Stuck looking for the perfect gift for the dad in your life? With Father’s Day approaching, we did the legwork for you and picked out the best gifts for dads on the go.
1. Easy-to-fold neck pillow
Traveling can be exhausting and jet lag makes it worse. If you frequently hear a dad complaining of not getting enough sleep during his travels, it could be time to suggest a neck pillow. But not one of those awkward and bulky ones. This pillow folds up nicely into a portable bag that can be tucked into your carry-on. It also has memory foam that molds comfortably to your neck.
Price: $24.90 USD
2. Personalized leather passport cover
If you’re looking for a more personalized gift, consider getting your traveling dad a leather passport cover with his initials. This DODOcase is made out of high quality genuine leather that looks classic and will last for years.
Price: $59.95 USD + $12.95 USD for personalization
3. Spotify app subscription
Give the gift of music everywhere. The Spotify streaming service gives users access to an unlimited music library. This is great for the dads who are huge music lovers.
Spotify gift cards are available for purchase online or in select retail stores. Your dad can use the gift card or e-card to purchase either an unlimited or premium subscription. We recommend premium because it will let your dad access Spotify’s music library on desktops, laptops and mobile devices—ideal for travelers. Premium also allows users to download playlists for offline listening.
Price: Premium subscriptions are $9.99 USD per month.
Gift cards are available for $10, $30, and $60 USD.
4. Noise-cancelling headphones
Noise-cancelling headphones serve two purposes: to listen to music (perhaps Spotify), and to mute the sound of fellow passengers (the crying child, the chatty neighbour, etc.).
We like the Bose QuietComfort headphones in this category. There are two models available if your dad prefers in-ear headphones, or over-ear headphones. Both have the option to tune into the sounds around you, or turn on the noise-cancelling feature.
Price: $299.95 USD QuietComfort 20i (In-Ear)
Price: $299.95 USD QuietComfort 25 (Over-Ear)
5. The perfect carry-on luggage
Is your dad’s carry-on luggage getting run down? There are so many options out there for a suitcase that it can be overwhelming. We narrowed it down to a bag that will fit a lot, is lightweight, and easily transportable with 4 wheels that allow you to pull it in any direction without it tipping over.
The Delsey Helium Aero hard shell expandable suitcase is a bestseller among travelers and our top pick. The hard shell will also keep dress shirts, shoes and laptops from getting squished.
Price: $152.99 USD
6. Skype credit
Give your dad some credit. Skype credit. This is a useful gift for your dad to keep in touch with family back home. Skype gift cards can be purchased through Skype, Facebook and at select retail stores. The good thing about these cards is that they don’t have an expiry date. This gift also pairs well with the next one that allows Internet connectivity.
Price: $10, $25, $50 USD
7. KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker
Lots of dads would appreciate a reduced roaming bill. Our KnowRoaming Global SIM Sticker is a way to keep your dad connected on his travels. He’ll save up to 85% on voice and data roaming in 200+ countries.
Price: $29.99 USD (with $10 free roaming credit)
8. The best portable phone charger
The last thing your dad needs is his phone battery to die when he really needs it most. We like the Jackery Giant portable charger for keeping dad’s devices powered up. This charger has a lot of power packed into its small, portable size. The battery has two USB output ports that are able to charge multiple devices for long flights or trips. It also has a dual LED flashlight that can be useful in a pinch.
Price: $39.99 USD
9. A fancy shaving kit
Traveling for business often means dressing to impress, but it’s sometimes hard to find the right equipment, especially when men are limited to bringing cartridge razors and disposable razors on most planes. We recommend having good shaving products that can make a disposable razor shave feel a lot better.
The Art of Shaving’s 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave comes in a travel size kit that meets the TSA carry-on requirements. The kit includes a pre-shave oil pump, a shaving cream pump, a badger shaving brush and an after-shave balm pump. It also comes in four scents: lemon, lavender, sandalwood, and unscented.
Price: $60 USD
10. Portable speakers for presentations
Portable speakers can make a great gift, especially if your dad frequently gives presentations that require sound.
The Sony SRS-X3 is a wireless speaker with great sound quality that connects with phones, tablets and laptops. This means your dad won’t have to rely on his destination having speakers. The speakers are lightweight and are easy to fit in a carry-on.
Wireless speakers are not all business. Since it can be connected with all devices, dad can enjoy his music library, podcasts or movies in his hotel room, or at home.
Price: $149 USD
If you have other Father’s Day gift suggestions, let us know in the comments below.
KnowRoaming wishes all dads, step-dads, grandfathers, and father figures a Happy Father’s Day!