Holiday Gift Guide – Gifts for the Dad Traveler

When we travel, Dad from home loosens up and turns into the Dad who is up for adventure and trying new things. We love bringing out that side of my husband and encourage him to come out as often as possible. To help the Dad in your life make that same transformation, I’ve put together a guide of gifts that will help make traveling easy and more fun. It has gear to keep everything organized, gadgets to make life easier, and even the best shoes to walk all day in a new city. In all different price ranges, this guide will help you find the prefect gift to thank the traveling dad in your life.

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Splurge Gifts

Under $20


Cable Organizer

When traveling with multiple phones, tablets, computers, etc. the wires can get out of control. This nice cable organizer will let Dad keep everything under control and find the right wire for the right device any time.


Eagle Creek Packing Folder

When my husband was traveling for work every week, he swore by these Eagle Creek Packing Folders. These are specifically designed to keep dress shirts and dress pants folded and wrinkle free in your suitcase. This is an essential for any business traveler.


Dollar Shave Club

Why should women be the only one concerned with grooming products? The Dollar Shave Club not only has inexpensive razors and a monthly subscription service, but also a range of travel size grooming products my husband swears by. You can get a $5 starter kit, and a low monthly or bi-monthly subscription afterward.

Under $50


Portable Charger

A powerful portable charger is something that dad will want. Phones die and you DON’T want that happening on a long flight or road trip. I like having one that has two UBS ports so I can charge two devices at once.


Packing Cubes

Once you start using packing cubes, it changes your life! In our house we now each have a set in our own colors, and we use it to keep the luggage organized and make it easy to find things when packing. I find this 3 piece set perfect, but there are lots of color and size combination options.


Hanging Toiletry Bag

A good toiletry bag that hangs lets Dad keep all the toiletries together in one place. Enough space for the razor and grooming products, and has a hook to hang so it doesn’t take up space in the small hotel bathroom.


Sketchers Go Walk Sneakers

My husband loves the Sketchers Go Walk line for walking shoes. This is what he wears when we are walking around all day.

Under $100


Carry On Suitcase

A new piece of nice, stylish luggage is always somethings that dad appreciates. A nice hard shell suitcase lets mom makes sure everything fits and nothing will break on the way. The Amazon Basics brand has a number of fun colors and is generally a reliable brand.


Tamrac Velocity Camera Bag

My husband has had a SLR or DSLR for 20+ years and every camera bag under the sun. The one he goes back to over and over again is his Tamerac Velocity Sling Bag. The 7 series is the right size for his camera, lenses, and pocket in the front for his phone, some extra SD cards, and his wallet.

Splurge Gifts


Samsonite Luggage

I’ve been a Samsonite fan for years. I’ve had a number of suitcases and the ones that always held up the best are my Samsonite Luggage. While I always advocate carry-on luggage, sometimes it’s just easier to have one big suitcase you check in. This gorgeous, stylish set comes in some great colors, and has the perfect set of a carry on and matching checked in size suitcase.


Bose Noise Canceling Headphones

There are a lot of brands of noise canceling headphones, but the best I’ve ever experienced is Bose. These are a necessity for red-eye flights, or just working from home and taking a meeting.


Travel Backpack

While I like to use a wheelie carry on suitcase, there are many who prefer to travel simply with a backpack. The Osprey brand gets great reviews. The 40L is a great size for traveling carry-on only.


Entry Level DSLR

If Dad is the one always taking photos, why not upgrade his camera? My husband, the photographer in the family, loves Nikon and that has always the brand of camera we use. The Nikon D3500 is a great entry level DSLR that is light weight, but has all the features you want in a professional quality camera.


Fitbit Versa

For the fitness conscious dad, he can use this smart watch to track his steps, sleep, workouts, and even buy his Starbucks and track his stocks. Oh, yeah, it also tells time.


Apple Watch

If you are in the iOS ecosystem, then an Apple Watch is something dad will love. Besides keeping track of all the health stats, it has a broad array of apps to use, and you can even take your phone call on it like Dick Tracy.


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