Fidget toys have moved past basic spinners to all sorts of handheld gadgets and devices. Here’s a list of must-have fidget products.
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Best Fidget Toys for Anxiety and Stress Relief
Fidget Definition: To make tiny hand and/or feet movements due to impatience, nervousness, or boredom.
1. MAGTIMES Rainbow Anti-Anxiety Fidget Spinner
Let’s begin where it all started — the fidget spinner. The MAGTIMES Rainbow Anti-Anxiety fidget spinner touts itself as the “coolest fidget spinner” out there with its metallic sheen and playful color.
- Can spin for an average of 3-5 minutes, longer than the typical 2-minute spin time of other fidget spinners
- Produces a cool rainbow spinning effect when in motion
- Made of durable stainless steel
- Almost noiseless
- Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 in.
- Weight: 3.04 oz.
- Material: stainless steel
2. Vipe Slow Rising Cheesecake Squishy
This Vipe Slow Rising Squishy features an adorable cheesecake design made from an environmentally-friendly PU material.
It’s a great toy to exercise the hands to help prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Arthritis. This squishy toy can also help decrease stress since squeezing it can provide a distraction and release.
- Soft and slow-rising, which provides the ideal pressure to exercise tired hands and fingers
- Can doubles as charms for keys, bags, etc.
- Dimensions: 4.93 x 2.17 in.
- Weight: 3.52 oz.
- Material: Polyurethane
- Other Designs (prices may vary): Cute Cat, Cute Deer, Cute Panda, Dot Cake, Ocean Cake, Strawberry
3. Tom’s Fidgets Flippy Chain
Tom’s Flippy Chain is for hardcore fidgeters. This product has helped users not only with decreasing their stress and anxiety but also to quit smoking and nail-biting.
This heavy-duty but silent and light fidget toy is a byproduct of recycled bike chains, which is also what makes it durable.
- Bulletproof design — Stainless steel split rings won’t break or corrode and the silicone O-rings won’t fade in color.
- Good grip
- Handcrafted in the USA
- Dimensions: 0.4 x 2.4 x 2.4 in.
- Weight: 1.6 oz.
- Material: stainless steel, silicone
4. Mobii Unicorn Rainbow Fidget Ball
The Mobii Unicorn Rainbow Fidget Ball is made from hand-woven anodized aluminum rings by Indiana-based company Steel Lynx. It comes in attractive pastel rainbow shades, which will remain vibrant even when washed with dish soap and water.
It’s so compact, which allows fidgeters to easily slip it into their pocket or bag. Whether you want to calm those nerves before that big presentation or want to entertain a restless child, this fidget ball can definitely help.
- Small, lightweight, and inconspicuous
- Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 0.75 in.
- Material: Hard-Anodized aluminum
5. CanDo Theraputty
Anyone who enjoyed Play-Doh as a kid will surely get a kick out of the CanDo TheraPutty, which touts itself as the “leader in resistive hand exercise material.” A TheraPutty set comes with six pieces of stress-relieving putty.
- Non-toxic (gluten, casein, and latex-free) and doesn’t dry out
- Color-coded putties correspond to different levels of firmness (xx-soft to x-firm) that match the industry standard
- Allows all kinds of hand movements, from squeezing to stretching
- Dimensions: 8 x 7 x 5 in.
- Weight: 2 oz.
- Colors: Tan, Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Black
6. Zen Artist Board
Learn the ways of the Buddha with Zen Life’s Artist Board, which comes with a stand, detachable water-ready canvas, and a bamboo brush. This product promotes inner happiness and peace via water relaxation and meditation art.
- No-paint painting — just use tap or filtered water
- Eco-friendly and reusable since the board erases on its own
- Safe — no fumes and zero chemicals
- Dimensions: 12.7 x 10 x 2.1 in.
- Weight: 20.8 oz.
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7. fabquality Fidget Cube
The fabquality Fidget Cube allows fidgeters to roll and click away using a discreet device they can easily tuck inside their pocket. On top of the Fidget Cube, buyers also get freebies, including a steel flipping chain and an e-Book called “How to Manage Stress”.
- Comes with a carrying case so it’s protected on-the-go
- Features five sides that offer different activities — switch, gears, clickers, wheel, and an omnidirectional button
- Dimensions: 2.9 x 2.7 x 2.3 in.
- Weight: 1.76 oz.
8. MINILOP Moon Drop Fidget Desk Toy
The MINILOP Moon Drop Fidget Desk Toy is a physics nerd’s dream come true. This toy mimics gravity on the moon and is designed to be flipped and stacked, offering fidgeters a welcome distraction to help ease their restlessness.
- Features magnets that move along the slider
- Precision CNC machining (cutting-edge technology for product quality)
- Cool, pocket-sized design
- Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.8 x 3.3 in.
- Weight: 5.6 oz.
- Material: Aerospace-grade anodized aluminum
9. YUE ACTION Liquid Motion Bubbler
The YUE ACTION Liquid Motion Bubbler can offer visual stimulation to those having a hard time focusing. It may be a little restrictive in terms of its movements (can only be flipped back and forth) but its calming effects won’t disappoint.
- Sandglass and lava lamp rolled into one
- Each liquid bubbler has two colors inside
- Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.3 x 1.5 in.
- Weight: 14.9 oz.
- Materials: Toxic-free water and mineral oil, sturdy plastic
10. Tangle Therapy for Hand and Mind Wellness
Tangle Therapy for Hand and Mind Wellness is a simple, dependable toy for fidgeters. It aims to provide wellness for both the hands and the main as it offers relief for tired hands and arms and a healthy distraction that can relax one’s brain.
- Helps with hand therapy to rehabilitate joints and muscles
- Covered with a latex-free flexible rubberized material
- Dimensions:1 x 4.6 x 7 in.
- Weight: 3.5 oz.
11. PILPOC theFube Fidget Cube
This PILPOC theFube Fidget Cubeis made up of eight smaller cubes attached to each other. Players can then form all kinds of shapes using different hand and finger movements.
- Stimulates the imagination and creativity with its endless number of possibilities.
- Comes with a carrying case
- Dimensions: 1.6 x 1.6 x 1.6 in.
- Weight: 7.2 oz.
- Material: Premium aluminum alloy
12. Fidget Think Pen
This fidget toy doubles as a pen, which makes it extra practical. After hours of contract signing or journal writing, the Fidget Think Pen can quickly morph into a reliable toy for restless hands.
- Allows an array of finger movements from twisting to spinning
- Comes with add-ons: standard steel balls (3) magnet steel balls (1), refills (2), pen cover (1), pen clip (1)
- Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.4 x 0.4 in.
- Weight: 5.6 oz.
13. Monkey Noodles Stretchy String Fidget Toy
These Monkey Noodles Stretchy Strings can be pulled, squeezed, twirled, and stretched to provide a distraction from anxiety, nervousness, or boredom. They’re made from hypoallergenic and non-toxic materials so you can be assured that it’s safe even for kids.
- Each pack comes with five stretchy strings in a variety of colors.
- Can be stretched up to an impressive 8x of its original size.
- Dimensions: 12 x 3 x 0.8 in.
- Weight: 5.6 oz.
Psychological facts about fidgeting in this video from Psych2Go:
Fidget toys continue to enjoy immense popularity because they not only provide relief from stress and anxiety but they also serve an array of different purposes — from helping with concentration to providing activities to restless kids. Whether it’s your first time to buy a fidget toy or you’re looking for new additions to your collection, we hope we’ve helped you find cool fidget toys you’ll add to your cart soon.
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