If there was ever a year to celebrate your work-from-home survival skills, 2020 is the year.
As the holiday season approaches, entrepreneurs may find themselves seeking gifts for a large, newly remote workforce that has stuck it out through one of the most challenging years on record.
This shift to work-from-home lifestyle has been huge. According to Finder, a whopping 60% of the UK workforce was working from home throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, 26% of Brits plan to continue to work from home permanently in a post-pandemic world.
WorkClub’s 2020 holiday gift guide includes our favourite picks for holiday gifts, to make sure you’ll find the perfect fit for all the different tastes, personalities and lifestyles for everyone on your remote list! We’ve got you covered.
A desk toy (yes, you read that correctly)
For all of those not-so-fun times between client meetings, responding to emails, and hefty deadlines, there are plenty of ways to amuse yourself when you need a bit of fun. You need a distraction and you need it asap. The Fidget Cube is a small desktop toy that incorporates ‘fidgets’ — a clicker, a switch, a joystick, a set of rolling gears, and more to help one stay focused without losing their mind. (£10)
Blue light glasses
Working remotely often means longer hours spent staring at computer screens day in and day out, which can wreak havoc on your eyes. This holiday season, why not consider gifting a stylish pair of blue light glasses, like these from IZIPIZI. (£40)
An idea Journal
There’s nothing like a fresh journal to kick-off the new year. Especially, when you’re a forward-thinking entrepreneur with a busy mind and a lot on their plate. Consider purchasing the creative in your life a journal (in their favorite colors, obviously) and a fun pen to draft and dream about their next big idea. We love this one from PAPIER. (£20)
Although it’s very much easier said than done, everyone needs a good break here and there. A puzzle has the power to provide hours of entertainment, when and where one chooses. We found the perfect puzzle from Oliver Bonas for the gin-lover in your life here. One can sip the real stuff while working their way through each of the 500-pieces! This is a great gift because once finished, you can grab a frame and hang it on the wall. (£15)
Working from home can oftentimes get lonely, especially during a global pandemic. A small succulent is a beautiful and thoughtful gift for any type of remote professional as it will add a bit of livelihood to their office space. On the plus side, succulents are adapted to survive in harsh environments and can survive for long-periods of time without water. Yes, we know you’ve already got that person in mind! We love this aloe succulent from The Little Botanical. (£11)
A thought provoking book
You can never go wrong with a good old book - you know, the kind that one opens and doesn not want to put down? We love ‘The Moment of Lift’ by the one and only Melinda Gates. She tells inspiring stories of people she’s met through her work, and digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention - from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace. (£10)