Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dads Who Love to Travel
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. Surprise the dad(s) in your life in the morning by taking him to his favorite brunch spot. Enjoy the summer sunshine by going on a hike or to the ballpark. Or go to a museum and soak up some art and history. Whatever your plans are for the day, 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 shaker 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
Principles of Flight Tie
Fitbit 'Charge 2' Wireless Activity & Heart Rate Tracker
Active dads will soon be obsessed with this health tracker — we're talking daily step count reports and elated calls when his resting heart rate goes down.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $120 (originally $150)
Jack Black The Jack Pack Set
Streamline dad’s travel grooming kit with these essentials from Jack Black. The kit includes body scrub soap, SPF 20 face moisturizer, shaving cream, face cleanser, and body lotion — and of course, everything is travel-sized.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $49
Patagonia 'Better Sweater' Quarter-zip Pullover
Available in eight colors, this super-soft Patagonia classic will become a staple in dad's closet.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $99
Stanley Happy Hour Shaker
Cheers to dad! This amazing set includes a cocktail shaker, but also has four stackable cups that fit perfectly into the shaker — so he can mix and share cocktails with the whole family.
To buy: amazon.com, $35
Maui Jim 'Ho'okipa - PolarizedPlus 2' 63mm Sunglasses
Want to be the daughter/son of the year? Hook dad up with some cool shades.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $189
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. Leatherman's newest multitool smartly brings portability to 17 different tools (including a serrated knife, saw, and two types of pliers).
To buy: amazon.com, $100
Frye 'Logan' Messenger Bag
This isn't your average messenger 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: nordstrom.com, $498
This roll-up backgammon set makes an ideal gift for any game-loving dad. It weighs less than a half a pound and rolls up to the size of a pocket umbrella.
To buy: amazon.com, $40
Toad & Co Debug UPF Lightness Shirt
Any outdoorsy dad is going to be obsessed with this shirt. It has an insect shield technology built into the fabric and repels pesky bugs for up to 70 washes, and the puckered texture lifts the fabric away from the skin, so he won’t overheat while wearing it.
To buy: zappos.com, $95
Yeti Hopper Two Cooler
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: amazon.com, $299
This sleek, sturdy, and retro 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: zappos.com, $595
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: amazon.com, $24
Shinola 41mm Runwell Chronograph 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
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Encourage dad’s photographic eye with Sony’s best-in-class a6000. It’s more compact than a traditional DSLR, but offers the user just as much control. Plus, it takes incredible landscape shots.
To buy: amazon.com, $698