September 19, 2021

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Gifts for couples working from home

Working from home certainly has its perks (sweatpants all day every day being one of them), but working from home with your significant other can sometimes prove to be a bit challenging. This Valentine’s Day, make the most of sharing a workspace with your partner by gifting them something that will help make their workday easier and more enjoyable.



a desk with a laptop in a room: Vipek Double Workstation Home Office Desk


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Vipek Double Workstation Home Office Desk



a bunch of items that are sitting on a table: Eminta Dual-Sided Desk Pad Office Desk Mat


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Eminta Dual-Sided Desk Pad Office Desk Mat

Whether you share a home office or work together from the comfort of your couch, these 22 gift ideas are sure to show your Valentine just how much you love them while also helping to boost their productivity and comfort. Want more ideas? Check out our favorite heartfelt gifts; our gifts for him, her and kids; and our V-Day flower delivery guide.



a blue chair: Bearaby Cotton Napper


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Bearaby Cotton Napper

PurpleTreeDesignsUK Valentine’s Day Card ($5.65; etsy.com)

A quirky Valentine’s Day card for the S.O. who travels to and from the fridge just as much as you do during the workday.

Legiral Portable Body Muscle Massager ($129.99; amazon.com)

Give the gift of an at-home massage with this portable muscle massager. Relieve tension, soreness and knots that occur after a long day’s work with six interchangeable heads and 20 adjustable speeds.



diagram: Russel + Hazel Acrylic Wall Calendar Desk Set


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Russel + Hazel Acrylic Wall Calendar Desk Set

Diptyque Baies Candle (starting at $38; nordstrom.com)

Keep your shared workspace smelling fresh with a beautiful candle, like this luxe candle from Diptyque with notes of berry, rose and black currant. For more candle ideas, check out our favorite candles for this winter.

Hanes EcoSmart Fleece Sweatpant (starting at $9.50; amazon.com)



a person in a blue shirt: Hatch Restore Sound and Smart Light Machine


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Hatch Restore Sound and Smart Light Machine

Comfort is key when working from home, and these ultra-cozy fleece sweatpants are sure to become a go-to for your valentine.

De’Longhi 15 Bar Pump Espresso and Cappuccino Maker ($99.99; amazon.com)

Start your morning off by sharing a delicious latte or cappuccino together, courtesy of this nifty double brewing espresso machine.

Ember Mug 2 Temperature Control Smart Mug ($99.99; target.com)



Vogek Wireless Charging Station


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Vogek Wireless Charging Station

Speaking of delicious coffee, this temperature-controlled smart mug from Ember will keep your valentine’s morning brew perfectly warm for hours on end.

Hatch Restore Sound and Smart Light Machine ($129.95; amazon.com)

A good night’s sleep is key to a productive workday, and this Hatch Restore sound and smart light machine will help you and your partner sleep more soundly at night, thanks to its customizable sounds, light and alarm routine.



Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones


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Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones

‘Office Life: A Snarky Coloring Book for Adults’ by Papeterie Bleu ($7.99; amazon.com)

Relax and alleviate the stress of working from home and all that it encompasses with a humorous office-themed adult coloring book that you can work on together.



a cup of coffee: Diptyque Baies Candle


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Diptyque Baies Candle

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Unisex Robe ($99; nordstrom.com)



a close up of a piece of paper: PurpleTreeDesignsUK Valentine's Day Card


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PurpleTreeDesignsUK Valentine’s Day Card

One major requirement for WFH? A plush robe — and this Barefoot Dreams style is the ultimate gift. Just don’t blame us if you catch your partner wearing it for Zoom meetings (it’s seriously that soft).



a person sitting at a table using a laptop computer: Ember Mug 2 Temperature Control Smart Mug


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Ember Mug 2 Temperature Control Smart Mug

Pure Daily Care Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set ($39.95; amazon.com)



Hamilton Beach 2-Slice Nonstick Belgian Waffle Maker


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Hamilton Beach 2-Slice Nonstick Belgian Waffle Maker

This top-rated diffuser will fill their workspace with their favorite essential oils. Plus, its sleek design adds interest to any room.



a hand holding an object in his hand: Neliblu Heart Stress Balls


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Neliblu Heart Stress Balls

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones ($278, originally $349.99; amazon.com)



a person wearing a dress: Toes Home Plush Slipper Socks, 6-Pack


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Toes Home Plush Slipper Socks, 6-Pack

Noise-canceling headphones are a necessity for boosting productivity (especially when working from home with your significant other), and there’s literally no better pair than these from Sony, which topped our list of the best noise-canceling headphones of 2021.

Toes Home Plush Slipper Socks, 6-Pack ($13.99, originally $14.99; amazon.com)

Because fuzzy socks are always a great gift.



Legiral Portable Body Muscle Massager


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Legiral Portable Body Muscle Massager

Vipek Double Workstation Home Office Desk ($269.99; amazon.com)

Working from home together has never looked so chic, thanks to this double workstation office desk that’s complete with a waterproof, scratch-resistant and extra-long desktop as well as numerous shelves.

Neliblu Heart Stress Balls ($16.97; amazon.com)

Work can be tough, so give your work-from-home partner a cute Valentine’s Day-themed heart-shaped stress ball to help relieve their stress and anxiety throughout the day.

Russel + Hazel Acrylic Wall Calendar Desk Set ($106; anthropologie.com)

Help your S.O. stay organized with this modern acrylic wall calendar desk set that’s just as stylish as it is functional.



a man wearing a suit and tie: Hanes EcoSmart Fleece Sweatpant


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Hanes EcoSmart Fleece Sweatpant

Elvira 32-Ounce Large Water Bottle With Motivational Time Marker ($17.99; amazon.com)

A water bottle with hourly time markers is the best way to make sure they stay hydrated throughout the workday.

Vogek Wireless Charging Station ($43.99; amazon.com)

You and your valentine can keep all of your gadgets charged and organized, thanks to this wireless charging station that’s complete with eight USB ports that can fit your phone, Apple Airpods, tablets and more.

Hamilton Beach 2-Slice Nonstick Belgian Waffle Maker ($24.99; amazon.com)

Nothing says “I love you” better than homemade waffles. Whip up a batch for you to share with this easy-to-use double compartment waffle maker.

Bearaby Cotton Napper ($249; bearaby.com)

Snuggle up together after a long workday with this editor-favorite, luxuriously soft weighted blanket from Bearaby that’s made from long-staple cotton that’s been braided to offer a truly cool lounging experience.



text: 'Office Life: A Snarky Coloring Book for Adults' by Papeterie Bleu


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‘Office Life: A Snarky Coloring Book for Adults’ by Papeterie Bleu

Circadian Optics Light Therapy Lamp ($59.99; amazon.com)

Boost your loved one’s mood with this top-rated light therapy lamp that helps fight work fatigue, winter blues and more when they need a little pick-me-up. It was our runner-up for the best SAD lamps of 2021.

Eminta Dual-Sided Desk Pad Office Desk Mat ($15.99, originally $16.99; amazon.com)

This faux leather nonslip desk pad is waterproof, sleek and perfect for keeping their office space tidy, clean and stylish.

UltraIdeas Cozy Memory Foam Slippers (starting at $21.90; amazon.com)

Fluffy, soft, warm and ultra cushioned — what’s not to love about these memory foam slippers? They’re available in men’s sizes as well.

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