The Verge’s 2021 holiday gift guide for working from home

- Published: 22 November 2021
Illustration by Richard Parry

Great gifts to outfit the home office of a working professional

Many of us have been working from home for more than a year and a half, and some of us will continue to do so — maybe forever. That said, buying a gift for a friend or loved one who works from home can be tricky. One person might prioritize tech, while another might care more about plant life and energizing lighting. If you need some help, however, you’ve come to the right place. Here at The Verge, we have some expertise in working from home, and we have some great ideas for you to consider.

What makes the ideal home office? Well, the right tech, like the Satechi USB-C Multi-Port Adapter ($80), is essential to getting work done. But comfort is also important, which is why we’ve included a standing desk and an ergonomic chair that can last for years. And if your gift recipient is still stuck working in their dining room or on their couch, a modest gift like a LapGear lap desk ($30) or Nulaxy laptop stand ($25) may be all they need to finally relieve some neck or hand strain. We’ve got ideas big and small, both for physical comfort and a sound state of mind.