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The 8 Best Father’s Day Gifts for Travelers

Dads can be notoriously tough to shop for—but if they love to travel, it can make things a little easier. From portable coffee makers to custom luggage, we’ve found the best gifts for Father’s Day (or really for any traveler). 

OXO Venture French Press Coffee Maker

OXO cold brew coffee maker
OXO

For the dad who still needs a great cup of coffee no matter how far from civilization he is, OXO’s Venture French Press Coffee Maker is the perfect gift. This travel-sized French press is made from a shatter-resistant, BPA-free plastic that’s durable to take camping, and weighs just over 2lbs., so it’s lightweight enough to take backpacking. Typically avoid French presses because your coffee turns out gritty? OXO’s version has the typical plunge filter, plus a secondary one built into the spout.

Scentbird Subscription

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Scentbird

Does your dad need a new signature scent? A Scentbird subscription can help him find his next cologne—and give him a travel-friendly way to transport it through airport security. Simply take a quiz to help Scentbird learn your fragrance preferences, and they’ll send you a travel-sized refillable carrying case plus a new scent to try each month. Scentbird carries big name brands like Cartier and Michael Kors, as well as niche fragrance houses to discover. Be surprised with a scent or pick out a list of ones to try. 

ROAM Custom Luggage

It’s time to upgrade that battered old suitcase your dad has been carting around since before you were born. Save him from getting a boring black suitcase (that will inevitably get mixed up with someone else’s on the baggage claim carousel) with a custom suitcase from ROAM. Started by two former Tumi executives, ROAM luggage is made from the best possible materials to make a smooth-gliding, rugged suitcase. Send dad a gift card so he can spend hours on ROAM’s website creating his own custom carry-on or checked bag. 

ROAM’s suitcases can be customized in nearly endless ways, with nine color options available for the front, back, zipper, binding, wheels, carry handle, monograph patch, and lining. 

Customizable YETI Cooler

YETI Red Sox cooler (left) and person taking a beer out of a cooler full of bottles, cans, and ice (right)
YETI

Whether your dad has a favorite sports team or wants to represent his alma mater, YETI’s personalized coolers will make him smile every time he reaches for a beverage. You can even add a personalized water bottle or travel mug for a complete set.

Cadence Travel Containers

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Cadence

Help your dad stay ultra-organized on the road with Cadence Travel Containers. These perfectly travel-sized, leak-proof, refillable containers can hold medication, sunscreen, shampoo, shaving cream, or any other toiletries. The labels can be customized to fit dad’s routine, and all the containers are magnetic to help them stay together in his toiletry bag. 

Bonus: Unlike most travel containers, the Cadence are dishwasher safe, so they can be easily cleaned after every trip. 

Flaviar Whiskey Club

A Flaviar Club Membership is the perfect gift for the worldly whiskey connoisseur. Each shipment contains one bottle of whiskey and one tasting box. There are three subscription tiers—Thoughtful (2 deliveries), Generous (3 deliveries), or Grand (4 deliveries). Shipping is included in the subscription price, and recipients also get free access to Flaviar Black—a membership club with perks like access to rare products and premium tasting boxes—for one year.

World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

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For Anthony Bourdain fans, foodies, or anyone who loves a good story, World Travel: An Irreverent Guide is the perfect book to gift. This last book by Anthony Bourdain features stories from the explorer himself, as well as essays from his friends, family, and colleagues. The book takes readers on a culinary tour around the world, offering travel advice alongside entertainment.

Goldbelly Food Delivery

Whether it’s a childhood food your dad still reminisces about or a local delicacy from a trip he can’t stop talking about, a delivery from Goldbelly can satisfy a craving without leaving home. Goldbelly delivers iconic foods from across the country, carefully packaged to arrive fresh and ready to cook (if necessary). You can get authentic Philadelphia cheesesteaks from Pat’s King of Steaks, Chicago deep dish pizza, New York City bagels from H&H, lobster rolls from Maine, and pretty much any other type of food you’re in the mood for delivered right to your door.  

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