Anyone who knows a business traveller will know that it’s not all exotic locations and nice hotels. There are struggles with hire cars, with repacking bags having passed through airport security and staying in hotels where the noise from the street is adding to the roar from the internal air-conditioning system.
Here we have collected some of our favourite Xmas gift ideas for travellers. These are business gifts that add comfort and convenience to those on the road, by helping business travellers stay organised and productive. All these Xmas gift ideas are compact and lightweight, meaning they are easy to pack, and also useful when at home as well as at work.
Xenvo iPhone Camera Lens Pro
This best-selling clip-on cell-phone camera lenses includes a 0.45x wide angle lens and a Clarus 12.5x macro lens capture intricate details. The LED light included in the pack plugs into the phone’s earphone jack and includes 3 settings to instantly brighten your surroundings, working better than any flash. The DuraCase holds all lens components and LED flash light safely and can be easily clipped to a bag or belt for quick access. One of our travellers Xmas gifts that’s perfect for work and play.
Raden A50 28 Inch & 22 Inch 2-Piece Luggage Set
This sleek luggage set is made from polycarbonate shells that are tough, lightweight and durable. Through the use of bluetooth technology, location sensors help track each bag and ergonomic carry handles act as scales so baggage weight limits need never be exceeded. Integrated batteries with two USB ports also help keep gadgets charged on the go. Business gifts rarely look this good!
Fashionable Eyerusalem Passport Wallet
Fashionable is an organisation that works directly with global and local women who have overcome poverty or other compromising situations to become incredibly skilled artisans. Their passport cover is hand-crafted in Ethiopia from local leather. Each wallet can be personalised with a monogram providing travellers gifts that are also unique as business gifts.
Slip Silk Eye Mask
Silk has crease-resistant properties, which makes it the perfect material for a sleep mask. Recommended by dermatologists and beauty experts this eye mask will not tug on the delicate skin around the eyes like other fabrics, helping you defy ageing even as you rest and time passes. A real travellers gift.
SWIMS Penny Loafer
SWIMS are a sporty take on a classic loafer, with water-resistant rubber and breathable mesh to make this fully submersible and smart shoe ideal for both business and after-work beach trips. They also prove useful when visiting countries with inclement weather.
Flight 001 4-in-1 Adapter
This compact colour-coded 4-in-1 power adaptor cube enables you to charge in 150 countries, with a simple map that makes it easy to determine which to use at your destination. The modular design minimises the jumble in your bag and ensures smaller pieces do not get lost in the shuffle.
Another of our Xmas gift ideas is the portable Bluetooth keyboard, protected from spills, crumbs and dirt, is perfect for those travelling with iPads and other tablets.
Upgrade to the Kindle Oasis to take advantage of the advances they have made to make this a light, thin e-reader. It is now possible to read for hours without suffering wrist cramp and with a magnetised charging case the device is literally charged for months, which is perfect for high-end readers.
Turn your rental car into a smart car with this light and compact dashboard gadget. Snap the phone mount onto the air vent, power up the Logitech app, mount your phone, and immediately you have access to hands-free calling, texting, directions, music, and more.
This little square (and the credit-card-sized Tile Slim) will stop you worrying about misplacing any item as it joins the Tile network to give its location. You can also use the Tile when you have misplaced your keys, phone or wallet in your hotel room. Just open the Tile app on your phone, press the alert button, and the Tile will beep loudly so you can track it down.
Bose QuietControl 30
Bose is undoubtedly the best in noise-cancelling headphones and their QuietControl 30s are the company’s noise cancelling wireless earbuds, essential for any frequent flyer. The neckband base extends the battery life to 20 hours. The noise cancellation is adjustable to suit different situations.
When travelling on business, you may have time to see some sights in breaks between meetings. Take a camera with you wherever you go, but do this incognito with the ONA Chelsea that merges the practicality of padded casing for camera gear with the polished look of your favourite saffiano leather handbag. It also has space for other essentials like a tablet, wallet, shades etc.