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Best Gifts for Work from Home Dads

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Looking for gifts for the dad who works at home? We’ve got plenty of ideas for a classic (dare we say masculine?) home office right here.

By the way, If you’re in the market for gifts with a more Boho vibe, head over here!

1. Bag the Best Desk

Home office desk from Trumake

The award goes to this L shape desk from Trumake. Steel pipe legs are topped by rustic planks. The distressed wood offers plenty of character and is sealed with polyurethane for a smooth sheen. Choose one of six stains for your wood top. Trumake handcrafts their desks and tables in a range of sizes. Visit the company’s Etsy shop to order.

2. Light it Up

desk lamp TaoTronics

Wirecutter gives this Eye-Caring LED Lamp from Taotronics high marks. The light bar swivels and folds down to put light exactly where you want it. And you can adjust the light’s brightness and color. Comes in white, too.

3. Make it Fun

Work at Home Happy ebook

Whether he has worked from home forever or is just saying good-bye to cubicle life, dad will find great tips in this ebook. Work at Home Happy covers everything from office decor to productivity hacks to the best afternoon snacks. Send it to straight to his Kindle … for less than a cup of coffee. Just $2.99.

4. Add Music

Urban ears wonderboom speaker

When the home office starts to feel a bit lonely, music or a favorite podcast can help. This chubby Wonderboom speaker from Ultimate Ears brings all the sound in a cute, portable and even waterproof package. Extra points for the hanging loop that keeps it from hogging space on his desktop–and the rainbow of available colors.

5. Best Desk Chair

Ready to spoil your favorite home office worker? The Mirra 2 Chair from Herman Miller is the best seat in the house. Flexible, ergonomic and fully adjustable to make hours in front of the computer feel so much better. And it comes in turquoise, too.

6. Turn the Beat Around

drumstick pens home office

Working solo? He can go ahead and rock out with these ballpoint pens made to look like drumsticks. The perfect way to bust through writer’s block or the Monday blues. Pick up a pair at Uncommon Goods. 

7. A Bit of Whimsy

pencil shaving cup

Look sharp! The Pencil Shaving Desk Cups from Olive Roddy are cute as a button. The cups come in three primary colors and stand ready to corral pens, pencils, scissors, rulers and more.


8. Bust the Clutter

restoring order home office dvd

Help dad take back the home office with help from the experts at Restoring Order. Identify priorities, set up key systems, learn to stamp out deadly paper build-up and more. This 90-minute DVD goes through the no-nonsense process step by step. Order a copy and kill the clutter.

9. Keep the Peace

Every home office needs a bit of quiet sometimes. This acrylic silver door hanger from Etsy is a great reminder to family members to steer clear. Too bad pets can’t read.

10. Best Pencil Sharpener Ever


Pitch the electric sharpeners that always die young. Bring home this functional–and cute!–sharpener from Carl instead. Perfect points, every time.

Happy holidays to every home office everywhere!


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