According to Phocuswright’s U.S. Consumer Travel Report, in the past 12 months, one in two Americans took a trip where they combined working remotely with pleasure, and more than a quarter of Americans added a few extra days for fun onto a business trip.
Confirming this trend, Marriott Vacations Worldwide sponsored a survey that found that 79% of those able to work remotely travel at are planning to take as many as five vacations this year. The survey also concluded that as many as 80% of travelers would work remotely with 70% of workers taking more vacation time now than before the pandemic. One out of six of them would even consider working poolside. No matter where you work, when or with whom, these are some of the top gift ideas for the digital nomads in your life.
Timbuk2 Custom Division Laptop Backpack
Constant travel can be tiresome. But, when you choose to live your life always changing locations, it is important to have the right gear to carry your valuables. The customizable bags from Timbuk2 allow people to show their own personal style while also having the reliability that comes 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. Desigining your own bag is half the fun. You can choose different colors for different parts of the bag while also selecting the texture, shine and rain resistant material. Ample storage inside the bag also has a protective area to keep a laptop or other electronics. It’s the kind of bag designed for digital nomads and anyone constantly on the move.
Remote Year subscription
A provider of “work from anywhere” trips, Remote Year operates in 80 destinations and has a new membership plan that comes in three levels starting at just $19. The entry level provides members with online access to job and apartment rental boards as well as online content about how to manage finances or be more productive on the road. The Travel Marketplace option includes access to pre-organized side trips, airport transfers, local cell phone plans and other necessary travel information designed for digital nomads. Local meetups 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.
With Deskpass in your wallet, you can access co-working spaces around the world including more than 70 options in the United States. Overseas digital nomads can also find options in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. It’s a great option for solo travelers that find themselves in a new city and need dependable wireless internet as well as office facilities. But, it also works for small businesses that want a co-working space without having to sign a lease.
LARQ Pitcher PureVis Water Pitcher
When living or spending extended time in a new location, it is 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 locate bottled water. Not all destinations have reliable drinking water, which is what makes this pitcher a great gift for someone working remotely. It comes in this larger pitcher size, but also a filtering water bottle, too. The material is self-cleaning to eliminate any re-contamination, and an indicator light lets you know when to change the eco-friendly filter (typically after three months).
La Concha Resort/Cuela Coffee subscription
No matter where you go, you can bring your favorite coffee beans with you. La Concha Resort in Puerto Rico has created a special partnership with Cuela Coffee that allows people to sign up for a subscription to the island’s special beans. No matter where they are, they can take advantage of this subscription to enjoy this bespoke blend of Boricua coffee delivered to your remote-working doorstep. This is the same blend that is served at the Caribbean resort, and it has become so popular that many guests have been asking how they can bring it home with them.
Pluto custom-made pillow
Frequent travelers know that a good pillow can affect the type of rest they get. If working on the road, one of the best gifts a digital nomad can have is a pillow that suits their personal preferences. Pluto has a variety of traditional and travel pillows that people can customize to their liking. This can include different types of fillings, the degree of firmness, size and even the shape. By answering a few questions on your sleep habits, Pluto can create the ideal pillow for each person. Whether traveling with your pillow or returning home to one that you designed, the gift of sound sleep is priceless.
Bearbottom Stretch Chino Shorts
One of the best parts of being a digital nomad is being able to work from anywhere, and that often means without a dress code. Some people are even more productive when wearing relaxing and comfortable clothes like these Bearbottom stretch chino shorts. They can be dressed up with a polo shirt or dressed down with a t-shirt by the pool. Show off your taste and style in this comfortable lounge wear, which is easy to pack for frequent travelers. They are made from a blend of cotton and spandex giving them a stretchy and more relaxed feel, and the elastic waistband eliminates the need to pack a belt on short trips with just a carry-on bag.