For the office-bound worker, little luxuries can make a big difference in morale and productivity. But throughout the year, most people won't even consider purchasing such "frivolous" things, as they blast straight ahead through their mountain of work. Christmastime, however, is the perfect time of year to treat yourself or to give the office worker in your life to a gift that will make his or her daily routine a little more pleasurable.
Lumbar Cushion: Sitting at a desk all day can take its toll on the back, so a gift that takes a load off is sure to be a hit. While your loved one is sure to swoon over a high-end office chair, the $700 price tag puts it out of reach for most holiday shoppers. So if you've got a poorly-postured loved one, Tempur-Pedic's LumbarCushion will give them a little extra back support for under $100.
For a more interactive experience, the iNeed Lumbar Massage Cushion will provide back support, while giving a shiatsu massage to melt away work-induced stress.
Cordlets: Between all of the computers, phones and peripherals scattered throughout the modern office, it can be positively frustrating to manage the ensuing forest of cables. Cordlets from Quirky promise to keep it all organized. These cheap, simple stick-ons help keep power cords and cables streamlined and neat. They are the perfect stocking stuffer for loved one that's drowning in a sea of cables.
Sennheiser Noise Canceling Headphones: Work is bad enough, but noisy neighbors in the next cubicle over can make the day downright unbearable. If you know someone who's always complaining about a co-worker's constant chatter, give a pair of Sennheiser's noise canceling headphones so that your special someone can get back to work.
The Boss Tommy Gun: If mid-afternoon hijinks are the only thing keeping a loved one sane on the job, there's no better way to let off some steam than the Boss Tommy Gun. Capable of firing off a dozen shots at a single go, this rubber band gun turns an ordinary office supply into a rapid fire projectile.
IdeaPaint/Chalkboard Paint: A perfect gift for those with a home office, IdeaPaint is an innovative paint that transforms any wall into a white board, giving you plenty of room to visualize your thoughts. If you're buying for someone stuck in a cubicle, a board coated with some IdeaPaint is an innexpensive DIY gift that can serve the same purpose on a smaller scale. For a more old-school look, check out Benjamin Moore's Chalkboard paint.
Comfort Rules! Backscratcher: The Comfort Rules! from Mustard is a ruler that's also an elegant backscratcher, giving you the reach you need to get to that impossible itch. Measuring a full 12 inches, the backscratcher is big enough for all but the broadest backs.
Anti-Theft Lunch Bags: If someone you care about is having problems with coworkers pilfering goods from the company fridge, these may be the solution. The Ziploc-style bags are printed with moldy splotches that makes food look highly unpalatable to that potential thief in the lunch room.
Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer: Don't let someone you care about drink another sip of cold coffee. No matter how busy they get at work, this small warming plate will keep any hot beverage or soup hot. Perfect for those who always seem to get trapped in long meetings just as they pour a fresh cup of joe.