Are you looking for a unique gift for a colleague or family member for their office, cubicle, or workspace? This article will give you a list of 10 unique gifts that will make them appreciate you that much more!
I am always on the lookout for unique workspace and cubicle accessories. I’d like to share what I consider the Top 10 when it comes to unique workspace gifts that you might want to look into for your friends, family, or co-workers.
If you care about work desk decor trends you should certainly check out the items detailed below. These are in no particular order of preference because I love all of these items and use them all!
I recently purchased this AFROG Metal Desk Lamp LED for my home office and my work office cubicle. I upgraded from my Sunlight Desk Lamp LED to this versatile metal desk lamp LED with it’s various settings and features.
The kicker for me was the USB port on the side of the base that I use to charge my phone at home and at work! It also has a fast charger. If you want to buy a quality desk lamp for yourself, a family member, or a coworker this AFROG Metal Desk Lamp cannot come more highly recommended!
There is nothing like having a great LED Desk Lamp in your office or workspace. This lamp also comes with a port for phone charging which I use every day. Also, there are many other features like 5 Lighting Modes, 5 Brightness Modes, Foldable Design, Night Function, and Auto Timer.
I decided to take a big step in attempting to boost my mood and energy level when I recently purchased a Verilux® HappyLight® Luxe – Light Therapy Lamp. I really wanted to utilize light therapy since I have no real access to natural sunlight during the day sitting in the middle of Cubicle Nation.
I read a lot of great reviews on Amazon for this light therapy unit so I bit the bullet and shelled out the money for this intriguing product.
Be advised that you don’t keep this on all day long like you do with my Trademark Home Sunlight Desk Lamp that I write about in this article so it really isn’t a replacement for that desk lamp. You run it at certain time intervals and light intensity based on your need and sensitivity.
Implementing strategic office lighting solutions are extremely important if you want to set the proper ambience in your workspace.
8. Crock-Pot Electric Lunch Box, Portable Food Warmer
I’ve owned my 20 Oz Crock-Pot Food Warmer for many years. This food warmer allows you to steer clear of the company microwave ovens which are always pretty gross from my many years of experience.
I’ve had many comments from coworkers on my food warmer and there have been at least two who have purchased this unit for their own offices. BTW, they also swear by it!
Have you ever gone to someone’s office trying to find that person and they weren’t in their office? Of course you have and the inventor of Flip It perceived a need in the office environment and created this visual indicator that would indicate where that person happened to be at the time.
Flip It are small plastic cards, the size of a credit card, that have various messages on it such as Out of Office, Break, Meeting, Lunch, and Vacation (check out this article which includes a youTube video).
It works in my cubicle environment when I am out to lunch, in a meeting, or on vacation. It’s a simple,but awesome office accessory!
I have owned this awesome compact one cup coffee maker for over 2 years now and use it every morning to brew up a piping hot cup of Starbucks coffee.
It was recommended to me by a friend of mine who is also a coffee blogger and boy was he right when he recommended this model! I write about it in more detail in this article.
I also sprung for this Hario Burr Coffee Grinder that I use in conjunction with my Black and Decker. You can see it in action here. I admit I am a coffee addict but you must admit that my coffee is about as fresh as it gets!
If you aren’t a Keurig fan (I’m certainly not!) and love to have your coffee your way, this inexpensive and small footprint Brew N Go will certainly do the trick for you!
These Bose QC30 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Earbuds are the best I have found when it comes to cancelling out background noise in the office or at home. If you want some more details and images of these exceptional, high quality earbuds, you can check out this article.
These days the open office concept is a lot more common in the workplace and cancelling out background noise allowing you to focus is so important.
My boss actually had been using these top flight earbuds for about a year before I broke down and bought them. I am almost mesmerized at how well that they work.
They aren’t cheap but if you want to treat yourself, a coworker, or your spouse with a quality gift these Bose QC30 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Earbuds are the best I have experienced.
There is a soft neckband attached to the earbuds that is extremely comfortable. The on/off and pairing button is on the neckband and there is a handy inline remote for adjusting volume and adjusting noise cancelling.
The built-in microphones allow you to be heard clearly while talking on the phone or attending a meeting.
Sometimes you just have to add some levity to your office environment and this really cool and unique item will do just that for you! The Post-it Cat Pop-up Note Dispenser is a rather whimsical and useful product for adding some practicality as well as a really cool office accessory.
The Post-it notes pop out of the cat’s hands in a unique fashion. You can read a lot more about it if you read this article including a youTube video. For short money this gift will make a big impression!
I actually purchased two of these 6AMLifestyle Headphone Hangers, one for my office cubicle and one for my home office.
I tend to think this is a really cool office accessory and you’ll always be able to find your headphones or earbuds whenever you need them. This article will give you more images as well as a youTube video that I filmed in my home office showing you how they work.
These days everyone has either a headphone or earbuds that they use throughout the day. This 6AMLifestyle Headphone Hanger is a unique office accessory that would make a really cool office gift for a coworker or family member.
This hanger is the perfect spot to hang your headphones or earbuds. Just screw in the rubber-tipped screw to the underside of your desk and you’re in business.
No assembly required! If you are interested, I also have a list of my top 5 cubicle hangers if you need to hang anything from your cubicle walls.
This Fellowes Plastic Partition Additions Shelf was one of the first products I bought for my office cubicle after I realized that my desktop was too cluttered! I wrote a detailed article about how to hang it here and it was simple and was up on my cubicle wall within minutes.
It has been there now for more than 2 years and hasn’t budged.
If you want to move it to another area of your cubicle you can simply lift it up and reinsert the stainless steel needles in an another area of your cubicle wall.
Great product, short money, and this is another one of my really big sellers on this site and one of the best office gifts you could give to a coworker!
This is a really effective unit for moving items off of your desk and onto your walls. It’s one of my favorite cubicle wall accessories.
I couldn’t create a list like this without including my iView Computer Monitor Rear View Mirror. There are more hits on the article I wrote about this mirror than any other one on my site. In fact, this product has generated the most unit sales on this website!
What I have noticed is that people don’t just order one of these, they order many. It’s certainly one of the most popular office gifts on my site.
This computer mirror allows me to see someone walking up to my desk without having to turn around. This article shows images of me affixing my iView Rear View Cubicle Mirror to my flat panel monitor in work.
Check out my Monitor Mirror Review if you want to see some other monitor mirrors (including a youTube video). Don’t let anyone sneak up on you anymore!
I also have a list of 20 small office organization ideas if you also work within the confines of a small workspace. If you need any more detailed information on any of these office gifts, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or use my Contact Me page. I own every product shown here and can give you more info if you need it!
Bob has been blogging for over 20 years and has been an office and cubicle dweller for more than 35 years. He has been featured in numerous online publications such as US News and World Report, Bustle, and Work Awesome (you can read his articles here). He created the popular office website CubicleBliss in January 2011 and rebranded it as WorkspaceBliss in April 2020.
In the office he’s been an IT Manager, Applications Engineer, Systems Analyst, Software Project leader, and Programmer Analyst in his long career. He’s a Certified Microsoft Professional and possesses a Masters of Science degree and two Bachelor of Science degrees, one of those in Informational Technology.
During his career he has worked in the office full-time, as a hybrid remote worker, and has worked from home permanently.