Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dads Who Love to Travel
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).
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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.
City Map Glass
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, $16
Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness Activity Tracker
Active dads will soon be obsessed with this health tracker — we're talking daily step count reports, built-in GPS, and Spotify compatibility.
To buy: target.com, $150
Jack Black The Grand Tour Collection
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
Patagonia 'Better Sweater' Quarter-zip Pullover
This super-soft Patagonia classic will become a staple in dad's closet.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $119
Maui Jim Kaupo Gap Polarized Sunglasses
Want to be the daughter/son of the year? Hook dad up with some cool shades.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $230
Trask Luggage Tag
Ensure his luggage is the best-dressed bag on the carousel with a leather luggage tag by Trask.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $50
Leatherman Wave Multi-tool
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: dickssportinggoods.com, $100
Frye 'Logan' Leather Overnight Bag
This isn't your average duffel bag. Rendered in rich textured leather and built to last, dad can carry this Frye bag and think of you for decades to come.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $598
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, $99
Yeti Hopper M30 Cooler
This next-level cooler is indestructible, easy to carry, and will keep dad’s brews cold all day long.
To buy: llbean.com, $300
Bose QuietControl 30 Wireless Headphones
Sometimes, dad just wants to tune out, and these Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones by Bose are one of the best picks on the market right now.
To buy: bose.com, $299
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, $1,000
The Carry-on Cocktail Kit
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
Shinola The Runwell Chrono Leather Strap Watch
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
Leatherology Double Zip Toiletry Bag
Give your dad a travel accessory upgrade with this sleek leather toiletry bag from Leatherology.
To buy: leatherology.com, $120
His New Favorite Book
If your dad is a bookworm, why not gift him his next summer read? Our suggestions for books dad will love include "Red Dress in Black & White," a novel about secrets, power, and family, and "Empire City," a fictional tale about an alternate historical reality.
Driftaway Coffee Subscription
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, $55 for three months
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VSSL First Aid Mini
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, $70
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