Gift Guide: For the Office Mate

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Here at Remodelista, we work remotely from diverse spaces and places, most of which don't include a typical office. Instead of clocking in, we now plug in, and within seconds we're online and our workday begins. I myself prefer to work in my light-filled living room (the most inspiring room in our house). My husband, meanwhile, works from our converted attic with a tree-top view that keeps him inspired. No matter where you get your job done, here are a holiday gift ideas for your colleagues, and perhaps for yourself.

N.B.: To make sure we've got everyone on your list covered, we're posting a new gift guide every weekday from now until Christmas. See all of the Gift Guides to date in our archive.

Black Walnut Desk Accessories Nickey Kehoe Remodelista

Black Walnut Desk Accessories Nickey Kehoe Remodelista

Above: Julie and Sarah recently spotted these sculptural Hand-Turned Desk Accessories made in North Carolina from black walnut; $35 each at Nickey Kehoe.

Laptop Brush Brook Farm Remodelista

Laptop Brush Brook Farm Remodelista

Above: A subtle hint to a messy desk mate? Consider the German-made Laptop Brush; $28 from Brook Farm General Store.

 

Fort Standard Magnets I Remodelista

Fort Standard Magnets I Remodelista

Above: New York's Fort Standard takes magnets to another level. Their Standard Magnets are made from different types of hardwoods. A set of six is $58 from Fort Standard.

Muji Calendar Remodelista

Muji Calendar Remodelista

Above: Surprisingly useful: an old-fashioned Mini Desk Calendar, available in black or white, $3.33 from Muji, possibly the world's best source for well-priced and stylish office accessories (you could cover your whole office here).

A Roll-Up by Winter Session I Remodelista

A Roll-Up by Winter Session I Remodelista

 
Above: Do you always seem to lose your pens, scissors, and tools? Winter Session's Roll-Up has got you covered (and organized). The case is made in Denver from waxed canvas (available in several colors) and has a leather closure tap; $65 from Winter Session.


A Five Year Diary available via Canoe in Portland I Remodelista

A Five Year Diary available via Canoe in Portland I Remodelista

  

Above: Keep track of your thoughts with the Five Year Diary, a page-a-day journal with sections to record your travels and books read. It's at Canoe; $24.95.

Laptop Leather Folio by Field Theories I Remodelista

Laptop Leather Folio by Field Theories I Remodelista

Above: If you really like your office mate, consider the Laptop Leather Folio by Field Theories. Handmade from a single piece of latigo leather using "the same architecture as an envelope," explains the designer, the 13 inch long case is sized for toting an iPad and papers or a 13-inch Mac Book Pro (custom sizes also available); $145 via Field Theories' Etsy shop.

Stocking up on office supplies? Have a look at one of our favorite sources: Present & Correct in London. And here are 5 Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas from kraft paper and string.

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