Man, meat, and fire—it’s an age-old combination. Give Dad more than just a gift card this Father’s Day. With the Barbeque Box from VivaBox, he gets a gift he can enjoy now (three top-notch grill seasonings) plus a selection of gifts he can choose from later—burgers, steaks, or specialty seasoning packs. Even better? These are 25 percent off for Father’s Day—no coupon code needed. Simply order the box before June 21 and save. (On the chance that Dad is watching his meat consumption, the wine box is 25 percent off, too.) Available at www.vivaboxusa.com, $67.50.
As much as family Wii time is an entertaining bonding experience, sometimes a weekend sans electronics is just what you need. Treat your dad to an outdoor adventure with Ruthless Fishing’s kayak tours and fly-fishing lessons. Choose instruction on the Virginia Beach “campus”, where classes have included “Reading the Water” and “Fighting and Landing Fish, ” or opt for on-the-water practice with full- and half-day kayak tours. Lessons $50 and up, tours from $200.
If your dad is anything like ours, he loves all things to do with the outdoors. Surely he’d jump for joy (mentally, at least) over anything from outdoor retailer REI. But in case you want to get him something a little more hands-on, we’d suggest you check out REI’s sweet selection of classes, most less than $50 per session. Try “Outdoor Photography” (June 25, $20 to $40), “Basic Kayak Navigation” (July 21, $20 to $40), or “Introduction to GPS Navigation” (June 21, $45-$65). To search for other classes and times, check www.rei.com/outdoorschool.