Cupid’s Arrow: Last-Minute Valentines for Your Favorite Bowhunter
If your Valentine would rather shoot a bow than admire a bouquet of roses, then shake up your traditional Hallmark holiday and head to your favorite archery store!
Instead of blending in with routine gifts, stand out with a present your special person will never forget. The options are endless, but we’ll help narrow your search with creative gifts for the archer in your life.
Gifts for Couples
Couples who shoot together stay together. Rather than treating yourselves to dinner and a movie, sign up for an archery league. Most archery shops offer weekly leagues. In addition to meeting new people, you’ll find fun, affordable ways to sharpen your skills. “League night” quickly becomes “date night” for you and your partner!
If you and your partner are competitive, take each other on in head-to-head battles at the range. Whether you prefer shooting 5-spot, 3-D or interactive video targets, you’ll find several options at most shops. For the ultimate challenge, consider turning a destination shoot into a vacation. The Rhinehart R100, Total Archery Challenge, and ASA Pro-am events are held throughout the country. This is a great way to combine an archery road trip with sightseeing. Whichever option you choose, be sure to keep score. The winner chooses where to eat dinner!
If you prefer the woods instead of the range, consider buying a hunting license for your partner and bowhunting together. Spring will be here soon. You’ll find no better way to hunt turkeys than by sharing a blind with your loved one.
Gifts for Her
Perhaps the most traditional Valentine’s Day present is a dozen roses. If you don’t want to stray too far from that standard, but you still want to put a creative twist on your gift, consider fletching a dozen arrows with pink vanes and arrow wraps to replicate a flowery bouquet. This affordable and practical gesture will outlast even the most beautiful roses.
Besides custom arrows, consider adding some flair to your partner’s bow. Custom-colored strings, limb dampers, arrow rests, and other accessories give any bow a custom look. Use her favorite color to deck out her setup with tasteful accents.
Gifts for Him
Most guys appreciate a good hat, so if your archer is loyal to his favorite bow brand, a hat is a natural fit. Every bow shop has affordable hats from the bow lines it carries. If you need a last-minute present to match any budget, look no further.
What if your significant other likes to tinker? A fletching jig is a great match. Fletching arrows helps bridge the gap for archers who go dormant during cold weather by helping them look forward to the coming season. Set him up to fletch arrows by buying a jig and glue, and then choosing vanes and wraps in his favorite color.
If you and your partner enjoy archery, switch things up this Valentine’s Day by shopping at your favorite archery shop. If you can’t find what you need there, buy your sweetheart a gift card. They’ll appreciate it and put it to good use.
After all, no one remembers a box of chocolates they once ate, or flowers that eventually wilted away. By giving the gift of archery, you’ll score a bull’s-eye on your partner’s heart!