30 Work From Home Gifts That Are Useful (& Aesthetically Pleasing)

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Working from home has become a central part of our lives — with most of us slowly coming to terms with this new normal. And since we're now deep in the midst of gifting season, you might want to help sweeten up the workspaces for your mom who's got a budding business passion project, or your best friend who's a total boss. To make their home office setups more functional and aesthetically pleasing, we've got a guide to WFH presents that they'll appreciate as a thoughtful investment in helping them get down to business.

The curated gift guide ahead has everything bedroom office dwellers, standing desk operators, and loveseat typers can utilize for a more seamless work from home scenario. We hunted down the internet's cutest, chicest, and most functional tools, decorative objects, and smart storage solutions for you to gift those you know working from home indefinitely — which is basically, like, everyone.

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<h2>Erin Condren Camel Softbound Focused Planner</h2><br>Write down your goals, or what you're grateful for before work each morning — whatever you fill Erin Condren's coveted planner with, we're sure it's bound to keep your thoughts organized. <br><br><strong>Erin Condren</strong> Camel Softbound Focused Planner, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.erincondren.com%2Fcamel-softbound-focused-planner-8x10" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Erin Condren" class="link ">Erin Condren</a>

Erin Condren Camel Softbound Focused Planner


Write down your goals, or what you're grateful for before work each morning — whatever you fill Erin Condren's coveted planner with, we're sure it's bound to keep your thoughts organized.

Erin Condren Camel Softbound Focused Planner, $, available at Erin Condren
<h2>elago Charging Hub</h2><br>Prop up your daily work essentials from your iPhone to your smartwatch and headphones while you charge with this pretty yet functional hub.<br><br><br><br><strong>elago</strong> elago Charging Hub, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F3qtB2KP" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link ">Urban Outfitters</a>

elago Charging Hub


Prop up your daily work essentials from your iPhone to your smartwatch and headphones while you charge with this pretty yet functional hub.



elago elago Charging Hub, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<strong>— PAID —</strong><br><br><h2>GAP Pajama Pants in Modal</h2><br>A comfy pair of pajama pants they can wear <em>just</em> out of frame on every Zoom call. <br><br><strong>Gap</strong> Pajama Pants in Modal, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gap.com%2Fbrowse%2Fproduct.do%3Fpid%3D636947012%26cid%3D29504%26pcid%3D29504%26vid%3D1%26nav%3Dmeganav%253AWomen%253ALove%2520by%2520Gap%253APajamas%2520%2526%2520Loungewear%26grid%3Dpds_7_248_1%26cpos%3D7%26cexp%3D1567%26kcid%3DCategoryIDs%253D29504%26cvar%3D11754%26ctype%3DListing%26cpid%3Dres20102619530713590574783%23pdp-page-content" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Gap" class="link ">Gap</a>
— PAID —

GAP Pajama Pants in Modal


A comfy pair of pajama pants they can wear just out of frame on every Zoom call.

Gap Pajama Pants in Modal, $, available at Gap
<h2>The Desk Essentials Crate</h2><br>The color, the functionality, the bedroom office Insta-worthy photos — this supplies set has it all.<br><br><strong>Hay</strong> The Desk Essentials Crate, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F3qsQiaJ" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Hay" class="link ">Hay</a>

The Desk Essentials Crate


The color, the functionality, the bedroom office Insta-worthy photos — this supplies set has it all.

Hay The Desk Essentials Crate, $, available at Hay
<h2>Gold Paperclip With White Marble Stand</h2><br>Use this marble stand as artful decor, a paperweight, or a file holder. <br><br><strong>Cost Plus World Market</strong> Gold Paperclip With White Marble Stand, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F3mIq4yU" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cost Plus World Market" class="link ">Cost Plus World Market</a>

Gold Paperclip With White Marble Stand


Use this marble stand as artful decor, a paperweight, or a file holder.

Cost Plus World Market Gold Paperclip With White Marble Stand, $, available at Cost Plus World Market
<h2>Wavy Man Air Dancer</h2> <br>Because we all could use a little entertainment.<br><br><strong>The Container Store</strong> Wavy Man Air Dancer, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F3ghGz2r" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Container Store" class="link ">The Container Store</a>

Wavy Man Air Dancer


Because we all could use a little entertainment.

The Container Store Wavy Man Air Dancer, $, available at The Container Store
<h2>Workspace Monitor Stand</h2><br>Set up your home office space like a true professional with this Scandi-inspired stand. <br><br><strong>Anthropologie</strong> Workspace Monitor Stand, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.anthropologie.com%2Fshop%2Fworkspace-monitor-stand%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropologie" class="link ">Anthropologie</a>

Workspace Monitor Stand


Set up your home office space like a true professional with this Scandi-inspired stand.

Anthropologie Workspace Monitor Stand, $, available at Anthropologie
<h2>Everlane The ReNew Slipper</h2><br>Everlane's slippers are both sustainable and super-soft — making them the perfect gift to wander around during WFH weeks. <br><br><strong>Everlane</strong> The ReNew Slipper, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.everlane.com%2Fproducts%2Fwomens-renew-slipper-parchment" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Everlane" class="link ">Everlane</a>

Everlane The ReNew Slipper


Everlane's slippers are both sustainable and super-soft — making them the perfect gift to wander around during WFH weeks.

Everlane The ReNew Slipper, $, available at Everlane
<h2>Hayes Desk Lamp</h2><br>A lamp that doubles as a brightener and catch-all storage container. <br><br><strong>Urban Outfitters</strong> Hayes Desk Lamp, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Fhayes-desk-lamp%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link ">Urban Outfitters</a>

Hayes Desk Lamp


A lamp that doubles as a brightener and catch-all storage container.

Urban Outfitters Hayes Desk Lamp, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<h2>I Work Out Of My Home Mug</h2><br>For the friend that loves pilates and coffee. <br><br><strong>CuteButRude</strong> I Work Out Of My Home Mug, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F737779697%2Fwork-from-home-gift-i-work-out-of-my%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link ">Etsy</a>

I Work Out Of My Home Mug


For the friend that loves pilates and coffee.

CuteButRude I Work Out Of My Home Mug, $, available at Etsy
<h2>Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe</h2><br>If you're going to work from the couch, you may as well remain as comfortable as possible. <br><br><strong>Brooklinen</strong> Super-Plush Robe, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.brooklinen.com%2Fproducts%2Fsuper-plush-robe%3Fvariant%3D15415412129882" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Brooklinen" class="link ">Brooklinen</a>

Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe


If you're going to work from the couch, you may as well remain as comfortable as possible.

Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe, $, available at Brooklinen
<h2>Grady Deluxe Desk Organizer Set</h2><br>Have your books, planner, and favorite writing pen in reach at all times. <br><br><strong>Dotted Line</strong> Grady Deluxe Desk Organizer Set, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wayfair.com%2Fstorage-organization%2Fpdp%2Fdotted-line-grady-deluxe-24-desk-organizer-set-w002588825.html%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wayfair" class="link ">Wayfair</a>

Grady Deluxe Desk Organizer Set


Have your books, planner, and favorite writing pen in reach at all times.

Dotted Line Grady Deluxe Desk Organizer Set, $, available at Wayfair
<h2>Password Keeper</h2> <br>With all the websites available to browse these days, forgetting one of your seven-hundred passwords has become the new norm. Keep them all safe within this password keeper. <br><br><strong>The Container Store</strong> Password Keeper, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F2VA7A7I" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Container Store" class="link ">The Container Store</a>

Password Keeper


With all the websites available to browse these days, forgetting one of your seven-hundred passwords has become the new norm. Keep them all safe within this password keeper.

The Container Store Password Keeper, $, available at The Container Store
<h2>Luster Trio Pencil Holder</h2><br>Keep your pens, pencils, and maybe makeup brushes stored neatly inside these high-shine pencil holders. <br><br><strong>Anthropologie</strong> Luster Trio Pencil Holder, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.anthropologie.com%2Fshop%2Fluster-trio-pencil-holder%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Anthropologie" class="link ">Anthropologie</a>

Luster Trio Pencil Holder


Keep your pens, pencils, and maybe makeup brushes stored neatly inside these high-shine pencil holders.

Anthropologie Luster Trio Pencil Holder, $, available at Anthropologie
<h2>Gingko Leaf Bone Frame</h2><br>This leaf-covered picture frame is sustainably made in India from naturally-shed bone in a pretty mustard color — a great frame to display family members or close gal pals. <br><br><strong>Cost Plus World Market</strong> Gingko Leaf Bone Frame, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ffave.co%2F2IcTKFf" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cost Plus World Market" class="link ">Cost Plus World Market</a>

Gingko Leaf Bone Frame


This leaf-covered picture frame is sustainably made in India from naturally-shed bone in a pretty mustard color — a great frame to display family members or close gal pals.

Cost Plus World Market Gingko Leaf Bone Frame, $, available at Cost Plus World Market
<h2>Gold and Acrylic Stapler</h2><br>Have you ever seen a stapler this attractive?<br><br><strong>Russell + Hazel</strong> Gold and Acrylic Stapler, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crateandbarrel.com%2Frussell-hazel-gold-and-acrylic-stapler%2Fs233111" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:CB2" class="link ">CB2</a>

Gold and Acrylic Stapler


Have you ever seen a stapler this attractive?

Russell + Hazel Gold and Acrylic Stapler, $, available at CB2
<h2>Work From Home Office Art</h2><br>It's cute and straight to the point. <br><br><strong>KIKIANDNIM</strong> Work From Home Office Art, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.etsy.com%2Flisting%2F841035701%2Fhome-office-decor-office-wall-art-work%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Etsy" class="link ">Etsy</a>

Work From Home Office Art


It's cute and straight to the point.

KIKIANDNIM Work From Home Office Art, $, available at Etsy
<h2>Home Office Mug Warmer</h2><br>Keep your lattes steaming while waiting for that Zoom meeting to start. <br><br><strong>Mr. Coffee</strong> Home Office Mug Warmer, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Coffee-Warmer-Office-MWBLKPDQ-RB/dp/B000CO89T8/ref=sr_1_44?" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link ">Amazon</a>

Home Office Mug Warmer


Keep your lattes steaming while waiting for that Zoom meeting to start.

Mr. Coffee Home Office Mug Warmer, $, available at Amazon
<h2>White Marble Bookends</h2><br>Fancy, but make it functional. <br><br><strong>Crate and Barrel</strong> White Marble Bookends, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crateandbarrel.com%2Fwhite-marble-bookends-set-of-2%2Fs600794" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Crate and Barrel" class="link ">Crate and Barrel</a>

White Marble Bookends


Fancy, but make it functional.

Crate and Barrel White Marble Bookends, $, available at Crate and Barrel
<h2>New Home Candle</h2><br>Get the joke? Get it? <br><br><strong>Homesick Candles</strong> New Home Candle, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhomesick.com%2Fproducts%2Fnew-home-candle%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Homesick Candles" class="link ">Homesick Candles</a>

New Home Candle


Get the joke? Get it?

Homesick Candles New Home Candle, $, available at Homesick Candles
<h2>Baggu Puffy 16” Laptop Sleeve</h2><br>For moving your laptop from bed to couch, or coffee shop to a friend's house. <br><br><strong>Baggu</strong> Puffy 16” Laptop Sleeve, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/36OPDZA" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link ">Amazon</a>

Baggu Puffy 16” Laptop Sleeve


For moving your laptop from bed to couch, or coffee shop to a friend's house.

Baggu Puffy 16” Laptop Sleeve, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Leather Charger Roll Up Carrier</h2><br>Head over to your local coffee shop with all your WFH gear in tow. <br><br><strong>Mark and Graham</strong> Leather Charger Roll Up Carrier, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.markandgraham.com%2Fproducts%2Fleather-charger-roll-up-carrier-neutrals%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mark and Graham" class="link ">Mark and Graham</a>

Leather Charger Roll Up Carrier


Head over to your local coffee shop with all your WFH gear in tow.

Mark and Graham Leather Charger Roll Up Carrier, $, available at Mark and Graham
<h2>LapGear Rose Gold Marble Lap Desk With Cup Holder</h2><br>A cute lap desk with a cup holder? Say no more. <br><br><strong>LapGear</strong> Rose Gold Marble Lap Desk With Cup Holder, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/3fZXztW" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link ">Amazon</a>

LapGear Rose Gold Marble Lap Desk With Cup Holder


A cute lap desk with a cup holder? Say no more.

LapGear Rose Gold Marble Lap Desk With Cup Holder, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Yamazaki Deskbar Accessory Storage</h2><br>A modern iteration of the classic Deskbar storage product. <br><br> Yamazaki Deskbar Accessory Storage, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.westelm.com%2Fproducts%2Fdeskbar-accessory-storage-d6527%2F%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:West Elm" class="link ">West Elm</a>

Yamazaki Deskbar Accessory Storage


A modern iteration of the classic Deskbar storage product.

Yamazaki Deskbar Accessory Storage, $, available at West Elm
<h2>Chaos Message Board</h2><br>Sticky notes, post-its, and postcards finally have an organized home. <br><br><strong>Urban Outfitters</strong> Chaos Message Board, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Fchaos-message-board%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link ">Urban Outfitters</a>

Chaos Message Board


Sticky notes, post-its, and postcards finally have an organized home.

Urban Outfitters Chaos Message Board, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<h2>Mahli Himalayan Salt Sunrise Alarm Clock</h2><br>Both calming and functional, the Mahli alarm clock offers a soothing glow and scent. <br><br><strong>Mahli</strong> Mahli Himalayan Salt Sunrise Alarm Clock, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urbanoutfitters.com%2Fshop%2Fmahli-himalayan-salt-sunrise-alarm-clock%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Urban Outfitters" class="link ">Urban Outfitters</a>

Mahli Himalayan Salt Sunrise Alarm Clock


Both calming and functional, the Mahli alarm clock offers a soothing glow and scent.

Mahli Mahli Himalayan Salt Sunrise Alarm Clock, $, available at Urban Outfitters
<h2>Arling Magazine Rack</h2><br>You know, for fashion magazines and that growing stack of barely-read New Yorkers. <br><br><strong>Umbra</strong> Arling Magazine Rack, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/2HRsuM5" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link ">Amazon</a>

Arling Magazine Rack


You know, for fashion magazines and that growing stack of barely-read New Yorkers.

Umbra Arling Magazine Rack, $, available at Amazon
<h2>Gold Eiffel Tower Scissors</h2><br>Imagine this in your office supply arsenal. <br><br><strong>Cost Plus World Market</strong> Gold Eiffel Tower Scissors, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.worldmarket.com%2Fproduct%2Fgold%2Beiffel%2Btower%2Bscissors.do%3Fsortby%3DourPicks" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Cost Plus World Market" class="link ">Cost Plus World Market</a>

Gold Eiffel Tower Scissors


Imagine this in your office supply arsenal.

Cost Plus World Market Gold Eiffel Tower Scissors, $, available at Cost Plus World Market
<h2>Set of Small candles</h2><br>This candle set contains varying delicious scents, perfect for lighting beside your bedroom office. <br><br><strong>Diptyque</strong> Set of Small candles (Berries, Fig Tree, Roses), $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.diptyqueparis.com%2Fen_us%2Fp%2Fset-of-small-candles-berries-fig-tree-roses.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Diptyque" class="link ">Diptyque</a>

Set of Small candles


This candle set contains varying delicious scents, perfect for lighting beside your bedroom office.

Diptyque Set of Small candles (Berries, Fig Tree, Roses), $, available at Diptyque
<h2>Concrete Desk Collection</h2><br>Getting organized is as simple as having the right tools standing by. <br><br><strong>magnus pettersen</strong> Concrete Desk Collection, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.areaware.com%2Fcollections%2Fdesk-office%2Fproducts%2Fconcrete-desk-collection%3F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Areaware" class="link ">Areaware</a>

Concrete Desk Collection


Getting organized is as simple as having the right tools standing by.

magnus pettersen Concrete Desk Collection, $, available at Areaware

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