Need unique ideas about gifts for home office workers?
The beauty of working from home is that those who get to do it have total freedom over how they choose to design and decorate their home offices or workspaces.
The downsides, however, are that they tend to spend a lot of time there.
Sometimes a home office is really just a cramped corner of the kitchen/den/bedroom, and the space can get relatively cluttered or messy rather quickly.
You can certainly help them out with home office gift ideas that cater to their design aesthetics, inspire their creativity, lift their spirits, and keep them organized.
Check out some of the items below to help you in your quest for the best home office gift ideas.
When in doubt, you pretty much can’t go wrong with gifting office desk plants. Relatively neutral in decor style, a plant can help purify the air in the space it sits and offer desk workers some good mental health benefits—including stress relief and creative inspiration.
Give the home office worker in your life a little boost of motivation with a simple yet stylish set of cards. They can pick their favourite motto for the day (out of 76 cards) and place it at the front of the deck to glance at any time they need a little extra positvitiy throughout their work day.
Essential oils can have powerful effects on the brain, and one of the best ways to enjoy those benefits is by using a diffuser. Home office workers can diffuse lemon essential oil to feel more energized, lavender to induce a sense of calm, or eucalytups oil to enhance focus. Best of all, this kind of gift is totally non-toxic and all-natural!
There’s no worse feeling than accidentally spilling coffee or water all over your laptop, keyboard, mouse, and anything else on your desk. Any home office desk worker can save themselves the emotional and financial pain by using a spill-proof, leak-proof mug or bottle. Contigo makes some of the best, designed for both hot and cold fluids and availabe in all sorts of different colours.
One of the latest trends in stress relief? Coloring books, of course! You can bet that any home office worker who has to work long hours, meet deadlines, have lots of Zoom meetings, coordinate with other team members, and make difficult decisions can benefit from the stress relieving benefits of coloring.
Not everyone has the wall space for a full bulletin board, but home office workers who work in smaller spaces can make use of what they have with these nifty, hexagon-shaped felt bulletin boards. They can put as many up as they want and use the pushpins that come included in the set to attach notes, letters, photos, and more.
For the home office workers who’s a bit short on desk space, this modern yet unique looking desk lamp offers a 2-in-1 solution: light up the space and charge your devices wirelessly at the same time! It even has five different lighting modes, five brightness settings, touch control, and an automatic timer.
Anyone who sits at a desk for prolonged periods might feel the physical effects. Help the home office worker in your life minimize discomfort, stiffness, bad posture, and pain with this ergonomic seat and back cushion set. It’s comfortable and versatile enough to fit almost any desk chair.
It can get pretty chilly when work involves sitting at a desk, barely. Pair that with a cold room or space in the house, and it can be downright freezing! A small, portable space heater is the perfect home office gift to give someone during the colder seasons.
There’s already an essential oil diffuser mentioned on this list, but this one is especially good for combatting the effects of cool, dry air in the fall and winter. It functions not only as a diffuser, but also a humidifier to add moisture to the air in small spaces. You can set it to seven different colours, set it to turn on or off automatically, and shit to a nightlight setting.
Sure, a lot of home office workers turn to digital formats for their note-taking these days, but nothing really compares to putting pen (or pencil) to paper and writing by hand. Whether you know a home office worker who loves journaling for personal reasons, keeping to-do lists, or could use a solution for all the loose papers they have floating around, a handy and stylish notebook journal can go a long way.
For the avid note taker, doodler, writer, or list maker, these colourful pens inspire almost anyone to jot down exactly what they’re thinking. They feature a superfine, metal-clad tip for exceptional precision and would make a great addition to one (or multiple) of the coloured notebook journals suggested above.
Stress is no match for this kinetic desktop toy that spins and creates an optic illsion with its hypnotic swirls. It’s a super simple desktop toy that almost any work-from-home employee could use. It’s also small enough to be tucked away easily and comes in three different colours.
If you like the idea of giving a plant as a gift but want something a little more unique, try making a terrarium out of this gorgeous geometric container. At a bare minimum, all you really need is a single succulent and some sand or gravel. Your recipient will appreciate that you incorporated a little DIY into their gift!
Know a work-from-homer who’s also a cat lover? This might just be the perfect gift for them. A modern take on the Buddhist Zen garden, this kind of Zen garden comes in the form of a litter box. Don’t worry though—no cat turds are included!
For the worker who’s always missing pens, paper clips, post-it notes, and all those other small stationery items, there’s this handy and stylish organizer to keep them all in place. It even comes with a smartphone stand. Each compartment is removable so your gift recipient can customize the look and position of their organizer just the way they want.
Help something many work-from-home people don’t realize they need: a pad to protect their desk from scratches, spills, and stains. These pads are double-sided and come in all sorts of different colours. They prevent things from slipping, sliding, or sticking to any desk and can be used as a mousepad replacement.
Give your work-from-home gift recipient something positive to look forward to every single day with this daily flip calendar. Each day features a different inspirational quote, affirmation, or challenge. It’s not specific to any year, so it can be used year after year if desired!
There’s nothing more disappointing than a cold cup of coffee or tea that’s been sitting on your desk for over an hour. Help someone keep theirs piping hot, even when they’re deep in the zone while working! This coffee warmer and mug set features touch control and an LED temperature display.
You can help the tired and overworked friend or family member in your life relieve some of the physical stress and tension of their job by gifting them this incredible massager. It’s ergonomically desiged with three-dimensional deep-neading and advanced heating functions, making it a welcome alternative to a traditional massage.
Staying energized isn’t always easy when there’s lots of work to do, but CLIF energy bars certainly make it easier! For the worker you know who often skips breakfast or lunch, this 16-pack of bars featuring two of eight different flavours might just save them from crashing or bingeing later on.
A great way to show that you care about someone’s health if they work long hours from their home office is by giving them something to help them get moving, without having to leave their desk! This mini elliptical is uniquely designed to be used seated at a desk. It’s lightweight, quiet, and has adjustable tension settings so that your gift recipient can vary their workouts.
An under-desk elliptical isn’t for everyone, but a foot rest probably is! This best-selling foot rest is made of high-quality memory foam so it moulds to the shape of the feet and features a teardrop shape for greater comfort. It’s an excellent gift option for anyone you know who could use a little extra pampering while they work from home.