Working from home has its challenges but I believe firmly in looking at the upsides. Can we deny that one of the biggest ones is that you have more control over what your workspace and workday looks and feels like? If you know someone who works from home, these 6 unique items would be a welcome surprise.
At the Desk
Colourful keyboards for any aesthetic – Here’s to making the mundane things like email checks and Slack updates all the more appealing on the eyes for someone in your life. Even I wish I could get my hands on one of these. They can add the most beautiful pop of colour and pizzazz to an otherwise ordinary workspace, making anyone’s work from home desk setup more fun.
Stay on Track Desktop Notepad by Wit & Delight – How’s this for a desk-friendly grab-and-jot solution to organizing the day’s tasks? It’s not cumbersome, it’s unisex, and it’s sleek.
Premium Japanese Gel Ink Pen Fine Point Pens – Take it from a stationery addict – I mean aficionado – since birth; when it comes to quality stationery, the Japanese understood the assignment. We can never have too many pens, no matter the office arrangement. If you’d like you can add a beloved Stalogy or Hobonichi notebook to this pen set (both loved for their paper quality).
Surviving the Workday
Hario Cold Brew Coffee Bottle (pair it with some syrups for good measure) -Save someone in your life the mid-morning Starbucks run when they can do it all from home (I added the syrups as a plus for that genuine Starbucks-from-home taste).
Opalhouse Coastal Linen Candle – Who says candles are reserved for romantic evenings or long soaks in the tub? With notes of citrus and lavender (these show up more than the linen), this one would be great for setting an invigorating yet ‘chill’ ambiance for the workday. Gift this to someone who tends to get stressed out on the job easily. No one can say no to adding a little ‘fancy’ to tackling a full to-do list.
Foldable lap tray -This is a great idea for when the inevitable happens; the move from the desk to the couch (or staying firmly planted in bed all day, to be frank). Despite one’s best efforts to work from a dedicated workspace everyday, life happens. For those moments, this would be a welcome gift.
If you’re still struggling to get a friend or family member a cute work-from-home gift, I would start here! Happy shopping and happy holidays!