19 non-spinning fidget gadgets that will have you calm before you know it
Posted June 30
Updated July 1
Look around these days and you’ll likely notice that the popular fidget spinner toys that have been making headlines are everywhere. Though the concept of a toy to help with fidgets has actually been around for hundreds of years, it’s only recently that they’ve started to grow in popularity.
Some swear by the little toys’ ability to help combat a bad case of the fidgets, while others just find them a nice little distraction. Suited for both kids and adults, the nice thing about these popular toys are that they’re not only inexpensive, but very portable.
While the most popular fidget toys we’re seeing these days are the ones that use ball-bearings and spin, you’ll be happy to know that if a spinning fidget toy isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other options.
We searched online and are happy to report that we found 19 different kinds of fidget toys, even for the most fidgety of fidgets.
1. Magnetic Thinking Putty
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty is putty that actually attracts magnets. Weird, right? The 3.2-ounce tin cans of putty come in over 20 different variations, even glow-in-the-dark, and retail for $14.95 on Amazon.
2. The Six-Speed Manual Transmission Shift Lever
Calm your mind and put it on automatic with this miniature gear shifter. And how handy, it also doubles as a key chain! It’s available on Amazon for $7.95, and is eligible for free shipping if you’re a Prime member.
3. Glantop® Magnetic Sculpture Desk Toy
This fun little desk toy is sure to keep you entertained for hours. It comes with a metal base, 160 various-sized metal balls and is available on Amazon for $9.99.
4. A Liquid Motion Bubbler Fidget Toy
Gravity guides the colored droplets in this motion bubbler fidget toy, which is said to have a soothing and mesmerizing effect. They’re available on Amazon for $6.99 and eligible for free shipping if you’re a Prime member.
5. The Edamame Keychain
This little keychain that allows you to pop the beans out of plastic edamame might just be more addictive than the real thing. It’s available on Amazon for $7.99 and is eligible for free shipping if you’re a Prime member.
6. A Fidget Pad
These little fidget pads are said to relieve stress and calm anxious minds. And it almost looks like a mini video game controller! It’s available on Amazon for $8.99 and is eligible for free shipping if you’re a Prime member.
7. A Pencil Set With Fidgets
Write, fidget or do both. You can really screw around with this four-pack of pencils, available on Amazon for under $8.
8. The Squeezy Frog Squidgy Sensory Toy
This bright-colored, squeezable frog will keep your hands busy and your fidgets at ease.
9. WeFidget’s Steel Flipping Bike Chain Toy
Keep your fingers busy for hours with this flipping bike chain toy, which is available on Amazon for $5.99, with free shipping for Prime members.
10. The Endless Pop Electronic Bubble Wrap Key Chain
Why is popping bubble wrap so satisfying? This keychain not only lets you pop bubbles, but has the sound effects to go along with it. It’s available on Amazon for $12.99.
11. Spiky Slap Bracelets
Make a fashion statement and calm your fidgets with these spiky slap bracelets. They come in a pack of three and are available on Amazon for $8.99.
12. The LEDeng Fidget Cube
Whether you’re a clicker, spinner, roller or flicker, this little fidget cube has you covered. Available on Amazon for $6.99, it’s also eligible for free shipping if you’re an Amazon Prime member.
13. The Tangle Jr. Original Fidget Toy
I’m pretty sure I had one of these as a child, but regardless, they make a good fidget toy and are available on Amazon in a set of 3 for $8.96.
14. A Bag Of Balls
This is no ordinary bag of balls. When you squish it, it transforms! A whopping pack of 12 are available on Amazon for $15.99.
15. A Bag Of 20 Squishy Toys
You can get an entire bag of randomly assorted squishy toys on Amazon right now for only $13.99. Just think, you could be the hit of your office if you bring some in to share.
16. The Anti-Anxiety Fidget Cube
This 12-sided dice lets you choose how you’d like to fidget and it’s currently available on Amazon for $8.99.
17. The Poppin’ Peepers Brain
When's the last time you had a desk toy that made unceasing eye contact? This little fidget toy is available on Amazon for under $5, and ships free if you’re an Amazon Prime member.
18. A Restorable Face Ball Toy
The description for this face ball toy says you can pinch, press, throw, hurl, knock and trample it, and it will always restore itself. And for $10.99 on Amazon, it could be yours.
19. Kinetic Sand
This sand is sure to keep you fidget-free and is available in 1-pound bags on Amazon in a variety of colors. Some of the sand even comes sparkly.
So there you have it. Collect all of these little toys and gadgets and you’ll never have to worry about having a case of the fidgets again!