Gifts Ideas for People Who Work from Home

Giving gifts helps in rekindling relationships with friends, relatives or even forming new ones with total strangers. Times are changing, and many people have resorted to or have been forced to work from home. Are you wondering what to give someone in your life who works from home? There are several gift options available, and the best thing is that you don’t have to break the bank to get something special. Here are some of the best gifts you can get for your work-from-home buddies or relatives to help create positive vibes in their homes, eliminate distractions or make them more comfortable.

House plants

House plants make good greenery gifts as they will last for long, unlike other options like cut flowers. They also create aesthetically pleasing accents, and some are good for air purification. But getting the right house plants for another person can be challenging, especially if you aren’t sure about the lighting in their house or how they will be committed to taking care of the plants. To make things easy, get low-maintenance plants that will grow effortlessly even without ample lighting. Some of these plants include pothos, jade plant, and bird’s nest fern.

Noise-canceling headphones

When working from home, someone can easily get distracted by noises coming from inside the house or outside. From the sounds of cars passing, if they stay near the road, to the endless repairs in the neighborhood and crying babies, noise can be a great source of distraction. Make their life better by getting them noise-canceling headphones that will enhance their focus.

Desk lamp

Desk lamps also make perfect gifts for people who work from home. They can use the lamp on their computer when working, reading, or doing any other activity when it gets dark. Apart from their functional value, desk lamps also double as décor pieces that create beautiful impressions. To make it even better, go for adjustable lamps that can be set to perform various tasks by adjusting their glare. Still, you need to know the size of the desk the person you want to gift has. If the desk is small, a lamp with a smaller base will be more suitable as it won’t occupy a lot of space. For large desks, you can go for wide-based lamps.

Journaling notebook

Although we are in a digital era, there is always that good feeling that comes with writing on paper. Almost everyone uses a journaling notebook. Notebooks can be used as diaries and greatly helps in keeping a person organized. To make your recipient feel special, be a little bit extra when choosing a notebook. Instead of going for the simple and common ones, get one with a unique texture and high-quality papers that don’t bleed (show color on the other side of the written page).

Ergonomic working chair

A person can sit for almost 8 hours in a single day when working, which can put a lot of pressure on their body if they are not comfortable. Many people don’t put too much concern into making their working area comfortable when working from home and end up having endless back pains and other body discomforts. Surprisingly, it never clicks in their mind that the kind of chair they use might be the root problem. If you have such a friend or relative, giving them an ergonomic working chair will be a great idea. An ergonomic chair is also one of the most suitable gifts for moms to be, as it greatly reduces back pains and hip pressure, which are common during pregnancy. These chairs are also known for boosting productivity and the general quality of work delivered.

Comfortable lap desk

When working from home, you don’t have to stay in a single spot all the time. You can work from your desk, bedroom, balcony, kitchen, or any other area you feel comfortable in. However, there is one challenge that comes in; getting a flat surface to work from. Most likely, you cannot keep on moving a working desk from one point to another. A lap desk comes in handy here since it is easily portable. Gifting someone a lap desk allows him or her to work from any space/room comfortably.

Pieces of fine art 

A piece of art will be a fantastic gift for art lovers who work from home. Getting the perfect piece requires you to dig deeper about your recipient and know their personal preference and maybe how their space looks like. Don’t fall into the trap of buying a piece of your taste. Instead, Go for theirs. You can try to picture how their house looks like and get something that will complement their decor.

Gifting someone makes them feel loved and appreciated. And, you don’t have to wait for the giving seasons to do it. You can do it any time of the year. Choose a suitable and affordable gift from the list above and put a smile on your recipient’s face. If you can, try to identify some of the challenges they face and solve them with your gift. It’s the small efforts that create and maintain meaningful relationships in life.

Victoria Brewood
victoria@pommietravels.com

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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