Need a gift for someone who travels a lot for work?
Buying gifts for business travelers ain’t easy.
If they travel all the time, they probably already have everything they need.
The trick, then, to buying the perfect present, is finding something they didn’t know they needed.
That’s what I’m going to help you do today.
Over the past five years traveling and working around the world, I’ve found that there a few things—some big and some small—that can really transform a business trip.
The gifts for business travelers on this list are all things that will make their journeys more comfortable, efficient, and enjoyable.
Let’s dive in.
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Men’s Emergency Grooming Kit
Make sure your business guy is always looking fresh with this emergency grooming kit.
It includes a shoehorn, nail clippers, 6 collar stays, and a shoe shining brush—all in a tiny travel kit.
This small travel gift is especially handy for those needing to keep everything compact and organized in their carry-on luggage.
Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard
Unsavvy business travelers work on planes by awkwardly balancing their travel laptop on tiny tray tables.
Savvy business travelers have a small foldable bluetooth keyboard, which they comfortably connect to their smartphone or tablet.
Help your business traveler be a savvy business traveler.
Laptop Privacy Screen
Let’s face it. People like to snoop…especially if they’re bored out of their brains on a plane or in the airport.
This can be an issue for business travelers working with sensitive information on their laptops.
Enter the laptop privacy screen. It glares out the screen for anyone looking at it from an angle, and is the perfect gift for business travelers who want other people to mind their own beeswax.
Demi Hugger Luggage Strap
This thing is so simple, yet so practical.
It can mean the difference between a stressful trip and a smooth trip.
The Demi Hugger Luggage Strap basically holds all your bags, luggage, and possessions together so you’re not stumbling around the airport with your hands full.
And as you’ll see in the photos on Amazon, it has many other practical uses as well.
Non-Wrinkle Travel Dress Shirt (Men’s)
Normal dress shirts do not work well for travel. They’re stiff, uncomfortable, and by the time you get off the plane, you’re a wrinkled mess.
That’s why the Van Huesen’s Traveler Stretch Button Down makes a great gift for business travelers (only a men’s version of this one, sorry ladies).
It’s stretchy, comfortable, and doesn’t need to be ironed.
Wrinkle-Resistant Travel Blazer (Men’s)
If your business traveler needs to dress to impress, this Eddie Bauer Travel Blazer will certainly do the trick.
It was designed with travel in mind—stretchy, rugged, breathable, wrinkle-resistant, and packable.
It even has special interior pockets to keep travel documents organized and easy to access.
Espresso Travel Coffee Press
I hate to admit it, but I literally cannot function without my coffee (and I know I’m not alone).
This travel coffee press is one of the best gifts for business travelers who are coffee addicts like me.
It’s easily packable (size of a 10oz mug), makes great-tasting coffee, and keeps it hot for hours.
Best of all, it has a lifetime guarantee!
Bluffworks Chino Travel Pants
I’m always amazed at how advanced clothes are these days. In the past, if you wanted to look good, you probably weren’t going to be comfortable.
Gone are those days.
These wrinkle-resistant, quick-dry, moisture-wicking, travel chino pants are a perfect example.
This is a great gift for business travelers who need some pants that are dressy, comfortable, and travel-proof.
Women’s Dress Yoga Pants
A lot of these business traveler gift ideas have been for men. So this one’s for you, ladies!
These yoga dress pants have got to be the greatest women’s fashion invention of the 21st century…
The comfiness of yoga pants mixed with the fanciness of dress pants. Brilliant!
Priority Pass Membership
Business travelers spend many hours in the airport. These hours can be spent uncomfortable and unproductive in random airport nooks and crannies…or they can be spent in luxurious lounges with free food, wifi, and workspaces (some even have spa treatments!).
A Priority Pass Membership will give your business traveler access to over 1200 airport lounges worldwide. They’ll never complain about long layovers again.
Xpress Spa Gift Card
This is a great gift for people who travel a lot for business, tend to be “tightly wound”, and could use some relaxation time.
These gift cards can be redeemed for spa treatments in any of the Xpress Spas located in major US airports.
Most locations offer professional massages, manicures, pedicures, facials, and waxing.
TripIt Pro Annual Subscription
Tripit Pro is like having your own personal travel assistant who conveniently organizes everything related to your trips.
It’s a huge time-saver, and is an especially useful gift for someone traveling frequently who is “organizationally-challenged” (or who simply have more important business-y things they need focus on).
For a service with even more handy bells and whistles, check out the Expert Flyer Subscription.
Travel-Friendly Solid Cologne
It’s tough to smell good on the road.
If you’re traveling carry-on only, you have to buy mini cologne bottles to meet the liquid limits.
If you check your bag, you need to worry about it spilling all over your stuff.
Thankfully, those are all problems of the past.
With Drifter Men’s Solid Cologne, you no longer have to worry about spills or liquid limits (since it’s not a liquid!)—the perfect gift for business travelers who need to freshen up for their meeting after a long flight.
(Here are some solid perfume options for women).
Super Light Travel Yoga Mat
Business travelers need exercise too!
Not all hotels have gyms, so this super compact travel yoga mat will allow them to get in a quick workout right in their room.
Not only will it help them stretch stiff muscles after a long flight, but it’ll also give them energy and confidence to thrive in their business meetings.
Yay for fitness!
Top Gifts for Business Travelers Recap
As you can see, you’ve got options.
The trick is choosing something they don’t already have (this may require some snooping skills).
But if you do a good job, you’re sure to pick a gift they will enjoy on all of their business trips for years to come (and think of you every time they use it!)
Mitch is your typical nomadic backpacker. Or at least, he was. But after stopping in Colombia to take “one week” of salsa lessons, his life took a sharp left turn. He met a cute Colombian girl in dance class, fell in love, and got married. Over half a decade has passed since he left his career to travel the world as a digital nomad, and he’s never looked back.
Nowadays, he’s the blogger behind Project Untethered—where he runs an awesome email newsletter and Youtube channel teaching adventure-craved wanderlusters how to escape the rat race, earn money from anywhere, and build an “untethered life”.
Mitch's Travel Recommendations:
Safetywing Insurance - This cheap travel insurance has saved me over $15,000 in medical bills.
Booking.com - Book accommodation without adding your credit card (in case you need to cancel).
Skyscanner - Find cheap flights.
Trusted House Sitters - Take care of pets in exchange for free (sometimes luxury) accommodation.
Flexjobs - Find remote jobs without having to sift through crappy ones.
Skillshare - Free trial to take unlimited classes that teach digital nomad skills.
Anytime Mailbox - Virtual mail service that can handle your mail while you’re away.
Wise - Send and receive money abroad cheaply (great for freelancers).