12 Fabulous Father’s Day Gift Ideas For The Traveling Dad – Or Any Dad!

Dads are special people. I think we’d all agree on that. But what we don’t always agree on, is what’s the best gift to give Dad. So to help you find just the right gift to celebrate Dad this June, here’s twelve great gift ideas for the traveling Dad.

Because no matter the gift, we all agree Dad is worth it. Happy shopping!

Gift Ideas for the Staycation Vacationing Dad

Is Dad’s idea of summer vacation mean not straying far from home? Enjoying backyard BBQs? Spending his days lazing poolside, a nice cold brew in one hand, his favorite read in the other? Then start his summer off right with one of these four gift ideas perfect for the staycation vacationing dad.

1. The Chillsner by Corkcicle

Dad will keep his cool for sure when you gift him with the Chillsner! This unique in-bottle beer chiller is perfect for back yard barbecues, sipping a cool one poolside, or relaxing in a lounge chair, his favorite libation in one hand, a book in the other.


Does Dad prefer wine? Then get the Corkcicle.One instead. This forged stainless steel in-bottle wine chiller not only keeps the goods cool, it’s also an aerator.

No more warm brew for Dad! Two Chillsners retail for $29.95, and the Corkcicle.One is currently on sale for $24.95 (originally $49.95).

2. Beer of the Month Club Membership

Beer here! Gift Dad a Beer of the Month club membership and he’ll be looking forward to that special delivery day for months to come. Who knows, he might even come home early that day! Beer not Dad’s preferred liquid libation? Opt for a Wine of the Month membership instead. Dad more of a cigar man? Got that option too!

Beer Club Membership

Here’s three clubs for finding a membership that best fits Dad’s taste buds and your wallet.

  • Craft Beer Club delivers yummy craft micro-brewed beer. It’s a “Dad favorite” here.
  • Gourmet Monthly Club offers clubs for beer, wine, or cigars. Or a combo of all three.
  • Clubs of America also offers clubs for beer, wine or cigars, coffee too! Great for the non-alcoholic libations drinker.

Beer (wine, cigar) of the month club membership prices vary depending on which club and membership level chosen.

3. Stainless Steel Grilling Gear

Make Dad feel – and look – like a professional Grill Master with stainless steel grilling gear. Give him everything he needs to grill that steak to perfection for the family BBQ. And all that gear comes with it’s own suitcase so when the grilling hits the road to the beach or park, Dad and his gear are ready to go too!

Stainless Steel Grilling Gear

My favorite grilling gear set is The Sharper Image’s 24 piece BBQ Tool Set for $70.

4. It’s Brick Oven Pizza Time!

Who doesn’t love brick oven pizza! Well, give Dad the Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven and you’ll enjoy brick oven styled pizza right in your own back yard. Yum! Now that’s the way to top off a staycation vacation afternoon!

Camp Chef Artisan Pizza Oven

The Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven is $400. You supply the pizza makings!

Gift Ideas for The Camping Dad

Is Dad’s idea of a summer vacation getting back to nature? Hanging out in the woods, relaxing by a roaring camp fire, roughing it beneath the stars? Then here’s four Father’s Day gift ideas sure to please the camper Dad!

1. The Ultimate Swiss Army Knife of Knives

Get Dad a souped up Swiss Army knife and he’ll be the envy of every camper in site! These SwissChamp Swiss Army knives are definitely the kings of camp knives. Every tool he’s ever dreamed of having on his handy pocket knife – and some he never knew he wanted – are housed in these not-so-pocket-sized knives. Wowsza!

SwissChamp Swiss Army Knive

The Victorinox SwissChamp Swiss Army knives range from $80 to $395.

2. A Campsite – Worthy Travel Hammock

Whatever Dad’s “camp style” is, he’ll love relaxing in his own hammock. Portable “fold-n-go” hammocks are perfect for car camping vacations. Hiking further up the trail? Then get Dad a space-saving hammock that stashes easily into his backpack. No excuses now! Don’t forget to pack Dad’s traveling hammock in with his camping gear. 

Portable Hammocks

Fold-n-Go hammocks vary in price. Check out the Fold And Go Hammock, $114 at Amazon, the Home Wet Bars Stow-N-Go Folding Hammock, $100, and the Bass Pro Shop’s Folding Hammock, $100.

For more backpack friendly options, check out Bass Pro Shop’s Eagle’s Nest Hammock, $70 or Cabela’s Grand Trunk Travel Hammock, at $55.

3. The Turtle Shell Bluetooth Speaker

When it’s time for campfire songs, break out the Turtle Shell 2.0 Bluetooth Speaker and let the songfest begin! This wireless rugged little speaker is shock proof and weather resistant, and delivers some darned good audio. It’s the perfect campsite entertainment companion for any camper Dad.

Turtle Shell Bluetooth speakers

Let the music begin! Outdoor Tech’s Turtle Shell 2.0 Bluetooth Speaker is $130.

4. The Mayfly Chair

Every campsite and every camping Dad needs a comfy chair, and the Mayfly Chair may just be “that chair.” This small, portable chair delivers what every camp site needs – a camp chair that’s comfortable, compact, and durable. It’s perfect for nights by the campfire, and days at the beach. The Mayfly Chair may just be Dad’s new camp throne! 

Mayfly Camp Chair

 The Mayfly Chair sells for $100. It’s small size makes it an easy item to keep in the car even when not camping!

Gift Ideas for the Jetsetting Dad

Your Dad always on-the-go, often found traversing the world in search of the next adventure? Then here’s four gifts that jetsetting Dad of yours will really appreciate!

1. An RFID Blocking Wallet

Put a new twist on an old classic! Give Dad an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) blocking wallet designed to block identity and credit card stealing thieves from electronically pickpocketing his wallet. Stylish yet functional, an RFID blocking wallet is perfect for a Jetsetting Dad.

RFID blocking Wallets

ID Stronghold‘s selection of RFID wallets is sure to have a wallet to match Dad’s style. Prices start at $20.

2. The Rechargeable USB Travel Razor

Dad will be ready in a moment’s notice where ever his travel plans take him when he’s got the super portable Rechargeable USB Travel Razor stashed in his bag. Smaller than most smart phones, rechargeable via a computer USB port, and no cords to get tangled up in the suitcase – what’s not to like about it?

Travel Razor

Scruffy look begone! Unless the scruffy look is what he wants. The Rechargeable USB Travel Razor sells for $40 at The Sharper Image.

3. The Kodiak 6000mA USB Power Bank

Dad’s going to need to recharge all his gear, right? So get him the rugged, portable Kodiak power bank. It’s small, lightweight, and oh-so-easy to pack in a suitcase or drop into his briefcase. It’s also shockproof and resistant to the outdoor elements, making it the perfect companion for the dad on the go. Even if his next destination is the beach!

Kodiak 6000mA USB Power Bank

The Kodiak 6000mA USB Power Bank is $50 at Outdoor Technology.

4. Shure Sound Isolating Earphones

Shure’s award-winning sound isolation technology and incredible sound delivery system may be just what the traveling Dad needs to listen to music or watch movies on-the-go. Or to drown out airplane chatter or hotel noise when he arrives! And best of all, Shure’s quality line of earphones have a pair for practically any budget.

Shure Earphones

Shure Earphones range in price from $50 on up to $500. Our personal favorite is Shure’s new budget friendly SE112. For only $50, you get many of the same great sound features as the higher end models, only for a lot less!

What Are You Getting Dad for Father’s Day?

So what do you think of my twelve favorite gift ideas for Dad? What are you buying your Dad this year for Father’s Day? Let us know in the Comments section below. I could use some more ideas!

Yes indeed, Dads are worth the splurge! Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, and Dads-to-be, out there!


    • carolbiederman says

      Thanks! My hubby has become so hard to buy for! But my search for something “different” made for a great blog post. I got him the Chillsner and a summer membership to a beer club, and he loves it. We had to celebrate this past weekend because we will be traveling on Father’s Day.

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