It’s almost Father’s Day! That means it’s time to show your appreciation for the hardworking dad in your life. A few weeks ago, we shared our Gift Guide for the Travelling Mom—now it’s dad’s turn!

Check out 5 Father’s Day gift ideas for the travelling dad, below.

Father and daughter with laptop computer in a cafe
If dad travels frequently for business, he’ll appreciate a well-crafted, good-looking piece of carry on luggage.

1. Herschel Trade Luggage – Power Carry-On

If dad travels often for business, he’ll want a smart piece of luggage to get him from place to place in style. Designed for travel on all major airlines, the premium four-wheel Trade Luggage, Power Carry-On does the job and then some!

This perfect piece features removable internal batteries for stand-alone use and an external USB-A port to keep his devices charged along the way. Herschel says it best: this “hard shell luggage combines exceptional utility with an intelligent design.”

With this good-looking suitcase travelling with him, he’ll thank you every step of the way!

2. Leatherman Wave + Multi-Tool

leathermanHave an adventurous or handy dad in your life? Then he probably likes to be prepared for any situation, no matter where in the world he is! That makes the the Leatherman Wave + from MEC the perfect, practical gift for dad.

To celebrate 35 years in the multi-tool game, Leatherman upgraded one of its most popular tools. With a bit driver, spring loaded scissors and so much more, this hardworking tool is perfect for that hardworking dad. He can use it for every day tasks, camping, hiking and of course travelling.

The Wave + boasts tools for all the following and more, because you never know when he’ll need to…

  • Open a can
  • Slice some bread
  • Tighten his eye glasses
  • Or cut some wire

Just remind him not to pack this in his carry-on luggage! For more carry-on packing tips, check out our infographic: What You Can Bring on a Plane.

3. The Carry On Cocktail Kit


Just ‘cause he’s a dad, doesn’t mean he can’t still be the life of the party! If the dad in your life prides himself on mixing a mean cocktail and enjoys entertaining guests, even at 30,000 feet, then why should he leave it all at home when he travels?

Indulge his inner mixologist with this Carry On Cocktail Kit. It comes with everything he needs to mix 2 delish drinks while in the air. From a Moscow Mule to a Singapore Sling, he’ll be set for his flight and beyond.

Remember: Travellers should always drink responsibly and understand why alcohol and travel insurance don’t mix!
Father and daughter look at map at kitchen counter.
Give the dapper dad a travel kit to keep all his essentials together while on the road.

4. Filson Rugged Twill Travel Kit

The dapper dad needs a place to keep all his grooming essentials in one place, especially while travelling. With its classic good looks, functional design, and outstanding quality, this Rugged Filson Twill Travel Kit is just the thing.

This travel kit features a waterproof lining, so dad can be confident his products aren’t messing up his luggage mid-flight. Outfitted with classic Filson features like a bridal leather handle and rust proof brass zipper, you can’t go wrong with this baby! 

5.  Icebreaker Tabi Tech Lite – Laid Back Short Sleeve Pocket Crewe

Merino wool is everything! It’s pure magic whether it’s in the form of a base layer or t-shirt!

New Zealand-based brand Icebreaker and Japanese apparel house, GOLDWIN, collaborated to create what may just be the perfect T for the discerning travelling dad: The Tabi Tech Lite-Laid Back Short Sleeve Pocket Crewe.

This relaxed fit merino blend t-shirt with a pocket detail, feels both luxe and comfortable next to the skin…and it’s durable too.

This shirt ticks all the boxes! It’ll keep dad warm in an arctic airplane cabin, but is breathable, odour resistant and quick drying for when he’s on the move or in a balmier locale. Perfect for a casual weekend city break or a more intense off-grid adventure, it even features a sunglasses loop so he’ll always have his shades on hand. (Handy dad might like this too!)

If experiences are more dad’s thing, we’ve got some ideas for you too. Check out 4 Meaningful Experiences to Gift Dad This Father’s Day!

Whatever you get the travelling dad in your life, whether it’s material or experiential, enjoy that day together and show him just how special he is!

Have other great gift ideas? Share below in the comments.

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Travelling Dad

May 28 2019