This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Genesis Bows. All opinions are 100% mine.
When our kids were younger, it was so easy to shop for them at Christmas time and for birthdays. They wanted one thing…toys. Now that our elementary years are behind us and we have an 18, 16 and 11 year old, gift buying has gotten a little trickier. The gifts they want are usually more expensive, or they have a hard time coming up with ideas.
Our 11 year old is past the toy stage, but still likes to receive gifts he can “play” with, especially outside. So when I had the opportunity to gift him a bow from Genesis Bows, I was all for it. (Keep scrolling down to see a video of the bow in action.) He came home from school to find two enormous boxes waiting for him – one with a target and one with a Genesis Bow inside. You can design any Genesis bow using the Genesis Build-a-Bow feature on their website. It’s incredibly easy to use and it was a lot of fun choosing colors for the different parts of the bow.
Here’s Aaron opening the target, which is almost as big as he is. (Imagine how cool these would look under the Christmas tree wrapped and with a big bow!) The target is thick, high quality and the perfect addition to gift along with the Genesis Bow. They need something to aim at after-all!
Next, he opened the bow – which also included a quiver, arrows and an arm guard. The thought of getting Aaron a bow as a gift never really crossed my mind, but after watching him (and his older brother) use it for a week, I can say this is one of the best gifts we’ve ever gotten him. There is something so thrilling for a kid to experience drawing back a bow, aiming at the target and then sending it flying off. After about four tries, he was hooked. Here’s a video of him using it for the first time. You can also check out Genesis Archery on YouTube.
There are so many reasons why a gift like this is a good idea. For one, it gets them outdoors and experiencing this fast growing sport. Archery helps kids gain confidence, focus and discipline without them even knowing it. In fact, this sport is gaining popularity in schools through the National Archery in the Schools (NASP®) program. The Genesis Original is the official bow of this program and is used in over 13,000 schools by over 2 million youth across the U.S. annually. I asked Aaron what he liked about the bow and the sport itself and he said the bow is so easy to use, and he likes the sport because it challenges him. He’s been going outside every afternoon after school to work on his archery skills. It’s also gotten the rest of us outside to watch him and it’s been fun seeing him get excited when he gets that bulls eye, or oh so close.
Because of the draw length of 15″ to 30″, even my 16 year old son has been able to use it and is enjoying learning and developing some archery skills as well. Plus, because there’s no specific draw length, kids won’t outgrow the bow. And I don’t know about you, but I don’t like spending money on something they’ll outgrow in 6 months. We already have that problem when it comes to shoes and clothes, am I right?
This is the perfect bow to introduce kids to the sport of archery. The Genesis Original, Mini and Gen-X are all available in convenient kits and will make a really exciting gift for your kids this holiday.
How would you like the chance to win a bow to gift to someone? The kind folks at Genesis are giving one Mom Fabulous reader a bow! Just enter and follow the instructions via the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!!
What an awesome giveaway! This is what we are getting my son for Christmas, so it would be so wonderful to win. There is a bow hunting range by our house and we go about once a week – my son is hooked.
I would give it to my 8 year old son. Thanks for the contest Julie!!
What a cool giveaway! I love this as a gift idea!!
This is so cool! I am not sure who would like it more, my daughter or my husband!
Nathan would LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!
This would be so fun to wrap and put under the tree for my 12 year old son. Have to say, I would enjoy using it too!
Hello! Thanks for this amazing giveaway! If i win i will give this to my son!!
Awesome. My oldest has been missing archery since we moved away from the town where she did 4H. I’d love to gift this to her.
my nephew would love this.
I’d give it to my ‘Hunger Ganes’ crazed tween daughter.
I would love to give it to my 13 year old, Hunger Games fan!
My Grandson, he would so love this!
I would give this to my grandson. He would be thrilled.
I saw this on Instagram today too! LOVE IT!
I would gift this bow to my son, he’s interested in archery.
I would give it to my sons.
I would give this to my nephew.
I would give the bow to my 10 year old son. He loves archery and this would be perfect for him.
I would give to a my niece. She loves the outdoors
I would give one to my son, he’d love it! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
I would give it to my grandson so he could eventually go out hunting with grandpa.
I would give it to my son.
I would love to win and give this to my daughter. Thank you
My son would love this too! Thank you for sharing.
I would give this to my son;) He would love this!
I would give this to my oldest son. Thanks for the chance!
I would save this for my daughter.
My son does archery at camp and really likes it. What a fun gift to have a bow to use at home as well!
I would give this to my son.
I would give to my grandchild.
My son would get this as a gift
This is a fabulous giveaway. My husband has been wanting to teach our grandson archery. This would be the perfect Christmas present.
I would give this to my son, without a doubt! He would love this! Thanks so much for the chance!
I would give this to my nine year old son.
I would give this to my 15 year old daughter. She has a small bow she bought at a yard sale. She would love this!
I would give it to my nephew!!
This would be a gift for my husband and daughter, something for them to do together.
i would like this for our daughter, she would love it
I would give the bow to my son if I won
my son would love to try this out! he had a recurve bow a coupla years ago and it ended up with a twist. he was so good at it!
I would give this to my 15 year old daughter. She has expressed a real interest in archery but we have been unable to get her a bow of her own.She has practiced with a friend.
I would give it to my daughter.
If I won I would give this to my son.
I would give this to my nephew.
I would give this to my son Justin.
My granddaughter would love this! thank you for the chance to win 😀
I just tweeted but it wouldn’t let me paste my tweet.. I tried many times.. But I really like this give away, Its funny because my son is 15 years old and just this past summer expressed interest in having a bow after he was invited to a birthday party where they were shooting bows, and playing horse shoes.. So I definitely would give this awesome gift to my son.. Thanks
I would gift this to my oldest son. he likes outdoor activities and would enjoy it.
I would give this to my niece.
I would be giving this to my oldest son jack he would be thrilled!!!
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