30 Travel Gifts For Dad – Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Dad playing with child on the beach

Looking for the perfect travel gift for Dad? Whether it’s for Father’s Day, Christmas, or his birthday, I know that finding that special something for men can be tough. Especially if he is a travel lover because everything needs to fit in his tiny suitcase.

Luckily, you’re in the right place!

Our guide is packed with great gift ideas that are practical, fun, and perfect for any dad on the go. So, dive in and find the perfect present that suits your dad’s style and travel needs! So stick around to find that special gift that’ll make his travels even better!

The number one gift for dads who travel

You know what because your father is such a special person, I even included an extra gift tip at the end of this post. This extra tip is actually the number one gift for traveling dads.

So why didn’t I include it on the original list? Well, I just didn’t want to state the obvious. But then when I finished the list, I felt like the wasn’t complete, so I added it again.

Not sure if this vague description is giving the idea away or not. So maybe you already know what kind of gift I am talking about, maybe not. Either way, check out #30 to find out!

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Tech travel gifts for dad

A bluetooth speaker from JBL
My JBL speaker

Best gift for music-loving dad

Portable Bluetooth speaker

The tiny JBL speaker is a top pick for traveling dads—it’s like a mini-concert in a box. I have one myself and love it!

It’s perfect for blasting any type of music in a hotel room without taking up much space or weight in luggage. Much easier than hauling a giant boombox around like it’s the ’80s. Give your dad the gift of convenience so he can rock out to his favorite tunes wherever he goes.

Beat ear buds in a case
My Beats Fit pro

Best tech gift for dads

Noise-canceling headphones

Noise-canceling earbuds are a game-changer for dads who travel, and I personally recommend the Beats Fit Pro. They’re perfect for drowning out noises like crying babies on a plane, having business calls in cafes, or keeping focused during a run.

These earbuds are lightweight, comfortable, and really effective at blocking out unwanted sounds, making them an excellent travel companion for any dad on the move.

A grey holder for a white mobile hotspot
My Glocal hotspot

Best gift for business travelers

Mobile hotspot

Does your dad need to stay connected on his travels?

I use a prepaid mobile hotspot myself and can vouch for its convenience. It’s a compact device that provides reliable Wi-Fi access anywhere—much better than relying on a phone’s hotspot. While there are several brands out there, GlobalMe stands out for its dependability.

It’s a bit pricier, but being able to connect with Dad anytime, anywhere makes it a worthwhile investment for his travel tool

A black travel adapter
My Ceptics adapter

Travel adapter

As someone who travels frequently, I know how essential a good travel adapter is, especially for tech-savvy dads.

The Ceptics travel adapter is one of the best out there—compact and compatible worldwide. Just a heads-up, though: it’s not a voltage converter. Make sure to remind your dad to check his devices before using them abroad to avoid any mishaps (yep, I am talking from experience here)!

A go pro action camera
My Go Pro

Best for dads who love photography

Go Pro

A GoPro is another great gift idea for dads who love to travel. I’ve used one myself on many trips, and it’s perfect for capturing all those adventurous moments, whether he’s biking down a mountain trail or snorkeling in crystal-clear waters.

It’s durable, easy to use, and offers fantastic video quality which makes it great for dads who love graphics.

A solar charging power bank
Solar power bank

Solar power bank

As someone who often travels around, I’ve found that a solar charger is a fantastic gift for tech-savvy dads who travel. It acts just like a portable charger, letting him power up his phone, laptop, headphones, camera, and more, no matter where he is. But it harnesses the power of the sun, so he doesn’t even need an electrical outlet to keep his gadgets charged.

It’s a game-changer for staying connected and powered up anywhere.

A black travel cord organizer
A simple cable organizer

Cable organizer

Alright, this is the last techy gift for dads who travel, I promise. In fact, it’s not even a techy gift. It is just a useful gift for techy dads.

This cable organizer bag saves your dad hours of untangling and looking for the right cable for his devices. 

They come in all shapes and sizes, but I quite liked the simplicity of this one.

Practical travel gifts for dad

A stainless steel water bottle from the brand LifeStraw
My LifeStraw bottle

Best sustainable travel gift

Water bottle with filter

I personally recommend the LifeStraw water bottle to anyone—it’s a gift that keeps on giving. This bottle comes with a built-in filter that removes harmful bacteria, parasites, and chemicals, ensuring safe drinking water on the go.

But what I love the most is that each refill saves a plastic bottle from waste, making this a fantastic gift for dads who care about staying healthy and green while exploring the world.

Mountain Hardwear blouse

Best gift for fashionable dads

Travel shirts

If you are looking for practical Father’s Day travel gifts, a shirt from a great travel brand is always a good idea. Some examples of brands that make awesome clothing for traveling include

  • Mountain Hardwear
  • The North Face
  • Arcteryx

A black rain jacket from Mountain Hardwear
Mountain Hardwear rain jacket

Rain jacket

If you’ve got a few extra bucks to spend a proper rain jacket is a great idea. It’s especially a great Father’s Day gift for outdoorsy dads.

A good rain jacket will make a rainy day bearable as it will keep your dad warm. Whereas a shitty rain jacket will turn any rainy day into a cold and grey day full of swearing and wishing he had a better rain jacket!

So check out those same brands I mentioned earlier when it comes to truly waterproof rain jackets.

A black journal with a compass
Black travel journal

Travel journal

I know, I know, travel journals may not be the first item you think of when thinking of travel gifts for dad. But really, travel journals such as this leather one, are perfect Father’s Day gifts.

And trust me, your dad will be thankful he wrote down all his travel memories in the journal you gave him!

Because what is traveling without memories?

A grey travel toiletery bag for men
Dad’s travel toiletry bag

Hanging toiletry bag

A travel toiletry bag with a built-in hook is a great gift for dads who travel. It hangs easily, keeping essentials within reach and off dirty surfaces. Its compartments help keep things tidy, making it perfect for any trip.

A document organizer for travel
Travel wallet

Travel document organizer

I’ve found a travel wallet or document organizer to be a game-changer for travel. It keeps important items like passports, tickets, and cards safe and all in one place.

This makes going through airports a breeze, making it a simple and super useful gift for dads who may not be so organized.

A set of five packing cubes for travel
My packing cubes

Best packing organizer

Compression packing cubes

I swear by compression packing cubes for anyone who travels. They help squeeze clothes into compact, easy-to-manage bags, which makes packing and unpacking a breeze. Plus, they keep everything organized inside the suitcase or backpack.

They’re a real lifesaver for keeping luggage neat and maximizing space, perfect for dads who travel a lot!

A pair of sunglasses from the brand Rheos
My Rheos floating sunglasses

Best gift for boaters

Floating sunglasses

I love my Rheos floating sunglasses and I think they’re perfect for dads who love boating or spending time near water. They’re a game-changer because he won’t have to worry about losing them if they fall off—they just float on the surface!

Thoughtful travel gifts for dad

Best dad ever travel mug
Best dad ever travel mug

Sweet travel mug

Travel mugs are great gifts for dads who love coffee or tea and who care about the environment, because every refill means another plastic cup saved!

When it comes to Father’s Day travel gifts this travel mug is one of the sweetest gifts for kids to give to their father.

A travel poster of a busy street in New york with yellow cabs
New York travel poster

Best home-inspired gift

Travel-inspired poster

I said it before and I will say it again. What is traveling without memories?

So if your dad loves to travel, he will surely have some great photos of his trips. Surprise him by putting together a personalized print from Not on the High Street or find a print of the city or place he loved, such as my New York City skyline wall art.

Photo courtesy of Not On The High Street

Best personalized gift

Keychain with image

Traveling may be your dad’s favorite thing to do, but there is one thing holding him back from traveling all the time. And that is you, and his other close friends and relatives. Because even the toughest dads miss their children and family when they’re away.

So to ease that pain, a small and sweet personalized gift such as this keyring with a photo and message is perfect.

It doesn’t take up much space or weight, yet it may take a lot of pain and weight off your dad’s shoulders!

Wine cork map of California
Wine cork map of California

Something for his favorite country

A gift that shows that you have taken some time to think and find the perfect gift for your dad will always beat generic gifts. So if you know your dad’s favorite place in the world, try to find a gift that relates to that place.

For example, if your dad loves California and wine, get him this cool wine cork map of California.

But of course, you can find something for every country, state, or city. So check out my destinations page to see if your dad’s favorite destination is covered.

Photo courtesy of Personalization Mall

Personalized luggage tag

No one wants to lose their luggage, but if your dad does lose his luggage, he will be immensely thankful for that sweet and personalized luggage tag you gave him. As it will (hopefully) make sure his luggage will be returned to the rightful owner!

Best gifts for outdoor dads

A thermal bottle
Photo courtesy of VSSL Gear

Best gift for outdoor dads

Wilderness navigation flask

This wilderness navigation flask is one of the best Father’s Day gifts for dads who love to camp, hike, and be outdoors.

This flask combines everything they need. A compass to navigate, a flask to keep their drinks warm (or cold), a flashlight, a bottle opener, and shot glasses.

Survival Gear and Equipment Kit
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Best gift

Survival gear set

This survival gear and equipment kit is the perfect Father’s Day gift for dads who love to camp, or for dads who fix everything. Even when traveling.

The kit includes pretty much everything your dad needs to survive outdoors.

It includes:

  • Multifunction hatchet
  • Snowflake multi-tool
  • Survival wire saws
  • Tactical pen
  • Flashlight
  • Knife
  • Emergency blanket
  • Bottle hanging buckle
  • Whistle
  • Hooks
  • Portable case

A Swiss Army knife
Small Swiss Army Knife

Swiss army knive

A Victorinox Swiss Army knife is an essential tool for dads who love the outdoors. It’s packed with handy features for any situation, from camping trips to everyday fixes. These knives are durable, reliable, and really versatile—perfect for any dad who likes to be prepared for anything while exploring the great outdoors.

Best gifts for foodies

A handheld coffee maker from Wacaco
My espresso maker

Best gift for coffee snobs

Portable coffee maker

As a bit of a coffee snob myself, I’ve been really happy with Wcaco’s portable coffee maker. It’s manual, so no batteries or electricity are needed, making it perfect for on-the-go brews when camping.

It’s lightweight, easy to use, and you can choose from two variations: one for Nespresso cups and another for ground coffee. I would advise you to buy the ground coffee version if your dad often travels to non-western countries where Nespresso cups are not as commonly available.

It’s been my go-to for authentic espresso anywhere, and for any dad who loves coffee as much as I do, this is a thoughtful and practical gift that’s sure to impress.

7 cans with red chili
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

Best gift for spicy food lovers

International chili collection

When your dad is not traveling, a gift that takes him across the globe is one of the best gifts. This rare collection of chilies is a great idea for dads who can’t get enough of spicy food!

Different bottles of beer
Photo courtesy of Beer Hunter

Best gift for beer drinkers

International beer basket

If you are looking for Father’s Day travel gifts for beer lovers, a basket of international beers is the perfect gift for your dad!

This one by Beer Hunter includes 12 different beers! Of course, you could also put a basket together yourself, if you know what type of beers your dad loves.

100 Whiskies Bucket List Scratch Poster
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Best gift for whiskey drinkers

Whiskey scratch off poster

I don’t know why, but for some reason, many of the Father’s Day travel gifts, and for dads in general, often include alcohol, including this awesome 100 international whiskey scratch map!

It’s great for dads who are always up to trying something new, especially if it includes a drink they love.

Gin and tonic travel kit
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Best gift for gin drinkers

Gin & Tonic travel kit

Is your dad a huge gin-lover?

Then this travel-sized gin and tonic cocktail kit is perfect for him! The kit includes everything your dad needs in order to turn a simple gin into a delicious cocktail in a snap. Whether he’s on a long-haul flight, a long layover, or perhaps in his hotel room or campervan, he will always enjoy a decent gin & tonic.

DIY Mochi Ice Cream Kit
Photo courtesy of Amazon

Best gift homecooks

DIY mochi kit

DIY food kits are perfect gifts for dads who love cooking. For dads who love Japan or ice cream, this DIY mochi ice cream is the perfect kit!

#30 The best of all travel gifts for dad

Alright, with the risk of stating the obvious I will share my tip for the absolute best gift for dads who travel.

And that is, of course, a trip together with your dad.

Traveling is what he loves most (and you of course), so there is no better gift than a gift that includes traveling and preferably with the person he loves the most.

You can make it as cheap and expensive as you would like.

Maybe go for a day trip somewhere close to home, take him to a foreign restaurant, go for a weekend trip, go and see a sports match abroad. Seriously, anything that involves traveling will work!

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25 Travel gifts for dad

Final note on gifts for traveling dads

Alright, these were the 30 gifts for traveling dad! I hope you found the perfect gift to give your dad an unforgettable Father’s Day! Or check out the editor’s top 3 for more inspiration.


Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!