- Post-COVID, 92% of American workers expect to work from home at least 1 day per week, and 80% expect to work at least 3 days from home per week.
- With tens of millions of people now working from home, the home office needs to be a comfortable and productive space.
- We compiled a list of ten practical and fun holiday gift ideas for those who are shopping for their friends and family who work from home.
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At the height of the pandemic, close to 70% of full-time workers were working from home.
Post-COVID, 92% of American workers expect to work from home at least 1 day per week, and 80% expect to work at least 3 days from home per week.
With tens of millions of people now working from home, the home office needs to be a comfortable and productive space.
This holiday season, delight your work from home friends and family with something from this list of unique and practical gifts.
10 Last-minute Gift Ideas for the Home Office
1. Mug Warmer for Desk
The average office worker drinks about 1,000 cups of coffee annually, so keeping this hot drink warm is important. Your family and friends who work from home will thank you for this portable and plug-in drink warmer, which also comes with auto shut off and digital temperature control.
2. Ergonomic Under Desk Foot Rest
This soft memory foam foot rest can be placed anywhere – such as under a desk. The footrest is a half-cylindrical design that distributes pressure evenly when the foot is placed on it, relieving pressure on the lower back and hips, which in turn helps relieve back and sciatic nerve pain. It can also help improve blood circulation to the legs and relieve pain caused by sitting for too long.
Sitting all day for work can take quite a toll on the body, and it’s important for workers to sit in a way that’s healthy for their bodies.
3. Ergonomic Chair
This desk chair from ergonofis relieves stress on your lower back with the chair’s dynamic tilt, which promotes movement and lets you lock in your preferred reclining angle.
The chair seat slider lets you glide the seat in and out with ease while sitting comfortably in the chair, assuring an optimal ergonomic position: back against the rest and knees at a 90-degree angle.
One of the most essential aspects of working from home is a comfortable chair!
4. Multifunctional Wooden Desk Organizer with Docking Stand
This compact desk organizer has been crafted by master artisans from 100% solid Ash wood, giving it a smooth texture and beautiful wood patterns. The organizer is also eco-friendly because the wood used is FSC Certified.
This versatile organizer is designed to allow you to keep all your daily essentials in one place, and even has a cell phone charging dock.
It can be hard to keep your home office organized, which is why a desk organizer is an optimal gift for those who work remotely.
5. The Work Wellness Card Deck: 60 Simple Practices to De-stress and Recharge Wherever You Work
Banish burnout with this deck of 60 easy-to-do-anywhere prompts that encourage tranquility, serenity, and wellness in your place of work, wherever that may be.
Each card in this wellness deck offers a helpful tip to add mindfulness to a worker’s day, whether it’s by setting intentions or connecting with their colleagues in a whole new way.
Packaged in a portable format, the deck is organized into three categories: REFRESH (mental health), FLOW (physical health), and CONNECT (work relationships). Prompts include office stretches that help your posture, breathing exercises to manage stress, a gratitude practice to focus on the positive, and networking ideas to build meaningful relationships.
6. USB Cool Mist Humidifier
This cute cactus-shaped humidifier emits a cool mist for up to four hours, keeping stuffy noses and dryness at bay.
This mini humidifier can be connected and powered by a PC, laptop, car charger or any other USB outlet.
It can also function as a night-light, has an AUTO SHUT OFF of four hours, and has an ultra-quiet design.
This mini humidifier will brighten up any work space while also making it a healthier and more breathable environment.
7. Glass propagation vase with a-frame wooden stand
A houseplant can instantly transform a workspace, and having a plant nearby can potentially boost productivity by 15%, according to a UK study.
The full view bulb vase is made of high-quality borosilicate handmade glass, which has strong heat resistance and good permeability, allowing plants to flourish and grow. The bracket is made of natural wood and is very durable.
For those who know how to take care of plants, they are a fantastic gift idea and addition to anyone’s home office.
8. Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control
These headphones have up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10 min charge for 5 hours of playback) as well as touch sensor controls to pause, play, or skip tracks, control volume, activate a voice assistant, and answer phone calls.
Noise canceling headphones are perfect for drowning out the sound of screaming toddlers, road work, barking dogs, and any other random noise making its way into your home office. With the onboard microphone, they’re also wonderful during video conference calls.
9. Fusion Reusable Notebook
This notebook gives the feel of pen and paper with the ability to digitize notes at any time.
No more wasting paper: You simply fill the 42 pages with your daily task list, weekly planner, or goals then send everything to a cloud service, wipe it clean, and then start over.
Workers can send their handwritten notes to cloud services like Google drive, Dropbox, Evernote, OneNote, Slack, iCloud, email and more using the free Rocketbook application for iOS and Android.
10. Video Conference Lighting Kit
Perfect for zoom meetings, this ring light has three color temperatures (white light/warm light/natural light), which is ideal for altering the lighting to your skin.
The LED video light has a clip set design: You only need to clamp the clip to the edge of the computer screen. It can also be rotated to adjust to the direction and angle of the light.
Remote working has brought about the zoom meeting era, which is something that we won’t see an end to for some time to come. Those of us who work from home might as well look good on camera!