8 Gift Ideas for Women Who Travel Often for Work
Are you trying to find a gift for a woman who is the ultimate road warrior, traveling more than 50% of the year? There are some great and unique gift ideas for professional women to help make their lives easier as they try to battle the elements of the road. We’ve pulled together a list of eight gift ideas from some of our favorite partners. Read through and decide which matches the best for your busy professional.
The LBD that Travels
Every road warrior knows the challenges of finding a business travel outfit that looks presentable for work meetings, but also comfortable enough to withstand a full day of planes, trains and automobiles. Not to mention one that has the ability to go from the office to a business dinner. We recommend a Little Black Dress (a.k.a. The LBD) in a wrinkle resistant fabric with long sleeves (to stay warm on the plane) like this faux wrap dress by Catherine Malandrino or sleeveless like this slit neck dress paired with a jacket or cardigan (Holiday Only Sale: Save 40% with code SAVE40). Add power heels, the Perfect Walking Flat (for the commute), and tights (if their destination is cold) to complete the look.
Book of the Month Subscription
Every business traveler should never leave home without their trusty e-reader, but when they get back from travel, it’s best to take a break from the computer, tablet and smart phone screens. Also, a mental break from work has the rewarding benefit of not getting burned out. So, give the gift of literature and leisure with a Book of the Month Subscription, carefully curated books each month make the choice of what to read easier (and less work).
Travel Inspired Jewelry
Most frequent travelers have a favorite destination, if not a few. So, give a unique gift that reminds them of that destination with a cuff bracelet featuring the city’s metro map etched as a functional design element – NYC Metro Cuff, Chicago Metro Cuff, San Francisco, Washington DC, London Tube Cuff, Paris and more. Designed by women who have a passion for travel, these metro city cuff bracelets are the perfect chic accessory for the stylish traveler as well as a unique and functional gift.
Coconut Oil Beauty Products
Frequent airplane travel can wreak havoc on our skin. Dry air from the plane dehydrates the skin, leaving it looking flaky and highlighting wrinkles. [You might also experience a similar effect during the months of winter]. Coconut oil is one of the best, natural, ingredients for dry skin. Coconut oil melts on the skin as soon as you apply it, without leaving any sticky or greasy residues. It easily seeps into skin pores, moisturizing thoroughly. Skinny & Co.’s 100% pure skin care products are the best we’ve tested; it leaves our skin feeling smooth and rich. Some of our favorites and best gift ideas: Calming Lavender & Coconut Facial Oil, Rejuvenating Facial Oil, Rose Body Butter, the Travel Kit, and the Pedicure Kit.
The Perfect Walking Flat
All frequent travelers know that shoes made for walking are an absolute must for commutes, but most women’s shoes are made for fashion not function. And shoes that are typically made for walking look more like running shoes or something your grandmother might wear, instead of something a sophisticated businesswoman would adorn. So, gift a frequent traveler a great pair of flats that are specifically made for walking in the urban jungle of NYC, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, or wherever their business takes them. Fitflop, has designed the perfect walking flat. Their feather-light and chic Superballerina flats are perfect for the girl on the go who needs a stylish work flat.
For frequent travelers, glasses can many times be a burden, whether you forget them at home rushing out the door, break them by haphazardly throwing them in your work tote or accidently leave them at a coffee shop between meetings. Fortunately, fashion + price have finally aligned in the world of eyeglasses. Which means, it’s no longer a wallet crusher to own several pairs of eyeglasses. Give the gift of style and sight with a pair or two of stylish eyeglasses [They also make great stocking stuffers]. Some of our favorite styles are from Zenni Optical – Sausalito Glasses, for anyone who wants to make a sophisticated and chic statement with their eyeglasses; Rectangular Eyeglasses in Grey or Black for the classic sophisticate. They also offer prescription sunglasses. Who hasn’t forgotten their sunglasses on a trip?
A Stylist for Non-Work Attire
Busy professionals rarely have time to shop for non-work attire. Add-in frequent business trips and it’s almost impossible. So, make it easier for them by having someone else do the work at an affordable price. Designed in LA, Just Fab design teams work around the clock to design fashion for the latest trends, and with their VIP membership, deliver to your door every month. Give the busy professional a gift card, and they will think of you each time they wear their stylish ensemble.
Smart Home Technology
Smart home technology is all the rage right now. And also a perfect gift for the frequent traveler. Frequent travelers can now turn on and off lights from anywhere in the world, adjust temperature or check on their security. Or maybe they just want someone to turn on their favorite song when they arrive home from a long business trip. Consider giving a smart home device to a busy professional. Some of our favorite gadgets from Amazon’s Smart Home Page are – the Echo Dot, a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa (Artificial Intelligence) to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms and more. Lutron Wireless Smart Lighting, which allows travelers to control lighting while they’re away. Nest Thermostat, which allows travelers to adjust the thermostat while away.