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Father’s Day is just around the corner, with June 16th quickly approaching. While you could opt for the standard card and gift card combo, why not choose something that matches your dad’s lifestyle? For the dads who are always on the go, travel-related gifts can be both practical and thoughtful.

As a frequent flyer myself, I’ve curated a list of some of the best travel products I’ve come across over the years. This post includes a variety of items, perfect for Father’s Day. To make your search easier, here’s a selection of top travel gifts that any dad would appreciate.

This post will be updated occasionally leading up to Father’s Day to include the latest deals and promotions on items listed below. This post was last updated on June 6th to reflect changes in item prices including an on-going promotion on Amazon with AirPods Pro available for 24% off.

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Travel Tech – Father’s Day Gift Ideas

One of the best gifts you can give any frequent flyer is a pair of noise-canceling headphones. Ask any frequent flyer what’s in their bag and they will almost always list off noise-canceling headphones. So, there’s no better gift for a dad that’s always in-flight.

Here are some of the best headphones to give dad:

All-Time Favorite: Bose QuietComfort Ultra Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

An all-time favorite for frequent flyers, the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones are the ultimate Father’s Day gift. These headphones offer superior noise cancellation, making them perfect for blocking out the ambient noise of airplanes, airports, and bustling environments.

They also provide excellent sound quality and comfort. However, they are on the pricier side. Below, you’ll find a less expensive option if the QuiteComforts are beyond your price range.

An image of the BoseQuietComfort Ultra Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones on a gradient background

Bose QuietComfort Ultra Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones (Image via Bose)

  • Regular Price: $429
  • Sale Price: $379 (Limited Time)
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Best Budget Travel Headphones: Sony WH-CH720N Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones

Sony offers a wider range of noise-canceling headphones compared to Bose including a few budget options. One of the best budget-friendly options is Sony’s WH-CH720N noise-canceling wireless headphones. Priced significantly below the QuietComfort line of headphones, these Sony headphones still boast some impressive specs including a 35-hour battery life. The WH-CH720Ns also feature a wireless microphone and a built-in Alexa voice assistant.

A pair of Sony WH-CH720N noise canceling headphones

Sony WH-CH720N Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones (Image via Sony)

  • Regular Price: $149.99
  • Sale Price: $98 (Limited Time)
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My Pick: Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Wireless Ear Buds

Update: For a limited time, you can buy Apple AirPods Pro for 24% off on Amazon. Currently, AirPods Pro are available for $189.99. Normally, AirPods Pro are $249.00.

I personally prefer earbuds over on-the-ear or over-the-ear headphones. Since their release, I have been a huge fan of Apple’s AirPods. There is no better travel companion than the Apple AirPods Pro. While on the more expensive side of earbuds, the performance is unmatched. The latest generation of AirPods Pros features adaptive noise cancellation and a battery life of up to 30 hours with the charging case.

A pair of Apple AirPods Pro second generation

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Wireless Ear Buds with USB-C Charging (Image via Apple)

  • Normal Price: $249
  • Sale Price: $189.99 (Limited Time)
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Travel Chargers and Tech Organizers

It may seem like a menial or boring gift idea but travel chargers and organizers are solid gift ideas for Father’s Day. This is especially the case if you know your dad to be on the more practical side of gift-giving. Both chargers and travel tech organizers are budget-friendly and practical gifts.

If you still want to give dad something more this Father’s Day, extra phone chargers make good small gifts to give alongside your big ticket item.

Best Travel Charger: Anker USB C Charger, 2-Pack 20W Dual Port USB (Android and iPhone 15)

Aside from the original Apple charger out of the box, Anker makes some of the best phone chargers on the market. While you will find other high-rated chargers, they are often priced much higher. If you need a USB-C adapter, I recommend this Anker two-pack.

If you need a lightning adapter, I recommend this Anker iPhone USB-C to lightning charging cable.

Two USB-C phone chargers with AC wall power blocks

Anker iPhone 15 Charger, Anker USB C Charger, 2-Pack (Image via Anker)

Top Pick: Travel Tech Organizer: Native Union Stow Organizer – Premium Travel Tech Kit

The Native Union Stow Organizer is one of my favorite travel tech organizers. This premium travel tech kit features multiple compartments and elastic loops to hold and organize cables, chargers, earbuds, and other gadgets. Made from high-quality materials, the Stow Organizer combines functionality with a sleek design, making it practical and stylish. Its compact size allows it to fit easily into carry-on luggage or a backpack.

A Native Union travel tech organizer bag

Native Union Stow Organizer – Premium Travel Tech Kit (Image via Native Union)

  • Regular Price: $59.99
  • Sale Price: $50.00 (Limited Time)
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Best Value: Travel Tech Organizer: BAGSMART Electronics Organizer Travel Case

Similar to Native Union’s Stow Organizer, the BAGSMART accomplishes the same tasks but at a fraction of the cost. This travel organizer is a budget-friendly alternative but, there will be a noticeable difference in material quality and style.

  • Regular Price: $21.99
  • Sale Price: $13.99 (Limited Time)
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Best In-Flight Entertainment Bluetooth Adapter: Twelve South AirFly Pro Bluetooth Wireless Audio Transmitter/Receiver for up to 2 Headphones

The AirFly Pro is an excellent gift for dads who spend quite a bit of time in-flight and enjoy using the in-flight entertainment system. While many newer in-flight entertainment systems feature built-in Bluetooth pairing, this is still rare, especially outside of the United States. So, you will need an adapter.

The compact AirFly device allows up to two Bluetooth headphones to connect to any headphone jack, making it perfect for sharing audio during flights. The AirFly Pro is versatile and can be used beyond planes including with gym equipment.

A white AirFly Bluetooth adapter

Twelve South AirFly Pro Bluetooth Wireless Audio Transmitter/ Receiver (Image via Twelve South Store)

Other Top Travel Gadget Gifts for Dad

Gift IdeaPriceDescriptionLink
UGREEN Airplane Bluetooth 5.2 Transmitter Adapter for Airpods or Headphones$29.99Cheaper alternative to the AirFly Bluetooth adapter.View Product
SWEETFULL Portable Neck Fan 360° Cooling Bladeless Personal Fan$27.99Great for long-haul flights on aircraft without overhead air vents.View Product
Perilogics Universal in Flight Airplane Phone Holder Mount$17.99No seatback phone holder? No problem.View Product
Rowenta PurePop Handheld Steamer$39.99Steam dress shirts and pants on the go. Perfect for your carry-on.View Product
Apple AirTag$29.00A must have if you ever have to check a bag.View Product

Travel-Friendly Clothing – Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Many frequent flyers, myself included, know that the clothes you wear when traveling can make a significant difference between comfortable and miserable. I have a few articles of clothing that I exclusively wear while on the road. These items feature a bit more stretch than most of my clothes and can be laundered with ease.

Consider some travel-friendly clothing this Father’s Day. Here are some of my favorite items and top picks for Father’s Day gifts:

Best Non-Wrinkle Dress Shirt: WRK Slim Fit Solid Performance Dress Shirt

WRK is a relatively new brand that specializes in performance material dress shirts. The WRK performance dress shirt is crafted from a lightweight stretch fabric. This breathable stretch fabric makes it ideal for long flights or long days at the office. Additionally, thanks to the performance material, it’s extremely wrinkle-resistant. Though the stretch material isn’t for everyone, these WRK shirts have become a staple in my travel wardrobe.

a man in a white WRK dress shirt

WRK Solid Performance Dress Shirt (Image via WRK)

Travel-Friendly Performance Pants: Travis Mathew Open to Close Performance Pants

The Travis Mathew Open to Close Performance Pants are perfect for the road. Though slim fitting, these pants still offer room in the thighs and seat. Additionally, the Open to Close pants feature stretch for added comfort. They’re also pretty versatile and can be worn in-flight, at the office, or even on the golf course. The performance material also makes these pants fairly resistant to wrinkles making them idea for travel.

a man wearing blue Open to Close Travis Mathew pants

TravisMathew Open to Close Performance Pants (Image via TravisMathew)

Comfortable In-Flight Hoodie: Vuori Ponto Performance Half-Zip Hoodie

The Vuori Ponto Performance Half-Zip Hoodie is an ideal in-flight companion for travelers, offering exceptional comfort and lightweight design. Its super soft, breathable fabric ensures coziness during long flights, while the half-zip feature allows for easy temperature regulation, making it perfect for varying cabin conditions.

a man wearing a navy Vuori Ponto Performance Half Zip Hoodie

Vuori Ponto Performance Half Zip Hoodie (Image via Vuori)

Best Travel Joggers: Vuroi Sunday Performance Joggers

The Vuori Sunday Performance Joggers are perfect for travelers offering unparalleled comfort. Made from lightweight, breathable fabric, these joggers provide a relaxed fit that’s ideal for long flights. Despite a fairly relaxed fit, they don’t look sloppy like other joggers and sweats. Their versatile design ensures that you’ll look great while staying comfortable throughout your journey.

a man wearing black Vuori Sunday Joggers

Vuori Sunday Performance Jogger (Image via Vuori)

Comfortable Shoes for Travel: Allbirds Men’s Tree Runners

Allbirds Men’s Tree Runners are the ideal shoe for frequent travelers. They offer a combination of comfort, sustainability, and style. Crafted from breathable eucalyptus tree fiber, these sneakers keep your feet cool and comfortable, even during long days of delayed flights and layovers. Their lightweight design and cushioned soles provide excellent support.

A pair of navy Allbirds men's tree runners

Allbirds Men’s Tree Runners (Image via Allbirds)

Best Men’s T-Shirt: Robert Barakett – The Barakett Tee

For a more casual look that can easily be dressed up with a blazer, there is no better men’s t-shirt than the Robert Barakett “Barakett Tee.” This t-shirt is made from 100% Pima cotton and designed to be comfortable while also maintaining its shape wear after wear.

a navy blue Robert Barakett t-shirt

Robert Barakett The Barakett Tee (Image via Robert Barakett)

Other Travel Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

If tech and clothes aren’t your father’s ideal Father’s Day gifts, there are a few other travel gift ideas to consider. You could always upgrade his carry-on luggage. However, you can also find something a little more unique and heartfelt like aviation memorabilia. Here are some additional gifts to consider this Father’s Day.

Best Luggage for Father’s Day Gifts

Best Overall Value: Monos 23-Inch Carry-On Plus Spinner Luggage

a black suitcase with wheels from Monos

Monos 23-Inch Carry-On Plus Spinner Luggage (Image via Nordstrom)

Best Budget Carry-On: LEVEL8 20-Inch Hard Shell Carry-On Luggage

a black suitcase with wheels from LEVEL8

LEVEL8 20-Inch Hard Shell Carry-on Luggage (Image via LEVEL8)

  • Regular Price: $199.99
  • Sale Price: $169.99 (Limited Time)
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Personalized Travel Accessories

If you want to give dad something a little more heartfelt, consider personalized travel accessories. Personalized travel accessories like passport holders and baggage tags are simple and practical gifts that fit any budget. Keep in mind that personalized and monogrammed products usually take a little longer to receive once ordered. So, plan your personalized Father’s Day gifts accordingly.

Passport Holders

A Black Tumi Alpha Passport Holder with blue text in the corner reading "Free Monograming Available"

Tumi Alpha Passport Holder (Image via Tumi)

Tumi Alpha Bravo Passport Holder

Personalization Mall Leatherette Passport Holder

Luggage Tags

a black Tumi Alpha leather luggage tag with a blue circle in the corner with text reading "Free Monograming Available"

Tumi Alpha Large Luggage Tag (Image via Tumi)

Tumi Alpha Bravo Luggage Tag (Large)

Personalization Mall Leatherette Bag Tag

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Frequent Flyers and Travelers

If you’re unsure what to get dad this Father’s Day, consider something more unique. If your dad is a fellow aviation geek, your list of potential gifts just grew significantly. There are endless options for airline and aviation memorabilia. Additionally, consider something fun and new like a travel-themed cocktail kit or grooming products.

Here are some more unique traveler-friendly gifts available online:

Gift IdeaPriceRetailer/SellerLink
American Airlines Vintage NYC Poster$13.95CR Smith MuseumView Product
Delta Air Lines Titleist Golf Balls$75.00Delta ShopView Product
British Airways Concorde Airplane Aluminum Bag Tag$19.00eBayView Product
United Upcycled Amenity Kit$28.50United ShopView Product
The Cocktail Box Co. Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit$22.99AmazonView Product
Gin & Tonic Cocktail Kit - The Cocktail Box Co. Premium Cocktail Kits$15.99AmazonView Product
YSL Men's 3-Piece Travel Spray Fragrance Discovery Set$70.00NordstromView Product
Jack Black The Jetsetter Set (w/ Dopp Kit)$59.00NordstromView Product
Creed Men's Inspiration Fragrance Discovery Set$65.00NordstromView Product
Kiehl's On-the-Go Essentials Set$68.00NordstromView Product
Four potential Father's Day gifts ideal for travelers including an amenity kit, cocktail kit, Delta-branded golf balls, and a travel grooming kit

Consider airline or aviation memorabilia or travel-sized grooming products for Father’s Day.

The Bottom Line

Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift doesn’t have to be a challenge, especially when you consider practical travel-related items. Whether it’s top-of-the-line noise-canceling headphones, versatile clothing for long journeys, or personalized accessories, these gifts are sure to enhance your dad’s travel experiences.

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