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Best Fathers Day Gifts For Travelers 2022

Published on: June 15, 2022 | Last Updated on June 21, 2022
Best Fathers Day Gifts for Travelers

Looking for Fathers Day gifts for travelers?

This has been another tough year for so many in so many different ways. One silver lining: It reminded us of the importance of celebrating the important people in our lives. Father’s Day is one such opportunity!

Here are some conventional and less conventional ideas for Fathers Day gifts for travelers that are sure to bring a smile to their recipients. And if you are like me, you’ll find that they feel almost as good to give as they would be to get!


Ideas for Fathers Day Gifts for Travelers



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Cheeses From Around The World

Fathers Day Gifts for Travelers: iGourmet Cheese Lovers Crate

iGourmet Cheese Lovers Crate

Well, this one is in the box! If he loves cheese, he’ll appreciate this Cheese Lover’s Sampler Gift Crate with a selection of gourmet cheeses from Spain, Italy, England, Wales, The Netherlands, and Switzerland. In fact, paired with wines and a French baguette, this Father’s Day gift might be the next best thing to a trip to all the places where these cheeses are made. igourmet.com hand-assembles this curated collection in a wooden crate, wrapped with an elegant ribbon. 

If his tastes are finicky and he likes only one particular cheese, this specialty food retailer carries over 900 varieties as well as other specialty food products!

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Gancia Prosecco Rose

Gancia Prosecco Rose

Gancia Prosecco Rose

What might pair with all those delicious cheeses? Perfect for summer over ice, this bottle of Gancia Prosecco Rose will transport him to Italy. The taste is fresh and fragrant; the attractive bottle captures that sentiment and brings to life the brand’s tagline of “drink beauty.”

With 170 years in the business, this legendary winemaker was the first producer of Italian sparkling wine. The Gancia wine cellars are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation awarded to the surrounding vineyards of Piedmont. 

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A Fluffy ChappyWrap Blanket

Oyster Cove ChappyWrap

Oyster Cove ChappyWrap

Lightweight and easy to pack, this cuddly blanket is perfect for his next road trip. Made of a blend of 58% cotton (with acrylic and polyester to prevent shrinking and piling), it’s lightweight, fluffy, and easy to fold, taking up very little space in a suitcase. He’ll want to keep one in the trunk of his car—just in case.

The ChappyWrap is machine-washable and dryable. It’s available in a choice of sizes, colors, and patterns. Our favorite is the neutral gray Oyster Cover pattern. Guaranteed: When you stop at a hotel along the way, he’ll insist on bringing it to his room to sleep with, too. 

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A Chervò Italia Shirt

Chervo Italia Tee

Chervo Italia Tee

This shirt is so silky and smooth you’ll want to touch it (and him). Whether he’s traveling or staying at home, the Atlantide polo/golf shirt seamlessly transitions from the golf course to the sailboat, to dinner, or to work.

Chervò is the leading luxury golf sportswear brand in Italy, known for its innovative and functional fabrics and timeless design. Perfect for dads of all shapes and ages, this shirt couples the elegance of Italian tailoring with a revolutionary tech fabric that blocks the sun, allows the body to stay cool, and dries quickly.

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More Juice For His SmartPhone

Best Travel Gifts for Dadternal Batterya

ChargeCard External Battery

When it comes to choosing travel gifts for dad, it’s often the case that small (and light) is beautiful. Whether he is traveling abroad or taking the train into the city, an external charger helps avoid the risk of having a smartphone battery go dead when he needs to make a call or navigate to another destination.

AquaVault’s ChargeCard portable phone charger is a lightweight, ultra-slim, and comes in an attractive and durable stainless steel case. Even though it offers ultra-fast charging, it’s only the size of a credit card (3.3 x 2.3 x. 0.18”) and weighs 2.2 ounces, making it convenient to stash in a wallet, backpack, or pocket. No need to carry extra cables because it comes with built-in USB-C, Lightning, and Micro USB charging cables that work with Apple, Android, and most other devices.

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A Hotel Stay Of His Choice

Hotels.com gift card

Hotels.com gift card

Unsure where or when he will travel next? Maybe he’s just interested in a staycation closer to home. This might make the perfect fathers day gifts for travelers: A gift card from Hotels.com allows him to choose from thousands of places to stay worldwide, including major hotel chains. They are available for gifting in denominations from $10 to $2000 without any expiration dates or fees. 

Easy and convenient to purchase online for those looking for a last-minute gift idea for Dad.

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Great Looking Sunglasses

Fathers Day Gifts for Travelers - Maho Shades

Maho Shades

Wherever he travels, a pair of high-quality optical sunglasses are important for his eyes. A rectangular silhouette like this makes a nice fashion statement without being garish. 

Maho Shades’ Whisky Uluwatu Sunglasses, named after an iconic Balinese surf paradise have polarized lenses and a handcrafted acetate frame in a whisk/tortoise color. They are so sturdy that they come with a lifetime warranty and come with a sturdy canvas case. Hopefully, he won’t lose them. 🙁

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Cozy Earth Ultra-Soft Bamboo Hoodie

An ultra-soft hoodie from Cozy Earth

An ultra-soft hoodie from Cozy Earth

This is the gift he’ll take everywhere. Cozy Earth’s all-season hoodie is perfect to wear on the deck of a cruise ship or to keep rolled up in a backpack for when the temperature drops toward evening. It comes in a relaxed fit that pairs well with jeans or Bermuda shorts. 

I love this machine-washable, breathable, moisture-wicking, premium bamboo-based fabric. None other than Oprah described Cozy Earth’s loungewear as the softest ever. Lightweight and easy to pack, the pullover comes in five attractive colors in sizes from small to XXXL. It’s a gift that he’ll surely want to wear when he returns home, too. 

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Sneakers with Style

Nisolo Eco Knit Sneakers for Fathers Day

Nisolo Eco Knit Sneakers for Fathers Day

These gray, all-day Nisolo Eco-Knit Sneakers will work well whenever and wherever he travels. The grooved rubber soles are great for cruising or boating. In a lovely neutral color that looks relaxed but refined, they’re stylish enough for day trips or evening dinners. Made of recycled water bottles, the sneakers are machine washable and light enough to tuck in a suitcase or backpack. So soft and cozy inside, they can be comfortably worn without socks.

Gotta love a company that focuses on sustainability and creates products that give back to the people who made them.

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Belkin Compact Travel Charger

Belkin Travel Charger

Belkin Travel Charger

Is your dad, hubby, brother, or son a gadget guy? This compact, ultra-fast Belkin travel charger can charge his smartphone or tablet from 0-50% in just thirty minutes. Because it has both USB A & C ports, he can simultaneously charge two devices at once. 

It comes with a two-year warranty that protects both the charger and its connected devices. At about ½-inch by 1-inch in size, it’s small enough to tuck in a pocket.

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Earpeace: Uber Comfortable Earplugs

Earpeace Travel

Earpeace Travel

Earpeace makes excellent earplugs for a variety of uses, including travel. When someone is traveling, they often wind up someplace that’s noisier than they want, whether it’s an airplane or a music concert.  

The Earpeace Travel Kit comes with vented earplugs, used by pilots and flight crew, that are comfortable and perfect for frequent travelers. They offer the “sound of silence” with two filter sets, high and maximum (for a total block while catching a snooze on the plane). 

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Father's Day pin

Father’s Day pin


Decadent Dark Chocolate

Big Daddy Bar from Jacques Torres

Big Daddy Bar from Jacques Torres

Known as Mr. Chocolate, Jacques Torres’ affinity for chocolate began in the south of France, where he embarked on a culinary career at the age of 15. His success brought him to New York, where he opened his first chocolate store and factory in Brooklyn. A pioneer in the bean-to-bar movement, he was the first artisan chocolatier in New York City to use fresh beans to make his own chocolate.

This Big Daddy Bar weighs in at over two pounds and makes a great presentation for any father with a sweet tooth. It is made with 60% Dark chocolate and measures 10″ across and 5″ wide. The ultimate indulgence!

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Wind Chimes from the Southwest

Cosanti Windbell Chimes

Cosanti Windbell Chimes

Does he find it hard to relax? Imagine a gift that transports the ambiance of the American Southwest across miles or even over oceans. Cosanti Wind Chimes are bespoke artistic masterpieces. Long before work-from-home (WFH) was in fashion, minimalist Paolo Soleri lived and worked in Paradise Valley experimenting with sustainable architecture and environments; he first came to Arizona as an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright.

The workshop Soleri created and still produces more than 50,000 elegant ceramic and bronze bells each year. The tulip-shaped one shown (one of many available online) is finished with a distinctive verdigris patina that grows even more beautiful when weathered. Its moderate size (22” long from top to bottom), perfect for outside a door, matches its beautiful pitch. When gentle breezes slap against the chime, its sound relaxes and soothes the soul, lowering heart rate and relaxing muscles. We highly recommend splurging an additional $5 for the distinctive gift box.

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A Book for the Italian Wine Enthusiast

Vino by Campanale & Stein

Vino by Campanale & Stein

We love learning about the different culinary traditions across each of Italy’s 20 regions. Vino (a new book that I will be buying in time for Father’s Day)is the perfect “pairing.” From its reviews, it sounds like an approachable guide to the different regional wines, winemakers, and vineyards. Perfect for armchair travelers or anyone interested in wine tourism. The first author, Joe Campanale, is a sommelier and restaurateur who is passionate about Italian wines.

Available in audiobook, hardcover, or Kindle formats.

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A Book For The Travel Photographer

The Travel Photography Book by Scott Kelby

The Travel Photography Book by Scott Kelby

With the ubiquity of smartphones, every traveler has become a photographer but some are better than others. This new travel photography book by Scott Kelby offers the tricks used by professionals, including advice on pre-trip research, photographic gear, camera settings, and the type of shots that are most memorable.

No matter the destination or the subject that is chosen, the reader will be able to sharpen their focus on photography. Even the stunning images accompanying the text will inspire better picture-taking. We especially loved Kelby’s advice on when it makes the most sense to use your cell phone instead of a camera. The Kindle version is perfect reading for a long-haul flight.

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Map of His Favorite City in Wood

Wood Print Maps from Etsy

Wood Print Maps from Etsy

Looking for a truly unique gift that speaks to his sense of place? Does he have a favorite city that evokes special memories? Paris? Rome? Barcelona? Or it might even be the town or city where he was born, raised, or met you.

If he’s smitten with a particular destination, he’ll appreciate this Personalized Wooden City Map to hang on the wall of his home office. To order and see a preview, all you have to do is enter the name of the city/town you choose, along with its state/province or country. The Etsy vendor will send back the artwork for your approval before you purchase.

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Remote Trivets

Graf Lantz trivets

Graf Lantz trivets (credit: Irene S. Levine)

I love this company’s products so much that I wrote about them for Forbes. Holger Graf and Daniel Lantz are founders of this Los Angeles-based company whose artisanal line of homeware and personal accessories is rooted in global travel and culture; most of their products are made of magnificent Bavarian wool felt. Each item we’ve purchased was a gateway to another: So far, count me in for coasters, trivets, chair pads, placemats, masks, and desk pads,

I’m not sure that this Three-Size Stone Trivet Set was intended to hold TV remotes but if you have a glass or fine wood tabletop and a husband who tends to place objects (remotes, drinks, etc.) on it, this set of felt trivets will save you a lot of worries. Made of Merino wool felt, the sculptural set of three includes a heather white small, granite medium, and ash brown large. They can be stacked or used individually.

Do check out the desk pads, too. I’ve purchased three!

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A Splurge for the New Dad or Granddad

Venchi Chocolate Cigar Gift Box

Venchi Chocolate Cigar Gift Box

This wooden gift box is the perfect alternative to the tobacco variety to celebrate a special occasion. Made in Italy for the Italophile, this Venchi Cigar Gift Box contains 54 Chocolate Cigars in three traditional recipes – Nougatine, Aromatic, and Orange. 

The truffle nougatine cigars have a soft filling of chocolate and hazelnut paste enriched with caramel pieces and covered by a double layer of milk and 56% dark chocolate. The orange cigars have a soft filling of cocoa paste with candied orange peels covered by a double layer of milk and 56% dark chocolate. The aromatic cocoa chocolate cigars have a soft filling of chocolate and hazelnut paste covered with 56% dark chocolate.

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  • Reply
    Alexandra
    May 17, 2022 at 11:50 am

    What a great list! Thanks for posting.

  • Reply
    Irene S. Levine
    May 17, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Glad you liked it, Alexandra!
    Best, Irene

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    Sheryl Kraft
    May 17, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    Great ideas, and BTW, thanks for your passion for Graf Lantz. Because of you, I just purchased two of their tissue boxes – love them!

  • Reply
    Irene S. Levine
    May 17, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    They’ll even be nicer in person!

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    Cindy L
    May 22, 2022 at 8:29 am

    You have such a great eye for amazing gifts! I’m already a Cozy Earth fan now, thanks to you, and these other items here are great ideas. The cheese at the top is to die for, too. No need to wait for Father’s Day … Smile.

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    Irene S. Levine
    May 22, 2022 at 10:13 am

    Most of these are all gifts that I’ve given!

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    Cindy L
    June 16, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    This is quite an amazing catalog of choices for Dad! My husband would be thrilled with several of these items! And while I’m at it … I’m still enjoying those Cozy Earth lounge pjs you recommended in your Mother’s Day catalog. You have marvelous taste in gifts.

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