By now, you’ve likely heard about fidget spinners, the latest craze in anxiety relief and children’s toys, a Venn diagram that includes coloring books, slime, kinetic sand, and this weird Chinese hacky sack, and somehow keeps growing. But for those who would rather not be caught playing at their desks with the same toy as every 12-year-old (or for actual 12-year-olds who’d like to impress their fellow fifth-graders with a “nonbasic” spinner), we’ve gathered the nicest, best fidget spinners on the market right now.
An iridescent flower.
A spinner with gears that’ll spin while you spin for endless spinning.
Gold with a touch of iridescence to make a colorful light show.
Blue brass with six chunky prongs that has a nice heft to it.
Splash paint for the most colorful tie-dye spin.
Yes, Abraham Lincoln did lead America for four years so that you could rotate his face endlessly on a fidget spinner.
In a fitting combination, a fidget spinner that looks like a wheel.
A glowing brass spinner with patriotic accents (and one with some brighter colors, too).
And here’s the lesser-known cube fidget toy, which has the same goal of keeping your hands busy, but hasn’t yet gone viral. Instead of spinning the entire piece, you flick switches, hit buttons, and rotate gears for all different kinds of finger activities.
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