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39 Gifts For People Who Spend All Day At Their Desks

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1. An "I am Groot" Mug because I am Groot, you are Groot, we all are Groot!


Get it from Toynk for $19.99.

2. A pack of Speks — tiny magnetic balls that'll keep them calm, cool, and collected during long meetings.

Promising review: "Everyone we show these to is amazed. They just cannot keep [themselves] from playing with them. So hard to put down. These little magnetic balls are awesome, a great gift for anyone!" —Brent Summers

Get them from Amazon for $24.95.

3. A memory foam seat cushion and lumbar pillow because you support them by getting something that'll literally support them.

the cushions on an office chair

The cover is removable and washable.

Promising review: "I am now using my memory foam seat cushion with the lumbar pillow, they perfectly complete each other and transformed my old office chair into a premium orthopedic chair sold in ergonomic furniture stores. The lumbar pillow supports my posture and the seat cushion relieves sitting pain. I don't think I can ever go back to sitting long hours without these two. Planning on getting a second set for my dad as a Father's Day gift." —Mario

Get them from Amazon: the lumbar pillow for $25.95 and the seat cushion for 29.95.

4. A satin-lined T-shirt bun wrap that'll protect their hair while they keep it up and out of their face while WFH. So cute!

Three satin-lined T-shirt bun wraps in different colors
You Go Natural

You Go Natural is a Black woman-owned company dedicated to protecting your hair in style!

Promising reviews: "I love my T-shirt wrap. It’s a nice fit and the order came quick. It's sleek-looking and the satin is perfect. I will definitely order in other colors." —Crystal Mack

"Just amazing! The fabric and prints are beautiful. The actual wrap is well fitted; not too tight or loose, it's a perfect fit (and I have a big head LOL). I also love the convenience and the protection of the inner satin cap. Thank you, You Go Natural!" —Porkyh

Get it from You Go Natural for $35 (available in a variety of colors and sizes).

5. A pair of Apple AirPods to keep in the noise they want and keep out the noise they don't want.

a reviewer showing off their new airpods

Get it from Amazon for $119.

6. A pot-it-yourself succulent kit for decorating their home office space while also supporting a small business. Win-win!

The Nice Plant

It comes with two plants in ceramic pots, a scooper, organic soil, pretty stones for decorating the pots, and instructions! This wonderfully giftable kit is from an LA-based, Black-owned business founded by a plant-loving couple seeking to provide self care in a box.

Get it from The Nice Plant for $48.99.

7. Or a pretty pre-potted live succulent because they'll brighten their home office and cheer for them when they need some late-night motivation to wrap up that really important report.

the plant

Promising review: "These are absolutely adorable little succulents. They are bright, vibrant, green, and healthy. The box was packed incredibly well. Love these little beauties!" —Glenda M

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $17.18.

8. A mini Crock-Pot so they don't have to get up to microwave anything. This heats up food right at their desk.

the mini crock pot

It has a 20-ounce capacity, a dishwasher-safe removable container, and a spill-proof lid.

Promising review: "Love this food warmer. I use it for lunch and dinner at work every day. I meal prep by freezing big batches of food in small freezer bags and place them inside of coffee mugs so the food is in a shape that will fit in the Crock-Pot. I let the food cook from frozen for about two hours and it comes out perfectly." —Karen w.

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in five colors).

9. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses that'll help reduce eye strain after hours of staring at their computer, phone, and TV screens. Also they're so cute and stylish.,

Promising review: "Love these!! My roommate had some blue-light glasses that I had tried and as much as they worked, they got smudged very easily and almost had a sort of film over them. These ones do not easily smudge and when they do I find it comes off pretty easily. I also have a very small head/face and these fit perfectly and don’t look too big on me! I’ve noticed my headaches have lessened a lot since I started wearing them during screen time, so happy with the purchase!" —Jenn Wagstaffe

Get it from Amazon for $14.44 (available in 13 colors and in multi-packs).

10. A plant-shaped desk lamp that's also a pen holder to add some much-needed nature to their current setup.

the planter light

It has three brightness settings.

Promising review: "Since it is cordless, it can go anywhere on my desk at work and the soft light beats the overhead lights in my office any day. It comes with its own USB charger and it sits nicely in the lamp so I don't lose it! The 'stem' also adjusts so you can move it around to accommodate you and your work space." —Elizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in five colors).

11. A Wi-Fi extender for anyone who is constantly complaining to you about their weak internet connection. Now they can boost their Wi-Fi signal in a whatever room is usually out of range.

the extender with a phone held up next to it for scale, they are the same size roughly

Get it from Amazon for $49.80.

12. A mini wacky wavy inflatable tube guy because this is guaranteed to put a smile on their faces.

the inflatable guy in red
Urban Outfitters

Get it from Amazon for $8.61 or from Urban Outfitters for $12.95.

13. A set of adjustable display shelves so their desk will be the envy of the entire Zoom call.

the shelves with desk items on them

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in four finishes).

14. A genius iPhone dongle case that'll make the perfect stocking stuffer for a forgetful friend. Now when they need to jump into a meeting or watch a really important music video that Ariana just dropped, they'll be able to quickly hook up their headphones to their iPhone.

Two of the black, flat, rounded triangular cases with a dongle-shaped slot, one of which is holding a dongle, clipped to a keyring

It's from a Black-owned Etsy shop!

Get it from DukeofCases on Etsy for $20.

15. A one-line-a-day, five-year journal to keep at their desk to make a daily diary entry they'll be grateful to have years from now.


Promising review for the modern journal: "I have known about these diaries for awhile, and when I saw this patterned cover I knew I had to get it. The colors are bright and the gold is shiny! It's absolutely beautiful! All the pages inside were there and in the correct date order, and the ribbon bookmark is very handy. I will be getting more for gifts!" —Jennie Nichols

Get them from Amazon: the celestial one for $10.25 and the modern one for $14.49.

16. An anti-fatigue mat with calculated terrain for keeping their feet moving throughout the day in a mindless way. This'll help prevent soreness so they can stand and work with ease. What a gift!,

Get it from Amazon for $99.

17. A daily mood desk flip chart because just look how cute this little guy's face is!

a desk pad that has a dog that is saying "can I help you?"

Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

18. A digital picture frame so every photo they've ever loved can live on their desk.

the frame on a desk

Get it from Amazon for $176.03 .

19. A rose quartz roller that'll help de-puff and tighten their skin after spending all day at their desk. Or they can use it first thing in the morning before sitting down to get to work.

A rose quartz roller and its packaging on display

Promising review: "I have been using the set for a month or so, and it is fantastic. I've made it a part of my nighttime skin routine. I like how this is a set with a gua sha and a roller. I feel each has its own benefit. I like using gua sha on my face and jawline, and the roller on my forehead and eye area. It definitely is a good and relaxing way to end the day." —Vix

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

20. A faux-leather dotted journal to keep their hopes and dreams all in one place right at their desk.

the journal used to make a calendar for 2020

Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in eight colors).

21. A thoughtful HoMedics air purifier for removing allergens, pet dander, smoke, dust, mold, pollen, and all those things around their home that their nose might find offensive during their long work days at home.

Jennifer Tonti / BuzzFeed

I have this (pictured above) and it's SUPER great to have in my small NYC apartment. It does such a great job of minimizing the dust that used to collect and I totally wake up more refreshed and my face isn't as puffy or irritated from bad air quality anymore.

Get it from Amazon for $191+ (available in four sizes and also in black).

22. A cleverly designed pen holder because they'll love to know what day it is when they're reaching for a pencil.

the block pen holder with the cal date

It comes with interchangeable blocks with days and months of the week so you can change them every day.

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

23. A monitor memo board so they can hold their phone and their notes close to their monitor for important texts from you of course!

the side of computer organizer

There's a hole at the bottom of the holder that'll allow them to plug their phone in!

Promising review: "I love my memo board! I was able to attach it to my computer monitor with no issues, and after weeks of use, it still remains securely attached. The materials are sturdy feeling, no bending or warping of any kind. I've got all my important reminders on it, which has been super helpful and keeps me from missing any important deadlines. I've also been able to write on it with a dry erase marker, and then wipe it off with a tissue. Many of my coworkers have commented on how useful it seems and have said they would be purchasing their own." —razorsharp77

Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in four styles).

24. A set of 18 adorable cable protectors that'll brighten up their day while also protecting their chargers from fraying.

a few different animals as cord protectors

Get it from Amazon for $16.89 .

25. The Comfy — a blanket sweatshirt to keep them warm (and dare I say popular) during work hours as we get into cooler weather.

Reviewer wearing the blue version

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in four sizes and 13 colors).

26. A set of sleek acrylic organizers for keeping all their desk things neat and tidy.

the organizers

Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $17.99.

27. A puzzle cube tissue box because there are lots of puzzles to solve in a day but this is isn't one of them!

the tissue box that looks like a Rubik's cube

Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

28. A keyboard cover so they can add color and protection to their favorite device.

a cup of water spilled on the purple protective keyboard layer

Promising review: "I don't eat over my laptop but somehow it picks up crumbs, dust, etc. during my daily use. Before finding this keyboard cover, I was regularly cleaning my keyboard with canned air. That, however, is a thing of the past. This keyboard cover fits perfectly, 'sticks' so that I don't have to shift it over the keys EVER, and — most importantly — keeps the keyboard clean. A quick swipe with a cleaning cloth is all it needs, if ever. Love it." —BVES

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 28 colors).

29. A cute puppy that'll hold their glasses and their hearts.

four puppy statues that can hold glasses

Promising review: "I will NEVER lose my reading glasses again. This whimsical gift is great for all schnauzer lovers, whether they wear glasses or contacts." —Cynthia Brann

Get it from Amazon for $12.97 (available in four designs).

30. A vacuum-insulated travel mug (with a leak-proof slider lid) to hold their fresh hot cup of joe in the morning — and keep it nice and steamy for hours.

the mugs

It keeps beverages hot for five hours and cold for 10.

Promising review: "Boy, am I glad I finally splurged on it. I love, love, love this travel mug. The coffee at my office is TERRIBLE, so I like to take my own brew with me to get me through the morning. This is the best travel mug I have ever bought; I fill it up at about 6:30 every morning, and if there is any coffee left by lunchtime, it's still warm. It fits great in my car cupholders, it's very cute, and I have gotten tons of compliments on it. My favorite thing about this mug is that the lid is effective at preventing spills or leakage while still being easy to wash thoroughly, and it air-dries fine, so no mildewy or spoiled-milk smells." —L. Peters

Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in four colors).

31. A pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones for blocking out all the noise they complain to you about!

Model wearing the headphones

Promising review: "I waited over a month to write this review because I thought no way could these headphones actually be this good for the price. But I use them all day every day, and I have never been more impressed with headphones under >$50. I have sensitive ears with headphones and am super picky, but these are so comfortable, I can sleep in them. Noise reduction is great when something is playing. Fast charge, easy to pair Bluetooth or wire jack, play/pause and fwd/rwd buttons are handy. Overall definitely worth the buy, highly recommend." —Whitney O'Neil

Get it from Amazon for $35.99 (available in eight colors).

32. An adorable cactus humidifier because what's the point of a gift if it isn't gonna be this cute!?

the cactus humidifier

It's USB-powered and automatically shuts off after four hours.

Promising review: "This little thing did wonders for my skin in my office. I'm right next to a window so I often have to run my space heater, which dries the daylights out of my skin. This thing is easy to set up, well worth the money, and super cute. My eyes and nose stay moisturized, and my skin looks better than it ever does in the winter. It's made for small spaces, so make sure you're within a foot or two of the mist so you can benefit fully." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $14.89+ (available in three colors).

33. A weekly planning pad with a built-in habit tracker so you can give them the gift of organization.

the weekly planner

Promising review: "This is a great planner! It is a nice thick stack of weekly planners that tear off really easily. I am getting so much more done now. I used to write my to-do lists on an index card, but I was always losing them. This is great because the whole week is there — and it is nice and colorful so I can't miss it on my desk or in my pocketbook. Makes me more productive." —bouga

Get it from Amazon for $11.95. Or, check out a daily planning pad.

34. A foot hammock that'll send their feet on a luxurious, relaxing vacation, even if their body can't join them.

feet on the rest

Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

35. A memory foam wrist rest to give their wrists a break once and for all.

the two separate padded arm rests, a long one for the keyboard and a short one for the mouse

Promising review: "Not much more I can say that others haven't, but this is probably one of the best investments I've made in my physical health. By that I mean not ending every day with wrist pain. The pieces are super comfortable and raise my hands on the keyboard and mouse perfectly. The material is very soft and smooth." —Alex D

Get a two-piece set from Amazon for $20.99 (available in five styles).

36. A desk mirror for helping them check that they don't have lunch all over their face before the company-wide video call.,

Promising review: "I keep it in my desk drawer at work. It is lightweight and folds up flat which makes it easy to store. It opens up to a nice size mirror that easily shows you entire face. I use it to put on my makeup at work when I don’t have time at home." —Shanique

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

37. A pack of pill-shaped pens so taking meeting notes is fun...or at least as fun as taking notes can be.,

Promising review: "Literally the cutest little pens I have ever seen! My wife is a pharmacist and she bought some of these for her co-workers for a little stocking stuffer. This was the most memorable gift! Plus, super practical for anyone in the medical field." —Thor_King

Get a 24-pack from Amazon for $8.99.

38. A quiet little desk fan because they prefer a chilly apartment while their roommate likes to crank up the heat...and guess who's in control of the thermostat. This'll give some sweet, sweet relief while they work.

the fan in pink

Promising review: "This fan is a perfect size for my desk, yet delivers powerful cooling air. Love the color, and it's very quiet! As you can see from the pictures, it doesn't take up much room." —BeckieBea

Get it from Amazon for $15.75 (available in two colors).

39. An egg-shaped stress toy to keep their hands busy, help them workout stress, and release tension and reduce joint pain since they're typing all day.

someone using the stress ball

Promising review: "I work at a desk about 11–12 hours a day with TONS of typing. Since using these, I've noticed less pain and strain in my wrists and hands, and they are also a great stress reliever. I've got people at my office hooked. I really like the yellow and red one, but I have smaller, weaker hands so I'm working my way up to the firmest blue one. In terms of the size, I also think they're perfect. Pretty much what I expected, I think they're totally worth the price." —Petite Loeb

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three sizes).

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

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