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42 Gifts Anyone Who Works From Home Will Actually Use

An adjustable standing desk, storm cloud weather predictor, portable dual monitor, and more great items that'll will make their workspace even better.

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What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. A bamboo two-tier monitor stand that not only brings their computer to a better height (to help you avoid neck and eye strain), but also has convenient storage space for the random things on their desk.

Reviewer pic of the bamboo monitor stand on a desk with the lower shelf, five compartments, and a groove for a cellphone and pen filled with office supplies
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Plus, the side compartments are adjustable, meaning they can make it work for whatever supplies they have.

Promising review: "I ordered this monitor stand because I've recently been relegated to the dining room for work from home. All I have is a Microsoft Surface Pro, so no external monitor or anything. To get the screen at a proper ergonomic height I had to put the computer on a shoebox, which rendered the type cover useless. The table was completely cluttered and every time it was needed for something besides my office, I had to move everything piece by piece. Today my monitor stand arrived. It took me all of 10 minutes to assemble. The directions were clear and easy to understand, and it came with all the necessary hardware. It's sturdy and solid, and has room for everything I need to have at the desk with me. I can even keep my tea someplace where it's unlikely to get knocked over or bumped into. If I need to move things off the table, I can just pick up the whole thing and get it out of the way. It also looks nicer than I expected it to. I'm very pleased with this purchase." —J.C.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

2. Or an adjustable wood shelf to put next to their computer and keep any books or materials they need (or just want) close by and at the ready.

The shelf in black with books organized in two shelves on the right and small plants, a clock, and other trinkets in shelves on the left
Amazon

Promising review: "I needed some extra shelf space for my home office, especially now that we are working from home for the rest of the year. This was so so simple to set up and holds everything I need without any issues. You can also assemble it as you please which is a great feature!" —TanzA

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in four colors).

3. A storm cloud weather predictor with crystals inside that react to different weather conditions, so not only will it look really nice sitting on their desk, but it will also keep them updated on what's happening outside, so they know if they can take that lunch break walk or not.

clear cloud-shaped with wood base
Uncommon Goods

Promising review: "This is such a sweet and unique item and it really works with the changes in the weather!! I've had a number of friends who have remarked how cool it is. This is the perfect gift for anyone who has an interest in weather or wants something different." —MM

Shipping info: 

For Uncommon Goods: 

Most orders ship within two to five business days. Express one-to-two-day shipping options are available for an additional cost. 

For Amazon: 

Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Uncommon Goods $25 or from Amazon for $22.46.

4. A USB-powered cooling pad for anyone whose laptop starts to sounds like a plane is taking off after working for, oh, approximately five minutes. This gadget has three fans in it to keep their computer calm, cool, and collected, so they can get their work done without much of a hassle.

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Promising review: "Best purchase I have made in years. Only had it two days, but the first words out of my mouth to my wife were, 'I can work for hours like this.' If you work from home and like to work on the couch, recliner, breakfast nook, patio, etc, and you have your computer in your lap, this is an absolute must-have. Not only does it keep your legs and lap cool, but it also keeps your computer cool and able to process much more efficiently." —Trent Thiel

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three colors).

5. A set of gold cable organizers for organizing all the cords on their desk so they don't have to spend 10 minutes fishing out their computer charging cord that fell behind their desk...again. Plus, this gold style won't stick out like a sore thumb among the other thing on their desk.

A set of two gold finished round cable organizers installed on a desk with a charger wire running through them
Brighttia/Etsy

Brighttia is a New York-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in industrial and modern interior lighting and decor!

Promising review: "These brass cable organizers are beautiful and high quality. I’m using two of them to keep a plug-in sconce cord attached to the wall and to direct the cord to the electrical outlet. These little gold pieces add a touch of functionality and glamour to the sconces. Exactly what I was looking for." —Amy Margolis

Shipping info: Orders ship via USPS first-class mail in about five business days. Check the estimated arrival window on the page before adding to your cart. USPS ground and priority mail shipping are available for an additional cost. 

Get a set of two from Brighttia on Etsy for $11.98+ (available in four colors).

6. A wall charger with six outlets *and* two USB fast-charging ports to keep all of their devices and accessories at 100%, and from dying in the middle of their important team meeting.

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Promising review: "I work from home in a small apartment, and this really made my setup work the way I want it to. I need to use all six plugs, plus I like to keep my phone and Mi-Fi charging while working, too. This was the perfect thing for me to get everything plugged in and essentially retrofitted into a built-in apartment wall desk setup that was intended for the large desktop towers of the late '90s. I’m ordering a second one in hopes it transforms another part of my weird floor plan. Bonus: The USB ports seem to fast-charge my iPhone XS Max. I can go from dead to fully charged in about 90 minutes." —Moose

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

7. A small and cool color-changing diffuser they can use with essential oils to help reduce the stress that comes with working a 9 to 5 (or whatever hours their job is).

Reviewer pic of a small white diffuser lit up pink.
amazon.com

This diffuser has more than 27,000 5-star reviews! It also has a color-changing lamp with seven colors, a nightlight, auto-off, and a programmable on and off, so they don't have to remember to turn it off after they finish work. They should use 100% pure essential oils with it.

Promising review: "This diffuser works well with my essential oils. The mist is just the amount I want when I place it next to my computer; moist enough but not too watery. I think it is a good company while working from home." —Dawn

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon $14.99+ (available in four colors).

8. A Rocketbook smart-reusable notebook that takes their handwritten notes and makes them digital so when their boss asks for a recap of that meeting in their one-on-one, they can send it as an attachment and look super on top of everything, which *may lead to them getting that raise/promotion they've been wanting...all because of this great gift.

Reviewer pic of the notebook open on a desk with notes neatly written on either side and two pens sitting next to it
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*Cannot guarantee this, but hey, it's worth a shot!

Promising review: "Why did I not know about this before now??? I am a travel agent working from home and take loads of notes. I am so happy to be able to scan phone call notes with clients into their trip records! If they do not book right away I can scan and save notes to another file and retrieve them without leafing through a load of paper! Woo-hoo! I can see so many uses for this product for just about anyone who takes notes or even journals regularly. I see that new version was introduced to the market that has lined pages...which I felt was the only thing lacking." —ellen

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $22.79+ (available in two styles and 10 colors and patterns).

9. An all-in-one desk organizer "vault" filled with a ton of different compartments, drawers, and pockets they can fill with whatever is covering their desk. It folds up easily so they can put it out of sight and mind once Friday at 5 p.m. rolls around.

Savor The Library / Etsy

Savor The Library is a small biz based in Sag Harbor, New York creating modern keepsake organization gifts. The vault includes 10 vertical files, two caddies and two drawers with removable divider, and 52 hand-illustrated labels they can use to personalize it. 

Promising review: "It is absolutely adorable and says exactly how it is. No hidden surprises — there's plenty of decals to choose from to personalize it to your liking and needs. It cleared so much clutter off my desk and now I know where to go to file and find things." —Danielle Bergeron

Shipping info: Shipping is free and orders are shipped in about two business days. Check the estimated arrival dates on the page before adding it to your cart. 

Get it from Savor The Library on Etsy for $46.66 (originally $54.90; available in two colors).

10. A sport-brella designed with SPF 50+ and a universal clamp, so it's actually a really great way for them to be able to work outside in the warmer months without their laptop overheating and the sun making it nearly impossible to see the screen.

Reviewer pic of umbrella in which attached to a chair shading a laptop on a table
amazon.com

Promising review: "My husband purchased this umbrella for me as a gift. I work from home and love to work outside, but seeing my laptop screen can be a struggle. This umbrella is perfect for enjoying the outdoors while working. It is adjustable in three points, so you can maneuver it to almost any position you may need. I don't even have to wear a hat to see the screen because it blocks the sun so well." —NYRed

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $20.66+ (available in eight colors and patterns).

11. A glass dry-erase desktop whiteboard they can write their important reminders and "I CAN'T FORGET" notes on instead of using scraps of paper that end up getting lost approximately 30 seconds later.

Reviewer pic of the long rectangle-shaped whiteboard with groove across the top with markers in it in with a keyboard in front of it
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The environment will even thank them for reducing their paper use. The whiteboard also comes with a dry-erase marker, an accessory channel (to hold the marker), and a storage drawer.

Promising review: "Never thought something analog would be SO useful in my daily routine. I work from home and am constantly project managing multiple complex strategic projects. Having pertinent information directly in front of me and top of mind has done incredible things for my productivity. Never would have imagined it would make such a difference. For a nominal investment, I highly recommend it if you have trouble keeping up with things."—Captainflapjax

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $21.49.

12. An adjustable standing desk because if they've been working from home since March 2020 (or earlier) and haven't invested in a good desk, they'll be so very thankful to finally have an actual space to get their work done. This baby is well worth it. Not only can they customize the height (and move it up and down during the day as they please), but it can hold up to 275 pounds, is water and scratch-resistant, and has an included cable tray to keep your desk free and clear of cords.

the bamboo desk top with white legs
FlexiSpot

I am actually writing this post while using this desk, and I can confirm it is SO worth it. I just moved into a new apartment and wanted an actual workspace after working from home for almost two years at this point. The desk itself is a good size — I can fit my laptop in the middle as well as other things on either side. And the adjustable part is super handy. It moves up and down smoothly and helps me not sit for too long. I highly recommend this as a gift for anyone who will be working from home for the foreseeable future. 

Promising review: "I love this desk! The motors are super quiet, and it moves up and down smoothly. The tabletop (bamboo) seems very solid and durable. The base also feels solid and is heavy so it seems like it will last. I also love that you can program four custom heights that you choose and just touch a button and it goes to that height. Great desk! I recommend FlexiSpot and Kana Pro bamboo desk for sure!" —Zach

Shipping info: Shipping is free. Most orders ship the same business day (if ordered before 3 p.m. Central time) and should arrive within three to eight business days. 

Get it from FlexiSpot for $539.99+ (available in two desktop shapes, five sizes, three frame colors, and 16 other add-ons). 

13. Or a standing desk converter if they already have a great workspace but want to be able to turn it into a standing desk throughout the day and make the workspace work from them.

A two-tier standing desk in light brown and black on top of an actual desk with a laptop and keyboard on it
Fully

Promising review: "When I transitioned to working at home full time, I knew I wanted to find a way to spend less time sitting. This converter is perfect — easy to move up and down, sturdy, and looks great. It's so nice to have the option of sitting or standing throughout the day." —Lyndsey S.

Shipping info: Orders ship in one to five business days. Expedited shipping is not available. 

Get it from Fully for $254.15 (originally $299).

14. A Takeya cold brew maker so they can easily pour themselves a glass at 3 p.m. when they normally might have taken a trip to the nearest coffee shop.

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Plus, it's so easy to make! They just have to add 6 tablespoons of their favorite coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and let it sit in your fridge for 24 hours. Then they can take the filter out of the pitcher and enjoy their coffee!

Promising review: "I love this! Working from home, I find this has saved me from going to Dunkin' every day." —Tiffany DL

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

And to learn more, read our full review of the Takeya cold brew coffee maker.

15. A folding wall organizer they can put all their important documents in and then grab when needed, instead of searching through that pile that's been sitting on their desk for wayyy too long.

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Promising review: "This is awesome and I love it. I work from home and I’ve been trying to keep my desk free from papers. This thing is awesome! The bottom pocket is large enough for me to store my day planner. I mounted it to the wall with a Command hook and it was easy-peasy! An attractive and functional way to sort and store paper. I love having all the papers I need readily available and visible so it reminds me that they're there, but not they are not overtaking my desk and irritating me." ⁠—Mandy

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $11.35+ (available in two colors).

16. A pastel mug warmer that regulates the temperature of their coffee or tea so they can nurse their drink for hours without sipping an ice-cold beverage.

A pink mug warmer on a desk with a mug of coffee on it
Amazon

Promising review: "I researched so many coffee warmers and am so glad I decided on this one. It definitely keeps my coffee hot, no matter how long it takes me to drink it. I also like that it has three settings. As you drink down your coffee, you can lower the heat because it keeps the coffee very hot. I like it so much I ordered a second one for another part of the house." —hottytoddy

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in eight colors).

17. A privacy sign great for anyone working from a full house where people like to barge in even when the door is closed.

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Promising review: "I work from home, and if you do too you may also encounter this odd scenario: Merely closing the door to one’s office is not actually a reliable method to let others know you are working. I can’t say enough good things about this sign. It is a far better design and quality than expected at this price point. The sign is a dial style, and really sturdy. The dial even has a click-in-place feature to prevent your status from accidentally moving when the door swings shut. Gone are the days of people thinking you’re available when you’re not! Well, at least you have forewarned them! I am extremely happy with the sign, and can recommend it to anyone who might need a little extra assistance in deterring work interruptions!" —Conscious Consumer

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $11.95 (available in black and white).

18. A memory foam chair cushion with a nonslip rubber bottom to ensure they'll be comfortable all day long — it won't move around when they get up every once and a while to stretch their legs (and maybe pet their dog).

Reviewer pic of the velvet-like cushion on the seat of an office chair
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Promising review: "I work from home and sit at a desk in front of a computer for a minimum of 10 hours per day. I used to have to get up at least hourly for breaks that never helped to alleviate the 24/7 sciatica pain down my left leg. And long hours at my desk would leave my whole body sore. I've only had this cushion for one day, and my sciatica is barely noticeable, and I woke up today in no pain after using it yesterday. I'm a small person, so I can see how this might not be a good fit for everyone, but for me, it's already had a positive impact. I think because they are just cut foam with gel top and a thin cover that they will probably wear down easily, especially since I sit for so long, but it's a reasonable price and if I get six months at a time out of one, I'll consider that a pretty decent return on my investment. :)" —T. M.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $35.95 (available in two colors).

19. A multi-device wireless charger with a simple and sleek design that's actually really practical because they can charge their phone and headphones at the same time so neither die during that extra-long meeting they're in (that could have totally been an email).

long rectangular-shaped wireless charger in white with AirPods and an iPhone sitting on it
Courant / Via instagram.com

Promising review: "This is perfect for a desk workspace. It takes up little space and is never conspicuous or in the way while working. It charges quickly and efficiently. I've received compliments and requests for where it came from." —Wendy B.

Shipping info: Shipping is free on orders more than $75. Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET will ship the same day. 

Get it from Courant for $75 (originally $120; available in nine colors).

20. A selfie ring light for anyone who has found themselves working in less-than-ideal lighting during a marathon of Zoom calls. This small device will make a big difference so everyone can see their beautiful face.

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Promising review: "I love this light and tripod stand. No, I am not a makeup or selfie influencer, but I do work from home and have found my office lighting is terrible. When I have conference calls it is impossible to not look like I work in a dark closet. I place this light up above my computer and it has been a real game changer for my at-home setup. The lighting options are great, and I love the use of the remote for when I make training videos." —Shannon Smith

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $33.50.

21. A velvet open-back office chair that'll not only add a sleek and sophisticated look to their office but also be a comfortable place for them to sit for eight hours a day.

Pink velvet office chair with a rectangle opening in the back and five silver legs with black wheels
Wayfair

Promising review: "This is beautiful, easy to put together, and a light but sturdy chair. I love it, and it has already made working from home so much more comfortable." —Hailey

Shipping info: Free shipping on qualifying orders over $35, otherwise it's a flat rate of $5. Times vary depending on location and shipping type. Check the estimated arrival window before adding it to your cart. 

Get it from Wayfair for $117.99+ (available in nine frame colors and seven upholstery colors).

22. A mesh desk organizer with a three-compartment sliding drawer, tray, and five upright sections designed to fit SO much more than they think it can and make their desk feel clean (for once!).

A reviewer's organizer with an assortment of desk supplies inside
amazon.com

Promising review: "As a teacher working remotely from home, I needed something to help me organize all of my files, teacher manuals, workbooks, and supplies! Now everything has its place! Not to mention how pretty it looks! Instructions were simple and easy to follow… Assembly only took a couple of minutes!" —Lori R.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $26.47 (available in two colors).

23. Or a leather desk mat organizer elegantly enabling them to stay ~on top~ of their work. Not only does it have an extra layer they can store documents in, but it also has a divot to fit small things, such as pencils and USB drives, *and* a magnetic holder to keep a cord in place.

MoMA

Promising review: "The desk mat is very functional and looks great. I purchased it to protect the top of my new desk. The magnet helps manage the computer cords." —Karen

Shipping info: Standard shipping takes about three to seven business days. Express and overnight delivery are available for an additional cost.

Get it from MoMa for $65 (available in grey and black).

24. A two-tier folding desk perfect for anyone who doesn't have a ton of room for a desk but still wants a designated workspace. Bonus: This one can be folded up and stashed away easily after the workweek is over.

Two-tier wood-top desk with black metal crossing legs
Amazon

Promising review: "I ordered this desk in a pinch. I live in Brooklyn in a smaller apartment where I quite frankly have no space to have a freestanding desk with my other furniture. When my company implemented a WFH policy last week, I took a gamble and ordered this desk because 1) I could collapse it and tuck it under my bed when I wasn't using it, and 2) It was spacious and sturdy looking enough to actually do work on. I received it today, and I am beyond pleased. No setup required — quite literally took it from the box, slid it from collapsed to open, and began working on it. I cannot recommend this enough for the price, functionality, and delivery speed!" —Sydney

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get the two-tier desk from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in seven colors and also a one-tier style).

25. Or a lap desk if they don't have space for a desk at all. Or just want an option that lets them take their desk from the couch to the bed and back again. This one basically has all the cool features — a built-in mouse and wrist pad as well as a phone and tablet holder.

The lap desk
Amazon

Promising review: "This is a work-from-home game changer. I've been working remotely for most of the last two years, and this has been the single best purchase I've made toward WFH health. I previously used to cycle between my office desk and dining table, but since purchasing this I've been working wherever I want in my house. Anywhere I can be seated I can bring this surface and work. It's lightweight, the two pads are set to give lots of airflow across your lap (though shorts-wearers beware: The fabric may be slightly more coarse than you'd want against bare skin)." —TheWiseTurtle

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $47.98.

26. A daily planner to help them really get down to business and focus on what they need to accomplish every day. It has a place for their top priorities, to-do list, appointments, health and fitness, meal planning, accomplishments, and even a place to doodle during their longest meeting. So essentially this will be your new assistant.

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Each planner comes with 50 tear-off sheets the size of a standard piece of paper.

Promising review: "These notepads helped me reframe and focus every day working from home during the pandemic. I used to use a daily planner, but working from home changed how I need to plan my work tasks and personal tasks. I found this helpful for both!" —kristenjoann

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

27. A soundproofing strip to help block out all the surrounding noise so their coworkers can actually hear them speak instead of just the neighbor's dog barking.

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PLUS: This also makes sure that their air-conditioning doesn't escape under their doors, thus saving them energy and money!

Promising review: "This product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation. I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out, until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install." —Sandra Revueltas

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $7.97+ (available in four colors).

28. A shortcut keyboard cover here to make it super easy for them to remember all the shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X, and more so they don't have to have 50 Post-it notes with every shortcut cluttering up their space.

Chic Geeks

Chic Geeks is a Black woman-owned business that designs luxury tech accessories to add personality and color to people's workspace.

Promising review: "I bought this keyboard cover as a gift for my niece who uses Final Cut Pro often. She absolutely loves it and discovered new shortcuts for editing. It’s totally worth the money." —Staci Rutherford

Shipping info: Orders are shipped either via USPS first class mail, which takes three to seven business days, or USPS priority mail, which takes one to three business days.

Get it from Chic Geeks: $20 (for the Adobe Photoshop Shortcuts cover) and $20 (for Final Cut Pro X Shortcuts cover; both are available in most MacBook models and sizes).

29. A laptop stand to take their productivity to ~new heights~. JK, we can't guarantee it will do that, but it will help improve their posture and make it so they're not straining their eyes as much. Both will help them feel better at the end of the day.

Reviewer pic of the silver laptop stand on a desk with a laptop raised on it
amazon.com

Promising review: "This is an absolute game-changer now that I am working from home. It helps my posture and the colors match my MacBook Pro almost exactly if you don't hyper-examine it. It does have a little extra shine, but it is still matte. The stand is very sturdy and has quickly become a favorite to use any time I use my Mac." —Denisse Quezada

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $39.90+ (available in two styles and in four colors).

30. A cord box to transform that tangled mess of wires into a nice orderly setup. Their desk will feel less cluttered so they can breathe a little easier.

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Great Useful Stuff is a small biz based in Sonoma, California featuring a selection of home and lifestyle products that are...you guessed it...great and useful. This box includes the unit and six magnetic spools to keep the cords organized.

BuzzFeed Shopping writer Daniel Boan says: "When Great Useful Stuff sent this to me for review, I thought it would simply be a cute way to keep my chargers from falling under my desk and becoming impossible to find, but I didn't realize how it would basically transform my space. As you can see above, I had a wildly unacceptable pile of wires on my floor that was becoming so big I almost started asking it to chip in for rent. When the box arrived, I untangled the cords, placed my power strip in the bottom of the box, then threaded the wires through the holes at the top (it also comes with magnetic attachments for looping excess length in the wires, but I didn't even need to use those). Now my cords are cleverly concealed and so much easier to manage — which makes me feel like I ever so slightly have my life together. I said slightly."

Shipping info: Orders are processed within two to three business days. Expedited shipping is available for an additional cost within the contiguous United States.

Get it from Great Useful Stuff for $69.99.

31. A sunlamp designed to mimic the benefits of sunlight to improve their mood and reset their circadian rhythm, which is beneficial if they work off hours or just can't seem to find time to get outside.

The rectangle-shaped light sitting on the counter with a pour-over coffee next to it
Amazon

Promising review: "I work from home at night. I never see the light of day during the winter. This light has been a joy to have and gives great light at my desk to work with with the benefit of mimicking sun exposure. It’s very easy to use and to replace bulbs." —Amazon Customer

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

32. A double-sided electronics cleaning brush that'll give their computer a good deep clean because when they work where they live, sometimes their laptop becomes a movie screen at night where a few popcorn crumbs somehow get into the keyboard. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Amazon

The soft bristles help sweep away dust and crumbs. Plus, the bristles retract for optimal storage.

Promising review: "I WFH, so my laptop as accumulated its fair share of crumbs, dust, and other debris. This was the perfect cleaning tool. The brush side easily sweeps away particles and the rubbery wedge side helps to scrub out gunk in-between keys. The best part is that it easily fits into the pen holder on my desk." —Andrea G.

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

33. A portable dual monitor for anyone who didn't realize they'd be working from home this long and misses their dual screens dearly. This device attaches to their laptop so they have double the space to spread out their work. Plus, they can easily move it from room to room or on a trip where they're "working" remotely from a different place.

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They can use this with any Mac, PC, and Chrome laptop that's between 13 and 17 inches. It attaches with magnetic device-safe metal plates, so they can move it around from room to room. Plus, they can rotate the display to customize it to fit their workstyle perfectly.

Promising review: "This product is worth the money. Because I'm working from home now, one laptop screen just isn't cutting it. Sure, I can hook my laptop to my TV, but then I'm stuck working in a room that isn't necessarily conducive to being productive. The SideTrak is lightweight, easy to adhere to my MacBook Air (and I didn't have to remove the protective case), and easy to set up. This was a great early Christmas present!' —AJ Jones

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $299.99 (available in two colors). 

34. A reversible waterproof desk mat they can put on your table if they really have no place at all for a desk so they can at least make it feel like they're working from one.

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Promising review: "I'm an art teacher, and working from home during the coronavirus outbreak was going to put a lot of strain on my wood desk (which I keep mostly for show but now am forced to use for work). I ordered this desk pad because mint green is my favorite color, and I wanted something to protect my desk from paint and other art supplies. It arrived today, and it was so cute! It's exactly what I wanted. It's thin enough not to add too much bulk to the desk, the color is so fun, and it wipes off easily. I love that it's reversible, too, so I'll probably use one side for making tutorial videos for my classes and the other for when I'm painting. I was worried that it wouldn't lie flat because it came rolled up, but it lay flat immediately. And it came with a cute little belt in case I need to roll it back up again and store it!" —Jill S

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and in eight color combinations).

35. Or a large patterned version if they prefer to add a little more spunk to their workspace but also protect the area and make it easier to use a mouse.

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Promising review: "I love this large mouse pad!! I recently set up a new desk at home due to covid, and I was struggling to find comfort in my new space. This mouse pad brightened up my desk and made it a much happier place to be!" —TedSern

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in 21 patterns).

36. A set of sleek nesting trays they can use together or separately as a place to set miscellaneous items (such as extra pens or even AirPods).

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Promising review: "I love my nesting trays. The mix of colors and materials is fun. I love the look and quality. It’s a fun addition to my space without looking cluttered." —Kristyna T.

Shipping info: Shipping is free, and orders usually ship within one to four business days. Expedited shipping options are not available. 

Get it from Open Space for $46 (available in four colors).

37. A desk elliptical that'll help them get a workout in and stay active during the day, no gym required. Now they can spend their nights doing other fun stuff, such as bingeing their favorite TV show...again.

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Promising review: "Worth the wait — took a little longer to get here than I'd have guessed for a Prime item, but the shipping details were accurate and this thing is AWESOME. I work from home and sit at a desk for eight hours a day. This thing does a great job keeping your heart rate elevated, and it's super quiet so you wouldn't be disturbing anyone even if you were in a crowded office. I would give it 6 stars if I could!" —Jon

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $349 (available in three colors).

38. Or a rolling desk bike that's a viral TikTok sensation for a reason — it will keep them active and moving all day while saying comfortable enough to get their work done. Just imagine the places they'll go with this thing.

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Not only is the rolling desk bike compact, but it's also height adjustable to make it fit perfectly for them. The pedaling is also quiet, there are eight resistance levels, and it will track their mileage, RPM, and more.

Promising review: "I love it so much. Since I started working from home due to COVID, I’m less active than before. I used to go the gym and join spinning classes two to three times a week and Zumba and walking one hour a day. This chair keeps me moving. Love it and recommended it. It is very pricey but worth it. Very sturdy and good design. Look very classy in my office." —Julie Rust

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $359.99 (clip the "$100 off" coupon on the product page for this price; available in five colors). 

39. ORRR a balance ball chair to help them ~balance~ it all (i.e., getting work done and strengthening their core at the same time). Multitasking at its finest.

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Promising review: "I work from home and sitting too long in my ergonomic desk chair would make my back and hips ache. When I would use my standing desk adjuster and work from a standing position, it would be great for a while, but my knees would ache. When I ordered this, it comes with the small ball, I didn’t think I would be able to use it. However, all I had to do was lift the small ball off the base and put a large stability ball on the chair. I use it every day. It keeps my back and hips from aching. Very happy with this!" —Michelle K Smith

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $69.98+ (available in seven colors).

40. Some Monkey Noodles, which may sound and look like a toy, well, because they are. They can stretch, pull, twirl, wrap, and squeeze this sensory toy to help them stay calm and focused during long team meetings and confrences calls.

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The noodles are great for all adults (and children) but especially those with ADD/ADHA, OCD, autism, or high anxiety. They are said to help them not only feel calm and focused but also reduce stress and anxiety. They're recommended for ages 3+.

Promising review: "After having to work from home for months and with my high-stress job, my anxiety has been through the roof. I opened these up and immediately fell in love with them, but what really shocked me was that my cat saw me playing with them and immediately ran over to come and play too. She played with them all day! I used them to help keep me calm before I had to give a Zoom presentation, and it worked. I did forget to hold on to it while actually presenting, but nevertheless, it eased my anxiety prior to having to speak." —Kelly

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.99.

41. A charging dock with three slots to keep both their work *and* personal electronics organized and charging because they're all in the same place now.

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Promising review: "I am not sure how people can hate this. It is so simple. It required no setup and the magnets that hold the bottom compartment on are strong. I literally did zero work for this product to help me out so much in my everyday life. It clears up my desk clutter and charges my electronics. Plus, it looks and feels quality for the price without paying a crazy amount for such a simple concept. I use an iPad Air, an iPhone 6S, and an iPhone 7. Because I work from home, my work and personal electronics have to mix but stay organized. This holds them all. I don't have problems with it not holding phones or anything like others have mentioned." —Rachel R

Shipping info: Available on Amazon Prime with two-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive by Christmas (see Amazon's full shipping information here).

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in six styles).

42. And a splurge-worthy high-tech office chair complete with adjustable lumbar support, a heating pad, and I can't forget the best part — MASSAGE SETTINGS!!! Yes, that means that this chair can work for them during the workday. How cool is that?

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Founder Anthony Mazlish started this small biz when he realized there weren't any businesses focusing on ergonomically designed chairs and other comfort products. Before you add this to your cart you can pick between the basic office chair or massage style, one of nine different fabrics, with or without a headrest, two seat widths, two foam styles, plus adding wheels and/or a footrest.

Promising review: "This chair actually adjusts your back. You can feel your spine adjust throughout the day which is amazing. I work from home and in meetings all day, and this chair saves my back and rear end from fatigue." —Steve G.

Shipping info: Shipping is free via FedEx in the continental US. Assembled and white glove delivery is also available for an additional cost.

Get it from X-Chair for $1,199.99+ (customization available).

Maybe with that 'Do Not Disturb' sign on their door, this won't happen every time they go into a meeting!

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