How to Christmas Shop for the average guy, or don’t ever buy me pants!

Holiday Shopping is our theme this month for the Blackfly Outfitter website. Kind of makes sense in that the holidays are upon us and there are a matter of weeks left to find gifts for all in your inner circle of friends and family. If you’re like me, when I go Christmas shopping I usually end up buying stuff for myself. It’s easier that way and I know exactly what I need! Try asking your wife to go pick out a new $800.00 rod and reel outfit for you. I wouldn’t do it unless I had gone to the store and specifically picked out the exact rod and reel, had it lined and the shop was holding it behind the counter…..might as well just get it myself. I also like to pick out my own flies, fly tying materials, socks, hats, shirts, actually anything I’m going to be seen in public wearing. Hence, I love the gift card! My wife says a gift card doesn’t show much thoughtfulness but I think it shows the ultimate thought because you’re giving the gift of choice.

Take a gift card to Home Depot or Lowes for instance. There’s nothing better than going into those stores and seeing something you always wanted but didn’t want to actually spend YOUR money to buy it…..whip out your gift card and pay for that set of “one-day-I’m-gonna-need-these” screw drivers or a boxed set of paint brushes you may never use. Don’t send me to Barnes & Nobel, please! Amazon, iTunes, on and on and on!

So, if your shopping for that special person, it’s OK to ask them where would you like a gift card from? If you’re shopping for me by any chance, please add all of the above plus just about any restaurant, Johnson & Murphy (shoes) or maybe Orvis (men’s jackets and dog stuff), Lands End………..

Oh, one last thing you could choose for that really special person, I have just released my new, 2nd Edition art book called “The Fishing Years”. It’s a visual record of some of my favorite paintings that are all about the water, the ocean, fishing and fish. They’re some older pieces and some that are pieces that I just finished. More importantly, I have decided to offer an original watercolor painting of the fish species of your choice on the front cover sheet.
(See the example below the book image) This would be the perfect choice for your hard-to-buy for boss or a special client. There are only 10 of these special books so give us a call at the outfitter store to order yours before they are all gone.
Have fun shopping!


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