According to the Almanac, Father’s Day 2019 is next Sunday, June 16. This Father’s Day brings a Full Moon, a great day to spend fishing, and a visit from the King of Planets, Jupiter.
Now, for some of us, we have a father or at least an important father figure who loves to travel or play tourist. Gift giving for them tends to be a bit more complicated. Or at least we make it more complicated. As a tour professional, I have talked to many fathers who laugh at some of the gifts they get. After all, it is the thought that counts. Right??
So what do you get a father who seems to like to play tourist a lot? For me, the answer would be something that makes him think of you each time that he uses that gift while fulfilling his wanderlust. Something that is practical yet memorable…
Here are 7 such gifts you could give to that special man who likes to travel….
Leather Original Slim Wallet
Let’s start with the most important piece of travel accessories. The wallet. The thing that will carry all the plastic and paper items you need to pay for this wanderlust! Allett’s Leather Original Slim Wallet is the choice.
When I started traveling as a tour guide, I hated my wallet. Fat, filled with company cards, my credit cards, business cards, gas cards, and room keys. It literally started to give me pains in my hip joints because I had to carry a lot of little pieces of plastic. Then I discovered the world of “thin” wallets. Like this one. They still have the look and feel of your original bulky wallet without the bulk. This one has moisture wicking (for sweat) as well being made from Nappa Leather. Let’s not forget the other feature of this one is the rubber gripped card pockets. Everything stays where it’s supposed to!
This is a family-owned business in San Diego and this wallet has an actual patent because of its unique slim design. They do have an RFID leather wallet upgrade.
Transition Wrap 2.0: Microfiber Gym Towel, Seat Cover, Car Seat Cover
Trust me, I know what you are thinking. I thought the same thing myself. WTF?? Then I started to think. This is a really cool idea for someone who likes adventure, likes to travel and occasionally forgets to pack a second set of shorts… Not to mention those times you want to sit down in a bus seat or rental car seat and wonder about who was there before you?
This files so many little travel niches and solves headaches. I started to think this was maybe a gift from the heavens! Transition Wrap 2.0: Microfiber Gym Towel, Seat Cover for Athletes, Car Seat Cover Yes, I know its a mouthful.
The more I think about this unique product and all the different colors it comes in; I’m thinking about packing a couple of them in the Jeep, one in my tour bag as well as one or two in my travel bag for all the places that I visit and have to sit when I am wet and dirty or someone else has been wet and dirty!!
You may also notice a thread here as I explain that another reason I love this product is the history of the company. I love small, mom and pop shops that the owners find a need they have and fill it. That becomes the basis of a new business, a new line of gadgets and accessories. Same here. A traveler, adventurer needing to fill a need. Then another one, then another one.
And since they use the products they want to create, they are demanding on quality and versatility. When you are looking at this towel, check out the company “About Page” Its a good one!
Classic Square Floating Sunglasses
Ok, took care of the fat wallet. Solved the “what do I wear when I am wet” issue. Now we need to be looking cool when we are hanging around the pool at the hotel without burning out being blinded by the sun. So we grab for the Classic Square Floating Sunglasses Yes, I said “floating”
If you are like me, a little clumsy when it comes time to hit the pool. I tend to lose the shades to the bottom of the pool, lake, river sometime in the first fifteen minutes of hitting the water. My wonderful wife always seems to have an extra pair in her pool bag… I guess maybe she just knows…
So now I can have a pair that will float after I bounce them off my head as I am telling a story. For those of you who have traveled with me, know I get animated when I am storytelling!
A floating pair of sunglasses that also have professional grade UV protection, premium polarization, and a lifetime warranty? What’s not to love about these things??
And yes, I am staying with the theme. Family owned business. Started by someone needing to solve a personal problem faced by others for the exact same reason… These shades have the same history…. Plus they just look so cool I can’t wait to try them out on the next tour to Death Valley!!
There you go. I hope that helped in sparking some ideas on what to get the Father figure in your life. Or just some cool ideas for things to add to your travel gear… Let me know what you think. I can always use more ideas. More gift giving… And more gadgets. You can never have enough gadgets. Just ask my wife!!
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