12 Travel Inspired Father’s Day Gifts for Your List
How to spoil Dad this year.
Written byCarole Dixon
AboveLake Tahoe View | Photo courtesy of AvantStay
It’s Dad’s big day on June 20th so we have rounded-up some of the best gifts for every type of Father-figure in your life from adventurous pursuits to chill and spanning from splurge to steal on the price tag.
Above: Sea to Summit Alto Tent
Sea to Summit is a 40-year global equipment manufacturer based in Perth, Western Australia that recently launched a technical tent line. Perfect timing for a dad that loves the outdoors and is ready to get out in the open air this summer. And, these lightweight backcountry tents are top of line with pole height, ventilation and climate control all taken into consideration. Also, the Telos Model features a proprietary Hangout Mode™ allowing users to Hang Out or Hunker Down in inclement weather, converting the rainfly to an open-air shelter for cooking, shade, or weather protection. Prices start at $449.
If Dad would rather laze around and read a book (no judgement) Sea to Summit also makes hammocks which will work at home or for a campsite since they are breathable and insect proof. The Jungle hammock set is just under $200.
Above: Sea to Summit Tello Tent
Carnivore Conscious Dad
First Light is a small New Zealand company that produces some of the best grass-fed Wagyu cattle in the world. This environmentally conscious cooperative of family farmers is responsible for beautiful, naturally marbled beef with Omega 3’s that is Certified Humane®, Halal and sustainably raised with zero antibiotics, hormones or GMOs. The brand can be found in Natural Grocery stores around the country and has partnered with Thrive Markets, but you can also enroll Dad in the First Light Steak Club online which make a great gift box and a perfect picnic or campout splurge. Prices start at $105 per month.
Gin & Juice
Hard seltzer is having a moment and so are canned cocktails for the beach or road tripping destinations.
Long Drink is a legendary Finnish beverage made with all-natural gin and a refreshing citrus kick that’s quickly becoming a cult favorite amongst top celebrities and tastemakers. And, it’s good for Dad’s waistline as the beverage is gluten free and keto friendly and the neutral silver-blue packaging will blend in on the golf course, picnicking, or playing poker with the guys. Find it on Drizly or finnishspirits.com ($11.99 – $16.99)
Above: LongDrink by the campfire in Iceland
Travel Watch Splurge
OK this is a big-ticket item but the H. Moser Pioneer Perpetual Calendar features a date display that is ideal for travelers in between time zones. The date can be set at any time of the day, forwards or backwards, with no risk to the movement. It’s water-resistant steel case also enables it to display the time under any conditions, whether on land or underwater. it is available in both blue and burgundy and retails for $43,900 but it will last a lifetime.
Tech Savvy Luggage Tag
Leave it to the chic Hermès brand to collaborate with Apple AirTags to help busy traveling Dads find their lost belongings. The trackers will work with Apple’s Find My App software to track missing luggage or even your keys or wallet. This cool piece of tech is lightweight and water resistant but also enclosed in calfskin and can be engraved. The tags are $29 each or 4 for $99.
Chess Buff Dad
If your Dad binged watched The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix like the rest of us, and happens to love playing chess, this QuadPro magnetic travel chess set with a folding board is perfect for long plane, train or car rides. And, even better news, it’s on sale for under $20. For something a little fancier, try Travel Chess Sets | Chess House.
Above: Men’s by Rothy driving loafer
Skip the Slippers
While a comfy pair of slippers is always nice for puttering around the house – Dad’s been there done that in 2020. This year Dad needs to roam and one of our favorite recyclable and sustainable ladies shoe brand, Rothy’s, has just launched a men’s footwear line. So far, guys are loving the comfort with style plus you can wash both The RS01 Sneaker in Desert Camo ($175) and Driving Loafer ($185) so they’re perfect for hitting the road.
Premium Korean beauty skincare brand Ginseng Corp (KGC), DONGINBI, just introduced a men’s skincare collection Red Ginseng Homme Power available on Amazon. DONGINBI was created in 1899, based on internationally recognized manufacturing company Cheong Kwan Jang’s philosophy of creating Korean red ginseng for external use. Keeping in line with the brand’s original non-sticky product formulations, this technology offers a number of powerful skin-enhancing benefits specifically geared to men’s needs, such as increased firmness, elasticity and an even complexion – plus, it smells nice. Products range from $24.99 to $84.99.
If dropping a few-grand on the new ‘man bag’ is not what you had in mind this year, Louis Vuitton has come out with a new line of men’s fragrence just in time for Father’s Day that evokes a journey of imagination and discovery. “Imagination” took master perfumer, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud, five years to perfect the ambergris note and rare Chinese black tea formula in Grasse, France. The thoughtful and intoxicating collection has a handy travel spray for $265.
Above: Cable House in Sonoma
Take Dad on an Adventure
With California’s full reopening still on track for June 15, Father’s Day weekend could be a perfect time to venture on a “vaxication” with the family.
From golfing to gambling, AvantStay has put together Father’s Day-themed destination getaways in California available through vacation home rentals perfect for family travel with fun amenities like pools, hot tubs, billiards, mini golf, cornhole, BBQ grills and more. Plus, AvantStay is offering $250 off stays using booking code SUMMER250.
Locations include the Coachella Valley for golf, Temecula for gambling, Newport beach, the mountains of Lake Tahoe and Sonoma for wine lovers.
Memorable Travel Prints
If you can’t getaway this summer for a Father’s Day excursion, look no further than Driftward for a premium print of a favorite travel destination. Choose from a list of artists and photographers with landscapes and ocean scenes from some of the most iconic destinations around the globe from Tahiti, Bali, Hawaii and Laguna Beach in color or black and white. The sizes range and prices are also spot on starting at around $145 per print. Happy shopping!