It’s a bit of a novelty still for many of us, the idea that someone we know is a remote worker.
But what kind of practical gift can you give remote workers when you want to give somebody a little boost?
We asked 100 remote employees and digital nomads that we know and they helped us build this list.
Sadly, there are no Post-It Notes on the list but there’s definitely something for every budget here and everything on this list should be very useful to somebody working from home.
A Top Quality Headset: Plantronics – CS540 Wireless DECT Headset with Lifter
Possibly on top of every to-do list is “buy a new headset” – when working remotely, these make Zoom calls, meetings with your boss, etc. so much easier.
And this Plantronics model (Plantronics are the people who make headsets for call centers) is perfect for video calls and Zoom meetings as it’s neat and unobtrusive and provides amazing sound.
And if this one’s sleek design isn’t your cup of tea? We’ve also got a collection of the best headsets for remote workers.
A Stylish Office Chair: SUNNOW Ergonomic Chair
When you’re at your home desk, you’re going to be spending long hours with your body weight slumped in a chair – make this a stress-free experience and buy them a gorgeous mesh-based ergonomic chair. It’s the ideal gift for anyone who wants to make life easier for themselves.
If you don’t like this one – check out our best sustainable home office desk chairs for more options.
A Standing Desk: OUTFINE Height Adjustable Desk Electric Dual Motor Home Office Stand Up Computer Workstation
This is a much better way to stay on your feet than relying on a single-serve coffee maker or a laptop stand. It’s one of the more expensive working from home gifts but it’s the kind of thing that a family member is going to love and it’s incredibly chic too.
If this isn’t what they’re looking for – we’ve got a list of the best standing desks for working from home too.
A Webcam That Really Works: Logitech Brio 4K Webcam
Conference calls are just easier when you have a webcam that shows you in a good light and which doesn’t lead to eye strain staring at your image on the screen and wondering if you’ve got good posture or not?
Logitech makes this amazing webcam and while it’s a little extra cash when compared to some webcams, the quality will ensure your friend or loved one can stay motivated while they talk.
A Houseplant The Perfect Gift For Healthy Air: Costa Farms Spathiphyllum Peace Lily
One of the best gifts for a home worker is a houseplant. This will help clean the air of toxins as they stay organized and work on their to-do lists. We like to keep ours next to our desk organizer but you can always pop it behind the office door too.
A Smart Coffee Mug: Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug 2
What more could you want in your laptop bag than a coffee cup that always keeps your coffee at the temperature you like and which can be programmed from your smartphone?
The Work Where You Want Lap Desk: LapGear Home Office Desk
We love wearing pajamas and then popping this desk into our laps and working in front of the TV. It’s too small for an external monitor but otherwise, it’s a great gift that allows someone to work no matter how little space they have available to them.
A White Noise Machine: SNOOZ White Noise Sound Machine
We know, it sounds odd but if you work somewhere with noise pollution then white noise can be even better for helping you focus than noise-canceling headphones. However, we would note that you might fall asleep with this on too.
An Illuminating Desk Lamp: LED Desk Lamp with Clamp
God said “let there be light” allegedly on the first day and you could help that special person see their work better with this “must-have” desk lamp!
You can check today’s price here.
Adjustable Foot Rest: ComfiLife Foot Rest for Under Desk at Work
One of the more uncommon goods on our list is this foot rest which slides under someone’s desk and transforms their life into one of comfort. Seriously, it’s awesome.
An Anti-Fatigue Mat: Topo Comfort Mat by Ergodriven
Not everybody agrees that these mats work but we swear by them in our homes. They help to refresh your feet and toes and ensure you’re on tip-top form throughout the day.
A Router That Delivers: NETGEAR Nighthawk 6-Stream AX5400 WiFi 6 Router
Fast Internet is an essential part of working from home. Sadly, a cheap router can often ruin the performance of a fast connection. This router won’t. It’s awesome.
A Portable Charger With Real Power: USB C Charger, Hyphen-X 100W
Everybody wants to be sure their battery lasts when they’re out of the home and working but this is an impossible dream. So, the next best thing is this super-fast charging station which means your devices are never without power.
A Chill Out Chair: Comfy Sacks 5 ft Lounger Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair
Finally, many people will spend a lot of money on the chair they spend time sitting in to work. But many don’t spend enough money on a chair to chill in. Everyone could use a bean bag chair to collapse into after a hard call.
Final Thoughts On Gifts For People Who Work From Home
With these awesome gift ideas, you should be able to make any person working from home’s day. Why not let us know how your gift was received? We’d love to hear from you.