With the big day coming up soon (1 September), it’s time to start thinking about Father’s Day gifts! If your dad loves traversing the globe and you’re stuck for ideas on what to buy this year, we’ve got you covered with seven of the best gifts for travellers:
1. Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless Sports Headphones
The Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless Sports Headphones are the ideal pair to use when travelling. They offer 14 hours of battery life to get dad through long distances, plus the compact design means they’ll hardly take up any luggage space.
With a rugged construction plus water- and sweat-proof rating, these Jaybird headphones are also great for active holidays.
Buy now: jaybirdsport.com
2. Victorinox Lexicon Hardside Frequent Flyer Carry-On
Packing for a short trip away has never been so easy. The Victorinox Lexicon Hardside Frequent Flyer Carry-On luggage is optimised with features that make packing and travelling simple and quick. As well as the X-shaped compression straps, the suitcase features two zippered mesh pockets that help to keep its contents organised and manageable. It also has a USB port to keep devices charged on the go (because finding somewhere to charge your phone in an airport is always a nightmare), plus the suitcase features an integrated multi-tool containing a pen, sim card replacement tool and hidden ID tag.
All that and it looks sleek, sophisticated and modern.
Buy now: victorinox.com
3. Lonely Planet’s Global Distillery Tour
Released earlier this year, Lonely Planet’s Global Distillery Tour delves into the world of spirits and cocktails across over 30 countries. A selection of Lonely Planet Food specialists cover the best distilleries and bars to go to, what to try there and what else to experience in those destinations.
This is the ideal gift for dads who not only love to travel, but enjoy a tipple along the way too.
Buy now: lonelyplanet.com
4. Klean Kanteen Steel Straws
We all know how bad single-use plastics are for the planet, and plastic straws are a huge culprit. These Klean Kanteen Steel Straws are a great, sustainable alternative. The pack of four is handy to travel with, plus they come with a brush that makes them easy to clean.
Buy now: kleankanteen.com
5. Mudgee Wine + Food Festival
For the dads who enjoy the finer things in life, a trip to the Mudgee Wine + Food Festival makes for one of the best Father’s Day gifts. The long-running festival is a celebration of the region’s best wine and fresh produce. Running from 7 September to 7 October, the festival features events like Wednesday Night Wine, a casual tasting and Q&A with Mudgee’s winemakers; Go Grazing, sixteen (small) courses of locally-inspired fare paired with local wine; and Flavours of Mudgee, which brings together the region’s winegrowers, cooks, distillers, bakers, brewers and producers for tastings and meals on the streets of Mudgee.
Find out more: visitmudgeeregion.com.au
6. Audible subscription
Books, though always essential while travelling, definitely have their limitations. From the space they take up in luggage to their weight, they’re not always the most practical of things to pack. Enter: Audible. The subscription service gives you access to a huge array of audiobooks, as well as a range of exclusive podcasts.
Buy now: audible.com.au
7. Vacations & Travel magazine subscription
Magazine subscriptions are the gifts that keep on giving! Vacations & Travel magazine is brimming with travel inspiration, expert reviews and stunning imagery. If your dad is stuck for ideas on where to venture next, or just wants to know the latest from the travel industry, this is the ideal gift. Plus, if you subscribe now, you automatically go in the running to win a three-night stay at the luxury Bensley Collection – Shinta Mani Siem Reap, Cambodia and return flights to Vietnam!
Buy now: vacationstravel.com