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29 Work From Home Gifts That Are Useful (& Aesthetically Pleasing)

Working from home has become a central part of our lives — with most of us slowly coming to terms with this new normal. And since we’re now deep in the midst of gifting season, you might want to help sweeten up the workspaces for your mom who’s got a budding business passion project, or your best friend who’s a total boss. To make their home office setups more functional and aesthetically pleasing, we’ve got a guide to WFH presents that they’ll appreciate as a thoughtful investment in helping them get down to business.The curated gift guide ahead has everything bedroom office dwellers, standing desk operators, and loveseat typers can utilize for a more seamless work from home scenario. We hunted down the internet’s cutest, chicest, and most functional tools, decorative objects, and smart storage solutions for you to gift those you know working from home indefinitely — which is basically, like, everyone. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Erin Condren Camel Softbound Focused PlannerWrite down your goals, or what you’re grateful for before work each morning — whatever you fill Erin Condren’s coveted planner with, we’re sure it’s bound to keep your thoughts organized. Erin Condren Camel Softbound Focused Planner, $, available at Erin Condrenelago Charging HubProp up your daily work essentials from your iPhone to your smartwatch and headphones while you charge with this pretty yet functional hub.elago elago Charging Hub, $, available at Urban OutfittersBrooklinen Super-Plush RobeIf you’re going to work from the couch, you may as well remain as comfortable as possible. Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe, $, available at BrooklinenThe Desk Essentials CrateThe color, the functionality, the bedroom office Insta-worthy photos — this supplies set has it all.Hay The Desk Essentials Crate, $, available at HayGold Paperclip With White Marble StandUse this marble stand as artful decor, a paperweight, or a file holder. Cost Plus World Market Gold Paperclip With White Marble Stand, $, available at Cost Plus World MarketWavy Man Air Dancer Because we all could use a little entertainment.The Container Store Wavy Man Air Dancer, $, available at The Container StoreWorkspace Monitor StandSet up your home office space like a true professional with this Scandi-inspired stand. Anthropologie Workspace Monitor Stand, $, available at AnthropologieEverlane The ReNew SlipperEverlane’s slippers are both sustainable and super-soft — making them the perfect gift to wander around during WFH weeks. Everlane The ReNew Slipper, $, available at EverlaneHayes Desk LampA lamp that doubles as a brightener and catch-all storage container. Urban Outfitters Hayes Desk Lamp, $, available at Urban OutfittersI Work Out Of My Home MugFor the friend that loves pilates and coffee. CuteButRude I Work Out Of My Home Mug, $, available at EtsyGrady Deluxe Desk Organizer SetHave your books, planner, and favorite writing pen in reach at all times. Dotted Line Grady Deluxe Desk Organizer Set, $, available at WayfairPassword Keeper With all the websites available to browse these days, forgetting one of your seven-hundred passwords has become the new norm. Keep them all safe within this password keeper. The Container Store Password Keeper, $, available at The Container StoreLuster Trio Pencil HolderKeep your pens, pencils, and maybe makeup brushes stored neatly inside these high-shine pencil holders. Anthropologie Luster Trio Pencil Holder, $, available at AnthropologieGingko Leaf Bone FrameThis leaf-covered picture frame is sustainably made in India from naturally-shed bone in a pretty mustard color — a great frame to display family members or close gal pals. Cost Plus World Market Gingko Leaf Bone Frame, $, available at Cost Plus World MarketGold and Acrylic StaplerHave you ever seen a stapler this attractive?Russell + Hazel Gold and Acrylic Stapler, $, available at CB2Work From Home Office ArtIt’s cute and straight to the point. KIKIANDNIM Work From Home Office Art, $, available at EtsyHome Office Mug WarmerKeep your lattes steaming while waiting for that Zoom meeting to start. Mr. Coffee Home Office Mug Warmer, $, available at AmazonWhite Marble BookendsFancy, but make it functional. Crate and Barrel White Marble Bookends, $, available at Crate and BarrelNew Home CandleGet the joke? Get it? Homesick Candles New Home Candle, $, available at Homesick CandlesBaggu Puffy 16” Laptop SleeveFor moving your laptop from bed to couch, or coffee shop to a friend’s house. Baggu Puffy 16” Laptop Sleeve, $, available at Urban OutfittersLeather Charger Roll Up CarrierHead over to your local coffee shop with all your WFH gear in tow. Mark and Graham Leather Charger Roll Up Carrier, $, available at Mark and GrahamLapGear Rose Gold Marble Lap Desk With Cup HolderA cute lap desk with a cup holder? Say no more. LapGear Rose Gold Marble Lap Desk With Cup Holder, $, available at AmazonYamazaki Deskbar Accessory StorageA modern iteration of the classic Deskbar storage product. Yamazaki Deskbar Accessory Storage, $, available at West ElmChaos Message BoardSticky notes, post-its, and postcards finally have an organized home. Urban Outfitters Chaos Message Board, $, available at Urban OutfittersMahli Himalayan Salt Sunrise Alarm ClockBoth calming and functional, the Mahli alarm clock offers a soothing glow and scent. Mahli Mahli Himalayan Salt Sunrise Alarm Clock, $, available at Urban OutfittersArling Magazine RackYou know, for fashion magazines and that growing stack of barely-read New Yorkers. Umbra Arling Magazine Rack, $, available at AmazonGold Eiffel Tower ScissorsImagine this in your office supply arsenal. Cost Plus World Market Gold Eiffel Tower Scissors, $, available at Cost Plus World MarketSet of Small candlesThis candle set contains varying delicious scents, perfect for lighting beside your bedroom office. Diptyque Set of Small candles (Berries, Fig Tree, Roses), $, available at DiptyqueConcrete Desk CollectionGetting organized is as simple as having the right tools standing by. magnus pettersen Concrete Desk Collection, $, available at AreawareLike what you see? 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