Desk Essentials

I have always loved surrounding myself with things that I love and things that inspire me. My desk at work is no exception. A few months after I started working at my job, I decided to give my desk a color theme. I first talk about it here. I choose mint and gold as my colors and incorporated little things here and there to brighten up my work space. 

While fresh flowers are not always on display at my desk, I do have permanent staples such as my favorite hand cream of the moment, a little bowl of treats for that sweet craving, thank you cards to send out quick notes, and colorful birthday cards from loved ones. And, of course, work essentials like tape, notebooks, pens, and a stapler. I picked up the gold stapler and tape dispenser at Hobby Lobby.
Do you have any desk essentials? I would love to hear about them!