15 cool gadgets that will inject fun into your home office
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When covered with an endless pile of paperwork and a maze of cables, our home office can seem as inviting as a snake pit. If you need help choosing fun gadgets that will brighten up your workspace and provide plenty of stimulation, then read on.
When working from home, your desk should be where you feel most comfortable and motivated to sit during your day. If you work full time, you’ll probably spend around 40 hours at your desk each week, so if you have to go back to the same boring setup every day, this might as well be nice to watch.
From essentials like a wireless charger to a fun desk calendar, here are some desk gadgets that will transform your office from a snoozefest into a full-fledged adult playground.
The best home office gadgets to brighten up your workspace
A fun daily desk calendar, from $6.50
If there’s anything we look forward to when we return to our desk the next day, it’s when we can turn the page on our beloved desk calendars. There’s always a fun or interesting new page to watch and it provides a great conversation starter for the day.
Here are some of our favorites:
A cheeky desk plate, from $16.99
If you want to have a little laugh every day at your desk, you can try this daily desk plate according to your mood. Let everyone know what you’re up to by flipping it to “bless this mess” or send a passive aggressive message by leaving it on “just email me.” You can grab yours here for $22.92.
Other fun options you can choose from include:
Genius Magnetic Paper Clip Holder, $14.95
Your desk will always have zero paperclips or too many paperclips. There is no midpoint between the two. If you’re currently swimming in paperclips, this handy dispenser is a fun way to keep them all in one place. Just throw them at Einstein’s head to keep them safe.
Buy it here for $14.95.
Coffee warmer, $49.99
We all treasure our morning coffee, so it’s such a shame when we get dragged into meetings and come back to find it cold. A coffee warmer is a smart device that will keep your coffee at a pleasant and warm temperature. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Buy it here for $49.99.
Mini desktop humidifier, $33.29
Humidifiers are great for people with allergies or respiratory issues – or people who like to breathe clean air. Place it on your desk and breathe in that soft, moist air. Your skin will thank you for it.
Buy it here for $33.29.
Burrito blanket, $25.90
We all know that offices have a habit of turning up the air conditioning, then the heating, then the air conditioning again. Instead of dragging a sweater to work every day, it pays to have a blanket draped over your chair when the room is in sub-zero temperatures. You need to have a little fun though, and these covers are just the thing.
Buy it here for $25.90.
Cat Claw Wrist Cushion, $16.99
Our wrists can be achy with clicks 24/7, so investing in an ergonomic wrist guard could be a saving grace. These two are extra soft and will bring a playful element to your home office.
Buy it here for $16.99.
Newton’s Cradle, $28.99
You know those corporate office movies where the big boss always has one of those mysterious ball bearing mechanisms sitting on his desk? Well, it turns out they’re called Newton’s Cradle and you can also throw one on your desk if you want to look like a boss. A Newton’s Cradle is the perfect office decor if you want your setup to feel more contemporary and mature. It really serves no purpose other than to demonstrate what momentum is.
Buy it here for $28.99.
3-in-1 fast wireless charging station, $31.99
This one really sells – a nifty place to charge all your electronics at once while charging them wirelessly (because we all know they have a habit of dying at the same time).
Buy this wireless charger here for $31.99 with coupon.
Mini Desktop Vacuum, $32.86
Do you have a buildup of cookie crumbs on your desk while working from home? Do all of us. One sweep with these bad boys and it will be sparkling clean again. It’s one of the handiest desktop gadgets you can own. Did we also mention it’s a cow?
Buy it here for $32.86.
Magnetic Floating Globe, $35.99
Screw grabbing one of those old-fashioned desktop globes, the future is now. This levitating globe floats in the air through the use of magnets. This desktop gadget is cool, enough said.
Buy it here for $35.99 with coupon.
Cute Cat Post-it Dispenser, $19.47
You can keep your post-its in a boring drawer in your home office or you can display them in this cute cat holder. The choice is yours.
Buy it here for $19.47.
Pen Grower, $6
This one is for all the plant-obsessed fiends out there. If you want an extra way to squeeze more plants onto your desk, you can do that with this propagation pen.
Buy it here for $6.
Headphone stand hanger, $13.99
Having a handy place to store your headphones is a complete game-changer, especially when you can stick them under your desk out of sight.
Buy this desktop gadget here for $13.99.
Mini dachshund subwoofer speaker, $20
This one might be too cool (and loud) to bring to your work from the home office, but it’s adorable. It’s a literal subwoofer, we’re done.
Buy it here for $20.