69% of UK workers commute to work, including me! The most common mode of transportation for commuting in the UK is by car. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the average UK worker spends 59 minutes commuting to and from work each day. In London, the average commute is 84 minutes, that’s a lot of time sitting down, twiddling your thumbs. This guide shares the best commuter gifts you can buy for yourself or a friend or family member who commutes. From train commuters to bike commuters, check out a perfect gift for daily commuters. Here are some gift ideas for commuters:
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These wireless earbuds can help to block out noise from traffic, other commuters, and the environment, making it easier to relax or focus on work during your commute. These electronic devices can be your best friends on those long commutes.
This Audible membership gift gives listeners access to a huge library of audiobooks, which can be a great way to pass the time on a long commute. Select books from Sci-fi to a thriller to a self-development. Audiobook subscriptions go well with a quality set of headphones. Get a free trial here.
A good book
A physical book is a great way to relax and escape during your commute. Otherwise, a gift certificate to your favourite bookstore is always a good idea or even a Kindle Paperwhite, if your friend is tech-obsessed.
A portable charger
This is a must-have for anyone who has a long commute and relies on their phone for work or entertainment. USB chargers are vital in keeping your devices powered up and ready for the commute. Plus, they only cost from £13.99.
Secure USB drive
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A water bottle
Staying hydrated is essential, especially on a long commute. A reusable water bottle is a great way to stay hydrated and reduce waste.
A quality backpack is a thoughtful gift for any commuter. As we need to carry more items to work each day (particularly if you are a hybrid worker) a smart light backpack is a practical gift.
This is a great way to keep your coffee or tea hot during your commute. This great gift also stops you from paying £4 a day for a hot drink, when you can bring your own one out. If you know the recipient’s favourite coffee shop, you can get them a gift card so they can get their favourite drink every day.
Bike commuter gifts
If you are a bike (motorbike or bicycle) commuter, a dashcam could give you confidence on the road. Get one for only £35. If you commute via bicycle, keep it maintained with eco-lube Green Oil to improve its longevity.
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