Well it is that time of year, the 3 biggest days of Christmas shopping are almost upon us...Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. It’s everyone’s favorite time of year when you fight the crowds and take a chance of losing your life, getting trampled racing into the big box stores. For those taking a more cautious approach and stopping by Trailhead Supply, drinking my world famous coffee, and asking what kind of great deals are we going to have on sale this weekend. Well to start with, you won’t find our store open this Friday, we are opting out of Black Friday, unless you are shopping us online (trailheadsupply.com). I myself, along with the whole staff, will be out playing and spending time with our families. But I’ll be here for Small Business Saturday. We are huge supporters of small business and most of our suppliers are small businesses right here in the USA. Then it’s back to the hills on Sunday…. So, here are my helpful hints before you head out to shop for that packer or trail rider in your life. If you are buying someone a saddle, riding or pack…..get on it!!! Most saddle builders just don’t have those quality hand built saddles lying around. I’m also a big fan of items that have more than one use…..Like say a metal coffee cup. It’s of course a cup, but can be used as a bowl. The kids or grandkids can dig with it, mold sand castles, and unlike plastic cups you can cook in it. Let us not forget a good cup is great for that adult beverage around the fire at the end of the day. I also highly recommend buying folks the items they keep borrowing from you…..you know what I’m talking about, your brush when your saddling, fly spray, hole punches, hobbles, highline swivels and of course #1 on the list a pack scale.
As we all get ready to jump feet first into this BIG holiday shopping weekend, have fun, be safe, and enjoy a big cup of coffee with those you love!!! Life’s too short; make the most of it……
God Bless and I’ll see you on the trail.