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The most thoughtful gifts for traveling Dads


It’s that time of year again, time to find the perfect gift for Father’s Day. If your dad is an adventure seeker and explorer, but you can’t exactly afford to send him away on his next adventure, here’s some cool ideas to show him you care and understand his love of travel!


In general, stainless steel mugs and water bottles are great, but nothing special. Canadian-based Lamose has figured out how to turn these utilitarian products into something that will put a smile on any gift receiver’s face. Lamose engraves any drawing, photo, signature, or pattern on their products. That sweet post-it note your husband left you on your anniversary? Have it etched on a water bottle! Your 5-year-old’s fantastically weird and heartwarming drawing of your family? Get it on his travel water bottle. You get the idea.


When your mid flight on a long trip, nothing is better than a set of nice Bluetooth headphones. These colored Jakan pairs from Urbanears are fun, functional and barely take up space in your bag. With 12 hours of battery life per charge, they can tackle day-to-day life, or tag along on a flight. They’re magnetic, so simply touch them together to wear around your neck. They also sell great on-ear versions, perfect for subtly sending a “do not disturb” message to your chatty seatmate.

Stylish & practical luggage

Everyone loves a good everyday bag (especially when it’s travel inspired). My new underseater is for the man who travels throughout his day with A LOT of stuff. Inline wheels and a handle means you can load it up and roll it, easy peasy. It’s a rolling work tote with a padded lap top sleeve, perfect overnight bag or weekender that may even inspire well-needed quick trips.


If Dad is a bit nostalgic for the  70s and 80s, then Polaroid probably holds a special place in his heart. That’s why we;re psyched to see their latest iterations of the original “Instagram.” Inspired by the original OneStep camera from 1977, the Polaroid OneStep 2 and OneStep+ are analog instant cameras for the modern era. The OneStep+ connects to the Polaroid Originals app via Bluetooth, unlocking creative tools you never knew you needed until now!


Last year, I suggested Rothy’s as a fantastic travel shoe. This year, I’m still saying Rothy’s, but adding Allbrids! These amazing shoes can also go into the washer and dryer, are lightweight and unbelievably comfortable. You’ll feel like you’re getting away with something—like wearing slippers in public! Their sneakers are perfect for those trips that involve a lot of walking. Stylish, sustainably sourced, and perfect for men on the go!

Consumable gifts

What dad doesn’t love a gift he can eat or drink!  Why not treat your favorite man to a mini vacation in their own home? Take, for example, the Russ and Daughters New York Brunch bag. It includes smoked salmon, bagels, cream cheese, chocolate babka, coffee, mug and a reusable, insulated tote. If you close your eyes and take one bite, you’ll almost believe you’re in the Big Apple.

Gifts that Give Back

So many companies now include a charitable component. Why not give a gift that gives back? The bookworm in your life will appreciate a little something from BetterWorldBooks. For every book sold on the site, one goes to someone in need.

If you do decide that you can afford to give dad the ultimate trip, a Father’s Day vacation together, we always recommend you seek the help of a professional. Many Travel Agents even specialize in family reunion travel!