Buying a Valentine’s Day gift for the man in your life can be a be of a struggle. Overwhelm inevitably sets in when faced with displays of boldly coloured kitch teddy bears and t-shirts plastered with proclamations of love. If like me, the man in your life loves to travel, the answer is simple. Forget about the mass-produced merchandise and buy him something he can actually use on his next trip away, not simply something he’ll use just for one day.
Make your man a mixed tape (or Spotify playlist) and give him these Beat by Dr Dre Wireless Earphones so he listen to some fresh tunes when he boards that plane. He’ll be missing you already.
Cool and definitely not the typical cringe-worthy Valentine’s Day present, this baseball cap is a super useful travel accessory that he will use again and again while away from home.
A travel razor is a really handy tool, particularly for the corporate traveller who may not be able to let his holiday beard grow. The Parker A1R Safety Razor is lightweight and breaks down into 4 pieces, squeezing into its own little leather case for easy carrying.
A bluetooth speaker is a must-buy tech tool for any traveller. This Happy Plugs Mini Speaker can be used to listen to music, for conference calls or that Valentine’s Day Skype date you’ve got planned. An emergency built-in power bank also means he can charge his phone while on the go.
Remember those amazing cufflinks you bought him last Valentine’s Day? Make sure he doesn’t lose them by getting him this sophisticated leather travel cufflinks case. Compact and stylish, this case will slip easily into his carry on so he can throw it straight in the safe on arrival at his hotel.
These very versatile Nike Packable Shorts are casual enough to take him on a day of sightseeing or for a round at the golf course but smart enough to wear on to drinks or dinner afterwards too.
Unassuming but very clever, this Fossil Q Wander Smart Watch features bluetooth connectivity and activity tracking so he can stay on top of his training while he is away. Water resistant to about 50 metres he can wear it in the shower or the pool or even while out working up a sweat. The interchangeable strap means he can stick to the durable silicone or smarter stainless steel, depending on his aesthetic needs.
Whether your better half is travelling for work or he needs to pack a shirt for a fancy dinner or a destination wedding, a non-iron dress shirt means he won’t have to worry about hunting down an iron and can get on with enjoying his holiday.
A breathable jacket is a travel essential. This Merrell Stapleton Travel Jacket stands out at is water-resistant and offers UV 50+ protection, suitable for anything from weekends out in the wilderness or drizzly days exploring new cities.
Perfect for the adventurous man a Pelican Waterproof iPhone Case will protect his phone from water (even when fully submerged), snow and dust so he’ll have no excuse, not to stay in touch while roaming the globe.
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Skye is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Fit Traveller. She is a journalist, writer, photographer, intrepid traveller and a former personal trainer with a passion for helping others reach optimal health. As a TV journalist and producer, Skye has worked for household names such as 60 Minutes, Sunrise, TODAY and Nine News. She has also written for Women’s Health, Fodor’s Travel and Yahoo7 Travel, among many others.
Skye created The Fit Traveller as a beautiful online space and community where people feel inspired to escape the desk to move and explore more.
Equally comfortable in a 5-star resort or hiking a far-off mountain, Skye loves the unexpected and enriching life experiences that each trip brings and can often be found in a backstreet chatting to locals with her camera in hand.
Skye is based in Sydney, working to master the balance between motherhood and her insatiable appetite for adventure.