9 Cool Desk Accessories to Make Any Workspace Less Boring
When procrastination gets the best of him, Dad will be happy to have a distraction that might even improve his short game. Experts can use the dial on the side to adjust the pitch of the green, making the course significantly more difficult.
To buy: $35, uncommongoods.com.
The busy man who can’t seem to keep track of the date will have a better shot at getting his calendar straight with this artful clock in his office. Designed to be used year after year, the magnetic balls shift to mark the date and the year.
To buy: $45, momastore.org.
Everyday I’m Hustlin Name Plate
Gift a little comic relief to the hardest working guy you know. The side of his cubicle probably already has his name on it, so opt for something a little different. This old-school nameplate is sure to make his coworkers laugh... and give him a little ego boost on those nights he has to work late.
To buy: $29, gentsupplyco.com.
Helicopter Mechanical Paperweight
This cool chrome desk accessory does triple duty to help him weather a turbulent to-do list. The sleek paperweight has four colored ballpoint pens that resemble a helicopter’s rotary and a magnetic cockpit to hold paper clips, push pins, and other metal accessories.
To buy: $48, uncommongoods.com.
Navy Dream Desk
If he has a new job (or could simply use a refresh), this gift will give his desk a total makeover in one fell swoop. The color-coordinated set comes complete with two letter trays, an accessory tray, a pen cup, a dozen ballpoint pens, a mouse pad, a memo pad, paperclips, binder clips, a stapler, a tape dispenser, and a soft cover notebook.
To buy: $100, poppin.com.
Bamboo USB Desk Speakers
Mini retro-looking speakers are a great choice for the guy who has his own office or works out of the house. When the USB cord is plugged in, the duo will stay powered up all day. But when he gets up for a meeting, they’ll shut off after 12 minutes of inactivity.
To buy: $59, westelm.com.
Cactus Cork Desk Organizer
Even if he hasn’t yet cultivated his green thumb, Dad can still have something reminiscent of the outdoors (no, he doesn’t have to water this one) on his desk. This cork cactus can stand alone as a neat accessory, or it can hold push pins, pictures, and more.
To buy: $15, urbanoutfitters.com.
Wood Desk Organizer and Charging Station
When you’re as busy as he is, those devices seem to need constant charging. This wooden organizer will keep both his tablet and his phone powered up and ready to go. Plus, it features extra storage for pencils, business cards, and more.
To buy: $50, urbanoutfitters.com.
Concrete Desk Lamp With Planter
When he’s burning the midnight oil, this desk lamp will keep his workspace illuminated. The concrete lamp plugs in to his laptop or computer via a USB port. On the side, a small planter can accommodate a succulent or an air plant to make his desk feel a little less industrial.
To buy: $30, kikkerland.com.