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    33 Cute But Useful Products You'll Likely Want For Your Office

    Itty bitty fridges, colorful mechanical keyboards, and caterpillar cord organizers, oh my.

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    1. A miniature wastebasket perfect for ripped up Post-it Notes and crinkly Pop-Tart wrappers. It doesn't matter that you work from home now — you still roll out of bed at the last minute possible and eat an on-the-go brekkie.

    The pink and white wastebasket attached to the side of a desk and cabinet

    The pink and white wastebasket can sit on top of your desk or be attached to the side with an included adhesive strip.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    2. A rose gold document organizer where you can store important paperwork and your latest CVS receipt 'cause you got ExtraBucks, baby!

    The rose gold organizer which has two acrylic dividers
    Office Depot

    Promising review: "I love and have the Realspace rose gold acrylic desk sorter, organizer, and magazine holder and they all truly bring my office together. These pieces look more expensive than they actually are, and effortlessly adds style to your office!" —Lv93

    Get it from Office Depot for $10.99.

    3. A terrazzo Command hook that sure beats hammering a naked nail into your wall and dangling your coat or backpack from it.


    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    4. A mini ladybug vacuum ready to suck up eraser shavings and chip crumbs, because despite the fact that you're at home and they're no longer free, the snacks are still flowing.

    A reviewer's photo of the ladybug vacuum which is roughly the size of a computer mouse

    Promising review: "This little ladybug does a heck of a lot more than I even expected. The suction power is remarkable given how small it is. Even better, it pulls all the crumbs out of the grooves on our new table. It was almost impossible to keep the grooves clean, and was a constant concern with this new table. This quiet little ladybug vacuum gets in there and cleans them up in one pass. Plus, it’s cute, and my cat somehow thinks it’s a toy for him. Way better than expected!" —Janet Evans

    Get it from Amazon for $10.59 (available in four colors/patterns).

    5. A clear monitor riser that gives your computer a lil' lift and brings it right to eye level so you won't sit hunched over all day., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this computer stand! Super easy to assemble only took me 5 minutes to do it! Love its sturdiness; it doesn't slide, so thankfully my iMac is safe. It's glass and looks very high end on top of my desk. Makes my iMac look even better!" —mae alagao

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    6. A memory foam baguette wrist rest to keep your arms stress-free from the time you log on to Slack to the time you close your computer for the night (4:59:59 pm).

    A reviewer's photo of the baguette wrist rest in front of their keyboard

    Promising review: "Ever want to be the source of both envy and disdain by your coworkers? Ever want to just relax on a nice, soft baguette? Now you can! I was worried this bread was gonna be a little stinky out of the package, but it actually had zero odor. It came in a super cute bag that looked just like what you'd pick up your long loaf in at the grocery! PSA: It does have a tag that says 'Congrats on your Marriage' or similar, so if you're sending this as a gift, it's good to know. Overall very squishy and hilarious. Perfect for a wrist rest, or just to carry in your back pocket for emergencies." —Meg R.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    7. A inspirational neon sign that says "breathe," "do what you love," or "the world is yours," because sometimes, you really do need a reminder — especially after a meeting that could have been an email.


    Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for! Wanted some nice motivational wall art for above my home office nook and this worked perfectly! Very trendy and bright. I personally hung it with two nails instead of using the attached metal chain that came with it. Fast shipping! The only thing to note is the size (which the seller specifies in the description) — I knew it would be on the smaller side which is what I wanted but it looks larger in some photos." —TehRaS

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in 11 different designs).

    8. A portable facial humidifier you can use right before a Zoom meeting (or during — it's that quiet) to give your skin a nice lil' glow.

    Hey Dewy

    The 10.8-ounce humidifier can run for up to eight hours straight. Once it's time to recharge, just hook it up to your computer with the included USB cord.

    Hey Dewy was co-founded by Cindy Kang, a Korean-born entrepreneur who spent 15 years in dry, stale offices before dreaming up a portable cordless humidifier that could be used anywhere.

    Promising review: "Love my Hey Dewy humidifier. I put it on when I am working at my desk and it helps to keep my skin from drying out from the heat. It is easy to use and clean." —Anita C.

    Get it from Hey Dewy for $39 (available in three colors).

    9. A glass table lamp that will softly illuminate your desk and help keep your spirits up when the sun sets before the work day ends.

    The lavender lamp which has a glass shade
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I love this lamp so much, it looks so cute on my desk and i can even buy a color changing bulb for it, super cute!" —Jdele10

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39.

    10. A concrete trinket tray where you can artfully store your pens, pencils, and that candle that is just so pretty you're never going to burn it.

    Seven of the concrete oval trays in green, red, orange, blue, beige, white, and yellow

    If this tray has opened your eyes to concrete decor, check out the rest of Airy Home Studio's offerings as artisan Julia Novikova also has handcrafted succulent pots, nursery sculptures, and decorative letters.

    Get it from Airy Home Studio on Etsy for $11.99 (available in eight colors).

    11. A memory foam foot rest with a teardrop design that keeps your feet and legs in a comfy ergonomic position. If you switch things up and work between a desk and your couch or bed, you can also use it as a knee cushion or back rest.

    The foot rest in the triangle pattern

    Promising review: "I love this! It’s perfect for my home office desk and is really helping to sit more ergonomically. I’m so happy with this purchase!!" —K De Mers

    Get it from Amazon for $19.94+ (available in five colors/patterns).

    12. A Noted by Post-it acrylic tray because if you're the kind of person who enjoys color-coordinated Post-it Notes, I'm going to assume you also like organizing said Post-it Notes.

    A variety of acrylic Post-it trays and organizers

    Get it from Target for $12.99 (available in multiple sizes including a 3.8 x 10.5-inch tray, a 3.5 x 6.5-inch tray, and a 6.9 x 6.9-inch tray).

    13. A faux fur seat cushion that will level up your hard plastic office chair not only in looks, but comfort.


    Promising review: "I use this little square in my Aeron-style office chair to make it more comfy and soft. I often wear shorts (it's OK, I work at home LOL) and like the soft texture vs. the chair material on my legs. I try to rotate the furry square and shake it out daily since it's getting a LOT of use. I'll probably have to replace it in a year, but for this price, I don't mind!!! A+++++" —LAE

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in nine colors).

    14. A mini meditation garden so once you hand in the project you've been working on for weeks, you can reward yourself with a serene sand garden session.

    The meditation garden which comes with sand, rocks, figurines, and a rake

    Promising review: "Great size for anyone with a desk at work. The figurines don't take up too much space in your garden so you still have a lot of surface area to rake your worries away. Great gift idea, too." —Russell Colaco

    Get it from Amazon for $20.95.

    15. A no-nonsense mug that will probably get you some laughs when it makes a cameo in your next Zoom call. Of course, it'll also hold your office lifeline: a big ol' cup of joe.

    The white mug which says "I don't know I just work here"

    The amusing mug comes from Designs By Lita , an LA-based shop that also sells custom nameplates, rubber stamps, and art prints.

    Get it from Designs By LITA on Etsy for $13.99.

    16. A pack of colorful gel pens sure to make your to-do lists (or absent-minded doodles) more interesting.

    A reviewer's photo of the multi-colored pens

    Promising review: "Honestly, my family considers me somewhat of art + office supply hoarder (all in good fun) due to the amount of time I spend both shopping for the perfect utensils and using them in my makeshift art studio. I have found writing pens I have literally carried with me almost everywhere, but soon as these arrived on my doorstep I ripped them open and tested out each color through a series of scribbles, doodles, and hand lettering. And immediately, I decided I've never had a pen set that writes so smoothly with such vibrant colors and for such a good price! I already have them set aside in a wish list I use to refer back to my favorite purchases and they will be bought again!" —Emily Dibble

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $11.48.

    17. An aesthetic desk mat to hide the scratches that have accumulated after years of using the same Ikea desk. Cosmetic imperfections be damned! Ikea furniture is forever.

    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed

    Etsy shop Blush & Thorn has all types of mats so if this design isn't the one for you, give their others a looksie!

    I just ordered this after *finally* buying a desk so I wouldn't have an excuse to work from bed anymore. Its super cute, non-slip, and easy to clean up. I may have accidentally stained mine with a bit of chocolate (day one of using it, no less), and but it came right out with a swipe of my Tide To Go pen.

    Promising review: "This is so cute! It covers my whole desk and I love it!" —missalderaan

    Get it from Blush & Thorn on Etsy for $15.40+ (originally $19.25+; available in three sizes).

    18. A primary color stapler that looks like something a Wes Anderson character would have lying around and who doesn't want that?

    The red, yellow, blue, and green stapler
    Little Otsu

    Little Otsu is a Portland, Oregon-based paper goods shop co-owned by an Asian American woman.

    Get it from Little Otsu for $28.

    19. A desktop calendar because things are looking up for the end of this year and you might ~fingers crossed~ just have plans to keep track of!

    Promising review: "It doesn’t take up much desk space and an extra perk is that once the month is over I can frame the beautiful illustrations." —Annalie L.

    Get it from for $7.97 (originally $15.95).

    20. A motivational candle that will keep you in check and help you clear your head after receiving an annoying email.


    Dallas-based Etsy shop Cool Girl Candles really has a candle for everything. You've got your celebrity stan options ("This Smells Light Harry Styles), your zodiac options ("I'm sorry I'm a [insert sign here]), your boss lady options ("Be your own sugar daddy") and much, much more!

    Promising review: "All the candles I ordered are SO CUTE and they all smell really good!" —Abby Bloomfield

    Get it from Cool Girl Candles on Etsy for $16.50 (available in 11 scents).

    21. A desktop storage organizer with room for all of your desk essentials including that pen you always chew on, the iPhone cord your cats always chew on, and your Tide To Go pen because stains can strike at a moment's notice.

    The pink and white organizer which has four compartments

    Promising review: "AWESOME desktop organizer. The soft pink matches the pink in my desk area, and it's surprisingly a very flexible item. The pink area detaches from the organizer making it easier to move your pens around if needed giving you flexibility in how you organize your items. You can also adjust the width of the inner dividers incase you have bigger items you'd like to store. Highly recommend this item. It's sturdy and won't break on you." —Ruby

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three colors).

    22. An adjustable phone stand because despite the fact that you have a laptop and monitor right in front of you, sometimes the soul just craves the convenience of a handheld operating system.


    Promising review: "This is the type of item I would usually never need. However, once this pandemic happened, all of my work and socializing happened through Zoom and similar methods. I couldn’t really find a way to make my phone stand up securely, so I opted for this little stand. This is so perfect. It holds my iPhone X with its phone case (or without); I’m sure it would hold any other device of similar size. It also has a very useful hole to feed the charger through, so you can charge while it’s in use. The stand is sturdy and and adjustable. It’s very basic, but very useful." —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two colors).

    23. A daily productivity pad with sections for things you seriously need to do, things that would be nice to do, and things you'll only get done if a miracle somehow occurs.

    The daily planner which has three cat-themed sections

    Promising review: "This is a terrific little pad for that person in your life that is constantly making lists. It'll even help them prioritize their daily tasks. And they'll be able to get that wonderful feeling of checking off something you've been wanting to do." —Roger A. Ross

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

    24. A rotating timer so you can test out the Pomodoro technique — work for 25 minutes, take a small break, repeat.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    The timer has options for 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, and 30-minute blocks. Just rotate it to your preferred option and the display will begin its countdown. The timer also has four different volumes (though silent is an option) so you'll never miss it going off.

    Promising review: "For someone who does almost all of their shopping on Amazon, I write incredibly few reviews. I need to take a few minutes to write this one though. This has become one of my favorite purchases ever. I value simple, clean design so I chose the all white but the function is what amazes. It was meant to help me 'chunk' time into blocks to make me more productive. It works. It works well for bookending when studying and needing to force yourself into breaks to help the material absorb. However, what I wasn't expecting was the fun game I now play with myself of, "Can I get this task done in 5 minutes? In 15 minutes? Before this alarm goes off?" Things that were tasks I put off are suddenly now done and fun memories. I'm not saying it will work for everyone, I'm not even saying it will work for me for the long term, but for the month I've had it, I've been more productive and enjoyed it more than ever. Now the question is, what can you get done in 5 minutes? 15 minutes? I highly recommend you find out." —Laurie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 30- and 60-minute configurations and three colors).

    25. A colorful mechanical keyboard with a matching wireless mouse you've most definitely seen on TikTok. Sure, you're still clacking away on a keyboard for eight hours a day but now it's a bright and cheery one.,

    Promising review: "Absolutely amazing keyboard. Colors are eye catching and make a drab office pop with color! I am currently the envy of the office. Ladies in the other departments are waiting on their own to come in now after seeing mine. Easy plug/play. It travels between home and office with me. Love the keys on this as well. Sleep mode seems to pop on kinda quick but its nothing bad. Just push a button or click mouse and its on again. I have had for about a month now and will not be going back to any other style! It was delivered fast, packaging was great." —Nikki Bell

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99 (available in nine colors).

    26. A caterpillar cord organizer that will save you from having to crawl under your desk to retrieve a rogue charger.

    The green caterpillar cord organizer which can hold six cables

    Promising review: "He is perfect and pure and good and has never done anything wrong in his whole life. Somehow at least like 53 times cuter in person??? Also does a great job holding all my cables because of course he does. 10/10 would buy this good good boy again." —Jennii

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. A set of handmade macrame coasters with an extremely appealing boho design and the ability to prevent coffee rings.

    Two of the cream macrame coasters

    Promising review: "So cute!! They’re a little bigger than I thought they would be, but that’s just because I didn’t check the measurements before I bought them. I love them though!" —vicki george

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $14.98.

    28. A pet-friendly plant duo you can prop up in your workstation without worry since they're nontoxic. They're mostly just cute but they're also useful in the sense that they cleansing the air by removing toxins.

    A calathea rattlesnake and peperomia obtusifolia in hand-painted terracotta pots with saucers

    This bundle comes with a calathea rattlesnake and peperomia obtusifolia in your choice of 4-inch grow pots or 6-inch hand-painted terracotta pots with matching saucers.

    Get it from Horti for $26+ (available in two sizes and with or without saucers).

    29. A three-tier floating shelf on which you can store books, awards, business cards or your collection of random trinkets.,

    Promising review: "This exceeded my expectations. The wood is beautiful and the overall structure is well put together. They also provide hooks, rings, screws in three colors! black, silver and gold. I chose gold, but one day I may put in a different room and black will be a better fit. I already ordered a second one!" —Meg_B

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    30. A pack of pastel highlighters you can use to color code your to-do list. Something *I* find very gratifying., Amazon

    Promising review: "LOVE THESE. I looked for this brand because I have some of their old highlighters from my sister (at least 10 years old) and none of them have dried out and they’re all super vibrant. So when I went looking for pastel colors because I do a lot of text book highlighting and I feel like sometimes the purple, blue and green of normal highlighters are a bit dark, these did not disappoint. They are beautiful pastels, glide super smoothly. Love them lots." —Eliana Cohen

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $4.38+ (available in three different color packs).

    31. A spacious mini fridge with room for your LaCroix, coffee creamer, and leftover Wingstop you plan to eat for lunch.


    The 20-liter fridge has a sleek glass front and an easy-to-use digital display where you can set your ideal temperature. While there's plenty of room for food (there are three shelves + two door compartments), you can also use it to store the skincare you'd be reaching for anyways when you crave a work break.

    Promising review: "Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!! I was looking for a small mini fridge for my home office that would keep my food COLD. I purchased two prior to this and returned both because they did not keep food cold. As soon as I took it out of the box, I knew this would be the ONE and it has been. My favorite feature is being able to control temperature. I can program it as low as 15. I love how sleek it looks, too. VERY HAPPY with my purchase!!!" —lovepurplebutterflies

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in four colors).

    32. A set of wooden push pins way cuter than those primary colored plastic ones in the office supply closet.

    The 60-pack of push pins which come in a clear storage container

    Promising review: "Way better than the plastic ones we were previously using. These will capably hold up everything from pictures your kids have drawn to important documents (but not the Constitution, you shouldn’t put holes in the Constitution)." —Alexis M.

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in packs of 60 or 120).

    33. And a coordinated desk set in your choice of vivid Powerpuff Girl-esque hue, be it neon coral, citron green, or powder blue.

    The five-piece set in citron
    Talking Out of Turn

    What's included: Pens, pen cup, stapler, tape dispenser, and desk tray.

    Talking Out of Turn — also affectionately known as Toot — is a small women-led business that creates most of its stationary and lifestyle goods in-house right outside of Dallas, Texas.

    Get it from Talking Out of Turn for $30 (available in eight colors).

    Me amping myself up to have a productive day now that my "office" (read: tiny corner of my bedroom) is organized:

    CSPAN / Via

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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