2020. A year that changed how we live and work. This holiday season, the best gifts we can give (and receive) are those that help us to relax in our own homes. Since people decompress in different ways, here is a selection of 10 work from home relaxation gift ideas that include day to day living, comfortable clothing, scents and lotions, travel alternatives, humor and food and beverages. Something for everyone to celebrate this holiday season with a little cheer.
23 Work From Home Relaxation Gift Ideas
Work From Home More Comfortably
Here’s the reality, you and your family are home more now than ever. That means that your floors are feeling the effects of the activity from every member of your household. Who has time to vacuum when you spend your day on Zoom calls?! Yeedi has you covered with its model 650. From the newly designed silicone tangle-free brush to the large dustbin (great for pet owners) to the quiet mode feature along with strong suction to really clean your floors, this WIFI and voice controlled via Amazon Alexa vacuum will take one task off your to-do list. Now that is a welcome gift!
For more information or to order, visit Yeedi Vacuums.
Working from home full time is not the same as doing paperwork for a couple hours a night. Which is why this Laptop Tower Stand from obVus Solutions makes for a good gift. Named “Best Laptop Stand Overall to Save Your Neck,” the obVus Solutions minder® Laptop Tower Stand allows for easy positioning of laptops at a range of heights and positions, so screens can be set at eye-level and keyboards positioned for arm and wrist support. Weighing just 4lbs, the Tower Stand’s sleek, light-weight design gives users the flexibility of either sitting or standing – without a standing desk – saving valuable space and is perfect for those on the go.
For more information or to order, visit obVus Solutions Laptop Tower Stand.
When you are staring at a computer screen for much of the day, your eyes are bound to get tired. Which is why Look Optic’s Blue Light eyewear makes for a thoughtful gift. The brand is known for making glasses so comfortable and lightweight you’ll forget you’re wearing them – so much so that customers frequently report falling asleep in them.
Created to be an every day accessory, LOOK OPTIC offers a variety of statement styles to punctuate your outfit, including the newest addition, Casper, as well as best sellers Laurel, Liam, and Abbey. Especially during these times of being stuck at home behind a computer screen with non-stop Zoom calls, why only have one pair of blue-light glasses?
Harmful effects of blue light include headaches, disrupted sleep cycles, eye strain, and dry eyes. LOOK OPTIC also offers a happiness guarantee with 100% risk-free experience and superior customer service with a lifetime scratch warranty, a 90 day trial, and free returns and exchanges.
In addition to an ongoing partnership with charity:water (lack of access to water is the world’s leading cause of blindness), the brand supports the NAACP, donating 10% of sales to the organization earlier this year.
For more information or to order, visit Look Optic Blue Light Eyewear.
You may not have the company coffee maker to fill your mug, but thanks to Cuzen, you can now make your own matcha drink with the launch of their freshly ground matcha making system. Engineered to reproduce the qualities of a traditional stone mill and bamboo whisk with the touch of a button — Cuzen Matcha is an at-home system that produces freshly ground matcha from organic shade-grown leaves via a beautifully designed machine, recreating the ancient art of stone-ground Japanese matcha.
BONUS: Cuzen’s products and packaging were designed to reduce waste, with one 20 gram packet of tea producing up to 20 cups of prepared matcha. Also, due to the unique nature of drinking matcha, there are no leftover grounds or bags to dispose of afterward.
For more information or to order, visit Cuzen.
Give the gift of a good night’s sleep with the Loftie Clock. A revolutionary take on your morning alarm designed to get the phone out of the bedroom — complete with a dimmable display, nightlight, two-phase alarm, and custom content playable right on the device, including guided meditations, sound baths, breathwork exercises, sleep playlists, plus a variety of relaxing sounds. What’s equally important though, is everything it doesn’t do: Connect to your email, apps, and social media, with all the anxiety they bring along. Winding down and waking up with Loftie helps keep tech and life in balance.
For more information or to order, visit Loftie Clock.
Fresh flowers are a welcome gift for any occasion. What a fragrant way to dress up our workstations at home with a beautiful bouquet created by Event and Floral Designer, Debi Lilly. In the Debi Lilly DIY Box, you are giving 50 gorgeous stems including lush green garden roses, ranunculus, scabiosa, and the white hot trend of dried flowers, which are ever lasting for your home decor. What’s special is the recipient can arrange the flowers in the way that reflects their design aesthetic best.
Let’s Get Comfortable Relaxation Gift Ideas
These cozy socks and slippers are the perfect gift for our friends and family who love their furry pets. We may be wearing a suit coat or dress shirt on Zoom meetings, but our feet are staying warm in these Figleaves slippers. This darling slipper and sock gift set is a perfect way to stay comfortable at home.
For more information or to order, visit Figleaves.
A gift idea for men and women that brings warmth and fashion together is found in these LAMO Footwear slippers that makes working and living at home more comfortable.
LAMO is based in Southern California specializing in sheepskin boots, moccasins and slippers. They have had a 365-Day Cozy initiative in place, but living and learning from home has given a whole new meaning to comfort. Most of their styles incorporate a Cirrus Memory Foam footbed for ultimate comfort, and a durable sole for quick trips outside to walk the dog or grab the mail.
For more information or to order, visit LAMO Footwear.
In a year where the definition of family, friends and loved ones means more than ever, why not create a permanent message that reminds you of that special someone on a piece of jewelry? Recently featured in HelloGiggles, The Talk and more, Capsul Jewelry takes custom jewelry to the next level in an affordable way. Their pieces encapsulate life’s happiest memories into luxury jewelry that can be worn every day. Through advanced 3D printing technology, each piece is personalized with unique handwriting or drawing, the sound wave pattern of a voice, or an engraving/roman numerals of a name, special date, or place. They’ve launched several new products recently, such as their Astrology charm line and Signet rings. Their new technology allows memories to actually play back through the jewelry and their app.
For more information or to order, visit Capsul Jewelry.
The Home Spa: Lotions, Soaps and Candles
Giving the gift of scents brings a different type of relaxation and comfort. Fragrances bring energy or peace depending on the ingredients. Choose from soaps, lotions, candles and reed diffusers all in beautiful packaging.
Floral Street in London’s iconic Covent Garden is an indie vegan brand, powered by flowers, made with sustainable ingredients plus a generous 20% perfume oil. The packaging is recyclable, reusable, and compostable. Choose from bath and body products or home decor fragrances. There also offer their luxury stocking stuffers made with 20% perfume oil. Good things do come in small packages.
For more information or to order, visit Floral Street.
What could feel better than a little pampering this holiday season? Caswell-Massey has beautiful gift sets for both men and women filled with the self-care items we need. These products have no parabens, sulfates or phthalates and are cruelty-free.
The Ultimate Self-Care Bundle for Women — a fantastic gift set that captures all the best of Caswell-Massey in a lovely gift box with a ribbon that is sure to impress. Includes a bar of their Oatmeal Bath Soap for a relaxing, soothing bath; their best-selling Dr. Hunter’s Rosewater Hand Cream for smooth hands; their iconic Carmichael’s Cuticle Cream along with a Diamond Dust Nail file for healthier-looking nails; a Rosewater Facial Mist; and a Travel-size 15ml eau de toilette in their popular Centuries Sandalwood fragrance along with a Pocket Hair Brush, perfect for travel or everyday use.
The Essential Heritage Men’s Grooming Set — a hand-picked selection of the very best grooming essentials: their iconic Woodgrain Sandalwood Bath Soap, their Heritage Beard Oil made with Argan oil and a blend of Essential Oils, their Heritage Fiber-Type Pomade, their Healing Hand Salve, and a folding Pocket Comb.
For more information or to order, visit Caswell-Massey.
With COVID-19 keeping people at home for beauty treatments, NIRA Skin is the perfect product if you can’t make it to the spa.The NIRA Skincare Laser is the most advanced anti-aging device on the market, delivering fast, professional results in the convenience of your own home and on your own schedule. The NIRA Skincare Laser is a natural skincare solution that is safe, affordable, and easy-to-use, with NO pain and NO redness and has been FDA Cleared and clinically proven to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
For more information or to order, visit NIRA Skincare Laser.
Candles set a mood. Relaxation, energy, joyfulness and stress relief are just some fragrance ideas to gift to your loved ones.
When a candle is called “from the sun” in French, you know warmth is intending to refer to not only the heat of the candle but also the way it makes the room feel with its feature notes of amber, vanilla and rose. Du Soleil candle is hand-crafted in NYC by Immunocologie and features a thoughtful blend of sustainably sourced, cruelty-free, and vegan vegetable oil. What’s most exciting about the candle, though, is that it’s formulated using the same clean ingredients found in Immunocologie skincare, and once extinguished, the candle’s oil can be used as a massage oil or lotion to soothe, hydrate, and nourish the skin.
For more information or to order, visit Immunocologie.
With warm notes of lemon, bergamot, cashmere, and white musk, use the Cozy Up candle to take in quiet moments of reflection and meditate on the positive memories of this year. Feeling like you could use some more holiday spirit? Light the Groove candle, turn on your favorite holiday music, and fill your home with refreshing notes of eucalyptus and mint.
Ambition Aromatherapy Bracelet
Wondering how to help boost your morning motivation while working from home? The Ambition Aromatherapy Bracelet, an on-the-go diffuser paired with the Brain Boost essential oil blend allows the wearer to set their intentions each day and stay on task. This unique bracelet uses the energy of genuine stones and the powerful symbol of the energetic hummingbird, representing optimism and adaptability, encouraging the pursuit of professional aspirations.
For more information or to order, visit Ambition Aromatherapy Bracelet.
Gift with a Sense of Humor
A necessary way to get through 2020.
If there ever was “The Year of Toilet Paper” this would be it! Once an afterthought, it is now a hot commodity and people never want to run out, making a TP subscription an acceptable gift to give and a desirable gift to receive. And why not pick one that is better for the earth?!
No.2 is an amazing, “eco-chic,” leading direct-to-consumer toilet paper that is made from 100% bamboo (did you know that global toilet paper production consumes 27,000 trees DAILY?) and wrapped in stylishly designed recycled paper, including florals, animal prints and geometric shapes, that cuts out the plastic and makes you want to put it on display.
Gift a subscription to end the year on a memorable roll.
For more information or to order, visit No.2 Toilet Paper.
Nostalgia for the good ol’ days is much needed right now. Remember nights on the couch with your best friends paired with wine, face masks, and homemade cookies? With Binge Scents, those memories will come flooding back.
Featuring candles with curated scents inspired by your favorite streaming shows, the collection pays homage to the shows that we can’t get enough of – whether it’s because we connect with the characters, the small town or big city they take place in, or the relationships we build with the people we watch them with.
For more information or to order, visit Binge Scents.
Explore Cities, States and Countries through Food
We may not be able to get on an airplane and venture off to some far away land. But, with the help of these innovative companies, we can explore native offerings from the comfort of our own homes. From subscription boxes to individual orders, you can gift a food experience this holiday season that may temporarily alleviate our culinary travel wish list.
What could be more delicious than getting a big box of snacks from across the world as a gift? MunchPak started as a subscription snack box that takes snacks from all over the world and delivers them to your doorstep. They are now available as a subscription with the opportunity to give as a one time gift as well. Not only is it convenient, but it introduces people to snacks they have never heard of from places all around the world.
It is super fun to share with those you love and great for families as it is an entire experience in a box! An example of some of the snacks from the November/December box include Pizzarito Doritos from South Africa, Twix Winter Spice from the UK and Kimura Banana Ramune Soda from Japan that peels open like a banana!
For more information or to order, visit MunchPak.
Bokksu – Japan
We may not be able to travel to Japan right now, but you can give the gift of local food exploration through this Japanese snack subscription box. Each is filled with limited edition and hard to find artisanal treats. Bokksu allows you to send one box or monthly gifts. Bokksu directly sources its artisanal snacks from local snack makers in Japan – some of whom have been around for over 200 years.
Bokksu curates only the best, high quality and gourmet snacks, never filler items, and is the ONLY service that hand selects a tea pairing for each box to complement that month’s flavors.
For more information or to order, visit Bokksu.
A visit to the Windy City of Chicago may not be on your radar right now, but you can satisfy your cravings for Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza, Eli’s Cheesecake, Vienna Beef hotdogs and Garret’s Popcorn just to name a few, thanks to Taste of Chicago. Choose from the selection of delicious Chicago foods to be sent to your family, friends and colleagues to give the tastiest gift of all!
For more information or to order, visit Taste of Chicago.
Fresh Midwest, the new premier online fresh food and meal delivery providing locally-grown produce and chef-driven meal solutions, announced the launch of nine locally-sourced Holiday Gift Boxes, with seasonal dinners from Wildfire back by popular demand. Offering an exceptional experience with limited handling of the highest quality products, Fresh Midwest provides a safe alternative for consumers to receive fresh food from local vendors and enjoy dishes from acclaimed Chicagoland restaurants at home.
The new Holiday Gift Boxes include Holiday Steak Boxes, Themed Gift Boxes and Midwest Cheese Boards, perfect for at-home entertaining or an easily prepared family dinner. An array of gourmet meal kits, homemade side dishes, chef-driven salads and specialty crackers round out the experience to elevate what will surely be the most unique holiday season this year!
For more information or to order, visit Fresh Midwest.
More than a gift of food, Trove has created a way to bring authentic experiences and cultural traditions from around the world to your home while supporting small businesses. Each TROVE box features a new city. Included are LIVE online experiences hosted by local experts and regional ingredients, snacks, and other goodies to bring the sights, tastes, and sounds of a city to your doorstep.
Offered through a subscription and gift box, the Fall Trove box was a journey to Kyoto while the current box is exploring the Northwest and Seattle’s food, restaurant and coffee world. An important aspect of Trove’s mission is to support small businesses around the world who have been the casualties of the fallen tourism industry due to the widespread shutdowns. To do this, TROVE sources local ingredients for each box, donating 20% of their profits directly to the host businesses featured in each box. Trove is the gift for the traveler and food lover who is fascinated by the culture and foods from around the world.
For more information or to order, visit Trove.
We may not be able to be on the gorgeous beaches of Hawaii, but we can indulge in their macadamia nuts while deep in that Excel spreadsheet. The two brands work hand in hand to create some of the most tasty and luxurious treats for the entire family to enjoy. Perfect for stashing in the pantry, filling a gift basket or building a holiday charcuterie board, you will be transported to the Hawaiian vacation you have been dreaming about from your living room.
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