There are many people who work from home these days, and that requires having the necessary tools and accessories to do so. If you have someone on your gift list who is a homeworker, then you might want to consider one of these items, which will streamline the process of working and make it more fun and comfortable. Here are some gift ideas for those who work from home. —Jennifer Cox
The quintessential all-in-one Work From Home Survival Kit from Uncommon Goods ($29) is part functional, part hilarity. It includes ear plugs, a webcam cover, conference call bingo, a decision coin (pajamas or pants), a fidget cube, and a desk yoga guide, to name just a few. It’s sure to incite some chuckles on Christmas morning.
Anyone who works at home knows how important it is to have a reliable desk chair. But why not have something stylish too, like the Court Pearl Office Chair from CB2 ($749)? This vintage-inspired office chair has a French industrial vibe with polished nickel and faux leather. It is comfortable and good-looking too.
Prop up books, magazines, and more with these chic White Marble Bookends from Crate & Barrel ($70). These hand-cut book ends form a semi-circle when they’re placed together, and apart, they have brass inlays to secure books on a shelf or desk in a super elegant way.
It’s a globe, it’s a building project, it’s décor – it’s the perfect gift for someone who works from home and seems to have everything. The Globe from LEGO ($290) was created by a fan-designer and recreates the spinning movement of a vintage globe of Earth. It also features glow-in-the-dark tiles that have the names of continents and oceans, as well as has a buildable ship and compass icons.
Rifle Paper Company’s Garden Party Desk Organizer ($31, available at Indigo) is a sophisticated paper-wrapped holder for all those must-have desktop tools. The back section is wide enough to hold a file folder, and the front sections are perfectly sized for notepads or your phone. It’s a lovely addition to any desk setup.
The Blu Monaco Pink Desk Organizer from Wayfair Canada ($50) is both stylish and functional. This letter tray set offers an easy, posh way to store important papers. They can be stacked or used individually, and can help anyone stay organized.
Available in five bold colours, the Bellroy Desk Caddy ($75) keeps tech and desk essentials organized and on display, but then it also zips up so you can take everything on-the-go. A front panel folds down to display what’s inside and it stands upright when it’s full, plus a smooth-action angled zip means the receiver of this handy gift will always have easy access to what’s inside.