Christmas Gift Ideas for People Who Work from Home

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Christmas is coming. If you know someone who works from home, you may be wondering what to buy them this year. There are a lot of gifts that most people who work from home would love to receive. These gifts can help them unwind, organize their home, feel more comfortable, or improve their health and the air they breathe. Read on to discover some exciting gift ideas for that special work-from-home someone in your life.

A Massage Set

Massage has many benefits. It helps reduce stress, improve circulation, reduce pain, eliminate toxins and improve flexibility, among other things. But what if your family member doesn't have the time to get to a massage therapist, or the money to spend on one? Consider getting them a massage set for Christmas.

Massage sets come with many different things included in the various kits. Some kits come with oil, massage stones, or foam rollers. Other massage products include massage guns or this odd-looking tool that's supposed to be good for massaging all areas of the body. The kind of kit you choose will depend on your friend or family member's preferences and your budget.

A Cup Holder

Many people who work from home keep drinks near them. If they're on the phone for a good portion of the day, they may keep water nearby to keep their throat moist. However, keyboards and liquids are a bad combination - if liquid spills on a keyboard, the person may be buying a new one. That's why a cup holder is a smart gift purchase for people who work from home. This cup holder has a suction cup on the bottom so it can't be knocked over.

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A Plant

Plants aren't useful for a home office in the traditional sense, but they can help brighten up a room. Certain types of plants are also good for your health, such as:

  • Peace lilies

  • Golden pothos

  • English ivy

  • Chrysanthemums

  • Gerbera daisies

These plants help clean the air by removing trace elements of toxic vapors through their leaves. They're also easy to care for even if you don't have a green thumb. For example, golden pothos plants don't need much light. They can tolerate bright or filtered lights found in a home, or full sun that they would receive in a yard. They also don't need much water - the soil should be kept moist, but the plant doesn't need too much water because it has a shallow root system. It does best when watered freely during the growing season. You can read more about caring for the golden pothos here.

If you don't have the golden pothos or any of the other plants available for purchase in your area, you could buy something as simple as a snake plant. Snake plants help improve indoor air, even at night. They're also one of the few plants that can convert carbon dioxide to oxygen at night. They can grow anywhere from six inches to several feet high, and they grow best in partial sun.

If you know the person you're buying for likes smart home technology, you could buy an indoor garden kit. These kits usually come with smart soil, a water reservoir, and temperature controls. The recipient won't need to have a green thumb to keep their new plant alive. If you choose to buy them a plant, make sure you know what the light conditions are in their home or office, and find a decorative plant container that would look good in their home. Also, find out if they're allergic to any specific types of plants, so you don't accidentally choose a plant they're allergic to.

A Bath Robe

If you know your recipient doesn't get dressed in the morning, you could always buy them a new bathrobe. That way, if they need to get on a video conference with co-workers, they'll at least look semi-respectable. There are many different robes available on Amazon - the one you choose will depend on what your recipient likes, any needs they have such as sensitivities to specific fabrics, and your budget.

Cable Management System

If the recipient is a neat freak, they probably hate tangled cords. A cable management system can help keep cords organized, and they don't take up a lot of space on the person's desk. Cable management systems also help people save money because they extend the life of the cords by not allowing them to pile up. This can increase the likelihood that the cables will be damaged from crushing or sagging.

These are just a few gifts people who work from home would appreciate. They will help keep your work from home friend's office organized and cheery, keep your recipient comfortable and healthy, and keep their office free of toxins and pollutants.

If you have any other examples of gifts you've bought for work at home friends or relatives, feel free to post them in the comments section. Happy gifting!