If you know someone with a passion for the open water or who loves adventure, consider purchasing sailing lessons. Lake Michigan is perfect for getting to know the ropes. Chicago Sailing (chicagosailing.com) offers range from Basic Sailing 101, Refresher Sailing 121 to advanced and club sailing or private lesson options. Prices vary based on the level, but Basic Sailing ranges from $510 on a weekday to $580 on a weekend for 15 to 16 hours of on-the-water training. The season is from April through October so this will give them something to look forward to in 2013. Customized gift certificates can be e-mailed or mailed to you or the recipient.