Father’s Day is right around the corner (in case you forgot, it’s on Sunday, June 15!) so if you’re not sure what to get your travel-loving dad this Father’s Day, you’re at the right place.
See below for some of our favorite Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the dad who loves travel:
Where I’ve Been Scratch Map: If your dad has a travel bucket list and is trying to keep track of all the amazing places he’s been (and visualize it!), the “Where I’ve Been” Scratch Map is the perfect gift for him. This map can go on any wall and all you have to do is scratch off where you’ve been with a coin—sort of like a Scratch-And-Play lottery ticket. We love the Scratch Map Deluxe found at UncommonGoods.com.
Image above taken from UncommonGoods.com
A fantastic adventure read: Get dad dreaming about his next adventure (or maybe he can just live vicariously through someone else!) with a non-fiction adventure story. There are literally hundreds of acclaimed adventure books to choose from but some of my favorite are actually based in Africa and include:
Whatever You Do, Don’t Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide by Peter Allison
West With the Night by Beryl Mark ham
Travels in West Africa, by Mary Kingsley
Check out National Geographic’s 100 Best Adventure Books for more suggestions: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/0404/adventure_books_1-19.html
Turn his travel pictures into a calendar or coffee table book: Ask your father for some of his favorite pictures from traveling (ask him for ones as far back as his childhood) and create a calendar or coffee table book with the pictures using an online publishing platform such as MixBook.com. It’s super easy to use and they provide you with templates and graphics to use, as well.
4-in-1 Adapter: Does your father enjoy international travel? Give him the power to use his electronics wherever he goes with the 4-in-1 Adapter from Flight001.com. This color-coded adapter allows for electricity access to 150 countries.
Image above taken from Flight001.com
Tempur-Pedic Transit Neck Pillow: Make sure dad travels in comfort with the Brookstone Tempur-Pedic Transit Neck Pillow designed to mold to and support your head and neck so that he’s not resting on any painful pressure points. Brookstone.com
Image above taken from Brookstone.com
High-end Camera or lens: You simply can’t go wrong with getting dad an amazing, knock-your-socks-off camera. Or, if he has a camera, get him a great lens for super detailed photographs. And, if he loves scuba diving and / or snorkeling, consider getting him an underwater camera for his aquatic adventures.
Our favorite dry land camera is the Nikon D3200. And our favorite underwater camera is the SeaLife DC1400 Sea Dragon Pro or DC1400 Reef Edition.
Top-of-the-line binoculars: Whether your dad enjoys taking birding trips (or even taking a look at the birds in his backyard bird feeder), national park getaways, or African safari tours, he’ll need an excellent pair of binoculars. Arguably the best binoculars on the market are the Canon 10 X 30 IS binoculars, which have fantastic image stabilization technology and are priced quite nicely! www.usa.canon.com
Monogrammed Toiletry Case: Is dad still packing his toothbrush in a plastic Ziploc bag? It’s time to upgrade him to a stylish monogrammed leather toiletry case from Pottery Barn where he can store all of his essential toiletries and look good doing it! www.potterybarn.com
Image above taken from PotteryBarn.com
Eagle Creek Packing Essentials: Need to turn dad into a more efficient packer? Eagle Creek provides fantastic packing essentials for every type of traveler. From luggage and packs to packing cubes and gear organization to everyday bags and document organizers, Eagle Creek has everything your dad needs to pack efficiently and smartly. They even offer packing tips and suggestions! www.eaglecreek.com
Father / Son or Father / Daughter Trip: Although all of the Father’s Day gift ideas mentioned above are perfect for any travel-loving dad, nothing beats spending quality time with him. So, depending on how much you want to spend, nothing says I love you quite like taking dad on a weekend getaway, day trip, or unforgettable African safari vacation!