Skip the scarf and gift these skill sessions.
From knife selection and butchery to sake pairings (and tastings!), the Ai and Om Knives’
sake and sushi workshop ($88 per person) intros Japanese cuisine and knife work—plus owner/chef Douglas Chang shares his top tips for preparing, slicing and serving sashimi-style sushi. aiandomknives.ca
During Union Wood Co.’s three-hour woodworking class ($145 per person) at their East Van shop, the crew teaches small groups how to saw, drill and sand one-of-akind home wares (think wooden spoons and Scandi-cool cutting boards) for you to take home. unionwoodco.com