Chances are in 2022 you know someone who WFH (at least for a few days a week). Maybe you’re organising a farewell gift for someone at the office who is taking the plunge into remote working. Either way, there are a few essentials that’s going to make their work-life a lot easier (plus a few luxe gift ideas too!). Here are 20 gorgeous gifts for people who work from home.
We love: Play-Ground Coffee Subscription
We all agree coffee is the #1 must-have when it comes to WFH, so you might want to gift your friend a coffee subscription for 3, 6 or 12 months. Thanks to the team at Play-Ground, your friend can have the best coffee (curated for their taste profile!) delivered right to their door. It's a thoughtful gift for any coffee-lover.
When you’re not running for the train and racing from meeting room to meeting room, you can forget about needing a giant bullet-proof water bottle - yipee! Gift your friend a beautiful carafe and glass set - it will not only look gorgeous in any home office but will also make staying hydrated throughout the day an absolute pleasure. We love the J’ai Soif carafe and glass from Maison Balzac because they’re expertly crafted from Borosilicate glass, inspired by the traditional drinkware sets displayed on bedside tables in France. You can also choose from a range of stunningly bold colours.
Give your friend the gift of choice with the GroupTogether AnyCard. They receive a beautiful digital gift unwrapping, and can then choose to swap their AnyCard from 70+ leading retailers including Myer, David Jones, Ikea, JB HiFi and many more. Let everyone chip in online with GroupTogether, Australia's leading group gift platform. You can even give a beautiful group card with your gift!
No home office is complete without a little greenery! Plus, indoor plants can have major positive health and work benefits including reduced stress and increased creativity. It really is the gift that keeps on giving! And the lucky recipient will think of you whenever they’re getting a happiness kick from their plant pal. We absolutely love The Good Plant Co. - their plants are grown in a local Aussie environment and they have an ah-mazing selection to choose from. Plus, they deliver straight to their door making it perfect for a gift!
If your friend is a tea-lover and works from home, they're probably drinking their body weight in tea every day. Stock them up with some delicious "ahhh!" worthy tea and you'll bring a little joy to their WFH life. You can't go past Love Tea who have carefully selected four certified organic, loose leaf tea blends for their Tea Gift Packs which come in a stunning recycled card gift box.
The ultimate luxe gift for your friend! A cute pair of slippers is the new work attire, and these gorgeous Hommey slippers bridge the gap between style and comfort. They are also available in the most stunning range of colours! They're going straight to the top of our wishlist.
Is your friend's Zoom background looking a little drab? Giving artwork is so thoughtful and can help brighten any home office space, although best kept for close friends so you're not guessing whether they'll like it! Rachel Castle creates some beautiful bright pieces, plus offers everything from hand-painted work to prints so there's something for every budget.
A refreshing face mist is a great way to keep skin hydrated throughout the day and energize if you’re feeling an afternoon slump. The Aesop Immediate Moisture Facial Hydrosol makes a gorgeous gift for your friend. It contains rose petal, bergamot peel and chamomile bud - easy to keep on your desk and spritz whenever you need a pick-me-up.
Life changing! A vital addition to the home office, a smart mug lets you set your preferred temperature and keeps your drink hot till you finish. A great gift for a tea drinker, they can sip on their cuppa all afternoon. Check out Ember for a really stylish design
Perfect for your stylish friend, a statement blanket in your home office is a must-have. We love CURIO’s signature check blanket, made from 100% Australian Merino wool they are seriously comfortable.
An air purifier for your home office is a worthwhile investment, especially for many of us living in the city. Help your friend set-up their home office with a good-quality air purifier. Dyson's range also double as heating/cooling, plus they capture ultrafine particles from the air including pollen bacteria removing 99.95% of allergens and pollutants.
Stationery, but make it personalised! This is a really thoughtful gift for the organised person in your life (or maybe someone who needs a little more organisation). We love the To-Do Pad from The Daily Edited, which can be monogrammed with the recipient's initials and has a luxe black leather-like finish.
A fun (and useful) gift for a friend or colleague who is a clean freak...or might be known for snacking at their desk. A desk vacuum is the must-have WFH cleaning gadget and will help your friend keep their workspace spick and span.
Give your friends some TLC, and a great excuse to leave the house after work, with a ClassPass Gift Card. Whether they want to do a HIIT class, unwind with a massage or finally try hot yoga - they can simply book a class online.
It's a lovely ritual lighting a candle at the start of the workday to clear the space and bring focus to your morning. A luxe candle is always a winning gift, and the cleanse & co candles are simply stunning. The Rainbow Fluorite 'Clear & Focused' candle includes crystals that are nested in a blend of creamy, vegan-friendly soy & coconut wax, infused with scents of geranium and lilies - think flowers and lemonade on a sunny day.
Dream desk alert! This might just be the ULTIMATE gift for your friend to fulfil their wildest home office space dreams. The Bread with Butter collection is a colourful, contemporary and durable collection that is versatile and are suited to the Australian lifestyle. Each piece is made from light-weight aluminium and is handmade in Australia by brothers Jack and Mark Fearon. The Bread with Butter “This Desk” can be seen as a highly practical art object for the home office.
A desk lamp that doubles as a wireless charger is a game-changer! The NYMÅNE lamp from Ikea is a timeless design that will blend in with most decors
WFH essential! If your friend doesn’t have a great coffee machine at home, this gift should be at the top of the list! The Nespresso range is a no-brainer - you’ll get amazing coffee every time and they look gorgeous.
Give your friend the benefits of better sleep, relaxation and mindfulness with a Calm annual subscription. They have an amazing selection of meditations - taking 10 minutes to pause and meditate can be hugely beneficial to productivity, focus and creativity.
For Zoom users, you can (thankfully) use the “touch up my appearance” feature. For everyone else - there are ring lights! They’re not just for Tik Tok influencers, computer ring lights are essential for anyone doing lots of video calls, presentations, interviews, etc.
Life’s busy. That’s why we’re here to make it easy for you to collect money from a group and spend how you want. Less wasted time, less packaging waste, and spending a little less but giving a lot better!