Happy Father’s Day. Or maybe not, if you waited until the last minute to figure out what to get Dad. That’s most likely because he, like so many fathers, is seemingly impossible to buy for! But for a father who travels, a travel-themed gift could be a good way to go. These items are in gift categories that nearly any traveling dad can appreciate, and they’re generally well-priced, well-made and well-reviewed.
It’s in the Bag
It would be hard to go wrong with a good travel bag/weekend bag. Whether it’s used for travel, sports or casual camping, a duffel style bag is a mainstay that earns its place in the closet. J Crew is offering works from New York City-based designer “Owen & Fred” who, according to their website, makes a limited-edition collection of goods monthly, translating to, “cool stuff with great details that every guy could use.” The “Work Hard, Play Hard Duffel Bag” fits that bill. (It’s currently on sale–off 30%.) An added luggage tag marked with “This Bag is Not Yours,” is a fun, inexpensive addition. (Also currently on sale.)
While headphones are great for blocking cries of children and the hum of engines, they are also helpful at home; so a little investment goes a long way. CNET called the Bose Quiet Comfort 25 model of headsets the “Best-Noise Cancelling Headphones of 2015.” While they’re a bit pricier, they also come with a 30-day risk-free home trial. If you need to economize, there are a number of the inexpensive in-ear buds on the market. The Wirecutter recommends the Sony MDR-NC13 saying they, “sound pretty good, are from an established brand, and they’re inexpensive.” (They run $45-dollars.)
Where the Money Is
Because of where men typically keep their wallets (that back pant pocket), they tend to wear down faster than many other accessories. So, a travel wallet that’s built for road-conditions may be the gift path to take. Eagle Creek, a company who says its “…always been inspired by a love for travel” and is known for solid testing of items, offers its RIFD International Wallet. (RIFD technology allows data to be transmitted from an RIFD tag to a compatible reader.)
Sure there’s always an old-school style razor to be had, but Men’s Fitness Magazine says the best travel razor on the market is Charge ShaveTech’s USB travel razor. It’s powered with the same technology used for your Smartphone. They point out there’s no adapters or wires to pack, and rechargeable via your laptop or tablet. Smart technology that will keep Dad ready to go while traveling.