Packing the perfect bag for work is a serious business and warrants some thought. On the one hand, you want to be prepared for anything that gets thrown at you.  Last-minute deadline? Spilt coffee? Phone battery running low? You need the right things in your bag.

But at the same time, you don’t want your work bag to weigh you down. Carrying unnecessary bulk is not just cumbersome but will also annoy you when you’re trying to find something in your bag. Functionality and convenience are key.

That’s why we’ve listed some of our top picks for the office that you definitely can’t forget at home.

1. Planner

Though some people may consider it a little old-school, an actual paper diary is a great office essential to have on hand. Using a planner means you can have all your important deadlines, appointments and to-do lists in one place and writing by hand has been proven to help you retain those dates you can’t afford to forget. While there are apps out there that fulfill the same purpose, there’s just something satisfying about checking your planner throughout the day. Our planners can be personalized with your initials and come in a sophisticated black leather cover. Perfect for the office!


2. Water Bottle

Staying hydrated is essential, but its easy to forget to have those 8 glasses of water when your day is jam-packed with meetings and due dates. Make your life a little easier by bringing a reusable water bottle to the office. A fun design can help remind you to take a sip of water every now and then and is a great way to bring some personality into your office space.


3. Conference Folder