Travel Gifts for Guys

A few weeks ago I posted my friend Ady’s list of some great travel gifts for the ladies.  I would be remiss if I didn’t give the same sort of shopping list for the gents.  Now I’ve read several gift articles in Maxim, GQ, Men’s Journal, etc, and although getting a $400 dollar machete or a $5,000 Swiss military diving watch would be effing awesome – I just don’t see many of us normal people going out and getting these things for the traveling fellas we all know.

So here’s a list of some things you can get the Guy on the Go that you know:

Personalized Leather Flask at Brookstone – Great for a little warm up while camping, the long plane ride, or a day at the beach.

Convertible Pants at REI – Like I said in an earlier post, the versatility of these pants makes them a must have when you’re traveling.  They’re quick drying, light, and will turn into shorts at a moment’s notice.

Garmin Nuvi at Best Buy – Although you could get a $500 version, you could easily get a Garmin around $100.  Really good gift for those guys who travel for business a lot; they’re going to love the “Food” utility that finds restaurants for them within the area.

Swiss Army Knife at Victorinox A nice little stocking stuffer, this handy tool is something that every guy should have in their car or back pocket and you can buy practically any variation of the knife depending on what he would use it for.

TNF Apex Bionic Jacket at The North Face This jacket is the ultimate traveler’s outerwear.  Waterproof, windproof, warm, and light.  The jacket is big enough to have several layers underneath, but will never look bulky.  It works in the city and in the woods.

Aluminum Condom Case – For the guys on Santa’s Naughty List.  You never know who you’ll meet on the road.

Quiet Comfort Noise Canceling Headphones at Bose – These headphones will cancel out the crying baby in the airplane cabin.  Enough said.

Canon Powershot Digital CamerasDepending on how advanced of a photographer your gift recipient is will dictate which version to buy.  But for most, the simple point and shoots will the job just fine at an affordable price.  They’re sturdy, compact, and most come with a decent amount of video time (even in HD).

AirPort Express at AppleThis handy little device is a portable wireless network device (handy for iTouch owners or if you’re stuck in an airport with no WiFi).

Skyroll on Wheels and High Sierra Carry-On WheeledThese days airlines are charging an arm and a leg for checking bags.  These two pieces of luggage are overhead compartment approved.  For the businessman, Skyroll is a suitcase and garment bag wrapped in one.  For the tourist, the High Sierra Carry-On is a suitcase and backpack in one.


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