What should you get this Valentine’s Day for the globetrotter in your life? Consider this curated selection of gifts for people who travel.
What are you getting for that someone special in your life this Valentine’s Day? If that someone special regularly goes on business trips, start by browsing through our selection of ideal gifts for people who travel. Here’s a look at 11 items and one experience that can help you create a magical Valentine’s Day, no matter where you and your significant other might be in the world.
1. Reusable Water Bottle
Savvy Travelers know how important it is to stay hydrated while on the road. The HidrateSpark PRO water bottle comes in various colors and holds up to 17, 21 or 24 ounces (depending on the size you choose). The HidrateSpark PRO also syncs with a mobile app so you can track how much water you drink. The LED sensor at the bottom of the bottle nudges you to drink more when you fall behind, and it celebrates with you when you reach your daily goal of water intake.
2. Trtl Pillow
Getting up early to catch flights, moving from timezone to timezone, staying out late at dinners with clients or prospects — traveling for business can be incredibly tiring. It’s hard to get comfortable for a nap on airplanes, but the Trtl Travel Pillow makes it just a little bit easier. The Pillow’s internal support helps keep the head upright so you can get rest while in flight. It’s machine-washable, lightweight and compact for easy cleaning and packing.
3. Packing Cubes
Regular business Travelers are experts at packing quickly and packing light. But Bagail 6 Set Packing Cubes can accelerate and simplify the packing process for even the most experienced Traveler. Inexpensive and available in a range of colors, these Packing Cubes promote quick classification of items and easy identification when you’re rummaging through your suitcase.
4. Essentials Case
You’ll need a small, easy-to-pack essentials case for your carry-on whenever you leave the office for work. The BEIS On The Go Essentials Case is perfect for women who want easy access to their most important items while in flight. Men, check out the Harry’s Shave Travel Kit for storing your essentials quickly, easily and efficiently during trips.
5. Pocketalk S Voice Translator
International Travelers will inevitably pick up a few key words and phrases of the native languages spoken in countries they visit. But it’s nice to have an authoritative tool for translation when you need specific information — and when a language barrier is holding you back. Designed for the regular Traveler, the Pocketalk S Voice Translator is a compact device that is easy to tote around and highly effective at bridging the gap between languages. The S Voice Translator can help you converse in 80-plus languages.
6. Portable Power Strip
Charging is an activity of the utmost importance when you’re traveling. That’s why all seasoned Travelers should have a portable power strip that can help them charge up as needed. This 3-Outlet/2-USB Power Strip by Insignia gives you plenty of space to charge your laptop, your mobile phone, plus any other devices you may be traveling with.
7. Portable Charger
What if there’s no plug available for your portable power strip? Pack your own power with a portable charger from Anker. You’ll find different products with different capacities in Anker’s selection. Choose the portable charger that can hold enough power to get you (and your devices) from point A to point B without running out of juice.
8. Noise-Canceling Headphones
One of the best ways to get away from the hustle and bustle of the travel experience is to close your eyes and escape to a quiet place. Noise-canceling headphones by Bose are incredibly effective at blocking out the sounds of jet engines, the conversations of passengers on your row, and even the crying of the toddler on your flight.
9. Yolo Journal
Not all business travel destinations are created equal. It’s a little more fun to fly to Paris for business than it is to fly to Cincinnati. When you find yourself with an itinerary that includes less-than-exciting destinations, pack the latest issue of Yolo Journal. This seasonal magazine takes you to all sorts of exotic locations, allowing you to plan your next adventure for leisure while you’re getting work done on a business trip.
10. Travel Listography: Exploring the World in Lists
As you’re planning your future adventures, use “Travel Listography: Exploring the World in Lists,” a beautifully illustrated book that allows you to mark off destinations you’ve visited and things you’ve seen — while also listing out destinations and things on your must-see list.
11. Pocket Moleskine
It’s sometimes nice to be sitting alone on a flight with nothing but your thoughts. Make sure you have a notebook to jot down notes, brainstorm ideas, or otherwise doodle anything that pops into your head. Moleskines are available in a variety of sizes and colors. You never know when you’ll have your next great idea — and a Moleskine is the perfect place to document it.
12. Zoom Dinner
Will you be apart from a loved one this Valentine’s Day due to business travel? It happens. But that doesn’t mean you can’t create a memorable experience. Use a meal-delivery app like Grubhub, DoorDash or Uber Eats to order food for you and your loved one, no matter where you both may be in the world. And then connect over your meals via Zoom. It’s not the same as being together in-person — but it’s still a great way to make a memory when you can’t make dinner reservations in your hometown.
Get the Service You Deserve
A fast, helpful customer service experience can feel like a gift when you’re traveling for work. At JTB Business Travel, we provide travel management services to corporations large and small, including support for Travelers before, during and after their trips. We use a common-sense approach to business travel to ensure that your itineraries are productive and comfortable.