Buy the business trip present before you leave
I just got back from the Web 2.0 Conf...I mean, Summit in SF, where I witnessed the amazing blastoff propelling the Stikkit beta launch. WOW. More on that soon...right now, I'd like to share a decent hack I stumbled upon while on my way out of town.
Whenever I go on a trip and leave my kids behind with Daddy or Gramma or Bubbie (this happens occasionally), I like to bring home a little gift for each of them. More than once, the last few hours of my trip involved rifling through overpriced boutiques or airport stores looking for trinkets to stash. This time, I bought each of the kids a little something before I left. I got to pick something I knew they'd like, no scrambling necessary at the end of my trip, and I probably paid less than I would have last-minute, too.