Desk accessories can sometimes be the best part of your day, sadly. Or maybe your cubicle is looking drab and needs a pick me up. Perhaps there are truly some supplies that you’re missing, but the fashionista in you needs something a little more stylish. Fun and functional pieces for your desktop can make a world of a difference.
Unique desk accessories can be hard to come across, but we’ve got some unique pieces that might help you to pick out a theme or inspire you to go on a thrift store hunt for a vintage set, or just order some online! Check out our 11 finds below.
1. Dachshund Letter Holder. A slinky inspired black and gold piece that holds all of your snail mail, love notes, thank you cards, or whatever kind of physical “mail” you get these days. Trés chic! Find yours at Anthropologie.
2. Kitchen Sink Paperclip Holder. This one holds just about everything– but the kitchen sink. Magnetic, fun and functional; this accessory keeps paperclip streams steady with it’s strong magnetic faucet. Learn more on Amazon.
3. Staple-less Staplers (Set of 2). Finally, a low maintenance stapler that doesn’t require the refilling of those crazy spring loaded gadgets and the like. These simple contraptions punch a hole and fold the flap to secure your pages together– but be careful not to use these on thick stacks of paper, they’re more for the onesie-twosie jobs. Uncommon Goods has them here.
4. Dead Fred Pen Holder. Might be a bit morbid, but also on the money for those Monday mornings or stressful days. Crafted of silicone rubber, just stab him whenever it’s suitable and he’ll keep your pen in place. Order your own from Amazon.
5. Ace Pilot Strip Stapler. The gentleman’s favorite desktop stapler, with a retro feel. A chrome finish completes this rear-loaded stapler that really makes a statement in a Mad Men style setting. Check them out on Amazon.
6. Eye Glasses Holder. A personal favorite, for where can you find a place to beautifully display your frames other than this carved wooden nose stand? A sustainable piece of wood is used for a good cause in creating this artful piece, learn more on Uncommon Goods.
7. The Butt Station Desk Accessory Holder. While it might be a bit crude for some, toilet humor goes a long way for others. This all in one unit holds paper clips, multiple pens and has a tape dispenser perched atop the john. A great gift for the guy in your life, over at Amazon.
8. Hand Pen Holder with Magnetic Back. An art loving minimalist’s approach to desk accessories, this white sculpted hand is forming a grip that holds pens, pencils, you name it. The back smooth surface is magnetic for whatever loose metal bits need wrangling. Amazon has them waiting for you.
9. Jac Zagoory Staple Removers. Artist Jac Zagoory has a whole slew of animals in his staple remover collections– some of the most notable being: gator, lion, T-Rex, snake, bear and more. Crafted from pewter, these small ‘staples’ are great lasting gifts to give to yourself and others. Amazon has these and more.
10. Nailed it Desk Organizer. Another all in one creation, with this one being ideal for the project manager, or those who really “hit things off.” Made from all real tool parts and recycled steel elements, the spring loaded piece holds business cards and pens aside from its fun appearance. Uncommon Goods has them here.
11. Retro Shaped Wooden Rulers. For the child in all of us, sometimes all it takes is a simple wooden ruler. Choose from the giraffe, gun, rocket ship or microphone to satisfy your inner kid on the most serious of days. Order these UK pieces, here.