Like many of our subscribers, the reporters and editors at The Information have been working from home during the coronavirus pandemic over the past eight months. That explains why many of the products and services we are recommending this year in our annual gift guide have a distinct remote-work vibe.
On the list of our top 10 favorite gifts is an e-bike for zipping around town, a good solution for people concerned about the health risks of public transportation. We also share our favorite noise-canceling headphones for conducting more-serene Zoom calls in noisy households, and we recommend a pair of lounge shoes to step up your comfort level while working from home. No, our recommendations aren’t all strictly tech gifts, but they’re all sold by direct-to-consumer digital retail brands.