32 of the Best Fidget Toys to Gift People with Anxiety

By Meghan Thomson | Updated: March 23, 2023

    Fidget toys are so much fun and are proven ways to help with anxiety relief and stress, which has increased for many due to the pandemic. Thankfully there are a ton of items available which are proven to be helpful calming tools. Also, they help with fine motor skills and are just simply fun to play with. This list includes the best fidget toys for individuals of all ages with anxiety, autism, ADHD, dementia, and more.

  1. Pop Bubble


    This silicone squeeze toy helps relieve stress, restore your mood, and creates a fun atmosphere. There are so many different colors, sizes, and designs to choose from, including ones for Among Us fans, unicorn lovers, Disney fanatics, and gamers. Since it’s are made of high-quality silicone, it can be easily washed, are durable, and is safe for any age.

  3. Flippy Chain
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    Reviews for this Tom’s fidgets bike chain fidget toy say this is great for stress relief, anxiety, autism, and ADHD among other things. The stainless steel split rings and chain links won’t corrode or break, and the silicone O-rings provide additional texture and grip. Also, since this toy is silent it will not draw any attention if you are using it in the classroom or at work.

  5. Spiky Finger Rings
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    If you’re looking for a small fidget item to toss into your bag this is the perfect one. These spiky rings are made of stainless steel with an anodized coating so they are strong and durable for adults and kids. Also, they help create plenty of pressure and sensation through the acupressure process.

  7. Infinity Cube Fidget Toy
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    An infinity fidget cube is the perfect handheld decompression toy. The smooth surface and rounded corners make this perfectly safe for any age. Keep on flipping and folding this forming different shapes as your stress melts away.

  9. Pop Toy Keychain
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    A keychain fidget toy is a great way to keep something easily accessible for your loved one with special needs. You can hook it on the loop of their pants or their bag so they can grab it when things seem a bit overwhelming. Also, you can press two buttons to make a sound to promote tactile stimulation, calmness, and focus.

  11. Push Pop Sensory Fidget Toys
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    This adorable butterfly sensory toy also offers a lesson for colors and numbers. Since it is BPA-free, non-toxic, and smooth this is great for young children. This toy works on fine motor skills and is great for individuals with ADHD. 

  13. Winding Fidget Toy
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    Anxiety toys are helpful in all shapes and sizes and these will not disappoint. The pieces can be pulled apart, placed together, and moved into different shapes. It will require kids to use their imagination and creativity through new ideas. Studies show movement is critical for cognitive growth, it allows the person to utilize both sides of the brain simultaneously.

  15. Fidget Snap Toys
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    This snap toy is so small it fits right into your palm or pocket! It can be used for training, exercise, rehabilitation, and stress relief. Squeeze to press the suction cups together and release for a satisfying pop! There are four toys per order in four colors. 

  17. Toddler Fidget Spinner
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    This is a new take on the favorite fidget spinner which makes it safe for toddlers. The bright colors keep the baby intrigued while the sound from the rattle ball will keep them entertained. It helps to cultivate children’s imagination and curiosity while using natural materials for durability.

  19. Magnetic Rings
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    If you are looking to curb unwanted habits such as nail-biting and smoking you have to try these magnetic rings. They will keep you occupied and calm whether you are traveling, at the office or bored.

  21. Liquid Motion Bubblers


    Remember the lava lamp phase? Liquid motion bubblers will give you a similar feel to an old favorite. The hourglass shape with two colorful liquids is supposed to help with stress relief, anxiety, and anger management. It is also known to soothe individuals with autism, ADHD, and hyperactivity. 

  23. Stretchy Strings
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    Each string has a unique texture and tension including the super stretchy rope, car wash fringe, totem pole, bumpy rock wall, ribbed ridges, and hard to stretch snakeskin. These strings have vibrant colors that kids are sure to love. Also, as a bonus, they are easy to clean, hypoallergenic, nontoxic, and contain absolutely no phthalates or BPA.

  25. Rotate and Slide Puzzle
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    At first glance, I thought this looked like legos on a tube, but it is so much more! This logic toy will exercise your brain and fingers while melting away stress and anxiety. Also, the collision between the puzzle pieces will produce a crisp and pleasant sound.

  27. Edamame Keychains
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    Keychain fidget toys are one of my favorites because of how discrete they are. This cute edamame is no exception and the adorable face on the middle bean is sure to make anyone smile. Also, since it’s small it is great to add to party favors, Easter eggs, stockings, or just add it to any keys or bag. There are five to an order.

  29. Spiky Sensory Bracelet
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    Spiky bracelets made by Impresa products are a great way to present a sense of calm and wellness for those that may be autistic, have OCD, ADHD, and high anxiety.  They’re great for sensory and tactile stimulation. Also, they’re recommended for 3-year-olds or above.

  31. Push Pop Fidget Spinner
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    A combination fidget spinner and pop toy is a great gift to help those finding themselves extra anxious with the pandemic weighing on them. The different colors and textures will help them to start fidgeting their worries away, at least for the time being!

  33. Gamer Style Stress Relief


    Relieve stress and anxiety, reduce depression, and increase focus with this game-like gadget. This stress relief toy is small enough for a pocket, discrete, and fun to use.

  35. Sensory Pop Tubes
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    Sensory pop tubes are functional sensory toys that are also a ton of fun. My niece has these and we were bending, popping, and stretching these to see what we could make. Also when we stretched these then spun them in a circle they made a fun whistle noise!

  37. Turtle Sensory Toy
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    This adorable turtle sensory toy is made of materials that are completely safe for little kids to get their hands (and mouths) on. They will love pushing down the bubbles and hearing the fun pop sound! Also, this is great for the elderly as the pressing of the bubbles will help with the flexibility in their hands.

  39. 12 Side Stress Reliever
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    A pocket-sized fidget toy with 12 sides to keep you occupied really does exist! 12 sides including gears, buttons, joystick, switch, stress balls, disk, and silicone balls, etc. Release your body and mood and help you focus on your work or study.

  41. Squishy Fidget Toys
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    Crayola even joined in on the fun with these bright-colored squish toys. These Super sticky squeeze toys never leave a sticky residue behind, and remain sticky even after being washed.

  43. Fidgeters Stress Ball
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    Smooth and spiky surfaces are available for this fun stress ball which has colorful beans inside. This is a great tool for those needing hand and wrist exercise such as bakers or computer users.  

  45. Snap and Click Puzzle
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    Links on the wacky track pivot and lock into 5 positions so you can build and shape the chain in tons of different ways. They offer fun bright colors and make a satisfying click sound when you join them together.

  47. Mesh and Marble Gadget
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    These strong and durable mesh and marble toys are another great options for your collection of small fidget items. Since they are small it’s likely nobody will even notice when someone is holding one in their hand. The feeling of the mesh material as you move the marble from side to side is extremely relaxing!

  49. Visual Illusion Ball
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    If you’d like a fidget desk toy item this is the one for you. When you spin a visual illusion ball it will change its patterns along with direction and speed of rotation to offer different visual effects from various angles. You should get this for your favorite anxious coworker or your boss!

  51. Therapeutic Tool Sensory Toy


    Therapeutic sensory tools are said to be good for individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s. This toy not only keeps their hands warm but offers different ways to keep their mind and hands working as well. This would be a great addition to a gift basket for the elderly lady in your life!

  53. Magnetic Putty


    An odorless putty that will not stick or leave residue on hands or clothes is sure to be loved by anyone! Gift this to someone who gets anxious and needs a little something they can toss in their bag to help keep them calm.

  55. Expandable Breathing Ball
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    Measuring just 5.5” when collapses this hybrid ball/star expands to 12”. Relax and calm your mind & body with this breathing ball technique that is designed to bring the body into a state of deep relaxation. Also, this fun toy is a great item for favors at kid parties.

  57. Spiky Sensory Rollers
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    Roll these between your hands, on your skin, or under your feet when you are stressed or anxious and they will quickly work to calm you. These are a hit among kids and adults of all ages. They are firm with only a bit of squeeziness, they’re perfect for sensory and tactile stimulation, as a tactile roll or a sensory brush.

  59. Rainbow Pom Stress Ball
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    Commonly known as Koosh ball if you grew up a 90s kid these actually prove to have anti-anxiety benefits. Not only are they fun in color but they are stretchy and overall great to toss around.

  61. Geode Magnetic Fidget Toy
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    These small pentagon-shaped pieces stick together via magnet to form a beautiful geode sphere. Since you can use magnetic magic to build gravity-defying structures they offer fine motor skills for adults and children. Geode pieces connect on every side so you’ll always find a connection.

  63. Best Fidget Toys Set


    If you’ve found yourself adding every single one of these fidget toys to your cart to give your friend or loved one consider a set to start. This includes some great fidgets. There are 34 pieces.