The Verge’s 2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Work From Home

KBDfans Deskmat

Every laptop or desktop computer deserves fun. It’s comfortable on your palm and mouse and makes your keyboard sound better. For starters, KBDfans offers a variety of cool designs that cater to all kinds of styles, whether you’re a fan of solid colors and simple patterns or something a little more edgy.
Price: $12

Lighthouse1917 Classic Notebook

Leuchtturm1917 may be hard to pronounce, but it’s easy on the eyes. It is also available in over 20 different colors and can be personalized with your decorative message. Each notebook comes with its own matching stylus and is available in different grip options and sizes, allowing for a notebook designed just for you.
Price: $15.50

Anker 341 USB-C Hub

USB-C hubs are an essential accessory for anyone using a laptop with limited port selection. Laptops like Apple’s latest MacBook Air only feature two USB-C ports, but with the Anker 341 USB-C Hub, you can greatly expand that selection. The wide peripheral only takes up one USB-C port, but gives you two USB-C and USB-A ports, an HDMI output, and an SD card reader in return.
Price: $34.99

This is a Fine Dog Funko Pop

They say the strongest steel is made inside this poor dog’s home. The “This Is Fine” dog has become a lovable (and sometimes horrific) mascot against the chaos, entropy, and inevitable heat death of the universe. This Funko Pop figure of the dog “This Is Fine” is a great desk reminder of how to keep your cool, even when your house is on fire.
Price: $15.99

Lamy Safari

We all know someone who’s a sucker for fancy pens, and the Lamy Safari is a refillable fountain pen so fancy you’ll find an excuse to make a check. It’s perfect for the nerdy journalist or anyone who just loves to draw; It is also available in several different colors and features a stainless steel handle that gives it an air of sophistication.
Price: $34.24

Logitech MX Master 3S

The Logitech MX Master 3S remains the gold standard for productivity mice thanks to its 8,000 DPI sensor, variety of buttons, and ergonomic claw design. It also features a second scroll wheel and a pair of buttons under the thumb, not to mention robust customization of inputs via Logitech’s Options Plus software.
Price: $99.99

Vornado Vivan Mini Classic

They can get stuck in a home office, so investing in an inexpensive desk fan can pay real dividends when you’re burning spreadsheets and need a little circulating. Fortunately, the Vornado VFAN Mini Classic features multiple speed settings, easy disassembly, and a vintage-looking design that’s far more attractive than the swinging tower you’ve stashed in your closet.
Price: $39.99

AirPods Pro (2nd generation)

The new AirPods Pro have arrived, and with them come a host of improvements. Not only do Apple’s second-generation earbuds offer improved noise cancellation and swipe-up touch controls, but they also come with a Find My-Ready charging case that has a built-in speakerphone and precise location tracking, making it easy to find them.
Price: $229.99

Succulent assortment

All succulents photosynthesize with only a small part of the responsibility. The Sill offers three loose leaf planters complete with their own planters that are perfect for decorating a window sill or desk. While you may receive a different variety of succulents than what is featured here, The Sill offers a 30-day guarantee that your new babies of plants will arrive happy and healthy.
Price: $82

Blue Yeti Nano

If you want to sound better on Zoom calls or simply record better audio, the Blue Yeti Nano is a great place to start. The Nano is a compact condenser microphone with adjustable pickup patterns, which helps ensure you don’t pick up anything else that might cause noise in your desk. The microphone pairs with your laptop or desktop computer via a single USB cable and features a built-in 3.5mm audio jack as well, if you need a preview of what the audio will sound like.
Price: $99.99

Google Nest WiFi Pro

Google’s Nest Wifi system makes it easy to fill in blind spots in your home network — and the new Nest Wifi Pro is a big upgrade over previous models. The shiny router is great if your Internet speed is less than 1Gbps, and it can easily pair up to three units for coverage of up to 6,600 square feet. Best of all, it offers support for Wi-Fi 6E, Thread, and Matter networks, allowing you to future-proof your smart home.
Price: $199.99

Full Jarvis observation arm

Getting rid of the monitor stand makes your desk look twice as big. And while there are plenty of hinged monitor arms on the market, the Jarvis monitor arm is durable, flexible, and covered by a 15-year warranty. Moreover, the arm can accommodate monitors up to 32 inches or 19.8 pounds and is compatible with 75mm or 100mm VESA mounts.
Price: $129

Herman Miller Sail Chair

If you work from home, you probably do a lot of sitting, so it pays to invest in a chair that won’t kill your back. Herman Miller Sale is the official home of the edgeThe New York office, and that’s because it’s comfortable and features some extensive customization options. It also comes with a 12-year warranty and is available in a number of color combinations, allowing it to accommodate your gift desk settings more easily.
Price: $695

NovelKeys wrist rest

NovelKeys makes a beautiful range of wrist rests that use a combination of wood and molded resin in a variety of colors. While most wrist rests are made of gel or foam, stiffer wrist rests have the added benefit of being easier to clean and, contrary to what you might think, are actually quite comfortable.
Price: $40

Fitbit Charge 5

You’d think that by spending so much time behind a desk, you wouldn’t need a reminder to get up every once in a while, but hey, sometimes we all need a little nudge. While the Fitbit Charge 5 doesn’t quite have the same wealth of expensive wearables, it’s still a reasonable option that can provide the gifted with basic fitness metrics and the occasional reminder to get outside and smell the roses.
Price: $149.95

Nomad Leather Mousepad

If you want to stop using your mouse on a bare desk, you might want to invest in a slightly more adult mouse pad. Fortunately, Nomad makes leather accessories for just about every aspect of your home office, including your desk. The company’s leather mouse pads are available in 13- or 16-inch sizes and can be treated to brown, black, or beige finishes. They also feature a heat-treated surface that does not interfere with optical sensors.
Price: $84.95

Rain Design iLevel2 Laptop Stand

It’s amazing how much better your neck – and your shoulders and your back – can feel when you’re not constantly hunched over your laptop. Rain Design’s adjustable stand improves on the design of the original by allowing you to adjust the angle of your device, helping you better position your screen at eye level. The aluminum stand is also sturdy and lightweight and can accommodate laptops up to 17 inches in size.
Price: $64.90

Sony WH-1000XM5

Sony’s noise-canceling WH-1000XM5s aren’t a huge departure from the previous model, but they remain the best option for staying focused in a world that constantly demands our attention. The great headphones feature better noise cancellation and sound quality than their larger predecessor, as well as superior clarity for voice calls.
Price: $399.99

Opal C1 Webcam

Looking your best on Zoom calls can be difficult, but it’s a little easier when you’re equipped with the right webcam. Fortunately, one of our favorite models, the Opal C1, offers DSLR quality at a fraction of the price. The well-built webcam delivers excellent performance out of the box, too, with the ability to capture 4K video at 30fps or 1080p at 60fps.
Price: $299.99

Cuisinart electric kettle

The Cuisinart electric kettle features multiple temperature settings for different types of tea, including white and green varieties, making it an essential appliance for enjoying a more civilized relative of coffee. The 1.7L rotary device features a dedicated French press setting as well as the ability to keep water at a set temperature for up to 30 minutes.
Price: $99

Logitech MX Mechanical Mini

If you’re looking to spice up your WFH routine with a new keyboard, a mechanical option like the productivity-focused Logitech MX Mechanical Mini will allow you to turn typing into a tactile experience traditional keyboards can’t replicate. The Mini has backlit keys to make everything legible, too, and it can pair with both Windows or macOS using either Bluetooth or a 2.4GHz wireless dongle.
Price: $149.99

Meer’s Cup (8 ounces)

For a mug almost as unique as you are, look no further than the Miir Tumbler. The double-wall stainless steel design keeps your favorite beverage hot, while the squeeze-on lid keeps things right where they should be. The classic mug is available in a range of attractive sizes and colors, too, and you can even customize it for an additional fee.
Price: $17.95

The smarter range of Nanoleaf lines

A little accent lighting can do wonders when it comes to breathing new life into your home office. Fortunately, Nanoleaf’s ultra-flexible Lines Smarter Kit gives you everything you need to step up your backlighting game, including nine 11-inch light strips and their corresponding mounting connectors. You can even control them using the Nanoleaf App or virtual assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Price: $199.99

LG DualUp phone

The LG DualUp’s unique shape made it a desk talking point during testing. The Smart Screen’s display is roughly the same size as two 21.5-inch screens stacked on top of each other, allowing it to display multiple windows without breaking a sweat. It also features an impressive port selection and comes with an exceptional stand that allows you to rotate and orient the screen as you see fit.
Price: $696.99

Monoprice swivel mounting bar

There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to plug in a charger only to find that it’s blocking two other ports. Fortunately, Monoprice’s rotating power strip understands your struggles and has six individual outlets, each of which can rotate up to 180 degrees, as well as a pair of fixed outlets. The power strip is rated to handle 120 volts or 1800 watts as well, and features built-in LED lights to let you know your devices are grounded and protected.
Price: $27.99

Apple MacBook Air (M2 model)

The M2 MacBook Air is one of the best laptops available, thanks in part to its incredible battery life, lightweight design, and exceptional performance. It builds on the success of its predecessor with a slimmer profile as well as managing the pack in a sharper screen and an improved 1080p webcam that doesn’t look like it was copied from the later eras.
Price: $1,199.99

Sensen ring light 10 in

Besides giving you the soft and even lighting your face deserves, a reasonable ring light like this 10-inch model from Sensyne can prove invaluable when taking pictures or in any situation that might call for better lighting. The relatively small LED flashlight features adjustable temperature and brightness settings, and comes with its own tripod, phone holder, and remote shutter control.
Price: $49.99

HP Specter x360 14

The HP x360 Specter 14 may not be as exciting as Apple’s new MacBooks, but it’s still an excellent 2-in-1 option for Windows users. Not only does the Sharp feature a convertible touchscreen and an all-day battery, but it comes packaged with the HP MPP 2.0 Tilt Pen, giving it some features you won’t find in any Apple laptop.
Price: $1,749.99

Jarvis full standing desk

The Jarvis Standing Desk is the kind of desk we stand behind (no pun intended). It’s a favourite edge staff and can be customized with a variety of sizes, designs, and accessories, each designed to complement your workspace. Motorized components come with a 15-year warranty, too, while desktops are covered for up to five years.
Price: $599.99

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