In this post, I'm going to give you the 12 best fidgets and stim toys for out-of-the-house fidgeting. These are the fidgets I've found work best for school, work, trips to the grocery store, the car - anything that requires you to leave your room!
If you are anything like me, peopling is exhausting. I can be a very social person, but only when 1. I really want to be and 2. I have time to mentally prepare myself for it. Any other time...no. Not gonna happen.
[Gif above is a scene from The Office. They are in a crowded room and Dwight says, "There's too many people in this world. We need a new plague."]
Fidgets and stim toys have made socializing SO much easier for me! Between social cues and expectations, noises, lights, overlapping sounds and conversations, flashing colors, and every other thing in the same room as me, my brain must have something to unwind itself from the train wreck that is actively taking place inside my head. I'll talk more about how fidgets and stim toys help with that in another post. For now, let's get into two of my favorite things...lists and fidgets!
Best On The Go Fidgets
Each item will have a link to places where you can purchase the item! You can either click on the image or the title for the link - I'll also have a "Click here" spot at the bottom of each fidgets section with a link for you!
I have several of these in my collection and have one with me always. I never leave home without one on (unless I'm using a different fidget necklace that day). I absolutely love worry stone necklaces! They are so pretty!
They provide a repetitive and smooth sensory input!
They are great for subtle fidgeting.
They look like regular necklaces.
They come on a satin-smooth cord with a breakaway barrel clasp for safety for those who like to run and play!
The barrel clasp also makes it very easy to take on and off - no fine motor skills needed, no frustration trying to line up tiny holes. Just snap it together and you are all set!
I love all the different color combinations that people come up with to fit their style and taste. Personally, the galaxy one is my favorite (pictured above), but I also love the regular ones. Black & teal is a great color combination!
I love these little guys! I keep one in the cup holder of my car so I have something to fidget with while in traffic or in the stores. I have smooth and textured styles and several colors so you can really make this your own!
Small and easy to take with you and keep in your purse or pocket.
They are stretchy and one size fits most!
Being stretchy gives you more ways to fidget - slide it up and down your finger, twist it around your finger, stretch it between two fingers, or rub your thumb over the opening like a worry stone!
Personally, I love the textured one (pictured above)! This is one of my absolute favorite fidgets ever! I love the variety of ways you can use it. Any fidget that gives me multiple ways to play is a winner in my book!
This is one of my favorites! The way it twist and rolls around itself is sooo satisfying! I ordered mine on Etsy from a shop called Neurodelightful. They have tons of color options, including several LGBTQ+ themes! They also have a few other necklace fidgets that are really cool!
Small and easy to take from one place to another.
You can have it on a necklace for easy fidgeting.
Made at a neurodivergent run shop!
These are great for work and school! Or in the car when you are not the one driving! (Seriously, please don't use this while you drive!!!) They are great to keep at your desk, though. They are small and fun and come in quite a few colors! Bonus - you can take them on an airplane!!!
Small enough to fit in your backpack, average-sized purse, or desk.
Mesmerizing to watch, but not distracting to those around you!
Fits easily in your hand for comfortable fidgeting.
Comes in 9 different colors!
I love these little guys. I'll admit that I play with them at my craft station pretty frequently. My favorites are the blue, silver and gold!
5. Worry Stones
Worry stones are a fun fidget! They've been around for a very long time. Can't improve on perfection, right? They are soft and smooth on top with a nice crook in the bottom so they rest comfortably on your finger.
Small and easy to take with you, fits in your purse or pocket!
Fits in your handle for subtle fidgeting at school or work.
Provide a smooth and repetitive sensory input.
Tons of colors to choose from to make it completely customizable to your style!
I really enjoy worry stones! I have one that I keep in the side pocket of my purse so I always have one with me! Mine is pink, yellow and blue ;)
Keychains are hands down one of the best ways to take your fidget on the go! There are weighted ones (pictured), smooth beads, textured beads, wood beads, cubes - all sorts of awesome options!
You don't have to remember them each day. Just put them on your backpack, purse or keyring and you are good to go!
Several style and material options. You can even have a couple on your key ring so you have different options for different times.
Tons of color options to fully customize it to your style and taste! Want neutral colors? Done. Neon and bright colors? Done. LGBTQ+ Pride colors? DONE!
I love the big bead fidget keychains! I have two on my purse right now. I also have a pom pom keychain on my key ring!
I absolutely LOVE these! The loom bands are stretchy and are all on an elastic stretchy cord. So double stretchiness! They are also fun to roll up and down your fingers. Now you can get them as a keychain!
14 colors to choose from including pastel, rainbow, confetti and camo!
Multiple ways to fidget.
Great for those who like to pick at things.
Provides repetitive sensory input.
I really enjoy this fidget. It's so calming and simple. My favorites are the rainbow and the pastel mix!
This fidget is one of my favorites! It bends and folds similar to the way a Tangle does. You can play with it with two hands or just one!
Small and silent!
Want noise? Add beads!
Great for repetitive motion fidgeting.
Fun for building shapes and designs.
Dozens of color combinations if you chose the beaded option!
I really enjoy these! I love the basic metal style just as much as the beaded style. They are very different fidgets and are each great for so many reasons!!! I have a basic one in my fidget box as well as a beaded one that is rainbow themed.
9. Marble Mazes
These marble mazes are great silent fidgets! They are small so they fit great in your purse, pocket, or desk. They are made from soft fleece and have a marble on the inside to push through the maze.