Father's Day Gift Ideas for Dads Who Love to Travel

Father's Day
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After everything your dad has done for you in the past year (or, better yet, your whole life), it's important to recognize the special man that he is. Whatever your plans are to celebrate on the day itself, top it off with a fantastic, thoughtful gift.

If Pops is constantly planning his next trip, ignite his traveler's spirit by choosing something he can put to use and take along on all of his adventures. Whether he's a frequent flyer, an outdoorsman, a culture nut, or an adventurer at heart, there's something on this list for every type of traveler (and budget).

If he is a tech geek, gift him a pair of amazing headphones for the plane. Does he travel for business on the regular? How about gifting the grandaddy of sleek carry-on suitcases? Or if dad enjoys a stiff drink, he will love an etched map rocks glass or the portable cocktail kit on this list — which is also great for camping or picnics!

Read on for the complete gift guide and everything you need to pick out a present this Father's Day.

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Vilebrequin Embroidered Swim Trunks

Red embroidered swim trunks
Courtesy of Vilebrequin

After a year of hibernation at home, it's time to break out new colorful clothes for summer, especially for the pool and beach. Iconic French swimwear brand Vilebrequin is known for its eye-catching patterns. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the company has partnered with T+L on an exclusive pair of trunks. The bold red hues and parrot motif make the suit: throw on a navy tee and Dad can wear the whole look to his celebratory lunch by the sea.

To buy: vilebrequin.com, $780

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City Map Glass

rocks glass
Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

This rocks glass comes etched with U.S. city grids from Philadelphia to Seattle, perfect for dad's post-work bourbon.

To buy: uncommongoods.com, $18

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Jack Black The Grand Tour Collection

Travel Products
Courtesy of Nordstrom

Streamline dad's travel grooming kit with these essentials from Jack Black. The kit includes deodorant, SPF 20 face moisturizer, shaving cream, face cleanser, and a two-in-one shampoo and body wash — and of course, everything is travel-sized.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $52

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Patagonia 'Better Sweater' Quarter-zip Pullover

Courtesy of Nordstrom

This super-soft Patagonia classic will become a staple in dad's closet.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $119

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Maui Jim Kaupo Gap Polarized Sunglasses

Courtesy of Nordstrom

Want to be the daughter/son of the year? Hook dad up with some cool shades.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $230

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Leatherman Wave Multi-tool

Father's Day Gifts
Courtesy of Amazon

Practicality never goes out of style.This sleek multitool from Leatherman smartly brings portability to 16 different tools (including a serrated knife, saw, and two types of pliers).

To buy: amazon.com, $100

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Away 'The Weekender' Bag

Green canvas weekender bag
Courtesy of Away

This isn't your average duffel bag. Stylish and structured with plenty of handy organizational pockets, dad can carry this Away bag and think of you for years to come.

To buy: awaytravel.com, $215

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Travel Backgammon


This backgammon set makes an ideal gift for any game-loving dad. It's made from stylish suede and rolls up for easy transport.

To buy: potterybarn.com, $79 (originally $99)

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Igloo BMX 52-quart Cooler

Grey and blue Igloo cooler
Courtesy of Amazon

This heavy duty cooler is nearly indestructible, easy to transport, and will keep dad's brews cold all day long.

To buy: amazon.com, $105

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Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphones

Black earbuds
Courtesy of Amazon

Sometimes, dad just wants to tune out, and these Bluetooth noise-cancelling earbuds by Bose are one of the best picks on the market right now.

To buy: amazon.com, $279

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Rimowa Carry-on

Courtesy of Zappos

This sleek, sturdy, and retro-inspired Rimowa carry-on is perfect for the business traveler father, with a groove structure that is reminiscent of luggage manufactured in the '50s.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $1,030

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The Carry-on Cocktail Kit

Cocktail Kit
Courtesy of Amazon

Your dad will love these carry-on cocktail kits. They come in all sorts of flavors, from Moscow Mule to Old Fashioned.

To buy: uncommongoods.com, $24

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Shinola The Runwell Chrono Leather Strap Watch

Black leather men's watch
Courtesy of Nordstrom

Every dad could use another watch in his collection. This beautiful Shinola chronograph will ensure that your father gets from point A to point B on time.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $750

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Tumi Backpack

Leather Backpack
Courtesy of Tumi

This luscious leather pack by Tumi makes the perfect daypack but also works well for traveling — it even has a special pocket especially for tickets.

To buy: tumi.com, $675

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Leatherology Double Zip Toiletry Bag

Navy leather toiletry bag
Courtesy of Leatherology

Give your dad a travel accessory upgrade with this sleek leather toiletry bag from Leatherology.

To buy: leatherology.com, $120

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Driftaway Coffee Subscription

Coffee subscription box
Courtesy of Driftaway Coffee/Amazon

No matter how your dad prefers his morning brew, he'll love this subscription box that will deliver freshly roasted beans, grounds, or cold brew bags to his door every month.

To buy: driftaway.coffee, $44 for three months

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Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket

Blue outdoor blanket
Courtesy of Bespoke Post

For the outdoorsy dad, this durable, water-resistant outdoor blanket is a must for his next camping trip (or picnic).

To buy: bespokepost.com, $99

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VSSL First Aid Mini

VSSL Mini First Aid Kit
Courtesy of VSSL Gear

Any dad that loves the outdoors will be impressed by this compact first aid kit. 40+ safety items carefully selected by adventure experts fit into an easily-accessible and durable case.

To buy: vsslgear.com, $75

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Tincup Rye

Tincup Rye Whiskey
Courtesy of Tincup

This bold-yet-smooth 90 proof rye will please any whiskey loving dad. It brings the spirit of the old-west anywhere you go — perfect after a long day at the office or slipped into a pack for a camping trip.

To buy: Drizly.com, from $32

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Cole Haan GrandPro AM Golf Sneakers

Tan leather men's golf shoe
Courtesy of Cole Haan

For the dad who loves to hit the links, these stylish golf shoes that have the look of a trendy sneaker are a must. The waterproof leather will keep his feet dry, no matter the weather; plus, a lightweight yet cushioned sole makes for ultimate comfort.

To buy: colehaan.com, $150

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