A home office doesn’t need to be a basic and boring workspace. With the right gift, your gift recipient will have a home office that looks better and is more productive. Here’s a quick look at jut a few of the possible gifts for someone with a home office.
Furniture and décor
Your physical environment affects the quality of your work. And that is why upgrading their office furniture and adding decorations are great gift ideas for your home office worker.
Your office chair is the most important piece of furniture in a home office. You can’t get your work done if your neck and back are aching. Consider the ergonomics of the person you’re buying for, and the space available in their office. An adjustable office chair offers the best customizable option, so your giftee can get the right fit for their exact situation. And think about the choice of fabric as well.
Most people don’t spend a lot of time deciding on a desk for their home office. But the right desk can improve your comfort, productivity, and the overall look of the home office. A good option to consider is a standing desk . Or even better, an adjustable desk that can convert from standing to sitting and back. Make sure you know how much space your giftee has for a new desk. It would take some of the gift-giving joy out of the moment if the desk won’t fit.
A wheeled office chair can wreak havoc on your hardwood floor. So consider adding a floor mat to your chair gift. A floor mat is also a great idea for anyone using a standing desk. As we all know, spending hours on your feet takes a tool on your body. A cushioned floor mat will reduce the physical stress of standing all day.
What if their home office is in a shared room? Adding a room divider or two can create a feeling of a separate space within that shared room. You have a wide range of style and colour options to choose from, so you can pick a room divider that matches their personality.
Now that video meetings are a standard part of the work world, every home office will benefit from some upgraded gear.
Your giftee may be relying on their built-in webcam for meetings, not realizing how much better the image could be. So that’s why a better quality external webcam is a good gift idea. And if they’re recording video, a 4K webcam is a great upgrade.
A great video image needs good, clear sound to accompany it. You can go with a headset that has a microphone for meetings. Or you can buy them a stand alone computer microphone designed for recording high quality audio, which would work well for a video reviewer or a podcaster.
Home offices don’t always have the luxury of silence. You can get your home office worker a good set of noise cancelling headphones so that they can stay focused and productive no matter what noise is going on in the rest of the house.
I spent a long time ignoring the importance of good lighting for video recording and online meetings. Now I know that you need good lighting to make good videos. The addition of a desk-mounted LED lamp can brighten up the workspace and make the video quality better. And adding a floor lamp can transform the room into a bright and pleasant space.
A better home office is one that minimizes strain on the office worker’s body. You can help by picking out an ergonomic mouse and keyboard set for them. A good pair will reduce the repetitive stress of typing. You should also think about picking a wireless option, to reduce the wire clutter that can accumulate at a workstation.
A multifunction printer is a vital part of a home office, and you can find an affordable one that offers the right features for your worker. For home offices that do a lot of black and white printing, a laser printer is a good fit. And you should consider a supertank printer as an option. These printers have refillable ink tanks, instead of disposable ink cartridges. So that means much less waste and lower ink costs.
Gifts for someone with a home office
These are just a few of the many possibilities for home office gifts, a starting point for your gift list. I know that you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for your home office worker. If you’re looking for a little bit more help picking the right piece of office furniture, check out the best office chairs and furniture guide. Happy shopping!