Travel goods for today: Gifts for traveling dads
by Kathy Witt
Treat the road warrior dad in your life to a little luxury to elevate his travels a notch. Here are three gift ideas for Father’s Day:
Urban Slim Wallet
Here is a wallet that puts safety first: KeySmart’s Urban Slim ($39.99) is strong, sophisticated and sturdy in premium Tectuff leather that lasts up to 10 times typical wallet leather. Lightweight and flexible, it is built with 360-degree RFID protection to keep personal information out of the hands of would-be thieves. A Tile Slim Pocket lets Dad slide in a tile to track the location of the wallet, should it be lost or stolen, on the free Tile app.
Made to fit neatly and comfortably into a front pocket with the help of style ridges to guide it in place, the wallet holds up to six cards. Card barriers keep the cards snugly in place while an easy-slide thumb slot provides quick card access when needed. Cash can be tucked into a slim pocket along the top of the wallet. For all its roominess and utility, the wallet measures a trim and tidy 3.95 inches by 2.65 inches and is 0.40 inches thick.
Canvas Toiletry Kit
Give Dad an executive-level toiletry kit that will cosset his grooming supplies with panache. Paul Stuart’s Sueded Canvas Toiletry Kit with Leather Trim in rich navy – a color exclusive to Paul Stuart – feels as good as it looks and is as functional as it is fashionable. It retails for $395, and is currently on sale for $277.75.
The exterior has a full zippered pocket and leather accents, including a convenient carry handle. The interior offers a zippered pocket with mesh organizer and a snap-out double-sided organizer fitted with three mesh pockets. The main compartment is roomy enough to hold all the essentials needed to keep Dad well-groomed on the road. In wipe-clean sueded PVC and nylon, the toiletry kit measures seven inches by 10 inches and is four inches deep. It comes with a dust cover.
Time is money, and this premium timepiece inspired by history will track each minute so Dad can make the most of his time – especially while traveling. Diefendorff, known for its meticulous craftsmanship and outstanding personal touches – such as the ridges on the bezel of the watch that playfully catch the light – makes a watch guaranteed to stir envy in fellow execs. Watches retail for $899-$949 and are currently on sale for $749-799 through June 16.
The Cornelius Collection of watches, with their highly polished stainless steel casing and equally glossed-up hour/minute markers, are pieces of art featuring striking dials in colors like federal blue and forest green. A sunray dial design adds more interest, appearing brightest at the center of the watch face and darkening as it radiates toward the edge. Straps are elegant in leather, made with traditional vegetable dye with contrasting stitching.
Assembled in the U.S.A. and powered by a Swiss movement, the watches are named for Captain Henry Diefendorff, who died serving in the Tryon County militia in upstate New York during the American Revolution; hence, watches bear the year, 1776, inscribed on their face and carries into the design of the watch case with 17 big lines and 76 small lines. James Reeves, company founder, is the sixth-generation grandson of Diefendorff. At home at the conference table, a night on the town or anywhere else a traveling dad finds himself, these watches are statement-makers that arrive nestled in a box with a Certificate of Authenticity.