Whilst it sounds like an incredible way of seeing the world, travelling for business is often far from being glamourous. Rushed and exhausting with your whole life packed in a carry-on, sometimes it’s good to have a few luxuries packed with you to bring the comfort of home with you on board your flight. We’ve put together a list of travel must-haves for the working (and travelling) mum.
The amazingly versatile Emma 3 in 1 hanging bag from Victoria Green is the ultimate travel must-have. The bag features two detachable transparent compartments made to be compliant with airport security laws which means that you can pre-pack with confidence.
The metal hanger also means that your beauty products can be easily stored, even in the smallest of hotel rooms.
Radley’s new premium soft side collection is the perfect capsule travel companion for either the streamlined business traveller. This sophisticated collection hides it’s playfulness on the inside with a vibrant spotty print whilst presenting an ‘all business’ exterior with refined metal branding and gold accept zips. Working mum with a side of weekend mum!
Keep your passport and travel documents in this gorgeous studded clutch that declares your mum status without being too frivolous! The clutch is crafted from luxurious black tumbled leather and embellished front and back with silver studs.
Keep warm on the flight with this beautifully snug luxurious wrap. Crafted from 100% sustainable sourced cashmere from Inner Mongolia, they are crafted in Scotland by Johnstons of Elgin. Each wrap can also be monogrammed for a truly bespoke and luxurious gift.
While many smartphone owners in the UK feel that backing up their device is important, many wish it was easier and less time consuming, according to research from Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC).
Today, Western Digital, a leading company in consumer storage solutions, launched the new SanDisk iXpand Wireless Charger to solve this issue – the world’s first one-step wireless charging and automatic local photo backup solution for Qi™-compatible iPhones and Android™ phones. Until now, there has not been an easy way to locally and automatically back up photos and videos whilst simultaneously charging wirelessly. Users simply place a Qi-enabled phone on the base to charge the device and back up photos, videos and contacts automatically, and never worry about losing content again.
Simplehuman’s new sensor mirror compact gives you the confidence of tru-lux lighting on the go! The tru-lux light system simulates natural sunlight, allowing you to see full colour variation, so you’ll know when your makeup is colour-correct and flawless. The 3x magnification gives you a hyper-clear view of every detail. A sensor turns the light on automatically when taken out of the sensor pouch, and turns off when put back in. The power button lets you toggle between 650 or 300 lux dual brightness settings. A fold-out ring handle is secure and comfortable in your hand, or can be used as a stand for hands-free viewing — and it comes with an attached button strap that keeps the mirror secure inside the pouch. The mirror is rechargeable, and one charge lasts up to 1 week with typical daily usage. Available in brushed steel, rose gold, black and white.
datAshur PRO² USB flash drive is an encrypted USB with a capacity of 512GB and a whole host of security features included. Users can store and back up all their photos/videos and more and with a whopping 512GB capacity in a flash drive, this is portable enough to take with you everywhere, whilst also giving users the opportunity to keep all their private files all in one safe and secure place.
Dubbed ‘a tiny gym in your pocket’ Activ5 is a portable fitness device that enables anyone with a smartphone to exercise anywhere, anytime. Perfect for working professionals who sit all day, travellers, over 60s, busy mums or simply those who find it challenging to fit in daily activity, Activ5 helps to:
-Tone and strengthen muscles with results showing that users can increase strength by 30% in just 6 weeks
-Personalise 100+ exercises to your fitness level, track progress and exercise while playing games
-Do full body isometric exercises and workouts – 5 minutes of isometric exercise can be the equivalent of 25-minutes of gym machine exercises?
-Track results on the companion Activ5 app, available on iOS and Android
-It even has specific workouts for the plane and hotel room
On crowded flights — and really, are there any other kind these days? — rollers are the first to get gate checked. The Covert Case will save your bag from this fate. The suitcase has no wheels and appears to be much smaller than its 40-litre capacity. Since it’s configured to carry as a briefcase, backpack or across the body, it’s easy to slip past the gate attendant’s watchful eyes, and its padded soft sides make it easy to shove into that narrow spot left in the overhead.
The AirComfy Ease is the only pillow designed to provide either lumbar support or neck support, with an elastic band to secure it to your headrest. Just inflate it to the firmness you prefer for use and pack it flat or back into its pouch when you’ve reached your destination.
These 10ml size perfumes are perfect to take abroad with you and as they’re 20% perfume oil they actually last for much longer than you think. The Mini Discovery Set collection is specifically available in the Covent Garden store, although the 10ml fragrances are also available on their website.
Beautifully crafted in a ballerina style using woven Brocades, our slippers, with removable massaging magnetic insoles improve circulation and relieve aching legs and feet.
Perfect for wearing inflight, at home or in the office, the textured insoles massage your feet like reflexology whilst the magnets can improve metabolism and aid pain relief.
If you’re a busy working mum you do need some down time sometimes! Read our article entitled 10 Ways to Pamper Yourself at Home. And if you work from home and are struggling to strike that balance, take a read of How to manage work life balance when you work from home