15 Most Unique Fidget Toys On Etsy
We at Antsy Labs recognize the craft that goes into a great fidget toy.
A great fidget toy is equal parts simple to use and delightfully repetitive. An added bonus? Having some elements of mastery (or what the kids might call “tricks”!). Made from a number of materials, from 3D-printed plastics to hand-carved wood, fidget toys are designed to be gratifying to the touch.
Fidget toys are popular because, well, they're so much fun! But fidget toys like our original Fidget Cube and fidget spinner have many practical uses for fidgeters. Adults love fidget toys for their desks so they have something fun to fidget with during long meetings and other dull office activities. (Drumming your pen on the conference table is kind of conspicuous, so quiet fidget toys are always on our minds.) Students use fidget toys to focus when studying less exciting materials that can make them doze off. And many kids and adult use fidget toys in their personal lives, too, to control social anxiety and other aspects of shyness.
There are common threads that tie all fidget toys together. These are a baseline for adult fidgeters and creative tinkerers to use as they come up with their own ideas. It’s in celebration of these inventive individuals that today we share 15 of the most unique fidget toys we've seen lately.
Fidget Toy #1: Fidget Cube
Of course we're starting our fidget toy list with our own Fidget Cube™! We our own fidget toy for adult fidgeters like us, to occupy our hands and fingers when we're restless. Fidgeting fans made us one of the top 10 runs on Kickstarter ever! Fidget Cube™ has six different sides for fidgeting: Click. Glide. Flip. Breathe. Roll. Spin™. See limited edition Fidget Cubes from Kickstarter and more custom Fidget Cubes with colors you'll flip for!
Fidget Toy #2: Fidget Spinner
Fidget spinner is a terrific fidget toy when you don't have to worry about people noticing the motions of your hands that make it spin. (Don't spin during a test at school or a presentation at the office!) A fidget spinner has a ball bearing and typically three "arms" designed to spin along its axis with pressure. That's the spinner part!
If you're feeling really conspicuous, try our metal fidget spinners in metallic black, metallic pink, and metallic blue. And adults who really, really want to draw attention to themselves should get our LED light up white, black, blue, or red fidget spinners with flashing RGB lights.
Etsy Fidget Toy #1: All Pink Mechanical Fidgets
How It Works: If you’re looking for just the “right amount of clickity-clack feedback,” this is the unique fidget toy for you. Like many of the five-star reviews on this Etsy page suggest, this fidget toy serves one main purpose adults love: make the iconic keyboard sound without having to actually type anything.
Designed in an attractive pink shade with a number of available styles, include cubes, lines, and other handheld objects, you’re sure to find one of these fidget toys that fits your space. (Just be mindful that it is *very* audible. Adults, these may not be a good fit for the office.)
Grab It For Yourself: Enjoy the homemade All Pink Mechanical Fidgets here.
Etsy Fidget Toy #2: Chainmail Fidget Toy
How It Works: For a mix of satisfying crunching sounds and hand-over-hand manipulation, give this Chainmail Fidget Toy a try. Though it may not have much more purpose than to just look, feel, and sound pleasing, it is a deceptively charming fidget toy. (Adults love their stress toys!) Available in three sizes and 12 colors.
Grab It For Yourself: Order your own Chainmail Fidget Toy by clicking here.
Etsy Fidget Toy #3: Genuine Do-Nothing Fidget Toy Made Of Assorted Woods
How It Works: This fidget toy lays out what it is that makes fidget toys so charming: it does nothing. According to the description, “When you turn the crank in a circular motion, all the parts move and it does nothing.”
And yet, fidget toys do more than nothing. They help us to relax, to relieve stress, or for adults to play around a bit during an otherwise hectic (or long and dull) day. While this Do-Nothing Fidget Toy may make claims at nothingness, it’s attractive wood design and solid construction make it something quite worthwhile.
Grab It For Yourself: Try out your own Genuine Do-Nothing Fidget Toy Made Of Assorted Woods.
Etsy Fidget Toy #4: Fidget Hand Magnet Spinner Rings
How It Works: This magnetic set of three spinners is one of the more dynamic unique fidget toys. In addition to being fun to manipulate in one hand, adults can separate the rings in different ways for more creative play. With bright colors and an ergonomic design, this is an Etsy fidget toy that puts the emphasis on fun.
Grab It For Yourself: Play with your own set of Fidget Hand Magnet Spinner Rings.
Etsy Fidget Toy #5: Fidget Infinity Cube
How It Works: Tired of fidgeting on a single plane of existence? Need a new fidgeting timeline? Now adults can fidget to infinity (and beyond?) with the endlessly enjoyable Fidget Infinity Cube. Cleverly designed to operate fluidly, this cube can be flipped and folded around to give busy hands or a distracted mind their new favorite go-to fidget.
Grab It For Yourself: Order a Fidget Infinity Cube For Busy Hands for yourself here.
Etsy Fidget Toy #6: Mechanical Fidget Cube
How It Works: For a clickety clackety unique fidget toy, this Mechanical fidget cube might be for you. Though not a subtle, sneaky toy by any stretch of the imagination, there’s something so satisfying about the press and release of each of the six keys. With a number of attractive colored key and base options, adults can pick one that fits right in with your fidget toy collection.
Grab It For Yourself: Check out the 6 Key Mechanical Fidget Cube on Etsy here.
Etsy Fidget Toy #7: Twirl Tumble Fidget Toys
How It Works: This unique fidget toy leads to nearly limitless fidgeting thanks to its use of beads and memory wire. When held between your thumb and forefinger, rolling the three interconnected bead rings leads to a non-stop motion that’ll keep your fingers happy and your mind carefree.
Plus, they’re available in over 40 colors and with three different weights so adults can try out a few different fidgeting experiences to find the one that’s most satisfying for you.
Grab It For Yourself: Delight your hands with the Twirl Tumble Fidget Toys.
Etsy Fidget Toy #8: Fractal Hex Fidget
How It Works: The boom of 3D printing from a few years ago has resulted in some pretty mind-bending fidget spinners for adults and kids. This Fractal Hex Fidget makes mesmerizing patterns and designs while also being a nice way to help melt the stress away. Available in more than 20 colors and four sizes, this slim fidget toy is portable, too.
Grab It For Yourself: Give into fascination with this 3D-printed Fractal Hex Fidget.
Etsy Fidget Toy #9: Sensory Fidget Circle
How It Works: Some adult fidget toys need to be played with to be understood. For the next best thing, watch the video here to see how this Sensory Fidget Circle spins, vibrates, and shimmers. At about 4” in circumference, it’s a great palm-sized toy that even makes a satisfying sound when it’s thumbed. For the more mindless fidgeters, this is a nice experience that doesn’t take too much additional effort to understand.
Grab It For Yourself: Try out your own Sensory Fidget Circle by clicking here.
Etsy Fidget Toy #10: Articulated Fidget Toy Slug
How It Works: This incredibly cute articulated slug is a wiggly, wobbly, fidgeting dream. As fun to look at from afar as they are to manipulate, this unique fidget toy for adults comes in five sizes (ranging from 5.5” to 15”) and a whole rainbow’s worth of colors (fully 70 variations, including a number of dazzling two-tone looks).
Grab It For Yourself: Decorate your desk with your own 3D-printed Articulated Fidget Toy Slug.
Etsy Fidget Toy #11: Magnetic Fidget Pen
How It Works: When is a pen not a pen? When it’s a Magnetic Fidget Pen! This whimsical ballpoint pen and stylus set is perfect for adults in the workplace. Switch between taking notes and making shapes in seconds.
This pen, which is held together by magnets, can be disassembled and reassembled into sculptures, figures, and more. Then when it’s time to get back to work, just put the pieces back together again.
Grab It For Yourself: Say goodbye to stress with this Magnetic Fidget Pen.
Etsy Fidget Toy #12: Chocolate Cream Cookie Haptic Fidget Toy
How It Works: No, we’re not advocating adults play with your food -- just playing with unique fidget toys that *look* like food. This magnetic-infused Oreo-inspired cookie is a smooth, fun fidget toy.
Push and slide the different layers around, flip them, and more with this high-quality 3D-printed fidget toy. Plus - no matter how intense the fidgeting gets, there won’t be any crumbs to worry about.
Grab It For Yourself: Enjoy the novelty of fidgeting with a Chocolate Cream Cookie Haptic Fidget Toy.
Etsy Fidget Toy #13: Fidget Marble Maze Toy Game
How It Works: A pocket-sized de-stresser, the Fidget Marble Maze is a portable fidget toy that makes for a slightly quieter option than some of the others on this list (which makes it a perfect adult fidget toy for busy offices). Inside this felt pouch is a marble ball that you manipulate from one end of the maze to the other.
Handmade from fleece and yarn, this is a tactile treat that also channels the best of Etsy.
Grab It For Yourself: Try your best to take on this Fidget Marble Maze Toy Game.
Etsy Fidget Toy #14: Stress Relief Fidget Bracelet
How It Works: This fidget bracelet, also known as a Meraki Sphere Mandala, comes in three different sizes for three different uses. The smallest size is great for a handheld fidget, the middle size is great for both fidgeting and adult jewelry, and the largest can be used as a decoration. Each bracelet can be arranged into more than 35 different styles through a mesmerizing, fun fidgeting process.
With 49 color options ranging from Dark Magic and Spring Bloom to California Sun and Kiwi Dragon, it’s likely you’ll find the just-right bracelet for you - or to give as a gift.
Grab It For Yourself: Be wowed by the intricacies of this Stress Relief Fidget Bracelet.
Etsy Fidget Toy #15: Executive Fidget Set
How It Works: While there’s certainly a tendency for unique fidget toys to be brightly colored or attention-drawing, who’s to say there’s not room in the market for something more refined? This handsomely crafted set is for the professional fidgeting adults amongst us. This Executive Fidget Set will keep you covered in a number of fidgety situations with the included top, infinite cube, balls, and more.
Grab It For Yourself: Impress the boss with this Executive Fidget Set.