Gift Guide for Freelancers and E-Learning Developers

Hey Folks - I just posted a little holiday gift guide for freelancers and e-learning developers (http://wp.me/p4s3cq-bp). Anyone have any additions? I'm always looking for new things to try out.

Oh - one I forgot were these Kuzy keyboard protectors; I get a lot of compliments on them, and they've saved my hide on more than one occasion (as a pet-owner I have get no more fur stuck underneath my keys, and when flying, spills are easily taken care of and not disastrous).

I'm excited to see what everyone recommends!

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Kelly Meeker

Hey Ashley! I work from home, and this fall I invested in a few items to make my workspace healthier:

  • Adjustable sit/stand desktop platform. With this, I can go from sitting at my desk to standing with a simple lever. I just set the platform on top of my existing desk, so I didn't have to do any major re-organizing of my workspace.
  • Comfort foam mat to stand on. This helps reduce back and leg fatigue. 
  • Laptop stand. I use a second monitor and external keyboard and mouse, so this laptop stand helps lift my laptop to the same height as my second monitor on the upper level of my varidesk.
  • Cute, lavender-stuffed wrist rest set. This helps lift my wrists to a natural angle, and you can microwave it to provide soothing heat if it's cold out. Also it smells delightful.

There are a few different price levels in that list, so hopefully there's something for everyone!

Jackie Van Nice

You've collected some great ideas here, Ashley!

My best gift suggestion for the busy freelancer or elearning developer is a get-the-heck-away-from-your-desk-and-get-some-fresh-air-already gift card. It's free and will vastly improve your productivity, health, and peace of mind - just in time for the holidays!