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    Updated on Aug 19, 2019. Posted on Aug 15, 2019

    30 Products To Help Recreate The Fun Of Decorating Your Locker, But At Your Desk

    Think of it as back-to-school shopping, but for your adult office job!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Toast-shaped coasters that'll both protect your desk from condensation and give you an excuse to start each day by shouting "let's get this bread!"

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I always get complaints for not owning coasters, so I wanted something cute but functional, and these are just that! They're very large and protect your table from sweaty glasses. I would recommend them if you are on the fence because they get the job done all while being a great conversation piece." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. A set of tree spirits from Princess Mononoke to keep at your desk for some much-needed company.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Added bonus? They glow in the dark!

    Promising review: "Look very cute on my desk next to my other geeky figures. Paint job was tidy. The pearly look really helps them look more like spirits (I had initially looked for flat white, but was pleasantly surprised with this instead)." —Elizabeth Aurich

    Get five from Amazon for $4.40.

    3. A frame lined with a linen pad you can use to display your ever-growing pin collection.

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    While, yes, this frame is designed to store jewelry, my coworker Mallory Mower has used it to show off her favorite pins. I've envied her desk decor since day one — specifically this cool frame.

    Promising review: "I'm using it for my book pins collection and absolutely love it! Large enough to hold more than I anticipated and beautiful enough frame to display on my bookshelf!" —Mia

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in three colors).

    4. And a set of succulent pins to add some greenery to your desk — and you won't even have to worry about keeping these plant babies alive!

    Amazon

    Stick 'em into the frame I previously mentioned for an easy (but super cute!) way to amp up your desk.

    Get a set of nine from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 27 styles)

    5. A wooden Disney-themed sign that'll motivate you to think positive even when you just got grilled by your boss and had a terrible commute into the office.

    FaithTrustSawdust / Etsy

    I've ordered multiple signs from this shop and have never been disappointed! I used to keep a castle sign in my cubicle and it always made my day a touch more magical. The craftsmanship can't be beat and, honestly, it's just cute!

    Get it from FaithTrustSawdust on Etsy for $22 (available in three stains).

    6. Or a pack of lil' cable chompers to protect your forever-tearing phone cord and provide your desk with squeal-worthy cuteness.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I saw cable bites advertised elsewhere but you can’t beat Amazon’s price. Super cute and a ton of collections to choose from. Multifunctional: helps to find your cable/cord easier and protects against fraying. They fit on both my smooth and threaded off-market phone cables as well as the name brand cables such as iPhone and AmazonBasics. Wish I saw these ages ago!" —featherlashes

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in packs of 4, 6, 9 or 12 and in a variety of styles).

    7. Geode bookends you can use to showcase your favorite books and bring good vibes to your once-plain desk.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this gift for my boss who has anything he could ever want. These were unique so I decided to go with it. He immediately put them on his desk when I gave them to him. So I would say they were a hit. They were well packaged and I was very impressed with how beautiful they truly were." —Kelli Little

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $23.95+ (available in four sizes and six colors).

    8. A soft wrist cushion mouse pad that's pawsitively purrfect in every way and will support your dainty wrist while you continue to click away every day. It also has a non-skid rubber base that'll prevent your desk from getting ugly scratches!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I FREAKING LOVE THIS THING! So cute, well made with plush materials and is a nice big size! Got it for my work desk and its so awesome! I love that the 'toes' of the pad enable my wrist to be at any position on my desk and still have support! Gotten a lot of compliments already because it's so dang cute! " —Vulpine

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    9. A candle that'll let all of your colleagues know how you really feel about being at work on Monday morning while also making you nostalgic for Fruit Loops cereal.

    Evil Queen / Via instagram.com

    This is one of my favorite candle brands — I own so many I've lost count. Evil Queen has a variety of relatable candles that'll make anyone giggle (including anyone who walks past your desk). The "I Can't Adult Today" candle speaks to me on SO many levels, but believe me when I say it really smells exactly like your favorite childhood cereal. It's incredible.

    Get it from Evil Queen; single wick for $20, double wick for $28.

    10. An assortment of 20 toys with a jelly-like texture you'll be so enamored by you won't want to do anything else but squish 'em forever. What's five more minutes of procrastination, right?

    Amazon, amazon.com

    While you can't choose which critters you get, Amazon customers have noted that there haven't been any duplicates in their sets!

    Promising review: "These were a huge success on Easter Sunday! My girls absolutely loved them! Although they do get dirty pretty easily, we have found that if you wash them with some mild dish soap and then, when dry, rub some baby powder on them, they stay clean and soft a lot longer. You can rinse and repeat ;)"—Bookly

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A Funko Pop of Dwight Schrute, because what kind of desk is even worth having if you don't have your very own Assistant to the Regional Manager guarding it?

    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    12. Or a zodiac trinket dish complete with your constellation, a description of your star sign's traits, and a lid to store your loose change or that pesky ring that bothers you when you type.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Love this, it is so delicate and cute. Looks just like the photo and holds plenty inside." —Clairekm

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18 (available in 12 styles).

    13. A swing arm desk lamp that'll look like it was ~mint~ to be on your desk already and leave your coworkers green with envy.

    Amazon, Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a great lamp and I am very pleased with the purchase. Yes, it totally looks like the Pixar lamp. It took less than 20 minutes to assemble and the finished product is a clean looking modern design with a solid wood jointed arm and nice matte-finished metal on the base and shade. I went with the green (teal?) and am glad that I did as it is a very attractive subtle color that brightens up the room without too much flair. I'm planning to pick up another." —Jordan Benjamin

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in four colors).

    14. A decorative cork board with tiny tree-shaped push pins that just might make you want to sing "the hills are aliiiiiive with the sound of musiiiiic!" every time you tack a reminder to it.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a small cork board, but it was just what I wanted to showcase some souvenirs from our trip to a mountain lodge. The push pins are miniature fir trees — how cute! I had a small area I wanted to add some décor to and this filled the bill. The cork itself is thick enough to be sturdy, not flimsy. I'm more than satisfied." —Teresa W.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    15. A 5-piece desk organizer to make it look like you've got everything under control even when you're trying to sort through 50+ work emails.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I got tired of stacking papers and folders on top of a horizontal tray on my desk😬. The basket can hold file folders with tabs which makes important papers easy to organize and find. No more piles upon piles. The tray is for my to-do items. I find myself leaving work on time and not staying late to 'clean up' my desk. I have embellished some of the items with fake rhinestones and have received many compliments on the ensemble. Thank you for making this set so affordable." —Kathy

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

    16. An eos lip balm you can use to keep your pout perfectly moisturized (this one smells like chamomile!) and also keep on your desk for a cute pop of color.

    eos

    I've been using these for YEARS and I can't wait to snag these redesigned versions of the classic eos lip balms. Lavender is my favorite color, so I'd totally leave this out on display at my desk.

    Get it from eos for $2.96.

    17. A chic cell phone stand to keep your favorite gadget out of your way and create more surface space on your desk.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this stand. It works great on my desk. My favorite part and the reason I chose this stand over others that are similar was the place for the charging cable. You do not have to disconnect the charger to remove this phone from the stand. The design allows you to pick up the phone from the stand with the charger still plugged in. Others do not have an open top. So you have to thread the cable through a hole so it becomes a pain to pick up and put down your phone." —Dee McNett

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in four styles).

    18. And a thin waterproof desk pad that'll transform your desk from drab to fab while also protecting it from inevitable coffee spills.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I had considered many other desk mats but decided on this one mainly because of the color (I have a dark walnut desk). It looks very expensive and was packaged well, rolled in a heavy tube and then in more good packaging. As soon as I unrolled it and put it down, it flattened right out. I love the color and it is not too thick so it looks great. There is a smoother side, and a side with just a little more texture. I am using the smoother side, and it is extremely pleasant to write on paper using that side. This appears to be a high quality product and I anticipate getting many years of use from it. Thank you so much for such a great product and for offering it on Amazon!!!" —missy

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    19. Ramen sticky notes you can use to label your special brown bagged leftovers in an attempt to ward off any office lunch thieves.

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $6.90.

    20. An inspirational flip calendar you'll look forward to changing each morning when you're in some desperate need of motivation.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love that this isn't a one year and done calendar — you can use it over and over again. The quotes are wonderful. Today's quote 'Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better' is so good! Love Maya Angelou. Highly recommend this perpetual desk calendar." —GPL

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in two styles).

    21. A paper clip holder that'll keep your space organized and won't leave you feeling ~sheepish~ that your desk looks like a dumpster fire when your boss walks by.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This thing is the BEST. I was a little leery to buy a $16 paperclip magnet, but it's been well worth it. The magnet is STRONG; I just have to toss the paperclips at the sheep in order for them to stick. If I have several clips on my desk, I can wave this guy over them to pick them up. Best of all, this thing is cute!! Brings a little bit of fun and efficiency to my office. Wish there were more designs to choose from, but I love my little sheep." —S.H.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    22. A stand for underneath your desk you'll be truly amazed by how well it multi-tasks. With three USB charging ports, and a place to hang your headphones and watch, this is a must-have for your office.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've used it for about a month. It is working well. Even the devices that require a quick charge are working well with it. It gives me a place to hang my headphones while they are charging or as a place just to get out of the way instead of on my desk. Cord is nice and long and sturdy. It came with brackets to use to keep the power wire neat." —T. Norman

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two styles).

    23. A teeny tiny Magic 8 Ball you can use to make decisions on the spot without leaving your desk. Should you take a coffee break and a walk? All signs point to yes.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm having a blast with this miniature Magic 8 Ball. It sits on the table by my recliner for easy access. With it, I'm now free of the majority of decision-making in my life which relieves me of any stress, anxiety, or uncertainty that might come over me at any moment. I no longer have to take any responsibility for my actions; I can just blame it on the 8 Ball. It fits easily into almost any sized pocket, so, if I'm going out, I can take it along and let it play the same role in my life. This ability to take my new decision-maker with me in smaller form is great! It's a nice return to my childhood, inexpensive, and a much-needed reprieve from the stress of our contemporary society. Everyone should have one and have some light-hearted fun!" —ALW

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    24. Or a mini crystal ball to help look into your future — AKA will you actually leave the office in time to watch The Bachelor tonight? Let the spirits decide!

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.95.

    25. A pastel colored mouse you might as well splurge on because if we're all destined for arthritis and carpal tunnel we might as well look cute while we're doin' it.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this because it was pretty. That was it. I didn't expect to actually like it and prefer it over the mouse that I currently use at my job. I never realized how 'claw-like' my hand had to stay all day on my original mouse. It was unnatural the position that my hand had to be held in all day, and probably did not help my carpal tunnel at all. This flatter, more natural one for my hand is so much better and makes my hands and wrist not be in pain as they were before. Now it is secondary how pretty in color it is, because its functionality and design definitely take priority. Great deal for a pretty and pain saving solution." —melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89+ (available in 12 styles).

    26. A Homesick Candle that'll let everyone you work with know which awesome state you're you grew up in (and explain that accent they haven't been able to place).

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I gave this as a gift to my husband who is originally from Georgia and is now living in another state, as he's been feeling homesick. I had no idea if the scent would actually remind him of Georgia or if he would like it, since it's not something he's actually asked for. But the scent is pleasant, and he sits it on his desk at home and uses it all the time." —Britney

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in 50 styles).

    27. A marbled Starbucks cup you can personalize with your name or favorite Disney character to bring some magic into your morning cup o' joe.

    TheLoveofPixieDust / Etsy

    I have one of these cute cups with Mickey Mouse on it and I just adore it. The decal has been applied really nicely and adds a little ~somethin' somethin'~ to my morning routine.

    Get it from TheLoveofPixieDust on Etsy for $12+ (available in seven styles and five colors).

    28. A blush tray that'll add a touch of glamour to your desk and help keep your odds 'n' ends in check throughout the week.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Not only does it come in such a pretty rose gold color, but it is really top notch quality! I have it on my dresser and use it to place keys, perfume, you name it! Love it!" —anniebelle22

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20.

    29. A Rifle Paper notepad you'll make up random things to add to your to-do list as an excuse to write on it because it's so darn pretty.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I couldn't function without to-do lists, and this product is so helpful for keeping track of things. Usually when I make list, I add my own little check box before each line, and I love that this already has the box for me!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    30. And a playful mug that'll look right at home in your cubicle and remind you to slay the day while sipping on a fresh cup of caffeine.

    Femfetti

    Get it from Femfetti for $20.

    You and your work bestie knowing your desks are easily the best decorated:

    NBC

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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