We’ve already discussed the best desk toys for you to decorate your workstation with and add a little pizzazz to the drabness of an everyday office, but if you want to take a few leaps forward, the best executive desk toys are where it’s at. If you want to show off your personality but also work on improving creativity and focus here are some options.
The Best Executive Desk Toy
The ScienceGeek Kinetic Art Asteroid is perfect for, ahem, science geeks and would make a perfect addition to your workspace, which is why we’ve selected it as our top choice for the best executive desk toy.
It’s both versatile and educational, while the combination of metal and plastic in its construction ensuring durability. The perpetual motion design keeps you engaged, and is perfect for thinking of the bigger picture when taking a break, too. For more cool toys to keep you busy, check out our guide to the best magnetic toys.
Metal and plastic construction
Perpetual motion design
- Weight8 ounces
For those interested in how things are made and how they stay upright, the LiKee Upgraded Magnetic Sculpture is a fantastic choice that offers a plethora of possibilities to keep you busy – but not too busy throughout the workday.
Comprising 108 pieces, consisting of both magnetic balls and bars, it both educates and entertains. You can indulge in your creativity with the endless (seriously) combinations, and with no tools needed, anyone with a flair for invention can conjure up something that will amaze. Our guide to the best educational toys features more similar options that will keep you entertained.
Teaches geometric modeling
No tools needed
- Weight9.6 ounces
A product that needs no introduction, the Coffled Newton’s Cradle is a staple of desk toys stretching back as far as anyone in living memory can recall. It demonstrates the law of motion, but it also just looks cool, while the quality construction ensures durability, and the sleek design is suitable for any environment.
If you want to show off your vast intellect to the new interns, this is the place to start, because they don’t know any better. Perfect for your home office desk.
Demonstrates law of motion
Suitable for any environment
Easy to assemble
- Weight3.52 ounces
The LiKee Magnetic Sculpture is another construction-based desk toy that again offers unlimited combinations to create whatever you please, just make sure you don’t get too osessed with designing the perfect magnetic ball cube.
The ultra-strong base keeps the balls in place, and with 171 pieces, you’ll never run out of ideas. It’s great for keeping kids entertained on Bring Your Child to Work Day, and it’ll bring you a welcome distraction from the everyday dullery, too. You can also keep it on your standing desk for those moments when you need a break and relaxation.
Creative puzzle toy
Learn through play
- Weight8.8 ounces
If you want a magnetic puzzle that adds a splash of color to the otherwise grey office environment, the BOMTTY 5mm Magnetic Sculpture is the perfect option for you. There are 216 pieces sharing 8 colors, so you 27 of each, and you can use it for both decorative or creative means.
It increases intelligence and sparks your imagination and with the typically endless combinations, you’ll never get bored. While it looks easy, the reality is far from this, so try not to get too frustrated when playing around.
Creative or decorative
Improves intelligence and imagination
- Weight3.2 ounces
For those who spend their days at the office wishing that could be on a tropical beach, the Be Good Company Executive Sandbox – A Day at the Beach is an absolute remedy for what ails you.
Included, you get fun accessories such as a deck chair, beach umbrella, seashells and starfish, while the fine sand is calm, mimicking the design of a miniature zen garden. It’s compact and well-made, so while you might have to wait a little longer for your vacation, this could be a decent substitute for now.
Includes fun accessories
Calming, zen design
- BrandBe Good Company
- Weight1.7 pounds
If you’ve got the cravings for some classic 90s nostalgia to get you through the dreariest of days, this Coitak Liquid Motion Bubbler will transport you straight back to skateboarding and melting ice creams before getting home in time for dinner.
The mesmerizing visual effects are soothing and relaxing to ease stress while at work, and as a pack of 3, you won’t get bored with looking at the same one all day long. Your childhood may be long gone, but this might help reach out and grab it back for a few minutes every day. For some amazing toys to keep your hands busy, check out our guide to the best fidget spinners.
Mesmerizing visual effects
Soothing and relaxing
Eases stress during work
Pack of 3
60 day money-back guarantee
- Weight1.25 pounds
If you thought we were done with magnetic building, you were wrong, but that’s not a bad thing, and the LONEEDY Magnetic Building Blocks offer 226 pieces to explore a variety of fun and challenging sculptures to keep you engaged throughout the day.
It both inspires creativity and relieves stress, while the bars and balls are superb quality to guarantee durability. Endless shapes, endless options, and endless hours of fun.
Endless shape and structures
- Weight5.6 ounces
Our premium choice of the finest executive desk toys is the complex but rewarding Robotime 3D Wooden Mechanical Brain Teaser Puzzle. It offers a high-quality design with intricate construction and precise laser cutting to give your brain a workout and provide a sophisticated end product.
It’s challenging but also fun, and the non-toxic materials make it safe for kids as much as adults. The pieces work perfectly together, so if you ever need a break, feel free to wind away and watch it in action. It also makes an ideal gift for coworkers from your office.
Precise laser cutting
Challenging and fun
Safe and non-toxic
- Weight2.07 pounds
Constructed using aerospace grade aluminum the DWEKE Kinetic Spinning Desk Toy is a mind-bending option that will certainly catch the attention of anyone who steps into your office. This optical illusion works through precision and high quality steel ball bearings that can help spark your imagination without even realizing it.
All it takes is for you to spin it to get started and then enjoy watching as it spirals around throughout the day. However, even if you understand how it works, let’s tell everyone else that it’s magic, because that’s much more fun. If you are also looking for a unique Christmas gift for colleagues of family, this might be the one,
Aerospace grade aluminum construction
High-quality steel bearings
Inspire creativity and imagination
30 day money back service
- Weight5.6 ounces
If you’re looking for a cheap and simple solution to your everyday boredom, consider the Yue Motion Liquid Motion Bubble Timer, which is our pick for the best value executive desk toy around.
Perfect for animal lovers, there are 4 styles to choose from, including penguins and dolphins and all of these stimulate your visual senses. The timer lasts around 3 minutes, but this also varies, so it’s not ideal for actual timing. What it is good for is calming and relaxing, which is definitely what you need during a long day. It would also make a nice secret Santa gift this year for somebody you love.
4 styles to choose from
Stimulates visual senses
Around 3-minute timer
Calming and relaxing
- BrandYue Motion
- Weight4.2 ounces
The WMU Zig Zag Drops Liquid Motion is another bubble timer option, and this one lasts around 4 minutes, but again it varies. The non-toxic solvents ensure safety and it’s also non-flammable, and the compact design helps it fit comfortably on any desk, no matter the workload.
It’s suitable for the home, office or classroom, and its appeal knows no age limits or boundaries, so no matter who you are or what you do, you’ll find peace, at least for a while.
Approximately 4 minute timer
Suitable for home, office, and classroom
- Weight4.8 ounces
Our final choice for the best executive desk toys is the Speks Super Gunmetal Magnetic Balls, which may not boast the intricacy of larger sets, but it still sits nicely on your desk to occupy you once your brain just stops working.
It’s versatile, and you can use it as either an ornament or concentration tool, and it will also keep you organized. There are 3 designs to choose from, and while the balls might be large, they are discreet to ensure you don’t get too distracted by them.
Set of 3
Keeps you organized
- Weight12.8 ounces
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