We often reach out to frequent flier business people on what they take with them onboard. This time, they’ve gotten back to us with 21 amazing items to take on a business trip. And what better way to congratulate a co worker than something that’ll help them look forward to that next business trip?
#1 Wurkin Stiffs Power Stay Travel Set
There’s nothing quite as unsettling as a collar that won’t cooperate when you’re heading into a big meeting or meeting with new clients. With Würkin Stiffs Magnetic Collar Stays, fly-away collar, limp collar and constant collar curl are all a thing of the past. Simply put, this patented technology keeps your collar in check all day. Insert the magnetic stay like you would a normal one, flip your collar down, and then lock it in place with the included magnet. The extra second of work is worth it for the peace of mind.
#2 Trtl Pillow – Scientifically Proven Super Soft Neck Support Travel Pillow
Travel neck pillows are dime a dozen nowadays, but this particular one has some definite advantages. First of all, it doesn’t look like a toilet seat (which is always a plus in my book). Second, it hugs your neck ergonomically, making sleeping on the plane an actually pleasant experience. Third, it packs flat, saving you space when you want to put it back in your suitcase!
#3 Rocketbook Everlast Fusion
This is the last notebook any business traveler will ever need and an incredibly thoughtful gift for those who love keeping their work organized on-the-go. The pages of this notebook can be scanned using a mobile app and wiped clean after use, meaning it will last forever without the need to buy refills! The Everlast Fusion version of this notebook is specifically designed for business use. It’s got page templates for planning, goal-setting, task lists and includes both lined and dotted pages.
Scanned pages can be easily integrated with popular business tools like Dropbox, Evernote, Slack, OneNote, Google Drive and loads more. The fact that the pages can be wiped clean is also perfect for keeping handwritten notes confidential and away from prying eyes. Rocketbook Everlast is a reusable paper notebook that satisfies the need for traditional pen and paper notetaking on the move, yet still has the ability to digitize all of your important notes, making this an extremely useful gift for both business travelers and avid notetakers!
#4 Dr. Motion Women’s Half-Cushion Compression Socks
Dr. Motion compression socks are your new must-have travel/post travel accessory as they promote blood flow and circulation while reducing swelling, soreness, and leg fatigue – all concerns you may have during/after a long haul flight or prolonged sitting/standing. An added bonus beyond being functional, is that the Dr. Motion line features a range of men’s, women’s and unisex styles in fun prints and solid colors that you won’t be embarrassed to show off.
#5 Rituals for Living Dreambook
Since its release in 2016, the Dreambook Planner has been an integral tool to more than 50,000 people who have been able to reach their dreams, prioritize their passions, and deliberately create exceptional lives. The book is relaunching in a new and improved edition to get ready for a new year.
#6 Original Game Bag – Wearable Waterproof and Windproof Vinyl Blanket
Rain, wind, low temperatures, let’s face it cold weather is a part of our lives. Depending on what part of the country you live in, there is a good chance you’ll be caught out in the cold on your next road trip. Well, cold weather road warriors, the hunt for the best cold weather blanket just got easier. Throw away those fleece blankets that get wet. No matter what sort of activity you are doing, you will appreciate the versatility of TheGameBag®. TheGameBag originally was designed for team sports but has multiple uses. It is the only blanket shaped like a bag, allows the user to “step into the bag”, zip the bag up to the upper body region, and use a well located draw-string to keep the elements out and your body heat in at the same time. No more being cold in the car while the snowplow clears the road.
The exterior is a waterproof and windproof vinyl built to withstand all the elements. The outer vinyl also protects the wearer from spills. Its interior is a soft and comfortable medium weight industrial fleece designed to create a greater level of warmth, comfort and security. The interior base of TheGameBag® is vinyl-lined allowing the user to keep his footwear on while in use. TheGameBag® is machine washable. It’s a great business gift for road warriors! Embroidery also available.
#7 Spry Recovery
Spry Recovery is a fluidized support pillow that promotes proper body alignment. The technology used inside the pillow allows it to be molded to the unique body shape of its user, providing customized support for the areas they need it most. With multiple user applications, Spry Recovery can be used on-the-go for lumbar or neck support in the car, on the plane and everything in between. It can also be used in bed or around the house post-trip to realign your spine after traveling.
#8 Spry Pure
The Spry Pure pillow uses a soft-surface filter that can be applied to any bedding, offering a safe and comfortable solution for those seeking cleaner, healthier sleep. Spry’s filter technology blocks all dust, mold, pollen, bacteria, and viruses from entering the interior of a pillow, reducing the risk of asthmatic and allergic reactions. If you’re a germaphobe that’s forced to spend time in various hotels and sleep on pillows that have been used by previous guests, you can rest easy knowing your Spry Pure pillow will stay clean-as-new each night you use it. Added bonus? It never has to be laundered! Simply wipe down the water-resistant exterior with a mild solution.
#9 Somnox Sleep Robot – Robotic Stress Reliever
Give the gift of a better night’s sleep! Somnox is the world’s first sleep robot, developed to start a global sleep revolution by helping travelers to fall asleep faster, sleep longer and wake up naturally. Somnox’s proprietary technology includes features like a CO2 sensor to sense breathing, accelerometer to detect movement, audio speaker, and an intelligent algorithm to soothe the user back to sleep and an accompanying Somnox app.
#10 Sennheiser SDW 5066 wireless headset
When it comes to work, we all spend so much time on the phone, either on conference calls, communicating with other offices, or telecommuting. The Sennheiser SDW 5066 headset provides quality communication, flexible wearing styles and advanced security for modern work environments and while on the go.
#11 Aura Women’s Heated Jacket
Kelvin Coats creates high-tech coats that will warm up your winter blues with the touch of a button – and will also charge your phone. Bitterly cold commutes and bulky layers can be a part of your past. Kelvin’s battery-heated jackets are on trend, technical and warm enough for everything from long walks down Park Avenue to après-ski drinks on the deck.
#12 Wright Brothers Memorial ballpoint twist pen
Wright Brothers Memorial and surrounding park, named Wright Brothers Hill, were designed and constructed by the influential Olmsted Brothers landscape architectural firm. Orville Wright and several of the 119 students he taught to fly on the Huffman Prairie Flying Field were present for the August 19, 1940 (Orville’s 69th birthday) dedication ceremony.
The distinctive Wright Brothers Memorial pen features oak hardwood from the property of Wright Brothers Hill, near Dayton, Ohio, overlooking Huffman Prairie Flying Field where Wilbur and Orville perfected the invention of flight. The precision-cut knurled gun-metal finish with diamond pattern on the tip and end cap provides a confident feel and smooth writing experience to pay homage to the brothers who were known for their detailed note-taking skills.
#13 Daiwa Felicity Hand Massagers Electric Compression Massage Acu Palm Cordless
This cordless, rechargeable personal electric hand massager is the perfect gift for anyone who needs a quick, therapeutic break in the office! The Acu Palm uses a heat and compression massage to stretch cramped muscles and soothe sore, overworked hands. Available in black with pearl white accents.
#14 Nomader Collapsible Water Bottle
The uniquely portable Nomader® Collapsible Water Bottle makes business travel hydration easy and sustainable by taking up minimal bag space, and eliminating the need for wasteful single-use bottles. Designed with a flexible BPA-free silicone body, the reusable Nomader® bottle can be rolled-up and stashed away when not in use, yet it’s as comfortable to drink from as a hard-sided bottle. This innovative travel water bottle features a patented leakproof cap, an ergonomic carry strap, and a wide mouth for easy cleaning. Additionally, the 22oz capacity (tops off at 25oz) bottle is freezable, heat resistant, and backed by a lifetime warranty. Affordably priced and available in a variety of stylish colors, the Nomader water bottle is the perfect business travel gift.
#15 The Airhook 2.0 – Airline & Vehicle Drink and Device Holder
The Airhook 2.0 is an in-flight and in-vehicle travel device that supports any tablet or cell phone plus a beverage, hands-free, on an in-flight tray table, vehicle headrest, or luggage handlebars. No tray table = more seat comfort 🙂 The Airhook 2.0 can now be used in first class, exit rows, and standalone on any flat surface like a typical device holder too. Plus, with the addition of The Crossbar, The Airhook 2.0 now attaches to a vehicle’s headrest or luggage handlebars!
#16 Wifi Hotspot Device
If you need to be able to connect to the internet to work, having a WiFi Hotspot Device in your travel gear is a must. Not every place around the world will have free WiFi. In fact, some places will charge a significant fee. So, you’ll be much better off with a device that you can renew on the go, and connect to the internet with from anywhere. I love the unlocked ones that are compatible with multiple carriers and in more than one country. Being able to connect your laptop, cell phone, and other devices from one hotspot device will not only help you stay in touch with your business partners, customers and employees, but it will help you keep in touch with everyone back home as well.
#17 Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
When you’re working remotely, being able to tune out the world to get things done is critical. Turn on some classical music, put on your headphones, and get to work. Regardless of what is going on around you, you’ll be able to stay completely focused on your laptop and get your work done.
#18 Premium Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer
The caddy is easy to grab-and-go, working well from a car seat organizer to an art & craft bag to a homework caddy, and so much more. Finally, you can conquer those headache-inducing clutter with style and a smile!
#19 Melatonin Supplement
Melatonin was the single best gift anyone has ever given me. When changing time zones, your sleep truly suffers. Especially for business where you have to wake up early in the time zone you have arrived in for a business meeting. Getting acclimated can be tough. Taking melatonin when arriving in a new time zone is a travel trick that will get you used to your new time zone in a day or two rather than three or four.
#20 Cushion Lab Ergonomic Travel Pillow
Unlike generic travel pillows that leave your neck sore, our ergonomic travel pillows features an asymmetrical design that holds up your head, supports your chin, and allows your face to rest against the pillow for a neck relieving rest. Perfect for those long business red-eye flights. The included storage bag protects it from the elements and easily clips to your bag or briefcase for easy carry.
#21 Cushion Lab Ergonomic Lumbar Pillow
Our lumbar pillow is designed to improve sitting posture with multi-region back support, something plane seats notoriously lack. Our pillow evenly distribute your body weight to relieve lower back pressure to help you sit comfortably, even on trans-atlantic flights. It even has an built-in adjustable strap that doubles as luggage strap for easy travels.
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Dylan Self from Würkin Stiffs
George Mouratidis from Stasher
Sarah Tamsin from Sarah Tamsin Digital Consultancy
Angela Berardinelli from London Misher Public Relations
Dara Avenius from Super Connector Media
Maria Gath from N/A
Deirdre Purdy from Spry Therapeutics
Allie Gavan from Mercury Global Partners
Liv Allen from Sennheiser SDW 5066
Perry Betts from N/A
Kenneth Botts from The Wright Brothers®
Alvin Arquisola from Venture PR
Bryan Sarlitt from Nomader, Inc.
Craig Rabin from The Airhook
Lauren McManus from Create and Go
Ivy Teo from Mollie Ollie
Derek Remer from Alibi Supply
Mike Tuan from Cushion Lab