26 truly useful work from home gifts

Gene Selby

CNN —   Chances are, there’s someone on your holiday shopping list who works from home. And while the season for giving may look a bit different this year, there are still plenty of practical, thoughtful and exciting gifts that any remote worker will enjoy (and find particularly useful). Aside […]



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Chances are, there’s someone on your holiday shopping list who works from home. And while the season for giving may look a bit different this year, there are still plenty of practical, thoughtful and exciting gifts that any remote worker will enjoy (and find particularly useful).

Aside from the obvious work-from-home essentials like a laptop or computer, there are lots of home, kitchen, decor, tech and fashion items that make for the perfect presents. Not sure where to start? We’ve picked out 26 of the coolest and most useful gifts that are sure to make your loved one’s working-from-home experience more comfortable, organized and efficient. To make sure your gift arrives in time, be sure to check estimated shipping times — and consider expedited shipping if you’d like it to be delivered before Christmas.

And if you’re looking for more gift ideas, check out our roundups for the best gifts for her, gifts for him, Nordstrom gifts, 5-star Amazon gifts, yummy food gifts and gifts for everyone else.

Amazon

TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp with USB Charging Port

This modern desk lamp comes with tens of thousands of rave reviews on Amazon — and for good reason. It’s equipped with five custom brightness levels, a USB charging port, a timer and touch control.

Treehouse Fleece-Lined Thermal Fuzzy Slipper Socks, 2-Pack

Amazon

Treehouse Fleece-Lined Thermal Fuzzy Slipper Socks, 2-Pack

Keeping feet warm and toasty while working from home is a must — and this two-pack set of fuzzy Sherpa-lined socks is perfect to help your giftee do just that.

KikiAndNim Home Office Art

Etsy

KikiAndNim Home Office Art

They can spruce up their home office with a cute and quirky piece of wall art.

Elago 3-in-1 Apple Charging Station

Amazon

Elago 3-in-1 Apple Charging Station

Say goodbye to tangled, messy wires thanks to this editor-favorite Elago charging hub, which holds and charges daily essentials like their iPhone, AirPods or Apple Watch with ease.

SimplyuniquebagsAU Personalized Mouse Pad

Etsy

SimplyuniquebagsAU Personalized Mouse Pad

A personalized leather mouse pad is luxe, practical and thoughtful.

Prettygarden Two-Piece Matching Sweatsuit

Amazon

Prettygarden Two-Piece Matching Sweatsuit

Because our love for all things comfy knows no boundaries, this Prettygarden two-piece matching sweatsuit is a must-have — and the epitome of a perfect work-from-home outfit.

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Amazon

Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

This quick and easy-to-use sandwich maker will have a delicious breakfast sandwich ready in minutes so they can start their workday off fueled in the best way possible.

Baleaf Cotton Joggers with Pockets

Amazon

Baleaf Cotton Joggers with Pockets

These No. 1 bestselling joggers have garnered nearly 4,000 5-star customer reviews thanks to how soft and comfortable they are, which makes them the ultimate work-from-home pants.

Saiji Adjustable Laptop Desk

Amazon

Saiji Adjustable Laptop Desk

If they’re working from somewhere other than a home office desk, this adjustable laptop desk is lightweight yet sturdy, portable and perfect for saving space.

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

Amazon

Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2

They’ll be able to keep their morning brew perfectly hot for hours thanks to this app-controlled smart mug from Ember.

Golden Ratio 7-Pack Chai Spiced Gold Coffee Pouches

Golden Ratio

Golden Ratio 7-Pack Chai Spiced Gold Coffee Pouches

The perfect gift to go with the aforementioned Ember smart mug? These easy-to-brew coffee pouches, which are delicious, smooth and rich in flavor. Choose from variations including chai spice, chocolate mint, pumpkin spice and more. Check out our review of Golden Ratio here.

Alera Elusion Series Mesh Mid-Back Multifunction Chair

Amazon

Alera Elusion Series Mesh Mid-Back Multifunction Chair

An editor-favorite ergonomic mesh task chair will make sitting behind any desk infinitely more comfortable thanks to its adjustability, lumbar support and cushioned seat. This one was also named the best budget buy in our best office chairs of 2020 test.

Purple Ultimate Seat Cushion

Purple

Purple Ultimate Seat Cushion

And no matter where they’re stationed in their home, the Purple Ultimate Seat Cushion will make it feel like they’re sitting on a cloud. Its contoured groove helps to encourage proper posture while air channels help to keep the seat cool.

Cubii JR1 Seated Under Desk Elliptical Machine

Amazon

Cubii JR1 Seated Under Desk Elliptical Machine

This mini elliptical machine is ideal for burning calories, boosting energy and improving circulation — all while sitting at a home office desk (or on the couch!). Plus, it comes with over 4,300 5-star customer ratings.

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Unisex Robe

Nordstrom

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Unisex Robe

Give the gift of comfort with this Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe, which is made from machine-washable microfiber that’s so soft, you’ll want to treat yourself to one too.

Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Device

Theragun

Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Device

Give them the gift of easing muscle tension, soreness and knots after a hard day’s work with the Theragun Mini Percussive Therapy Device, complete with three built-in speeds and perfectly portable. Check out our review of the Mini here.

Apple Watch Series 3

Amazon

Apple Watch Series 3

Speaking of an Apple Watch, that makes for a great holiday gift too! They’ll be able to make phone calls, send messages, monitor their heart rate, listen to music and more — all from their wrist.

Ugg Genuine Shearling Slipper

Nordstrom

Ugg Genuine Shearling Slipper

There’s a reason Ugg slippers are so popular: They’re comfy, cozy, keep your feet warm and are awfully cute. What’s not to love?

Serene House Ranger Essential Oil Diffuser

Urban Outfitters

Serene House Ranger Essential Oil Diffuser

They’ll be able to fill their home office with their favorite essential oils thanks to this Serene House diffuser. Plus, it’s so gorgeous it doubles as chic room decor.

Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Desk Tackle Box

Rifle Paper Co.

Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Desk Tackle Box

Staying organized has never looked so pretty. This Rifle Paper Co. stationery box is complete with everything they need for their workspace, including sticky notes, paper clips, pencils, a notepad and more.

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Headphones

Amazon

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Headphones

Noise-canceling headphones are a necessity for anyone working from home. and the Sony WH-1000XM4 earned our title of the best over-ear headphones of 2020 for their superior noise-canceling ability, sound quality and all-day comfort.

The Sill Jade Pothos Plant

The Sill

The Sill Jade Pothos Plant

Adding a plant to their home office is an easy way to brighten up their space. Bonus: They can even help improve air quality.

Russel+Hazel Acrylic Desk Organizer

Anthropologie

Russel+Hazel Acrylic Desk Organizer

This acrylic desk organizer is so stylish, anyone will be excited to display it in their home office.

Artifact Uprising Brass & Easel Calendar

Artifact Uprising

Artifact Uprising Brass & Easel Calendar

Add a sentimental touch to their workstation with this sleek and modern easel-style brass calendar that you can personalize with meaningful photos.

Leuchtturm1917 Medium A5 Ruled Hardcover Notebook

Amazon

Leuchtturm1917 Medium A5 Ruled Hardcover Notebook

Whether they’re jotting down notes during a meeting or writing their daily to-do list, a polished notebook is key.

Healthy Human Water Bottle Curve

Amazon

Healthy Human Water Bottle Curve

Staying properly hydrated during the workday is easy with this water bottle, which will keep their drinks cool or hot for hours on end — and was our pick for the best water bottle of 2020.

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