With many traditional offices, coworking spaces, and coffee shops remaining closed this year, chances are, you’re currently working from home out of a makeshift office. Maybe your laptop is still piled on a stack of books right now, or you’re doing gymnastics to figure out where to catch the best natural light for your video calls. Trust me, you’re not alone.
If there’s anything I’ve learned this year, it’s that having a clean, grounding workspace is the key to getting your best work done. Now that the holidays are right around the corner, it’s time to treat yourself to some gifts for your at-home office.
- A gold desk lamp
This metallic gold lamp will add the perfect touch of chic to your desk or bedside table. With a shiny, high-gloss finish and futuristic style, this desk staple will help you feel professional and ready to tackle whatever the day throws at you.
Pottery Barn Teen, $49; Shop Now
- This cozy blanket
One of the best parts of working out of a home office is the ability to wrap myself in a big blanket in between meetings. This classic throw blanket is soft, versatile, and keeps you cozy while you’re cranking away at a deadline, and has reversible sides for extra warmth. Plus, the minimalist design will go perfectly with your home decor.
Bed Bath & Beyond, $40; Shop Now
- A desk pedal bike
This year while working from home, I’ve had to get creative with my daily workouts. I’m always on the lookout for quick, effective ways to exercise during the week that don’t involve buying a ton of equipment. If you’re in the same boat, check out this Mini Pedal Exercise Cycle — it’s small enough to fit under your desk yet tough enough to make you feel the burn. You can use it to tone your arms or for a leg workout, and it tracks your time, reps, and calories on a mini digital screen.
Target, $25; Shop Now
- A chic mug and warmer set
If I had a dollar for every time I had to reheat my coffee mug throughout the workday…well, let’s just say I do this a lot. If you’re looking for a solution to keeping your caffeinated drink of choice warm all day, meet this stylish mug and warmer set. The modern coffee mug comes with a special charger that uses magnetic induction energy to heat your drink, keeping it toasty at 135º. It also (somehow) doubles as a wireless phone charger, which sounds like the device of my busy-girl dreams.
Nordstrom, $75; Shop Now
- A fun candle
Although I firmly believe that it’s always a good time to buy yourself a candle, now is the best time of year to spruce up your space with a lovely new scent. This soy candle from Wax Cabin Candle Co. is a festive addition for your workspace, with subtle hints of lemon cake, warm sugar, and champagne just in time for the holiday season. Cheers!
Wax Cabin Candle Co., $14; Shop Now
It’s been a long year, and now is the perfect time to treat yourself. Whether you want to add some style to your desk, refresh your decor, or spice up your workout routine, these gifts will make any office feel like home.