Father’s Day is right around the corner (June 21st!) and these wanderlust gifts are sure to make Dad smile.
The Best Travel Gifts for Dad
Whether he likes to jet-set in luxury or rough it in the woods, there are plenty of options to gift wrap an even better travel experience.
Before dear old dad can leave for vacation, he has to pack! Staying organized while packing helps ensure nothing important is forgotten and allows traveling dads to spend more time enjoying their destination. Keep everything in just the right spot with packing cubes! Each set of zipper sealed cubes comes with multiple, stackable pouches. Choose from hundreds of colors, styles, or even luxury cubes from this comprehensive list of the very best options on the market. Even if his suitcase breaks, Dad’s belongings are kept packed together and won’t be strewn over the baggage carousel.
It’s important to keep travel documents, credit cards, currency and ID on your person when traveling abroad, but it’s also important to protect all of these items. The Travelambo passport wallet is not only a convenient way to keep everything together, but it also has RFID protection which keeps thieves from remotely scanning credit cards. For a smaller RFID protected option, this Harber London bifold wallet offers stylish security and functionality. The vegetable-leather wallet (made by Spanish craftsmen) comes in six different colors. The company offers free world shipping, a one-year warranty, and 30-day returns making these some of the best travel gifts for dad.
Gifts for an Outdoorsman
National parks are reopening all over the country, so it’s a great time to gift Dad some new camping accessories. Sleeping under the stars is more comfortable in a Neolite hammock. This hammock is lightweight (only 15 ounces) and folds into a small pouch for maximum portability. The quick-dry, nylon fabric is comfortable in any kind of weather. It also comes with two tree-friendly hanging ropes and carabiners.
Father’s Day camping trips are some of the most fun summer excursions but nights in the mountains or desert can get chilly. A Cotopaxi Teca windbreaker will give dad wind-resistant protection from the elements. All Cotopaxi products are guaranteed for 61 years and are made from repurposed materials. This particular jacket comes in a range of fun vintage color combinations and has a large chest pocket for snacks or gear.
Water, while the most important camping need, can be the heaviest thing to carry around. If Dad is camping in an area with streams, rivers, or ponds, he can forego the heavy cargo and use a LifeStraw instead. This two-ounce straw filters water directly from the source using hollow-fiber membranes. It can also be fitted into water bottles for use beyond the woodland waters. For day trips, hydration is equally important but regular water bottles can be bulky. The Platypus Soft Bottle is collapsible, making it easier to tote around a clean water supply.
Gadgets and Power-ups
Dad’s are never too old for a new toy. Help him record all of his adventures (or misadventures) with a GoPro Hero8. GoPro has upgraded its digital lenses and improved stabilization. Take to the skies with one of these GoPro friendly drones! There are hundreds of accessories, lighting kits and microphones to personalize the camera for your father.
Days at the beach or the lake should always be a party. Keep the music flowing while celebrating Father’s Day with a JBL waterproof speaker. These Bluetooth speakers come in an impressive array of colors, sound quality (some with noise-canceling features) and sizes. Some speakers can hold a charge for up to 24 hours. JBL waterproof speakers can be customized with Dad’s favorite patterns and photos too!
While seeing the world, globetrotting dads need to keep all their gadgets charged. The Epicka universal power adapter is the most necessary travel accessory on the market. It features four USB ports to charge multiple electronics at once. It fits electrical outlets in over 150 countries including those in the EU, the UK, and Australia. It comes with its own nylon travel bag to keep in protected. Of course, if Dad isn’t staying in a hotel, the adapter won’t be much help. For dads out roughing it in the wilderness, a solar-powered charger is a great gift idea. Here’s a list of solar phone chargers to help keep Dad powered up in the wilderness.