As a child, the holiday season was always the best part of the year.
One of the biggest thrills was browsing through the many Christmas catalogues that came to the house. Carefully turning each page and bending the corners to mark the ideal gifts to be purchased.
I realized that decades later, that thrill is still there. The Bass Pro Shops catalogue brought back those holiday memories. And, of course, my Christmas catalogue has plenty of bent corners.
Christmas 2014 offers clothing for children, ladies and men as well as rainwear, footwear, hunting, fishing and marine gift ideas perfect for folks who love the great outdoors.
Oh, did I forget to mention the Gift Department section? I am particularly fond of this section. It is the best part of the catalogue (J). Bass Pro Shops features Adventure Sets ideal for kids 3 and up. A child’s imagination will run wild taking them from the woods to the ranch. The Deluxe off-Road set, RAM and horse trailer and the SUT Deluxe Outdoor Camping set are just a sampling of what is offered. The set that caught my eye was the SUT-Rex Hunting Attack set. Along with the SUT featuring a working winch and trailer hitch is a realistic dinosaur puppet that roars. Stimulate the imagination of both boys and girls. A superb holiday gift idea.
Games bring families together.
There is no better way to enjoy the family away from the television or computer than with a board game. New this year is a culinary twist on the classic Monopoly game. Bacon-opoly is a blast to play as players collect favorite bacon treats, trade them in for Smokehouses and up the rent. Playing pieces include a skillet, bacon, tongs and more.
Perhaps it is time to start making Christmas traditions and memories for your own family. The Elf on the Shelf is quickly becoming a wanted family tradition. The book tells a Christmas-themed story, written in rhyme, that explains how Santa Claus knows who is naughty and who is nice, and describes elves visiting children between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, after which they return to the North Pole until the next holiday season. The Elf on the Shelf comes in a keepsake box that features a hardbound picture book and a small soft toy in the form of a pixie scout elf. New this year is “The Elf on the Shelf” Claus Couture Collection. Choose from an aviator jacket with patches and goggles, or a satin skirt with a jewel accent.
‘Taste’ful Gifts are always a great idea. For the adventurous hunter Bass Pro Shops in Portage, offers Fender Blend Roadside Summer Sausage - an exotic mix of meats from 7 different animals. The focus is on healthy low-fat meats from wild boar, buffalo, elk, venison, alligator, rabbit and beef. No MSG or nitrites are added. (also available through the catalogue.)
I could go on and on about what this great catalogue has to offer for the holiday. Better yet, I invite you to come see for yourself and experience the excitement. The Gift Department is set with dazzling Trim-A-Tree ideas, holiday scents and candles, and a wonderland of gifts for anyone and everyone.
Mark your calendar for the opening of Santa’s Wonderland on November 15 thru Christmas Eve. Come and get your free photo with Santa. Tons of fun, Tons of Crafts, Tons of Games and Activities for children of all ages.
Find the perfect gift needed for hunter, fisherman, camper, child or yourself. Bass Pro Shops offers three convenient ways to shop. Shop online at www.basspro.com; phone in your catalogue order by calling 1-800-BASSPRO (1-800-227-7776) or spend the day at our store at 6425 Daniel Burnham Drive (located in the Ameriplex Complex) in Portage.