Gift ideas for the man in your life who spends a lot of time on planes, trains and automobiles. Whether it’s for work or pleasure, these are the things that are going to get the most use and will keep you in the good books for another year. Skip on the smellies and socks and get something they really need. Here’s my gift guide for guys who travel…
Probably the most important category when buying for a frequent traveller, or a man, so especially when it’s both. This stuff makes travelling easier, they all actually make your life easier full stop, so are a no brainer when it comes to present-buying.
This UE Roll Speaker fits in the palm of your hand but gives out amazing 360 sound and is waterproof up to 1m. Not that you’re going to be listening to tunes below the surface, but it makes it handy for beach or poolside holliers (I’ve seen what are basically inflatable lilos to hold the speakers on a few sites), can be used in the shower, or strapped on to bike handles or for other outdoor sports without fear of the weather wrecking the adventurer in your life’s buzz.
No self-respecting travel pro would leave the house without a power bank or juice pack. One of the originals is still the best, the iPhone Apple version doubles as a durable phone case and gives 100% battery. Or go for a portable battery pack like this 15600mAh power bank that charges devices by USB up to 3x faster
Sounds obvious if they travel, right? But bear in mind, it’s not as easy as picking something that just looks good. Functionality is the most important thing to consider here and a frequent traveller will probably want a few extras that don’t come as standard. Take this Stighlorgan backpack for example, it’s got a concealed laptop compartment in the back making it easy to whip out at security, plus it has stuff like a pocket for your sunglasses and is wipe clean. Oh and the brand has Dublin roots, so.
Suitcase-wise, choose something light but sturdy with lots of pockets, a good handle and set of wheels but can also be used as an over-the-shoulder bag for ease of use in busy airports and train stations, like this Eastpak Leatherface Wheel Duffle for the urban adventurer
Here are some more options, a mini gift guide for guys who travel, starting at £20/€25 – I kind of want them all myself! Happy shopping…