4 Custom Work From Home Gift Ideas for the Holidays

by | Dec 13, 2022 | Desk Pads, Desk Set, Work From Home

The COVID pandemic brought many changes to our normal working environments. Thankfully, businesses are slowly getting back to “normal,” but one change that has stayed around is remote, hybrid schedule, and work from home employees.

The holidays are right around the corner and if you’re out of ideas, here are 4 perfect and unique work from home gift ideas for that person on your list.

1. Conference and Desk Pads

Whether your work from home office set up includes a desktop and mouse, laptop, or a mix, you need to have a quality surface to rest your technology on to protect it, but also the desk, table, or surface you are working at.

Our linoleum conference and desk pads are a great way to protect your desk or table surface from scratches and nicks. They also provide a smooth, clean surface to glide your mouse over and write on. Our linoleum conference and desk pads are suede backed to prevent unwanted movement and are available in a variety of sizes to fit your needs.

If you are looking for other options, Smith McDonald also carries a variety of conference and desk pads in a variety of materials, colors, sizes, and customization options to fit every preference.

2. Pencil Cup

Are you tired of using that plastic, take out drink cup from years ago to keep your pens, pencils, and highlighters in? Time for an upgrade!

Our pencil cups are made from quality leather and come in a variety of colors so you can match your other desk accessories. Leather products help to “upgrade” your accessories giving them a professional feel. Even if you are working from home at the kitchen table, you can still feel like you’re back in your office.

Presentation and organization can go a long way in creating a productive work environment. Simulating a professional work space can make you more productive. Start making those small changes today!

3. Wastebaskets and Garbage Cans

Wastebaskets and garbage cans; they’re not glamorous, but they sure are a necessity. If you don’t have an office garbage can, where else are you supposed to put your empty take out containers and crumpled Post-it Notes?

We offer plastic, office wastebaskets in different sizes and color options (black and recycle blue for example), so you can have a wastebasket and a recycling bin, if you prefer soda or energy drinks while on the job.

If you’re looking for a step up in your office wastebasket, we also carry leather and metal office wastebaskets too!

4. Letter Trays

There’s nothing worse than a cluttered desk with papers, letters, and meeting notes strewn everywhere. Clean up and organize your desk with a leather, single letter tray. Our letter trays come in a variety of colors and sizes, so you can customize them exactly how you like.

Once everything on your desk has an assigned space and is organized, you’ll feel more motivated to get your work done. And, using a letter tray will help you find documents quickly and protect them from any debris or spills that may be on your desk.

Check out Smith McDonald for great office and work from home gift ideas, or maybe just do some shopping for yourself too!