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30 Non-Office Products That Are Still A Good Idea To Keep At Your Desk

Let's get down to business, to defeat the after-Zoom feels.

1. An adult coloring book to fill out during your mental breaks to destress, recenter yourself, and bring a bit of fun to your mundane workday.

2. A cheeky candle that will remind you that all you do is, indeed, win.

A person holding up a candle that says "All I do is win, infused with the tears of my opponents" and the words "it even smells like their tears" written on the image

3. A fidget toy because work can be stressful and anxiety-inducing and this toy can help distract you when you feel like you're spiraling under pressure. Basically me, just existing.

A person holding a metal fidget toy with orange pieces on it

4. Noise-reducing earplugs that'll block background noise juuust enough so you can concentrate on work without that eerie "sound" you get from noise-cancelling headphones. You know the one. This is also perfect if you're sensitive to sounds!

Reviewer holding the ear plugs

5. A surprisingly effective essential oil stick infused with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender to ease those pesky migraine and tension headaches you get during the workday or because your cat won't stop meowing for treats. Oh, just me?

A BuzzFeeder holding the lipstick-sized headache stick

6. A PhoneSoap sanitizer because after the last year, we have definitely become very aware of germs and our phone is one of the biggest culprits. Flashback to me eating snacks while working, then touching my phone screen with my grubby fingers and *then* my laptop keyboard. Ugh.

7. A 20-oz. water bottle designed to make sure you're staying hydrated all day, something I need to work on. All you have to do is slide one of the colorful bands up each time you finish the water in a full bottle!

A customer review photo of them holding the bottle with the text, "Freaking killing it today, y'all."

8. Or a personalized Disney Starbucks tumbler because it's been a long time since you've visited your happy place, so let's bring some of that magic everywhere you go, like while working from home.

9. A pack of adhesive cable clips that'll finally detangle that mess of cables you've been dealing with at your desk. Plus, you'll look super organized and put together, two things no one can ever call me, even with these.

10. A coffee mug warmer with three heat settings and an auto shutoff feature so you never have to worry about taking a sip of your coffee and realize it's gone cold. AKA the worst feeling ever.

A mug filled with coffee placed on the pink warmer

11. Anti-slip hooks that will finally keep your glasses from slipping off your face halfway through your workday when the oils on your nose *really* start to build up. Sincerely, me and my oily nose.

The silicone grips in multiple colors

12. A vibrant personalized stand so you can work *and* have your phone within view. To do more work, duh. Not at all to catch up on your favorite YouTube drama channel.

13. A macrame coaster for when you want that boho vibe, but also just because your desk is thrifted, doesn't mean you want watermarks, okay?

The macrame coasts in cream and black

14. A pair of Sony noise-cancelling headphones so you can focus on work without any annoying interruptions from your housemates. "What's that? You need me to take out the trash? Sorry, I can't hear you byeee."

Reviewer is wearing dark blue headphones

15. A posture corrector designed to help put your back in the proper alignment, relieving pain and helping you gain stability in your spine. With time and practice, it develops your back's muscle memory. Soon, you'll be standing tall without it! Huzzah! Bonus: It's discreet enough to wear under your shirt.

A customer review before and after photo of them wearing the posture corrector

16. A USB-powered desk fan because your coworkers constantly complain about being cold when the AC is on, but we both know it's actually wicked hot and we need this fan to stop from sweating through our clothes.

Reviewer photo of the fan on their desk

17. Or a hands-free fan that goes around your neck and blows some much-needed breeze directly onto your face, making it ideal for those days when the office is just way too hot.

The headphone-like fans in yellow and black

18. A cleaning putty to remove the teeniest of dirt from the hardest-to-reach places, including your laptop's keyboard. I actually have one that I use for my car's vents *and* another for my laptop!

19. A portable facial humidifier you can use right before an impromptu Zoom meeting to give your skin a nice lil' glow so you don't look like you were falling asleep at your desk.

20. A concrete trinket tray where you can store your pens, pins, and even that cheeky candle from earlier that is just so hilarious you've already used it but keep it because it's just so funny.

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

21. A mini meditation garden to reward yourself with a lovely relaxation session after that unnecessarily long Zoom meeting you just had to endure.

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

22. A rotating timer so you can try out the Pomodoro technique and see if this is the hidden key to finally making you productive at work. You basically work for 25 minutes, take a small break, repeat until you finish all of your work!

23. A spacious mini fridge with room for your LaCroix, Greek yogurt, and even your moisturizer for a quick skin pick-me-up.

24. A mini Crock-Pot that will keep your lunch warm all day long, because it's time to start practicing self love and stop microwaving food in that questionably dirty office microwave. Seriously, has anyone ever cleaned it?

A reviewer photo of a white and blue mini crockpot with breakfast inside it sitting on a cubicle desk

25. A random yet necessary screaming goat figurine you can press any time you need to relieve some stress or annoy your coworkers. I choose the latter. Every time.

Reviewer photo of the screaming goat on a desk

26. A personal heater so you stay warm and toasty in the office because that *one* coworker just absolutely needs to set the AC at 62 degrees. It's cold, Susan!

Reviewer photo of mini purple space heater placed on desk

27. A customized Funko Pop you can get of your partner, bestie, or even yourself for a constant reminder of how cool you actually are.

Five Funko Pops of different styles

28. A fancy digital clock to remind you have exactly 3 hours, 42 minutes, and 56 seconds left of work, but who's counting? 55...54....53...

Reviewer photo of the digital clock on top of a couch, with blue LED lit numbers

29. A gemstone tree that is not only absolutely stunning, but can create a space where energy can freely flow while you try to get through the workday in one piece: a very daunting task, I know.

30. And finally, a Himalayan salt lamp so when you're burning the midnight oil, you've got a lovely, relaxing glow to stare at.

Reviewer photo of the salt lamp while they hold the switch showing the dimmer option

You, at work, realizing how great your desk area is: