I became a work-at-home mom only a few months ago and I have quickly come to realize that there are certain things that make my day a little easier. And maybe not even easier, but a little more attractive or fun. I love what I do and there are a number of benefits to my current arrangement but it can be a bit lonely and quiet being by myself all day. Having some tiny luxuries certainly helps to smooth over the few negative aspects of what I do. See below for my suggestions of perfect gifts for the work-at-home mom:
1. Keurig Brewing System
Most working moms require coffee in their lives and the work-at-home mom is no exception. My day at the "office" has not officially started until I've had that first sip.
2. Cozy Slippers
Being at home all day means you don't really need shoes but comfortable slippers are pretty much essential. Unless you want cold toes all day and who in the world wants that?
3. Moar Yoga Pants
Working from home means not needing any pants with a real waistband and lots of us WAHM's enjoy celebrating this fact. Bring on the yoga pants, there can never be too many!
4. Chair Massager
I plan to make one of these bad boys a part of my work-at-home world very soon. Getting sick of sitting but don't want to walk around? Turn on the massager for a relaxing change of pace. Yassss.
5. Bluetooth Speaker
These little speakers are amazing and so useful. The quiet makes me crazy so I have music playing all day. That is, unless I have to pause it to listen to the most recent dispatch from the Land of the Holderni.
6. Scented Candles
If you are home all day, it might as well smell nice up in there. At least that's how I feel.
7. Panera Bread Giftcard
WAHM's don't leave the house a whole lot but when we do it's probably to get more coffee and also, yummy soup.
8. Hand Lotion
My house is SO f**king dry. Is anyone else's house dry? Because of it, I cannot work without a rich hand lotion next to me and also, a lip gloss nearby. The lip gloss helps make a WAHM feel semi-put together in case the post man comes to the door like he did the other day when I was harried and bra-less. No one ever said this was a glamorous way of life, folks.
9. Swanky Office Supplies
When I worked outside of the home, I had a cute desk with fun pens, colorful post-its and tons of magnets to keep track of the important stuff. Why should home be any different?
10. Dry-Erase Calendar
I just bought one of these and it changed my life. I know a lot of moms go with the fancy Google or iCalendar and I use that too but I find that some things are easier to just write down. It's also good for my husband to see what I am up to without having to bug me while I'm working.
(All Gift Ideas: Amazon.com)
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