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3 Gift Ideas for Commuters

Posted by the Commuter Benefit Solutions Team December 16, 2019

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Are you stumped on what gift to give your favorite commuter this year? Well, maybe we can help you out.

Here’s a list of ideas for gifts that we think commuters will love.

Audible subscription

Does your favorite commuter love to listen to audiobooks on the train? Audible is a great service for them. New memberships cost $14.95 per month after a 30-day trial.

Your recipient will receive one credit for one audiobook and two Audible Originals each month. You also get guided wellness plans, and more. And if they already have a subscription, Audible also sells gift cards.

Cell phone external battery

One of the worst things that can happen to a commuter is forgetting to carry the phone at night or at work. With an external battery, this is not a problem. There are many of them out there who can add up to 48 hours of battery life to your phone and charge other electronics like those with USB chargers. Great for hurricanes or just navigating the rigors of commuting.

Commuter Benefits

We’re not kidding! If you own a business, there’s no better gift for your commuters than commuter benefits.

Commuters can save up to 40 percent on commuting costs. That’s because they can save up to $265 per month, tax-free, in their paychecks. They can use the money on public transit, rideshares and qualified parking.

Meanwhile, businesses save too. Companies can save about $41 per employee per month on payroll taxes. For example, if 50 employees are enrolled in a commuter benefits program for 12 months, you can save $24,000. Grow your program to 75 employees, and you can save up to $36,000.

It’s one of the few benefits that puts money in your employees’ pockets. If you are interested in learning more, download the guide below:
Commuter Benefits 101 Guide  Learn How Commuter Benefits Work

Topics: Commuter Lifestyle