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    52 WFH-Friendly Products That Just Make Sense To Have On Hand

    Between this migraine stick and caffeinated gum, your 3pm WFH woes have met their match.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A roll-on migraine stick made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to help you soothe away that vague headache you sometimes get from sitting in one place for too long (Big Work From Home Mood, y'all).

    Reviewer holding lip balm-sized tube of roll on migraine stick
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This stuff is my go-to fix when I feel a migraine coming on. I suffer from sinus headaches and migraines usually once or twice a week. This product I put on each temple, under my nose and on my wrists when I feel the pressure starting and it cuts the pain to a minimum. It seems to stop the worst pain before it has a chance to start. Thank you for a great product! I will buy again and again!" —Brenton1985

    Read BuzzFeed's review of the migraine stick for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    2. A delightfully bendy desk lamp that not only charges right up with a USB cord, but will also serve as a port to charge your phone. Behold this glorious intersection of style and function!

    A white desk lamp with a sloped bending stand
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    It also comes with three different brightness settings, so you can adjust it as the light in your space changes throughout the day.

    Promising review: "Great little desk lamp. I needed something basic and affordable to add to my desk since I’m working from home. The lamp is bright and has three levels of light settings to access by pushing the on/off button. The USB port is convenient." —K. Otero

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

    3. A pack of NeuroGum made with a blend of caffeine and nootropics, designed to give you energy five times faster than regular coffee — without jitters or sluggishness afterward. That 3 p.m. WFH slump when you suddenly have the attention span of a goldfish just met its match.

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    Promising review: "As a medical student this has been an amazing addition to my daily study regimen. Same amazing boost as the Diet Coke and coffee I used to chug, but without the jitters, crash/headache, or teeth staining. It's become my new go-to for staying awake and alert in the OR or on the wards. Highly recommend for anyone who needs a pick-me-up but doesn't want that 'wired' sensation you get from coffee." —R. Sardesai

    Get a nine-pack with six pieces of gum each from Amazon for $21.

    You can read BuzzFeed editor Kayla Suazo's full review of NeuroGum for more deets!

    4. A pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones so you can go into full ~flow~ free of all the distractions in your space (read: the temptation of Netflix, the 15 Reddit tabs open on your browser, and your cat who for some reason thinks your keyboard is his own personal bed).

    Model with a pair of dark teal over the ear headphones
    Amazon

    The charge on these is no joke — in Bluetooth mode, they get around 30 hours of play time!

    Promising review: "I have tried many other brands of headphones and comparatively these look much nicer than some of the really expensive brands I have tried. The sound quality is also great and they block outside noise very well. I purchased these for a long haul flight I was taking and they were extremely comfortable and not super bulky and heavy. I am very pleased with the battery life too. Overall these are a great pair of headphones and I would recommend them to anyone, especially if you will be wearing for long periods of time." —lindsay ann

    Get them from Amazon for $49.99+ (down from $59.99+ — clip the "20% off" coupon on the product page for this discount; available in seven colors).

    5. Or a set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have over 80,000 popular reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds so you can block out distracting noise during the day. These are also super handy for ~walk and talkers~ — you can easily pace around the room during phone calls to stay energized and focused.

    Reviewer image of two black earbuds next to their charging case
    amazon.com

    These come with a wireless charging case that provides up to 14 hours of charge (with the earbuds able to play for 4+ hours with each full charge). The earbuds are also sweatproof and waterproof so you can use them during workouts or runs, and have a built-in mic so you can chat on the phone. Psst — these are also a great option for going outside in a mask, since they don't have wires that'll get tangled in the mask straps.

    Promising review: "The earbuds worked seamlessly and well out of the box. I use them while hiking the hills with my dogs and when working at my desk – I can still hear outside noises when needed for safety, but can listen to music without disturbing others. The earbuds are comfortable even during exercise, and they fit securely. Using the earbuds as a headset with my cellphone is easy as well. I do have to experiment with how they handle the Google assistant. The audio quality is at least stereo hi-fi, and the earbuds paired easily with both my phone and laptop. Wireless charging and having a large backup power source for the phone are terrific features." –Jawpar

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

    6. An adorable We Rate Dogs daily calendar to brighten up your day every single time you sit down at your desk. What? Did we do?? To deserve dogs????? 😭

    A daily tear off calendar with a picture of a cute dog on it and a little blurb about it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I gave this to our daughter for her birthday and then LEARNED that there is a website to get one every day! I love this calendar. I looked at every picture. It is a combination of hilarious, lovely, charming pictures of dogs with the best captions under each one. Thank you to everyone who is involved in this effort. It made me smile and laugh out loud. Just what we all really need (well, some of us need this). I just ordered two more to give right now." —B. Stuart

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    7. A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy so effective at relieving pressure from your tailbone that you'll finally stop losing sleep over your love-hate relationship with your chair.

    A reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I've purchased similar items in the past that visually looked like this but were stiff and rigid. This is amazing. Totally eased my back pain from my quarantined at home desk job. Highly recommend." —Bellarosa555

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95 (clip the 20% off coupon on the product page for this price).

    8. A pair of compression gloves designed to help alleviate pain from carpal tunnel and arthritis, so you can type at your keyboard without an internal monologue of "ow OW ow owwwww" for the majority of your workday.

    Reviewer with gray fingerless compression gloves on hands
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I love these gloves, I’m actually wearing them right now. I am a degree in computer science which means that I’m constantly using my hands to code and mess around on computers. I use a computer at home and at work. By the end of the day my hands are sore and they hurt. These gloves work miracles. Before bed I put these on and I wear them all night. I get a good night's sleep when I wear them and I can tell when I forget to put them on because I sleep awful. I also like how easy it is to wash them. I hand wash but I’ll admit a couple of times I’ve just thrown in the washing machine because I was too tired to hand wash and they turn out completely fine, literally the same as if I would’ve hand washed. I’m 26 and I wear these gloves. My grandma is 69 and she wears these gloves. We both love these gloves very much!" —BritMcConnell

    Get a pair from Amazon for $13.97 (available in three sizes).

    9. Plus a set of desk-themed heat therapy rice pads designed to target all the spots working from home hit the hardest, from your neck all the way down to your littlest toe.

    The heat pads in gray with white chain designs
    The Ferris Wheels/Etsy

    The Ferris Wheels is a North Carolina-based Etsy shop established in 2008 that specializes in microwave heat pack, cold packs, rice flax heating pads, and neck wraps in various designs.

    Options for the set include a neck wrap, two wrist wraps, foot warmers and a neck warmer.

    Promising review: The office kit is awesome! I have used the thermal packs a few times, including heating up the wrist rests on days I type a lot. So stylish and healing! Thanks for making such awesome products!" —Sara Kohn

    Get it from The Ferris Wheels on Etsy for $24.95+ (available in individual pieces or in sets, as well as 10 colors).

    10. A set of Monkey Noodles, a quiet sensory toy that stretches, pulls, twirls, wraps, *and* squeezes, so you can keep your restless self on task during those endless Zoom calls that feel like you just aged six years in an hour.

    Reviewer image of five long noodle-shaped toys in different colors
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is my absolute favorite fidget! I’m an adult with autism and ADHD. I carry one around with me everywhere I go. It definitely assists me in staying calm/still while I’m at work. I’ve recommended it to several friends!" —KaelynnVP

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A six-outlet wall charger designed specifically for larger chargers that also comes equipped with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a night-light, so your WFH setup is as organized as possible.

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    Promising review: "Love this. I have many items to plug in now that I have to office at home. There’s plenty of room to plug in two laptops, a computer, a monitor and my Alexa safely. It’s a little bulkier than I was expecting but that is due to the room your items will need." —Jennifer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    12. A keyboard cleaning gel, because if you are anything like me then working from home means that your laptop is working overtime both as a keyboard and as a lunch tray ("Alexa, how do you get Cheez-It crumbs out of a laptop fan???).

    A model using a yellow squishy gel to press on a keyboard and pull up crumbs
    Amazon

    People also use this on air-conditioning units in their cars, remote controls, and other small areas with nooks and crannies that are hard to clean!

    Promising review: "Works just as advertised. Easy to use just apply moderate pressure to say, a keyboard and dust/any debris is stuck to the gel. Doesn't leave a residue and the odor is pleasant. Better to use this than just blowing the dust away for it just to relocate elsewhere. Thank you for a simple yet amazing product." —Zach Durham

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

    13. A ventilated laptop stand you can prop on a table or a desk to make it more WFH-friendly. This makes your laptop screen eye-level to reduce neck and shoulder strain, and gives your laptop fan space to breathe so it doesn't overheat.

    A laptop resting on the stand on a desk
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This was recommended in an article about handling working from home during this COVID-19 stay-at-home requirement — since workspaces at home aren't as ergonomic as at work when it comes to 8-hour work days. It is SO worth it! It's incredibly sturdy. The laptop is now placed at a perfect angle. I bought a wireless keyboard which I can use with my laptop when the laptop is in the stand — and then at the end of my workday, I just slide my wireless keyboard under the laptop in the space created by the stand, and I regain that bit of space on my table. I love it. Add in the brushed silvery tone, and it has been a great investment for me." —Joe Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $22.09.

    14. An adjustable, portable standing desk so you can break up the monotony of your day by standing for a bit and getting the blood flowing to your legs. Also a great solution if your desk is a little too low for comfort!

    A silver adjustable standing desk propped on a table with a laptop on it
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "One of the best health investments of the year for me. This is so simple, yet so much thought must have went into designing it to make it stable, lightweight, ergonomic and sharp looking. A terrific under $40 investment. If you're considering one of those $400+ standing desks, I would highly advise to give this standing laptop desk a shot first. I feel great standing up a few hours a day while tasking away and working hard. Great invention!" —Ben Grablachoff

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in three colors).

    15. A selfie ring light for all your Zoom presentations, so you can trick your coworkers into thinking you live inside a beautifully-lit Instagram apartment instead of a snack dungeon.

    A lit selfie ring on a tripod pointing at a reviewer's desk set up
    amazon.com

    You can either use this with your phone mounted just under the light for FaceTime, or if you're calling or filming from a laptop, you can set up the tripod or the light on your desk behind the screen. Boom, fancy lighting.

    Promising review: "I’ve been having to work from home. During this time, I’m in front of my computer doing WebEx calls and Teams. Having to present and talk in front of 20-50+ people. This light is AWESOME! My team even asked what I did and then made their purchase right away!" —Anna Chouinard

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    16. A lavender-scented stress ball you can keep at your desk anytime you need to squeeze a lil' something to soothe yourself (read: right before you type the words "Per my last email" for the fifth time in a row).

    Four small round purple balls next to lavender
    Lavender Luvies/Etsy

    Lavender Luvies is a Washington-based Etsy shop that specializes in lavender-scented objects and repurposed vintage treasures.

    Promising review: "These are great! I wish I would have ordered them at the start of the pandemic. Definitely a great way to help manage stress. As someone with sensitivities to smells, I was worried about the lavender scent being overpowering, but after a week, the scent has calmed down and it really is relaxing. Very happy with my purchase — thank you!" —Katie F.

    Get it from Lavender Luvies on Etsy for $8 (available in 10 colors).

    17. A set of adhesive cable clips you can stick to your desk to keep your charging cables locked in one convenient place, so your desk doesn't become a veritable jungle of cords that makes you wince every time you see it.

    A model showing the adhesive back of the small holder before putting it on a desk and putting a cable in it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Fixes a problem I didn't know how to fix! Keeps cords where I want them and prevents them from falling behind my nightstand. Especially helpful with working from home. Get them! You don't be disappointed." —Ally

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.97.

    18. A set of nonstick, reusable toaster oven bags so you can make grilled cheese and paninis for quick breakfasts and lunches at home instead of spending $15 on a wilting delivery salad.

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    Better yet, you can reheat french fries, pizza, and even mini tacos and get all of that glorious heat without making them all soggy from the microwave. Leftovers just got lit.

    Promising review: "I get lazy and hate to heat up the stove for grilled cheese. I used old bread from the freezer and popped it in to try it — WOW, great grilled cheese. I buttered the outside and it was great!! Love these." —Kulena

    Get a 4-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

    19. Plus a bottle of Mike's Hot Honey, so you can add a pinch of sweet and a kick of spice to WFH meals that might otherwise feel totally "blah" and put you in an demotivated head space. (No offense to microwave pizza! She's trying her best.)

    Reviewer drizzling hot honey over pizza
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is now a staple for my kitchen. How I cooked without it before, I'll never know. Makes the best vinaigrette ever, quick pan sauces for pork, unexpected zip in dozens of dishes. Does it come in gallons? Have given it as hostess gifts several times and everyone gets hooked." —Martha Ronemus

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of Mike's Hot Honey for more deets!

    20. A height adjustable mobile workstation for anyone who can never quite commit to what room they want to work in (or likes chasing the sun as it moves through a window like a lil' cat looking for the coziest place to sit).

    Office Depot

    Promising review: "We received the workstation right at our door just three days after ordering. The work surface is large enough to hold our large laptop and mouse. It allows for plenty of leg room and we like how easy it is to adjust the height. It is well-built and solid." —Hokey Pokey

    Get it from Office Depot for $199.

    21. A mug warmer that'll keep your coffee piping hot long after you brew it, because for some reason coffee slips into the time-space-WFH continuum when you're drinking it from your couch.

    A mug on a black round mug warming surface on a table
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am currently working from home and I make tea at every hour of every day. I used to own a Mr. Coffee and had lost it during transition of moving so I HAD to get another one. I’m so glad that I did because now my tea stays warm throughout work. There is no adjustment to high and low but I prefer things simple. You just switch it on and it stays on. The plate gets pretty hot which makes my cup hot at the bottom. No issue for me because I don’t have children. I prefer warm tea over piping hot or freezing cold. This little device is my best friend and it’s great. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that loves a 'just right' cup of anything." —Cecy R.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    22. A time-marked water bottle to remind you to stay hydrated during the day, which is especially important when you're WFH — it's even easier to feel anxious or tired when you're on your lonesome, and being dehydrated can def make it even worse.

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    This bb also comes with a no-leak lid and the ability to infuse your water with fruit to jazz things up — plus a carrying strap, so you can take it on your midday walks away from your desk!

    Promising review: "Was drinking less water since working from home. Super excited that it was leakproof! I love the accountability!" —Amy J.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95

    23. A low-impact under-the-desk elliptical for anyone who gets distracted by aches and pains from sitting in one position all day — this can help keep you loose.

    Amazon

    It also comes with a digital display that tracks time, speed, and distance, as well as eight different modes of resistance, so you can tailor it exactly to your needs.

    Promising review: "No assembly required! Took right out of the box and put it under my desk. Spend long hours on the computer and suffer from hip and leg pain. Use the exerciser on and off all day especially first think in the morning to loosen up joints. Felt the different in just a couple of days. Just what I needed." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $132.57.

    24. Or a compact, TikTok-famous rolling desk bike pretty much guaranteed to keep even the most restless among us on task. Sorry @ your actual desk.

    Amazon

    This compact, rolling desk bike is also height adjustable so you can get your perfect fit with the tray, and has "whisper quiet" pedaling, eight resistance levels, and a way to track your mileage, rpm, and other stats.

    Promising review: "Have had this product about a week now. Absolutely love it, what a game-changer!! As a consultant who live in a typical consulting life, I pretty much sit in front a computer all day long. Even though I work remotely a lot, I barely leave my desk. After a while, you will start to suffer from all the common things as everyone else, back pain, neck pain, you know all those things. Those all get changed when I saw this product! To be honest, I didn't buy it right away because of the price of course. But I finally decided to make the purchase as a holiday gift to myself. And I am so glad I made this choice! It hasn't been long, but i been using it everyday. It was super easy to put together, easy to move around because of the wheels. You can totally work while using it. the best part is, YOU DON'T EVEN FEEL LIKE YOU'RE WORKING OUT. And somehow it helps you to concentrate better. There is no need to dedicate one hour for the gym, this could an anytime thing. When you are working, watching shows, even play games. I guess because of the working out, my sleep improves as well. Not mention the pains from back. All in all, this thing changed my life!!" —joshua0315

    Get it from Amazon for $399.99.

    Psst — you can watch the viral desk bike TikTok featuring it for more insight on how it works. It's been liked over 1.8 million times!

    25. Or!!!! A universal laptop treadmill desk attachment so you can power walk through the embarrassment of a text from your mom popping up while you were screensharing to half your coworkers.

    Amazon

    The bar on this is adjustable to fit most treadmills, with a height adjustable pole and a laptop tray equipped with nylon straps to keep your laptop secure. It's also super portable in case you want to ever use it at a gym.

    Promising review: "Excellent alternative to sitting on the couch watching Netflix or scanning social media. Now I still do that, but I am walking while watching." —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95.

    26. A set of adjustable desk shelves to organize your professional knickknacks and make your WFH space feel dimensional and cozy.

    A set of small shelves in a light wood holding books and pencils and succulents
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Excellent product! I have been searching for an organizer to put on the top of my dresser, and I could never find anything unique, functional and not too big. I came across this organizer and took a chance since I wasn't seeing it in person. I am so glad I did! The product arrived overnight (instead of two days) and was super easy to put together... just follow the pictures exactly as shown. They even included a screwdriver, so you don't need anything extra to put it together. It is super cute, fun and fits perfectly. I definitely recommend." —lmeglin

    Get them from Amazon for $25.99 (available in three colors).

    27. An adorably encouraging daily planner you can fill out throughout the course of each day to keep yourself on track for all your calls, goals, and even your water intake — an easy solution for anyone who sometimes gets so focused on tasks they forget to come up for air.

    A blank page of the planner
    Amazon

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

    Promising review: "Super cute and helpful. Exactly what I needed to help me stay on track with working at home during this quarantine." —Arline

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    28. Or for the ~big picture~ thinkers, a weekly notepad to remind you of what the top priorities for each day are, so you don't feel as overwhelmed while powering through them.

    A notepad with space to write under for each weekday and next week's goals
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I carry a weekly planner in my bag for scheduling appointments, meetings, classes, etc. Then on Sunday night or Monday morning, I transfer everything from the planner to a sheet from this pad. It stays sitting on the counter in my kitchen where I can easily jot down errands, groceries, etc either in the extra space or on the back. At first this seemed like an unnecessary duplication of effort, so I was looking for a better solution, but I've realized over the past couple of weeks that this really works for me. It helps me get all my commitments for the week out of the planner and into my head so that I know what I've got on my plate." —Toledo

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29 (available in 15 list styles).

    29. Plus a set of eye-popping fine point pens designed for planners and journals, so you can — gasp — color code your tasks, putting a fun twist on them that makes it all the more motivating to stay focused 🌈.

    Fine point pens in 18 different colors
    amazon.com

    Perhaps most importantly for anyone out there planning to go full Leslie Knope on these is that they're designed not to bleed through thin pages!

    Promising review: "I bought these pens during quarantine, not expecting much, considering they are quite inexpensive. I've used well-known brand marker/pens in the past, and didn't want to pay much for markers I'd use for coloring. I was concerned about the tips bending or bleeding, but I was completely wrong and am very satisfied with this product! They do not bleed, and the tips are strong and thin. I use these pens for coloring, hand lettering, and note taking, and they're exactly what I was looking for! The only regret I have is that I did not order the larger pack with more colors!!" —Michael Fanizzi

    Get a set of 18 from Amazon for $7.98 (clip the $2 off coupon on the product page for this price).

    30. A pour-over coffee maker you can rely on while you're surfing shared Google docs — no muss, no fuss, and no fancy coffee gadgets busting on you and making you regret the day both you and the Starbucks mermaid were born.

    Glass pourover coffee maker with cork around it
    Amazon

    Promising review: "In my effort to slow my life down, I am choosing to make coffee in smaller, more 'hand crafted' quantities. It's paying off for me in a better-tasting cup of coffee ... and making me slow down and take more time with life. You can actually taste the difference in this coffee maker and pot at a time coffee. I am no longer making a pot, grabbing and gulping. I am now lingering in the making and drinking which adds to the enjoyment. Bought my daughter one too, so that she will start slowing down and smelling the coffee." —Deborah Daniel

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    31. Or a cold brew coffee maker so gloriously easy to use that all you have to do is stick your favorite ground coffee in the filter, seal the airtight lid on top, and pop it in the fridge overnight. Boom, four cups of cold brew to keep you energized through all...the meetings...that should have been emails.

    A pitcher with a coffee filter and a large handle, full of iced coffee in a fridge
    Amazon

    Promising review: "With the indefinite work from home situation 2020 has put us in, I had a real craving for my Starbucks iced coffee especially as the weather has gotten warmer. Since I can't go out and get my expensive iced coffee, I decided to get this product to make it myself. Best decision ever. It's very easy to make smooth, delicious iced coffee overnight and have a perfect brew in the morning." —Shelby

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    32. A waterproof, stain-resistant faux marble granite adhesive you can use on an old desk to magic it into a sleeker, brand-new version, so you'll actually look forward to working on it every day.

    Faux white and granite covering a white desk
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I took a chance and bought this originally as a 'Band-Aid fix' to re-finish a desk. I had looked in stores in the contact paper aisles, but all of them were just that ... paper. THIS item is actually a thin sheet of vinyl (?) with adhesive, and I ended up liking it so much I bought more and re-finished my kitchen countertop with it as well! Highly recommended if you want to change the look of your counters but you don't have the money for a full remodel just yet. It can be cleaned with dish soap and water just like a real countertop." —Ezra Boyd

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in four sizes).

    33. A set of elegant matching desk accessories to bring some order to your space. An organized space = an organized mind = you'll be so good at working from home that you'll be tempted to start a lifestyle blog about it (you do you, y'all).

    The pink accessories on a desk
    Amazon

    Each set includes a pen cup, mail organizer caddy, paper tray, magazine holder, and sticky note holder.

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this set the moment it came out of the box. It is sturdy, well-made and definitely worth the price. My living room is all pink and I just inherited my grandmothers writing desk so this fit in beautifully. I am a writer and like to make my writing space as inviting and lovely as possible. This desk set helps me keep my papers, mail, note pad, writing journals, and pens beautifully organized. Worth every cent." —MRS

    Get it from Amazon for $40 (available in nine colors).

    34. An Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon's most popular Alexa-enabled device, because it comes equipped with a new "Work From Home" routine. You can personally tailor it to have Alexa remind you when to start your day, when to take breaks, when to eat, when to start making dinner, and — most importantly!! — when to log the heck off.

    A white circular Amazon Echo dot on a table
    Amazon

    Also?? Sometimes you just need to have a coworker who tells you weird jokes and warns you when it's about to rain and is always up-to-date on the latest world news. This lil' Echo can help fill the coworker-shaped void in your WFH heart.

    Similar to other Alexa-enabled devices, the Echo Show 5 responds to voice commands and can be synced with Audible, Amazon Music, Amazon Video, and other apps and programs like Spotify, iTunes, and NPR.

    Promising review: "It's small and looks great. Great quality. And for such a low price, it does so much. And now during the stay at home days of the pandemic and working from home, it keeps me entertained all day!" —ADELA

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in four colors).

    35. An insulated soundproofing strip that easily sticks to the outer rims of your door so you and your roommate can both be on a Skype call without hearing each other's coworkers echoing in the distance.

    amazon.com

    Psst — this insulated strip also stops air conditioning from escaping out of the crack under the door, saving energy and money!

    Promising review: "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

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97 (available in two colors).

    36. A "take a break" digital wall print with a comforting minimalist design to remind you to do! just! that! at least a few times a day, and to fully log off when you do.

    sign that says "don't forget to take a break and just breathe"
    Minna May Studio/Etsy

    Minna May Studio is a Washington-based Etsy shop established in 2014 that specializes in hand-designed stickers, wall art, greeting cards, and more.

    Get it from Minna May Studio on Etsy for $6.50.

    37. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses to help defend your eyeballs against the strain of your transition from phone to laptop to television to laptop to phone, aka your eyes' new itinerary.

    A reviewer sitting on a couch with their laptop in their lap, wearing the blue light glasses
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "During quarantine, my girlfriend and I have both spent a lot of time on screens (she on her laptop for work, and me on the TV playing video games). We got them about two weeks ago, and we've both noticed a huge difference in our blue screen tolerance. It has helped our eyes feel less tired, and pretty much anytime we look at any screen now, we are wearing these glasses. This is a great, low-priced two-pack deal. Everything looks a little bit yellow while wearing them, but that is truly my only complaint! Once you've worn them for a while you hardly notice the yellow until you take them off." —Taylor S.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.98 (clip the "$5 off" coupon on the product page to reflect this price)

    38. A set of floppy disk coasters to remind you of the good old days, where there were only one or two ways you could accidentally miss a correspondence from a coworker instead of 15,000.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "Really cool coasters. They do really look like the old floppy disks — same size, same everything. They are made of silicone so they don't soak up any spilled liquid but I wasn't really expecting them to. On the plus side, they are larger than your typical coasters so you would have to spill a lot of liquid for it to go on your table." —EmZet

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $12.49 (also available in sets of four and eight).

    39. A rotating, heated back and neck massager to work out all of the knots in your odds and ends that you're starting to name after individual Excel spreadsheets.

    A reviewer holding the massager, which has three rotating heated balls under the fabric on both sides
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I'm sitting all day at home during the COVID outbreak, and I was looking for something I could use now and in the future. It is intense! I like to use it on my shoulder and on my lower back. I am excited that it can be used in the car, as I expect to be moving cross-country in the new year or so." — Alli

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    40. A pair of Under Armour fleece pants that were basically invented for anyone who wants to work in their pajamas in their heart, but isn't yet emotionally ready to take the full leap.

    A model in the navy blue pants
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic I've been working from the 'home office' for the better part of a month now, and I quickly came to realize that my WFH apparel was lacking. I wanted pants that were cozy and comfortable, yet still had a trimmer fit than traditional sweat pants or PJs. Enter these fleecy leg swaddlers. To my surprise the outside of the pants aren't actually fleecy, but instead just kind of feel like other generic gym shorts/pants. I actually like this because they seem a lot less likely to collect pet hair and such as fleece often tends to do enthusiastically. The inside though is where the magic happens. They have a thin, soft layer of fleece that simultaneously feels warm but also light. They're cozy for lounging around, but I also believe they'll be comfortable to wear when running/working out in cooler weather. Lastly, the fit is spot on. Overall, I'd definitely recommend these for anyone searching for 'athleisure' pants that are comfortable and sharp-looking. —Deke

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in men's sizes S-5XL and six colors).

    41. Or a pair of very popular, absurdly cozy joggers you can stay comfy in at your desk without overheating.

    A model in black cuffed joggers
    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are SUPER soft. They are very thin so don’t buy them for warmth. They’re perfect for lounging around the house and working from home. I’m getting another pair since all of us with office jobs are stuck at home right now and we may as well live it up and be comfortable AF while working." —Lindsey

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in women's sizes S-3X and 35 colors and prints).

    42. A "hierarchy of remote work needs" print to keep at your desk as a reminder that the new self-actualization is logging the heck off at the end of the day and living your human life.

    A pyramid that says "hierarchy of remote needs" with jokes based on Maslow's hierarchy of needs
    fosslien/Etsy

    Fosslien is a California-based Etsy shop established in 2011 that specializes in custom stickers, prints, mugs, hats, and more.

    Get it from Fosslien on Etsy for $6.

    Psst — this shop offers ✨free shipping✨ !

    43. A thin, waterproof desk pad you can use as a mouse pad, a writing surface, or just a chic way to tie the chaos of your desk together.

    A model typing at their desk with the mat under their laptop and accessories
    Amazon

    Psst — they're also reversible, so you get two colors in one!

    Promising review: "I bought the grey/orange (really peachy not orange) pad for my desk. It's great, it's super thin, works well with my wireless mouse and I can use it as a writing pad under my paperwork. I don't love working from home but this makes it just a little bit easier." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $16.14 (available in eight styles).

    44. A polite but firm door sign for anyone whose pets are just as distractible as they are — truly, dog owners are all one innocent door knock away from having their entire afternoon derailed by someone who thinks they're going to get an extra W-A-L-K.

    Wooden sign that says "We are working from home, please do not knock, easily distracted pets inside"
    JK Vinyl & Wood Design/Etsy

    JK Vinyl & Wood Design is family-owned Etsy shop established in 2016 that specializes in home items like mugs, signs, decals, earrings, and more.

    Promising review: "This actually is working!!! UPS and Fedex quit ringing my doorbell! I’ve had a sign up for two years not to ring my doorbell because it makes my dog bark/baby sleeping... and no one paid attention to it and still was ringing the doorbell. I’m running meetings everyday during the lunch hour which is exactly when fedex and ups come.. and exactly when my dog goes nuts. Usually I’d let him out for the meetings but sometimes they won’t leave my packages if it’s not my regular drivers that know my dog. Anyway! They finally quit ringing my doorbell! Yay!!! And the sign is pretty! And easy to see and read!" —Andrea Lee

    Get it from JK Vinyl & Wood Design on Etsy for $12.95+ (available in two sizes).

    Psst — this shop offers ✨free shipping✨ !

    45. A memory foam gel pad for your wrists, which might relieve some of the cramping and wrist pain that comes with holding your hands over your keyboard the whole live long day.

    A model typing with one hand and using a mouse with the other, their wrists propped up by the pads
    Amazon

    It comes in two pieces — one you can prop in front of your keyboard, and the other in front of your mouse.

    Promising review: "I've been working from home due to COVID and began experiencing wrist pain. The soft cushion from both items provided the relief I needed. Great products and price!" —Gaga15

    Get it from Amazon for $15.46 (available in three sizes and 14 colors).

    46. A phone holder that'll make it a heck of a lot easier to make work calls over FaceTime or Gchat, or just to see when a text from your BFF comes through with a much-needed TikTok link for an extra lil' serotonin boost.

    Amazon

    Psst — you can prop your phone up on it vertically or horizontally, depending on what you're using it for.

    Promising review: "I bought this for all of the Zoom meetings I was conducting at home. It works great! It’s very sturdy and allows me a good angle when speaking to clients. Would recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    47. A lightweight breakfast tray you can prop next to you on your bed, because let's be honest, 90% of the Gchats you're sending your coworkers are from deep inside a mountain of your sheets.

    A model sitting on the floor with a wooden breakfast tray elevating food
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this item. It can be used in so many different ways! It is also very sturdy and high quality. I highly recommend it. Perfect size to set your computer down and a coffee or a larger breakfast. I love it!" —Micaela

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    48. A 42-page Rocketbook Fusion reusable notebook that works the same way all their products do — you can write on its pages the way you would a regular notebook, upload the page onto your devices, and wipe the notebook clean with water to use all over again.

    A model writing in the planner page of a Rocket notebook
    Amazon

    This notebook includes lined and grid pages in addition to planner, calendar, and brainstorming pages, so it pretty much covers any of your WFH needs.

    Promising review: "Loving using less paper. Got this product when transitioning to work from home. I am a math teacher and was using a lot of paper to write notes and to do lists, show students how to do problems, etc. This is amazing. Thinking about getting a class set for next year." —Alecia Martin

    Get it from Amazon for $37 (available in eight colors).

    49. A mini fridge that may truly be the MVP of working from home, particularly if you're sharing a space with others and want to limit distracting trips to the kitchen — this has just enough space to stock your favorite snacks and seltzers for little pick-me-ups through the day.

    amazon.com

    You can charge this using an adapter in your car or a regular outlet, and if you unplug it and take it on the go, items will stay cold for several hours as long as you don't open the door.

    Promising review: "I bought this refrigerator because I recently started working from home because of the COVID-19 quarantine. When I’m working during the day, I have to keep myself locked up in the spare bedroom so my toddler doesn’t realize I’m home. Otherwise, she would be trying to come see me all day. **Disclaimer: I don’t just lock my toddler out and leave her alone, there’s someone here taking care of her! Anyway, since I can’t really leave the bedroom, this fridge has been great to keep some drinks cold while I’m working. I put them in already cold and they hold the temperature as long as they are in the fridge." —Aratay

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in four colors).

    50. A white noise machine that makes a constant pfshhhhhh noise or nature sounds to help mask outside noises like construction or your neighbor's Netflix queue.

    A hand-sized white noise machine on a bedside table
    Amazon

    This compact machine has six noise modes: White Noise, Thunder, Ocean, Rain, Summer Night, and Brook. You can either have it make the noise continuously until you shut it off, or designate it to make noise for 15, 30, or 60 minutes.

    Promising review: "As we're all on COVID alert and working from home, I don't have a 'quiet space' from which to work. So I bought this to drown out the sounds of the TV and other every noises at home. Works great. Can just leave it on or switch to the time mode if using it for sleep. The sounds are pretty continuous so you can't easily identify when the loop starts over again." —db

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    51. A "because Zoom meetings" wineglass so you can wrap up every night toasting to the memory of you awkwardly waving goodbye to your coworkers like a cast member of a children's show every time you log off.

    A clear wine glass that says "because Zoom meetings" in black text
    The Posh Maven/Etsy

    The Posh Maven is a Georgia-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in custom drinkware.

    Promising review: "Exactly as pictured! Beautiful quality and was shipped in great condition, I appreciated all the extra cushion in there! Thank you!" —Elizabeth Lengyel

    Get it from The Posh Maven on Etsy for $15 (available in 22 colors, including metallic options ✨).

    52. A mini inflatable tube guy for your desk to cheer you on (or remind you to take a lil' dance break whenever you overwork yourself).

    A red inflatable figure on a desk
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "OMG! I love this guy! These things large and small will ALWAYS make me laugh. My husband bought the desk version for me and I can always count on it to make me laugh. My co-workers love it too. People just stop by to turn him on for a quick pick-me-up. I would recommend getting the AC plug since batteries can run down fast. I think we should create a community of fellow air-dancer-havers and post clips of our little guys dancing to our favorite songs. Anyone in?" —Mark

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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