It’s that time of year when people start dropping hints about what they’d like to see under the Christmas tree. It’s also time to think about what to give valued clients, bosses, and employees.
Following are some ideas for business-related gifts that won’t just get re-gifted or end up in a closet. Some of them can even boost productivity. If you’ve been VERY good this year, you could even get one for yourself.
Especially when people eat at their keyboards (and who doesn’t?) things can get pretty grody. Crumbs, dirt, hair, and other gunk can get stuck in between the keys.
You can also make your own cleaning goop with this simple recipe. This could be a fun activity for kids or even adults at a company holiday party.
Memory Foam Seat Cushion
People today spend WAY too much time sitting in front of their computers. But if you’re going to sit, you might as well be comfortable.
A memory foam seat cushion makes any chair more comfortable. It’s also a lot cheaper to buy a good cushion than a whole new chair. Check out this one by Cushina ($39.97).
If you like to work on the sofa or in a comfy chair, this elegant wooden Lap Desk ($69) gives you room to spread out.
Ergonomic Foot Warmer
When you’re sitting at a desk all day, you can reduce leg fatigue and boost circulation by using an angled foot rest. The Toasty Toes Ergonomic Heated Foot Warmer ($30.49) sounds perfect for chilly offices, and might even let you turn down the thermostat and save money.
Standing Desk Conversion Kit
It’s healthier to get out of your chair and work standing up. Some ergonomic experts recommend alternating between sitting and standing during the day.
You might not want to commit to the expense of a full-time standing desk (or to standing up all the time) but the Original Stand Steady Standing Desk ($147.99) sits on top of your normal desk so you can switch from standing to sitting easily.
Another option is this sleek sit-to-stand rolling workstation ($299).
To complete the vertical experience, add an Anti-Fatigue Mat ($59.99) to relieve pressure on your feet, knees, and lower back when standing.
Typing all day can be tedious (and lead to carpal tunnel syndrome). Voice recognition software is constantly improving, and if you work at home, in a private office, or in another environment where people don’t mind if you talk to your computer, Nuance offers several versions of its Dragon Speech Recognition Software (around $74.99 for the Home Edition or $300 for the Professional version).
You’ll also want a noise-cancelling headset ($44.95) to go with it.
Turn it into an ultra-lightweight laptop with the addition of a keyboard cover ($169).
For your creative endeavors, or if you like to handwrite notes, you can add an Apple Pencil ($99). CNET calls the iPad Pro a “dream machine for graphic designers and media mavens.”
You can carry your new iPad in style with a Pad & Quill Valet Slim Leather Sleeve ($89.95).
Peace of Mind
What small business owner doesn’t need more of that? Wouldn’t you like to understand your contracts BEFORE you sign them?
Subscriptions for online tools that make your job easier can be a great gift too.
The LawGeex tool can tell you what’s common, uncommon, and missing in your legal document and explain confusing legal language – empowering you to make smarter legal decisions.
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The information and materials in this blog are provided for general informational purposes only and are not intended to be legal advice