Sensory Toys for Adults
My son is now a teenager, on the downside of approaching age 20. One thing I’ve noticed as he gets older is that many people assume that a person’s needs are going to fade as they age. Like, not having any more sensory cravings?
Or, that their preferred activities will significantly change as they get older. We all try new things and gain new interests as we get older. But for most of us, what we enjoy as kids we still enjoy as adults. Why would we expect autistic adults to be any different?
And, even as I am compiling this list of sensory toys for adults, it is really hard to find a picture. All the stock images have babyish looking items. Or the sensory toy is shown being played with by a child, not an adult.
Mind you, I don’t care much for what people say is age-appropriate for my child. If he likes things, he likes things.
Still, being stared at in public and being judged is fatiguing. So you may want some smaller options for when you are out in the community.
Sensory Needs in Adults
We all have 8 senses. And some autistic adults will be sensory seekers, others will be sensory averse. Or, they will look to sensory items to be soothing for them.
A person’s sensory needs and desires will likely remain the same throughout life. However, how they meet those needs may change. A toddler can jump on the bed to meet their gross motor or vestibular input needs. As a child or teen, a trampoline will be a better option.
My son craves splashing in water. A plastic wading pool did the trick when he was small. Now we have an above-ground pool just for him.
We also have done DIY kinetic sand, making it at home.
Always ask the disabled adult what their preferences are. But for tactile sensory experiences on the go, some of these options are fantastic. Many of these options will make a great gift for a disabled adult.
Best Sensory Toys for Adults
Here it is. This list was sourced by parents in our group. These are the sensory toys that their adults enjoy.
Squeeze Fidget Toy-Great for the workplace or when needing to keep your stress down, adults can squeeze this quiet fidget toy at work or at home.
- ✅ NON-DISTRACTING FIDGET - Unlike spinners, the ONO Roller Jr soothes stress without disrupting focus–it’s completely silent. Fidget and play without turning heads in the classroom.
- ✅ MADE FOR SMALL HANDS - The Roller Jr is a smaller and softer version of our innovative sensory and fidget toy. It's also more lightweight, making it ideal for teens, kids, and those with a smaller grip.
- ✅ INNOVATIVE & UNIQUE - You won't find a toy as satisfying as this fidget roller. Our patented fidget gadget helps improve mental clarity and ease stress using the relaxing rotations of the rollers.
- ✅ MULTIPLE WAYS TO PLAY - Move the toy by curling your fingertips or sliding it between your palms. The ONO can be rolled across any surface or used to massage. There's no wrong way to play!
- ✅ A DURABLE SENSORY TOY - Our hand roller fidgets are engineered to withstand heavy fidgeters. They're made using heavy-duty ABS plastic with a matte soft-touch surface that won't chip or fade.
Magnetic Rings-These little rings are perfect for when you need to fidget with something. Adults can roll them around on their fingers as the magnetic rings stay together.
- Satisfying Calming Relief - Our magnetic fidget rings are super calming for those with stress, anxiety, and excess energy to channel. Ease your mind with these satisfying fidget toys!
- Endless Fun - Flip, twirl, and spin our fidget magnets to learn new tricks and entertain for hours. Ideal for Autism, ADHD, or anyone with busy fingers.
- Safe & Durable - Made with high-quality, BPA and toxin-free materials, our fidget rings are safe for both kids and adults and highly durable for all-day play.
- Perfect for Any Occasion - Lightweight, pocket-sized, and fun, our stress relief rings are great for home, school, work, and travel.
- Improve Your Motor Skills - Our fidget rings can improve your motor skills and dexterity, making them great for both the body and mind. Stimulate your senses with our addictive magnetic rings!
Adult Fidget Cube-Great for anxiety of stress, this Dr. Kbder fidget cube toy is made of metal and will have you hold the core with two fingers and spin the body.
- FIDGET TOY ADULT: the Dr.Kbder FIDGET SPINNER CUBE is made of high-quality aluminum alloy. More durable and heavier. The cube has a smooth surface, noiseless spinning (no lubrication) and beautiful colors.
- SMALL FIDGET TOY: only 1.2 x 1.2x 1.2 inches. The figette cube can be easily placed in your pocket and carried with you to meet your fidgety hands at any time.
- FIDGET SPINNING CUBE: the Dr.Kbder Cube adopts stainless steel bearing, SLA technology and laser industrial forming technology. 3 minute average spins without loud noise.
- DESK TOYS FOR KIDS&ADULTS: The Fidget Spinner Cube is exquisite in appearance and ornamental, and can be used as a desktop ornament. In daily life, when you feel irritable, anxious or bored, you can also play at any time to relieve anxiety and kill time.
- STOCKING STUFFER GIFT: The Fidget Spinner Cube can effectively help focus attention and reduce anxiety. It is an ideal and considerate gift for children, adults and other people with high stress. This is a simple and great gift idea for birthday,Valentine, Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving or Halloween!
Stress Balls-A simple, but effective way to keep your hands busy while lowering your stress, these stress balls have become popular for work and for home.
- COLOR CHANGING SQUISHY BALLS: Vent stress, anxiety, anger or use as a form of calming toy to aid in concentration and focus; squeeze these stress relief fidget toys and see them change colors from yellow to orange, blue to green, and pink to purple
- CALMING SENSORY TOYS FOR KIDS: Each of these stress balls for kids can also be an effective ADHD ADD Autism toy to help kids relax and focus; these fun sensory balls are safe, nontoxic, tactile toys for kids
- MORE THAN JUST A SQUISHY STRESS TOY: These squeeze balls can also be used for wrist, hand, and finger exercises; each anti anxiety ball is filled with nontoxic gel and measures 2.5 inches in diameter; recommended for ages 8+
- FUN YOU CAN COUNT ON: These mini fidget stress relief toys make great sensory toys, desk toys, novelty toys and more; We’ll provide a full refund if you’re not thrilled with our mini Arggh! stress balls
- CARE INSTRUCTIONS: After frequent usage, we recommend washing these mini stress balls with dish soap and warm water, air dry, and then lightly apply a small amount of baby powder to make the stress balls as good as new
Spikey Sensory Ring-Made with stainless steel, these spikey sensory rings will create pressure on the fingers as you roll them up and down.
- Sensory Stress Toys - Our spiky finger fidget toys make for the perfect for sensory and tactile stimulation - pull, twist or roll them up and down your fingers for a fun and unique sensation
- Multi-Purpose - Use the sensory rings for stress and reducing high levels of anxiety for kids and adults with attention disorders, OCD, and special needs - the toys help promote a sense of calm and can increase focus and attention
- Reliable Quality - Our acupressure rings are made of high-quality stainless steel with an anodized coating that are strong and durable to create plenty of pressure and sensation through your fingers
- Dimensions - Each round ring fidget toy measures are 1 inch in diameter and 0.3 inches tall - teachers can use the fidget toys for classroom lessons - also perfect for therapists or to have in your home and office
- What's Included - This 10-pack of finger fidget toys come in 2 colors that include silver and gold anxiety rings (5 of each) - small enough to fit in your pocket or bag so you can take them just about anywhere
Spinner Balls-Easy to use and so helpful when it comes to reducing your anxiety at work or at home, these spinner balls will help give a comforting massage while you stay focused.
- [Innovative Design] New multi-directional rotation ball provides a satisfying sensory interaction. Incredibly easy to use repetitively with a comforting and consistent feedback from each twist.
- [Stimulating Stress Relief] Soothe anxiety, restlessness, concentration problems, and more and more. Specialized knobs on the ball give a comforting massage sensation and ASMR sound that helps foster a relaxed and focused state of mind
- [Limit Nevrous Habits and Compulsions] Engaged busy hands help to remove unwanted habits. Replace nailbiting, leg shaking, pen-chewing, and other habits with a satisfying neutral movement
- [Multi-Functional Value] This device doubles as a relaxation focus tool as well as a massager. Release tension, stimulate pressure points, improve blood circulation, and relieve fatigue with the rolling massager feature
- [Compact, Portable and Durable] The handheld fidget toy fits in pockets, bags, and purses for easy use on-the-go and at home. High quality plastic construction keeps use consistent and break-resistant.
Orbit Ball-Unique and innovative, these Orbit balls can be used as a fidget toy or help relieve stress and improve your focus and thinking skills.
- ✔️【ONCOFAN Unique Orbit Ball Fidget Toys】 These relaxing orbit ball toys are unique, innovative, and compact designs. Highly portable and small enough to play with one hand, so that you can play everywhere. Each fidget toy is smooth, never stuck. These orbit cubes are also colorful and beautiful, they are the best gifts for family and friends on a special.
- ✔️【Relieve Stress & Educational Toys】 Not only can the fidget toys for kids relieve stress, but they can also improve your kids' focus and thinking skills. Whether you want to naturally relieve accumulated stress or anxiety caused by work overload, school or personal issues or you simply want to surprise your little one with a fun, entertaining toy that will keep them engaged for hours, this fidget sensory toy is the perfect solution!
- ✔️【Safe & Premium Material】 Made of high-quality ABS material, our sensory toys for autistic children are non-toxic, odorless, and environmentally friendly to the human body and the environment. These fidget cubes tops spinning toys are durable, washable, and can be used for a long time. So you don't have to worry about your child's health while using them and can enjoy your quality time with them.
- ✔️【Wide Application】 Not only can our novelty toys & amusements fidget ball set be used as fun birthday party favor gifts for friends, but also as school classroom rewards, classroom treasure boxes, carnivals prize boxes, Pinata fillers, stocking fillers, Christmas stocking stuffers, Christmas giveaways, goodie bag fillers, miniature novelty toys, Halloween party giveaway and more. You can use them anytime, anywhere, whether at school, office or home.
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Flippy Chain Fidget Toy-This chain fidget toy is a great quiet sensory tool that can be used at work or at home helping you to relieve stress, anxiety, and keep focused.
- LOWER YOUR STRESS AND ANXIETY: The flippy chain fidget has helped people to quit smoking, lower stress levels, succeed in school, stop biting nails & picking at scabs, relieve social tension at parties or gatherings... even improve relationships. The list goes on (Just scroll through the hundreds of reviews if you don’t believe us).
- SILENT YET SATISFYING: Perfect for hours and hours of non-distracting and silent fidgeting. The flippy chain doesn't dIstract or draw attention (unlike its cousin, the fidget spinner) and Is perfect for using In classrooms, offices, meetings, airplanes etc…
- 100% SATISFACTION: If you don't absolutely LOVE the flippy chain fidget, hit us up for a full refund. We're only happy if you're happy.
- BULLETPROOF DESIGN: The stainless steel split rings and chain links will never corrode or break, and the silicone O-rings provide additional texture and grip and will never fade In color
- PROUDLY HANDCRAFTED IN THE USA
Shape Shifting Box-An award-winning fidget cube, the Shape Shipping Box is one fidget toy that should be on any sensory toy list. Sit back, relax, and see what kind of shapes you can make with the cube.
- Unlike other puzzle box toys that turn out disappointing & dull, the patented, award-winning shashibo sensory box features 36 rare earth magnets for an innovative design that transforms into over 70 shapes. Fits comfortably in the hand for hours of mind-challenging fun, stimulate the senses with unlimited creative possibility! Can you master the shape-shifting box?
- Nothing compares to the quality & unique design of the shashibo, durably constructed of premium injection-mold plastic, 36 rare earth magnets, and a tear-proof, matte or high-gloss surface. Each magnetic puzzle features 4 unique, artistic patterns of vibrant, mesmerizing artwork, for an ever-changing array of beauty at your fingertips.
- Collect & connect – with the strong internal magnet system of our sensory puzzle boxes, you can connect multiple magnetic cubes to build even larger structures and sculptures – for the ultimate satisfying magnetic sensory toy and brain teaser. Collect all 9 designs to create vibrantly patterned, spellbinding 3d art!
- A transformational gift – our sensory magnet cubes make great sensory stimulation puzzle gifts and steam & stem toy gifts for all ages. With every satisfying click, our shape shifting puzzle box ’s calming, therapeutic effect soothes away stress & nerves. Try our gift box set of 4: the ultimate sensory toy set for loved ones to build killer extended structures!
- At Fun in Motion toys, we create toys that stimulate the mind, body & imagination. Designed in the u.S. And germany, our award-winning magnet cube is made to challenge the senses and build skill & coordination and bring people together for hours of fun. Your happiness is our #1 goal! If you need any help with your shashibo transforming cube, our happiness engineers are standing by. Click our storefront to see our entire range of toys.
DIY Chain Robot Spinners-Made of a durable plastic and metal, these DIY chain robot spinners are also known as fingertip toys. You can manipulate the robots into different shapes as you stay focused at work.
- 【Premium Materials】 These deformable fingertip toys are made of durable plastic and metal to ensure that the deformed chain will not break when dropped and the metal will not fall off.
- 【Outstanding Design】 The deformable fingertip spinning toy is deformable, and you can change it into different shapes according to your own imagination. It can exercise fine hand-eye coordination, rapid response, logical thinking,creativity and imagination.
- 【Relieve Stress & Entertain】The fingertip spinning toy is simple and easy to play, let you play without thinking, let your brain relax and rest. After work and study, you can use it anytime and anywhere, it can help you relieve stress and anxiety.
- 【Interesting Rotation】Such a round-edged fingertip toy, does not hurt your hands, and adults and kids love it. You can put it on the table or other place. Through practice, fingertip toys can be manipulated well and create endless entertainment for you, especially to help alleviate ADHD, autism and concentration problems.
- 【Perfect Gift】The Deformable spinner could be a creative and practical gift to your kids or your friends with anxiety. You could send it your families, friends as a Christmas, Birthday, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Children's Day gift .
Human Face Emotion Balls-To help heal your mood or reduce your anxiety, change this face into a variety of different shapes. For those who have a hard time showing emotion, this can help.
- 😆High-quality Material: This face ball is made of high quality of TPR, the use of special technology compared with other decompression toys, our toys are non-toxic, harmless and odor-free.
- 😆Feature: For people who like to keep their hands busy, are into anti-stress, fidgety, or finger strengthening toys, or simply enjoy unique, weird stuff, I highly recommend these! This face toy is perfectly fist-sized, and super fun to squish and play with. Please do not pull projection parts,such as a nose and a lip too strongly. it may be torn to pieces.
- 😆Relieve Stress: It is very therapeutic, especially for stress reduction. It’s not fun to be bored. You can vent in any shape. It feels super cute and it’s really stress-reducing and fun.
- 😆Multi-Scene: The sized design is just right in the hand,Stress relief and anti-anxiety hand toys, suitable for classrooms, offices, plane, indoors, camping, restaurant, goodie bag fillers, game theme parties, fun birthday party favors, graduation parties, Christmas parties, Halloween, carnival parties, garden parties, etc.
- 😆Kindly Reminder: When dirt is conspicuous or sticky,please sprinkle a body powder lightly after washing it with water and draining, which will bring you a different feeling.
Mesh and Marble Fidget Toy-Inside the small mesh bag is a marble that you can fidget with and move back and forth in a quiet way. These little mesh and marble toys can help reduce stress and anxiety.
- Contains No Additives -- Made with high-quality plastic and premium marbles (meeting all toy guidelines and standards), Our Monkey Fidgetz fidget toys are strong and durable for kids and adults alike. They do not contain BPA, phthalates and latex
- Keep Your Hands Busy! -- Loved by parents, teachers and therapists, these fidgets are great for use in the classroom / school, car, plane, office, doctor's office or wherever else fidgeting occurs.
- Ideal For Children Of All Needs -- Fidget and sensory toys are great for all children ages 3+ and adults, but especially helpful for those with attention difficulties, OCD, special needs, or high anxiety levels. These toys help promote a sense of calm, help reduce stress / anxiety, and can help to increase focus / attention
- Mesh And Marble Fidget Toy, A Great Addition To A Collection At A Great Value-- Great addition to a collection of fidget toys / items and stress aiding products, including sensory / squishy balls, tangle toys, rings, jewelry, necklaces, twiddle toys, pencil toppers, stress relievers, fiddle toys and desk toys
- Sized For Adults And Kids Hands -- Approximately 3.5" long each with one marble inside. 8 figit toys per pack - 2 each of red, yellow, green and blue. Fully machine washable (air dry)
Bike Chain Gear-The more adult version of our favorite fidget spinner, the bike chain gear sensory toy can easily fit into your hand as you manipulate and spin it around.
- Bike Chain Spinner Design & Sprockets Chain Fidget Toys - The fidget spinner designed from precision metal material and has stainless steel bearings.
- Spinning Toys to Spin Away Bad Mood - It can help to stop unwanted habits such as unfocused or smoking.
- Benefits Of Fidget Spinners In Elderly - Bike chain gears fidgets spinner not just for adult/children but for those elderly as well.
- Boredom Buster Fidget Toy - Spin your Fidgets Away! Relieve some anxiety and stress or improve your focus in any stress/boring time situation with this fun spinning toy.
- Mini Pop Fidget Toy - Small fidget spinner toy can be held in your hand. finger fidget toy is pocket-sized and highly portable.
Silicone Stress Ball-We love this silicone stress ball because of its shape. You can easily fit it into your hand and when you feel the pieces inside your fingers, it’ll help relax and reduce your stress.
- STRESS BALLS REINVENTED: We found the softest, silkiest silicone we could and designed 3 ergonomic shapes to create the world’s most satisfying stress balls.
- SQUEEZE, STRETCH, PULL, TWIST: Slam, scrunch and squish blots to tame tension and squeeze stress from your body. Busy day? Put Blots in one hand and get to work with the other!
- STRESS LESS: Take a breath and compress these perfectly palm sized stress balls. Distract your fidgety fingers and refocus your attention to the task at hand.
- NO MESS: Most stress balls leave behind a sticky residue and wear out quickly. Made from 100% silicone; Blots are durable, silky and easy to clean.
Big Tangle-The perfect desk toy for adults, the Big Tangle can help you reduce your stress and anxiety as you manipulate or work out the tangle.
- ► Genuine Tangle Toys: Our tangle fidget toys are made up of toxin free. Our Toys are real officially licensed tangles and are not fake lower quality tangles. Tangled toys are meant to be taken apart, put back together, and used over and over, so tangled fidget toy been made to the highest standards so you can get used after use out of them. Fidget with Tangle now!
- ► Tangle Palms Classics: This fidget bundle includes 2 palm classic tangles. These tangles are bigger than the Tangle Jr Classic and deliver a new fidget experience where you can fidget with your hands and arm movement to improve focus and motor skills. Palm classics use smooth textures with elegant color pieces that are visually stunning.
Adult sensory toys and quiet sensory tools have become popular over the years, even in adults, thanks to their effect on reducing stress, keeping focus, and more.
Fidget and sensory toys can help with adults who have high anxiety, depression, or need to use their hands in order to focus more on work. They’re great for adults with ADHD, ADD, or OCD.
These adult sensory toys are small enough to fit your pockets, purses, or bags so that you can take them anywhere you need to. They are also quiet sensory tools that allow you to use them in any situation without worrying about making too much noise.
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