Every since the original fidget spinner there’s a great increase in toys for stress and anxiety relief or for igniting creativity whenever you’re stuck pondering those important decisions. We continuously feature fiddle gadgets for kids and for the office, so it might be a good time to list our favorite stress relievers that you can buy right now in 2023. Check out our list below.
The Polar Pen
The Polar Pen consists of multiple rare earth magnets which you can take apart from the pen / stylus combination. With the magnets you can build neat magnetic structures that move around your pen or sit on your desk while you’re working. The Polar magnet pen is great to fiddle around with, make sure to get to work at one point though.
Helicone Kinetic Desk Toy
Kinetic toys are wonderful to look at and do a good deal in relieving stress. The Helicone is a true executive toy gift. It’s made of high quality pieces of wood, comes in a beautiful box and you can twirl the Helicone around from pine shape to helix for proper satisfaction during work. There’s also a cheaper plastic option called the Lollipopter, made by Playable ART.
GHOSTKUBE – Kinetic Building Blocks
The GHOSTKUBE is another kinetic toy. Even with a small set of GHOSTKUBE building blocks you might need a big desk for displaying them, but playing with these is so soothing for the mind. Just take a couple of minutes putting something together and wiggle your construction around. Then, once you’re done, use the associated ‘keystone’ to lock your construction and put it on your desk for display.
Speks – Tiny Magnetic Balls
Magnets top the list for fidget toy material and with the Speks set you’ll get a LOT of magnets, how do you feel about owning 512 of them? With this many magnets you’re able to run your imagination wild and create loads of fun stuff for display on your office desk. Be sure to watch over them carefully. It’s not only easy to lose sight of them due to their small size, your co-workers will also want to steal the Speks tiny magnets!
Tiny Arcade – a Tiny Working Arcade Cabinet
Whipping your phone out to play Clash Royale or Brawl Stars during each stressful moment at work may be stretching it with your boss. However, no one will blame you playing a game on the adorable Tiny Arcade cabinet to blow off some steam.
Made by Tiny Circuits, the Tiny Arcade kit can be assembled by yourself in around ten minutes. Then, you are ready to play any of the built-in games (including Flappy Bird, which doesn’t help your stress level really). A microSD card slot allows you to load any further game you can find for it.
An Enter-key You Can Punch as Hard as You Want to
Talking about office stress relief, having a good ol’ punching bag in the center of the office will probably do wonders, but it’s not the most practical. This big USB-connected Enter-key is the closest you can get to a punching bag. If you want to really unload a lot of stress in one sitting, just plug this key in, type out that polite customer support e-mail and bang this key with each line break. Feel better now?
Mochi Squishy Toys
I can’t put into words how stress relieving it is to grab a handful of these tiny squishy animals and juggle them around through my fingers.
These Japanese mochi animal all look adorably cute (or kawaii) and are made of soft silicone that bounces back into shape as long as you don’t press them too hard.
These are cheap little animals, so a bucket full will probably cost you no more than 10 bucks. Also very cute to display in a kid’s bedroom.
Sometimes, playing a music instrument can be calming and soothing. While a piano or guitar might be overwhelming and create even more stress, this tiny Kalimba is a perfect gadget to fiddle around with.
There are 8 thumb piano keys on the Kalimba you can pluck to its base using your fingernails. They’re tuned to the key of C major so you can easily pick up uplifting, popular songs and nursery rhymes.
This mini Kalimba comes with a lanyard so you can attach it to your bag or have it inside your car for some quick playing while you’re stuck in a traffic jam.
We’ll continue to cover the most stress and anxiety relieving toys on our blog. Do you have any suggestions we should take a look at? Let us know in the comments below.