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Gifts for Traveling Dads

Paul Banas
Author Paul Banas
Submitted 16-06-2009

Below find the gifts for traveling dads -

1. If you have the only dad in America without an iPod, the
choice is easy.

2. If the dad in your life travels like a maniac, the Kindle probably should
be on his list since he’s going to find himself on a trip somewhere with no magazine and no internet
connection one day. The Kindle packs all that in a small package he can keep at the bottom of his
carry-on. The only drawback, other than the price, is that right now the mindless airlines treat it
as an electronic device and make you shut it down during take-off and landing, which kind of defeats
the purpose.

3. The Tray-Bien – I’m a Francophile and am not in love with the name of this
gizmo, but I do think it’s very useful if you have the discipline to use it. The Tray Bien is a
black sleeve that fits over the tray table creating your own set of pockets including a bottle
holder This may seem like a goofy idea, but after I left an ipod in the front seat pocket on my last
flight of the day, I see the value. Just remove from seat back, fold and stick in your bag when
you’re done. It is another thing to carry, but I always bring mine along now, especially when I’m
with the kids since that’s when it’s easiest to get distracted and lose your brand new ipod because
someone needs to go to the bathroom RIGHT NOW (grumble, grumble). NOTE: the Tray Bien is useless on
business class seats so skip this if your dad is a high flyer. Invented by a mom and available from SarahBelli.com. $39.95

4. A new head pillow. And while you’re at it, rather than just getting
the traditional donut shape, take a gander at the TravelRest Travel Pillow from Hi-Gear Design. It
is fatter on one end for your head, and narrower at the other to help support the body.

5. Bialetti espresso pot -Okay, he’s not going to get this into his carry-on, but if your dad needs an
espresso to get going and lug the full-size Astra to your weekend getaway, this updated version of
the classic espresso maker might be the next best thing. Can 50 Million Italians be wrong? $45 on
Amazon.

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