What are the best business travel gifts for women? Gifts that strike the perfect balance of physically small, useful and super thoughtful. Combine a few of the travel gift ideas for her below!
When I traveled for work, I wanted to pack light and smart. But I also wanted to look professional and feel comfortable. And then as I got older, I wasn’t as happy with the hotel hairdryer or in-room tea options.
Below are my favorite small, useful and super thoughtful business travel gifts for women. Perfect for minimalist travelers who still want a little luxury.
- 7 BUSINESS ESSENTIALS for Women Who Travel
- 11 Business Travel BAGS for Women
- 17 TRAVEL ESSENTIALS for Her
- 6 Travel GADGETS for Professional Women
- 14 LUXURY Gifts for Women Who Travel for Business
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55 Best BUSINESS TRAVEL Gifts for Professional Women: Unique + Useful Ideas She’ll Love!
Professional women who travel for business are super selective in what they’ll pack. So, pick something she’ll love to take along! A safe bet is a combination of useful and luxurious, but ALL small.
Remember: You want something that’ll make her smile every time she looks at it, as she thinks of you across the miles. Let’s do this!
BUSINESS ESSENTIALS for Women Who Travel
1. Slim Leather PORTFOLIO for Professional Women
If you’re looking for quality business travel gifts that she likely won’t buy for herself, it’s a leather portfolio. A high-quality leather portfolio is a gift that business travelers will use for a long time, for both work trips and everyday business use.
Find beautiful leather portfolios in the PEGAI shop on Etsy, based in Texas. Choose from four classic colors and two sizes. Personalize it for that extra touch.
2. CORD Organizer for Business Traveling Women
Help her stay organized while traveling for business with small cord organizers. Aren’t these cord clips from Anthropology so pretty? And Etsy has lots of great cord wraps, too, including leather, felt and cloth. These colorful ones are from zeyn NY.
3. Business Travel LAPTOP CASE She’ll Love
A quality laptop case is a business essential, whether traveling or commuting. You can find a variety of beautiful leather laptop cases on Etsy, including this sleeve from The Leather Warehouse. It features full-grain leather and pretty fabric patterns, and can be personalized and customized to the perfect size.
Or for something a bit more casual, take a look at these laptop cases from Simons. They carry a variety of sizes and styles she’ll love.
4. Business CARD HOLDER for Professional Women
Even if your business traveler already has a great wallet, she likely doesn’t have a classy business card holder. Check out these beautiful business card holder options from Etsy. Like this personalized vegan leather card holder from Evita Design Studio. Or this rose gold resin case from Pretty Picture Gifts.
5. Portable CHARGER for Business Travelers
Backup power is ALWAYS a useful gift for someone who travels for work. The best-selling power bank on Amazon is Anker, with very strong reviews.
And you know what pairs well with a portable charger? A keychain charging cord! Simons has some pretty handy travel gadgets!
6. External HARD DRIVE for Business Travelers
And just like she’ll want backup power when traveling for business, she’ll also want a portable external hard drive. She can quickly and easily back up both business and personal content from her mobile or computer. Comes with a carabiner loop to secure it to a bag or even her keychain, since it’s so small.
7. Wireless TRAVEL MOUSE for Her
A good wireless travel mouse is a great business travel gift for women. You can get an ultra-tiny travel mouse that takes up very little space, but some reviewers aren’t fans. If she has bigger hands, a better option might just be the highest-rated Bluetooth wireless mouse on Amazon.
Business Travel BAGS for Women
8. Hanging Travel Toiletries ORGANIZER
A woman who travels for work will love having a pretty travel case for her things. She’ll think of you and smile whenever she opens it! And you can’t get much prettier than Vera Bradley travel cases. Choose from a variety of styles, like these hanging cases, with either an extra large pouch for bottles or clear zippered pouches best for jewelry and makeup.
9. Travel Pouch for Her HOT IRON and CURLER
Vera Bradley makes super pretty and super handy curling and flat iron traveling cases. They’re heat-resistant, so she can pack it up before waiting for the curling or flat iron to cool first. Brilliant, right? And it comes in lots of great patterns.
10. JEWELRY Case for Travel
Even minimalist professional women will appreciate having a quality jewelry organizer for traveling. Vlando jewelry rolls are classy and highly-rated, and easy for her to pop into her carry-on while still protecting her valuables. And Vera Bradley offers lots of styles to choose from, including the Signature Cotton Jewelry Train Case available in lots of lovely fabrics.
Find more ideas at Best Travel Jewelry Organizers.
11. COSMETIC Travel Case for Her
Lululemon makes a great little luxury makeup bag she’ll love on her business trips. It has a good 4.5L capacity, with brush loops and an interior pocket to stay organized. Plus, it’s lightweight, opens wide and comes with a clear liquids bag perfect for pulling out at airport security. Choose from pink, copper, gray camo and black.
Or, find unique, handmade cosmetic cases on Etsy. This small travel pouch from Bee By Design is super cute. Don’t you love that cork?? It comes in a variety of colors and patterns.
12. SUNGLASSES Case for Professional Women
Keep her sunglasses (or regular glasses) in good shape while she’s traveling with a pretty sunglasses case from Etsy. You’ll find lots of options, like this sturdy leather case from Designs the Limit you can personalize. Or, these soft fabric cases from My Scrap Quilts with a button closure.
13. BELT BAG Gifts for Women Who Travel for Business
I’m completely converted on the usefulness of a belt bag! I use it for hands-free shopping and walking around the block, but it’s also super convenient for traveling, too. Keep it classy for business travel gifts for women by choosing between a Coach belt bag and Lululemon belt bag.
14. WET BAG Business Travel Gifts for Her
I think it’s always a good idea to pack a separate shower bag with hair products, just in case of leaks. My favorite small travel accessories bags for wet toiletries is the Vera Bradley Signature Cotton Toiletry Bag. Its PVC lining and machine washable fabric makes it perfect for handling damp clothes and leaky bottles.
15. Business CARRY-ON Suitcase for Women
A carry-on sized suitcase with wheels is a pretty safe luggage gift for women who travel for work. And for luggage, Kenneth Cole is a great place to go. They have a few different styles of 20-inch expandable carry-on suitcases, including the gorgeous chevron quilted Chelsea and hardside Diamond Tower. All have eight 360-degree spinner wheels and lots of interior pockets.
16. Carry-On BACKPACK for Women Who Travel for Business
A stylish carry-on backpack is possibly the best business travel gift for women you can get. It’ll get a ton of use, both during travel and her regular commute.
Possibly the prettiest option is a Vera Bradley carry-on travel backpack. Vera Bradley is known for their patterned quilted fabrics that are machine washable and beautiful. Their backpacks have a ton of pockets to stay organized.
For a super sophisticated option, Kenneth Cole makes a gorgeous laptop backpack. It features a gorgeous diamond quilted pattern and fully lined tear-resistant interior. And there are lots of pockets to keep her organized, too.
17. SEAT ORGANIZER for Frequent Flying Women
Does she fly a lot for work? Then this pretty seat organizer from Vera Bradley will come in very handy. The tablet pocket is touch-friendly, and three elastic slip pockets make it simple to organize her chargers, earbuds and snacks. Its 20-inch adjustable strap will work on a plane or in the car, too.
18. Folding BAG Travel Gift for Her
Whether she’s traveling for business or pleasure, she can NEVER go wrong packing an extra fold-up bag. You just never know when it’ll come in handy.
This foldable weekender bag from Inspire Uplift checks all the boxes. It’s zippered, water-resistant, with strong handles and large! Fold it up into the small zippered pocket, and use this pocket to store smaller things and secure it to a suitcase.
TRAVEL ESSENTIALS for Professional Women
19. Mini-EMERGENCY KIT Business Travel Gifts for Her
This handy mini-emergency kit from Anthropologie is possibly the perfect add-on retirement gift for women coworkers and friends who travel. It includes hair spray, clear nail polish, nail polish remover, emery board, lip balm, earring backs, clear elastics, mending kit, safety pin, double-sided tape, stain remover, deodorant towelette, pain reliever, tampon, breath freshener, dental floss, and bandages. Whew!
20. Luggage TAG for Women Who Travel for Work
A great add-on gift for professional women who travel is a luxury luggage tag. You could go with a pretty floral Vera Bradley luggage tag. Or, a leather luggage tag from Coach. You really can’t go wrong with either option.
21. Catchall WALL CHARGER for Business Travelers
Help your professional traveler keep her small things together in the hotel, with this multi-purpose catchall from Anthropologie. Not only is it the perfect spot to keep her jewelry, but it doubles as a charger for her phone.
22. PACKING CUBES for Women Who Travel for Business
Whether your business traveler loves being organized or NEEDS to be, packing cubes can be the perfect business travel gift for women. When picking the best packing cubes, consider getting a variety of sizes and with mesh to see what’s inside.
You can find a ton of highly-rated packing cubes on Amazon. Travelizer has a great 5-piece luggage organizer, which includes a laundry bag and pouch for shoes. Or, go with the pretty Vera Bradley packing cubes.
23. Personal TRACKER Business Travel Gifts for Her
I know a few women who lose EVERYTHING. And yes, I might be one of them. Well, Tile Mate is a personal tracker to solve your business woman’s woes!
Sync it to your smartphone via Bluetooth and attach or tuck it into things like wallets and travel bags. Then, if one goes missing, it’s easy to locate. You can even use it to find your phone. Double-press the tile button and it’ll make your phone ring, even when it’s on silent mode. Talk about the best travel gifts for her!
24. Scarf With HIDDEN POCKET She’ll Love
What’s WAY better than travel belts we wore back in the day? Clothes with hidden pockets!! She can add style and coziness to her travel outfit with an infinity scarf with hidden pockets. Choose from SO many beautiful fabrics on Etsy! Among my favorites is Canadian-based Ruby’s Daughter shop. Pick a lightweight for summer travel and heavyweight for cooler seasons. SO great, right?!
25. Travel PILLOW for Women Who Travel for Business
Some business travelers love their travel pillows, and some can’t be bothered with them. If you’re considering this travel gift for her, make sure it’s a quality one that actually has a chance of being comfortable. Like the travel neck pillow from BCOZZY that supports the chin, unlike most. Reviews love it!
26. Travel MASK for Business Travelers
Just like with travel pillows, some business travelers love their travel masks and others don’t. But they’re pretty low-cost, and I found one you can take a risk on.
Check out this wireless Bluetooth travel eye mask. It has 3D contours around the nose and eyes to keep light out and let her eyes move comfortably (my pet peeve of masks!). She’ll love the soft breathable fabric, which is also good for those suffering from insomnia, migraines or dry eyes. She can relax with her favorite music or white noise through the Bluetooth speakers. Sounds pretty good, right?
27. PASSPORT HOLDER for Professional Women
There are SO many beautiful passport holders out there that make great business travel gifts for women. Make it extra special by adding a cute picture of you two and hiding a note in it, too.
28. COMPRESSION Cubes for Business Travelers
Luggage compression cubes are especially handy for business travelers who only fly with carry-on luggage. And they’re super easy to use. Simply pack your clothes as though they’re regular luggage cubes, and then use the extra zipper to compress them.
(Though she’ll likely want a portable steamer, too. See below for ideas!)
29. Travel IRON Business Travel Gift for Her
Now, a travel iron isn’t the MOST fun business travel gift for women. But it’s super practical. Especially if your professional business traveler is picky about properly-pressed business clothes and doesn’t always stay at hotels with nice irons. A great compact travel iron with steam is from Steamfast. It heats up quickly and comes with a travel bag.
30. Travel WATER BOTTLE for Women
A reusable water bottle is something she’ll use ALL the time, whether traveling or at home. As a business travel gift for her, choose one that’s clear for going through the airport. And time markers are handy, too, for reminding her to stay hydrated.
31. Reusable STRAWS for Women Who Travel for Business
While I understand why the world is moving to paper straws, I sure don’t like them. As a sipper, it takes me forever to finish a drink. And by then, my straw has completely disintegrated!
Relieve her frustration while also adding a little style to her travel bag, with these about staying hydrated, look at these pretty reusable straws from Vera Bradley! They come with a cleaning brush, all in a handy travel pouch.
32. SELFIE STICK Travel Gifts for Women
I’ve certainly lagged behind the trend of selfie sticks, but they can be pretty handy for professional women traveling for work. Beyond saving her the brutal selfies from the “stick your arm out” technique, if you get one that doubles as a tripod, she can get stable videos, too. Ideal if she does any of this for work purposes.
Most selfie sticks work with Apple and Android phones and DSLR cameras, too, and fold up nice and small.
33. Comfortable TRAVEL PANTS for Traveling Women
Since I (finally!) discovered the hype around Lululemon’s pants, I’m a believer! Their joggers are so comfy and will help her feel stylish AND comfy while traveling.
My favorite for comfiness is Ready to Rulu, which includes a hidden pocket that holds up to two cards. For those who don’t want to look quite so casual, the Dance Studio joggers are crisper and have an additional hidden zippered pocket.
34. Organic TEA to Soothe Business Travelers
At the end of a long day at work, she’ll be eager to put those tired feet up and sip something warm and delicious. So, top off any business travel gift for her with her favorite tea. If you’re not sure what she likes, go with an organic calming tea.
35. EARPLUGS for Someone Who Travels for Work
I’ll admit that I rolled my eyes when my husband listed earplugs on his top 3 list of business travel essentials. But, my good friend who travels internationally for work agrees. (I’m lucky; I can sleep almost anywhere.) They’re adamant that earplugs saved them many a night’s sleep in not-so-quiet hotels.
So, is it possible to get not-so-uncool earplugs as travel gifts for women? Yes, it is! I found these highly-rated reusable silicone earplugs that come with a portable case. They work for any ear size, for those who sleep on their side, and reviewers love them. Plus, they’re a pretty blue. Perfect!
Travel GADGETS for Women Who Travel for Business
36. STEAM CLIP Business Travel Gifts for Women
Here’s a super-handy little travel gadget for professional women that does a lot for its size! Its main use is for hang-steaming wrinkled clothes in the shower, since it’s compatible with both small and regular-sized hooks and ball tip hangers, too.
But this ingenious steam clip is also a smartphone stand, thread or tag cutter, ruler and bottle opener. Use it as a coat hanger in airport washrooms to keep her jacket off the floor.
37. Portable Luggage SCALE for Business Travelers
For frequent flyers, a portable luggage scale is a very handy tool to have on trips. Especially if she tends to overpack! She can easily make sure her bags are within the allowable limit, and move things between bags if they’re not. It’s SO much easier to do this at home or in the hotel room rather than at the airport.
38. Noise-Canceling EARBUDS for Someone Who Travels for Business
Noise-canceling earbuds are among the best business travel gifts for women, whether she uses them for business or pleasure. Podcasts, audio books, music. Or listening to the latest CEO speech. Noise-canceling earbuds help her make the most of idle travel time, while taking up little space in her bags.
Bose is the most recognized and respected brand of noise-canceling technology. For earbuds, check out the popular Bose Quiet Comfort.
39. Bluetooth SPEAKER Business Travel Gifts for Women
A portable bluetooth speaker can come in handy for business travelers, since laptop speakers are notoriously awful. You might choose a pretty Ocean Ombre travel speaker from Anthropologie for your professional friend. Or, you can never go wrong with a highly-rated and highly-loved travel Bose speaker.
40. Car CHARGER for Someone Who Travels for Business
Does she drive a lot for work? Whether she takes her own car or rents one, a fast-charging car adapter will become a favorite business travel gift for her. This adapter from Inspire Uplift has four USB ports, including 2.0 and 3.0, making it easy to charge four devices at once.
41. Power ADAPTER and CONVERTER for International Business Travel
If you’re looking for practical business travel gifts for women who just started traveling internationally, a power adapter and converter is a winner. (If she’s been traveling internationally for a while, she likely already has one.)
A universal travel adapter is small and perfect for business travelers from the USA or Canada going to Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia or Asia. Most have built-in USB charging ports, too.
But if your professional friend travels with their own hairdryer or straightener, get them a voltage converter. Do warn them to keep and read the instructions first, as they can be a bit more complicated to use. (Maybe encourage them to pack the instructions, too. Just in case.)
LUXURY Business Travel Gifts for Women
42. Silk PILLOW for Women Who Travel for Business
Even decent hotels can have scratchy pillowcases. Indulge your professional traveler with a silk travel pillowcase! Sleeping on a silk pillowcase is supposed to be pretty amazing for our skin. It helps sensitive skin deal with acne. Aging skin deal with wrinkles. And thinning hair hang onto your scalp.
43. Elegant SCARF Business Travel Gifts for Women
If you’re looking for the best luxury travel gifts for professional women that she’ll love to flaunt, go with an Armani scarf. For a soft and cozy scarf for fall and winter, choose from luxurious pure wool or cashmere blends. Or for a light and thin scarf for spring and summer, choose from luscious silks and linens.
44. Luxurious GLOVES Travel Gifts for Her
A classic and risk-free luxury business travel gift for her are beautiful travel gloves. And she’ll LOVE to show off luxurious Armani gloves. Choose between short and long lengths. Soft nappa leather, lambskin or cashmere.
45. SUNGLASSES She’ll Love
Traveling is the BEST way to try out cute new sunglasses. And yes, she can have a little fun on a business trip, too!
You’ll find lots of great styles of sunglasses at reasonable prices at Simons. Shop plastic or metal frames. Minimalist or really out there. Round, square, oval and cat-eye shapes. Among my favorites are the Retro Cat-Eye Sunglasses in pink and Metal Access Round Sunglasses in light brown. SO fun, right?!
46. Luxurious Therapy NECK PILLOW for Traveling Women
Take her business travels up a LOT of notches with this luxury therapy neck pillow from Anthropologie. It’s ultra-soft, packed with features to relieve stress. Lightweight pressure. Built-in Bluetooth speakers, with three calming nature sounds. And four scent pads and a hidden pouch for aromatherapy. Include organic essential oils with this luxury business travel gift for women.
47. Light ROBE Business Travel Gifts for Women
Even for minimalist business travelers, a light robe will help her immediately relax after a long day of work and travel. These lovely linen robes from Baltic Bloom on Etsy look so soft. Choose from short or long robes, and LOTS of color options. And Simons is always a great place to find a variety of bathrobes. Like this ultra-soft jersey and fleece. Doesn’t it look sooo dreamy??
48. Luxurious SLIPPERS for Women Who Travel for Business
Just like a light robe, soft luxurious slippers can transform a busy day at work into a relaxing oasis at night! My favorite places to look for slippers are Anthropologie and Simons. Don’t these look sooo soft and wonderful?!
49. Eye MASK Travel Gifts for Her
Trying to sleep while traveling can be awful. So, treat your professional traveler to a luxury satin eye mask that’s great for her skin or an aromatherapy eye pillow, with a removable insert to freeze or heat. Both are available at Anthropologie.
50. Luxurious TOILETRIES Business Travel Gifts for Women
Top off a business travel gift for her with a hemp hand care gift set from The Body Shop. It has a lovely, not overpowering scent that will soothe her hard-working hands.
Or, consider an ultra luxurious travel gift set from Marc Jacobs Beauty.
51. Sophisticated WALLET for Women Who Travel for Business
One of the best business travel gifts for women is a luxury wallet. She’ll immediately feel much more sophisticated, and glow every time she pulls it out!
My favorite is Armani’s Palmellato leather wallet with a zippered closure. It includes a bunch of card slots and a zippered compartment for currency notes and coins. Choose from the classic black and navy, or vibrant red, military green and pretty azure blue.
And I LOVE the floral print line of travel wallets and wristlets from Coach. Both the Wyn Small Wallet or Small Wristlet are practical AND pretty.
52. Travel UMBRELLA She’ll Love
Don’t let her get stuck in the rain without a cute travel umbrella! Her boss will be impressed with her foresight and style. Simons has lots of great umbrellas for a professional woman. Choose from classy cane umbrellas and classic travel umbrellas, with plenty of solid and pattern options to match her style.
53. Elegant HAND BAG Business Travel Gifts for Women
If you want the BEST business travel gift she’ll show off over and over, go with a luxury handbag. You might go with a classic luxury handbag name like Coach, or a lesser known and super chic name like Gigi New York. Both have plenty of luxury handbags she’ll love.
54. Travel EXPERIENCES for Women Who Travel for Business
Tinggly is an easy and inspiring gift for someone who travels a lot for work. It’s essentially a gift card for thousands of experiences around the world, including many in the United States and Canada.
Choose between gift cards like Bucketlist, Unforgettable Escape and Superwoman. She can use them on her own or with a co-worker. City tours and helicopter rides. Train, foodie and historic tours. Whale-watching, bagel workshops and art classes.
55. WINE Package for When She Returns!
Now, what’s the best business travel gift for women? Quite possibly, a lot of WINE when she gets home!
Consider giving her a Cellars Wine Club subscription, that include limited releases and boutique vineyards from all over the world. Choose how many shipments you want, how often and how many bottles. The International Club features a different region each month, and all deliveries include helpful tasting notes. Doesn’t that sound perfect??
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