10 Cool Desk Accessories That'll Make You Happy

When you spend most of your time at your job, it's important to know how to make your desk look better with cool accessories that will make your desk your happy place. Adding fun accessories that put a smile on your face is the best way to make your cubicle feel way less boring. If your desk is already your happy place as is, more power to you. But mine could use a bit of work.

My desk is covered with standard issue supplies. Think: black staplers and tape dispensers, as well as paperclips in the same package they came in. You need cute office accessories to be productive at work, right? Might as well take them to the next level. You’d be surprised at how many novelty desk accessories are out there in the world (trust me, I’ve spent hours browsing the web). What’s even better is that you won’t be taking up that precious desktop real estate with useless items. Instead, you can find clever pens, notepads, and other everyday tools that are not only necessary to be productive, but bring more fun to your office workday.

Whether your next desk accessory is a conversation starter, something that shows off your personality, or something that you just think is fun, every time you reach for it, you’ll find yourself grinning from ear-to-ear.

Bring A Friend To Work

Post-it Cat Figure Pop-up Note Dispenser, $7, Amazon

Work can get lonely sometimes, so why not bring a friend with you? This Post-it Cat is the perfect desk accessory, as it's not only useful, but it will leave you with a huge smile on your face. Stock the cat with the accordion-style Post-it Notes for the best results. Your new cat friend will be the perfect assistant when jotting down messages and quick notes throughout the workday.

Bring Some Color To Your Desk

Generic Poo-leaf Forest Green Grass-Blade Ballpoint Pen Set, $4, Amazon

You won't have to worry about killing this plant. Choose from five different styles, including grass-blade, leaves, two types of flowers, and clovers to spruce up your pen holder. You'll accomplish two things: brightening up an otherwise dull desk and bringing a bit of "nature" inside. The set comes with 12 black ink ballpoint pens that are practical as well as an awesome conversation piece.

OMG Shoes

Swingline High Heel Stapler, $10-$20, Amazon

If you're a shoe lover, take it a step further with a stapler that will dress up your desk. Choose between a classic black high heel or a red one, and then squeeze the heel and the bottom of the shoe together to organize your papers. You can staple two to 20 pages with this functional and fashionable office tool. (Use with Swingline staples for best results.)

Happy Hour Came Early

Scotch Cosmo Dispenser, $7, Amazon

You may go with your coworkers to chill out after work, but now, you can actually have Happy Hour early with a desk accessory that resembles your favorite cocktail. This Cosmo is really a tape dispenser — and a fun and quirky addition to your desk.

A Reasonable Plan of Attack

Knock Knock Sticky Note Pad, Today's Plan of Attack, $13, Amazon

Finally, a useful to-do list. Gone are the days where you jot down everything in one column and hope to get things done. This funny pad separates your "Plan of Attack" into three sections: Most Critical, Would Be Nice, and Not a Chance. One buyer said, "This pad helps me organize my tasks better and makes me more productive." Prioritizing has never been easier or more fun!

Foodies Unite

20 of Assorted IWAKO Japanese Puzzle Erasers - Restaurant Food, $12, Amazon

If you're a big foodie and you spend hours of the day dreaming about your next meal, accessorize your office with some kitschy erasers. With an assortment of restaurant food items sprinkled across your desk, you'll never have a problem deciding what to eat for lunch again. Whether its sushi, a burger and fries, spaghetti and meatballs, or dim sum, you will constantly feel inspired by these adorable erasers.

Brighten Up Your Space

LumiSource LS-L-WOOPSY Novelty Desk Lamp, $25-$39, Amazon

A great desk lamp can make a huge difference in your office. Why go for a boring normal lamp when you can go for something bold and fun? Choose something that will start a conversation when someone comes into your office, like this colorful piece that looks like a bucket is spilling paint all over the place. (It even comes in orange, blue, pink, purple, white and yellow.)

Decorate Using Things You Actually Need

D-Click High Quality Golden Robot Memory Stick, $13-$35, Amazon

Quirky decorations are awesome, but they aren't any good unless they are useful. Your desk space is valuable, so make sure you're using it wisely. What's a great addition that doesn't take up a lot of space that you actually need? A USB flash drive of course! This fun gold robot stands up on your desk, and you won't misplace it because it will become a part of the decor. You can purchase it in a number of sizes, too, ranging from 8GB-64GB.

Get Comfortable

AccMart Adjustable Mini Foot Hammock, $24, Amazon

You spend a lot of time in your office. You actually spend most of your time in there, so you might as well be comfortable. If you like to kick off your shoes and put your feet up, but you haven't figured out how to do that at work yet, this hammock is the way to go. It's easy to install, and it's adjustable. Just hook it to the legs of your desk with the included clips and adjust the straps to fit the length of your desk.

Relieve Some Typical Work Day Stress

SUCK UK Dead Fred Pen Holder, $3, Amazon

Work can be stressful. It's just something that happens. Instead of taking your stress out on an undeserving person in your office, get creative. This penholder is the perfect way to do that. The "Dead Series" offers a number of desk accessories, such as this penholder that gives you the chance to stab your frustrations away and store your pens. One buyer also said, "It has not only helped with anxiety and stress, but it has worked wonders for my Arthritis. I can hold it different ways for a variety of resistance." Sounds like a great addition!

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