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    31 Things That'll Make You Actually Want To Be At Your Desk In 2020

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    1. An anti-slip desk pad that'll be a waterproof protector for your desk and a "free-range" space for your mouse to roam!

    a laptop on the pink anti-slip desk pad

    Promising review: "This was an awesome buy. It looks great on my desk and appears to be very durable. I love the felt backing, and it does not slide around. It is the biggest mouse pad I have ever had. It is also great if you want to lay a sheet of paper directly on it and write a message or take notes. I am not disappointed in this purchase at all."—Customer

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

    2. A water bottle with "drink by" time stamps that'll keep you motivated AND hydrated.

    a hand holding the black "drink by" water bottle

    Promising review: "I bought two of these. One for myself and one for my son. Neither of us drinks enough water and I liked the concept of the timeline and encouraging phrases on the bottles. My son drinks his full bottle of water every day. Nothing fancy here, just a giant plastic bottle that somehow makes my son want to empty it by bedtime." —Antisocialbutterfly

    Get it from Amazon for $9.96+ (available in 32 colors).

    3. A pet T. rex terrarium with an adoption certificate so you can show off the newest member of your family...hopefully before the next ice age hits.

    the T. Rex terrarium

    Promising review: "It's super cute and tiny! I love how bright the T-Rex is, perfect for a little addition on your work desk."—Jenny Culver

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    4. A laptop stand to help with posture and productivity in 2020. Raise your laptop, raise your life!

    a macbook on the laptop stand

    Promising review: "Not only is this stand stylish (it seem like something Apple would make), but it is at a great height and incline for typing, and there is plenty of space underneath my laptop to store my external hard drive. The cat also likes to lay under there. I highly recommend this product." —libu1968

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90 (available in three colors and two styles).

    5. Or this desktop stand riser also comes with storage compartments for all of your work accessories so things can be out of sight and out of mind once you clock out for the weekend (shoutout to everyone still working from home).

    the stand rise with two storage drawers propping up a desktop and an iphone

    Promising review: "After nine years of making do with very sad-looking black plastic desk accessories that had been lying around the office, I decided to upgrade to some nicer organizational items. This monitor stand, in particular, was a huge hit with me and then everyone else wanted one. It's well-constructed and thoughtfully designed. I like how I can slide my keyboard out of the way and put my coffee up on the stand to clear my work area when needed. The price was reasonable, particularly considering black plastic ones that aren't half as nice or useful go for about 25 bucks." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $66.

    6. A pack of peel-and-stick cable clips for keeping your computer and charging cords untangled and off the floor.,

    Promising review: "It was always a pain to reach down the side of my bed to reach my chargers, not to mention the wad of cables I’d have to sift through just to charge my phone. I finally searched for a solution and came across these. They’re great! They’re really easy to stick on and they stay in place. I haven’t had an issue of them falling off. Whenever I need to charge a device they’re right next to me, easy to reach and untangled. I definitely recommend!" —Nelis Perez

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $6.97.

    7. Or a document clip if the clutter occupying your desk is more of a mountain of papers than a jungle of wires.

    Reviewer photo of the clip holding a document, which is attached to a computer monitor

    It holds up to 30 sheets of paper and can swing back and forth.

    Promising review: "This lightweight arm holds at least 20 pages without falling out. I use this to prioritize things I need to get done and it keeps me from losing paper in piles. I have neck issues because I am constantly looking down and this keeps my head up and makes data entry easier because it's right next to the screen. It also pivots so I can adjust the angle." —Life Is Short

    Get it from Amazon for $10.74.

    8. A desktop organizer so you can keep books and trinkets at your desk in a clean and professional way.

    books and plants organized in the wooden desktop organizer

    Promising review: "I’m very happy with this purchase. It looks very 'finished' and good quality. It took me 20 minutes to assemble it, and the directions were very easy to follow." —Danielle

    I have this on my desk at work! It keeps everything so clean and I get to keep all my favorite books right where I can see them. It only took 15 minutes to put together and all the pieces you need are included. So easy! Seriously one of my favorite purchases on Amazon.

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

    9. An optical illusion spinner ball to keep you entertained during those tiresome lulls in the middle of the day. Plus it can help with fidgeting!

    Promising review: "This is super relaxing. Trust me it is so nice to watch and will settle you down. Watch my video of it in action. Even the video is relaxing. I love it." —AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    10. A foot hammock for those of us out there who like to kick our feet up and relax for the best posture throughout the day.

    a model at their desk with their feet up in the foot hammock

    Promising review: "This works in multiple positions and with multiple desks. I use mine daily. The quality is great and it looks sharp under my white desk."—Kendal

    Get it from Amazon for $21.78 (available in two colors). Or, check out a cheaper option.

    11. A desk blanket so you can stop begging the building manager to turn the temp up a few degrees. You're cozy now; it's chill.

    a desk chair with the desk blanket draped over it

    Promising review: "It’s pretty, lightweight, and super soft. It’s exactly what I wanted! It’s small because it’s a throw, but it’s perfect for when I’m sitting at my desk. I absolutely recommend this blanket." —Micheal

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).

    12. A mini bowling game, because when Susan from accounting walks by you can say, "hey Susan, could you spare me a few seconds of your time?" and then bowl a spare while you say it.


    Promising review: "A great table top game for taking a break in the home office while paying bills."—Jeffery

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99

    13. A zen garden so you can transform your stressful office environment to one of tranquility and peace. Who cares if you're raking in the money, you rake sand now.

    a hand combing through the zen garden

    Promising review: "I got this for Christmas to put on my desk at work. Now I have random people visiting my desk just so they can take a minute to play with this. I love that! This garden is relaxing offers a small guide to meditation. However, the fact that this acts as a social ice breaker at work is the best part of this gift. The sand garden itself is large and comes with enough sand to fill the entire box. It comes with a crane and some rocks to decorate."—Maureen

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    14. A comfy, memory foam chair cushion so you can lower your back pain levels by working on your posture.

    a reviewer's image of the chair cushion

    Promising review: "Works great, helps to relieve some pressure from sitting. This is a great memory foam cushion for office chairs or your couch. You really can feel the difference. This is thick, and feels like it will last for a really long time. I've been using mine for a couple of weeks and already feel a little better. The cover is removable for washing, and the stitching is done really well. I recommend this to anyone who has to sit for more than a few hours." —phillygirl

    Get it from Amazon for $25.45.

    15. An "Omg I need that" llama duster for anyone who likes a clean work environment and also llamas.

    the lama duster propped up in a reviewer's work cubicle

    Promising review: "A few of my coworkers chipped in and bought our department mascot, whom we've dubbed 'Larry' the Llama. We love this little guy! And bonus: He's quite functional. Our desks get pretty dusty, and Larry helps get all that muck off our desks. He's adorably handsome. He can be bent into three different positions: 90 degrees, 45 degrees, and completely straight. This makes him more effective at cleaning our desks, and allows him to be positioned in few different ways when he's just chilling out watching us work." —momgeek

    Get it from Amazon for $24.25.

    16. A mini desk vacuum, because you've started to eat lunch at your desk more and more and the crumbs are driving you nuts. Ladybug vacuum is here to help!

    a reviewer's mini desk vacuum in the shape of a lady bug

    It runs on two AA batteries and is slightly larger than an average computer mouse. Plus, it's so cute, you can just leave it on your desk for decoration.

    Promising review: "I keep it on my office desk to help clean off crumbs and dust. It's no louder than a hairdryer and has decent suction; sucks up crumbs and dust without any problem. I have also used it on my craft table to suck up glitter and other small paper scraps and again, it worked seamlessly. Great little gadget to have on hand in several situations." —D. Phillips

    Get it from Amazon for $10.59.

    17. A fidget cube you'll never get tired of playing with. This desk toy is great for taking your mind off stressful thoughts and giving yourself a small break during the day.

    a reviewer holding the fidget cube

    Promising review: "I work for a larger company and I am responsible for 12 employees under me. I have at all times at least four to five stress balls and fidget gadgets at my desk. These help me overcome the anxiety of 12 people asking me questions all day long about state and federal regulations. This cube is by far my favorite and I have not put it down since I got it."—Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    18. A wacky waving inflatable tube guy that'll make you laugh every time without ~flail~.

    Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the 9 volt battery my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man I knew I have a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such Joy I started to cry with laughter and happiness."—Robert Wurstner

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99

    19. A pair of Bose QuietComfort (Series II) wireless headphones because these are 👏worth 👏the 👏investment. The noise-rejecting dual-microphone system alone will get you through Q4.

    a model wearing the headphones

    Promising review: "Unbelievably happy with this product. I cannot live without out my Bose QC 35 II's (even considering a second one to keep at work). It is empowering to put these on and all the noise pollution just goes away. I bought them for home and hadn't planned on taking them to my large open floor office. I put them on and suddenly realized there was a very low and loud hum coming from the ceiling (air blowers I assume). Now gone. I sit there in my cubicle and feel sorry for everyone else because they don't have a pair of these." — Claveman

    Check out BuzzFeed Reviews for our pick of the best noise-cancelling headphones in three different price points.

    Get a pair from Amazon for $299 (available in three colors).

    20. A desktop tetherball game so you can school your desk-mate during lunch.

    a reviewer playing with the desktop tether ball game

    Promising review: "Adds some character to my office desk. Also fun to flick when in a boring conference call. Great quality and price."—Mark

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    21. An otter-ly incredible tape dispenser, because practical items you have to keep on your desk are better as cute animals!

    the otter tape dispenser

    Promising review: "The most adorable tape dispenser I have ever seen! People comment on it all the time at work. Nothing came broken, it looks very good and high quality, better than the picture even. No regrets buying this!" —Bree

    Get it from Amazon for $15.61.

    22. A screaming goat figurine that'll make actual goat screaming noises so everyone in your office will either hate you or fall in love with your sense of humor.

    the screaming goat on a reviewer's desk

    Promising review: "Oh My GOD! I just LOVE this freaking thing! I bought it for my office desk and let me just tell you, it makes me miss our goats at home (we have a small hobby farm)."—Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    23. A wireless charging stand for anyone who is always forgetting their phone charger at home (me). Plus you can glance at notifications and see if it's important without picking up your phone for long periods of distraction!

    Compatible with iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, Galaxy Note, and other Qi-enabled devices.

    Promising review: "My phone charge level used to be very low most of the time because I use phone very frequently in office and often I forget to connect the charger back. This wireless charger completely solved my problem because it also serves as a convenient phone stand. Placing the phone back in the charger is extremely easy and effortless. So my hand automatically places my phone back in this charger after I use the phone. Now since most of the time my phone is connected with this simple and convenient wireless charger my phone charge level is never low. I am a happy customer." —SimpleShop

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. A marble peel and stick paper to upgrade the top of your working space from drab to fab for under $10. Martha Stewart is shook.

    the marble paper attached to a desk top

    Promising review: "I have this already and love it. I resurfaced my office desk with this paper and it looks really good. What I like about it is that it's waterproof. I have spilled coffee and water and it wipes up and does not soak into the contact paper. Easy to install and pretty. I just ordered another roll for my linen shelves and will be ordering more for my laundry cabinet shelves. Would highly recommend from this seller."—Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four sizes).

    25. A three-pack of succulent pots perfectly sized for your desk and your heart.

    three succulent pots

    Promising review: "Nice planters, look exactly as pictured. The set came with an instruction that had tips on how to take care of succulents which I found very helpful." —NYer

    Get them from Amazon for $15.97 and pick up a five-pack of real succulents for $18.99 (a care guide is included with every pack!)

    26. A Bob Ross bobblehead with a booklet of Bob Ross' paintings to keep you inspired and remembering the important things in life: Bob Ross and good hair care.,

    Promising review: "Perfect size for my work desk. Love it! Tiny and excellent quality and so fun to look at! I’ve gotten many compliments on it at work. I’m very satisfied with this purchase!"—Diane

    Get it from Amazon for $6.85.

    27. An iRoller liquid-free screen cleaner to keep your monitor, laptop, and smartphone screens nice and smudge free for a clear view of whatever you're working on., Amazon

    Promising review: "This actually works! It is surprisingly quick and easy to use. I feel like it's going to last for a long time. Attached are some before and after pictures. Although you can use a microfiber cloth that folds up into the size of a penny, this you can also fit right into your pocket and after a few rolls, the job's done!" —C. L. Clancy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in two sizes).

    28. A smartphone sanitizer that'll keep your phone as clean as your thoroughly washed hands. Just place it in the dish and let the bacteria-fighting ultraviolet lights go to work.

    an iphone in the sanitizing case

    Promising review: "This is one of those products that are simple to use and supply an enormous benefit to the buyer. The case eliminates bacteria from the surfaces of your phone without any detrimental effects to the device. Ultraviolet light has been used in medical settings for years to perform this same task when disinfecting rooms after patients are discharged."—John K

    Get it from Amazon for $79.95

    29. A handy cleaning brush to dig out unwanted gunk from those hard-to-reach areas of your keyboard. It'll make your key stokes and your workflow a whole lot smoother.

    the brush being used on a black and silver keyboard

    Promising review: "The OXO Good Grips Electronics Cleaning Brush is a must-have product for cleaning electronics. It is versatile enough to work in many different applications. It is gentle enough to avoid cosmetically damaging delicate electronics that other brushes can easily scratch. And it is precise enough to work well in applications where one needs a tool of precision that is capable of reaching difficult or small areas."—ZapNZs

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99

    30. Or a keyboard cover for anyone who simply wants to add some color to their laptop.

    a pink cover on the keyboard of a macbook pro

    Promising review: "This item is definitely long lasting and worth your money! I purchased this keyboard protector over three years ago and I'm still using it to this day! It's in tip top condition and has not worn out. The feel of it, while it takes a little getting used to compared to your normal keyboard, is nice, soft, and smooth. I highly recommend this product!"—Em C.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99

    31. A bamboo charging station that'll give your desk a bit of character *and* some much needed organization.

    Promising review: "Great! Just what I was looking for to keep my gadgets together! I love the bamboo look and how it magnetically opens and closes when needed. The dock for my Apple Watch is such a cool bonus. Super psyched to have everything in one place! Also, I’m happy that you have the option to use either the left or right side to feed the cords."—Michaela

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99

    32. A desk frame with four photos to keep yourself surrounded by positive memories and loved ones.

    a collection of photos in the desk frame

    Promising review: "I bought this for a gift. You can see the grain of the wood, the panes are glass not cheap plastic. There's an arm for tabletop use, which is what I wanted, but also a hanger attached for wall use. I wouldn't mind having one of my own!"—Neen

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    33. A desk name plate that'll get you asking the important questions at work – WWBD?

    the what would beyonce do name plate

    Promising review: "My lawyer cousin is obsessed with Beyoncé, and this was the perfect addition to her desk for her birthday." —Hmae

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95 (available in three colors).

    34. A Mario Badescu travel set with three best-selling facial sprays to keep you feeling refreshed and ready to go throughout the day.

    the Mario Badescu travel set
    Mario Badescu

    Promising review: "My husband and I are both obsessed with these sprays! The rose water is great to set your make up and refresh throughout the day, green tea is great to spray on your face first thing in the morning to help wake you up, and I love using the lavender at night to wind down!" —NoleChick95

    Details on each bottle:

    * Aloe, cucumber, and green tea: to wake up dull tired, skin, hydrate, tone, and reduce redness in irritated complexions. Also popular for treating breakouts throughout the day.

    * Aloe, chamomile and lavender: to comfort irritated, dry skin, hydrate, overall de-stress both you and your complexion.

    * Aloe herbs and rosewater: to hydrate, and treat dry, uncomfortable skin throughout the day. Also great for refreshing makeup.

    Get the trio from Amazon for $21.

    Congrats on having the best desk in the office, Jim.


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