Business travelers can be tough to shop for. While there are more than enough products on the market designed specifically for business travel, jet setters tend to be pretty picky when it comes to gear. And some travel gifts are just better than others.
The holidays are right around the corner. We’re here to help. To help discern the good from the groan-inducing, here are this year’s best gifts for business travelers.
For the Bookworm
Kindle’s are by no means a new holiday product. And any bookworm who’s ever been on a trip anywhere can vouch for their convenience. Amazon’s latest version, the Kindle Oasis, is the thinnest and lightest Kindle ever—which is saying something, when compared to the weight of a cumbersome hardcover. And with the longest battery life ever, including a magnetized charging case that can boost a battery for months, you won’t ever have to worry about being bored on a flight again.
For the Music Junky
Most noise cancelling headphones aren’t all that impressive. While there are plenty of cheap options available, true noise cancelling headphones often cost a pretty penny. However, the upgrade is well worth it, as displayed by the Bose QuietComfort 35 and 25. The two headphones are as good as it gets, and boast Bluetooth, best-in-class noise cancelling, and comfort as benefits.
For the Commuter
There are thousands of travel bags out there. And while there’s certainly a bag for every need, we’re always searching for multi-functional pieces that can be out through the ringer. The Sac from Linus Bike is inspired by boat bags and made of treated canvas, so you know it’s durable. Plus, it has the option of being multiple ways—including on a bicycle—so it can used across all your travels.
For the Tablet Lover
One of the main arguments against tablets is their lack of hardware—keyboard included. For the non-believers, Logitech’s Keys-To-Go fills that void. The ultra-portable, stand-alone keyboard is compatible with all iOS devices including iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV, and devices with Android 4.1 and higher or Windows 7 and higher. In other words, it’s a perfect keyboard tool for the business traveler on the go.
For the Photographer
While smartphones have become so much more than that over the past several years, sometimes a phone camera just doesn’t cut it. And when you’re on the road for business travel, a bulky DSLR is about the last thing you want to lug around. Instead, you want a compact, yet powerful camera that you can fit in your bag. Panasonic basically invented the travel camera sub-genre, and the Panasonic LUMIX TZ70 is the latest and greatest. Similarly, the Sony Alpha a6000 is an affordable upgrade from your standard digital point-and-shoot.
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