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May 03, 2019

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13 Unique Valentine’s Gifts Your Man Will Love in 2019

13 Unique Valentine’s Gifts Your Man Will Love in 2019

Buying men Valentines Day gifts can be rough. Are flowers too feminine? Is jewelry even a thing? But don’t sweat it — we’ve found the best gifts he won’t expect (but will love) and have gathered them all here for you. Edible Manly Flowers   If...

What to Pack for Christmas and How to Fit It All In

Christmas break is quickly approaching and it’s almost time to head home for the holidays, but packing for an extended visit doesn’t leave much room for gifts. Will your backpack or carry-on be able to hold everything you need to take with you? With these tips, you’ll...

11 Gifts for Travelers (That They Actually Want)

Buying gifts for travelers can be challenging because they aren’t the kind of people who want just stuff — they value experiences. So your task is to give them a gift that’s going to make those experiences even better. Here are 11 items that will improve...

What The Best Bosses Give Their Employees for Christmas

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year It’s that time of year again: the air is getting colder, the snows are coming, and for many of us, our thoughts begin to drift toward Christmas. Who will we see? Are we going anywhere? What on Earth are we going to give to our...

May 03, 2019

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What To Pack For Christmas And How To Fit It All In

Christmas break is quickly approaching and it’s almost time to head home for the holidays, but packing for an extended visit doesn’t leave much room for gifts. Will your backpack or carry-on be able to hold everything you need to take with you? With these tips, you’ll be able to pack those presents without leaving anything behind.

Plan Your Wardrobe

It may feel like a challenge to leave so many clothes behind and still have plenty of options, but careful planning means you’ll still look great at every holiday party.

Choose items that are neutral, a solid color, or can be layered for variety. Neutral staple items in your arsenal can be dressed up or changed by adding scarves or different jewelry, adding layers, and by mixing and matching with other items. A button-up shirt is a great option that can be both casual and dressy, especially for men. If you are tempted to bring an item you know you’ll only wear once, ask yourself if it’s for a special occasion and really necessary.

Planning your wardrobe should include shoes and outerwear. Try to choose shoes that look great with several outfits. Then wear the bulkiest pair while you travel and only pack one or two pairs in your bag. Choose a coat or jacket with a simple design that can be worn for both casual and dressy occasions.

Roll Instead of Fold

One easy, but very effective, way to create more room is to roll your t-shirts, pants, and sweaters instead of folding them. Rolled up items can be stored in tight spaces and won’t wrinkle as easily.

Store Liquid Items Separately

Air pressure on an airplane can sometimes cause bottles of shampoo or lotion to open and leak. It’s a good idea to store them in sealed bags or containers and separate them from other items to prevent a mess.

Choose the Right Bag

The Nomatic Travel Bag is built for traveling smart. It has separate compartments and accessories to effectively utilize existing space, and an innovative design that allows you to carry it as a backpack or duffel bag. Check out some of the amazing ways you can save space!

Organized Compartments

One end of the Nomatic Travel Bag has a slot just the right size for a pair of shoes. You can keep the dirty soles from touching the rest of your belongings while also freeing up space in the main compartment. The flap of this pocket also holds a laundry bag that can be hung for easy use. On the opposite end from the shoes, there is another compartment for socks and underwear.

You can also choose to include a shirt organizer, toiletry bag, vacuum bag, and compression packing cube. The cube is a great place to store those rolled up items and take them from 5.5 inches down to 3.5 inches.

Once you’ve packed most of your clothing and toiletries into the smaller compartments, the middle section has a large opening for convenient packing of larger items. This is a great place to store gifts for loved ones and bring home gifts you’ve received.

Easy to Carry

The Nomatic Travel Bag has comfortable straps so you can wear it like a backpack and includes removable waist straps for added support. The versatile strap system also allows you to carry it like a duffel bag and place it on the handle of a rolling suitcase if you have more luggage with you.

Other Features

Other great features of the travel bag include pockets for books, laptops, tablets, passports and ID, and a water bottle. There is also a fleece-lined pocket for valuables and lockable zippers. Plus the bag is made with high quality, waterproof materials for durability.

Check out our other great products from Nomatic, including Backpacks and Travel Backpacks. Visit Nomatic to learn more about the Nomatic Travel Bag or purchase one for Christmas!

May 02, 2019

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11 Gifts For Travelers (that They Actually Want)

Buying gifts for travelers can be challenging because they aren’t the kind of people who want just stuff — they value experiences. So your task is to give them a gift that’s going to make those experiences even better. Here are 11 items that will improve their traveling experiences. Plus, even though they’re away, your gift will make them think of you.

So, here are the best gifts for travelers:

Ororo Heated Jacket

When you’re traveling, you don’t have space to bring lots of layers for different climates — that’s what so great about the Ororo jacket. On a cold morning, you can turn on the heater in the coat. When it heats up in the afternoon, turn off the heater and you’ve still got a light jacket to keep you comfortable. Best of all, this coat isn’t going to take up a lot of space in your carry on.

Buy it here

NOMATIC Travel Pack

The NOMATIC travel bag takes all your favorite features and puts them in one bag — making this the most functional travel bag ever. With over 20 features (including the ability to expand from 20 to 30 liters and a TSA-ready laptop sleeve that allows you to leave your tech in your bag when going through security), the travelers on your gift list will agree this bag is the best gift they’ve ever gotten.

Buy it here

Que Water bottle

The que Bottle is collapsible, lightweight and leakproof, so it’s super practical for travel. Not only that, but it’s BPA and plastic-free so it’s good for you and the environment. Get it in a whole bunch of awesome colors.

Buy it here

Coalatree Original Kachula

Referred to as the “Swiss army knife of blankets,” this blanket is a great gift for travelers. Besides being used as a blanket, the kachula can be a poncho, a pillow or a stuff sack. It’s also stain-resistant, anti-microbial and water resistant.

Buy it here

Enso ring

If you’ve ever left your diamond ring at home when traveling abroad or removed it for a dip in the pool, you recognize the value of a silicone ring. Travelers need a ring that’s durable and that’s what makes Enso so great: They can be comfortably worn in a variety of situations without sacrificing style. Enso’s silcone rings come in a variety of designs for both men and women, so you can find the right fit for every traveler on your gift list.

Buy them here

VACAY Sunglasses

Every traveler needs a pair of shades for those days in the sun. VACAY sunglasses are durable and high-quality, but at a lower price point than their competitors. These sunglasses are the high-style gift that won’t bust your holiday budget.

Buy them here

Fuse Charger Reel

Probably the worst part of traveling with your tech is untangling the mess it turns into. Fuse’s side winder allows you to wind your charger in five seconds. Not only that, but they also promise to eliminate cable fray.

Buy it here

NOMATIC Notebook

Incomparable features — like whiteboard paper, two elastic bookmarks, three ribbon bookmarks and a large indentation to hold a pen — set this notebook apart. For any traveler who writes while on the go, this is the notebook they need.

Buy it here

Flip 30 Power Bank

Travelers don’t always have the luxury of charging their tech, or even their power banks. GoalZero eliminates this issue with solar-ready capabilities, meaning tech can be powered by the sun, not a hole in the wall. The best part is this power bank doesn’t sacrifice output or capacity by using solar power.

Buy it here

MyFAK First Aid Kit

Travelers so often neglect to bring simple safety items when they’re on the go. Show your traveler you care about their safety by giving them a compact first aid kit that’s designed to be adaptive, functional and indestructible.

Buy it here

Tarah Pro JayBird Headphones

Because travelers don’t always have an opportunity to charge headphones, the Tarah Pro — with industry-leading battery life — is the way to go. They’re also weather-proof, very durable, have pivoting buds and a crisp sound.

 

November 28, 2017

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What The Best Bosses Give Their Employees for Christmas

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s that time of year again: the air is getting colder, the snows are coming, and for many of us, our thoughts begin to drift toward Christmas. Who will we see? Are we going anywhere? What on Earth are we going to give to our families and friends? And, often, there’s a quiet little voice inside our heads wondering what we’re going to get, be it from family, friends, or even our bosses.


Giving Gifts to Employees


While not all employers practice the tradition of giving Christmas (or holiday, or winter) gifts to their employees, it is definitely appreciated when they do. But what do your employees want this year? And what can you afford to give them?


The most widely wished for and perhaps the most appreciated gift is the gift of cash. To some, this may seem impersonal and dull, while others may see it as a way to encourage your employees to have a life outside of work. Either way, the receiver of the money could almost certainly use it–in this financial climate, who couldn’t use a few more dollars? Just be careful about how you distribute bonuses; stick to a fair and sensible system to determine who gets how much.


There are, however, other awesome gifts that are a little more personal than cash, and one of these things can mean the world to an employee who wants (and deserves) a little recognition for all his hard work. Here are ten suggestions for great employee gifts you could give this year:

Notebook or Planner

  • A Nomatic Planner and Notebook. This handy little book can help your employees prepare for anything. With lots of excellent features like dual elastics and perforated pages, if they’re in need of a planner, this is the one that they want.

Backpack

  • Nomatic also makes these amazing backpacks. Everyone needs to carry things, and hefting your stuff around in an organizational and sleek backpack is a great way to do it.

Roku Box

  • Consider the gift of a Roku box for your employees. A Roku is a phenomenal way to stream videos from virtually any streaming service, like Netflix or Hulu.

Terrarium Garden

  • A terrarium garden is a fun way to bring some color and life into the office. These little, low-maintenance gardens can be a bright spot for your employees.

Giant Gummy Bear

  • For a bit of whimsy, consider buying your employees a giant gummy bear. More affordable and nearly guaranteed to make them smile.

Book

  • If you know your employees pretty well, it might be fun to give them a book you think they would like. It’s a nice way of showing that you know–and care.–who they are and what they’re about.

Book-of-the-Month Subscription

  • A subscription to one of those (anything)-of-the-month clubs can be fun. There are so many to choose from, there’s almost certainly one that your employee will like.

Chocolate

  • Fancy chocolate is a traditional gift, and nearly always well-liked. Just make sure to avoid any food allergies.

Cooking Supplies

  • For employees that like to cook (or like to eat) you might think about gifting a piece of distinctive kitchen equipment. A doughnut maker or even a nice cast iron skillet might be very well received.

Oil Diffuser

  • If you work in a stressful job, an essential oil diffuser might be a great gift. Essential oils are designed to help with stress, exhaustion, and even pain. Help your employees feel better.

Umbrella

  • If your employee commutes by foot or bike, a nice umbrella might be an ideal gift. After all, the holiday season falls during the winter, when the skies open up and pour the most. Nobody likes to be wet.

Do something nice for your employees this year. You know they deserve it.