16 Unusual fidget toys to inspire you

16 unusual fidget toys

In the month and a bit since I launched this website I’ve seen fidget toys blossom and grow in numbers in a way I didn’t predict and wouldn’t have believed. And they’re getting more and more popular, too: I’ve got a fidget spinner or the fidget cube with me for a couple of months now, and fewer people are surprised about them or didn’t know about them before.

Up until now, on EDC Toys we’ve covered fidget spinners extensively, so I decided to make a post to bring some of the lesser known fidget toys in the spotlight. The 17 toys below are all from Amazon, because going outside of it would’ve made this post hundreds of toys long. Some of them have been featured here before, most have not, but they’re all making my fingers twitch. I’ve left their original descriptions from Amazon, and tried to explain them, or at least their presence here.

Without further ado, here are the…

17 unusual fidget toys

I’ve had my eye on this spinner for a while now. It’s not perfect for my taste – I’d prefer something other than 3D printed material, and I’d like it to be the size of a fidget cube, but for $30 it’s a neat idea.

Original AXLE Fidget Spinner- by- Destroyer Brands- USA made
  • Make sure Your Receipt says Sold by DESTROYER BRANDS
  • Destroyer Brands has Never Sold to Other Vendors for Resale
  • Reduce Stress, Increase Concentration, and Relieve Anxiety
  • Working Gears = Ultimate Fidgeter
  • Made to LAST - Will not shatter or break if dropped... or run over by a truck!

This bike chain fidget toy has been on my radar since I first got into fidget toys. It’s cheap, and really easy to include in your EDC kit.

Roller Chain Fidget Toy Stress Reducer - Perfect For ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism (Blue)
  • These Six Chain Links With Rolling Silicone Bands Are Perfect For Hours of Silent Fidgeting
  • Chain Links Roll Perfectly Around Your Fingertip
  • Silicone Bands Are Food Grade Material And Will Never Fade
  • Proudly Handcrafted In The USA
  • Toy

If you’re not creeped out by this next toy, it could make a good stress reliever. No guarantees that others won’t be creeped out by them, though.

Canserin Humorous Face Shape Toys Anti-stress Toys
  • ✿Material: Polyamine resin★Color: Random★Quantity: 1★Size: 55*65*65mm
  • ✿Relief Your Stress,Vent Rage Ball★Package Content: 1XHumorous Face Shape Relief Stress Vent Rage Ball Toys
  • ✿We don't offer the choice of color and style,we will send the product at random,hope you can understand
  • ✿We provide various kinds of great products at the lowest possible prices to you, welcome to our store and get what you want !!!
  • ✿Thank you for your coming.

Bubbly awesomeness – a cheap and fun fidget toy:

1 PCS Topseller Mesh Ball, Grape Stress Relief Squeezing Ball Hand Wrist Toy Random Color - 1.97"
  • Material: polyethylene
  • Size: Diameter: about 5cm/1.97"
  • Push its body, it will change to grape
  • Helps the blood circulation in the hands
  • Perfect gift for your friends, its fans or yourself to relax

A different kind of bubbly, but equally as awesome, especially if you’re looking for some stress relief at the office.

Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors (Single Bubbler)
  • The descending bubbles have a soothing and mesmerizing effect that will keep kids entertained for hours. Gravity will guide the colored droplets travel down at slow motion pace. These sensory toys can help improve visual tracking skills.
  • Its slow and rhythmic drops have a very appeasing effect and actually help kids with sensory or hyperactivity issues. Makes perfect autism sensory toys to sooth and remain focused.
  • Endless hours of calming entertainment. Great as therapy toys and even stress relief toys. Never runs out of energy. Just flip over and start again.
  • This liquid timer makes the perfect fidget toys, office desk toys and even as classroom rewards. Like a stress ball used for hands, these are perfect as adhd toys for gentle visual stimulation. This adhd timer adipose stress toy has two bright colored drops that rain down slowly when flipped, almost like a lava lamp or hourglass sand timer, making them fun children activities kids toys.
  • Bubbler measures 2" wide x 5.75" inches in length. This listing is for 1 bubbler per order. Each bubbler contains two colors inside. Yours will be selected at random from our in-stock supply.

This little roller (so not quite a spinner) is a plastic toy that fits in the palm of your hand, and comes in a pack of three. Reviews claim that it’s not A+, but if you’re looking for a cheap fun toy to carry around it’s a great fit!

  • Instantly calming dual pieces rotate between fingers
  • Perfect for ADHD / Autism fidgeting
  • Includes 3 fidgets so use one at the office, the car, home, etc.
  • Roughly the size of a quarter so easily hidden
  • Ages over 3 due to size and choking hazard

An unique design for a fidget toy, the thing I really like about this next toy is the fact that it’s easy to carry:

Roller Fidget Sensory Toy
  • AutismShop.com
  • Office Product

This is my favorite on the list – a spinning top keychain that you can detach and spin on any flat surface around you. I’m not sure how easy it is to actually detach, since you have one of those metal rings to go through every time, but other than that this is a sturdy, easy to carry spin top.

EDC Keychain Spinning Top - Proven Stocking Stuffer Spins Forever (up to 5:27 Minutes), Self-Balancing. This Keyring Fidget Toy Spin Top is a Gift for Adults and Kids. Under 15 Dollars
  • ⭐ PROVEN STOCKING STUFFERS for KIDS and ADULTS - men or women, boys or girls any years old, teens and ADULTS. Small gift ideas for Christmas Xmas 2018. Mens stocking stuffer toys, gag gift
  • ⭐ NEVER BE BORED AGAIN - EDC top is perfect for your everyday carry as a keychain fob or a pocket toy. Use it to kill your idle time as a boredom breaker, for distraction, fun, and relief from stress
  • ⭐ BEAT 5:27 MIN SPIN TIME - Most customers achieve spin. time of 2-3 minutes, but the record is 5:27 (YouTube search "spinning time 5:27"). If you beat that + provide a video proof we'll refund $25
  • ⭐TOP QUALITY - Made from 1 piece of stainless steel #303 metal by precise machining. Very sturdy and durable. Textured shaft provides a perfect grip to spin it easily & fast. Self-balancing and quiet
  • ⭐ ORIGINAL GIFT FOR MEN OR WOMEN - You can now stop thinking about the next birthday gift for him /her because you just found a winner! A unique gag gift that he will actually use and enjoy every day!

This fidget toy is perfect for your office desk more than it is your EDC pouch:

PhiTOP Physics Egg for Science Geeks | Stress Relieving Ellipsoid Spinning Top Physics Marvel and Optics Art
  • SOOTHING AND RELAXING - Its aluminum mirrored finish and ellipsoid shape is known to relieve stress and be an aid with meditation. Give it a spin to enjoy the captivate sights and mesmerizing sounds.
  • PHYSIC-ALLY ENTRANCING - When spun at high speeds on its side, it will seemingly magically shift its position upright and vertical demonstrating angular momentum. Be amazed at how this unique shape can go from laying on its side to standing up with just one spin!
  • NO NEED TO FIDGET - In the course of its spin on the concave mirror, you will see physics take its place with Lissajous figures, electrodynamics, and the gelatinous ellipsoid effect. Shine some light on it and treat yourself to a fantastic light show.
  • CHICKEN OR THE PHITOP? - What came first, the chicken or the PhiTOP? Going back 150 years, physicists have been analyzing the cause of the rise of the center of mass of spinning. See if you can help figure it out.
  • ENJOYABLE FOR ALL AGES - Anyone from ages 5 to 105 will be ecstatic with what happens to this top after it has been spun. As it slows down, it provides an astonishing optical illusion with a relaxing sound while capturing the imagination of young children and adults. Have fun and challenge friends to see who can spin it the longest.

This is the Twiddle, a plastic toy that you can bend, twist and fidget with:

Twiddle Fiddle, Scrunch and Shape Fidget Toy, Silver
  • The ultimate fidget toy
  • Relieves stress
  • Increases focus for adults and children
  • Unlimted Fun
  • Helps with ADHD, ADD & OCD

If you’re looking for something that turns to putty in your hands, you can try, you know, actual putty. This one changes color depending on temperature:

Copernicus Glux Putty, (Thermochromic, 15 Grams)
  • Depending on its temperature it changes from orange to bright yellow.
  • Classic putty skills, like bouncing and peeling the comics from the newspaper.
  • Silicone Based
  • Non-Toxic
  • Made in the USA

Part fidget toy, part puzzle, part transformer. Meet the Ninjabot:

Areaware Cubebot Micro (Black)
  • Designed by David Weeks for Areaware
  • Crafted in Beech wood, Cubebot is an eco-friendly plaything
  • Available in 3 sizes: Micro (4.25" tall), Small (6.75" tall), Medium (9.5" tall)
  • A puzzle, action figure, robot, and transformer - all in one
  • Recommended for ages 3 and up

The second (and last, promise) Twiddle on the list – I thought I’d include this one because it glows in the dark.

Twiddle Glow in The Dark Fidget Toy
  • Fidget, Crunch, Shape
  • 70 fun, interchangeable pieces that can be shaped, molded, torn apart or snapped together in endless ways
  • Great fiddle toy - everyone is going crazy over Twiddle
  • Unlimited fun
  • Pieces in this set are glow-in-the-dark

Not so much fidget toy as much as kinetic toy, the Galactic Globe is something I’d love to have on my desk:

Galactic Globe - Galactic Toy's Original Kinetic Spring Therapeutic Multi-Sensory Fidget Toy
  • RELAXING FIDGET TOY - best used around the home - not recommended to be used in a school environment
  • SOOTHING FEELING as the GALACTIC GLOBE rolls along the arm or leg
  • VISUALLY CALMING while watching the Galactic Globe flow over an arm, leg, pole or taught string
  • FOLDS FLAT for EASY CARRYING with the draw string bag (included) and pops open when ready to use
  • 5-inch Diameter when flat and forms in to approximately a 10-inch Globe when open


I bumped into these magnets and remembered I used to have these exact magnets! They’re really awesome to fidget with, but they make a lot of noise.

And no fidget toy list would be complete without a stress ball:

Serenilite Hand Therapy Stress Ball - Optimal Stress Relief - Great for Hand Exercises and Strengthening (Kiwi)
  • RELIEVE YOUR STRESS & ANXIETY Serenilite hand therapy stress balls are great for reducing physical discomfort and relieving mental tension in your body. Every squeeze will improve focus, increase strength, and soothe the mind. Relax your mind and body with your new stress ball. Also relieves anxiety, OCD, ADHD, and other spectrum disorders.
  • STRENGTHEN YOUR GRIP, JOINTS & MUSCLES while reducing carpal tunnel & arthritis symptoms while relieving stress. Increase blood flow and circulation in your hands, fingers, & forearms with every squeeze. Optimal for rehabilitation and post surgery recovery.
  • ULTRA-DURABLE & PREMIUM QUALITY ergonomic stress relief ball made of a tear-resistant gel core and sleek non-stick fabric. Experience maximum grip & comfort. Retains shape & smooth to the touch. We've custom made our stress ball to fit your needs.
  • SPARK MULTIPLE SENSES by physical therapy and color therapy, improving well-being and relaxing your mind and body. Increase hand mobility & grip strength. Perfect fidget for kids and adults of all ages. Portable anywhere you go and is a great addition to your lifestyle to decrease your stress levels.
  • Lifetime & Happiness Guaranteed! - Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you have questions or concerns regarding your stress ball, please message us through Amazon and we'll try our best to assist you!

I hope you liked this list of toys I found. As always, the comment section is open for all your thoughts and feedback.

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