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    29 Perfect Toys For Keeping Your Fidgety Hands Distracted

    This is for all the people who tear the labels off everything.

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    1. A squishy emoji so happy to help you out, it vomits from excitement.

    Thank god the emojis in your phone don't do this.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.19.

    2. A classic fidget cube complete with clickable buttons, a joystick, a spinner, a switch, and other features to help you relax.

    Get it from Amazon for $1.88.

    3. A happy little Hoptimist who bounces and wiggles when you can't.

    Just give it a bop on the noggin to get it going.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

    4. A collection of squeezable little buddies you can hang on to when you're feeling anxious.

    Promising review: "This was such a great purchase! I especially wanted the cat ones and this package included all three types of cats PLUS MORE! These little friends are the cutest things ever and I love squishing their lil' bellies. The fat chubby bunnies can stick to the back of your hand too! So cute." —Rochelle

    Get 11 from Amazon for $8.87.

    5. An iridescent fidget spinner for a colorful whirlwind to make you forget your troubles.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. Or a paint splatter spinner if you'd like something even flashier.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.45.

    7. ORR a spinner filled with lip gloss if you want a multi-faceted de-stressing device.


    Combine two anxiety-relieving activities into one handy gadget!

    Get it for $9.99 at BuzzFeed's Glamspin shop.

    8. OOORRRR a glow-in-the-dark fidget spinner for late night panic attacks

    Promising review: "I bought this spinner for when someone else is driving because I get very nervous and I bite my cuticles. Now that I keep the spinner in our car, I'm much calmer because I'm focused on the spinner and not on my husband's driving. This is a great gadget for people with stress that need to refocus—and you can take it anywhere with you." —Furr-tastic!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    9. A multi-colored block puzzle for shifting your attention onto something relaxing.

    This movable action figure is also a puzzle: Try and see if you can fold it into a cube.

    Promising review: "You would have to be a real fuddy-duddy not to love this thing. I have had such a good time posing it and photographing it." —P_J_P

    Get it from Amazon for $24.78 or Jet for $24.78.

    10. A ring with a second spinning layer to soothe you.

    Promising review: "I love this ring! It feels great on my finger. It turns smoothly. I love it and wish they came in different colors!" —Yesenia Cuevas

    Get it from Amazon for $0.99.

    11. An unnerving, googly-eyed toy that you can squeeze the peepers out of when you're about to have a cow.,

    Promising review: "I LOVE this! I love cows and I get very stressed at work, but not for long with this! It makes me smile." —Lexii Klopp

    Get it on Amazon for $5.78 (also available as a penguin, frog, pig, and more).

    12. A bendy pen with a handle perfect for people who want to do pen tricks but need training wheels.

    Promising review: "I love this pen! It really does help you think. The fact that the pen bends is probably my favorite part. I would buy again if I had to, but that won't be soon because the pen is super well built." —Kimberly Battaglia

    Get it on Amazon for $6.99.

    13. A ball filled with lots of smaller balls that looks insanely satisfying to squeeze.

    Promising review: "My daughter with ADHD asked for stress balls to help her at school. These are great! They hold up well, aren't sticky or slimy, and just feel so good to squeeze. This is a quality product worth every penny." —Apryl

    Get three from Amazon for $15.97.

    14. A container of coffee-scented therapy dough you're definitely going to want to have at work.

    Get it from ThinkGeek for $24.99.

    15. A pack of Silly Putty for some good old-fashioned de-stressing.

    Promising review: "I used this six pack to introduce a new generation of our family to silly putty. The kids loved it, but we adults ended up wanting some of our own. This is just like I remembered it." —Sam-I-Am

    Get it on Amazon for $8.85.

    16. A mesh sock toy with a hidden marble that provides a much-needed, soothing activity.

    Promising review: "When I first saw these fidget toys, I wasn't sure they would be effective. I decided to get them on the off-chance my kids would take to them. After receiving them, it only took a minute of fidgeting with them myself before I decided they're the perfect fidget toys. In fact, I now keep one in my purse." —Jennifer

    Get 10 from Amazon for $9.27 or 8 from Jet for $10.05.

    17. A translucent egg you can squeeze until a little Gudetama appears.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this. Gudetama is in an adorable resting position and the 'egg' is very strong and durable so squeezing him frequently does not appears to be a problem. I've had him for over two weeks and have been using the egg like a stress ball and so far there is no sign of wear or tearing to the material. It's filled with a watery substance instead of a goo, so it's not the best stress ball but it's a great novelty item and I would definitely buy more in the future." —Samantha L.

    Get it on Amazon for $11.

    18. A container of mesmerizing putty in a variety of colors and styles for every type of person.

    Get it from ThinkGeek for $11.99+ or Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 16 colors).

    19. A bicycle chain-like toy with tiny spinning wheels that offers relief for your nervous hands.

    Promising review: "These fidget spinner are small and fun. I like their size because they're great for small hands and kiddos. You can put them on your fingers and twirl. I also love the various colors options for the rubber bands. You can change out the colors easily when you want to mix it up. They don't feel cheap either." —Stacey

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90.

    20. A menagerie of random little squishy friends you can channel all your anxiety into.

    Promising review: "Everybody should buy these squishies!! I was very happy when I got these and a lot of them are slow rising. Some of them smell like gingerbread or cinnamon." —KaycieMel

    Get 30 from Amazon for $17.98.

    21. A pack of glittery tops to spin when your head is also spinning.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    22. A PlayStation controller-inspired pushpad that fits nicely in your hand and provides plenty of buttons to press.

    Promising review: "For anyone who either can't sit still, has anxiety, or just needs something to fiddle with, this has helped me so much. The only downside I noticed is that some buttons actually had clicking noises so if that bugs you, then this isn't for you. I personally love the clicking noises even though it drives my boyfriend insane." —Kelly B.

    Get it from $5.60.

    23. A spherical puzzle that requires putting the right color balls in the right color circles by pushing them in with a satisfying click.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    24. A group of pea pods revealing little pea pals when you squeeze them out.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    25. A group of strongly magnetized balls you can push and manipulate into different shapes.

    Warning: Due to swallowable parts, these are not for children.

    Promising review: "These are way more fun than I thought they would be. It's not only fun to build up shapes with them, but also interesting to see how polarities work with spheres and what the constraints are with making certain shapes. It's also just fun to hold in your hand and massage. I'm already planning on buying more so I can make bigger shapes." —Courtney B.

    Get it on Amazon for $9.82.

    26. A trio of fruit that looks delicious enough to squeeze.

    Get three from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. A checkered rectangle you can deconstruct into a geometric snake.

    Promising review: "I purchased these for a training event at work. The audience was 22 executives so I provided this and other fidget toys for adults. A few of the executives played with them during the day. They were great for keeping hands occupied and minds still listening and following the program." —RES731

    Get three from Amazon for $8.99.

    28. A Rubik's Cube covered in sweet, glorious junk food for people who are soothed by snacking.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $10.

    29. A plastic tangle you can twist and pull apart when your hands desperately need something to do.

    Promising review: "These are great fidget devices for ADHD. I work with kids, and I've found these are awesome for people who struggle with anxiety, ADHD, or other mental health issues that make it difficult to focus. I would recommend for any kid that needs to be doing something with their hands. It's great in particular for a school accommodation as it doesn't make noise or distract other kids." —Marisa

    Get three from Amazon for $13.35.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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