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    30 Last-Minute Gifts For People Who Spend All Day At Their Desks

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    1. A pack of 50 different The Office stickers because Dwight might hate them but that coworker you miss sitting next to in your actual office definitely will love them.


    Promising review: "These seemed like really high quality laptop stickers when I got them. It was actually a present for my friend for Christmas and she loved them. Not all of them are great but most of them are from really funny parts in the show. There were only a couple of repeats in the packages so it's a pretty wide variety too. Definitely would recommend." —Jillian

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    2. An all-new Echo Dot smart speaker with Alexa so they can control their music, listen to the news, set their alarms, and so much more without getting up from their desk!

    the echo dot in chrome blue sitting on a desk

    Promising review: "The best Echo Dot yet! Looks great, instant setup. Wonderful look and sound for my office desk." —tarkioglenn

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    3. 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.

    4. A memory foam seat cushion and lumbar pillow for supporting them by getting them a gift 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 $29.95 and the seat cushion for 32.95 (available in two colors).

    5. A satin-lined T-shirt bun wrap that'll protect their hair and keep it up and out of their face while they're 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).

    6. 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 $20.69+ (available in five colors).

    7. 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 $17.99 (available in 15 colors and in multi-packs).

    8. 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 $16.99+ (available in four colors).

    9. 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 $44.99.

    10. A double-layer glass mug to brighten their holiday spirit even when you're not around.

    a clear up with an inner layer shaped like an upside down bear with a face painted in black

    Promising review: "I expected this to be plastic, but it's actually glass which I am thrilled about! This is adorable. Not even ashamed to say I bought this for myself, but it would make a perfect gift! :)" —Katherine Beccera

    Get it from Amazon for $10.88 (available in five designs; some designs will arrive after Christmas).

    11. 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 $7.99.

    12. 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).

    13. 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
    DukeofCases / Etsy

    It's from a Black-owned Etsy shop! Ready to ship in 3–5 business days.

    Get it from DukeofCases on Etsy for $20.

    14. 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 $15.26 and the modern one for $14.49.

    15. 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.

    16. 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 $14.88.

    17. 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 $176.99 .

    18. 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 $20.99.

    19. 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 $8.09 (available in seven colors).

    20. 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 $107.99+ (available in four sizes and also in black).

    21. 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.

    22. 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.

    23. 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 $27.99.

    24. 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 $8.49 (available in 27 colors).

    25. 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 $14.17 (available in six colors).

    26. 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 $29.99+ (available in seven colors).

    27. 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 $19.99+ (available in seven styles).

    28. 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.

    29. 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 four colors; some colors will arrive after Christmas).

    30. 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 $10.99 (available in three sizes).

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