Top 13 Gifts For Those Who Work At Home

February 21, 2017
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If there’s someone on your gift list this season who works at home, you don’t have to look far to find the perfect present for them. We have a baker’s dozen of ideas:

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1. A comfortable chair

If you sit in one place all day, few things are as important as a comfortable, ergonomic chair. Style is important, too, but comfort trumps all.

If a chair is not comfortable enough, it makes it really hard to keep sitting on it for very long hours. When you sit on an uncomfortable chair, chances are you will experience physical discomfort.

Moreover, the consequences can be damaging for people’s health. Ergonomic chairs lessen pressure on the spine and also reduce back, neck, and shoulder pain. Additionally, when you are relaxed and at ease, you will be able to concentrate on the work ahead of you.

Consequently, your productivity and efficiency will boost. Perhaps you’ll even be able to finish your work earlier since you won’t be compelled to get up a lot and take frequent breaks. Many people are mistaken when they think ergonomic chairs cost a fortune: they are actually quite affordable.

Besides, in the long run, comfortable chairs will prove to be extremely beneficial even if you spend more money than you planned.

When buying a chair for someone you know, consider the following qualities:

  • The height of the seat should be easily adjustable;
  • The seat of the chair should be wide enough;
  • The chair should have lumbar support;
  • The backrest of the chair should be 12 to 19 inches wide;
  • Pay special attention to the seat material;
  • The armrests should also be adjustable;
  • The chair should be able to rotate so the user can easily reach any part of their desk.
  • Basically, the chair has to be ‘user-friendly’ and adjustable so everyone can change its position in order to fit perfectly. However, bear in mind that you should make occasional breaks and get up from the chair to improve your circulation. Breaks will also reduce fatigue and relieve the strain on your eyes.
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2. A silver letter opener

If you sit in one place all day, few things are as important as a comfortable, ergonomic chair. Style is important, too, but comfort trumps all.

If a chair is not comfortable enough, it makes it really hard to keep sitting on it for very long hours. When you sit on an uncomfortable chair, chances are you will experience physical discomfort.

Moreover, the consequences can be damaging for people’s health. Ergonomic chairs lessen pressure on the spine and also reduce back, neck, and shoulder pain.

Additionally, when you are relaxed and at ease, you will be able to concentrate on the work ahead of you. Consequently, your productivity and efficiency will boost.

Perhaps you’ll even be able to finish your work earlier since you won’t be compelled to get up a lot and take frequent breaks. Many people are mistaken when they think ergonomic chairs cost a fortune: they are actually quite affordable.

Besides, in the long run, comfortable chairs will prove to be extremely beneficial even if you spend more money than you planned.

When buying a chair for someone you know, consider the following qualities:

  • The height of the seat should be easily adjustable;
  • The seat of the chair should be wide enough;
  • The chair should have lumbar support;
  • The backrest of the chair should be 12 to 19 inches wide;
  • Pay special attention to the seat material;
  • The armrests should also be adjustable;
  • The chair should be able to rotate so the user can easily reach any part of their desk.
  • Basically, the chair has to be ‘user-friendly’ and adjustable so everyone can change its position in order to fit perfectly. However, bear in mind that you should make occasional breaks and get up from the chair to improve your circulation. Breaks will also reduce fatigue and relieve the strain on your eyes.
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3. A good desk lamp

Not all at-home workers work during the day. In fact, it’s not unusual for freelancers to be up in the wee hours of the morning finishing an assignment.

In addition, many people who work from home continue using their computers even after they have completed their work.

Good light makes late night work or just surfing the Web more enjoyable. Besides, anyone who spends a lot of time reading or writing needs to have good lightning which will ease their daily tasks.

Good lightning will help preserve eyesight and will boost productivity and efficiency. Namely, if your eyes are strained, you won’t be able to concentrate on your task: you’ll make longer breaks, be easily distracted and work less effectively. There is a wide variety of desk lamp designs.

You can choose from antique to modern styles according to your friend’s taste. When purchasing a desk lamp, you need to be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of numerous lamp models. For instance, pay special attention to the lamp’s light source.

Incandescent light bulbs produce little glare and enhance colour definition, while halogen light bulbs reduce glare and eyestrain and eliminate shadows. Fluorescent light bulbs are brighter than incandescent and halogen while full spectrum lamps produce the whitest light possible.

Also have in mind that the neck of the lamp has to be adjustable, enabling its user control over the focus of the beam. Moreover, the lamp head should be cool to the touch.

For people who are environmentally conscious, you can find energy-efficient lamps which are becoming more and more popular.

Better models are expensive, but you can easily find a good and cheap desk lamp for which your friend will certainly be thankful to you when working late at night.
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4. Personalized notepads

Not all at-home workers work during the day. In fact, it’s not unusual for freelancers to be up in the wee hours of the morning finishing an assignment.

In addition, many people who work from home continue using their computers even after they have completed their work. Good light makes late night work or just surfing the Web more enjoyable.

Besides, anyone who spends a lot of time reading or writing needs to have good lightning which will ease their daily tasks. Good lightning will help preserve eyesight and will boost productivity and efficiency.

Namely, if your eyes are strained, you won’t be able to concentrate on your task: you’ll make longer breaks, be easily distracted and work less effectively. There is a wide variety of desk lamp designs.

You can choose from antique to modern styles according to your friend’s taste. When purchasing a desk lamp, you need to be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of numerous lamp models.

For instance, pay special attention to the lamp’s light source. Incandescent light bulbs produce little glare and enhance colour definition, while halogen light bulbs reduce glare and eyestrain and eliminate shadows.

Fluorescent light bulbs are brighter than incandescent and halogen while full spectrum lamps produce the whitest light possible. Also have in mind that the neck of the lamp has to be adjustable, enabling its user control over the focus of the beam.

Moreover, the lamp head should be cool to the touch. For people who are environmentally conscious, you can find energy-efficient lamps which are becoming more and more popular.

Better models are expensive, but you can easily find a good and cheap desk lamp for which your friend will certainly be thankful to you when working late at night.
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5. Leather-bound journal

Leather-bound journals are a great place to write ideas, goals for the future and daily musings. They are also an item most at-home workers wouldn’t buy for themselves.

Many people think that writing journals is out-dated since we live in an Internet-dominated society.  Basically, you can find everything you need online and if you really want to write down your thoughts, you can start an online blog.

Undisputedly, blogs are amazing: you write about anything you want and can share it with the whole world – maybe you can even earn some money.  However, some contemplations and reflections should probably remain private.

And even if privacy issues aren’t a problem, just consider the idea of having a wonderfully styled leather-bound journal that you can carry with you anywhere you go and write down thoughts that come to you while you’re on the go.

Smart devices can serve the same purpose, but nothing can beat reading your own aspirations or objectives in your own handwriting.

Besides, you’ll probably be happy one day when you come across your old journal and realize how much you have achieved or how different you are now than back then.

Furthermore, you’ll have important aspects of your life documented on paper and will be able to analyse any difficult situation with a certain distance.

Scientists say writing journals also has therapeutic effects and helps us remain healthy.  And there are various kinds of journals: daily journal, dream diary, food journal, travel log etc.

The point is you can write about anything you consider important or interesting.  In addition, it’s an excellent way to creatively express yourself and relieve stress after a hard day’s work.

To conclude, a journal is one of the best gifts you can think of and will certainly improve your friend’s life.
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6. A day of maid service

When you work at home, daily household chores can start to mock you. You think that you should be doing laundry or dusting or dishes instead of working.

Help your friend or family member avoid this by giving them a gift certificate to a local cleaning service.  When you work at home, it’s sometimes hard not to be distracted by everything around you.

Additionally, you basically work where you eat, sleep and watch TV.  And if the fridge or TV weren’t enough, you occasionally realize you need to do some housework because your house is starting to look like a mess.

Of course things get harder if you have kids.  Since you spend most of your day at home working, you probably can’t wait to get out and catch some fresh air.  Consequently, most people who work from home tend to avoid spending their free time at their house.

Because of this, you can end up with a dirty and messy home in no time.  The best way to help a friend who is working from his house to maintain a healthy and clean environment is to hire a maid that will help around the house.

Of course, you can only purchase a certificate for cleaning services and suggest that hiring a maid would do wonders for both their home and social life.  No one wants to slave away their free time by cleaning dishes or vacuum cleaning – especially if they rarely leave the house because of the job requirements.

If you work in a healthy germ-free environment, chances are you will be more efficient and motivated.  And fewer things will be on your mind which automatically means fewer distractions.  This is the kind of gift anyone who works from home will highly appreciate. Depositphotos_4634825_s

7. Keurig coffeemaker and coffee

When you work at home, daily household chores can start to mock you. You think that you should be doing laundry or dusting or dishes instead of working.

Help your friend or family member avoid this by giving them a gift certificate to a local cleaning service.  When you work at home, it’s sometimes hard not to be distracted by everything around you.

Additionally, you basically work where you eat, sleep and watch TV.  And if the fridge or TV weren’t enough, you occasionally realize you need to do some housework because your house is starting to look like a mess.

Of course things get harder if you have kids.  Since you spend most of your day at home working, you probably can’t wait to get out and catch some fresh air.  Consequently, most people who work from home tend to avoid spending their free time at their house.

Because of this, you can end up with a dirty and messy home in no time.  The best way to help a friend who is working from his house to maintain a healthy and clean environment is to hire a maid that will help around the house.

Of course, you can only purchase a certificate for cleaning services and suggest that hiring a maid would do wonders for both their home and social life.  No one wants to slave away their free time by cleaning dishes or vacuum cleaning – especially if they rarely leave the house because of the job requirements.

If you work in a healthy germ-free environment, chances are you will be more efficient and motivated.  And fewer things will be on your mind which automatically means fewer distractions.  This is the kind of gift anyone who works from home will highly appreciate.

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8. A spa gift certificate

Tense shoulder muscles and sore backs are part of working at home. Give the person on your gift list a chance to pamper themselves with a gift certificate to a local spa.

If they live out of town, you can always opt for a gift certificate to SpaFinders.  Let’s face it, who doesn’t like to be pampered?  And when you sit at a computer for eight hours a day, you certainly need some time to relax and forget about all your problems.

Plus, if you work from home, you can become a bit depressed because you’re spending so much time alone and indoors.  Not to mention the back and neck pains or eyestrain!

Besides, stress is the modern person’s illness that can lead to severe health problems.  The best way to wind down is to visit a spa where you will improve your overall health and be treated with excessive indulgence.  Apart from relieving stress, various treatments will remove tension from your muscles and improve muscle strength and tone.

Anti-ageing treatments will help you feel and look younger both on the inside and out.  Having in mind that many people who work from home have sleeping problems due to flexible working hours, a day in the spa will provide you with sleep enhancement programs and treatments.

Besides, experts who work at spas will give you numerous tips how to lead a healthier life and improve your well-being.  Spas are also focused on preventing various medical conditions by identifying and targeting problems at an early stage.

Perhaps one day can’t make a significant difference, but it can provide a foundation for a lifestyle change.  Whether your friend complains about health problems or just feels down, treating him to a day at the spa is one of the best gifts you can think of for someone who works from home.

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