Focusing on a one-hour math lecture was torture enough for my ADHD brain, let alone concentrating on a boring meeting for four hours straight! To get out of this situation or rather the awkwardness of the moment when I’m asked for my opinions, I found solace in doing neat pen tricks. Under the desk, of course! While on the upside, you don’t have to make an excuse to take a pen with you inside a conference room, the problem with pens is that they fall – a lot!
However, to my surprise, I found excellent substitutes for pens for curing my attention issues – fidget toys! Yes, fidget toys are a great way to keep your mind focused in the right way. What’s more? They’re sneaky! You can easily carry fidget toys hidden inside your pockets, a win-win situation for sure…
As with any other toy/thing, there are several fidget toys for adults in the market – all claiming to be more effective than the other. Some even claim to help with Autism, ADHD, concentration, and a plethora of issues. However, unfortunately, most fidget toys fail to perform well. I have compiled a list of the 6 best and most addictive fidget toys for adults in 2020 for you. Before we proceed to the list, let me tell you how I judged the fidget toy for you…
The Factors I Took Into Consideration Before Buying A Fidget Toy
What kind of impression did the fidget toy give to another person? Did it seem too childish or did it look like something classy, cool, and adult-like? I preferred the ones that seemed adult-like so that I could carry them anywhere.
Did it really help me to concentrate? Was it just a mindless distraction? Most fidget toys claim that they help you with ADHD, Autism, etc. However, only some of them actually help you with keeping your attention focused.
How portable was the fidget toy? Was it sneaky? I preferred the ones that were easy to carry anywhere and fit into my pocket or inside/under a file or notebook! The smaller the fidget toy, the better.
How convenient was the fidget toy? Was I able to handle it or play with it single-handedly? I went with the fidget toys that were convenient to use, the ones that I could fidget with my non-dominant hand (left-hand) as well.
Best Fidget Toys for Adults
Helps with – Anxiety, Stress, Autism, ADD, ADHD & OCD.
The Fidget Cube Toy by CHUCHIK is one of the most versatile and multi-purpose fidget toys you can ever find. It has three sides with different fidget options. One side consists of a flip switch that can either be flipped silently with gentle hands or with an audible click when done quickly. The second side comprises a glide that is similar to a joystick on the remote of a video game. This noise-less glider is excellent to calm restless hands as well as increasing concentration.
The third side has three gears that look quite similar to the ones you can find in a suitcase. You can roll these gears endlessly and get that perfect fidgeting satisfaction. What else would you need from a fidget toy that is already giving you three perfect options to fidget as you please!
Coming to the technical aspect of this fidget toy, I would say that it is great for anyone suffering from OCD, ADHD, ADD, and even enhancing your focus. With six different and engaging features, this fidget cube is excellent to reduce stress and maintain focus. This fidget cube can also be used both by kids and adults alike – it’s sneaky, portable, and does what it claims. It also looks decent enough for an adult to carry it around with themselves.
The fidget cube by Chuchik is made of best-quality ABS plastic that is both soft and soothing. It gives you a rubber-ish feel as it has silicone as well. Thus it is smooth to touch and fidget with. It surely is durable and would last you long.
What’s more? The manufacturers are so confident about the quality of this fidget cube that they give you a 100% satisfaction guarantee. This means you can return it back – no questions asked – if you’re not satisfied! This certainly makes it worth a try.
Helps with – Stress Relief, Autism, Focus.
The Kinetic Optical Illusion Ball by Vefindor is one incredible and addictive fidget toy that you would ever come across. Although this fidget toy doesn’t claim to help with OCD, ADD, or ADHD, unlike other fidget toys, it produces mesmerizing optical illusions that are nothing short of marvelous. The texture of the kinetic optical illusion ball is smooth with milled lines (that create the optical illusion) – which is great for restless hands.
All you have to do is put the ball on a flat surface, slightly revolve it and sit back and watch the mesmerizing illusions. The helix flows continuously and creates a mind-bending effect that is great in dealing with stress and anxiety.
The ball is made of aluminum as is the complete body of the toy. The spin is silent, smooth, and long-lasting. The sculpture of the ball is such that it changes patterns, rotational speed, and direction to create fantastic illusions from different angles.
I felt that this ball is perfect for restless hands, for reducing stress considerably, and for increasing concentration as well. The size of the ball is ideal for your palm. The manufacturers claim it cures autism as well. What’s more? It comes with lifetime technical support! This surely makes it worth buying.
Helps with – EDC Focus, Meditation, Breaking Bad Habits, ADHD
The Fidget Cube Gears Linkage by Wewinn is perfect for mechanical lovers. Consisting of various mechanical shapes such as linkages and gears, this fidget toy will give your restless hands a great time and your mind some peace. This fidget cube is excellent for breaking bad habits, helps in meditation and EDC focus, and increases attention in cases of OCD, ADD, ADHD, and Autism.
Perfect for kids and adults alike, this cube with gears and linkage is made of high-quality pure brass that offers an absolute mechanical sense. It also helps with striking conversations and so much more. It is small and hence discreet. Besides, it can be easily carried anywhere. Since it is made of pure brass, you may find that after some time, due to oxidation, spots may appear on the surface of this fidget cube. However, it only makes it more classy in appearance.
This multi-purpose fidget cube is a great choice for practically anyone looking for a fidget toy for any reason. What’s more? Its aesthetic appearance makes it a pleasing sight to the eyes. You can also use it as a showpiece or a desk piece when you are not fidgeting with it!
Helps with – Restless Hands.
The Mobii Slate Hand Fidget Toy by Steel Lynx is a cluster of smooth rings woven together to enable excellent fidgeting. It is small enough to be managed effortlessly by two-three fingers. You can fidget with it endlessly and give your restless hands and fingers, the treatment they need.
This fidget toy is an excellent tool for people whose livelihood depends on their fingers – as it improves finger dexterity. So, if you are a person who types a lot, a musician, a painter, or into fine arts, then you would find this fidget toy more useful than others.
An excellent option to kill boredom, reduce anxiety and treat restless hands, this fidget toy is perfect to take anywhere you like. It is so small that you can take it practically everywhere with you without anyone noticing it! However, you would want to exercise precaution around small kids as it is a choking hazard. It is easy to clean and easy to maintain as well.
Helps with – Stress, Anxiety, and ADHD.
The Fidget Infinity Cube by Joeyank comprises eight small cubes joined together with the help of links that allow excellent mobility. You can practically rotate each cube in any direction from any angle. You can also fidget with it single-handedly. Hence, you can make countless shapes out of this infinity fidget cube.
Perfect for both kids and adults alike, this infinity cube is lightweight, portable, convenient, and fun to fidget with. The fact that you can make several shapes out of it is as unique as it is exciting. It helps with deep thought, staying awake, quitting smoking, leg shaking, nail-biting, and attention disorder issues along with anxiety, autism, and ADHD.
The fidget infinity cube is an excellent choice for a gift as it is designed aesthetically. What’s more? The material used to produce this fidget cube is an anodized aluminum alloy that is premium grade. Thus, you don’t have to worry about the quality or durability of the fidget infinity cube at all!
Helps with – ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism
The Flippy Chain Fidget Toy is a stress buster and is perfect for silent fidgeting. Made of stainless steel chain links and rings, this toy has a bulletproof design! It is virtually indestructible and won’t corrode or fade in color. You can continuously fidget for hours on end with the flippy chain fidget toy and you wouldn’t get bored.
Small in size, this toy can be taken and fidgeted with anytime, anywhere. Since it operates silently, no one would notice if you are fidgeting with it under your desk! Thus, you can increase your concentration in the meeting or in the classroom.
Excellent for reducing anxiety and stress, the flippy chain fidget toy also helps break bad habits including nail-biting, picking at scabs, etc. Besides, it also helps release social tension at gatherings and events and thus can help improve our relationships as well.
Handcrafted in the USA, the manufacturers of this fidget toy are so confident in their design and product that they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Otherwise, you can get a return for a full refund. What are you waiting for?
Final Thoughts on Fidget Toys for Adults
So, these were some of the most addictive and useful fidget toys that are discreet, convenient, portable, and most importantly useful and helpful. Any of the fidget toys on my list are best-in-class and you can go with any of them without second thoughts.
Have you tried out any of the fidget toys on this list already? Did I miss your favorite fidget toy?