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  • Best Chew Necklace: Which One is Right for You?

    Best Chew Necklace: Which One is Right for You?

    If you are looking to find the right chew necklace for you but feel overwhelmed not knowing what to choose, this could be a helpful guide to help you find the right chewelry for you.

    I am Ashley Lauren Spencer, the owner of The Autistic Innovator, and I have personally tested every chew necklace on this list. I am both a moderate and hard chewer, so I put the necklaces through rigorous testing to see how well they could meet all chew stimming needs. 

    No matter what type of chewer you are, this collection has a necklace for you.

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  • Best Fidget Toys for Adults: Luxury Fidgeting

    Best Fidget Toys for Adults: Luxury Fidgeting

    Whether you are autistic, ADHD, have anxiety, or all of the above, fidget toys can be a great way to help prevent us from becoming overwhelmed. Plus, they can be a lot of fun!

    Fidget toys come in many forms, shapes, and sizes to match any fidgeter's needs.

    Fidgets are not just the common ones, they can also be chew necklaces and fidget jewelry.

    So let’s dive into which fidget toys are the best for any fidgeter.

    Disclaimer: Our fidget toy collections have 100+ Fidgets total available worldwide. All the fidget toys in this article are from our collections.

    What are the best fidget toys for adults?

    There are a massive number of fidget toys out there for adults. Fidgets don’t have to be the common fidget toys for kids, they can also be luxury fidget toys meant for adults (our specialty).

    Adults have so many options for fidgeting - more than you think!

    We will cover the best luxury fidget toys, best fidget jewelry, classic fidget toys, and even chew necklaces for adults.

    Best Luxury Fidget Toys for Adults 

    High-end luxury fidgets don't have to cost a fortune!

    All the fidget toys below are high-quality, thoroughly tested, and at an affordable price to make luxury fidget toys accessible for all.

    These luxury fidgets are all available in our Luxury Fidget Toys collection.

    Industrial Style Fidget Spinner

    The Industrial Style Fidget Spinner works as a desk spinner and hand fidget spinner.

    There’s a fidget spinner you can take off and spin with your hands, or place it on the base station and spin it like a desk spinner.

    It’s a great one-of-a-kind luxury fidget toy made for adults.

     

    gold pyramid desk spinner

    Pyramid Desk Spinner

    This Pyramid Desk Spinner adds a touch of elegance to your fidgeting. It has Egyptian hieroglyphs engraved on all sides.

    The top and middle of the pyramid spins, and the middle spins for a long time!

    Check out the demo video to see this Pyramid Desk Spinner in action.

     

    magnetic slider fidget

    Magnetic Slider Fidget

    This Magnetic Slider Fidget is a great fidget toy for adults!

    You can slide the inner piece in different directions to fidget, or slide the magnetic button back and forth. When the super strong magnets slide into place, it makes a satisfying click sound.

    This Slider Fidget is made from stainless steel, giving it a nice weight and extra durability.

    Check out the demo video to see how it works!

     

    Tiger Cards Slider Fidget Toy

    This Tiger Cards Slider Fidget is compact and pocket-sized.

    Enjoy the satisfying "click" sound as you slide this fidget open and closed.

    Check out the demo video to see how this high-quality fidget toy works! 

     

    Playing Cards Slider Fidget Toy 

    This Playing Cards Slider Fidget Toy is double sided!

    On the front and inside is a king of hearts card, and on the back is a skull of spades pattern.

    It makes a satisfying "click" sound as they snap into place while you slide them open and closed like a shuffling cards motion.

    This fidget toy is compact and pocket-sized, so its easy to take with you wherever you go!

    There's a demo video so you can see this fidget in action!

     

    Metal Gears Fidget Spinner

    This Metal Gears Fidget Spinner is a solid high-quality fidget toy!

    All four gears work together to spin this fidget in 2 different ways. It's mesmerizing to watch it spin.

    It's also as close to a silent fidget spinner as it gets!

    Check out the demo video to see what this fidget is like in person!

     

    Foldable Fidget Spinner

    This fantastic Foldable Fidget Spinner can be spun in 2 different ways.

    You can hold on to the largest base of the fidget and spin the entire fidget spinner around, or you can hold on to the middle piece and spin just the small end around.

    There's a demo video so you can see for yourself how it works.

     

    Intricate Metal Gear Fidget Spinner

    This amazing and mesmerizing Intricate Metal Gear Fidget Spinner is very high-quality and a luxurious way to fidget.

    There's 3 layers to this Intricate Gear Fidget Spinner adding to the perfect weighted feeling of this spinner.

    Every gear on this fidget spinner movies in unison while it spins around. You can see how it works with the demo video.

     

    Bronze Slider Fidget Toy

    This Bronze Slider Fidget Toy is compact and easy to fidget with one hand!

    You slide the bronze colored metal magnetic pieces up and down to fidget in a repetitive motion.

    It makes a satisfying "click" sound as it snaps into place.

    The magnetic metal pieces are removable too, in case you'd like to fidget with less than four pieces.

    It's great for those who like a simple and quality way to fidget.

    View the demo video to see it in action!

     

    Metal Fingertip Fidget Spinner

    Metal Fingertip Fidget Spinner

    This one-of-a-kind Metal Fingertip Fidget Spinner works by placing it around your finger, just as the name suggests.

    You can spin the inner piece to fidget while it sits on top of your finger.

    It remains securely in its base station as it spins.

    It’s a unique fidget spinner designed for adults who love to fidget.

     

    rose gold magnetic ball fidget

    Magnetic Ball Fidget Toy

    This amazing luxurious Magnetic Ball Fidget Toy is designed for adults.

    Each metal piece is magnetic so the ball can spin and move around all sides of the base.

    Just check out the product demo video to see it in action.

     


    Gear Chain Fidget Stim Toy

    Gear Chain Fidget Toy

    This Gear Chain Fidget Toy allows you to fidget with one or both hands.

    Place your fingers on the chain and move the chain around the metal inner base to fidget.

    You can also use this as a fidget spinner by holding the largest silver part of this Gear Chain Fidget toy and spinning it around like you would a fidget spinner.

     

    ultimate gear fidget spinner - black and blue

    Ultimate Gear Fidget Spinner

    This Ultimate Gear Fidget Spinner is mesmerizing to watch the way the gears move while it spins.

    Hold it still and flick one corner gear and watch all 9 gears work together and moving on their own.

    You can also hold this like a fidget spinner and it will swirl around while the gears continue to move.

     

    Soccer Puzzle Fidget Toy

    This Soccer Puzzle Fidget Toy, or Football Slider Fidget Toy if you aren't in the united states, is a fun magnetic fidget.

    The magnetic pieces are removable and can be positioned in any order you like!

    Slide the pieces one by one around to create the puzzle patterns you want.

    Check out the demo video to see how this fun fidget works!

     

    Fidget Jewelry - Beautiful & Perfect for Adults

    Fidget jewelry is perfect for adults who need to fidget. It’s discreet and wearable, so it’s easy to take with you wherever you go.

    Fidget spinner rings work by allowing you to spin the top part of the ring on a track with your fingers when you feel like you need to fidget. Our rings are made from stainless steel, so they are built to last.

    The necklaces and spinner earrings work the same way.

    There are so many fidget rings and fidget necklaces to choose from. Whatever your style, we’ve got a fidget jewelry piece perfect for you.

    Eternity Band Spinner Fidget Ring

    This Eternity Band Spinner Fidget Ring is gorgeous!

    The camera cannot capture just how sparkly this fidget ring is in person.

    If you're familiar with moissanite, this ring sparkles just as much.

    It's durable and made from stainless steel, so it's built to last.

     

    Egyptian Hieroglyphs Spinner Fidget Ring

    This Egyptian Hieroglyphs Spinner Ring has a one-of-a-kind appearance.

    Get the ancient Egyptian feel with this vintage style fidget ring.

    No symbol repeats twice and every symbol is unique.

     

    moon and star spinner ring

    Moon and Star Spinner Ring

    This Moon and Star Spinner Fidget Ring is one of our bestsellers and a customer favorite.

    It comes in beautiful silver, gold and silver, and rose gold.

    Watch the moon and stars glide as it spins around.

    The Moon and Star Spinner Ring also starts at a size 4, so it's perfect for adults with smaller hands.

     

    Vintage Style Moon and Star Spinner Ring

    The Vintage Style Moon and Star Spinner ring is a gorgeous ring with a smooth spin and a perfect fit.

    Around the ring are moon, stars, and shining suns that stick out all around the ring. It makes for an easier way to spin with better grip.

     

    Camera Lens Spinner Ring

    This Camera Lens Spinner Ring moves just like a real camera lens!

    You can move the sides and middle in separate directions at the same time, giving you an extra fun way to fidget.

     

     

    Dragon Spinner Ring

    This gorgeous Dragon Spinner Ring is etched in detail with a dragon around the ring.

    It comes in the silver and gold above, all gold, and all silver, so you can choose which ones you like the best!

     

    rose gold stim ring with beads

    Stim Ring with Beads Fidget Ring

    The Stim Ring with Beads Fidget Ring is perfect for adults who want a different kind of fidget ring experience.

    You can move the beads around the ring in any direction, allowing you to stim quietly and discreetly.

    Check out the demo video with the sound on, so you can hear for yourself how quiet the Stim Ring with Beads is.

    Best part is, the ring starts at a size 5 for those with smaller hands.

     

    Double Dice Spinner Fidget Ring

    This Double Dice Spinner Fidget Ring has two parts that can be spun independently or together.

    It's durable and perfect for board game lovers!

     

    wedding spinner fidget ring

    Wedding Spinner Fidget Ring

    Another customer favorite, the Wedding Spinner Fidget Ring, is high-quality and lasts through all your fidgeting needs.

    This gorgeous wedding band style ring comes in black, silver, and gold. 

      

    windmill spinner earrings

    Windmill Spinner Fidget Earrings

    Fidgeting, pulling, or rubbing our ears when we need to fidget can leave red marks and sensitive skin. There’s a great way to direct this fidgeting habit into a new one.

    Fidget earrings provide a safer jewelry alternative to fidget with instead of pulling or rubbing your ears.

    These Windmill Spinner Fidget Earrings give you a unique fidgeting experience by allowing you to spin the sparkling windmill around in either direction to fidget.

    The earrings are a great fidget jewelry piece for adults, and the best part is there's a Windmill Spinner Fidget Necklace to match!

     

    windmill spinner necklace

    Windmill Spinner Fidget Necklace

    If you rub, scratch, pick, or otherwise fidget with the skin on your chest, collarbone, or neck, there’s a better way to redirect that extra fidgeting energy into a new habit with this Windmill Spinner Fidget Necklace.

    Spinner necklaces work similarly to the spinner rings and spinner earrings. You can hold on to the necklace pendant and spin it around in either direction to fidget.

    They spin fast on its track or you can hold it with your fingers and twist it around.

    This Flower Spinner Fidget Necklace is a gorgeous way to fidget because the pendant sparkles while it spins.

    Best Fidget Spinners for Adults 

    dark silver dragon fidget spinner

    Dragon Metal Fidget Spinner

    The Dragon Metal Fidget Spinner features an intricately designed dragon in a circle swallowing it's tail, forming an Ouroboros.

    It symbolizes eternal renewal and the cycle of life.

    This Dragon Fidget Spinner also has a nice weight to it, and is made from high quality metal for durability.

     

    Dial Metal Fidget Spinner

    This Dial Metal Fidget Spinner resembles a timer dial.

    It's made from durable metal and pocket-sized. This fidget toy is as quiet as fidget spinner can get!

    The compact size makes it easy to take with you and spin whenever you need to fidget.

     

    Ultimate Game Controller Fidget Spinner

    The Ultimate Game Controller Fidget Spinner has so many ways to fidget!

    It's a new spin on the classic game controller fidgets.

    This fidget has the joystick, buttons that click, spinning parts, metal ball you can roll around, and on the back there are more switches and parts you can spin!

    Best of all is it works as a fidget spinner too!

     

    rainbow fidget spinner

    Rainbow Fidget Spinner

    This gorgeous and colorful little Rainbow Fidget Spinner makes swirling patterns as it moves in multiple directions. It's mesmerizing to watch.

    Check out the demo video to see it in action.

     

    brass fidget spinner shruriken variation

     Brass Fidget Spinner

    The Brass Fidget Spinner comes in 5 unique designs perfect for adults who love to fidget.

    It's high-quality, durable, and has a fast spin. It's an endless amount of fidgeting fun for adults. 

    Best Classic Fidget Toys for Adults

    rainbow metal fidget cube spinner

    Fidget Cube Spinner

    This nifty little Fidget Cube Spinner allows you to fidget in multiple ways.

    You can spin it by holding on to the corners of the cube. The smaller inner pieces will spin the larger outer part around and vice versa.

     

    rainbow push button fidget cube

    Push Button Fidget Cube

    This Push Button Fidget Cube is exactly what the name describes. It comes with lots of buttons and levers to push and turn.

    It comes in multiple colors and patterns so you can choose your favorite.

    Fidget away with this classic fidget toy for adults.

     

    pink, black, and yellow ultimate fidget cube

    Ultimate Fidget Cube 

    This Ultimate Fidget Cube is a fantastic way to fidget in so many different ways!

    It has so many spinning wheels, buttons, switches, levers, and textures on each side of this dodecahedron.

    There are photos of both the front and the back, so you can see all the ways to fidget from every angle.

    Best Visual Stim for Adults

    moving sandscape visual stim art

    Moving Sandscape Visual Stim Art

    This Moving Sandscape Visual Stim Art makes beautiful swirling colorful patterns. It's made of colorful sand, giving it a luxurious way to visually stim.
    Turn the circle in any direction and set it on top of the base to watch the sand fall in a stunning way.
    There is a demo video where you can watch it move and swirl.

     

    Chewy Fidgets for Adults

    What is a chewable fidget, you may ask?

    People who like to chew on items to fidget, either knowingly or subconsciously, can benefit from having a chewy fidget that’s made for chewing.

    If you often chew on pen caps, straws, clothing sleeves, ropes on hooded sweatshirts, and anything else, these chewy fidgets could be a great option for you.

    Even if you’re not always chewing things, but biting down on these items instead, chew necklaces can help with that. You can bite down and hold them in between your teeth when you need to focus and fidget.

    Here are some of our favorite chewable fidgets.

     

    pink textured prism chew necklace

    Textured Prism Chew Necklace

    If you're curious about chew necklaces and don't know which one to get, the highly rated Textured Prism Chew Necklace is the perfect fit for all types of chewers.

    It has a soft cushiony pillow-like feel when you bite down on it, and the texture feels great along your teeth. Definitely a winner for everyone!

     

    blue prism chew necklace

    Prism Chew Necklace

    Hard chewers to medium-hard chewers can rejoice over the Prism Chew Necklace! It has great strength.

    It's great to hold between your teeth due to it's narrow size, even if you aren't chewing on it. 

     

    shark tooth chew necklace

    Shark Tooth Chew Necklace

    When you are a moderate chew fidgeter, this Shark Tooth Chew Necklace is a great fit for you.

    It’s a good size and can handle your chew fidgeting needs. It's firm and thin, which makes chewing the tip of the necklace an easy process.

    The necklace comes in 4 different colors so you can choose your favorite color.


    turquoise feather chew necklace

    Feather Chew Necklace

    This Feather Chew Necklace is great for light to medium chewers and is flexible enough for your chewing needs.

    Similar to the necklaces above, it’s great for those who need to fidget by chewing.

     

    marble colored bar chew necklace

    Bar Chew Necklace

    This Bar Chew Necklace is a customer favorite because of its incredible strength for hard chewing. 

    With its smooth and textured sides, this chewable fidget necklace is perfect for those who like a little extra tactile sensation and firm resistance when you need to chew fidget.

    You can also get this Bar Chew Necklace in a pack of 10 in case you need a little extra.

    Best Fidget Toys for Adults

    All the fidget products we've mentioned are available here on The Autistic Innovator. We have 100+ fidgets (also known as stim products in the autistic community) to choose from.

    We hope you've found something you will love so you can fidget the luxury way!

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  • Autistic Imposter Syndrome: Why it’s Normal

    Autistic Imposter Syndrome: Why it’s Normal

    Autistic Imposter Syndrome has hit us all at some point. Even if we are out and proud of being autistic, we can still question if we are autistic enough to relate to our community.

    If you’ve asked yourself questions like, “Am I really autistic? Or is it just in my head?” You are not alone.

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  • Life Hacks for Autistic Adults

    Life Hacks for Autistic Adults

    We autistic adults often ask, how can I deal with sensory overload and function better?

    There are several things we can do to reduce our sensory overload and possibly improve our executive functioning.

    Here are some life hacks for autistic adults that might help you.

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