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Gift Ideas for Business Travelers: Nine Suggestions

Updated on June 27, 2011

Are you shopping for a gift for a friend, loved one or colleague who travels frequently for business? If so, think about giving an item designed to make business travel – particularly airplane travel – less stressful and more comfortable. There are plenty of great gift ideas for frequent business travelers in price ranges to fit just about any budget.

Nine Gift Ideas for Frequent Business Travelers

1. Eye Mask

Many people find it difficult to sleep on airplanes or in hotel rooms. A quality eye mask can help frequent travelers get some shut eye while en route to their destination and can also help them sleep well when they are away from home.

2. Kindle

A Kindle can be a great gift for any business traveler. If the person you need to stop for already has an e-reader, consider purchasing book downloads the recipient will enjoy reading, or gift cards for book downloads to allow for personal choice.

3. Luggage Locks

Consider purchasing a set of Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) approved luggage locks for anyone on your special occasion shopping list who has a job that requires frequent travel.

4. Luggage Tags

A cute set of luggage tags is a great low-cost gift for anyone who takes frequent trips for business. Choose a generic design in an attractive color or pattern or opt for customized tags personalized for the gift recipient.

5. Noise Cancelling Headphones

One of the most stressful aspects of frequent business travel is dealing with the ambient noise on airplanes. A high quality set of noise cancelling headphones can help eliminate unwelcome travel sounds ranging from engine noise to screaming babies and chatty seatmates.

6. Cell Phone Charger

An extra cell phone charger can be a great time saver for frequent business travelers. The extra charger can be left in the recipient’s travel briefcase all the time, so he or she never has to worry about remembering to unplug and pack a cell phone charger again.

7. Travel Pillow

A quality travel pillow is a must-have item for anyone who travels frequently for business. There are several styles and options, including plush pillows, inflatable pillows and the versatile circular Total Pillow.

8. Travel Size Gift Basket

Now that there are strict limits placed on the size of personal care items like shampoo, moisturizer, toothpaste, etc. that travelers can carry with them on airplanes, the business travelers on your list are sure to appreciate a gift basket filled with right-size personal care items.

9. Travel Wallet

A travel wallet is a great way to help the frequent travelers on your shopping list get – and stay – organized. This unique travel accessory provides an easy way for travelers to keep key identification documents, credit cards, money and other important items within easy reach.

Suggestions to Share?

Are you a frequent business traveler? If so, there are probably other items you’d love to receive as a gift. Share your suggestions in the comments section below.


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    Rpenafiel 4 years ago from United States

    Great tips you’ve got here. Maybe you can add in the list an additional mobile device with the unlocked feature which is ideal for traveling abroad, you can simply slip-on a local SIM card and you are good to go. Here’s why?

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    Ant Richards 5 years ago from UK

    Practical ideas, well done!

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    Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Truly creative gifts for travelers. Rated up and usefu.

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    ejazahmed2609 6 years ago

    great tips for oversees travellers. thanks for sharing.

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    clintonb 6 years ago from Adelaide, Australia

    Very simple and useful gifts for frequent travelers.Thank you very much for you great Ideas.