Finding the perfect gift for your work-at-home spouse, partner, or friend can be challenging. That’s why we put together this guide with some of the best work-from-home gifts you can buy.
The gift items we researched will make their work more productive and make them feel happy that you were thoughtful enough to give a unique gift.
27 Best Work from Home Gifts
1. The Perfect Desk
You don’t have to have a large desk to benefit from this gift. You can get your work-at-home spouse or partner a small desk that they can work with while sitting down on another chair, or you can get them a large desk to move around the house quickly.
Getting them something with plenty of room for their computer and sources of paper and pens is essential.
2. Wine Glass Set
Wine glasses are necessary for many different reasons. They are essential for showing off your style because nobody wants to drink out of a champagne flute, and they also enhance the experience when you are drinking wine with friends. If you aren’t sure which ones to get, check out our article on the best wine glass sets.
3. Wireless Headphones
When you have a job where you can work from anywhere and anytime, listening to music or watching TV or movies is a great way to pass the time. Most people have a pair of wired headphones for this.
Still, wireless versions are available that will allow your work-at-home spouse or partner to listen to their favorite music without having to worry about getting tangled up in wires. They also make it easy for them to move around the house and keep working while enjoying entertainment.
4. Pair of Shoes
You might not think of getting shoes for somebody working from home, but you should consider it. You don’t want them to worry about what they will wear every day, and when they are working from home, you can easily let them know what the weather will be like so that they can dress appropriately.
It would help if you also ensured that your shoes are comfortable and won’t harm their feet or get caught on things.
5. Hairdresser Gift Set
If your work-at-home spouse or partner tends to let their hair grow out, this is a great gift idea for them. You don’t want them to look like they are wearing a wig, but you also don’t want them to have to spend a lot of money and time getting their hair cut every week or so.
6. Workout Clothes
If your spouse or partner works from home, they might not often make it out of the house. That means they will spend most of their day sitting at their desk, which might not be suitable for their bodies. You can help them by getting them a gift card for their local department store or a subscription to a service like Stitch Fix that will give them a new outfit every month.
7. Desk Chair
Like you don’t want your spouse or partner to stand all day while working from home, you don’t want them sitting in an uncomfortable chair while they work. You can get them the perfect desk chair to support their body and promote good posture.
It might be the last thing they think to buy on their own, but it is the most important thing you can give them so that they don’t have back problems.
8. Standing Desk
From the list of gifts that we have made, the standing desk is the best choice for couples who want to work together. Your spouse or partner can sit on it, still touch a keyboard or mouse, and see their computer from a comfortable distance.
That means they won’t have to keep an eye on what they are doing while they work, allowing them to be more productive.
9. Financial Planning Guide
If you are the one who is earning money for the family, you might not think to make a financial plan for your work-at-home spouse or partner.
You don’t want to pressure them into giving up their dream of working from home and returning to an office job, but you also shouldn’t be afraid to get them a guide showing them how they can manage their finances. It will help them get out of debt and be able to save money for the future.
10. The Perfect Manual Typewriter
Most people with a job at home use a computer to type up their work, but that can be dangerous if you are doing important work. Instead of risking the files you are typing up getting corrupted; you should get your spouse or partner an old manual typewriter that they can use to type up their reports and papers.
It will save them time and give them precision in their writing that they might not be able to achieve with a computer keyboard.
11. Smartphone Stand
When you buy your spouse or partner a smartphone, they need to find a suitable phone stand so they can use it comfortably while working from home. You shouldn’t just go out and buy the first one you see because it is cheap.
You want the stand to hold the phone and give it a stable base so that your spouse or partner can use it without worrying about it falling out of their hands or off the table.
12. Brainstorming Tool
If you work from home, you probably have a lot of ideas that can help you make more money, but you aren’t sure how to get started on them right away. Instead of waiting for the pictures to come to you and just sitting around, your spouse or partner should get them a brainstorming tool to jot down every idea they have right away.
It would help if you started planning for your financial future before losing momentum and finding yourself back in the office again.
13. Kitchen Tool
If you don’t have a dedicated workspace and are doing most of your work in your kitchen, you might have trouble doing things that need a little more room than what is available there.
That is why you should get your spouse or partner a mini workspace that can fit perfectly in their kitchen. It will give them the space to cook, wash dishes and keep their workspace organized.
14. Restroom Tool
Just like you might find yourself doing some of your work in your kitchen (or bathroom), getting your spouse or partner a tool to help them do things in their home restroom also makes sense.
That way, they won’t have to worry about stepping on something that will cause them to trip on it while rushing to the washroom and breaking the toilet bowl or a countertop.
15. Storage Tool
If you are doing a lot of work at home and storing many files and paperwork, you will need a space to keep all that stuff. Your spouse or partner can help you by getting them a storage tool to help you store everything safely, conveniently, and without creating clutter in the home.
You don’t want to spend money on filing cabinets all because a piece of paper got lost. Still, it is also essential not to keep everything in a box or file cabinet either because there is nowhere for your family to find anything when they are looking for something.
16. Phone Stand
Using a smartphone to do most of the work at home can be tempting just to put it on the coffee table or use the kitchen counter as a stand. However, doing so can lead to problems with your phone sliding off the surface and falling onto the floor, which means that you need something that will keep it in place while keeping you from having to grab it every time you need to see it going on.
17. Laptop Stand
If you are working from home, you must ensure that your laptop computer can be used comfortably. That is why you should get a laptop stand so that it doesn’t wobble while typing away at the keyboard or resting on the table instead of sitting on your lap.
You want a stand that will support the computer just as well as a regular desk, and make sure that there is enough room for your hands to rest so that they don’t get sore while typing on the keyboard.
18. TV Stand for Your Tablet
If you have a tablet computer and want to watch movies, you probably use it as a TV stand because the built-in speakers aren’t producing excellent sound. If you give your spouse or partner a video streaming device, they can put it on their tablet for easy access and good sound. You can find one that will hold the tablet up so you can use it hands-free while also finding easy access to all available side ports.
If your spouse or partner uses a computer mouse to do most of their work, they may have trouble finding a mousepad that they can use comfortably.
Instead of buying them a “generic” mousepad, purchase one with their favorite cartoon character on it so that they can make it much more fun while trying to get things done.
It will remind them why they work from home when they look down and see their favorite character.
20. Desk Organizer
You need certain things when working from home that you don’t need at an office job. For example, you need to keep your desk neat and organized.
21. Desk Accessories
You might be doing most of your work at home on your computer, but it is still essential to have all of the accessories that an office has at the desk in case you have to do some actual writing or print something out.
22. Work Desk Organizer
If you are working from home, the odds are that your desk is a little more cluttered than someone stuck in an office all day. It is probably because you don’t have a lot of room to store things, and even if you do, you don’t want to add more clutter to the area.
If your spouse or partner helps you with some work desk organizers (like hooks and shelves), they will instantly clean up the space while giving it extra storage.
23. Sitting Mat
If you don’t have a comfortable place to sit while you do your work, staying focused on what you are doing can be pretty hard.
That is why you should get a sitting mat to help your spouse or partner keep their concentration level up and stay sitting in the same spot for longer before stretching.
24. Caffeine-Free Drink
Coffee is excellent and has been the beverage of choice for people working at desks for a long time. However, it can also be a bit of a mess to deal with, so you should give your spouse or partner something they can drink to wake them up without making a mess.
You can find some chai tea or coffee substitute (like an herb tea or coffee) so that they can get the caffeine kick without having to clean up the mess afterward.
25. Desk Organizer
Sometimes you need to find a way to keep your desk organized just like you would your home. Your spouse or partner might be able to help with that by getting a desk organizer with smaller compartments designed to hold everything they need while working on it.
It also might have some small drawers that will make it easier for them to keep track of their essential documents.
26. The Perfect Light
Your spouse or partner probably spends most of their working hours on the computer trying to figure out whatever caught their eye online earlier in the day. While they are supposed to be doing work, they want to spend as little time away from their desk as possible.
While you can buy some colored lights that will create a warm, cozy atmosphere at night, you also can get them a desk lamp with a motion sensor that uses natural sunlight to turn on and off. It will add some mood lighting to the area without costing much.
27. Bulky Towel
If your spouse or partner is working from home full-time, the odds are that they aren’t want to use a regular towel when they get home from work. It will make all their clothes stick, and they might end up wrecking some things in the bathroom if they fall.
Instead, it would help if you are looking for a big, bulky towel that they can use to dry themselves off instead of something washcloth-sized.
28. USB or Thumb drive
Your friend is most probably working on their laptop at home. These devices are prone to hardware failure or issues. How about gifting them a USB drive or an external Hard disk? This will help them stay protected during a hard drive crash and restore the data.
In case such an event occurs, they will bless you are being thoughtful and saving them from significant data loss.
While having a spouse or partner who works from home can be a good thing, it also can be a lot of work at times. You need to make sure that you know what they need to deal with to make them happy and comfortable while trying to make it work. They don’t want to be stuck with things like the same boring desk chair again. These gifts should help them feel more comfortable and calm when they get home each day, making it easier for them to finish their work quickly and easily.