This holiday gift guide will enhance the WFH virtual meetings of everyone on your nice list.
We bet you have friends or someone in your life who is working from home and spending a lot of time in virtual meetings. So we’ve put together this gift guide with some useful work-from-home gift ideas that can help them make shine online.
Laptop cameras typically lack the resolution and software needed to look professional, and the angle of many laptop cameras are often awkward and distracting. Be the best Santa ever and give the remote workers on your list an external webcam. It’s a budget-friendly gift and a way to improve their video quality.
Portable Ring Light
We’ve all had to sit through meetings with a dimly-lit coworker who looks like they’re in the witness protection program. Eliminate that shady look with a ring light to illuminate your face and achieve a more flattering look.
Pro tip: use a second light aimed at your pop-up green screen so your virtual background looks clear (and your head won’t disappear and reappear during the meeting. We’ve seen it, and it’s distracting).
A Green (and Blue!) Screen
A relatively inexpensive pop-up green screen will conceal a distracting, overly busy background in your home. This dual-sided screen will instantly hide clutter so won’t have to rearrange your home office space every time you have a meeting. Bonus: your virtual office backgrounds look so much better with one of these!
We’ve all had that awkward moment when you cannot understand what the speaker is saying so you’re looking at other participants while wondering if it’s just you. It’s not.
Much like your laptop camera, standard laptop microphones cannot do the heavy lifting needed to deliver professional sounding audio. A dedicated microphone will boost sound quality and help eliminate background noise. There is something in this list of six microphones to fit every budget.
A portable bluetooth speaker is a great gift for the co-worker who has taken on the role of office DJ. We have two options for you. The rugged and powerful JBL model works hard and plays hard, and the tiny-but-mighty and affordable Oontz speaker goes for up to 14 hours on a single charge. It’s a win-win.
Give the gift of peace and quiet with these stylish and comfortable headphones. Not only will the headphones help with focus, but they’re also comfortable and will last 30 hours on a full charge. Niiice.
Y’all, this one might be my favorite. There are a lot of crafty folks on Etsy with hilarious ideas to call attention to the Zoom presenter who is yammering away, with no idea that they are on mute. There are signs and t-shirts, but this mug pulls double duty. Just wave it in front of your camera to get your point across.
Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
Oh, my. Did someone say “coffee”? This fancy-pants mug does not come cheap, but we’ve bought the cheap ones before and they don’t work. So maybe, if you know someone who has been very very extra-special good this year, someone who gets too distracted to finish their coffee before it gets cold, you might just want to hook them up.
Here is another way to hide background clutter from your virtual meetings: a good, old-fashioned room-dividing screen. It won’t glitch out, it can be easily moved around and set up in a snap. Crafted from durable, lightweight spruce wood, this room divider is easy to adjust and move around in your space.
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