awesome archery gifts, which are just a short sleigh ride away. Find a nearby archery shop here.