The Verge’s 2021 holiday gift guide for working from home

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The Verge’s 2021 holiday gift guide for working from home

Many of us have been working from home for more than a year and a half, and some of us will continue to do so — maybe forever. That said, buying a gift for a friend or loved one who works from home can be tricky. One person might prioritize tech, while another might care more about plant life and energizing lighting. If you need some help, however, you’ve come to the right place. Here at The Verge, we have some expertise in working from home, and we have some great ideas for you to consider.

What makes the ideal home office? Well, the right tech, like the Satechi USB-C Multi-Port Adapter ($80), is essential to getting work done. But comfort is also important, which is why we’ve included a standing desk and an ergonomic chair that can last for years. And if your gift recipient is still stuck working in their dining room or on their couch, a modest gift like a LapGear lap desk ($30) or Nulaxy laptop stand ($25) may be all they need to finally relieve some neck or hand strain. We’ve got ideas big and small, both for physical comfort and a sound state of mind.

Price Range

Under $20 $20 to $50 $50 to $150 $150 to $400 $400+

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This Is Fine Dog Funko Pop

Your desk should have the occasional tchotchke to keep your sanity, and there’s no better way to laugh in the face of stress than with KC Green’s “This is Fine” dog.
Price: $14 to $16

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Nulaxy Laptop Stand

If you’re working on a laptop at a desk or table, it really should be elevated to eye level, which can help improve your posture and alleviate neck pain. Nulaxy’s aluminum laptop stand does exactly that and easily disassembles when it’s not needed.
Price: $25

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Elgato Cam Link 4K

The Cam Link 4K can connect the HMDI-out signal on most cameras to USB, allowing you to use even a full-frame mirrorless system as your webcam for video calls. It’s one of the best ways to up your Zoom game or subtly flex on your boss asking you to come back to the office.
Price: $115 to $120

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