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Home Office Gifts To Make The Office Her Favorite Room In The House

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If you’re lucky enough to get to work at home in your jammies, this list of home office essentials is for you.  These home office gifts will make your work-from-home office more organized, comfy, and beautiful.

If you’re lucky enough to work from home and have a home office, you probably know that the more organized (and beautiful) your space is, the more you want to go into it (and, ya know, get work done!)

As you guys know, we have a small 820 sf house, with 2 bedrooms.  There just isn’t space for me to have an entire home office, but I do have a home office nook in one of the rooms.  There are certain home office essentials that help me work better and keep me motivated.

As we’re coming up to this gift giving season, I’m sharing these home office gifts to help create a space at home you love to work in – whether that’s a spacious room or a simple nook like I have.

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Office Essentials Checklist

These 12 items will help create a more organized, peaceful, and healthy home office space.   The last two on this list are great for your physical and mental health!:

1. Shredder

There are lots of inexpensive shredders available that still do the work and shred like Tony Hawk. This is important for safely getting rid of any financial documents or other sensitive or confidential information.

2. Comfortable office chair

This one is pretty darn important and something I have neglected in the past. It’s SO important to sit properly at a desk with a chair.  Not on the couch or on the bed.  You don’t have to let go of wearing your pajamas, but your back will thank you if it gets to sit in a proper chair.

3. Desk light

A beautiful desk light will save your eyes and reduce eye strain when the days get darker. Didn’t your mama tell you not to read if it was too dark in the room?  I have already started sounding like my parents and using their phrases with my 3 year old so I’m storing up this one to use in her future lol.

4. Computer

A computer is most likely on any office essentials checklist. I have always been a Windows user and am going to need a new laptop soon.  I surveyed a big group of female business owners to find out their recommendations for Mac and Windows laptops.  This one was the favorite among Mac users and this one won out for Windows users.  A third very popular option was this laptop which also gets frugal bonus points for being several hundred dollars cheaper.

5. Bluetooth Headset

This pretty pink Bluetooth headset is wireless, cutting down on clutter. Perfect for podcasts, webinars, chats, interviews and of course listening to music and other stuff too!

6. Cord organizer

This makes all the ugly power cords so much neater and tidier. Especially helps if you’re prone to tripping over things (hand up over here).

7. External hard drive

Back up your files! So important!  This is something probably most of us don’t do enough (I know I don’t but I’m trying to get better about it).  Don’t rely on just your computer and the Geek Squad to get lost files back.  Make sure you’re backing your work files up to an external hard drive.

8. Charging station

This charging station organizer will turn your tangled cords that look like a bunch of mating snakes into a neat and organized charging area.

9. Organizing containers

Folks, this just makes sense.  Would you rather have your pens and paper and all your office paraphernalia strewn everywhere like your (okay, my) toddler’s toys?  Contain that clutter with some cute containers.

10. A good pen

You know that feeling when you are writing with a pen that just has the perfect flow and point that it seems to make your handwriting better?  Being a frugal gal, I got by waaaay too long with free pens from businesses, hotels, etc.  Those are fine too and I don’t knock free stuff when it’s for something useful but having a nice pen or two makes basic writing more pleasant. This one was my husband’s idea – he bought me an awesome pink pen and I LOVE writing with it.

11. Massage chair back

This may seem to be a luxury item more than one of the home office essentials, but would be SO awesome if someone was looking for home office gifts. A friend of mine bought one for himself for his own home office and he absolutely loved it.  It helps relax those back muscles that can tighten up after a long time of sitting.

12. SAD lamp

Many people don’t get enough sunlight in the winter months. If you spend lots of time inside at your computer in your home office, chances are you might be lacking in sun.  Even if you don’t get full-blown SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), there’s a good chance your energy, mood, and productivity could use a boost in the winter months.  A SAD light on your office desk  for 20-30 minutes every morning could make a positive difference for the rest of your day.

Home Office Essentials

It can be easy to neglect your workspace at home.  At times my workspace has consisted of sitting on the couch hunched over with my laptop in my lap. NOT the best for my back!  I ended up paying the price when my back went out and I had to see the chiropractor several times.  It can be worth organizing your home office for your productivity, motivation, and also your body.

If you have a home office that you’d like to improve, with gift giving season coming up, you could always forward this to a loved one as a little hint   🙂

Here are pics of fun ideas of home office gifts for the work-at-home mom:

1. Shredder

2. Comfortable office chair

3. Desk light


4. Computer

5. Bluetooth Headset

6. Cord organizer

7. External hard drive

8. Charging station

9. Organizing containers

10. A nice fountain pen

11. Chair back massager

12. SAD lamp

Bonus joke (but not entirely joke) home office gifts:

1. Industrial ear protection to muffle sounds while you’re working

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(I had tried absolutely everything to stop the crying: feeding, change, etc etc etc, and nothing had worked. It was the witching hour at 3 months. She still needed comfort. Mama needed ear protection.)

2. An extra large coffee mug – might as well make it a Venti since you’re saving money by having your coffee at home

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What home office gifts would you like to receive?  Share in the comments!


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7 thoughts on “Home Office Gifts To Make The Office Her Favorite Room In The House”

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  3. (Came from Over The Moon 202 thread). Yess a good office always need a good pen and a large coffee mug!

  4. Lots of good gift options! The SAD lamp sounds very interesting. Have you tried it out yet??? I’m visiting from The Pin Junkie Pin Party #345. I’m #189 in the party. 🙂

    1. Thanks Allyson! Glad you like the home office gift ideas. Yes I have tried the SAD lamp actually! It got lost in a move several years ago but I am planning on buying another one. It’s so cold here for so many months that most of us don’t get enough sunlight over the winter! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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