The good thing about shopping for a frequent flyer is that there are nearly infinite things you can gift them to make their life better. Take the below list of bags, gadgets and accessories — all of them can help somebody pack and travel more efficiently, or at least make those long flights more enjoyable.
Hamilton Khaki Field Murph
No one in reality does the kind of traveling you see in the film Interstellar, where this watch played a major role in the plot. But while your dad might not be making decades-long journeys through time and space, he can certainly make use of a handsome recreation of Murph’s Hamilton timepiece. The 42mm Khaki Field Murph is powered by the H10 caliber movement for precise timekeeping anywhere in the galaxy. Placed on an elegant black leather strap, this is a wonderful timepiece and an especially touching gift for the traveling dad.
The Carry-On by Away
Away follows a direct-to-consumer sales model, meaning it can sell its high-quality luggage at relatively affordable rates. The Carry-On, for example, is packed with features: a built-in compression pad, an integrated 10,000 mAh battery and USB ports to charge devices. It’s also a really handsome carry-on suitcase.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Bose’s flagship noise-canceling headphones are the best option for travelers. They are the lightest and most-comfortable noise-canceling headphones we’ve ever tested. Oh, and that noise-canceling fucntionality is second to none.
PlugBug Duo by Twelve South
The PlugBug Duo is a great wall adapter for international travelers. It works with all MacBook adapters and adds two additional USB charging ports. With it, you can charge a laptop and two other devices like a smartphone and a tablet.
Epicka Universal Travel Adapter
This is one of the highest-rated universal travel adapters out there. It’s compact enough to barely take up any luggage space; and because everything is baked into it, you don’t need to worry about carrying around a bag of spare prongs.
Anker Powerline II 3-in-1 Cable
Nobody likes to travel with a bird’s nest of charging cables, but it’s often necessary. This affordable cable solves that problem. The head can swap between micro-USB, Lightning and USB Type-C, so it can be used to charge an iPhone, Bose headphones or a Nintendo Switch.
Tech Dopp Kit 2 by This Is Ground
A traditional dopp kit carries toiletries; this one, made of premium leather, does the same thing for tech accessories. There are organizational straps for various charging cables, wall adapters and even small gadgets.
AirFly by Twelve South
In-flight entertainment systems aren’t hip with the times. They don’t have built-in Bluetooh and you’re kind of out of luck if you want to watch a movie and listen to wireless headphones. This Bluetooth reciever changes that. It’s really designed to work Apple’s AirPods but it’ll work with any wireless headphones.
Mophie Powerstation Plus with Lightning Connector
The big advantage with this portable battery is that it has an integrated Lightning cable, meaning it’s one less charging cable to worry about. It charges via a Lightning cable, too, which simplifies things. It also has a separate USB port so you can charge a second device simultaneously.
RavPower Wall Charger Adapter 45W Type-C Power Delivery
The huge block that is your MacBook’s power adapter isn’t a great travel accessory. Think of this as a way slimmed down alternative. It can push up to 45-watts of power and is fully capable of charging your laptop, but it’s also much easier to pack.