‘Tis the Season for Giving
It’s that special time of year when we gather at holiday parties, events, and dinners to celebrate and give thanks to our family, friends, and co-workers.
It’s also the season of gift giving.
And while “it’s better to give than to receive,” it can also be quite stress-inducing as you struggle to come up with that perfect gift.
That’s where we hope this blog can help.
If you’re like us, you most likely have plenty of family, friends, and co-workers who spend at least part of their time working from home.
While it may be impossible to give them everything that they want, we do have some gift ideas for remote workers that’ll help improve their lives and make them more productive.
Here are five gift ideas for the remote workers in your life (and possibly for yourself).
TECH PRODUCTS THAT IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY
Focus like a pro. That’s the idea behind this product.
Saent is the first smart gadget designed to help remote work with a purpose of increasing productivity by blocking online distractions.
When using the software you set a goal (e.g., complete blog post), press the button on the Saent gadget to launch a focus session, and then get to work. The software then blocks all websites and apps that you have deemed unproductive.
Once a focus session has been completed, it’ll then alert you to take a break to help you stay fresh and avoid burnout.
For those that you know that are easily distracted, it’s the perfect gift.
At-home workstations may not afford the same luxuries as those in-office.
One of those luxuries being a large monitor.
That’s why for our next gift idea we suggest an ultrawide monitor.
Having such a screen helps in both a physical and productive way.
Physically speaking, it reduces eye strain by keeping the user from focusing on small lettering and icons. Productivity wise, it allows the user to keep more apps open at the same time, side by side.
If you have the budget, an ultrawide monitor is money well spent.
They say the money you spend on a good mattress is worth every penny.
The same can be said about an office chair.
Since remote workers spend the majority of their time behind a desk, sitting down, an ergonomic chair makes for a fantastic gift.
These chairs help with posture support, help ease back pain, reduce neck strain, relieve hip pressure, and improve blood circulation.
They also help to boost productivity because they keep those sitting in them both comfortable and focused on their task at hand.
There are a multitude of distractions that remote workers must deal with. Kids, pets, neighbor’s lawn mowers, mobile phone notifications, etc.
A pair of noise-canceling headphones is the perfect gift for someone who must deal with these distractions.
Such headphones use noise-canceling features to reduce ambient noise, which helps to drown out environmental sounds, and allow the wearer to focus on their project.
In addition, high-quality headsets use a noise-canceling microphone that reduces background noise and allows the user to come through more clearly on their phone calls.
For every office worker who works remotely, daily video calls are a way of life.
But whether the remote worker uses Zoom, Microsoft Teams, GoTo Meeting, or any other video conferencing software, a webcam is needed to attend one.
While most laptops come with built-in webcams, they’re generally low-quality – especially with the industry trending towards thinner devices with larger screens.
For those who wish to stand out during their meetings, a HD webcam is a great gift.
These devices capture great images and are great at adjusting for the ambient lighting around the user. They also have great auto-focus and built-in lights, ensuring the user is always in view and can be clearly seen by their colleagues.
While it may not help boost productivity, it will nonetheless still be greatly appreciated.
So no matter which gift you elect to give to your friend, family member, or colleague, the products listed above undoubtedly serve more than one purpose.