40 Stylish Gifts for Your Home Office

Now that more of us telecommute, the office has grown into one of the most important rooms in the home. We would like to help you ensure your friends and family have the very best office accessories (for efficiency), desks they will want to stay clear (for inspiration ), chairs that let them roll wherever they desire (comfort) and desk accessories that make them smile (for sanity). After we had these basic functions down, we sought out the things that achieved them together with the most panache.

We’d love your great present finds! In reality, a few of the thoughts here came in the Houzz community. Insert a link to your very best idea for the perfect present for your home office at the comments section and tell us why you enjoy it. The Houzz member with the majority of creative thought wins a $50 gift card to Pottery Barn. And make sure you come back tomorrow for our next guide to the many trendy gifts of the season!

West Elm

Parsons Desk with Drawers – $299

I can’t say enough about just how adaptable the Parsons Desk with Drawers is. I have one in my home, and as I move things around, it has been my own computer desk, a console, a buffet, and now serves as a vanity in my area. This is a classic desk that whomever you give it to will hang onto for life.

Wood construction.
Two drawers close flush to get a smooth coating.
48″w / 24″d x 30″h.
Easy assembly required


Grassy Lawn Charging Station – $24.99

Keren, Houzz friend and author of the design website chictip, says”The Grassy Lawn Charging Station is artificial grass to cushion your gadgets whenever they charge. Allow your cameras, phones, MP3 players, etc. . unwind while they rejuvenate!”

Artificial Grass on the top, compartment for holding your cables and power adapters under
You provide the cables and adapters
Works with any small device with a charging cable
11″ x 7″ x 4.35″


GelaSkins | Charley Harper – Missing Migrants – $29.95

Thanks to Houzz community member Poisiraisk for suggesting that a GelaSkin for electronic equipment. Here I’ve chosen the pairing of Charley Harper and a 15″ MacBook Pro, but you can locate them for a range of telephones, notebooks, and gadgets, and also select from pictures from countless artists.

Specs for the 15″ MacBook Pro Gelaskin:
3M technologies for simple application and clean removal
Super-thin (less than 1mm) demanding scratch protection
Doesn’t interfere with any laptop cases, notebook covers, etc..
Actual notebook skin dimensions: 13.4 x 9.2″ (340 x 234mm)

Urban Outfitters

App Magnets – $16

This set of magnets is a good gift for that person who needs an iPhone intervention. You know who they’re –they scroll through screen after screen of programs and never focus on anything you say anymore.

Epoxy, magnet
Wipe clean
Set of 18 magnets, approx .75″W, each
5″ W x 9.5″H
$16 for 18 magnets

The Container Store

Mini Microfiber Fuzzy Finger Mitt – $2.99

Face It: The surfaces we touch (keyboards, telephones, PDAs) will be those we wash the least. Gross! Throw these bright little mitt cleaners in your favourite techie’s stocking.

Made from microfiber chenille
Two surfaces for cleaning & dusting or buffing & polishing
Machine washable

The Container Store

Bisley Five-Drawer Cabinet – $99.99

These drawers are a fun alternative to the typical filing cabinet. Each drawer may contain a loose document or several file folders, and they are small enough to use for pencils, paperclips, et. Al. (organizer folds for all these thing are sold separately). The best part is all of the great colours they are available in. I’ve a vision of alternating light blue and crimson, or taxicab green and yellow. . .but I digress. These are also great for organizing gear, screws, nails and bolts in a tool shop.

Strong steel construction
Drawers accommodate letter-sized documents
5 Drawer cabinet
11″ x 16″ x 13″ h

The Container Store

Polo Desk Chair – $199.99

Stylish and comparatively inexpensive are demanding criteria when searching for desk chairs. The Polo Desk Chair is a fantastic value. It’ll add a pop of color and fun to any workspace.

Pneumatic lift allows you to place the seat at just the correct height
The seat swivels for extra flexibility
Injection-molded, polypropylene seat
Pneumatic lift easily adjusts the height of the seat from 19-1/2″ to 27-1/2″
Cast aluminum base
Casters provide easy mobility

Design Public

Singgih Kartono Desk Set – $75

This handcrafted and sustainable set of desk accessories includes a tape dispenser, stapler, envelope opener along with pen/card/envelope holder.

Naturally harvested mahogany and sonokeling wood.


Needlepoint Paperweight: British Flag | Pieces – $38

The perfect gift for those who love everything Union Jack; this clever needlepoint paperweight adds a fantastic dash of British pizzazz into a desktopcomputer.

1H x 4W x 3D handmade 100 percent
Wool needlepoint encased in glass
Black felted bottom

West Elm

Lacquer Office Magazine Butler – $22

Everyone has magazines, catalogs, samples, ledgers and logbooks that tend to mess up the desk. This fashionable magazine butler can keep things tidy and attractive, but nevertheless close at hand.

Wood building frame with high-gloss white lacquer finish.
4″w / 10″d x 11″h

Sundance Catalog

Wire Baskets, Set of 2 – $68

All these vintage-modern wire baskets are fantastic for a artist’s studio or furry buddy who needs a little help reigning in their supplies.

11 1/2″W x 7 1/2″D x 5 1/2″H

Ballard Designs

Suzanne Kasler Sisal Board – Big – Ballard Designs – $179

If you have noticed a friend has a depressing old bulletin board in her office, then give her this inspirational inspiration board update! Offered in brushed silver, white, black, or brown, it will instantly transform inspiration boards into artwork.

Choose from brushed silver, Tuscan brownish or rubbed white
made from sisal with walnut frame.
541/4″H X 24″W X 1 1/2″D


Sebastiano Pencil Holder – $23

Sometimes after a phone call your friend may feel like stabbing something. He can do that, and put his pen away at the same time, by putting it in this humorous little desktop pencil and pen holder.

Comes in choice of three colours
5.1″ L x 4.9″ W x 1.8″ H

In beautiful wood grain that this toolbox is much more fit to serve as a fashionable and unexpected organizer at the office. Fortunately, if your giftee wishes to bang it up with real tools, it also comes in metal orange camo print variations.

Size – 19″ L x 6.5″ H x 6″ D

The Spoon Sisters

Hanging on a slippery smart phone can be tricky. This little plunger functions as a stand while one talks or sneaks in an episode of”Skating with the Stars” while doing busy work. Yes, that is correct, I said”Skating with the Stars.”

Wood and rubberized
1 3/4″ L x 1 1/4″

Fred Flare

All these punctuation-mark stickies are so much more fun than the conventional yellow Post-It note. Just warn your giftee that slapping the red ? On memos in the boss and returning them to said boss is not a good idea.

Set of 5 pads
50 pages each
Each pad is approximately 1″x3″


Pantone Tin Box – $28

Your favourite design fan will reverse over these very accurately colored Pantone tin boxes. They are large enough for standard (8.5″x11″) paper storage.

Choose 1 color or most of them: 186 C Red; 672 C Pink; 377 C Green; 14-0848 Mimosa (2009’s colour of the year!) ; 10 C Cool Grey; 15-5519 Turquoise.
11.8″ W x 8.7″ D x 4.3″ H

Serena & Lily

Everything Bins – $85

This adorable metallic caddy out of Serena and Lily comes in an array of colours and patterns. Great for your artsy type who has a studio and/or craft space.

15″ L x 15″ W x 12.5″ H

Emmo Home

Essey Bin Bin Waste Paper Basket – $52

There’s a certain satisfaction in crumpling up a piece of paper and tossing it into a crumpled up wastepaper basket. Share it with someone whose current wastepaper basket has no style.

Hard polyethylene.
White, Red, Black dia 13.03″ h 12.99″

The Picket Fence

John Derian Crystal Paperweight Dome- Fern Spray – $60

John Derian gets the most mind-blowing group of vintage ephemera, and he utilizes the lost craft of decoupage to share it with the world. Pass one along and share it with a friend. You will find endless choices, but we are discussing the enchanting Fern Spray one with you today.

6″ diameter

Sugar Paper

Sugar Paper Desk Calendar – $52

While an agenda is a really personal choice one typically makes for oneself, a desk calendar is gifting fair game. This beautiful little letterpressed variant is printed with gold foil and letterpress-printed with 4 ink colours: grey, raspberry, grass green and capri blue.

Comes packed in a cigar box with a gold rack
6″ x 6″

See Jane Work

Jonathan Adler 2010-2011 Agenda – – $20

Alright, I know I just indicated that choosing out an agenda for someone else wasn’t purdent, there’s an exception: the Jonathan Adler fanatic. If you know a person who has a needlepoint muscle car pillow and/or a cookie jar that says”Medicines,” you are guaranteed they will flip on this Jonathan Adler program.

Coated paper exterior and interior cover webpages
Interior graphics that complement the exterior cover page, front pocket
Annual, monthly and weekly webpages
Sections for birthdays and events, vacations, notes and contacts; clever illustrations, fun facts, or interesting anecdotes at the start of each monthly section
Monthly planning pages possess”To Do” lists
Elastic band closure
17-month Agenda begins August 2010 and ends December 2011
5″ x 7 1/2″

Rare Device


Houzz team member Lily Gahagan spied this bold tape dispenser. The vertical orientation is sudden and takes up less real estate on the desktop.

Also comes in black, white, yellow and turquoise
6″ x 3″ x 2 1/4″

Smart Furniture

The Herman Miller Sayl Chair – $399

Ergonomics simplified! Thanks to Houzz community member Cirone for advocating the Herman Miller SAYL Chair! Yes, it is a little bit from our general gift guide price range, but if you add up all the hours your loved-one’s seat will spend here, it is pennies per hour.

The Sayl Chair seat features the Crossing cloth collection, a 100 percent -recycled polyester that is durable for everyday use. Offered in 7 colours.


3-Way Adjustable Tilting DUAL Desk – $38.40

Cirone also has a suggestion for the techy guy who loves his computer area:”My husband recently got double desk mount brackets for his LCD monitors and it makes his whole workspace look really cool. Well, in a really techy/geeky way:-RRB- it’s also great for ergonomics.”

3-Way Adjustable Tilting DUAL Desk Mount Bracket for LCD (Max 33 lbs., 10-23″)


500GB InSight™ USB Portable Hard Drive – Portable Hard Drives – Hard Disk | – $193.58

As a result of Houzz community member Poisiraisk, who says,”A hard drive is new or full — always good to have some excess storage space.”

The always-on LCD constantly shows the drive’s free space without the need for batteries or pc link, and automatically updates once the drive is attached and/or securely dismounted.

Compatible with all USB connections, the InSight™ drive includes a USB 2.0 cable, a quick-start manual and Nero BackItUp software that offers complete system backup/restore functions and optional password protection.


Bubble office chair – $199

This office seat is one of most trendy deals around today. It’s sleek, it is leather, and it looks like at least a million dollars, but it is just $199.

White bonded leather padded seat and rear
Chrome plated metal base
Five-caster base gas-lifts and swivels
20″W x 24.5″ 32″D 35.5″H (16.5″–20.5″H chair )

Otto African Saeple – $199.99

Ali, Houzz friend, photographer, and author of the site Asiz’s Child, says”For the sweltering days whenever you’re in an important meeting and can’t stop perspiration, I’d highly recommend that a Swizz Style Stadler Form Otto fan.”

Steel, wood, aluminum
3 speed settings
Crafted from fine grain African Sapele wood. High grade steel framework and components
Height-adjustable ft.
Whisper quiet. Total with 3 settings and adjustable height
14.76 H x 13.62 W x 7.28 D


CB2 – Crane Grellow Desk Lamp – $99.95

Elbow task lamps are so versatile, and who would not love getting one in bright cheery yellow? All this, as it comes with bulbs that will provide 10 years of lighting.

Steel foundation with high-gloss green-yellow powdercoat finish
Adjustable arm and swivel head
Contains three 1W LED bulbs for up to 10 years of light (not replaceable)
Bulbs aren’t replaceable
8″ in diameter x 32.5″H


Array Silver Bookcase – $189

All these spine-like bookshelves are aesthetically pleasing and space-saving. Good gifting candidates include those who have heaps of books they should access on a regular basis.

Laser-cut steel components
Aluminum-tone powdercoat finish
Lightweight and easy to assemble
Made in Italy

Bob’s Your Uncle

Note to Self Laptop – $12

Just for fun, this little mission pad can help forgetful friends keep track of the to-do list. It’s a good choice to a string around the finger.

80 pages, wire bound
Comes with a grid layout
Hardback cover
5″ x 7″
Printed in USA on newspaper derived from responsibly managed forests


Alessi Dozi Paper Clip Holder by Mika J. H. Kim – $25

Who does not enjoy a hedgehog? * This adorable little friend will round up pesky paperclips and bring a smile to your giftee’s face.

Engineered hedgehog layout
PMMA plastic structure
Available in 3 colours
2″H x 4″W x 3″D

* If you know someone who does not adore a hedgehog, check out the stainless steel ball paperclip holder below.


Magnetic Ball Paperweight – $24

This modest magnetic ball is going to keep the desk differently paper-clip free. It’s perfect for a person who prefers more contemporary office accessories.

Stainless Steel
3″ diameter

Ballard Designs

Design Tacks – Set of 24 – $24

Help your loved ones shed those tacky plastic push pins and replace them with a few gold French flair.

Gold-plated pewter
Sold at a fitting collection of 24

Paper Source

Graduation File Folders – $7

These document folders are funny they really make you would like to document stuff. If you have a pal who likes to procrastinate getting organized, these may just spur a little sorting.

11 2/8″ x 9″ (+ 1/2″ tab)
Documents are 3-tabbed
Collection comprises 6 graduation file folders


Vera Bradley Ribbon Board Hello Dahlia! – $56

This soda floral grosgrain ribbon board is great for a kitchen desk or at the office of a person who enjoys bright flourishes more than clean modern lines.

Finished in Vera Bradley™ cloth with grosgrain ribbon
Two sides feature attached hanging components to give you the liberty of positioning

24″ by 18″


Document File – $24.95

A clean desk is a joyful desk, and there needs to be a place for all. Why don’t you help someone mount that Inbox/Outbox on the wall? Bonus: Magnets adhere to the two-slot hanging file holder.

Steel with green powdercoat finish
Dual file
13″Wx2.25″Dx19.5″HSKU 564659
$24.95 (available for $14.95 as we go to post)

The Curiosity Shoppe

Medium Wooden Radio – $275

Another gift idea from Ali of Asiz’s Child:”Nobody enjoys a quiet office, and also the Singgih Kartono Magno Radios would be the life of a celebration.”

Ebony wood casing and knobs. Uses AA batteries.
Made in Indonesia, supporting local craftspeople
MP3 player compatible. AM/FM with shortwave reception.
7.5″ L x 7.5″ H x 4.25″ D


Pugg Wall Clock – $14.99

There are a ton of fancy and pricey modern clocks out there, but can anyone top the $19.99 variant from IKEA? There’s nothing about it that can make your giftee recall sitting at the classroom, observing the second hand move around and eagerly expecting the ring of the bell.

Wall clock
Batteries are sold individually; 1pc LR6 AA size 1.5V battery r
Steel, chrome plated


Mad Men: The Illustrated World by Dyna Moe – $9

Just for fun, give this present where one can lose oneself at a workplace culture from a different era–before the internet; hell, prior to fax machines (remember those?) , before summit calls.

Paperback: 96 pages
Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.3 inches

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