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    29 Things For Your Desk That Are Basically Too Awesome Not To Buy

    Your coworkers are going to be *SO* jealous on Monday when you roll in with animal erasers, fancy highlighters, and the prettiest desk organizer of all time.

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    1. A killer notepad that will help you get ~whale~ on your way to getting your shit together.

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    Get it from HeyHeyGingerShop on Etsy for $9.01.

    2. Animal-shaped erasers to turn your desk into a zoo.

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    Get a pack of six animals and one bench from Amazon for $5.74 or Papersource for $7.95.

    3. A mini library of matchbooks filled with little office needs like paperclips, sticky notes, and rubber bands.

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    For an extra fee, you can upgrade the sticky tack into a flash drive.

    Get it from MarvlingBrosLtd on Etsy for $27.72+ (available in pastel or bright colors).

    4. Divider sticky notes that let you write detailed annotations, even in a library book.

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    Promising review: "These sticky notes are excellent. The colors are quite bright and the tabs are neat and noticeable at any angle. I think every student or teacher should own these, and businesspeople should too. They're extremely useful for taking down important notes, planning, and generally recording important information in a place that won't get lost in your planner or notebook. I'll keep these in my book bag and definitely repurchase as soon as I'm close to running out." —malik

    Get a pack of 60 notes from Amazon for $3.71.

    5. The cutest pens I have ever seen in my entire life. Oh my GOD.

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    You get two bunnies and two carrots.

    Get a set of four from CaribouMilk on Etsy for $8.54.

    6. A pen drawer you can stick on to any desk.

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    It comes with an adhesive top so you can stick it wherever you want.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    7. Or triangle storage units that can stick to the bottom of your monitor.

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    Promising review: "Everyone at work comments on these! Easy to apply (we'll see how easy it comes off whenever I finally must remove it) and has stayed on so far. I work in an open floor plan with very little space for a lot of personal items. This works perfectly and was inexpensive enough that I have no concerns if something happens to it." —Mama S

    Get two from Amazon for $5.20 (also available in trapezoid shapes).

    8. An adorable cat light your desk needs right meow.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $32.

    9. A bottle of white-out to make mistakes way more fun.

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    Promising review: "These are crazy cute, and surprisingly functional. I got them as gifts for some students, and they love them. I love them, and I am definitely buying them again, for myself and for the kiddos!" —Pavit Kaur

    Get four in random colors from Amazon for $7.95.

    10. A neon notepad perfect for making lists and checking boxes.

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    Get it from MCPressure on Etsy for $12.

    11. Cupcake mechanical pencils that are ~beary~ adorable.

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    Promising review: "Super cute pencils with bears on them. There is no eraser that I know of. I tried to pull off the bear attached to the cupcake liner and it didn't work so I'm assuming there's nothing under there. It came in a pouch and with a package of lead! The pencils have broken English on them though. Four pencils say 'I like sweet coffee with a choco-muffin time!' on them, which really doesn't make sense but who else other than us are paying attention to the writing on these super cute pencils?" —Alyssa

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $8.99.

    12. Or if you don't have a sweet tooth, colorful mechanical pencils that will look great-ient on your desk.

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    Promising review: "SOOO CUTE, I was excited to use them when I got to school. (Don't know why I was so happy) but they are great. Perfect 👌" —Ali reza

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $7.99.

    13. A '90s-inspired sticky note pad sure to make all your pastel dreams come true.

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    You can pick a computer, Nintendo DS, or a pop-up window.

    Get it from CaribouMilk on Etsy for $4.88 (available in three styles).

    14. A sloth tape dispenser you'll be veeeryyy sloowww to use up.

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    Because no one wants to waste adorable sloth tape!

    Get it from Amazon for $13.93 or Papersource for $17.95.

    15. A set of vibrant highlighters sure to be the ~highlight~ of your desk collection.

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    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $7.14.

    16. A combination planter and desk organizer because you only have so much space to work with.

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    Promising review: "Really cute. Perfect for a desk since it is small and sort of functional. Make sure you have tiny plants or cuttings." —C. L.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.39+ (available in two sizes).

    17. A big-ass sticky note with room to plan out your whole work week.

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    Some options include a five-day schedule, today's plan of attack, things to deal with, and shit to get done.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.47+ (available in six styles).

    18. A pack of clips and pins so you can hang up all your fave pics without putting holes in them.

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    Promising review: "These pushpin clips are so pretty. I'm really into rose gold office accessories, so I was happy to discover them. I like the design because it provides the utility of a tack without the damage associated with pins." —Nurse Bex

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $11.20.

    19. A camera-shaped thumb drive for a ~flashy~ way to store your photos.

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    Promising review: "Fun little flash drive! Nothing funny going on with the stated capacity, which is always good. Overall quite happy with my purchase." —Anne Ahnimas

    Get it from Amazon for $4.48 or one with free shipping for $4.72.

    20. A Mickey Mouse metal water bottle because offices are dry AF and you need to stay hydrated!

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    Get it from Typo for $29.99.

    21. A pair of cat bookends purrfect for keeping all your motivational books in order.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely love these bookends. I purchased an assortment of these metal bookends to use on a large bookshelf of graphic novels. These support a heavy load of books without bending (unlike many of these). Highly recommend them. They are both quirky AND functional." —Speedway Girl

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three colors).

    22. A pack of pom-pom paperclips for flashy memos that love to accessorize.

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    Get a pack of eight from Of a Kind for $8.

    23. A desk organizer so you can keep all your knick-knacks on proper display.

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    Promising review: "Very happy with this shelf. It is simple, clean, not too deep, and just right for the small section of desk I wanted to put it on. All parts were in the box (even got an extra screw) and it was very easy to assemble. I did not have any issues with stripped or missing screw holes and the shelf feels very sturdy." —Numbr1ners

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four colors).

    24. A lil' animal that chomps on your phone while its charging and keeps the most vulnerable part of the cord safe from fraying.

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    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6 (available in 10 animals).

    25. A fun jumbo mouse pad your wrists are gonna love.

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    Get it from Typo for $39.99 (available in eight designs).

    26. A 13-month Ban.do agenda complete with cool illustrations, a coloring page, and most importantly, STICKERS!!!

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    It goes from August 2018 to August 2019 so you're not to late to snag one!

    Get it from Ban.do for $20+ (available in three sizes and five styles).

    27. An impossibly stylish desk organizer so you can take tons of pics of you "working."

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    The set comes with four trays that fit neatly together.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59.

    28. Flamingo pushpins, pens, and paperclips because who says only vacations can be tropical?

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    Get the pushpins for $8, pens for $9.56, and paperclips for $8.59 from Amazon.

    29. And a pack of erasers for a tea-riffic way to get rid of mistakes.

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    Get a set of five from Amazon for $8.31 (also available in milk or soap styles).

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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