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23 Desk Toys Under $10 That Will Make Work So Much More Fun

AKA fidget spinners for office workers.

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1. Kinetic Sand, a brilliant and baffling material that feels like sand but molds like clay.

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It's sand that doesn't stick to your whole life!

Get it for $9.97 at Walmart.

2. Rope in a restless Midwestern coworker for the perfect desktop cornhole accomplice.

Get it for $8.87 at Jet.
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Get it for $8.87 at Jet.

3. An unassuming wooden fidget stick you can roll and walk around your desk.

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Watching videos of these things is pretty mesmerizing.

Get it for $7.34 at Walmart.

4. A ~magic~ decision maker to help you with the tough decisions, like "Should I eat that half a bagel that's been sitting in the kitchenette since yesterday?"

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Get it for $7.46 at Jet.

5. Kendama, a traditional Japanese cup-and-ball game that tests your hand-eye coordination.

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Did you know that there are professional Kendama players and that I have crushes on all of them?

Get it for $9.09 at Walmart.

6. Silly Putty, which you can use instead of the copy machine (provided you're exclusively copying newspapers).

Silly Putty has gotten me through a lot of really bad poetry readings, tbh.Get two for $4.25 at Jet.
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Silly Putty has gotten me through a lot of really bad poetry readings, tbh.

Get two for $4.25 at Jet.

7. Pinblocks, the pixel-like blocks you can use to build basically anything (except possibly a new career).

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As seen on Shark Tank!

Get it for $4.99 at Walmart.

8. A Jacob's Ladder, an old-school wooden toy that's oddly beguiling.

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Get it for $5 at Jet.

9. A Nanoblock kit so you can build the most adorable mini schnauzer to live on your desk...

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Schnauzer day going?

Get it for $9.99 at Jet.

10. ...or maybe you'd prefer a sleepy lil' koala?

Get it for $9.99 at Jet.
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Get it for $9.99 at Jet.

11. The Calm Cube, which is the fidget spinner's worldly older cousin.

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Get it for $7.99 at Walmart.

12. While we're on the subject of cubes, don't discount the Rubik's Cube! It's a classic for a reason.

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Get it for $7.89 at Walmart.

13. For another brain-building toy, try a Hanayama Cast Puzzle, which has the potential to be highly rewarding or frustrating AF. Maybe both!

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Get it for $7.85 at Walmart.

14. Or how about the deceptively challenging Snake Cube puzzle?

Get it for $9.65 at Walmart.
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Get it for $9.65 at Walmart.

15. (Everyone loves a) Slinky, the puppy of the desk-toy world.

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Get it for $7.59 at Walmart.

16. A Koosh Ball, truly the most satisfying thing to toss and catch, won't cause a ruckus by bouncing away if you drop it.

Plus, even people with rom-com-heroine levels of clumsiness can catch them! The Koosh Balls is low-key the MVP of the desk-toy world.Get it for $7.95 at Walmart.
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Plus, even people with rom-com-heroine levels of clumsiness can catch them!

The Koosh Balls is low-key the MVP of the desk-toy world.

Get it for $7.95 at Walmart.

17. An old-timey wooden puzzle fidget you can twist into thousands of different shapes (aka desk art).

Get it for $7.99 at Walmart.
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Get it for $7.99 at Walmart.

18. Magnetic putty, because magnets are a great mystery of the universe (don't @ me, I don't want to know).

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Get it for $6.77 at Walmart.

19. Or this celestial magnetic sculpture, because seriously, magnets are really fun to play with.

Get it for $7.99 at Walmart.
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Get it for $7.99 at Walmart.

20. The world's tiniest Etch-a-Sketch, for ephemeral art or covert note-passing.

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Get it for $7.95 at Walmart.

21. A handheld head scratcher that will relax you instantly, even as you touch base and circle back.

Get it for $5.93 at Jet.
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Get it for $5.93 at Jet.

22. A magnetic checkerboard that you can snap shut without ruining the game whenever your boss strolls by.

Get it for $9.99 at Walmart.
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Get it for $9.99 at Walmart.

23. Desktop basketball, which you can play even when you're shorthanded.

If you've been trying to make the nickname Hoops happen for yourself, here's your chance.Get it for $5.98 at Walmart.
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If you've been trying to make the nickname Hoops happen for yourself, here's your chance.

Get it for $5.98 at Walmart.

Watch out for the Mondays! I hear they're going around.

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