Gift Guide for the Dad Who Works From Home

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Father’s Day, also known as that time of the year when you’re scrambling to find a gift to get for your father or the father figure in your life, is around the corner.

Something that helps me find the perfect Father’s Day gift for my dad each year is thinking about his routine and what might make his day-to-day life a bit easier.

Many of us have grown accustomed to working from home in the past year and a half, and my dad has been spending plenty of time in his home office. If this is the case for the father figure in your life, check out the gift ideas below that promise to fit seamlessly into the home office he knows and loves.

Leather Charger/Cord Roll

It’s not a true work-from-home desk if you don’t have the cords to your electronics all over the place. Managing and organizing your cords can be a hassle, but a leather cord roll makes all the difference. Etsy has a wide variety of high-quality leather cord roll cases to choose from that hold and organize cables and chargers neatly in one place. This can fit right into your father’s desk drawer and is also awesome for travel. You can even have them personalized for a sweet touch.

Back Massager

Long hours of work and Zoom meetings are even more difficult to get through if you’re not comfortable. Spending a few extra bucks on a back massager is a thoughtful idea that can establish the perfect balance between work-from-home life and after-work hours for your dad.

Personalized Mouse Pad

Sometimes it’s the smallest details that make a home office space feel special. Mouse pads are an office essential, and you can take things up a notch and turn it into a gift by having it personalized. You can personalize mouse pads with a sweet message, initials, or even an engraved photo. While the father in your life might spend a lot of time at their desk, the personalized detail is something that will remind him of you every time they use it.

Desk Shelf

Does your father’s home office desk have more than one monitor or could it use additional organizing? A desk shelf makes a great gift to add an additional layer of organization to optimize your father's workspace. You can be creative with the shelf material you choose to give the space a more rustic, heavy-duty look and feel.

Custom-Engraved Desk Plate

Among all the files, papers, and electronics on your father’s desk, it never hurts to add a little bit of decor or inspiration. Desk plates are typically known to list a name, but to elevate this gift, try going for a custom desk plate where you add your father’s favorite saying or quote. This is one of those gifts that is guaranteed to show thought and appreciation.

Even though thinking of Father's Day gifts can feel daunting. I hope the gift ideas above remind you there’s always something out there that can make your father feel special on this day. 

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Camille Johnson

Camille Johnson is a freelance content writer and blogger of over 3 years living outside of Philadelphia, PA. See Full Bio

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