Awesome Gifts for All the Traveling Dads Out There

Looking for gift ideas for dads who love to travel can be a challenge. But you won’t have to think too far outside the box to find the perfect gift, something that’s sure to please. Here are the best gifts for the dads who travel.

Of course, no gift guide of the best travel gifts for men would be complete without the usual suspects. In this list of travel gifts, you’ll find so many great ideas including that great stocking stuffer, thoughtful gifts, and more.

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Slim RFID-blocking wallet 

Among my favorite gift ideas for men who travel is an RFID-blocking wallet. Protect your credit and debit cards from electronic identity theft. 

And the low profile means it’s slim enough to carry in your front pants pockets so there’s no unsightly bulge in the back pocket to attract sticky fingers.

Although, in general, I don’t recommend carrying anything in exterior pockets while traveling. 

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Buffway Slim Minimalist Front Pocket RFID Blocking
  • STYLISHLY SMALL, SLIM and DISCREET: Measuring just 3 1/8″ x 4 7/16″ x 1/9″, our RFID front pocket slim wallet is super thin and modernly slim. It’s the minimalist wallet that fits perfectly in your pocket, purse or travel pack.
  • PLENTY OF ROOM: 8 slots easily load your driver’s license,credit cards,debit cards and membership cards, making your work and travel more convenient.
  • EFFECTIVELY BLOCKS RFID SIGNALS: Outfitted with advanced RDIF blocking technology, these slim wallets for men and women block electronic signals to keep your identity protected while you travel, shop or explore.

Osprey Daylite Plus 

Here’s a great gift idea. This 20L backpack is my personal favorite travel backpack and it makes a great travel gift for men.

It’s perfect for hiking or serious day-tripping with more capacity than the Daylite. It measures 9 x 10 x 18 inches and weighs only 1.19 pounds.  

There’s a sleeve inside you can use for a tablet or a hydration bladder. The Osprey front “shove-it” pocket is great for things you need to stow quickly but have access to easily. 

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Osprey Daylite Plus Everyday Backpack
  • Premium efficiency and design
  • Storage tuned to the each season
  • Purpose designed to help mak the most of each exploration

Eddie Bauer Men’s Hiking Pants 

My hubby loves his Eddie Bauer hiking pants, and they’d make a very useful travel gift. They’re comfortable, breathable, water repellant, and fit him like a glove. He loves the stretch and how well they move with him.

These pants are among my husband’s travel essentials and they’re never out of his travel wardrobe.

They pack surprisingly small (great for traveling with a carry-on only) and are sun protection rated UPF 50+ 

I love that Eddie Bauer partners with bluesign to make sustainable textiles that are safe for the environment and their customers. 

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Eddie Bauer Men’s Rainier Pants
  • Imported
  • Button closure
  • These pants will carry the gear you need on your next adventure and are perfect for any weather condition!

Streamlight MicroStream pocket light

If you’re looking for unique gift ideas, consider this one. My hubby rarely travels anywhere without a flashlight.

At just over 3.5 inches long and 0.5 inches in diameter, the StreamLight MicroStream is the perfect flashlight to slip into your backpack or pocket. And it weighs in at just over an ounce. 

This LED flashlight is made of corrosion-resistant aluminum and features an “unbreakable, scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens.” 

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Streamlight 66318 MicroStream 45-Lumen Everyday Carry Pocket Flashlight
  • Type II MIL-SPEC abrasion and corrosion-resistant anodized aircraft aluminum construction with unbreakable, scratch-resistant polycarbonate lens
  • Ultra compact design fits in the palm of your hand, comfortably fits in your pocket
  • Type II mil spec abrasion and corrosion resistant anodized aircraft aluminum construction with unbreakable, scratch resistant polycarbonate lens

Portable charger 

A solid power bank should be on every list of best travel gift ideas. There isn’t much worse than being in a new destination and running your phone battery down. Having a charged phone on you when you travel is a priority. 

This one by Anker is one of the smallest and lightest 10000 mAh power banks out there (smaller than a deck of cards), so it’s great for slipping into your backpack or pocket. 

It comes with a micro-USB cable (USB-C and iPhone/iPad Lightening cables are sold separately) and is good for multiple cell phone charges. 

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Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger, 10,000mAh Power Bank
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  • Remarkably Compact: One of the smallest and lightest 10,000mAh portable chargers. Provides almost three-and-a-half iPhone 8 charges or two-and-a-half Galaxy S8 charges.
  • High-Speed Charging: Anker’s exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to deliver the fastest possible charge for any device. Qualcomm Quick Charge not supported.

Toiletry bag 

This toiletry organizer features a double zipper opening so you have easy access to your items in the main compartment. 

There’s also a compartment for wet items (like a washcloth) and another that lies open flat. Elastic loops keep your products standing upright.  

It’s also water resistant, which is great for those who share a bathroom with someone who’s prone to get water all over the place when she washes her face…not that I know anyone like that. 

Recommended for frequent flyers who check their luggage, as this is not a small case.  

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BAGSMART Toiletry Bag for Men
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  • 𝐋𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲: Spacious main compartment with elastic straps hold bottles upright. Multiple pockets inside, can hold all your toiletries and shaving supplies organized
  • 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭:The front waterproof pocket can keep the wet/dry items separated. The back panel can be lay them flat, easily organize your items

Smartphone camera lens kit 

Take your phone photos to the next level with the Xenvo Pro lens kit. It comes with a 0.45x wide angle lens and a 15x macro lens (for fine detail up close) plus a carrying case and quick-release lanyard so you can carry your lens on you and grab it quickly when you need it. 

These lenses are compatible with all iPhone models, plus Samsung, Google Pixel, and more. 

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Xenvo Pro Lens Kit for iPhone and Android
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Kindle paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite is perfect for travelers who enjoy e-books but don’t enjoy reading them on backlit phone or tablet screens.  

The slim design is perfect for slipping into your pack so you have it with you on the go to read whenever you have a few minutes to pick up a good book or just whenever the mood strikes.  

You can choose 8 or 16 GB of storage. (16 GB will hold A LOT of e-books.) The Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof…so go ahead and use it at the pool, the locker room, the beach, or wherever.  

Kindle Paperwhite
  • Get more with Signature Edition – Everything in the Kindle Paperwhite, plus wireless charging, auto-adjusting front light, and 32 GB storage.
  • Purpose-built for reading – With a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight.
  • More reading time – A single charge via USB-C or compatible Qi wireless charger (sold separately) now lasts up to 10 weeks.

Wireless noise-cancelling headphones

If you’re looking for a good value for over-ear noise-canceling headphones, try this #1 best seller on Amazon. These Anker Soundcore Life headphones reduce ambient noise by up to 95%. 

You’ll get an estimated 40 hours of playtime on a single charge. If you’re in a hurry you can get 4 hours of play time on a 5-minute charge. They feature memory foam cushions around the ears. 

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If you want to splash out on a top-tier gift, I will always recommend Sony headphones over Bose. 

This set comes with features like a built-in microphone so you can take calls, voice access to music through Alexa, and the “speak-to-chat” feature automatically adjusts the volume so you can have a conversation. 

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Premium Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic
  • Industry-leading noise canceling with Dual Noise Sensor technology.Specific uses for product : Audio.Frequency Response : 4Hz-40,000Hz..Headphone Type : Closed, dynamic. Frequency Response : 4 Hz-40,000 Hz
  • Next-level music with Edge-AI, co-developed with Sony Music Studios Tokyo
  • Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10 min charge for 5 hours of playback)

Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler 

Perfect for the road tripper in your life, it’s tall enough to hold a 2-liter bottle upright and designed to fit well behind your vehicle’s front seat. The Roadie 24 also includes some improvements over the old Roadie 20. Aside from a larger capacity, it weighs 10% less than the 20 while insulating better.  

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YETI Roadie 24 Cooler, Charcoal
  • Made for the road and ready to go – The Roadie 24 Hard Cooler packs more while taking up less space. It’s built tall to accommodate critical bottles of wine and slim enough to squeeze behind the driver’s or passenger’s seat of a car
  • HEFTYHAULER HANDLE – Designed for easy hauling and comfortable carrying
  • ROTOMOLDED CONSTRUCTION – Evolved to be thinner and lighter-weight for easier transport, while still incredibly tough

Classic Moleskine notebook

If you want to go “old school” when selecting a travel gift for him, there’s nothing like a nice Moleskin notebook. The classic hardcover large size (5” x 8.25”) is perfect for journaling your travels, keeping track of your “to-do” list, and more 

And the thick, high-quality paper handles inky pens quite well. Use the inner folder to hold ticket stubs, receipts, or other travel memories, making it a great travel journal.  

Comes with an elastic band closure and comes in a ton of great colors. 

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Moleskine Classic Notebook, Hard Cover
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Hotel gift card

Gift cards for travel accommodations make excellent presents for your favorite traveler.

Such cards enable the recipients to get a hotel room wherever they prefer while allowing you to contribute toward one of their memorable trips.

Find the perfect gift card on Amazon. 

Inflatable travel pillow

The frequent traveler knows that getting some sleep on long-haul flights can make a world of difference in beating jet lag.  

An inflatable travel pillow makes a great gift, and the AirComfy Ease Inflatable Travel Pillow is more than just a usual travel pillow for your neck. You can also use it for upper back and lumbar support. And being inflatable means that you can control how firm or soft it is.

It weighs only a few ounces and packs into a small bag (once deflated) that you can clip onto the outside of your carry-on or other travel bag if you wish.

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AirComfy Ease Inflatable Travel Pillow
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Hydro Flask water bottle

Hydro Flask stainless steel bottles make great gifts for travelers. They’re dishwasher-friendly and don’t sweat a bunch when loaded with cold drinks.

They work well for both hot and cold drinks, and they come in a variety of sizes and in a lot of different colors. The 24-ounce size is perfect for carrying on the move, and they can fit into your car’s cup holder conveniently.

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Hydro Flask Wide Flex Cap Black 32 Oz
  • 24 hours cold, 12 hours hot
  • TempShield️ double-wall vacuum insulation
  • Leakproof when closed

National Geographic book: Destinations of a Lifetime

This book is a photo-filled trip to the planet’s most stunning spots. It includes tons of incredible locations, both man-made and natural, all brought to life by National Geographic’s amazing photographers.

But this isn’t just a photo book for a coffee table. It also includes the practical stuff, like when to go, where to eat, where to rest your head, and what activities to check out for the ultimate experience.

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Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World’s Most Amazing Places
  • Hardcover Book
  • National Geographic (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Scratch-off world map

Scratch-off world maps are popular travel gifts and they’re great, especially for holiday season gift-giving. They’re great for displaying your favorite travel lover’s home so they can track visually all of their world travels, solo or as a family. 

The map is printed on top-notch paper and has a gold coating that can be scratched off to reveal a colorful, detailed map underneath. As you scratch off the countries and states you have visited, you reveal more and more of the map.

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Scratch The World ® Travel Map
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Capital Cities: A Journey Around The World Through 118 Capital Cities

This beautiful book makes one of the best gift ideas for dads who enjoy traveling. Step into the beauty, culture, history, and lifestyle of capital cities around the world through stunning photography and captivating travel stories.

The Travel is Life Creators showcase 118 cities from every continent, including Antarctica, in this celebration of world capitals.

Full disclosure: I am one of the travel writer contributors to this book.

Capital Cities: A Journey Around The World Through 118 Capital Cities
  • Hardcover Book
  • Drecksler, Paul E (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

The bottom line

Speaking only for myself, but men can be difficult to shop for. With this list of the best gifts for men who love to travel you should be able to find just the perfect thing for the dads in your life.

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