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Gifts for people who work from home

29 Healthy Gifts for People Who Work from Home

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The events of the last few years has seen increasing numbers of people working from home.

However without the routine of office life, staying healthy can be difficult.

To look after their wellbeing and keep them active, we’ve put together a list of healthy gifts for people who work from home:

1. Therabody SmartGoggles

Smart relief for tired eyes

Staring at a screen all day can really take its toll on your eyes, and play havoc with your sleep.

Give your loved one a unique way to unwind at the end of a busy day, with this pair of SmartGoggles.

This brand new release from Therabody has clever hidden tech that works to lower the heart rate and reduce stress and anxiety.

All they need to do is slip on the SmartGoggles and choose from three customizable modes, Focus, SmartRelax and Sleep, all of which use a combination of vibration, massage and heat.

When you opt for Smart Relax mode, you get a personalized vibration pattern designed to soothe your mind, releasing the facial tension associated with headaches and migraines.

Bluetooth capabilities mean you can also access multi sensory sound therapy experiences in the Therabody app.

Perfectly portable, they fold up easily for use on the go, plus they have the potential to last for 150 minutes when fully charged.

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2. Vivo Height Adjustable Standing Desk Converter

Give them all the benefits of a standing desk

Though research around the benefits of standing desks is still in its infancy, it’s certainly a rapidly growing trend as more and more people look for ways to stay healthy while at work.

If you don’t have the budget to splash out on a standing desk, then take a look at this Vivo Standing Desk Converter.

For a really great price it can be placed on a desk then adjusted to reach the height of the user. You have two levels, so you don’t compromise on desk space either, ideal if the person you’re shopping for uses dual monitors.

Users of the Vivo standing desk converter raved about the quality, and also commented on how easy it was to put together.

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3. iDOO Hydroponics Growing System, Indoor Herb Garden

Grow herbs and veggies fast!

There is clear evidence to prove that having indoor plants actually lowers your stress levels. A handy benefit if the person you’re shopping for is feeling the pressure while working from home.

Investing in a hydroponics system means they can grow more than just a plant.

Using nutrient water and high-performance lighting, they can grow herbs or even vegetables much quicker than they could in soil.

Fans of the indoor garden couldn’t believe how quick their veggies grew.

This kit from iDOO includes seven growing pods and offers different modes dependent on where the plant is in the growing stage. It looks great and is adjustable in height to accommodate various produce.

It’s worth mentioning that seeds aren’t included but you can pick up a pack, including a range of different herbs, for around $10.

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4. Work from Home Survival Kit

Must-have items for their home office

Working from home has its benefits, but it can be a little isolating too.

Give someone everything they need to survive with this fun kit that includes nine working from home essentials.

Firstly they have a ‘DO NOT DISTURB’ sign to avoid video call interruptions, plus a webcam cover if they don’t want to be seen!

Earplugs block out the household background noise, while the conference call bingo card keeps them going through endless Zoom calls.

The “pajamas or pants” coin helps them decide their outfit for the day, with the desk yoga guide keeping them fit and well as they work.

A few other must-have accessories make this a great stocking stuffer for someone who spends lots of time at their desk each day.

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5. Birkenstock Zermatt Shearling Slippers

Cozy and comfy footwear for around the house

Slippers might seem a little unimaginative when it comes to choosing a holiday gift, however these are no ordinary slippers.

Sure to become a staple of their at-home work attire, they have a cork and latex footbed that has been anatomically shaped to contour to the feet.

Then to keep the feet super toasty, they’re lined with genuine shearling wool and covered with a wool felt.

Available in a variety of different sizes and fittings, they’re designed to be a perfect fit.

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6. Boyata Laptop Stand

Raise the screen and relieve the pressure

Looking down at your laptop for hours during the day has been shown to put serious pressure on your neck, head and shoulders.

Relieve the tension by gifting this Boyata Laptop Stand.

Place the laptop on the stand and get the ideal height and angle to take the pressure off the neck.

Made from aluminum, it works for both laptops and tablets and is fitted with protective hooks to hold the tech in place. It has also been designed to ventilate your laptop so it doesn’t get too hot.

Users of the stand quickly grew to love it, describing it as a home office essential.

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7. Gaiam Dual Finger Massager

Relaxation for their fingers!

Typing on a keyboard causes continuous pressure to be applied to the fingers, which can cause pain.

Wrap up this Dual Finger Massager and they have a way to relax their fingers during busy days.

The tool has two purposes, on one side there are double massage rollers to stimulate circulation and roll out any stiffness. The other side has just one roller for targeting niggling pains.

Despite being a low cost device, those who use it regularly described how powerful it was for finger pain, particularly those with arthritis.

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8. Bestinnkits Smart Coffee Warmer

Never waste a cup of coffee again

You make a great cup of coffee, then a call comes in that lasts much longer than anticipated and your beloved coffee goes cold.

We’ve all been there, but there is an answer. Wrap up the Bestinnkits Smart Coffee Warmer.

No need to switch it on, just place your cup on the disc and it’ll quickly get coffee back up to the perfect temperature.

Unlike other coffee warmers on the market, it plugs in to the wall, as opposed to being USB powered.

This means it can reach higher temperatures, plus you can keep it a safe distance away from that all-important presentation!

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9. Heart Bouquet Puzzle

A beautiful way to distract a busy mind

Gift your loved one a different way to spend their lunch break, by treating them to this beautiful heart-shaped puzzle.

It might not have been what you had in mind when shopping for a gift for someone who works at home, however it’s such a good way to enjoy unplugged relaxation.

Plus completing jigsaw puzzles has been shown to help improve your short-term memory and boost your problem solving skills.

With 634 pieces, you don’t even need to be a hardened jigsaw puzzler to enjoy it.

Those who gifted the Heart Bouquet Puzzle reported thrilled recipients who quickly got to work!

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10. Coccyx Seat Cushion & Lumbar Support Pillow

Add a little more cushioning to their office chair

Sitting for long periods can really impact on your posture and lead to back and neck pain.

Help correct their posture and improve the comfort of their office chair with this coccyx seat cushion and lumbar support pillow.

Made from 100% memory foam it can fit on to any office chair. The ergonomic design means it supports your lower back, while providing relief from tailbone pain.

It’s hygienic too…

The cushion is made from a breathable material, and covers can be removed for easy cleaning.

With a non-slip bottom it won’t shift around on the seat, which many happy users contested to. They also saw a noticeable improvement in their posture.

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11. Hidrate Spark 3 Smart Water Bottle

Give their water bottle a glow up!

Everyone knows how important it is to stay hydrated, however remembering to do so, particularly when you’re working from home, can be tricky.

This smart water bottle from Hidrate glows to remind you to take a drink.

Syncing with an app on your smartphone it cleverly monitors your water intake at the intervals you set, and if you miss one it begins to glow to grab your attention.

It can be taken apart so it’s easy to clean and has a long-lasting replaceable battery, which is handy as many commented that the bottle had quickly become an essential item.

Available in a range of different colours it’s one of those gifts that’s sure to be the talking point of the party.

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12. Ocushield Anti Blue Light Glasses

Help your loved one sleep better

The blue light emitted from technology such as laptops and smartphones can have a detrimental effect on the eyes, and also impact our sleep.

Choose these anti blue light glasses from Ocushield, and 99% of the harmful blue light will be blocked before it reaches your loved one’s eyes.

This keeps their eyes feeling fresh and allows them to focus for longer.

Approved by the FDA, anti blue light glasses also help with sleep, by allowing naturally occurring sleep hormones to do their work (rather than being restricted) — making them a perfect sleep gift.

Shoppers who purchased the glasses appreciated the stylish look, as well as the relief from tired eyes, headaches and migraines.

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13. Upright GO2 Posture Corrector

A handy reminder to sit up straight!

If you have terrible posture wouldn’t it be useful to have someone by your side to remind you to correct it?

Take a look at the Upright GO2 Posture Trainer.

Pop this little device between your shoulder blades and sync it with your smartphone. If you start to slouch the GO2 will gently vibrate to remind you to straighten up.

Many loved this clever piece of tech, particularly those new to working from home due to the pandemic.

They felt that it not only served as a reminder to sit up straight, but also improved their core strength.

It’s a great gift for someone struggling with neck or back pain, as poor posture can be the root cause of many different issues.

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14. Aku Mat

The closest thing to acupuncture in your own home

Introduce someone who works from home to acupressure therapy, and they won’t be able to thank you enough.

Acupressure has so many incredible benefits, for anxiety, pain and stress relief, and no mat feels better than the Aku Mat (trust us we’ve tested them all!).

Instead of plastic spikes like the competitors, the points are made from copper, iron, nickel, silver and zinc.

You can lie back to relax, or pop the mat underneath your desk as a treat for your feet.

This clever mat can be used rolled up too, enabling you to position it on your neck and lower back.

Worried it looks painful?

We did a Q&A with the founder of Akuspike, Paul de Jersey, and he said it can be at first. However, you quickly get used to the sensation and the results are totally worth it.

If the mat is out of your budget, Akuspike have developed another exciting product that you can see featured a little further down this article.

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15. Mindful Moment Magnetic Sand Hourglass

Rest your mind for just a minute

During a busy day it’s really important to take a moment to pause and reflect, and this beautiful hourglass reminds the recipient to do exactly that.

Containing granules of iron, you can watch as they fall in different formations thanks to the hidden magnets.

For just 60 seconds each day they can take a break from their screen and simply watch the sculptural shapes being created, allowing their mind to calm a little.

It’s a wonderful present option for self-care or treat for a passionate meditator to add to their meditation toolkit.

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16. Standing Desk Balance Board

Help them workout while they work!

Forget a simple standing desk, this invention does more than simply get them upright.

With a rubber disc on the bottom, it acts as a balance board engaging their core and getting their whole body moving as they stand and work.

It is just enough of a challenge to have an impact on their body, without distracting them from the day job.

Once they’ve mastered the beginner level they can add more air to the rubber cushion to increase the difficulty.

Those who enjoy listening to music as they work really appreciated this clever device, as it meant they could move in time with the tune!

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17. The Mindful Life Journal: Seven Minutes a Day for a Better, More Meaningful Life

Encourage mindful living day by day

You’ve likely heard a lot about mindfulness and the amazing benefits it can have on your mental wellbeing.

Encourage the person you’re shopping for to live more mindfully by treating them to The Mindful Life Journal (as journaling has its own range of benefits, too!).

Describing the busy pace of life as a raging river, the activities in this mindfulness journal encourage you to go against the stream to embrace a more peaceful way of life.

All they need is seven minutes per day.

They can take this time to express gratitude, reflect on how they’re feeling or answer a quick mindfulness prompt to reassess their priorities

Fans of the product loved how it helped them track their emotions. The gratitude journaling aspect of the book, also made people feel increasingly positive and compassionate.

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18. CraveBox Healthy Care Package

Brighten up their daily snack break

When you work from home you can often find yourself making regular trips to the fridge when you need a break!

So make sure there’s always a great healthy snack on hand.

This selection from Cravebox has 30 different nutritious items to choose from. Inside the box you’ll find popcorn, veggie treats and a range of snack bars.

The Cravebox packaging also looks great, making it the ideal gift for a real health nut.

Those who bought the Cravebox for themselves thought it offered real bang for the buck and loved the variety of snacks that were included.

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19. Asakuki Premium Essential Oil Diffuser

Fill the air with the soothing scents of essential oils

The benefits of essential oils are well known, with individual fragrances noted for their impact on various health problems, particularly sleep issues.

Add the Asakuki Essential Oil Diffuser to any workspace.

With a stylish wood-effect base, it has a color changing LED light to add to the relaxing ambience.

Fill the 500ml water tank and it will diffuse the essentials oils into the air. Choose from various settings, whether you want a strong or light mist, and for how long.

With a clever auto shut-off feature, the diffuser will stop when the water runs out so it’s safe to use anywhere in the home.

Fans of the product couldn’t say enough good things not only about how effective the diffuser was, but also how amazing it looks in their home.

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20. Manduka PRO Yoga Mat

A yoga mat that ticks every box

Yoga has so many advantages for your health, and is easy to take up as home-based exercise.

It can of course build your strength and balance, however there is evidence to show it can decrease stress, and improve focus and concentration.

Manduka are renowned for creating the highest quality yoga products, and their PRO Yoga Mat is no exception.

It delivers on density, with a 6mm thickness providing more cushioning than many rivals that we’ve compared it with.

The PRO mat has quickly become a firm favorite with many experienced yogis, who love how the textured surface gives them real stability when experimenting with new postures.

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21. DeskCycle Under Desk Pedal Exerciser

Get their legs working as much as their brain

If a standing desk isn’t the gift you’re looking for, then the DeskCycle is a great way to help someone stay fit while working from home.

Choose from eight calibrated resistance settings, so they can work up from easy to challenging.

It ships with a separate LCD display for their desk, so they can monitor how much time they’ve spent using the exerciser, as well as the distance traveled and the amount of calories burned. They can even sync it with their Fitbit.

Don’t worry about it being noisy either, as thanks to a magnetic resistance mechanism it has a smooth and quiet pedal motion.

They could even be on a Netflix binge and still burn calories!

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22. Snailax Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager with Heat

Turn their office chair in to a relaxing massage chair

Fix the Snailax massage pad on to an office chair and instantly turn it in to a relaxing massage chair.

Snailax’s shiatsu pad delivers an intense neck massage through four nodes that penetrate deep to help unwind tight muscles. They can also be adjusted to suit the height of the user.

When it comes to the back, choose the soft rolling setting or experience the pleasure of massage nodes traveling up and down your spine, using the ‘Spot’ feature to target the source of the pain.

This feature was mentioned repeatedly by users of the chair who felt they could effectively get to the root of the problem.

Add in the soothing heat function and you have a chair pad that’s the perfect gift for someone who is feeling stressed out.

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23. Aku Ball

Acupressure therapy in the palm of your hands

Place an Aku Ball on their desk and help relieve tired hands.

As previously mentioned, acupressure has a range of different health benefits, and this clever little ball is a way to enjoy them all.

It’s an alternative to a stress ball, and a good option if you want to try acupressure but don’t want to use an acupressure mat.

The Aku Ball is covered in 656 tiny metal spikes (a mix of copper, iron, nickel, silver and zinc) that help to increase blood flow and improve circulation.

Though perfectly shaped for hand and foot pain, it can be rolled anywhere on the body to relieve tense muscles and tight joints.

Acupressure is also shown to reduce anxiety, so the Aku Ball would be a great gift for someone struggling with the condition.

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24. Headspace Subscription

Let them discover the power of meditation

Meditation has many health advantages, with one being its positive impact on stress.

Headspace is an app your loved one can download to have daily guided sessions on their phone.

There are many different meditation apps to choose from, however Headspace prides itself on building sessions based on thorough scientific research and a deep understanding of mindfulness practices.

Plus the latest statistics show it has been downloaded over 65 million times, so you know it’s going to be well received!

Within the app there are different meditations designed for everyday life including reflections focused on stress and anxiety.

Whether you’re shopping for an experienced meditator or a complete beginner, they’re sure to get a lot from Headspace.

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25. Cloud Massage Foot and Calf Shiatsu Massager

A real treat for tired feet

Sitting in one place all day might sound like a rest for the feet, but it can actually leave your body feeling tense and sluggish.

Encourage the person you’re shopping for to unwind by slipping their feet inside the Cloud Foot and Calf Massager.

After looking at the best foot massagers on the market, this one stood out as it allows a user to place their feet inside at an angled position.

Cloud suggest it’s more of a natural seated position, so you can relax back in your chair and enjoy an intense foot and calf massage rather than sitting upright.

Plus you get air compression, heat and vibration to further the relaxing experience.

Many fans of the foot massager reported relief from daily pain, and couldn’t imagine how they’d ever lived without it.

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26. Aura Carver Digital Frame

Memories in glorious HD quality

If you’re shopping for someone who works from home, while you’re out all day, then this digital frame is a thoughtful gift.

Once connected to Wi-Fi, the Aura Carver Digital Frame can receive photos and videos from anywhere in the world, displaying them on the screen in glorious HD quality.

Imagine they’re working hard at their desk and a favorite wedding photo, or a brand new video of family from overseas, pops up in the frame.

It’s a great way for people to feel connected while working in isolation at home.

All users need to add photos and videos to the frame is the Aura app, which customers found so

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27. Masala Chai tea

Pour a cup of relaxation

For someone who struggles with daily chronic pain, working at home can prove difficult.

Help them start their day off right with a cup of Masala Chai tea.

Masala Chai is one of a number of teas shown to have a positive impact on pain, so it could help to ease their discomfort.

Adagio teas pride themselves on selling only the finest blends. Choose from loose tea or teabags depending on your taste.

Their gourmet teas are full of flavor, and will add a little variety to the standard coffee break.

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28. Commuting from Home Mug

The perfect home working mug

This mug is the perfect stocking stuffer for someone who does the long commute from their bed to their home office!

Based on the design of an urban transit map, it has lots of fun stops such as the Couch, Coffee Maker and Fridge – all the places your home worker loves to visit.

It’s the perfect gift for the holidays, with shoppers loving how it made them smile every time they used it.

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29. Liba Scalp Massager Tool

Treat someone you love to an intense scalp massage

After hours staring at a screen or chatting on Zoom calls, your head can feel a little fried.

Give the gift of an intense scalp massage by adding this Liba massage tool to your cart.

After scouring the market for the best scalp massager, we think this one has the goods and is available for such a low price.

It has 12 flexible spindles, each of which has a rubber bead on the end, gliding across your scalp to create an incredible tingling sensation.

In fact, one user described it as a cranial orgasm!

The Liba massager is portable and lightweight, so ideal for someone with a limited range of motion.

Plus it ships in a pack of two, so you could put one aside for yourself, and enjoy all the benefits of an intense scalp massage.

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Now you have a great gift they can use at home, what about something that gets them outside?

We have range of wonderful ideas in our gift guide for outdoor lovers that you can read here

Laura Smith

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Laura Smith

Associate Editorial Manager

Specialist health & wellbeing writer, passionate about discovering new technologies & sharing the latest research.