Picking out holiday gifts is a challenge! Luckily, there are dozens of helpful products built for work travelers who spend a lot of time on the road. If there’s a frequent traveler on your list, consider one of these gift ideas for business travelers.
A Subscription Box
Subscription boxes are great gifts for business travelers for two reasons. After a long flight, arriving home to a cute box of goodies is a great pick-me-up. Many subscription boxes contain trial-size products, including beauty items and snacks, which are great for sticking into a carry-on. Try Birchbox, Graze, The Wordy Traveler or Wanderpak.
The Perfect Bag
Carry-ons are fairly universal. The bag a traveler puts under the seat in front of them is an opportunity for a little bit more personalization. A briefcase with lots of protected pockets is a great choice. Some professionals are opting for backpacks with laptop sleeves or more casual weekender bags instead. Think about where the frequent flier on your list travels to most often and what they bring with them when picking out the perfect bag.
A Portable Battery
Skimming emails while waiting for takeoff takes more battery than you might think. A portable battery pack allows business travelers to charge their phones whenever and where ever they need to.
Your Favorite Book
While flights are a great opportunity to get work done, sometimes you need to take a break with a good book. A few new paperbacks are a thoughtful gift for a friend or family member who often has time to kill while in the air. Instead of physical books, you could gift an Audible subscription.
A Business Card Holder
After years of meetings and conferences, it’s not a stretch to say professionals have hundreds of business cards floating around in pockets, bags and desk drawers. Keep them safe and organized with a beautiful business card holder that’s easy to slip into a briefcase.
Help your favorite business traveler treat themselves on their next trip with luxury toiletries. High-end face wash, rich lotion and repairing shampoo are just what a jet lagged traveler needs to be ready for a busy day of work.
An Insulated Tumbler
Staying hydrated (and caffeinated) on the road is so important for business travelers. Ensure that your on-the-go travelers’ coffee or tea stays hot and their water stays cold all day long with an insulated tumbler.
A Travel Iron or Steamer
Keeping your clothes neat and pressed is nearly impossible when they’re tightly packed in a suitcase and shoved in an overhead bin or cargo container for hours at a time. Great gifts for business travelers, travel-size irons and steamers will remove wrinkles from your dress clothes and have you feeling clean and confident for your big meeting or event.
Frequent travelers know better than anyone how hard it is to drown out a plane’s engine noise, whether they’re trying to listen to the TV audio or take a nap. Noise-canceling headphones are some of the best gifts for business travelers who prefer to block out any airplane or passenger noise and enjoy some peace and quiet while on a flight.
A Travel Laundry Bag
Keeping the stench of your dirty clothes contained can be difficult when you’re on the road. A travel laundry bag will help you keep your dirty clothes separated from your clean clothes while keeping any foul odors in your suitcase under control.
Traveling can be stressful and ailment-inducing for some people. There are plenty of essential oils to help with anxiety, headaches, motion sickness and other ailments that affect travelers. Immune-supporting essential oils can be used to combat any sicknesses or disease frequent travelers may be exposed to in enclose spaces like airplanes, trains, subways and cars.