5 Techie Christmas Decorations for Your Desk

Even though most people try to take time off work near the holidays, there are plenty of us that will be stuck at our desks come Christmas Eve. If you've already strung the lights on the tree, work on bringing some of that Christmas cheer to your desk.

What makes desk decorations "techie"? Well, we're not sure. But we know that USB-powered light strings and robotically enhanced snowmen fit the bill.

So get out there and rock out your desk for the holidays (but don't forget about proper Christmas light etiquette!).

1. USB LED Christmas Lights ($9.99, ThinkGeek)
Just because you're in a cubicle doesn't mean you can't be green. Grab a set of these USB-powered LED Christmas lights and light up your own mini Christmas tree without the eco-guilt.

2. USB Decoration Kit ($18, Brando)
Need a little more help in the decoration department? Go for this set, which includes USB-powered gift-shaped lights, a festive mousepad and—the office version of a tacky sweater—a red-and-green cardboard party hat.

3. The ThinkGeek USB Snowbot ($11.99, ThinkGeek)
Cheezy Christmas decorations make you barf? Go for this geek version: Snowbot. This USB-powered light-up figurine is festive enough for the holidays, but has enough geek cred to leave him out on the desl all winter.

4. USB Fiber Optic Christmas Tree ($14.99, ThinkGeek)
Green Christmas trees are for the luddites. Yours should be multi-colored, fiber optic, USB-powered and conveniently sized to fit perfectly next to a laptop.

5. LED Motherboard Holiday Light Kits ($14.99, ThinkGeek)
By far the desk decoration on our list with the most geek cred (and the only one with a little love for our dreidel-spinning geeks), these battery-powered menorah and tree decorations are made from recycled computer motherboards and adorned with LED lights.

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Taryn is a writer, maker, and designer based in Atlanta, and editor of lifestyle blog Formal Fringe. She loves her fiance, her dog Bacon, and collecting beer koozies when she travels.

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