If you’re struggling to work out what to buy your loved ones this year, consider looking at their workspace for gift ideas.
It might sound weird, but things have changed since the pandemic. One of the many things it has brought many of us is the opportunity to work from home. I’m sure you have at least one person in your circle who has made this shift in the past two years.
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As someone who’s been working from home for over a decade now, I can say that there are a lot of perks to it. I’m definitely never going back to an old-school office setting.
However, it does have its downsides. Aside from your sofa and bed calling out to you to keep either of them company, there’s also the challenge to stay productive and sane while also trying to be social.
Work-life balance can be hard to achieve if you don’t set boundaries. So if you’re looking for Christmas gift ideas for someone who works from home, things that can help them stay productive and prevent burn out is a good start.
It can be something as practical as a daily planner so they can keep track of the things they need to accomplish, or perhaps a home accessory that can inspire some zen in their space.
You can also go a more obvious but still thoughtful and practical route and gift them with coffee. Helping them stay energetic so they can easily tick off tasks on their to-do list will be a welcome gift, for sure.
I know what you’re thinking, but these gifts don’t have to be dull. I’d much rather receive a gift that will be useful to me than something I’ll awkwardly receive and then never use again.
I thought I’d use my expertise on the subject to guide you about the best gifts to give someone who works from home. Here are 9 items I’d personally love – and I know your loved one will too.
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Gift ideas for women who work from home
Marble & Brass Desk Clock, £40, Oliver Bonas – buy now
Melbourne Daily Planner Pad, £6.50, The Completist – buy now
Clear Glass Makeup Organiser, £17.99, H&M – buy now
AeroPress & Coffee Set, £39.50, Union Hand-Roasted Coffee – buy now
Pet Shop Mug, €12, Anthropologie – buy now
Paradise Incense Sticks, £10, Oliver Bonas – buy now
Hexagonal Slogan Pens, £5, Paperchase – buy now
Metal Paper Tray, £25, La Redoute – buy now
Columbia Road Poster, £23.95, Desenio – buy now