Working from home used to feel like a special treat — it was a chance to do your job without ever having to leave your house or even put on pants, if we’re honest. Instead of waking up early and putting on actual business attire, you could take care of professional commitments in comfy pants thanks to strategic camera angles and flattering Zoom filters.
But after about nine months of work isolation and lack of any human contact with coworkers (or anyone, really), it’s safe to say that working from home is not nearly as exciting as it once was. If you’re experiencing some WFH fatigue, you’re not alone.
We’ve got the best holiday gifts to make any remote worker extra happy this holiday season.
Consider this your “WFH gift guide” for anyone and everyone you know who is stuck safely at home, working solo, glued to their computer screen, and reliant almost entirely on Zoom for any interpersonal interactions. If anyone needs a really useful and fun gift this year, it’s them.
If you’re working from home and don’t live alone, you definitely need quality headphones that allow you to participate in work calls and video conferences without hearing the people around you.
Bluetooth wireless headphones are the gadget you never knew you needed, but boy, you do.
While the all-new Apple AirPods Pro are certainly pricey, they are worth every penny thanks to the long-lasting battery life, noise-canceling audio, and comfortable fit for all-day use. If you’re the type of person who is always losing things, try these less expensive wireless headphones that also suppress background noise.
Who says you need a proper desk or standing desk or even a tabletop to get work done? With this lap desk, you can work literally anywhere — on the bed, on the couch, on the floor, outside in a park safely distanced from others. This lap desk has a holder for your tablet and your phone, lots of space to work, storage pockets, and a comfortable cushion so you can work for hours anywhere you choose.
Chances are your at-home desk setup isn’t as ergonomically correct as your at-work desk, so protect your butt and your back with a seat cushion designed to make even the hardest chair surface feel comfortable.
One of the benefits of working remotely is that even if your top half has to look professional, your bottom half can be in PJs and slippers if you know how to work your computer camera properly. It will be business on top, nap-time on the bottom with these super-soft slippers.
Single Cup Coffee Maker
It’s never been more important to have quality coffee at home, ready at the push of a button all day long. A single-cup Keurig coffee maker is the perfect gift for anyone needing a caffeine boost while working from home.
Cocktail Set for After Work Drinks
And if caffeine isn’t quite strong enough to help you make it through a long workday and even longer year, then after-work drinks might be more your speed. But since in-person cocktail hours aren’t a thing right now, having the right bar equipment at home matters. This stylish wine decanter also preserves your wine for up to two weeks, so you can have just a glass (or two) and not waste a drop. Or treat your friends and coworkers to an at-home cocktail kit so they can whip up their own craft cocktails.