There’s no need for an office cubicle to be bland, boring, or feel like a jail cell.
Help brighten up a friend, family member, or co-worker’s small space this holiday season with these unique (and cheap) gifts.
Wrapables Animal Mini Tabletop Vacuum
Is your cube neighbor’s desk covered with crumbs, dust, and pencil shavings? Get them to clean up their act with the Animal Mini Tabletop Vacuum from Wrapables.com. The 6.3-inch-long cow or pig may be compact but it’s hungry and eager to devour messes. Vacuums operate on two AA batteries.
Price: $19.95 (standard size)
Enlighten an obnoxiously optimistic person on the dark realities of life with the Demotivational Calendar from Despair, Inc. With 12 months of demotivational quotes, they’re sure to spend the next year giving up their dreams and ignoring their full potential. Victory is yours.
Walking Robot Pencil Sharpener
What’s worse than a dull pencil? A dull pencil sharpener! The Robot Pencil Sharpener from Kikkerland provides a solution to both these problems. The sharpener is a moving robot that winds up with every turn of the pencil. Shavings collect in the robot’s head.
USB Heating Gloves
It’s frigid outside — and in the office. Warm someone up this holiday season with USB Heating Gloves. Plug the wool gloves into a USB port, slip them on, and feel the heat. The gloves have openings for fingertips to allow for typing.
Digital Voice Recorder Pen
Who has time to write things down anymore? Help that super busy person stay on top of things with the Digital Voice Recorder Pen. The gadget is not only a pen with a voice recorder in it, however. It also serves as an mp3 player. This device has a 1 GB storage capacity.
Forget the stress ball. Help a co-worker relax with the the Boss Toss by Accoutrements. Simply load one of the four figurines into the launcher, pull the trigger, and bam! Boss away.
Mini business card file cabinet
Help someone organize their desk with the Mini File Cabinet. Providing storage for more than 700 business cards, this miniature plastic cabinet includes A-Z index cards and has a built in digital-clock on the top drawer. Time to alphabetize.
Computer Rearview Mirror
Price: Set of 2 for $19.99
Keep the perpetual Internet surfer and e-mail checker out of trouble at work with a Computer Rearview Mirror. With the mirror, which attaches to either corner of a computer screen, they’ll be able to keep on eye on who’s lurking behind them at all times. Sold in a set of two.
Computer key caps
Price: Set of 8 for $19.99
Who couldn’t use a “panic’’ button? Or a “beer’’ key? Stick these Computer Key Caps, which have a double-sided tape base, in a colleague’s cube and brighten up their typing.
Cube Dweller Mug
Hey, it’s dishwasher- and (most importantly) microwave-safe. What more can you ask for?
Executive Decision Maker and Paperweight
No one enjoys making a tough decision by themselves. Lend a helping hand with the Executive Decision Maker and Paperweight by Bey Berk International. Spin the top and leave the choice up to chance.
USB Mini Cooling Fridge
For the soda lover, consider the USB Mini Cooling Fridge. The small fridge chills to 47 degrees five minutes after it’s plugged into a computer, keeping any can of soda nice and cool right in the cube.