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    34 Non-Office Products That Are Still A Good Idea To Keep At Your Desk In 2022

    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. 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

    3. A Birthdate Candle to add a bit of ambience to your WFH space while paying homage to the best day of the year: my birthday. OK, fine. *Your* birthday.

    A hand-poured white candle in a jar with a label that says "March Sixteenth"

    4. And a rose-gold rechargeable electric lighter so you don't have to deal with any smoke or clutter from lighting a match.

    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 couple years, 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 glass coffee cup with a lid so you can drink your cold brew coffee in utter ~style~.

    A glass cup with iced coffee inside and a decal of a moon and leaves on the front

    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 realizing it's gone cold. AKA the worst feeling ever.

    A mug filled with coffee placed on the pink warmer

    11. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses that will give your eyes a much-needed break from the strain that is staring at a computer screen (and phone!) all day.

    Reviewer wearing clear frames
    Reviewer wearing pink frames

    Promising review: "I used to work from home on occasion before the pandemic, but now that it is a regular thing that I work from home, I really find these so useful. I am always at my desk and constantly looking at three different monitors and, of course, there's also my iPhone and iPad and TV here and there in between. It's a lot. There was a time I stopped wearing these because the pair I got for my son broke and I gave him mine. I noticed I would get headaches. I bought another pair for myself and have not had a headache from the long hours of working from home in front of these monitors. Recommend!" —E

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 14 colors and in multi-packs).

    12. A handmade eyeglasses holder so you never have to say, "Where are my glasses?!" ~à la Velma~ ever again.

    Reviewer photo of the wooden stand with glasses on it

    13. 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

    14. A ChomChom roller to gather up the pet hair that's accumulated on your chair from your fur baby making it their bed when you got up to use the bathroom. It also has a little compartment that stores the fur for easy cleaning!

    15. A tea sampler with some quirky names like Part of This Nutritious Breakfast Tea or Nocturnal Joyride Chamomile Tea. Aren't they so fun?!

    Reviewer photo of the tea sampler box next to two mugs of tea

    16. An essential-oil diffuser to create a soothing environment that'll calm the mind from those never ending email notifications. It *also* functions as a humidifier — perfect for the upcoming dry winter months.

    Reviewer photo grid of the diffuser in different colors

    17. 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.

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. An Echo Dot so Alexa can tell you what the weather will be like to plan the perfect outfit after work, play your favorite song while you go through emails, set alarms so you don't miss any meetings, and more — all without having to pick up your phone.

    22. A USB-C multiport adapter because having a laptop is convenient until you need some extra ports for work that it doesn't come with. Just plug it into your laptop's USB-C port and you'll have so much more room for activities!

    The adapter with multiple things plugged into it

    23. Reusable silicone straws for guzzling down your favorite iced coffee with *sustainability* in mind. You know what makes these really cool though? Snap closures! This means you can open the straws in half to ensure you got all the gunk out! Just give 'em a good wipe down. No more "cleaning" brushes required.

    24. 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!

    25. A concrete trinket tray where you can store your pens, pins, and or even your snacks. Who am I to judge?

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

    26. A desktop vacuum cleaner because we spend at least eight hours at our desk working (and snacking), which means crumbs happen. This mini vacuum will suck up all the crud, keeping the work station clean and ready to be used. Long story short, yes, you can go back to eating your Nature Valley bars with confidence.

    A reviewer before and after photo of a desk with cat fur and then without it

    27. 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

    28. 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!

    29. 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

    30. 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

    31. A set of friendship lamps to help keep the connection with your bestie while you're both working the day away.

    Model is reaching for one of the friendship lamps that it lit and glowing red

    32. 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

    33. A fancy digital clock to remind you 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

    34. 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.