According to Phocuswright’s US Consumer Travel Report, one in two Americans took a trip in the last 12 months that combined remote work with fun, and more than a quarter of Americans added a few extra days for fun to a business trip .
Marriott Vacations Worldwide confirmed this trend by sponsoring a survey that showed that 79% of those who can work remotely plan to take as many as five vacations this year. The study also concluded that as many as 80% of travelers would work remotely and that 70% of employees are now taking more vacations than before the pandemic. One in six would even consider working at the pool. Wherever you work, when or with whom, these are some of the best gift ideas for the digital nomads in your life.
Timbuk2 Custom Division Laptop Backpack
Constant traveling can be tiring. But when you choose to live your life changing locations, it’s important to have the right gear to carry your valuables. Timbuk2’s customizable bags allow people to express their own personal style while also having the reliability associated with the brand’s line of messenger bags, backpacks and other luggage. The Custom Division laptop backpack comes in a variety of colors and styles. Designing your own bag is half the fun. You can choose different colors for different parts of the bag, while also choosing the texture, shine and rainproof material. Ample storage space in the bag also has a protective section for a laptop or other electronics. It’s the kind of bag designed for digital nomads and anyone who is constantly on the go.
Remote annual subscription
Remote Year is a work-anywhere travel provider that operates in 80 destinations and has a new three-tier membership plan starting at just $19. The entry-level offers members online access to job boards and apartment rentals, as well as online content on how to get their manage finances or be more productive on the go. The Travel Marketplace option includes access to pre-arranged trips, airport transfers, local cell phone plans and other necessary travel information designed for digital nomads. Local gatherings and quarterly festivals designed for members are another great perk for members to take advantage of when working remotely. There are also upcoming trips to various destinations including Bali, Japan and Mexico, all designed for digital nomads.
LARQ Jug Pure Fish Water jug
When living in a new location or traveling for extended periods of time, it’s important to focus on nutrition and wellness. The LARQ Pitcher PureVis Advanced Filter water pitcher can make it easier to stay hydrated without having to search for bottled water. Not all destinations have reliable drinking water, so this jug makes a great gift for someone who works remotely. It comes in this larger jug, but also in a filter water bottle. The material is self-cleaning to prevent recontamination, and an indicator light lets you know when to replace the eco-friendly filter (usually after three months).
Pluto custom cushion
Frequent travelers know that a good pillow can affect the kind of rest they get. One of the best gifts a digital nomad can have while on the road is a pillow that matches their personal preferences. Pluto has a variety of traditional and travel pillows that people can customize to their liking. Think of different types of fillings, the degree of firmness, size and even the shape. By answering a few questions about your sleeping habits, Pluto can create the ideal pillow for each person. Whether you travel with your pillow or come home with one you designed yourself, the gift of a good night’s sleep is priceless.
Bearbottom stretch chino shorts
One of the best parts about being a digital nomad is that you can work from anywhere, and that often means no dress code. Some people are even more productive when they wear relaxed and comfortable clothes, like these Bearbottom stretch chino shorts. They can be dressed with a polo shirt or dressed with a t-shirt at the pool. Show off your taste and style in this comfortable loungewear, which is easy to pack for frequent travelers. They’re made from a cotton-spandex blend that makes them stretchy and more relaxed to the touch, and the elasticated waistband eliminates the need to carry a belt on short trips with just a carry-on.