Treat a remote worker to a gift that can keep them focused, motivated, and help them work more efficiently from their home.
My Top Gift Choice For People Who Work From Home
There's nothing like a strong cup of coffee to get you going in the morning, or to keep you sharp throughout the day, which makes this Nespresso coffee machine a top gift for a home worker who wants to be more productive.
Having the flexibility to work from home can be great.
As not only do you get a temporary respite from the crowded commute and any annoying work colleagues.
It also means you can see more of your family, help out with the school run, and sleep in that extra hour.
Plus you can work in your PJs and no-one is going to tell you off for it!
However, it can also create some problems too.
As not every home office is equipped to encourage productivity and focus.
So, if you have a friend or loved one that works from home why not get them something that can help them to work better?
Because there are gifts you can buy that will keep them safe, healthy and comfortable, improve their concentration and performance, and make their home working environment more pleasant.
With the following gift ideas for people that work from home all being ones we would highly recommend.
1. An Ergonomic Office Chair So They Can Sit More Comfortably
The office chair you sit in as you work is probably the most important thing to get right for your home office, and it's my first gift idea for home workers who want to be productive.
Because not only will it keep them sitting happily and comfortably throughout the day, it can also help them avoid any aches and pains in your neck, back, and shoulders.
As sitting down for many hours each day can really take a toll on their body, and this is amplified when doing so in an inadequate chair that forces them to sit in a slouched posture.
So, it's vital that they use a chair that can help them maintain a healthy posture throughout the working day, and for that they need an ergonomic office chair.
As these chairs can be adjusted and fine-tuned to fit their body perfectly, while the curved design provides support and encourages them to sit more healthily.
Which will go a long way in relieving pressure and keeping them pain-free as they work, and a sitting more comfortably is bound to increase productivity.
And the one I'd recommend getting for them is the Herman Miller Aeron Chair.
As this chair is super comfortable and supportive, and has all the adjustable options they need, including seat height, tilt angle and resistance, and armrest angles.
While the built in lumbar support and curved design makes sitting in one a pleasure rather than a chore.
And as an added bonus, the iconic Herman Miller design looks great too.
2. Supportive Cushions For Their Existing Chair
If you don't want to go the whole hog and get them a new office chair, you can still buy them a smaller gift that will make their current chair more comfortable and supportive.
As a good seat cushion and lumbar support cushion can make their current office chair a lot nicer to sit in.
Because placing a lumbar support cushion between the small of their back and the back of the chair will help them to maintain a healthy S-shaped curve in their spine as they sit.
Which will takes the pressure and strain off their body.
While sitting on a supportive memory foam seat cushion can make all the difference when the seat of their chair has seen better days.
Because nothing kills productivity faster than sitting on a hard and unforgiving chair that sends your butt to sleep.
So. getting someone a set of seat cushions for their chair can really help them to work more comfortably each day, and Everlasting Comfort do a high quality set that fit the bill nicely.
3. An Adjustable Foam Foot Rest For Happy Feet
Another nice gift idea to keep someone comfortable and productive in their home office, is to get them a foam foot rest to put under their desks.
As this will keep their feet feeling great as they work, especially since they don't need to keep their shoes on at home.
But as well as increasing their comfort levels, using a foot rest has another big benefit for people working at a desk.
Which is that by elevating their feet, they help them to sit upright and maintain a healthier posture, which relieves pressure on their body.
So, the gift of a foot rest has the double benefits of improved comfort and less pain, and a top choice for this is the Ergofoam Adjustable Foot Rest.
As this one is made from a foam that is really comfortable on their feet, but also firm enough to provide support.
And there is an optional foam base you can add to increase the height to maximise the effect, or flip it over and it becomes a foot rocker that is great for relieving stress in your feet.
4. A Height Adjustable Standing Desk
Another gift idea that can help your loved one increase their productivity while working from home is to get them an adjustable standing desk.
As this will give them the option of alternating between sitting and standing throughout the day, which will energise them and keep things fresh.
And doing this is also great for keeping them healthier as they work.
As studies have found that office workers who spent 40 minutes sitting and 20 minutes standing each hour experienced much lower levels of back and neck pain.
So, why not give a home worker the option of doing this by getting them the Vivo Height Adjustable Standing Desk.
As this one has multiple height settings, different tray levels for their monitors and keyboard, and a gas spring that lifts it up and down effortlessly.
5. A Split Level Ergonomic Keyboard For Less Wrist Fatigue
Not many of us think much about the keyboard we use but this can be a big mistake.
Because when you spend hours typing away each day, it can easily lead to repetitive strain injuries and pain and fatigue in your wrists, hands, and fingers.
So, a great gift idea that can help someone avoid this pain is getting them an ergonomic keyboard.
As these keyboards are designed to place their hands and arms in a more natural and healthy position while taking the strain off their fingers as they type.
And one that does this really well is the Kinesis Freestyle Pro.
As it has a split design that means they can place their hands and elbows in a better position, which is ideal for reducing pressure and strain.
While the keys are easier to press down too, meaning their fingers will have less work to do.
So, no more complaining about lost productivity due to tired and aching hands when you treat them to one of these.
6. An Ergonomic Vertical Mouse For Happy Hands
The mouse you use can be another cause of repetitive strain injuries over time.
As a traditional mouse forces you to keep your hand flat over it, which places a small twist into your forearms and wrists, causing tension that can lead to pain.
While clicking the buttons also takes more effort from your fingers than it should do.
So getting a home worker an ergonomic vertical mouse is another good gift idea the help someone avoid wrist and hand fatigue.
As they are designed in such a way as to help keep their hands and arms in a healthier position, while reducing the strain on their fingers when clicking the buttons.
So check out the Logitech MX Vertical Mouse if this sounds like a gift your loved one would appreciate.
As this mouse has been designed to keep their hand at a 57% angle when using it, which is optimal for minimising any twist in their wrist and forearm.
While it also takes 4 times less effort to click the buttons than with a traditional mouse.
7. A HD Webcam For Zoom Meetings
While you're working from home you can't completely escape the office.
As you'll still need to get involved in meetings and Zoom calls with your colleagues at times.
And when you do that you'll need to use a good webcam, so you can project a professional, reliable, and crisp image to your peers.
Unfortunately most built-in laptop webcams leave a lot to be desired, so getting a home worker a high quality webcam makes for a really useful gift for them.
And the one I'd recommend is the Logitech C920x Pro, as this camera allows them to make video calls in crystal clear HD quality.
While the built in mics also improve the clarity and quality of the sound too, meaning they'll always get their point across clearly, even when out of the office.
8. A Wireless Bluetooth Headset For Effortless Calls
If their job involves lots of time speaking on the phone, then getting them a good quality headset makes sense.
Because this gives them the convenience of answering and making calls quickly and easily.
And it keeps their hands free as they talk, while also preventing them from cricking your neck, which can be a problem when using a traditional phone.
So, the Jaba Evolve 75 Wireless Bluetooth Headset makes for an ideal gift for a home worker that has to make lots of calls.
As this headset is super comfortable to wear over the ears, has noise cancelling capabilities, and gives them crystal clear sound so both parties can hear each other perfectly.
And having Bluetooth connectivity means there are no wires, so they can walk around freely at home, without any mishaps.
9. An LED Desk Light For Less Eye Strain
The lighting you work with, both at home and the office, can have a big effect on you.
As working in a dim environment can really hinder your mood and productivity levels, while working away under bright neon lights can strain your eyes and cause migraines and fatigue.
So, getting a home worker an LED desk light can be a great gift idea.
As this way they can adjust the brightness to the optimal levels to suit the mood and what they need at the time.
So one that I'd recommend you check out is the Humanscale Element 790 LED Desk Light, as this gives out a consistent light that has minimal shadow, so it's easy on their eyes.
And they can dim it to soften the lighting towards the end of the day, which will help them wind down, while avoiding any eye strain or headaches.
10. Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses
It's not just the lighting in a home office that can cause you eye strain and headaches.
As the blue light you are exposed to when staring at a computer screen can really start to cause you problems after a few hours. such as blurred vision, fatigue, and headaches.
And this can affect you after work too, by making it harder to get into and maintain a deep, restorative sleep.
Which can really harm your work performance and focus.
So, a gift idea that can help a home worker to minimise these problems, is to get them a pair of blue light blocking glasses.
As these glasses have lenses that help to block out glare from the screen, and stop harmful blue light from getting through to their eyes.
And a pair that do this job well are the Gunnar Optiks Intercept Glasses.
As these glasses have lenses capable of protecting their eyes from 98% of the blue light they are exposed to, helping them to avoid eye strain and mental fatigue.
Plus they look really stylish too, which is always a bonus, even when you're working at home on your own!
11. A Panobook Landscape Notebook
Every office worker needs a notepad to help them stay organised and productive throughout the day.
And while getting someone a notepad as a gift may seem a bit uninspiring, it can prove to be a really useful gift.
As you can get notepads made with high quality materials that feel great to use, and look great sitting on their work desk.
And a great example of one that makes a great gift is the Panobook Landscape Notebook.
As this one is made in a landscape size, which is perfect for creating mind maps and charts on, while the paper and binding are really high quality, so it's a pleasure to work with.
Which makes this an ideal stocking stuffer for someone who works from home.
12. A Pair Of Noise Cancelling Headphones
When you work from home, you may be surrounded by noise distractions.
As things like loud TVs, blaring music, traffic noises from outside, and people moving around in other rooms or upstairs, can really throw you off your work game.
And this can make it really hard to stay focused and concentrated on what you're trying to do.
So, a gift idea that can solve this issue for a home worker is to get them a pair of noise cancelling headphones.
As these headphones are great for muting any distracting sounds, and helping them to concentrate and stay productive throughout the day.
And a top pair to go for are the Bose QC35 Noise Cancelling Headphones, as not only do these do a brilliant job of blocking out outside sound, they are also really soft and comfortable to wear over the ears too.
And they are a great pair of headphones for listening to music too, giving great sound quality and clarity via a wireless Bluetooth connection.
13. A Bluetooth Speaker For Background Music
One of the things you can take advantage of when working from home is having your music or the radio on in the background as you work.
And many people find this is great for their productivity, as the music helps them to relax, focus, and enjoy their work more.
So, getting someone a Bluetooth speaker that can sit on their desk is another decent gift idea for a home worker.
As this way they can play their music or listen to the radio to their hearts content.
And a great one to go for is the Bose Soundlink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker.
As this speaker has awesome sound quality, and connects to the music on their phone, laptop, or PC via the Bluetooth connection.
And the added bonus with this one is that it's portable, so they can take it around the house with them, or on outings when a bit of music may be required.
So, it's a nice gift to give to someone who loves listening to their tunes as they work.
14. A Nespresso Coffee Maker To Keep Them Sharp
Similar to how a car runs on petrol, many office workers run on cups of coffee.
As there is nothing like a strong cup of your favourite brew in the morning to get you going, or a cup or two throughout the day to give you a boost, and keep you focused and energised.
So why not give a home worker the option of a great cup of coffee whenever they want one by getting them a coffee maker.
As this way they can always quickly grab a cup without being away from their desk for too long.
And one that they'll love is the Nespresso by Delonghi Coffee Machine, as this one makes all types of coffee, from espressos to americanos and lattes.
As they simply fill up the water tank, load up a Nespresso pod in the top of the machine, and press the go button, and they'll have a delicious cup of coffee to take back to their desk.
So, this is perfect for anyone that doesn't want to faff around with grinding coffee beans or waiting for cafetieres to brew.
Plus the Nespresso pods come in a wide variety of flavours and styles, so they'll never get bored.
15. A Cool Coffee Mug
Which leads nicely on to the next gift idea which is to get a home worker some nice mugs to drink their morning coffee from.
Because I don't know if it's just me, but the mug I drink my coffee out of can make all the difference.
So getting them a mug they'll love to use can be a great gift, and you have plenty of options here, depending on their likes and preferences.
For instance you could go down the fan route and get them a mug from their favourite band, TV show, or sports team.
Or you could go the humourous route and get them one with a funny slogan.
You could even get them a personalised mug with a photo of themselves or their family on.
It all depends on who you're buying for really.
But for an example of a coffee mug that is relevant for a home worker specifically, check out the Work From Home Mug above.
16. A Potted Plant To Inspire Them
Nothing brightens up someone's desk as much as having a potted plant on there.
Because it adds a bit of colour and life, smells good, and gives them something nice and soothing to look at.
So getting someone a potted plant or two for their home work space can be a really thoughtful gift for them.
But for this you'll need to look for plants that are low maintenance and won't take up too much space, and a company that do potted plants that are perfect for desks are Lula's Garden.
As these contain fresh succulents such as Cacti, Zebra, and Echeveria plants, that only need to be watered once every 7-10 days.
So they're super easy to look after, and they come in beautiful boxes that'll look great on their desk too.
17. A Humidifier For A Nicer Working Atmosphere
Working in a dry atmosphere can have a really negative effect on your health.
As not only can it cause dry skin and give you sinus problems, it also exposes you to bacteria in the air, which can make you more prone to picking up illnesses and viruses.
So, if you know a home worker that regularly complains of any of these issues, getting them a humidifier for their home office could really help.
As these pump out a mist spray at regular intervals to take the dryness out of the air, and make the atmosphere more healthy.
And a great choice as a gift is the Levoit Warm & Cool Mist Humidifier.
As this one has a warm mist option that is ideal for killing germs in the winter, and a cool mist option that prevents dry skin and sinuses in the summer.
And it works almost silently, so it won't disturb them or make them any less productive as they are working.
18. A Gift Card For Their Favourite Coffee Shop
While working from home is great most of the time, you can go a bit stir crazy after a while.
So, before cabin fever sets in and you start talking to yourself, it can be a good idea to go out and work on your laptop from a coffee shop for an hour or two.
This way you get some fresh air into your lungs, while also having the hustle and bustle of life around you once more.
Not to mention being able to treat yourself to a delicious coffee and a pastry.
And changing up your environment like this can reinvigorate you, and help you to work better and get more done.
So, how about treating your loved one who works from home to a few cups of coffee and some pastries by getting them a gift card for their local coffee shop.
Because not only will this encourage them to get out of the house at some point during the day, nothing tastes better than a free coffee!
19. A Laptop Stand For Less Neck And Shoulder Pain
While taking the laptop out with you to the coffee shop is great for escaping the home office, it can cause you a different problem.
Because as the screen is attached to the keyboard, you are forced to look down at it as you work.
Which means your neck and spine are thrown out of alignment, which puts unnecessary pressure and strain on certain areas of your body.
And if you spend a couple of hours or more each day looking down at a laptop screen, it can cause you to develop neck and upper back pain.
Which is definitely not good for productivity!
So, a gift idea that can help someone avoid this fate is by getting them a laptop stand.
As this will raise the screen up to eye level, meaning they can look straight ahead at it, and keep themselves in a healthy alignment and posture.
And the most popular one on the market is the Roost Laptop Stand, which does the job perfectly well.
Just be aware that they'll also need a wireless keyboard and mouse when using a laptop stand, so it may be a good idea to get them these too and make it a gift bundle.
20. PacSafe Metrosafe Anti-Theft Backpack
Working from home for a day or two each week will mean you will always be carrying laptops, phones, external hard drives, and files backwards and forwards between your house and the office.
And it's vitally important that you do this in a safe manner, as it's expensive equipment which may contain sensitive information.
So, you'll need a secure backpack that can house your equipment safely, while also keeping it protected from the weather and any thieves or pick pockets.
Which makes the Pacsafe Metrosafe Anti-Theft Backpack our final gift idea on this list.
As this one is great for both safety and comfort, with it's padded adjustable arm straps and padded back area that make it almost effortless to carry.
While the interior is full of compartments and pockets designed to keep their expensive electronics safe and protected.
And the bag has zippers that lock at the top and an anti-slash mesh wiring in the lining to deter any thieves on their commute.
So, it's a really useful gift that any part-time home office worker will love.
Working from home can be great, as it offers you much more flexibility and comfort, as well as respite from the office and any nightmare commutes.
However, it can also be quite difficult if you don't get your home office set up right to maximise your health and productivity levels.
So, the gift ideas for people who work from home that I've given you here are all ones that will make a home workers life easier and more comfortable.
While also helping them to work better and more efficiently too.