9 Fun Christmas Gifts For The Dad Who Loves To Travel

This year is your year to be the epic gift-giver. Even for the family members who don't give you much information about what they would love to see under the Christmas tree, you can play Sherlock Holmes and figure it all out on your own. If your dad happens to be a traveler, this will make the gift decision a lot easier. Whether he's away on business or just has everlasting wanderlust, a traveling dad is in need of a lot of gadgets and gizmos. There are plenty of gifts for dads who travel that should go straight on your Christmas shopping list.

Most of these are just essentials for travel; some will make it easier, and others are just great gifts to keep your dad feeling loved while he's away. Either way, you can't go wrong with any of these nine traveling gifts. Sure, your dad will love whatever you get him because you got it, but you can make sure he really loves his gift this year. Some of the best Christmas memories can be from seeing how excited your dad is when opening his gift because you nailed it and it's exactly what he needed. You definitely want to ace this Christmas, because your dad got you the best gift of all: being home for the holidays.

Portable Charger

Anker Portable Charger, $40, Amazon

It seems like nowadays a portable charger is necessary for everyone to have, but it's especially essential for anyone traveling. In a new city, you never know where you'll be able an outlet for that quick charge, so carry around the quick charge with you. Now you can tell your dad there is no excuse for not taking more photos on his phone of all the places he travels to.

Travel Pillow

Trtl Travel Pillow, $30, Trtl

We all know those airline seats aren't the most comfortable things in the world, so for all those long plane rides, your dad needs a good travel pillow. The Trtl Travel Pillow is half the size of a regular travel pillow, so it will take up less space in his luggage. A good night's sleep and extra room in his carry-on will surely make for one happy dad.

Charging Wallet

Charging Wallet, $80, Nomad

A wallet is a good go-to gift for any dad this Christmas, but this charging wallet is great for the dad on the go. It's a beautiful leather wallet that anyone would want, but secretly hides an iPhone 7 charger. Your dad can charge in the place where he keeps all his essentials.


ChapStick Duo, $4, Amazon

We've all been there where we're traveling, our lips are chapped, and we can't find our lip balm anywhere. It may seem like a simple stocking stuffer idea for your dad, but ChapStick is so necessary that he'll be thanking you. This ChapStick Duo is great too, because you can mix and match different flavors, and keep adding on more once you've finished one.

Keychain Picture Frame

Innovage Digital Photo Keychain, $20, Amazon

When your dad's away, he needs a little piece of home. That's why this digital photo keychain is so perfect. You can upload some pictures of you and your entire family, so he can always have you with him.

Luggage Scale

Camry Luggage Scale, $10, Amazon

We've all been there — you show up to the airport and your luggage is too heavy. If only there was a scale to measure everything before leaving the house, you'd would know to shift a few things between bags. When you're traveling, you don't always have access to a scale. You can gift your dad this portable luggage scale, so he always knows.


Tile Mate (1-pack), $25, Tile

Your dad can easily keep track of all of his valuable with a Tile Mate. Attach it to your keys, wallet, or even your bag. When you think you've lost it, you can track it on your phone through the Tile app. Now your dad will never lose another valuable in a hotel room.


BeatsX Earphones, $150, Apple

When you're traveling, you need a way to listen to music or podcasts to shave hours off the journey (or at least make it feel that way). Getting your dad some wireless earphones is a super nice gift he will love and definitely use. You can also get your dad some earphones with a plug, so he can watch TV on any airplane. It's whatever you think your dad will use more, but either way, he'll love it.

Tumi Backpack

Tumi Alpha Bravo Dover Backpack, $275, Amazon

Every good traveler needs a good backpack. Tumi always has amazing backpacks that any dad will love. This one is especially good to hold your dad's work computer if he's traveling for business.