A Guide to Finding the Best Work-From-Home Gifts
Find the best work-from-home gifts for your remote team.
By the Offsyte Team, January 27, 2023
According to a recent study, the number of people working primarily from home tripled between 2019 and 2021. That trend isn't likely to change anytime soon. If you have a remote team, sometimes a gift is the best way to show you care. Here are some work-from-home gifts that remote workers are sure to appreciate.
Keep your workers wired with a coffee subscription box. There are a wide variety of these services, but we like Bean Box the best. They allow you to customize the order in a variety of ways. You can tailor the gift to the person, making it a more special gift.
Coffee Tasting Class
Speaking of caffeine, make your coffee-loving teammate's day with a coffee-tasting class. Offstye has a lot of virtual coffee-tasting activities to choose from. There's one for cold brew, one that pairs coffee and chocolate, and one for creating boba tea and boba coffee. We have also gathered additional ideas in Offsyte’s ‘Coffee and Tea’ collection.
A little music goes a long way. Get your remote worker a smart speaker so that they can enjoy some tunes while working. There are a few to pick from, so you might just want to base your purchase on what kind of phone they use. If they're an iPhone user, go for the HomePod Mini. If they prefer Android, go with the Echo Dot.
Spruce up your coworker's space with a house plant. Not sure what to get? Head to a site like Leaf and Clay and browse around. There's a plant for every pot. Or is that a pot for every plant? You get the idea.
Sometimes the best work-from-home gifts aren't physical things at all; sometimes they're experiences. If you're looking for a fun time instead of a fun gift, treat your team to Team Trivia Mashup. During this event, your team will compete in three rounds of trivia featuring categories like pop culture, sports, travel, music and more.
Not everyone is neat. If you have a team member who constantly seems to be losing items during Zoom meetings, give them a desk organizer. We like this one from Grove Made because it has a sleek and modern look.
Pen and Notebook
The pro-standing desk movement would not be possible without a good standing mat. Get your team member who likes their standing desk an ergonomic standing mat so they stay energized throughout the day.
If you have a larger budget for your work-from-home gifts, go with something to increase focus: a pair of noise-canceling headphones. The Bose QuietComfort 45 is a great option.
Another great work-from-home gift is a mixology class. Gather your team and enjoy learning the history behind several specialty cocktails. You'll also get to create and drink the cocktails because let's be honest, that's the best part. For more mixology classes online, check out Offsyte’s recommendations here.
More to Know About Work From Home Gift Ideas
Some common questions people have about work-from-home gift ideas.
What are the best work-from-home gifts?
The best work-from-home gifts are the ones that are simple, functional and fun. Think of smaller items that remote workers will truly appreciate, like a unique virtual class or a fancy notebook.
What do people who work from home need?
People who work from home need things that any office worker needs. You can give them items for their home office space or just something you know they'll enjoy.
What are some good virtual gifts?
Offsyte has a wide variety of great virtual gifts. You could sign up for a class with a kit or simply attend a magic show. No matter what your team members like, we have many virtual team events to pick from.
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