7 Cute Things You May Not Need for Your Desk But Probably Want

By Sarah Aterrado - November 13, 2023

Sitting behind the computer screen all day can be pretty exhausting. But believe me when I say that sprucing up your boring workspace is important for your mental health and your productivity too.

I find it truly amazing how something so small and simple as the color of Post-it note can have a big impact on your mood. So I've rounded up things that are cute and may be impractical but with one look, can make your stressful day a bit bearable.

Sure, these may be bare unnecessities but you have been working hard and you deserve a little treat. After all, the things you want are sustenance for the heart, right?

So, here goes...

1. Tissue Dispenser

Tissue dispensers are a convenient way to store and, wait for it... dispense your tissues. If you are going to add one to your desk, why settle for something that screams bland and boring when there is a better and cuter option right here?

You can get it here.

2. Phone Stand

A phone stand can help boost productivity.


When you have a phone stand right next to your computer, your hands can focus on your task and you can still easily see your phone should there be notifications that your ordered food is already out for delivery.

Again, how does it help boost productivity?

You're almost out of money from all those food coming to your doorstep. So you either work extra hard or starve.

You can get it here.

3. Airpods Holder

Imagine life without a holder for your AirPods. Oh wait, you don't have AirPods. And even if you did, you don't need a holder. I would bet my life you can't trust your overpriced wireless thingamabobs with these cute little fellas.

But if you're thinking of buying these just because they look funny, you're not wrong with that, buddy. They sure can be uplifting.

You can get it here.

4. Ceramic Mug

Let's face it. Your tasks can become boring, but you could at least perk up your daily brew.

Take a sip of coffee from this adorable ceramic mug. It certainly does not make the quality of your coffee better, but it does add flair to your desk when you put it next to you while working.

You can get it here.

5. Ceramic Coaster

Did you see the monstrosity of that photo that I posted before this? In case you didn't notice, that ceramic kitty mug—adorable as could be—is sitting on top of a book while being poured in with milk! Ugh. Que horror!

This is when I tell you that a cute ceramic coaster is not just decorative but it has a legitimate purpose. It can prevent ugly water rings and marks from ending up on your desk (and can save a book from bad fate, too).

You can get it here.

6. Mini Planter

They say that adding greenery to your workspace helps restore your attention and focus. A plant is a pretty thing to look at every now and then when you want to take a break from the screen.

But if you are like me who would rather opt for a fake plant because a real one keeps dying on you in less than a week, this cute mini planter can make your plant look alive.

You can get it here.

7. Mini Desk Lamp

Working in the middle of the night and trying to conserve energy by not using the big room light? But did you know that working in the dark with flashes of light coming from your screen alone can cause eye strain?

Be easy on your eyes. Put another source of light on your workspace. Get one that can make you say 'aaaaaw' every time you look at it. This mini desk lamp, for example.

You can get it here.

That's it!

If it is not still obvious, the things that were mentioned above are coming from someone who likes cats. If you are not a fan of these highly entitled creatures that have the ability to slave you, don't fret. The things I have listed do NOT:

- have fur and claws;
- walk across or flop on your keyboard;
- sleep on your face;
- wake you up at 5AM;
- and most importantly, try to kill you.

So, go ahead. Add these to your cart and check these cute things out!

All images are from sellers' respective product listings and/or buyer reviews, and Unsplash.com.

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  1. Absolutely adorable suggestions for desk décor! Your list of cute items adds a delightful touch to the workspace. While not necessities, they're certainly tempting additions. Thanks for bringing a bit of joy to the mundane. Can't resist wanting them all!