Useful Gift Ideas for Business Travelers

There are certain things you need in order to create a functional office, but preparing a mobile office is an entirely separate challenge. With the right tools and planning, though, business travelers can maintain high levels of productivity, whether they're in the office or on the road.

If you're looking for a gift for a business traveler, start with this list of gift ideas that are sure to improve the travel experience for any small business owner on your list.

1
Carry-On Bag

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The right carry-on bag can often make or break a business trip. A light and easy-to-maneuver bag will tip the scale to the positive side with its 100 percent recycled, UV and water resistant exterior fabric, hard shell, 2-position telescoping handle, front zippered pockets and easy-rolling inline skate wheels. Look for one that spot-cleans easily with mild soap and water -- a must for any travel bag.

2
GPS System

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There may be nothing worse than getting lost in an unfamiliar place, especially when you have somewhere important to be. A GPS system makes the perfect gift for any business owner who travels by car. Common features include a big screen, free maps, and a multi-point route planner that automatically sorts multiple destinations into an efficient route. 

3
Bluetooth Headset

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Business travelers need to be accessible whether they're walking through an airport, on the way to a meeting or catching a cab. A Bluetooth headset or earpiece not only keeps you connected but also usually has external noise cancellation and a car charger so you can easily keep it powered up.

4
Personalized Luggage Tags

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Help the business traveler on your gift list avoid the frustration of grabbing the wrong bag, or losing luggage during travel, with personalized luggage tags. Oversized luggage tags can be personalized with a name or initial monogram and an identification card to ensure a lost bag gets delivered to the right place. This is a functional and stylish gift for any business traveler.

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Leather Toiletry Bag

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Have you ever arrived at a hotel after a long journey, only to discover that your toiletry items have spilled all over the inside of your suitcase? That is never a fun experience, but even more frustrating when you're quickly trying to freshen up before a business meeting. Travelers need a leather toiletry bag with interior elastic pouches, interior mesh zippered pockets, and an interior water resistant pocket that is spacious enough to safely accommodate all of your personal hygiene products.

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Car Accessories

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If you need to stay in touch while traveling by car, it's important to have  easy access to accessories that will help you create a mobile office. Consider giving business travelers a reliable and easy-to-use hands-free device, a universal charger, or an adaptor to make all of his or her devices functional on the road. 

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Multi-Purpose Smartphone Charger

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Multi-function devices are always appreciated gifts, especially when they cut down on the items you need to lug around when traveling. Look for smartphone chargers that double as a nightlight or alarm clock.

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Bluetooth Keyboard

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If you have a tablet computer that you use for travel, you know how challenging it can be to type long documents and emails on the device. This is why a Bluetooth keyboard is the perfect gift for the traveler on your list. Bluetooth keyboards are light and wireless so they're perfect for working on the road, and they can also make mobile working more comfortable and productive.

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Travel Iron

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It may not be the most exciting gift you could give someone, but a travel iron is a useful and practical gift for any business owner who travels on a regular basis. This travel iron folds flat for easy and compact storage, has a variable steam control, and comes with a convenient travel bag.

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Portable Charging Station

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Anyone who travels on a regular basis can attest to the importance of keeping your devices charged... and the frustration that hits when you need to plug in and can't locate enough outlets. A portable universal charging station can charge multiple devices simultaneously so you can keep your devices powered up and ready to go when you are. Buy from Amazon

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Stereo Earphones

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Whether your recipient enjoys audio books, music or movies during travel downtime, in-ear stereo earphones are the perfect gift for the traveler on your list. And many come with the added bonus of being noise canceling so the user can block out external noises.

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Personal Air Purifier

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One of my least favorite things about traveling is the inevitable exposure to germs. A personal air purifier helps kill airborne germs and odors while adding fresh air to your breathing space. They are also small and easy to travel with. It's a great gift and a great way to keep your favorite business traveler healthy. Buy from Amazon