April 10th, 2014
2014 Father's Day Gift Guide: Travel Gifts For Dad
Struggling to think of a present that’s not boring for Father’s Day? We’ve gone way outside the tie and cuff link department to source the top 10 gifts for outdoorsy dads who love to travel!
There are only so many “World’s Best Dad” mugs, t-shirts and chef’s aprons you can give him before your father begins to notice your repetitive gifting pattern!
While he may not be the easiest guy to buy for, if you’ve got a dad who travels, then it’s definitely possible to give him something that he really wants this Father’s Day. Step away from the novelty cufflinks and mechanical tie organizers, and instead peruse our 2014 Father’s Day gift guide, filled with ideas for awesome on-the-go dads.
Treat the man who is always pulling out his wallet and covering the tab to an RFID International Wallet. Whether he’s making dad jokes at restaurants close to home, or entertaining servers with his one of a kind humor abroad, this wallet will provide him enhanced security wherever he goes. (MSRP $36)
Warning: the Kaiju 6 Tent by The North Face may just prompt your dad to organize a family camping outing, and its sunshade and full rain fly will make it an all-weather sort of trip. The easy-pitch tent sleeps six, providing plenty of room for the whole family. If a roaring campfire isn’t exactly your idea of must-see entertainment, the Kaiju 6 even features a mesh pocket stand for easy tablet viewing. (MSRP $399)
Shave on the Go
Scruff? That’s child’s play. For a man who keeps a smooth face wherever he goes, the Rechargable USB Travel Razor is a must. Replace the tangle of cords that ends up in his suitcase with the battery charged device. The smaller-than-a-smartphone razor provides 30 minutes of shave time when fully powered up, and charges via USB for longer trips. Just don’t forget the World Travel Adaptor if Dad is an international traveling man! (Travel Razor – MSRP $40, World Travel Adaptor – MSRP $30)
From the Biggest Adventures…
The gear bag by which all others are measured, the ORV Trunk 30 will prepare your dad for any adventures on the horizon. Boasting an Equipment Keeper™, external pocketing, expandable wet/dry compartment, and tons of lash points, this versatile case will soon become your dad’s (second) favorite travel companion. (MSRP $350)
…To the Smallest Words
The brain teaser-loving dad can up his word ammo with The Meaning of Tingo: and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World. Beyond adding words that don’t have an exact English equivalent to his crossword arsenal, the book provides a look at 254 countries around the world through their linguistic eccentricities (MSRP $11 eBook, MSRP $39 hardcover).
Always on Time
If you remember hearing your dad yell, “half the day is already over!” during your sleep-‘til-noon teenage heyday, you know how important timekeeping is to him. Help him master his own schedule in style with the Nautica Leather Multifunctional Watch. Water resistant up to 30 feet, this watch performs just as well on an adventure in the wilderness as it does in the boardroom—just like your versatile Pops. (MSRP $150)
His Aching Back!
To the dad who loves to travel (but don’t love the lumbar pain that comes with it) give the support of an Eagle Creek Back Buddy. The effortless inflation and easy deflation of this travel-friendly lumbar pillow will prepare your dad for whatever awaits upon his arrival. (MSRP $28)
Updated Casual Style
Tell your old man to step away from the “dad jeans,” and step into something a bit more stylish for his weekend plans. Wrangler’s Slim Straight Retro Jean, in an on-trend Dark Night wash, fit him perfectly, whether the weekend’s activities include roughing it in the outdoors or a movie date with your mom. (MSRP $58)
Track His Treks
Got a health-conscious dad? Count yourself lucky, and help him count his hiking steps and athletic progress with a Nike Fuel Band. The techie gadget lets dad set goals and track his fitness progress wherever in the world he may be (MSRP $169).
Buy Him a Round
A round of golf, that is! Treat Dad to a Go Play Golf Gift Card, allowing him to take in 18 holes at thousands of courses around the United States. Whether he’s home with his friends, or on a business trip with colleagues, your dad will be ready to sink a hole in one. Well…maybe. (Gift cards from $25)
Still stuck on what to get dad for Father’s Day? Look no further than Eagle Creek’s Outfit Me Tool, which can help you find the best travel bags, suitcase organizers and accessories to match your dad’s unique travel style!
Caila Ball is a freelance writer and full time travel enthusiast. You can see more of her work at CailaBall.com