Have you started your Christmas gift shopping? Here is the second part of “Shopping Locally” featuring recreation and relaxation businesses that can help whittle down that list.
For a little town, St. Germain has several great businesses that can fill any snowmobile need you might have. So far, it’s a go for the snowmobile season, but it is a bit early to tell what limitations there might be due to Covid-19. The best way to keep current with trail information is to join a local club – hey, another gifting idea – a family club membership! Here are links to the Vilas County Snowmobile Clubs and the Oneida County Snowmobile Clubs where membership info and applications can be found.
For the DIY’ers on your list, Paul’s Rent-All has an incredible list of equipment that is available that will make future projects oh so much smoother. Check out their website for a complete list of items available.
There are various recreational businesses right in St Germain that offer snowmobile rentals & equipment. You’ll also find clothing and gear by your favorite brands like Fly, Divas Snow Gear, Castle, HJC, and RMK.
Thinking ahead to the spring, summer, and fall seasons, gift certificates for pontoon rental, ski and fishing boat rental, wave runners, and a wide array of sporting gear will keep your gift recipients smiling.
When it comes to just about any Northwoods sport, besides snowmobiling, Eagle Sports Center is the perfect place to find the ultimate gift for your sports aficionado.
They have the gear, clothing, boots, and whatever you need to get out there and be well-equipped. There is a helpful, professional staff who can help you find what you need. They even have snowshoe and cross country skiing equipment rental.
Eagle Sports Center is the place to go for anything fishing. From Muskie to ice fishing, not only will you get great tackle, they offer fishing reports, rod repair, and reel service.
To check out the sports they cater to, check out Eagle Sport Center’s website. They are at 701 Wall St., and their phone number is 715-479-8804.
For those on the top of the state, the Tackle Box provides equipment for nearly every sport. In addition to sporting goods, they also have a good selection of gift items, clothing, books, games, puzzles, and more.
Located at 4267 County Highway B, it has been in business for more than 60 years. The current owners have been there for 25 years and provide a great home town shopping experience to their customers.
Did you know they are the headquarters for Sasquatch? Pick out a snazzy sweatshirt and become a part of the Sasquatch hunting posse! This is the perfect store for purchasing a gift certificate, too!
Find the Tackle Box on Facebook for current specials and events. Call them at 715-547-3434.
Without a doubt, the busy holidays, even at this time, call for some good ole fashioned pampering. How about a massage, a facial, maybe get flirty eyelashes. This is the perfect gift certificate idea and the recipient will love getting one!
Here are three wonderful area locations, their web site addresses, and phone numbers.
Mind, Body, Energy Massage in St. Germain the Business Connection at 1418 State Highway 155 N, opened this past June. Massage Therapist Sheila Donmeyer’s approach to massage therapy conveys all the wellness attributes a massage can offer.
She has many different types of massage from which to select, all very affordably priced. She even will bring her services to your home for group parties, weddings, and other gatherings.
A gift certificate from Mind, Body, Energy Massage will be a very welcome gift. To view her services visit the Mind, Body, Energy Massage website, or call her at 815-440-2902.
Simply Pretty Spa, at 701 N Railroad in Eagle River, is the area’s truly unique beauty spa offering the services of esthetician Lizeth Lenz Shattner.
Estheticians offer beauty treatments that not only enhance your appearance, but also the health of your skin. There are a very large number of services from which to select, from eyelash extensions, chemical peels, deep cleansing facials, and many more.
Hibiscus Healing Spa offers yet another set of beauty services that improve the health and look of facial skin. Owner and esthetician Tia Tryggeseth found her passion was in skincare and developed a list of services that not only pampers but improves overall facial appearance.
The spa is located in the lower level offices of Sixel’s Circuit Fit, below the Vilas Cinema on Wall St. To see what is offered, visit her Facebook page. You can also arrange to obtain a gift certificate by calling 715-617-3903.
Our last suggestions – great for the kids or the whole family! We have some ideas for a great afternoon out. Ever try throwing an axe? Talk about the ultimate stress reliever! Kickin Axe Up North is at 1161 Hwy. 45 South, Eagle River.
Get a group of friends and head to JD Paintball. This is a perfect activity for these times as you pit yourself against the members of the other team.
The sales office is on St. Germain’s east side at 7045 Highway 70 East, and the paintball field is in Eagle River at 611 Highway 17 South.
For all the details, visit the JD Paintball website at or call 715-479-5838.
These are all terrific gifts that are easily purchased locally. Of course, all the restaurants have gift certificates and a delicious carry-out meal is always a treat! Don’t forget hair salons also are happy to do gift certificates, as are most businesses. Happy holiday shopping!