With Father’s Day around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to make your dad feel extra loved. What better way to recognize the special man in your life than with a fun-filled day, followed by a thoughtful gift that reflects his personality and passions? There are all types of dads out there, but for those who seek adventure, there are some gifts he’ll appreciate more than others. If your dad is already planning his next great trip, you’ll want to give him a present that will make his upcoming journey even better. Have no fear – we’ve made a guide to the coolest travel gifts for your Wanderlust dad:
1) YETI Hopper Flip 12 Portable Cooler
If dad loves to hike and explore, this YETI cooler is the ultimate gift. Described as “indestructible,” this cooler can withstand the elements all while keeping your beverages colder for longer. Its compact body makes it easy to haul and provides easy access to food and drinks. Whether dad is going on a fishing trip, a challenging hike, or just enjoying a tailgate, he’ll be able to appreciate these moments even more with his new YETI cooler. Every time he drinks a cold one, he’ll think of you!
2) 1,000 Places To See You Before you Die
For dads that love to travel, half the fun is deciding where to go next. This book is the ultimate resource to figure out your next great adventure. This #1 New York Times Bestseller provides a look into the most beautiful, memorable, and must-see places in the world. If dad is looking for some inspiration, this is the ultimate gift to excite and ignite his planning process. If you’re looking for an activity to enjoy together, you can both read and compare notes. He may be intrigued by Europe and you by Asia. Regardless of your travel preferences, it will be a great way to get to know each other better and spend some quality time together.
For a man on the go, grooming may not always seem like a priority. With the Men’s Starter Kit by Kiehl’s, there are no longer any excuses for neglecting your beauty routine. This must-have travel kit includes body scrub soap, facial moisturizer & cleanser, hand salve and shave cream. For dads that don’t have time for a full-blown skin routine, this is the perfect solution. He’ll be able to take care of his skin without being overwhelmed or intimidated by complicated products. Not only will dad feel great on his trips, but he’ll look good too!
4) Bose Noise Canceling Headphones
For dads that travel often, the importance of a peaceful journey cannot be overstated. Whether pops is taking a train, plane or automobile, you’ll want him to enjoy “getting there” just as much as the trip itself. With Bose’s noise-canceling headphones, dad will be able to tune out all the elements of traveling (i.e. crying babies, chatty neighbors) and focus on his tunes. Not only do these headphones cancel outside noise, they have Bluetooth technology and an unparalleled battery life of up to 20 hours. For dads that take their travel seriously, this is the perfect gift to enhance every trip they take. They’ll be sure to think of you every time they jam out to their playlist.
5) TSA PreCheck
Helping your dad apply for TSA PreCheck is a unique & thoughtful gift to ensure his travels are as smooth as possible. If dad enrolls in the TSA PreCheck program, he’ll be able to fast-track through a designated security line, without having to remove his shoes, belt or take his laptop & liquids out of his bag. If dad’s a frequent flyer, this is an amazing gift to make his experience at the airport way more pleasant. While you can’t complete the entire process for him (since he’ll need to attend an in-person appointment), you can at least get the ball rolling and cover the $85 fee. When dad dodges the long lines and breezes through security, he’ll have you to thank.
Everyone’s experienced the panic and fear of having lost their wallet, keys, or phone (and in some cases, all 3). Luckily, Tile offers a solution to help ensure you can keep track of all your gear. The tiny Bluetooth tracker can be attached to your items so you can keep tabs on where they are at all times. How does it work? Just download the Tile app and press “find” to help locate the missing Tile. The Tile will play a little jingle to help you find it. Since it’s based on Bluetooth technology, you’ll need to be within a 100-foot range. If you’re not within range, the Tile app will display where it was last seen on a map so you can at least trace your steps. This simple gift could prove to be a real life-saver if you’re having a hard time finding what you’re looking for. You can even attach to your luggage if you’re concerned about losing or misplacing your bags. Next time dad loses something, and [successfully] finds it, he’ll remember the thoughtful gift you gave him.
If you’re looking to give more of a sentimental gift, a personalized compass is a great option. You can either include a favorite photo of you and dad or a meaningful quote. Perhaps something like, “I’d be lost without you.” Get it? Dad can carry it with him and think of you every time he sees it. Traveling can get lonely so it will remind him that you’re always by his side. This gift is the perfect way to make dad feel extra loved.
There’s no one quite like dad and it’s important to recognize this special man in your life. Spending time together is the ultimate way to show him you care, but he’ll also appreciate a thoughtful gift. For dads that love to travel, these gifts are exactly what he needs to enhance his journeys. Make this Father’s Day a memorable one by giving your wanderlust dad a meaningful gift that shows him how much you care.