4 Eco-Friendly Experience Gifts for Father’s Day 

We love our fathers. We know their favorite foods, hobbies, movies — you name it. But that doesn’t make gift shopping any easier.


Father and son laughing on fathers day

But a guaranteed winning gift? An eco-friendly experience. Nothing says “I love you” more than the opportunity to experience something new.


We pulled together some of our favorite eco-friendly experience gifts from Zero Waste Lifestyle’s great list of ideas.



Online Cooking Classes with a Secret Ingredient


Love. Kidding. It might be salt. We’re not sure yet. But your father will be after he takes some online cooking classes!


A Dad taking a cooking lesson for father's day

Rouxbe is the world’s leading online culinary school for individuals, businesses, and schools. This isn’t some weekend pasta-making class. This is the real deal.

For the father that can’t stop experimenting in the kitchen, watching cooking competitions, or looking up cooking techniques online, this is the perfect gift. (Plus, you’ll get some great meals after he’s gone pro).



Father’s Day Video Gift with VidDay


What’s better than hearing from his favorite children, telling him how much they love him, and reminiscing on some classic memories?

a dad watching his video gift from VidDay

The only limit on what goes into a VidDay is your imagination. Sing a song, dance, take your father on a local tour! Upload all the images and videos from your childhood to take him on a trip down memory lane.

If you’re stuck for inspiration, check out our previous Mother’s Day VidDay suggestions.



Map Your Love with a Scratch-off Map


If your father is constantly on the go (and perhaps missing his travels over the past year), a scratch-off map can help him reminisce on the past and plan for the future!

A scratch off map for a fathers day gift.
Source: Maps International

Maps International has created a Scratch Off USA National Parks Print map featuring the 62 National Parks in the US. With badges to scratch off at the top and areas below, it’s an easy way to track adventures.

For the more international father, you can go bigger with a whole world scratchable map!



Celebrate with a Coffee Club


One of the best parts of traveling? Food. And coffee. If your father has been missing his coffee fix, sign him up to the Atlas Coffee Club!

coffee for a fathers day gift
Source: Atlas Coffee Club

Every 2 or 4 weeks, depending on his coffee drinking habits, your father can receive unique coffee beans that are sustainably sourced -- unlikely to be found at your local grocery store or coffee shop.

Aside from the coffee beans themselves, the subscription gives you plenty of information about the coffee you have selected, including origin, roast, and more.


Have you created a funky Father’s Day VidDay that’s worth sharing? Share with us on Facebook or Instagram!


Want to learn how you can create the perfect Father's Day video gift? Check out our handy guide.