It’s halfway through 2017 and we’ve already seen a number of trends pop up over the course of the year. Internet memes, weird fashion trends like plastic jeans and now we’ve been reintroduced to a 90’s toy that’s made a comeback…Fidget Spinners.
What is a Fidget Spinner? It’s a type of toy, who marketers claim relieves stress. It’s a toy that consists of a bearing in the centre of a design made from a variety of different materials including brass, stainless steel, titanium, copper and plastic. The Fidget Spinner was originally designed for people who have trouble with focussing or fidgeting (such as those with ADHD, autism or anxiety) by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or psychological stress.
Fidget Spinners were originally invented in the 1990’s, but suddenly saw a huge rise in popularity in 2017 after James Plafke of Forbes published an article on December 23rd 2016 describing fidget spinners as the “must-have office toy for 2017”.
Following on from this, in March 2017, users on social media websites such as YouTube and Reddit began uploading videos reviewing and performing tricks with fidget spinners. Now it’s hard to remember the last time we scrolled through our Facebook timeline without seeing a video on fidget spinners, or even dogs with fidget spinners on their heads!
Putting aside the entertaining value of dog’s having fidget spinners spun on their heads, there are a ton of health benefits that fidget spinners offer. The main purpose of a fidget spinner is to relieve stress, especially for those with mental health issues, ADHD, autism, or for those who need constant stimulation.
From the rise in popularity and the reports of the fidget spinners mental health benefits, the fidget spinner is back whether you love them or loathe them.
At BMT, we couldn’t resist jumping on this trend and we now offer fidget spinners for those looking for customised fidget spinners. You can choose a custom design to place on your fidget spinner for pleasure, to relieve stress or to spin on top of your dog’s head!
As the must-have office toy for 2017, it’s the perfect way to get your brand across through a fun, interactive toy and your clients will thank you for giving them something to entertain themselves during the day.
If you would like to enquire about Fidget Spinners and would like yours branded with us, you can get a free quote on our website, or alternatively you can call 01903 409489.