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    37 Gifts For People Who Spend All Day At Their Desks

    They'll be so touched, they might actually leave their desk to hang out with you!

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    1. A puzzle cube tissue box for sparking up riveting conversations about last night's episode of the The Big Bang Theory.

    Puzzle cube tissue box on table

    Promising review: "Love this tissue box! My office is what I call the 'quirky' room in my house, and this fits in perfectly. When I first opened the package, I wasn’t impressed, thinking the plastic was all scratched. Turned out that each square has protective plastic on it to prevent just that. It’s sturdy and well-made - love that it has a bottom cover that attaches with tiny magnets - keeps the tissue box from falling out whenever you pick it up. Highly recommend!" –PamelaJR

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    2. A whimsical eyeglass holder sure to put a smile on their face.

    Three glasses holders in use

    Promising review: "I have the 'Life is good' model beside the lamp on my nightstand. It is delightful. I keep my reading glasses parked on it, to read a few pages until I get sleepy. It's the last thing I see when I turn out the lights at night and the first thing I see in the morning. I smile back at it every time I see it. Life is indeed good! It arrived promptly, very well packed and undamaged. I've only had it a week so I can't report on durability, but I can't imagine it not lasting forever. All it has to do is hold a pair of readers and make me smile." –Anne

    Get it from Amazon for $23.90 (available in three designs). Or, check out a cheaper option.

    3. A memory foam seat cushion and lumbar pillow that'll make sitting down for hours and hours a comfier experience.

    Reviewer lumbar pillow and cushion on chair

    The covers are removable and washable.

    Get them from Amazon: the lumbar pillow for $25.45 and the seat cushion for $29.70 (both available in three colors).

    4. A keyboard cover for protecting their laptop from inevitable spills (and for adding some life to their one true work buddy).


    Promising review: "Adds a splash of color while protecting my keyboard from splashes! It fits perfectly, and so far works very well. They printed numbers and letters match up pretty close, and you can hardly see through the plastic." –amelinamel

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available for three different MacBooks in 34 colors).

    5. A mini wacky wavy inflatable tube guy to be an endless source of entertainment.

    Inflatable tube on table
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "Got it as a gift for a friend and honestly wanna get one myself. Very cute!" –amelia98

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.95.

    6. A chic desk organizer with five compartments and a mini sliding drawer that will help them tidy up their desk in style.


    Promising review: "I'm in medical school and we still have some classes on Zoom, so having a tidy workspace is super important. This helped me organize some of my desk space and also looks super cute! It has a spot for full-sized papers/folders, a smaller space where I keep notecards, a small drawer, two small upright compartments which fit all of my pens and highlighters, and another front compartment that I keep sticky notes in. It's one of the more functional organizational products I've bought." —Mallory Flowers

    Get it from Amazon for $20.97+ (available in four colors).

    7. A fruit-infusing water bottle to add a little extra ~something something~ to their daily hydration routine. This will nourish them through those long days of emails and Zoom calls.

    Aqua fruit-infusing bottle

    Promising review: "In an attempt to drink more water and less sugary drinks, I bought four of these for my family. I love that they are available in different colors so we can each have our own and be able to tell them apart. They even came with recipe cards for different fruit combinations to try and a scrub brush to get down into the tube! I have always liked the flavored water but didn't like that the seeds would get into the water. This bottle prevents that and makes for easy cleaning. So far we have been successful in eliminating sugary drinks and soda from our diet." –Karri L.

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

    8. A set of notepads for accurately expressing how they feel on one of those days (aka Mondays).

    Four notepads on white background

    Promising review: "Probably the best present I have given recently. Perfect for the person in your life who is working harder than he or she should (or for yourself). And you can use the different prints depending on how a particular day is going." —Jacob Wood

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    9. A vacuum-insulated travel mug (with a leak-proof slider lid) actually big enough to hold the amount of coffee they need in the morning. The vintage aesthetic is just a bonus!

    Three mugs on table

    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 a.m. 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 $16.26+ (available in eight colors).

    10. An adorable cactus humidifier because cubicles can be as dry as a desert.

    Cactus humidifier on desk

    It's USB-powered and automatically shuts off after four hours. We also gave this humidifier a shoutout in our roundup of things you may want to have on hand if you work from home

    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 $15.89.

    11. A foot hammock so they can kick back, relax...and finish that report.

    Reviewer photo of them using the black foot hammock under their desk

    Promising review: "Finally got one of these babies for under my desk. I work from home and always find myself putting my feet up on the garbage can under my desk.... now I've got this awesome hammock attached and it works like magic. Not sure why I didn't get one LONG ago!" –Cassidy D.

    Get it from Amazon for $16.46 (available in two colors).

    12. An ~elephantastic~ phone holder + speaker that's all ears and perfect for watching YouTube videos on their break. Tusk us, they'll love it!

    Elephant phone holder in use on white background

    BTW, some reviewers say if you have a PopSocket on the back of your phone, it might be a little tricky getting it to stay in one place in the holder.

    Promising review: "The elephant is actually really cute and seems well-made. The sound quality is good and the Bluetooth connection works very well. It is easy to charge (though you need your own wall adapter; it only comes with the USB cord)." —E.M.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    13. A memory foam wrist rest to offer some support for a long day of typing.

    Model using memory foam wrist rest

    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 five different styles).

    14. A desk lamp (disguised as a potted plant) that'll provide extra lighting when they work late. Plus, it's a pen holder.

    Desk lamp on table

    It's also malleable and has three brightness settings.

    promising review: "I bought this as a gift for a gift exchange at work (one of those variations of the game where you don't know who will end up with the gift). People were so excited about this gift and many people wanted it! I hoped it would live up to the hype once the box got opened, but it must have because soon after someone else in that department had gone out and bought themselves a matching one because they were so jealous! Haha I'm not in that department so I don't see how the lamps operate day-to-day, but almost a year later I still pass by and see them on my coworkers' desks stocked with pens or little trinkets in the little holes and the leaf lights turned on from time to time." –Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.89+ (available in three colors).

    15. A set of adjustable display shelves so their desk will be the envy of the entire office.

    Display shelves on white desk

    Promising review: "My boyfriend got me this as a gift to motivate me to clean my room. The package came with multiple pieces of wooden boards, screws, and a mini screw driver. The assembly was straight-to-the point and rather easy and it looks as the pictures showed. I was able to fit so much stuff on it, and it really helped organized my room. When you can't go wide, you go up! I love it so much, that I'm going to buy another one for my desk! Would 10/10 recommend!" –Joanne Chau

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

    16. A set of sleek acrylic organizers for keeping all their stationery items neat and tidy.

    Acrylic organizers on desk

    Get a three-piece set from Amazon for $18.99.

    17. A weekly planning pad so they can keep track of their to-do list, as well as water intake and healthy habits.

    The weekly planner

    Promising review: "Nice to have plenty of room for all the individual tasks for a single day. The water count, grateful section, meals section are great additions and keeps you on track for your day. The important times section is great for listing appointments or exercise time and even when you need to take medication. This page has everything you need, even a section to jot down what you did for exercising, and purchases to be made." —NH Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in four varieties).

    18. Or, a chic planner for the person who enjoys planning ahead for the whole year.

    Monthly planner on white wooden table

    This planner runs from January to December with weekly, monthly, and yearly sections.

    Promising review: "This pretty much has it all. The binding, paper, and materials used in construction feel quality with no hint of cheapness to be found. Between the thoughtful layout, multiple ways to organize your day to day information, tons of room for writing, plenty of 'blank' lined paper for general notes, a handy pocket, and the elastic strap in the back, I can't see much room for improvement unless you just don't like the overall size or something to that effect. Would recommend to anyone without hesitation!" —R Cave

    Get it from Amazon for $11.59+ (available in three colors).

    19. A monitor memo board to keep track of all their sticky notes. It can even hold their phone, so they won't miss any important text messages.

    Monitor memo board in use on monitor

    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.

    20. A desk mirror that'll fold away and tuck into a drawer when it's not in use.

    Desk mirror on white table

    Promising review: "I keep this mirror in my office desk drawer for any face-type emergencies. It's a really high-quality, sturdy mirror that looks exactly as pictured. It's big enough and props up — makes it easy to apply makeup or freshen up during the workday." —PrimeTakesAllMy$$

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    21. A USB-powered mini desk fan to keep them calm, cool, and collected throughout the work day.

    Pink mini desk fan on desk

    Promising review: "I bought this for my office a couple of months ago to help with consistent airflow. I didn't want something too big or heavy because I wanted the ability to easily pop it on and off my desk as needed. It has three speeds and most of the time I found the lowest setting to be just enough. It's also pretty quiet and on the lowest setting isn't noticed by my coworkers in our cubicle space. I sometimes find myself even turning it on now in the late fall/winter on the lowest setting and facing it away from me to just add some white noise while I'm working." –Abby Scanlon

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in three colors).

    22. A travel pillow that's great for a busy bee's business trips, or for taking power naps at their desk.


    Promising review: "This pillow is so cushiony and soft! It is so comfortable and is good quality memory foam. I use this pillow every day during my lunch break, and it fits comfortably at my desk. It came with a carrying case so it stays clean and compact. The pillow has been absolutely great and very supportive. I do not wake up with neck pains!" –ILOVEFOOD

    Get it from Amazon for $19.54.

    23. A mini desk vacuum to keep their workspace cookie crumb-free.

    Desk vacuum on white background

    It runs on two AA batteries and is slightly larger than an average computer mouse.

    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. Might just get another." —D. Phillips

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in four varieties).

    24. An egg-shaped stress toy that can help to build finger resistance and prevent hand cramps.

    Model squeezing stress toy

    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 $11.99+ (available in three sizes).

    25. A pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones for blocking out the construction noise across the street that's been going on since last December.

    Brittany Gibson / BuzzFeed

    I have a pair of these and love them. I originally bought them to use wirelessly with Bluetooth at the gym until I realized it could also function with a wire, so now I use it for gaming, too. The sound quality is great, it's travel-friendly and folds into a cute carrying case, and it comes in pretty colors to boot. It's really an all-around win for me. —Brittany

    Promising review: "I bought these headphones for my daughter as a Christmas gift. They arrived in an Amazon box and inside that box was the beautiful rose gold-colored case wrapped in bubble wrap. The color is absolutely beautiful and my daughter couldn't be happier with the headphones. She likes to watch a lot of YouTube videos on her computer and she says they work great; the sound is clear and they do cancel out extra noise. I couldn't be happier with the purchase and I will definitely be a repeat customer." –My honest review

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

    26. An electric heated throw blanket they can "burrito" themselves in when the office reaches sub-zero temperatures.

    Light blue heated electric throw blanket

    Or check out our top picks for the best weighted blankets available on Amazon (that would also make great gifts). 

    Promising review: "I love studying late in the night at my desk. Unfortunately, I can't bring the warmth of the bed with me, but I can bring this blanket - that's actually why I ordered it. It's really soft and keeps me warm while studying, so I highly recommend it to other students. It's also great for when it snows! Happy with this purchase." –DP

    Get it from Amazon for $52.99+ (available in six colors and two sizes).

    27. A daily mood desk flip chart so everyone knows whether they're having a good day or a ~ruff~ day.

    Daily mood desk flip chart on table

    Promising review: "This 'moody' desktop flip over is tenderly hilarious for anyone, but will really touch the heart of dog lovers. It is sturdy with plasticized pages that won't wear out and can easily be wiped if dirty. The dog-faced pictures truly capture the intended mood being conveyed. One can't help but laugh. The recipient of this gift was quite elated and vowed to carry it with her to show off her mood when the need arises." —Renee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

    28. A three-pack of blue-light-blocking glasses because they spend all day looking at a digital screen. Reviewers say wearing these can reduce headaches, glare, blurred vision, and eye strain, plus the designs are pretty darn stylish!, Amazon

    Promising review: "These work so well to prevent your eyes from constantly straining over harsh blue light. I use these every single day when I'm on my phone and laptop (even on night mode). Plus, they're super comfortable. I've forgotten I had them on and have run errands in them many many times before realizing I'm still wearing them. They significantly help with my headaches as well. I love that you get two colors, as well (I keep one on my desk or nightstand and one in my purse). The colors are so cute as well. I've had these for about seven months. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a more affordable option for blue light glasses!" –Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.58+ (available in nine color combinations).

    29. A mug warmer to keep their hot beverages HOT. Yup, no more room temperature liquids. Lukewarm?! Never heard of her... they can just set their cup on the cute little hot plate. Then they can sit tight and sip confidently while they work away unbothered.

    Reviewer mug sitting on warmer

    Promising review: "This is my second one (lost one in a move) and I tell everyone about it lol. I'm the girl who sips on coffee throughout the day and this thing is perfect. I don't have to microwave my coffee every 20 minutes anymore, which also gives your coffee a burned taste! It really does keep your coffee warm, and isn't too hot to where I can't drink it. I recommend placing your freshly poured cup right on the warmer if you want to keep it constantly warm." —Brooke

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    30. A time-marked water bottle because it turns out their body cannot run on Dunkin Donuts coffee alone. This beautifully designed 32 oz. bottle has a motivational phrase for each gulp from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adding this to cart ensures they stay hydrated all day long.

    Reviewer holding green water bottle

    The Elvira watter bottle is 100% BPA and toxin free.

    Promising review: "I have had many different water bottles, but I absolutely love this one. I have dropped it, rolled it through my vehicle, threw it in my purse, left it lying on the bed, and it never ever has leaked!! Very easy to clean. No teeny tiny areas for mold or anything to grow. I love the wrist strap. Easy to carry this way when I have my hands full, but want to take along to stay hydrated. I really enjoy the markings of time to help make sure you are drinking enough water. Love, love, love!" —Gena Kay Eller

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 11 different colors).

    31. A gorgeous hand-crafted geode vessel that's honestly the cutest little happy-vibe thing ever and will be their new favorite piece of desk decor.

    Tal & Bert, Brittany Gibson / BuzzFeed

    Tal & Bert is a Pennsylvania-based small business that was founded in February 2020 by husband and wife duo, Ray and Val Talbert. They specialize in embedding raw crystals onto planters, vessels, and candleholders by hand.

    It even comes with an air plant if you'd like one (or you could use the vessel to hold other things, like candles). The geode part of the vessel is made from raw natural stones and the edge around the stones is liquid gold. You'll be able to choose from raw stones like black tourmaline, yellow calcite, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, and so many other options! I have the amethyst one and it truly is the centerpiece of my desk. —Brittany

    Get it from Tal & Bert for $32.

    32. A monitor stand desk organizer (with drawers!) so they can finally stop feeling overwhelmed by desk clutter.,

    Promising review: "I'm an online teacher and I wanted something that made life slightly easier while teaching my students, instead of spreading everything around my desk. This little thing works great plus is helping my posture. I'm so happy I spent the money on this." —Lovebird07

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99+ (available in two colors).

    33. A color-changing essential oil diffuser that's perfect if they work from home and could use some aromatherapy throughout the day., Brittany Gibson / BuzzFeed

    This little essential oil diffuser sits near my desk all day (and night). It really makes a difference in my apartment and my friends are always complimenting how nice it smells! The choice of LED lighting is nice too, especially since it has adjustable brightness. Don't forget to pick up some essential oils for it! —Brittany

    Promising review: "Super IMPRESSED!!!!!! I bought glad I did. I like that I can choose which option that I can run it at, either the mist or intermittent mist or continuous mist. It automatically turns off once it is out of water. I really like that feature. It is so easy to use and it shows you where to fill it up inside the plastic area. It comes with a nice clear plastic container as well to store the chords and also tell you how much to fill it up. I am going to buy more for the other rooms in my home." —Nunez.Family.Farms

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four colors).

    34. A gel pen set because you know they'll totally geek out over writing colorful and aesthetically pleasing notes.


    Promising review: "I love these pens sooooo, sooooo much! They are a nice weight and the shaft of them is thick and comfortable to hold. The ink flows nice and smoothly from them and they have a wide range of colors. These pens are one of the little things that I appreciate at work and I do notice that people often mention wanting to 'steal' my pens when they use them. I have also given them as gifts to coworkers and they love them too. I will also add that these pens are one of the only pens I have used that write smoothly all the way up until the ink fully runs out. They're amazing." –Kodaki

    Get a 14-pack of assorted colors on Amazon for $14.98 (available in different quantities and color combinations).

    35. An acrylic dry erase memo board to give their desk a touch of functional style. Is the fun of doodling on a dry erase board ever really lost on us? I think not.

    Acrylic dry erase board with memos written on it

    This product comes with one dry erase marker, but you can always pick up some more for a little variety.

    Promising review: "As much as I love Post-Its, I can sometimes get carried away with them, and then I can never find the one I need. This acrylic memo tablet is a much more economical (and chic) way to leave notes to myself about the priorities for a given day. It looks good and the dry erase marker provided is great. For those of you 'planners' and 'organizers,' this is a must-have for your home and/or office." –LMHazaa 

    Get it from Anthropologie for $38.

    36. A compact light therapy lamp because sometimes they're just too busy to bask in the actual sunlight. Winter blues, you've met your match. 

    reviewer photo of their cat lying on a desk in front of the therapy lamp
    reviewer photo of the light therapy lamp

    Promising review: "VERY BRIGHT setting! Way brighter than I was even expecting. There are different levels and a timer. I put it on while working at my desk in the morning. Love it." –Olivia 

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    37. A value pack of watercolor stickers for their planners and notepads to help them stay organized (and keep up with their aesthetic, of course). 

    someone holding an open planner full of the watercolor stickers
    The Happy Planner

    Promising review: "Big stickers with gorgeous colors for everything I could plan out - thank you!" –Lisa M.

    Get them from The Happy Planner for $21.99.

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