The Best Gifts for Work-From-Home Warriors in Westchester

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With more Westchesterites than ever telecommuting, #treatyoself or your loved one to fun and functional home office upgrades this holiday.

Let’s be honest — working from home has its perks (sweatpants) and its pitfalls (only human contact being staring at your reflection in your laptop screen). Now that the 9-to-5 grind that Dolly Parton crooned about has become a normal happening from the parameters of our homes, it’s time to go with the flow. These gifts are perfect to battle back the work-from-home blues and make the day that much more productive (and cozy). At least no one is stealing your lunch out of the fridge….

The X-Chair Elemax Edition

Starting at $949.99

This chair will have you so relaxed that even the most stressful could-have-been-an-email meeting will feel downright peaceful. Investing in a sturdy home office chair has become more important than ever, and not having enough back support can cause long-term damage. Not only does the X-Chair have dynamic lumbar support that moves with you, but it also reclines when you need to kick your feet up. The Elemax additionally comes with heating, cooling, and massage features, as well as a variety of colors and materials to match any type of décor.

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Misfit Bazaar “Look Inward” Journal Set


Being away from the office, it is vital to have the perfect planner. This chic journal set will not only keep all work tasks and meetings organized, but can also help shake off the Monday blues with some quick inward reflection and journaling — hopefully before you hit “send” on a questionable e-mail.


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Wine Enthusiast 6-Bottle Wine Cooler


Not only is one of the highest authorities on wine in Westchester’s very own Valhalla, but you could have your happy hour a mere reach away. This six-bottle holder can be perfectly perched in the corner of one’s desk and keeps wine at just the right temperature with state-of-the-art cooling technology. The only real trouble will be waiting until you clock out.

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(Also: If you’re not worried about space, snag one of the larger coolers, up to 50 bottles!)


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Vital Proteins Peppermint Mocha Collagen Creamer


Morning meetings can be tough and, even though the kitchen is mere feet away, having breakfast before a 9 a.m. Zoom call borders on an Olympic trial-level feat. Adding this mix of collagen and protein to your morning coffee will keep you satisfied until lunch rolls around, not to mention the festive peppermint mocha flavor. The mix supports hair, skin, and nail growth; it’s like your standard $6 latte from your morning commute, but better.

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Chefanie Giant Chocolate Covered Pretzel


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Upgrade your snack drawer with this decadent delight from Chefanie. The salty-sweet behemoth is nine inches across, but we dare you not to eat the entire thing in one sitting. It’s so much better than the stale chips stashed away in your filing cabinet.


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Pink Shop Lucite Chess and Checkers Set


If you’re playing intellectual chess with your boss via e-mail, you might as well practice with yourself in your downtime. Not only is this chess and checkers set a sleek addition to any home office, but it’s a mentally challenging gift for the working professional who has everything.


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Suburban Picnic Picnic for One

Custom quotes available upon request

Take your lunch hour outdoors and feel the sunshine with this expertly curated take on a childhood favorite. Suburban Picnic will craft your tablescape as well as additional offerings like a bubble tent to keep the cold out. Give the gift of a breath of fresh air and a break from hunching over a laptop, typing with one hand while eating a tuna sandwich with the other.

Apres All Day Cookbook

$27.50 MSRP; Arcade Books Rye

Working from home or not, it’s tough to spend all day hustling for a job and then have to whip something up in the kitchen once the clock strikes five. Not only is this coffee table book a stylish gift, but it’s a practical one, too. Fill your home with the smells of slow-cooked chilis and soups that will work while you do. Easiest dinner reservation ever.

Italy in a Jar Calabria Candle


Out of PTO? Escape — if only in your head — to the southern Italian paradise of Calabria with Simply Signorina’s candle of the same name. Notes of citrusy bergamot, with the cheeky addition of red pepper, will have you humming “That’s Amore” to yourself all day.

Bonus: All Paws Gourmet Festive Dog Toys

Prices vary

For your home office assistant who never gets enough credit (but always wants to play), treat your pup to adorable new toys. With quirky designs like “Lick Croix” and “Dirty Muttini,” these toys make it totally acceptable to spend happy hour with your dog.

Related: 14 Luxe Little Gifts to Treat Your Loved Ones in Westchester

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