Fidget toys are extremely useful yet often overlooked stress relievers; for instance, they are a great medication-free solution to reducing anxiety and pain by giving you something else to focus on.
Additionally, they can be great tools for people with autism when they feel overwhelmed by what’s around them. Fidget toys are also used by adults coping with ADD and ADHD, as a means to train the brain to focus on one task at a time.
Best Fidget Toys for Adults
If you can't seem to stop fidgeting, you'll appreciate our list of the best fidget toys for adults. Check them out below.
1. Flippy Chain Fidget Toy Stress Reducer
Durable: The Flippy Chain Fidget Toy Stress Reducer is designed to withstand heavy-duty fidgeting.
Stainless-steel rings and chain links: The stainless-steel rings and chain links are anti-corrosive and super strong, a big part of what makes the Flippy Chain such a durable fidget toy.
Silicone O-rings: The silicone O-rings are hypoallergenic (latex-free) and are designed to provide a texture contrast to the soft, smooth coolness of the stainless-steel rings.
Interlocking design: The Flippy Chain’s interlocking chain design provides incredible variety of movement and endless fidgeting possibilities to support the needs of even the most demanding fidgeters.
- Handcrafted in the USA
- Lowers anxiety and stress levels
- Distracts from pain
- Great coping tool for those with autism
- Helps with ADD and ADHD concentration
- Compact, handheld
- Durable construction for long-term fidgeting
- Complex movements for hours of fidgeting
- Stainless-steel construction
- Silicone O-rings for texture variation
While the compact nature of the Flippy Chain is a big pro in general, the one disadvantage it has is the toy can be easy to lose because of its small size. It would probably be wise to clip it to a carabiner or similar when not in use to reduce this issue.
2. Roller Chain Fidget Toy Stress Reducer
Ideal for Silent Fidgeting: Adult fidgeters often prefer silent toys, because they can be used discreetly. And on that note, some of the best fidget toys for adults are of the silent variety because of that reason. The Roller Chain Fidget Toy is silent in use for discretion, making it perfect for public and even workplace usage.
Discreet: The small size combined with silent fidgeting operation equal a very discreet, workplace appropriate fidget toy
Silicone Bands: The silicone bands are soft and comfortable to the touch, made with food-grade silicone that doesn’t bleach over time, so the different color options remain vibrant.
Compact: The Roller Chain is a very small, compact fidget toy that fits around the tip of the finger.
- Handcrafted in the USA
- Made with food-grade silicone
- Silicone components are anti-fade
- Silent operation
- Discreet, workplace appropriate
- Reduces pain and anxiety
- Helps cope with autism, ADD and ADHD
Those with very large or very small fingers might find it difficult to get the perfect fit with this fidget toy, however adult men and women with hand sizes in the average range should fit this toy fine.
3. CAVN 12-Side Fidget Toys
Designed for Both Adults and Children: While some of the toys featured here can be used by children in addition to the intended adult audience, this toy is actually designed with both adults and children in mind, so parents and children can pass it back and forth.
Handheld: The 12-Side Fidget Toy is handheld, being roughly the size of an adult woman’s palm in diameter, which makes it a compact option for most adults, and small enough to fit inside a purse or pocket.
Fidgeting Sides: The fidgeting sides are going to be where the action is for most hardcore fidgeters. The fidgeting sides include: joystick, switch, button, disk, click, silicone ball, gear, and emoji.
Non-fidgeting Side: While the non-fidgeting sides don’t technically have fidgeting gizmos, they have mechanisms which are designed to help people with anxiety, pain, ADD and other needs. For instance, the finger massage feels nice on a tactile level, but it also improves circulation which can be calming and pain-reducing. The sliding blocks can help those with ADD and autism focus and ground themselves, while the worry stone is great for anxiety sufferers. The twelfth side features a hanging rope to hang the fidget toy anywhere you like.
- 11 functional sides
- 1 hanging rope side for storage
- Fits in the palm of your hand
- Keeps hands busy
- Special features like finger massage and worry stone reduce stress
While it does have 12 sides, only 11 are fidget-worthy—the twelfth side is just used for hanging the toy when not in use. So, while 12-Side Fidget Toy isn’t technically a misnomer, it’s worth mentioning.
It’s not quite as silent as other options.
4. Infinity Fidget Ball
Compact: The Infinity Fidget Ball is compact at only 1 inch in diameter, allowing you the freedom to use it in public without attracting attention.
Interconnected Anodized Aluminum Rings: The interconnected anodized aluminum rings are strong and interlocked for smooth, fluid movement—perfect for fidgeters who like a smooth motion feel in their hands.
Improves Finger Dexterity: The Infinity Fidget Ball can be used to improve the dexterity in your fingers over time. For those fidgeters who happen to work with their hands professionally, such as music teachers or painters, remaining dexterous in your downtime can be pivotal in reducing pain and improving your work performance.
Sensory Stimulation: The Infinity Fidget Ball is touted as a means of sensory stimulation for those fidgeters who are tactilely sensitive by giving touch sensitive individuals a safe means of touch desensitization, which is often a common and recommended therapy for tactile sensitivity.
- Handcrafted in the USA
- Perfect for fidgeters
- Calms anxiety
- Ideal for constant movement
- Can function as a worry stone
- Compact and discreet
- Can be used for sensory stimulation
- Can improve finger dexterity
- Made with anodized aluminum
- Interlocking rings provide fluid movement
It’s considered a choking hazard, so it’s not meant to be used around children under three.
5. Fidget Spinner
Silicon Nitride Ceramic (Si3N4) Technology: The Si3N4 Technology functions better than standard ball bearings providing smoother, longer spins.
Smooth Edges: Smooth edges feel soothing and good to the hand, thanks to injection molding construction.
Finger Spinning and Tabletop Spinning: You can spin the Fidget Spinner between your fingers for a fun fidget or you can visually stimulate your mind with tabletop spinning—your choice.
Compact: The Fidget Spinner is small enough to fit in your hand and your pocket, so you can take it anywhere with ease.
- Si3N4 tech
- ABS construction for durability
- Infection molding construction
- Finger spinning
- Tabletop sinning
You may have to clean the bearing to get peak performance.
You have to break it in for best results, but the breaking in doesn’t take too long.