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100 Gifts for Commuters

From Heated Insoles to Convertible Scooter Knapsacks

— December 6, 2012 — Naughty
Not everyone enjoys commuting and, while it’s something that must be done, there are things friends and family can do to make their morning trip a little easier with these amazing gifts for commuters.

It’s important for commuters to get ample sleep, considering they have to wake up extra early to bike to work or catch the morning train. With efficient kitchen helpers like coffee-brewing toasters that also fry up some nice eggs, timed self-brewing and tea-steeping travel mugs and mini tripod beverage heaters, the commuters will be able to enjoy a nice hot cup after a long cold trip outside. And if wet socks and cold feet are a concern, there are portable boot dryers, heated insoles as well as heated gloves. Of course, don’t forget the waterproof phone cases too.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Shoe-Specific Blow-Dryers
Shoe-Specific Blow-Dryers
The Boot and Glove Dryer Helps Avoid Stepping into Soggy Shoes
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98
Protective Cozy Musical Headgear
Protective Cozy Musical Headgear
Headbands with MP3 Keep Ears Snuggly While Fighting Winter Chills
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97
Weather-Resistant Lighters
Weather-Resistant Lighters
The REI Stormproof Matches are Made to Rough it Out
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96
Marvelous Sweat-Repellent Materials
Marvelous Sweat-Repellent Materials
Columbia Omni-Freeze Zero Fabric Keeps You Cool
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95
Chic Touchscreen Gloves
Chic Touchscreen Gloves
These Leather Touchscreen Gloves Don't Compromise Style for Functionality
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94
USB Leg Warmers
USB Leg Warmers
Stay Toasty While Surfing the Net with These Creatively Designed Stockings
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93
Summer Seat Mat Coolers
Summer Seat Mat Coolers
The Thanko AC Ass Cushion Keeps the Bum from Burning
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92
Noise-Canceling Smartphones
Noise-Canceling Smartphones
The 'Etymotic hf3 Headset and Earphones' Blocks City Sounds
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91
Audio-Adaptable Eyewear
Audio-Adaptable Eyewear
The Sanpei Optics Spectacles Will Change the Way You Look at Music
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90
Multiple Tablet Chargers
Multiple Tablet Chargers
The Insync Transport Case Powers Up to 16 iPads
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89
Holiday Hued Timepieces
Holiday Hued Timepieces
The Barneys Holiday Collection 2012 Introduces New Nixon Watches
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88
Flash Drive Air Fresheners
Flash Drive Air Fresheners
The 'Aroma Style USB Stick' Diffuses Bad Odors
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87
Heat-Regulating Gauntlets
Heat-Regulating Gauntlets
The Chaval Response XRT Gloves Responds to the Temperature of the Hands
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86
Peeping Rain Protectors
Peeping Rain Protectors
The Submarine Umbrellas Let Users Indulge in a Little Practical Fantasy
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85
PC-Warmed Seating
PC-Warmed Seating
The USB Circle Cushion Heater Uses Computer Power to Toast Your Tush
<
84
Sun-Absorbent Suits
Sun-Absorbent Suits
The Solar Charge Suit Absorbs and Traps the Sun's Heat to Keep You Warm
<
83
Neck-Bound MP3 Headsets
Neck-Bound MP3 Headsets
The Conveniently Portable Sony Walkman W260 for Those On-the-Go
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82
Portable Alarming Devices
Portable Alarming Devices
Forget Using Two Alarms When You Have the iBell iPhone Alarm Clock
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81
Witty Punctuation Gloves
Witty Punctuation Gloves
The Kate Spade 'Air Quote' Mittens are Adorable Grammatical Gear
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80
Slip-Proof Switchable Soles
Slip-Proof Switchable Soles
Yaktrax Run Converts Regular Runners into Snow-Treading Kicks
<
79
Air Conditioned Padding
Air Conditioned Padding
The Aero Seat Cooling Cushion Keeps You Feeling Fresh
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78
Drink-Heating Hubs
Drink-Heating Hubs
The USB Cup Warmer Keeps Your Coffee Steaming Hot
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77
Shooting Practice Alarms
Shooting Practice Alarms
The Lock N’ Load Target Alarm Clock Presents a Troublesome Conundru
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76
Chunkless Java Whitener
Chunkless Java Whitener
Enjoy the Perfect Cup with the Stir The Squeeze Coffee Maker
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75
Bluetooth Telephone Mittens
Bluetooth Telephone Mittens
Hi-Fun Gloves Give New Meaning to the Saying "Talk to the Hand"
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74
Waterproof MP3 Watches
Waterproof MP3 Watches
The Proof Offers an H20-Friendly Timepiece Option for the iPod Nano
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73
Foot-Specific Cooling Fans
Foot-Specific Cooling Fans
The Thanko Foot Cooler is for Hot and Smelly Feet
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72
Signal-Stopping Phone Cases
Signal-Stopping Phone Cases
The Blokket Protects Your Phone from Unwanted Frequencies
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71
Cooling Canopies
Cooling Canopies
The Fanbrella Umbrella Not Only Shields You from Rain & Rays, But Also Cools You
<
70
Disposable French Presses
Disposable French Presses
The Grower's Cup Coffee Maker is for Single Use Only
<
69
Transparent Tea Kettles
Transparent Tea Kettles
The Infinitea Teapot Lets You Watch the Teabagging as It Happens
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68
Theft-Deterring Bike Lanterns
Theft-Deterring Bike Lanterns
The Sparse Bicycle Lights are Extremely Hard to Steal
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67
Sealable Phone Protectors
Sealable Phone Protectors
Vitamin Shield Keeps Your Mobile Safe from Toilets and Dirt
<
66
Frugal Aviation Timepieces
Frugal Aviation Timepieces
The Keaton Leather Watch by Fossil is Aviation Style on a Budget
<
65
Shakeable Music Players
Shakeable Music Players
The TicToc from Samsung is Shake Powered
<
64
Electrically Insulated Outerwear
Electrically Insulated Outerwear
Stay Outdoors Longer with the Omni-Heat Electric Squall Jacket
<
63
Cooling Cranium Covers
Cooling Cranium Covers
The Thanko Fan Hat Keeps Your Face Fresh and Free of Sweat
<
62
Crime-Fighting Mitts
Crime-Fighting Mitts
Techno-Holics' Tazer Gloves Make Superheroes Out of Citizens
<
61
Hybrid Headphone Helmets
Hybrid Headphone Helmets
POC's New Receptor Bug Taps Beats by Dre for In-Helmet Audio
<
60
Fashionable Cooling Scarves
Fashionable Cooling Scarves
The 'Magicool Scarf' Will Keep You Cool During a Heat Wave
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59
Kinetic Phone Chargers
Kinetic Phone Chargers
The Ino Bike Lets Commuters Recharge Phones On the Go
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58
Cycle-Friendly Suit Bags
Cycle-Friendly Suit Bags
Suitpack Transports Business Attire Crease-Free
<
57
Traveling Auto Loungers
Traveling Auto Loungers
The Inflatable Car Bed Makes Trips More Comfortable
<
56
Provocative Parasols
Provocative Parasols
The F*ck the Rain Umbrella Lets Mother Nature Know What You Really Think
<
55
Airy Insoles
Airy Insoles
The Cool Breeze Shoes Will Keep You Comfortable From Head to Toe
<
54
Drip-Free Parasols
Drip-Free Parasols
The Inverted Umbrella is Ideal for Busy Rainy Commutes
<
53
Nerdy Tech Ties
Nerdy Tech Ties
The USB Necktie Keeps You Cool Even in the Hottest Climate
<
52
Rechargeable Clothes Carriers
Rechargeable Clothes Carriers
The Hanger USB Charger Recharges Your Gadgets in the Closet
<
51
Glowing Theft Preventers
Glowing Theft Preventers
The Bicycle Light Lock Lets You Know if Someone is Stealing Your Ride
<
50
Travel Friendly Garments
Travel Friendly Garments
The Burton Sleeper Hoodie Has its Own Pillow and Toothbrush Built-In
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49
Head-Propping Sleep Accessories
Head-Propping Sleep Accessories
The UpRight Sleeper Minimizes Neck Cramps and Maximizes Naps
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48
Foldable Waterproof Wellies
Foldable Waterproof Wellies
The New Foldable Hunter Boot Fends From Rainy Days While On the Go
<
47
Arcade-Inspired Coffee Sleeves
Arcade-Inspired Coffee Sleeves
The Power Cozy is the Perfect Item for Any Geeky Gamer
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46
Padded Sole Heaters
Padded Sole Heaters
ThermaCELL Heated Insoles Prevent Wet Shoes and Cold Feet
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45
Shrinking Storage Cycles
Shrinking Storage Cycles
The Eco-Friendly Smart City Cycle Expands into Sleek Storage Units
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44
Ultra Fast Coffee Maker
Ultra Fast Coffee Maker
Two Cups of Java in 30 Seconds Flat
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43
Bath-Friendly Phone Covers
Bath-Friendly Phone Covers
Aqualife Waterproof Case Protects Your Handset Up to One Meter Below
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42
Cubic Clip-On Headsets
Cubic Clip-On Headsets
The Angle Bluetooth Headset Offers an Effortless Ear Clip Design
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41
Bicycles for Businessmen
Bicycles for Businessmen
The Tato Commuter Bicycle is Ready for Wall Street
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40
Bladeless Space Heaters
Bladeless Space Heaters
The Dyson Hot is the Latest in Heating Technology
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39
Thermal Mouse Mats
Thermal Mouse Mats
The Futon Mouse Keeps Hands Warm in Long Computer Sessions
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38
No-Sweat Chilling Foams
No-Sweat Chilling Foams
Japanese Summer Cooling Sprays Offer an Alternative to Air Conditioning
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37
Suit-Compressing Cases
Suit-Compressing Cases
The Freefold Bag Prevents Creases and Unwanted Wrinkling When Traveling
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36
Air-Conditioned Furniture
Air-Conditioned Furniture
Suzukaze Kuchofuku Seat Cushion
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35
Head-Covering Cushions (UPDATE)
Head-Covering Cushions (UPDATE)
The Kawamura-Ganjavian Ostrich Pillow Lets You Rest in Public
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34
Heated Footless Socks
Heated Footless Socks
Protect Your Legs in the Winter with Cordless Leg Warmers
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33
Self-Brewing Teacups
Self-Brewing Teacups
The Tea Package Concept is an All-In-One Kettle and Cup
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32
Retro Roadster Java Cups
Retro Roadster Java Cups
Hot Rod Heated Travel Mug Keeps Coffee Warm '50s Style
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31
Sound-Blaring Bicycle Bolts
Sound-Blaring Bicycle Bolts
The Acoustic-Optical Lock Will Help Locate Bikes
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30
Mobile Backup Batteries
Mobile Backup Batteries
The Innergie PocketCell Supplies Emergency Smartphone Power On the Go
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29
Wireless Waterproof Headsets
Wireless Waterproof Headsets
Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones Let You Play in the Rain Again
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28
Flipping Coffee Makers
Flipping Coffee Makers
The Brunton Flip-N-Drip Brews a Quick Cup of Joe
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27
Transport-Savvy Braille Watches
Transport-Savvy Braille Watches
'Metro Dot' Helps the Visually Impaired Ride the Subway with Ease
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26
Cordless Hip-Hop Headgear
Cordless Hip-Hop Headgear
Beats by Dre Wireless Headphones Feature a Tangle-Free Design
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25
Hot Hand Mittens
Hot Hand Mittens
The Ultimate Rechargeable Heated Gloves Keep Your Hands Warm for Hours
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24
USB Bicycle Chargers
USB Bicycle Chargers
The Smartphone BikeCharge Gives You Battery Life On-the-Go
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23
Cargo-Carrying Bicycles
Cargo-Carrying Bicycles
The Donky Bike Lessens Your Burden with Front and Rear Mounted Racks
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22
Fly Guy Laundering
Fly Guy Laundering
The Arion Clothes Iron Turns Your Duds into Air Dancers for Drying and Pressing
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21
Luxuriously Inked Timepieces
Luxuriously Inked Timepieces
Mister Cartoon Diesel Watches Expertly Display Tattooing and Time
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20
Automatic-Infusing Mugs
Automatic-Infusing Mugs
The Time Your Tea Thermos Steeps Your Beverage to Perfection
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19
Waterproof Smartphones
Waterproof Smartphones
The Droid RAZR is a Phone Fit for a Marine
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18
Underwater Smartphone Protectors
Underwater Smartphone Protectors
The iPhone Scuba Case by TAT7 Shields Your Phone From H2O
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17
Aerodynamic Biker Knapsacks
Aerodynamic Biker Knapsacks
The Ogio No Drag Mach 1 Backpack is Made for Motorcyclists
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16
Phone-Charging Purses
Phone-Charging Purses
Everpurse iPhone Charger Allows You to Power Up On the Go
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15
Eco Infusing Cups
Eco Infusing Cups
The Portable Brewing Mug Prepares Your Morning Beverage On the Go
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14
Modernized Armor-Like Umbrellas
Modernized Armor-Like Umbrellas
The Rain Shield Protects the Sides of the Body, Not Just the Head
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13
Bug-Eyed Winter Jackets
Bug-Eyed Winter Jackets
The Matt Nylon Hooded Down Jacket Provides Great Insulation for Winter
<
12
Leather Smarphone Cases
Leather Smarphone Cases
The Makr iPhone 5 Sleeves Provide Rugged Protection
<
11
Opinionated Mug Huggers
Opinionated Mug Huggers
These Knitstorm Mug Cozies are Warm and Wordy
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10
Multitasking Coffee Cups
Multitasking Coffee Cups
The Perk Travel Mug is an Infuser, a Kettle and a Vessel All in One
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9
Mobile Coffee Maker for Vehicles
Mobile Coffee Maker for Vehicles
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8
Triple-Threat Morning Cookers
Triple-Threat Morning Cookers
The Retro Series 3-in-1 Breakfast Station Gets Food Ready in One Go
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7
Phone-Mimicking MP3 Players
Phone-Mimicking MP3 Players
The iPod Nano 7 is Nearly the Size of a Credit Card
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6
Notepad Gadget Chargers
Notepad Gadget Chargers
The MiLiPower Notebook is the First Notebook Phone Charger
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5
Wrist-Worn Microwaves
Wrist-Worn Microwaves
Electrolux EMS Cooker Uses Your Body's Heat to Warm Your Drink
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4
Lightweight Detachable Skates
Lightweight Detachable Skates
Flashing Roller Skates Lighten Up a Commuter's Pack
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3
Convertible Scooter Knapsacks
Convertible Scooter Knapsacks
Gustavo Brenck's Gig Pack is Practical and Convenient
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2
Tripod Beverage Boilers
Tripod Beverage Boilers
The Mefisto Kettle Only Warms What Will be Drunk
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1
Compact Computing Timepieces
Compact Computing Timepieces
NEXD Android Watches are Multifunctional and Sleek
<