Best Gifts For Travelers

Have you been searching for gift ideas for business travelers? Look no further. We spent weeks finding the best gift ideas for business travelers and compiled the best gifts for travelers into a 2014 holiday gift guide.  Whether you are searching for a gift for a road warrior family member, colleague, or even your boss, we have everyone covered.

35 Gift Ideas for Business Travelers

  1. 4-in-1 Reusable Garment Bag- Dry cleaning is an essential errand for road warriors. The Green Garmento is an eco-friendly, 4-in-1 reusable garment bag. It serves as a hanging hamper, dry cleaning drop-off bag, dry cleaning pick up bag and a garment bag for travel. The best part is that is eliminates the waste from single use dry cleaning bags. Available in multiple sizes and colors. $9.99 on Amazon
  2. Aveda Relief for the Road– Beat dry, winter skin with this Aveda gift set. It includes a travel size hand relief moisturizing lotion and a travel size foot relief moisturizing lotion. The kit arrives pre-wrapped and ready to give. $19.00 on Aveda.com  best gifts for travelers 1
  3. Combosaver Portable Laptop Lock-While a cable alone will not prevent laptop theft at the airport, it will certainly deter it. This lock allows you to secure your laptop to a table or chair making it easier to approach the gate agent or run to the water fountain without packing everything up.  $14.99 on Amazon.com
  4. Core Bundle Roller and DVD– Perfect for a core workout on the go and alleviating muscle pain. The roller is hollow which makes it even easier for packing in and around. Instructional DVD included. $49.99 www.BusinessTravelLifeStore.com
  5. DASH7™– The DASH7 is one of the sleekest Bluetooth speakers available. You can use it for music, movies, and even phone calls. It weighs just over 7 oz. and has 12 hours of battery life. Did I mention is just larger than an iPhone? The dimensions are 0.75”x 2.1” x 7.5”. $199.99 on SoundMatters.com
  6. Everything Small Notebook– Sometimes it is nice to take notes the old fashion way and this mini-notebook is easy to pack with its 60 pages of (2.59 x 4.73 inch) paper. This little gem is the perfect size for tucking easily into your bag for jotting notes, reminders or ideas.  Available in 12 colors. $2.95 at www.NavaDesign.com
  7. F1 Receipt Holder– Organize receipts, boarding passes, travel documents, and even your hotel room key with this 5 pocket receipt holder. $12.00  http://www.flight001.com
  8. Grid-It Medium– No more cord tangles. Use the Grid-It to hold a wide variety of electronic cords, USB cables, chargers and other personal objects firmly in place. It was designed to provide endless configurations for your digital devices and personal effects. The design is slim and conveniently sized for your current laptop bag or travel case, and allows you to easily find what you need. Features rear zippered pocket for additional storage. $24.00  on Flight001.com
  9. GoGear™ Travel Tubes– These TSA friendly bottles are made with BPA-free silicone. The large opening makes them easy to fill without spilling, and they are designed to stand up on either end so you can use every last drop. They are available in various sizes (1 oz, 2 oz, or 3oz). Stickers are includes to label the bottle so you are not using lotion as conditioner. These bottles are also easy to clean and reuse because they are dishwasher safe. 3 pack of 3 oz bottles is $14.99 at Amazon
  10. GoStak– These durable, stackable, twist lock  containers can be utilized to secure jewelry, batteries, snacks, vitamins, etc. on the go. $12.99 on BusinessTravelLife.com
  11. Headspace.com Membership– Mindful meditation has been many benefits including stress relief. Headspace.com offers courses on meditation and meditation series available line or using their app. Great for those who are new to meditation. One month is $12.95 on HeadSpace.com
  12. International Plus Adapter with USB– The Mudder International Plug is a perfect gift for an international traveler. The all-in-one adapter allows you to charge electronic devices in over 150 countries while also providing a pair of USB ports. $13.99 on Amazon.com
  13. Mild Compression Socks– Mild compression socks are helpful for increasing circulation while flying. They are not always stylish, but Nordstrom has a great selection of stylish circulation socks. Look for the mild (15–20 mmHg) compression. $15.99 and up on Nordstrom.com  best gifts for travelers 2
  14. Mini Router– The TP Link Wireless Mini Router allows hotel guests to create a WiFi network using the hardwired Ethernet in the hotel room. It is simple to use and very compact. The router also has a USB port for charging other devices.       $26.99 on Amazon.com
  15. My Passport Ultra 2TB– The My Passport Ultra 2TB is a convenient and trustworthy way to backup and protect data on the go. It is available in five colors and includes a carry case and backup software. The backup software allows the user to schedule backups and includes a security app for password protection. Additionally, the device syncs with Dropbox. $109.99 on Amazon
  16. Neoprene Wine Bottle Protector- When mixing business with pleasure, ensure you return from your trip with wine bottles intact. This product is a shock proof, neoprene protector that can be used to protect 2 bottles of wine and fits snugly into your suitcase. $34.95 on WineEnthusiast.com
  17. Noise Canceling Headphones– Audio Technica’s QuietPoint Noise Canceling Headphones are easy on your wallet and your ears with 87% of outside noise cancelled when in use. Battery life is up to 40 hours and you can detach the cable to make them cordless. $99.00 on Target best gifts for travelers 3
  18. Portable Humidifier– This travel friendly humidifier attaches to a water bottle (any type of water bottle) and plugs into a USB to charge. It affects an area up to a 16.4 sq. ft. and stays charged for up to eight hours. $19.99 on Amazon
  19. Rechargeable Battery Bank– The PocketCell Duo is a rechargeable portable battery. It can charge two devices simultaneously including tablets and smart phones (anything that charges with a USB cord). The PocketCell Smart Charge function provides a faster charge than any other mobile device. $89.99 on Amazon
  20. Flat Out of Heels Rollable Flats- This ingeniously designed pair of flats roll up and are perfect for trekking through the airport after a long day on heels. Available in a variety of colors, though black is an essential to any wardrobe. Use promo code businesstravel for free shipping! $19.99 on Flatoutofheels.com
  21. Solar Power Phone Charger- This is a perfect gift for anyone who spends a lot of time in the car. The Samsonite charger has a USB and micro USB port and sticks directly to a window to charge. It may take up to 13 hours to for a full recharge, but if one is short on time it can be plugged into a computer USB and will charge in only two hours. $22.99 on Amazon.com
  22. Stick-N-Find Tracker– No more lost car keys, remotes, or lost luggage. The Stick-N-Find quarter sized stickers provide tracking on personal items within a 100 foot range. There is a free app to track lost items. The app allows you to choose what items are tracked and alerts you when the items go beyond the 100 foot range. $49.99 on BrookStone.com
  23. Super Mini Bathroom Scale– Weighing in at only 1.25 pounds, this mini bathroom scale makes it easy to keep track of your weight on the road. The scale is about the size of 2 phones and fits easily into your luggage.  $19.00 www.BusinessTravelLife.com
  24. Tea Voyager Travel Kit– This Teavana kit is perfect for a traveling tea connoisseur. The tea kit includes a stainless steel infuser stick which also serves as a tea scoop. The set also includes 2 tea tins (1.5oz each), perfect for storing your two favorite teas. Everything is easily stored in the neoprene carrying case. $14.04 (on-sale Nov.2014) at Teavana.com
  25. Thule’s Rugged Gauntlet Series– Thule’s Gauntlet line is rugged cases to protect Apple technology-iphones, ipads, and mac laptops. The rugged attache laptop bag features foam padding that provides shockproof protection and a heavy-duty zipper that protects it from water. Use your laptop anywhere without worrying. Prices vary by item. Available on Thule.com
  26. Travel Essential Laundry Kit– This is a great tool to maintain a clean environment while you travel. Created to handle spilled drinks, shared table trays, scuffed shoes and even grubby hotel remotes.  Murchison-Hume Travel Essentials Kit will help you maintain a clean and healthy environment anywhere.  This is truly an essential amenity kit for the wise traveler. $30.00 on Murchison-Hume.com best gifts for travelers 4
  27. TripItPro Membership– TripItPro is (in my opinion) the best travel organization and monitoring service out there. While there is a free version, the Pro Version will send up to the minute alerts (email, text or push notification) with flight information (gate changes, delays, etc). Additionally, the service will notify you if there is a drop in airline ticket pricing so you can get a refund. $49.00 for 1 year on TripIt.com
  28. Ultimate Cocktail Companion-The Bar10der is a 10-in-1 tool that has everything you need to enjoy just about any type of adult beverage. It includes a corkscrew, bottle opener, muddler, stirrer and more. It will endure life on the road with the BPA-free plastic and stainless steel build. $39.95 on Amazon.com
  29. USB Essential Oil Diffuser– This USB diffuser is perfect for travel. Use it with your laptop, your car, your office, or bring it along when you travel. It’s mobile, compact and silent with 10 second, 30 second, or 60 second diffusion interval settings. This diffuser functions as an air purifier and aroma diffuser in one simple-to-use product. $32.49 on BusinessTravelLife.com
  30. 3-Outlet Mini Travel Swivel Charger– This compact power strip makes it easy to charge your devices on the go. It includes two USB ports and three full-size grounded outlets. The compact charging port folds flat for storage and expands to charge.  $15.99 on Amazon.com
  31. Virtual Keyboard– Type anywhere using this virtual keyboard. If you find yourself struggling to type onto your tablet, this virtual keyboard is a great solution. Using Bluetooth, the keyboard will even sync to a smart phone. $119.99 exclusively on Brookstone.com
  32. Vitamix S55– For the ultimate health nut, this Vitamix is the smallest and most low profile. It features a 20oz blender cup that has a lid, so you can blend you smoothie in it and take it to go. With the narrow 6” width, this blender easily fits into a suitcase. $539.99 on BedBathBeyond.com
  33. Wireless Phone Camera Remote – The HALO by HISY PIX allows you take selfies anywhere using a Bluetooth remote. Set your phone up and strike a pose. Click the remote when you are ready to take the pic. Available for Apple and Android using device with app support. $24.99 on Hisypix.com
  34. Xprespa Gift Card– XpresSpa offers spa treatments (massage, chair massage, manicures, pedicures and facials) in airports nationwide. It is a great way to relax during hectic travel. Purchase on XpresSpa.com
  35. Airline Club Membership- With the amount of time road warriors spend in the airport, access to a club lounge is a necessity. The airline clubs are often a calm oasis in the chaos of an airport. With snacks, alcohol, free Wi-Fi, plenty of outlets, and designated quiet areas, it is hard not to enjoy yourself. The major US airline carriers (American Airlines, Delta, UnitedUS Airways)  all have their own lounges, however, if you fly with different airlines a Priority Pass membership may be more useful (depending on the airports you spend time in). Pricing varies by airline and passenger airlines status.

Business Travel Life

Business Travel Life is an online resource supporting the road warrior lifestyle. We give business travelers the tools they need to maintain their wellness and productivity when traveling. The topics we cover include business travel tips, travel workouts, healthy travel hacks, travel products, general travel tips, and industry trends. Our goal is to make business travel a healthier experience – and to make healthy travel practices more accessible to all road warriors.

Kristina Portillo, CPT, MS

Kristina is the founder of Business Travel Life. Her love of fitness and travel unified to create a resource for business travelers and road warriors who want to take a healthier approach to business travel. She has traveled for business on and off for the past eight years. Kristina received a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University and received her Bachelors of Arts in Business Marketing from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

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