Don’t suffer through the pain — these useful things can upgrade your office set-up and make you feel so much more comfortable.
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1. An orthopedic pain relief seat cushion made with memory foam to keep your derrière feeling comfy during a 10-hour workday. It’s like sitting on clouds!
The cover is removable and washable according to reviewers.
Promising review: “I have been using the seat pillow for two weeks now, and it has done what it advertises. It has reduced pain, held up up well, and maintained its shape. Given I am not sitting on it all day, which may impact the wear and tear, it still has provided an increase in support and comfort, and has helped reduce my dull sciatica pain when having to sit for extended periods of time.” —Icarus Rising
Get it from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in five colors).
A lap desk that might just be the best lap desk you’ll ever use. With a built-in phone-tablet holder, a mouse pad, and a wrist pad, you’ll be able to crank out your important report by the end of day, even if you’re on your couch or still sitting in bed.
Promising review: “This has got to be the best laptop lap desk I have ever owned! The wrist rest is cushiony, and the cushions on the back are super comfortable on my legs. It has a slight incline, which is perfect. It’s sturdy and light. Love the handle, the mouse pad with borders so the mouse won’t fall off, and the tablet/phone slots. I don’t write a lot of reviews, but I am so happy with this product that I had to give it a good review. Hopefully, this will help someone who is searching for the right lap desk. Recommend it to anyone.” —J. Castro
Get it from Amazon for $49.99.
This nonslip memory foam lap desk with a built-in light so you can keep on working even if it’s the early morning or late in the evening. The wrist pad also helps keep you comfy!
Promising review: “I work from home so it’s used a lot. Great stuff about this: The top has a really pretty wood look and feel (though I think it’s actually plastic). The plastic makes my PC no longer overheat and the texture makes the PC not slip around like the many awful other ones. Seriously, I can tip this almost sideways before the PC starts to move at all. The bottom cushion and wrist pad is thick and comfy. The wrist pad helps lock the PC in place too. The light is awesome! The actual light slips into the bottom cushion when not wanted (you don’t even know it’s there), but comes in super handy when extra light is needed. And if you’re out of batteries or don’t feel like buying any…the light can stick in your PC’s USB port! My laptop is pretty big, and I still have room for a mouse or small notepad. It’s simple and classy (not tacky).” —Nathan D.
Get it from Amazon for $42.98+ (also available in red).
A leakproof and time-marked water bottle because when you’re sitting down working all day, making sure you drink enough water can be hard to do. By drinking two of these a day, you’ll be better hydrated, which will help your energy levels and help you focus all day long.
This also has a little filter for you to put in fruit!
Promising review: “I want to marry this water bottle. I wasn’t a water drinker AT ALL. Then this baby arrived and changed the game! How could the sheer feature of knowing how much to drink by a certain time of day be so incentivizing?! All rave reviews are true. 1) The texture is nice to the touch. 2) The time labels help me a ton — very motivating to know exactly how I’m doing on my water intake as the day goes on. (I’m busy at work and would never be able to reflect back and calculate how much I drank or refilled my bottle) 3) The strap is convenient and I use it more than I thought I would, juggling a bunch of things in and out. 4.) The little fruit tray works great. I squeeze lemon in my water and cut a thin slice and put it in the top. 5) The mouth piece is comfortable. 6) The button pops the lid open, which happens without a sound (I can’t be screwing lids off and on in the car) 7) There is a little lock that provides extra security that it won’t leak if I toss it in my bag. It’s stupid how taken I am with a freakin’ water bottle.” —L.G.B.
Get it from Amazon for $18.95 (available in three colors).
A Bougie water bottle if you don’t want to have to get up constantly to get cold water when yours goes warm. This beauty has double-walled insulation, which means your water will stay just as cold at 6 p.m. as it did at 8 a.m. when you started working. It also has leak-proof flip lid, which means you can take a sip without having to unscrew the cap.
It keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks warm for 12 hours. The straw allows you to sip instead of tilting the bottle. It comes with two straws, a pipe cleaner, and a protective bag. Plus, it’s eco-friendly, rust-proof, and BPA-free.
My Bougie Bottle is a woman-owned small business whose mission is to create convenient durable water bottles to combat plastic pollution and destruction of marine life due to it. Their bottle artwork is intended to raise awareness of the benefits conservation has on our planet.
Promising review: “I wash it EVERY DAY so I can use it at work. It’s the only bottle I own that doesn’t drip condensation all over my papers but yet stays icy literally all day. The ice cubes are amazing. I haven’t tried it with wine yet but that day is coming. If you like icy cold water in a sweet bottle you can not go wrong with this beauty.” —Emily
Get the Primavera bottle from My Bougie Bottle for $39.99 and get the flamingo design from Amazon for $44.99.
A cool sitting ball if you find yourself hunching over at your desk and want to help improve your posture. Swap this in as your seat for an hour or two a day, and the design of the ball will engage your abs and core and help relieve back pain you might be feeling.
Promising review: “I have to sit for nine hours a day, so this is nice to change things up a bit and engage my lower back more. It requires active sitting, so your feet and back will be moving around. Between this, a kneeling chair, and standing up at my desk, I can make it to the end of the day without back pain.” —D
Get it from Amazon for $76.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).
A kneeling chair because varying up where you sit during the day can really help prevent your back from feeling achy. The unique design removes the pressure from your back and hips that sitting all day can give you, and it’ll help you sit up straighter.
Remember to also stand up every hour or so to give yourself a break from sitting!
Promising review: “This chair has the tilted seat, which you need to truly benefit from a kneeling-style chair. It is also adjustable both on the seat height [and] on the knee height making it highly customizable for people short and tall. I have chronic hip and lower back pain despite being young and healthy and this has saved me when I need to sit and work at the computer. I have a standing desk with a balance board as well but you can’t stand all day for some kinds of work, so this chair has been great.” —Jaime Bauer
Get it from Amazon for $119.99 (available in three colors).
A mini fridge you’ll be so happy you installed next to your desk when you’re really focused on your work and can’t risk a trip to the kitchen for a snack. Mine would definitely be loaded up with Diet Coke and string cheese!
You can charge this using an adapter in your car or a regular outlet, and if you unplug it and take it on the go, items will stay cold for several hours as long as you don’t open the door.
Promising review: “I bought this refrigerator because I recently started working from home because of the COVID-19 quarantine. When I’m working during the day, I have to keep myself locked up in the spare bedroom so my toddler doesn’t realize I’m home. Otherwise, she would be trying to come see me all day. **Disclaimer: I don’t just lock my toddler out and leave her alone, there’s someone here taking care of her! Anyway, since I can’t really leave the bedroom, this fridge has been great to keep some drinks cold while I’m working. I put them in already cold and they hold the temperature as long as they are in the fridge.” —Aratay
Get it from Amazon for $34.67+ (available in five colors).
An ergonomic mouse pad with great gel support to keep your wrist aligned and feeling good even after a straight 10 hours of sitting at your desk going through spreadsheets.
Promising review: “I love how inexpensive this mouse pad is for what you get out of it. It has absolutely saved my wrists from working all day at a computer. I didn’t want a mouse pad that was covered in cloth because the cloth tends to wear down and look bad, but so far the cloth on this still looks perfect after months of use. The bottom of the pad clings to my desk and does not move or slide around. Highly recommend.” —E. McKillip
Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in seven designs).
A water-tracking chart you can print out and keep at your desk so you can keep track of how much water you’re drinking during the day. It’ll be like a fun game, and you’ll feel so accomplished when by the end of the day, all your cups are colored in!
Sabrinahudakdesigns is a small business that creates digital downloads you can print right at home.
Get the digital file from Sabrinahudakdesigns on Etsy for $4.17.
A pair of elegant blue-light-blocking glasses for anyone who stares at a screen all day and ends up with tired eyes by nighttime. These lenses help filter out the blue light that’s causing your eyes to strain and get worn out.
Promising review: “OK so I love these glasses so much! The quality is even better than I expected. They are simple enough to go with everything while still being so fashionable. Not to mention my migraines have decreased since I started wearing them. 10/10 would recommend.” —Micaela P
Get it from Amazon for $19.98 (available in seven colors).
An owl eyeglasses holder so you’ll always know where your blue light glasses are and not have to rummage through your desk to find them. Plus: how cute will this lil’ guy look wearing your glasses?!
Promising review: “Dad said it is awesome in looks, design, quality, and materials. He likes that it is practical and holds his glasses and phone without tipping over. He considers himself picky, but says he gives this little guy a 10!” —Uncommon Goods Reviewer
Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.
A roll-on migraine relief stick if you tend to get headaches from sitting and staring at a screen all day. Many reviewers say it helps give them relief from migraine symptoms that can often stop them in their tracks and derail their day. Apply to your temples, forehead, and back of the neck at the first sign of a migraine.
Promising review: “I have no earthly idea why this works, but it brought me back from the dead after an 11-day headache. I found it worked better to rub it all over my hot pack, zap it in the microwave, and wrap it around the base of my neck. The aromatherapy was great, and it dulled my headache enough to restore my will to live. 5/5.” —Katie B.
Get it from Amazon for $11.99.
Read our full review of the Migrastil migraine stick here.
An air purifier because if you’re stuck inside at your desk all day, you might as well be breathing the freshest, healthiest air you can! This one removes a bunch of the dust, mold, pet hair, and any other microscopic nastiness that’s floating through the air and making you sneeze. Reviewers say it’s helped with their indoor allergy symptoms tremendously!
Promising review: “I have gone through a lot of air purifiers, even $400 ones, to help with my allergies from my dog and general seasonal allergies. I purchased my first Levoit Air Purifier through another company, and I loved it so much I wanted another. The product works great and seems to have helped my allergies at night in my bedroom from my dog and more recently the pollen from the open windows. You can get all the replacement filters on Amazon as well at a great price. It has a night-light feature that you can turn off and I love that this version (my first white one I bought didn’t have this) has silent buttons! There is no BEEP when turning the power on or off. The highest setting is a little loud, but I love having background noise when sleeping so it is perfect for me. They are definitely worth the money in my opinion and work better than more expensive ones I have purchased in the past. I now own three of these for every bedroom in the house!” —TheLeveques
Get it from Amazon for $88.95 (available in two colors) and get a replacement filter for $29.99.
A standing desk converter if you’re just sick and tired of sitting all day and want to change it up every now and then. Whenever you want to stand, just gently lift the desk up, pull the keyboard shelf out, and you’re ready to go!
Promising review: “I could not be happier with this desk riser. It comes out of the box already put together which to me is one of its biggest strengths. The materials feel high quality and the desk couldn’t be easier to operate. I like the additional removable shelf for your keyboard and you can take it off if you don’t want to use it. This thing does exactly what it says it will and does so flawlessly. Lastly it’s just the right size, not too big not too small. Although I will say my monitor and laptop just fit on it. I highly recommend this brand if you’re in the market for a standing desk.” —Dylan
Get it from Amazon for $109.99+ (available in five sizes and three colors).
An ergonomic office chair for anyone working from home permanently now who misses those super comfy chairs you’d sit in at your office. This one has lumbar support, pads for your seat and arms, and the ability to adjust the angle of the backrest. Talk about comfort!
Promising review: “My wife and I share an office/studio and we needed two comfortable office chairs that fit with the style and nature of our home. These also needed to be adjustable to accommodate our workspace. These chairs fit the need at a very reasonable cost. We’re pleased with our purchase and can really recommend them.” —bobtx
Get it from Target for $169.99+ (available in 13 colors).
A compact heated massager because who doesn’t want to feel like they’re getting a back rub while they’re answering emails at their desk all day?! This attaches to your chair to massage your back, but you can also use this to massage your feet, calves, or really anywhere you feel sore after a day of sitting.
Promising review: “I bought one of these massagers for my mom as a Mother’s Day gift, because my mother works standing up the whole day she suffers from leg pain when she gets home. This massager has completely changed her life. Once she gets home she plugs it in and puts the massager underneath her legs and she says it soothes her leg pain until she feels no pain. When the timer goes off (20 mins), she can walk like a new person again. She loves this massager, and she even said it’s one of the best presents I’ve EVER given to her. I couldn’t be happier! I even went and bought one for myself, and I use it in my car on my way home from work. So convenient it comes with a car charger. Once I get home I take it out and my wife uses it on our bed.” —Freddy Slogan
Get it from Amazon for $64.95+ (available in three colors).
Anti-slip hooks if you have to wear reading glasses all day while working and they’re always slipping down your nose. This will keep them so comfortably in place, you might even forget you’re wearing glasses.
Born Bahautiful is a small business based in San Antonio, Texas that specializes in hearing aid products and accessories.
Promising review: “These are 100% one of the best purchases I’ve made in 2020. Small but mighty, they work so well! My glasses do not slide off my face anymore with a mask on. I’m SO grateful for them, I’m telling all my friends and family (who wear glasses) about these. I would buy again!” —Shayna Miller
Get it from Born Bahautiful on Etsy for $9.50 (available in 12 colors).
A stylish desk that’s oh-so versatile — lift the top and it becomes a standing desk, and you’ll also reveal so much storage for you to keep all your office supplies or notebooks. Talk about an upgrade for your home office!
Promising review: “The deal is perfect! It’s really sturdy material and looks posh. A steal at this price! I love the color! And I’ve used it as a standing desk and sitting. Both are extremely comfortable. I’m short (5’3”) but this desk is a great height standing. My hubby mounted my giant monitor, which makes going back and forth from sitting to standing a breeze. But the lid is somewhat heavy to lift. Not bad though and I’m not a strong person. I put a sound bar inside to free up room on my desk and have a full PC hooked up. It has really made my office a warm stylish functional and comfortable place.” —CInthia
Get it from Wayfair for $339.99+ (available in three colors).
A clean, no-frills desk that has plenty of surface area for you to work comfortably — and it also has some hidden perks! It comes with built-in USB ports and plugs for you to charge your devices, and it has roomy drawers for storage.
Promising review: “Beautiful desk, well made and sturdy. The side outlet / USB ports makes charging devices very convenient. Love that it’s solid wood and minimal parts to assemble. Perfect!” —Kay
Get it from Wayfair for $425.99+ (available in three colors).
A zero-waste hand balm bar with vitamin A that will keep your hands hydrated even if you’re typing away from morning to night. All you have to do is rub the bar between your hands, and the perfect amount of product will come off for you to keep your skin moisturized. Plus: the lavender scent smells amazing!
This is plant-based, vegan, silicone-free, and plastic-free. It’s wrapped in reusable wrapper made from biodegradable and home compostable cellulose and packaged with nontoxic inks and water-based adhesives.
Superzero is a zero-waste, plastic-free small business specializing in hair and body products.
Promising review: “This bar is a total dream! I am so obsessed with it!! I keep it at my desk and use it like 100 times a day. My hands are actually the softest they’ve ever been. Also the fact that it’s vegan, cruelty-free, and plastic-free has my heart so happy.” —Erika
Get it from Superzero for $22 (available in two scents).
A height-adjustable laptop desk that has an additional adjustable section for your laptop so you won’t be straining your neck while you work from the couch or bed. It also has great ventilation for your laptop so it doesn’t overheat!
Promising review: “I work from home a lot, and sometimes I love working on my couch. My legs were starting to get sore from the weight on my laptop and cooling fan, and I couldn’t use my mouse of course. This little laptop tray is the best $30 I’ve spent in a long time. It makes working on the couch SO much easier. Thank you!” —T. Taylor
Get it from Amazon for $27.99.
Speaking of overheating, this nonslip laptop cooling pad will actively keep your laptop at a comfortable temperature so it doesn’t burn your thighs or sound like it’s a rocket about to take off.
Promising review: “This thing is a game-changer…literally. I use my laptop for gaming. I like to run games with high-quality graphics, and thus, my computer heats up. In the past, I would put my knees up to give my laptop some breathing room, which is very uncomfortable for long term use. This cooling pad allows my legs and computer to stay cool for long periods of computer usage. The sticky band on the bottom keeps my laptop in place even when I’m moving around. I highly recommend this to anyone that hates their laptop burning their legs.” —Scott
Get it from Amazon for $24.99.
A coffee warmer for when you get caught up answering emails in the morning and your coffee gets cold before you’ve even taken a sip. Now your morning java will stay gloriously warm for as long as you need it to.
Promising review: “I had gone through two other coffee warmers in a month, both of which got raving reviews on Amazon but barely kept coffee warm for 30 minutes. So I decided to splurge on this more expensive one, and BEST DECISION EVER! Not only does it keep your coffee warm, it keeps it HOT on the highest setting. It does an excellent job at keeping your coffee hot for as long as you want, PLUS it is super easy to turn on and off. When you turn it off, it displays the lowest hot setting light to show you the plate is still hot so no unsuspecting burns. This is hands-down the best option on the market.” —Elizabeth Harris
Get it from Amazon for $24.29+ (available in six colors).
A sound machine if you’re stuck working in a house that’s flooded with sounds of rowdy neighbors, construction outside, or loud kids. Now you can drown out all that distracting noise and focus on your never-ending to-do list.
You can choose from 30 different sound options, and it’s also compatible with speakers and headphones!
Promising review: “I have suffered from insomnia all my life, and have found if I fall asleep listening to something I sleep better. I tried falling asleep to the TV, but invariably around 3 a.m., I would wake up listening to crazy infomercials. Then, while traveling, my husband and I stayed in a very nice hotel that had this product in our room. I tried it and slept like a baby the whole time we were there! I knew I had to have one at home, and ordered this as soon as we got home. I love that it has so many different sounds to choose from, as well as volume adjustment. You can leave it on all night or set the timer to shut off. This is a fantastic product, and while not inexpensive, in my opinion, well worth the money.” —Tamstrat
Get it from Amazon for $64.95+ (available in two colors and two designs).
A wireless ergonomic mouse perfect for people with carpal tunnel or anyone who gets hand cramps after working all day. The design of the mouse keeps your hand in a natural position and reduces hand fatigue.
Promising review: “I bought this mouse because I have wrist and lower arm pain. I can’t actively use any regular mouse more than one hour at a time without getting some pain… It’s comfortable, and this is the most important thing, because so far I can use it for hours and don’t have any pains. The wrist isn’t twisted like on a regular mouse and I can feel this, for the better. Took me under a day to get adjusted to this angle. An interesting thing about this design is that you feel more inclined to use your whole arm to make mouse movements, which is a good thing, since doing so puts less stress on the wrist.” —Dan
Get it from Amazon for $27.99.Add to Wishlist
A soft and supportive drafting chair if you like sitting up higher when you work but still want good support for your back and legs. Something about sitting up higher might even make you feel more professional!
Promising review: “I bought this chair to use in my kitchen while cooking because I can’t stand for long periods. This works well for the high countertops. It also goes low enough to sit at my dining room table as well. It is really comfortable and great for people who need a chair with good/great support. It was also incredibly easy to put together. I would recommend it to anyone.” —Jessica
Get it from Overstock for $161.21+ (available in four colors).
A back brace that can be worn either over or under your clothes and works all day to keep your back in proper alignment to help you get some relief from upper back pain.
Promising review: “I ordered this posture corrector because I slouch too much, and when I try to stand up straight I feel like I overcompensate and it gets tiring. the reason I like this product is that when i have it on, it doesn’t restrict my movements like a brace with a plate might, I don’t feel like I’m having to put effort into standing straight so I’m not getting fatigued even after wearing it for a full 8 hour day. I’m really pleased with my purchase; it’s well designed and easy to use, and I think will eventually fix my bad posture.” —mdantes
Get it from Amazon for $11.49.
A cool mist humidifier especially helpful in the winter when all that time sitting indoors at your desk can dry out your skin. This reintroduces moisture into the air so you don’t even up with dry, cracked skin.
Promising review: “I’ve never used a humidifier before, so the whole experience is new for me. Within an hour I noticed the air felt significantly different in my apartment. I live in the northern US, so I’m used to dry, cold winters and the dry noses / skin that accompanies them. However, since using this, every night, I’ve noticed the cracks are healing and not coming back! I’m also impressed by how silent the machine is. We put it in our bedroom, and I have no problem falling asleep. There is a blue light that can be turned on, but I found that to be too bright for me to sleep, so I simply turned it off. I’ve become used to buying mediocre products because it seems as though no one takes the time to design a quality product, but this humidifier proved me wrong. 10/10 would buy again, and I’ve recommended it to my family and friends.” —Chandler
Get it from Amazon for $39.99.
A portable monitor for all those hard workers who just have way too much going on in a day to contain it on one screen. With this, you can take your laptop anywhere (like your bed) and still have enough screen real estate for all those applications you need open.
Promising review: “I bought this so I can work from home in the pandemic, as I have three screens at work and only a laptop at home. Best decision ever! This product, packaging, and the easy instructions are the greatest! So happy with my purchase. My sister thought it was so amazing that she bought one too and thanked me a lot for suggesting it! Great product!” —Crystal Emerald Green
Get it from Amazon for $299.99 (available in two colors).
A mini elliptical or bike pedaler if you’re trapped at your desk all day every day but still want to get your body moving and your blood pumping.
Promising review (for the elliptical): “It’s the best home exercise machine I’ve ever used. It’s perfect for using at the office if you’ve got a sit-down desk job, and also great to use at home while you sit and play video games at your PC or on your couch.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review (for the pedaler): “I enjoy having this product. It helps me to keep moving while I’m at work. It’s easy to store. Never in the way. Helps me to keep on the move when I’m stuck at my desk.” —Tana
Get the elliptical from Amazon for $349+ (available in two colors) or get the pedaler from Amazon for $32.99.
A memory foam lumbar pillow to give you proper alignment and support so you don’t end up clutching your back in pain at the end of the day.
Promising review: “I drive a Prius and the seats are notoriously uncomfortable. Combine that with my 12 hours a day in my car and my bad lower back…it’s not a good combination. I was a bit skeptical. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I have been using it for several days now and my back hasn’t felt this good in a very long time. The lumbar support is perfect. The strain on my lower back is gone and it has made me feel much better. I hadn’t realized how much my back pain was causing me to feel worse overall until I was free from it. It seems to be very well made. So far I couldn’t be happier. I am an avid gamer and i am going to test it on my gaming chair to see if it helps me out there as well. If so I will be looking to buy another.” —Tangent
Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in eight colors).
An under-the-desk memory foam foot rest that not only makes your feet feel nice and supported but can also help improve your posture and increase circulation in your legs. As a short person whose legs often dangle while sitting, I need this ASAP!
Promising review: “I started a full time desk job and wanted to make sure I had correct posture as I had heard you can really injure yourself over time. When I put my chair up higher, I noticed my feet barely touched the ground. I didn’t think much of it until I started to notice I would get odd leg numbness and tingling at night. I did some research and saw that if both feet aren’t flat on the ground you can experience lack in leg circulation. Once I started using [this], the leg numbness and tingling I felt at night went away in about a week and I haven’t experienced it again (and I’ve been using it for three months now)! I love having it at work because it is so soft and squishy (but still has a nice density), super comfortable. You can flip it upside down and do a rocking motion with it if you get restless at work as well. I love it so much, highly recommend!” —Emily
Get it from Amazon for $34.95.
A computer document clip designed to attach to your monitor for anyone who’s more of a pen-and-paper person and wants your handwritten to-do list to be front and center all day long. It’ll also keep you from looking down all day and straining your neck!
Promising review: “THIS stopped all my frequent head and neck aches caused from looking too far down while using the computer at work. Love it.” —Dustin Vargas
Get it from Amazon for $10.29.
An adjustable under-the-desk keyboard tray you can add on to any desk to instantly help with your carpal tunnel or wrist pain. You’ll also have more room on your desk for plants, snacks, or drinks — you know, the important stuff!
Promising review: “I have had terrible luck with the type of keyboard drawers that need to be screwed into the bottom of a desk. Then I found this Mount-It! keyboard drawer that didn’t need screws at all! I wasn’t sure what to think, but figured it was worth a try. It took literally three minutes to install and voila — I had a sturdy keyboard drawer! It has a rounded edge which is really comfortable for resting your wrists and there is also plenty of room for a mouse.” —Linda
Get it from Amazon for $42.99.
A memory foam, BAGUETTE-shaped (!) keyboard rest because why not support your wrist in a whimsical way?! Only downside is that you’ll crave some freshly baked bread all day long.
Promising review: “The moment I stumbled upon this baguette wrist rest, I had to have it. It made me laugh and I needed a wrist rest, so why not? When it arrived, I was impressed — it even came carefully packaged in a bread bag! Not only is it funny, but it’s also incredibly comfortable. I’ll be bulk buying these for stocking fillers and white elephant gifts this Christmas. Everyone I’ve shown it to has fallen in love with it, definitely a great purchase.” —GSKTerry
Get it from Amazon for $16.99.
An anti-fatigue comfort mat to place underneath you when you’re utilizing your standing desk and you want to feel like you’re standing on a cloud. Yes, we know this article about sitting all day, but you gotta feel comfortable when you’re taking your standing breaks, too!
Promising review: “This mat was woven by angels, sculpted by the reanimated corpse of Michelangelo, and sealed with Superman’s laser vision. When I stood upon it, my feet no longer felt attached to my body. My physical form carried no weight. There was the sensation of floating, my body effortlessly held upright by the essence of time and space. My consciousness journeyed into a deeper level of meaning. Like a fledgling bird of the universe, I spread my wings and tested the limits of my transcendence. Nice mat. Very comfortable. Well worth the money.” —JOE K
Get it from Amazon for $33.97+ (available in three sizes and 13 colors).
A set of two memory foam armrest pads because your arms deserve to have support and feel comfortable all day. You’ll wish you bought these sooner when you realize how well they work!
Promising review: “I started getting elbow pain a few months ago and thought it was due to me commuting by bicycle every day. My brother told me it could be my armrests of the chairs I sit in because he had the same pain and these Aloudy [armrest pads] made his pain go away. I ordered them straightaway, installed then on my Aeron chair and was blown away with how much more comfortable my elbows felt.” —Joseph
Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two colors).
This year-long dry-erase calendar if you’re someone who likes to see every major date and event for the year at one glance. You’ll love being able to check on any important date just by glancing up at your wall from your desk!
Circle & Square Decor is a Utah-based small business that creates personalized family wall calendars, chore charts, and home decor.
Promising review: “This is an incredible calendar. It’s everything I wanted it to be and more. Super well made and packaged expertly. I’m so happy with my purchase.” —Morgan Skillman
Get it from Circle & Square Decor on Etsy for $49.50+ (available with five frame colors as well as in a package with dry-erase markers and magnets).
A posture corrector if you’re determined to stop slouching at your desk. It attaches directly to your back, and it buzzes every time you start to hunch over. Don’t worry — it’s discreet enough that no one will even know you have it on.
Promising review: “I am in good shape but after 10 years of sitting at a desk 10+ hours a day, my posture had deteriorated to a point where it was causing me a lot of pain, discomfort, and embarrassment. This device truly helped me to kick my bad posture habit. I keep this device in training mode all day because it reminds with a little vibration to straighten up every time I slouch. This is exactly what I needed! The first day I wore this device I was surprised to learn how often I was slouching and I admit it was really hard to maintain good posture all day. With time it has become easier and I am now more self-aware. I am proud to say my posture has significantly improved with this device. The app is super cool and intuitive; this is just a well thought out product.” —Chris
Get it from Amazon for $79.99.