Personalizing your work-space can boost your moral. Fun gadgets and toys can keep you company during those long work hours and provide some amusement to break the stress. A hilarious or unexpected knick-knack can spark conversations with co-workers or maybe even customers and clients.
Check out this list of 20 desk toys for the office that can bring a smile to your face.
Pick Up the Cent Bank
Loose change can be a bother, but here’s our two cents. Turn those spare coins into a source of amusement with this Pick Up the Cent Bank available at ModCloth. Just place a coin on the button and wait for the kitty to pop out and swipe it away.
5 Years of Dino Land Planters
Get a blast from the past with one of these assorted 5 Years of Dino Land Planters from Etsy member crazycouture. The humble plastic dino gets a new life as a place for your favorite office plant. There are also a selection of animals planters if you prefer. Besides bringing a smile, there are also the added health benefits to having a little green in your work space.
Cell Phone Fiddle Plaque
Place this Cell Phone Fiddle Plaque from Perpetual Kid in your office for a two-fold effect. Get a laugh from co-workers but also give them a friendly reminder to be considerate.
It’s so ugly, it’s … or, who are we kidding, it’s just plain cute. This blox ice-bat from Uglydoll is one of a menagerie of cool little creatures. Anyone of them could be a welcome addition to your office space. You can’t really help but stop and laugh when catching site of this little guy’s face. Who knew a vinyl figurine could lift your spirits?
Snowtime Anytime Snowballs
Keep this pile of plush Snowtime Anytime Snowballs from Think Geek around and you can start your own office snowball fight. You never have to worry about them melting and creating a mess. They are fun year-round. Bonus points for being machine washable!
Genius Paperclip Holder
No digging for paperclips in the bottom of a drawer for you. This Genius Paperclip Holder keeps your supplies at hand and a smile on your face. Who knows? It may even help you come up with that next brilliant business idea.
USB Pet Rock
The ordinary pet rock is getting a high tech upgrade, though it’s kind of hard to see how it could improve its usefulness. This USB Pet Rock from Firebox.com may just sit on a desk all day. But it can also provide a sense of amusement for you, co-workers or visitors to your office. Best pet ever.
Maki Tacks Sushi Pushpins
Is that sushi sitting on their desk? Nope, but it is a fun and useful office accessory fit for raw fish lovers. These Maki Tacks Sushi Pushpins from Perpetual Kid are a charming point of interest and can be used to pin important memos to the corkboard. Just don’t be tempted to eat this sushi for lunch.
Captain Jules’s Useless Box
As the name suggests, Captain Jules Useless Box from Think Geek is …. well, useless. That is unless you think getting a laugh from your co-workers is a valuable commodity. Press the button and watch the gears turn as the box opens. Then watch it promptly shut again. Yep, that’s all it does. But it may also put a smile on your face after a long day.
Gnome-Be-Gone Decision Maker
This one is for the indecisive individual with a taste for humor — and the need for a place to put your pens. Spin the base of the Gnome-Be-Gone Decision Maker from Uncommon Goods and get an answer to your pressing questions. Plus it’s an amusing piece of reclaimed steel design that’s sure to be a conversation starter.
Shot From a Cannon Bookends
So this one isn’t necessarily an office toy, but it is a whole lot of fun. These Shot From a Cannon Bookendsadd a touch of amusement and whimsy to any work place. They can be displayed on your bookshelf or even desk.
This line of vinyl figures features characters from countless movies, TV shows, games, and more. The signature big eyes and head sit atop little detailed bodies for an undeniably fun toy. With so many to choose from the problem becomes where to stop.
Tengu USB-Powered Character
It will keep you company during those long hours at the office. Tengu lights up to brighten your day and lip syncs to music, your voice, or other noises.
Its name is a pun. This figurine is crafted to look like an old Nintendo game cartridge and can grace the desk of anyone with a gamer heart. You can even personalize it with an option to design your own game label.
Tabletop Air Hockey
Here’s one for the arcade lovers. This tabletop version is a functioning mini replica of the ever popular game. Keep this on your desk and you’ve got a boredom buster that you can share.
He’s hilarious because he’s so ugly. Ugly and yet lovable. This pink plush is in the shape of the endangered blob fish, considered by some to be the ugliest creature in the world. But hey, blob fish need love too!
Do you find yourself in the middle of the day and itching to express your graffiti art? With this desktop dumpster you can have a convenient and legal place to tag right at the office.
Mini Wind-Up Robot
Wind-up robots are a classic and showcase your fun side. Sit this guy on your desk and you’ve got a space-age buddy that offers laughs and entertainment.
No one will be expecting this one. A pile of pandas is fun enough but this desk toy is also a game. See how many you can manage to stack on the tire using a pair of chopsticks.
These odd creatures sit on your desk and can receive messages. Messages are sent through an app and your desktop pet will snort, wheeze, howl or growl to let you know. To add to the humor messages can be read back to you in a funny voice.
So there it is, a list of fun and hilarious desk toys for the office you might not have seen before. Hopefully it’s given you some inspiration and laughs. Don’t be afraid to add a little humor to your day at work.
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