Working from home has its perks; there’s no commute, all your colleagues are pets, and pajama bottoms are a viable fashion choice. But it also comes with challenges like keeping the line between “work” and “home” from blurring. If you have a loved one on your gift list who’s still trying to nail the remote work situation, we’ve curated a list of 25 gifts for people that work from home.
Comfort is key when living the work-from-home lifestyle, and the CushZone Foot Rest takes it seriously. Think of it as a mini-retreat for your giftee’s feet, with an adjustable height that lets them dial in the perfect altitude for their lower extremities so even the most mundane desk setup feels almost as cozy as their favorite recliner. It’s a thoughtful gift that works its ergonomic magic to reduce common aches and pains that come with desk jobs.
For the telecommuter who still loves the tactile joy of jotting down notes but wants to live in the 21st century, there’s the Rocketbook Core Reusable Smart Notebook. They can write, doodle, or sketch their genius ideas, then send them straight to your digital cloud with a quick scan. When they’re done taking notes, they clean the pages with a damp cloth, which means no more eraser marks or torn-through pages!
The home office is often a den of distractions. The Pinch Provisions Work From Home Survival Kit hopes to tame the chaos by setting up new telecommuters with everything they need to get started on the right foot. When they open the box, they’ll find fun essentials like a “Do Not Disturb” sign, a webcam cover for privacy, and even a fidget cube to keep idle hands busy. There are also a couple of silly treats, including a decision coin that helps them choose between pants and pajamas.
If your giftee’s to-do lists are starting to look more like a James Joyce book than a checklist, it’s time to give them the Productivity Daily Desk Pad. This tool is one of the best gifts for people that work from home because it corrals their daily schedule, tasks, water intake, and mood into one convenient, visually pleasing space. It’s the closest thing to a personal secretary they can have without doing job interviews. With this desk pad, they’ll know what needs doing and how they feel about it, all in one glance.
Remember those breakfast-in-bed trays? The Foldable Laptop Bed Desk is their tech-savvy cousin for folks who turned their work-from-home job into a work-from-bed one. It’s an entire workstation that unfolds wherever your giftee wants to set up shop, with dedicated slots for a tablet, phone, and a retractable drawer featuring a built-in mouse pad. The generous 14″ storage slot even saves a little space for some sneaky mid-Zoom snacks.
Friends don’t let friends attend Zoom meetings with unflattering overhead lights. Show your best friend you care by gifting them a Foldable Business Video Conference Lighting. It casts them a more professional glow during virtual meetings, ideal for remote workers who want to look their best but don’t have room for an entire ring light setup.
Most writing instruments are nothing to write home about, at least until the futuristic Novium Hoverpen came along. It will have your recipient “oohing” and “ahhing” as they watch it float upright above its magnetic base. It’s also fully functional for folks who prefer practical gifts over pretty ones, giving them the best of both worlds in a present worthy of desk display.
Home offices can get musty after spending day after day in there with the door shut. That’s an easy problem to solve when you give your favorite remote worker the Electric Fireplace Wax Warmer. It slowly and safely melts scented wax cubes, filling the room with a long-lasting aroma accompanied by the illusion of flickering “flames.” If you’re feeling extra generous, include a few packs of wax melts.
The Chelsea Peers Unisex Suedette Grey Cuffed Dome Slippers are one of the best gifts for people that work from home. They are the peak of under-desk luxury with a soft, plush lining and a stylish, suede-like exterior. The fuzzy cuffed dome adds an extra layer of coziness and warmth for loved ones who always seem to run on the chillier side of the thermostat.w
When working from home has someone on your gift list teetering on the edge of burnout, the Island Falls Home Zen Garden Kit reminds them to indulge in moments of mindfulness right at their desk. It’s a break from the stress of those endless emails and video calls, with plenty of charming accessories and six bamboo tools to create an oasis of om.
The YITAHOME File Cabinet aces the concept of multifunctionality despite its small footprint. It boasts two file drawers with adjustable hanging bars, a pull-out shelf, a charging hub with 2 UL-listed outlets, and 2 USB ports. It’s the perfect gift for people that work from home because they can plug in all the necessities without turning their workspace into a nest of unkempt cables.
There’s nothing like a hot cup of tea to refresh and reinvigorate an overworked mind, and the Work From Anywhere Tea Kit sets up the remote worker in your life with everything they need to brew a cuppa. They’ll get an Earl Electric Kettle, so they don’t have to run back and forth to the kitchen, and a chic double wall glass mug to keep their brew hot longer. It also includes a trio of tees for shaking that 2 PM slump, including Organic Hibiscus Beet Ginger SuperDigest Tea® Caramel Vanilla Cuppa Cake® Tea, and get wellness® No.11 Herb Tea for Immunity.
Crafted from high-quality bamboo, the JumblWare Desk File Organizer is a shape-shifting desktop storage system with adjustable pegs. Does your giftee need to expand to hold more documents? No problem. How about downsizing to give them more desk space? Easy-peasy. The thick, sturdy base and non-slip grippers keep it upright even on the most hectic and harrowing work days.
Help a telecommuter in your life melt away a long day of sitting awkwardly at a desk with the NIUONSIC Heating Pad. It’s filled with two pounds of “stone seeds” to provide a dry/moist heating experience that can relieve neck and shoulder tension. It has six adjustable heat settings ranging from 104°F to take the chill off to a toasty 140°F, so they get just the right amount of heat to cater to their comfort level. The heating pad includes an in-line remote control on the generously-long 7-foot wire.
The Sill Hardy Houseplants Duo are the perfect low-maintenance green buddies to bring fresh air to your loved one’s stuffy home office. This set pairs the (almost) unkillable parlor palm with the equally resilient snake plant, so even the most unintentionally negligent plant parent can feel like they have a green thumb. Each plant has a matching planter and care instructions included, so your burgeoning botanist can get off to a strong start with raising their new office mates.
Despite some people assuming that working from home is easier than going into the office, it’s often just as stressful, but without the benefits of work buddies to laugh with. Help your remove worker cope with the “Work from Home: A Coloring and Activity Book for Grown-ups.” It’s packed with coloring pages that illustrate the quirks of remote work and fun activities that give kids-at-heart a little whimsy to brighten their day.
For the stubborn telecommuter who insists they’re just fine sitting on a dining room chair all day, show them what they’ve been missing with an Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair. Multiple adjustments mean it caters to sitters of all shapes and sizes, giving their spine the support it needs to survive another hectic day in the home office. When you add the footrest and breathable mesh back, they’ll feel like a C-suite executive when they settle in to send another email.
Depending on which room your loved one is working from, they could spend their entire shift without seeing the light of day. It’s an even bigger problem in the winter when working 9-5 means it’s already dark by the time they sign out of Slack. The MUTIGOM Light Therapy Lamp brightens those sun-deprived days. It mimics natural daylight to boost their mood, combating seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and general feelings of blah. This lamp also has a slick design, with touch controls for the adjustable brightness and timer functions.
Do you have a friend or family member who claims to love clutter because they know where everything is? Show them the error of their ways with the gianotter Desk Organizer. With two letter trays, five upright sections, and one sliding drawer, this setup maximizes vertical and horizontal space. These handy compartments can transform even the messiest desks into a streamlined command center, meaning your loved one spends less time rummaging through piles and more time being productive.
A gift for people that work from home is the DeskCycle Ellipse Under Desk Elliptical Machine so they can burn calories while busting out spreadsheets and tuning into conference calls. This compact gadget slides under a desk, so your giftee can turn every day into leg day with a workout as intense or easygoing as they want. Its quiet operation won’t disturb them when they’re in the flow, and it has a display to track workout stats.
If you’ve got someone on your gift list who seems perpetually swamped in a jumble of cables, gadgets, and sticky notes, the Worky 15-in-1 Personal Workspace will change their life. When they open the compact box, they’ll find goodies like an LED video conference light, cable storage, a 4-port power strip, a magnetic dry-erase whiteboard for jotting down urgent to-dos, and much more. The Worky fits laptops up to 15.6 inches and must be plugged into the wall to use the power strip and light.
The Upgraded Home Office Gift is a curated collection of office opulence with five high-end treats that will make work days feel a little fancy. The Cola Syrup is a luxury for midday breaks when they need a sweet pick-me-up to get through the grind, while the gold-dipped pencils give jotting down meeting notes a touch of class. Add in the indulgent Black Lava sea salt caramel, supple but sturdy leather coasters, and a classic Moleskine, and they’ve got a ticket to the good life– at least until their lunch break is over.
Does your special someone frequently receive comments like “I can’t hear you over the background noise?” The Arama USB Headset with Noise Canceling has top-of-the-line noise-canceling features, blocking all commotion from noisy environments. They’re cozy, too, with padded ear cushions and an adjustable headband for comfortable all-day wear.
When an upgraded ergonomic office chair isn’t within budget, you can still treat your giftee to a more comfortable sitting experience with the Benazcap X Large Memory Seat Cushion. Thanks to the high-quality memory foam, this cushion molds perfectly to the shape of their body, providing unparalleled support and reducing pressure on the tailbone, saving them from chiropractic woes later down the line.
One of the best gifts for people that work from home is the 5 o’clock in an Instant Gift Set. The best thing in the box is the futuristically fizzy 3D-printed Cocktail Mix. When they drop it into their copper cup and add vodka, it turns into a Moscow Mule with all the gingery-citrus goodness sans squeezing limes. The set also features Cocktail Spoon Straws perfect for stirring or sipping and a “Cheers to Happy Hour” tea towel that makes tidying up their home bar a treat instead of a chore.
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