You want to make sure you have everything you need as accessible as possible.

Coffee. Laptop. Planner.

Well, not so fast. There are a few other essentials you have to stash in your office to take care of your basic needs, so you don’t have to get up or rummage through your purse. Everything should have a home on your desk so it stays organized, aesthetically pleasing, and accessible.

Most Important

Usually, in the work setting, there is a designated area where the first aid kit will be located. My suggestion is to have your own mini first aid kit at your desk. This way, you’ll have everything you need in case you have a minor accident. This one from Amazon is great.

first aid kit

Along with your first aid kit you should have some hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes as important essentials to stash in your office. Here’s another product that might not seem like an essential but is—a portable humidifier. Having a portable humidifier will save your nose, especially if you’re prone to getting a bloody nose.

The Standard Must-Haves

These staple products should be with you at all times. You should have a version of these everywhere you go. These are:

A water bottle
Hand cream
Lip balm
Face mist

These four products are affordable and keep you hydrated throughout the day. You’ll need these essential products all year round.

The Stress-Free Essentials

Some work can bring on stress, sometimes the stress comes from personal life, either way, being stressed out makes it almost impossible to focus on the tasks that you need to complete, and even MORE stressful, is knowing you’re behind, and the deadline is fast approaching.

When you’re in this state of mind, you need products to help you de-stress. Something that has helped me deal with stress in a positive way is a stress ball. That way, you can squeeze it to relieve tension and anxiety.

Keep a good-quality pair of earbuds like Bose QuietComfort noise-canceling wireless earbuds. Tune in to some soothing music that will help you concentrate while calming you down, so you can feel a sense of relaxation while staying on track with all of your upcoming tasks.

Comforts From Home Essentials

I don’t know about you, but I love lighting candles in my home. I light a candle every day because I enjoy the ambiance that a candle provides, and I enjoy the delicious scent that Jo Malone provides. I love the cozy and warm scent that the Limited Edition Roasted Chestnut Home Candle gives off. The candle will run you $70, but it’s well worth it.

jo malone

Last but certainly not least, I recommend putting a small plant or terrarium on your desk. There’s something about taking care of a plant that is relaxing. Get yourself a plant that isn’t finicky and will do well if it’s not in direct sunlight. Or, you can always opt for a fake plant like this money tree to keep you motivated to secure the bags.


Having these products at your desk will make the day much more pleasant so you can focus on work in a relaxed environment.