Last-minute travel gift ideas for this Father's Day
Thursday 17 June 2010
June 20 is Father's Day in most countries, and if you're still struggling with gift ideas for a travel-mad Dad, last minute possibilities that are easy to get your hands on include luggage or a travel gadget.
Carlton Ascot Luggage
Carlton's Ascot range are great for fathers who are regularly traveling whether for business or pleasure, and the selection of products makes it easy to choose the right one for Dad - whether he travels light or packs the kitchen sink. The products are available as cases, carryalls and suitcases priced from €70 to €195.
Buy online at http://www.carltontravelgoods.com or in stores
Salter Luggage Scale
Salter's new luggage scale removes the family stress of repacking at the airport when over the baggage allowance. Just pick your suitcase up using the simple handle and see in an instant how much a bag weighs. €24.95.
Buy online at http://www.salterhousewares.com or in stores
Zippo Flexible Neck Utility Lighter
For fathers who like nothing more than an adventure holiday, this flexible extended neck allows the user to direct a flame at the most hard-to-reach spot of the campfire. Available in chrome or matte black, it's a perfect gift for an outdoors-mad Dad. £13.70/€16.37.
Buy online at http://www.zippo.com or in stores
PUMA Archive Grip Bag
For the sporting fan, these PUMA leather bags are big enough to fit all of the gym gear and come in a variety of colors. €80.
Buy online at http://www.puma.com or in stores
There's nothing more annoying the a favorite gadget being out of juice on the road, but VARTA thinks it's got the answer. The V-Man power pack charges virtually anything, from cellphones to SatNavs and MP3 players, and holds enough charge to fully charge a mobile phone battery twice. The set comes with a protective case. £34.99/€39.99.
Buy online at http://www.amazon.com or in stores
TOMTOM XL Live
TomTom's ubiquitous navigation devices now come with one-year's free subscription to the company's HD Traffic services (in UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland), hopefully reducing the time stuck in jams. The service integrates traffic information with speed camera alerts and smart fuel prices, making it an ideal choice for car enthusiast dads. €199.95.
Buy online at http://www.tomtom.com or in stores
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