45 Cool Desk Accessories for Creative Minds, Men And Women

45 Cool Desk Accessories for Creative Minds, Men And Women

As a working professional, you spend so much of your life at your desk. If you’re more artistic-minded, it’s especially important that this environment supports your creative energy. Luckily, desk culture has moved beyond boring designs. Check out these 45 cool accessories to make your desk a little more fun and lot more productive.

Organizational Desk Accessories

In order to do your best work, it’s helpful to have all your tools nearby. Use these organization items to have easy access to everything you need.

CoolTime DIY Screen Pen & Pencil Holder

Always have a pen or pencil nearby with these mini storage bins. This versatile storage solution can adhere to your screen or desk and come in triangle or trapezoid shapes. They come in a pack of three.

Ikee Design Acrylic 6-Shelf Office Desk Organizer

If you don’t want to stick anything to your screen or desk, this desk organizer is a good alternative. It keeps all of your creative tools organized in one clean and clear location.

RooLee Geometric Metal Book Ends

Available in black or white, these heavy-duty bookends have a unique geometric design. The padded, non-slip base will keep your books secure and desk scratch-free. You can decorate the ends with dry flowers or special cards, or keep them open for a sleek look.

Neun Welten Metal Bookends

Neun Welten Metal Bookends

If you have a collection of large or tall books and albums that you want to organize, these metal bookends could help. They are heavy-duty yet stylish, with a unique circle and line pattern.

Fox Run Triangular White Marble Bookends

If you prefer solid shapes to a metal lattice, these 100% natural, polished marble bookends could be for you. They come in black or white and are sure to keep your books in place at eight pounds in weight.

MOS Magnetic Cable Organizer-White

Since electronic device makers haven’t yet figured out how to manufacture never-ending batteries, you likely have a bunch of cables you rely on to keep your devices charged. Keep these wires neat with this unique magnetic cable organizer.

Maxdot Stainless Steel Business Cards Holders (Rose Gold)

While much business interaction is digital these days, it’s still nice to have a few business cards on hand. This classy card holder in rose gold comes in a two pack so you can give one to a friend.

Monitor Stands

There’s been a growing movement to help workers avoid neck and spine injuries during long hours in front of the computer. Getting your monitor at the proper height is one way to avoid unnecessary pain. Before you put a few reams of paper under the monitor, check out these stylish solutions.

DYCacrlic Clear Acrylic Computer Monitor Stand Holder

This clear acrylic monitor stand lifts your computer 3.675 inches and is designed to fit any monitor up to 24 inches. The clear acrylic is unobtrusive so your focus can remain on the creative elements around you.

Samdi Universal Desktop Computer Monitor Wooden Stand

If you prefer a more retro look, this black walnut wooden monitor stand might be more your style. It lifts your monitor or laptop 3.62 inches off the desk

SAMDI Walnut Laptop Stand and Cooling Computer Holder

If you’re a laptop user on the go, this laptop stand is easy to transport. It lifts your computer to eye level and allows optimal airflow and works well with MacBook Air, Pro 13 15, iPad Pro 12.9, Dell XPS, Surface, Chromebook 11 to 17 laptops.

SONGMICS Bamboo Wood Monitor Riser with Storage Organizer

This last monitor option combines the best of style, ergonomic fit, and organization. The classic wood riser has built-in storage for your cell phone, coffee mug, and other office supplies while raising your monitor 3.3 inches.

Office Supplies

Of course, creatives need quality office supplies on hand for whenever inspiration strikes. You’re not a school kid anymore; you can move beyond number two pencils and composition notebooks (although there’s nothing wrong if these are your creative mediums of choice).

Code&Quill Traveler Notebook Premium Softcover

You probably have your own favorite brand of notebook, but have you tried the options from Code&Quill? The dot grid lay flat design and durable pages are great for sketching, drawing, and note taking.

Moleskine Classic Hard Cover Notebook, Ruled, Large (5" x 8.25") Black

A classic name in notebooks, Moleskine produces premium pads and paper. With various color and paper options, you’re sure to find the Moleskine that suits your style.

AnMiao Star Small Metal Drop-shaped Paper Clip

These beautiful paper clips, yes paper clips, are worth the upgrade. Once you try these elegant gold, drop-shaped clips, you won’t be able to go back to the old-school silver trumpet ones.

Alessi Chip Magnetic Paper Clip Holder

If you do decide to stick with silver paper clips, then you should definitely get this paper clip holder. Paper clips adhere to the outside of this chrome-plated Zamak bird for a practical and cute addition to your desk.

U Brands Wire Metal Desktop Tape Dispenser

Bet you didn’t realize that a tape dispenser could have an artistic look. This copper/rose gold dispenser is made of a sleek wire frame that works in any minimalist office.

XIAOYU Acrylic Clear and Rose Gold Desktop Stapler

Guard this clear and rose gold stapler so that it doesn’t disappear to a co-worker’s office. It comes with rose gold staples to give your papers a bit of flare.

Yicaihong Hard Silver Metal Aluminum Mouse Pad

Mousepads get a serious upgrade in this sleek metal aluminum design. It's waterproof and just as accurate as your dingy rubber composite version.


It’s a digital world, and you likely use multiple gadgets to complete your work. Here are some of the best accessories and charging options to get the most out of this gear, while still looking good.

Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones

If you don't have a pair of noise-canceling headphones, it's time to get on the bandwagon. This black set is comfortable, wireless and helps block out distractions.

Neoteck Portable Headphone Amplifier

Given the importance of music to your creative endeavors, consider getting a portable headphone amplifier. This rechargeable version works with MP3s, MP4, and most smartphones and computers.

Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 3 Wireless Speaker System

If you have your own workspace and don't have to use headphones, be sure to get quality and stylish speakers. This Bluetooth rechargeable speaker is covered in premium fabric and is available in multiple colors to complement your office.

Harman Kardon SoundSticks Speaker System

Cooler than most wireless speakers, this speaker system has one of the most unique industrial designs on the market. The system delivers crystal clear sound and can be adjusted with elegant touch controls.

Meeting Owl 360 Degree Video Conference Camera

Conference calls don’t have to be an awkward exercise of staring at the wrong place on your monitor. This 360-degree conference camera can show everyone in the room and automatically focuses on whoever is speaking. It can pick up dialogue out to 12-feet.

Poweroni USB Charging Station Dock

Charge all your devices at once with this 6-port, fast-charging docking station. It’s compatible with most Apple and Android products.

YTech Premium Charging Triple Pad

Another revolution in charging technology has been the charging pad. This wireless version works with multiple iPhone and Samsung devices.

Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad

This charging pad is another option if your design aesthetic leans more towards discs and spheres. Available in multiple colors, this charging station can lie flat or be propped on a stand. It’s compatible with most iPhone, Samsung, LG, and Sony phones.

Twelve South HiRise 2 Deluxe Charging Stand for iPhone/iPad

If you need to your iPad or iPhone screen to be visible while charging, this simple stand could help you out. The adjustable stand comes works with lightning and micro-USD cables.

100 PERCENT Hybrid Tower Charging Station

A charging station for multiple devices – including laptops, tablets and phones – and portable power pack in one, this charging solution is a go-to for anyone who relies on multiple devices to complete their day-to-day work.

Cozoo Charging Station and Earphone Hanger Hook

This subtle but versatile desk attachment can be placed under your desk to organize your headphones while charging important electronics via USB ports.


Long work hours require adequate lighting. Protect your eyesight and creative spirit with these lighting solutions.

SHINE HAI Minimalist Solid Wood Simple Desk Lamp

With a wood base and square, double-layered linen shade, this lamp creates a soothing vibe and natural-looking lighting.

Gerintech LED Desk Lamp

This multi-use lamp includes a USB charging port, multiple light settings, clock, pen holder, thermometer, calendar, and a color-changing base. You can dim the lamp with a simple touch.

TaoTronics Aluminum Alloy Dimmable LED Desk Lamp

If you’re looking for a lamp in dark grey or silver, check out this simple but multi-functional lamp. It also has a USB charging port and multiple brightness levels.

Gingko Octagon One Rechargeable Modern LED Desk Lamp

This touch lamp has an octagon base with a flat LED light attached to a single plank of wood. The walnut color and unique shape create a modern look.


Desk décor and trinkets are where you really get to let your personality shine. Crystals, art, plants and more, the options are nearly endless.

Rainbow Vision Sand Picture

Every artist should have some art in her or his office. This sand picture constantly changes to create never-ending visual masterpieces. The slowly changing image also creates a soothing effect.

Rose Quartz Pyramid

Even if you don't use Reiki or believe in the healing energy of crystals, this rose quartz pyramid can still have a calming and cleansing effect.

CrystalAge Amethyst Cluster Medium

Amethyst is thought by some to help aid the creative process. No matter your beliefs, the crystal can add a touch of color to your desk.

HYBEADS Labradorite Palm Stone

Labradorite is also thought of as having healing and opening properties. At a minimum, it can be soothing to turn the stone over in your palm.

La Redoute Interieurs Bakala Marble Mantel Clock

This white marble clock can help you keep on task without being too distracting. It goes well with other marble desk accessories.

Sagaform 5015336 Water Carafe with Oak Stopper

If you want to stay hydrated while you work, you don’t need to use paper cups or ugly sports water bottles. Instead get this beautiful and elegant mouthblown glass carafe.

Golden Devil’s Ivy, Pothos 4” Pot

Plants make any environment more comfortable. Small Pothos plants are great for offices as they require little care and can grow in almost any light environment. It’s also fun to have a living companion to sit by your side as you work.

Hide & Drink Rustic Leather Catchall

Keep small personal items such as wallet, keys, and change in a central location with this classy, bourbon brown, handmade catchall. It can sit on your desk, on a shelf or in a drawer.


This fun clock tells you in plain English what time it is. It can also be used as an alarm clock and reading light.

Bella's Garden Geometric Terrarium

When you get a plant for your desk, you have many options for potting. This geometric planter is great for succulents, ferns, moss and air plants.

Air Plants Online Air Plant Assortment

You can fill your geometric terrarium with these varied air plants. Each pack comes with four plants and a spray bottle to keep them lightly watered.

Stelton Theo Coffee Maker

No creative desk accessories list would be complete without an elegant coffee maker. There’s no need to rely on the mediocre office brew. Make your own!

This list is not exhaustive. Just remember, as you set up your workspace, desk accessories don't have to be boring. With a little research, you can find accessories that match your creative spirit.

author: patrick algrim
About the author

Patrick Algrim is an experienced executive who has spent a number of years in Silicon Valley hiring and coaching some of the world’s most valuable technology teams. Patrick has been a source for Human Resources and career related insights for Forbes, Glassdoor, Entrepreneur, Recruiter.com, SparkHire, and many more.


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