Fun and useful gifts for dads who love travel to suit all budgets and styles!
Travel may not the be most relevant activity to buy for right now, however a dad who loves travel doesn’t overcome his wanderlust just because he is momentarily grounded!
A travel inspired gift can be just what he needs to bring back that travel spirit. This is my selection of fun and useful travel gifts for dads for now and for when travel resumes!
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Useful and fun gifts for dads who love travel
If dad loved music, wireless headphones are a great present that he can use both at home and while travelling.
They come in several shapes and colours, have different specs and quality of sound and can be easily carried on road trips and even on planes making them the perfect travel companion. Check prices here ( several models and price points available)
Go pro camera
Budget permitting, another great gift for dads who love travel and immortalize their adventures on camera is a go pro camera.
Drone videos and photography have grown in popularity massively in the last year or so and this has meant many drones are now reasonably affordable.
A drone can be a great gift for traveling dads although they can be really addictive so make sure if you buy one, you also plan some time when they can play with it while you are watching the kids, unless the kids are old enough to join him in his video enterprises!
Drones come with massively different specs and in all kind of prices. You can start here to get an idea of price points and specs.
A day bag especially for dads
If you are looking for a father’s day gift for a new dad, you may want to consider a diaper bag that is made specifically for cool dads.
While the idea of a diaper bag may not seem glamorous, you are likely to change your mind once you see those on the market now: some are truly fabulous and clearly made with the hipster dad in mind!
Have a look to this one for inspiration or check out our favourite models in this buying guide
A travel shaving set
Another gift for dads who love travel but can also be used at home is a travel shaving set.
In our house, growing a beard goes hand in hand with being on holidays and tending to it so it looks good on photos has often been a vacation pastime…
If you have a beard-crazy dad, a travel shaving set can strike the perfect balance between fun and useful. Check shaving kit models and prices here
A travel blanket
Another useful gift for travel is a good quality travel blanket. This one from UncommonGoods folds tiny and it is perfect ah home and on the road.
The unassuming travel blanket doesn’t get a lot of attention and may even seem underwhelming as a present when unwrapped, but it will come fully appreciated once on the plane.
It is pretty cool to find yourself surrounded by a soft travel blanket you know it’s super clean rather than by the plastic-y one the airline gives you!
A carry on cocktail kit
From the useful to the just for fun, i came across this carry on cocktail kit for dads and I just couldn’t resist.
If you travel with young kids you may not find yourself shaking up a cocktails up in the air, but on business travels or when the kids finally get a nap, this sounds like a super fun way to relax in flight. Check them out here.
Portable bar kit
A different take on the concept is this cool portable travel bar set from UncommonGoods that comes in a super cool carry bag too.
A coffee kit
A fun gift for dads who love coffee on the go is this portable coffee machine and coffee cup.
Airport inspired glasses
a super fun gift for dads who love air travel: airport themed glasses! Find them on UncommonGoods here.
A bento box
My husband bought his first bento box years ago and has been addicted ever since as they are perfect for travel and even just the trip to the office! Find price and specs here.
I hope this collection of gift ideas for dads who love travel came in handy. This post was originally published in 2018 and has now been fully updated (Nov 2020)
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