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    38 Products That'll Help Transform Your Desk Into A Little Slice Of Heaven

    From drab to fab.

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    1. A wacky waving inflatable tube guy, because what is your desk without a go-to item to make you laugh, cry, and keep you entertained during those stretches when your workload slows down a bit?

    Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the 9-volt battery, my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man I knew I have a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such Joy I started to cry with laughter and happiness."—Robert Wurstner

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99

    2. An organizer that'll do the job you always seem to struggle with: keeping your desk clean. With six compartments and two drawers, it'll decrease your workspace clutter so you can actually focus for once.


    Promising review: "Can't find a pen; need a letter opener? Looking for that coupon, grocery list, remote? This well-made organizer keeps all that small stuff in one place! With two drawers that slide easily, it's incredibly useful. I can see this being used for lots of messes and it comes with hardware for wall mounting, too." —G. Byrne

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95 (available in two colors).

    3. An iconic mousepad to correctly summarize how *some* days at work feel. Not everything is rainbows and sunshine when it comes to 9 a.m. meetings and gigantic projects, so sometimes you need a mousepad to accurately express your frustration or current workload.

    Fresh Fruit Studios

    Get it from Fresh Fruit Studios on Etsy for $13.49.

    4. Or an anti-slip desk pad that'll accomodate your laptop, mouse, and keyboard for full desk protection and mouse traction. It can provide an extra layer between your computer and desktop to prevent scratching.

    Promising review: "This was an awesome buy. It looks great on my desk and appears to be very durable. I love the felt backing, and it does not slide around. It is the biggest mouse pad I have ever had. It is also great if you want to lay a sheet of paper directly on it and write a message or take notes. I am not disappointed in this purchase at all."—Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in three sizes and eight colors).

    5. A bamboo monitor stand with various customizable nooks and crannies so you can get even more storage space based on your specific needs. You can mount your phone, add a lil plant baby, and display your precious Totoro figure!


    Promising review: "This shelf is super sturdy, great looking, and exactly what I needed for my 28" monitor. The custom storage cubbies are excellent for keeping my frequently used items close at hand. Couldn't be any happier with this product!" —Itsmelt

    Get it from Amazon for $48.99.

    6. A motivational planner to keep track of exactly which days you've marked as future vacation. Let the countdown begin. Oh, and to also keep track of lunch appointments, big meetings, due dates, etc. Work hard, play hard.


    Promising review: "My attention was immediately caught by the bright pink and orange writing, 'A Lot Can Happen In a Year.' As if the endless opportunities that are hidden in that phrase didn't excite me enough – I opened this planner to find colorful and spunky pages that were begging to be decorated.

    The planner is laid out perfectly with note pages, monthly grids, and weekly layouts that give you more than enough room to personalize your days. I love that each month is designated a different color and created by different artists, as well as the abundance of stickers that allow me to brighten up my pages on dull days. I love getting organized with this planner." —Alaina K.

    Get it from for $14.99 (originally $20; available in three styles).

    7. A screaming goat figurine that'll, yes, quite literally make screaming goat noises and easily become your office's most beloved or most hated item. Your humor is top-notch, so my guess is people will love it (hopefully).

    Promising review: "Oh My GOD! I just LOVE this freaking thing! I bought it for my office desk and let me just tell you, it makes me miss our goats at home (we have a small hobby farm)."—Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    8. A compact cutlery set so you never again have to MacGyver a spoon when the office inconveniently runs out before lunchtime. Plus, these reusable utensils are environmentally friendly (g'bye single-use plastic, it's 2020)! They also come with a tiny carrying case so you can store them after washing.


    Promising review: "I love the set and totally love having the container to house them in. I use them for lunch and I'm unable to wash them at work. The travel container houses them so my lunchbox stays clean. When I get home cleaning is easy. The fork and all the utensils remain in pristine shape because of the travel container. No chance of them bending or getting damaged. Overall, I am thrilled with this purchase." —L. Manzell

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four colors).

    9. A luxe mirror for making sure you've got nothing in your teeth or any unruly hairs before your one-on-one performance review. It'll become your savior in moments where you just need a little touch-up before heading out to meet friends, too.

    West Elm

    Get it from West Elm for $24 or a similar one from Amazon for $23.01.

    10. A task lamp that'll provide that a much-needed boost of light during those late-night sessions. Increasing your laptop to its highest brightness setting is not the solution (thanks a lot, blue light).


    This lamp also has a USB port on its base!

    Promising review: "This lamp is exactly what I wanted. I love the matte black and bronze finishes, the adjustable height/angle of the light direction, the LED bulb, and the USB port on the base. The picture doesn't do it enough justice. It looks great on my wooden desk." —Christy

    Get it from Amazon for $53.49.

    11. And if you're going for more natural desk decor, a dimmable wooden lamp with a warm light to provide a softer glow so you don't need to deal with a harsh glare as the sun goes down.


    Promising review: "This is an excellent lamp. I wanted a modern lamp to use in my bedroom that was LED-based. It has solid wood construction, warm white LEDs, unobtrusive USB power supply, and a dimmer switch. The on/off switch is inline with the cord and easy to access. The lamp will always turn on at the level you set. I would buy this lamp again, without hesitation." —chris u.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.88+ (available in two sizes or as a set).

    12. A Dundie award, because you are a terrific employee and deserve some recognition. Calling all Michael Scott fans; this is for you!


    These awards are customizable! You can engrave them with whatever title you'd like. Time to get creative!

    Promising review: "My friend and I are huge Office fans and I got him this for his birthday! He said it was the best gift he's ever received. I was surprised that even with the customization it came within two days of buying! I was so happy with the outcome and I recommend this to any office fans out there!" —Ella Rabbani

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    13. A mini retro fan with two speeds to cool you on the days when your office feels like a sweltering 100 degrees. We've all experienced those days of commuting, only to arrive at the office in a full sweat., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a perfect size for my desk at work. It sits right next to my monitor. It has two speeds. I've used both, but the lowest setting blows plenty of air. It's more powerful than I anticipated, which is a good thing, and it's quiet enough that I don't have to turn it off when I meet with a client." —M. C. Willis

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90+ (available in six styles).

    14. And for the days when the office feels like an ice box, a mini heater that'll keep you toasty from your head to your toes. The auto-off function will prevent the machine from overheating, so *phew* no office fires (and therefore no cats launched into ceilings)., Amazon


    Promising review: "What an amazing little heater for the price. For its size, it's only meant to heat up one person in need of warmth, but it packs a punch! The fan isn't that strong, but it can definitely heat up a small room or desk with ease. This thing gets up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit pretty quick, which is pretty good for the size. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a small personal heater!" —Net-Work

    Get it from Amazon for $17.12+ (available in two colors).

    15. Also...a desk blanket to layer over your lap or wrap around your shoulders for even more warmth. Sometimes the only way to survive the office thermostat is to come prepared.


    Promising review: "It’s pretty, lightweight, and super soft. It’s exactly what I wanted! It’s small because it’s a throw, but it’s perfect for when I’m sitting at my desk. I absolutely recommend this blanket." —Micheal

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (available in four colors).

    16. A ladybug desktop vacuum so you can eat lunch at your desk without worrying about leaving behind crumbs. This little guy will make cleanup oh-so easy!

    Promising review: "I love this thing! It's so cute, fairly quiet, and it's perfect for getting dust and bits of debris off my desk at work! I just bought two more, one for my house and one to give as a gift." —Melanie Shank

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98 (available in two colors and three styles).

    17. And a hysterical llama duster, because a dusty desk is a (clears voice) distracting work environment that'll only make you squeeze and look rather unkept to those passing by. Leave dust in 2019, people!

    Promising review: "A few of my coworkers chipped in and bought our department mascot, whom we've dubbed 'Larry' the Llama. We love this little guy! And bonus: He's quite functional. Our desks get pretty dusty, and Larry helps get all that muck off our desks. He's adorably handsome. He can be bent into three different positions: 90 degrees, 45 degrees, and completely straight. This makes him more effective at cleaning our desks, and allows him to be positioned in few different ways when he's just chilling out watching us work." —momgeek

    Get it from Amazon for $13.71.

    18. A mini Crock-Pot to heat your food right at the comfort of your own desk. This lil device is dishwasher-safe, can hold up to 20-ounces, and just an ideal solution to the never-ending microwave line that magically appears around noon.


    This Crock-Pot has a lid for easy travel and to make sure you avoid burns, the outside of the pot doesn't get hot while warming your food.

    Promising review: "The line at the work microwave can be long, so I bought this. I was concerned when it said to start it much earlier than meal time to heat up, but it got hot fast. In about 30 minutes my canned soup was hot. I set it up and plugged it in while I got ready for lunch. It was ready by the time I finished updating my calendar and emails, and cleared my desk for lunch. I can pack it before I leave for work with leftovers, or heat up a canned meal. Sometimes I buy bagged frozen meals and divide them up over several servings. This would work well for heating those up too." —Wes B.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.50+ (available in four colors).

    19. Cable clips that'll tame that wire jungle you're currently experiencing on and underneath your desk. You can peel and stick the clips to the top or side of your desk depending on how long your wires are and how you'd like them positioned., Amazon

    Promising review: "These work unbelievably well for what they're supposed to do. They have incredibly strong adhesive and will keep your cable in place. The rubber is a little harder than the competition making it harder to get the cables in but also harder to get them out. This ends up being a giant plus, making it so that all the cables stay in and don’t fall out." —Khalil

    Get six from Amazon for $6.97.

    20. An iOttie wireless charging stand so you don't have to struggle with plugging your phone in when you're in-between meetings. You can simply place your phone on the stand and it will instantly start charging.


    It works with all phone types equipped with wireless charging and through phone cases! Trust me – I own one (and love it)!

    Promising review: "I've never liked the look of wireless chargers and had the Apple lightning stand, which was low profile and attractive. The looks of the iOttie stand changed my thinking. I actually like the look of it on my nightstand and it's far easier to place the phone on the stand in the dark. Placement isn't an issue – it charges right away. The small LED light on the side is so dim it does not interfere with my sleep. The build quality is great. I'd recommend it to anyone." —Richard

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    21. A cactus humidifier that'll combat dry as ~heck~ office air that seems to exist at every job. Getting some moisture in the air can soothe your skin, chapped lips, and sinuses so you can breathe clearly while working.


    This mini cactus is USB-powered and will run for four hours before shutting off.

    Promising review: "This little thing did wonders for my skin in my office. I'm right next to a window so I often have to run my space heater, which dries the daylights out of my skin. This thing is easy to set up, well worth the money, and super cute. My eyes and nose stay moisturized and my skin looks better than it ever does in the winter. It's made for small spaces, so make sure you're within a foot or two of the mist so you can benefit fully." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.89+ (available in six styles).

    22. A standing clipboard to display pupper photos or your weekly to-do list. Whichever is more important to judgement.

    Get it from The Heart Department Co. on Etsy for $23.50+ (available in two sizes and with two clip finishes) or get a similar style on Amazon for $13.86+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    23. An under-the-desk mount that'll keep your prized headphones tucked away when you don't need them to drown out the sounds of your desk neighbors loudly chewing.


    Promising review: "Bought this in an ongoing effort to declutter my desk's surface and it works as advertised. There's apparently a steel bar that runs vertically through the product to give it some stability, although the mount itself is made of a semi-rigid silicon. Thus far it's done just fine holding onto a pair of over-the-ear Sony cans and doesn't seem to lean even with an unbalanced load, and I appreciate that the silicon has some give the few times I've bumped it with my knee. Installing the anchor was as easy as peeling the backing from a pre-installed piece of 3M foam tape, and it's definitely the strong stuff. Once you get it placed somewhere, it's going to take some effort to get loose." —MikeInTulsa

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in two versions).

    24. Bose noise-cancelling headphones that are incredibly comfy, have great overall sound, and will be an investment item (AKA, used for a very, very long time). Next time your coworker pulls out carrots for a snack, hit them with a look and slide these over your ears.

    BuzzFeed Reviews

    They were also selected as our high-price pick for the best noise-cancelling headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Promising review: "Unbelievably happy with this product. I cannot live without out my Bose QC 35 II's (even considering a second one to keep at work). It is empowering to put these on and have all the noise pollution just go away. I bought them for home and hadn't planned on taking them to my large open floor office. I put them on and suddenly realized there was a very low and loud hum coming from the ceiling (air blowers I assume). Now gone. I sit there in my cubicle and feel sorry for everyone else because they don't have a pair of these. I tried other brands, but they were simply not properly engineered. Once you get the pairing 'dialed in,' it is seamless." —Claveman

    Get them from Amazon for $349 (available in three colors).

    25. But if you're more of a buds person, a pair of Anker Soundcore Liberty Airs so you can delve into the world of earbuds without dishing out the cash for AirPods. They'll provide top-notch comfort and sounds quality for a fraction of the price.

    BuzzFeed Reviews

    Promising review: "I just got these and so far I absolutely love them. They were perfect right out of the box - easy to charge and pair with my phone - super comfortable in my ears. I have had several different brands of wired earbuds, wired Bluetooth earbuds, and wireless Bluetooth earbuds. These are easily one of my top two for sound quality and comfort. I am always looking for great sound, ease of use, and comfort because I go on two hour walks and runs, etc. The sound is very good - not really noise cancelling but very crisp and clear with decent bass. I thought they might fall out but they feel secure so far. The Anker company is great - I have dealt with them before and they are always so helpful." —Kasia

    Get a pair from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in two colors).

    Check out why they were the low-price pick for the best wireless earbuds on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    26. A gel memory foam seat cushion for more support because we all know sitting upright for eight hours a day is actually very uncomfortable *and* kinda difficult (slouchers, unite). This is designed to take pressure off your tailbone, realigning your spine and evenly distributing weight.

    Promising review: "I really like this product. I was hesitant to order this online without touching it, but went ahead and bought it anyway. Sitting on it helps tremendously, giving me support everywhere I need it and taking pressure off where I don't (lumbar and sacroiliac joint). I work remotely from home and sit eight hours a day which is difficult. This cushion has been GREAT so I can sit for long stretches without my back being in severe pain." —LoraKittles

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 and get the back pillow for $24.95.

    27. And memory foam armrest pads that'll provide a little cushion in an unsuspecting place. Look at this as an alternative to resting your forearms on the hard edge of your desk.

    Promising review: "I have a desk chair that I live in at work that I have tried various configurations on the arms to keep from bruising my elbows. Nothing has been much help. I am very glad that I gave this a try! The covers are super-soft, and the memory foam works extremely well. I have only had the covers in use for a week, but already I can feel a difference. This is a product that will continue to be appreciated by my elbows." —Der Dachsy

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three colors).

    28. Succulents to bring a bit of green to your space without over-committing to a plant that will need constant love and attention. Maintenance is the trick when it comes to desk plant babies.

    The Home Depot

    These Haworthia succulents are super cute and incredibly easy to care for. I have a few in my apartment, and I only have to water them every other week. They also love sunlight, so placing them near a window is best.

    Get a pack of three from The Home Depot for $17.58.

    29. And if you're in need of some adorable planters for said succulents, a couple felt planters that'll put a smile on your face each and every day.


    These are a ton of animals and styles to choose from and a lots of yarn color options! Heads up — these are made once you place your order, so allow for a few days before your planter is shipped!

    Get them from Amazon: the owl for $26, the koala for $24.90, and the fox for $24.90.

    30. Or if you're someone whose brown thumb is even too afraid of hardy succulents, a couple faux-cacti. Since they're completely artificial, you won't need to pay them any mind once they're on your desk.

    The Apollo Box

    I have one of these succulents on my desk and you'd never be able to tell it's fake. It looks so incredibly real! It's beautifully detailed and the perfect accessory to liven up your space. And you never have to water it.

    Get it from The Apollo Box for $33.96+ (available in 15 styles).

    31. A fidget tool to help you work out any stress or anxiety you may be feeling before a big presentation. It's small enough that you can hide it in your palm, too.


    Promising review: "I am an adult with anxiety and I fidget, usually with pens but this gadget is preferable to pens and has the benefit of not driving my co-workers nuts. To play with this toy, you can 'roll' it by rotating the links end over end, over and over in your hand, which is soothing. You can also grip just one of the links and shake it, flipping it back and forth, making a nice rattling sound. The best thing about the flippy chain is that it is small and flat and slips easily into a pocket." —Kara Stenberg

    Get one from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in four colors and as a set of two).

    32. A baby sloth mug that'll make your morning cup of java that much more enjoyable. It's like a guaranteed smile every morning when you walk into work and see it perched on your desk waiting to be filled.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I gifted this to my best friend who loves sloths and she adores it! It’s really big and can hold a lot of liquid, too!" —Liv0614

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12 (originally $16).

    33. And a mug warmer so you don't have to get up and down from your desk 100 times a day to combat lukewarm coffee. After three hours, it'll shut off by itself so it's a safe option to have out, especially if you usually get pulled into ridiculously long meetings.


    Promising review: "Outstanding product. I looked long and hard for a mug warmer with a flat, wide base. Most have a black (painted, so it chips) heating plate that has a raised rim around it. This limits the size of your coffee cup. We use the Starbucks city mugs which have a wider-than-average base. The usual heaters just can't be used. This one is perfect. The actual heating plate is wide! It is stainless steel and the whole thing is flat with no ridges!" —jcavalon

    Get it from Amazon for $28.87.

    34. A 32-ounce hydration-tracking water bottle that'll keep you on-track throughout your day if you can never seem to drink enough on a regular schedule. The bottle is leak-free, so you can throw it in your bag for all-day use without the fear of spills.


    The bottle also comes with a fruit diffuser so you can flavor your water if you get a little too bored of drinking plain water day in and day out.

    Promising review: "I do not drink enough water, especially at work. I love this thing. It has really helped me stay on-track. I use the times on the side to make sure I'm drinking water to the line level. It's a great visual. I love the hand strap so I can carry it and my laptop and whatever from meeting to meeting. The little snap makes sure the lid stays closed even if I drop it. Haven't tried the infuser yet, but it's big enough for a few strawberries (cut up) or cucumbers or whatever you want." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in two colors).

    35. Incredibly cute cat gel pens so note-taking can become a more enjoyable experience instead of a total chore. There's no better way to brighten up an early a.m. meeting than with an adorable pen (and maybe a gigantic coffee).


    Promising review: "I bought these pens once a whim – I just wanted something silly and cute for my desk at work. They’re so cute! They write wonderfully and feel great. I may even buy another set!" —Vittoria Lynn Valentino

    Get six from Amazon for $7.69+ (available in a set of eight).

    36. And for your new collection of pens, an adorable pencil case you can fold down for easy access. It stands on its own, has a clip for travel, and can also be used for cosmetics.


    Promising review: "Not only is this case ridiculously cute, it's super well-made. The inside of the case is heavily lined, which not only keeps pens and pencils from poking through, it means they can't fall out either. The inside lining has little pockets, too, for paper clips and whatever else might be kicking around your desk. I highly recommend this case. Simply a must-have if you need one!" —Busy Amazon Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four colors).

    37. Blue light–blocking glasses for reducing digital eye strain. If you sit in front of a computer for hours on end, then these are for you! They can leave your eyes feeling less dry and tired.

    @zennioptical via Instagram / Via

    I wear blue-light blocking glasses and absolutely love them. I was experiencing headaches nearly every day and my eyes felt so strained by the time I got home. Once I started wearing my glasses, I felt such a relief by the end of the first week. My eyes weren't as tired and I didn't feel as much pain. Now since I've been wearing them for months, I've experienced very few headaches and minimal eye irritation.

    Check out the full collection of Zenni glasses here (available in women's, men's, and kid's sizes and styles).

    And click here for similar blue-light blocking glasses on Amazon! For our full review of the Zenni glasses, click here!

    38. A pop-up shoe bin, because haphazardly throwing pairs under your desk really isn't working out like you thought. Now you'll have a nice little cubby to keep a pair of heels and sneakers. You can also hide them away with the connected flap.


    Promising review: "Great little shoe box to store your shoes. It even comes with a little carrying bag. What a great idea! Gets my shoes off the floor and dust free. Will recommend to my coworkers." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

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