Our old pops’ have many needs; they could use a helping hand to get it right.
One of the areas you could help him improve on is his traveling experience. Here are our top picks for the best travel gifts dad would love.
#1 Acme Made North Point Venturer Backpack
The Acme Made North Point Venturer Backpack is ideal for commuting to work, school or jumping on a plane as a carry on. It’s large, rectangular interior with roll-top closure has plenty of room for books, paperwork or a jacket. Along with a dedicated padded laptop compartment. Acme Made Stretch Skin™ material offers a supple feel with stain resistance performance.
#2 The Original Stretchlace
Dad needs these simple but game changing shoe laces for travel. Imagine, Dad pulling his shoes off and putting them back on with ease while he’s at countless security lines. He’ll be whizzing by everyone and whistling your name on how clever you are. Just like Dad, simple but life changing!
#3 Eucalypso Organic Eucalyptus Sheets
Eucalypso sheets are incredibly soft, gentle, and hypoallergenic – they’re 2x softer, 3x more breathable, and 10x more sustainable than cotton bedding. They’re great for men who are hot sleepers, since they’re naturally cooling to the touch and super breathable. Our male customers have left rave reviews about how soft and cool the sheets are and how they’ve improved sleep.
#4 Aviation Airplanes Socks
These airplane socks are a fun, easy gift for a dad who wants to travel with a little humor and a lot of style.
#5 Matador Beast28 Packable Technical Backpack
The Matador Beast28 is the first of its kind: a packable, rugged, technical pack designed for travel. Ultralight but durable, the Beast28 is big enough to hold your gear for a day at the beach or on a day hike, but packs up into the included compression bag for space-saving travel.
The pack accommodates most water reservoirs and features a lid pocket and front stash with compression straps and gear loops for attaching additional gear. Hip and sternum straps ensure the pack stays stable, and breathable shoulder straps keep you cool. Keep it in your car or pack it in a carry-on and hit the ground running.
#6 Panic Aide
It is a safe 2oz quick drink that will help STOP the panic attack in its tracks. It doesn’t PREDICT Panic Attacks or PREVENT them, but when you are having one it will help you get back to a place of peace within 15 minutes. It is travel safe and fits easily in your purse or jacket pocket for when you need it.
#7 One STEAM CLIP
The new must have in your travel bag is STEAM CLIP multi-tool for travelers. Use Steam Clip to get rid of wrinkles without an iron while you shower – it works on all shower types and with all hotel-hanger (like the pesky ball-top). It’s ALSO a smartphone stand, bottle opener, thread/tag cutter, ruler and more. You can even use it to keep your purse or jacket off the restroom floor in the airport.
#8 Hero Day Blend Instant Coffee
Instant coffee that tastes like a pour over. Hot or cold water.
#9 TravelWise Packing Cube System
The 5-Piece Packing Cube Set is a travel essential that allows clothes to stay folded and neat when packed in their own small drawers. The cubes are fantastic for staying organized on both short and long trips and help travelers avoid over packing.
Constructed of lightweight, durable nylon, these multi-sized cubes compartmentalize similar items such as shirts, pants, swimsuits and electronic accessories to streamline packing. The open mesh top makes searching for misplaced items a thing of the past and our array of color choices allow each traveler to have their own individual set.
#10 The Tiko Carry-On
Tiko, an Austin-based luggage brand, launched a soft-sided, four-wheeled carry-on in Nov. 2018. For $195, the waxed canvas bag allows travelers to pack more and pay less. It’s one-of-a-kind flexible frame means you can always fit one more thing in.
#11 The Slyde Grom Soft Top Bodysurfing Handboard
As seen on Shark Tank Slyde Handboards put epic wave riding in the palm of your hand. Compact, Travel Friendly wave-riding that fits inside a backpack, the perfect unique gift idea for the beach traveling dad in your life.
#12 World Time Travel Alarm Clock with Flashlight
This is a lightweight, pocket sized flashlight with an integrated world clock featuring 18 different time zones and 16 wake up melodies. This is guaranteed to wake dad up on his travels.
#13 Ki Blank Softcover Journal
Having a journal while you travel is essential – you can reflect on your experience, write your must-dos, or draw something you have seen. The Ki softcover blank journal is perfect for the travel experience because:
- It’s beautiful pages are 100% sustainable, made from 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper, using mills that use green energy, and 80% less water than traditional paper.
- Every page is blank and perforated, making it incredibly versatile (e.g. draw + write a note and share it with someone you meet).
- Ki gives back 1% to environmental causes.
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Daneen Kiger from Acme Made
Jamie Montz from N/A
Elle Liu from Eucalypso
Sarah Anderson from Bold Socks
Calvin Bond from Backbone Media
Cheryl Poldrugach from CR Creative Group
Randy Blevins from STEAM CLIP™️
Sam Higby from First Ascent Coffee
Karen Welby from EatSmart Products
Maddi Bourgerie from TikoTravel
Michelle Michalak from Slyde Handboards
Ollie Smith from ExpertSure
Neil Trivedi from Ki Journals