Father’s Day is just around the corner.
Whether for your own father or for another man you look up to, for the world explorer or the armchair traveler, we’ve got plenty of the best gifts to give your dad this Father’s Day.
So, without further ado—
Here is our list of the best Father’s Day gifts:
Arlo Skye Carry-On Luggage
Mayur Bhatnagar, CEO of Arlo Skye, recommends their Polycarbonate Carry-On:
“We replaced the outer zipper with an aluminum-frame with two TSA-approved combination locks for double the security and durability (important when you’re traveling to the more adventurous places in the world) Plus the aluminum trim is gorgeous. An airline-compliant charger with USB A and C ports to fast charge devices on the move.
“Whisper-quiet wheels – we mean it. They’re 15% quieter than any other wheel on the market. An Anti-Microbial interior lining to eliminate odors. An interior compression strap allowing you to pack more in. The size is perfect for US and International travel (which have more stringent requirements on the 22 x 14 x 9 inches which include wheels and handles).”
SKYPRO Frequent Flier Footwear
SKYPRO is the leader in footwear for frequent fliers, professionals, and the aviation service industry have expanded as a lifestyle brand into the U.S. via Amazon and Zappos. Each style for men is handcrafted in Portugal to the highest standards earning them an IATA Certification – the world’s first and only certified footwear for aviation professionals. Because of this certification, dads can trust that these shoes are the most comfortable, taking her through their daily lives in style.
P.S. – the ingenious part – they are airport-friendly – no security alarms triggered – EVER! Check out their collection, available at Zappos.
Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle
Bryan Sarlitt from Nomader suggests their collapsible water bottle for travel-friendly Father’s Day gifts:
“The Nomader® Collapsible Water Bottle is the perfect Father’s Day gift item for travel lovers. The uniquely portable Nomader bottle makes it easy to stay hydrated while traveling, taking up minimal bag space, and eliminating the need for disposable plastic bottles. Designed with a flexible BPA-free silicone body, the Nomader can be rolled-up or collapsed flat to save on space, yet it’s as comfortable to drink from as a hard-sided bottle.
“This innovative, eco-friendly sports bottle features a patented leak-proof cap, an ergonomic carry strap, and a wide mouth for easy cleaning. Additionally, the bottle is freezable, heat resistant, and dishwasher-safe. Affordably priced at $24.95 and available in a variety of stylish colors, Nomader bottles make for a thoughtful, long-lasting Father’s Day gift. And for added peace of mind, Nomader water bottles are backed by a lifetime warranty and 100% satisfaction guarantee.”
Paperwallet Slim Collection
Elad Burko, the founder and CEO of Paperwallet, submits his unique wallets for Father’s Day gift consideration:
“The Paperwallet RFID Slim Wallet is slim, simple, stylish and the RFID protection makes it great for travel. The cash slot is also designed to hold a wide variety of currencies no matter where dad is headed. Made from waterproof, tear-proof and 100% recyclable Tyvek, it is also extremely durable and eco-friendly.”
Brooklyn Bamboo Straw and Case Set
One of my personal favorites come from Paige Birnbaum, co-founder and CEO of Brooklyn Bamboo Company:
“Brooklyn Bamboo Company provides an eco-friendly, stylish, and convenient alternative to single-use plastic straws with our signature bamboo straws and carrying cases. Our straw sets include 2 straws, carrying case, and cleaning brush to make it easy for people to keep their straws with them while they’re on the go.
“As you may know, plastic straws are hurting the environment and more and more cities and restaurants are banning them. Currently, an estimated 500 million plastic straws are thrown away every day in just the US. Our straws are 100% bamboo, which is a fast-growing and renewable resource. This is the perfect gift for all dads since every parent wants to ensure there’s a clean and healthy planet for their kids to grow up in.
“Traveling fathers will love this since you’ll be giving your dad the ability to order his favorite beverage as he explores the world, but skip polluting the oceans with plastic. Unlike other alternatives to plastic straws, such as metal, bamboo straws can easily go through metal detectors for convenient airport travel. It’s a great addition to any bar set to instantly class up a cocktail so perfect for drink enthusiasts. Not to mention, it goes great in any drink like iced coffee or smoothies, so it’s perfect for the cold brew-loving or health-conscious dad.”
You can find this gift set here.
MËNAJI Men’s Skincare Products
Jacqueline deMontravel from MËNAJI recommends her company’s men’s skincare products for modern Father’s Day gifts:
“For travel, we are known for our TSA-approved products for the traveling dad, with labels on the products like our CAMO concealer sticks and HDPV Anti-Shine powder freshens up skin for a quick fix on the move. MËNAJI’s ClearShave is popular as you can shave without water, which can be done en route. The Liquid Shine Eliminator delivers a natural-looking matte finish, and it instantly absorbs excess oils while minimizing pore size and lessening the appearance of fine lines.
“The MËNAJI line of products is of the best quality specific to a man’s needs, revolutionizing the concept men have toward grooming and helping them to look better in the age of selfies and sharing profiles online.”
MPOWERD Luci Solar Inflatable Base Light
Barella Kirkland from MPOWERD, a Brooklyn-based B Corp suggests her company’s unique solar-powered lights for Father’s Day:
“MPOWERD has an amazing collection of beautiful, lightweight, portable solar lights for adventure travel, hiking, camping, backpacking, and any outdoor activities active dads love.
“MPOWERD’s largest and brightest solar light yet, the Luci Base Light, is the only light on the market that is solar powered, waterproof, collapsible, and lightweight that can produce 300 lumens and last up to 50 hours on a single charge. The light has adjustable straps for easy hanging two-way mobile charging capabilities. Perfect for illuminating a campsite, deck, backyard, school, or community center.”
Luno Life Signature Air Mattress
Michaela Rabinov from Luno Life offers up their unique air mattress, custom-fitting various car models, for Father’s Day gifts:
“[Luno Life] creates gear for vehicles that allows people to car camp more comfortably and save on accommodations. Not to mention when you’re traveling in the outdoors and it’s raining, snowing, or maybe around an area where dangerous wildlife is common, we have the perfect road trip set up.
“We’re not trying to cancel out tents but rather offer a solution for people who enjoy traveling in their vehicle OR maybe it’s their first time in the outdoors and they’d like to approach an adventure in a more safe matter.
“There’s a huge movement in wanderlust and a new community on wheels driven by this whole van life era. The Luno Life Air Mattress with our Base Extenders is something that has helped me often when car camping in California or when taking a road trip so I can lay full length in my Subaru Outback.”
Passport Amigo Travel Wallet
Melanie Hayes, who describes herself as a “serial over-packer and occasional wearer of sandals with socks,” sent in her company’s Passport Amigo wallet passport covers for the traveling dad:
“Each travel wallet cover is an atlas-quality map that can be written on, so you can plot your journey and make notes inside and use the pockets for storing small travel documents and any trip keepsakes you collect during your trip. With travel wallets for Africa, Asia, Australia & New Zealand available now with more destinations arriving this month it’s sure to appeal to a wide range of travellers.
“Weighing only 13 grams this travel wallet won’t add bulk to your gear so is ideal for those who like to travel light and is made from super-tough Tyvek® by DuPont. It’s water-resistant and UV-coated so can handle even the most rugged of adventures. It comes with a travel stash tin that’s small enough to take along with you, which is perfect if you’re on assignment and need to stash receipts and other items during your trip for use when you return – no more expenses receipts getting crumbled or lost in your bag.
“Or if like me, you love to collect small keepsakes on your travels but never seem to find the time or the skills to do anything meaningful with them when you return, they too have a ready-made home. The travel wallet becomes a personalised memento of your trip, and if you’re a regular traveller you can collect the set.”
Travel Stick Massage Tool
Steve Lemig offers us his take on great Father’s Day gifts: “I’m the dad of a nine-year-old wild child and the founder of Wilderdad.com, a leading source of tips and inspiration for outdoor family adventures and travel. I travel for work every month and hit the road with my family at least a few times a year, so I’ve dialed in my quiver of travel supplies.
“Great for the dad who likes to workout and run while traveling. I often try to fit in a race or at least a couple of runs when I’m traveling so The Travel Stick is a necessity for me to roll out sore calves and quads. Helps me recover faster too so I can enjoy some sightseeing afterward.”
RAVPower 20100mAh External Battery Pack
James Cave, a travel blogger at Portugalist.com, suggests this powerful charger for a Father’s Day present:
“Traveling dads accumulate a lot of gadgets. On a long-haul flight, you could expect him to pull out his laptop, tablet, Kindle, noise-cancelling headphones, and, of course, his smartphone. And, that’s really just the bare minimum.
“All of these things have batteries and there’s nothing worse than running out of battery on a flight or when you’re out sightseeing. This is especially true of smartphones, which function as a camera, map, source of restaurant recommendations, and just about everything else.
“That’s why every traveling dad needs a good power bank like the RAVPower 20100mAh to keep his gadgets charged on the road. The RAVPower 20100mAh, which can charge 2 devices at the same time, can charge a smartphone like the iPhone X 4 times before it needs charging again and it can even charge a MacBook.
“For any dad who loves gadgets and loves to travel, this is an absolute must have and a Father’s Day Present that’s guaranteed to get a lot of use.” You can find this gadget on Amazon.
The Airhook 2.0
Does the father figure in your life fly a lot and need his own in-flight entertainment device? Craig Rabin suggests the Airhook 2.0 for Father’s Day gifts:
“The Airhook 2.0 is an in-flight and in-vehicle travel device that supports any tablet or cell phone plus a can, cup or bottle, hands-free, on an in-flight tray table, vehicle headrest, or luggage handlebars. The Airhook 2.0 includes several new features, including a stabilizer bar to make setup more secure; a convertible mode that allows the drink holder to fold away when not in use; and a separate device perch to watch a device at the best viewing angle for the spine and back.
“In addition, The Airhook 2.0 can now be used in first class or exit rows by folding flat and using standalone. No more sacrificing seat space! Plus, with the addition of The Crossbar, The Airhook 2.0 now attaches to a vehicle’s headrest or luggage handlebars! Which makes it perfect for summer getaways of all forms.”
GRAYL Water Purifier
Emily Shellabarger endorses her company, GRAYL, and their portable water purifiers as one of the best Father’s Day gifts:
“A GRAYL Water Purifier is the ideal gift for a travel savvy dad. With GRAYL, he can drink from any hotel tap, sketchy spigot, river or lake, anywhere in the world. No need to buy bottled water! No more single-use plastic bottles.
“Simply fill from a freshwater source, press on the ground or other firm surface and drink purified water in seconds. GRAYL purifiers remove waterborne pathogens (virus, bacteria, and protozoa) plus filters out microplastics and many nasty chemicals and heavy metals all while making water smell and taste great.”
FlexSafe Portable Travel Safe
Jonathan Kinas and his two friends invented a portable safe, the FlexSafe, perfect for dads on the go and an ideal Father’s Day gift:
“After getting robbed at the beach, my two college buddies and I decided to invent a product that would allow families to enjoy vacationing without ever having to worry about thieves stealing their valuables again. No more leaving a friend or family member behind to watch everyone’s stuff while everyone else goes for a swim. No more having to constantly look over your shoulder and wonder if your stuff is still there.”
Peak Design 45L Travel Backpack
Abby Schwamm, from Peak Design, proposes their 45L backpack for the traveling papa:
“A versatile, durable, and beautiful carry-on travel backpack driven by a simple truth: no two trips are the same. Meets international carry-on size requirements at its base 35L configuration, but also can expand to be a 45L gear-hauler and collapse to be a 30L day bag, making it unmatched for 1-bag travel. Features top, side, front and rear access via intuitively placed weatherproof zips.
“Tons of internal and external pockets, plus a main cavity that’s divisible via a zippered mesh sleeve. Tuck-away shoulder straps and hip belt use unique magnetic catches to stay magically in-place when checking your bag. 360-degree grab handles. Cleverly concealed external carry straps. All packed within a sleek, weatherproof 100% recycled 400D nylon canvas shell. Theft-deterrent zips, hidden passport pockets, a soft-lined sunglasses pocket all make this the perfect travel bag.”
Banton Frameworks Sunglasses
Jamie Bartlett suggests Banton Frameworks sunglasses as the perfect Father’s Day gift:
“As Scotland’s only eyewear manufacturer, Banton Frameworks handmake luxurious, high-quality sunglasses frames from premium-grade cellulose acetate and long-lasting bespoke hardware. These polarised sunglasses are a luxurious gift which has been meticulously crafted, fitted with fully UVA, UVB protective sun lenses and is ready to ship worldwide for summer 2019.”
Tinggly Gift Boxes
Tinggly is a global experience gifting company on a mission to change the culture of gifting. Strong in its belief that experiences make more meaningful gifts than things, it offers 2,000+ handpicked experiences in over 100 countries. There are 26 gift boxes with different themes and price points, each with hundreds of experiences.
The buyer can simply choose the most suitable gift box and the gift recipients will have the freedom to decide what they want to do, when and where. Experiences include cultural tours, skydiving, bungee jumping, gourmet experiences, fastcar and adventure driving, spa and beauty, landmark visits, extreme sports and many more.
And there is no rush: gift receivers will have 5 years to choose an experience from their gift box, giving them plenty of time to plan ahead. Tinggly is ideal for outdoors enthusiasts and digital nomads looking to try new things in different places, but experiences can also be redeemed close to home.
Scratch Off Map of The World
Marty Rogers, founder of Lead Peep, gives this advice:
“I have an awesome father’s day suggestion for the father’s who love to travel. I know I’d be a happy guy if my kids got me one of these! The Scratch Off Map of The World – Cool, right? Not only do you get to scratch off the places you’ve been to, you also get a skyline and can scratch off the buildings and monuments you’ve seen. Epic!”
Travel Banter Card Game
Nicolette Orlemans founded Travel Banter, a card game meant to inspire chit chat amongst travelers:
“Travel Banter is a conversation starter card game inspired by travelers worldwide for travelers. It’s a fun way of sharing travel stories, and reflecting on memories with family, friends and strangers, alike. People use the cards for family road trips, at meetups, while traveling, and for game nights.”
Well, what did you think? Hopefully this post has given you some inspiration for what to get your dad for Father’s Day. If you have more suggestions, leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!