Shopping for a fidget spinner for your child… or perhaps for yourself? (It’s okay. You’re hardly alone!) Whether you’re in the market for a standard tri-spinner, a sleek bar style, or one that glows in the dark, we’ve got you covered.
Perhaps your child has been begging you for a fidget spinner (“Everybody at school has one!”), or maybe you’re just curious enough to give the trend a try. Either way, we’re here to help you find the best spinners at the cheapest prices—all with fast shipping. But what's the big deal, you ask? “The motion is very calming,” explains Bruce W. Cameron M.S., LPC-S, LSOTP, PA, a clinical and forensic counselor, “so it makes sense that a fidget spinner would produce great therapeutic value. One client went into a hypnotic trance using one,” he says. Though fidget tools have been said to help both children and adults with ADHD, autism and anxiety, these days everybody wants one, with or without a diagnosis. You can buy them at your corner drugstore, but if you go too down-market, they’re liable to break. We’ve rounded up six of the most well-reviewed styles, from trusted retailers like Amazon, Etsy, and Walmart, so that you don’t have to wade through the seemingly endless options online.
If a standard tri-spinner appeals, but you want one with staying power, try this triangular style by GoTwiddle ($19.99 each). Made of a high-quality black plastic frame and drop-resistant material, it features a premium high-speed bearing that allows for an average spin time of two to four minutes. It also includes a one-year warranty.
To buy: GoTwiddle Spinner Fidget Toy Triangle Hand Spinner, $20; amazon.com.
Perhaps you prefer that your fidgeting habit not be quite so obvious. In that case, try We Fidget’s Mini Hand Spinner, a quiet 1.6-inch bar style with two ends, not three, that comes in six colors ($24.95). Set it on a table and watch it go for more than five minutes, or keep it in your pocket to fiddle with discreetly.
To buy: We Fidget’s Original “The Bar” Mini Hand Spinner, $25; amazon.com.
YIPA makes high-quality fidget spinners and fidget cubes, and this Martheroll spinner style is great because it’s available in numerous colors. Though several combinations are currently sold out, there are still plenty to choose from, such as red and green, yellow and black, and solid red. Numerous reviewers mentioned how great the quality is and how well it holds up, even when dropped.
To buy: YIPA Martheroll Tri Fidget Hand Spinner Finger Toy, $16; walmart.com.
Mark Fuller’s Etsy shop MrFidget by Mark offers handmade Glow-in-the-Dark Ceramic Tri-Spinners ($24.00 each). A free Super Charger LED is included in every order, enabling you to fully charge the glow-in-the-dark core in five seconds for a strong green color. The average spin time is three minutes. Message Mark if you want finger pads in a color other than black.
To buy: Ceramic Fidget Spinner, $24; etsy.com.
For a sleeker look that may appeal to teenagers (and adults), try the Copper Hand Spinner by Vafru ($14.95). The copper material is more durable than plastic or stainless steel and supposedly spins faster, for five minutes or more. Some reviewers say the more you use it, the better it spins.
To buy: Vafru Hand Spinner Toy, $15; amazon.com.
If you want your fidget toy to do more than just spin, consider these colorful 12-Sided Fidget Cubes by Yipa (from $16.91) that allow you to click, flick, roll—and yes, spin. Decompress in school or at the office with this well-made, lightweight tool suitable for both children and adults.
To buy: Yipa 12 Side Magic Fidget Cube, $16.91 to $17.57; walmart.com.