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

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

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An anti-slip desk pad that’ll be a waterproof protector for your desk and a “free-range” space for your mouse to roam!


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 $11.99 (available in seven colors and three sizes).


A water bottle with “drink by” time stamps that’ll keep you motivated AND hydrated.


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).


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


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 $39.29 (available in three colors and two styles).

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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 $6.96.


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


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 $24.99 (available in four colors).


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.


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.


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 $19.89 (available in two colors). Or, check out a cheaper option.


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.


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 $21.99 (available in three colors).


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 $21.99


A useful desk organizer that’ll add a nice hight for your monitor and for anyone who loses all of their things unless they’re in plain sight.


This product has a few different cubbies for your cell phone, coffee cup, papers or note pad, and any other everyday office supplies like paperclips.

Promising review: “This monitor riser is fabulous! I love it! It holds pens, my phone, a stack of business cards, small task note pads, etc. and looks great too. It helps keep my neck at an ergonomic angle which is why I bought it, but I love the organizers and the newly available space under it too. I am super happy with this purchase! Worth every penny!” —Decorsauce

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


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.


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.


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


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 $29.95.


A pack of squishy stress toys, because it’s almost impossible to be upset after that intense meeting when Mr. Squishy Squish is at your desk awaiting your return.


Promising review: “These are very cute and squishy creatures. I take them to work and pass them out. Everyone seems to enjoy them. The texture/feel is just right.” —Kindle Customer

Get a 25-pack from Amazon for $7.99.


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


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 $13.71.


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!


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 $8.98.


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.


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.


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 $9.81


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.


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 $279 (available in three colors).


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


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.


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


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 $16.29.


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.


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 $7.93.


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 $16.99.


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.


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 $7.97 (available in four sizes).


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


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 $15.95 (a care guide is included with every pack!)

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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.


A USB-plug desk fan for when you’re rushing to work, finally get to your desk, and you’re suddenly sweating profusely!?


Promising review: “Great fan! I bought this for my desk at the office, and I am pleasantly surprised at the quality of the product. It is quiet, it is powerful and it is just what I needed. Cool design, too! The two speed settings are great, and I like there’s no buttons on the device itself (the base is touch-sensitive and acts as the on/off switch). I would recommend to any/all who are consider purchasing!” —Ashley

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

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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).


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


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 $21.99 (available in two colors).


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


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).


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

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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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