Make a home workers life easier and more comfortable with a gift to help them work better and more efficiently.
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. The Herman Miller Aeron Chair
The office chair you sit in as you work is probably the most important thing to get right for your home office.
Because not only will it keep you sitting happily and comfortably throughout the day.
It can also keep you safe and healthy by preventing common complaints such as neck, back and shoulder pain.
And this is important because sitting down for many hours each day can really take a toll on your body.
As your spinal discs become compressed, your core muscles weaken through inactivity, and sitting with an unhealthy posture places you under all sorts of pressure and strain.
So, it's vital that you use a chair that can safeguard against these problems and for that you need an ergonomic office chair.
As these are chairs that encourage you to maintain a healthy sitting posture, can be adjusted to fit your body perfectly to reduce pressure, and tilt to keep your core muscles active.
Which will go a long way in keeping you pain-free as you work.
And the one I'd recommend over all others is the Herman Miller Aeron Chair.
As this chair is super comfortable and supportive and has all the adjustable options you need including seat height, tilt angle and resistance, and armrest height.
While the built in lumbar support and curved design is ideal for keeping you sitting in a healthy posture throughout the day.
And it looks great too with the iconic Herman Miller design.
So, while this is a big purchase and you'll need to really love them to get them one as a gift, it's something that they'll use for many years and absolutely adore.
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 gift that will make their current chair more comfortable and supportive.
As a good seat cushion and lumbar support cushion can make an office chair a lot nicer and safer to sit in.
Because placing a lumbar support cushion between the small of your back and the back of the chair will stop your back from flattening out against it.
And this helps you to maintain a healthy S-shaped curve in your spine as you sit which takes the pressure and strain off your body.
While sitting on a supportive memory foam seat cushion can make all the difference when the seat of your chair has seen better days.
Because no-one wants to sit on a hard and unforgiving chair that sends their butt to sleep after half an hour!
So. getting someone these cushions for their chair can really help them to work more comfortably each day.
And for a good lumbar support cushion check out this one by Coop Home Goods.
While Coop also do a seat cushion that can relieve pressure on your backside and help you focus on your work instead.
3. Ergofoam Adjustable Foot Rest
Another nice little gift idea to keep someone comfortable in their home office is to get them a foam foot rest to put under their desks.
As these keep your feet feeling great as you work, especially since you won't need to keep your shoes on at home.
And this can help you to ward off fatigue and increase circulation in your feet and legs too.
But as well as increasing your comfort levels using a foot rest has another big benefit for people working at a desk.
Which is by elevating your feet they help you to sit upright and maintain a healthier posture which relieves pressure on your body.
So, the gift of a foot rest has the double benefits of improved comfort and safety and a top choice is the Ergofoam Adjustable Foot Rest.
As this one has a foam that is really comfortable on your feet but also firm enough to provide support.
And by adding a foam base you can increase the height to maximise the effect.
Also, the curved design means you can flip it over and it becomes a foot rocker that is great for relieving stress in your feet.
4. Varidesk Height Adjustable Standing Desk
Another gift idea that can help your loved one avoid back, neck and shoulder pain from too much sitting is getting them a standing desk.
As this will give them the option of alternating between sitting and standing throughout the day.
Which is great for keeping you healthier as you work.
As studies have found that office workers that alternated between 40 minutes sitting and 20 minutes standing each hour experienced much lower levels of back and neck pain.
And switching up the way you work can keep you fresh and energised too, increasing productivity.
So, why not give a home worker the option of doing this by getting them the Varidesk Height Adjustable Standing Desk.
As this one has 11 height settings meaning you can use it at sitting level then easily adjust it to the height you need when standing.
And there are different levels for your monitor and keyboard which makes maintaining a healthy posture both when standing and sitting possible.
So, this has the potential to transform the way they work and keep them healthy while working at home.
5. Kinesis Freestyle Pro Ergonomic Keyboard
Not many of us think much about the keyboard we use.
But this can be a big mistake.
Because when you spend hours every day typing away it can easily lead to repetitive strain injuries which cause you pain in your wrists, hands and fingers.
So, a great gift idea that can help someone avoid this is getting them an ergonomic keyboard.
As these keyboards are designed to place your hands and arms in a more natural and healthy position while taking the strain off your fingers.
And one that does this really well is the Kinesis Freestyle Pro.
As it has a split design that means you can place your hands and elbows in a better position as you type.
Which is ideal for reducing pressure and strain.
While the keys are easier to press down meaning your fingers have less work to do too.
And it looks pretty cool too, so most people that see it will end up wanting one for themselves too!
6. Logitech MX Vertical Mouse
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.
And this causes tension which can lead to pain.
While clicking the buttons also takes more effort from your fingers than it should do.
Which makes an ergonomic vertical mouse a great gift idea for someones home office.
As they are designed to help you keep your hands and arms in a healthier position while reducing the strain on your fingers when clicking the buttons.
And the Logitech MX Vertical Mouse is a great choice.
As it will keep your hand at a 57% angle when using it which is optimal for minimising any twist in your wrist and forearm.
While it takes 4 times less effort to click the buttons than with a traditional mouse.
So, help keep their hands more comfortable by getting them one of these as a gift for their home office.
7. Logitech C920S Pro Webcam
While you're working from home you can't completely escape the office.
As you'll still need to get involved in meetings and conference calls with your colleagues at times.
And when you do that you'll need a good webcam so you can project a professional, reliable and crisp image to your peers.
But unfortunately most built-in webcams leave a lot to be desired.
So, a good quality webcam makes a really handy gift to give to someone who works from home.
And the one I'd recommend is the Logitech C920S Pro.
As this one will allow you to make face calls in HD quality with crystal clear video.
While the built in mics will improve the clarity and quality of the sound too.
Meaning you'll always get your point across clearly in meetings even when out of the office.
8. Jaba Evolve 75 Wireless Bluetooth Headset
If your job involves lots of time speaking on the phone then getting yourself a good quality headset makes sense.
Because this gives you the convenience of answering and making calls quickly and easily.
And it keeps your hands free as you talk and stops you 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 is super comfortable to wear over your ears and gives you crystal clear sound so you can both hear and be heard perfectly.
And being bluetooth means you can walk around while wearing it without worrying about any wires.
Plus they have noise cancelling qualities which helps you to focus on your call and not get distracted by outside sounds.
So, one of these headsets can be a really useful gift to give.
9. Humanscale Element 790 LED Desk Light
The lighting you work under both at the office and at home 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 you migraines and fatigue.
So, getting someone an LED desk light that lets them control the level of lighting in their home office is a good gift idea.
As this way they can adjust it to suit the mood to what they need at the time.
And one that does the job really well is the Humanscale Element 790 LED Desk Light.
As this one gives out a consistent light that has minimal shadow so is easy on the eyes.
And you can dim this to soften it towards the end of the day to help you to avoid any eye strain or headaches.
Plus it's easy to change the angle to get the light shining exactly where you need it.
10. Gunnar Optiks Intercept 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 migraines.
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 someone to minimise these problems is a pair of blue light blocking glasses.
As these will help to block out glare and stop blue light from getting through.
And a pair that work well are the Gunnar Optiks Intercept Glasses.
As these have lenses capable of protecting your eyes and helping them avoid becoming strained and fatigued.
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 be a really useful gift.
Plus you can get notepads made with high quality materials that feel great to use and look great sitting on your desk.
So, it's not quite the duffer of a gift you might think.
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 that is perfect for creating mind maps and charts on.
And the paper and binding is 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. Bose QC35 Noise Cancelling Headphones
When you work from home you are surrounded by distractions.
As there may be noises from people in the other rooms, TVs or music blaring, neighbours moving around in the flat upstairs, or traffic noises from outside the window to mention just a few.
And this can make it really hard to stay focused and concentrated on what you're trying to do.
So, one gift idea that can solve this issue is to get someone a pair of noise cancelling headphones.
As these headphones are great for muting any distracting sounds and helping you to concentrate.
And the best 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 your ears too.
And they are a great pair of headphones too, giving you great sound quality and a wireless bluetooth connection.
13. A Bluetooth Speaker
One of the things you can take advantage of when working from home is having music or the radio on as you work.
Because unlike in the office when you have to work away with the only sounds being ringing phones and people talking or tapping away on keyboards.
In your own home you make the rules.
And this can be great for your productivity as playing music in the background can help you to relax, focus and enjoy your work more.
So, getting someone a bluetooth speaker to sit on their desk is another good 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 one has awesome sound quality and connects to the music on your phone, laptop or PC via the bluetooth connection.
And the added bonus is 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 their tunes.
14. A Nespresso Coffee Maker
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.
And a cup of two through the day is great for giving you a boost and keeping you focused and energised.
So why not give a home worker the option of a great cup of coffee with minimum effort 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 lets you make all types of coffee from espressos to americanos to lattes.
You simply fill up the water tank, load up a Nespresso pod in the top of the machine, and press the go button.
And you have a delicious cup of coffee to take back to your 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 on to the next gift idea which is to get a home worker some nice mugs to drink their morning coffee from.
As I don't know if it's just me but the mug I drink my coffee out of makes 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 that is relevant for a home worker check out the Work From Home Mug.
16. A Potted Plant
Nothing brightens up a desk like having a potted plant on there.
Because it adds a bit of colour and life, smells good, and gives you something nice and soothing to look at.
So getting someone a potted plant or two can be a really thoughtful gift for them.
But for a home office you'll need to get something that is 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
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 makes 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 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 treating yourself to a delicious coffee and a pastry.
And changing up your environment like this can really help to reinvigorate you and help you to work better and get more done.
So, how about treating your loved one 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. The Roost Laptop Stand
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.
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 one on the market is the Roost Laptop Stand, which does the job perfectly well.
Just be aware that they'll need a wireless keyboard and mouse too when using one of these stands.
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 also may contain private information.
So, you need a secure backpack that can house your equipment safely while 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 your 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 your commute.
So, it's a really useful gift that any part-time home office worker will love.
Working from home is a great thing for the flexibility and comfort it can bring to you.
Not to mention the respite from the office and your nightmare commute.
However, it can also be quite painful if you don't get your home office set up right to maximise your health and productivity levels.
So, the gift ideas 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.
Which means they are all useful gifts that will be appreciated and gratefully received.