Father’s day is coming up in June, and it’s time to start thinking about how to thank that special man in your life. But what do you get the man who loves to travel? The following four ideas will help you say thanks to Dad with a gift that will fit easily into his suitcase.
For the Guy who likes to Smell Good
I’m a huge fan of this product. Aroamas is a local Australian perfume company which makes solid, no mess, no leak, travel perfumes. I love this product because it is small and easy to carry, it will never leak on your bags, it’s small and easily can be taken as carry on, the scent is beautiful and long lasting, and the tiny tube lasts an incredibly long time.
So when Brooke from Aroamas brought our her new line of Man Scents I was really excited. I immediately went on her website and bought some Man Scents for Dan to try (and a few more of the female ones for myself, of course!)
There are currently five Man Scents to choose from. I bought two for Dan to try; the Marco Polo, and the Captain Cook. The Captain Cook is probably my favourite, it’s the lighter of the two scents with scents of mint, lavender, cumin and tonka bean. When I smell this one I smell a lot of sandalwood with hints of lavender, making it a very complex and layered scent. The Marco Polo is probably the manlier of the two, its characterized by a lot of spice, and a whole heap of leather, balsam and musk. The leather is the scent that really comes through for me.
For the Man who Travels in Style
There is nothing more indulgent and luxurious than beautifully crafted leather. When I opened the box containing my Maxwell Scott leather wash bag I could immediately smell the quality. The bag has that beautiful leather smell to it, and is crafted out of beautiful Italian leather, produced and crafted in Tuscany with British designs. As the leather ages it only takes on more character and unique style. It’s one of those pieces that will become a staple for any stylish traveller.
The leather is tanned in Italy following traditional methods using complicated process of vegetable tanning, a process which takes nearly 40 days. The leather is produced using full-grain leather, which is a top part of the cow hide. This is the thickest and most durable part of the cow hide.
The tannins used to produce the Maxwell Scott leather comes from the bark of Chestnut trees. This is a traditional process which penetrates deep into the leather creating that beautiful feel, scent and natural tones. It also allows marks and scratches to be easily buffed out, ensuring your product will look good for years to come.
The Tanta wash bag is the perfect gift for the travelling man, but the Maxwell Scott website has tons of other options for travelling Dad’s. I love the beautiful leather shoulder bags and backpacks as well.
These luxurious leather products are sure to last the travelling Dad a lifetime, and each product comes with a 25 year guarantee.
For the Photography Obsessed
Remember when you had to hold your arm out in front of you to take a selfie and you couldn’t even see what was on the screen when you took the photo? Or rewind even further into the past when you had to wait until the local drugstore developed the film to see if you chopped off your head in the photo or not.
These days we are selfie obsessed. And don’t put all that blame on the girls. I see just as many guys out there taking selfies as well.
I have noticed with plenty of other travel couples (as well as with myself and Dan) that the man usually like to take over photography duty. This usually results in lots of great travel photos and lots of photos of Mom and the kids… but what about pictures of Dad? Or pictures of the entire family.
Dan laughed at me when I got a retractable blue tooth selfie stick, but he was the first one to break into the package and set it up for use with his own phone. The Tempus Selfie Stick is built from aluminum, fiberglass, and stainless steel making it much more durable than most selfie sticks on the market these days. The stick comes in several colours and is fully blue tooth compatible. You can even attach a Go Pro to it!
For the Man who Travels with his Kids
Ok, when you are travelling with kids, luggage space is often at a premium. So this option comes with a physical version as well as a digital version, so it won’t take up any space in your luggage. This is more of an inspirational gift for the Dad that like’s to read.
Travelling with kids can be difficult, especially travelling with teenagers. Grady Hicks has been departing on “Amazing Journeys” with each of his children as they finish school and before they go off to college. He is about to set up on Amazing Journey 3 with his daughter, and his first book, about his trip with his son Austin has now been released.
The Amazing Journey (book one) takes the reader all around the world with Grady and Austin. They discover what daily life means for those in Hawaii, China, Tibet, Nepal and France among a few other locations. Everywhere they go, Grady and Austin challenge each other (skydive anyone?), push each other to their limits (how about pushing through abseiling down a waterfall to keep up to your son?), and learn about themselves and the world around them.
I particularly enjoyed the chapter about Austin and Gradys travels through Tibet. Tibet it one of those countries that you don’t hear much about in the blogosphere. It’s one of those places shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Reading about Austin and Grady exploring this immensely spiritual, hardy and beautiful place was like seeing it for the first time myself. Grady beautifully portrays the struggle of Tibetan culture to persist as part of a Chinese system, the resilience of the Tibetan people and the beauty of the landscape.