OneAdaprt Twist World Adaptor, £26.99
Instead of the usual mad dash to the shops at the airport, make sure Dad is ready to roll with one of these nifty adaptors. Able to work in over 150 countries, its clever twist, lock and release mechanism lets it charge three devices simultaneously, meaning that Dad won’t be wading in unnecessary wires.
Use it: To charge up your camera and phone ready to snap the amazing sunsets from Cyprus’s TUI SENSATORI Resort Aphrodite Hills by Atlantica which sits on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean sea.
So much more than just your standard waterproof speaker, the Monster Superstar BackFloat Bluetooth speaker is designed not just to withstand water, but also to float on it. Whether you play it as you lie around on an inflatable in the pool or turn it on in the bathtub, this small-but-mighty speaker can play wireless music no matter how wet it gets. Shockproof and tough, this speaker will let Dad play his tunes wherever he travels.
Use it: At the Sensatori Resort Turkey where you can listen to it as you lounge on one of the in-water sunbeds in the infinity pool.
AKG Y50BT headphones, £149.99
These award-winning wireless headphones use Bluetooth to play your music so there’s no annoying cables to contend with while you travel. There’s also a built-in microphone and remote so that Dad can control all those important calls as well as 20 hours of battery life to keep him entertained even when flying long-haul. When you’re done, simply fold the headphones in half thanks to their clever collapsible design which lets you safely transport them, wherever you’re going. Dad will love them.
Use it: To listen to some soothing songs while you relax in TUI SENSATORI Resort Tenerife’s sanctuary-like spa by Clarins.
Water, sand, sun cream, dust - the thing about summer holidays is that they can often prove pretty perilous for your phone’s every nook and cranny. Enter the X-Doria Defence case, which has been developed to make your phone as close to indestructible as possible. Completely sealed, this case is water, dust and shock-proof, meaning that if you buy it for Dad, he can relax knowing that his phone is now 100% adventure ready.
Use it: To protect your phone while you bubble away in one of the hot tubs at the TUI SENSATORI Resort Crete by Atlantica.
Working equally well for active dads, as well as clumsy ones, this compact camera by Polaroid is completely waterproof up to three metres. So whether it ends up in the water intentionally or not, you know it’s going to be safe. In addition to being waterproof, its case is also dustproof, meaning that you’ll be able to point and snap in even the bleakest of weather conditions. Coming in a variety of colours, we reckon this eye-catching red model will help Dad spot it in even the deepest and darkest of rucksacks.
Use it: At the Bellevue Club in Majorca, where Dad will be able to snap some family photos without worrying about splash back from one of the hotel’s eight pools.
Got a gadget fanatic for a dad? The cleverly-designed Booq Boa Flow rucksack has dedicated compartments to all his technology, including his laptop, tablet, SLR camera, cables and even a handy strap with poppers to hold headphones. There are also side pockets to keep tickets, phones and water bottles within easy reach, and it also has a water-repellent exterior nylon cover. Worried he’ll be weighed down? Ergonomically designed straps and breathable fabric keep things comfortable on the move. Ingenious.
Use it: To take all your bits with you on the long-haul flight to the idyllic Grand Serenis Matlali Hills Resort & Spa, nestled in the Mexican Hills overlooking the Pacific.
VQ Blighty DAB radio, £49.99
Nicely designed and surprisingly affordable, this diminutive DAB digital radio is great for tuning into as you travel abroad. Ten preset options let you store your favourite stations, which you can listen to for up to ten hours thanks to the decent battery life. Buy it for your sports-mad dad so that he can follow this summer’s footy matches no matter where he is in the world.
Use it: To listen to the cricket as you sip a drink on the sunny terrace overlooking the pool at Hotel Rio Park in Alicante.
Wacaco Minipresso, £47.99
The ultimate present for caffeine dependant dads this Father’s Day. The Wacaco Minipresso is a hand-powered portable mini espresso machine that’s been invented to make delicious coffee on the go. Best of all? It works just as well for the morning commute as it does a long road trip, so he’ll be able to use it back at home, too.
Use it: To top up your energy levels before you leave Sensatori Resort Turkey for a day trip to haggle for a bargain in bustling Antalya bazaar.
Laser keyboard and power bank, £99.95
If you‘ve got to type as you travel but only have a phone on you, this nifty device is exactly what you need. Using Bluetooth to link to your phone, it projects a virtual real-size keyboard so that you’re not typing the whole thing with your thumbs. Even better, it also doubles up as a power bank too, meaning that you can charge your phone in the process. How clever.
Use it: To finish off that final bit of work at the peaceful TUI SENSIMAR Kalamota Island Resort, the only hotel to be situated on the tranquil Croatian island of Kalamota.
Waterproof zoom lens camera case, £24.99
Wish that you could use your camera underwater? Instead of upgrading, turn your camera into an underwater model by using this waterproof zoom lens camera case. Designed to keep your camera dry for up to six metres, it also protects from sand and dirt so that you don’t need to worry when you’re beach-bound either. Simply slide it in, seal it up and get snapping.
Use it: To capture the fun at the Family Life Club Aura in Ibiza where you get free entry to the waterpark next door.
Platinum-rated Lopesan Baobab Resort in Gran Canaria has a distinct African theme, with lagoon pools, safari-lodge styling and jungle-like gardens.
With its white-washed buildings and pretty blue shutters, chic retreat Hotel Semeli in Mykonos has a stylish designer feel.
The TUI SENSATORI Barut Fethiye is edged by the Mediterranean Sea and thickly-wooded mountains. Along with spectacular views, it offers top restaurants and a peaceful spa.
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