When Father’s Day rolls around, most dads are presented with the traditional tie or barbecue equipment. Not this year! Our travel experts have put together a list of great gadgets, services and travel ideas to help you select the perfect gift that shows how much you appreciate the number 1 guy in your life.
- Great Gadgets that wont break the bank:
SKLZ Gold Flex Strength And Tempo Trainer
If your dad golfs, the only thing he’ll love more than the game itself is telling his friends all about the secret to improving his swing. With the SKLZ Tempo Trainer, he’ll not only be espousing the miraculous improvements out on the green, but maybe also throwing in a footnote about his whip-smart kid that got it for him.
Adidas Sideline Ventilated Climacool Backpack
When travelling in a climate that is uncomfortably hot and you need to carry things in a bag, it’s not unusual to get a gross sweaty back. It’s true. These backpacks feature ventilated climacool technology by Adidas which prevent your back getting uncomfortably hot and sweaty. It’s the gift of comfort on Father’s day.
The Airhook is a two-in-one solution for airplane travel comfort: a stable drink holder and a secure mount for an electronics device (cell phones to tablets 8.5 inches tall when horizontal) that attaches to the tray table in its locked position. Designed to elevate the level of convenience by allowing for maximum legroom, The Airhook uses the tray table in its vertical and locked position as an anchor, rather than horizontally across your lap
as a platform. Passengers no longer need to sacrifice space with the folding down trays – perfect for the Dad on the go!
- For the Dad’s that don’t have a lot of time for self care, here are great subscription series gift ideas:
For the sharp dresser, a Trunk Club gift card will certainly up his game. The service will set him up with a personal stylist who will take care of packing and shipping a trunk full of premium clothing to his doorstep. Upon arrival, he’ll get 10 days to try on the goods and send back anything he doesn’t want (shipping is free both ways). It’s time to return the favor to the dad who taught you a thing or two about style.
BirchboxMan Gift Subscription
Meet Birchbox: the subscription service that sends a box full of neat accessories and grooming products straight to his door. Whether he’s a classic grooming fanatic or he’s always looking for something new, this box will offer something for everyone. Plus, not only will dad think of you every time his package arrives, all you have to do on your end is enter his address. Easy and thoughtful? Where do we sign up? Available for three, six or 12-month quantities.
When is the last time he received something in the mail that wasn’t a stack of bills? Cue Bespoke Post, a subscription service that curates monthly boxes for the modern gentleman, with each one stuffed to the brim with small-batch luxury products. Each box has a specific theme, ranging from cocktail curation to grilling essentials to top-quality grooming products.
Harry’s Shaving Subscription
Even the grisliest of dads need to shave. This Father’s Day, help him look sharp with a subscription to Harry’s. Boasting razors composed of top-of-the-line German blades, a collection of hydrating shaving gels and creams and a skincare collection, dad can find everything he needs to complete his grooming regimen. Once he has tried out Harry’s products he can choose to purchase individual replacements or sign up for a regular supply of razors.
- If Traveling is more of your dad’s forte; match his personality with these great destinations:
The Bourbon Lover
If dad is a fan of top-notch bourbon, you may want to put the Kentucky Bourbon Trail on your radar. The trail showcases Kentucky’s world-famous distilleries, including Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve, taking participants through big cities, quaint country towns and and bourbon-themed hotels. To fully experience the trail takes between two to three days, and spending a full weekend allows time for exploring some of the Bluegrass region’s other famous attractions, including the more than 400 horse farms and hundreds of locally owned restaurants serving Kentucky cuisine.
The speed racer
Not only is Indianapolis the racing capital of the world, it’s considered an affordable destination. You and dad could spend Father’s Day weekend touring the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. Among the exhibits is the first car to win the Indy 500. There are also track tours on days when the track’s not in use. Keep the race car theme going at nearby Dallara IndyCar Factory, the U.S. headquarters for Italy’s Dallara Automobili. Exhibits showcase the technology, science and engineering involved in making an Indy car with interactive and hands-on displays. Visitors can sit in a car and experience a simulated drive.
The history buff
Philadelphia is a city synonymous with history, home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. What’s more, the Museum of the American Revolution just opened, making it a great time to visit.
Tickets for the new museum, which offers a look at the nation’s founding era, including Revolutionary War memorabilia, letters, diaries and works of art, are $19 for adults. While in town, you could also take advantage of Art Museum Area Restaurant Week, which runs June 11 through June 16 and June 18 through June 23.
The beach bum
Quality time at the beach with Dad is always fun. In Miami, you can take the experience up a notch or two. Not only is the city cheaper come summer, you can also treat dad to a ride on one of the trendiest forms of transportation — a hoverboard. Two-hour rentals from South Beach Hoverboard Rentals start at $49. The hoverboards can be delivered to any local Miami hotel, residence or public park.