Want to know the best travel gifts for dad that are guaranteed to make you his favorite? This post shares the absolute best dad-approved gifts that we know he will love.

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Buying a perfect gift for the dad in your life can be extremely overwhelming! Scrolling through popular blogs will bring the same cheesy dad gifts that we know will just end up in the back of the cupboard or the trash.

We knew we had to aim higher than that this year and find gifts that Dad would use! Whether your dad loves to lounge on the beach, watch or play golf, or take a road trip, we have the best list of gift ideas tailored just for him.

This post is all about the best travel gifts for dad guaranteed to make you his favorite!

Best Travel Gifts For Dads

1. BruMate Insulated Cooler

If your dad is anything like ours, he loves his cold beverages! This BruMate 3-in-1 Can Cooler Koozie is designed to keep dad’s favorite beer frosty even during the hottest summer days, making it a top choice among outdoor travel gifts for dad.

This versatile cooler cup is not only ideal for road trips and camping adventures but also incredibly convenient to pack in your suitcase.

2. Soaker Hat

Hats that you can dunk in water to keep cool? Yes, please! 

The Soaker Hat is a thoughtful gift for the dad who loves spending time outdoors. It’s great for keeping cool on those scorching-hot vacation days. Plus, it comes in a bunch of different colors so you can find the perfect style for your dad.

3. Ekster RFID Wallet

This Ekster RFID Wallet is one of the best gifts for men who travel. It has a built-in RFID blocker so he can keep his cards safe from electronic pickpocketing.  (yes, that’s a real thing!)

Criminals can scan non-RFID wallets by just walking by you in an airport. SCARY! RFID protection is an absolute must-have when it comes to protecting your personal information while traveling.

With the Ekster RFID Wallet, your dad can have peace of mind knowing that his cards are shielded from unauthorized scans, keeping his sensitive information safe and secure. This sleek and stylish wallet not only offers advanced RFID protection but also provides convenient access to his cards with its innovative card ejector feature.

4. Golf Speaker

The Bushnell Golf Speaker makes for the perfect gift for the golf-loving father in your life. With its strong magnetic strip, it easily attaches to any metal surface, such as a golf cart, and fits snugly in your golf bag when not on the course.

We can vouch for its durability firsthand, as my fiancé drives the golf cart like a wild Disneyland ride, and the speaker has never once fallen off. 😄 Equipped with GPS, this speaker offers aerial views of the course along with hole layouts and shot distances.

Rest assured, your outdoorsy dad will be using this speaker on the golf course, by the lake, while hiking, lounging in the backyard, or anywhere else he wants to enjoy his favorite tunes!

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5. The Ultimate Hat Packer

If your dad is anything like ours, he absolutely loves his hats. This travel hat case from Amazon has a sleek design and is crushproof! The hat holder holds up to 6 dad hats and has built-in straps to keep dads’ hats organized and wrinkle-free on any vacation. You can easily pack the hat case in a checked duffel bag or carry-on.

Does your dad have a large collection of hats at home?

Step up your dad’s hat organization game to the next level with this hat closet organizer.

6. Wireless Headphone Travel Case

Is your dad always losing his AirPods? If so, then this is the perfect gift for him! The Otterbox Airpod Case has a built-in keychain so Dad can easily keep track of his wireless headphones by attaching them to his backpack.

We own cases from Otterbox and Casemate!  Both companies are constantly uploading different colors and designs so you can always find the perfect case for your dad.

7. Travel Phone Mount

The MiiKARE phone stand device can be clamped to an airplane tray table, luggage handle, backseat of the car, gym equipment, or anywhere else that dad feels the need to prop up his phone and catch up on all his favorite Netflix series.

With its adjustable mount, Dad has the freedom to position his phone in any direction he desires, ensuring optimal viewing comfort. Whether he’s enjoying the great outdoors on a camping trip or simply catching up on the morning news, this gadget proves to be a must-have, solidifying its place as one of the top camping gadgets for Dad this holiday season.

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8. Solar Charger Power Bank

A solar charger power bank ranks among our top picks for travel gifts for him this year, offering functionality that dads can enjoy year-round. Whether Dad finds himself trekking through remote landscapes or simply lounging by the poolside, this charger will quickly become his trusted companion.

Both Michael and I personally swear by our solar chargers and have even gifted them to numerous family members. The latest innovation, the Superallure Solar charger, not only charges twice as fast but also features a built-in battery for added convenience. Trust us, your outdoorsy dad will love this thoughtful gift.

9. Amazon Kindle

Is your dad an avid reader? The Amazon Kindle is the perfect gift idea for dads who love to read while traveling.

Up until a few years ago, my dad would pack 2-3 physical books in his carry-on for each vacation. We finally convinced him to travel with an Amazon Kindle and now Dad loves it. He can download an entire library of books onto this small, lightweight reading device for all of his travels.

Amazon has a wide range of Kindle options to choose from with prices starting at low as $99!

10. Monogrammed Leather Toiletry Bag

The idea of owning a luxurious leather toiletry bag might not immediately cross most men’s minds unless their current one is practically falling apart—and even then, some dads might opt for a quick fix rather than a new purchase (cue the sewing kit!). However, I have a soft spot for selecting personalized travel gifts for Dad. So, when I stumbled upon this beautifully crafted leather monogrammed toiletry bag, it instantly clicked as the ideal gift for Dad this holiday season.

11. Comfy Travel Sneakers

If your dad values both comfort and style during his travels, then look no further than these Bruno Marc sneakers. Available in a variety of styles and colors, they offer both versatility and flair. Dad particularly appreciates their exceptional breathability and the convenience of being machine washable.

Plus, the Bruno Marc sneakers are eco-friendly!

We’ve been gradually enhancing Dad’s travel wardrobe style (apologies, Dad, for calling you out!) These Bruno Marc sneakers are not only stylish and comfortable but also approved by Dad himself.

12. Mini Massage Gun

If your dad is super active on vacations or tends to get stiff after a long flight, we 100% recommend gifting Dad a massage gun.

My dad personally owns both the Theragun Mini, which he always packs for vacations, and the Hypervolt, which he primarily uses at home. While he loves both, he finds the mini much more convenient to travel with.

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My dad owns both the Theragun Mini which he packs on vacations and the Hypervolt which he mainly uses at home. He loves both but says the mini is much more convenient to travel with.

13. Heated Razor Travel Kit

Treat Dad to the luxury of a smooth shave even while on vacation with the all-time favorite Heated Razor kit. This Art of Shaving Razor comes complete with a space-saving travel charger, making it easy to pack in his luggage.

Dad will love that he can experience the comforting warmth of a barbershop hot towel shave right in the comfort of home, a hotel, or any other destination, thanks to Heated Razor technology.

14. Puffer Jacket

Puffer jackets are always a go-to when it comes to travel gifts for men. I’ll admit, we were loyal fans of Columbia jackets. And don’t get me wrong, Columbia still holds a special place in our hearts. But when it comes to an everyday, affordable travel puffer, we stumbled upon the Puffer Jacket line by Amazon Essentials.

This jacket is extremely lightweight and packs down easily. It seems like Amazon has stepped up its style game, and we’re totally loving it.

15. Luxury Travel Camera

If you want to splurge on your dad this year, the DJI Osmo Pocket 3 is calling your name! It’s the ultimate travel gift for dads who enjoy capturing their adventures. Say goodbye to your Dad sending you blurry, shaky videos!

This pocket camera is dad-proof. It’s incredibly easy to use, easy to pack, and comes with built-in stabilization and focusing features to ensure his shots are crystal clear.

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16. Ultimate Travel Jogger

Treat your dad to a pair of Cozy Earth Joggers! These travel joggers offer Dad the gift of comfort without compromising on style. Made from luxurious bamboo viscose, these Men’s Bamboo Joggers provide the cozy feel of pajamas, making them the perfect outfit for his next flight or European adventure. Stylish and versatile, they’re a must-have addition to your dad’s wardrobe, suitable for year-round wear whether Dad is lounging at home or exploring new destinations.

17. Compression Cubes

Forget your average packing cubes! These cubes make an excellent gift for both women and men, ideal for the entire family. The Monos Compression Cubes go beyond standard organization by compressing clothing, enabling Dad to maximize space in his luggage. Not only are they highly durable, but they’re also crafted from high-quality materials, ensuring they won’t tear or wear down like cheaper brands we’ve tested.

This post shows you all of the very best travel gifts for Dad that will make you his favorite.

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