Gifts for Commuting Coworkers

Gifts for commuting coworkers are a great way to help make the commute to work every day worthwhile for our coworker friends.  This is why when you are looking for gift ideas for coworkers, it might be a good idea to make your gift-hunt a bit more specific. After all, with the exception of the few lucky ones who live next door to the office, the rest of us are biking, driving or taking the public transport to work every day and everyone would love to make this travel time more pleasant. So, here are some ideas for gifts for commuting coworkers. You will probably end up getting one of each for yourself as well, but it’s fine, because they are totally worth it.

musicThe Music

Yes, you can turn on the radio and listen to the news or the traffic report or even listen to your favorite metal band and do some head banging. No one is going to judge you for that. But if you want to do your coworker a favor and help them relax during this awful traffic congestion, get them the “Music for Commuting” box set.  The music is a relaxing mix of new age, ambient and electronica and it appeals to people with very different music tastes. The price is unbeatable as well.

The iPad Holder

Many of us use their iPad to kill some time while commuting with the train or bus. When it gets crowded in there however, many of us have dropped our iPads as well. Not fun. This is why your coworker will appreciate this rotating iPad holder that will allow them to strap their favorite device onto their hand, keeping it safe. Holding an iPad like that also prevents strain of the hand joints in the long run.

The Biker Gloves

As much fun as biking can be, if it’s cold outside, you sometimes feel that your fingers will freeze and fall right off. This is why a pair of warm gloves is the ideal gift for the coworker who is commuting by bike. Make sure to get a pair that is not too bulky and offers a good grip. Pearl Izumi are a good choice and they have gloves for both men and women. They also come with a lifetime guarantee, so your coworker will remember you for a very long time.

makeupThe Makeup Kit

If you are a commuter yourself, you have seen ladies in the train touching up their makeup or checking if their lipstick is still in place. Women are great at multitasking and especially working moms that have limited time, will often use their commute time to take care of their appearance. This is why a portable makeup kit or a makeup pouch that would fit their bag is the perfect gift for female coworkers. Just make sure you won’t offer it to the one girl in the office that shows up without make up. She won’t appreciate the gesture.

The Tumbler

We all have this coworker who refuses to talk before they get their first sip of coffee. If you are looking for gift ideas for coworkers who belong to this category, then start researching for the perfect travel tumbler. This way, they can get caffeinated, while they commute, and be far more pleasant when they arrive at the office. Everyone wins! Starbucks has a variety of 16 and 20 fl. oz. tumblers with a variety of patterns. We really love this abstract starry one.

You might be wandering why you didn’t see on this list books or e-books. As much as we love reading, it is a bit hard to pick a book for a coworker and be sure that they will like it or that they have not read it already. Unless you already know their taste in books and their library, stick to more original choices.

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