Handsome Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Traveling Dad (or Africa Lover!)

by Sandy Salle on June 4, 2013

Father’s Day is right around the corner, so if you haven’t gotten anything for Dad yet, it’s not too late! Here are our top picks for Father’s Day gift ideas for the traveling dad or Africa lover:

For the man cave: Does Dad need some private time every once in a while in his man cave? I’m sure he does! Why not add a rustic safari feel to his “relaxation” room with this cardboard replica of a rhino head (we love that this is cruelty free and made from recycled cardboard):

cardboard rhino

Image above taken from UncommonGoods.com

Make sure Dad travels in style: One of the key accessories to a successful safari adventure (or any other type of adventure for that matter) is a durable travel bag. We love this carry-on Bullhide leather bag from Orvis, which is 9”H X 20” W X 13”D.

bullhead duffle


Image above taken from Orvis.com

Remind Dad of all his wonderful (and future) adventures: With a 13” H X 32” W scratch-off-where-you’ve-been map, Dad can mark off where he’s been and prep the map for where he plans on going! Also, different areas have different colors beneath the scratch-away surface, so you never know what color you’ll find beneath.


Image above taken from UncommonGoods.com

Help Dad stage an African sundowner reenactment with a bottle of Zimbabwean Amarula liquor or bottle of South African wine: What better way for Dad to unwind from a long day than in southern African style?

Amarula can be purchased online while South African wine can be purchased in most grocery stores and wine shops and stores.



Image above taken from Amazon.com

Don’t let Dad stress about his toiletries when traveling: For a stylish and convenient way to organize his toiletries, shaving kit, and vitamins, get Dad the ultimate Leather Excursion Travel Case, which is actually a loose replica of shaving bags made during the early 1900s.


Image above taken from gifts.redenvelope.com

A protected passport is a handsome passport: Don’t let Dad’s passport start to fringe or scratch. Get him a beautiful leather case that he can proudly carry on the go as he travels outside the country. We love the Richmond Passport Holder from Pottery Barn:

passport holder

Image above taken from PotteryBarn.com

MixBook of your trip to Africa (or any other trip): Have your family or your father been to Africa? If so, compiling a group of photos and memories into a book (through online book publishing and design services like MixBook.com) to place on the coffee table or in Dad’s office is a great way to remind your father about some of his warmest memories.

Make Dad a foster parent to an orphaned baby elephant or rhino: You can make your dad a foster parent for an orphaned elephant or rhino through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which is an AMAZING organization based in Kenya. Learn more about it here.


For the love of cooking: Does Dad love to cook? Well we have JUST the gift for him: a Taste of Africa – an authentic African cookbook with over 60 recipes from our favorite, luxury accommodations in Africa. From lamb dishes to hearty soups, and fresh salads to steak and potato dishes, you simply cannot go wrong with this one-of-a-kind cookbook. Click here to learn more about the book or to purchase it.

african recipes



{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Africa Inside June 4, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Love these ideas. Did you know that elephants eat the fruit from the Amarula tree and get drunk?
Thanks for the list and reminding me Fathers Day is just around the corner.
Lori from AfricaInside.org

Sandy Salle June 5, 2013 at 9:41 am

I’ve actually heard that before, Lori! So funny – thanks for sharing that extra tidbit 🙂

Malloy June 13, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Love your newsletters! They are so beautiful and full of great ideas!

Sandy Salle June 14, 2013 at 8:12 am

Aww, thank you so much, Malloy! We are delighted to hear that from you 🙂 Let us know if there is anything specific you want us to cover in one of the next issues!

-Sandy Salle

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