Bosses must keep offices well-stocked, or employees will lay siege to the supply closet with paper-clip catapults and cauldrons of boiling copier toner. Stave off a staff mutiny with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of office supplies and more at Patrick & Co.. This Groupon is valid at five locations in San Rafael and San Francisco, as well as at Congdon & Crome in Palo Alto.
A family business since 1873, Patrick & Co. can match mindful office workers with hard-to-find and eco-friendly items. Tree coddlers can choose a Kraft 1-inch binder, whose covers are fashioned from dye-free recycled material ($3.83). Cubicle conquerors can cocoon their phones in invisible tape to muffle any obnoxious Citizen Kane-inspired ring tones ($13.95/dozen), and brave accountants can fashion impenetrable armor from yellow Post-it notes before taking on the dreaded office copier ($16.74/dozen pads). To support typing-taxed joints, an Innovera mousepad's gel pad conforms to the shape of your wrist ($19.99).