10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Hospitality Peeps & Patrons – 2018 Edition
- Posted by Todd A. Vines
- On November 15, 2018
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also particularly hectic for those in the hospitality industry.
Despite the late nights and long hours, there’s still gifting to be done.
Again this year, Screen Pilot surveyed an array of hoteliers, management teams, marketing folks and other hospitality professionals to see what’s on their wish list.
Whether you’re shopping for clients and colleagues, have a loved one in the industry, or are simply rounding out a wish list for yourself, here are ten holiday gift ideas for hospitality peeps and patrons.
Legit cold brew takes between 12 and 24 hours to make, right? Wrong!
We love the efficiency of this cold brew machine, making smooth, ready-to-drink cold brew coffee in about half an hour.
Select a mild, medium or bold brew, watch an episode of The Office, and pow … you’re drinking cold brew.
Makes seven cups at a time, so you can share with your officemates, or refrigerate for a later date.
It’s the next-generation opener from the makers of the original Rabbit corkscrew, not to mention one of Oprah’s favorite things.
The compact, three-step corkscrew affords your favorite wine connoisseur easy access to their favorite bottle and comes complete with foil cutter and a backup spiral.
Frequent travelers sometimes find it impractical to wear their traditional – possibly expensive, possibly heirloom – wedding ring.
Don’t stress about leaving your diamond ring at the hotel, or misplacing it in the TSA fray. QLAO (Quality, Athletics, Love and Outdoors) rings are an affordable alternative for travelers who embrace the symbolism of a band but need a more versatile, less flashy ring.
QLAO’s comfortable, silicone bands are perfect for the outdoorsy and exercise obsessed, and are available in a myriad of colors and designs for both him and her.
We’ve previously preached the power of the packing cube in our “Travel Like a Pro” tip series. When trying to avoid checking luggage (and the associated fees), cubes are the key to success, and considerably less-wrinkled attire.
There are a wide range of cubes out there in various sizes and styles. We particularly like the value and flexibility of the Shacke Pak Packing Cube set.
Boasting thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon, these beloved cubes come as four-pack (various sizes) and include a laundry bag. Available in a range of colors.
Spotify Premium Subscription
Music has the unique ability to make both the most enjoyable travel more memorable, and the most grueling hauls more barrable.
A premium Spotify subscription offers ad-free streaming, unlimited skips and – best of all for road warriors – the ability to listen offline, such as in flight, or places they otherwise can’t get a signal.
Pro tip: Purchase a Premium Subscription gift card through Costco and save $20.
Know a traveler who uses their phone to take photos? We thought so.
Mobile lens maker olloclip offers this bundle that comes with a fisheye lens (for 180° spherical effect), super-wide lens (doubles your field of view), macro lens (for magnification), clip and lens caps.
The clip is designed to work with a variety of Apple, Samsung or Google Pixel products, and over many thin device case models.
For the environment-conscious, tablet-wielding traveler on your list, ReFleece sleeves are made in the USA from reclaimed textiles and recycled bottles.
The exterior is cut directly from a reclaimed piece of clothing or scrap, and the inside felt is made from recycled plastic. Even the plastic snap is recycled.
Earth smart and stylish, ReFleece sleeves are available for most iPad and Kindle models in a wide range of colors.
Lots of frequent travelers take short trips, the kind of one-night, two-night or no-night travel that doesn’t require checked luggage.
These clear cases are TSA checkpoint friendly and make it easy for travelers to adhere to the 3-1-1 liquids rule. (Anything to assist the flow of screening!)
This two-pack comes with a larger quart size and a second smaller size.
Anker’s two-tone, braided nylon cords are tough, Apple MFi certified, and come with a lifetime warranty, you don’t have to worry about replacing yet another busted cable in just a few short months.
Though shorter, less-expensive options are available, we particularly like the versatility of the 10-foot cord for just a few bucks more.
Cables come in four vibrant colors (red, black, silver and “golden”) and are compatible with the new iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and all other Apple products that uses lightening.
Everyone gets excited when they find a robin’s-egg blue box on their desk.
The Tiffany & Co. passport cover is a premium gift for those hospitality peeps and patrons that have been particularly nice this year.
Made of Italian leather, the cover intertwines style and function, and is available in black, silver grey and, of course, classic Tiffany blue.
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