Suitcase. The foundation for a business travel toolkit is the suitcase. I have the Victorinox Werks 20 inch and love it, but there are plenty of options out there. Here is a list of my top luggage brands, as well as what to look for in a suitcase.
Tablet. A tablet is an all-in-one entertainment source, and with an added keyboard can be a tool for productivity too. Best part—they are super light and will pack easily. I am buying the Apple iPad Air on Black Friday (from Target), but there are tablets in a variety of price ranges and sizes (here is CNET’s most recent roundup). Of course, if your person isn’t interested in a tablet, an eReader is always a good option.
Pashmina. I’ve written about the wonders of the pashmina so many times, but the truth never gets old. It’s a blanket, a scarf, a pillow, and accessory. I never take a trip without one.
Travel power strip. Not necessarily a sexy gift, but one that will come in handy time after time. Airports, meeting halls, and conference centers are notorious for not having enough plugs. With a travel power strip, your loved one becomes everyone’s favorite person.
New traveler kit. If you have a new business traveler in your life, put together a travel toiletry kit for them. Include a toothbrush, travel sized toothpaste and contact solution, and reusable 3 oz bottles. Put all this in a cute bag, and you will make someone’s first trip way easier!
Water bottle. Staying hydrated is always important, and even more so when flying. My favorite water bottles are by Contigo—leak-proof and easy to drink out of.
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