As an independent consultant, your home office is your work sanctuary. It should be a place that generates creativity, promotes health and well being, and offers both comfort and efficiency.
This holiday season, we’ve compiled our top ten home office gifts that are perfect for your wish list, or for a fellow independent professional.
These noise-canceling headphones ($35) will help you concentrate more on your work and less on that noisy garbage truck or your neighbor’s barking dog. Go all in with this wireless version from Bose ($349).
Massage away the aches and pains that come from a long day of sitting in front of a computer. Set this heated massage cushion ($29.99) on your office chair for soothing relief at the push of a button, or have a licensed massage therapist come to you ($60-$169)—tip included!
You’ll never spill on your keyboard or important papers again with this creative cup holder ($11.95) that suctions to your desk. Want to keep your cup of Joe hot all day long? The Ember mug ($149.95) lets you precisely adjust your beverage to the perfect temperature (it even has an app). Pop it in your cup holder, and you’re good to go.
If you’re tired of hunting for your iPad or crawling under your desk to plug in your phone charger, this five-port USB charging station ($39.99) helps keep all of your devices organized and charging in one place. Bamboo not your style? Opt for this black or white leatherette version ($50).
Adjustable standing desks have been touted for boosting energy, lowering risk of heart disease, and reducing back pain. Test out what it’s like to stand and work with this affordable option ($39.99). If you’re ready to take the standing desk plunge, the Varidesk ($395) is a tried and true choice that is easy to raise and lower, or easily move your entire workstation up and down with this striking crank sit-stand desk ($899).
A membership to a coworking space offers flexibility and an opportunity to network during the workweek. With ShareDesk, you can find coworking spaces, business centers, and shared office space near you.
A chair is an essential piece of home office furniture, but it can be tricky to find the right one. Work on posture and strengthen your core with a fun balance ball chair ($73.27), or try a well-tested classic that delivers ergonomic support with the newly redesigned Herman Miller Aeron chair ($663). This swivel chair from Ikea ($199) is a popular, economic option.